Amb Stevens Cabled Washington: ‘AQ [Al Qaeda] Training Camps Within Benghazi’

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Just released. Ambassador Stevens sent a urgent cable to Washington stating Benghazi was swarming with Al Qaeda. A full telling of the events would have severely embarrassed Obama and would have jeopardized his reelection. His legacy is now hurt and well as Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign aspirations and this is why the media is in full protection mode for Obama and her. People were killed, careers were damaged or ruined. Susan Rice lied repeatedly to protect Obama and John Kerry now has the job she coveted. Many military men were forced to retire and ordered to remain silent. There is no doubt the 6th Fleet was monitoring events and any competent commander would have had a strike force ready to intervene within minutes. Who ordered the stand down? The senate report has to have that answer.



Stevens Cabled Washington: CIA Says ‘AQ [Al Qaeda] Training Camps Within Benghazi’
Stevens Cabled Washington: CIA Says ?AQ [Al Qaeda] Training Camps Within Benghazi? | CNS News

Amb. Chris Stevens sent a cable to State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. stating that a CIA officer on the ground in Benghazi had briefed a State Department officer in that city the day before “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi.”


“AQ,” the initials for al Qaeda, are used in intelligence documents quoted in the report to indicate a tie to al Qaeda. For example, a Defense Intelligence Agency report refers to “al Qa’ida (AQ) regional nodes;” a Pentagon Joint Chief’s intelligence report refers to “AQ associates;” and a CIA report entitled “Libya: Al Qa’ida Establishing Sanctuary,” refers to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula as “AQAP” and al Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Magreb as “AQIM.”

The cable that Stevens sent to State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., the next day “summarizing this EAC,” according to the committee's report, “included the following points:

“(1) The Principal Officer ‘remarked that the security situation in Benghazi was “trending negatively”’ and “that this daily pattern of violence would be the 'new normal' for the foreseeable future, particularly given the minimal capabilities of organizations such as the Supreme Security Council and local police."’

“(2) A CIA officer ‘briefed the EAC on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ [Al Qaeda] training camps within Benghazi,’” continued the committee’s summary of Stevens’s cable.

“(3) The Principal Officer and a CIA officer ‘expressed concerns with the lack of host nation security to support the U.S. Mission [facility]."

“(4) A CIA officer ‘expressed concerns with Post’s relationship with the [redacted] [local militia], particularly in light of some of the actions taken by the brigade’s subsidiary members.”

“(5) The Regional Security Officer ‘expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound."


The Senate report concludes that people affiliated with al Qaeda-related terrorist groups did in fact participate in the attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi less than a month after the CIA officer on the ground in Benghazi had provided the State Department with the information Stevens had relayed in his cable to State Department headquarters in Washington
 
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