Obama Administration Had Intelligence About al-Qaeda in Libya for Months
In the months before the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. and allied intelligence agencies warned the White House and State Department repeatedly that the region was becoming an increasingly dangerous vortex for jihadist groups loosely linked or sympathetic to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials. Despite those warnings, and bold public displays by Islamist militants around Benghazi, embassies in the region were advised to project a sense of calm and normalcy in the run-up to the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States. So brazen was the Islamist presence in the Benghazi area that militants convened what they billed as the "First Annual Conference of Supporters of Shariah (Islamic law)" in the city in early June, promoting the event on Islamist websites. Pictures from the conference posted on various Internet forums featured convoys flying al Qaeda banners, said Josh Lefkowitz of Flashpoint-Intel.com, a firm that monitors militant websites. Video clips showed vehicles with mounted artillery pieces, he added.Really there is no excuse for not anticipating revenge in Libya for the drone strike against Abu Yahya al-Libi. al-Libi's funeral was held openly in Libya and received lots of coverage and sympathy in the Arab press.
Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at October 17, 2012 09:46 AM
In the mean time
Posted by: Darth Odie at October 17, 2012 10:13 AM
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Posted by: grego at October 17, 2012 10:16 AM
What I heard only once and would like to know more about is the report that this Consulate wasn't built to required specs to give them the golden hour to destroy documents and summon help, help that it seems wouldn't be coming anyway but nonetheless... I cannot believe they just sat and watched and listened as these 4 Americans were murdered.
Now there are reports that some of the Fast Furious weapons have found their way to Syria??? WTF!
Posted by: JayJay at October 17, 2012 11:35 AM
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