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Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

Evidence that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was directly involved in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where Americans including U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens were killed, continues to mount.

First, on June 26, 2013, I produced and partially translated what purported to be an internal Libyan governmental memo which was leaked and picked up by many Arabic websites. According to this document, the Muslim Brotherhood, including now ousted President Morsi, played a direct role in the Benghazi consulate attack. “Based on confessions derived from some of those arrested at the scene,” asserted the report, six people, “all of them Egyptians” from the jihad group Ansar al-Sharia (Supporters of Islamic Law), were arrested. During interrogations, these Egyptian jihadi cell members:

confessed to very serious and important information concerning the financial sources of the group and the planners of the event and the storming and burning of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi…. And among the more prominent figures whose names were mentioned by cell members during confessions were: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; preacher Safwat Hegazi; Saudi businessman Mansour Kadasa, owner of the satellite station, Al-Nas; Egyptian Sheikh Muhammad Hassan; former presidential candidate, Hazim Salih Abu Isma’il…

Four days after this memo appeared, the military-backed June 30 Egyptian revolution took place. Many of the Islamists in the Libyan document have either been arrested—including Safwat Hegazi and Abu Isma’il—or have arrest warrants under terrorism charges.

Walid Shoebat followed up with some important investigative work concerning the Libyan document, including by documenting that Western sources had finally acknowledged that there is a group called Ansar al-Sharia operating in Egypt with a cell in Libya, and that, with the ouster of Muhammad Morsi, it (along with al Qaeda) had declared jihad on Egypt’s military (not to mention regular civilians in general, and Coptic Christians in particular.)

The fact is, days after the Benghazi attack back in September 2012, Muslim Brotherhood connections appeared. A video made during the consulate attack records people approaching the beleaguered U.S. compound; one of them yells to the besiegers in an Egyptian dialect, “Don’t shoot—Dr. Morsi sent us!” apparently a reference to the former Islamist president.

Most recently, on July 29, 2013, Ahmed Musa, a prominent Egyptian political insider and analyst made several assertions on Tahrir TV that further connected the dots. During his program, while berating U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson for her many pro-Brotherhood policies—policies that have earned her the hate and contempt of millions of Egyptians—Musa insisted that he had absolute knowledge that the murderer of Chris Stevens was Mohsin al-‘Azzazi, whose passport was found in Brotherhood leader Khairet al-Shatter’s home, when the latter was arrested. According to the firm assurances of political analyst Musa, ‘Azzazi is currently present in Raba‘a al-Adawiya, where he, the seasoned terrorist, is preparing to do what he does best—terrorize Egypt, just as the Brotherhood have promised, in revenge for the ousting of Morsi.

But why would Morsi and the Brotherhood attack the consulate in Libya in the first place? The day before the embassy attacks, based on little known but legitimate Arabic reports, I wrote an article titled “Jihadis Threaten to Burn U.S. Embassy in Cairo,” explaining how Islamists—including al Qaeda—were threatening to attack the U.S. embassy in Cairo unless the notorious Blind Sheikh—an Islamist hero held in prison in the U.S. in connection to the first World Trade Center bombing—was released. The date September 11 was also deliberately chosen to attack the embassy to commemorate the “heroic” September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda strikes on America. (Regardless, the Obama administration, followed by the so-called mainstream media, portrayed the embassy attacks as unplanned reactions to an offensive movie.)

The theory is this: in order to negotiate the release of the Blind Sheikh, the Islamists needed an important American official to barter in exchange. And while the violence on U.S. embassies began in Egypt, it seemed logical that kidnapping an American official from neighboring Libya would be less conspicuous than in Egypt, where Egyptians, including Morsi, were calling for the release of the Egyptian Blind Sheikh. Thus the U.S. consulate in Libya was attacked, Chris Stevens kidnapped, but in the botched attempt, instead of becoming a valuable hostage, he wound up dead.

Add to all this the fact that, despite the very serious charges filed against them—including inciting murder and terrorism, and grand treason—the Obama administration, first with Anne Patterson, and now with Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham, keep pressuring Egypt to release Brotherhood leaders; McCain personally even visited the civilian al-Shatter, whose raided home revealed the passport of ‘Azzazi, whom Musa claims is the murderer of Stevens.

Needless to say, at this point, tens of millions of Egyptians are convinced that U.S. leadership is fully aware of the Brotherhood’s connection to Benghazi—and hence desperately pushing for the release of Brotherhood leadership, lest, when they are tried in Egypt’s courts, all these scandals become common knowledge.

