There has been a major development in the evidence surrounding the 2012 attack in Benghazi. While numerous leaders close to the incident (including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta) have testified that a lack of time and preparedness prevented the U.S. from sending in rescue efforts, an email between Hillary’s aides tells a much different story.
American military forces were available for a rescue operation not long after the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack by terrorists Sept. 11, 2012, according to an email to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides.
The Sept. 11, 2012, email was sent at 7:19 p.m. EST by then-Department of Defense Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash. The text reads:
“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [an apparent reference to Clinton]
“After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak. They include a [REDACTED].
“Assuming Principals agree to deploy these elements, we will ask State to procure the approval from host nation. Please advise how you wish to convey that approval to us [REDACTED].”
Among the recipients of Bash’s email are Jacob Sullivan, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides.
This discovery is huge, because it shows American military forces were available but not used. Hillary Clinton had the option, but didn’t give the green light. Anybody who testifies (or has already testified) otherwise is a liar.
The White House’s story on Benghazi has changed so many times that it’s not surprising Hillary and her crew tried to hide this from the public too. Maybe the Clinton team was too busy addressing the internet video they claim prompted the attack. Or didn’t prompt it…. it really depends on when you asked them.