MAY 18, 2015
Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq
Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist acts. The new documents also provide the first official confirmation that shows the U.S. government was aware of arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria. The documents also include an August 2012 analysis warning of the rise of ISIS and the predicted failure of the Obama policy of regime change in Syria.
The documents were released in response to a court order in accordance with a May 15, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against both the DOD and State Department seeking communications between the two agencies and congressional leaders “on matters related to the activities of any agency or department of the U.S. government at the Special Mission Compound and/or classified annex in Benghazi.”
Spelling and punctuation is duplicated in this release without corrections.
A Defense Department document from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), dated September 12, 2012, the day after the Benghazi attack, details that the attack on the compound had been carefully planned by the BOCAR terrorist group “to kill as many Americans as possible.” The document was sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Obama White House National Security Council. The heavily redacted Defense Department “information report” says that the attack on the Benghazi facility “was planned and executed by The Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR).” The group subscribes to “AQ ideologies:”
The attack was planned ten or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible to seek revenge for U.S. killing of Aboyahiye ((ALALIBY)) in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 atacks on the World Trade Center buildings.
“A violent radical,” the DIA report says, is “the leader of BCOAR is Abdul Baset ((AZUZ)), AZUZ was sent by ((ZAWARI)) to set up Al Qaeda (AQ) bases in Libya.” The group’s headquarters was set up with the approval of a “member of the Muslim brother hood movement…where they have large caches of weapons. Some of these caches are disguised by feeding troughs for livestock. They have SA-7 and SA-23/4 MANPADS…they train almost every day focusing on religious lessons and scriptures including three lessons a day of jihadist ideology.”
The Defense Department reported the group maintained written documents, in “a small rectangular room, approximately 12 meters by 6 meters…that contain information on all of the AQ activity in Libya.”
(Azuz is again blamed for the Benghazi attack in an October 2012 DIA document.)
The DOD documents also contain the first official documentation that the Obama administration knew that weapons were being shipped from the Port of Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. An October 2012 report confirms:
Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s, and 125 mm and 155mm howitzers missiles.
During the immediate aftermath of, and following the uncertainty caused by, the downfall of the ((Qaddafi)) regime in October 2011 and up until early September of 2012, weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles located in Benghazi, Libya were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the ports of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The Syrian ports were chosen due to the small amount of cargo traffic transiting these two ports. The ships used to transport the weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping containers of cargo.
The DIA document further details:
The weapons shipped from Syria during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s and 125mm and 155mm howitzers missiles. The numbers for each weapon were estimated to be: 500 Sniper rifles, 100 RPG launchers with 300 total rounds, and approximately 400 howitzers missiles [200 ea – 125mm and 200ea – 155 mm.]
The heavily redacted document does not disclose who was shipping the weapons.
Another DIA report, written in August 2012 (the same time period the U.S. was monitoring weapons flows from Libya to Syria), said that the opposition in Syria was driven by al Qaeda and other extremist Muslim groups: “the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.” The growing sectarian direction of the war was predicted to have dire consequences for Iraq, which included the “grave danger” of the rise of ISIS:
The deterioration of the situation has dire consequences on the Iraqi situation and are as follows:
This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI [al Qaeda Iraq] to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi, and will provide a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy, the dissenters. ISI could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.
Some of the “dire consequences” are blacked out but the DIA presciently warned one such consequence would be the “renewing facilitation of terrorist elements from all over the Arab world entering into Iraqi Arena.”
From a separate lawsuit, the State Department produced a document created the morning after the Benghazi attack by Hillary Clinton’s offices, and the Operations Center in the Office of the Executive Secretariat that was sent widely through the agency, including to Joseph McManus (then-Hillary Clinton’s executive assistant). At 6:00 am, a few hours after the attack, the top office of the State Department sent a “spot report” on the “Attack on U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi” that makes no mention of videos or demonstrations:
Four COM personnel were killed and three were wounded in an attack by dozens of fighters on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi beginning approximately 1550 Eastern Time….
