Was Obama Briefed On 9-11 Libyan Terror Threats the Day Before Benghazi Attack? (Video)

A classified cable obtained and reviewed by Fox News shows that the U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” regarding Al Qaeda training camps in Benghazi with the concern that the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack”,  less than a month before the terrorist assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected.

“RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.

According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning.

The details in the cable seemed to foreshadow the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. compound, which was a coordinated, commando-style assault using direct and indirect fire. Al Qaeda in North Africa and Ansar al-Sharia, both mentioned in the cable, have since been implicated in the consulate attack.

In addition to describing the security situation in Benghazi as “trending negatively,” the cable said explicitly that the mission would ask for more help. “In light of the uncertain security environment, US Mission Benghazi will submit specific requests to US Embassy Tripoli for additional physical security upgrades and staffing needs by separate cover.”

The State Department has declined to comment on the cable “citing its classification”. Uh huh. And it’s “political sensitivity” to unnamed an person who may or may not be up for reelection, I would add.
Fox News is now reporting that the President attended a briefing the day before the attack to “evaluate 9/11 threats”.
Catherine Herridge reported her findings on America Live with Megyn Kelly, earlier today.

The question Kelly asked her guests, former Bush speechwriter, Marc Thiessen of AEI, and Simon Rosenberg (Discover the Networks profile, here); “did the Benghazi warnings come up in that briefing and if not, why not?”

Video via Massteaparty

UPDATE:

Via Ace of Spades HQ: White House: Obama “Has Not Participated” In Benghazi Investigation

But he’s determined to get all the facts out, he says.

He has not participated in the investigation. He is anticipating results that show us exactly what happened and who is responsible and what lessons we can learn from it and ensure it never happens again. He expects the investigation to be rigorous.

He needs an investigation to discover what orders he gave on the night of the attack?

He needs an investigation to know if he was briefed about Libya the day before the attack?

What he needs is time to run out the clock until the election.

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11 Responses to “Was Obama Briefed On 9-11 Libyan Terror Threats the Day Before Benghazi Attack? (Video)”

  1. jharp Says:

    When are you fools gonna let it go? No one cares.

    And Romney is getting his ass handed to him.

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  2. nicedeb Says:

    Oh, the people who know what’s going on care all right – which is why Obama and Co are trying so hard to cover it up.
    And check the polls – who’s getting his ass handed to him with independent voters?

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  3. Geo Says:

    Oh you’re gonna find out who cares in just a few days from now and then again afterwards when the hearings, indictments start flying and the dimoCrap suicide watches begin. The next giant suction sound you hear will be some of the dims careers being flushed, never to be heard from again.
    I seem to recall some of the same lonesome voices out there begging to be heard [with a lot less evidence than this case] when it came to the other gun running operation, . . . . . . . “fast and furious”.
    Stay tuned and pay attention!

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  4. geoff Says:

    When are you fools gonna let it go? No one cares.

    When did the President start commenting on this site?

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  5. Carlos Says:

    What jharp is trying to say (undiplomatically) is that Obhammud “needs” four more years to finish the job of destroying this country as we know it and create another lasting failed socialist state like those darned white folk of the EU all have.

    Sorry, bud, but the country was too perilously close to that when GW was in power, and won’t make a bunch of progress retreating from the edge with Mittens in power, but at least he won’t be driving us at warp speed over the edge like the socialist is that in there now.

    What the country really needs is to get rid of the socialists in the Congress, like Dingy Harry, Nazi Pelousy and Chucky Cheesy (don’t get between me and a camera) Schumer. Maybe if there was someone with concern for the country running the Senate, some of the country’s business could get done!

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  6. nicedeb Says:

    Imagine the massive fumigation effort that’s going to have to be undertaken by the new administration to clean up the government agencies Obama’s filled with smelly leftist goons, especially the DOJ.

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  7. nicedeb Says:

    Las Vegas Review Journal Slashes Obama as “Unworthy” of the Presidency Due to Incompetence, Cowardice, and Dishonesty

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/334512.php

    Man that is one harsh indictment.

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  8. Veeshir Says:

    Obama probably skipped that briefing. He had important fundraising and campaigning to do.

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  9. Carlos Says:

    Don’t forget his daily dose of golf, Veeshir. And his daily orders from Soros. You know he has to get that because he’s too incompetent to be trusted with more than one day’s marching orders…

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