Hillary Clinton: Facing the Consequences of Her Lies on 2012 Benghazi Attack

Last Updated: November 4, 2015

The former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, on Thursday, had withstood the 11-hour congressional hearing surrounding the 2012 Benghazi Attack. Hillary admittedly took responsibility but handled the republican criticisms without inconvenience.

The Benghazi Attack was committed three years ago, September 11, 2012, just eleven years after the 9/11 attacks by the al-Queda terrorist groups. On the night of the Benghazi attack, terrorists raged into the US consulate in Benghazi and killed the US ambassador Chris Stevens, along with other three Americans.

Nonetheless, Hillary and the Obama administration averted the truth by putting the blame on some religious video, setting aside the possibility of terrorism. Everything about the attack was believed to be insignificant until the Benghazi committee uncovered the private emails of Hillary, Real Clear Politics reports.

Following the attack, Hillary emailed her daughter, and also informed the Libyan president and the prime minister of Egypt that the attack was planned, and therefore, it is clearly an act of terrorism.

Clinton’s decision to hide the true motive of the attack would ultimately affect her disposition. Whatever her motives, the public is seeing her as dishonest and untrustworthy. The moment she lied about the video, she has threatened the national security of the US by allowing herself to be silent about the intention of the attackers.

Clinton could have appeared in public with a more aggressive policy on diplomatic missions, and she could have used her connections to track down the attackers, or she could have simply humbled herself and informed the public about the little security offered to Benghazi. As reported by Real Clear Politics, “She made no public protest when Susan Rice, then ambassador to the United Nations, blamed the video for the attacks on five Sunday interview shows Sept. 16. Nor did she demur when President Obama was still decrying the video in his speech to the United Nations Sept. 25.”

  • charlie468

    There seem to be a lot of lies around Benghazi. Lets start with the 5 above. All of which have been discounted by the 7 or 8 prior hearings and reports.

  • Fernando Bernal

    ok lets dispell the “lies”

    1.- it was the diplomat who wanted a small security detail, not the secretary of state, this was found in the countless congressional and independent hearings and investigations conducted by congress and other groups.
    2.- security video was found not to be doctored bu the countless congressional and independent hearings and investigations conducted by congress and other groups.
    3.-intelligence at the time, just like the 9/11 “weapons of mass destruction” concluded that the attack was sparked by the video of the prophet Mohamed.
    4.- all witnesses came to congressional and independent investigations on an invitation and volunteer basis, no silencing occurred.
    5.- congress can call on more investigations if they believe they have been lied to, this has obviously happened, Hillary not only endured many investigations of her departments conduct through this attack, she endured an 11 hour hearing on it, which again, found no misconduct, or anything new that was not found on the previous countless investigations.