A new report from DailyWire cites Kenneth R. Timmerman’s book “Dark Forces” in alleging slain Iranian general Soleimani helped plan the Benghazi attack that killed 4 Americans.
Per DailyWire while some Democrats acknowledged that Soleimani was a dangerous terrorist, few admitted that he was the world’s No. 1 terrorist, responsible for the death of many Americans, including the four who died in Benghazi.
“He’s the Wizard of Oz of Iranian terror, the most dreaded and most effective terrorist alive,” Kenneth R. Timmerman wrote in his book, “Dark Forces,” the New York Post reported in 2014.
Timmerman said Suleimani was “a man who has orchestrated a campaign of chaos against the United States around the world.”
Suleymani has orchestrated attacks in everywhere from Lebanon to Thailand. The US Department of Justice accuses him of trying to hire a Mexican drug cartel to blow up the Saudi Ambassador to the United States while he was in Washington, DC.
My sources, meanwhile, say Suleymani was involved in an even more direct attack on the US — the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya.
“In Libya, Iran wanted to block US influence, which they saw as a threat,” the intelligence chief said. “They saw the uprising against Khadafy — and the Arab Spring more generally — as an opportunity to accomplish this.”
Newsweek reports the Obama administration was heavily criticized over the 2012 Benghazi attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya which killed four Americans, including then-Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.
The attack was initially described as a protest before later proven to be a terrorist incident. It has long been used as an example of Obama failing to treat terrorism as a real threat during his time in the White House.
According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, Benghazi had “loomed large” in the president’s mind when deciding on a response to Iran, reports The Post.
Trump has spoken publicly about his reasons for launching the airstrike to kill Soleimani, claiming the military commander was planning an imminent attack against the U.S., without elaborating.
WATCH: (From May 7, 2013)