Hillary 2016? Source Says Benghazi Consulate Security Force was Unarmed
December 10, 2012 - 8:28 pm
Which is why, when they came under attack, the ambassador and three other Americans were killed. It’s hard to defend yourself when you’re living in a war zone but under Chicago gun control. Breitbart reports:
A source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi told Breitbart News that Senators who listened to closed door testimony about the Benghazi attack were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed.
Additionally, agents separated from Ambassador Chris Stevens left to retrieve their M4 weapons in a separate building. Only one returned to protect the Ambassador, while the other two hunkered down in the barracks, the source relayed.
“From the accounts I read, those guys were not ready. When the attack came that night, they had to go back to the other room and grab their weapons. Then the worse part about it was they never even returned to be with the Ambassador. One returned to be with the Ambassador with his rifle. The other two went back to where there were [sic] barracks. And two stayed in that same building where there were radios and other weapons and the safe and other stuff was there.
There were no shots fired in return. On the embassy property, just the embassy property, none of those security agents blasted a single bullet from a single pistol or rifle at all in defense of the Ambassador—nothing.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to testify to Congress about Benghazi this week. Her testimony may or may not shed light on what happened. She is a Clinton, and one of the most secretive politicians in recent American history. But Benghazi is one of the most visible aspects of her legacy at the State Department. It was a deadly failure in which her own department repeatedly denied requests for more security at a consulate facility that may have been serving additional missions.