Bloody hand prints, stolen documents and shocking security failings: Harrowing pictures inside crumbling U.S. consulate
In the wake of the deadly U.S. consulate attack in Libya’s second-largest city, disturbing images have emerged of the embassy, which is now little more than bloodied rubble that has been looted, torched, and trampled upon.
These images are only part of the story, as it has been revealed today that a major security breach could have been the reason that American Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, were killed in Tuesday’s attack.
Reports have also circulated that the attack in Benghazi was an inside job and that the U.S. Department of State knew of the attack up to 48 hours ahead of time, yet chose to do nothing.
That last paragraph makes me cringe: Why not? Worst case, nothing happens. Best case: you have a heads up to allow time to set the security conditions to protect yourself….