The Obama Administration, for two weeks dishonestly claimed that the attack on US consulate in Benghazi Libya resulted from crowd protesting an anti-Muslim video. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came up with this Benghazi Cover Up because they actually knew of Al Qaeda terrorist threats before the attack which claimed four American lives. Prior to the September 11 attack the Obama Administration denied requests from US diplomat’s for additional security.
The Obama Administration knew, before the September 11 attack in Benghazi Libya, that terrorists were responsible for the attack. Obama and Clinton also knew, from the beginning, that terrorists attacked the consulate and not popular protests over an anti-Muslim video that got out of hand. The Administration’s story that the attack resulted from street protests over a video trailer were an attempt to cover up terrorist involvement because reality contradicts the President’s campaign claim that he has largely defeated Al Qaeda.
As far back as April, Obama Administration officials became aware of a long string of terrorist threats and attacks in Libya that lead-up to the September 11 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. American diplomats in Libya began asking the Obama Administration for additional security in Benghazi in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate but were “denied these resources,” two congressional lawmakers said.
In a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah asked for more information on those requests for additional security and other concerns. The letter from the House Oversight Committee details a series of attacks and other security incidents in Benghazi that started in April, and asked the State Department what measures it took to address the threat. The Committee claims officials have told them of “repeated requests” for additional security.
The letter to Secretary Clinton states that, “Based on information provided to the committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012.” They added, “In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.”
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to hold a hearing on October 10 on security in the region leading up to the attack. The letter to Clinton alleges 12 incidents that showed the deteriorating security situation on the ground. Fox News’ Sean Hannity claimed on Monday evening that the Committee actually has evidence of sixty-one incidents that were not addressed by the Obama Administration.
The letter addresses incidents that include a June attack on a convoy carrying the British ambassador and an incident where terrorists blew a hole in the gate of the US Consulate with an IED in June, as well as accounts of Libyan security forces who were urged to quit because of reports “of an impending attack.” The letter included other incidents, which have been well documented.
“Put together, these events indicated a clear pattern of security threats that could only be reasonably interpreted to justify increased security for U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi,” the lawmakers wrote.
US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11.
Article first published as Obama Administration Knew Of Terrorist Threats In Libya Before Attack Says Congressional Subcommittee.