CNN is now reporting (finally) what we all have been saying and the White House denying for the past several days, the United States was warned about possible violence and that the mission in Benghazi was untenable and that it was under direct threat of imminent violence.
By Arwa Damon, CNN
updated 7:49 AM EDT, Sun September 16, 2012
Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn't good for international business.
"The situation is frightening, it scares us," Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area. [Emphasis added]
(cont'd at link)Finally, after repeated denials by the White House, we are getting closer to the truth. There was ample time for the State Department to have prepared for these attacks. Very clearly negligence was involved in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens--whether it was his own, that of those charged with mission security, the State Department's, or to be laid at the feet of the White House.
Somewhere along the chain, there was a disastrous failure and it cost 4 lives. This is a failure of leadership from the White House. When laxity and inattention to important matters exist, it is always due to a lack of leadership. The buck always stops at the top and that top in this case is the Obama White House.
Obama's deferential approach to those who dislike us, only encourages these sorts of incidents. Terrorists and those prone to support them, like all enemies of freedom, perceive deference and compromise as signs of weakness to be exploited. They do not and never have respected those who come to them cap-in-hand to negotiate.
They only respect strength. They may only be brought to reason by being confronted with firmness and resolve. They do not trust whom they perceive to be weak and they certainly don't respect of keep their promises to them. This has been true throughout history and it has been proven repeatedly since Hitler made that point so clearly when Neville Chamberlain come home with his infamous "Peace for our time" treaty, three days before Hitler invaded the Sudetenland.
The problem (well one of a myriad of problems) with liberals is that they will not comprehend that simple truth, no matter how many times it comes back to slap them in the face.
Again and again, these news organizations continue to propagate the myth that these uprisings were in response to the infamous film--The Innocence of Muslims--rather than a reaction to Obama's Middle East agenda, his ineffectual (actually lack of) leadership on the international front, and his incessant bragging about having killed Osama bin Laden.
The crowds around the embassy were chanting, "Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas!"
Not a single syllable about any "film," but a direct link to the Obama Campaign's tactic of bragging about killing Muslims.
Clearly, the MSM is, once more, covering up for President Obama's and Secretary Clinton's failures.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!