Guest post by Joe Hoft
Almost no one in the US had ever heard the name Benghazi before September 11, 2012. After that date Benghazi was infamous for the place where four Americans, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were murdered by radical Islamic terrorists.
As noted previously, the Libyan nightmare was the result of a war that President Obama and Hillary Clinton started. They never should have started the war in Libya, never should have placed Americans there unprotected, and when the Americans in Benghazi were under attack on 9-11, 2012 they should have provided help. Instead, four Americans died in Benghazi as was famously portrayed in the movie 13 Hours.
The aftermath of the incident where Obama and Clinton tried to cover their tracks and hide their secrets concerning Benghazi was as bad, if not worse than, the lead up to 9-11.
For days after the attack on Benghazi, President Obama and Hillary Clinton blamed the attack in Benghazi on a made up story about a US citizen who incited protests in Benghazi from a YouTube video about Islam. They continued with the story as the caskets of the four dead Americans were shipped back to the US.
Thanks to WikiLeaks we now know that Obama and his team were lying. Hillary Clinton wrote her daughter Chelsea in an email during the attacks telling her that the attacks were led by an al-Qaeda like group.
The director of the YouTube video that Obama and his team first blamed the attacks on, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was arrested and thrown in jail. Four years after the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack Mr. Nakoula is broke, destitute and living in a homeless shelter.
It took some time but eventually Americans found out from various sources that Obama’s story was nothing more than a tall tale. The Americans in Benghazi were killed by terrorists who planned the attack. The Ambassador’s dead body was carried through the streets.
We never should have been there and those that were should have been protected.
US Deputy Chief of Mission for Libya, Greg Hicks, was the last person in Tripoli to speak with Ambassador Chris Stevens before Stevens was murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Hicks retired from the government and shared his thoughts about Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of State at the time, on Benghazi –
Just as the Constitution makes national security the President’s highest priority, U.S. law mandates the secretary of state to develop and implement policies and programs “to provide for the security … of all United States personnel on official duty abroad.”
This includes not only the State Department employees, but also the CIA officers in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. And the Benghazi record is clear: Secretary Clinton failed to provide adequate security for U.S. government personnel assigned to Benghazi and Tripoli.
During his Presidency Obama punished those who told the truth about his messes and illegal actions. Paradoxically in his mind he is always the victim. Same with his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton who was questioned for 11 hours in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting about Benghazi and later complained about it – it was no comparison to the 13 hours the Americans she failed to protect were under attack on 9-11 2012 in Benghazi.