Thanks to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information suit, we now may definitively answer the question “Who knew what and when did they know it?” concerning the attack on the American Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya.
American Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other heroic Americans died in the terrorist assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Almost immediately after the 9/11 assault on the compound, the attack was attributed by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Barrack Obama and, most conspicuously, UN Ambassador Susan Rice to an obscure, poorly produced video that had insulted Mohammed, Islam’s warrior prophet, peace be upon him.
These assertions were not only false; they were politically expedient. At the time of the 9/11 attack on the American compound -- a date of great significance to the enemies of the Great Satan, Iran most voluble among them – the Obama administration was in the midst of a re-election campaign, which had advanced the notion that al-Qaida had been dealt a crippling blow following the assassination of Sheikh Osama bin Laden. Subsequent events have shown this intentional misreading of events to be highly fanciful.
The documents uncovered by Judicial Watch demonstrate:
The attack on the compound, well-organized 10 days before the assault, was not even remotely related to the video that loomed so large in the Obama administrations’ multiple renderings of the deadly assault. And, more importantly, the documents show that U.S. Intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the terrorist stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack. While acknowledging that the CIA was monitoring the movement of weapons,
To put the inconvenient truth in precise terms: An October 12, 2012 memo that surfaced during Judicial Watch’s FOI suit shows that the CIA was monitoring a Benghazi to Syria gun-running operation ten or more days BEFORE the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 that killed Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans. In an interview with Fox’s Bret Baier, former acting CIA Director Mike Morell acknowledged that the CIA, while not directly involved in the shipments, had been monitoring the transfer of arms and missiles. He refrained from identifying the gun-runners.
Mr. Obama's Middle East foreign policy is beginning to take on the appearance of a Keystone Cops intervention. Mr. Obama will hand over his mess to the next president, possibly Mrs. Clinton, whose campaign in Iowa last week received two new recruits, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy.