Benghazi Bombshell: State Department official concerned Ambassador Kidnapped

Making news today is that a Legal Watchdog has dropped some bombshells relative to the lies told by former Ambassador to the United Nations and current National Security Adviser Susan Rice, about a video being responsible for the Benghazi attacks. In other correspondence with Rice, a State Department official expressed grave concern that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens may have been a victim of a “concerted effort to kidnap him”.

Susan Rice: White House behind talking points.

Susan Rice: White House behind talking points.

First, the smoking gun email that reveals White House involvement in the crafting of Rice’s talking points comes from White House Deputy Ben Rhodes and is dated September 14, 2012.

Judicial Watch reveals that Rhodes’ email explained to recipients how Rice would be prepped to lie:

The Rhodes email was sent on sent on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:09 p.m. with the subject line: “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.” The documents show that the “prep” was for Amb. Rice’s Sunday news show appearances to discuss the Benghazi attack.

The document lists as a “Goal”: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

Next, later in the evening of September 11, 2012, State Department official and Senior Advisor Eric Pelofsky emailed Rice his concerns about what happened to Stevens:


This clearly demonstrates that the State Department, which left the Benghazi compound woefully insecure, understood the various threats to Stevens. That there was a concern about a “concerted effort to kidnap” the Ambassador lends credence to the claims that his death may have been the result of a botched kidnapping operation.

As reported on 9/13/12, the attempt to blame the video in the Arabic world was to pressure non-Muslim countries to enact laws that would criminalize all criticism of Islam.

The accepted reasons for why the White House attempted to blame the video have to do with a narrative prior to the 2012 elections that al-Qaeda was on the run. Another reason must be considered at this point. By blaming the video, the Obama administration was aligning itself with those Muslim forces in Egypt that wanted to criminalize criticism of Islam. The possibility that these fundamentalists and the Obama administration had similar motives must not be dismissed; they clearly had similar tactics.

Here is a recent Fox News report on the emails obtained by Judicial Watch:


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