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(37,305 posts)
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:47 PM Sep 2012

U.S. denies premeditation report

The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a “continuing security breach,” and that “credible information” about possible attacks had been ignored.

A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”

The newspaper, The Independent, plastered its cover with the headline, “Revealed: inside story of US envoy’s assassination,” and reported inside: “The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach … American officials believe the attack was planned."

The article continued: "According to senior diplomatic sources, the U.S. State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown’, under which movement is severely restricted."

Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, emailed: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”


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U.S. denies premeditation report (Original Post) dkf Sep 2012 OP
The owner used to work for the KGB Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #1
Is this a Rupert Murdock newspaper? mischief nt julian09 Sep 2012 #2
The Observer, no nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #4
Kick nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #3
The author wrote an entire article without naming any "credible sources". Clue #1 JaneyVee Sep 2012 #5
"senior diplomatic sources" = right wingers trying to discredit Obama joshcryer Sep 2012 #6
Yep Aerows Sep 2012 #10
I have a hard time believing they wouldn't have acted on intelligence TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #7
So....just who were the "senior diplomatic sources"? Jennicut Sep 2012 #8
Romney failed Aerows Sep 2012 #9


(154,021 posts)
4. The Observer, no
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:05 PM
Sep 2012

though it is right of center. That it is... and the mirror image of the Guardian in some ways.



(39,961 posts)
10. Yep
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:22 PM
Sep 2012

and trying to start a whisper campaign based on gossip because Romney failed so catastrophically.


(46,416 posts)
7. I have a hard time believing they wouldn't have acted on intelligence
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:12 PM
Sep 2012

about a planned or imminent attack. I'm sure security had already been heightened just because of the date.


(25,415 posts)
8. So....just who were the "senior diplomatic sources"?
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:16 PM
Sep 2012

Anyone want to guess?

Neocons advising Romney, perhaps?



(39,961 posts)
9. Romney failed
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:20 PM
Sep 2012

to look like a foreign policy leader.

Let's start a whisper campaign. If we let this shit stand, a whisper campaign, we should be ashamed.

That's all this bullshit is, is conspiracy theory, gossip, laden with RW lies.

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