Saturday, September 7, 2013

The return of Obama's 'body man'

The return of Obama's 'body man'

Reggie Love resurfaces on eve of Republican convention

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The former personal aide to Barack Obama known as the president’s “body man,” Reggie Love, resurfaced on the eve of the Republican National Convention to support his old boss.
Hired as Obama’s “deputy political director,” the Duke University basketball and football star was the constant companion of the president for two years before resigning last November.
The White House explained Love had decided to pursue further studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, but the Internet, at the time, was abuzz with speculation that Love was dismissed because of the wide circulation of compromising photographs of him when he was a college student. The photos purported to show a heavily inebriated Love surrounded by fellow students assisting him in engaging in a homosexual act at a party on the rival University of North Carolina campus.
In the interview with CNN Monday, Love portrayed Obama as a cool-headed leader who doesn’t let problems ruffle him.
“I think it looks like he’s really, really calm all the time and nothing gets under his skin, but I think from an efficiency standpoint, you know, you can cry about the call or you can look to the next play,” Love told CNN. “And if you spend your time crying about the call, usually you, you miss the next play. And then … instead of having one bad play, now you have two.”
Today, the Drudge Report – which has toyed with headlines, photos and page placement over the years that give the impression Love was something more than a presidential assistant – linked to the story with the headline: “Reggie Love Speaks: Obama leads like he plays … ”
The headline was positioned above a story about former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist’s key speaking role at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The link was illustrated with a photo of Obama and Crist in which they appear to be preparing to kiss.
The embarrassing photos of Love as a college student have appeared and disappeared with regularity on various websites over the past year.
Earlier this month, when Obama asked Love to join the U.S. official delegation to the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics, reunion photos of Obama and Love showed them “fist bumping” in the Oval Office – a practice Love supposedly introduced to Obama.
Who is Reggie Love?
Love, a graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in political science and public policy, started working in 2006 in a low-level staff position in then-Sen. Obama’s office after failing NFL tryouts with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys in 2004 and 2005.
In 2007, just before Obama’s presidential primary campaign was launched, Love moved up to assume the position of “personal assistant” to the candidate, a role typically dubbed as a “body man,” responsible for up-close and personal contact with Obama on virtually a 24-7 basis. As the New York Times reported, the job required anything from carrying Obama’s coat or briefcase, to providing him “cool” Jay-Z music for his iPod, to sneaking off to the gym and playing basketball.
In April 2009, Love won the Huffington Post’s “Who’s the White House’s hottest employee?” contest.
In January 2009, ESPN dubbed Love “Chief of Stuff” in an article that featured the following personal commentary:
Love walks in Obama’s shadow for about 18 hours a day, anticipating all his needs. He wakes up Obama around dawn, works out with him in the morning, answers his cell phone during the day and hangs out with him at night. Much of the time, he carries a black duffle bag stuffed with any drugstore item Obama could possibly need, including mouthwash, Wetnaps, aspirin, Nicorette and ballpoint pens. If the presumptive nominee were to spill something on his tie moments before a nationally televised debate, Love would rescue him with Tide stain remover.
Love played on the 2001 Duke University basketball team that won the NCAA national championship. He was suspended the following year, however, for a drunk-driving incident in which he did not receive a citation because his blood alcohol measured just below the level of legal intoxication.
A further indiscretion with alcohol proved more costly.
Was it the photos?
The embarrassing photographs first gained wide circulation March 16, 2009, when the blog Booker Rising, a self-described “news site for black moderates and black conservatives,” linked to them.
Three photographs of the incident began appearing and disappearing on various Internet websites.
Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, writing in his subscription-only newsletter on Nov. 14, 2011,, suggested that in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, the photos of Love as a Duke student were too much for the White House:
