Administration knew about gun running, knew attack was planned, not spontaneous, knew rise of ISIS was a threat
Judicial Watch has obtained and released documents today that conclusively prove that the Obama administration lied and engaged in spin over the Benghazi attack on the US consulate on September 11, 2012.
Fox News reported on the documents, obtained via FOIA request, noting that they reveal three key facts.
1. The US had full knowledge of gun running from Benghazi to Syria before the attack.
2. The Obama government knew shortly after the fact that the attack was planned at least 10 days in advance, deliberately to coincide with 9/11, and was in retaliation for a drone strike that killed an al Qaeda strategist.
3. The rise of ISIS and the establishment of a caliphate was predicted by US intelligence in 2012.
The three facts are key, because they reveal that the Obama administration lied and deliberately attempted to spin the facts concerning the Benghazi attack, during which four Americans were murdered.
“The Obama administration says it was a coincidence that [the Benghazi attack] occurred on 9/11. In fact, their intelligence said it wasn’t a coincidence, and in fact, specifically the attack occurred because it was 9/11,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
A Defense Intelligence Agency memo dated Sept. 16, 2012, and shared with the National Security Council, the State Department and the CIA, stated that “The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible to seek revenge for the [U.S.] killing of Aboyahiye (Alaliby) in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings.”
Despite this knowledge, the President and countless administration officials lied and said that the attack was a spontaneous response to a viral YouTube video about the Prophet Muhammad.
Another DIA memo from around the same time predicted the rise of radical militants who would eventually form ISIS. This information was disseminated in intelligence circles almost a year and a half before Obama played down the extremist threat, referring to ISIS as the “jay-vee” squad.
A third DIA memo, dated Oct. 5, 2012, conclusively proves US intelligence agencies were fully aware weapons were being transferred from Libya to Syria before the attack, a fact that Hillary Clinton denied having any knowledge of under oath.
Clinton was questioned by Senator Rand Paul about the gun running program in January 2013, more than three months after the DIA memo was issued.
Clinton told Paul “I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.” when Paul, rightly as it turns out, accused the Obama administration of running guns to Syrian rebels.
Yesterday, Paul again repeated sentiments that Clinton’s role in Benghazi attack should “forever preclude her” from running for the presidency.
As highlighted in the Fox News piece, former CIA Director Mike Morell recently dodged questions about the gun running, saying he “Can’t talk about it,” but suggesting that CIA agents were tracking the movement of weapons, and that the US government was supporting the program.