Fmr. Gitmo Detainee May Have Led Attack in Libya
- Duration 2:15
- Date Sep 20, 2012
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Well bill good morning this story first broken by -- -- here last night is a turning point.
Because the administration's narrative -- been -- was not a premeditated terrorist attack.
Is now fraying at the edges a US intelligence source telling me last night.
No firm conclusions have been reached but it is clear from our conversations that Ku mu a former Guantanamo detainee.
A known extremists whose area of operations eastern Libya is under the microscope and as we were first to report here at fox.
There was no significant or sizeable demonstration outside the consulate and 9:35 PM when the attack unfolded.
So in simple terms there was no demonstration.
That's spun out of control with extremists hijacking the crowd and assaulting the -- -- to waves.
Well US intelligence official left the door open to other al-Qaeda operatives.
-- was seems to check all of the boxes he was a member of the LI AF -- the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
From its base in North Africa this group has trained fighters for Afghanistan Iraq and more recently the LI -- is suspected of sending fighters to Syria as well else.
They're blaming this film for some time and apparently that we'll go to the wayside housing administration now explain it.
The disconnect for the explanation.
Well -- the head of the National Counterterrorism Center confirmed at that open hearing.
That this was a terrorist attack.
The White House spokesman just two hours later seemed to struggle to explain why these so called demonstrators brought RPG's.
And used mortars.
As I said last week as the and our ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday and as I said the other day.
Based on what we.
I know and now and knew at the time we have no evidence of a pre plan or premeditated attack.
This however remains under investigation.
But there is video shot by the Reuters news service UCF here that's the -- of the attack and -- -- describes the man.
Carrying RPG's his ex rebels and there is no sign.
And a significant demonstration at this time.
Before -- guys he was -- terrorism the US intelligence official told fox.
That everything is under investigation but they believe the tape and the demonstrations in Cairo may have been the catalyst for what happened in in --