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    White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

    The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

    The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

    U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a "terrorist" attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.

    Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.

    While officials did mention the possible involvement of "extremists," they did not lay blame on any specific militant groups or possible links to al Qaeda or its affiliates until intelligence officials publicly alleged that on September 28.

    read more at: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails | Reuters
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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    And Obama has the balls to say this:
    This situation disgusts me!

    How can we give someone so inept at the job another chance? This man has no interest in protecting our people; all he cares about is protecting his job.
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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    The smoking gun!

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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    He's a flim flam man, and that's all there is to it.

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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Quote Originally Posted by comedy4all View Post
    This situation disgusts me!

    How can we give someone so inept at the job another chance?
    Meh, Bush got two terms too.
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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The smoking gun!
    Now we just need someone to pull the trigger again.
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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    And Obama has the balls to say this:

    Three problems:

    Groups can claim credit for things they haven't actually done.

    It is possible for a militant group to launch a spontanteous attack.

    It takes time to process information and collect the information that is important.

    The White House and Obama in my opinion didn't wait long enough for all the information to come in before making a statement, however just because a militant groups claims they performed an attack doesn't neccesarily mean it was preplanned or was not in reaction to a video.

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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    This is the perfect example of starting at the conclusion and working backwards.

    We don't know what other information the White House received. We are given one email that says a group claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter (b/c that's trustworthy intel), and somehow that is supposed to show that it was entirely obvious what happened two hours after the event and the Obama administration is completely incompetent. People should settle down and try not to act like complete hacks for at least two minutes after reading articles like this.

    I also take issue with this quote:

    Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.
    The administration did not "maintain for days" that attacks were a protest against the film. If anything, officials hinted or suggested that it was the most likely explanation, while caveating that investigations were under way. When asked by reporters in press briefings, the State Department actually refused to link the attack to the video.

    The press has not helped this issue at all. Their articles are just as convoluted and fumbled as the White House has been.
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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Meh, Bush got two terms too.
    Wrong is wrong! It does not become right because the other guy did it too.
    I was not watching politics during most of bush (I had better things like drinking and trying to get laid to do). I am a man that is looking to the future of my family. The man that holds the highest responsibility in the world (the American president) needs to be able to act when those that rely on his decisions are in peril, and he needs to act like a leader and not lie about some video or let his underlings (Hillary) take the blame to save him from having to do his job.
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    Re: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Three problems:

    Groups can claim credit for things they haven't actually done.

    It is possible for a militant group to launch a spontanteous attack.

    It takes time to process information and collect the information that is important.

    The White House and Obama in my opinion didn't wait long enough for all the information to come in before making a statement, however just because a militant groups claims they performed an attack doesn't neccesarily mean it was preplanned or was not in reaction to a video.
    One maybe two days is the limit of how long I can believe that he did not know that this was an attack. If he did not know that they were being attacked in time to send reinforcements than someone needs to be fired, not resign; FIRED! And after finding out the truth he should not have gone on for 2 weeks telling people (and the U.N.) what he knew to be untrue.
    All he would have needed to say was;

    “We have further information that shows that this was a deliberate attack on our people, we will find the men responsible and hold them to account for their actions!”

    If he had done that he would have proven that he is the man that we need in office.
    He decided that it would be better for him to keep spreading an untruth than to act as a responsible president would.

    As for “It is possible for a militant group to launch a spontaneous attack”; they were attacked at around four in the afternoon, than they were attacked hours later at night. They had hours that could have been used to send in reinforcements.
    This was not a protest that got out of control, this was a deliberate attack!
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