Picture of Al Qaeda Assassination Plot Emerges

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Magarief conceded that Ansar al-Sharia’s leadership was divided, but insisted members of that militia had still taken part in the assassination. The group itself has disavowed any involvement, but an eyewitness claims he saw the group’s black flag being carried by some of the attackers. He also claims he saw one man fire a rocket-propelled grenade into the consulate’s grounds, and another shooting an AK-47 at the gate of the compound.

Magarief’s assertion was buttressed by the fact that al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) celebrated the attacks over the weekend and called for more of them. “What has happened is a great event and these efforts should come together in one goal, to expel the embassies of America from the lands of the Muslims,” AQAP said. And like Zawahiri, AQAP also linked the killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi to the attack.

According to The Australian, the investigation of Stevens’ murder “appears woefully slow.” They note that American drones are circling over Benghazi, but the crime scene itself has yet to be secured. Magarief revealed that, as of yesterday, FBI investigators had yet to arrive and the only arrests made so far were of four “low-level” participants.

Late yesterday afternoon Fox Newsciting an “intelligence source on the ground in Libya,” also poked a hole in the administration’s “spontaneous” demonstration narrative. “There was no protest and the attacks were not spontaneous,” the source said, adding the attack “was planned and had nothing to do with the movie.” This story apparently corroborates an account published September 13th by McClatchy Newspapers. They interviewed a man who claimed to be a Libyan security guard posted at the American consulate when it came under attack. Hospitalized with shrapnel and a bullet wound arising from the conflict, the guard said the area was quiet–“there wasn’t a single ant outside” is how he put it–until about 9:30, at which point armed men stormed the compound. He further contended that there was no warning an attack was imminent.

Unfortunately, this seems to be the most accurate information garnered by American news organizations to date. The foreign media referenced above have seemingly done a far better job ferreting out the real story. Perhaps that is because last Friday, State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland made it clear no further information would be released by the Obama administration until the investigation is complete. “I’m going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened–not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it–until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation,” she told reporters. “So I’m going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they’re probably not going to talk to you about it,” she added.

On the other hand, the usual media suspects can still be counted on to support the Obama administration’s effort to scapegoat a film and, by extension, filmmaker Nikoula Nikoula, for the failure of its Middle East policies. In that regard, CNN reached a new low yesterday. They not only published a picture of Nikoula, who has taken great pains to hide his identity due to death threats from Islamic terrorists, but personal information about him as well. In addition, CNN editorialized that the video itself would be “Oscar worthy, if HATEFUL were a category.”

It is within the context of this odious narrative, fostered by an administration with an almost pathological aversion to taking any responsibility whatsoever for its mistakes, that any “investigation” into the deaths of four Americans in Libya will proceed. And since there is nothing about this incident that remotely accrues to the interests of this president or his administration, Americans should expect that nothing in the way of relevant information will be disseminated before the election–if it is ever disseminated at all. On the other hand, the possibility of great irony arises: if any information reaches the public, it will likely be the result of leaks from inside the White House. An administration that has demonstrated a great appetite for “spiking the football” when it suits them deserves nothing less.

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  • Alvaro

    Obama will hit these people very hard – with an apology.

    • alphakilosingh

      In fact he may hit harder-by sanctioning a huge grant for Libya!

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Obama really does think it's our fault, so it only makes sense to him to bear down on more of the same.

      • Billyb9

        After all, Libya keeps sending us Libyarals! (ok, maybe that didn't work so well..)

    • oldtimer

      And don't forget the bow, maybe this time on bended knee.

      • Obama is to blame

        Yes, Obama is setting a horrible example. He should be holding hands with the Muslims, a la George Bush.

  • http://twitter.com/MJoemal19 @MJoemal19

    Euronews reports: Libyans claim to have rescued Ambassador Stevens while yelling 'Allah akbar'; which euronews said was a good thing. Bull S***!

  • Billyb9

    But there wasn't a plot- The protesters (read it- Murderers) assembled spontaneously because of a trailer to a movie that some nobody made and put on youtube that nobody knew about.. That's the story my gub'ment tells me and they're sticking to it- it must be true!!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Obama is so wise to understand the muslim heritage that spawned him.

  • Schlomotion

    This description of the embassy attack reveals that the assassination of Qadhafi was good practice. As I recall, Qadhafi was in a convoy of trucks and hopping from safe house to safe house before he was killed at point blank range. This is why I just don't understand ambassadors and oil emissaries. It's only been eleven months since the US with the help of Al Qaeda killed Qadhafi, and they are hopping around like they run the place.

    Mr. Ahlert is at pain to disabuse the reader of the notion that the Nakoula video had anything to do with the attack. It is well-established fact at this point that the assassins used the cover of protests against the video to launch their attack. Even Mr. Ahlert says so. What's with the doublespeak?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Was it? He was at least able to keep the peace since he was frightened into behaving.

      You seem so much more open about your muslim loyalties and anti-Israel hatred.

      • Mullah be Damned

        It appears that's the best way to run that part of the world.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Someone on another site asked why we're not doing a post mortum and releasing the real cause of death on the ambassador and his 3 aids.

          Are they still struggling to get his legs back together or something?

    • Ghostwriter

      I'm no fan of Gaddafi's. He was a terrorist and got what he deserved. It's a shame for what happened to our ambassador over there. There should have been better security.

  • BLJ

    Problem: Islamist scum

    Solution: Mauser 7.62

    • Pontotoc Bill

      I like .300 Win Mag at 1,000 yards.

  • Jerry

    People need to wake up to what we are facing. Read, 'THE COMING: A TRUE STORY OF HORROR' @ amazon.com

    • Mullah be Damned

      Tell us a little more about it, please, Jerry.

  • Castellano

    Why the West is in alliance with Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria?

  • hammar

    If the Ambassador and seals could only hear obama and clinton say they died because of a movie on 9-11 they would flip in their graves. This US government is a disgrace and they are true cowards in the face of the phony religion and child rapping prophet. obama is a true failure should never have been elected but when the people who voted for him can't read or write english one can only wonder what these criminals will come up with next. Please pray for this country. p.s. Christian prayers only.

  • Junaid

    You ppl in actual terrorist who supported blasphemy, its is very simple reaction of the movie. liybian were right.

    • reason1984

      Maybe someday, in sha'Allah, you will be given the Ambassador Stevens treatment. Mañana.