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We now have a better idea why help came too late for the Americans under siege and eventually killed at the US mission.
And Ben Ghazi Libya last month.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
While military assets were moved in response to the Libyan crisis the Defense Secretary told reporters the intelligence on the ground was so -- they had to hold.
Basic principle is that you don't deploy forces.
Into harm's way.
What's going -- without having some real time information.
About what's taking place.
It was a joint decision made on a six hour timeline by -- the chairman of the joint chiefs general Martin Dempsey and the regional commander general Carter Ham.
Reports from the consulate security in Benghazi coupled with drone -- the second wave of the attack on the CIA outpost did not provide the needed clarity for military for.
So this happened within a few hours and it was.
Really over before you know we had the opportunity to really know what's happened.
But Stevens told -- -- constantly attack may not be an isolated incident.
Three days later a similar assault played out in neighboring Tunisia on September 14 the US embassy was ransacked with windows broken and fires -- Then his second symbol of US influence the American school was targeted.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is routinely briefed on the investigation.
Believes that common link is the Islamist group -- -- Al Sharia which means supporters of Islamic law.
Same organizations and so might not have been the same people involved that same organization clearly.
They decided to try to take advantage of the momentum of 9/11.
Clearly that was their case.
At 607 PM on September 11 the White House situation room was alerted in -- State Department email the quote.
Embassy Tripoli reports the group -- are -- -- claimed responsibility on FaceBook and Twitter.
While the administration has dismissed the claim because it was on social media the only suspect in custody is -- Tunisian.
Only on the -- -- -- who was part of ons are -- Syria.
A second suspect oblivion has been killed in Cairo after he -- his apartment with explosives and exchanged gunfire with the Egyptian authorities.
Fox News is also told a third suspect is believed to have -- for al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Also facing growing scrutiny are the CIU director David Petraeus and the Director of National Intelligence James clapper.
And -- initial assessments of play in the anti Islam video.
-- criticism now comes from a senior Republican senate.
They're talking points came from the White House but the White House clearly had to get their information from clapper and Petraeus and that.
It to me is.
You know beyond -- thing that I have ever imagined.
These two individuals and their agencies.
If it's true.
In a -- the speaker of the house John Boehner is now pressing President Obama to publicly address questions on -- Ghazi.
-- from the reluctance to provide additional security to the consulate staff actress repeated requests.
To how -- on what basis he administration changed his story from an escalating protests.
Prompted by an anti Islam video to a terrorist attack.
In simple terms -- speaker of the house wants the president as commander in chief to explain the contradictory statements by his administration before the election -- -- thank you.
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