Sean Smith, one of the murdered diplomats at the Libyan Embassy, in a message to fellow gamers just prior to his death said, ”Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.” [Mittani]
The Independent said that the U.S. had credible information two days before the embassy attacks that they would take place on 9/11.
Jay Carney, President Obama’s press secretary, issued a strong statement denying that they had any information.
The U.S. government did nothing to secure the embassies though the security in Benghazi was almost nonexistent and the 9/11 anniversary was approaching.
Security at the Benghazi Embassy included a small number of guards from local militias. Benghazi is its own entity which does not get along with Tripoli. It is wild and lawless.
The embassy was an outpost without a contingent of U.S. Marines to protect it though there were at least four attacks on diplomatic and western targets in Benghazi leading up to the murder of the U.S. ambassador. We did not protect our diplomats; they were sitting ducks.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/14/diplomatic-western-posts-targeted-repeatedly-in-benghazi-in-run-up-to-deadly/#ixzz26coglXd9.
Al Qaeda Emir Ayman al Zawahiri released an hour-and-a-half long 9/11 anniversary tape which some say was out on the 10th before the attack on the Embassy in Benghazi, in which he called for the people to rise up and attack the Americans to avenge the death of terrorist-in-arms, Abu Yahya al-Libi (al Libi means from Libya).
The U.S. allegedly knew about the tape 42 hours before the attacks. The U.S. denies this specific knowledge but why they left this outpost without proper guards is unexplained.
The makeshift embassy in Libya, though particularly vulnerable, was not in lockdown despite the upcoming 9/11 anniversary and despite previous attacks. Their supposed “safe house” was leveled.
The timeline regarding the attack on the Libya Embassy:
- June, 2012 Abu Yaya al-libi (a Libyan) was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
- 9/10/12 in a 9/11 anniversary speech al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri confirms the death of Abu Yaya al-Libi and urges his followers, especially those in Libya, to seek vengeance on the Americans:
“Zawahiri urged Muslims and particularly Libyans to take revenge for the killing of Libi. “His blood urges you and incites you to fight and kill the crusaders,” he said.“
- 9/11/12: Libyans attack U.S. Embassyin Benghazi. They storm the embassy in Cairo.
We ousted Qaddafi and ignored the reality that al-Qaeda was now free to usurp the revolution. Another foreign policy misstep or disaster, however you prefer to look at it.
In his 9/11 anniversary tape, al-Zawahiri called for the people of Saudi Arabia to rise up against the royal family.
Zawahiri told his followers to take advantage of “American weakness.”
“Our message to the peoples of the Islamic and Arab nation is that they should use this moment of American weakness to purify their countries of the corrupt and corrupting rulers. [...]
“They should topple the Western proxies left in our countries, and especially the Saud clan and the Gulf sheiks in the Arabian Peninsula, as well as the sons of France in the Islamic Maghreb.
“Sheikh Osama bin Laden, Allah’s mercy upon him, said time and again that the fact that the U.S. holds Muslims and their scholars captive – and especially Sheik Omar Abd Al-Rahman – constitutes crime and aggression against the Islamic nation. Allah granted us the success of capturing the American Jew Warren Weinstein.”
Zawahiri’s call came on the eve of the anti-American Million Muslim March and ‘day of rage’ in Cairo and other Arab capitals on Friday [which has been called off]. He mentions the kidnapping of American Warren Weinstein and calls for the kidnapping of citizens of countries fighting Islamic terrorism to enable a prisoner exchange:
Ayman Al-Zawahiri: “Allah willing, he (American hostage Warren Weinstein) will not win his freedom until our prisoners are free, and first and foremost, Omar Abd Al-Rahman, Aafia Sidiqqui, Hasnaa, the widow of Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, and Khaled Sheik Muhammad.
“We urge Muslims to capture citizens of countries that fight the Muslims in order to release the Muslim prisoners.” [...]
The tape was released to mark the 11th anniversary of al Qaeda’s terrorist attack on the U.S. mainland that murdered nearly 3,000 people.
In the tape, al-Zawahiri says that Obama’s foreign policy is basically incoherent, something I unfortunately have to agree with:
This liar [Obama] is trying to deceive the Americans that he will achieve victory against al-Qaeda through killing this person or that person, and escapes from the truth that he was defeated in Iraq, he is being defeated in Afghanistan, he was defeated in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. He is running from the fact that al-Qaeda has achieved its real mission, which is to incite the Ummah, and this is the warning for America’s defeat, Allah willing.
Let us assume that this poor man had killed 10 or 20 or 100 or a 1,000 from al-Qaeda. Will that prevent the defeat of America? Not only that, but let us assume that he killed all the mujahideen of al-Qaeda. Will that make him avoid defeat? Will that make Muslims love or hate him? Will that make them sympathize with him or take him as an enemy, or submit to him or challenge him? This poor man is a loser and is leading a losing nation in a losing battle. The Americans killed nearly five million Vietnamese. Did that protect them from defeat? The Americans are too arrogant to admit facts, but facts will force them to admit them.
President Obama’s handling of the Islamic Rising, formerly the Arab Spring, is to let the countries fall into lawlessness. He is blind and tone deaf. Even as he heard of the tragedy in Benghazi he flew to Vegas for a campaign stop.
Obama helped depose secular dictators and now we have something worse.
More on the al-Zawahiri tape at rightsidenews
Our foreign policy in Iran is the basis for our problems. We appear weak. We allow pointless meetings with Iran to deter and deflect as Iran builds the bomb.
Obama has chosen to go on the Letterman show and to meet with Beyonce and JayZee instead of meeting with Netanyahu as he continues to miss 6 out of 10 intel briefings:
The State Department issued a warning to Americans in hot spots. Islamists have stated that they want all U.S. embassies in their region closed. The violent protests have spread to Europe and Australia.
It’s seeming more-and-more like 1979.
While all this is going on, the Obama campaign is advertising campaign gear: