RT Publishes Full Release of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton E-Mail Memo Hacking

by Colonel on March 21, 2013

First Memo Summary (Dated September 12th, 2012):

  • Libyan President met with Muslim Brotherhood on September 12th to discuss Benghazi attack.
  • Libyan President was upset by the attacks, ordering military to fire “over the heads of crowds” to break up mobs if necessary.
  • Senior Libyan Security Officer told Libyan President that attacks were due to anti-Muslim video “Innocence of Muslims”.
  • Attacks in Benghazi and Tripoli were “linked to and inspired by” attacks on the U.S. Mission in Egypt that also occurred on September 11th, 2012.
  • Libyan President acknowledged obvious link between U.S. invasion of Libya and past relations between U.S. and Libya as contributing factors to the Benghazi attack.
  • Libyan President worried that political opponents are trying to disparage him by linking him to “foreign intelligence services” such as the CIA.
  • Memo Author Sidney Blumenthal expressed concern that future complications and accusations brought up by political opponents could derail the Libyan President’s Administration.
  • Libyans worried that British and American spy agencies are going to turn them over to Former Leader Gaddafi’s spy agency. Memo cites a Human Rights Watch Report interviewing 14 people who claimed that Western authorities transferred them into the custody of Former Leader Gaddafi’s spy agency.
  • Source noted that Libyan President’s political enemies were seeking to exploit links to Western Intelligence Agencies in the trials of Gaddafi’s former spy chief and his son.
  • Libyan President worked with political enemies to assuage these concerns.

[Cut-off. Some part missing.]

  • Libyan Authorities struggling to un-arm Salafis following Libya’s Civil War.
  • Salafis have established their own armed gangs following the fall of Gaddafi.
  • Sufi sites attacked in Egypt, Mali, and Libya since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011.
  • Libyan President determined to establish a democratic state based on Islamic principles.
  • Libyan President dedicated to tolerant Islamic state.
  • Libyan President fundamentally disagrees with Former Libyan Dictator Gaddafi’s “cult of personality”.

Second Memo Summary (Dated October 6th, 2012):

  • Libyan President worried that the Muslim Brotherhood wants to make his position ceremonial.
  • Libyan President received the impression that Libyan Prime Minister Abushagur didn’t want to include opposition input in decision-making.
  • Libyan President received the impression that Libyan Prime Minister Abushagur intended to interfere with the investigation into U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ death.
  • According to the Libyan President, Prime Minister Abushagur’s #1 priority is/was to make Libya more appealing to international businesses.
  • Libyan President was pleased by Prime Minister Abushagur’s withdrawal of cabinet nominations.
  • Libyan President expressed support for inclusion of Ali Tarhouni in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet.
  • Libyan President knew of October 4th, 2012, protest at Parliament in advance but did nothing to stop it or warn Prime Minister Abushagur.
  • Protest worried some independent Members of Parliament. According to the memo, the storming of Parliament compelled these MPs to switch their votes and oppose Abushagur’s Cabinet.

Note: Prime Minister-elect Abushagur never officially became Prime Minister because his first and second attempts at nominating a Cabinet were rejected by Parliament.

Third Memo Summary (Dated December 10th, 2012):

  • In December 2012, Libyan President and Prime Minister Ali Zidan secretly met with tribal leaders following fears that the Barqa Federalist Movement is likely to strengthen in early 2013.
  • According to the National Libyan Army Chief of Staff, Eastern (Barqa) Tribes had re-armed and re-equipped over the previous three months. Eastern Tribes preparing to re-assert autonomy in 2013.
  • National Libyan Army Chief of Staff also advised that Salafist militants moving from Egypt to Benghazi were complicating the region in-between.
  • Egyptian President Morsi taking steps to “detain or neutralize” Salafist militants, thus forcing them to migrate to Libya.
  • Memo notes that many Salafist militants fought alongside Libyan Revolutionary Forces against Gaddafi and are “comfortable” in Benghazi.
  • Libyan President and Prime Minister moving forward with plan to divide the National Oil Corporation’s production and exploration into two separate firms. This plan apparently caught local leaders by surprise and has raised a few questions with Western Officials. Tentative name: National Corporation for Oil Refining and Petrochemicals Industry.
  • Libyan President and Prime Minister “convinced that they must deal with this internal East-West issue before they can bring a stable security environment to the country”.
  • Libyan President’s Advisers believed that foreign oil companies would oppose Libya’s restructuring.
  • Italian Oil Firm ENI increasing operations in Libya despite security concerns expressed by other companies and Libyan leaders. Italy is doing this, the memo notes, because they want to “get ahead” of other countries in Libya.

