Killing Strangers: Benghazi and the Blumenthal Trio

On Sunday there was an article published on the Huffington Post which details how two major Canadian banks with a vested interest in the Keystone pipeline had paid Hillary Clinton large sums of money for various speaking engagements.

The story itself wasn’t that ground-breaking considering it’s well documented that Hillary Clinton is bought and paid for and has been since day one and it was actually Ron Brynaert of Gate News who first broke the story of her relationship with these banks back on May 17 of this year.

What caught my eye was the bi-line. The article was written by Russ Grim and … Paul Blumenthal. He has the same last name as Sidney Blumenthal, the long-time Clintonista hatchet-man and “message shaper” who just happens to be in the spotlight right now over his emails to Hillary regarding the color revolution and subsequent neoliberalization of Libya and that little messed-up psyop known simply as “Benghazi”.

What are the odds of that? Upon further investigation it turns out the Blumenthal rabbit hole on this one runs deep. Real deep. And the staggering implications are spreading across public domain.

The story of Benghazi and the Blumenthal trio is out there and it can’t be recalled. All you have to do is pay attention.

All My Sons

The first step in understanding what is happening with this story is to figure out who Paul Blumenthal really is which is not an easy task. To that end, I sent him a Twitter message asking if he was Max’s brother and Sidney’s son. At the time of publishing this article, he has yet to reply.

Paul Blumenthal has a Tumblr page in which he states he writes for the Huffington Post and DJed at Wonderland Ballroom and the Looking Glass Lounge. Both are in Washington D.C. where Sidney has made his primary residence for quite sometime.

Sidney Blumenthal’s Wiki page mentions the fact that he has two children and names one of them as Max Blumenthal, which we already know. It doesn’t mention the name or the sex of the other. Any other references to his biography tend to omit specifics on his kids with the exception of Max since his identity is already well known. Considering his close personal ties to the Clinton machine and his insider status in D.C., that’s completely understandable.

Max Blumenthal’s Wiki page only mentions Sidney and the fact that he has “one brother” and that’s it.

When you look at photos of Max and Paul side by side there is a slight resemblance. And by “slight” I mean to say they are nearly identical.

In a brief bio from, Paul Blumenthal mentions that he “learned everything he needed to know from growing up in Washington D.C.”

Paul got his start blogging with the Soros sponsored “Sunlight Foundation” which he worked with for 5 years until leaving in 2011 to work for the Huffington Post.

So I don’t think there is any question: Paul Blumenthal is Max Blumenthal’s brother and the son of Sidney Blumenthal.

So why is that important?

A View From the Bridge

On Sept. 11, 2012, something that appeared to be an attack on a secret CIA compound took place in Benghazi, Libya which supposedly claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith. Two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were reportedly killed hours later in a follow-up attack on another secret CIA compound less than a mile away.

“Operations conducted by, with, or through irregular forces in support of a resistance movement, an insurgency, or conventional military operations.” FM 3-05.201, (S/NF) Special Forces Unconventional Warfare (U) 28 September 2007

The CIA and elite counter-terrorist operators from America’s Delta Force had been in Benghazi since the start of the color revolution back in February of 2011. As a standard unconventional warfare operation, indigenous personnel were recruited, armed and trained to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorism in the country in order to destabilize Libya and make it ready for regime change which is what happened officially on the day their beloved leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, was murdered in cold blood by a group of assets working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Hillary’s giggling acceptance of credit for that illegal extrajudicial homicide is an extraordinarily embarrassing moment in the history of this nation which has produced many others in the past and since.

An iconic image of the “battle for Benghazi” (as the press quickly named it) shows a typical “bad guy” doing a typical pose in front of a fiery scene. There is the one hand raised in mocking victory and the other carrying the cliche AK-47. The image itself is a modern-day standard of propaganda comparable to others of the same style and purpose.

The images posted above are of staged scenes. They are propaganda designed to illicit a response in the viewer. Specifically, in the American viewer. And that response is designed to be disgust mixed with enough rage and fear to allow for a temporary suspension of disbelief in the viewer just long enough for them to openly support military action in a country far far away. This is how those who craft unconventional warfare create legitimacy.

4-16. Significant moral and legal considerations often exist in a UW effort. Legitimacy is the most crucial factor in developing and maintaining international and internal support. Without this support, the United States cannot sustain assistance to an irregular force. Without recognized legitimacy and credibility, military operations do not receive the support of the indigenous population, the U.S. population, or the international community.” Army Special Operations Forces handbook on Unconventional Warfare – 2008

It’s marketing. Using an emotional context to sell a product. The product in this case is war, occupation, suffering and death.

