Skip to comments.Bombshell: US knew Stevens assassination was work of terrorists within 24 hours of attack
Posted on 09/26/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by chessplayer
Five days after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Obama administration sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice onto five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of the consulate was the result of a protest over a YouTube video that spun out of control. The government of Libya was already scoffing at that story, and by the end of the next week the White House began reluctantly admitting that terrorists had attacked the diplomatic mission. Today, however, Eli Lake reports for the Daily Beast that the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the attack had not been a spontaneous event, but a well-planned terrorist attack:
Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaedaaffiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya.
The intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast did so anonymously because they werent authorized to speak to the press.
Just an aside from the media disinformation, it may or may not be Al Quaida, but for certain the regular protesters are implicit in this terrorist attack as well. Seems Al Quida is a perfect scapegoat to keep the rest of the Muslims happy that we aren;t blaming them.
Lack of attribution never stopped the MSM before...
Lack of attribution never stopped the MSM before...
True, but I’ve seen many in here say that if the source of a story is anonymous, the story should be ignored.
But it’s easier to arrest a video maker than deal with militant Islam.
Did anyone else catch this phrase in yesterday’s disgusting, “how low can I bow to the muslims” UN speech? Stevens was in Benghazi to “modernize a hospital” ! ! ! !
Now from what I’ve read is that the two x Navy seals were CIA and perhaps even Stevens was working with/as CIA also. There is something mighty wrong with this whole story and the administration is having problems as the lid will be blown off this entire mess. I still maintain that Huma and Hillary and Obama are directly dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood to bring down this country a peg or six. Dear Stevens was a bump in the road and they were scrambling. What a disgusting man Obama is, IMHO.
Modernize a hospital and a second reason Stevens was in Benghazi I didn’t write down quick enough. Can Freepers help out here? What do all of you think?
How DARE you question Dear Leader! If Our King says it was some movie, that rightfully inflamed a 7th century group of strollers who happened to be taking RPGs to a family gathering, and that we should junk the 1st Amendment because some stone age wog says so, why are we peasants to doubt our Lord?
Good grief - anyone with half a brain figured it was a terrorist attack within 24 seconds. Just by the date!
just as the FBI knows the producer of the video,
is NOT a Coptic Christian,
but has ties to known Muslim terroists,
and faithfully read his Quran while in prison.
so what do they have on Susan Rice that would cause her to throw her own career under the bus?
The media and the left STILL are sticking to the story about Stevens dying from smoke inhalation and not being killed and sodomized by the protester terrorists. How is it that we have known this September 12th and the media is STILL lying? Why aren’t Republican leaders shouting the truth, but are waiting for a Democrat led “investigation”. Why are Republican “leaders” ok with the ‘fox watching the hen house’ style of how the evil and lying Democrats get to do what they want carte blanche?
I wouldn't be surprised at all, since it looks like he was an FBI informant, but where did you get the info above?
I knew it as soon as I heard it was done on 9-11 and I have no access to daily intelligence briefings. Well, neither does the dude in the WH, but that was his choice.
This gives even more credibility to the idea that Obama was hoping to use this attack to support a pending Executive Order to give him the right to switch off the internet in times of a crisis.
Too bad for Obama that there is no link between the assassination and the internet video.
I think he’s been trying to instigate violence in other Muslim countries. But none of it has risen to a crisis level.
I’m still surprised they (being the muslims in concert with Obama) haven’t tried more terrorist acts because of the Obama’s America 2016 movie. I figured it was doing so much damage to Barry’s campaign and shedding the light on his evil ways, he’d somehow use that same strategy to have Muslims up in arms to start killing, and then Obama can then ban the film and then jail Dinesh D’Souza, and then declare martial law as Americans rise up with this show of disregard for our constitution.
As of yesterday, the dumbass in the White House still thinks a bunch of film critics carried out the attack and murders.
Is it me, or has Hildabeast been keeping a very low profile since Hussein’s and her naive, simplistic and idiotic Middle Eastern foreign policy blew up in their faces?
I guess Stevens was a sacrificial lamb for furthering the agenda. He didn’t even have normal Embassy security in a country where the newly formed government came about through violence.
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