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by Sharon Rondeau

Adm. James (Ace) Lyons was commander of the Pacific Fleet between 1985 and 1987.

(Feb. 19, 2013) — In an interview published on February 15, 2013 with Roger Aronoff of Accuracy in Media (AIM), Admiral James (Ace) Lyons (Ret.) stated that the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, “was the great facilitator in funneling the arms to the rebels, to other militias—many of which were al-Qaeda-affiliated, who had been fighting our troops in Iraq.”

Lyons is a four-star admiral and former commander of the Pacific Fleet during the 1980s. He is now President and CEO of Lion Associates, LLC, which provides consulting services on international security.  Lyons spoke last June at a forum on national security issues on behalf of the Center for Security Policy during which he stated that the U.S. Navy has been reduced from 600 ships to 285 under Obama.  “That’s basically what I had under my command in the Pacific Fleet,” he said.

Adm. Lyons originally provided the interview to AIM on BlogTalkRadio on January 24, 2013.  He began the session by discussing his involvement with Project HOPE and its role in assisting victims of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.  Lyons later recommended that a special prosecutor be appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate the Benghazi killings.  The transcript of the interview begins at that point on the New Zeal blog.

“Rebels” in Syria have been fighting the regime of Bashir Assad, who Obama has said “must go.”  However, it has been reported that Al Qaeda and related terrorists groups have combined with those forces opposing Bashir.  Obama has therefore been accused of supporting enemies of the United States.

Lyons was asked about a statement attributed to him contending that there might have been an attempt to kidnap Amb. Stevens in exchange for the United States’ release of Omar Abdel-Rahman, called “the Blind Sheikh,” to which he responded that he had speculated that the Benghazi incident was “a bungled kidnapping attack” because “nothing else made sense” to him.

During the interview, Lyons also mentioned a video released the day before the Benghazi attack by “the leader of Al Qaeda” seeking to avenge the murder of one of its operatives in Libya by the CIA.  Such a video has not been publicized in the American media.

Last October, a security analyst to Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret.) suggested that Stevens was a conduit in transferring arms to Syria through Turkey.  It has been widely reported that Stevens had met with the Turkish Consul General just before the attack began at approximately 9:40 p.m. Libyan time on September 11.

The Obama regime first claimed that the attack on the Benghazi outpost was the result of a spontaneous protest over an obscure video which parodied the Prophet Muhammad and offended Muslims around the world.  United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice had insisted on September 16, 2012 on five Sunday talk shows that the protest stemmed from the video, although emails released to the media exchanged among government officials do not mention a protest.  Both the CIA and State Department officials clarified weeks later that the attack had been planned by Islamic terrorists.

An editorialist at a UK newspaper called the protest claim “a cover story.”

During testimony to two congressional committees on January 23, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that there were “no denials of support” for help on the night of September 11.  No one has taken responsibility for the “stand-down” order reportedly given to intelligence and/or military personnel after the violence broke out.  Clinton also ruminated that it did not make “difference” who the murderers of the four Americans were.

Up until last Friday, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham did not give their approval of Obama’s choice for Defense Secretary, former Sen. Charles Hagel, nor John Brennan, Obama’s pick for CIA chief, citing unanswered questions about what Obama was doing the night of the Benghazi attack.  A purported letter sent by the White House to Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, reportedly claims that Obama “didn’t make any phone calls” after learning that the Benghazi building was under attack.

McCain stated on “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the Obama regime has perpetrated a “cover up” of the Benghazi incident.

The New York Times is reporting that McCain and Graham will now “stand aside” to allow a vote on Hagel’s nomination following the congressional break this week even though McCain does not believe that Hagel “is qualified.”

The U.S. military did not intervene in Benghazi on the night of September 11, with outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta having claimed that he did not have “enough information” to send a deployment of troops.  Retired military officers have stated that a mission to combat the terrorists could have been mounted quickly and efficiently.

The Post & Email had contacted Lyons for an interview, but he declined, stating that he had spoken with Lou Dobbs of Fox News and submitted editorials to The Washington Times which had been published.  After sending him a request to reconsider, our email was returned as undeliverable, as it had been sent to a mailbox which did not accept incoming email.

Last November, Lyons called on Obama to “come clean” about the deaths in Benghazi as reported by Fox News.  Lyons claimed that Libyan security forces had “lost all control” of terrorists in the country prior to the attack on the U.S. outpost.  He told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly that “ten well-armed militias” had been identified in eastern Libya and that an al Qaeda affiliate had been “setting up roadblocks and checkpoints” that evening.  Lyons claimed that a military fleet could have arrived in Benghazi “in a matter of hours” of the launch of the attack.

Lyons told Kelly that he believed that the behavior of the Obama regime in the wake of the Benghazi attack and Obama’s statement that it was “too early to know” what had caused it was “a total cover-up” which “borders on a criminal act here.”

