April 6, 2012 - An IED is thrown over the consulate fence in Benghazi.
April 11, 2012 - A gun battle 4km from the Benghazi consulate.
April 25, 2012 - A US Embassy guard in Tripoli is detained at a militia checkpoint.
April 26, 2012 - A fistfight escalates into a gunfight at a Benghazi Medical University and a US Foreign Service Officer in attendance is evacuated.
April 27, 2012 - Two South African contractors are kidnapped in Benghazi, questioned and released.
May 1, 2012 - Deputy Commander of the local guard force in Tripoli is carjacked and beaten.
May 22, 2012 - RPG rounds are fired at the Red Cross outpost in Benghazi.
June 2012 - A pro-Gaddafi Facebook page posts photos of Ambassador Stevens making his morning run in the city of Tripoli and made a threat toward the Ambassador.
June 6, 2012 - An IED is left at the gate of the US consulate in Benghazi.
June 10, 2012 - RPG is fired at the convoy carrying the British Ambassador in broad daylight as he is nearing the British consulate in Benghazi. No one is killed but the British later close the consulate.
Late June, 2012 - Another attack on the Red Cross outpost in Benghazi, this one in daylight. The Red Cross pulls out leaving the US consulate the last western outpost in the city.
August 6, 2012 - Attempted carjacking of a vehicle with US diplomatic plates in Tripoli.
Weeks prior to Sept. 11, 2012 - Libyan guards at the Benghazi consulate are “warned by their family members to quit their jobs” because of rumors of a “impending attack.”
While the list suggests a clear pattern it is far from complete. For instance, in April a bomb was thrown at a convoy carrying the head of the UN mission to Libya as he traveled through Benghazi.
I keep wondering if an imminent attack in Benghazi was meant to be the spark that would give Obama an excuse for a rally behind the president “October Surprise”. The ambassador was probably just suppose to be kidnapped and held for ransom. Then Obama would decisively order the Marines or Seal Team 6 to rescue him and his people. But the Obama’s well paid Muzzie pals got carried away... didn’t follow the script and killed the Ambassador and his men instead. Just another totally botched evil plan.