According to two watchdog organizations, the Obama administration intentionally allowed arms to flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, and intentionally deceived the American people in the wake of the Sept. 11 2012 attack on the Benghazi compound by advancing the narrative that the siege resulting in the deaths of four Americans was the result of an anti-Islamic Internet video.
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared last week in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn’t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. The Committee is comprised of high-level former military and government officials such as former CIA officer Clare Lopez, Admiral (Ret.) Chuck Kubic, Admiral (Ret.) James ‘Ace’ Lyons, former CIA officer Wayne Simmons and civil rights attorney John Clarke.
Earlier this week, it was revealed by Judicial Watch that Obama administration emails addressing the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances, where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video.
More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.