Is it possible that they know more about it than he does? From AP, with thanks to Anthony:
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia – Survivors of a deadly militant attack on the U.S. consulate said they fell to the floor and tried to hide after hearing gunshots and seeing men carrying weapons in the inner courtyard of the compound, known as one of the most secure in this Red Sea port city.
Attackers believed linked to al-Qaida burst into offices on Monday, shouting: “Where are the Americans?” One survivor said consular employees were rounded up and used as human shields when Saudi forces stormed in and engaged the assailants in a fierce gunbattle….
One of the wounded employees, Salah Abdel Qawi Alyafiee of Yemen, said the militants first stormed into the consulate courtyard, then held people as human shields as Saudi forces rushed in and engaged in a fierce gunbattle.
“Each one of the terrorists took a group of us and they started shooting at the (Saudi) guards,” he said. “And thanks to God, the Saudis did not shoot at random. They aimed at the terrorists.”
Alyafiee, who works as a dispatcher, said he kneeled down as the firing began, then was shot.
“I don’t know whose bullet hit me,” he said. “I was on the floor and my face was to the floor.”
He said the attackers were Muslims, as is he, and shouted “God is great,” as they rushed in. “These people are lost,” he said sorrowfully, lying in his hospital bed with his left arm in a thick white cast. “They don’t know anything about their religion.”