Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq
Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing
that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S.
Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim
Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR),
and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the
Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the
1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist acts.
documents also provide the first official confirmation that shows the
U.S. government was aware of arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria. The
documents also include an August 2012 analysis warning of the rise of
ISIS and the predicted failure of the Obama policy of regime change in
The documents were released in response to a court order in accordance with a May 15, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed
against both the DOD and State Department seeking communications
between the two agencies and congressional leaders “on matters related
to the activities of any agency or department of the U.S. government at
the Special Mission Compound and/or classified annex in Benghazi” (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State(No. 1:14-cv-00812)).
Spelling and punctuation is duplicated in this release without corrections. A Defense Department document from
the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), dated September 12, 2012, the
day after the Benghazi attack, details that the attack on the compound
had been carefully planned by the BOCAR terrorist group “to kill as many
Americans as possible.” The document was sent to then-Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and the Obama White House National Security Council.
The heavily redacted Defense Department “information report” says that
the attack on the Benghazi facility “was planned and executed by The
Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR).” The group
subscribes to “AQ ideologies:”