This is the terrorist hot zone Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton decided to send Ambassador Chris Stevens into, without adequate security, and with no plans to make an emergency rescue, on the anniversary of 9/11:
Two more police stations were attacked in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi in the early hours of Sunday morning, the local council said, after two others were bombed on Friday.
The attacks are the latest signs of insecurity in Libya’s second city, birthplace of the uprising that toppled the dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Nearly two years after his fall, rebel groups that helped to overthrow him are still refusing to disband and remain a more visible presence on the streets than the state security forces.
“We are not satisfied with the performance of the Ministry of Interior,” said Osama Al Sharif, Benghazi’s local council spokesman. “And especially with the leadership of Benghazi’s police.”
That’s from Reuters, which notes that diplomats have also begun withdrawing from Tripoli, “where security took a turn for the worse in late April when armed groups seized two ministries for about a fortnight to press demands on Parliament.”
Sure, that sounds like the kind of place you’d want your ambassador walking around with minimal protection! Why would you bother putting up tankers to refuel rapid-response air forces on a big terrorist holiday in such a pastoral land? That would be like keeping special ops and jet fighters on standby to roll into the Shire, because the hobbits might get rowdy.
Remember, the Administration knew full well the security situation in Benghazi was deteriorating before the 9/11 attacks, but they ignored the Ambassador’s requests for protection anyway. For the benefit of any media apologists who claim they still don’t understand why the Administration launched a massive cover-up: they didn’t want American voters talking about chaos in Libya two months before the election. The fairy tale about Barack the Slayer “decimating” al-Qaeda had to be preserved at all costs, particularly with regard to Libya, which was supposed to be a huge Obama foreign policy triumph. That’s why it was crucial to hide behind the even bigger fairy tale about a “spontaneous video protest,” especially during the week after the attacks, when even the Low Information Voters were furious.
Does anyone still doubt that if Obama was a Republican, we’d already have a big-budget Hollywood film about the heroic last stand of former SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods – who, along with murdered diplomat Sean Smith and Ambassador Stevens, would be household names? I can even guess what the movie would have been called: Stand Down.
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