My latest column is up at AND Magazine!
Here is an excerpt:
As time marches on and crusaders for truth continue to push back against the secretive Obama administration, the picture of just what, exactly, happened inBenghazi on September 11, 2012 becomes clearer and clearer. Thanks to Judicial Watch and their Freedom of Information Act suit, it seems that the final pieces have fallen into place, giving a complete picture of the scandal that continues to plague the Obama administration.
Prior to NATO’s military actions that unseated Moammar Gadhafi, the United States was providing aid to the Libyan resistance, who, as it turns out the CIA knew, were affiliated with Al-Qaeda. The U.S. government knew that it was giving aid to a terrorist organization, yet they did it anyway (kind of like what we’re doing now in Syria) – all while President Obama’s presidential campaign kept touting the message that Al-Qaida was on the run.
Then NATO intervened in Libya, and Gadhafi was killed…and the media no longer focused on Libya, while the Al-Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood affiliated rebels took over. So now, they not only had the weapons and money provided to them by the United States government, but they also had access to whatever stockpiles Gadhafi’s government had in Libya.
There has been a lot of debate over just who was to blame for the inadequate security at the facility in Benghazi. Many have blamed the State Department for not adding additional security that had been requested by Ambassador Stevens. Many have blamed Congress for not voting in additional funding for State Department security. But what is now known is that the State Department’s security officer in Tripoli had sent out a warning that the security group contracted by the State Department had a bad track record, and had lost some security contracts they had with private organizations. They also were not licensed by the Libyan government.
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