Opinion

Americans Deserve Answers

By Jedediah Bila

I’m sure you have heard reports of a detailed classified cable being sent to our State Department in Washington in August from the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a cable which highlighted Islamist militias and terrorist groups in Benghazi and articulated the U.S. mission’s inability to withstand a coordinated attack. The cable also detailed that the Libyan militia that was supposed to help protect Americans had been infiltrated by those who seek to destroy us.

It is imperative that you watch Greta Van Susteren’s interview with Catherine Herridge regarding the cable. (Video can also be viewed via The Right Scoop.)

I, like many others, have some unanswered questions.

If the cable went directly to the office of the Secretary of State, how is it possible that Hillary Clinton was unaware of heightened security risks and a potentially imminent terrorist attack?

If Hillary did receive the cable, why wasn’t security immediately and significantly increased?

If Hillary received the cable, how were its contents not received by President Obama as well? Is there a serious disconnect between our State Department and Commander-in-chief?

How could Hillary Clinton and/or Barack Obama see the cable detailed in the aforementioned clip and leap to blame a YouTube video for days on end following the attack?

If President Obama was aware of the cable, why the inaction? Why no order for military support for our men on the ground in Benghazi? If our Commander-in-chief wasn’t aware of the cable or the unfolding situation, why the heck not? Reminder: “Fox News has learned that there were two military surveillance drones redirected to Benghazi shortly after the attack on the consulate began. They were already in the vicinity. The second surveillance craft was sent to relieve the first drone, perhaps due to fuel issues. Both were capable of sending real time visuals back to U.S. officials in Washington, D.C. Any U.S. official or agency with the proper clearance, including the White House Situation Room, State Department, CIA, Pentagon and others, could call up that video in real time on their computers.”

Barack Obama is the Commander-in-chief, is he not? Where was his engagement? Where was his leadership? Where is his leadership?

Americans deserve answers.

 

 

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Disallusioned
3 years 10 months ago

Any American, at least he who Calls himself an American, who hasn’t voted today should be on his knees asking God’s forgiveness for selling this country, founded under God, so short if the present occupant of the White House is re-elected. Nixon was snow white and Carter was a great president if this man continues to govern. Keep praying, the polls aren’t closed yet !

Debra Herman
3 years 10 months ago

Obama is incompetent. I have voted to fire him. Romney will be much better as commander-in-chief. He isn’t beholden to liberal and islamist interests (politics makes for strange bedfellows). Anyone with half a brain can see that the embassy needed protection and we have the forces to successfully do so. If Obama wins, we will have 4 more years of such needless deaths.

Gary Ross
3 years 10 months ago

Unfortunately, if Obama wins, this will all be swept under the rug. Those 4 Americans who died will have done so in vane (as it appears to be unfolding). If Obama wins, all those throughout our history who have given their lives so the rest of us can be free, will have died in vane. My heart goes out mostly to the WWII veterans who answered our country’s call and were forever changed by war, so that other coutries around the world can be free. What is going on in their minds these days as a flood of lies and deceipt pour out of the same Washington that they so believed in before? Times have changed, but our moral values shouldn’t. I pray dear God, to remove Obama from power and hold him (and others) accountable for their actions!!! Please!

Rick
3 years 10 months ago

He was too busy getting ready for his appearance on THE VIEW. Or was it LETTERMAN? Or maybe is was LENO? Or the DAILY SHOW? I’ve lost track….

PaulE
3 years 10 months ago

Yes, Obama’s priorities are much different from what we consider to be the proper ones for the Commander in Chief. Those cries for help were just so inconvenient to his busy, busy campaign schedule.

Van Hamlin
3 years 10 months ago
Rather than listen to the manner in which someone screwed this thing up, I would prefer to have heard the president explain how a situation occurred and how he took the appropriate action. One jet firing at a “danger safe” range would have dispersed the so called mob sufficiently for CIA contract operators to rescue the ambassador. The remaining CIA workers should have destroyed the records at the CIA compound. All American personnel should have used the airport as a rally point. The jets could have been there in an hour and Marines could have been at the airport in two hours. The only people getting hurt would have been those die-hard Radicals who decided to kill Americans at all costs. We don’t deserve answers about screw ups. We deserve summaries about successful operations, like the Ben Laden raid! Failures are not acceptable. Indecisive leaders with no stomach for a… Read more »
James E. Irwin
3 years 10 months ago

The Presidential Oath of Office was Mr. Obama’s first and greatest lie as president. He had already judged the Constitution as a flawed document written by flawed Founding Fathers, and had announced his plans to effect a fundamental change in American governance. Why are we surprised that he has shown such contempt for the document he swore to uphold and the people he swore to protect? The torrent of lies that have flowed from the current administration are simply a predictable consequence of that first lie.

