One Benghazi resident who did not want to be named told TIME that [Libyan] government security forces appeared to have decided not to stop the Sept. 11 attack while it was in progress. The resident said that a colonel from the Ministry of Defense, a friend of his, had paid a social call to his home during the hours of the assault on the consulate building that night, and had rebuffed pleas for help during the battle. “He began getting calls from people. One said it was war over there,” says the resident. “He said he had instructions not to interfere. Every time, he said it wasn’t serious.”It's quite obvious that the Libyan government deliberately chose not to stop the attack. The assault on the U.S. consulate, and CIA annex, lasted about 8 hours; clearly, they could have stopped it, but chose not to.
Why, you ask?
I noted in November:
The facts are slowly trickling in, and we now know that Al Qaeda terrorists are working inside the Libyan government [inside the interior ministry etc.]. They have also been put in charge of border security, thus allowing more and more Al Qaeda terrorists to flow into the country.That explains everything.
Moreover, an Al Qaeda member, Abdelhakim Belhaj, had been put in charge of, among other things, overseeing security at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli from 2011 until at least the spring of 2012.
Obama's good buddy, Mustafa Abdul Jalil - the head of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) - appointed him to this position.
And, Obama, in his efforts to oust the Gaddafi regime, went along with all of this and effectively empowered Al Qaeda to wreak havoc upon Libya.
And now, as a result of this shocking, calamitous foreign policy decision, four U.S. diplomats are dead.
Hence, the cover-up.
Incidentally, I've also noted previously, the Panetta contradiction:
Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, admitted to reporters, during a press briefing in October, that the U.S. military had the resources in the region to rescue the diplomats.
"We quickly responded... in terms of deploying forces to the region," Panetta said. "We had FAST platoons in the region. We had ships that we had deployed off of Libya. And we were prepared to respond to any contingency and certainly had forces in place to do that."
"But", Panetta said, "you don't deploy forces into harm's way... without having some real-time information about what's taking place.[They didn't have real time information, my foot] And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation."
But shortly after the aforementioned briefing, the storyline changed. According to the revised version, the military didn't have the resources nearby, hence the rescue teams could not reach Benghazi in time to save the lives of the U.S. diplomats...
The administration's narative received a few additional facelifts, and twists, over the next several weeks; I'm still waiting for the final cut.