Tag Archives: al Qaeda

8 major warnings before Benghazi terrorist attacks

U.S. security for diplomats in Libya was steadily drawn down in 2012 prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks, amid reports of hundreds of security incidents and despite repeated requests for better security from State Department officials in the country. Below are 8 major warning signs. 2011: Ambassador premonition: “…Things could go wrong.” In 2011, […]

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Document: Benghazi Attack Was Preplanned, al-Qaeda-Linked, Religiously-Motivated

A terrorist group linked to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya was tied to al-Qaeda and acting on a Muslim religious ideology. Members of the group planned the attacks at least ten days in advance and trained daily, “focusing on religious lessons and scripture including three lessons a day of […]

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Thousands of Qaddafi Era Shoulder-Fired Missiles Missing in Action

The surface-to-air missile attack on a Malaysian jetliner flying over eastern Ukraine is a good reason to revisit my report from 2013 about the thousands of missing shoulder-fired missiles known as MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems). As I reported, one major goal of U.S. in Libya prior to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission […]

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White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative Newly-released emails: “Video” to blame, “not a broader failure or policy.”

Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward that of a spontaneous protest that never happened. One of the operative documents, which the government had withheld from ​Congress and reporters for a year and a half, is an internal September 14, ​2012 email to […]

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Morell Testifies on Benghazi Talking Points: “Mistakes…not due to politics”

During a Congressional hearing that lasted more than three hours, former C.I.A. Deputy Director Michael Morell praised his former agency’s intelligence analysts as the best on the globe, yet ones who he admits were sorely mistaken when they reported that spontaneous protesters were to blame for ​the Beghazi, Libya terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. […]

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