Retired Brigadier Gen. Robert Lovell: it was clear “quite early on” that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was facing a terrorist attack."

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The Very Important Detail About the Latest Benghazi Emails Revealed During House Hearing
May. 1, 2014 2:20pm Pete Kasperowicz
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A retired Air Force general testified before a House panel Thursday that he and others knew in the first few hours that the 2012 Benghazi assault was a planned terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous response to an anti-Muslim video. It’s a revelation that raises new questions about emails released this week suggesting the administration was blaming the video days after others had ruled it out as a cause.

Retired Brigadier Gen. Robert Lovell, speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, testified that it was clear “quite early on” that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was facing a terrorist attack.
a GOP member presses for answers on Benghazi on Thursday

Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a retired general said it was clear early on that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, not a response to a video. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

“[W]hat we did know quite early on was that this was a hostile action,” he said in his prepared remarks. “This was no demonstration gone terribly awry.”

He was pressed on this point by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who asked how quickly it became clear that Al Qaeda was involved.

“Very, very soon,” Lovell said. “When we were still in the very early, early hours of this activity.”

“Was it a video?” Chaffetz asked?

“No sir.”

Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) also asked Lovell when he heard of the notion that the attack was a response to a video. Lovell said he heard it only briefly, but not as a serious theory.

When Issa asked if he had heard of this idea before 3:15 a.m. on September 12, 2012, Lovell said it was well before that time, and that the theory was quickly debunked.

“I would have to say [we] probably dismissed that notion by then, by working with other sources,” Lovell said.

“As the highest ranking person working that moment, you dismissed the idea that this attack was in fact a demonstration that had went awry and it was based on a YouTube video out of Los Angeles,” Issa then stated.

“Yessir, short answer,” Lovell responded.

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Comment by Alfred E. Neuman on May 3, 2014 at 6:58pm

  The White House was notified within 24 hrs. of the Benghazi attack that it was a well-planned multi-stage terror attack, deliberately done on 9/11!

Anyone even paying attention to what's been going on and the White House's various attempts to obfuscate, delay, smokescreen and otherwise try to sweep Benghazi under the rug, knows that this has been the most massive and serious coverup in Presidential history.

 Benghazi is so much worse than Watergate--but don't expect Obama to ever get impeached over it, for obvious reasons.

Comment by Jonathon Joseph Parker on May 3, 2014 at 7:25am

ONCE THE INVESTIGATION COMMITEES GET PAST ALL OF THE WHITE HOUSE PURE GIBBERISH MUMBLE JUMBLE JIVE TURKEY "LIES" THE VERY BASIC TRUTHS WILL REVEAL THAT THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE WAS SECRETLY SHIPPING WEAPONS TO THE AL-QUAEDA AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, OF WHICH OBAMA IS A MEMBER, AND THAT THE WH PLAN WAS TO ALLOW STAFF TO BE KIDNAPPED TO TRADE FOR THE IMPRISONED "BLIND SHEIK."                                                                                              IT "SHOULD" ALSO REVEAL THAT OBAMA PERSONALLY GAVE THE "STAND DOWN" ORDER, AND THAT HIS COMMUNIST MINIONS HILLAY AND RICE ARE COVERING HIS "HIGHLY" "TREASONOUS" ORDER UP!

Comment by Arnold Clay Sindledecker on May 3, 2014 at 4:34am
Liars, traitors. The worse kind if people imagionable are in the top spots running our country into the ground. For all if you who voted for Onama. Thank
You very much. See what you have done
Comment by Robert William Metcalf on May 2, 2014 at 7:27pm
If our military can't respond to an attack on our people overseas, then why do we have troops stationed overseas?
Comment by MAK on May 2, 2014 at 6:58pm

all those traitors involved must be removed and all those Generals and admirals terminated must be reinstated.  Lets start with hellery her infamous statement  We came, we saw he died, referring to Gadhafi.  Lets change that to We came, we saw, she died the political death she earned and deserves prison for murder 

Comment by Ann Marie on May 2, 2014 at 5:43pm

If they do not remove this fraud from our house we are ALL done.

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