The more that comes out about Obama’s and Hillary’s depraved indifference, the worse it gets.
From CNS News.
In the weeks leading up to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. government facilities in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, the State Department deployed only three diplomatic security officers at its mission in that eastern Libyan city.
All three were on what the State Department calls “temporary duty.”
At the same time, State Department headquarters had been notified that al Qaeda and Islamist militias had ten training camps in that same city.
And contrary to the security requirements the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act made the secretary of state personally responsible for upholding, all non-military U.S. government personnel in Benghazi were not operating out of the same facility.
The State Department had one compound. The CIA had another.
Chris Stevens, who became the U.S. ambassador to Libya at the end of May 2012, and Greg Hicks, who became deputy chief of mission at the end of July, understood that the State Department facility in Benghazi was vulnerable—and were working to fix the situation.
On Aug. 15, 2012—less than a month before terrorists attacked the U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty—State Department personnel in Libya held an Emergency Action Committee meeting to discuss the security situation in Benghazi.
The next day, Stevens sent a cable to State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., describing the discussion in this meeting. The cable expressly warned of the terrorists in Benghazi and the “limited manpower” available to defend the State Department mission against an attack.
……“A CIA officer,” said Stevens’s cable, according to the report, “‘briefed the EAC on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi.”
“The Regional Security Officer,” the cable said, according to the report, “‘expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound.’”
At the same time, the State Department was reducing its security assets in Libya.
That’s a fucking understatement.
Obama denied outright an urgent request to send more security to the embassy. He lied about what he knew, and his flying monkeys tried to squelch Fox News investigative reporting surrounding the attack.
A run down of Hillary’s bullshit:
An innocent filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was used as a scapegoat for Obama and Hillary’s coverup. As a matter of fact, the attack was still underway when Hillary and the White House concocted a “blame the video” strategy, in an attempt to offset the fallout from their stupidity and incompetence. She knew the narrative was a lie but she pushed it anyway.
Hillary’s State Department spent months blowing off Ambassador Stevens’ repeated requests for extra security and his concerns over the growing terrorist violence in the area.
Hillary scrubbed the Benghazi talking points and hid incriminating documents.
Here’s a link to a video of Fox News reporter Bret Baier reading (at about 06:45 into the video) the emails from Ambassador Stevens to the State Department, one of which is just 4 hours prior to the attack. Each one was a desperate plea for more security in the face of growing terrorist violence in the area.
Obama and Hillary couldn’t have cared less from the first sign of trouble to the horrible aftermath.
Bottom line: Obama and Hillary’s depraved indifference and incompetence, played a large part in the deaths of the Americans at the Benghazi consulate.