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They DID know: Now White House admits they knew 'within 24 hours' that Al Qaeda was ...(Benghazi)
Daily Mail ^ | 12:34 EST, 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 03:58 EST, 28 September 2012 | By Beth Stebner and Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/20/2012 12:05:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Full Title:

They DID know: Now White House admits they knew 'within 24 hours' that Al Qaeda was behind Libya attacks despite confusing public statements

The Obama administration has confirmed that it knew within 24 hours that U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens had been killed in a pre-planned terrorist attack and not by crazed protestors enraged by an anti-Islam film.

The White House claimed for a week that the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was 'spontaneous' and sparked by the controversial movie, before finally admitting that the 9/11 anniversary attack was orchestrated by terrorists.

But senior U.S. officials have now confessed the government privately labelled the attack a terrorist act almost immediately after it happened, and even knew that the perpetrators had links to al Qaeda.

Two unnamed officials told Fox News that the administration internally flagged the strike 'terrorism' from day one, setting off the proper protocols and mobilising resources.

The government had also been informed by September 12 that U.S. intelligence agencies were hunting on specific suspect - militant Ansar al-Shariah and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, who were likely responsible for the deadly attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; shadowwars; threatmatrix

1 posted on 10/20/2012 12:05:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This article is not a recent one, but an accurate one.
Dated late September.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Even now Obastard can’t call it a terrorist act.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 12:09:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; Oldeconomybuyer; onyx; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Carry_Okie; SunkenCiv; ...
This link appeared as one of the first comments to an LA Times article which was published today....Oct 19....

FR Thread is :

No evidence found of Al Qaeda role in Libya attack

4 posted on 10/20/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: tennmountainman
See #4....for my explanation for the posting.
5 posted on 10/20/2012 12:14:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So they knew INTERNALLY, ok. So theyre admitting their PUBLIC statements were totally at odds with their beliefs...?

And...somehow that makes things better and not worse....?


6 posted on 10/20/2012 12:16:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I guess the editor of the LA Times couldn't find his arse with both hands then.

Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack CNN, Sept. 13th

Libyans See al Qaeda Hand in Embassy Attack WSJ, Sept. 17th

The Motive and the Means: Did al-Qaeda Stage the Benghazi Attack? Time, Oct. 2nd

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

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Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)

The Media will not report the truth!

7 posted on 10/20/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: gaijin
And...somehow that makes things better and not worse....?

Apparently. Personally it's going to take a lot of drugs and alcohol to wrap my mind around that. Can't do it! lol

8 posted on 10/20/2012 12:23:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 12:28:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gaijin

So they lied to the American people and went before the UN and lied to them.

What won’t they lie about?


10 posted on 10/20/2012 12:34:16 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ahhhhh.
By Ken Dilanian and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times.

Need I go on. :)
11 posted on 10/20/2012 12:36:58 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now the White House is desperately trying to claim it wasn’t al-Qaeda...

“W.H. Tries to Write Al Qaeda Out of Libya Story”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-tries-write-al-qaeda-out-libya-story_655130.html?page=1


12 posted on 10/20/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is the way Romney needs to go in the debate....fine mr. President, candy crowley was right. you did call it a terrorist attack the next day in the rose garden. Then I have two questions: why did you and your administration deliberatly and repeatedly mislead the American people for two weeks and why did you run off to your Vegas fundraiser, the letterman show and Jayzee instead of assembling a national security meeting? Please proceed.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 12:56:40 PM PDT by wny
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To: wny

Romney is going to kill him on this.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 12:59:47 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

CBS’s report of the Predator Drone flying over the outpost, but not being used, is a serious charge.

Could U.S. military have helped during Libya attack? - CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57536611/could-u.s-military-have-helped-during-libya-attack/ - - Cached -

Similar pages 8 hours ago ... Sources: American drones, recon aircraft apparently observed assault’s finalhours; Ample aircraft stationed at nearby U.S. bases. ...

CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other ...Weasel Zippers | Scouring the bowels of the internet | Weasel Zippers http://weaselzippers.us/ - 111k - Cached -

Similar pages CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmannedPredator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. The State Department, White House and Pentagon declined to say what ...Bluegrass Pundit http://www.bluegrasspundit.com/ - 141k - Cached -

Similar pages CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmannedPredator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. The State Department, White House and Pentagon declined to say what ...A civil rights icon does it Gangnam style - Blogs - Atlanta Journal ... http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/10/20/a-civil-rights-icon-does-it-gangnam-style/?cxntfid=blogs_jay_bookman_blog - - Cached - Similar pages 2 hours ago ... “CIA Docs Supported Administration’s Initial Benghazi Attack ..... “CBS News hasbeen told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and otherreconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted ...A civil rights icon does it Gangnam style - Blogs - Atlanta Journal ... http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/10/20/a-civil-rights-icon-does-it-gangnam-style/ - - Cached -

Similar pages 5 hours ago ... “CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmannedPredator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could ...


15 posted on 10/20/2012 1:01:46 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bath-House Barry was just postponing the truth until he got the endorsement from Al Qaeda for his re-election.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 1:06:11 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Qbert

Got to have a thread for this article....be back later.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Grampa Dave

Drones? Send in the Drones?
Oh, I thought they were saying
Send In The Clowns so I told them
don't bother we're here.

18 posted on 10/20/2012 1:15:15 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Got to have a thread for this article....be back later.”

