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Subject: Magariaf attack Libya. Sid
CONFIDEh,TH.AL
September 12, 2012
For: Hillary
From: Sid
Re: Magariaf and the attack Libya
SOURCE: Sources with direct access the Libyan National Transitional Council,
well the highest levels European Governments, and Western Intelligence and
security services. During the afternoon September 11, 2012 new interim President Libya
Mohamrned Yussef Magariaf spoke private with -senior advisers, including the
members the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, discuss the attacks demonstrators U.S. missions Tripoli and Benghazi. According sensitive source, Magariaf
was shaken theattncks, and gave permission commanders the ground for
security forces open over the heads the crowds effort break mobs
UNCLASSIFIED Department Stale
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attacking the missions. During this session, senior security officer told Magariaf
that the attacks that day were inspired what many devout Libyan viewed
sacrilegious internet deo the prophet Moharnmed originating America. The
Libyan attacks were also inspired and linked attack the US. mission
Egypt the same day. the same time, e1Maga.riaf noted strong terms that the
atmosphere that made fostered these incidents Libya the product widespread
publicity regarding the security situation the country between 2004 and 2010 and
the cooperation that developed between number Western Intelligence services and
the regime former dictator Muammar Qadda This source added that Magariafs advisors believe that this situation adds the Presidents growing concern over the unpredictable effects that will follow
current covert efforts his political opponentsto link him directly foreign
intelligence services. According separate sensitive source, Magariaf noted that
his opponents had often tried connect him the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) through the National Front for the Salvation Libya (NF-SL), group
established opposition former dictator Muammar Qadda which Magariaf
led the 1980s. the opinio this individual Magariafhelieves that can
survive potential negative puhlicityin this regard, but situation continues
develop inthis manner will complicate his effortsto establish orderly
administration the country. Again, stated, that the attacks the U.S. missions
were much result the atmosphere created this campaign, the controversial
internet video. the same time, this individual noted that several e1Magariai advisors
share his -concerns this matter, pointing out that the return Qadda intelligence
chief Abdullah al-Senoussi for trial Libya has ghtened public interest the
liaison relationships conducted the CIA and ritish Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)
with Qaddifs intel vices. am: vlduals note that they
believe Islarnist itia forces under the -command General Ahdelhakim Belhaj_
captured les and documents describing this relationship from Qadd ces
Tri This fascination with Western intelligence operations Qaddaffs Libya also
drive Human Rights Watch (HRW) and its efforts tie Western governments
human rights ola ons committed under Qadda this regard HEW has
interviewed least fourteen (14) individuals claiming that they were turned over
Qa.dda forces the Western powers. Belhaj included group. (Source Comment: the opinion very sensitive source, Magariafs
enemies are working take advantage ofh uspectedilinks the CIAata- time when
Western intelligence services are under sent Libya. They also fear that this
situation will only grow more complex Qadda son Saif Islam Qadcla and
Senousi are brought before Libyan courts answer for their crimes under the old
regime, particularly during the 2011 revolution. These individuals believe both men
will linked t0~Western Intelligence during their trials.
UNCLASSIFIED
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Dale 05/13r2015 According this individual, Magariaf working with the Muslim
Brotherhood and other Islarnist groups defuse this situation. particularly
concerned the level violence between Muslims and Sala sts, and believes
must maintain his reputation for impartiality defuse this growing problem. works organize the government, and disarm the militias, cannot afford
lose the respect and trust the Libyan people, especially time when cultural
clashes between followers the mystical tradition and ultra conserv ive Salafrs
have taken central stage the new Libya. This source adds that these religious
con icts were largely unknown during Qacldaffs rule. (Source Comment: This source added that the individuals interviewed for the
HRW report were former members the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group (_LIF G),
Islamist group formed opposition Gadda controversial interpretations Islam.
These LIFG ghters the country the late 1980s and went Afghanistan join
the ght against the Soviet Union while also gaining training and experience for their
own struggle. separate source adds that messages Libya from the CIA and SIS
were found among the Tripoli Documents published HRW, indicating that the
United States and Britain were eager help Libya capture several senior LIFG gures,
including its founders, Belhaj and Sami al-Saadi.) Libyan authorities !-I;ggle control the armed rings that refuse
surrender weapons following last year civil war, Sala who say Islam should return the simple ways followed Mohammed, have established their own armed gangs
post Gadda Libya. They view practices idolatrous. Since the start the Arab
Spring uprising across the region, number sites have been attacked Egypt,
Mali and Libya. Magariaf determined establish democratic state based
Islamic principles. This individual adds that Magariaf remains dedicated the idea
building tolerantlslamic state Libya. Magariafs opinions continue shaped
byhis experience with -Qadda whom felt built cult personality violation
all the basic ideas Islam.
