Tidbits of truth concerning the attacks in Libya continue to challenge the ridiculous storyline provided by the Obama administration:
U.S. officials clarify administration description of two heroes in Libya attack | WashingtonGuardianThe two former Navy SEALs killed in last week's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were not part of Ambassador Chris Stevens' official security detail but took up arms in an effort to protect the facility when it was overrun by insurgents, U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian.
The two former SEALS, Tyrone Woods, 41, and Glen Doherty, 42, were not employed by the State Department diplomatic security office and instead were what is known as personal service contractors who had other duties related to security, the officials said.
Amid heavy criticism for its lapse of security at the consolate, it appears that the administration actively misrepresented the roles of these fallen soldiers. Responding to concerns leveled this weekend by ABC's Jake Tapper, Susan Rice, the Obama administration's UN ambassador, had this to say:
What she doesn't say is that their function in "providing security" that night had nothing to do with protecting the compound walls, or the ambassador. In fact, the only reason these two men picked up rifles, stepped into action, and laid down their lives was because of the very lack of a "substantial presence.""We had substantial presence," Rice said, "with our personnel and the consulate in Benghazi. Tragically two of the four Americans there killed were providing security. That was their function. And indeed there were many other colleagues who were doing the same with them. It obviously didn't prove sufficient to the nature of the attack and sufficient in that moment."
Finally, the only reason we're hearing the truth is because a few senior officials stepped forward out of respect for the deceased. Nice to know that honor exists somewhere up there in Washington.They stepped into action, however, when Stevens became separated from the small security detail normally assigned to protect him...The two ex-Seals and others engaged in a lengthy firefight with the extremists who attacked the compound, a fight that stretched from the inner area of the consulate to an outside annex and a nearby safe house -- a location that the insurgents appeared to know about, the officials said.
Nothing could be further from the truth.The officials provided the information to the Washington Guardian, saying they feared the Obama administrationís scant description of the episode left a misimpression that the two ex-Navy SEALs might have been responsible for the ambassadorís personal safety or become separated from him.