Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This report emanated from the Democrat-controlled Senate. It begs the involvement of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the muddled mess that is the Benghazi Massacre. Benghazi Massacre.

BREAKING: Senate Releases Benghazi Massacre Report: “Preventable”

This report is important for a number of reasons.  One, it is a report coming out of the Democratic controlled Senate.  Two, the report is already causing whispers of the need for a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Benghazi Massacre, something many across the country have been demanding for months and that the Obama White House very much wants to prevent from happening.  And three, the report also doubles down on the fact that the attack in Benghazi was in fact, a terrorist attack, and not some random event gone wrong, as the Obama administration attempted to claim in the days following the tragedy.

Senate report: Benghazi attackers tied to Al Qaeda groups

A comprehensive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee definitively declared that individuals tied to Al Qaeda groups were involved in the Benghazi attack, challenging recent claims that the terror network was not a factor.
The report was released Monday, nearly one year after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under congressional questioning over the nature of the attack, shouted at lawmakers: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
The administration initially claimed the attack sprung out of a protest, but has since given a more complicated assessment. Still, administration officials all along have downplayed Al Qaeda involvement, recently seizing on a New York Times report that supported those claims.
While the report does not implicate Al Qaeda “core” — the leadership believed to be in the Pakistan region — it does blame some of the most influential Al Qaeda branches, including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
…The Senate panel report also dove extensively into what went wrong at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before the attack. The committee determined the attack was “preventable” and the administration failed to respond to “ample” warnings that security was deteriorating before Sept. 11, 2012.
The report faulted the State and Defense departments. It also cited the failure of the Obama administration to “bring the attackers to justice.”
…Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., top Republican on the panel, also said the report provides “needed and deserved answers.”
“In spite of the deteriorating security situation in Benghazi and ample strategic warnings, the United States Government simply did not do enough to prevent these attacks and ensure the safety of those serving in Benghazi,” he said.  LINK
To have a report that was overseen by Democrats come out this strongly against the Obama administration indicates there is likely much more, and much worse and damning evidence against the White House and its seemingly contradictory, tepid, and at times, outright false reaction to the tragedy.