Questions for Hillary Clinton

Questions for Hillary Clinton based on the U. S. House Select Committee on Benghazi report about the 2012 Islamic terrorist attacks that killed four Americans in Libya.


Mrs. Clinton:  As U. S. Secretary of State during the events in Washington, D. C. and attacks on our embassy staff in Benghazi, Libya that night and after:

__ Why did you fail to insist on immediate military help for our men during the eight-hour attack resulting in the death of Ambassador Stevens and three American security officers, despite “President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s clear orders to do so”?

__ Why was a security team ready on a plane in Rota, Spain delayed for three hours, while changing “their uniforms four times?

__ Why were no other available military forces deployed in time to help our men in Benghazi?

__ How do you explain that U. S. government officials you knew and closely worked with did not try to send help to your people under attack?

__ When it was known that Ambassador Stevens was missing, why did you spend two-hours in a White House meeting discussing the Libyan government’s approval for military help and resulting in “action items focused on a YouTube video”?

__Did you know that “there was no mention of the video from agents on the ground”?

__At that meeting did you discuss the life-and-death situation with your State Department senior officials who “had access to eyewitness accounts to the attack in real time”? Did you talk to your Diplomatic Security Command Center people who were “in direct contact with the Diplomatic Security Agents on the ground in Benghazi that night”?

__Did you receive your security agent’s “multiple updates about the situation including a ‘Terrorism Event Notification’”?

__What did you do about “strong opposition from the Defense Department” to a military effort to save your friend Ambassador Chris Stevens and the men who were fighting to protect him?

__On the morning after the attack what was the purpose of the “statements” that you and the president released “To ensure we are all in sync on messaging for the rest of the day”?

__Did you authorize or discuss with Susan Rice her appearance on the Sunday talk shows after the attack when she lied on four networks about the video being the cause of the Benghazi attack? If not, who did?

__Why was Rice “prepared” for these appearances by two Obama political operatives and not the FBI, Department of Defense, and CIA staff?

__Why were your State Department employees in Washington “met with shock and disbelief” over Rice’s comments?

__Can you explain why two of your State Department officials, a “Senior Libya Desk Officer” and “The Deputy Director, Office of the Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs,” noted that Susan Rice “was off the reservation on this one” and wrote, “WH (White House) very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.”

__Did you and President Obama plan this to deceive the American public for your own political ambitions at the expense of the men who died in Benghazi?

__Why did you support Obama’s “trade of the tyranny of Qadhafi for the terror of ISIS” and other Islamic terror groups? Even he admitted that “his worst mistake was ‘failing to plan for the day after…intervening in Libya.’”

__Why are you and Obama still withholding “documents and witnesses regarding Benghazi and Libya” from this committee?


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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