FBI seeking tips on Benghazi attacks
November 29th, 2012
03:24 PM ET

FBI seeking tips on Benghazi attacks

By Carol Cratty

The FBI has launched an international publicity effort asking for tips from anyone with knowledge about the September 11th attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi which killed four Americans.

The FBI is using the Internet and the social networking site Facebook to solicit help on the case. Last week the FBI posted "Seeking Information" notices in English, Arabic and French with pictures of the damaged consulate.

The "Seeking Information" posters say the FBI is "asking Libyans and people around the world for additional information related to the attacks." Respondents can text or e-mail the FBI or fill out a form on the FBI's website. The FBI notice says the information can be submitted confidentially.

Anyone can offer information, but the FBI is most interested in hearing from people who were in Libya at the time of the attack. "It is geographically logical that those in the Benghazi region who were in-country during that time period may have been in a more favorable position to have seen or heard something of value," said a law enforcement official.

The effort comes more than two months after the assault which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The FBI immediately launched an investigation to determine who was responsible, but officials have provided little information about its progress. Due to the uncertain security situation in Benghazi, FBI agents did not visit the consulate until October 4th and it is unclear what forensic clues were still available to be gathered by that time. Reporters and others had already been to the site.

The law enforcement official said the FBI still has personnel in Libya but would not provide details about their specific locations or what progress agents are making.

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soundoff (15 Responses)

    Or maybe the Military has already taken care of the situation and this is just follow-up work. Have faith in our Military.
    Sometimes the news is not so current when we see it. We are America and don't ever believe our Military doesn't have our backs! If you kill Americans there will be a price to pay. We are still free and that didn't happen by accident.

    November 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply

    Or....maybe the situation is already taken care of and this is just finish work! Have some faith in your Military and their amazing skills and remember they have kept you safe and FREE all this time. I am sure they know what they are doing.

    Remember not all you see in the news is current info...Sometimes the real work happens silently and effectively.

    November 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  3. krm1007 ©™

    Check these dudes out !!!! Oil for terrorism exchange???


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    November 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  4. Mr.Jackson

    This is a good move.

    I wish I could help. Everything I know has come from news accounts or first hand sources the FBI is now investigating.

    My suggestion? If the FBI has learned anything about the "overseas funding" reported by the Egyptians after they captured the Libyans and Egyptians involved in Benghazi a month ago,
    Then they should tip off the NSA to listen in, and then leak the info to the press.
    Watch the neocon switchboard light up!

    November 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  5. Laura

    Glad that CNN is starting to cover the news about Benghazi at last! Now how about some charts that show the real issues with the economy and what it is going to take to get us out of debt. Enough with the fluff stories.

    November 30, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
  6. Bryan L. Benedict


    Just when you think our 'elected' officials couldn't get any worse, along comes Benghazi. All the years watching this production, this is the worst...Shame on CNN for not investigating this cover up. CNN, when the smoke clears, you just as guilty as the White House. GFY!

    November 30, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
  7. michaelfury

    "The FBI has launched an international publicity effort asking for tips from anyone with knowledge about the September 11th attack"

    Start here:


    You're welcome.

    November 30, 2012 at 7:59 am | Reply
  8. Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

    they already know what happened in their botched arms deal with the Syrian rebels, Al Quida and Turkey. This is all a smoke screen, and pure BS

    November 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Reply
    • jeff50

      Exactly Rick . You hit the nail on the head . We know more than they do . The media is a joke and apparently so is the FBI . I weep for my country !

      November 30, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply
  9. Portland tony

    If we don't know what happened by now, our intelligence service has failed badly. So what are gonna do? Round up a bunch of locals, send 'em to GITMO, and be done with it! What ever happened to human intelligence? Satellites and drones can't tell us every thing!

    November 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  10. Skorpio

    If the US pays a reward AND offers VISAS to relocate ENTIRE FAMILIES in other countries, I am sure there are going to be some answers.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  11. Hahahahahahahaha

    Here's a tip!!!! It was Towel Heads!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahhahaa

    November 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  12. SickandTiredof being SIckandTired

    Are you serious? Kinda like asking who pulled the trigger in the hood. Good Luck. By the looks of what you guys left behind in the consulate after your "evidence collection visit" I don't hold out much for any results from you.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply

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