Specific and Credible Threat Reported for Benghazi EmbassyWhen terrorist thugs attacked our Consulate in Benghazi, murdering the Ambassador and three additional personnel, Barack Obama's Administration stated that the attack was a "spontaneous" outgrowth of a riot. The story was that the Ambassador was merely a target of opportunity.
Now, however, we have learned that Libya had informed the State Department of a specific threat against the Benghazi Consulate. It also appears that there was no mob, and therefore no riot. This was a specific terrorist attack. Further, Ambassador Stevens had already told the State Department that he was on an Al Qaida hit-list.
During the aftermath of 9/11, I was told that those attacks were George Bush's fault for not "connecting the dots." Despite no specific credible threats, the idea was that Bush should have consulted the auguries and determined that 19 terrorist thugs were going to hijack four airplanes and use them to kill 3,000 people.
Well, now we don't have disconnected dots, we have three very specific pieces of information. It is well known that Al Qaida specifically, and Islamists more generally, love anniversaries. We also had a specific report of a specific threat against the Benghazi Consulate. Ambassador Stevens was known to be a specific target for assassination. If Bush and Clinton were at fault for 9/11/2001, then Barack Obama is directly responsible for the security failures that lead to the death of Ambassador Stevens.
Ambassador Stevens's blood is on the hands of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.