Skip to comments.BENGHAZI: Documents show Stevens worried about security threats, al-Qaeda
Posted on 10/21/2012 6:12:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents released today by a pair of Republican congressmen pressing the Obama administration for more answers 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 September 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.
In the document, Stevens also cited a meeting he had held two days earlier with local militia commanders. These men boasted to Stevens of exercising control over the Libyan Armed Forces, and threatened that if the U.S.-backed candidate for prime minister were to prevail in Libyas internal political jockeying, they would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi.
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 August 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 The individual incidents have been organized, he added, 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.
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This is not a coverup of the attack on Benghazi; it's a coverup of the failure to protect our Ambassador for the appearance of normalized relations with Libya.
DU and Politico are squealing like stuck pigs about Issa document drop being “treason”, notwithstanding the doc’s being unclassified.
Wonder if Axelrod's a[[earance on the Sunday Fox Talk Show was taped befor the documents were released.
He and Senator Lindsay Gtshsm are on this Sunday Morning Talk show with Chris Wallace.
And what orders did Valerie Jarrett give Obama? Did she tell him to go to bed, that she would handle the situation? As she took orders from the Muslim Brotherhood?
Somebody was in charge WHILE OBAMA SLEPT. Who was is charge WHILE OBAMA SLEPT?
On September 12, CNN reported that Ambassador Stevens was concerned about security. CNN got the info from his diary.
Didn’t Hillary, or some high admin official, state that they had nothing indicating that the Ambassador was concerned about security?
Apparently, Hillary is a liar. She should resign or be fired.
Lima Station 85 redux...
“”Who was is charge WHILE OBAMA SLEPT?””
I read yesterday that someone wondered why if everyone (who is anyone)could watch the raid on the bin laden compound in Pakistan from the Situation Room, why wasn’t everyone gathered for the live messages coming from Benghazi on the night of the attack that the State Department personnel were privy to and that Charlene Lamb testified to?
A very good question!!!