We have never been told what really happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. From the start the White House and the State Department concocted lies, one after the other, to explain and justify what happened. Our understanding of this operation has always been that of an uninformed consumer. And that is as it was intended.

Our view has always been obstructed until recently.

No Villain

Slowly over time, the pieces of the Benghazi puzzle, the “Innocence of the Muslims psyop” as I call it, began to fall into place.

In Aug. of 2013, we came to find out there were dozens of CIA assets and agents on the compound the night of the attack and they were doing everything they could to keep that information a secret. They didn’t want anyone to know what they were doing there.

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out. CNN

In May of 2013, I myself revealed that back in May of 2012, a few short months prior to the “battle for Benghazi”, 45 major US corporations got together to map out their 3.5 billion dollar investment plan for Africa. What they needed was stability so they also needed a pretext to send more troops and weapons to AFRICOM.

May, 2012 – “The New Alliance was announced in conjunction with the G8 meeting last Friday. Under the scheme, some 45 corporations, including Monsanto, Syngenta, Yara International, Cargill, DuPont, and PepsiCo, have pledged a total of $3.5 billion in investment in Africa. The full list of corporations and commitments has just been released, and one of the most notable is Yara International’s promise to build a $2 billion fertilizer plant in Africa.” How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others

I was not alone in my assessment of the importance of the Benghazi psyop.

“This major crisis in all the countries will be a justification for more boots on the ground the same way they’re ready to go into Libya now…It becomes a pretext to kill more Muslims, to steal more resources,” member of Dignity, Human Rights and Peace Randy Short, Sept. 15th 2012

On Sept. 21, 2012, I wrote about a major motive in the Benghazi psyop, the privatization of Libya’s universal healthcare system.

Keep that in mind as we move forward.

The State Department’s story began falling apart immediately as their spokesman continued to push it for lack of a better narrative.

Days afterward, the White House and State Department were in panic mode and demanded reporters stop asking them questions about the biggest story since 9/11 until they could fix the message.

“All aspects of the attack, including what led up to it, its causes, the identity of the perpetrators, and the circumstances surrounding the death of Amb. Chris Stevens and the other three Americans,are off limits for reporters.” Foreign Policy mag

The “spontaneous reaction to the film “Innocence of the Muslims” story, the narrative that the White House and the State Department were desperate to maintain was contradicted by all the facts on the ground. Even our installed “president” of the new neoliberal Libya wasn’t buying it:

“The way these perpetrators acted and moved — I think we, and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no, this leaves us with no doubt that this was pre-planned, determined,”

It was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf

There was no spontaneous protest against the film. Our assets, CIA assets, Ansar al-Shariah, who were employed by the city of Benghazi to provide security (and therefore employed by the State Department and CIA by extension) sealed off the street hours before the “attack” and another client thug group, the February 17th Martyrs Brigade, who were employed by the CIA to provide security for the compound itself, packed up their things and left the scene hours before as well, leaving the gate to the compound unlocked for easier access.

“It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses.

The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship.

There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film. Within an hour or so, the assault began, guns blazing as the militants blasted into the compound.” Washington Post

Considering the fact that these “terrorists” were CIA and State Department assets assigned to protect our puppet government in Benghazi, it’s easy to understand the next revelation that came out not long after the “attack” and that was that U.S. Special Forces, working with AFRICOM at the time, were essentially ordered to stand down in spite of the fact that we had a Predator drone flying overhead in Benghazi that night recording everything that happened. They therefore knew of the attack in real time and even witnessed the group blocking off the streets and the other group packing up and leaving well in advance of the “attack”

“Mr. Hicks testified this morning that the stand down order for the rescue team in Tripoli came from either AFRICOM or SOCAFRICA. General Ham. leader of AFRICOM, may have been in Washington DC at the time.”

“AFRICOM leader General Carter Ham was never given the order to secure the consulate in Benghazi. This is what the general told Rep. Jason Chaffetz after the 9-11 Benghazi terror attack. That means only Barack Obama or Defense Secretary Panetta, the two men above the AFRICOM commander, never ordered an operation to secure the consulate.” Gateway Pundit

“The United States had an unmanned Predator drone over its consulate in Benghazi during the attack that slaughtered four Americans — which should have led to a quicker military response, it was revealed yesterday.