The fallout from Penn State has universities and colleges across the nation checking their records for indications of child abuse and other scandals. … Past gay-oriented sex parties at Duke and the University of North Carolina involving then Duke basketball and football player Reggie Love reportedly cost him his job as President Obama’s ‘body man.’ De facto White House chief of staff Pete Rouse, upon hearing of potential problems regarding Love at Duke and UNC and on the heels of the scandal at Penn State, forced Love to leave the White House staff immediately, even over the objections of Obama.
When Love departed, Obama was quoted in a statement issued by the White House saying, “Over the years, Reggie has been a friend, a teammate and an indispensible member of my staff.”
Obama said Love’s “ability to juggle so many responsibilities with so little sleep has been an inspiration to watch.”
“He is the master of what he does,” Obama said. “And even though I will miss seeing Reggie every day, I want to thank him for his service and wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter in his career.”
Meanwhile, HillBuzz, a website founded and edited by former Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer Kevin DuJan, challenged the White House’s explanation for Love’s departure.
DuJan, an openly gay man who is now a tea party activist, has an ongoing section of his website devoted to the question “Is Barack Obama Gay?”
On Nov. 10, 2011, DuJan published the following under the title “BIZARRE: White House releases statement on breakup of Barack Obama and his boyfriend Reggie Love”:
The White House today issued a historic and unprecedented press release – where a male President of the United States has announced his breakup with a male staffer and longtime lover.
In the press release, the term ‘body man’ is used instead of ‘boyfriend,’ ‘lover’, ‘paramour’, ‘special friend’, ‘f***buddy’, or all sorts of other appropriate vocabulary. But if you’re someone who hasn’t been in a coma for the last couple of years, you know the real deal.
As WND reported, speculation about Obama’s sexuality has roiled beneath the radar of establishment media, fed, among other things, by Larry Sinclair’s sensational claims of cocaine-fueled homosexual acts with Obama in Chicago and reports of Obama’s “transgender nanny” in Indonesia.
A former radical activist from Occidental College who has recounted a 1980 encounter in which Obama affirmed revolutionary Marxist views, John Drew, told WND in an interview his strong impression at the time was that Obama and the wealthy Pakistani roommate who accompanied him were homosexual lovers.
Drew, who founded the Marxist-socialist club at Occidental to which Obama belonged, said he met the future president in December 1980 when Drew was a 23-year-old second-year graduate student at Cornell University.
Obama, a 19-year-old sophomore at Occidental at the time, was with diminutive Pakistani roommate Mohammed Hasan Chandoo.
“I really had the feeling that Obama was Chandoo’s ‘boy toy,’” Drew told WND.
Drew, who earned a Ph.D. from Cornell, is an award-winning political scientist who taught political science and economics at Williams College.
In previously published accounts of his meeting –dating from the 2008 presidential campaign – Drew made clear his conclusion that Obama and Chandoo were both Marxist revolutionaries. Contrary to Drew, who remarked he was not as radical as Obama, Obama believed a violent, communist revolution was coming to the U.S.
In the interview with WND, Drew focused on his suspicion the two were romantically involved.
“The first time I saw Barack Obama and Hassan Chandoo together, I thought they were a wealthy gay couple,” Drew said.
“In fact, they looked so gay that my girlfriend, Caroline Boss, whispered to me, ‘They’re not gay.’ So, that confirmed to me I wasn’t the only one who thought Barack Obama and Hassan Chandoo looked like they were in a very close, intimate relationship.”
Drew admitted he was confused about Chandoo’s sexuality, considering it possible the Pakistani was bisexual, especially after he learned Occidental classmate Margo Mifflin was Chandoo’s girlfriend at the time.
“I remembered Mifflin from my senior year at Occidental when we had both participated in various protest events on campus,” Drew commented. “I had the impression that Mifflin was living with Chandoo and Obama in Chandoo’s apartment in Pasadena.”
Drew told WND he was not aware at the time of his 1980 meeting that Obama was wearing a gold-band ring on the wedding ring finger of his left hand.
He first learned of it in two articles WND published showing Obama was wearing the ring from his years at Occidental College, from 1979 to 1981, through 1990, when a satirical issue of the Harvard Law Review referred to it.

