Pat Buchanan nail the reality of this tragedy in my opinion. Hillary's head should have already rolled and Obama's should follow.
On June 11, the British ambassador’s motorcade was hit by a
rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the
ambassador was gone, and the British Benghazi post was closed.
At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city.
“When that occurred,” says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the
military security team in Tripoli, “we were the last flag flying in
Benghazi; we were the last thing on their target list to remove.”
On Aug. 15, at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, an emergency meeting
was convened to discuss the 10 Islamist militias and their training
camps in the area, among them al-Qaida and Ansar al-Sharia.
On Aug. 16, a cable went to the State Department describing the
imminent danger, saying the compound could not defend itself against a
The cable was sent to Hillary Clinton – and signed by Ambassador Chris Stevens.
On Sept. 11, Ambassador Stevens died in a coordinated attack on the
Benghazi compound by elements of Ansar al-Sharia and al-Qaida.
Catherine Herridge of Fox News, who unearthed the Aug. 16 cable, calls it the “smoking gun.”
Yet, on Oct. 11, Joe Biden, during the vice presidential debate, asserted, “We weren’t told they wanted more security there.”
While House spokesman Jay Carney said Biden’s “we” applied only to
Biden, Obama and the White House. As the National Security Council is
part of the White House, Carney was saying the NSC was in the dark over
the Aug. 16 cable that had warned about the exact attack that occurred.
What else have we lately learned?
The State Department was following the Benghazi assault in real time.
Three emails came from the compound that night. The first described
the attack; the second came as the firing stopped; the third reported
that Ansar al-Sharia was claiming credit.
From an Oct. 26 report by Jennifer Griffin, also of Fox News, we now
know there were two drones over Benghazi the night of Sept. 11 capable
of sending pictures to U.S. commanders within reach of Benghazi, and to
the CIA, Pentagon and White House.
We also know that ex-SEAL Ty Woods, in the CIA safe house a mile
away, was denied permission to go to the rescue of the compound, and
that he disobeyed orders, went and brought back the body of diplomat
After the attack on the compound, the battle shifted to the safe
house – for four more hours. Another ex-SEAL, Glen Doherty, made it to
Benghazi from Tripoli. Seven hours after the initial assault that killed
Ambassador Stevens and Smith, Doherty and Woods were still returning
fire, when, having been abandoned on the orders of someone higher up,
they were killed by a direct mortar hit.
Due to stonewalling and the complicity of the Big Media in ignoring
or downplaying the Benghazi story during the last weeks of the campaign,
the Obamaites may get past the post on Nov. 6 without being called to
But the truth is coming out, and an accounting is coming. For the
character, competence and credibility of Obama’s entire national
security team have been called into question.
Hillary Clinton said she takes full responsibility for any security
failure by her department at the Benghazi compound. But what does that
mean? Did she see the Aug. 16 secret cable sent to her by Stevens
describing his perilous situation? Was she oblivious to the battle in
her department over security in Benghazi?
This failure that occurred in her shop and on her watch, that Stevens
warned about in his Aug. 16 cable, resulted in his death and the most
successful terrorist attack on this country since 9/11.
Why has Hillary not explained her inaction – or stepped down?
The CIA has issued a terse statement saying it gave no order to
anyone not to try to rescue the ambassador or not to move forces to aid
Doherty and Woods, who died because no help came.
Who, then, did refuse to send help? Who did give the orders to “stand down”?
The president says he is keeping Americans informed as we learn the truth. But is that still credible?
When did Obama learn that State was following the Benghazi attack in
real time, that camera-carrying drones were over the city that night,
that a seven-hour battle was fought, that desperate cries for help were
being turned down.
The CIA had to know all this. Did Tom Donilon of the NSC not know it? Did he not tell the president?
Five days after Benghazi, Susan Rice went on five national TV shows
to say the attack was a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video.
Did the president not know she was talking nonsense? Could he himself have still been clueless about what went on in Benghazi?