I’m not sure how much it adds to what we know except that if true, it tells us that the attackers knew Ambassador Stevens was there. But that would have been a safe assumption anyway. The diplomatic mission relied on Libyan security personnel from an Islamist militia and movements had to be coordinated with officials tied up with Islamist parties.
An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad.
The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion.
According to a March 14 posting on an al Qaeda-linked website, Dhu-al-Bajadin stated that Stevens was given a lethal injection that was overlooked during the autopsy.
The “plan was based on abduction and exchange of high-level prisoners,” the terrorist wrote on the prominent jihadist Web forum Ansar al-Mujahideen Network. “However, the operation took another turn, for a reason God only knows, when one of the members of the jihadist cell improvised and followed Plan B.”
Much of this is plausible. Kidnapping is a popular way for Jihadists to either cash in or extract concessions and there were rumors that the attackers had been looking to swap Stevens for some the Blind Sheikh behind the original World Trade Center bombing or other high level detainees.
But lethal injection is not exactly a Jihadi MO and that’s where the whole story begins reading like bad James Bond.
The article stated that use of lethal injection is done “more than one place in the human body that autopsy doctors ignore when they see that the symptoms are similar to another specific and common illness.”
“Anyone who studied the art of silent assassination that spies applied during the Cold War would easily identify these parts of the body,” the article stated.