Skip to comments.U.S. knew for years of Benghazi extremism
Posted on 12/09/2012 9:07:06 PM PST by Lorianne
Senior State Department, defense and intelligence officials were well aware that Benghazi and its surrounding area harbored al Qaeda-linked extremists long before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city.
Benghazi became famous last year as the birthplace of the revolution that swept Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi from power.
But in recent interviews with The Washington Times, several former high-level officials explained that eastern Libya was notorious in Washingtons counterterrorism community for more than a decade as a hub for jihadists leaving for or returning from insurgencies abroad.
The agencies long-standing knowledge about Islamic extremists in Benghazi raises questions about the level of security at the U.S. Consulate on Sept. 11, when heavily armed militants stormed the diplomatic mission and a CIA annex and killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, State Department officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
The officials pointed to the 2007 seizure by coalition forces in Iraq of a treasure trove of documents that highlighted the town of Darnah, just east of Benghazi, as one of the top destinations in the world from which foreign fighters were recruited to join al Qaedas insurgency against U.S. troops in Iraq.
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Murder, Lies, and the 1st Amendment.
The People deserve to know just what hi jinks Obama was up to in Benghazi. Refusing to act to defend three Americans who died there, the only scenario one can imagine is that Obama was in collusion with the enemy in Benghazi, but to what end?
No one is going to do anything about it.
Oh...let's say, the destruction of Israel, and the USA maybe?
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
So what,this was a CIA operation,when will these idiot Journalists stop Printing Irrelevant stories
Doesn’t help that the GOP’s nominee for president spent an entire presidential debate praising Obama’s foreign policy, reassuring us that he’d follow the same policies, and explicitly saying he’d look to support the more moderate among the Syrian rebels.
More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV.
No, it sure doesn’t.