Oct. 24: White House, State Department Emails on Ansar al-Sharia
Oct. 24: Reuters reports the White House, Pentagon and other government agencies learned just two hours into the Benghazi attack that Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic militant group, had “claimed credit” for it. The wire service report was based on three emails from the State Department’s Operations Center. One of the emails said, “Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripol.” The article also noted, “Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate.” (It should be noted that Reuters first reported on Sept. 12 that unnamed U.S. officials believed that Ansar al-Sharia may have been involved.)
Oct. 24: Clinton warns at a press conference that you cannot draw conclusions from the leaked emails because “cherry-picking one story here or one document there” can be misleading. She said, “The independent Accountability Review Board is already hard at work looking at everything — not cherry-picking one story here or one document there — but looking at everything, which I highly recommend as the appropriate approach to something as complex as an attack like this. Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence, and I think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be.”
Oct. 24: Carney, the White House spokesman, says that “within a few hours” of the attack Ansar al-Sharia “claimed that it had not been responsible.” He added, “Neither should be taken as fact — that’s why there’s an investigation underway.”.....snip~
Can anyone answer why Clinton says the Emails should be dismissed on one hand.....as she is saying one cant draw conclusions now.
Got answer as to why they used the Email then to Warn the Embassy in Tripoli that an attack may be pending and coming their way? Considering they had hear it the same way.
Libya does not have a proper, uniformed military anymore Instead, the State Department paid the "Libyan Militia" $150,000 to protect Ambassador Stevens, who is the representative of the United States President stationed abroad.
See page 170 to verify the details of the State Department funding foreign military in Libya to the tune of $150,000. Compare the same small number afforded local terrorist in Libya to the hundreds of millions afforded other foreign militaries in the region (like Lebanon's $100M where Hamas has power!), brought to them courtesy of the US taxpayer.....snip~
Do you think the State Dept was paying the Libyan enough for Security for Providing those services to protect our people.....do you think the Democrats we being kinda cheap with the money?