If this report is true, the impact of this unbelievable breach cannot be overstated. The UK Independent is reporting that:
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.
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.
The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe".
I am no fan of the Obama administration, but it almost defies belief that the State Department had credible advance information that our national security interests were in jeopardy yet did nothing. Could there be such colossal, unforgivable negligence?
Americans deserve some answers -- not political posturing and gamesmanship! -- but answers. And they deserve them now.
It might be well if the President started finding some time to attend his national security briefings once in a while, no?
If all this is true, Secretary of State Clinton should be sacked immediately . . . and in November, so should the President.