Ambassador Stevens Warned Superiors About Increasing Benghazi Violence – Al-Qaeda Flags on Government Buildings

In October 2011 Al-Qaeda or an offshoot group planted its flag on the Benghazi Courthouse. The terror group warned locals:
“Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut out his tongue.”

From the video: According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists driving brand-new SUVs and waving the black al Qaeda flag drive the city’s streets at night shouting, “Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West!”

On June 6, 2012, the US Consulate in Benghazi was bombed.

Now we know that Ambassador Chris Stevens warned superiors in Washington of increasing violence in Benghazi the day he was murdered. He also wrote a cable about his concerns that the Al-Qaeda flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings.
James Rosen at FOX News reported:

Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents – released today by a pair of Republican congressmen pressing the Obama administration for more answers on the Benghazi terrorist attack – slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and the security officers assigned to protect him repeatedly sounded alarms to their superiors in Washington about the intensifying lawlessness and violence in Eastern Libya, where Stevens ultimately died.

On September 11 – the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed – the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled “sensitive,” in which he noted “growing problems with security” in Benghazi and “growing frustration” on the part of local residents with Libyan police and security forces. These forces the ambassador characterized as “too weak to keep the country secure.”

In the document, Stevens also cited a meeting he had held two days earlier with local militia commanders. These men boasted to Stevens of exercising “control” over the Libyan Armed Forces, and threatened that if the U.S.-backed candidate for prime minister were to prevail in Libya’s internal political jockeying, “they would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi.”

Roughly a month earlier, Stevens had signed a two-page cable, also labeled “sensitive,” that he entitled “The Guns of August: Security in Eastern Libya.” Writing on August 8, the ambassador noted that in just a few months’ time, “Benghazi has moved from trepidation to euphoria and back as a series of violent incidents has dominated the political landscape…The individual incidents have been organized,” he added, a function of “the security vacuum that a diverse group of independent actors are exploiting for their own purposes.”

“Islamist extremists are able to attack the Red Cross with relative impunity,” Stevens cabled. “What we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks.” His final comment on the two-page document was: “Attackers are unlikely to be deterred until authorities are at least as capable.”

…After the U.S. consulate in Benghazi had been damaged by an improvised explosive device, earlier that month, Stevens had reported to his superiors that an Islamist group had claimed credit for the attack, and in so doing, had “described the attack as ‘targeting the Christians supervising the management of the consulate.”

“Islamic extremism appears to be on the rise in eastern Libya,” the ambassador wrote, adding that “the Al-Qaeda flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities…”

Despite these many warnings the Obama administration cut security in Libya.
And then they lied and said the 9-11 Benghazi terror strike was a YouTube “protest.”

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  • Edward Treadway

    The moment the election is over the Dems concern for our diplomats will evaporate.

  • But, obama said earlier this month that “Al-Qaeda is defeated.”

    May the truth in its entirety come out!

  • BABY GLOCK

    “JUST SUBOPTIMAL BUMPS IN THE EARTH”
    [For the “less than optimal” victims of OVOMIT’S BENGHAZI TREACHERY]

    They were “bumps in the road”,
    Now, just bumps in the earth.
    While we join with their families in grief.
    They foresaw grievous danger,
    But petitioned in vain,
    To “THE WON” who could offer relief.

    Their defiled remains now shout: “TRAITOR,
    As their lives and their faith are besmirched,
    By appeasement, even tribute, to killers,
    Who laugh at their own blood stained earth.
    May we find some small solace in learning
    Those harsh lessons now known from their deaths:

    If you’re under attack when Barak’s got your back,
    Then you know that you’ve breathed your last breath.

  • Highlander

    The Obama administration is hell-bent on promoting the illusion that they have parted the seas of anti-American sentiments in the Middle East, when in fact, they have made things worse. This is a classic liberal trait … the inability to face reality, even when ALL the facts directly contradict their fantasies. These four people have paid the price for liberal arrogance and stupidity, along with thousands of others, and they won’t be the last. I keep waiting for America to get sick of this crap and purge the liberals out of our government, but I’m not holding my breath. America just doesn’t seem ready to accept the threat we face, so I think I’ll just stay out of our major cities for a while and let the chips fall where they may …

  • Patty

    Cover-up, suspicious and unimaginable that our nation has so little respect for our fellow Americans. NOW, DOES AMERICA SEE THAT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO GO, FINALLY?

  • Patty

    For heavens sake, if Obama is re-elected can you only imagine what he will do to those of us living in America.

    OH, WAIT, HE IS DESTROYING AMERICA’S INGENUITY AND ITS PRODUCTIVE POWER AND HE IS JUST BLOWING IN THE WIND.

