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Dark Forces: The Truth about What Happened in Benghaziby Kenneth R Timmerman
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In this explosive exposé, bestselling author Kenneth Timmerman gives us the real story of what happened in Benghazi, and the lengths to which the Obama administration has gone to hide the truth from the American people.
Forget what you've heard: the September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. Government Compounds in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador, was not a spontaneous demonstration. Nor was it planned by local militias.It was a state-sponsored terrorist attack with Iranian fingerprints all over it.
What's more, the Obama administration knew from the first minutes of the attack that the compound had been targeted by an organized, professionally trained terrorist group. But the administration made up a ridiculous cover story about a nonexistent demonstration over an Internet movie in an attempt to fool the American public on the eve of a national election.
The Iran-Contra scandal consumed Ronald Reagan's second term and nearly destroyed his presidency. Yet as bad as that was, what happened in Benghazi is much worse. As Ken Timmerman reveals in Dark Forces, the Benghazi affair will go down as the deepest, darkest, dirtiest political scandal of recent American history. And for all the coverage it has received, the real story has still not been told.
It's a story of clandestine arms deliveries to Libyan rebels that wound up in the hands of Islamist guerrillas allied with al Qaeda. It's a story of a romantic American diplomat who gets caught up in a whirlwind beyond his comprehension or control. It's a story of bald-faced lies, heroic acts, and the deepest corruption.
Dark Forces is much more than a retelling of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. It puts those events into the larger context of the Obama administration's policy toward the Middle East—from Iran to the Arab Spring. It examines the administration's record of systematically supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda-affiliated groups in their efforts to overthrow pro-U.S. autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. It shows how this went along with the administration's outreach to the Islamist regime in Iran. It argues that President Obama's obsessive outreach to the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran led the Iranian regime to dismiss him as a weak, ineffective leader who would not fight back when hit. And it reveals why and how this deadly combination cost the lives of four Americans, and today endangers thousands more.
Written with the breakneck pacing of a political thriller, and drawing on exclusive research and privileged sources, Dark Forces tells the full story of Benghazi as you have never heard it before.
"Timmerman (Shakedown), executive director of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, comprehensively challenges the Obama administration's narrative of the events that took place in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. He presents Obama's diplomatic overtures to the Muslim world as having the opposite effect as intended, with Muslim leaders convinced the U.S. 'had lost its resolve and was not to be taken seriously.' That mind-set informed responses to covert American efforts in the aftermath of Muammar el-Qaddafi's overthrow to funnel arms from Libya to Syrian rebels. Timmerman presents an account of the failed 'doctrine of separating the jihadis from the proponents of political Islam.' It was a logical result, he claims, of the president, secretary of state, and their advisers not understanding developments in Libya, where security deteriorated to a point that danger pay for U.S. employees was increased 30%. As Iranian money flowed into Libya, jihadi militias probed for weak spots. The CIA annex in Benghazi 'was supposed to be a secret base..., talk about this and it will end your career.' To Timmerman, the response to the embassy attack was implemented with incompetence, particularly by Hillary Clinton. The author's conservatism is palpable, but he makes it clear that the Obama administration made grave errors in judgment and execution. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened—and why?
We know the Obama administrations story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually did happen in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012?
Dark Forces is the story of clandestine arms deliveries by the United States and its allies to Libya that wound up in the hands of Islamist guerrillas. Its a story of a romantic diplomat, in love with the Middle East and with a mystical version of Islam. Its a story of bald-faced lies, heroic acts, and the deepest corruption.
But Dark Forces is not only a retelling of events. It puts those events into the larger context of Obama administration policy toward the Middle East. It will examine the administrations record of systematically supporting Muslim Brotherhood and extremist groups in their efforts to overthrow pro-U.S. autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.
It shows how President Obamas obsessive outreach to the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran led the Iranian regime to dismiss him as a weak, ineffective leader who would not fight back. And it shows why and how this deadly combination cost the lives of four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.
About the Author
Kenneth R. Timmerman is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors, Countdown to Crisis, Preachers of Hate, and Death Lobby. He has written for USA Today, Time, Newsmax, the Wall Street Journal, the American Spectator, and the New York Times. He lives in Maryland with his family.
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