The events of the 2012 Benghazi attacks still shock the American public.
This is especially true as more details emerge, highlighting the spectacular failure by the current administration in protecting American lives.
Recently, Emmy Award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealed more details about the attacks. According to her interview with Steve Malzberg, there is evidence that several rescue teams were ready to intervene, but were prevented. Perhaps by the President himself.
Attkisson spoke with a Green Beret commander who told her that Special Forces were on the way, but were turned back.
According to PJ Media:
Col. Andrew Wood had once commanded a Special Forces anti-terrorism team protecting Ambassador Chris Stevens and other diplomats in Libya. In October of 2012, Woods told Congress that one month before the attacks in Benghazi, his team had been removed from Libya by the Obama administration, despite the numerous warnings of impending terrorist attacks. Wood told Attkisson that Special Forces (the ones mentioned in the “spinning up” email from Jeremy Bash) were on their way to Benghazi, but were ordered to turn back.
“Those individuals I know loaded aircraft and got on their way to Benghazi to respond to that incident. They were not allowed to cross the border as per protocol until they got approval from the commander in chief,” Wood explained. “That authority has to come from him or they’re not allowed to enter the country.”
We may never know why the President refused to allow a team to rescue the stranded Americans. Or why the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t offer her support to get the green light from Obama. What we do know is that a person salivating for the job of President of the United States should have a better track record than Clinton.
The 2012 Benghazi attack lasted eight hours and left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead, the first U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. A total of four American officials died, leaving more wounded. It was a disgraceful event, especially when we know it could have been avoided.
The fact that Hillary is now running for President is even more disgraceful. Should the American public ignore her failing track record? Why is a person like her even allowed to run?
Only time will tell if Americans are willing to elect a President like that.