In a CBS interview last night, Morgan Jones tells his story about the events in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans last year, including U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.
Morgan was placed in charge of training the Libyan guard forces in charge of protecting the U.S. compound, where Ambassador Chris Stevens was stationed. Up to five months before the Benghazi attack, and upon arriving to Libya, Morgan Jones realized he was surrounded by al-Qaeda militants in Benghazi, who openly waved their al-Qaeda flag. Morgan Jones uses a pseudonym in order to protect his safety, and shares his full story in his upcoming book.
World News Report shows a clip of the CBS interview, where Morgan Jones explains how the compound had been overrun by al-Qaeda militants in Benghazi, adding Barack Obama’s state Department not only knew about it, but several requests were made for added U.S. military protection that were denied.
Morgan Jones spoke with Ambassador Chris Stevens on the day of the attack, in reference to his concerns about the security level at the U.S. compound. If the State Department, under Obama, was warned about the Benghazi attacks, the American public would expect there to have been extra security provided for Ambassador Christ Stevens and his staff at the compound. Instead, there have been allegations that there was a CIA run, and State Department lead, Benghazi cover up.
Morgan Jones placed Libyan security personnel at the compound, but the al-Qaeda militants did not kill them; instead, proclaiming:
We are not here to kill Libyans, we are here to kill Americans
In June, Al-Qaeda militants in Benghazi had already attempted to assassinate the British ambassador to Libya, and in released videos, al-Qaeda had informed the U.S. State Department they would be targeting the U.S. and the Red Cross as well. If Obama was warned about Benghazi, but failed to act, it would explain the State Department’s alleged Benghazi cover up, and hesitation to release further information on the attack, as has been requested repeatedly by the U.S. Congress.
Andy woods, a former Green Beret, and top security official in Tripoli, claims the attack was well planned by al-Qaeda; a mission that took training, experience, and personnel. He had warned the State Department the attack was on the way, and on its
last planning stages
Greg Hicks, deputy to Ambassador Chris Stevens, and a 22 year veteran of the foreign services, requested added security for the area, more than once. According to his statement, his last request was not even allowed to go forward. If the State Department, or Obama, was warned about Benghazi, as Hicks and others claim, there is still no answer from the Obama administration as to why further security was not provided. When the compound was finally attacked, Hicks claims for reasons unknown, he was totally denied military back up.
Since the event, there have been allegation of a CIA led, Benghazi cover up; with witnesses to the Benghazi attack saying they have felt threatened, even harassed, if they spoke to media or congressional sources. It is reported that al-Qaeda leader, Sufian bin Qumu, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was one of the coordinators of the attack. President Obama has promised to shut down Guantanamo Bay detention center this year; releasing, or bringing to trial all remaining prisoners.