They knew the terror group behind the attack before the ambassador’s body was found in the ruins.
They located Ambassador Stevens’ body hours later at the hospital.
Libyans dragged the body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens out of the compound after his murder. Al- Ahram
The Obama Administration knew an Al-Qaeda linked terror group took credit for the Benghazi attack before the ambassador’s body was even discovered!
The State Department watched the attack in real time.
Yet, for weeks they said it was a protest!
Reuters reported, via Free Republic:
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Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a “terrorist” attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.
Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.
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