The Benghazi Definitive

Terrorists, Political Cover up, and Heroes

Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

The attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, symbolically coinciding with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, resulted in a confluence of events that spilled into US domestic politics, military covert operations, and a number of classified CIA programs. With the terrorist strike occurring in the run up the US Presidential election, it become a foregone conclusion that the truth of the attacks would be swept up and lost in political squabbling as both major parties jockeyed for position and get some cheap digs in on their opponents. Added to the media circus was the reality that various US government institutions and agencies did engage in a very real cover up, responsibly trying to keep covert operations cover, but also to limit political liability on the guilty parties whose negligence led to the attack in the first place.

Conservatives claimed that President Obama callously denied military reinforcements to American forces on the ground in Libya who were outnumbered and outgunned. The American right sought to portray Obama in the most negative light possible, accusing him of glossing over the attacks to compensate for foreign policy failures. President Obama: not tough on terrorism, or so this narrative went.  Liberals decried a Republican persecution, defaulting to the position of damage control of the administration. The Benghazi attack happened because of an amateur film that defamed the Prophet Muhammad, inflaming the religious fervor of the Islamic world and resulting in protests outside US embassies across the Middle East, culminating in the attack on the US consulate.  Libertarians announced that the attacks were further proof that America had no business interfering in the affairs of foreign countries. Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists pointed towards a sinister plot by dark forces to liquidate Ambassador Stevens. In fact, every party commenting or involved in the Benghazi affair seemed to refer to their opposition as conspiracy theorists in order to de-ligitimize their position at some point.

This e-book intends to cut through the static and white noise generated by the media pundits, the partisan politics, and unfounded conspiracy theories. The truth does involve some conspiracy as being somewhat unavoidable when dealing with backroom politics, intelligence gathering, and covert operations but points in directions and draws conclusions that have henceforth been completely neglected by both the mainstream and alternative media.

When it comes to the hidden world of terrorists, counter-terrorists, and spies, the truth usually is stranger than fiction. Because of this, many will find the facts unfolded in this e-book to be both uncomfortable and unsatisfying. The Obama haters will see a picture emerge in which the President is far from a callous evil man. Those passionate supports of the President will be angry to see Obama as aloof and rather ineffective as a leader. Both political parties will be disappointed to see that this story, the 9/11 Benghazi attack, really doesn’t involve the President all that much one way or the other.