Phone Call Links Benghazi Attack To Al Qaeda Commander

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Gee, wonder why they didn’t tell us about this? Given that Al Qaeda said they would be back after the June 6 attack, would that not be the first choice of suspect?

(CNN) –– Shortly after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last September, a phone call was placed from the area. Whoever made the call was excited. “Mabruk, Mabruk!” he repeated, meaning “Congratulations” in Arabic.

Two sources with high-level access to Western intelligence services have told CNN the call was made to a senior figure in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. There is no proof that the call was specifically about the attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but the sources say that is the assumption among those with knowledge of the call.

One of the sources says the phone call was discovered when a Western intelligence service trawled through intercepts of communications made in the wake of the attack. That source told CNN that the call was made specifically to Moktar Belmoktar, leader of an al Qaeda faction based in northern Mali.

CIA officials told CNN they had no comment on whether any call had been intercepted.

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  2. Just to confirm:
    The Twitter accounts of CBS’ 60 Minutes and 48 Hours have been compromised, with the hacker or hackers issuing tweets claiming that President Barack Obama is “shamelessly in bed with Al-Qaeda.”
    The tweet includes a link to a post dated Dec. 4, 2012, on, a website that promotes the ideas of controversial presidential candidate Lyndon Larouche.
    STORY: The Secret World Behind ’60 Minutes’
    “Exclusive: Terror is striking the #USA and #Obama is Shamelessly in Bed with Al-Qaeda,” the tweet — published around 12:30 p.m. PT to 60 Minutes’ twitter feed and then re-tweeted on 48 Hours’ feed — reads.

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