Skip to comments.CIA found militant links a day after Libya attack
Posted on 10/20/2012 9:49:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told The Associated Press.
It is unclear who, if anyone, saw the cable outside the CIA at that point and how high up in the agency the information went. The Obama administration maintained publicly for a week that the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a result of the mobs that staged less-deadly protests across the Muslim world around the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S.
Those statements have become highly charged political fodder as the presidential election approaches. A Republican-led House committee questioned State Department officials for hours about what GOP lawmakers said was lax security at the consulate, given the growth of extremist Islamic militants in North Africa.
And in their debate on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney argued over when Obama first said it was a terror attack. In his Rose Garden address the morning after the killings, Obama said, "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for."
But Republicans say he was speaking generally and didn't specifically call the Benghazi attack a terror attack until weeks later, with the president and other key members of his administration referring at first to the anti-Muslim movie circulating on the Internet as a precipitating event.
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The officials who told the AP about the CIA cable spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to release such information publicly.
H/T to the Drudge Report.
We have an article:
Posted ---7:00AM GMT 01 Nov 2011
At this point it is a joke that LASlimes, other L/MSM, would attempt to write garbage articles on this issue. The cat is out of the bag as we are aware.
Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack CNN, Sept. 13th
Libyans See al Qaeda Hand in Embassy Attack WSJ, Sept. 17th
Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee involved in consulate attack, intelligence sources say Fox News, Sept. 20th
Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags NRO, November 5, 2011
Witnesses in Cairo deny that the "video" had anything at all to do with the protests there. In spite of the Cairo embassy, lead by Hillbilly Clinton, doing all it could on Twitter to promote that hoax.
Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the muslim riots Sept. 15th video report 12:01
Excellent report that debunks "anti-muslim video" scam with interviews on the street in Cairo.
They need a Lobotomy.
That was Excellent.
They actually have reporters who aren’t afraid to go to Egypt and talk to real people there. It was like an actual real-life news report by bona fide journalists wasn’t it? IOWs it was sort of like having a dream. lol
LOL Excellent! That fits Her Heinessness so well it’s scary.
I’m not in the CIA and I knew that every American is in danger in Islamist Nations on 911.
The CIA figured out it was a jihadist attack the day after it happened? I’m impressed! That is like the CIA brass figuring out the Soviet Union is coming down the week after it crashed. Great track record here! Our heros!