As the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya, Gregory Hicks was on the ground at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on September 11, 2012, when terrorists launched two attacks on American compounds in Benghazi.…
…Hicks was number two to Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attacks. With Stevens in Benghazi on September 11, Hicks was the top Foreign Service official at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. When the first U.S. compound in Benghazi fell under attack, Hicks reportedly took the frantic call.
‘Greg, we are under attack,’ Ambassador Stevens told Hicks on the phone. Those were the last words he heard from Stevens.
Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.
‘We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment,’ one eyewitness told CBS News. ‘Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: ‘Send reinforcements…‘
“…they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed.…”
DERELICTION OF DUTY AND TREASON
To be told that help is not forthcoming is unacceptable. One need not be a rocket scientist to realize that the Americans on the ground were in the midst of a deadly situation and the only answers that came their ways was “no”, “no,” “no”?
The response by the Obama administration to deny our men on the ground in Libya assistance while putting into play a cover-up is self-serving, despicable, a dereliction of duty, smacks of treason and perjury by Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and cohorts.
There must be accountability and hell must rain down upon Obama, the White House, Clinton, the State Department, Susan Rice, Leon Panetta, Victoria Nuland, etc.
They are unreliable, lack credibility, anti-American and don’t give a damn about our country, its people, let alone the courageous men and women and their families who sacrifice so much for this country as proven by the mishandling and cover up of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Had this come out before Election Day 2012, I have no doubt that Barack Obama would not have been re-elected.
May God bless and protect Messrs. Hicks, Nordstrom and Thompson. All three are true patriots and the trio of whistleblowers scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee Congressional hearing this Wednesday.
The hits just keep on coming and the betrayal is endless. Suggested reading: Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told “you can’t go” to Benghazi during attacks.