President Obama Finally Admits: “I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be.”

President Obama Finally Admits: “I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be.”

President Obama
Old folks say “Many a truth is told in jest” and “Behind every joke is a kernel of truth.” When President Obama took the podium during the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on saturday, he told the truth cloaked in witty one-liners.

President Obama and Michelle Obama
Obama, who is under fire for ignoring Russia’s warnings about the Boston bombers, said “I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be.”
Earlier this month the president was forced to apologize for saying Kamala Harris was the best looking Attorney General. He made a joke about that too. “As you can imagine, I got in trouble when I got back home. Who knew Eric Holder was so sensitive?”
The barbs came fast and furious: “I’ve got 99 problems and now Jay Z is one,” cracked Obama about his homie who is traveling in Europe with Beyonce. Obama also cracked jokes about the Republican party, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Michele Bachmann.
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Artists who Sold their Souls

Artists who Sold their Souls

for Money and Fame
Hello people, I want to thank everybody who has been writing and commenting on the site, lately I've been getting a lot love and visits from all over the world for all these articles on the control of the Illuminati over the Hip Hop industry and the involvement of many mainstream artists in Freemasonry and other secret societies. Here is one more article exposing the spirits controlling these artists to write their songs, when in fact is the actual performer who writes it. On this next video you can hear Jaz-O once more, Jay-z' mentor, on a radio interview exposing once more some fake rappers out of the bunch, check it out.

 Jaz-O say's Wayne has a team of Writers & talks about Jay-z shots: via @youtube

Lil Wayne has a "Gang of Writers"

According to Jaz-O, Lil Wayne and many other mainstream rappers have "a gang of writers" working for them, giving them all the songs they have to rap, something which as Jaz-O stated, is a "no, no" in the Hip Hop Industry, yet this so called artists are doing it to be able to maintain their spot in the game, being merely a puppet to The Illuminati, rapping whatever their masters tell them in order to push their agenda by modifying the Culture and morals through the Music, to accept a One World Government and ultimately Lucifer as God.

Lil Wayne is Gay

Next let's look at some of those lyrics either written by Lil Wayne or given to him, to see what is the message this artist is trying to convey through his work, what beliefs is he infiltrating in the minds of our children. First I just want to point out the part of the song heard in the past video in which Lil Wayne is opening up saying one of the Best Kept secrets in the Entertainment and Hip Hop Industry.

"Batty Bwoy(Gay Men) me ran through"

Here Lil Wayne is openly saying he is constantly around gay people and very proud of it, may I remind you also of what he has been calling himself for a long time now, Weezy F. Baby, normally making it seem like it would be his formal name with Baby as the last name, since the rapper Baby adopted him at age nine and became his legal Daddy. Then we have to ask, what does the F. stand for?
In the song "We Hustle" we get the answer for this query straight from him by saying...

"News Flash, Yes…, Weezy F@ck!ng Baby with his Fruit ass, Bitch"

Some claim it actually says "rude ass", but when hearing the song, what others and I hear, is "Fruit ass", still what matters the most on that line is really the first half of it, when he gives his fans a "News Flash", saying the full meaning of his name, "Weezy F@k!ng Baby". It couldn't get clearer than this I think; however it does, with a very controversial picture which you may have already seen before.

Lil Wayne Kissing Baby

I don’t think this is how you would normally greet your Father, maybe some do, but then I wonder if still at that age?, if so, then definitely not if he is just a man who adopted you. Reportedly this scandal made most rappers in Cash Money Records leave the Label, there are some interviews with Juvenille in which he is condemning this behavior saying that no matter what they say, that is not how they rolled in the label, there was a video of the Interviewit which I had just below, but it has been deleted by Youtube as many others, no surprise there.

