The assault on the US consulate building in Libya Tuesday night was a planned attack by al-Qaeda militants that may have involved infiltrators within Libya’s new security forces.
According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before the attack that American diplomatic buildings may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert or to otherwise respond accordingly.
While the attack was initially thought to be solely in response to an insulting anti-Muslim film produced in the US, it included heavy weapons and rocket-propelled grenades and turned out to be a two-pronged attack too well coordinated to be a spontaneous protest.
Wanis el-Sharef, eastern Libya’s deputy interior minister, told the Associated Press the attacks were suspected to have been timed to mark the 9/11 anniversary and the recent killing of an al-Qada commander in Pakistan. The militants used civilian anger about the anti-Muslim film as cover for their action.
After the initial attack, Americans were taken out of the consulate building to hide out in a safe house, but that the safe house was then attacked in an equally coordinated attack. Sharef said infiltrators within the Libyan government forces may have tipped off militants to the safe house location.
isn't it cute how the american media took their direction from the democratic party and attacked mitt romney all week instead of reporting about this huge failure?
isn't that interesting.
don't you think this was a little more important than any words said by any 1 this week?
But officials are now investigating whether the deadly attack in Benghazi may have been premeditated, rather than an angry protest that got out of control.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that officials in Washington are studying the differences between the attack in Libya and the protests at the American embassy in Cairo this week.
Both protests were spurred by an anti-Islam video produced in California.
While the protesters in Cairo appeared to be an unarmed mob, those involved in the attack on the consulate in Libya were armed with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.
all the above and yet all the media did was focus on mitt romney? what a crap ass media we have.
let's close with c.i.'s "Iraq snapshot:"