Former U.S. Army Ranger Jack Murphy and former U.S. Navy SEAL Brandon Webb coauthored a new 83-page e-book on the events behind the terrorist attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
In “Benghazi: The Definitive Report,” new details are exposed that the authors said resulted in the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American diplomats.
The authors claim that John Brennan, chief White House counterterrorism advisor and current nominee for director of the CIA, led covert operations against Islamic extremists in Libya. The exercises, unknown to any other U.S. intelligence agency or official, disturbed “the local hornets’ nest of terrorists” and led to retaliation against U.S. diplomats, the authors said.
“Brennan waged his own unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure,” the book said. The operations were “off the books” or “not coordinated through the Pentagon or other governmental agencies, including the CIA.”
Stevens was also not aware of the operations, because he was attempting to work through diplomatic, peaceful channels, the authors wrote.
The authors explained that the Consulate in Benghazi was a “Temporary Mission Facility and never given the defenses that this mission required.” And America’s diplomats were virtually sitting ducks, facing retaliation from a “pissed off militia” they never saw coming.
The authors said the lack of information shared between intelligence agencies, like the “private war” Brennan was waging, will lead to more American diplomats being killed.
“This is why the Obama administration is more than happy to have the media fixated on red herrings like poor security at the consulate or wound up in an intellectual Gordian knot about some YouTube video,” the authors wrote.
“Ambitious bureaucrats like John Brennan need to be reined in or fired if these operations are to be successful,” they concluded.
Both authors are editors of Sofrep.com, Special Operations Forces Report, a website that says it’s “related to the US and Allied Special Operations Community.”