Since the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, not a single person has been arrested or killed for their murders. Further, not one State Department or Defense Department employee has been fired as a result of the failures leading up to the attack, which included a major failure to provide adequate security to the compound. Security was repeatedly requested and denied by people working in Benghazi leading up to the 9/11 attack.
So why no consequences? It turns out the investigation into what happened in Benghazi is pretty much nonexistent.
American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA's inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened -- despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees.
Former Ambassador Chris Stevens, another State official and two ex-Navy SEALs working for the CIA were killed in that attack.
Many in the agency were told, or were under the impression, that an investigation was in the works, but that is not the case.
One person close to the issue told Fox News: "They should be doing an investigation to see what the chief of base in Benghazi and station chief in Tripoli did that night. If they did, they'd find out there were some major mistakes."
This source claimed an investigation would likely uncover a lot of details the public does not know.
Asked why such a probe has not been launched, a CIA spokesman said: "CIA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) always reviews carefully every matter that is brought to its attention, and takes appropriate action based on a variety of factors."
This is part of the classic Obama administration playbook. We've also seen this scheme play out in the IRS targeting scandal. 1. Something horrible and scandalous happens 2. Important people like the President, Secretary of State or head of another government agency express outrage and vow to get to the bottom of what happened 3. Questions from press go unanswered as government officials cite an "on going investigation" 4. An investigation into what happened is never actually launched 5. Time erases the scandal from the headlines, resulting in no justice for victims and no consequences for perpetrators.
Here's a flashback of President Obama saying "we're investigating" and promising to bring the Benghazi killers to justice.
“What happened in Benghazi is a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for that fact. I send these folks in harm’s way, I want to make sure they’re always safe and when that doesn't happen, that we figure out what happened and make sure that doesn't happen again. But my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I'll always keep.”
More than a year after the attack we don't have an investigation and there is no justice. Turns out, President Obama's "priority" was just another one of his broken promises.
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