“After we found out that the e-mails were pouring in and the terror attack in Benghazi during the attack, and we had drones and surveillance available, and it was happening in realtime in the situation room, and at 5:00 in the afternoon Leon Panetta was at the White House meeting with the President. While there were drones over the sky in Benghazi, and people were watching them. We don’t know if the President saw that. We don’t know if the Secretary of Defense. I will tell you with drones in the sky and others watching why there would be an attack in the embassy in the United States and our Secretary of Defense, and our President wouldn’t be watching it is incredible,” Glenn said.
“White House spokesperson Jay Carney said from the Air Force One yesterday ‘We had a variety of information coming in. ‘Okay. Well I’m sure that is. Maybe Sasha and Malia had information coming into the White House from Disney Channel,” Glenn said. “Maybe the Food Network was with Michelle. Maybe she was checking the food police there. I don’t know.”
“But the specific information the e-mails and dozens of intelligence reports along with the realtime video live from the event that should have meant something other than a protest due to a video. This administration insults the American intelligence, and spits in our faces every single day just as Hillary Clinton did yesterday.”
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton said: “Now, finally, on Benghazi — Look, I’ve said it and I’ll say it one more time. No one wants to find out what happened more than I do. We are holding ourselves accountable to the American people, because not only they but our great diplomats and development experts serving in dangerous places around the world deserve no less. The Independent Accountability Review Board is already hard at work looking at everything — not cherry picking, you know, one story here one document there, but looking at everything, which I highly recommend — as the appropriate approach to something as complex as, ah, as an attack like this.”
Glenn then went through all the actions the Pentagon took, much of which never resulted in troops being deployed. Fox News reported that the Pentagon did relocate the following assets, but did not do more because they did not have a clear idea of what the situation was on the ground:
- Eight from Special Operations were sent from Tripoli.
- A “FAST team” (Fleet Anti-terrorism Security team) of Marines from Rota, Spain, were sent to guard the Embassy in Tripoli.
- A Special Operations force was moved from central Europe to Sigonella Air Base in southern Italy, just 480 miles from Benghazi.
- F-16s and Apache helicopters remained parked and unused at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy.
- Two Navy destroyers already in the Mediterranean Sea were moved off the coast of Libya on the day of the attack but were never used.
Glenn wondered if more was not done because the administration was trying to figure out if the attacks were caused by a YouTube video. According to the research performed by Glenn’s team there has been no mention of the YouTube video.
He said Clinton cannot claim that the administration and the State Department are holding themselves accountable when their primary response was to blame a YouTube video when no evidence supported that theory,
Furthermore, TheBlaze has reported that Thomas Pickering, the man appointed to investigate the attacks in Libya, is an apologist for radical Islamists. TheBlaze reports:
Is the man the Obama administration appointed on October 4 as key investigator for the terror attacks in Benghazi an Islamist-sympathizer? According to recently published reports, the new chairman of a State Department’s “Accountability Review Board,” which is heading the federal investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has been accused of being an “apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran.”
What’s more, the man in question — former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering — has documented ties with the controversial group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, is a documented Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial — the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history.
To make matters worse, Pickering is also co-chairman of the board of George Soros’ International Crisis Group who has ties to other Islamic organizations as well, including the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which has been described as pro-Iran “front group.”
“This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Glenn said.