Today: Sunday, 3 March 2024 year

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

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.”