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UNCLASSIFIED
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SUBJECT AGREEMENT SENSITIVE INFORMATION REDACTIONS. FOIA WAIVER. PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL
SUBJECT: Libya (37)
SOURCE: Sources with direct access the Libyan National Transitional
Council, well the highest levels European Governments, and Western
Intelligence and security services.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM EXTREMELY
SENSITIVE SOURCE AND SHOULD HANDLED WTTH CARE. September 12, 2012 Libyan President Mohammed Yussef Magariaf
told senior advisors that the death -of the U.S. Ambassador the hands Islamist
militia forces represents threat the future the newly elected General National
Congress (GNC) Govemment. According sensitive source. Magariaf
believes that the primary goal this and other attacks Western facilities
demonstrate that the GNC cannot protect its non Islarnic friends. Libyan. security
officials believe that the attack was carried out forces the Islarnist militia
group calling itselfdie Ansa: Sharia brigade; working out camps the.
Eastern Benghazi. These officials added that teir seurm
this group led former members the old Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
(LIFG), some ofwhom are loyal lslamist General AbdelhakimBelhaj. The that
same officials were quick point-out that they have evidence that,Belhaj had
any direct involvement this attack, They also have direct information
whether this assault has anything with the death Libyan born
leader Abu Yahya a1~ Libi, butthey are pursuing this theme. These cials Depanmenl Slate
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believe that the attackers having prepared launch their assault took advantage
the cover provided the demonstrations Benghazi protesting internet
production seen disrespectful the prophet Mohammad. According this source, the immediate events were set motion
statement made Muslim Cleric Egypt saying that the intemet film was
going shown across the United States September effort insult
Muslims the anniversary the attacks the New York World Trade Center
2001. This statement inspired increasingly hostile demonstrations the US.
Embassy Cairo, and diplomatic facilities Libya. Benghazi, reporting
from security sources states, approximately twenty one (21) Ansar Sharia
ghters left their base East Benghazi just after sundown ltrated the crowdof
about 2,000 demonstrators the US. Consulate. These forces, operating under
cover darkness, opened fire the consulate, eventually setting with
rocket propelled grenades. These ghters then withdrew their camp.
Magariaf ordered security officials identify and arrest the attackers, adding that had been touch with Egyptian President Mnhmmed Motel, and the two
agreed that their intelligence and security personnel will cooperate this matter.
(Note: Some the Libyan ofticialszbelieve that the entire demonstration was
organized cover for the attack. however; they point out that there evidence such complex operation this time. (Source Comment: the opinion this individual, Libyan sectuity
officers also informed Magariaf that the attacks had been planned for
iipproximately one month, based casing information obtained during early
demonstration U.S. consulate Benghazi. The attackers were, the
0pm these individuals, looking for -opportunity approach the consulate
UNCLASSIFIED
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under cover crowd. These officials add that government security officers
admitted Magariaf that they not have the physical capacity locate,
attack, and destroy the Ansar Sharia brigade, among others. They describe these
forces Well-trained, hardened killers; many whom have spent time
Afghanistan and Yemen. These ghters are located -camps Eastern Libya; and
Libyan officials doubt they can penetrate these camps because the militia are
better armed than the forces the new National Anny. the opinion separate source Magariaf continues believe that
the attacks -were planned and carried out political atmosphere where portion the Libyan population focused past cooperation between Western
intelligence and security services, and the regime former dictator Muamrnar
Qaddaii. According this source, Magariafr lizes that the death the U.S.
Ambassador dictates that must tangible solutions the problems tied
disarming the as, dealing Salaiist violence against the followers
beliefs, and efforts dis;-radii his gnvemnwnt through linking him Western
-intelligence services. Magariaf instructed his security officials cooperate
with their US. counterparts. also warned all ofhis advisers prepared for
US. retali:-ition against the suspected perpetrators this attack, and the angy
public reaction that sure follow. (Source ment: separate, particularly sensitive source added that
private conversation Magariaf stated that his government cannot protect
senior diplomatic omnial foreign businesses will not willing risk opening
new operations Libya. According this sensitive source, Magariaf believes
that number the Islamist militias are now being uenced Qai and other
radical groups; working out camps the Eastern and Southeastern parts the
Us. Department State
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country. These groups are receiving aid and weapons from supporters Sudan. the end, xgariaf added that while does not expect U.Sr officials focus this point, believes the attacks against the interests and citizens the U.S.
and other Western states are aimed first overthrowing his government, and
replacing with strict Islamic Republic dominated Sala leaders. Magariaf
also warned that-tribal militias loyal the Qadda family continue present
equally dangerous threat the new Government.)
