Foxnews: Benghazi detail reported to State Department one month prior to 9.11 they could not withstand a coordinated attack from Al Qaeda
What if the Benghazi attack wasn’t an attack on our embassy per se, but what if it was really an attack designed to capture weapons the US had been stockpiling and distributing throughout the region? The complicating factors of having c130 gunships fire on attackers might have brought a CIA sponsored operation, being coordinated by our Libyan Ambassador, to light. That might make someone, say the President, less likely to draw attention to the situation by using military force.
He had a gun running operation in process in the middle east, left his people exposed and when they requested help, he voted present.
Two articles, one is an interview with Claire Lopez
Clare M. Lopez’s bio is by itself a who’s who of counter-intelligence. She is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, homeland security, national defense, and counterterrorism issues. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, acquiring extensive expertise in counterintelligence, counternarcotics, and counterproliferation issues with a career regional focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
The second, FoxNews once again scoops the rest of the so called news agencies with a report the State Department had warnings from Benghazi they could not withstand a coordinated attack.
http://blogs.jpost.com/content/benghazi-october-surprise – (Partial re post, emphasis mine)
GA: Now it turns out that around 5 pm eastern time, which would have been only about an hour and a half in to the attack, that President Obama met with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Defense Panetta in the White House for over an hour…
CL: Yes, this is all in the press, right.
GA: So would you go so far as to say that it would be pretty clear that Obama watched in real time and did nothing while 4 Americans were murdered?
CL: Yeah, that’s very clear, yes.
GA: Then, at some point later President Obama went to bed. Whether it was before or after everyone had died we’ll probably never know, but he had that super important fund raising trip in Las Vegas the next day and here’s what gets me. He gets up the next day and he skips, yet again, his National security briefing.
CL: Yes, that’s right.
GA: Why do you think that media, for the most part, is ignoring something this huge?
CL: It’s a good question isn’t it? That’s a really good question. Political? I have no idea. It boggles the mind, I don’t know.
GA: Do you believe that this was a cover up from the very beginning?
CL: Oh yes, the gun running of course, that was the thing.
GA: That was my next question; do you believe that this administration is smuggling weapons to Al-Qaeda?
CL: Well, not… I mean… The short answer is yes. They were working with the very same Al-Qaeda linked relationships in Libya to gather up and buy back and collect weapons from Gaddafi’s stock pile that were missing from the revolution in Libya last year and what it looks like is that they were shipping them onwards to Syria.
GA: Some of those weapons have already shown up in the Sinai on the southern border of Israel.
CL: Yes, they’ve gone to the Sinai and they’ve also gone to Mali and to other places in western Africa and they’ve also gone to Syria. That was the operation, that’s what they were doing.
And from FoxNews:
The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.