“They stood, and they watched, and our people died,” former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News.” New York Post

That last line is the most telling. And the most damning.

Why wouldn’t they want the terrorists, the enemy stopped? Because they weren’t the enemy. There were no villains in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.

The Reason Why

The pretext for the “attack”, the motive, is important. It has to be believable that a spontaneous protest against a silly film turned ugly unexpectedly and that is why four people died and Obama was ultimately forced to put boots on the ground in Libya and other African nations in order to quell and uprising against our puppet regimes.

Without that pretext, people will start to wonder about the event itself and thus their precious “legitimacy” is lost.

Enter “Sam Bacile” and “The Innocence of the Muslims”

On Sept. 12, 2012, Max Blumenthal wrote an article in which he claimed the motive for the attack against the compound in Benghazi was Muslim outrage against a short film called “Innocence of the Muslims” crafted by a self-proclaimed Jew named Sam Bacile.

It’s interesting to note that earlier this month it was revealed that Hillary Clinton forwarded a link to this article on the afternoon of Sept. 12 to a colleague less than two hours after Max posted it. It is not known how she came to find this article or who sent to her in the first place. That part of the story has been redacted.

Max quickly went around the TV circuit doing interviews telling folks about “Sam Bacile” and the video which supposedly sparked the outrage.

Max quickly became a front-man for the narrative. A false narrative.

Max never revealed his source for his conclusions in his article titled “Meet The Right-Wing Extremist Behind Anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Deadly Riots” and there’s very good reason for that: the source most likely was his father, Sidney Blumenthal, who was on the payroll of the Clinton Global Initiative as a “message shaper” at the time and working in Libya for the State Department, communicating with Hillary Clinton and teamed up with with a former CIA psyops specialist and a retired General from the Pentagon who spent 2002 going to any news station that would have him lying about weapons of mass destruction and Yellow Cake from Niger.

Blumenthal’s team’s mission was simple: help make Libya safe for various U.S. businesses and specifically one which looked to profit from the privatization of the healthcare system.

But more on that in a minute.

Let’s talk about “Sam Bacile” and “The Innocence of the Muslims” first.

While Max was running around helping to sell the official story during the initial days of the unofficial investigations into what happened in Benghazi that night, folks like myself weren’t buying it.

It didn’t take long for people to figure out “Sam Bacile” was really a long-time FBI informant named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who made the film much earlier under the name “The Innocence of Bin Laden” as a honeypot trap for the feds in California in an effort to lure dimwitted patsies to it’s viewing in L.A.

The original title was “The Innocence of Bin Laden,” which the filmmaker expected would attract an audience of radical Islamists who would become disillusioned about their faith after watching, Klein said.

“Sam had a crew of people passing out fliers around the dangerous mosques in California, trying to get these folks who love Osama Bin Laden who would come to cheer Osama Bin Laden,” Klein said. “But the movie was going to expose all the stuff that Muhammad really did, like murder and pedophilia and stuff like that.” San Fransisco Chronical

“With an Arabic interpreter standing by, Nakoula told Snyder about his decision to inform. He explained, “I decided to cooperate with the government to retrieve some of these mistakes or damage happened. I want to cooperate with the government that they can catch with this other criminals who is their involvement.”

“A variety of documents filed in the U.S. District Court case were sealed at the request of prosecutors and Nakoula’s lawyer. The sealed records–from the transcript of Nakoula’s change-of-plea hearing to sentencing memoranda–appear to indicate that his plea agreement with the government included some form of cooperation.” The Smoking Gun

In late 2010, Nakoula was released from prison due in part to his promise to cooperate with federal authorities.

In early 2011, he started casting for a film he called Desert Warrior at the time. In Aug. of 2011 they shot the film.

Flyers started popping up in various Muslim stores and mosques in the L.A. area advertising a film called “The Innocence of Bn Laden” in early June of 2012.

The screening, only one day, was held on June 23rd at the Vine Theater in Hollywood. No one showed up. The honeypot trap failed to produce any “radical Muslims” for the Justice Department who we must assume put Mr. Nakoula up to this in the first place.

Another viewing was scheduled for June 30th at the same location, another bite at the apple I suppose, but a Hollywood blogger rose concerns about the film on the 29th at city council meeting and the second showing was cancelled.

Later the film would be slightly reworked and uploaded to Youtube by “Sam Bacile” on July 1st, 2012. It had been voluntarily blocked by Youtube and Google in both Egypt and Libya long before the “attack” of Sept. 11th.

