Skip to comments.Witnesses differ with U.S. over when Libya consulate attack began
Posted on 11/12/2012 10:09:12 PM PST by Arthurio
By Nancy A. Youssef McClatchy Newspapers
BENGHAZI, LIBYA Witnesses in Benghazi, Libya, provide a chronology for the attack Sept. 11 on the U.S. consulate here that differs in significant ways from timelines released by U.S. officials in Washington, raising more questions about how the assault unfolded and the speed with which Americans at a nearby CIA annex responded to calls for help from the consulate.
The versions of the attack told here indicate that the last visitor who met with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died in the assault on the consulate, departed at least 45 minutes earlier than U.S. officials in Washington have said. Witnesses here also suggest that the attack may have begun as many as 15 minutes earlier than officials in Washington have said.
Witnesses also said there was no indication that anyone in the U.S. diplomatic compound was aware before the assault that protests had broken out in neighboring Egypt over an inflammatory film about the Prophet Muhammad that was produced in the United States.
The differences in the timelines could mean that CIA officers stationed in a compound just 1.2 miles away may have waited as long as 40 minutes before setting out to assist the besieged consulate and might not have arrived there until more than an hour after the attack began. A timeline released by the CIA says help was dispatched after just 25 minutes and that it took the rescue squad 25 minutes to arrive.
At a minimum, the witness accounts suggest that after two months, the U.S. government still may not know the basic sequence of events and when key moments in the assault occurred.
Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/11/12/4299172/witnesses-differ-with-us-over.html#storylink=cpy
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No kidding? Am I suppose to believe this lying Administration or people actually there on the ground?
Okay, I confess, anybody except this Administration!
Whatever this Administration says is presumptively false.
There is video of it all. What do the time stamps say?
The attackers filmed it. The US filmed it.
Why was there no stepped up security if Obama had indeed called for all US facilities to be on guard for mad Muslims due to a dubbed evil, vile, horrendous video made by a Jewish Copt Egyptian Salafist?
Confusion, lies and distractions. That’s how you beat a coverup.
And they are damn good at it with the help of the media.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
At this point, I’d not believe this administration if they told me sun rose in east and set in west, not unless I witnessed the event first hand.
Intended to add, I’d not believe them if they told me that my own child was mine, unless I witnessed a video of the live birth!
Hillbilly was too busy tweeting her 'video' hoax from the Cairo embassy to give anyone else a heads up that raghead riots were breaking out around the world.
And let’s not forget a gutless and inept GOP house lead by Bonehead
Actually, that concerns me just as much as the actions by this Administration. It’s really a shame when you can trust anybody in government.
can’t...(in comment above) geez..
You read my mind. Add chaos,just like the Petraeus investigation. throw enough chaos into things as many variety of stories as possible confuse the issue all the time and you have a ready made excuse for everything. It’s what they do,how they get out of everything.