    His speeches are evident that he has no plan and he just can lead in the right direction.

    Why? He is in denial and no living in reality. But OBL is dead and GM is alive! Wow.

  • Patty

    can’t lead this nation in the RIGHT direction, corrected.

  • i hope somebody will ask why in light of the warnings about the dangers they faced and their requests for more security they had their security detail reduced.

    will somebody please ask hillary why we have marines protecting our embassy in barbados but not protecting our embassies in the mideast. my guess she doesn’t want to offend her muslim brotherhood friends.

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  • donh

    THE QUESTION ISN’T WHAT AMBASSADOR STEVENS KNEW AND WHEN HE KNEW IT….

    THE QUESTION IS WHAT NAMES DID THE TERRORISTS GET OUT OF AMBASSADOR STEVENS WHILE RAPING AND TORTURING HIM FOR 3 HOURS. ….WHY DID THE LEBANESE SPY PLANTED HIGH UP IN HEZBOLLA JUST DEFECT TO ISRAEL ….WHY DID WE JUST LOSE A DRONE BASE IN YEMEN…..WHY DID WE SUDDENLY HAVE TO GO INTO JORDAN ?

  • Patty

    I realize that Ambassador Stevens had a duty to be there. He undoubted needs our respect. BUT WHY DID HE STAY THERE IF THINGS WERE SO BAD.

    In Bret Baier’s Special only the surface to my question was mentioned.

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  • Patty

    OT
    President Obama’s jokes can’t hide the truth

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20221019obamas_jokescant_hide_the_truth/srvc=news&position=also

    I realize that it is all about being re-elected for Obama but he would have been a few points ahead had he been a president and had been in the White House protecting our nation. And it just doesn’t feel right, my suspicions are getting the better of me. I just cannot picture things like well, hell, in Libya and surrounding cities being taken over by violence and Obama running around joking and campaigning.

    It only goes to Obama’s self-centered attitude and lack of leadership. WOMEN, BINDER all nonsense in the big scheme of things. It just looks so suspicious and yes, I realize that Obama felt as the Black Panthers do, he has his foot on Al-queda’s neck, OMG.

  • Patty

    #14

    New Black Panthers to RNC: Our ‘Feet Will Be On Your Motherf***ing Necks’

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/08/14/NBP-Threaten-Cracker-Republican-Tampa-Convention-Wont-Be-Tolerated-Our-Feet-Will-Be-On-Your-Necks

    This is the same attitude Obama seems to have. He truly believes if he says anything enough America will believe it. and now his administration is under orders to shut up about the killings.

  • Patty

    Obama administration has tape across the mouth. Wow, now when secret documents have been released for a Movie. And our soldiers in harms way. And release of dates when we are leaving Afghanistan.

    Even threats of reducing our Military in general and money for our military. Suspicion doesn’t begin to say it.

  • Joanne

    Whose side was the Obama administration on – the U.S. Ambassador Stevens or Al-Qaeda? They did everything possible to not only make sure an attack would be inevitable, but that Stevens would not be able to survive it. I would state unequivocally that this is Treason.

  • Patty

    #17 October 20, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Joanne commented:

    First thing I thought of TREASON!!!

  • Patty

    And by the way, EVERY AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN, LIBERAL AND DEMOCRAT SHOULD BE CALLING IT FOR WHAT IT IS.

    Treason!! COVER UP AND AS I SEE IT, AMERICANS BETTER GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND QUICK. COME NOV.

  • #19 Patty, most ‘Americans’ (by birth and in name only) do not even know what ‘Benghazi’ IS much less that a terrorist attack occurred there.

  • Patty

    #20 October 20, 2012 at 11:32 am
    TeachX3 commented:

    they will come MONDAY NIGHT!!

  • #21 … I know! I am SO excited for this debate! 😀

  • Kathteach

    I always wonder why my Chicago relatives continue to vote Democratic. Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune ran this LA Times story (Tribune owns LA Times) on front page of digital edition:

    No evidence found of Al Queda Role in Libya Attack

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-libya-attack-20121020,0,95514.story

    The story is gone today but the damage is done to any fool who read it and believed it.

    It’s so sad that people don’t challenge the media to be honest.

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  • Ghost

    He’s already lost the election. I hope this blows up His legacy for ALL to see. it should.

  • Freddy

    I do not think the Obama administration has any respect for the American flag. This simple fact is why pointing out various flags overseas has no meaning to the White House.

    Since the vast majority of the people in the US media support the idea of burning the US flag, and some have participitated in burning it themselves, they simply see a ‘common ground’ with people in foreign countries that also burn a US flag.

