10 Facts About Benghazi Even the Whistleblowers Did Not Reveal
May 9, 2013
Senator Lindsey Graham believes that “the dam is about to break on Benghazi. We’re going to find a system failure before, during, and after the attacks. We’re going to find political manipulation seven weeks before an election. We’re going to find people asleep at the switch when it comes to the State Department, including Hillary Clinton.”
John Bolton, former UN Ambassador and current senior fellow for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) remarked that “the three witnesses who have been identified are not bystanders. These are not people who are going to report on hearsay of what somebody in Tripoli told somebody that they heard from. These are people who are directly involved in different capacities before, during and after the attack.”
The whistleblowers that are testifying at the House Oversight Committee (HOC) hearing this week are:
• Gregory N. Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the alleged US Embassy in Libya and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat during Benghazi attacks
• Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine who now serves as deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau
• Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the top security officer in Libya
At a HOC hearing in 2012, Nordstrom explained that Benghazi security was weak and there was an increased concern. In fact, when Stevens requested that the DoS provide more security for him in Libya, he was denied. Since Clinton is ultimately responsible for providing diplomatic security, she would have had to refuse that request.
It is expected that there will be an admission from the whistleblowers that Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, was personally involved in the decision to have assistance stand down which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans at Benghazi; including J. Christopher Stevens.
The Obama administration will be implicated in the events leading up to the attack in Benghazi.