Sadly, this is not a unique case, there is a lot of info exposing many mainstream rappers as homosexuals, there is a list of statements made by a few Real Rappers who then were killed for exposing this part of secret societies, like Pimp C and Tupac. This is subject for a whole other article, so let's move with the lyrics and the message in them.

Satan writing Lyrics

I came a cross the next song a while ago and it was surprising to me, to hear how a Black man would sing such a thing...

Ok, you ain't know shit
It's weezy f baby like a newborn bitch...
...I don't save em, I slave em, they want weezy f...
...and i whip it like a slave
like a mother fuckin slave
yes i whip it like a slave
yes i whip it like a slave
i whip it like a slave
like a mother fuckin slave
yea i whip it like a slave
like a mother fuckin slave
then i beat it i beat it...

The literal or physical meaning of this lines Lil' Wayne sings is very plain and it was the reason of my amazement, seeing how proud he raps about whipping someone like a salve, but seeing the lyrics to find a deeper meaning, looking for the spiritual side being transmitted in the song, I see it as the Serpent explaining the simple difference between  him and the Savior Yahushúa, by saying "I Don't Save em, I slave em", which is exactly what Lucifer is doing with the Illuminati.
 someone like a salve, but seeing the lyrics to find a deeper meaning, looking for the spiritual side being transmitted in the song, I see it as the Serpent explaining the simple difference between  him and the Savior Yahushúa, by saying "I Don't Save em, I slave em", which is exactly what Lucifer is doing with the Illuminati.
If you think I'm crazy, there's another line I would like to show you, around the end of the song.

I'm in the garden selling fruit to sinners

Who is the character speaking? Skeptics may see it as Wayne just playing with words, I see it as the spirit that possesses him speaking thru him while he thinks he is just spitting fresh lines, Lucifer on the other hand, sees it as a glove, one of many others he is using to bring his message to the world and infiltrate our culture.

Selling your Soul for Fortune & Fame

Moving on, here's another video, showing certain songs in which artists like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, David Banner and others rap about selling their souls to the devil for riches and fame.
 Hip Hop Artists who Sold their souls: via @youtubeHip Hop Artists who Sold their souls: via @youtube

This is a reality people, it is no game, it is no gimmick, people do sell their souls and spirits do posses people.

Baphomet and the All Seeing Eye as Fashion

Here's a picture I found of another big time Illuminati Puppet, Lady Gaga, in which she is clearly posing as Baphomet the god of Freemasons, while having only one eye open, as she usually does.

Lady Gaga Baphomet
Lady Gaga All Seeing Eye

I friend named Daniel sent me an email in which he told me to check out something fishy on Kanye West's website, where I found some pictures from the RussianVogue Supplement, also making clear connections to both Baphomet and the All Seeing Eye, not to mention  what could be said to be a representation of the Lion of Judah being mocked at the same time in the picture as is being held in a playful matter by the model playing Lucifer. (Source: Kanye)
Baphomet Head Model
All seeing Eye Vogue
Here's another picture I ran into making reference to the Eye of Horus(Lucifer), by Rihanna, another Illuminati puppet I have talked about before, on the cover for her single Russian Roulette.
Russian Roulette Single

Dark Message in Russian Roulette

The song Russian Roulette was written by Ne-Yo and focuses on wanting to commit suicide, the lyrics suggest that Satan is talking to her convincing her to pull the trigger, obviously this is another direct message from evil, that could affect many of those fans or people in general who are weak in spirit, like most of the population nowadays sadly, by the fact that the world is more focused on strengthening the body because of vanity or strengthening the brain because of greed leaving the spirit on the side being bombarded by Lucifer's propagan

Tyffany Evans, an R&B singer who came out with the hit single "Promise Ring" made some comments on her Twitter about Rihanna's Song and then went on  talking about the Satanic influence in the Entertainment Industry in general, check out what she had to say about it:
Russian Roulette = Suicidal Rate gon sky rocket!
You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep, but not murder deep.
Man! I really wish I could tell you guys what the industry really is and what stars are apart of destroying this world. The stars who worship satan, and those who have killed to get the respect they have now. You’d be verrrry surprise. Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent.
Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Think about that. Once u make a certain amount of money. Just know that that’s when they ask u to join. To get in you have accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist u with ur career make u huge only if u agree and obey to destroy Gods word and his children.
Ppl listen and pay attention. Its a war going on right now between Good and Evil. Evil will rule this world for a min. The people that have this power are the people that RULE the whole world. I’m done I won’t say anymore before I get in trouble.

