I wonder how long Jay Carney can continue to keep saying it was an anti-Muslim film that caused the attacks on our embassies. Libya doesn't seem to think that was the cause.
Libyans See al Qaeda Hand in Embassy Attack
By MARGARET COKER in Benghazi and SIOBHAN GORMAN and ADAM ENTOUS in Washington
BENGHAZI—The head of Libya's new national congress has blamed al Qaeda-linked militants for planning Tuesday's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, raising further questions about the motive behind the mayhem that killed four Americans.
U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal on Friday that they are investigating indications that a local group of Libyan militants, Ansar al Sharia, held a series of conversations Tuesday with al Qaeda extremists about the assault that day on the consulate, in the first sign of possible coordination in the attack between local fighters and the global terrorist movement.
The statement from Mohamed Al-Magarief, broadcast Friday during an interview the Arabic broadcaster al-Jazeera, is the first time that a Libyan official has implicated the global terrorist organization in the chaotic events that raised tensions throughout the Middle East.
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