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State Depart Was Warned 2 Days In Advance

From the UK’s Independent:

Revealed: inside story of US envoy’s assassination

Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’

By Kim Sengupta | Friday 14 September 2012

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe".

Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

These ‘protesters’ are doing WikiLeaks job for them. But just think how eager Libyans, or anyone in the Middle East, are going to be to help the US from now on.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted

So why did Hillary Clinton claim to be so surprised the day after the attacks?

Senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video, called Innocence of Muslims. Patrick Kennedy, Under-Secretary at the State Department, said he was convinced the assault was planned due to its extensive nature and the proliferation of weapons.

Mr. Kennedy’s diplomatic career has just been ended.

There is growing belief that the attack was in revenge for the killing in a drone strike in Pakistan of Mohammed Hassan Qaed, an al-Qa’ida operative who was, as his nom-de-guerre Abu Yahya al-Libi suggests, from Libya, and timed for the anniversary of the 11 September attacks…

That is preposterous. It had to be that 17 minute video has been posted on YouTube since June.

An eight-strong American rescue team was sent from Tripoli and taken by troops under Captain Fathi al- Obeidi, of the February 17 Brigade, to the secret safe house to extract around 40 US staff. The building then came under fire from heavy weapons. "I don’t know how they found the place to carry out the attack. It was planned, the accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any ordinary revolutionaries," said Captain Obeidi. "It began to rain down on us, about six mortars fell directly on the path to the villa." …

Spontaneous protester always have mortars, don’t they?

Meanwhile, the always dependable Mike Allen at the Politico rushes in to try to defend the administration:

U.S. denies premeditation report in Libya attack

By MIKE ALLEN | Thursday Sept 13, 2012

The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a “continuing security breach,” and that “credible information” about possible attacks had been ignored.

A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There’s no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.” …

Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, emailed: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

Okay then, that’s settled. As long as Shawn Turner says so.

By the way, lest we forget, it was the Director Of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who assured Congress on February 10, 2011:

"The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ is an umbrella term for a variety of movements. In the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam. They have pursued social ends, betterment of the political order in Egypt…"

And we see how accurate that is turning out to have been.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, September 14th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “State Depart Was Warned 2 Days In Advance”

  1. Unforgivable. Inexcusable. This should shock everyone who still has a soul. What can we expect from a president and political party that denies IslamoNazism exists?

    The Demonicrats and their minions are responsible for these deaths and many more to come. Ambassador Stevens is a martyr to the evil incompetence of these political ‘leaders’. All RINOs are responsible, too.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      The sad irony is perhaps, that Stevens, being appointed by the great barry himself, was a fellow-traveler on the liberal, politically-correct bus to hell.

      Indeed, he probably had no idea who was angry, why they were angry or that they wanted to see him harmed in any way.

      But such is the life of a person who lives in an alternate, made-up reality of their own construct, made all that much more believable because the higher-ups spew the same nonsense. “Just be nice to them, they will love us”.

      So, uber-left liberals, go ahead and keep giving rides across the stream to the scorpions, but just don’t be surprised when they sting you. You see, your answer to me for that is, “There’s no guarantee that they will” while I submit, “There’s also no guarantee that they won’t”. In fact one is far more likely than the other.

      But as long as you continue to think that Christians, Jews and conservatives are the evil in the world, you will always be caught with your pants down. Always.

    • Good point, Sir. In ObamaTopia, the mere act of warning the embassies and arranging for effective defense would be “provocative” and might cause offense to Muslims.

      Are police a “provocation” to criminals? Are courts and prisons the cause of crime? In the world of ‘progressives’ the answer is yes. If they had their way a we would have to disarm unilaterally.

      I suspect ambassador Stevens saw himself as a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia; perhaps a messenger of peace and love. He may have felt some sort of priestly calling, which I can understand.

  2. ilzito guacamolito

    We have listened to the endless blame game about 9/11 and Bush knowing about the attacks a month ahead of time. No time table, no specifics, just chatter.
    Now, with credible, specific information available 48 hours ahead of time, nothing is done and Americans have been killed. Not to mention that apparently a NOC list is included in the missing papers. This ragtag bunch of demonstrators sure struck paydirt when they happened to come upon a US safe house, huh? Let the spin cycle begin. I can’t wait until Bush gets blamed for this.

