September 28, 2021

President Trump Needs to Declassify Obama’s Secret Directive 11


Roger Aronoff and Frank de Varona at the America at Crossroads Benghazi Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

On December 3, 2017, this writer attended the America at Crossroads Conference dealing with Libya and Benghazi in Jacksonville, Florida. It was also a tribute to Ambassador Christopher Stevens, his aide Sean Smith, and two diplomatic security officers, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who were killed in Benghazi due to the criminal negligence and dereliction of duty of the Obama administration. Among the speakers at the conference were my friend and one of my heroes, Roger Aronoff, who created the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) that published the Interim Report How America Switched Sides in the War on Terror in April 2014 and the final Report Dereliction of Duty in July 2016. (It can be read at the website.)

Roger Aronoff set up the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) in September 2013 to investigate the causes and the circumstances involved in the attacks of September 11, 2012 on the U.S. diplomatic compound and the nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. Among the members selected by Roger Aronoff were Brigadier General Charles Jones (Ret.), Admiral James Lyons (Ret.), General Thomas McInerney (Ret.), former CIA officer Clare Lopez, former CIA officer Wayne Simmons, former CIA officer Kevin Shipp, General Paul Vallely (Ret.), former Congressman and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Allen West, and Captain Larry Bailey (SEAL Ret.).

Retired CIA official Clare Lopez and this writer at the America at Crossroads Benghazi Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Two retired CIA officers, Clare Lopez and Kevin Shipp, who served in the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, spoke about a secret and classified Presidential Study Directive 11 executed by President Barack Obama. This treasonous document is still classified but part of the information of Presidential Study Directive 11 has leaked out.

Clare Lopez and Kevin Shipp said that the Presidential Study Directive 11 was Obama’s secret plan to turn the Middle East to Iran and North Africa to al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. President Donald J. Trump needs to declassify this document to show Americans how Barack Obama is a traitor who should be indicted as well as other members of his administration.

Roger Aronoff appeared on The Blaze with Dana Loesch before Hillary Clinton came to testify at the hearing of the House of Representative Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22, 2015 on her role in Libya. He explained the following:

“While the failures to either provide sufficient security for Ambassador Chris Stevens, or to remove him before the attacks occurred on September 11, 2012, is an important issue, it is certainly not the only one that Mrs. Clinton must answer for. Two new articles out in the last day present powerful arguments and lines of questioning that should be pursued. One is from The Washington Times, which lays out new evidence showing how the U.S. facilitated the flow of arms to militia groups in Libya, many of which went to al-Qaeda-linked groups. This violated both American law and a U.N. resolution.”

“The other article is by Nancy Youssef in The Daily Beast, where she questions the wisdom, motives and strategy that led the U.S. and NATO into the war in Libya in the first place. She points out that while President Obama may have been reluctant at first, with no stated plans to remove Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi that is exactly what happened, with no plans in place for what would come after Qaddafi. And what has followed is a failed state.”

Aronoff wrote that both of these points were made in the Interim Report by the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) of April 2014 and received little attention at the time. Many in the media kept asking what more was there to learn. Aronoff pointed out that the CCB had prepared a list of questions that he hoped would be asked during the House of Representative Select Committee on the Benghazi hearing on October 22, 2015.

Sadly, none of the great questions prepared by Roger Aronoff were used. Congressional Republicans leaders were aware of the crimes committed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama in Libya but feared that if this information was revealed to Americans, they would have to impeach Obama and indict Hillary Clinton and others. This writer believes that the Congressional Republicans feared a civil war or that Obama would declare martial law and suspend the Constitution and the presidential elections.

The Republicans, either due to fear or perhaps directed by the members of the globalist elite who belong to the very powerful Council of Foreign Relations, Bilderberg Group, and Trilateral Commission and selected Barack Obama as president, decided to let the traitor finish his term in office. Now Republicans are watching how Obama is the leader of the Deep State, which is trying to destroy the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Ambassador Christopher Stevens, his aide Sean Smith, and two security officers, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, were killed in Benghazi.

These four Americans were killed in Benghazi due to the criminal negligence and dereliction of duty of the State and Defense Departments and the White House. The crimes committed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which resulted in the deaths of these four Americans, have been covered up by the corrupt mainstream media. But justice must be done.

Frank de Varona wrote the book Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Radical Islam in 2016.

Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Radical Islam discusses the reasons why the House of Representatives need to impeach Obama and why the Department of Justice need to indict Hillary Clinton for their Middle Eastern gunrunning operation in Libya and Syria, the Benghazi cover-up, and other crimes. The book has several chapters dealing with Libya and Benghazi. It also explains the history and the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in the government.

Stephanie Jason and this writer at the America at Crossroads Benghazi Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Stephanie Jason, similar to this writer, is a director of Bear Witness Central. She has visited Libya over 40 times and knew Ambassador Christopher Stevens very well. Stephanie Jason, who is an expert on national security and the Middle East, spoke at the conference.

Dinesh D’Souza was the keynote speaker at the conference. He dedicated one of his books to this writer.

Obama’s Presidential Study Directive 11

On June 7, 2015, Daniel Greenfield wrote an article titled “Directive 11: Obama’s Secret Islamist plan” which was published in Frontpage Magazine. Greenfield explained that behind the Libyan Civil War; the unrest in Egypt, Yemen, Syria, and across the region; the rise of the Islamic State or ISIS; and the Middle East’s civil wars is Obama’s Presidential Study Directive 11. Greenfield said that Directive 11 was used to guide American policy in the Middle East without being officially submitted. The Directive 11 group was explained as “just finishing its work” when the Arab Spring began.

There were riots and civil wars in the Middle East due to the foreign policy that was implemented by Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Greenfield stated the following: “Directive 11 brought together activists and operatives at multiple agencies to come up with a tailored approach for regime change in each country. The goal was to manage the political transitions. It tossed aside American national security interests by insisting that Islamist regimes would be equally committed to fighting terrorism and cooperating with Israel. Its greatest gymnastic feat may have been arguing that the best way to achieve political stability in the region was through regime change. What little we know about the resulting classified 18-page report is that it used euphemisms to call for aiding Islamist takeovers in parts of the Middle East. Four countries were targeted. Of those four, we only know for certain that Egypt and Yemen were on the list. But we do know for certain the outcome.”

It is now know that the Obama administration overthrew President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, a faithful ally for decades, to place in power the Muslim Brotherhood, which collaborated with al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Iran, before being undone by a counterrevolution. Yemen is currently controlled by Iran’s Houthi terrorists and al-Qaeda.

Greenfield pointed out that the coup d’état against President Mubarak with its coordination of liberals, Islamists and the military did strongly resemble what happened in Indonesia in 1998 when a coup ousted its longtime leader General Muhammad Suharto. The largest similarity may be that the Muslim mobs in Indonesia targeted the Chinese, many of whom are Christians, while the Muslim mobs in Egypt targeted Coptic Christians.

Greenfield explained the following: “It was obvious why Obama would have considered the Islamization of Indonesia and the purge of Christians under the guise of democratic political change to be a fine example for Egypt. While we don’t know the full contents of Directive 11 and unless a new administration decides to open the vaults of the old regime, we may never know. But we do know a good deal about the results. Obama’s insistence that human rights be made a core national security interest paved the way for political and military interventions on behalf of Islamists. Obama had never been interested in human rights; his record of pandering to the world’s worst genocide plotters and perpetrators from Iran to Turkey to Sudan made that clear. When he said human rights, Obama really meant Islamist power. That was why Obama refused to intervene when the Muslim Brotherhood conducted real genocide in Sudan, but did interfere in Libya on behalf of the Brotherhood using a phony claim of genocide.”

“Positioning Samantha Power (later she became the American ambassador at the United Nations) in the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council (NSC) was part of the process that made over the NSC from national security to servicing a progressive wish list of Islamist terrorist groups that were to be transformed into national governments. Power, along with Gayle Smith and Dennis Ross, led the Directive 11 project.”

“Secret proceedings were used to spawn regime change infrastructure. Some of these tools had official names, such as The Office of The Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions which currently reports directly to former Ambassador Anne Patterson (in Egypt) who told Coptic Christians not to protest against Morsi. After being driven out of the country by angry mobs over her support for the Muslim Brotherhood tyranny, she was promoted to Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. The Office is still focused on outreach to emergent political, economic and social forces in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya even though counterrevolutions have pushed out Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia, while Libya is in the middle of a bloody civil war in which an alliance of the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda controls the nation’s capital.”

Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt in 2012.

Mohamed Morsi served as president of Egypt from June 30, 2012 to July 3, 2013. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Morsi from office in the 2013 Egyptian coup d’état after the June 2013 Egyptian protests.

