Benghazi: One Year Later

Family Security Matters

Twelve years ago the bloodiest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil occurred.  But, last year, the American people received another mournful September 11th  tragedy.

One year ago today, the victims of the Benghazi, Libya attacks-Ambassador  Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods-lost their lives at  the Special Mission Compound and CIA Annex in Benghazi. Others were seriously  injured. Since then, no one has been held accountable for the inadequate  security at the Mission, which ignored the so-called Inman  standards, or for the failure to fully anticipate the attacks given Libya’s  deteriorating security environment. This in spite of numerous  requests for increased security, which were ignored by top officials in  Washington, D.C. Danger pay was increased for those in Benghazi, but the  security was not upgraded. “The takeaway from that, for me and my staff, it was  abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an  incident,” said Eric Nordstrom, former Regional Security Officer in Tripoli, at  a November 2012 hearing. “And the question that we would ask is, again, how thin  does the ice have to get before someone falls through?”

Last month, the American people were treated to the news that Secretary of  State John Kerry had cleared the State Department officials that former  Secretary of State Clinton had placed on administrative leave for their failure  to take appropriate action in the lead-up to the Benghazi attack. In December,  2012, The Accountability Review Board “found that certain senior State  Department officials within two bureaus demonstrated a lack of proactive  leadership and management ability in their responses to security  concerns…given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable  host government protection.” “However, the Board did not find reasonable cause  to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her  duty.” It was this lack of “breached” duty that compelled Secretary Kerry to end  the administrative leave for these officials and return them to State, albeit  into different positions.

Who, then, will be held accountable for the Administration’s failures in  Benghazi?

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The Scandal That Will Bring Obama Down

Western Journalism

It’s even worse than we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America’s enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could “negotiate” the release of a “hostage” and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election!

The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: “the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi… was the result of a bungled abduction attempt…. the first stage of an international prisoner exchange… that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik’…”

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