Libya attackers linked to al-Qaeda: Obama Whaaat!!

This is an extract from a South African News agency regarding the Sept 11 attack on the USA. It is to be noted that Washington said it was a deadly planned attack and it does not say Obama said, does this mean that President Obama is still denying the Sept 11 attack?


The late US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. (File, AFP)

Washington – The US intelligence community said that a deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a planned attack linked to al-Qaeda. It remains unclear if any group or person exercised overall command and control of the attack, and if extremist group leaders directed their members to participate,” Shawn Turner, spokesperson for the office of the director of national intelligence, said in a statement on Friday.
“We do assess that some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to al-Qaeda.”
President Barack Obama’s administration has offered varied explanations, and apologies for a film, as to who may have been behind the September 11 attack on the US diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi, drawing criticism from Republican opponents weeks before a US presidential election.
US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the assault. Assessment ‘revised’
Both Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and top US diplomat Hillary Clinton have finally called the assault a “terrorist attack,” with the Pentagon chief also suggesting that it took days for the US government to conclude extremists had launched an orchestrated assault. “As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organised terrorist attack carried out by extremists,” Turner explained.
According to US media reports, the militants involved in the attacks belonged to a group called Ansar al Sharia. Its members were reportedly in contact with an al-Qaeda offshoot known as Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.
Some Republican lawmakers have alleged that the Obama administration knew almost immediately afterward that al-Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi attack, which killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
But Turner stressed that despite “progress” made in the investigation, “there remain many unanswered questions”.
On Thursday, Panetta said it was too soon to say whether al-Qaeda or groups linked to them had a role in the incident.
No warning
The US military’s top officer, General Martin Dempsey, also said there had been no warning of a direct threat to the American mission in Benghazi before the attack.
“There was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in… eastern Libya were seeking to coalesce, but there wasn’t anything specific and certainly not a specific threat to the consulate that I’m aware of,” the general said.
The state department initially said the attack arose out of a spontaneous protest against an amateur anti-Islam internet video made in the United States.
On Friday a top Republican congressman called for the US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice to resign, charging that she misled Americans over the assault by dismissing suggestions that it was a planned terror operation.
“I think Susan Rice should resign. She is America’s foreign policy spokesperson to the world as ambassador to the UN,” Congressman Pete King of New York told National Review Online.
But earlier this week the White House dismissed Republican criticism as mere politics.
White House spokesperson Jay Carney said the information given to the public about the attack was based on “the best intelligence we’ve had.”

Comments From News24 readers, some good some bad…….you may not like what you read but it is good to know what others think, that is why I published these comments.
squeegee.pilot– September 29, 2012 at 09:50
This is blowing up in Nobama’s face. They lied and it is becoming big news in the US.
Hugh_Influence– September 29, 2012 at 10:09
Agree completely – do you see the word-smithing they use: “affiliated with, or sympathetic to…” That doesn’t mean it IS. From a spontaneous amateur attack to a full blown coordinated militant strike. Yah whatever.
AnthonyfromAfrica– September 29, 2012 at 10:45
The violent loony left, just makes up their own stories. Thats all thery are good at; Entertaining each other !!!!
jean.rossouwsa– September 29, 2012 at 11:24
Yip so correct and the liberal news media in usa is just as guilty! Only interested in re-electing the anointed one!, even if it means that they lie and create stories!
morgaenart.farto– September 29, 2012 at 09:53
Obummer is an incompetent, affirmative action, spineless, useless piece of rubbish and is 100% responsible for the debacle in the Middle East. We are soon going to have Iran as a nuclear power, have lost israel as an ally, have islamofascits running amok in the so-called “arab spring”…The world will rue the day that the americans voted this african into power….
brendon.nel.7– September 29, 2012 at 10:14
African??!?!? Where? Where? I only see a yankie colored.
gieljam.gomtor– September 29, 2012 at 10:02
America must learn that the majority of the so called third world and specific these Arabs who will milk them dry and always be waiting for their support and hand outs simply  cannot be trusted .
VoxPopuli– September 29, 2012 at 10:44
You couldn’t be more wrong….. America needs these Arabs more than they need America!  If these Arabs decide today that they dropping the dollar as accepted currency for oil, America would be in shambles tomorrow! The demand for dollars has made it possible for Americans to just print and hand it out,  without the Arabs it’ll be worth as much as Bobs our neighbours dollars!
Zaakirinho– September 29, 2012 at 10:54
Al Qaeeda, created by the US simply as a scapegoat….like a parent blaming their child for any sin the parent commits
Frankysmashcake– September 29, 2012 at 11:21
Americans unchained Sadam’s dogs and thousands of them got killed in the process.Now they killed Gadafi(indirectly) and the same process all over.These Yankees just do not learn
wallace.outkast– September 29, 2012 at 11:38
oh so now there are terroristes in lybia
greg.quinn.353– September 29, 2012 at 11:58
Yeah yeah.. just like the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center were also ‘linked’ to Al Queda and Osama bin Laden when passports were ‘found’ at the crash scenes but black boxes and entire plane parts were totally destroyed.
And if you think that’s BS watch the free online documentaries ‘Zeitgeist’ and ‘Loose Change’.. which go into these events and the flaws in their ‘official stories’ extensively.
VoxPopuli– September 29, 2012 at 12:11
Add “why we fight” in there… Also a good watch!
robbie.crouch– September 29, 2012 at 13:17
Took Obama’s advisors a while to work that one out! It was pretty obvious toe the rest of the sane world that it was a very well orchestrated plan to commemorate 911 by the fanatics
Siyabonga Mkhwanazi– September 29, 2012 at 13:34
Oh what a tangled web of lies we weave…’ And i can also ‘link’ that Adam and Eve really did exist and they were black.

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