Classified August Cable Signed By Ambassador Stevens Warned Benghazi Consulate Couldn’t Withstand ‘Coordinated Attack’ and Obama Administration Did Nothing
The Obama Administration knew and did absolutely nothing …
A little less than a month before the Benghazi, Libya consulate attack, Ambassidor Stevens sent an cable to the State Department that the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack”. As reported by FOX News and ignored by the rest of the in the tank for Obama MSM. The classified cable was sent on August 15 and addressed to Hillary Clinton and the State Department stating that terror groups were on the rise such as Islamist militias, Al-Qaeda, QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.
The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.
Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected.
“RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.
According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning.
As we are reminded by Hot Air, this was not the first of such warnings, it was at least the third. There is no way that the State Department can claim that they were not aware of the dangerous situation on the ground in Benghazi as the consulate had been attacked on multiple occasions. It is also impossible to believe, as stated at NRO, that this escalation of violence and danger had not been passed on to the White House and President Obama.
However, Obama continues to stonewall and refuse to answer questions as to why Ambassidor Steven’s pleas for security went unanswered and why Steven’s cries for help on 9-11 were denied. The result, Stevens and three others were murdered by terrorists as the Obama WH blamed a video tape knowing full well what the truth was.
How can anyone justify not only not securing the facility, but abandoning them and leaving them to die? This is why Obama refuses to answer questions. Benghazigate is worse than Watergate as people died, yet the MSM refuses to cover the story because it would harm their candidate. Shameful, simply shameful.