Was Iran Tied to Benghazi Attack?

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The world of Islamic terrorism is a strange shadowy place full of alliances between enemies. Iran does try to stick its finger in every possible pie and it would have an obvious reason to sabotage any relationship between the US and an oil state.

We’ve seen a number of behind the scenes Benghazi explanations. This is another one.

As a radical Islamic army marches across Iraq, America is making a deal with the devil. Qassem Suleymani, the head of Iran’s secretive Quds Force, is allied with us in Baghdad — but he’s plotted to kill Americans elsewhere.

The CIA Annex in Benghazi housed an NSA listening post that secretly monitored communications of jihadi groups.

Late in the afternoon on Monday, July 30, 2012, the Annex ears picked up chatter in Persian between a pair of operators from Quds Force.

The NSA translator brought an English transcript of their conversation to the chief of base. He laughed when he read through it. “It looks like our boys are on time,” he said.

The chief of base had been given intelligence that Iran would send operatives into the area. He tasked several agents in his employ who worked for the Zintan militia, which ran the Benghazi airport, with tracking the seven Iranians scheduled to arrive that day from Tripoli.

In fact, my Iranian sources said, their orders were to kidnap or kill the US ambassador to Libya, to send a message to the United States that they could act against them at will anywhere and at any time in the Middle East.

There’s a lot more to this story which you can read at the New York Post. I don’t know whether it’s true or not. But at least it’s the only kidnapping scenario that makes sense. Iran did have a thing for kidnapping US diplomats.

Unlike Al Qaeda which tends to get directly down to business.

That said, I never really thought that kidnapping was a particularly plausible scenario here. There were easier and more reliable ways to do that. And Benghazi can’t be viewed in isolation. It was part of a series of regional attacks against US facilities.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    DEATH to fascist iran!

    HANG the ayatollahs!

    LONG LIVE PERSIA!

    • Drakken

      There is no Persian and hasn’t been in over 800 years. The arab invaders bred the Persian out of them.

  • truebearing

    When it comes to terrorism, all roads seem to lead to Iran. Timmerman’s Iranian source says that Iran wants chaos and to destroy the perception of the US as a “freedom-loving country” to the Arabs. Who better to facilitate that than Obama, who attacks American freedoms relentlessly while facilitating Iran’s growing power?

    There are disturbing parallels between the goals of Iran and the net effects of Obama’s policies. Everything Obama does helps Iran, not the US. He refused to help the Iranian democracy movement, though helped instigate the “Arab Spring,” to the sole benefit of the Muslim Brotherhood. He helped remove Khaddafy which was like opening Pandora’s Islamist Box. He armed Al-Qaeda, ostensibly to depose Assad, but has instead helped create a monster in ISIS. And last, but certainly not least, Obama has given Iran all the time it needs to establish itself as a nuclear power, including releasing billions in frozen assets to help them expidite the process.

    Iran wants chaos and Obama facilitates chaos. Now Obama is talking about an alliance with Iran…as if he hasn’t had one all along.

    Americans need to stop falling for the Shia-Sunni civil war scheme. As Shiites and Sunnis ascend the ladder of ruthlessness, they are more and more alike, with doctrinal primacy becoming death for the sake of death. Twelvers, ISIS, et al begin to think alike, and while the rank and file may still maintain their sectarian antipathies, the leaders recognize both sides are Muslims and the true enemy is the US and Israel. They are working together at the strategic level, and Obama is helping them.

    • Erudite Mavin

      Spot On.

    • Drakken

      Look no further as to where these policies come from, Val Jarret. The question no one has asked, is why ole Val has met with Iranian officials over 9 times in Iran, The UAE and Qatar ?

      • truebearing

        The leftist idiots in our media wouldn’t consider asking those kinds of questions. They are paid to oppose the truth.

        How are things going in Iraq? Did all of the fighting stop and flowers bloom when John Kerry arrived?

  • Erudite Mavin

    Yes, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, etc. etc.
    are the major threat we face but Iran is the Head of the Snake.
    Until Iran is dealt with, they will continue to feed and direct the terrorists by
    war of proxy.
    Remember the green revolution in the first term of Obama, moderate young people in the streets of Iran wanting the militants out and texting where is Obama.
    This was one of several chances to disrupt and more the leadership in Iran
    if we could have taken advantage of this.