October 29, 2013
by Helen Tansey
14 months and a presidential election later, 60 Minutes finally reported what so many have testified to, investigated and written about – the truth behind the September 11, 2011 attack on the Benghazi compound which killed four Americans. Once again, just like every other terrorist attack that has occurred the CIA, NSA, State Department and every other US and British intelligence agency knew an attack in Libya on American assets was imminent –
Green Beret Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Wood, was one of the top American security officials in Libya. Based in Tripoli, he met with Amb. Stevens every day.
The last time he went to Benghazi was in June, just three months before the attack. While he was there, al Qaeda tried to assassinate the British ambassador. Wood says, to him, it came as no surprise because al Qaeda — using a familiar tactic — had stated their intent in an online posting, saying they would attack the Red Cross, the British and then the Americans in Benghazi.
Lara Logan: And you watched as they–
Andy Wood: As they did each one of those.
Lara Logan: –attacked the Red Cross and the British mission. And the only ones left–
Andy Wood: Were us. They made good on two out of the three promises. It was a matter of time till they captured the third one.
Lara Logan: And Washington was aware of that?
Andy Wood: They knew we monitored it. We included that in our reports to both State Department and DOD.
Andy Wood told us he raised his concerns directly with Amb. Stevens three months before the U.S. compound was overrun.
Andy Wood: I made it known in a country team meeting, “You are gonna get attacked. You are gonna get attacked in Benghazi. It’s gonna happen. You need to change your security profile.”
(To read the full transcript click – http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57609479/60-minutes-benghazi/)
How many times does one need to learn AFTER an attack that there were those warning their chain of command that an attack is going to happen only to learn the higher ups do nothing. Nothing. Absolutely not a friggin thing. When the attack occurs the higher ups plead ignorance.
Worse they get rewarded. To make it perfectly clear the higher up in the Benghazi chain of command was Hillary Clinton. And the low-information Democratic voter will gladly reward her with their vote because she’s ‘nice,’ or she’s a ‘woman,’ or she ‘didn’t mean for that to happen.’ The hell she didn’t!
What other excuse does the woman have for ignoring the begging from her staff, including Amb Stevens, to increase security in Benghazi?