On Monday Joe DiGenova, the attorney of one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C. radio station WMAL that 400 U.S. missiles were present at an annex near the consulate and were then stolen, which consequently provided a motive for the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi.
DiGenova claims that this is the reason US government officials have been tight-lipped about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which US ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed, according to Breitbart News.
DiGenova is the attorney for Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson, and says that his information is from former intelligence officials who remain in contact with others in the intelligence community.
In the interview with WMAL, he noted that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles."
The biggest concern, DiGenova added, is to find the lost missiles before they can be put to use. His sources say there have been talks of “an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” DiGenova claimed.
The Telegraph reported in early August that 35 members of the CIA were working in Benghazi when the attack against the consulate took place. That report claimed these operatives were allegedly in an "annex near the consulate [working] on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian Rebels."
Recently, Senator Rand Paul suggested a similar theory behind the terrorist attack, following the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's February 7 testimony on Capitol Hill.
He commented that the motive for the attack "may have been that there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and [distributing] arms to the [Syrian] rebels."