Terrorists viewing Benghazi as a 'model' for attacks?
A look at what jihadists are saying
- Duration 5:15
- Date Nov 12, 2012
A look at what jihadists are saying
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New information now on the September 11 terror attack in Benghazi Libya.
That attack were four Americans were murdered including our ambassador first time we've seen that since 1979.
What you re hearings are set for this week on Capitol Hill on that attack on the US -- -- Our next guest says Islamic Jihad is our crying -- Ghazi.
As a model for future attacks -- -- is a -- -- Middle East and terrorism analyst and volleying you spend time.
Amongst our -- looking at what they're saying in chat rooms online it what do you mean by saying guys -- being a model for future attacks.
What well Jenna of this work has been used not just by analysts but by the jihadist themselves let me give you the rundown.
We had a disconnect between the debate that took place in Washington spoken about the film in the movie and all that.
-- -- -- debate taking place in those chat rooms -- some coffee chat rooms hours.
After the attacks the first discussed and what about how successful.
These jihadist where in Libya.
Then came the press release that was posted on FaceBook and then discussed in the chat rooms that such an outside -- -- out what the one was successful.
At this time we said here on the channel.
I'm kinda at some point at some level would have to react and indeed.
A week ago as we all know now -- video was posted and mr.
zawahiri and I'm but it won a (%expletive) out of today said it quote.
We got them out of Iraq we got them out of Afghanistan and now we that we did assumed the successful strike and and that's that's the buzz in the chat room.
You violated such a good point -- so much of our time is in focus inward when it has this thing Ghazi attack and not necessarily focused outward.
On our any -- and where they're moving based on what you've seen what you just told us where would you be watching next.
Well first the fallen as we looked -- the chat rooms.
They feel and they say some of them of course and this is not the official story but this is the buzz and that's a very important indicator.
That they look I've been -- -- as a model and even give it an Arabic name that they could.
Target other places around the region not just diplomatic.
-- but maybe private sectors as well.
And also what we see out of Ben got the area are connections between the jihadist and Libya.
And jihadist and other places including for example and Syria there's a relationship now between the network in Libya and the network operating in Syria tell us more about that.
-- basically we know now from public sources that a ship filled with weapons -- sent from Libya from been -- -- dot -- area.
To Syria those who received the -- first layer of eight and then the weapons.
Where Islamist militias with jihadist in Syria so now focus in the region by intelligence service says by observers is what kind of network the jihadist have developed.
In the region as a -- not just Libya if Syria it's Yemen possibly in Egypt and beyond.
OK so listen -- -- zero and and and Syria for a second because this conflict -- been going on for nineteen months.
We gestures and news at opposition group there has elected a leader a Christian and the second in command being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood we keep on hearing -- opposition forces are very more face we can't side with -- we don't know who they are.
It -- what does this tell us now about the conflict while lead and and how -- -- interact these forces if they are creating a network and are at work.
In this region.
-- Very interesting we move from we don't know who they are too we know very well who they are at this point in time obviously.
The central force in the new opposition is the most about the -- that is -- consensus in the region among observers the number 20.
Of the new group basically -- -- -- -- for is that that number two of the most about the -- in Syria.
That she's the new president of the council -- -- is indeed a Christian he is a secular.
He has been very liberal he would oppose the most about what the problem -- he doesn't have influence those who controlled the ground.
Obviously -- ministers those who control most of the institutions of the opposition.
The most about the -- so you have your map that.
So is that it is in your opinion as the Muslim Brotherhood behind.
Potentially with maybe not necessarily all the way behind but had their tentacles -- to what happened in Benghazi.
In Syria now obviously in the government in Egypt is that -- connection throughout the whole region that we should be watching.
We have to be you know very careful about how to frame that yes the Muslim Brotherhood -- -- and are successful in seizing power.
In Egypt Tunisia.
-- in Libya and now trying.
In Syria but next to the Muslim Brotherhood to the right if I say Femi still to -- -- more radicals are -- -- office and esophagus are the allies on the most about the let.
-- are the ones in connection with the -- diminish us.
So the end be the Muslim Brotherhood have an ally which basically is connected to that terrorist networks in the region so what do we do.
-- basically first of all we need to really identify who want to -- that would push back against it and we missed it cannot witnessed that in Egypt with the youth with a lap -- people would women with minorities.
We missed fourteen years working with civil societies and now look at the results because they're nothing it can be done.
There is something could be done first of what they change in our United States foreign policy we to stop look at at other groups other than the Muslim Brotherhood and then create a balance of power between both.
Well it sounds like some degree be talking about for some time to come a lot of movement in the region a lot of forces -- -- -- great to have you on the program today as always.
Thank you --