Obama must go! Stevens et al were left to die!

Criticism: Pat Smith, whose diplomat son Sean,died in the raid, slammed the President's remarks on Comedy Central regarding her son's death.

Criticism: Pat Smith, whose diplomat son Sean,died in the raid, slammed the President’s remarks on Comedy Central regarding her son’s death.

BettyJean Downing


Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents — released Friday on the Benghazi terrorist attack — slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and the security officers assigned to protect him repeatedly sounded alarms to their superiors in Washington about the intensifying lawlessness and violence in Eastern Libya, where Stevens ultimately died.

On Sept. 11 — the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed — the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled “sensitive,” in which he noted “growing problems with security” in Benghazi and “growing frustration” on the part of local residents with Libyan police and security forces. These forces the ambassador characterized as “too weak to keep the country secure.”

Roughly a month earlier, Stevens had signed a two-page cable, also labeled “sensitive,” that he entitled “The Guns of August: Security in Eastern Libya.”

Writing on Aug. 8, the ambassador noted that in just a few months’ time, “Benghazi has moved from trepidation to euphoria and back as a series of violent incidents has dominated the political landscape.” He added, “The individual incidents have been organized,” a function of “the security vacuum that a diverse group of independent actors are exploiting for their own purposes.”

“Islamist extremists are able to attack the Red Cross with relative impunity,” Stevens cabled. “What we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks.” His final comment on the two-page document was: “Attackers are unlikely to be deterred until authorities are at least as capable.”

By Sept. 4, Stevens’ aides were reporting back to Washington on the “strong Revolutionary and Islamist sentiment” in the city.

In the days leading up to Sept. 11, warnings came even from people outside the State Department. A Libyan women’s rights activist, Wafa Bugaighis, confided to the Americans in Benghazi in mid-August: “For the first time since the revolution, I am scared.”

The documents were released by two lawmakers who have been active in probing the Benghazi case, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. In a letter to President Obama, dated Oct. 19 and accompanied by the documents, the lawmakers faulted the administration both for providing inadequate security before Sept. 11, and for allegedly obfuscating the nature of the events on Sept. 11.

“Multiple warnings about security threats were contained in Ambassador Stevens’ own words in multiple cables sent to Washington, D.C., and were manifested by two prior bombings of the Benghazi compound and an assassination attempt on the British ambassador,” the congressmen wrote. “For this administration to assume that terrorists were not involved in the 9/11 anniversary attack would have required a willing suspension of disbelief.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/19/documents-show-stevens-worried-about-libya-security-threats-al-qaeda-before/#ixzz29mbdAfHc

5 Responses

  1. Do go read the documents and see how this poor man plead and begged for help and not only did not get any but was denied help!

    This POTUS should be run out on a rail!

  2. and word comes today that they actually had a DRONE feeding live satellite images to them in real time. These cowards watched from the same species of remote-controlled warfare that they deploy to take out an entire wedding party, all the passengers in a vehicle carrying a target, innocent bystanders … If they could get a drone in there to watch the show, why weren’t lethal drones deployed at any point during the 8 hour assault to support our diplomats? The only “leadership” we get from POTUS is Muslim Brotherhood’s cheerleader. Did he flub his Inaugural Oath deliberately to provide him “fingers crossed behind his back” cover for making the protection of his old buddies from his days of travelling to PAA-KEE-STAAN on his Indonesion Passport a higher priority than the Citizens of the United States?

  3. My darling BJ:
    I just came upon this video of you. Was it from May 31st or the convention 2008??
    Seems like somethings have not changed. For this amazing woman who has lost her son, still is not leading every newscast is “troubling”! If in the light of day, Obama, (yes sadly Hillary) and the others are shown to have done the best they could have done at the time; given the information available to them …then let that be told.
    However, if not…then that must be brought to light as well!!
    Remember this?? Hope it comes thru

    Free Us Now Blogger moved at Hillary March – YouTube

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS1ZDSHW_dsAug 27, 2008 – 2 min – Uploaded by WithoutParty
    Free Us Now sharing her thoughts on the Hillary march. What she says is so incredibly true. We should all be …

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    • Wow – I forgot about this- BTW it was not a Hillary march it was in Denver all right and it was during the DNC convention that took Hillary’s delegates and handed him the nomination. BUT this march and this dialog was on the anniversary of the end of women’s suffrage!

  4. It was well-documented after the fact that In the days leading up to 9/11, there were numerous high-priority warnings given to Bush II regarding an imminent terrorist attack by bin Laden involving commercial airliners. He repeatedly chose to ignore these warnings, and even went to extraordinary lengths to seal all records of his statements to the 9/11 commission when they inquired about his disastrous decision-making process. And yet, there were few if any mainstream calls for impeachment of The Decider based on grounds the overwhelmingly clear case of dereliction of duty. So, I have to ask, do you really, truly think this case of single-digit casualty terrorism halfway across the globe is worse than 9/11? I’ll answer for you: Of course not! No one in their right mind would answer in the affirmative. So why are so many citizens behaving so irrationally concerning this breach of protocol? I will again answer for you: Because Republicans would rather sabotage the enemy than help their opponent. This is one of the fundamental differences between Liberals and Conservatives – the latter consistently displays a pronounced inability to accept reality when things aren’t going their way, while the former seems incapable of challenging the ludicrous inanity of their opponent. Look no further than UC Berkeley Law School’s continued employment of John Yoo for evidence of Dems allowing Repubs to flaunt their illegal and harmful worldviews wherever they want, without so much as a peep of protest.

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