The “Innocence of bin Laden” honeypot crafted by the feds and created by one of their informants had failed to produce any results. But it was about to serve a secondary purpose as the reborn ‘Innocence of the Muslims” psyop.

After all, unconventional warfare needs legitimacy so the attack on the Benghazi compound needed a motive.

They just didn’t want anyone to look too closely at it.

Mr Peter’s Connections

Back in March of this year, Hillary Clinton found herself in hot water once again. It was discovered that she was supposedly unable to provide all the emails from her time as Secretary of State due to the fact that she illegally used a private email service and a personal system of servers so that she could eventually hide much of her communications during her run as Sec. of State from the public record.

Yet again, another crime on the part of the Clinton Royal Family goes unpunished.

The story rekindled a bit of interest in an earlier one in which the hacker Guccifer supposedly stole a cache of emails from long-time Clinton hatchet-man Sidney Blumenthal and published them at Gawker.

The dispatches from Blumenthal to Clinton’s private email address were posted online after Blumenthal’s account was hacked in 2013 by Romanian hacker Marcel-Lehel Lazar, who went by the name Guccifer. Lazar also broke into accounts belonging to George W. Bush’s sister, Colin Powell, and others. He’s now serving a seven-year sentence in his home country and was charged in a U.S. indictment last year.

The contents of the memos, which have recently become the subject of speculation in the right-wing media, raise new questions about how Clinton used her private email account and whether she tapped into an undisclosed back channel for information on Libya’s crisis and other foreign policy matters. Gawker, March 2015

Since then a couple of reporters from the New York Times started taking a closer look at those emails from Sidney’s private account and the story they tell is indeed a fascinating one.

The story derived from the vast collection of emails and carefully explained by the New York Times is one of how Sidney Blumenthal was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Global Initiative for “message guidance” while at the same time serving Hillary in the State Department as an adviser in Libya.

It also details Sidney’s partners down there at the time. A former CIA psyops specialist of over 25 years (Tyler Drumheller) and a retired general from the Pentagon who spent 2002 helping promote every lie the Bush administration could come up with to justify the Iraq invasion of 2003 (Mr. Grange).

Mr. White declined to answer follow-up questions about what role Mr. Blumenthal was playing in the business venture. But Mr. Grange described Mr. Blumenthal as an adviser to Mr. White’s company, along with two other associates: Tyler Drumheller, a colorful former Central Intelligence Agency official, and Cody Shearer, a longtime Clinton friend.

“I just know that he was working with the team to work on business development,” Mr. Grange said of Mr. Blumenthal.

In the spring of 2011, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Drumheller and Mr. Shearer were helping plan what was to be Mr. Grange’s first trip to Libya, according to emails stolen by a Romanian hacker and published by Gawker and ProPublica in March. Mr. Blumenthal said he had been advised not to comment on the correspondence because the theft remained under investigation by the F.B.I. New York Times

The story about Mr. Blumenthal’s business ventures in Libya on behalf of Clinton’s business elite friends has been slowly making it’s way around the “interwebs”. It was featured on the WSWS on May 21 and 5 days ago on the 28th of May the headline at Politico was about how the CGI was paying Sidney $10,000 a month while he was serving as Hillary’s eyes and ears on the ground in Libya with his crew of psyops creators.

On May 27th, the Daily Caller exposed a couple of communications between Sidney and Hillary directly related to the Benghazi “attack” and how he was helping “guide the message” at the very beginning:

In the hours after the deadly terrorist attack on Clinton’s consulate, Sidney Blumenthal rushed political guidance to the secretary.

“During the afternoon of September 11, 2012 new interim President of Libya Mohammed Yussef el Magariaf spoke in private with senior advisors, including the members of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, to discuss the attacks by demonstrators on U.S. missions in Tripoli and Benghazi,” Blumenthal reported to Clinton in a memo dated Sept. 12 at 12:50 a.m

“During this session, a senior security officer told Magariaf that the attacks on that day were inspired by what many devout Libyans viewed as a sacrilegious internet video on the prophet Mohammed originating in America. The Libyan attacks were also inspired by and linked to an attack on the U.S. mission the same day,” Blumenthal said. Daily Caller, May 27, 2015

Keep in mind, Blumenthal’s statement at that time is in direct contradiction of the quote by the president of the country which I posted above which clearly states he did not think there was any protest at all and said the attack had nothing to do with any video.