  • Chippy

    #13 – Thats what I was thinking.

  • donh

    Yes #20 to most Americans Ben Ghazi is the name of the Guru doing the Chori Chori sex dance…> http://youtu.be/PrG-biHyciA

  • Miss Peach

    The truth is coming out. I watched a special that Bret Baier had on the Fox Channel last night about all the deceit going on regarding the Benghazi/Libya situation. I highly recommend everyone watch this. It will make your skin crawl. It shows a timeline of all the events leading up to the attack in Benghazi and how the Whitehouse and the Obama administration handled it afterwards. It will be on again on Sunday, October 21 on the Fox News Channel at 2:00 pm Central time and then again at 9:00 pm Central time. It is called Death and Deceit in Benghazi, A Special Report with Bret Baier. The corrupt media is not reporting everything about this event. This is a real eye opener. If you think the U.S. is safe from Al Queda and terrorist attacks, think again !

  • BENGHAZI COVERUP – CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. Criminal Negligence by the Obama Administration in Libya (with video report) In one of the worst incidents in history in our government’s failure to protect our diplomats abroad, the United States Department of State withdrew U.S. security personnel from Libya. This act of criminal neglect was done in spite of repeated warnings from our embassy that the anarchic Libyan government was not able … READ MORE: http://bwcentral.org/2012/10/benghazi-coverup-criminal-negligence/

  • Patty

    http://danmillerinpanama.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/benghazi-and-president-obamas-foreign-policy-proactive-or-reactive/

    {………………]

    Again, President Obama’s initial statements following the Benghazi attack are much less important than the positions he and his administration took during the following weeks; both together are less important than why and how President Obama failed during the weeks and months preceding the Benghazi attack. He can try to place the blame on others, but cannot be permitted to do so. Those failures are “not optimal” for him politically and should be unerasable black marks on his presidency. Far worse, however, four American “bumps in the road” are now dead because of his incompetence and/or inattention; no conceivable “not optimal” consequences for President Obama’s reelection or legacy can rise to that level of importance, except perhaps to him.

    President Obama failed to become — and remain — situationally aware of the explosive nature of the Middle East in general and Libya in particular. In consequence, his Administration failed to “harden” the Benghazi outpost. The problems go far beyond that, however. His failure (or inability) aggressively to assert the interests of the United States, his continued reluctance to take effective steps to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, his at best wishy-washy approach to the survival of our only free and democratic ally in the region, Israel, his evident preference for the perks of his office rather than for the hard work it entails and his incessant fund raising and campaigning for reelection all demonstrate that President Obama is unfit to be the President of the United States.

    VIEW IMAGE: http://danmillerinpanama.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/obama-and-churchill-together.jpg?w=640

    THE ONLY PHOTO OF OBAMA AND CHURCHILL TOGETHER

  • Patty

    W.H. Tries to Write Al Qaeda Out of Libya Story

    One thing that has troubled both intelligence officials and those on Capitol Hill as they have evaluated the administration’s early response to the attacks is what appears to be an effort to write al Qaeda out of the story. For example, the talking points first reported by Lake, include this sentence: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.” But according to several officials familiar with the original assessment from which the talking points were derived, the U.S. intelligence community had reported the fact that these were extremists with ties to al Qaeda. That key part was omitted.

    Why was that language dropped from the talking points distributed to Congress and Obama administration officials? Did anyone at the White House or on the National Security Council have any role in drafting them?

    In addition to the intercepts between Ansar al Sharia jihadists and AQIM, the Associated Press reported Friday that “the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within hours of last month’s deadly attack on the US consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.”

    As further evidence of the ever-shifting Obama administration narrative, the AP article, which ran some 24 hours before this latest public relations push, also reported: “The White House now says the attack was probably carried out by an al Qaeda-linked group, with no public demonstration beforehand.”

    page 1 and 2 go to this site.
    Above is page 3 of Steve Hayes’s article

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-tries-write-al-qaeda-out-libya-story_655130.html

  • Patty

    Twisting the truth and now there is buzz on Iran and that after elections Iran and next president, meaning Obama, of course, who else because this is Chicago Thuggery way, talks between us and them.

    Funny, not really, anything to stir it up the eve of debate. PEOPLE WE CANNOT AFFORD OBAMA EVER AGAIN.

  • Look-Out

    OT…Interesting article, with this bit at the end. Was NOT wanting to “bring justice to killers” a motivation for the lie in addition to trying to hide from us exactly who was responsible?

