New evidence shows Libyan embassy attacked twice prior to 9/11/12, one attacker freed during Arab Spring

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Several stories broke today that aren’t looking good for the Obama administration’s foreign policy or intelligence record. First, whistleblowers have told House Republicans that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was actually attacked two separate times in the months prior to the 9/11/12 attack that took the life of U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other embassy staff. Second, at least one prisoner freed during the Arab Spring is now a prime suspect in these attacks. Pat and Stu discussed the breaking news on their show today and wondered how the Obama administration will avoid blame in the death of Ambassador Stevens.

The Daily Beast reported this morning:

In the five months leading up to this year’s 9/11 anniversary, there were two bombings on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and increasing threats to and attacks on the Libyan nationals hired to provide security at the U.S. missions in Tripoli and Benghazi.

Details on these alleged incidents stem in part from the testimony of a handful of whistleblowers who approached the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the days and weeks following the attack on the Benghazi consulate. The incidents are disclosed in a letter to be sent Tuesday to Hillary Clinton from Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the oversight committee’s subcommittee that deals with national security.

The State Department did not offer comment on the record last night.

The new information disclosed in the letter obtained by The Daily Beast strongly suggests the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the late Ambassador Chris Stevens were known by U.S. security personnel to be targets for terrorists. Indeed, the terrorists made their threats openly on Facebook.

After reading the news, Stu pointed out that Glenn has continued to question why Stevens was at the embassy — a question that no one is answering.

“This guy is going to a building that’s already been attacked and threats are coming in on freaking Facebook,” Stu said.

According to the Huffington Post, despite the attacks and threats,  “U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador was killed, Republican leaders of a House committee asserted Tuesday.”

“We know that there were attacks in this area. We know that there were threats leading up to this. We know Libya itself requested extra protection and it was denied by Washington,” Stu said.

While both of these news stories are pretty damaging for President Obama and his administration on their own, more negative reports are continuing to roll out with details on the attacks in Libya. There is now evidence that one of the people who took part in the attacks that killed Ambassador Stevens was freed during the Arab Spring.

Hot Air reports via the Wall Street Journal:

Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, U.S. officials believe based on initial reports. Intelligence reports suggest that some of the attackers trained at camps he established in the Libyan Desert, a former U.S. official said. …

Mr. Ahmad, although believed to be one of the most potent of the new militant operatives emerging from the chaos of the Arab Spring, isn’t the only one, according to Western officials. They say others are also trying to exploit weaknesses in newly established governments and develop a capacity for strikes that could go well beyond recent violent protests in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere. …

On returning to Egypt in the 1990s, a former U.S. official said, Mr. Ahmad became head of the operational wing of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which was then headed by Ayman al-Zawahiri, a physician who is now the chief of al Qaeda. Associates of Mr. Ahmad agree he was part of Egyptian Islamic Jihad but say he wasn’t among its leaders.On returning to Egypt in the 1990s, a former U.S. official said, Mr. Ahmad became head of the operational wing of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which was then headed by Ayman al-Zawahiri, a physician who is now the chief of al Qaeda. Associates of Mr. Ahmad agree he was part of Egyptian Islamic Jihad but say he wasn’t among its leaders. …

Freed last year, Mr. Ahmad is building his own terror group, say Western officials, who call it the Jamal Network. They say he appears to be trying to tap former fellow inmates such as Murjan Salim, a man who, like Mr. Ahmad, has ties to al Qaeda’s Dr. Zawahiri. Former associates of Mr. Ahmad said Mr. Salim is directing aspiring jihadis to Mr. Ahmad’s camps in Libya.

 

“This guy was imprisoned in Egypt and was freed, let out of jail, when Mubarak’s regime fell. And then went and killed one of ambassador in Libya. The guy responsible for this attack is a result of this President’s Arab Spring policies in Egypt. He was in jail under Mubarak, freed, went to Libya and killed our ambassador,” Stu explained.

“It’s amazing,” he added.

“That’s pretty damning,” Pat said.

 

 

  • landofaahs

    There is a lot that is not being told. Search alternative sites.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    How will Obama try to avoid damage on this one – probably by lies, distortion, blaming others and hoping it will just go away until the elections are past.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This mess is not going away for Obama, nor will his attempts to have it spun away or covered up. Benghazi gate and the Fast and Furious are becoming the swan songs of the administration.

    Something wonderful is at hand – TRUTH is being shown concerning the admin; loud and clear from many angles. Judgement for the House of Obama is here, and the Truth will not be hidden, nor the will of God denied.

    Benghazi-gate and Fast and Furious; two witnesses to the blood of innocents on the hands of Obama; so now the Truth stands in witness of Obama’s deeds done in the dark.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Land – its fairly simple: God is making His will known and the crimes of Obama laid bare for all to see. I said something wonderful was coming, and that justice is being delivered unto House Obama – we are seeing it happen, God will not be denied.

