Report: Spy Agencies Heard Benghazi Attackers Calling Terrorist Leaders From State Department Cell Phones
This means THE WHITE HOUSE KNEW RIGHT AWAY THAT THIS WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK.
NOT A REACTION TO A YOUTUBE VIDEO.
American spy agencies were aware that the Benghazi attacks on Sept. 11, 2012 were terror-related immediately because they were listening in on conversations the attackers made on seized State Department cell phones, Fox News reports.
The information was confirmed by retired Air Force Maj. Eric Stahl and an anonymous U.S. official with information on the attacks, Fox reported.
The White House initially blamed the attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim YouTube video produced in the United States, but later backtracked.
While the administration has stuck by the story that it initially did believe the video was the motive for the attacks, Stahl disputed that, telling Fox's Bret Baier that members of a CIA-trained Global Response Staff told him they knew nothing of the video.
Stahl was the pilot of a C-17 that transported the bodies of those killed as well as four injured to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where he was stationed.
He said he asked the response staff the next day about the videotape because it was all over the news.
"They just shrugged and said, 'I have no idea,'" Stahl said.