Remember after the first 9/11 attacks (and how sad is it that we now have to say that?) when the left and the mainstream media went nuts about who knew what about the planned attacks and when? Conspiracy theorists abounded and even the MSM jumped in that Bush knew ahead of time and did nothing. It was not true, as we later found out. The FBI/CIA/NSA had ideas that something was going to happen, and that it may even have to do with planes, but had few, if any, specifics. Well, it’s déjà vu all over again, but this time the left and the MSM aren’t asking, the rest of us are.
Let’s look at the timeline of events, true and per the White House. They are very different. Earlier in the year there were several events that should have been a red flag to the State Department that something was being planned. First, the Embassy in Benghazi had been attacked just a few months prior on June 6th by al-Qaeda. Second, any anniversary of the original 9/11 attack should mean heightened security at our Embassies worldwide, and especially in the Middle East, period. Third, on (September 9 and 10), al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri posted videos on Jihadist forums and on YouTube urging Libyans to attack Americans to avenge the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, the terror organization’s second-in-command. Fourth, a report was published in August that detailed al Qaeda’s plans for Libya, including the growth of a clandestine terrorist network that has attempted to hide its presence. Fifth, Ambassador Stevens feared this growing influence and believed he was on a hit list. Sixth, and last, Sean Smith, also killed with Ambassador Stevens, feared for his life and told friends and family just prior to the attack that fact.