This is a big deal. New emails released recently prove that the Obama administration was informed that the attack was terror related within two hours of the attack.
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.
Look, that’s game, set and match. And yes, I realize that the media is playing an active roll in the reelection efforts of Obama, but it would seem that they must report on something of this magnitude. This is the smoking gun. He knew that the attack was related to terror and then proceeded to lie about it to the world…for weeks. And his lies weren’t innocuous, either. Not only did he lie to protect himself from the American people, he had an innocent film-maker put in prison (He’s still in prison and his trial isn’t until after the election. Shocking!). Furthermore—and this is something I haven’t heard mentioned anywhere—much the violence perpetrated by terrorists all over the world is being conveniently blamed on a movie trailer that relatively no one had ever seen. Put simply, now Jihadists from all around the globe have a built in excuse to commit acts of terror. They’ll just blame the video. How many Watergates does that make for Mr. Obama now?
In case you would like a reminder of the events surrounding the Benghazi travesty, here is a useful timeline.