Yesterday the FBI posted images of three suspects captured by surveillance cameras on the grounds of the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked on September 11, 2012 — the attack that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Why has it taken the FBI eight months to get around to releasing the images if they need the help? That’s one point the FBI leaves unanswered. The heat provided by Fox News may be just coincidental.
The FBI advises: “We are seeking information about three individuals who were on the grounds of the U.S. Special Mission when it was attacked. These individuals may be able to provide information to help in the investigation.” I think that’s probably something of an understatement.
You may recall the position of the Obama administration in the immediate aftermath of the attack. These were all just protesters worked up over the Muhammad video, and the attack was a protest that had spun out of control. According to Susan Rice, speaking on behalf of the administration on the Sunday news shows on September 16, 2012, there was no solid evidence the attack was “premeditated or pre-planned.”