The State Department has yet to turn over any documents from the secret email accounts of Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials.
“These documents are jaw-dropping. No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them. If the American people had known the truth – that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials knew that the Benghazi attack was an al-Qaeda terrorist attack from the get-go – and yet lied and covered this fact up – Mitt Romney might very well be president. And why would the Obama administration continue to support the Muslim Brotherhood even after it knew it was tied to the Benghazi terrorist attack and to al Qaeda? These documents also point to connection between the collapse in Libya and the ISIS war – and confirm that the U.S. knew remarkable details about the transfer of arms from Benghazi to Syrian jihadists,” stated Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president. “These documents show that the Benghazi cover-up has continued for years and is only unraveling through our independent lawsuits. The Benghazi scandal just got a whole lot worse for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
Hillary and BHO have not ethics. They are parasites.
Both of them should already be in prison!
This is damnable evidence and the Obama administration moves on. And the sad thing is, we will continue to allow this.
The American citizens have become lazy. They claim it will never happen in the US, well under the serial liar BHO it is happening.
God help us all if this is allowed to continue.
Barrys beloved muslem brotherhood were the "shippers" ?
Like, "Do we need more evidence?"
Where are the REAL MEN???
OK, so Judicial Watch finally managed to wrench to documents that prove incompetence by Obama and H. Clinton. Now that we know for sure what happened at Benghazi, what are we going to do about it? Is the attorney general going to charge Obama and H. Clinton with treason? Or is this massive failure going to be glossed over by the news media like everything else is? Maybe the news media should also be charged with treason! Who is going to take a stand? Who is going to take the initiative to bring charges? Will US marshals arrest Obama and H. Clinton? Or will evil coverups continue the destroy America as it has been doing for many decades? God have mercy on us; may God stir up somebody to take the initiative --- somebody who is not afraid to lay his life down to bring justice to America. Amen!
James Knoxville, Tennessee
We The People will bring the charges against BHO who does not belong in the Oval Office.
You know they are only going to look the other way. Pardon my english but it looks like everyone is on the payroll and no one has the balls to stand up to them. Maybe JW but who OWNS the courts?? Especially when people like Al Sharpton can own over $5million to the IRS and is still free. Now we know how much pull Obummer and Holder have. They tell the IRS to leave him alone for he is our 'BUDDY'. Now go pick on someone else so we can send him out to stir up more problems so maybe I can enact my Martial Law plan for I never want to step down. I like been LORD.
James Lucian Meletiou, It isn't incompetence, it's deliberate treason for the explicit purpose of destroying America and our "free enterprise, constitutional republican way of life." When Americans began to forget the value of freedom, they began to ignore the signs of danger. Parents valued their "community standards," adopted a community spirit and left the business of government to the politician who made to most promises to do for them what they wouldn't have to be troubled with themselves. Sooo, they kept their children in the secular training grounds, continued their skiing, boating, numerous games, buying massive homes, expensive automobiles, and learned to strut before competitive struters in the communities of their ramblings. Then when politicians began to use "political correctness." they could write it off" because it was just an anomaly, they thought, because an educated politician wouldn't do such a thing. Think about it James, "in a constitutional republic and a free enterprise system, what does "fundamental change" mean? Essentially,it means freedom is gone.
Deliberate treason is the only motive.
The Elites are playing Islamists for fools weakening our military and growing theirs so they will attack us and the Elites take no blame.
Sorry excuse for a human Soros spent 30 Million to promote Ferguson riots and is repeating the same in my town, Cleveland, Ohio.
Notice how ISIS marched with the Blacks and carried ISIS signs???
It is all about weakening us in every way possible and destabilizing so ISIS can wreak havoc.
The very same people who created WWII and their families are doing it all over again but with different tactics. They are pissed they lost but they are trying again and their "smiley man" is Obama.
Time to PUSH BACK.