CNN is now reporting that the U.S. was warned about serious security threats three days before the attack:
Benghazi, Libya (CNN) — Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.
He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.
“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area…
More details are emerging about the night of the Benghazi attacks but the truth about the missing hours of Ambassador Stevens is still unknown, with conflicting accounts coming out from our administration, Libya and Lebanon.
Details of the attack are now emerging from the security guard, Jamal Mabrouk:
The attack allegedly began from three directions with the terrorists firing heavy assault weapons.
After the embassy was attacked and set on fire, a number of Americans escaped to the safe house.
Mabrouk said he received a call from an official in Tripoli, who said he had been called by a “terrified” American in Benghazi.
The official was at the safe-house.
Mabrouk says the Brigade asked the Americans if they needed help — but were told that while the situation was dangerous, it was under control. The next call had him meeting seven Americans at the airport who were then provided safe escort.
Mabrouk said “You are not far from the truth” when asked if the government was unable to control the extremists.
The thought of what these Americans went through and the horrors that normal Libyans are living with is sickening.