Al-Qaeda leader claims Benghazi was about a mission to kidnap Ambassador Stevens

We’ve all seen the tweets and heard the rumors. The Benghazi attack was supposed to be a staged kidnapping operation in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens was supposed to be held hostage until a prisoner exchange for the “Blind Sheikh” could be negotiated.

To this point, there’s been no conclusive evidence of such a charge but according to an article by Bill Gertz, a prominent al-Qaeda leader is coming close to making it.

Via the Washington Times:

An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad.

The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion.

An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks.

“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,” spokeswoman Kathy Wright said.

A State Department spokesman had no comment.

The credibility of an al-Qaeda leader is not something that should be taken at face value but a disturbing trend for the Obama administration generally has been its credibility, especially when entities that should have the answers, don’t.

Furthermore, stonewalling only raises more suspicions and neither the FBI and State Department are talking.

Read it all.

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