OH DEAR, OH DEAR – AT 7:54 A.M. ET: I have to hand it to the Libyan government. It's a moderate government – the Islamists were defeated at the polls, much to the credit of Libya – and this government isn't afraid to take on Barack Hussein Obama Jr. when he and his flunkies blatantly lie to the world.
American diplomats were warned of possible violent unrest in Benghazi three days before the killings of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three members of his team, Libyan security officials say.
The claim came as the country's interim President, Mohammed el-Megarif, said his government had information that the attack on the US consulate had been planned by an Islamist group with links to al-Qa'ida and with foreigners taking part.
However, the American ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, insisted that the killings had resulted from a demonstration against a film about the Prophet Mohamed, replicating protests in Cairo, which had been "hijacked" and got out of control.
The Independent has reported diplomatic sources who said that the threat of an attack against US interests in the region was known to the US administration 48 hours before it took place. The alert was issued by the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, but not made public. A State Department spokesman maintained: "We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the US Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent."
COMMENT: What a disgraceful situation. Reminds me of the old arguments about whether Roosevelt knew about Pearl Harbor and whether Bush had advance word of 9-11.
Here, though, we have foreign diplomats reporting that the State Department had advance warnings, and apparently did nothing about them. But we are told by the Obamans that 1) a raid that took place on September 11th, the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks and 2) was well executed with sophisticated weapons, was actually a spontaneous response to a YouTube video.
Once thing about these liberals – they really do have contempt for the intelligence of the very people they claim to represent.
September 18, 2012