The following is a report published by the Jerusalem Post at $:58 PM in the local Jerusalem time zone, September 11, 2012.
Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm.
According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.
Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.
Egypt’s military is engaged in an ongoing campaign to root out Sinai-based terrorists.
Not only were our consulent locations not properly secured and safe, our marines were not even allowed to carry live ammunition!
Is it possible an Israeli newspaper knew the attacks were coming and our government did not? I guess. But if that is the case then we have some serious, serious problems to work through. The obviously most likely scenario is that we knew and didn’t properly respond in time to save American lives.