With explosive new revelations emerging almost weekly, Obama administration scandals surrounding the deadly September 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya and the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens continue to mount. Most recently, official e-mails showed the White House was informed that it was a potential terrorist strike hours after the assault began, exposing alarming contradictions in the false and evolving narrative peddled by President Obama and multiple top officials for days.
According to documents obtained by multiple news organizations, the State Department issued an alert just hours following the start of the attack noting that an al Qaeda-linked terror group had claimed responsibility for it. The White House, the FBI, the Pentagon, and other government agencies were all copied on the alerts.
"Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack," read the title of one e-mail sent out as the deadly assault was still underway. "Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli." The Islamist group in question has known ties to al Qaeda and was deeply involved in the Obama-backed war on Libya.
Two other e-mailed alerts sent out during the siege also suggested that the incident was anything but a protest gone awry. One of the e-mails, headlined "U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack," noted that the American Embassy in Tripoli “reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well." The message also noted that a local militia was providing security support.
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Photo: In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. Consulate: AP Images