Published by: Robert Laurie on Friday November 2nd, 2012
t this point, it seems impossible that news regarding the administration’s handling of Benghazi could get any worse. You’d think we would have heard the worst of it. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. This morning, on Fox News, Jennifer Griffin is reporting that the State Department was warned of impending danger at least three hours before the attacks took place.
According to the report, the consulate sent several cables to the State Department, hours in advance of the violence, indicating that they suspected trouble was on the way. Specifically, they relayed the fact that Libyan security forces charged with the protection of the facility were secretly photographing the interiors of the compound.
Worse, three hours before the assault took place, intelligence officials are confirming that they were aware “A Libyan militia was gathering weapons and gathering steam” in the city.
These two, things, taken in tandem, should have set off alarms throughout the government’s intelligence community. Rapid response teams should have been ready to go, if not pre-emptively activated. With three hours’ notice, they had more than enough time to reach and secure the facility, yet all of the intel was ignored.
This news also directly contradicts President Obama’s assertion that the administration had no “actionable intelligence” and completely obliterates the month-long “spontaneous uprising” lie.
As you head to the polls, remember: 10 days after these events took place, Barack Obama appeared at the United Nations, still blaming a YouTube video.