It is now clear from multiple sources, that the White House knew the attack on 9/11 (2012) in Libya was a coordinated terror attack by Al Qaeda affiliates. Yet the WH spun the attack for more than a week for political purposes (to fit Obama’s narrative that terror is receding). The WH at the very highest level blamed the video, and said it was spontaneous, etc., everything but terrorism. They repeated set pieces over and over, and avoided ever admitting it was terrorism until confronted with facts from several quarters.
There were several warnings about the security of the Libyan consulate well before the attack, and the deceased Ambassador’s own diary expressed fears for his own safety. The Consulate asked for more security but was turned down, and the marines at the site had no ammunition in their guns by order of the government.
This is of deep concern; that politics and a factional party line would take precedence over embassy security and the welfare of American staff. Four Americans were brutally murdered in this attack. The President’s response, in my view, has been contemptible.
My favourite cartoonist, Michael P. Ramirez (double Pulitzer Prize winner) commented on this debacle, with this brilliant cartoon below (you can view his work at his site by clicking here). Click to enlarge.