Report: Benghazi Attackers Had Inside Information, Knew Location of Safe Room

by AWR Hawkins15 Nov 2013, 8:29 AM PDTpost a comment

According to Fox News, notes from Young's visit with Ubben show the consulate attack was "very well orchestrated, well organized, almost a military operation, using military weapons and using military signals."

Young's notes emphasized that the attackers "had knowledge of almost everything in the compound." For example, "they knew where the gasoline was, they knew where the generators were, they knew where the safe room was, they knew more than they should have [known] about that compound."

Young said Ubben believed the attackers had inside information: "It was pretty well figured out, where everything was located, where the doors were," he reported.

Ubben told Young that the security force hired to protect the compound capitulated once the attack began: "When the attack started, the Libyan security folks who were supposed to secure the compound...ran. So, [Stevens and the other Americans] were at the mercy of their own capabilities."

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