A British newspaper has quoted U.S. diplomatic sources as saying that the State Department had “credible information” two days before the attacks in Egypt and Libya occurred. The Obama administration is denying any such intelligence existed. According to The Independent, senior diplomatic sources said that “the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown’, under which movement is severely restricted.” In a report on Politico.com, the Obama administration is “flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a ‘continuing security breach,’ and that ‘credible information’ about possible attacks had been ignored.” The CTD! community contains a lot of current and former LE, military, and probably some intel professionals hiding in the grass. What do you think happened? Is The Independent full of it, or did the Obama Administration and/or State Department disregard crucial information that ultimately led to the Benghazi consulate being overrun, and is now trying to cover that up? What should the Administration do next? Let us hear your thoughts and theories in the comments section below, and if you find helpful links, please post them as well.
— Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle Staff
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