Not "known", strongly "suspected".
Now it is confirmed. The administration had prior warning...and they knew from the git-go that it was al-Qaida, not a video.
Moreover, there is evidently something the survivors know that they don't want anybody else to know. They're being held on ice.
Some very damaging information here. But the only way it's getting out of the Senate Intelligence committee is via leak.
Come on, everyone knew it wasn’t the video. You know what came to my mind when first I saw the news that day? “Hey, it’s 9/11, isn’t it?” And I’m just a suburban rube from flyover country lacking all manner of supersecret, special beltway insight.
The video was one of those lies we tell ourselves in full cognizance. Like that our enemies are jealous of our freedom, officeholders are “public servants,” and democracy works. Only more specific.