“You just don’t let Americans die,” Lyons said.

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  1. There was an interview right after Benghazi that was shown only once with a Colonel that was in charge of the Benghazi compound with 16 Spec Op security members. They were given orders in mid October to leave the compound with no reason given just before the attack occurred. It was never shown again and it has never been on any other news story. It looks like Obama and friends planned this to cover up some of their dirty deals as usual.

  2. Loggia,Technically,since Obama AND Biden are non-bona-fides,John Boehner is the lawful President of the United States and Senator Leahy,President Pro-tempore of the Senate is VP. I notified Boehner and the Late Senator Inouye months ago. They ignored me. Regarding the State of New York, The Solicitor General of NY has recently informed me that they have NO intention of filing papers in my Appeal in the NY State Supreme Court,Appellate Division,3rd Department (Alb.Cty.Sup.Ct.Docket 5003-2012).

  3. The Lame Cherry Blog broke this days after Benghazi. Whoever “lame cherry” is, he/she seems to have connections to sensitive information. We are just getting to the tip of the iceberg.
    Obama seems more and more like Nero with a Mussolino type of Narcissism thrown in for good measure. Either he is a bumbling idiot unaware of the implications of his decisions, or he is malevolent and plays at Mr Nice Guy, while stabbing America in the back. In either case, he is nefarious, and good citizens of ALL PARTIES either acknowledge it openly, or sense it inwardly and will give voice to it soon. Only the “low information voters,” as Rush dubs them, will follow Obama over the cliff made of billions of dollars worth of Obamaphones meant to seduce the gullible.

  4. Obama is a Muslim Supremacist and Traitor to The U.S.A. I still believe that Obama wanted Stevens kidnapped so as to use that as leverage for the return of the Blind Sheik to Obama’s cohorts,Al-Queda. The plan most likely was to put on a show. Stevens would be returned,the Blind Sheik would be back with Al-Q and the facade that Obama is a loyal American could be continued. The Denial of Support and the Stand down order lend credence to the assertion that Obama wanted defense of the Benghazi outpost to fail. It is tantamount to leaving the front door open to thieves and murderers. Clinton’s “What’s the Difference” question may have been asked to deflect focus on her and Obama. Obama made no calls, there were stand-down orders and no support given. Indeed Panetta made lame excuses why support was not possible. That claim by Panetta, in the words of “Colonel Potter” (as played by Harry Morgan) is “Horsehockey”. McCain also puts on a good show. He is in the Obama Cabal. “Stand Aside” on the Hagel confirmation sounds like Obama’s “Stand down” on the Benghazi issue. I would like to go further than the Article. Obama’s actions during the Benghazi attack and those of Hillary Clinton, Panetta and others have crossed that “Border” between Right and wrong, Criminal and law abiding. Obama and his RICO Cabal ARE Criminals.

    1. Obama and the USA are in a co-dependent relationship with all kinds of enablers helping him to continue his composting of the Constitution. A quick look at the NYS Board of Elections website, section “RUNNING FOR OFFICE” shows they still are publishing misinformation: For President, they say “born a citizen.”
      Can an anchor baby born of illegal aliens, technically “born a citizen,” grow up to be president? He/She would still have derivative rights to citizenship in the country of one or both parents! Is that kind of “born a citizen” allowed to become a Commander in Chief with dual or triple allegiances?
      Why was there such a fuss about McCain’s being born in Panama? Obviously, being “born a citizen” is not enough, and NYS makes a caricature of the Constitution. It is really such a pity and disservice to our Republic. On the other hand, Obama looks at it all with glee, Al Qaeda is probably laughing, and Russia knows better and waits days to return calls. The Joke is on America, but millions of Good citizens see NO FUN at all in the crass attempt at “humor.”

  5. Adm. Lyons still has connections to military leaders that know barry soetero is a fraud. Why they put up with a putative CiC is beyond comprehension. Same goes for all OpSEC and the rest of organizations asking for money to preserve the Republic.

    WE HAVE A USURPER, IMPOSTOR, FRAUD-IN-CHIEF, destroying the Republic. What part do they not understand? Complicit oath breakers everyone of them.

    1. Good points! One wonders if the putative Potus is fraudulent under the Constitution, is there any individual who is the rightful heir to Constitutional authority? It could be rather similiar to the “antipopes” of Avignon, France: Clement VII and Benedict XIII who CLAIMED they were popes, had adherents, had a papal court, had a palace, had people who kissed their rings, and are to this day NOT RECOGNIZED in Church History. Will America look back and refuse to recognize the Obama years as Constitutionally valid? If so, who is the person who possesses Constitutional Authority, obfuscated by smoke, mirrors and the endless golf clubs of the anti-president? Does the USA have an “Avignon Presidency?”