WASHINGTON — In the post-Benghazi environment, the Obama administration is worried that any attack on a U.S. diplomatic post will be heavily scrutinized.
Reuters reported that the State Department tightened security at diplomatic missions in Lebanon and Turkey on Friday because of potential threats to the grounds and personnel.
They evacuated non-essential personnel from the Lebanese compound and offered to evacuate those in southern Turkey. Travel advisories were also issued for these countries for U.S. citizens because of “the potential for violence.”
We at Accuracy in Media have formed a Citizens’ Commission to investigate the circumstances around the disastrous attacks on U.S. personnel. The Commission will meet on September 16th at the Heritage Foundation to kick off their investigation. Benghazi was the site of the U.S. consulate in Libya, where U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens was murdered along with three other U.S. personnel. The attacks occurred on the anniversary of September 11th, 2001 attacks and the liberal mainstream media and the Obama administration has kept quiet about the disastrous attacks.
Obama and his advisors, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said it was a “spontaneous” attack and was caused by an inflammatory anti-Islam film. However, facts later showed that they knew of terrorist threats before the attack and did nothing to prevent it or even stop it.
Now, with a potential American intervention in the two-year-old Syrian civil war, threats are being lodged against the U.S. Obama initially said he would intervene along with support from French and British leaders, but the U.K. withdrew their support after the British parliament voted down a proposal to go to war.
Obama backtracked his remarks a week ago and said he would have to consult Congress for approval. France is rethinking its strategy after Obama sounded a retreat.