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EXPOSED: Obama Administration Had Advance Warning of Libyan Terror Threat

Posted on | October 2, 2012 | 14 Comments

Eli Lake has the exclusive report:

In the five months leading up to this year’s 9/11 anniversary, there were two bombings on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and increasing threats to and attacks on the Libyan nationals hired to provide security at the U.S. missions in Tripoli and Benghazi.
Details on these alleged incidents stem in part from the testimony of a handful of whistleblowers who approached the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the days and weeks following the attack on the Benghazi consulate. The incidents are disclosed in a letter to be sent Tuesday to Hillary Clinton from Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the oversight committee’s subcommittee that deals with national security.

More from Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

[I]ncompetence and dishonesty go together hand in hand — and we’re seeing plenty of both from Obama and his team in the wake of the Benghazi terrorist attack. The White House and State Department were asleep at the switch before the 9/11 anniversary attack, and they’ve been lying ever since about the circumstances behind it, too.

UPDATE: One of the lessons you learn in life is that truth is constant, whereas liars will change their stories as their lies are exposed. An editorial in USA Today makes the point:

Three weeks after an attack in Libya killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, we now know that it did not spring from a spontaneous protest, spurred by an anti-Muslim video, as the Obama administration originally described it. In fact, every aspect of the early account — peddled most prominently by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice — has unraveled.

The first instinct of the Obama administration is always to lie.

UPDATE II: Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom provides excerpts of the letter from the House Oversight Committee leadership:

“Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012. It was clearly never, as Administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest . . . In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the Committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington. . . .
“Put together, these events indicated a clear pattern of security threats that could only be reasonably interpreted to justify increased security for U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi.”





  • jwallin

    Does anyone really trust anything anyone says in this regime?

    They’re approval ratings should be identical to the obamaMeida.

  • JeffS

    “The first instinct of the Obama administration is always to lie.”

    Like I said in another thread, you can always tell when Obama is lying: his lips move.

  • dayplace

    Seems like almost half of the voting public still does.

  • Red

    Just the half who gives a crap about a free phone… #ObamaPhone #slugs

  • Red

    Looking forward to the day this country stops sabotaging itself.

  • Finrod Felagund

    We can only hope that this web of lies falls apart completely before November.

  • ThomasD

    Fresh graves, bumps in the road.

    People died, Obama lied.


    It’s all the same to Obama, and it’s not like the media gives a shit about anything but him winning anyway.

  • M. Thompson

    Incompetence. Best reason to kick them out.

  • Adjoran

    Jay “Doogie Howser” Carney refused to comment on these reports and the report that State twice refused requests for additional security in Libya.

    As with most of Obama’s scandals, they hide behind the “ongoing investigation” dodge to attempt to postpone the reckoning until after the election.

    No patriotic American – indeed, no decent human being – could possibly vote to reelect this evil regime.

  • Wombat_socho

    It’s time to stop being merciful to those who lie.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Indeed, truth and transparent have become the enemy of the left.

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