What is the real story behind behind US Ambassador Stevens’s killing?

J Christopher Stevens, the first US ambassador to Libya that was *freed* by the imperial coalition of major EU countries with able guidance and generous *technical* support from the CIA, was killed in an attack on US mission in Benghazi, Eastern Libya, on 11 September. Three other US personnel died alongside.
Stevens, a fluent Arabic speaker, was a valuable asset to US foreign service and had earlier landed in Benghazi to help put together the nucleus of the Anti-Gaddafi forces, which later on with copious material aid from the *war on Gaddafi-coalition* and the no fly zones imposed by it overran his regime and finally managed to murder him. Even then it was known and was reported in sections of media that anti-Gaddafi forces had apart from tribal chiefs and renegades from Gaddafi regime, Islamists and even Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb [AQIM] among its ranks. By all accounts then, Sevens was not just a prominent face in Benghazi, but was also liked by those who he had helped fight Gaddafi. Why was such man attacked and killed is the first mystery? Wasn’t he among his *friends and admirers*? Far more nagging is the thought that it is almost 3 weeks now, but why hasn’t the trigger happy US administration not reacted violently as it is historically wont to do.
Initial US *intelligent assessments* asserted that the killings were carried by a mob infuriated by the film, Innocence of Muslims, that insulted prophet Mohammed. It was put down as spontaneous reaction. However, there were discordant voices in the US establishment who held it to be a planned attack by AQIM and Islamic outfits that took cover behind the mob fury. The *story* seems to be now shifting in favour of Al Qaeda involvement: ^^Shawn Turner, spokesman for Clapper’s office, said that in the immediate aftermath of the attack, U.S. agencies came to the view that the Benghazi attack had begun spontaneously after protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo against a short film made in California lampooning the Prophet Mohammed. Turner said that as U.S. intelligence subsequently learned more about the attack, “we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.” He said it remained “unclear” if any individual or specific group commanded the attack. U.S. agencies nonetheless believe that some of the militants involved in the attack were “linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to al-Qaida.” In an apparent reference to a series of contradictory statements by some top Obama administration officials, Turner said intelligence agencies’ “initial assessment” had been passed on “to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available.^^. The Director of National Intelligence’s office blames the *shifting intelligence assessment* to the difficulty of piecing together what actually happened from scraps and fragments of intelligence inputs that become available episodically. But why has US intelligence developed such scruples in this instance about getting things right when it *cooked up* utterly shoddy and shaky evidence about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction [WMD]. Add to that the shoot first and ask questions later policy of US administration whenever slightest challenge to its hegemony emerges. Such out of character behaviour suggests that something else is going on here than what story has been put out in the media. Obama has even forgone a sure electoral advantage in November’s presidential elections by not finding an instant culprit and punishing him in a massive retributive strike.
Such a portrayal of Rambo-act in the face of *patent injustice*, such as murder of Stevens, goes down very well with US voters. Why then this inexplicable abstinence?
Benghazi could well be described as the oil capital of Libya as it is situated in the oil rich region and where major refining capacity is located. That the US and EU plotted to overthrow Gaddafi here is therefore no surprise. Rich also is this area in intolerant Salafi  community, which harboured animosity towards Gaddafi regime at Tripoli. Huge posse of CIA agents are swarming this area. New York Times reported on 24 September: ^^Though the agency has been cooperating with the new post-Qaddafi Libyan intelligence service, the size of the C.I.A.’s presence in Benghazi apparently surprised some Libyan leaders. The deputy prime minister, Mustafa Abushagour, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal last week saying that he learned about some of the delicate American operations in Benghazi only after the attack on the mission, in large part because a surprisingly large number of Americans showed up at the Benghazi airport to be evacuated….The C.I.A.’s surveillance targets in Benghazi and eastern Libya include Ansar al-Sharia, a militia that some have blamed for the attack, as well as suspected members of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in North Africa, known as Al Qaeda in the Islamic MaghrebEastern Libya is also being buffeted by strong crosscurrents that intelligence operatives are trying to monitor closely…Within months of the start of Libyan revolution in February 2011, the C.I.A. began building a meaningful but covert presence in Benghazi, a locus of the rebel efforts to oust the government of Colonel Qaddafi^^. When CIA was already at *Ground Zero* and was monitoring the very groups for months who are now being blamed by the US Director of National Intelligence’s office for murdering Stevens; what does it tell us about the whole episode? Even if one takes into account the media promoted story of legendary rivalry between various intelligence agencies, who jealously vie with one another to out do the other; one still can’t escape the possibility that either CIA is utterly incompetent or more likely is on to some sinister cloak and dagger business. The two US compounds, where Stevens was killed, were the beehive of CIA activity: ^^the American mission, the main diplomatic facility where Mr. Stevens and another American diplomat died of smoke inhalation after an initial attack, and an annex a half-mile away that encompassed four buildings inside a low-walled compound. From among these buildings, the C.I.A. personnel carried out their secret missions….Two of the mission’s guards — Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, former members of the Navy SEALs — were killed just outside the villa’s front gate. A mortar round struck the roof of the building where the Americans had scrambled for cover^^. So, the first possibility is that Stevens’ death was *collateral damage* in an actual attack aimed at CIA operatives
 Gordon Duff of Veterans Today claims that Stevens killing was a false flag operation by Israeli prime minister Netanyahu and its intelligence agency Mossad so as to provoke an electoral loss for Obama and win for Romney, who he expects to play ball. 
  • Netanyahu wished to embarrass President Obama after receiving a “slight” over his upcoming visit to the US.  Though Obama phoned Netanyahu, there will be no White House visit.
  • Netanyahu and his US affiliates carefully orchestrated these terror acts with supporters of the Romney camp including the “donors” responsible for the production of the original film.
  • CIA cooperation in an attack on American diplomats was arranged through Bush era intermediaries who manage contractor firms that are now tasked with all CIA “black ops”
  • Netanyahu is very upset at the US for scaling back joint military operations and actually citing Israel, during secret briefings, as a potential threat to US forces.
  • Netanyahu has been further emotionally destabilized by nearly violent confrontations with US Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, a close friend of President Obama’s.

The provocative film provided the cover, but Duff says the preparations for the killing of diplomat were on for days in advance of the furore that it unleashed.
Even if Duff’s story does not provide solid evidence or third party corroboration, one thing is quite clear from the *messy facts* published in establishment media like NYT or Reuters that much more is going on than what the official version would have us believe. 
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