Skip to comments.Catherine Herridge: This is the Smoking Gun Warning of a Coming Attack in Benghazi
Posted on 11/01/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by lbryce
Catherine Herridge: This is the Smoking Gun Warning of a Coming Attack in Benghazi
The cable went straight to Hillary Clinton's office.
"I really believe, having read it, that it is the smoking gun warning here. You've got this emergency meeting in Benghazi, less than a month before the attack. At that briefing, the people are told that there are ten, ten, Islamic militias and al-Qaeda groups in Benghazi. The consulate can not sustain a coordinated attack and they need extra help. This information goes directly to the office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. So, again, you have the culpability of the State Department. This is a very specific warning that they're in trouble, they need help and they see an attack on the horizon," FOX News' Catherine Herridge reported on FOX News' "On the Record" Wednesday night.
The cable, reported yesterday, is damming.
Links here:Exclusive: Classified cable warned consulate couldn't withstand 'coordinated attack'
Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked SECRET said that the State Departments 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.
In addition to describing the security situation in Benghazi as trending negatively, the cable said explicitly that the mission would ask for more help. In light of the uncertain security environment, US Mission Benghazi will submit specific requests to US Embassy Tripoli for additional physical security upgrades and staffing needs by separate cover.
Herridge says that she can't imagine a more specific warning, short of the terrorists emailing the time, place, and manner of the attack.
It’s obvious THE FOREIGNER and HILLARY did not want to OFFEND THE MUSLIMS and adopted a CODE PINK foreign policy attitude for BENGHAZI. Its way past time to RE-SET this anti american democrat crowd come November. Hey Hillary.
And the mainstream media is silent........just makes my blood boil!!!
Come on, Catherine. They wanted you to see that correspondence. Look deeper. Why were we overthrowing governments in the Middle East?
Let's hope it breaks the media dam.
So HilLIARy is as big a screw-up as Obambi...
but the night of the attack- DURING the attack, there were response teams less than 2 hours away.
In addition to telling the 4 SEALS who died to “stand down” did they also order the hostage response teams to stand down?
They were either unprepared - or someone told them NOT TO fly...
Which is it?
Makes it even more curious as to why the dems tied Zippo and Peanuts Carter together at the hip during their convention.
If Barry the King is re-elected... he will be impeached over
the Benghazi cover up.
Just turn of the MSM and get your news from the free press.
Was the “someone” that told them to stand down Valerie Jarrett? I have been very concerned about her tremendous influence in this WH. If that is what is being covered up, then this is so much bigger than we can imagine.
What the hell Barack? When I said "Stand Down" I meant you!
Catherine has done fantastic work at getting the truth out on this tragedy and cover-up.
She must have sonme very good sources who do not want to be a part of the cover-up.
I hope she has armed body guards