Friday, October 19, 2012

CIA Station Chief in Libya Reported to Washington Within 24 Hours That Attack Was Likely Terrorism

For better or worse, when you blame people in the CIA unfairly for something, there tends to be leaks proving otherwise.

I like how they add in the article that 'they are not sure if they were seen' like that is somehow better. In essence what they are saying is that Obama might have been to busy campaigning to be bothered with information on how the first American Ambassador was killing since 1979.

"The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told The Associated Press.

It is unclear who, if anyone, saw the cable outside the CIA at that point and how high up in the agency the information went. The Obama administration maintained publicly for a week that the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a result of the mobs that staged less-deadly protests across the Muslim world around the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S.

Those statements have become highly charged political fodder as the presidential election approaches. A Republican-led House committee questioned State Department officials for hours about what GOP lawmakers said was lax security at the consulate, given the growth of extremist Islamic militants in North Africa.

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