Posted by: Ann Corcoran | October 27, 2012

What happened in Benghazi? We learned that Syria is Russia’s (and Iran’s!) “red line in the sand”

We’ve followed Benghazi from day one here at PTPR so I wanted to be sure to bring you the latest very plausible theory about what happened there before September 11th and on that fateful day.

Former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods’ father wants to know why we (the US military) let his son die? 

Douglas Hagmann writing at Canada Free Press has a pretty plausible theory (hat tip: Richard Falknor at Blue Ridge Forum).  The White House couldn’t risk another “black hawk down” situation in North Africa while we have an election going-on.   And, according to Hagmann, there was a pretty good chance that that could happen as the “rebel” forces were large, well organized and waiting.

So who were these “rebels” and why were they after Stevens (and the US)?  Hagmann says we were running guns to the Syrian “rebels” and Russia and Iran found out and were pissed.

Based on information provided by my source and corroborated elsewhere, the official account by administration officials is a mosaic of lies that were necessary to cover the unpalatable truth of covert actions taking place in Libya, Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. The primary objective of our covert actions was to secretly arm anti-Assad “rebels” in Syria by funneling arms from Libya to Syria via Turkey, with other destinations that included Jordan and Lebanon.


The working weapons were actually separated and transported to holding facilities for their eventual use in Syria. Russia was fully aware of this operation and warned the U.S. not to engage in the destabilization of Syria, as doing so would endanger their national security interests. Deposing Assad, as despotic as he might be, and replacing him with a Muslim Brotherhood-led regime would likely lead to unrestrained Islamic chaos across the region.

According to my source, Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 to meet with his Turkish counterpart, who reportedly warned Stevens that the operation was compromised.

Read Hagmann’s whole thesis, it makes lots of sense.  But, it leaves this nagging question for me—why do we (Obama, the US) want a Muslim Brotherhood installed government in Syria?


Republican Club of Washington County hosted Michael Ledeen.

Members of the Washington County, MD Republican Club were given a rare treat this past Wednesday evening as we got the opportunity to hear from a national expert on the Middle East—Michael Ledeen.  If there was one important takeaway from the talk and the subsequent question and answer period it was that, according to Ledeen, all roads lead back to Iran.   He characterized the Iranian regime as “crazy but not stupid.”

For our previous reporting on ‘Benghazi’ type that word into our search function.



  1. […] in the Libyan hell hole we (Obama and his Vulcans) helped create is happening in Benghazi (see my post yesterday at PTPR about the theory that Ambassador Stevens was involved in gun-running to Syrian rebels).  […]

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