Benghazi was defended by al Qaeda-linked groups hired by the State Department.
As previously reported The Inquisitr, the Benghazi report is a 43 page document that accuses White House and senior State Department officials of altering “accurate talking points drafted by the intelligence community in order to protect the State Department.” Hillary Clinton previously denied having anything to do with lowering the security of Benghazi but the Benghazi report cites documents signed by Hillary Clinton that “articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission.”
Jay Carney dismissed the new reports, saying, “Benghazi happened a long time ago.” In addition to the Benghazi whistleblowers there are now reports that the State Department knowingly hired the February 17th Martyrs Brigade to guard the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya despite knowing of their ties to al Qaeda. The February 17th Martyrs Brigade apparently disappeared days before the Benghazi terrorist attack, informing the State Department they could no longer provide security.
The al Qaeda ties to Benghazi do not end there. As Jay Carney would say, a long time ago in October of 2012, The Inquisitr reported how the Libya Shield Brigade, led by Wisam Ben Hamid, joined the Marines at the Benghazi airport and drove to rescue the surviving embassy staff at the safe house in downtown Benghazi.
Photographs and videos have been published featuring the Libya Shield Brigade flying the black flag of Islamic Jihad; commonly known as the Al-Qaeda flag. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who replaced Bin Ladin as the leader of Al Qaeda, established the flag as the symbol of the terrorist organization.
The February 17th Martyrs Brigade also prominently featured the al Qaeda flag on their Facebook page. The Benghazi report released on April 23 also indicates the February 17th Martyrs Brigade “had extremist connections, and it had been implicated in the kidnapping of American citizens as well as in the threats against U.S. military assets.”
What do you think about the Benghazi attack now that we know the State Department hired groups linked to al Qaeda terrorism while at the same time the number of diplomatic security agents in Benghazi were lowered from 34 to just three?