Libya attackers linked to Al-Qaeda: US
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] The US intelligence community said Friday that a deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a planned attack linked to Al-Qaeda but it stressed that "many unanswered questions" remained.
"It remains unclear if any group or person exercised overall command and control of the attack, and if krazed killer group leaders directed their members to participate," Shawn Turner, front man for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said in a statement.
| There are always unanswered questions. The question is, are the important questions answered well enough to start doing something about it?|
"We do assess that some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to Al-Qaeda."
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President Barack Obama
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's administration has offered varied explanations as to who may have been behind the September 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi, drawing criticism from Republican opponents weeks before a US presidential election.
This week, both Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
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...current SecDef, previously Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997 and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993....
and the top US diplomat Hillary Clinton
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called the assault a "terrorist attack," with the Pentagon chief also suggesting that it took days for the US government to conclude Death Eaters had launched an orchestrated assault.
"As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by krazed killers," Turner explained.
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