U.S. official says Benghazi consulate was "terrorist attack"

Sep 19, 2012 Full story: Reuters 167

The assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a "terrorist attack" that may have had an al Qaeda connection, a top U.S. counterterrorism official told Congress on Wednesday.

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xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Sep 19, 2012
Cannot be.

Obama got Osama.

AQ and terrorists ?

I thought it was just a work place incident just like the Ft. Hood massacre ?

You know , some Libyians " Going postal ".
WVB

United States

#2 Sep 19, 2012
Well duh!!
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#3 Sep 19, 2012
So nearly 2 weeks after the Benghazi attack the Feds finally figured out what the American people knew the day of the attack. Just exactly how stupid are those people, and do you really want them in charge of your security for 4 more years? We have had enough of the Affirmatve Action leaders. A demented 4 year old would have figured out what happee by today. There is no excuse fo this incompetene.
Stop the Madness

Waterbury, CT

#4 Sep 19, 2012
Sorry, you are all mistaken. If the prez and his crew say it was a protest gone wild, well, we have to believe that. Why would he EVER lie?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#5 Sep 19, 2012
U.S. official says Benghazi consulate was "terrorist attack"

The Obama administration finally noticed, who would have thought? Nothing like leading from behind.
Stop the Madness

Waterbury, CT

#6 Sep 19, 2012
RustyS wrote:
U.S. official says Benghazi consulate was "terrorist attack"
The Obama administration finally noticed, who would have thought? Nothing like leading from behind.
Nothing like being the behind! lol
America Is Not The Same

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Sep 19, 2012
America needs to vote this Radical Muslim supporter out of office in Nov. If not America is FINISHED
He has committed treason 2 x
America Is Not The Same

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Sep 19, 2012
Read the Book by M. Malkin

Culture of Corruption

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#12 Sep 19, 2012
Obama should take that "Arab Spring" and stick it up his ass....SIDEWAYS!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#14 Sep 19, 2012
Americans are no longer safe with Obama as president.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#15 Sep 19, 2012
http://www.aina.org/news/20120913165253.htm

Ambassador Stevens Was Raped Before His Murder, Reports Claim

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#17 Sep 19, 2012
The curtain has been pulled back and there stands the king, with no clothes. Even the most progressive of liberals are embarrassed. The truly stupid are unaware.
Dane T

AOL

#20 Sep 19, 2012
Obama is busy. He is a Rock Star. It is a full time job partying with the Hollywood crowd going on every tv show that will have hiim and that NY night life.

Don't blame Obama for not knowing their might be security threats of our Embassies and Consulates on the Anniv of 9/11. It just isn't fair.

Did Jay Z know? Did Beyonce know? Did Clooney know? Did Letterman know? Obama runs with the fun crowd not the serious crowd.
Give him a break.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#21 Sep 20, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
http://www.aina.org/news/20120 913165253.htm
Ambassador Stevens Was Raped Before His Murder, Reports Claim
but no credible reports claim that...

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#22 Sep 20, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
http://www.aina.org/news/20120 913165253.htm
Ambassador Stevens Was Raped Before His Murder, Reports Claim
That's the way Obama likes it, evidently. He's out partying with Letterman and Beyonce and JZ and all his little asshole friends instead of protecting us from terrorists. I hope a Muslim doesn't sodomize and torture Obama and drag him through the streets till he's gone. Really. I'm not kidding. I sure hope that doesn't happen.
Walt Simpkins

AOL

#23 Sep 20, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>but no credible reports claim that...
BBC. You should watch the news more often. Knowledge is POWER. Rachel, Al, and Chris chanting "all hail obama. isn't he dreamy" for three hours a day doesn't count.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#24 Sep 20, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
So nearly 2 weeks after the Benghazi attack the Feds finally figured out what the American people knew the day of the attack. Just exactly how stupid are those people, and do you really want them in charge of your security for 4 more years? We have had enough of the Affirmatve Action leaders. A demented 4 year old would have figured out what happee by today. There is no excuse fo this incompetene.
You don't speak for the American people, who "knew" no such thing. It is only CLAIMED that this was a "terrorist attack," and it remains unproven. IF it was, and IF there were warnings, that should of course be investigated. Obama is obviously not to blame since it's not his personal job to gather the intel and hand out warnings here, but the State Department's.

Your "affirmative action" quip is simply race-baiting, typical of your kind. Your own incompetence is all too obvious.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#25 Sep 20, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>That's the way Obama likes it, evidently. He's out partying with Letterman and Beyonce and JZ and all his little asshole friends instead of protecting us from terrorists. I hope a Muslim doesn't sodomize and torture Obama and drag him through the streets till he's gone. Really. I'm not kidding. I sure hope that doesn't happen.
Only idiots like you and Vanceline believe that the President oversees every single embassy and every single bit of incoming intel. You blame Obama for partisan reasons, dividing the country in a time of danger. You're basically a traitor, or at least un-American.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#26 Sep 20, 2012
Dane T wrote:
Obama is busy. He is a Rock Star. It is a full time job partying with the Hollywood crowd going on every tv show that will have hiim and that NY night life.
Don't blame Obama for not knowing their might be security threats of our Embassies and Consulates on the Anniv of 9/11. It just isn't fair.
Did Jay Z know? Did Beyonce know? Did Clooney know? Did Letterman know? Obama runs with the fun crowd not the serious crowd.
Give him a break.
do YOU know anything? No, only hatred of Obama. It's your life and your obsession, and like other Righties here you post it 24/7/365.

Troll.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#27 Sep 20, 2012
Hmmm....read the article:

"Olsen said whether the attack was planned for September 11 was under investigation, but the information so far indicated it was "an opportunistic attack" that "began and evolved, and escalated over several hours."

There were well-armed militants in the area, he said.'What we don't have at this point is specific intelligence that there was a significant advance planning or coordination for this attack.' "

So...it's under investigation, there's no evidence it was planned, and therefore we can't say for certain if there was warning or advanced knowledge of the attack - in fact, those things seem unlikely.

That pretty much lays the reTHUGlican Right's arguments to rest for now, i'd say.

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