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Benghazi: Arabic-Language Media Implicates Egypt’s Fallen Muslim Brotherhood Regime

Arabic sources offer significant evidence of Mohammed Mursi's involvement in the deadly attack.

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Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack

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August 12, 2013 - 12:00 am

Tariq Taha Abu Al-Azm — an Egyptian infantry officer who was also released by Mursi along with Al-Kashif — has been accused by the U.S. of carrying out that bombing. He had been captured along with a cell of 27 Egyptian terrorists and one Tunisian in Nasr City.

Egyptian police revealed an email sent by Al-Kashif to Ayman Zawahiri which discussed terror training and weapons smuggling in Libya. The Egyptian prosecutor’s office is reported to have said the following about Al-Azm and Al-Kashif:

Their leader, the first accused of the group and first suspect, is Tariq Taha Abu Al-Azm. The second accused is Mohammed Jamal Abdo (Al-Kashif), who sent the letter.

According to the police report, Al-Azm was in charge, not Al-Kashif. Al-Azm is a potential embarrassment to the United States. He received military training in the United States, perhaps contributing to the design of the operation at Benghazi. Another video allegedly depicted the June 6th attack, believed to have been carried out by Al-Azm himself. Al-Azm was also a senior officer at an air force base in Egypt; he was later accused of attempting to destroy American barges coming through the Suez Canal during the Iraq war.

Like Mursi, Al-Azm’s group wanted the release of the blind sheikh. Was Benghazi a botched kidnapping operation? Ransom as a tactic is part of Ansar Al-Sharia’s charter, according to Almogaz News. Witnesses have said it was obvious Stevens was the target of the attackers.

In the charges being prepared against him, Mursi has been implicated in the kidnapping of soldiers (Complaint 3790).

To this day, English-language reports seem to steer clear of implicating Ansar al-Sharia’s Egyptian branch in the Benghazi attack. At a recent House Joint Subcommittee hearing, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross made a distinction without a difference when asked a question about Ansar al-Sharia in general; he wouldn’t even admit that it was a “terrorist organization”:

It’s a known Jihadist organization. In a number of countries, they’re not actually engaged in terrorism on the ground, but they make clear they are in line with Salafi Jihadists ideals.

Aaron Zelin also seemed willing to diminish Ansar al-Sharia’s involvement. Contrary to Gartenstein-Ross’ claim, Ansar Al-Sharia is a terrorist group, and is in fact al-Qaeda itself. Countless Arabic sources and terrorism experts confirm the name change was intended to keep al-Qaeda under the radar so that when the U.S. would eventually declare war on Ansar al-Sharia, it could be spun as a war on Sharia itself. Osama bin Laden reportedly requested the name change in a message found on his computer after he was killed.

According to Hanein — a website dedicated to supporting terrorism — “Ansar al-Sharia includes members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafist and Jihadist without distinction.”  Yet in his testimony, when asked if there was any evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt may have been involved in the Benghazi attacks, Gartenstein-Ross stated:

I know of absolutely no information suggesting that.

Marjan Salem is the leader of the Ansar Al-Sharia Egypt branch. Libyan intelligence claims he was a key conspirator; he was released from prison after Hosni Mubarak’s fall. The Wall Street Journal reported on sources who claimed Salem was directing terrorists to Al-Kashif’s Jamal network, which lends further credibility to the Libyan intelligence document.

In an article appearing in the Long War Journal, Thomas Joscelyn wrote that Al-Kashif signed a document expressing solidarity with Ansar al-Sharia founder Ahmed ‘Ashoush and Mohammed al Zawahiri, a prominent voice in the group. Joscelyn also wrote:

U.S. officials think that Mohammed al Zawahiri put Jamal in touch with Ayman al Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda, who also happens to be Mohammed’s older brother.

With a connection between Jamal, the younger Zawahiri, and ‘Ashoush established, Joscelyn included a screen shot in which Marjan and ‘Ashoush are seated side by side in an al-Qaeda video.

Another article from Joscelyn reported that Al-Kashif was a top commander in Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ). EIJ merged with al-Qaeda in 2001. In written testimony for a hearing which was ultimately canceled, Jocelyn wrote:

Ansar al Sharia Egypt is led by Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) leaders who have remained loyal to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.

The only thing left to tie Al-Kashif to Ansar al-Sharia Egypt would be a relationship with Zawahiri. Joscelyn closes this loop in his unheard testimony:

Zawahiri communicated with one of his Egyptian followers, Muhammad Jamal al Kashef, in 2011 and 2012.

