Witnesses: Benghazi Attack Coordinated by Terror Commanders on Ground
Witnesses to the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attack claim that a recent New York Times' (NYT) report downplaying terrorist involvement is "completely false" and assert that there were terror commanders on the ground directing movements.
Witnesses to the attack--still being muzzled by the Obama administration--anonymously told Fox News: "It was a coordinated attack. It is completely false to say anything else. ... It is completely a lie."
An unnamed special operator added:
Guys were coming into the compound, moving left, moving right...and using IMT (individual movement techniques). ... That's not a spontaneous attack. One guy was shooting, one guy was running. There are guys watching the gates. ... The bosses on the ground were pointing, commanding and coordinating--that is a direct action planned attack.
The "community of operators" in Libya both during the attack "and since includes CIA, FBI, U.S. Military, U.S. State Departments and contractors working for the United States in a number of capacities." Intelligence personnel then and now recognize Al Qaeda as "a significant threat in Libya."
And while various reports show militia leader Ahmad Abu Khattallah was "responsible for the actions at the actual consulate and was essentially the ground force commander that night," sources say his terrorist connections have been ignored or downplayed.
As one source said: "There is direct evidence linking [Khattallah] before the attack and after the attack to terrorist groups."
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