Since we are talking about Twitter, I want to show you what some genius hacker did to Britney Spears' Twitter page; that is unless one blessed day she was able to come out of the mind control she is in and decided to come clean with her fans and tell the whole truth lol...
Britney Spears Twitter

Eminem Who?

Lastly I want to show you a video in which it becomes clear that Eminem is one of the many who have sold their souls to the Devil for fame and fortune, beginning with some lyrics from a couple of tracks from his latest album The Relapse, first a track called "My Darling", in which you can hear Satan coming back for his soul after Eminem's spiritual relapse, it seems like Marshall at some point may have wanted to stop dealing with the Devil, maybe this was the reason for him almost loosing his life. The episode is well described in the song all the way till the end when Em decides to get back with the Devil and sing along with him, while Satan is talking of the sacrifices Eminem had to endure to get to the top.
The next song is called "Careful What you Wish for" and it begins with the same subject, giving a list of this sacrifices Eminem went through to remain "Hot", but anyways watch the video, hear the songs and judge for yourself.

A Demon Speaking Thru A Rapper That ''Souled HIS SOUL'' 2 SATAN!: via @youtube

I believe this video to be self-explanatory, but I want to bring up something that seemed pretty crazy to me by the end of it, while he is being possessed by the spirit "Slim Shady", how he denies to be Eminem, since his soul has been completely taken over. Another evil spirit which is very present in the Hip Hop scene helping with lyrics and satanic hits is called "Rain Man", the video Unberella by Rihanna is totally based on this entity, there is also some evidence pointing to this demon of being in possession of Jay Z and Eminem as he claims to be in a the song starting at the end of the video when he is being possessed during the concert in front of everybody, just as he does in the video for the Satanic song 3 a.m. in which he talks of getting possessed at 3 am, when demons have the most power, and going to murder people, notice also in the video how he channels the spirit by chanting "Evil Rise" several times.
I hope this article helped to open your mind, to understand that in fact all these is going on without a doubt, remember our war is not against Flesh and Blood but against Spiritual Wickedness, read the Scriptures pray in the Name of Yahushúa, receive the spirit and come into the Kingdom of YHWH, be blessed.

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Israel Is Down For a ‘Limited Strike’ on Syria, Game On

Israel Is Down For a ‘Limited Strike’ on Syria, Game On

As the puppet masters pull the strings many nations and lives will be affected. We are all pawns in this game of chess.

