Benghazi Consulate Held Emergency Meeting Before Attack Warning of the Danger


Forget Woodward and Bernstein. Benghazigate has one man at the center. An unflagging Regional Security Officer named Eric Nordstrom who kept warning that the consulate was in danger and whose testimony levered open the lies that the media and its Obama team pushed over the ashes of Benghazi.

The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.

“RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.

According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’”

In addition to describing the security situation in Benghazi as “trending negatively,” the cable said explicitly that the mission would ask for more help. “In light of the uncertain security environment, US Mission Benghazi will submit specific requests to US Embassy Tripoli for additional physical security upgrades and staffing needs by separate cover.”

This is the smoking gun that shows the State Department and Clinton knew the situation in Benghazi was approaching its critical limits. The militias were in ascendance and the consulate was exposed.

Nordstrom continued to warn about the danger, only to be ignored, as did Stevens. No one in Washington wanted to hear that the Arab Spring was falling apart around them.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Nordstrom continued to warn about the danger, only to be ignored, as did Stevens. No one in Washington wanted to hear that the Arab Spring was falling apart around them."

    It only takes a few patriots to get the truth out.

  • STONEY

    TREASON

  • http://www.dregstudios.com dregstudios

    The situation in Libya is being politicized and the victims and there families being instrumented as a ruse to create doubt of Obama’s leadership. Public access to real facts is being whitewashed by this rhetoric while conservative hands paint the Blackface on our President. Watch them mix and apply the paints to his face in a portrait of Obama being Bamboozed by the Far Right at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboo

    • Mary Sue

      Dude, NOBODY cares that Obama is black. That's got jack and &$#@ to do with this. Public access to real facts is being stonewalled by the mainstream press. Watch the mainstream media excuse him while you make like a seagull and &%$# and fly away!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.schmick Bryan Schmick

    Funny thing, the right is politicizing it because it is an obvious example of all thinking beings that appeasement doesn't work even if pres Obama really, really, hopes it will work this time. The fact is that pres Obama's signature foreign relations stamp is a failure. Why shouldn't the right mention it?

  • Mary Sue

    pay no mind to dregstudios, he craps and flies away. His blog is full of airheaded yes-men that wouldn't know the facts if someone drilled a hole in their skulls and piped in an ethernet cable straight to their brain.

  • https://www.facebook.com/KristinPiwowarczykRuder Kristin Piwowarczyk Ruder

    dregstudios – do you just copy and paste the same thing to every story to do with Libya? As Mary Sue stated this is not about race! I don't care what color Obama's skin is he could be purple for all I care, the bottom line is he sucks as a President and leader (and I laugh as I type "leader"). And let's remember he is just as much white as he is black so STOP PULLING THE RACE CARD!!!!!!!!
    He lied! He failed to help our US citizens across the world and no one cares…really? Put yourself in their shoes, I can only imagine how betrayed they felt when they called their country for help and no one in the WH cared. It is sick! And how can anyone that knows the truth ever trust those "leaders" again?

    • Rick MacDonald

      Kudos to Kristin for pointing out the white part of America's current President. You know, the one busy making Jimmy Carter look like a great Pres.

    • Mary Sue

      yeah he pretty much does, though they change to reflect his Blogpost Du Jour. But so long as he's whoring a particular blog entry, it's all copypasta.

      Also he drank so much LSD laced purple koolaid that it's turned his brain to mush. Don't expect a coherent argument out of him. It's not possible.

  • Kristin

    dregstudios – do you just copy and paste the same thing to every story to do with Libya? As Mary Sue stated this is not about race! I don't care what color Obama's skin is he could be purple for all I care, the bottom line is he sucks as a President and leader (and I laugh as I type "leader"). And let’s remember he is just as much white as he is black so STOP PULLING THE RACE CARD!!!!!!!!
    He lied! He failed to help our US citizens across the world and no one cares…really? Put yourself in their shoes, I can only imagine how betrayed they felt when they called their country for help and no one in the WH cared. It is sick! And how can anyone that knows the truth ever trust those "leaders" again?