As an investigation continues into the Obama administration’s response to the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Fox News recently released some shocking new allegations revealing how obvious the threat to Americans in the region truly was.
According to multiple sources, the group believed to be responsible for that attack moved into a house next door to the consulate in the months leading up to the raid that left four Americans dead.
“We warned D.C. about the guys who moved in next door,” one source explained, “but nobody knew what to do and nothing was done.”
The Fox report indicates that Ansar al-Sharia operatives used the house as its headquarters for the mission, stockpiling weaponry and other supplies while planning the deadly attack. Members of the group reportedly moved into the neighboring house less than a month after Americans began using the structure as the consulate.
One source within the Department of State suggested that the agency “specifically denied” requests for a machine gun to ward off potential attacks “because they said it would upset the locals.”
Among other security requests, Fox News indicates that Americans at the consulate asked for sandbags to form a barrier between themselves and their neighbors.
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Fox News talked to another source who said that those in and around the consulate were keenly aware of the threat posed by those in the neighboring house. When sent in to rescue besieged Americans in the consulate on the night of the attack, reports indicate that responders “made sure to make a left turn” upon leaving to avoid the Ansar al-Sharia house located to the right.
Another startling revelation included in the report indicates that a local militia given a U.S. contract to protect Americans in Benghazi was likely in on the murderous plot.
“It is truly one of the worst outsourcing decisions of all time,” a source concluded.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom