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Al Qaeda Terrorist Claims Ambassador Stevens was Killed in Kidnapping Gone Wrong

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 4, 2013 @ 10:35 pm In The Point | 12 Comments

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.

Umm yes. No doubt. But terrorists don’t tend to do undetectable lethal injections. And they had no reason to want to hide his murder. Certainly the attack was anything but subtle. If Stevens had been kidnapped quietly from a hotel, they might have wanted to drug him to keep him from calling out, but nothing that subtle was necessary during an attack that involved heavy artillery.
And considering the official story, we then have to assume that while his protectors lost Stevens during the fire, the Jihadis got in, injected him with a lethal dose, for some reason, and then got out without succumbing to smoke inhalation, while brilliantly making it appear that Stevens had. Like a lot of movie action plots, this is so cleverly convoluted, it’s downright pointless.
But since smoke inhalation rules out claiming that they beheaded Stevens, this is another way of taking credit for his death while looking cool. Because the other thing that terrorists do is lie like cheap rugs.

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