Jake Tapper, één van de beste onderzoeksjournalisten in Amerika, werkzaam voor ABC News, heeft een memo ontdekt waaruit blijkt dat het Witte Huis Amerikaanse diplomaten in Libië simpelweg in de kou liet staan:
ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties.
Hij legt uit:
No one has yet to argue that the DC-3 would have definitively made a difference for the four Americans killed that night. The security team in question, after all, left Libya in August.
But the question – both for the State Department, which is conducting an internal investigation, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding hearings next week – is whether officials in Washington, D.C., specifically at the State Department, were as aware as they should have been about the deteriorating security situation in Libya, and whether officials were doing everything they could to protect Americans in that country.
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