Leaked Emails Claim White House Knew about Libya Attack

Leaked Emails Claim White House Knew about Libya Attack

Officials at the White House and State Department may have been advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. embassy in Benghazi

by #teamEBONY, October 24, 2012

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Leaked Emails Claim White House Knew about Libya Attack

In an e-mail obtained by CNN, State Department officials notify that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is under attack.

The White House and State Department are coming under fire after word broke that they were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. 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 ultimately acknowledged was a terrorist attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.

Read it at CNN.

 
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