I just put one up:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947817/posts


19 posted on 10/20/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bookmark


20 posted on 10/20/2012 1:46:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; Oorang; ...

*
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. . . . Benghazi

They DID know:

Now White House admits they knew ‘within 24 hours’ that Al Qaeda was behind Libya attacks despite confusing public statements

U.S. Government privately labelled attack on U.S. Consulate a terrorist act almost immediately and knew CIA was chasing specific suspect

White House claimed for a week that assault was staged by crazed protestors reacting to anti-Islam film

Finally admitted act was a ‘terrorist’ strike last week

Hillary Clinton yesterday said she believed the attack linked to al Qaeda

Libyan president Mohamed Magarief said that attacks were ‘pre-planned’

FBI being denied access to crime scene in Benghazi

U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was killed along with fellow Americans Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty

The Obama administration has confirmed that it knew within 24 hours that U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens had been killed in a pre-planned terrorist attack - and *not* by crazed protestors enraged by an anti-Islam film.

The White House claimed for a week that the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was ‘spontaneous’ and sparked by the controversial movie, before finally admitting that the 9/11 anniversary attack was orchestrated by terrorists.

But senior U.S. officials have now confessed the government privately labelled the attack a terrorist act almost immediately after it happened, and even knew that the perpetrators had links to al Qaeda.

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[”Rice’s statement was that she was NOT told by the Obama CAMPAIGN to go out and lie to the media. - If she was told by Obama personally, or by Valerie Jarrett, that isn’t exactly the CAMPAIGN.”]

[”Hillary only claimed responsibility for the State Department, - then went on to tell the interviewer that the decisions are made by “security professionals” - so while the media claims she took “the blame”, - in fact she didn’t.”]

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21 posted on 10/20/2012 1:59:45 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
it's the Muslim brotherhood version of fast and furious

it can't be coincidence or incompetence that Obama is always arming the wrong side

.

22 posted on 10/20/2012 2:19:20 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Real Reason for the Ambassador's Murder and the Obama/DNC Coverup

al Qaeda, Boko Harem, pirates from Somalia, AQIM, al Shabaab, AQAP,
and Ansar al Sharia were (conveniently) provided
15,000 MANPADS by Obama and the DNC
For plausible deniability, Operation 'Wind Zero',
using Sean Smith and the two retired SEALS,
executed by the company and State Department
tracked this "loss"
(planned transfer to al Qaeda
from Obama's American Caliphate) and
produced a 'kill list’ for drone strikes.

This was apparently not approved by Al Qaeda in Libya's ringleader,
Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu,
who was employed by Hillary Clinton and
Obama-the-Undocumented, and
was released from Gitmo to Qaddafi in 2007.
The SECOND 911 Atrocity was Hussein Obama's October Surprise
which got a little out of hand.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 2:42:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Great post, including the cartoon. Says it all.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 4:30:42 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama to Romney: ‘Now that we have admitted we were lying, you just shut up your harping for political purposes.’


25 posted on 10/20/2012 4:54:20 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: LucyT; Ernest_at_the_Beach; TigersEye; Qbert; Grampa Dave; Diogenesis; All

Thanks for the ping, LucyT. Thanks to all posters/linkers/researchers/investigators/educators/patriots

BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!


26 posted on 10/20/2012 6:11:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: LucyT
White House claimed for a week that assault was staged by crazed protestors reacting to anti-Islam film

Please up that figure to 'two weeks.' ;-)

U.S. President Speaks to U.N. About YouTube Video Sept. 25th
14 days after Benghazi attack!

27 posted on 10/20/2012 6:29:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: PGalt
Desertion!

For weeks now I have thought that the denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. I consider the lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack to be fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. I don't consider the inaction during the attack to be any of those.

IMO the failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion.

ONE MAN had the authority to act that night.

ONE MAN deserted his post!

28 posted on 10/20/2012 6:33:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: LucyT

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/administration-iran-has-agreed-to-nuclear-talks/

SURPRISE!


29 posted on 10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; PGalt

It gets worse- they apparently had a drone watching the final hours of the attack, and did next to nothing about it:

“...CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57536611/could-u.s-military-have-helped-during-libya-attack/


30 posted on 10/20/2012 7:26:53 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: LucyT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAE6vLct-0


31 posted on 10/20/2012 7:52:26 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Start at the 22:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAE6vLct-0


32 posted on 10/20/2012 7:56:10 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The LA Slimes is making a last ditch effort to give Obama some cover prior to the last debate. Despicable “journalists” who are no longer reporting but instead madly searching for (or creating) Democrat talking points.


33 posted on 10/20/2012 8:02:57 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 8:56:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Qbert
I apologize for getting in a rush....but it is funny....

You had your thread posted about 5 minutes before mine was posted....but the moderators have both locked because of a dup....all I can find is our two posts.

35 posted on 10/21/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Admin Moderator

"I apologize for getting in a rush....but it is funny.... You had your thread posted about 5 minutes before mine was posted....but the moderators have both locked because of a dup....all I can find is our two posts."

Hey, no problem, Ernest_at_the_Beach- I figured that was the case. Thanks for the info.

Mods, here are the two locked threads- you can leave Ernest_at_the_Beach's up if you want- his has a lot of good, informative links on the thread. Thanks:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947817/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947821/posts

36 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:18 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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