WASHINGTON, D.C.--- In a blockbuster development, the Western Center for Journalism reports that, not only did Barack Obama know the attack in Benghazi was imminent, he planned the attack himself. In the report, a source from inside the White House reveals that the attack, which occurred at the compound housing American diplomats on the event of 9/11 and resulted in the death of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was a botched attempt at an "October surprise" to bolster the President's failing poll numbers. According to the published report, in the weeks leading up to the attack, Barack Obama, in alliance with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, arranged what was supposed to be the kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens, who would later be released in exchange for the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the "Blind Sheik", who is regarded as one of the world's leading terrorists. Rhaman, who is blind as a result of diabetes, is currently being held at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons located in North Carolina. The trade was to be done as a means of improving the president's image as a leader and thus boosting his chances of re-election. The source revealed that in the weeks leading up to the attack, security was greatly reduced despite the Ambassador's repeated concerns and requests for additional protection, in accordance with the planned kidnapping. On the night of September 11th, the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the United States on American soil, the compound was to be guarded only by Libyan security guards who would be alerted to vacate the facility at a per-determined time. The report states that the plan went terribly wrong after two former Navy SEALS, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty, both of whom were assigned to security at the nearby CIA facility, defied orders to "stand down" after hearing gunfire at the nearby compound, requesting permission to intervene. According to the report, after multiple requests to intervene were denied, the Navy SEALS left the CIA facility and attempted to fight off the attackers in an attempt to protect Ambassador Stephens. The battle resulted in a fire that ultimately took the lives of Ambassador Stephens, special agent Sean Smith and the Navy SEALS, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Dougherty. Despite the White House's claims that they had no prior knowledge of the Libyan Attack, classified emails that were obtained by Fox News and published by The Blaze show that live footage of the attack was being transmitted to the White House from a drone airplane, which hovered above the scene. The White House source stated that the unexpected turn in events left the Obama administration scrambling, leading to a massive cover up. This, states the report, explains White House's refusal to answer specific questions as to what the Obama administration knew and when, despite mounting pressure to release information relating to the attack. These documents remain classified.
According to the Global Terrorism Database compiled by the University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), there were 64 attacks on American diplomats when George W Bush was President.