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Aug. Cable sent to State warned of attack, security concerns in Benghazi (Fox video) ^ | November 5, 2012 1:44 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 11/06/2012 10:16:13 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

November 5, 2012 1:44 pm

Officials at the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya, warned the State Department that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi could not withstand a “coordinated attack” less than a month before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack at the site, according to a classified cable obtained by Fox:

“RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.

According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning.

The details in the cable seemed to foreshadow the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. compound, which was a coordinated, commando-style assault using direct and indirect fire. Al Qaeda in North Africa and Ansar al-Sharia, both mentioned in the cable, have since been implicated in the consulate attack.

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Just a reminder ...Catherine Herridge(Sp?) spells out the details to GRETA ...I had missed this.

Says cable was to Hillary's Office and was very specific about the presence of Al-Queda.

1 posted on 11/06/2012 10:16:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; Fred Nerks; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; blam; Nachum; SJackson; ...

Not sure of the date ....I was aware of the cable ...mentioned on some threads...but had not seen the video.

2 posted on 11/06/2012 10:22:26 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Romney’s first duty as President will be to arrest Clinton, Obama and anyone else responsible for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:12 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Herridge On Cable Month Before Benghazi Attack: "Smoking Gun Warning Here"

There was no surprise about the attack. There was no 'failure of intel.' The attack was predicted in precise detail a month before it occurred. The draw down of security had to be intentional.

CIA Sources: Obama ordered military not to help Ambassador Stevens

The failure to approve a rescue had to be intentional.

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

Keeping the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) in the dark about the attack had to be intentional.

Tweeting apologies for the 'anti-Muhammed video' beginning early that morning, repeatedly blaming all the violence at all of our embassies on the 'video' and making an apology video to air in Pakistan had to be intentional.

Stevens presence in Benghazi on 9-11 had to be intentional.

4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:16:51 AM PST by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I would say the same as you had. Heard about those early warnings on more then one Fox video over the past few weeks.
They knew well in advance the north eastern part of the country was a real zoo. Brits and Red Cross pulled out.
Of course the weapon running by our CIA had to go on.
5 posted on 11/06/2012 11:48:57 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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I had not seen that video and it is a good one even if you had already heard about the cables. Bookmarked!

Thanks for the ping, Ernest.

6 posted on 11/06/2012 12:22:37 PM PST by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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