From FP Magazine... published TODAY...
More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi - and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack - the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day, including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security.
When we visited on Oct. 26 to prepare a story for Dubai based Al Aan TV, we found...documents - such as an email from Stevens to his political officer in Benghazi and a flight itinerary sent to Sean Smith, a U.S. diplomat slain in the attack - are clearly marked as State Department correspondence.
Others are unsigned printouts of messages to local and national Libyan authorities. The two unsigned draft letters are both dated Sept. 11 and express strong fears about the security situation at the compound on what would turn out to be a tragic day.
You're reading what I'm reading... right...?
They also indicate that Stevens and his team had officially requested additional security at the Benghazi compound for his visit - and that they apparently did not feel it was being provided.
Of course we know all this already... but the more evidence the better!
One letter, written on Sept. 11 and addressed to Mohamed Obeidi, the head of the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' office in Benghazi, reads:"Finally, early this morning at 0643, September 11, 2012, one of our diligent guards made a troubling report. Near our main gate, a member of the police force was seen in the upper level of a building across from our compound. It is reported that this person was photographing the inside of the U.S. special mission and furthermore that this person was part of the police unit sent to protect the mission. The police car stationed where this event occurred was number 322."
Folks... we've known all along that this attack... these murders... were in part made possible by elements within the Libyan government and security forces - such as they are. And yet Hillary Rodham Clinton - and ultimately Barack Hussein Obama - allowed our consulate - and our Ambassador - to rely upon them for the consulate and the Ambassador's security.
The account accords with a message written by Smith, the IT officer who was killed in the assault, on a gaming forum on Sept. 11. "Assuming we don't die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police' that guard the compound taking pictures," he wrote hours before the assault.
The State Department declined to comment directly on the documents, citing an ongoing investigation.
One would think that in order for an "investigation" to get to the bottom of things that at a bare minimum proper crime scene investigation and collection and cataloging of evidence must take place! Obviously that didn't happen! We know this didn't happen!
It is not clear whether the U.S. letters were ever sent, and if so, what action was taken before the assault on the evening of Sept. 11. But they speak to a dangerous and uncertain security environment in Benghazi that clearly had many State Department officials worried for their safety.
Apparently Hillary Rodham Clinton was not one of those "many State Department officials."
Since the fall of Muammar al-Qaddafi's regime, the country's powerful militias have often run roughshod over the police and national army -- and often co-opted these institutions for their own purposes. U.S. officials were certainly well aware of the sway that various militias held over Benghazi, given that the consulate's external security was supposed to be provided by the Islamist-leaning February 17 brigade.
Folks... you can't make this shit up!
What exactly happened that night is still a mystery.
Only because the truth has slowly leaked out! Jeezus, folks... remember... it was supposed to all be blamed on an internet video teaser!
Folks... Obama and his people were lying to us about the true security situation in Libya during the entire period before the 9/11/12 coordinated terrorist attacks and murders - which is why they came as such a surprise! (Remember, folks... Libya was supposedly an "Obama foreign policy success story.")
The document also suggests that the U.S. consulate had asked Libyan authorities on Sept. 9 for extra security measures in preparation for Stevens' visit, but that the Libyans had failed to provide promised support.
Again... they're talking about "the document" our... er... "investigators" just left lying on the floor for FP reporters to find six weeks after the fact!
As to what the document "suggests"... we know damn well our people were in danger... they knew it... they requested security assistance from Washington on several occasions through a variety of channels... and each time it was denied.
"On Sunday, September 9, 2012, the U.S. mission requested additional police support at our compound for the duration of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens' visit. We requested daily, twenty-four hour police protection at the front and rear of the U.S. mission as well as a roving patrol. In addition we requested the services of a police explosive detection dog," the letter reads."We were given assurances from the highest authorities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that all due support would be provided for Ambassador Stevens' visit to Benghazi. However, we are saddened to report that we have only received an occasional police presence at our main gate. Many hours pass when we have no police support at all."
And right there you have in a nutshell the result of nearly four years of Obama (and Hillary Rodham Clinton) foreign policy.
A number of other documents were found on the floor inside the TOC building.
Again... by the press. (The same press which discovered the Ambassador's diary!)
Folks... if this alone doesn't speak to the total incompetence of "Obama government" I don't know what would!
Or... are we talking more than simple incompetence... were the investigators instructed to... er... "overlook" documents such as those the press has uncovered?
A second letter is addressed to Benghazi's police chief and also concerns the police surveillance of the U.S. consulate on the morning of Sept. 11. The letter also requests an investigation of the incident, and states that the consulate "takes this opportunity to renew to the Benghazi Police the assurances of its highest consideration and hopes for increased cooperation." Benghazi's head of police, Brigadier Hussain Abu Hmeidah, was fired by the government in Tripoli one week after the consulate attack. However, Abu Hmeidah refused to step down and is still serving as the head of police. He is currently on sick leave, according to his office manager, Captain Seraj Eddine al-Sheikhi, and was unavailable for comment.
Yep... you're reading what you're reading...
The man who officially was appointed to succeed Abu Hmeidah as Benghazi's police chief, Salah Doghman, said in a Sept 19 interview with Reuters: "This is a mess ...When you go to the police headquarters, you will find there no police. The people in charge are not at their desks. They have refused to let me take up my job."
Again, folks... Libya is a mess now... it was a mess on September 10th, 2012... it's been a continuous mess since Obama intervened without Congressional approval. And, folks... if it weren't for the deaths and destruction of September 11, 2012... Obama and Clinton would still be insisting that their Libya policies were a rousing success. You know it... I know it.
The concerns about police surveillance exhibited in the letters to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Benghazi police chief cast further doubt on early reports that a spontaneous protest was to blame for the attack on the U.S. consulate - reports that the State Department has disavowed. They also appear to contradict an Oct. 9 State Department briefing on the consulate attack, during which a senior State Department official claimed that there had been no security incidents at the consulate that day. "Everything is calm at 8:30 p.m," the official said. "There's nothing unusual. There has been nothing unusual during the day at all outside."
Folks... I know it's complicated... but mainly it's complicated because the administration has been lying from the beginning and they're still no doubt lying!
These letters were found a month and a half after the attack, despite a visit to the compound by FBI investigators.
Perhaps like the Secret Service in the Age of Obama, Holder's FBI is more interested in banging hookers while abroad than in doing their jobs?