It would be rational to assume that Al-Kashif is a leader within Ansar al-Sharia Egypt, since he was a commander with EIJ, which merged with al-Qaeda. Ayman Zawahiri thus leads all the Ansar al-Sharia branches, and therefore Ansar Al-Sharia and al-Qaeda are synonymous.

Ansar Al-Sharia is comprised of devout Mursi loyalists. According to Youm7, allegiance to Mursi was pledged on the Ansar Al-Sharia Facebook page. It listed several people they threatened to assassinate for Mursi’s sake.

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What happened in Benghazi was a hostage taking - with the active connivance of the Obama administration - gone bad.

Obama's intent was for Amb. Stevens and perhaps a couple of others to be taken hostage, and then they would be ransomed by the release of the Blind Sheikh - the mastermind of the '93 WTC bombing - who today rots in a U.S. prison, and whose release Morsi has demanded repeatedly.

This was the reason for the "stand down" order given to local U.S. forces. Think about it; this order does not make any sense otherwise.

And, this would be perfectly in line with Obama's policy of appeasement/support of the MB in general, and Morsi in particular. Using this hostage taking as a pretext for giving Morsi back his Blind Sheikh would, Obama hoped, cement in our relationship with MB-led Egypt.

Things went awry when the two former Navy SEALs took it upon themselves to defend the embassy. They killed 60 terrorists before they were overrun. By the time the terrorists had the embassy, they were in no mood for taking hostages, and brutally murdered the Americans they captured.

I have no documentary proof of this chain of events, but it is the only way the stand down order makes any sense.

I hope and pray that this is revealed puiblicly, that a modern-day John Dean comes forward with this information, and names names. If this happens, there is no way Obama is NOT impeached and thrown out of office, as he more than deserves to be.
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What of Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin, who visited the consulate in the hours before the attack and according to reports was able to walk through the lines of the gathering jihadists outside the consulate?

Would that indicate that there is more to this story than just the Egyptian facet covered here?

Personally, I do not think that there are any friendly actors amongst the Muslim countries at all; the United States has been held in contempt for decades and decades and the Obama administration has only sped up the disdain.

I also am convinced of Obama's direct involvement in the the transfer of arms to AQ. That is part of the reason why he and his administration refuse to articulate that we are at war, that we are at war with Islam, and that AQ is the leading terrorist organization within Islam.

Moreover, there is no gradation of Islam, radical, moderate or otherwise. Islam is a complete belief system incorporating the religious, the legal, the societal and the economic. There is no distillation of Islam, it is submission itself.

There are still mighty big shoes to drop in this story, and those shoes are going to land squarely on Barack Obama. He is obfuscating, lying, misdirecting, etc. to keep attention away from what his actions were not only on that night, but in the circumstances behind why Ambassador Stevens was in Behngazi in the first place.

I firmly believe that we have a traitor on our hands - a real one - one that needs to be adjudicated and punished severely for his deeds.
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Two words: Huma Abedin. Two more words: Her mother. Three more words: Muslim Brotherhood sisterhood.
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I am sure this is one of the biggest reasons barry boy has been ignoring @Benghazi for so long. He doesn't want anybody to know MB was involved because he is so in bed with them that any bad reporting about them will cause major aftershocks for many moons to come. That along with the illegal gun running, again to MB through the "Syrian rebel" excuse. So now we know the guns are directly going to MB!
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"Identifying terrorist groups we entrusted to protect our diplomatic post in Benghazi is an admission that the Obama administration put the fox in charge of the henhouse...."
Just as the current administration is doing with DHS.
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obama and clinton should be indicted and put on trial for involuntary manslaughter regarding the deaths of tyrone woods, glen doherty, sean smith and chris stevens, all who were killed in benghazi because of politics.

obama and clinton gave these men no help and left them there to die. benghazi is one of the worse scandals ever perpetrated on our country.
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Clinton, Obama #Benghazi Lies, Screaming Goat: http://youtu.be/AB_6chO1uD0
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What's the Problem? Isn't this what the State Department just forced us in Israel to do?
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What happened in Benghazi was a hostage taking - with the active connivance of the Obama administration - gone bad.

Obama's intent was for Amb. Stevens and perhaps a couple of others to be taken hostage, and then they would be ransomed by the release of the Blind Sheikh - the mastermind of the '93 WTC bombing - who today rots in a U.S. prison, and whose release Morsi has demanded repeatedly.

This was the reason for the "stand down" order given to local U.S. forces. Think about it; this order does not make any sense otherwise.

And, this would be perfectly in line with Obama's policy of appeasement/support of the MB in general, and Morsi in particular. Using this hostage taking as a pretext for giving Morsi back his Blind Sheikh would, Obama hoped, cement in our relationship with MB-led Egypt.

