Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Benghazi 9/11/12: One Year Ago

As we remember the thousands of innocents killed by Muslim extremists on September 11, 2001, let us also remember the four Americans killed in the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods

Let's remember the fact that Obama and his administration lied to us about this terrorist attack and continue to lie to us.

Let's remember what Susan Rice, speaking on behalf of Obama, said following the attack.

From ABC News:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.

“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice said Sunday morning on “This Week.”

“In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,” Rice said, referring to protests in Egypt Tuesday over a film that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. Protesters in Cairo breached the walls of the U.S. American Embassy, tearing apart an American flag.

“We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to – or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo,” Rice said. “And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons… And it then evolved from there.”

Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, were killed in Libya following the assault on the American consulate in Benghazi, on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Rice said the FBI is examining the attack, saying their investigation “will tell us with certainty what transpired.”

Rice’s account directly contradicts that of Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf, who said this weekend that he had “no doubt” the attack was pre-planned by individuals from outside Libya.

“It was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” he told CBS News.

Rice said there were no Marines present to protect the consulate in Libya, saying the U.S. presence there is “relatively new” since the revolution that overthrew former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

“There are not Marines in every facility. That depends on the circumstances. That depends on the requirements,” Rice said. “Our presence in Tripoli, as in Benghazi, is relatively new, as you will recall. We’ve been back post-revolution only for a matter of months.”
Here's video of Rice's appearance on ABC's This Week:

Here's video of Rice on CNN's State of the Union:

Let's recall Hillary Clinton's performance, and her unforgettable words, "What difference at this point does it make?"

And finally, let's revisit the disgraceful, cowardly Obama referring to the 9/11/12 Benghazi terrorist attack as a "bump in the road."

Obama lied to us, repeatedly.

The fact is the Obama administration has never been forthcoming about the Benghazi attack. There are still unanswered questions. Justice has not been done, as Obama promised. He has the audacity to call it a "phony scandal."

Obama selfishly looked at Benghazi as a political problem for his political future during what appeared to be a very tight, and potentially losing, election. He dodged the truth so he wouldn't be hurt politically, an utterly despicable act. Americans were killed in an orchestrated terrorist attack and Obama ran with a concocted story about a spontaneous uprising over a video being the cause of the carnage.

It all sickens me.

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