GOLAN HEIGHTS, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 1: Israeli soldiers during a military exercise on September 1, 2013 near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Tension's are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention In Syria.(Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS, ISRAEL – SEPTEMBER 1: Israeli soldiers during a military exercise on September 1, 2013 near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Tension’s are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention In Syria.(Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
By Shepard Ambellas
September 6, 2013
JERUSALEM — War tensions haven’t been higher since Operation Desert Storm as we are truly on the brink of World War Three. Israel has now shifted its focus from Iran to Syria as the Obama Administration eagerly awaits an opportune “limited strike” within Syria’s boundaries.
However, most Americans still have doubts this is even a real conflict as it has even been uncovered by journalist, JG Vibes, in a report titled, “CNN Caught Staging News Segments on Syria With Actors“, that the mainline media has been airing fake news to the American people. Vibes wrote, “The primary “witness” that the mainstream media is using as a source in Syria has been caught staging fake news segments.  Recent video evidence proves that “Syria Danny”, the supposed activist who has been begging for military intervention on CNN, is really just a paid actor and a liar.”[1]
This comes as no surprise when elites such as Ted Turner and David Rockefeller stand deeply rooted and invested into the westernized media, which is now nothing more than a spouting horn of propaganda. You see, the globalists utilize mainline press agencies as their means to spout propaganda through mouthpiece figureheads such as Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, whom by the way is an heir to the Astor fortune. This is how to some degree they influence and control the masses. In fact, it’s now being uncovered that most well-researched individuals get their information off of the Internet, from “alternative” news sources like, the “Civilian Intelligence Agency”.
And if you really think about this whole Syria thing has likely been staged-up to create another false war, generating profits for the elites private corporations. Now you can see the writing on the wall as Israel recently stepped up to the plate. It makes you wonder who else will follow lockstep and what the true agenda really is.
The reported, “The synergy between the Israeli and American positions, while not explicitly articulated by the leaders of either country, could be a critical source of support as Mr. Obama seeks Congressional approval for surgical strikes in Syria. Some Republicans have pushed him to intervene more assertive to tip the balance in the Syrian conflict, while other politicians from both parties are loath to involve the United States in another Middle Eastern conflict on any terms.”[2]
According to word on the streets, most common folk speculate that an attack in the coming weeks or even days will be imminent.

[1] CNN Caught Staging News Segments on Syria With Actors –
[2] Israel Backs Limited Strike Against Syria –

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How Obama, Hillary wrecked Libya Islamic law, terrorist training camps, al-Qaida headquarters

