Libyan official ties Morsi to Benghazi attack

Egypt’s recently deposed leader named in letter from security chief

Published: 14 hours ago

A letter by a top Libyan official blames the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens on Mohamed Morsi, the now deposed president of Egypt.

WND has verified the authenticity of the letter by Col. Mahmoud al-Sharif, the chief of the Department of Security of the Libyan government in Tripoli, written four days after the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

The letter mentions Morsi as being implicated in the planning that led to the Benghazi attack and identifies the Egyptian jihadist group Ansar Sharia as the group responsible.

The letter discloses that the bodies of three Americans killed in the attack along with Ambassador Stevens were desecrated in revenge for the production of an anti-Islam film, assumed to be “Innocence of the Muslims.” The film was produced by the imprisoned Mark Basseley Yousef, the person the Obama administration erroneously claimed was responsible for triggering for attack itself.

White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Wednesday the Obama administration has no change in plans to deliver F-16s to the Egyptian military. The U.S. most likely will deliver four F-16s in August, with another eight slated for December. The deliveries are part of the continuing U.S. $1.5 billion in aid scheduled to be dispersed to Egypt in the current fiscal year, despite the military coup that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi.

WND was among the first to report that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt allegedly were involved in the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack. Videos of the attack posted on YouTube show several jihadists pleading in an Egyptian dialect of Arabic, “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot. Dr. Morsi sent us.”

The Libyan document corroborates an Arabic-language report two days after the attack, discovered by Arabic-speaking former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat, and another, Oct. 5, 2012. The  reports presented evidence the radical Islamic broadcaster Al-Nas TV and radical Egyptian Islamic TV preacher Safwat Hijazi were behind the protests in Cairo and the attack in Benghazi.

The Libyan letter states, according to Shoebat’s translation: “The most distinguished names that were obtained from the confessions by members of the cell, is the person, the president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi; Safwat Hijazi; Saudi businessman Mansour Bin Kadasa, the owner of Al-Nas TV station; Muhammad Hassan, previous candidate Hazim Salah Abu-Ismael; Egyptian attorney Mamdouh Ismael; Egyptian cleric Atef Abdul Rashid; and other personalities.”

Al-Sharif’s Nov. 15, 2012, letter, seen below, was addressed to the Libyan government’s Ministry of Interior in Tripoli.


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