MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD INFILTRATION OF U.S. GOV'T RESPONSIBLE FOR BENGHAZI ATTACKS
By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
**SHOEBAT EXCLUSIVE**Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt both had hands in the 2012 Benghazi attacks on the U.S. Mission and the CIA Annex. The extent of that involvement still remains to be determined but there are clearly individuals on the right who do not want to publicly make these connections.Unfortunately, indications are that some of those individuals are either part of or associated with the investigation.When exploring what happened in Benghazi, there are no fewer than three investigative tracks that demand to be pursued to their ends.Track 1: Weapons being trafficked out of Benghazi to Turkey and then on to Syria’s rebels.Track 2: Egyptian involvement in the attacks.Track 3: Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of U.S. Government playing a role.The Benghazi Accountability Coalition (BAC), which bills itself as an ‘asset’ and resource for the House Select Committee on Benghazi has demonstrated interest in the first track but has gone out of its way to avoid the second and third tracks.
BAC Leaders – Top Left to Right: Andrew McCarthy, Frank Gaffney, Gen. Tom McInerney and Gen. Jerry Boykin. Bottom far right is Clare Lopez.While the degree of BAC’s influence on the Committee is not known, what is known is that Gen. Jerry Boykin and Center for Security Policy’s (CSP) Frank Gaffney – two of BAC’s leaders – met with House Speaker John Boehner and Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa last year about the formation of a Select Committee, as Shoebat.com reported. This was ultimately done in May of this year.As Shoebat.com revealed earlier this month, CSP’s Clare Lopez – who also sits on the BAC – attempted to dismiss our findings, saying that there is no connection between the “Egyptian MB and Morsi to the Benghazi attack” and that no one who makes such a claim “should be taken seriously”.BAC’s About page includes the following:
As will be demonstrated, it is Lopez who should not be taken seriously on the topic of Egyptian / Muslim Brotherhood involvement in the Benghazi attacks.Former U.S. Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West is also listed as a BAC leader. A few weeks after the announcement that a Select Committee would be formed, West published an account of a conversation he had on a plane with an unnamed person who was an alleged witness to the attacks.
In making his case, West said Benghazi was “not about a kidnapping scheme” without providing any justification, only that the weapons trafficking operation eliminates that as a possibility; it does not. AsShoebat.com has reported, there may not have been a kidnapping operation but the notion that such an operation and weapons trafficking are mutually exclusive is false.It is clear upon reading West’s piece that he was shoring up Track 1 at the expense of Track 2 while ignoring Track 3.In our “Ironclad” Report, the United Nations Security Council Committee (UNSCC) identified the Jamal Network – an Egyptian terrorist organization – as being involved in the attacks. The man after whom the Jamal Network is named has been a deputy to Ayman al-Zawahiri.Last year, Accountability Review Board (ARB) Chairman Thomas Pickering inadvertently revealed that an Egyptian terrorist group was involved in the Benghazi attacks. Barely two weeks later, the U.S. State Department identified the Jamal Network publicly as a terrorist organization. Earlier this year a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) even acknowledged the Jamal Network’s involvement, asShoebat.com reported.