The foreign press reports: “US Department of State knew of the attack up to 48 hours ahead of time, yet chose to do nothing.”
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, and POTUS spokesweasel, Jay Carney, told Americans in no uncertain terms that the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information officer, and former Navy Seals Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were not pre-planned. They were spontaneous reactions to an amateurish video insulting to Muslims. Much to the president’s chagrin, Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif publicly shared his knowledge that the attack “was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival.”
As reported by “The Independent” in the U.K., “A senior official of the biggest militia in Benghazi, the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he had warned U.S. diplomats of a rapidly deteriorating security situation in Benghazi three days before the attack. ‘The situation is frightening, it scares us,’ he said he had stressed during the meeting. The British consulate in the city was shut after an ambush of a convoy carrying Dominic Asquith, the U.K. ambassador, in which his bodyguards were injured. The UN and International Committee of the Red Cross offices had been bombed and there had been a spate of political assassinations.” Reports of videos and declarations by radicals to kill Americans flowed throughout the Middle East just prior to 9/11.
Representative Adam Smith, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, stated, “This was not just a mob that got out of hand. Mobs don’t come in and attack, guns blazing. I think that there is a growing consensus it was preplanned.”
CBS News reported witnesses said “there was never an anti-American protest outside of the consulate. Instead, they say, it came under planned attack.” That, noted the network, “is in direct contradiction to the administration’s account of the incident.” The report concluded: “What’s clear is that the public won’t get a detailed account of what happened until after the election.”
That statement is an important part of “why” Obama and is State Department officials are lying. Ambassador Stevens wrote in his journal that he has reason to believe he was targeted for assassination by al-Qaeda. Are we to presume he never shared this with his peers?
Survivors of the first of the two waves of attacks fled to a safe house where the supposedly “random protestors” hit the secret location with precisely aimed mortar. The “spontaneous” protesters also remembered to bring their rocket-propelled grenade launchers as if they were pairs of sunglasses to be shuffled into one’s pockets.
Yet, the Obama administration was fiercely adamant that the attacks were not pre-planned. All evidence shows it was. So, the question is, “Why?” Why lie? The answer lies in the timing of the administration’s obvious incompetence and likely lack of interest.
Consider this: Breitbart News journalist Michael Patrick Leahy has learned that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on “no bullet” rules of engagement which were included in a contract with a private British security firm to protect the Benghazi embassy. In liberal brilliance, the agreement required those contracted to protect the lives of American staff to carry unloaded weapons. No ammo allowed. So, President Obama gets his oddly phrased “low impact presence” and fails to respond to known threats by at least pulling our staff out of Benghazi.
Bottom line: As election day approaches, it might cost this President votes if citizens learn they cannot trust him to protect embassy staff from known threats and so cannot trust President Obama to take threats to American soil seriously.
You may feel shock and revulsion at this idea. Perhaps you felt the same way when he told freedom fighters is Syria he would not consider arming them until “after the election.” If not, how do you feel about President Obama calling the assassination of Ambassador Stevens and his team “a bump in the road?”
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