The real story of Benghazi – the actual, provable truth – is getting buried. And Fox News isn’t helping, frankly.
This breaking from Fox News:
The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists — a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous.
The department announced that it was labeling Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah as terror organizations, in part over their role in the Benghazi attack. It applied the same label to Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, over a separate attack on Americans in Tunis.
Fox is missing a key part of the story : the Obama administration knew it was Ansar Al Sharia behind the attack within THREE HOURS of the attack. It’s in the emails that were leaked back in October, 2012.
Let’s say that again: it’s been known since October, 2012 that the State Department knew who was behind the attack immediately.
Why does Fox News — who is supposedly exposing Benghazi — not mention this in their story?
This isn’t tricky. The State Department and military immediately knew it was Ansar Al Sharia and THAT is what they covered up.
Not only did they the U.S. government know but anyone watching Anderson Cooper on CNN the night of 9/11/12 knew it, too, since a reporter on AC360 SAID IT ON THE AIR. They SAID it was Ansar Al Sharia. On the night of the attack. Watch.
Here’s what was said on the night of attack, live on CNN:
Well Anderson, according to the eyewitness up to about an hour ago he describes the situation there as a frontline. Libyan security forces were engaged in heavy clashes with members of an armed group; that is Ansar Al Sharia, that is a radical militant group that is based in eastern Libya. He also reported rocket propelled grenades hitting the consulate building. Libyan army troops were deployed. Roads were blocked off by military vehicles.
Again — not tricky. It was Ansar Al Sharia. It was reported.
It’s awful but predictable that CNN or the New York Times isn’t telling you this. Why is Fox News not telling you any of this?