    Actually, this is much more than an issue of semantics. Calling it a terrorist attack would have given Obama powers under the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF) to use military action, including drone warfare, against the perpetrators. If he were serious about “bring[ing] to justice the killers,” which he vowed to do in the speech, then labeling this incident a terrorist attack (if he believed that’s what it was) would have been critical.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/10/20/candy-crowley-not-cahoots-obama-he-and-axelrod-used-her

  • Look-Out

    RE #34…calling Lara Logan. Maybe Mitt will bring her recent criticisms of this administration into the debate on Monday.

  • Sandy

    I voted in early voting today and there was no American flag at the polling station. I hope when Mitt gets in we can get our flag back.

  • Paula

    Get ready people listen to two scenarios of what this supposed oct surprise might be before hand so you can tell you’re friends and neighbors of what a despicable man dumbo really is.1st scenario is that he has secret plans with iran to stop their nuclear plan so they can get reduced sanctions.2nd is in my eyes extremely despicable that Gloria speed is going to haul a woman to s podium saying that the woman and Romney have a love child.Since the oct surprise has a tendency to hulimate the candidate with some kind if scandal the 2nd sounds more plausible for the despicable democrats which according to a show I watched not only thru Hillary under the bus now seems to have thrown Patrick Kennedy under the bus also .Hum wonder what the Kennedys are saying noe.But I want to say havings my dad working on city council with Mitts dad and knowing thru out my life listening to my father saying the family were so very kind respectful people I take it as very offensive that they are trying to smear someone’s food name don’t fall for this smear campaign that is going to be produced there is only one reason for him to do so is that they even though I believe Romney is going to win with a landslide there is no excuse to smear a very loving couple who have been together for a long time this has to be one of the cheapest low down stunts if Its true.Don’t fall for it America he is only doing this is to scare the Americans into questioning their support of the only true person who is running for President I hope that this will be a backlash to dumbo who is only doing this to save his pride even though I believe him and his wife never really had an desire to actually stay in office the plan for them to move to Hawaii .don’t buy this stupid slander against Mitt Romney because I believe that God even is pulling out his hair out in heaven that a good msn is being talked about so wrongly.

  • Patty

    Sources: Predator drone was over Benghazi consulate during last hours of attack

    CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle…

    But it was too late to help the Americans in Benghazi. The ambassador and three others were dead.

    Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could have come much sooner. He commanded CIA counter-terrorism missions targeting Osama bin Laden and led the team that responded after bombings of the U.S. Embassy in East Africa.

    “You find a way to make this happen,” Berntsen says. “There isn’t a plan for every single engagement. Sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. They made zero adjustments in this. They stood and they watched and our people died.”

    http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/10/20/sources-predator-drone-was-over-
    benghazi-consulate-during-last-hours-of-attack/

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57536611/could-u.s-military-have-helped-during-libya-attack/?tag=socsh

  • kato

    Subprime not only slept through the first debate. He lives in a dream-world.

  • mg4us

    And why does all this matter?

    It is all about trust. .do we trust Obama as our President. .or not

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/bye_bye_optimus_prime.html

    Answer is clear & simple. . . NO!!!!!

    NObama in NOvember. . .just vote NO!

  • mg4us

    And there is more. . supposedly the eight hour siege – – -Yes 8 hours!!!!!!- – – had reconnaissance and a drone flying overhead. . .
    with US military ships off the coast that could have been called to help in 30 minutes time. .
    30 minutes!!!!!. . .

    and all this while Washington was watching even live on video feed.!!!! . .

    Why didn’t the president send assistance. . .
    There is something he is hiding. . .
    Something he is trying to COVER-UP!!!

    I hope Romney questions Obama on this during the debate.

    And during the debate when Obama says “I killed Osama”
    Romney needs to first politely correct the President that
    you did not kill Osama. . Navy Seal Six team did
    You were out golfing and came running in at last minute for a photo op

    And like mythical greek creature The Hydra. . you have created thousands of Osamas
    During Cairo siege of our Embassy, Thousands were chanting
    We Are ALL Osama, Obama.

    Way to go Obumma

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  • Kissmygrits

    The regime has gone full circle now and are back to pronouncing it a spontaneous attack by some off shoot of AQ who may be professional rebels with some younger men involved who thought they were told of an offensive video. Got it. This is the new normal from the WH and msm, muddy the waters until the next big thing happens.

  • valerie

    So is their excuse going to be that the Ambassador didn’t send them a cable that said “SEND HELP, DAMMIT” in all caps with appropriate punctuation?

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  • Benjamin Dover

    In related YouTube video, here we have Hussein Obama verbally supporting the terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcVvxkMUivk&feature=youtu.be&t=6m28s