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Meanwhile back to the Libya issue is significant development on what we know about the terror attack in Ben Ghazi.
And a possible motivation for that attack on our consulate September 11 that killed four Americans.
Our chief intelligence correspondent Catherine -- investigating this story since it happened she's live in Washington Catherine.
With John thank you good morning to military sources tell Fox News -- the attack on Ben Ghazi may have been -- Meant to drive the western presence from -- -- and specifically the growing CIA presence at the -- Al qaeda's franchise in North Africa is capitalizing.
On the proliferation of weapons including men -- after the fall of the Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi.
This attack on the US -- June 6 from an IED planted in the led to the perimeter -- is described responses of probing -- to measure the US response.
This incident coupled with a tax on the International Red Cross.
And this RPG attack on the British ambassador in Ben Ghazi also in June.
-- a pattern to drive western influence from that city.
Part of the broader effort by the al-Qaeda affiliate.
And a group called OnStar Al -- to establish an Islamic state in eastern Libya.
The policies of leading from behind.
I'm now compounded by the policies of leading from afar.
Which goes right to your point of pushing the CIA and other people out of their areas so they can be sanctuary areas for them.
I think that is a very accurate assessment that they are trying to create more sanctuary areas -- pushing us out our diplomats our military.
Now the head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein is that says that intelligence mistake was to blame for the controversy.
Over the attack and Ben Ghazi and what caused it and she is blaming the Director of National Intelligence James clapper you see him there on the right.
The nation's top intelligence official.
Quote I think we do know what happened down there's no question but that it was a terrorist attack.
There's no question but that the security was inadequate and I think that there is no question that we need to work on our intelligence.
-- site also says it was probably a mistake.
By the Director of National Intelligence James clapper to put out talking points on the initial assessment which apparently implied that linked to the video John.
Still some questions left to be answered here.
-- -- doing great work in Washington and.
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