    Our part is to get the message out to as many people as we can, in the time we are given – also sweep past drudge report every now and then, they often have a first ‘heads up’ as to what the next unraveling string will be with Obama.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Obama lied to us. He knew this would happen and did nothing. Is this the hope and change he talked about? We have to get rid of this guy before more deaths and more Americans die. Why in the hell was nothing done! This is what happens when we support terrorist groups like the Muslim brotherhood.

  • Anonymous

    This is simple. Obama does not care! The Middle East coming apart is something he is not interested in now or ever. He is interested in getting reelected. He is interest in power. He is interested in making sure his FRIENDS gain power. Why would he care about an American embassador. Or what he really an emassador at all? What WAS he doing there? SOMETHING REALLY REALLY STINKS HERE! And again the MEDIA has it’s head up it’s…well….

  • Sam

    Its all Bush’s fault….after 4 years..ah it was a crazy 10 minute video about Mohammed….President Oboso ….still blaming others

  • Anonymous

    OBAMA AND YOUR PERSONAL FREEDOM — FORGET FREEDOM AND JUST PRAISE / BLESS OBAMA AND SERVE SATAN.

  • Anonymous

    OBAMA DOES EVERYTHING RIGHT —- BLAME PETER PAN OR ANY BODY ELSE — OBAMA IS PERFECT.

  • greywolfrs

    By the way, it appears that another border patrol agent was killed last night and another wounded. They are saying it happened close to where Brian Terry was killed. Fast and Furious isn’t over, by any stretch of the imagination. It seems to be getting worse.

  • greywolfrs

    I guess Obamao would actually have to go to the briefings to know any of this. Since he is more worried about important stuff, like he and Moochelle doing a hard hitting interview with the dolts on the View, he doesn’t have time for petty crap, like this.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I saw that, the nightmare of Obama grows and will haunt our land for many a generation; yet the truth needs to come out – the House of Obama will fall soon.

  • ricoliv

    I only wsh I could share your “optimism.” My suspicion– nay, fear– is that the omnipotent, omnipresent, omnimendacious MSM will see that these stories die a fast and furious death. The vast uninformed American voting public will shuffle off to the polls knowing absolutely nothing of these most recent revelations, but will have been indoctrinated into believing that Romney’s goose is cooked so they may just as well vote for Nobama– if they bother to get out of bed at all. The MSM will devote all of their spurious coverage between now and Election Day to the propagaton of that myth. That is why, snowleopard, although you and I are kindred spirits, I do not share your optimism about the imminent downfall of the invidious House of Obama.

  • new2la

    We have an awesome God, don’t we Snow?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Yes we do, and consider the ‘perfect’ timing involved of the Benghazi-gate revelations, the new Fast and Furious from Univision, and what Drudge has promised is a video of Obama that should boil anybodies blood.

    Obama’s deeds are now coming into the light; and God will not be denied, we are seeing a wonderful work occur. House Obama is on the way down in the area of politics.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    There is nothing wrong with having a ‘fear’ that is actually grounded in fact. Both the MSM and Team Obama will work their best evil magic to try and suppress the stories, or spin them to their advantage.

    I will say this, if you cannot hold faith in Americans then hold onto God and His will being enacted. Consider that during the two years Obama could not have been stopped, how were those of the progressive/democratic extremists held in check?

    All is happening in accord with His will, be patient and we will all see the next truth coming into the light soon enough.

    I will pass this onto you as well; pray to God for enlightenment of His will being worked in the future as it pertains to you. When He responds, do not doubt, He will work wonders and will not be denied no matter what House Obama does.

    We are servants of God and of His Son Lord Jesus; keep solid in the faith of Him and we shall see wonders not yet imagined.

  • greywolfrs

    That may be true, but my only question is, what are we replacing it with?

  • Anonymous

    It’s been mentioned elsewhere that Nixon had his Watergate and will this be Obama’s Libyagate? Not if the LSM has anything to say about it. Let’s make that: IF they keep quite about it. Shhh—that’s right. It will soon go away.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, I think it can easily be said that there are plenty of “Watergates” for Obamao. From ordering a drone strike on people who held US citizenship, to Benghazi, to Fast and Furious, oh hell there are too many to name…

    You are correct about one thing, the Lame Stream Media just keeps covering up for this idiot. What’s really bad is the idiots, like sticky chin and matt “the moron” driscoll, still buy their B S.

  • greywolfrs

    Actually, I have to disagree. I doubt he knew about it, he would have to attend some of those briefings to know…

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    But he is an all knowing god ask strtlk.

  • Margo Wohlford

    About the Big Bird thing. This programs are free. No Dish no Cable just free. What would a child that their family can’t afford Dish or cable watch? Soap operas and Jerry Springer? Your premiss was to sell them to Nick? This is PBS = Free Tv for kids.