UN Ambassador says Libya Attack was Spontaneous 9/16/12
September 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no evidence that last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was pre-meditated. Susan Rice says a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video "seems to have been hijacked" by extremists with heavy weapons, which she says are easy to come by in post-revolutionary Libya.
Rice appeared on several Sunday interview shows.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says it's too early to tell. He tells "Fox News Sunday" that classified intelligence gives pause to those who suggest attacks throughout the Middle East were coincidental. The Michigan Republican is a former FBI agent.
The FBI has an ongoing investigation into the attack spurred by an anti-Muslim video produced in the U.S. that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.