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The White House is sticking to the claim that the deadly consulate attack in Libya was spontaneous.
Ambassador rice in her comments on every network over the weekend.
Was very clear very precise about one at our initial.
Assessment of what happened.
Is and this was not just her assessment it was also an assessment that you heard.
In comments coming from the intelligence community in comments coming.
From the White House.
But some intelligence agencies say.
They were Warren they warned the US have potential for violence there in each up let's ask our former CIA Covert -- -- there.
And president of diligence LLC a global.
Intelligence and security firm Mike Baker thanks for being with us Mike thank you what do you think was a spontaneous or was it premeditated -- I was.
It was premeditated.
The idea that this just happened.
And all you know all this whole thing just kind of came together at the spur of the moment.
Is it defies explanation defies logic.
You look at you look at the patterns of fire you look at that though the weaponry and and they say I was lots of weapons on the street.
Eight I think what do what they're doing -- -- politically motivated to try to deflect attention from a variety of issues.
You know from a strategic point of view their foreign policy in general terms of the -- the Muslim world.
I think also that this notion that.
You know somehow.
They missed something they missed an Intel -- -- I don't think that's really the issue I think what they missed was a year ago they should have provided a secure facility for consulate -- the godsey.
And that's the state department's responsibilities it was a number of reasons why and India to what's before an election they're desperate not to have this reflect poorly.
On Obama's foreign policy because he he's not -- on the economy he's spending his success on -- -- other things and then.
Part of this reporter policy if there is plenty of evidence to say that this isn't he meditated and the White House is saying that it was spontaneous why would they do that.
Well again I'd I'd I'd -- -- you you more can you talk to people who are far smarter than I am in terms of of of -- politics.
And -- does not seem to be any other point here that -- a political spin that's going on but you look you look at at at what we were dealing with.
You look -- it's a war zone.
And so it's it's still Wear something Ghazi.
44 years providing a big vast majority the foreign fighters heading into Iraq and -- -- in Afghanistan.
The the fact it was 9/11.
Itself that Ayman zawahiri the number one in the head of al-Qaeda now than Wannstedt.
They came out exhorting all his followers prior to 9/11 to celebrate and to commemorate the -- should not lead to revenge the death about Libby who was the number two and a Qaeda who was it was typed in in June.
You know and then you look at the fact it.
They picked this target the consulate in the Gaza because it was a soft target and again I go back to that same point the State Department has responsibility to assess the risk in any operating environment what we have diplomats and facilities.
They did not do that in this case they missed the boat.
Months and months and months ago that you provided to secure facility marine security guard detachment.
-- bomb blast protection a variety of things that they've built with new -- do it a year ago when the dust settled after the revolution.
They did not do that you look at that -- look at the attackers and the way that they pattern their attack going after that facility.
They're they're pattern of fire was very accurate they knew with a safe house what they had sort of say how much is where the ambassador would've gone done exactly they they have sources that they had recruited inside this facility and that's not a difficult thing to do want to ask well why wouldn't the US -- secured that area.
Well that's part of -- that's one of the reasons why going back your original question.
That's why I think the administration.
In a very coordinated very good aggressive effort is trying to say we have no control over this this is because of the video what we supposed to do -- I don't think we should some Americans over there if you want my opinion but anyway thanks so much my -- thank you we appreciate you being here are.
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