Friday, October 19, 2012

Not Optimal- Ambassador Stevens Begged For More Security

UPDATE: Here is the full document release.  It actually turns out security concerns date back to November of 2011, at least (I haven't gotten all the way through them, yet)

From Fox News.

Today, a pair of Republican Senators (that is the only way they are identified in the article) released 166 pages of internal State Department documents showing that for months (going back to at least February) Ambassador Stevens had asked for increased security for Benghazi, Libya, citing increasing violence and the presence of Terrorist Organizations.  And they show that he was denied, every time.

Up until the day he was murdered (in a move Barack Obama characterized as "not optimal), the ambassador was requesting increased security.

Remember that the administration claimed for two full weeks that the attack was because of a YouTube video.  Here is proof positive that Barack Obama (he claimed responsibility stopped with him) should be fired or, preferably, impeached.

This is proof that the "video" story was a lie from the beginning.  Forget "within the first 24 hours."  They knew a terror attack was possible, if not highly probable, anyway.  Once the attack occurred, their first thought should have been "terror attack." 

These documents prove that the Administration was aware that security was "not optimal" at Benghazi.  In one of the documents, a State Department official points out that Benghazi will only have two agents for security.  Two.  Agents.

These documents prove that Al Qaeda was known to be operating openly in Libya.  In one email, Ambassador Stevens referred to the fact that the Al Qaeda flag had been seen over both government buildings and training grounds.

These documents prove that the Administration knew that violence was worsening in Libya, and that their personnel were unsafe.  The ambassador went so far as to point out that "Attackers are unlikely to be deterred until authorities are at least as capable."

Barack Obama lied about the Benghazi attack, and then he had the unmitigated gall to call the murders of 4 Americans, murders which his Administration enabled by not providing adequate security, "not optimal."

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