DHS report warned of violence at US Embassy in Cairo
Attack in Egypt may have been over imprisonment of 'Blind Sheikh'
- Duration 7:11
- Date Sep 19, 2012
Attack in Egypt may have been over imprisonment of 'Blind Sheikh'
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Back now to the breaking news on our top story concerning the ongoing anti American protests overseas.
Fox News obtaining a DHS Department of Homeland Security report.
Warning of a statement posted on the web earlier this month calling for attacks.
Targeting the US embassy in Cairo over the imprisonment of this man.
Sheikh Omar I'll -- -- AKA the blind Sheikh.
Currently serving a life sentence in North Carolina for his role.
In the first World Trade Center bombing back in 1993.
And now some top Republicans are raising concerns.
About a possible deal to release this -- -- from prison on humanitarian.
And health grounds.
-- now Ralph Peters a Fox News strategic analyst and author of the book -- at Gettysburg.
-- the Republicans are raising these concerns about a possible relief the State Department says there's no such deal and know quote senior.
Egyptian officials have requested his release what does it tell you.
Well they also said there have been no talks recently about it.
-- how much hard evidence.
Is it going to take.
For this administration to realize that appeasement does not work.
I have no doubt there were talks -- whether or not the administration is gonna release this murder this mass murderer we don't know that.
But you know it should be a slam dunk no we're not talking about it -- -- -- These this administration lives in a fantasy world.
-- if you just keep appeasing.
Radical Muslims keep pace exceeding to their demands.
We pressing freedom of speech -- the west that somehow some magic how everything will be fine.
-- -- it but does it seem plausible to you that Barack Obama in an election year.
Would be negotiating.
Of a terrorist and not just any terrorist but a terrorist convicted of trying of bombing the World Trade Center.
No it does not seem plausible that Obama himself would be doing it but it certainly seems plausible that.
Elements in the State Department would be to talking about -- talking back and forth.
And certainly -- an election year the president would be cautious but you know and if Obama's re elected.
I suspect we're going to see a lot of things we don't like.
I'm at this point is not to release blind -- because become a scandal the way they would have done it would be just do it sends -- -- Egypt it's a physical plea.
I want to talk to you about what we saw last week in Libya.
Because we're learning more and more about what preceded the death of our ambassador and three other American patriots there earlier a top intelligence official.
Declared this a terror operation.
That took out these four Americans we have heard sort of pundits and politicians suggest that earlier but now we're getting this from a top intelligence officials saying it was indeed terror.
And there are real questions.
About the protection.
That was -- was not around our ambassador when he was assassinated Ralph.
And any person with military experience can tell you.
This was not a spontaneous.
Riot that killed our ambassador based on that that video although the video is useful propaganda tool for the islamists.
-- Really it was -- it wasn't terror incident and the media establishment media jumped all over wrongly for shooting from the hip.
Indeed was the White House that panic said things and they didn't know what they're talking about somewhere patently untrue and nobody's called them.
That make -- what troubles me the most.
-- these repeated.
Increasingly extensive reports.
That our State Department -- rules of engagement for Libya approved by Secretary Clinton that said no ammunition.
-- -- -- two things if that is true then Secretary Clinton signed ambassador Stephen staff work and to.
It's one more instance and -- experiences personally my military career.
Of the states branded of state department's rabid dislike for our military in -- if it appears.
That the Department of State and our diplomats.
Placed more faith in -- -- -- militias.
Than they did in the United States Marine Corps.
The guards weren't there the Marines weren't there they should've been.
But state doesn't want to my experience this way back when the Soviet Union came apart.
And ambassadors and newly independent states refused to have defense attaches in their embassies the condescension is incredible.
And unfortunately ambassador Stephens.
Our brave and talented but ultimately fool hardy man did not demand the security to what she was entitled.
He was too confident -- popularity -- -- Libyan people the very popularity that made him a prime target for Islamist terrorists.
And he paid with his life.
It is now being reported by one online source a man who says that he was friends -- Shaun Smith one of the victims.
That that John knew he was in danger just prior to the attacks that he sent out.
On this in his online.
Chat that they had that the following tax saying -- we assuming we don't die tonight.
We saw one of our quote police that guard the compound taking pictures and then when he he went on to write an expletive.
And then the word gunfire.
And so it does appear that it for some time prior to be attacked.
A -- that they were -- potential danger and indeed they were Ralph.
Yes indeed and this is a tragic situation that did not have to happen.
So we have isn't a scandal or cover up.
It's scandals plural its cover ups plural who you have received no security your little security no US Marines no ammunition and weapons.
Warnings that were ignored.
And -- that it was a spontaneous demonstration -- it's obviously a planned affair.
Blaming it on the the anti Mohammed video when there was clearly.
A detailed plot then you go to Egypt.
And it's about hobble off are all rock -- It's just it just incredible to me.
That the White House is -- itself into a deep deep hole with my afterlife -- is a State Department.
And the establishment media's not calling them and make -- I don't give a shout out Catherine Herridge.
For fox who's reporting on this whose investigative reporting on.
The blind -- and all these related matters has been incredibly good she's got a lot of push back.
From the establishment from the administration but she has been a true -- on -- that's true and.
And she you know she just reported today.
At having gotten her hands of the document that they were warned that they and we are in our community was warned on September ninth two days prior.
To the Cairo attacks that there was this plan to go to the embassy in protest over the blind -- and to burn it down.
Two days prior to the day it happened and yet we had the administration repeatedly telling us that it was all about this video.
Was all of us has video anyway -- I got to run thank you so much -- experts think you --