b. speculated the attack was carried out to avenge the killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi a high ranking al Qaeda operative who was targetted in a drone strike in June. The video confirmation of al-Libi’s death preceded the attack.
The real reason, though unmentioned yet in the media, was likely this:
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a video coinciding with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, confirming for the first time the death of his deputy, US monitors said.
The 42-minute video is Zawahiri’s first release in three months, and confirms that Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan’s Waziristan tribal area on June 4, according to SITE and IntelCenter.
Yesterday’s confirmation of Abu Yahya al-Libi’s death seems to be a much better explanation for yesterday’s raising of al-Qaeda’s flag in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the deadly attack on the consulate in Bengahzi. The AQ people in the area certainly had an urge and a plan to avenge al-Libi (the Libyan). That this happened on the anniversary of 9/11 is, as the Zahwahiri tape demonstrates, NOT a coincidence! These people used the movie story only to raise additional rabble to cover for them…..
The U.S. went to Afghanistan to fight Al-Qaeda. There it also captured and tortured one Abu Yahya al-Libi before he fled from Bagram. The U.S. was also working with Gaddhafi in Libya to keep Jihadis like al-Libi down. But in 2011 the U.S. suddenly changed course and Chris Stevens and others worked in lockstep with al-Libi and Salafi forces in Libya to overthrow Gaddhafi. Now, as these forces are out of control, the powers the U.S. unleashed in Libya are coming back to haunt it. Those lovable rebels that heroically dragged Gaddhafis body through the streets of Libya’s are now “thugs” for doing the same to the U.S. ambassador. This is obviously a self inflicted wound.
As ambassador Chas W. Freeman explained in a speech last week:
The so-called “global war on terror” or “militant Islam,” as so many now openly describe it, has become an endless run in a military squirrel cage that is generating no light but a lot of future anti-American terrorism. It turns out that all that is required to be hated is to do hateful things. Ironically, as we “search abroad for monsters to destroy,” we are creating them – transforming our foreign detractors into terrorists, multiplying their numbers, intensifying their militancy, and fortifying their hatred of us. The sons and brothers of those we have slain know where we are. They do not forget. No quarter is given in wars of religion. We are generating the very menace that entered our imaginations on 9/11.
The killing of the U.S. ambassador in Libya will make further U.S. support for the insurgency in Syria, which is also supported by Al Qaeda and by Libyan Salafist fighters, more unlikely.
Hours later CNN reported Attack may have been al Qaeda revenge plot, and has now doubled down more assuredly: Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack:
(CNN) — A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday’s attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say.
They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of a senior Libyan member of the terror group Abu Yahya al-Libi.
There’s lots more data and links at b’s report, I recommend.
B as been out in front of the news before, breaking both the IAEA Nanodiamonds report as well as his prescient analysis of how Iran acquired a stealth drone, way out in front of the main stream media as two examples within the last year.