Did Hillary Clinton know of Benghazi attack in advance?

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This is not shaping up to be a good week for Hillary Clinton. Not only has someone inside the Democrat party apparatus fed the New York Times a damning batch of emails that indicate that Hillary used the State Department to enrich cronies and lied to Gowdy’s Benghazi committee about her use of private email, she has now been firmly nailed down as being a liar on Benghazi.

When the Benghazi consulate was sacked, Hillary’s first impulse was to do what she does best: lie. Our ambassador to Libya wasn’t even cool when Hillary proceeded to blame the silly video, “Innocence of Muslims,” for the incident. According to Hillary this was an ad hoc mob, even though Ambassador Chris Stevens reported there were no demonstrations when he went to bed. The following Sunday, Susan Rice, a loyal apparatchik willing to burn what passes for her integrity to the ground to defend her team, went on all the Sunday morning news shows to restate the lie. Clinton’s loyal defenders in the press, like the malleable Dave Weigel, all lined up to defend Clinton’s lies because, they, like Susan Rice, would rather be revealed as tools than see a Democrat harmed.

Now we have, courtesy of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, more information.

Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist acts.

The attack was planned ten or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible to seek revenge for U.S. killing of Aboyahiye ((ALALIBY)) in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 atacks on the World Trade Center buildings.

As an aside, the documents show what we already suspected. The Benghazi consulate was involved in, at least, monitoring the transfer of Libyan weapons to the al Qaeda rebels in Syria if not its outright facilitation.

Short story: the day after the attack Hillary Clinton and the entire Obama administration knew a) Benghazi was the result of an attack, b) who was responsible and c) when planning started. The obvious inference from affixing a date for the starting of planning is that knowledge of the impending attack was extant at least in Defense and State. There is no way a detail like this could have been developed in the 24-hours after the attack. If Hillary and the administration knew of the attack in advance it provides a good explanation of how Hillary came up with the video-incited riot explanation in a matter of minutes… she knew how they were going to play the attack. It explains why an attack occurring on September 11 was never blamed on the obvious and believable: it was an homage to 9/11. It provides some context for why anyone thought the reaction force based in Europe could arrive in time: they were already on alert anticipating the attack. And it explains why the administration has delayed a full accounting of the events in Benghazi for years and continue to do so.