Meanwhile in the United States, to a mainstream American public—conditioned as it is by a mainstream media—all of the above is just a “conspiracy theory,” since surely the U.S. government is transparent with the American people—except, that is, when it’s not

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# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

Wow! It appears that there is much more to Benghazi than 400 missing missiles smuggled from Libya into Syria. How many of our politicians on both sides of the aisle know this? How many of them are involved in the cover-up?
Left by jane on Aug 15, 2013 9:17 AM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

And behind the Brotherhood was al Qaida!
Left by Guy Betz on Aug 15, 2013 12:41 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

This is extremely alarming!!! Is it any wonder the administration has been stonewalling ANY questions about Benghazi? If the link to the MB becomes widely known, Obama (and his minions) might be finished for good.
Left by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2013 1:57 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

Since Obama and his administration knows all this, then so does Hilary Clinton. This needs to be addressed by congressional investigators immediately. The cover up needs to be revealed. May God Bless America with new leadership!
Left by Betty on Aug 15, 2013 2:48 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

I have been following this since the beginning of last week. Azzazi has been under the protection of Mursi in Egypt according to MemriTV. The whole thing is a scandal with the all those involved. Hillary and her faithful companion Huma are up to their necks with connections to the Brotherhood, but the lame stream media is grooming her for 2016. Huma's mother and brother are both MB. Ibraham is very good and I have been following him for years now. Great article, too bad the public does not know about it.
Left by Joseph Steiner on Aug 15, 2013 3:40 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

This is so disturbing so sickening to think that our own government officials would be backing terrorists.All of the news stations need to report this and not keep on ignoring what has been going on all along.People can't keep on making excuses for Obama,his administration,and all of the people that keep on defensing him.I can't believe that McCain and Lindsey are apart of this,well i guess everyone's true colors are starting to show.I agree God Bless America with new leadership.
Left by Jessica on Aug 15, 2013 4:18 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

It is apparent that the Obama administration and leaders of most European nations have looked upon the MB as the one organized international Muslim group. Perhaps the only one capable of quelling the extremists that "have taken over the 'peaceful' Muslim religion." It is becoming more apparent that these extremists groups are PART of the MB org. world wide.
One Nation, one Religion is the aim of the Gov't of the Anti-Christ. Look for the false prophet to be Muslim NOT Catholic. The only reason religion is even tolerated in the End Times is to control the people. Muslims have a knack for that; savage though it may be. Besides, Revelation tells us that the kings ruling with the anti-Christ kill the false religion once it has accomplished its mission.
Maybe its time for the international leaders intent on a New World Order to rethink their plans for a One World Government. Islam is not only a religion, it is a political entity also.
Left by # on Aug 15, 2013 4:26 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

Father, God, if you will, many Christians plea for your hand of mercy if America has not passed the place of no return before Your mighty and righteous judgment. Please intervene in your perfect will, reminding us that Your Ways are not our ways ~ that you are God Almighty. We deserve punishment as a nation. If you will help us, please do. Please guide and protect those precious sheep that belong to you...that the Father has given you...Jesus be our deliver ~ sin abounds shockingly...completely against our Abba God! We love you and call upon your holy name to call us out for we are your people. Help us to witness Jesus Christ born without sin, lived a HOLY life before you, died and risen up unto his full glory that You the Father has given him as a righteous sacrifice; Jesus is the only one who washes away all sin from repentant hearts. Praise you for such AMAZING LOVE! Amen! Father, do help us to walk in the righteousness of Almighty God! We look/long for your coming Jesus.
Left by Jehova Nissi on Aug 15, 2013 4:42 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

@ Jane..EXACTLY. And just how corrupt are BOTH these 2 sick political parites..the Dems AND the REpubs, that their BOTH involved in this cover up and DEATH of an American Ambassador?
Left by Paul1111 on Aug 15, 2013 9:44 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

Now it makes sense why the Secretary of State, H Clinton, and Obama were both so aggressively trying to blame a Video. They did not want the truth to come out, and when it did, they feigned "no Knowledge" of it. They may as well of put guns themselves to the heads of the 4 Americans killed. Obama's hands are so dirty with American Blood, how can he stand himself? Unless he is a MBH Member, and I fully believe this latter. He has showed too much support for them, right up to his speech last night on TV, actually condemning the Egyptian Military, and making the MBH sound like 'innocent' victims. Really sickening. Please America, get rid of this false President before he enables more killing of innocent people. His whole Presidential record has been nothing but scandal, corruption, and anti Christian, and Anti American rhetoric constantly. So very tired of lying speeches. May our God set things Right.
Left by bygrace on Aug 15, 2013 11:02 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

Is a certain president, who runs a powerful nation, really tied to the MB? Is there any chance that, this person, is in fact a terrorist and what the MB meant when the said, "we will infiltrate the government and the health, and the finance, and even the religion to control all. Look to Jesus Christ, He is the only answer or help for you. God Bless the Jewish People and open their eyes and minds to see the Grace you have for them Lord Jesus.
Left by big ed on Aug 16, 2013 12:29 PM

# RE: Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration

For those of you who don't know, the Muslim Brotherhood are the one's who formed Al-Qaeda. Yassar Arafat's mentor and teacher, Amin Al Husseini, formed the Muslim Brotherhood, and was also Hitler's right-hand man in WW2 in the Balkans. Hitler gave him his own SS Division called the Hanzer SS, all made up of muslims and helped Hitler commit genocide. In fact, some of the atrocities they committed even shocked the Nazis.

Left by eagle275 on Aug 19, 2013 6:27 PM