How Obama, Hillary wrecked Libya

Islamic law, terrorist training camps, al-Qaida headquarters

TEL AVIV – A Library of Congress report that received almost no media attention detailed – one month before the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi – how al-Qaida established a major base of operations in Libya in the aftermath of the U.S.-NATO campaign that deposed Muammar Gadhafi and his secular regime.
The report documented al-Qaida and affiliated organizations were establishing terrorist training camps and pushing Taliban-style Islamic law in Libya while the new, Western-backed Libyan government incorporated jihadists into its militias.
The document named Benghazi as a new central headquarters for al-Qaida activities.
“Al-Qaeda adherents in Libya used the 2011 Revolution to establish well-armed, well-trained, and combat-experienced militias,” stated the report.
The report also said a terrorist released from the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba became the leader of the al-Qaida-affiliate Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya, which espoused anti-Western ideology.
The Martyrs of 17 February Brigade, which was hired by the State Department to protect the U.S. facility in Benghazi, operates under the Ansar-Al-Sharia banner.
The document said scores of Islamic extremists were freed from Libyan prison after the U.S.-supported revolution in Libya.
The August 2012 document was prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under an inter-agency agreement with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office’s Irregular Warfare Support Program. It may shed new light on the terrorism threat in Libya leading up to the assaults on the U.S. facility and CIA annex in Benghazi.
Despite the growing al-Qaida activity, the U.S. facilities in Benghazi remained poorly protected.
While al-Qaida and other extremist groups were establishing their new headquarters in Libya, the Obama administration reportedly was eager to declare the U.S.-NATO campaign there a victory.
According to testimony by the No. 2 U.S. official in Tripoli, who served under murdered Ambassador Christopher Stevens, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wanted the Benghazi facility turned into a permanent post ahead of her scheduled December 2012 visit to the country. A looming funding deadline may have been the reason that Stevens went to the compound the day of the attacks, the whistleblower charged.
Terrorist training camps
The report shows how various al-Qaida groups, including Al-Qaida Senior Leadership (AQSL) and Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), have sought to take advantage of the downfall of Gadhafi to “create a safe haven and possibly to extend their area of operations to Libya.”
AQSL in Pakistan issued strategic guidance to followers in Libya and elsewhere to take advantage of the Libyan rebellion. Specifically, instructions were given to gather weapons, establish training camps, establish an Islamic state, and institute Shariah, the document relates.
At the time of the report’s release, al-Qaida’s clandestine network in Libya was “in an expansion phase, running training camps and media campaigns on social-media platforms.”
The Libyan revolution “may have created an environment conducive to jihad and empowered the large and active community of Libyan jihadists, which is known to be well connected to international jihad,” the document stated.
The Library of Congress report said Ansar al-Sharia, led by Sufian Ben Qhumu, a former Guantanamo detainee, has increasingly embodied al-Qaida’s presence in Libya.
Qhumu, formerly a driver for Osama bin Laden, was released by the U.S. in 2007 and was transferred to a Libyan prison where he remained until being freed in a 2010 amnesty deal.
Shariah confab
The report noted AQSL’s strategic goals remain “restoration of the caliphate, instituting sharia, and ending the Western presence in Muslim lands.”
“Al-Qaeda’s primary goal in Libya is to establish an Islamic emirate as part of its overall objective to reestablish the caliphate,” the report said.
“The al-Qaeda clandestine network in Libya is most likely espousing a Taliban-like religious orientation that calls for strict adherence to the practice and principles of Islam as interpreted by radical clerics.”
From June 7 to 8, 2012, there was a gathering of groups supporting Shariah openly held at Liberation Square in Benghazi. The event was hosted by Ansar al-Sharia and reportedly attended by at least 15 militias, including al-Qaida-affiliated organizations.
Libyan government and al-Qaida
The report noted the July 2012 elections in Libya “failed to generate a strong and unified national leadership that could address the chronic insecurity posed by the multiplicity of local militias, which al-Qaeda’s clandestine network has probably infiltrated.”
Further, the Western-backed National Transitional Council in Libya “never fully controlled the rebel movement.”
Following the 2012 elections, the Libyan army and police have reconstituted their ranks “by incorporating whole militias regardless of the militants’ background.”
Hillary eager to declare victory
While al-Qaida and other Islamic groups gained major ground in Libya following U.S. intervention there, Clinton worked plans for a symbolic victory in Benghazi, according to congressional testimony by Gregory Hicks, the former State Department deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affairs who was in Libya at the time of the attack.
Under questioning from Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., Hicks explained: “According to [Ambassador] Chris [Stevens], Secretary Clinton wanted Benghazi converted into a permanent constituent post. Timing for this decision was important. Chris needed to report before Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, on the physical and the political and security environment in Benghazi to support an action memo to convert Benghazi from a temporary facility to a permanent facility.”
Hicks revealed the directive came from the State Department Office of Near Eastern Affairs, headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Beth Jones. Money was available to be transferred to Benghazi from a State Department fund set aside for Iraq available, provided the funds transfer had been done by Sept. 30.
He further testified that in May 2012, during a meeting Clinton, Stevens promised he would give priority to making sure the U.S. facility at Benghazi was transformed into a permanent constituent post.
Hicks also explained Stevens wanted to make a symbolic gesture to the people of Benghazi that the United States “stood behind their dream of establishing a new democracy.”
Additionally, he wanted to have the Benghazi complex upgraded to a permanent constituent post, so Clinton could make the announcement in her planned visit to Libya before the end of 2012.
Toward the end of the hearing, the chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., asked Hicks to summarize his testimony on why Stevens went to Benghazi.
“At least one of the reasons Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi was to further the secretary’s wish that that post become a permanent constituent post and that he was also there because we understood the secretary intended to visit Tripoli later in the year,” Hicks reiterated. “We hoped that she would be able to announce to the Libyan people the establishment of a permanent constituent post in Benghazi at that time.”
Clinton and the U.S. diplomatic staff in Libya reportedly were aware of the terrorist camps in Benghazi. Fox News reported last year the U.S. mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” in August 2012 to discuss the training camps.
The news network obtained a government cable addressed to Clinton’s office stating the U.S. diplomats in Libya were briefed “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’”
With additional research by Joshua Klein.