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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415858 Date: 04/17/2014 
CBS Face the Nation" 
Host: Bob Schieffer 
Time: 10:30 a.m. EDT, Date: Sunday, Septemb 16, 2012 

MR. SCHIEFFER: And joining now, Susan Rice the U.N. ambassador- our U.N. 
Madam Ambassador, says that this something that's been the planning stages for months. understand you have been saying that you think was spontaneous. Are not the same 
SUSAN RICE: Well, Bob, let tell you what understand the assessment present. First all, very importantly, you discussed with the president, there investigation that the United States government will launch led the FBI. That has begun and
MS.RICE: They're not the ground yet, but they have already begun looking all sorts evidence various sorts already available them and us. And they will get the ground and continue the investigation. we'll want see the results that investigation draw any definitive conclusions. 
But based the best information have date, what our assessment the present is, fact, what began spontaneously Benghazi reaction what had transpired some hours earlier Cairo where, of'course, you know, there was violent protest outside our embassy sparked this hateful video. 
But soon after th;:it spontaneous protest began outside our consulate Benghazi, believe that looks like extremist elements --individuals --joined that --in that effort with heavy. weapons the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available Libya post-revolution arid that spun from there into something much, much more violent. 
MR. SCHIEFFER: But you not agree with him that this was something that had been plotted out several months ago? 
MS. RICE: not have inforniation present that leads conclude that this was 
premeditated pre-planned. 
MR. SCHIEFFER: you agree disagree with him that al-Qaida had some part this? RICE: Well, we'll have find that out. mean, think it's clear that there were extremist 
elements that joined and escalated the violence, whether they were al-Qaida affiliates, whether 
they were Libyan-based extremist al-Qaida itself, think, one the things we'll have 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415858 Date: 04/17/2014