Third Memo Summary (Dated February 16th, 2013):

  • Algerian President ordered Algeria’s external intelligence service to provide the Libyan Intelligence Chief with portions of the findings of the investigation into the Algerian hostage crisis in In Amenas. This information was obtained through the Algerian interrogation of Mokhtar Belmokhtar supporters.
  • Algerian President instructed them to not share information indicating that Algeria was ill-prepared for the terrorist attack.
  • The memo confirms that the intelligence information was passed on as the Algerian President instructed.
  • Algerian President not convinced that Libya’s General National Council (GNC) Government will survive through 2013.
  • Memo confirms that the Algerian hostage situation was related to the French military intervention in Mali.
  • Memo confirms that the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA), a “loose but growing coalition of Islamist groups”, was behind the hostage crisis in In Amenas. The memo notes that one-eyed Algerian al-Qaeda Commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar was the mastermind of the Algerian Gas Plant Hostage Crisis.
  • Algerian Officials believe that Libya’s Ansar al Sharia is a part of MUJWA and may have assisted in the attack.
  • Gas Plant hostage-takers came from Mali, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Egypt.
  • Algerian Officials keeping information received from the French Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) confidentially.
  • French DGSE Intelligence includes possible link between the Ansar al Sharia attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012, and the Algerian hostage crisis in 2013.
  • French Intelligence indicates that funding for both attacks originated from Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia. Between July and August 2012, these Sunni Islamists funneled money to AQIM contacts in Southern Europe who then sent it to AQIM operatives in in Mauritania. The funds eventually made their way to Ansar al Sharia and other Islamists in Benghazi. The money was used to both recruit operatives and purchase weapons and ammunition. The same process, the memo notes, was used to fund the In Amenas hostage crisis.
  • Libyan Intelligence Officers informed Algerian DGSE Officers that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was funded by financiers in Saudi Arabia. Algerian Officials did not inform the Libyan Officials that they had received similar intelligence from France.
  • Algerian Officials met with representatives of followers of terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, following official protocol, in early February 2013, after AQIM support network passed Algerian Officials onto MBM supporters in Mauritania.
  • Algerian Officials noted that Mokhtar Belmokhtar violated a secret truce agreement with the Algerian Government.
  • Algerian Officials noted in their meetings with Mokhtar Belmokhtar supporters that they had “wrapped up much of the MBM support network in Algiers following the attacks”.
  • Mokhtar Belmokhtar supporters apologized and promised cooperation, saying “AQIM left them no choice expect to cooperate”.
  • Algerian Officials dismissed the apology as a recycled excuse.
  • Mokhtar Belmokhtar supporters “assured” Algerian Officials that they wouldn’t carry-out or participate in any future, similar attacks.
  • Memo notes that the Algerian Army was “anxious” to strike at Mokhtar Belmokhtar and his supporters, “showing no mercy for the MBM fighters”.
  • Algerian DGSE believes that the AQIM and allies will continue to conduct attacks against Western Facilities in Maghreb (northwest Africa) “taking advantage of countries where the security structure is disorganized following the uprisings of the Arab Spring”.
  • Algerian Officials believe that MBM is unlikely to carry-out any attacks in Algeria for the next 6 months (from mid-February).
  • Algerian Army Commanders disagree with this assessment and argued for in favor of launching large-scale operations against Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
  • Algerian Intelligence Chief believes that the Algerian President will only support the Algerian Army’s request for operations against Mokhtar Belmokhtar and his supporters if MBM violates their non-violence pact (again).
  • The Algerian President, the memo notes, is “committed to avoiding a return to civil war”.

 

From RT:

“RT has decided to publish in their entirety a series of memos which were allegedly sent from a one-time White House aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, following widespread public interest generated from the now infamous hack.

The emails, which were allegedly sent by former political adviser Sidney Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were forwarded to RT by a hacker using the alias “Guccifer.”

Guccifer was credited with hacking the AOL email account of Blumenthal last week, though the authenticity of the emails has not been verified.

The purported memos appear to contain sensitive information regarding the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, as well the January 2013 hostage crisis in In Amenas, Algeria.

RT has contacted Mr. Blumenthal asking for confirmation on whether the leaked memos came from his private account and whether he had any comment on the revelatory information contained within them. Mr. Blumenthal has yet to reply to our request at the time of writing.

In the leaked emails distributed to the media, Guccifer copied and pasted the correspondence into new files as a likely security precaution. The recreated memos depict the emails with bold Comic Sans text layered over a pink background.

Below are 4 letters dating from September 12, 2012-February 16, 2013. Any omissions are unintentional, as we are publishing all of the information that has been provided to us in the interest of full disclosure.

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