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Fw: Magariaf attack Libya. Sid
hrc memo magaviaf, attack Libya 091212.docx
Fro Sidney BIument
Sent: Wednesday, September 12,
Ta:
subject: Magariaf attack ubya. Sid
CONFIDENTIAL
September 12, 2012
For: Hillary
From: Sid
Re: Magariaf and the attack Libya
SOURC Sources with direct access the Libyan National Transitional Coun
wellas the highest levels European Governments, and Western Intelligence and
security services. During the aftemoon September 11, 2012 new interim President Libya
Mohammed Yussef Magariaf spoke private with senior advisors, including the
members the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, discuss the attacks demonstrators US. missions Tripoli. and Benghazi. According sensitive source, Mag-ariaf
was shaken the attacks, and gave permission commanders the ground for
security forces open over the heads the crowds -effort break mobs
att king the missions. During this session, senior security cer told Magariaf
that the attacks that day were inspired what many devout Libyan viewed
UNCLASSIFIED
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sacrllegious internet video the prophet Mohammed originating America. The
Libyan attacks were also inspired and linked attack the US. mission
Egypt the same day. the same time, Magariaf noted strong terms that the
atmosphere that made fostered these incidents Libya the product widespread
publicity regarding the security situation oouuny between 2004 and 2010 and
the cooperation that developed between number Western Intelligence services and
the regime former dictator Muammar Qadda This source added that Magariafs advisors believe that this situation adds the President growing concern over the unpredictable ects that will follow
current covert efforts his political opponents link him foreign
intelligence services. According separate sensitive source, Magariaf noted that
his opponents had often tried connect him the US. Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) through the National Front for the Salvation Libya (NFSL). group
established opposition former dictator Muammar Qadda which Magariaf
led the 19803. the opinion this individual Magariaf believes that can
survive poten negativepublicity this regard, but this situation continues
develop this manner will complicate his efforts establish orderly
administration the country. Again, stated that the attacks the U.S. missions
were much result the atmosphere created this campaign, the controversial
iuternst video. the same time, this indi noted that several Magariafs advisers
share his concerns this matter, pointing out that the. return Qadda intelligence
chiefAbdullah Senoussi for trial Libya has heightened public interestin the
liaison relationships conducted theCIA and British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)
with Qadd intelligence and security services. These same individuals note that they
believe Islamist militia forces under the command General Abdelhakim Belhaj
captured les and documents describing this relationship from s.0ffices
Tripoli, This fascination with Western intelligence operations Qadda Libya also
driven Human Rights Watch and its efforts tie Western governments
human righis violations committed under Qaddafi. regard HRW has
iniervniwcd least fourteen (14) individuals claiming that they were turned over
Qadda forces the Western powers. Belhaj included this group. (Source Comment: the opinion ofa very sensitivesource, .el Magariafs
enemies are working take advantage his suspected links the C1A.at time when
Western intelligence services are under scrutiny Libya. They also fear that this
situation will only grow more complex Qai:lda son. Saifal Islam Qadda and
Senousi nrebrouglit before Libyan courts answerfor their crimes under the old
regime, particularly during the 2011 revolution. These individuals believe both men
will linked Western Intelligence during their trials. According this individual, Magariafis mrldng with the Muslim
Brotherhood and other lslamist groups defuse lls sitttatioji. partioul
UNCLASSiFiED
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concerned the level violence between Muslims and Sala sts, and believes
must maintain his reputation for impartiality defuse this growing problem. works organize the government, and disarm the militias, cannot afford
lose the respect and trust the Libyan people, especially time when cultural
clashes between followers the mystical tradition and ultra conservative Sala
have taken central stage the new Libya. This source adds that these religious
con icts were largely unknown during Qadda rule. (Source Comment: This source added that the individuals interviewed for the
HRW report were former members the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group (LIFG),
Islamist group formed opposition Gadda controversial interpretations Islam.
