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September 26, 2012

Report: Obama Administration Knew Within 24 Hours That Benghazi Attack Was A Terrorist Attack

What about your gaffes? What about your lies?

Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya.

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The intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast did so anonymously because they weren’t authorized to speak to the press. They said U.S. intelligence agencies developed leads on four of the participants of the attacks within 24 hours of the fire fight that took place mainly at an annex near the Benghazi consulate. For one of those individuals, the U.S. agencies were able to find his location after his use of social media. “We had two kinds of intelligence on one guy,” this official said. “We believe we had enough to target him.”

Did they target him? Nope but the Libyans did go after the people responsible for the attack. What Obama and his administration did was systematically coverup the fact there was a terrorist attack on the US on the anniversary of 9/11. As with most things they do, they did it badly.

First Lying Jay Carney did what he does...he lied and said it was a protest that got out of hand. Of course, there wasn't a protest at all. Then they sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice out to put out the false story that it wasn't planned.

As these facts become known, Obama himself only refers to the attack as a terrorist attack when pressed on The View. In his speech to the UN he continued to intimate that it was all still just about some video.

There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. There is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan.

Now the attack in Benghazi was on a consulate, not an embassy so he's playing word games here. He never once used the words "terrorist" or "terrorism" to describe the Benghazi attack in that speech.

And yet, the media that is forever decrying the "smallness" of the campaign won't put all this together and hammer Obama. I wonder why.

Man, I'm so old I remember when this was all the fault of Mitt Romney for releasing a statement too early.


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