The State Department has changed its story on the Libya Consulate attack ahead of the under oath testimony before Congress today. It appears that the Obama Administration was trying to pull a fast one on the American people by deflecting that the attack had anything to do with it’s own policy and actions but wished to blame the attack on ‘the video’.
This issue among other things has caused the American people to question President Obama’s ability to lead in both domestic and foreign affairs and has lead to Obama’s free fall in the polls
The size and “lethality” of the attack on the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead was “unprecedented,” a senior State Department official said today.
Senior State Department officials today gave the most detailed account to-date of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other diplomats. One official said the nature of the assault was unparalleled in recent history.
“The lethality and number of armed people is unprecedented,” one of the officials said. “There was no attack anywhere in Libya — Tripoli or Benghazi — like this, So it is unprecedented and would be very, very hard to find a precedent like that in recent diplomatic history.”
Though the timeline of events outlined on the call was similar to the last official account of the incident, which was given on Sept. 12, some stark differences and new details were revealed.
The biggest difference was a clear statement that there were no protests before the attack. Also it was revealed that former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died from a mortar attack and that officials still do not know how Stevens, who was suffering from severe smoke inhalation, made it from the compound to the hospital.
The officials gave a vivid narrative of the events of the night, painting a picture of exactly what the compound looked like.
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What did our government know and what were we told when they knew it?
What you’ll see below was inspired by the vitally important video-report Brett Baier closed “Special Report” with last night, but this will hopefully go into even greater detail. We’ll also look into three specific areas: 1) Security failures. 2) The lies. 3) The attempted cover up of numbers one and two.
- On eve of House hearings, State Department finally admits: No, there was never any protest outside the Benghazi consulate before the attack (hotair.com)
- CBS reporter blasts Obama claim that AQ “on its heels” (hotair.com)
- Libya Consulate Was Invaded, Torched by Armed Mob: US (themoderatevoice.com)
- State Department: Libya Consulate Attack Not Preceded By Protest (huffingtonpost.com)