REPORT: Obama administration warned about attacks, did nothing

The more details surface about the attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Libya, the more disturbing they are. First, there are shocking reports about the Ambassador possibly being sexually assaulted before being killed. Also, reports are indicating that Obama knew about the elevated warnings and did nothing.

TheBlaze reported:

Senior diplomatic sources say the U.S. State Department had credible information, 48 hours prior to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the embassy in Cairo, that American locations may be targeted, however, no warnings were issued, no “lock down” orders given, The Independent reports.

On Tuesday, a mob of radical Islamists stormed the consulate in Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in a fiery assault. Officials say the murders of the four men were likely the result of “a serious and continuing security breach,” the report states.

The Independent has also reported that sensitive documents have been taken from the embassy:

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe".

Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.

Read continuing coverage of the embassy attack HERE.

"If we can't see the difference between good and evil, if you can't see that a president continually lies to your face, if you can't see that a man who has not been to a briefing in two weeks, has only gone in the last year to 4‑ ‑‑ is it 38% of his briefings, that we had a warning 48 hours in advance and this president didn't put out an alert to the embassies, that the guy he assigned to Libya was flying in to Libya after the warning had come in and he didn't alert him!  That while that ambassador was being sodomized on the street and killed and our NOC list was being taken, the president didn't even have the wherewithal, the care to stay awake, to find out what was going to happen, how he could help, to brainstorm to bring somebody in with an idea on what we should be doing.  He decided to go to sleep.  Oh, my gosh.  America, character matters," Glenn said in response to the news.

Glenn said that when he was driving into work this morning in New York City, he watched the people on the street and wondered how they couldn't recognize the failure of leadership that America is currently experiencing. Is everyone just too wrapped up in their own lives to realize what is happening? Are people paying attention to what is going on in the Middle East? Will Barack Obama be re-elected because Americans were ignorant of where he really stands on the issues and what his actions have meant for the country?

"Now, I'm driving down the street. I'm thinking, how long before they go after the bottles? And I'm looking at the people and I'm wondering, how long before you people wake up? How much more? And then I saw people for being people, not just stupid New Yorkers. And I saw a woman who's walking down and she was carrying her purse and she was smoking and she was rushing to work. And I started to think, 'What is her life like? Where is she going? What does she do for a living?'"

"I saw another guy who was jogging and he had tennis shoes and black socks. He ‑‑ I mean, he looked like he came right out of 1970. And I thought, 'Who is your wife? How does she let you out of the door with black socks and shorts?' He was like 45 years old. 'Who are you listening to? Does your wife even look at you anymore? Do your kids say, hey, Dad, stop with the black socks'? I wondered what he did for a living," he continued.

"As I saw somebody just kind of meander down the street, I saw somebody else behind them. It was a guy probably about 50 years old and he was a little pudgy, he was a little out of shape like me and he was carrying two big, heavy boxes. I wondered, 'What's in the box? Where are you taking it? What do you do for a living?' I notice he had two cellphones."

"The reason why I bring this up is because I looked at those people and I thought, how much, how much time do they have to do their own homework? Most of us are fighting for our lives just to get home, just to be with the kids. That guy probably doesn't have any other socks except black ones with the shorts because he probably wears a suit every day and that's just kind of the world he lives in. He was probably going jogging because the doctor said, 'You've got to get some exercise, man.' And it's something new. He's probably fighting for his health and his wife probably doesn't care about the socks. She probably just cares about having him alive. 'I don't care what you ‑‑ I know your father looks ridiculous in the socks, but he's doing something. He's trying to get into shape.'"

"Is it that we have been so duped, that we are so in debt that we are ‑‑ we are living to work, not working to live? Let's give America the benefit of the doubt, that they're just busy, tired, and misguided in their priorities."

Glenn emphasized, however, that character matters - and in the end whatever the excuses are we cannot afford to have four more years where America heads down the wrong direction.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.