Intercepts tie al Qaeda to Benghazi attacks
In the hours following the 9/11 anniversary attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence agencies monitored communications from jihadists affiliated with the group that led the attack and members of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb(AQIM), the group’s North African affiliate.
In the communications, members of Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) bragged about their successful attack against the American consulate and the U.S. ambassador, according to three U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to the press.
At this stage there is no consensus inside the U.S. intelligence community that AQIM planned the attack, but the communications are more evidence that the attack was no spontaneous reaction to an Internet video, as the Obama administration had said for the first nine days after the attack.The administration's latest excuse is that the attack was inspired by the attacks on the US embassy in Cairo. That seems a stretch too, but they are still trying to reconcile their story that it was tied to the video and this would give them a third hand handle.
Special Report of Fox News this evening gave a timeline of the meandering story from the Obama administration and when you see it first hand it looks like a stack of incoherent falsehoods. The facts of the event were just too inconvenient to the narrative Obama and the Democrats had spun a few days before at their convention.