Roger Aronoff, the Executive Director of the Citizens Commission on National Security, had his second guest on his radio show, former CIA officer and Islam expert Clare Lopez. On “The Aronoff Report,” Roger interviewed Lopez about the Muslim Brotherhood and the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
Lopez is an esteemed member of the CCNS and was an active member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi. Here are a few of the insights she shared during the interview:
“So, long way of getting back to this, it was the Iranian regime that first talked about using planes. And they also called it the Boeing plot. Khomenei called it the Boeing plot. … Then comes the alliance that was forged in Khartoum and out of that alliance you get Osama bin Laden turning to the president of Iran at the time, who came to Khartoum—Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, now dead—and said, you know I really like what your Hezbollah guys do with explosives, referring back to the 1993 attacks by Hezbollah under the command of Iran IRGC and Quds force when they attacked the American Embassy, the French Embassy, French forces, and, of course, the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.”
“But it’s obligatory within Islamic doctrine, that before attacking an infidel target Islam must issue a warning, a call to Islam. In other words, convert, come to Islam. That is the call to Islam, and if that is ignored, then will come jihad.”
“So what the United States did, we sent our striped pants from the State Department over there to help them draft a new Constitution. And that Constitution came into effect in January of 2004. I would say that’s the date when the United States lost the war in Afghanistan. Why? Because if you look at that constitution for Afghanistan 2004, it’s in English online, not hard to look it up, and you look at the very first three articles—that’s all the [farthest] you have to go. The thing is many pages long. Just look at the first three articles: Article 1: Afghanistan shall be an Islamic Republic. Article 2: The sacred religion of Islam is the religion of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Article 3: No law shall contravene the tenets and provisions of the holy religion of Islam in Afghanistan.”
“And as we know, the attacks by al Qaeda, jihad terrorists, unfolded that night, the night of September 11, 2012 [in Benghazi] and Ambassador Stevens and three others lost their lives that night. And it was all preventable, it was all preventable except that the Obama administration wanted the Muslim Brotherhood to take over North Africa.”
You can listen to the full interview here.