On the eve of September 11, 2012, a night which Hillary Clinton would probably like to glaze over and pretend never happened.
That night was a deliberate cover-up and catastrophic blunder that resulted in four dead Americans. There had been numerous attacks in the previous weeks leading up to the consulate being overtaken. And ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith being slain.
From IEDs being hurled over the consulate fence to similar explosives detonated near the embassy. Had Hillary any foresight whatsoever, this whole mess could have been completely avoided.
Perhaps foresight is not the issue here; perhaps it’s that Hillary Clinton simply doesn’t care.
What sparked these horrendous attacks, Clinton would like to claim, was simply a video that was critical of Islam. That then led to a group of outraged Muslims to protest, deciding to spontaneously attack the US embassy. Footage of the militia attacking a Libyan checkpoint before making their way to the embassy; however, tells a different story. This attack was far from spontaneous or spur of the moment; as Clinton tried to spin at her congressional hearing.
Hillary testifying at Benghazi hearing
The attack was extremely coordinated, backed by heavily-armed jihadists who had a specific intent. They wanted to lay waste to the American consulate and kill as many as they could, including the ambassador.
What’s worse is that Obama and Hillary both knew that this attack was not the result of an inflammatory video and a protest gone wrong.
Clinton was caught red-handed emailing her daughter, Chelsea Clinton; “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al Qaeda like group.”
Clinton also privately told the Egyptian Prime minister “We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack — not a protest. … Based on the information we saw today we believe the group that claimed responsibility for this was affiliated with al Qaeda.”
Just days after the massacre, Hillary continued to pedal the narrative of the video, she was quoted as saying:
“We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive. And while the violence is reprehensible and unjustified, it is not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of, or to U.S. policy.”
It seemed that a time when elections were coming up, Obama and his best pal, Crooked Hillary couldn’t risk a blunder this astounding, so they lied. Again, again, and again.
The icing on the cake was the amount of time it took Obama to respond to the event.
It took six hours from the time the emergency calls were put out by American soldiers. During that time, a nearby deployment of troops in the area could have easily defended the embassy. But perhaps the interests of fellows Americans and their safety is a second-thought when it comes to Obama and his right-hand accomplice, Hillary.
A retired government official was critical of the administration’s response and stated, “For the president of the United States to have not interjected himself sooner in this process, is a tragedy,” noting that only President Obama could have obtained permission from the Libyan transitional government to use their airspace to send in the U.S. military.
What this amounts to is a massive level of incompetence and an unwillingness to deal with the facts from the then Secretary of State, now Democratic presidential candidate. Benghazi and the cover-up that followed serves as an example for something. It shows Hillary Clinton is clearly not ready for the role of president, or anything else for that matter.