Middle East Expert: Terrorists Solely Responsible for Benghazi

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 06:55 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Terrorists are ultimately to blame for the attack on Benghazi — not the U.S. Government, says Sam Katz, a Middle East expert and co-author with Fred Burton of "Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi."

"The State Department Diplomatic Security Service immediately following this tragedy … found itself targeted for blame for the incident. Who's to blame?,” Katz told former Congressman Allen West, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

Story continues below.



"The reality is the terrorists are to blame for the attack. They're the perpetrators and the agents [stationed there for the U.S.] were doing their duty bravely with incredible courage."

The attack on Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans died including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, came just months after the CIA assassinated one of al-Qaida’s top leaders who happened to be Libyan.

"Al-Qaida, North Africa swore vengeance, they swore that they would assassinate or take some sort of retribution against the United States," Katz said.

"A few days later, the British ambassador to Libya – but he was in Benghazi – was targeted for assassination. Miraculously, he survived."

Katz added: "The higher purpose of diplomacy, the higher purpose of America's strategic interests sometimes trump security requirements and common sense.

"Libya was basically chaotic ... The entire northern part of Africa was embroiled in an Arab Spring that had veered way out of control."

See the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV each weekday live by Clicking Here Now

You can listen to the Steve Malzberg Show each weekday live from 3-6 PM ET on SiriusXM 244.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Jian Ghomeshi: Canadian Radio Host Charged With Sexual Assault

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:16 PM

Canadian celebrity radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault. . . .

B. Smith: Missing Model and Restauranteur Found in Manhattan Diner

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 14:47 PM

Restaurateur and former model B. Smith, who has Alzheimer's, was reported missing in New York by her husband when she di . . .

Coca-Cola Milk FairLife to Have More Protein, Less Sugar, Higher Price

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 14:21 PM

Coca-Cola is launching a new brand of milk called Fairlife that the company says is "premiumized" to include 50 percent  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved