Allen West reported on his website Friday that he shared a two-hour plane ride with a person who personally knew one of the men on the roof of the safe house that fateful night in Benghazi.
The informant told him that it was definitely Ansar al-Sharia and that the men at the CIA annex were repeatedly told to stand down but two men – Glen Doherty and Ty Woods – refused. They saved the lives of many.
Ambassador Stevens was indeed refused security. His security team were untrustworthy Libyans. The Martyrs of 17 February Brigade were supposed to be in charge of security but they were the ones who opened the gates and then fled.
Most interestingly, Allen West was told that we had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country. And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.
People involved in Benghazi are being threatened with their pensions if they say anything. We have heard this before as well as the fact that the witnesses are being moved around and their names kept from congress.
None of this is new but it is still being covered up and no one is being held accountable.
Seymour Hirsch conducted an investigation back in April and found that there was an addendum to a State Intelligence Report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi.
As former Rep. West learned on his plane ride, our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida.
The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator.
It wasn’t authorized by Congress and it is a blatant violation of law. The CIA claims they were only liaisons with MI-6 and they didn’t have to get permission from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
That is ludicrous. The British had left Benghazi by the time of the attack.
There is so much more we need to know about Benghazi. The illegal shipment of arms by our administration is very serious and could be the reason for this cover up.