10 Days in Advance of Benghazi Attack, New Documents Show Obama Knew it Was Coming:
Following a court order and a Freedom of Information Act request, documents from the Defense Department show that they knew there was a plan to attack Benghazi a full ten days before it happened.
One hundred pages of documents that were previously classified as “secret” by the DOD and the State Department show that the White House knew that both Al Qaeda and a group linked to the Muslim Brotherhood had spent more than a week planning the attack which took place on September 12th, 2012.
The Battle of Benghazi began in the early hours of the morning and resulted in the deaths of CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith.
One Group Linked To 1993 World Trade Center Attack
The Muslim Brotherhood-linked group that was partly responsible for the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was known was BCOAR, the Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman. Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh” is currently serving a life sentence for being found guilty of involvement in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center, along with other terroristic acts.
Among the 100 pages of documents were the details of the attack on the compound and their known plan to “kill as many Americans as possible.” One document with the information showing that American sources knew about the upcoming attack were sent to Hillary Clinton, who was then the Secretary of State, along with the Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Obama’s White House National Security Council.
This is what was sent to the previous people, spelling mistakes and all.
“The attack was planned ten or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible to seek revenge for U.S. killing of Aboyahiye … in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 atacks [sic] on the World Trade Center buildings.”
Hillary Lies After Memo
After receiving the memo about the knowledge of the attack as terrorism, Hillary blamed an “internet video” that Americans had “nothing to do with” for prompting the attack.
A few hours after the attack, this is what the State Department sent as a “spot report” on the “US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi:”
“Four COM personnel were killed and three were wounded in an attack by dozens of fighters on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi beginning approximately 1550 Eastern Time….”
That is, they knew almost immediately what was happening, because they knew how dangerous the area was.
What Did Barack Know?
One of the reasons that the Americans were concerned about the movements of these Islamic extremists is because they were the center point for a large weapons stock. Part of the memos given to White House included these details on the weapons stocked by the groups:
“The weapons shipped from Syria during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s and 125mm and 155mm howitzers missiles. The numbers for each weapon were estimated to be: 500 Sniper rifles, 100 RPG launchers with 300 total rounds, and approximately 400 howitzers missiles [200 ea – 125mm and 200ea – 155 mm.]”
Unfortunately, the documents would not say who was shipping the weapons out.
August 2012, One Month Before Attack
In August, a heavily redacted report from the same time that the government was following the movement of weapons should that the opposition fighting in Syria was fueled by Muslim extremist groups.
“…the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”
How Benghazi Is Hurting New Secretary of State
As Mike Pompeo waits to be approved by Congress, Democrats who want to keep him out must keep pushing the line that Obama and his flunkies hadn’t the slightly clue that the attack on Benghazi was terroristic in nature. At the time, Pompeo was a Republican Representative from Kansas.
After the attack, Pompeo said that the White House should’ve rushed military help to Benghazi while the Democrats in charge said that it would be inappropriate to do so. It wasn’t until later that Obama deployed a few forces to protest diplomatic facilities.
Pompeo further went on to accuse Obama of not working with the House Committee that wanted to interview officials who were in the White House Situation Room during the attack. So, with a guy like Mike Pompeo set to become the new Secretary of State, there are a lot of sweating Democrats who worked with Obama who know they’ll be nailed to the wall.
Source: Judicial Watch, Foreign Policy