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Freaky-Looking New Monkey Species Just Got 70% Freakier | Main | Overnight Open Thread (9-13-2012)
September 13, 2012

Report: State Dept. Was Warned of Benghazi Attack 48 Hours In Advance And Did Nothing: Sensitive Documents Noting Libyan Agents Stolen From Safe House

Or, as the American media calls it, "another Romney gaffe."

You have to read foreign papers to get American news, now.

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.

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.

And if you read the American press, Mitt Romney has had a very tough week.


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