GOP: US Consulate received repeated threats, had requested more security - The HillTwo House Republicans say they have been informed by whistleblowers that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked and threatened 13 times before the incident last month that killed four Americans.
Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a letter on Tuesday that detailed the whistleblowers’ allegations.
“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,” Issa and Chaffetz wrote. “It was clearly never, as Administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest."
The congressmen said the consulate asked for more security to deal with the growing threat but was turned down by the administration.
“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 two lawmakers told Clinton they intend to convene a hearing of Issa’s House Oversight panel on Oct. 10 to review possible security failures in Libya, including “State Department security assessments and security related decision making.”
The letter from the GOP congressmen for the first time reveals an April 6 attack against the consulate in which two former security guards threw homemade improvised explosives over the fence of the compound.
The letter also says militants made no secret of their intention to target Americans in Libya.
On May 22, a warning message was posted on Facebook that a rocket-propelled grenade attack against the Red Cross offices in Benghazi would be followed by a “message for the Americans disturbing the skies over Derna.” A separate threat was made the following month against Ambassador Christopher Stevens that mentioned his morning run with a security detail, complete with a photo of the late ambassador.
also in april: a bomb thrown at the convoy of the head of the UN mission in benghazi
april 11: gunfight 2.5 miles from consulate
april 26: gunfight, benghazi medical university, us foreign service officer evacuated
may 1: deputy commander, local guard, carjacked and beaten
may 22: rpg launched against red cross in benghazi
june 6: ied left at consulate gate
june 10: rpg blows up convoy of british ambassador, benghazi, no one killed, brits close shop
june 26: another attack against red cross, the international medics leave
aug 6: attempted carjack of vehicle bearing us diplomatic plates
in the weeks before 9-11: local guards warned by family and friends of impending attack
issa's letter: was state aware, if not why, if so what did you do?
wapo yesterday reported that the white house has for months been holding "secret meetings," so concerned about the rise of aq in eastern libya they were openly considering unilateral military action
the aq offshoots, brennan's team worried, were heavily armed with hi tech weaponry obtained when ghadafi fell, especially rpg's
White House secret meetings examine al-Qaeda threat in North Africa - The Washington Post
the security folks and the state dept instead adopted a "wait and see" approach
wapo contacted foggy bottom---no comment
the white house knew, the white house deceived, the white house ignored its people on the ground and exposed em defenseless
jay carney, in vegas, pressed on issa's charges, offered, characteristically, no comment
White House Has No Comment on House GOPers’ Assertions that Libyan Mission Requested Security Prior to 9/11/12 Attack - ABC News
"i'm not going to get into any situation under review by the state dept and the fbi"
except the fbi can't get in, it's too dangerous
Report: FBI still not on scene in Benghazi - The Hill
and the state dept left poor ambassador stevens' diary on the floor
CNN finds journal belonging to late U.S. ambassador - CNN
hillary's "longtime aide and personal spokesman" philippe reines, accused over the diary, actually emailed buzzfeed's and rolling stone's michael hastings, f*** off, you unmitigated a******
on sept 23, 12 days after stevens and 3 others were martyred (including 2 retired seals whom ambassador rice tried to pass off as part of stevens' security),the nyt reported that the cia was dealt "a catastrophic intelligence loss" in libya: "we got our eyes poked out"
yesterday, wsj recounted how one muhammed jamal abu muhammed was released from an egyptian prison during the "arab spring," from whence he made his way to the deserts of libya where he plotted and helped carry out the consulate attack
Militant Link to Libya Attack - WSJ
on sept 19, 8 days after the attack, we learned that mr sufyan ben qumu, released from gitmo in 07, is the lead suspect behind the assault the killed chris stevens
Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee involved in consulate attack, intelligence sources say | Fox News
the nyt in april, 2011, reported that because he was actively taking up arms vs ghadafi, ie, leading from the front, mr qumu became to obama "an ally of sorts, a remarkable turnabout resulting from shifting american policies rather than any obvious change in mr qumu"
so obama on the 21st, ten days after the entire middle east erupted, announced he's gonna release 1/3 from the cuban jail 50 democrat senators wouldn't let him close
he wants them to like him
on the 28th, 17 days into this tawdry tale, dozens of aq's were violently busted out of a prison in saddam's home town in iraq
Al Qaeda suspects among dozens of escapees in deadly Iraq prison break - CBS News
this is what 3 and a half years of denial, apology and retreat breed
newsweek affiliate the daily beast is on it
U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Bombed Twice in Run-Up to 9/11 Anniversary - The Daily Beast
so are ap, usa today and ajc
cnn's erin burnett today: the white house "chose to leave out key intelligence," namely that benghazi was preplanned, terrorist and al qaeda
CNN: W.H. Leaves Out Key Information On Libya Attack | RealClearPolitics
"none of these three points were in the talking points distributed to congress and other govt officials"
"the key information left out of the talking points can only mean the administration is covering something up"
"the white house knew of aq links within 24 hours"
"it does not add up"
"the buck stops at the white house"
"none of our sources" can confirm what the white house is saying
apology, denial and retreat abroad become in three twisted weeks a domestic cover up
seeya at the debates, denizens