By: Jeffrey Steinberg
May 26—newly released “Secret” Defense Intelligence Agency documents from 2012 prove that President Obama knew that the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the murders of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American officials, was a premeditated attack by a local al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood affiliate. The DIA document, dated Sept. 12, 2012—just hours after the deadly attack—circulated widely among American national security officials, including to the White House, and showed, conclusively, that the assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex was known to have been an al-Qaeda operation.
As the result of the May 18 release of that DIA document, along with more than 100 pages of Defense and State Department “Secret” documents, the evidence is now conclusive: President Barack Obama willfully lied to the American people and to the U.S. Congress, to cover up the fact that the United States had been attacked by an al-Qaeda organization that the President had claimed was defeated, as a key feature of his Presidential re-election campaign.
The President has been caught committing “high crimes and misdemeanors” against the U.S. Constitution. He must be impeached immediately.
After being informed of the release of the DIA documents, as the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch, Lyndon LaRouche declared that “the preconditions for President Obama’s removal from office have now been met. The evidence is conclusive, and is now in the public domain.”
LaRouche stated that the release of the DIA “smoking gun” will drive President Obama to “acts of desperation. His regime is about to be dumped.”
The DIA “Secret” document stated, in part:
The attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was planned and executed by the Brigade of Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR). BCOAR is also responsible for past attacks on the Red Cross in Benghazi and the attack on the British ambassador. They have approximately 120 members. The BCOAR are connected to Ansar al Sharia katiba, commanded by Sufian al GUMMA.
The attack was planned ten or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible, to seek revenge for the U.S. killing of Aboyahiye ALALIBY in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center buildings.
The leader of BCOAR is Abdul Baset AZUZ, AZUZ was sent by ZAWARI to set up al-Qaeda (AQ) bases in Libya.
Other DIA documents, released as part of the FOIA action. included an October 2012 report, documenting the flow of weapons from Benghazi into the hands of jihadist Syrian rebels. Another DIA report from August 2012 documented the strong al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood ties of the leading Syrian opposition groups, and actually anticipated the creation of an Islamic State on the border region of Syria and Iraq.
The question now before the U.S. Congress and the American people, is whether the mandate for Obama’s impeachment will be acted on, before a major catastrophe, including, potentially, thermonuclear war, is unleashed by a desperate Obama.
A Unique Opportunity
LaRouche, who worked closely with Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton on specific national security policies, noted that the release of the DIA evidence against President Obama affords a unique opportunity to revive the U.S. Presidency, which has been in a state of degeneracy since the British Crown launched its 1997-98 campaign to bring down the Clinton Presidency—at the precise moment that Clinton was initiating a major overhaul of the bankrupt global financial system. “The first consequence of the destruction of Bill Clinton was the repeal of Glass-Steagall, which was followed by eight disastrous years of the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney Administration, and now followed by the even more disastrous Obama Presidency,” LaRouche said.
The new revelations offer a moment of opportunity to not only remove Obama from office by Constitutional means; but to restore the Presidency, reinstate Glass-Steagall, and begin a desperately-needed economic revival. This, LaRouche concluded, “is an opportunity that we cannot miss, if humanity is to survive.”
The fact that the DIA made no effort to suppress the release of the Sept. 1, 2012 report is noteworthy. The DIA had been a prime source of critical intelligence for Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that enabled the Chiefs to push back, particularly in August and September 2013, against Obama’s plans to launch a massive bombing campaign against the Assad government and the Syrian Army. Based on high-quality DIA intelligence and assessments, General Dempsey argued, convincingly, that an all-out U.S. bombing campaign against the Assad forces would lead to the creation of a jihadist state on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. President Obama rescinded the attack order and turned to Congress, which was inundated with constituent calls, e-mails, and letters opposing the direct U.S. military intervention.
In the falling-out with the Obama White House and CIA Director John Brennan, according to one account by former DIA head of humint (human intelligence) Col. W. Patrick Lang, the head of the DIA, Gen. Michael Flynn, was forced out, along with his deputy.
The DIA revelations, which have now opened impeachment prospects, came amidst a long-overdue Democratic Party revolt against President Obama, over a range of issues, including his push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade treaty.
The DIA document release also came just a week after renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published a 10,000-word exposé in the London Review of Books, revealing that President Obama had also lied about the actual circumstances under which Osama bin Laden was located and killed.
Hersh’s detailed account of how President Obama double-crossed Pakistani military leaders, who facilitated the bin Laden raid, and issued a string of “official” lies about the sources of the intelligence on bin Laden’s whereabouts, the details of the firefight with al-Qaeda bodyguards that never happened, and the Saudi funding of the bin Laden “house arrest” in Abbottabad, Pakistan—all came from U.S. and Pakistani officials, with intimate knowledge of the actual raid.
Thus, both the Hersh exposé and the release of the DIA documents must be seen as the latest indication that patriotic networks inside the U.S. government have come to the same conclusion as LaRouche: It’s time for Obama to be dumped.
EIR Had the Story
The just-released DIA report has made “official” what was known by EIR and others at the time: President Obama lied to the American people and to Congress about a “spontaneous” attack and a “protest” against an Internet video slandering the Prophet Mohammed, knowing full well that the assault was a pre-planned action by al-Qaeda fronts headquartered in the Derna area near Benghazi. Derna was a well-known hotbed of al-Qaeda recruitment for suicide bombings and other terrorist acts.
On the morning of Sept. 12, 2012, EIR received an “unofficial” briefing from a longstanding U.S. government contact, detailing the armed assault on the U.S. Mission and Annex, naming Ansar al-Sharia as the main group involved in the planned and heavily armed action. Contemporaneous records exist of that conversation, and they conform too much of the detail in the recently declassified DIA report.
On Sept. 28, 2012, a senior Pentagon source confirmed to EIR that “the Obama White House received a detailed warning of a pending attack in advance of the Sept. 11, 2012 assault on the Benghazi consulate.” According to the source, “Both the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency provided detailed warnings to both the President and the CIA that there were attacks being planned against American targets in Benghazi.”
Author Edward Klein, in his book Blood Feud, recounted that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a real-time account of the Benghazi attacks from U.S. diplomat Gregory Hicks, who was Ambassador Stevens’ top deputy at the Tripoli Embassy. Hicks provided the same narrative of a pre-meditated attack, with no mention of protest demonstrations or the slanderous video. Yet, according to the Klein account, President Obama personally called Clinton at 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012 and ordered her to issue a press release citing the protests and the video, and making no mention of the al-Qaeda links or the pre-planned nature of the precision attacks.
Time to Invoke 25th Amendment?
It is now well known, that in the final days of the Richard Nixon Presidency, in 1974, there was sufficient concern that Nixon would order some kind of wild military provocation, that senior White House officials ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to alert them before taking any action on Presidential orders. What has been generally left out of this otherwise confirmed account, is the fact that the White House officials were acting in accord with the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment (ratified February 1967), that provided the means to remove a President from office, if he or she were deemed physically or mentally unfit to continue to serve.
The White House officials were legitimately concerned about Nixon’s mental state, and were acting in conformity with the 25th Amendment when they alerted the JCS.
There are clear parallels between those final days of the Nixon Presidency and the current situation. Lyndon LaRouche has pointedly warned that Presiderent Obama is going down, and, in desperation—and under orders from the British Monarchy—could try to launch a war against Russia, China, or both, that could lead to thermonuclear annihilation.
Anyone contemplating such an action is clinically insane, and mass-murderously so. The question is: Are there people in and around the White House who are sane enough and courageous enough to defend the country against an insane President, as was fortunately the case in the final days of Nixon?
Posted By: Rhea Razon