By now most are aware that Chis Stevens was engaged in an effort to retrieve arms from Libya and forward them on to Syria as well as recruit members of Al Qaeda to engage in that that war to topple Assad. In this world of satellites, surveillance drones, instantaneous digital networking, and wannabe spies everywhere with video cams, very little remains secret for long. The mere fact that the true purpose of Benghazi has been so well concealed leads one to believe that what was really going on there was devious beyond most people's ability to imagine.
Most of my long time readers know my beliefs. For the benefit of new followers of this site I will briefly state my opinion and later in this series of essays go into great detail. I am convinced that Stevens died because he would not play ball with the Obama regime. For those who still hope to pin gunrunning to Syria on Obama, don't waste your time. I have presented that 'open secret' above and that part of the drama is trivial and will have little if any effect on the regime.
Between the weapons we sent to Libya, and those already stockpiled by Qaddafi, there was such a weapons glut that it literally exceeded the needs of Al Qaeda in Syria and Team Obama wanted those surplus weapons routed to Gaza to aid in their coming assault on Israel. That is where the Obama/Stevens alliance failed and that is why Hillary Clinton systematically removed all of Stevens' protective shield. In short, that is why he died.
I am now going to begin a pre-Benghazi attack timeline that will show how this man, trying desperately to increase his protective layer, lost it all, and in doing so lost his life.
From The Telegraph...
Leading Libyan Islamist Met Free Syrian Opposition ... November 27, 2011
The meetings came as a sign of a growing ties between Libya's fledgling government and the Syrian opposition. The Daily Telegraph on Saturday revealed that the new Libyan authorities had offered money and weapons to the growing insurgency against Bashar al-Assad.
From The New York Times...
Arms Airlift To Syria Rebels Expand With Help from C.I.A. March 24,2013
The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through the Fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows.
Most of the cargo flights have occurred since November, after the presidential election in the United States and as the Turkish and Arab governments grew more frustrated by the rebels’ slow progress against Mr. Assad’s well-equipped military.
Issa: Obama Ignored Requests For Increased Security In Libya ... October 2, 2012
The following is a four page letter from Rep. Darryl Issa and Rep. Jason Chavetz to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It is in PDF format and so excerpts could not be taken from it. However, the information printed here is of vital importance and should be known by all, and so I show the entire letter. Note the progression of the time line.
Representative Issa received this information after the fact and had good reason to be curious why Sec. of State Clinton, learning of these events in real time proceeded to remove the already inadequate protections provided the Ambassador.
If the above does not convince you that the Ambassador was 'set up', nothing will.
By October 19, 2012 Congressman Issa had discovered far more of the events that were transpiring in Benghazi prior to the assassination of Christopher Sevens and the following letter was sent to Barrack Obama. It contains some of the above and far more.
I have asked you to read quite enough for the moment, and so shall close Part Three.