Thursday, November 01, 2012

Smoking Gun? Benghazi Consulate Cable To State Dept Warned They Couldn't Withstand Coordinated Attack

Also Warned Of Al-Queda Presence In Area

Bombshell news was broken on Greta van Susteren's Fox News program. The US Consulate in Benghazi had warned the State Department and Hillary Clinton's office specifically, that they could not withstand a coordinated attack.



CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Well, the status of the cable is that I really believe, having read it, that it is the smoking gun warning here. You've got this emergency meeting in Benghazi less than a month before the attack. At that briefing, the people are told that there are 10 -- 10 -- Islamist militias and al Qaeda groups in Benghazi. The consulate cannot sustain a coordinated attack and that they need extra help. And this information goes directly to the office of the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. So again, you're got the culpability of the State Department. This is a very specific warning that they are in trouble, they need help and they see an attack on the horizon.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, what's the date on this cable?
HERRIDGE: It's the 16th of August.
VAN SUSTEREN:  Is there any response or any indication that there's been any direct response to that cable between the 16th of August and the 11th of September?
HERRIDGE: I don't know what the classified traffic was between the 16th and the 11th, but I asked the State Department today specifically, given the warnings and how detailed they were and the intelligence that al Qaeda and these militias were operating in Benghazi, was any extra security considered or put in place in light of the 9/11 anniversary? You're three weeks out. I think that's the critical question. And the State Department said to me today they wouldn't comment because it's classified. And they are also waiting for the outcome of this investigation.
VAN SUSTEREN: Who was the signatory to the cable?
HERRIDGE: Ambassador Stevens.
VAN SUSTEREN: And you say that it was -- it went to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Was there any indication that it actually went to her? I mean, I don't know what the office (INAUDIBLE) the office could be -- as far as I know, could be 60 people down a chain of command.
HERRIDGE: The copy to her, and then it routes (ph) out, in this case, probably, typically to diplomatic security, their Near East Asia desk and others. But it is specifically addressed to her office.

This destroys any remaining thought that the attacks on 9/11/2012 that killed Ambassador Stevens and three others was a spontaneous uprising based on a YouTube clip mocking Mohammad.

The question remains, why did Hillary Rotten, as well as Richard Milhous Obama, lie to the United States, and, most of all, to the families of the four who were killed that day?  Why did they decide to pick on the filmmaker of this video and have him jailed?

Plus the big question, who ordered the cover-up?

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