These LIFG ghters the country the late 1980s and went Afghanistan join
the ght against the Soviet Union while also gaining training and experience for their
own struggle. separate source -adds that messages Libya from the CIA and SIS
were found among the Tripoli Documents published HRW, indicating that the
United States and Britain were eager help Libya capture several senior LIFG gures,
including its founders, Belhaj and Sami Saadi.) Libyan authorities struggle control the armed rings that refuse
surrender wexxpons following last years civil war, Sala who say Islam should return the simple ways followed Mohammed, have established their own armed gangs
post Gadda Libya. Theyview pmctioes idolatrous. Since-the start the Arab
Spring uprising across the region, number Sufi sites have been attacked Eypt,
Mali and I..1bya. Magariaf determined establish democratic state based
Islamic principles. This individual adds that Magariaf remains dedicated the idea
building tolerant Islamic state Libya. Magariafs opinions oon nue shaped his experience with Qadda whom felt built cult personality viala
all the basic ideas Islam.
UNCLASSIFIED Department State
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Date: 05/13/2015 PROPRIETARY/CONFIDEN
SUBJECT: Libya (37)
SOURCE: Sources with direct access the Libyan National Transitional
Council, well the highest levels European Governments, and Western
Intelligence and security services.
THE FOLLO WIN INFORMATION COMES FROM EXTREMELY
SENSITIVE SOURCE AND SHOULD HANDLED WITH CARE. September 12,. 2012 Libyan President Mohammed Ytissefel gariaf
told senior advisors that the death the US, Ambassador the hands Islarnist
militia forces represents threat the iture the newly elected General National
Congress (GNC) Govemmetlt According sensitive source, Magariaf
believes that the primary goal this and other attacks Western facilities
demonstrate that the GNC cannot protect its non-Islamic friends. Libyan security that the attack was carried out forces the Islarnis ti-
group calling itself the Ansar Sharia brigade; working out -camps the
Eastem suburbs Benghazi. These officials added that their sources indicate that
this group led former members the old Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
(LIFG), some ofwhom are loyal Islamist General Abdelhakim Belhaj. The
same officials were quick point out that they have evidence that Belhaj had
any direct involvement this attack. They also have direct information
whether this assault has anything with the death Libyan bom Qai
leader Abu Yahya a1- Libi, but they are pursuing this theme. These officials
UNCLASSIFIED Department 0751319
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STATE DEPT PRODUCED HOUSE SELECT EEi1GHAZic0MMA
SUBJECT AGREEMENT SENSITIVE INFORMATION REDACTIONS FOIA WAIVER.
believe that the attackers having prepared launch their assault took advantage
the cover provided the demonstrations Benghazi protesting intemet
production seen disrespectful the prophet Mohammed. According this source, the immediate events were set motion
statement made. Muslim Cleric Egypt saying that the internet film was
going shown across the United States September effort insult
Muslims the anniversary the attacks the New York World Trade Center
2001. statement inspired increasingly hostile demonstrations the U.S.
Embassy Cairo, and atdiplomatic facilities Libya. Benghazi. reporting
from security sources states, approximately twenty one (21) Ansar Sharia
fighters left their base East Bengh just after sundown infiltrated the crowd
about 2,000 demonstrators the US. Consulate. These forces, operating under
cover ofdarkncss, opened fire the consulate, eventually setting tire with
rocket propelled grenades. These ghters then withdrew their camp
Magariaf ordered security officials-to identify and ancst the attackers, adding that had been touch with Egyptian President Mohrnmed Morsi, and the two
agreed that their intelligence and -security personnel will cooperate this matter.
(Note: Some the Libyan officials believe that the entire demonstration was
organized cover for the attack, however; they point out that there evidence such complex operation this time.
3.. (Source Comment: the opinion this individual, Libyan security
officers also informed Magariaf that the attac rad been planned for
approximately one mon based casing information obtained during early
demonstration the US. consulate Benghazi. The attackers were, the
opinion these individuals, looking for opportunity approach the consulate
STATE DEPT, PRODUCED HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMM
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under cover crowd These officials add that government security officers
admitted Magariaf that they not have the physical capacity locate,
attack, and destroy the Ansar al-Sharia brigade, among others. They describe these
forces we-ll-trained, hardened killers; many whom have spent time
Afghanistan and Yemen. These ghters are located camps Eastern Libya; and
Libyan officials doubt they can penetrate these camps because the militia are
better armed than the forces the new National Anny. the opinion separate source Magariaf continues believe that
the attacks were planned and carried out political atmosphere where portion the Libyan population focused onpast_ooope1:a between Western
intelligence and security services, and the regime former dictator Muammar
Qadda Accordingto this source, lviagafaf realizes that the death the U.S.
