When the U.S. consulate was attacked in Libya on September 11, leading to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the Obama administration engaged in diversionary tactics for over a week. At first, their tactics were assumed to be a cover-up for their incompetence in providing the Ambassador and others with the proper security. They blamed spontaneous attacks, instigated by an obscure anti-Muslim YouTube video. It wasn't long before the truth was known, that the attacks were pre-planned by Al Queda and that the administration knew this even as they continued to blame the video. Then CNN found Ambassador Stevens' journal among the rubble in Benghazi. The journal showed that the Ambassador had security concerns and probably expressed those concerns to the administration.
Recent documents unearth in Benghazi tell a story of an even greater sin committed by the Obama administration than incompetence. These newly discovered documents suggest that Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi on a mission to track and confiscate weapons that the administration had put in the hands of Al Queda when they thought they were arming the Libyan rebels. If it was discovered that the Obama administration had armed Al Queda, it would have been a double whammy for the White House. First, it would have completely destroyed the narrative advanced by the administration that Al Queda had been neutered with the death of Osama Bin Laden. And secondly, the specter of an administration that is so feckless as to arm our enemies, is not the impression you want the American people to have in their minds as they go to the voting booth in November.
The administration did not want to draw attention to Ambassador Stevens' secret mission, so they gave him only the most basic security detail. When the Ambassador realized that the mission had become more dangerous, he requested more security. Unfortunately, for the ambassador and the others, the administration ignored his requests. This, of course, was deadly for Ambassador Stevens and his people. The greater realization is that the Obama administration thought so little of American lives when they weighed them against their own political fortunes. The President, with his actions, made his re-election a priority over the lives of those who serve him. Then he called their deaths, "A bump in the road". I wonder how many more "bumps" will be forthcoming in the weeks before the election.
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