Also keep in mind that Hillary then started sending links to Sidney Blumenthal’s son’s article which falsely described the motive for the attack to be anger at the video “The Innocence of the Muslims”

Where did Hillary get the link from originally? That part is redacted.

Max Blumenthal spent that day feverishly promoting the obscure film’s role in the Benghazi violence. Daily Caller, May 27, 2015

Needless too say, Sidney Blumenthal was suddenly getting a lot of attention as the guy at the center of a rather conspicuous psyop just a couple days before one of his sons, Paul, wrote that distraction piece about Hillary Clinton and the Keystone pipeline.

Perhaps the best accounting of the Blumenthal trio of psyops professionals and their relationship to Hillary Clinton during the pacification of Libya leading up to the Benghazi psyop comes from Propublica back in March of this year. But ultimately, they all seem to miss the point. They can achieve that desired goal by omitting all the other details surrounding the Benghazi psyop that I carefully and painstakingly laid out above.

“Contacted by ProPublica and Gawker, Drumheller’s attorney and business partner Danny Murray confirmed that Drumheller “worked” with Blumenthal and was aware of the hacked emails, but declined to comment further.

Shearer said only that “the FBI is involved and told me not to talk. There is a massive investigation of the hack and all the resulting information.” The FBI declined to comment.

Blumenthal, Grange, and Kikhia all did not respond to repeated attempts to reach them. Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton had no comment on Blumenthal’s activities with Drumheller.

Whatever Blumenthal, Shearer, Drumheller, and Grange were up to in 2011, 2012, and 2013 on Clinton’s behalf, it appears that she could have used the help” Propublica

Death of a Salesman

It is widely understood now that Amb. Stevens played a crucial role in the funneling of weapons from Libya to our other destabilization campaign taking place around the same time in Syria. It’s also been stated that the secret CIA compound where this “attack” took place was in fact the staging area for those weapons.

In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group—a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens’ life.

In November 2011 The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, “met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey” in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria.

Last month The Times of London reported that a Libyan ship “carrying the largest consignment of weapons for Syria … has docked in Turkey.” The shipment reportedly weighed 400 tons and included SA-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.

Reuters reports that Syrian rebels have been using those heavy weapons to shoot down Syrian helicopters and fighter jets.

The ship’s captain was “a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organization called the Libyan National Council for Relief and Support,” which was presumably established by the new government. That means that Ambassador Stevens had only one person—Belhadj—between himself and the Benghazi man who brought heavy weapons to Syria. Business Insider

What better way to scrub an illegal weapons transfer program than to have it’s primary location burned along with all the records and it’s main manager “killed” in the process?

The Creation of the World and Other Business

So what was Sidney Blumenthal and his pack of raging psyops crafters doing in Libya in the first place?

Is it a coincidence that one of his partners in crime down there was a man who ran clandestine operations for the CIA for 5 years before he retired and the “attack” took place on a secret CIA compound that was literally packed full of CIA assets at the time?

Where did Sidney really come up with the story about the “Innocence of the Muslims” video being the motive behind the attack if it didn’t actually come from the president of the newly neoliberalized Libya and who gave that info to his son Max so he could run with the story all over the alternative press in the early early stages of the coverage of the ‘attack’?

Who told Clinton about Max’s article?

And why is it that just as Max and Sidney are being pilloried in the public domain, Paul Blumenthal decides to basically copy someone else’s work on Hillary’s connection to Canadian banks and publish it on yet another so-called “alternative” site?

What you are seeing is the craft of “message guidance” as it is wielded by a professional by the name of Sidney Blumenthal.

Sidney uses every asset to him in order to control the narrative. In this case, on several occasions, it seems he is more than willing to employ his own children in his various campaigns. He used Max when he wanted to push the false narrative of the video motive and it would seem he is using Paul now in an attempt to shift the focus off himself and the entire Benghazi psyop.

People like Sidney believe they can control the way the public perceives the world around them and when they fail they usually face catastrophic consequences.

How much of a leap is it to wonder about this little Blumenthal trio in Libya and how long before more start to wonder if the story continued to grow?

Is it possible that:

Grange used his Pentagon connections and arranged a stand-down of AFRICOM

Drumheller set up the CIA assets who posed as “protesters” and attacked the abandoned compound

and Blumenthal provided the “message guidance” needed to explain it all in a way that served their interests

Sidney, Max and Paul. The Blumenthal trio. Shaping the world around us as much as they can. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men run off course a bit. And that’s why we’re here. To serve as The Crucible in which their forged falsifications are melted away revealing the core components of their Big Lies.

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