Libyan President Says Attacks Planned Months in Advance

Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf appeared on Face the Nation this morning and said that their investigation has led them to conclude that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was an attack that was planned for months.

“The way these perpetrators acted and moved — I think we, and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no, this leaves us with no doubt that this was pre-planned, determined,” Magariaf said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“And you believe that this was the work of Al Qaeda, and you believe that it was led by foreigners. Is that what you’re telling us?” CBS host Bob Schieffer asked.

“It was planned, definitely. It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” Magariaf said. (Read More)

You would think that the Obama administration would have been communicating with the Libyan government this past week. If so, US Ambassador Susan Rice didn’t get the memo. This morning she insisted that this was just a spontaneous event triggered by an obscure video that was on You Tube for months. She also said there was no security lapse in Benghazi. Seriously, she was not kidding.

Whose story is more plausible?

Update: Be sure to check out Donald Douglas’s analysis at American Power.