A new report from the Associated Press demonstrates the lies and prevarications of the Obama administration over the terrorist attack in Benghazi that ended with the murder of our ambassador and three other Americans. According to the AP, which interviewed, Libyan witnesses, this was obviously an organized assault:
150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealed off the streets leading to the US Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses.
The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship.
Most importantly, there were no – repeat, no – reports of a “spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.” That’s according to the AP. The Obama administration spent weeks after the attack suggesting that it began with a spontaneous protest about a YouTube video.
AP, of course, couldn’t help shilling for the administration, claiming that “Republicans, embroiled in a heated presidential campaign, seized on the confusion …. As that debate roiled, the actual events — and their meaning — became somewhat skewed in the mouths of politicians.”
But even the AP can’t bury the lead: there was no spontaneous protest. This was a full-out terrorist assault. And with our drones watching and video live-streaming to US officials, as 150 obvious terrorists sealed off streets around the consulate, the Obama administration did nothing. According to a guard at the consulate, “he saw no protesters. He heard a few shouts of ‘God is great,’ then a barrage of automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades began, along with barrages from heavy machine guns mounted on trucks.” And the AP even apologizes for its own original reporting, which tried to play the attack as a result of the YouTube video.
The Obama administration story on Benghazi is a lie. It always was a lie. And they knew it was a lie. Now, even the AP admits it was a lie.