CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend, former CIA agent Bob Baer and CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh† about events in Libya. [TOWNSEND - says the FBI has protocols about how to investigate a terrorist attack; questions the original speculation the attack was spontaneous.] [BAER - explains how the US is in a standoff because extra military protection is needed because there is no stable government in Libya; states the use of mortars in Benghazi indicated a military-style attack and intelligence is coming in slowly.] [KARADSHEH - says the Tripoli embassy has been on high alert since the September 11 attack and there are concerns about demonstrations turning violent.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Senator John McCain about events in Libya. [McCAIN - comments on the administration's early and current explanations for the attack in Libya: they were naive or deceptive; states radical Islamists are pushing the anti-Islam video; asserts Congress was not told about the investigation even though the media had the details; indicates there is evidence that there were threats against the Us in this dangerous part of the world where border security is needed to contain the jihadists.]
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