    Despicable.

  3. Reality Bytes

    Maybe Obama just didn’t get the memo cause with Facebook & Google, how the Hell couldn’t you see it coming?! At the end of the bloody day, it’s not whether they knew in advance IT’S THAT THEY DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT.

    The Obama Lie makes People Die!

    • Rusty Shackleford

      There’s possibly another mechanism at work here. That of the arrogant ego. Hitlery has one as does captain zero.

      Even if zippy attended a security briefing that told him there was trouble looming, his own arrogance would dictate that he do nothing because, he would dismiss it as racially insensitive. Or, more likely, he preferred to see it happen because the US ‘deserves” it for its ongoing “colonialism”. Something that zippy still has yet to understand.

      My argument to lefties about US “colonialism goes something like this:

      Lib: “The US exploits the masses of poor people for their own greed”

      Me: “Well, let’s take a look at that. Let’s use oil. We buy oil from the middle east and pay them huge amounts of money to get it out of the ground, right”

      Lib: “Yes….greedy capitalists”

      Me: “Well, where does that money go?”

      Lib: “They control it all…they steal the oil and the people of the middle east get nothing!”

      Me: “Actually, trillions of dollars a year go into the middle east. When you buy gas at the pump, a fraction of that money goes to the petroleum company. That money is used to re-invest in the industry and to pay the middle east seiks. The seiks then take that money and buy yachts, planes, and to filter it around to their immediate family. The people of the middle east get nothing. It’s not the ‘greedy capitalists’ keeping the money from the hands of the people, it’s their own people doing it. Did you know that the highest rates of disease, birth defects and illiteracy are in the middle east? All fixable with money. But only a very small few benefit from the money that flows there due to oil profits. The people you should be mad at are the seiks, not BP or Exxon.”

      Usually, they are left standing there with their mouth open. If need be, I go into further explanation as to how it’s impossible for private companies to steal oil from a foreign nation. Also, I sometimes go into detail about the jobs that the industry provides worldwide. ie: “Why do you think some Greek shipping company would be willing to finance a 100 million dollar oil tanker?” I like using Greek because Greece is currently broke. Aren’t they ‘greedy’ capitalists for doing so?

      And yet, in the middle-east, there are more angry people per square kilometer than you will ever find in a liberal enclave in Greenwich Village though that analogy is probably a draw.

      “It’s not that liberals are wrong. It’s that they know so much that isn’t so.”

    • Right of the People

      Rusty,

      You are so right sir. The mucky mucks of the Middle East take all the profit and then tell the people it is all the fault of the Great Satan inflaming the ignorant bastards until they’re willing to strap a bomb to their bodies and blow up the infidels. And then it’s still the fault of the Great Satan, not sheik Ali Babba.

  4. DoctorRock

    So Shawn Turner and Jay Carney are using the same exact language, “wrong” and “actionable intelligence”.
    I’ll bet you dinner that Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Luis Gutierrez would do the same given the chance.
    This is their Mission Accomplished moment, it was only supposed to happen after their watch. The World is
    now a much more dangerous place, and their shills in the MSM share the blame. Have you seen the crap
    they’ve written about Romney? Still I wasn’t entirely disgusted until I heard our Great Historic President use
    the passive case: “justice will come”. Those heathen swine must be trembling in their filthy sandals!
    But as I try to be positive in this group, may I remind you that our grain exports feed those ungrateful mobs.
    And as oil prices will no doubt rise in the wake of these developments, our Congress should rush through
    legislation to drastically increase our production of gasohol. I’ve read in the last couple weeks that we’re already
    at a point where the slightest increase in food prices would precipitate food riots around the world.
    Pity that should happen. Of course, if our CinC was a businessman, they would expect us to put the screws
    to them.

  5. canary

    Good afternoon,

    On the eleventh anniversary of the horribly catastrophic day in September, as we honored and remembered those lost and those who continue to fight for our freedoms, our nation once again experienced sock and great sadness as the U.S. Embassy in Libya was attacked and Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered.

    I knew Mr. Stevens and he was a quality diplomat who had the best interests for those in the Middle East. We lost a real American hero.

    In the following days, these attacks have begun to spread to other countries around the world.

