What did the administration know and when did they know it?
As everyone knows by now, on September 11th, US personnel in Cairo, Egypt, Benghazi, Libya and other areas across the Middle East were attacked by Muslim terrorists who killed four American diplomats in Benghazi.
At first, the Obama administration disingenuously attempted to pass the terrorist attacks off as an understandable reaction on the part of ordinary Muslims offended by the amateurish, stupid, grotesque and childish anti-Islamic YouTube video, Innocence of Muslims. The video, the product of an as yet unnamed, probably insane and reprehensibly idiotic sub-human from California, quickly went viral, and was seized upon by the White House spokespeople as the reason for the attacks resulting in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Stevens' death was the first violent assassination of a US diplomat since 1979.
In response to the attacks, for which even a grade-school child could connect the dots, seeing their occurrence on the 11th anniversary of the despicable destruction of New York's twin World Trade Center towers by 19 men, 15 of whom were Saudi Muslims, was not a coincidence. White House spokespeople were deployed to promote the administration's spin that the crowds attacking Ambassador Stevens' mission, though armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), were, as State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland put it in a presser on September 13, when she was asked, "Whether the Benghazi attack was purely spontaneous or was premeditated by militants," Nuland replied, "[W]e are very cautious about drawing any conclusions with regard to who the perpetrators were, what their motivations were, whether it was premeditated, whether they had any external contacts, whether there was any link, until we have a chance to investigate along with the Libyans ... [O]bviously, there are plenty of people around the region citing this disgusting video as something that has been motivating."
The next day, September 14, White House press secretary Jay Carney said at a White House press briefing that the attacks were, "In response not to United States policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting ... This is in response to a video that is offensive and — to Muslims."
A reporter asked, "At Benghazi?"
"We certainly don't know, we don't know otherwise," said Carney. "You know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. The unrest we've seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims, find offensive. And while the violence is reprehensible and unjustified, it is not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of or to U.S. policy."