Greenfield said that Gayle Smith, one of the three leaders of Directive 11, contacted the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a Muslim Brotherhood group that supported terrorism against American soldiers in Iraq, to assist the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt Morsi to stay in power. Presidential Study Directive 11 said Greenfield ended up giving us the Islamic State through its Arab Spring. The document claimed that regional stability could only be achieved through Islamist radical regime change which brought chaos in the Middle East. The Islamic State was born in the environment of violent civil wars created by Obama’s Directive 11.

Greenfield explained that during the Arab Spring protests, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit had told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that his government could not hand over power to the Muslim Brotherhood. “My daughter gets to go out at night. And, God damn it, I’m not going to turn this country over to people who will turn back the clock on her rights, said Foreign Minister Gheit.” Sadly, that was exactly what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama wanted to do. Countless women were raped in Egypt. Beyond Egypt, Hillary and Obama’s policy saw Yazidi and Christian women actually being sold into slavery. Many were crucified in Syria and Iraq. Obama and Clinton have a lot of blood on their hands.

On June 3, 2015, Bill Gertz Obama wrote an article titled “Secretly Backing Muslim Brotherhood” which was published in the Washington Times. Gertz said that President Obama and members of his administration supported the Muslim Brotherhood. The policy of backing the terror organization of the Muslim Brotherhood was outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive 11.

The directive, Gertz pointed out, was produced in 2011 and explained the support of the Obama administration for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study. Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of it under the Freedom of Information Act have been unsuccessful.

Gertz said that White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan declined to comment on the Presidential Study Directive 11. “We have nothing for you on this,” she said.

The directive executed by Obama explains why his administration chose the Muslim Brotherhood as “a key vehicle of U.S. backing for so-called political reform in the Middle East.” The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist organization by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The UAE government also has labeled two U.S. affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, as terrorist support groups.

Hillary Clinton Praised the Muslim Brotherhood

On June 14, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with then Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

On October 14, 2016, Joseph Schmitz wrote an article titled Hillary Clinton Praised the Muslim Brotherhood” which was published by Newsmax. Schmitz said that Hillary Clinton’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood led President el-Sisi of Egypt to endorse Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton after meeting separately with them in September 2016 in New York. “For years, Hillary Clinton has been in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt and other predominantly Muslim countries recently declared an international terrorist organization,” explained Schmitz.

The Muslim Brotherhood logo

The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto since its founding in 1928 has been, “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our Leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the path of Allah is our highest hope.” Schmitz wrote than in September 2010, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide declared jihad against the United States and Israel, six months before the so-called “Arab Spring.”

Schmitz pointed out that veteran national security reporter Bill Gertz broke a news story about Hillary Clinton’s collusion with the Muslim Brotherhood “describing newly released talking points for Hillary Clinton’s meeting in July 2012, two months before the deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, with the newly-elected Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi.”

According to another recently-released State Department document, even after the September 11, 2012, the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stephens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, Hillary Clinton’s deputy secretary of state wrote a letter to the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt. The letter concluding saying “As I said when we met, the United States also remains committed to helping Egypt address regional issues, including Syria and Iran.”

Joseph Schmitz stated the following: “Perhaps the biggest bombshell in Bill Gertz’ new Hillary Clinton-Muslim Brotherhood exposé is this: The CIA also covertly backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, according to Egyptian news outlets. In December 2013, the news website Al Bashayer published audio recordings of a CIA delegation that met with Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Khairat al-Shatir and Brotherhood official Isam al Haddad at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Jan. 8, 2013… The CIA asked the Muslim Brotherhood leaders to open a back channel to al-Qaida ‘to secure the safe exit of U.S. troops’ from Afghanistan.” This same Arab Spring led to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s diplomatic disasters in Egypt, Libya, and Syria — while she carried out President Obama’s Presidential Study Directive 11.”


Presidential Study Directive 11 codified the Obama administration alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood into American foreign policy. Its support for radical Islamist takeovers in many Middle East nations and in Libya paved the way for civil wars culminating in the violence that gave birth to ISIS and covered the region in blood.

Presidential Study Directive 11, which was executed by President Barack Obama, remains classified to this day. President Trump needs to declassify this vile document to let Americans and others in the world know that Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many others in the Obama administration engaged in high treason and dereliction of duty. The Justice Department needs to bring indictments to the former president and all the members of his administration who were responsible for the deaths, injuries, and tortures of tens of thousands in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the millions who had to flee their nations.