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  • Is the State Department Squelching Documents on Libya Attack?

    Is the State Department trying to cover up for its own negligence that cost four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya, their lives on September 11?

    A bipartisan group of Senators is demanding answers from State, and so should other Americans. It appears that destruction of important documents should now be added to matters for investigation.

    As reported by Fox News, State has scrubbed a memo from its website, dated September 6, which stated that there were no credible threats of terrorist action associated with the 11th anniversary of 9/11. The memo was issued by the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), the office within State that monitors intelligence and international security for the U.S. diplomats. This is what the original posting read:

    OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September 11. However, constituents have concerns around important dates, holidays and major events. Often times, these concerns are the result of increased media attention to the issue, rather than credible evidence of a terrorist plot.

    There are two issues of grave importance to be investigated here. The first is the disastrous lack of intelligence and proper security arrangements for U.S. personnel in a highly violent and volatile part of the world. Obviously, State did not do its homework in terms of assessing the risk to its diplomats when the consulate in Benghazi was opened a year ago. According to Ambassador Christopher Stevens’s diary discovered by a CNN reporter, he feared for his life, a fact he would surely have shared with his superiors. CIA director Leon Panetta has now finally acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.

    The second issue is the Obama Administration’s attempts at covering up this outrage, at first denying terrorist involvement, then stone-walling Senate inquiries and deleting computer files. Concern among Senators has now risen to bipartisan levels. Yet another letter to the State Department was circulating on the Hill yesterday, according to the Washington Examiner, among all the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including chairman John Kerry (D–MA). The letter demands an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.”

    High time for answers from the Obama Administration, which was supposedly to be the most transparent in U.S. history.

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    5 Responses to Is the State Department Squelching Documents on Libya Attack?

    1. Why were the Marines without ammunition? They should have been locked and loaded in order to protect the Embassy grounds as it is soverign property of the United States. If they are not allowed to do their mission as a Marine, they might as well be Rent-a-Cops without weapons.

    2. Bobbie says:

      It's appalling to have Hilary Clinton and anyone else in the administration supporting susan rice for her false address to America. It doesn't matter if she was told to lie to America she took the position to be held accountable and needs to resign for her distorting truths and blatant lies. America deserves better than the best America has had. This is extremely unacceptable.

      Unarmed, Innocent lives were tortured in maiming ways to civil society and killed for inhuman reasons of the inhuman. If this administration can't protect Americans in foreign areas the president has personal friendly ties with, how can anyone believe America is protected at all?

      When intentions violate someones duty to America(ns) is when immediate corrections and reprimand is necessary!!! SHE ISN'T IMMUNE FROM HER DUTIES!! AND ANY "PROTECTIONS" FROM HER INCOMPETENCE SHOULD DISMISS HER YESTERDAY!! America needs people with integrity that can tell the truth and face their truth and step down when they can't fulfill these…

      The world is in trouble especially America, under siege by the federal government.

    3. Try logic says:

      There were NO marines protecting our consulate in Lybia!

    4. Linda Slaby says:

      The entire story is the absolute opposite of the way it normally is. Marines are EXPECTED to have their guns
      loaded and they are expected to protect our Ambassador. I'm sure the Marines would NEVER make that decision.
      Something is VERY wrong.

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