This just might be the story of our lifetime. Benghazi was an inside job.
Fox News is reporting that “An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack.”
That’s right, the State Department hired terrorists who carried out the attack in Benghazi.
Fox’s source, whose assignment in Benghazi ended in November 2011 provides details.
“The guards who were hired were locals who were part of the Ansar al-Sharia and Al Qaeda groups operating in Benghazi.” He continued, Whoever approved contracts at the State Department hired Blue Mountain Group and then allowed Blue Mountain Group to hire local Libyans who were not vetted.”
Fox received confirmation from John “Tig” Tiegen, a CIA contractor and the co-author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi that the Libyans who attacked the consulate included guards from Blue Mountain.
Tiegen doubled down on the previous source’s information, “Many of the local Libyans who attacked the consulate on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, were the actual guards that the State Department under Hillary Clinton hired to protect the Consulate in Benghazi.” He continued, The guards were unvetted and were locals with basically no background at all in providing security. Most of them never had held a job in security in the past.”
Another source, Weeam Mohamed, a former guard who witnessed the Benghazi attack, reported that at least four of the Blue Mountain guards opened the doors and participated in the attack.
“In the U.S. Mission, there were four people [who] belonged to the battalion February 17.” February 17 Martyrs Brigade was an Islamist militia funded by the Libyan government that previously guarded Americans.
Mohamed gave further testimony, “Always armed. And they are free to move anywhere inside a building mission. And therefore, they had a chance to do an attack on the mission’s headquarters. They have all the details about the place. At the same time they have given the United States a painful blow.”
Clare Lopez, a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi blamed the Clinton State Department.
“Think about it: Hillary Clinton’s State Department actually hired the very people who, along with their jihadist allies in Benghazi, attacked us and killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith as well as CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Ty Woods.”
What’s even worse is that Jairo Saravia out of the Regional Security office for the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli actually recommended the State Department not use Blue Mountain for security.
“The latest information is Blue Mountain is not licensed by the GOL (Government of Libya) to provide security services in Libya,” Saravia wrote. “I would advise not to use their services to provide security for any of our annexes and/or offices due to the sensitivity this issue has with the current GOL.”
Fox News also reported that they were able to identify a number of the February 17 employees who had terrorist ties and participated in attacks. They report “their identities have been provided to federal authorizes, none have been prosecuted.”