Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White House Told Militant Claim Credit for Benghazi Attack Within Two Hours

They must have figured the terrorists were lying and figured that a non-existent mob was really just angry about a video they never saw.


"Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

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