Tom N.
3 years 10 months ago

Listening to Obama Administration officials, they seem to imply they didn’t know
how serious the situation was so they would not send in help for fear the military
or other Special Forces would be in harms way, and possibly not succeed.
Well, I have news for them. Lots of our military forces have gone into harms way
and most of the time they have succeeded. Sometimes they have been overwhelmed.
Either way, they have been dedicated and ready to what was asked of them. This is an
example of failure to send in help under the most dire of circumstances. Total Incompetence.

mike
3 years 10 months ago

the only way to put a stop to obama is to get out tues. and vote for AMERICA and not pakistan.

Paul
3 years 10 months ago

You mean vote for Romney and not for Kenya

Tom M.
3 years 10 months ago

It is time for Obama to turn in the keys to the White house, he does not know how to do his DUTY.

JB in CA
3 years 10 months ago

Stan is right. Obama should be impeached immediately.

TKaz
3 years 10 months ago

These people are employed by us, American taxpayers, and we are entitled to an honest, thorough, factual and fully verifiable explanation by responsible parties, about exactly what occurred in Benghazi, and to the best of their knowledge, how it went so pitifully, shamefully wrong. If they cannot or will not comply with our demand for their explanations, then time has come to investigate, and if necessary, to pursue whatever recourse is lawfully expedient, including but not limited to termination of employment, impeachment, and prosecution to full legal extent.

After two months have passed with conflicting, likely deceptive accounts, enough is quite enough. Time for politely requesting the truth has passed.

Mike
3 years 10 months ago

Even if Obama doesn’t get relected, he will still cost the US millions for all his ‘special’ retirement benefits! Secret Service watching over him, paid for office and operationing expenses and list list goes on! If impeached, he should/would lose all of this!
I’m tired of him and michelle, Hillary and all those he have had a hand in Obammer’s policatial career! Arrest them all and put them in a prison at the south pole!

Joe Shaw
3 years 10 months ago

What was our ambassador doing at a consulate in Benghazi? Consulates are for lower level functionaries. Our Ambassador should have been at the embassy in Tripoli, 1000 miles west. I suspect the embassy had a much larger security force. Having the ambassador at a poorly secured consulate was a very tempting target. Could our ambassador have been “set up” by someone in the State Department or higher?

Nelson Y
3 years 10 months ago

We have had all these letters about Impeachment and they all need money. When are they going to impeach him ,now or after he has complete control??

Nelson Young
3 years 10 months ago

Hillary knew about it and that more troops were needed. I want to know WHO said to STAND DOWN. I’ll bet it was her “Boss” ,shall we say!!!!

Rita S.
3 years 10 months ago

I agree with Stan! These are impeachable offences!!!

Rita S.
3 years 10 months ago

I agree with Stan. These are impeachable offences!!!

Clista Hancock
3 years 10 months ago

If Obama is elected there will be no answers forthcoming about the Benghazi event. There is no way they will let him be implicated in dereliction of duty. And since Reid is still in charge of the Senate there will be no way that he would let an impeachment move be implemented. We will have 4 more years of Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders and out of control spending by him and the Congress. The United States of America will no longer be what it was before this corrupt man took office.

grania
3 years 10 months ago
WHERE ARE THE COLLEGE KIDS ?? Back in our day, we realized that wars for global domination would in the long run defeat us at home. We all read THE UGLY AMERICAN and most believed that trying to change the whole world to be like us was, well, ugly. Don’t the younger people care that their futures are being spent for free birth control pills for all and because they go further in debt for education for jobs that don’t exist, anof the jobs that do 2/3 or them are going to non-citizens? Don’t they realize that on the whole their generation is going to have only a small percentage of real survival skills they will need if our federal government becomes unsustainable? And all so many of them care about is raiding the Social Security and Medicare we paid for. Did they pay for their food stamps and government… Read more »
Paul
3 years 10 months ago

Actually B Hussein Obama attended Occidental University, Harvard University and Columbia University. He had no father and a poor mother. How did he pay for it. Hm Is it possible he was registered as a foreign exchange student. Why are all his school records under lock and key I am just wondering

PaulE
3 years 10 months ago

Sadly, the college kids have been well indoctrinated by their professors to think that socialism and / or communism is the way to go. For the most part, they think Obama is doinga great job as he destroys the fabric of our country in his quest to “transform” the nation.

Doug
3 years 10 months ago

We deserve answers before the election. It, however, is obvious we will not get them until after the election; then a cover up will be exposed and then if Obama wins we will have more division in this country than ever.

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