Some U.S. intelligence personnel claim the Obama administration tried to cover up details of the Benghazi attack as part of a broader attempt to cover up Egyptian and Iranian support for jihadists throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
To this end, these intelligence community members claim the Obama admin is withholding critical information from senior officials and the public.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, one intelligence official pointed out that Iran has been promising to hit soft U.S. targets for some time, and a number of such targets were hit at varying degrees on Sept. 11, 2012. This intelligence official also points out that none of the Obama administration’s explanations for what happened have contained pertinent information about “the cooperation of Iran and Egypt in supporting jihadists in Libya.”
It should be noted that the Obama admin is already facing heavy criticism for not doing more to stop Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. The admin is also being scrutinized for its plans to expand financial aid to Egypt by $450 million.