Chris Stevens’ Murder a Smokescreen for Joint NATO-CIA Exercises in Benghazi?

Alexandra Valiente
Libya 360°

There are a plethora of questions surrounding the alleged attack on US diplomatic staff in Benghazi and the context in which the events supposedly took place.

As more information emerges it is clear that the narratives being circulated by both mainstream and alternative media are rife with irreconcilable contradictions which expose the necessity of a much deeper investigation.

Felicity Arbuthnot highlights some of the most troubling anomalies in her recent article.

One critical fact she draws our attention to is this,

“In a nation which lets its grief hang out as no other, oddly, daily searches find no funeral announcements for Ambassador Stevens or U.S. Air Force veteran Sean Smith, with ten years as an information management officer in what has been since 2009, Hillary Clinton’s State Department.”

Why the silence?

Although I do not concur with reports that the assassination of Ambassador Stevens was the work of the Libyan Resistance, I concede that depending on what actually happened in Benghazi and the surrounding area, the confusion such an attack could elicit, followed by days of protests, would provide excellent cover for Resistance strikes.

Today Bill Van Auken reports ,

“The September 11 attack that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans disrupted a major CIA operation in the North African country.”

“According to the New York Times, at least half of the nearly two dozen US personnel evacuated from the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi following the fatal attack on the US consulate and a secret “annex” were “CIA operatives and contractors.”

Contrary to the New York Times report, there is no US consulate in Benghazi.

Mark Robertson and Finian Cunningham expose the “US consulate” deception and more…

“Regarding the Benghazi incident, most people refer to “the US consulate,” when in reality the US site in Benghazi was not an embassy or a consulate, or even a “compound”. It was a collection of villas (that is, a gated community) privately owned by one Mohammad Al Bishari, who was leasing the villas to US State Department personnel.” Reports have emphasized that Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues were staying in villas that had no security.”

No security?

Yet according to CNN’s report on the journal entries made by Chris Stevens, he was concerned about the increased presence of Islamic extremists and believed that he was on an al Qaeda hit list.

This report from The Independent raises the question as to why no action was taken to protect staff when the US government had 48 hours warning that an attack was immanent.

Also, the Times report cited in Bill Van Auken’s article is misleading when it asserts that, “the CIA “began building a meaningful but covert presence in Benghazi” within months of the February 2011 revolt in Benghazi that seized the city from forces loyal to the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.”

The CIA  established a covert presence in Libya immediately following theSeptember 1, 1969 Al Fateh Revolution, when Muammar Gaddafi staged a bloodless coup that toppled King Idris who, subservient to imperialist powers, permitted the nation to languish in abject poverty while colonial empires ravaged Libya’s rich resources.

The CIA conducted ongoing operations in a relentless effort to destabilize the country and obstruct Libya’s transformation from the poorest nation in the world to one that surpassed most Western nations on the United Nations Human Rights and Development Indexes.

It is well known that the CIA made no less than six assassination attempts on the life of Muammar Gaddafi before his brutal murder in October, 2011. (This does not include Operation El Dorado Canyon – 1986 or the eight months of steady aerial bombardments by NATO’s 2011 Operation Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector Campaign when strategic strikes targeted homes of the Gaddafi family members as well as annihilating over 100,000 Libyans and destroying most of the country’s vital infrastructure.)

The CIA Base Files On Covert Ops In Libya offer some insight into their Libyan operations.

Five years prior to the outbreak of the CIA-backed armed insurrection, there was a marked escalation of covert activity.

One company deployed by the CIA and the US Department of Defense was AECOM, an intelligence front organization specializing in assisting the US DoD in “political transition” projects.

In 2007 AECOM sent 50 employees and their families to Libya. They were stationed in Benghazi where the insurrection began. (More information…)

Benghazi is presently the main military base from which NATO launches offensives against neighboring African nations and designated targets in the Middle East.

How credible is it that they would be vulnerable to attack as we have been led to believe in the media narratives?

The largest shipment of NATO weapons went to Syria from Benghazi immediately after the “September 11 attack”.

Terrorist training camps in Libya prepare militias for combat in Syria.

So is it possible that events in Benghazi were part of a NATO-AFRICOM exercise and the problematic narratives merely a smokescreen for something far more sinister?

Consider SouthlandSouthern Mistrel, or more recently, Mali and Operation Flintlock 2012.

Media reports stated Flintlock 2012 was postponed due to the coup in Mali when a closer analysis suggests the coup was Flintlock 2012 in action.

See herehere and here.

Why the need for the US to suddenly deny their close working relationship with Islamic extremists?

The West Point Document revealed that the “Libyan rebels” were the same terrorists who slaughtered US personnel in Iraq.

The relationship between the US, the CIA, NATO and al Qaeda is decades long and has been mutually advantageous.

As war efforts escalate against Syria, with Iran in the line of sight, Islamist terror cells from every region are converging in Damascus. The Muslim Brotherhood are reaping a rich harvest from the “Arab Spring” orgy of CIA destabilizations. There is every indication that the relationship between the Islamists and the West is irrevocably conjoined.

Whatever the truth may be regarding events in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, I am certain that they were planned in advance, that they were controlled and well coordinated and that they will serve imperialist interests as the war theater continues its advance throughout Africa and the Middle East.

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