US Investigates Possibility Benghazi Attackers Had Help From Guards

'No Proof' But Allegation Came Out of EVE Online Comments of Slain Official

by Jason Ditz, September 20, 2012

Though officials are saying there is “no proof” that this is the case, reports are that the US is probing the possibility that the people who attacked the Benghazi Consulate and killed the ambassador had help from some of the locally hired security guards.

The speculation seems to have been based on the final online conversation of Sean Smith, a State Department IT official who was playing EVE Online, a massively multi-player online role-playing game at the time of the attack.

In the conversation, Smith had noted to his guild leader that he saw one of the guards outside taking pictures in the lead-up to the sacking of the consulate. Smith died during the attack.

The revelation that the probe is happening reflects an administration seemingly stabbing at any possible lead at this point, as over a week after the attack they don’t have any apparent “proof” to back up any of the myriad theories that continue to be thrown around, desperate to find the right spin for the attack more than the actual facts of it.

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