    Sadly, America has suffered as a result of President Obama’s failure to lead and his failed foreign policy of appeasement and apology. The world must know beyond doubt that we will not allow these types of attacks on our people.

    There are many disturbing facts as well as many things still yet unknown about these attacks that raise troubling questions.
    For this reason, I have called on Chairman Levin and Kerry to hold hearings immediately on the lack of intelligence, security, and appropriate response.

    Because the safety of our embassy personnel continues to be threatened, I have also introduced a resolution to suspend all U.S. foreign aid to Egypt and Libya until the President can certify that our men and women are safe.

    These attacks on our embassies and unrest is at the forefront of my attention, and will continue to be until we get answers and can bring those responsible to justice.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Inhofe

    announcement and interview of Senator Inhofe on FoxNews at this link
    http://inhofe.enews.senate.gov.....#038;gen=1

    John Kerry in charge? sigh…..

  6. canary

    On 9/11 anniversary last year it Egypt stormed the Israel Embassy in Cairo leaving it vacant to this date

    Peace deal with Egypt is empty, says ambassador who had to leave Cairo after mob attack

    By Elhanan Miller September 14, 2012

    The murderous attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday night, and attempts to attack other US embassies in the Arab world, including in Egypt, took former Israeli ambassador to Egypt Yitzhak Levanon back one year, when an Egyptian mob stormed the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, removing the flag from the building and ransacking the offices.

    Levanon was not inside the embassy during the attack on September 9, 2011, he tells The Times of Israel at the sidelines of the World Summit on Counter-terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Following the mob assault, the entire embassy staff was evacuated to Israel aboard a military plane. The embassy was permanently shut, and no alternative embassy building has yet been opened.

    “The Muslim Brotherhood is simply not interested in normalization,” continues Levanon. “Israel will need to get used to that new reality.”

    “With Mubarak, at least, we always had an open door. Now, we don’t.”

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/p.....ob-attack/

    Time to cut of Egypt and Libya off of any financial aid or military aid.

    Both Obama and Libya leader failed to protect the U.S. Embassy. Libya and Egypt got what they wanted and they don’t need us.

  7. canary

    Cairo’s Muslim Brotherhood’s letter explaining it was the films fault, sorry we did not have security at U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and no reference to their attacking the Embassy’s last year on 9/11.

    NYT: Our Condolences,’ the Muslim Brotherhood Says

    Sept 13, 2012

    “Today’s world is a global village; nations are closer than ever before. In such a world, respect for values and figures — religious or otherwise — that nations hold dear is a necessary requirement to build sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships.

    Despite our resentment of the continued appearance of productions like the anti-Muslim film that led to the current violence, we do not hold the American government or its citizens responsible for acts of the few that abuse the laws protecting freedom of expression.

    In a new democratic Egypt, Egyptians earned the right to voice their anger over such issues, and they expect their government to uphold and protect their right to do so. However, they should do so peacefully and within the bounds of the law.

    The breach of the United States Embassy premises by Egyptian protesters is illegal under international law. The failure of the protecting police force has to be investigated.

    We are relieved that no embassy staff in Cairo were harmed. Egypt is going through a state of revolutionary fluidity, and public anger needs to be dealt with responsibly and with caution. Our condolences to the American people for the loss of their ambassador and three members of the embassy staff in Libya.

    We hope that the relationships that both Americans and Egyptians worked to build in the past couple of months can sustain the turbulence of this week’s events. Our nations have much to learn from each other as we embark on building the new Egypt.

    KHAIRAT EL-SHATER
    Deputy President, Muslim Brotherhood
    Cairo, Sept. 13, 2012

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09......html?_r=0

  8. The President of the United States, Barack Obama has absolutely no respect for for our servicemen/women, dead or alive. On his way to the memorial for the American Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens and three staff members of the staff, our illustrious President tweeted, asking about hawking sweatshirts with his logo while the coffins of the 4 patriots were arriving.
    1. http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/n.....ck-victims
    2. http://twitchy.com/2012/09/14/.....k-arrive/3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSn1hINpNCI

    3. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-G.....shirt-sale

  9. Reality Bytes

    All of a sudden Madiline Albright doesn’t seem as incompetent as I thought.


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