Ambassador dictates that must tangible-solutionsto the problems tied
the militias, dealing Sala Violence against the followers
beliefs, and orts discredit his govemment through linking him Western
intelligence services. Magariaf instructed his sec ity uals cooperate
with their US. counlzerparts. also warned all his advisors prepared for
U.S. retaliation against the suspected perpetrators this attack, and the angry
public reaction that sure follow. (Source Comment: separate, particularly sensitive source added that
private conversation Magariaf stated that his government cannot protect
senior diplomatic. cial, foreign businesses will not willing risk opening
new operations Libya. According this sensitive source, lviagaiiaf bet ?!/es
that number the Islamist militias now being uenced Qai and other
radical groups; working out camps the Eastern and Southeastern parts ofthe
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and other Western states are aimed rst overthrmving his government, and
replacing with strict Islamic Republic dominated Sala sl. leaders. Magariaf
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equally dangerous threat the new Government.)
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SOURCE: Sources with direct access -to the Libyan National Transitional Council, well the
highest levels European governments, and Western Intelligence and security services. Late the day September 14, 2012, Egyptian President Mc-hamad Morsi told senior
European diplomats that increasingly concerned the current anti-U.S. and anti-Western violence
spreading through Cairo and into the rest Egyptmay part effort his Salafst political
rivals destabilize his government, which -many them believe too moderate its positions
regarding Islam, Israel, and the non Muslim world According thissource, Morsi, who
Brussels for meetings with the European Union (EU), was particularly cancernedover message from
Army commander General Abdel Fatah 31-Slssi. that Islamist guerrillas, believed dravm
primari from the Sziwa Bedouin ibe, had launched attack base the International
Peacekeeping Force (IPF) the Sin The General reported that the 1500 United Nations troops
the base, including some forces ere under heavy attack and casualty figures were not yet
known. Morsi stated that this fight was example radical -government forces and Sala
lslamist dissidents taking advantage. the current situation carry out attacks that demonstrate his
government unable protect Western personnel and acilities Egypt Morsi stated that the
success failure his reginie directly tied his ability establish moderate Islamic state that
can worl: with western business interests. (Source Comment: the opinion this individual, the current wave violence related ongoing struggle between Sala and Muslims throughout Egypt. What makes more
frustrating for Morsi that much the violence appears inspired members the Sala
Nour Party_, the coalition partner Morsi Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) the new Egyptian
Parliament. According this individual, Morsi delayed condemning the initial attacks the
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Embassy out concern that his opponents would use such statement move against his
government. Late the evening September 13, 2012, Mohammed Eadie, the Supreme Guide
the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB). sent message Morsi warning that and the supreme
Guidance Council were concerned that the situation aroimd the U.S. Embassy was getting out
control and that, difficult might seem, had take tough measures against the demonstrators,
and protect the interests the and other Western Governments. telephone discussion with
Stand a1-Katany, the MB/Freedom and Justice Party (MB/FJ Speaker the lower house
parliament, Morsiadmitted that had felt constrained from acting, given his past history poor
personal relations with the leaders Nour. Al-Kaiuiny urged him control the situation.)
_3. September 14, Morsi also stated official that had received extremely forceful
messages from both the U.S. State Department and the Office the UASU President. leaving doubt his mind that the US. Eg_vptian relations and more than $1billion US. aid were stake this
matter. Morsi added that since much this did goes the Egyptian Army, and al-Kataiiy agreed
that actions that put jeopardy would also damage the new Egyptian adniinisn-ation current
good relationship with the Anny, Accordingly, Morsi instructed the itary and security forces use
all necessary force short lethal measures protect US. and Western facilities. aprivate
conversation, Morsi stated that felt losing control the political situation and fears that the
current ghting results deaths, either: demonstrators, U.S.,diplomats, Egyptian security
personnel, l1N_.p.eacekeep.ers, the situation may spin out control and his government would fall.
Katany agreed, but said that talz.ing_no action would guarantee disaster. Theyagreed that when the
situation calms down they will have deal mLh the Nour 121 ich they fear will the future,
take advantaze circumstances try destabilize Moi.sis adrrii tion. With this mind, Morsi
ordered =al-Si i-to direct the com-manders Military Intelligence (MI Muleff0tt1otlB!-:l,