Thursday, November 14, 2013

US government knew about al-Qaeda 'rally for jihad' in Benghazi calling for murder of US diplomats - months before deadly attack


  • A report prepared for the government in August 2012 described a massive military presence of Ansar al-Sharia, the group behind the Benghazi attack

  • It warned 'assassinations' would follow, and said the first attack on the U.S. diplomatic station quickly followed the two-day June rally in Benghazi

  • U.S. State Department intelligence undoubtedly saw the report, yet the agency denied frequent requests for extra security in the city

  • The Sept. 11, 2012 attack left U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead, and razed the facility

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