Libyan Attacks Said to Be 2-Part Militant Assault
The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S. security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior Libyan security official said on Thursday.
Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American were killed in the consulate during the initial violence, as plainclothes Libyan security were evacuating the consulate's staff to the safe house about a mile away, el-Sharef said. The second assault took place several hours later and targeted the safe house a villa inside the grounds of the city's equestrian club killing two Americans and wounding a number of Libyans and Americans.
The crowd built at the consulate a one-story villa surrounded by a large garden in an upscale Benghazi neighborhood in several stages, he said. First, a small group of gunmen arrived, then a crowd of civilians angry over the film. Later, heavily armed men with armored vehicles, some with rocket-propelled grenades, joined, swelling the numbers to more than 200. (yeah, right, angry over the film. pure conjecture)
U.S. officials have said attackers broke into the main consulate building at around 10:15 p.m. and set the compound on fire. Amid the evacuation, Stevens became separated from others, and staffers and security that tried to find him were forced to flee by flames, smoke and gunfire. After an hour, according to U.S. officials, U.S. and Libyan officials drove the attackers from the consulate.
The next attack came hours later. Around 30 American staffers along with Libyans had been evacuated to the safe house while a plane arrived from Tripoli with a joint U.S.-Libyan security group that was to fly them back to the capital, el-Sharef said.
Thank you. That’s one of them- and there were others too- and a lot of them were from Other Than American Media (OTAM) my new nickname for somewhat reliable news.(as opposed to UNreliable).
Some were posted here as threads- others buried in the threads. I won’t have time tonight but I’m going to try and look through some of those threads to see what we knew in the BEGINNING before the Orwell/Obama police scrubbed the story.