In a shocking claim, Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who has been identified by U.S. officials as a known weapons expert for al-Qaeda, said in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed by lethal injection after a botched plan to kidnap him in Benghazi failed on September 11, 2012.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
According to Dhu-al-Bajadin, “the plan was based on abduction and exchange of high-level prisoners.”
“However, the operation took another turn, for a reason God only knows, when one of the members of the jihadist cell improvised and followed Plan B,” he wrote on the prominent jihadist web forum Ansar al-Mujahideen Network.
Dhu-al-Bajadin’s claim of assassination also stated that it had been copied to the Ansar al-Mujahidin website from the closed and al Qaeda-accredited website Shumukh al-Islam. That site is only open to members and was initially posted by a member identified as Adnan Shukri for Dhu-al-Bajadin.
The reference to Shumukh al Islam has boosted the credibility of the claim among some U.S. intelligence analysts.
A western intelligence official said Dhu-al-Bajadin is a well-known jihadist weapons experts and a key figure behind a magazine called Al Qaeda Airlines.”
While U.S. officials are not saying that Dhu-al-Bajadin’s claims are true, they aren’t dismissing them either.
Theories abound about what took place in Benghazi. There have been suggestions that Benghazi amounted to nothing more than an international Fast and Furious, which was going to arm the Syrians to overthrow Assad.
However, there is also the theory that Benghazi ended in tragedy as a setup for an October Surprise was to loom just prior to the 2012 elections. Many have suggested that Benghazi was a botched effort to kidnap Ambassador Stevens and trade him for the “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman. One such person that put forth that theory was retired Four-Star Admiral James “Ace” Lyons.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is quite aware of the claim, they are not commenting because they claim that they are engaged in an ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attack. However, Stevens’ body was flown back almost immediately following the attack. I have to ask, was there no autopsy performed on his body to verify the veracity of the claim being made?
Kathy Wright, the FBI spokeswoman, said “While there is a great deal of information in the media and on the Internet about the attack in Benghazi, the FBI is not in a position at this time to comment on anything specific with regard to the investigation.”
The State Department won’t comment either.
CBS reported on September 12, 2012 reported:
The Libyan doctor who treated U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens says the diplomat died of severe asphyxiation and that he tried for 90 minutes to revive him.
Ziad Abu Zeid told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Stevens was brought to the Benghazi Medical Center by Libyans the night before, with no other Americans and that initially no one realized he was the ambassador.
Abu Zeid said Stevens had “severe asphyxia,” apparently from smoke inhalation, causing stomach bleeding, but had no other injuries.
Catch that? No other injuries. This comes from a doctor at a hospital controlled by Islamic jihadists, according to testimony given to Congress by Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks.
Robert Klein Engler wrote on March 23, 2013 at Canada Free Press something quite different. In what he labeled as an “internet autopsy,” which was examining photographic and video evidence, Engler writes, “The photographic evidence leads us to question the explanation that Stevens’ death was caused by smoke inhalation. There are just too many possible wounds on Stevens’ body for that explanation to be the whole story. Smoke inhalation usually does not leave a wound on the forehead or shoulder that miraculously heals itself in a Benghazi morgue.”
Engler says that the rumors surrounding the claims that Stevens was raped and tortured will continue until they are proven otherwise. “Until the official autopsy results are released to the public we are left to wonder how Stevens died at Benghazi,” Engler wrote. “The White House has repeatedly claimed his death was the result of a protest to a video insulting to Islam. We know this explanation is a lie.”
The Interim Progress Report submitted to members of the House Republican Conference on the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, “Libyan doctors tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate Ambassador Stevens upon his arrival at the hospital.” No official cause of death for Stevens has ever been made public.
According to The Free Beacon’s translation of Dhu-al-Bajadin’s post in Arabic,
Dhu-al-Bajadin’s claim was the lethal injection is “more than one place in the human body that autopsy doctors ignore when they see that the symptoms are similar to another specific and common illness… Anyone who studied the art of silent assassination that spies applied during the Cold War would easily identify these parts of the body.”
Pamela Geller comments:
This is devastating if true and gives legs to previous speculation that Ambassador Stevens died in an kidnapping gone bad. The savages wanted (and still want) the Blind Sheik behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to be released. Jihadists had stormed the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, 2013 demanding that very thing. “The plan was based on abduction and exchange of high-level prisoners.” More proof of an elaborate plan of attack on America while Obama insisted it was free speech that was responsible for the attack. The FBI has done nothing to further the investigation and the murderous savages remain free.
This new information comes on the day that Obama named Susan Rice, a key player in the cover-up of the Benghazi scandal,as his National Security Adviser. America, these are very dangerous and deliberate actors.
What is so troubling is the media’s refusal to ask questions and investigate this bloody and murderous attack on America on 9/11.
It’s been nine months. Are we really to believe that the United States cannot accurately determine what caused the death of one of our ambassadors? Or is this just more of the coverup?
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.