And yet, Obama went to bed and then flew off to Las Vegas the following day.
I feel safer already. /sarc
BTW – Barely two days after the attack, even CNN suspected it was the work of Ansar al-Sharia and not because of some heretofore unknown YouTube video! [CLICK HERE]:
State Dept. Email to White House at 6:07 PM on 9/11/12: ‘Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack’
By Terence P. Jeffrey – CNSNews -October 24, 2012
(CNSNews.com) – On Sept. 11, 2012, just two hours after the State Department first began notifying government agencies back in Washington–including the White House–that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack by armed men, State sent out an email that went to at least two people in the White House that said the group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility for the attack.
The email, which was sent from a State Department address at 6:05 PM on Sept. 11, 2012, was obtained by CBS News and posted online by the news agency in a PDF file. This email and others posted by CBS News had certain elements redacted–particularly the exact identities of the person who sent it and the persons who received it.
The email sent at 6:05 P.M. on Sept. 11 was sent by a person using an @state.gov email address. The subject line said: “Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU)”
The body of the email said: “(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twiter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”
Among the addresses of those who received are two that include that tag “@nss.eop.gov,” a White House email address. “EOP” stands for “Executive Office of the President. The names of the two recipients in the Executive Office of the President who received the email have been redacted.
The third and last email obtained by CBS News was sent by the State Department at 6:07 PM on 9/11/12–or just two hours and two minutes after the first email giving initial notification of the attack. This email went to a somewhat different group of recipients–but still included two persons in the Executive Office of the President and someone at the FBI.
The subject line on this email said: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU).”
The text said: “(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”
[T]his email made no mention of a YouTube video or a spontaneous demonstration in Benghazi.