The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.
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…
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.
And what was Obama doing 48 hours before this happened? He was busy:
The White House has issued the usual non-denial denial, saying they were “not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.” Which, as Allahpundit points out, isn’t what this report says. It says there was intelligence that our embassies might be targeted on 9/11. Which you might think would’ve prompted somebody to give our guys some extra security. Some sort of warning. But no.
Blame Romney. That seems to be working.