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Details and analysis of the Benghazi attack

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Explanations of the “Benghazi incident” continue to unravel as politicians backtrack and dissimulate. We have located a very specific and highly reliable source showing the time line and a bit of history that will likely set our readers' teeth on edge as it did to ours. Be sure to follow to the link in the excerpt below.

It is our observation that mankind has an appallingly brief span of attention and the situation that resulted in the slaughter of Americans (they were not simply “killed”, you know) should have been guarded against. But it appears that otherwise responsible individuals either forgot or ignored history and failed to equate the rising whistle sound with a boiling kettle.

By any reasonable standard of historical measurement, Benghazi was and will continue to be a VERY dangerous place. Add to that basic truth the fact that the Libyan revolution is far from resolved and militias still roam the streets in possession of heavy (crew served) weapons, and no reasonable person should have been surprised by the attacks (yes, there have been several attacks prior to 9/11/2012).

We will leave recriminations in connection with the “Benghazi incident” to other judges, but as for our staff, the conclusions are clear no matter how much the culpable may dodge and squirm. We would be very interested to see even redacted US intelligence summaries of that region for the previous 60 days. Warning signs were everywhere.

We urge the reader to visit the link and review this and other reports. There is sufficient information now in open sources to allow any reasonable person to draw logical conclusions about this incident and who was and is telling the truth as more facts become known.

 Benghazi 2012

 

  Editor's emphasis in bold font

The pattern of violent incidents attributed to Salafist groups in Libya from March 2012 to September 2012 indicate that security across the country, and particularly in Benghazi, had deteriorated prior to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Salafist attacks over the last six months were concentrated in the eastern city of Benghazi. An important inflection point marking an increase in attacks was a demonstration held in Benghazi on June 7, 2012, in which heavily armed Salafist groups from across the country called for the establishment of Sharia law in Libya. During this time, militant Salafists targeted U.S. and other Western diplomatic and humanitarian entities, such as the U.N.and U.K. missions in Libya and the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), before the attack onthe U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Violence against Western targets increased dramatically during the month of June 2012, as illustrated by the timeline on the following slide. Salafist groups claimed credit for several attacks. Attacks against Western interests during this time targeted not only physical structures such as Consulates and officebuildings, but also softer mobile targets such as diplomatic vehicles, sometimes in broad daylight. Attackers employed weapon systems ranging from grenades and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) to improvised explosive devices (IEDs). An IED attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in early June 2012 caused a significant breach in the facility’s perimeter....At least three known Libyan Salafist groups, based out of Benghazi and Derna, present a threat to U.S. interests in Libya: Ansar al-Sharia Brigade in Benghazi, Ansar al-Sharia Brigade in Derna, and the Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman. While the network affiliations of these groups remain unclear, their existence aligns with reported al-Qaeda objectives to establish a presence inLibya.

http://www.slideshare.net/ISWPress/warning-in-libya-the-rise-of-an-imminent-threat

Last modified on Friday, 26 October 2012 02:01

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