I’ve been critical, to say the least, about the coverage that the Main Stream Media (aka legacy media) has been giving the attack and assassination of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Much of the early and even later coverage parroted the Obama Administrations often contradictory stories of what really happened there. Then today the Washington Post broke a big story about the multiple security failures before the attack.
Make your own assessment about how much damage this will do to Obama’s re election hopes. Personally, I think it’s just one of many failures of the Administration’s foreign policy over the last few years. Sadly, Ambassador Stevens is neither the first nor the last American to die as a result of the fecklessness of this President.
The assault on the compound was launched from three directions around 9 p.m., the Libyan official said. Guards and members of militias friendly to the United States who responded to try to repel the attackers were shot in the legs, the official said, suggesting the gunmen had been instructed not to shoot to kill. Sean Smith, 34, an information management officer, died during that phase of the attack and Stevens, 52, was trapped and mortally injured.
A group of Americans managed to escape to a second compound about a mile away, according to the Libyan official and others with knowledge of the attack. The site was used by U.S. diplomatic and intelligence personnel, according to people briefed on the attack.
Soon after the evacuated Americans arrived there, the second location came under attack, according to the Libyan official and a Libyan fighter who assisted in the evacuation. The fighter — a member of the militia known as the February 17th Brigade, which was friendly toward the Americans — received a call from a counterpart in Tripoli. He said the Americans at the second compound needed help and told him to get in touch with a man named Paul. When the militia leader got the American on the phone, Paul told him not to send his men.
So much for this being a spontaneous event by some people upset about a movie that no one has seen.