Things went awry when the two former Navy SEALs took it upon themselves to defend the embassy. They killed 60 terrorists before they were overrun. By the time the terrorists had the embassy, they were in no mood for taking hostages, and brutally murdered the Americans they captured.

I have no documentary proof of this chain of events, but it is the only way the stand down order makes any sense.

I hope and pray that this is revealed puiblicly, that a modern-day John Dean comes forward with this information, and names names. If this happens, there is no way Obama is NOT impeached and thrown out of office, as he more than deserves to be.
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Perhaps, but if Amb. Stevens are / or others were taken hostage, it is likely Romney would be President. And if brother barry gets impeached, we get Jumpin Joe. Personally, I think it's just a side show to Iran.
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Um, taken hostage as opposed to...brutally murdered within the context of extreme derelection of duty as Commander-in-Chief at the very least? And never mind my little theory, that was patently obvious BEFORE the election. And going a little further: taken hostage but then SAVED by Obama's "statesmanship" in releasing Blind Sheikh to Egypt and thus also "saving" our "alliance" with the same? For people who were going to vote Romney anyway, probably not impressive. But the political effect of Obama's "intended" outcome per my theory would have been far less dramatic than what wound up transpiring. I know here in Ohio, there were protesters on his routes to his campaign stops regarding Benghazi. Anything like a responsible media, and even what happened in terms of what facts were in the public domain pre-election should have been enough to sink him.
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and / or
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Making distinction between, and tracking the movements of, all the myriad Jihad terror groups amounts to counting angels dancing on the head of a pin. There are an estimated 30 major Jihad terror groups now, and keeping track of them is akin to being a Sabremetrician instead of straight ahead baseball fan. This is a necessary function best left to full-time Jihad resistance experts, but has little to do with fighting the main problem, a deadly one, which is Moslems.

Defeating al-Qaeda, whatever *that* means, is of little consequence. Defeating Islam is what counts. But what does even that mean? We know they're at war with us and we're not at war with them, and the vast majority of them are moderates with Madisonian intents that bear nuanced differences of multicultural benefit.

We have so very far to go, just to begin to resist. And anyway, at this point, what does it matter? A Yale Law School alum said that, she's the same one who signed a draft resolution to make it a crime in all countries to criticize religions. Guess which one urgently needs to be criticized in order to save civilization.
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OK commenters, if Islam is the problem, explain to me how Yasser Arafat, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Hafez-El-Assad attempted to create a second holocaust when they were all basically secular nationalists - the former two Communist-leaning, the latter an Arab Nazi (as was Saddam Hussein)? Not to mentioned Arafat's worldwide reign of terror, including ordering the execution of two American diplomats?

Maybe people use the term "Islamist" for a reason? Not all Moslems are terrorists, and plenty of Arabs (some Christian) were terrorists without Islam pushing them.
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"OK commenters, if Islam is the problem, explain to me how Yasser Arafat, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Hafez-El-Assad attempted to create a second holocaust when they were all basically secular nationalists..."

Names. Sigh. Or, more properly put, terms. That's the art of misunderstanding, or, swallowing fictive realities.

Explanations about these three "basically secular nationalists":

1) Yasir Arafat's paternal uncle, Jerusalem Mufti Haj Amin el-Husseini, was recruited by Hitler to Berlin, where he formed all Moslem SS Divisions and, reportedly, had a hand in formation of the Holcaust. Yasir was quite proud of his Grand Mufti uncle and what he did.

2) Upon taking power, Nasser stripped the Coptics of their civil rights and seized their property and lands -- all based on their religious affiliation. The seized property was distributed among favored Moslem supporters. The British saw Moslems as fanatics and acceded to Nasser's religion-based fascist economics.

3) After taking over Syria, Hafffez al-Assad first delivered a constitution that called for rights to Infidel citizens, but soon reversed that under pressure from the Moslem Brotherhood. Later, he struck the alliance with Egypt that culminated in the Yom Kippur War, which was openly driven by commands like "We will not remove a Jew from the punishment. They know the shameful thing that awaits them." (Holy Ko-Ran 2:96).

There's your explanation.
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"Guess which one urgently needs to be criticized in order to save civilization.

Let's see...Hillary-ism ? Islam-ism?

More than criticized. Obliterated.
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No wonder Obama got along so well with Mursi. It must have hurt him to see his fall. But with Obama suggesting, demanding?, that there be a Muslim Brotherhood presence in an Egyptian government he show his loyalty and steadfastness to the cause, the radical muslim cause.
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typo-surprise
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