The Independent has reported diplomatic sources who said that the threat of an attack against US interests in the region was known to the US administration 48 hours before it took place. The alert was issued by the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, but not made public. A State Department spokesman maintained: "We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the US Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent."
But President Megarif told the American station National Public Radio: "We firmly believe that this was a pre-calculated, pre-planned attack that was carried out specifically to attack the US Consulate. A few of those who joined in were foreigners who had entered Libya from different directions, some of them definitely from Mali and Algeria."
A senior official of the biggest militia in Benghazi, the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he had warned US diplomats of a rapidly deteriorating security situation in Benghazi three days before the attack. "The situation is frightening, it scares us," he said he had stressed during the meeting.
So this is what it seems like we're working with here. If I were this woman and I read this article, I would want to know more. What "US interests in the region"? What "region"?
What "diplomatic sources"? Is there anything in writing? (The article suggests there is)
These are questions that I would want to know, too, if I were this woman, because somebody is raising questions.
Great. Question authority. Get to the bottom of it.
But just because somebody feels bad that her son died doesn't mean somebody was negligent. I assume the mother of a fallen soldier is upset.
I really question going on Anderson Cooper about it, though.