What Really Happened At Benghazi, Explained

Benghazi Attack
Benghazi Attack

Four Americans were tragically killed at the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 – Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

The United States tried to respond quickly to the attack, but was limited by time and available assets. It turns out, real life is not like a Rambo movie or Avengers and soldiers and response teams can’t be instantaneously teleported around the world at a moment’s notice.

Officials like President Obama and Secretary Clinton were told in early intelligence assessments that an anti-Muslim video had triggered protests leading to the attacks. This was inaccurate. In reality, while sentiments had been inflamed, the video did not directly trigger the attack.

Obama called it an “act of terror” almost immediately.

No stand down order was ever given.

Benghazi has been investigated multiple times:

– Ongoing FBI Investigation
– Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
– Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
– State Department Accountability Review Board
– House Armed Services Committee
– House Foreign Affairs Committee
– House Intelligence Committee
– House Judiciary Committee
– House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

and the ongoing House Select Committee on Benghazi (the Trey Gowdy committee)

All the concluded investigations found that there were intelligence lapses and a lack of security at embassies, and the Obama administration has implemented most of their recommendations

Republicans tried to use Benghazi to prevent President Obama from being re-elected in 2012. Having failed that they are using it to try to prevent Hillary Clinton from being elected President, while using it to raise money and fund campaigns for Republicans like Trey Gowdy.

There is no other reason you are hearing about Benghazi.

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