THE HILL: What Really Happened In Libya
October 15, 2012

In advance of tomorrow night’s second presidential debate….this is a must read from THE HILL.  Well-researched and shows the timeline of what REALLY happened in Libya.  Let’s see if President Obama knows it as well as…WE do:

Ambassador Christopher Stevens, respected by all, was a hero and a pioneer in Libya…unseating a 40-year dictator. And he didn’t deserve exceptional security?

• April 5, 2011: Special envoy Christopher Stevens arrives in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to forge ties with the forces battling Moammar Gadhafi. President Obama appoints him as ambassador to Libya on May 22, 2012.

• February: The U.S. embassy requests — and is granted — a four-month extension, until August, of a Tripoli-based “site security team” composed of 16 special forces soldiers who provide security, medical and communications support to the embassy.

• March:State Department Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom sends a cable to Washington asking for additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi, later says he received no response. He does so again in July, with the same result.

Libyan Consulate four days after attack..and STILL no protection.

• April 6: Two fired Libyan security guards throw an IED over the consulate fence.

• May 22: An Islamist attack on the Red Cross office in Benghazi is followed by a Facebook post that warns “now we are preparing a message for the Americans.” Another Facebook posting a month later highlights Stevens’ daily runs in Tripoli in an apparent threat.

• June 6: Unknown assailants blow a hole in the consulate’s north gate described by a witness as “big enough for 40 men to go through.” Four days later, the British ambassador’s car is ambushed by militants with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Maker of “Islamic amateur video” taken by California authorities. His video had been on the internet for months…without protest.

• July: Anti-Islam video “Innocence of Muslims” posted on You Tube.

• Aug. 14: SST team leaves Libya. Team leader Lt. Col. Andy Wood has testified that Stevens wanted them to stay on.

• In the weeks before Sept. 11, Libyan security guards are reportedly warned by family members of an impending attack. On Sept. 8, the Libyan militia tasked with protecting the consulate warns U.S. diplomats that the security situation is “frightening.”

• Sept. 10:Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri calls on Libyans to

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri called for violence against those responsible for the death of his Libyan deputy.

avenge the death of his Libyan deputy, Abu Yahya al Libi, killed in a June drone strike in Pakistan.

• Sept. 11:Protesters converge on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, scale its walls and replace the U.S. flag with the Islamist banner. The protests eventually spread to 20 countries around the world. That night, Republican candidate Mitt Romney criticizes an embassy statement denouncing the video before the events unfolding in Libya are

How much did Hillary Clinton know when she blamed “internet material” for protests in Cairo? Did the Obama campaign launch off of her remarks to suppress the truth that America had been attacked by Al Qaeda?

known to the world. Late that night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a statement that “some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”

• Sept. 12:Media outlets report that Stevens and three other Americans have been killed in an attack by well-armed militants. Obama denounces an “outrageous and shocking attack” without mentioning the video or terrorism. Reuters reports for the first time that some administration officials believe the assault “bears the hallmarks of an organized attack.”

Damage and deaths far beyond the power of “protesters.”

Read on to see the “cover-up” begin as Jay Carney is dispatched to disguise the shocking attack:

• Sept. 13: White House spokesman Jay Carney says “the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.”

• Sept. 14: Carney says the administration had “no actionable intelligence” about a pending attack.

UN Ambassador Susan Rice sent on TV to tell falsehoods….Obama administration already knew Al Qaeda was the culprit.

• Sept. 16: Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, does the rounds on the Sunday talk shows and says the video is the “proximate cause” of the assault in Benghazi. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice tells ABC. That same day, interim Libyan president Mohamed Magarief insists on CBS that “it was planned, definitely.”

• Sept. 19: National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the assault was a “terrorist attack” but goes on to call it an “opportunistic” attack in which armed militants took advantage of an ongoing protest.

• Sept. 20:CBS reports that witnesses in Benghazi say there was no protest prior to the armed assault against the consulate. Magarief tells NBC the same thing on Sept. 26. Also on Sept. 20, Obama at a town hall meeting says: “What we do know is that the

Obama administration stuck to its story about a “spontaneous protest” when intelligence community knew within 24 hours…Al Qaeda attacked.

natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.” Carney declares it “self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” Clinton, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter brief members of Congress. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) calls it “the most useless worthless briefing I have attended in a long time.”

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4 Responses to “THE HILL: What Really Happened In Libya
October 15, 2012

  1. We can only hope that Mitt knows this info as well, and can pin Obama down, as a result show Obama for the lying bungler he really is.

    Get his info to the Romney camp ASAP!

  2. NObamas’ whole administration are guilty of treasonous actions. The pandering afterwards to the terrorist implying it was (you tube video posted in July) All co-conspiritors in the cover-up, disgusting..this denial of security I believe was orchastrated by the “NObama admn”, either directly or , inpart by action(s) ,or,in-action (s) at the behest of this govt.s’ (puppetmaster) and on the president of the United States of America! Further, this alone, warrants impeachment.

  3. I believe July 19,2012 Michele Bachmann and others alerted Congress to the fact that our Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others lives were at risk, her findings were dismissed, berated and ridiculed.  God Bless of us all.

  4. The ignorance and indifference to the welfare of Christopher Stevens and his consulate are appalling and shocking,  Nothing has hit me as hard since 911 in New York.  But the two are identical incidents.  There was more than adequate warning, but for political reasons it was brushed aside.  Why?  Because the campaign was far more important than the truth, and Christopher Stephens and his three brave Americans were slaughtered.  I Have read “What Really Happened in Libya” but pretty much had it figured out, and was and am saddened.
    Jay Carney saying the administration had no intelligence about a pending attack was partially right.  They had no intelligence, and furthermore they didn’t care.