HE KNEW. White House officials watched LIVE via drone feed as American citizens were being killed in Bengazi. They knew it was an Islamic terrorist attack AS IT HAPPENED. Our fighter jets were only only 1 hour away. The attack lasted 7 hours, and they DID NOTHING. Obama went to bed that night, flew out to a Las Vegas fundraiser the next day, and spent the next two weeks LYING to the American people about it!
The United States had an unmanned Predator drone over its consulate in Benghazi during the attack that slaughtered four Americans — which should have led to a quicker military response, it was revealed yesterday.
“They stood, and they watched, and our people died,” former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News.
The network reported that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft observed the final hours of the hours-long siege on Sept. 11 — obtaining information that should have spurred swift action.
But as Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were killed by terrorists armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, Defense Department officials were too slow to send in the troops, Berntsen said.
John Sexton reports at Breitbart that they knew exactly who was attacking us within hours, but still came up with a bogus story blaming a video to lie to the American people:
Just over two hours after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi began on Sep. 11, the White House Situation Room was notified that a militant group with connections to al Qaeda had claimed responsibility, undermining claims by the Obama administration and the media that a video was initially the suspected cause.
The new revelations come in the form of an email sent by the State Department Operations Center to the White House, the Pentagon, the FBI and unspecified elements of the intelligence community. The email was sent at 6:07 p.m. EDT, which was 12:07 a.m. Benghazi time. The attack in Benghazi had started just over two hours earlier, at 3:50 p.m. Washington time.
Reuters reports that the email message was headlined ”Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack.” It read, in part: “Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.” One of the recipients listed on the email was the White House Situation Room.
A document produced by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security on Sep. 12th, based on public media reports, mentions Ansar al-Sharia but says, “There has been no substantiated claim of responsibility for the attacks, though media reports suggest members of Ansar al-Sharia participated in the attack.” The document goes on to say that Ansar al-Sharia has an affiliation with al Qaeda.
The administration’s inability to substantiate the claim of responsibility might explain its reluctance to call the attack “terrorism” in the early days. It does not explain why the White House sent surrogates Jay Carney and UN Ambassdor Susan Rice out repeatedly to insist the attack was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video.
Even worse, the terrorists who openly admitted being involved in the attack have STILL not even been questioned, much less arrested:
Even as the administration continues to vow that the perpetrators will be brought to justice, the man identified by witnesses as a ringleader in the attack continues to walk the streets of Libya without fear of arrest.
Ahmad Abu Khattala has admitted being at the consulate during the horrific attack but has yet to be questioned by any Libyan authorities.
Abu Khattala spoke to a New York Times reporter Thursday from a hotel patio as he sipped a strawberry frappe and mocked the US and Libyan governments.
“These reports say that no one knows where I am and that I am hiding,” he boasted. “But here I am in the open, sitting in a hotel with you. I’m even going to pick up my sister’s kids from school soon.”
So the real question is, WHY did the administration lie about a video causing the attack for two weeks, when they KNEW within 2 hours that it was terrorists? And why have U.S. officials STILL done nothing to apprehend them?
Amazingly, it may be because Obama didn’t want anyone to know that Obama was using the Benghazi station to funnel arms to jihadists!