Skip to comments.Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group
Posted on 05/01/2014 9:50:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame.
The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated publicly over the course of the next several weeks. They often maintained that an anti-Islamic YouTube video inspired a spontaneous demonstration that escalated into violence.
The email is entitled Libya update from Beth Jones. Jones was then-Assistant Secretary of State to Hillary Clinton. According to the email, Jones spoke to Libyas Ambassador at 9:45am on Sept. 12, 2012 following the attacks.
When [the Libyan Ambassador] said his government suspected that former Qaddafi regime elements carried out the attacks, I told him the group that conducted the attacksAnsar Al Shariais affiliated with Islamic extremists, Jones reports in the email.
There is no uncertainty assigned to the assessment, which does not mention a video or a protest. The State Department provided the email to Congress in Aug. of 2013 under special conditions that it not be publicly released at that time. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sought and received permission to release it Thursday.
If the video was a cause, why did Beth Jones of the State Department tell the Libyan Ambassador that Ansar Al Sharia was responsible for the attack? said Chaffetz.
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Mullen was bought off.
The shadowy cabal of leftists who snuck Obama into the oval office weren’t about to let the truth of their foreign policy perfidy prevent re-election.
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The press has to be given the info, they won’t investigate, they have to be brought dragging and screaming to report this story
It's good to have a totally nailed down case.
Lord! Jim, thank you for giving this fact some air time. After all, it’s the money line that leads to Hildabeast and no one else seems to care. It’s even old news, and can’t gain traction. Thx! Rita
Isn't the real story is about the real cover up - look into the story about the arms trafficking to al Q - the Military commanders that were relieved of duty because they were going to disobey the STAND DOWN and go to rescue the people under fire -
Talk to THEM.
The cold blooded people who could stand by and WATCH - in real time in the situation room - the potential scene of more than 30 people be slaughtered to keep the secret of what they were really doing there - "collateral damage"...
Only by the heroic actions of those 3 who fought - while waiting for backup - allowing the others to get to safety prevented them ALL from being killed.
And where are they? Who are they? They were spirited off to secret locations and not allowed to talk. When did you ever hear of such an attack on Americans and not heard from the survivors - and their stories? They would have been on all the news outlets and talk shows, magazines. Some were injured- some seriously. We dont know who. We dont know anything -
The current kerfuffle over the cover up talking points is NOT THE STORY! Its only the tip of the story. We need to make sure they arent allowed to make it the story.
But I tell what my real fear is. Will the administration now pull a clintonesque wag-the-dog to get this off the news? Will he plunge us into war with Russia?
Russia aint Kosovo. WE are on the edge of a precipice
The people who voted for Obama don’t care about this, and the people who do, didn’t vote for him, so it really is of no importance to Obama. I doubt he will see the need to pull a wag the dog over this.
Remember, the scumbags had absolutely no problem pissing on the 1st Amendment which included perp-walking the film maker.
You are spot on.
Sadly, outside this forum, few people care.
I was listening to one of the talk radio guys, and yelling at the radio “What about the arm’s shipments!!?? That’s what this is all about!!! You fricken IDIOTS!!”
(Opps - now I guess I’ll be lumped in with all the other conspiracy nuts. Like those people that think Obama isn’t legally even able to be president. Or think that all of his college records are sealed. Or think that he is not a good Christian, or that he hates America.)
One thing is certain: they covered this up for a greater reason than they didn’t want people to realize Al Queda was still functioning and attacking. That fact they could blame on Bush or scare-monger into electoral victory, if they wanted to, for the sheeple
Thank you, maine-iac! This IS the story. The. “talking points” lies are just the tip of the ice berg.
Dozens of confidentiality agreements and the sequestering of the surviving witnesses should be the focus of the answer to, “what difference does it make at this time?”
Boehner will now tell us that there is not enough evidence to justify a special prosecutor.
Obama and Clinton stood in front of the caskets of the dead telling their families it was because of a You Tube video
Those two have no soul
A select committee is long overdue on this,Nuland,Mills, Hillary,pickle nose should have to testify under oath on this