American personnel who were in Benghazi the night of the 2012 embassy terror attack are shocked and angry to discover the CIA never investigated the horrific events, even though two CIA workers were slain.
Two ex-Navy SEALs working for the CIA were killed along with former Ambassador Chris Stevens and many at the CIA believed that the agency’s inspector general had an investigation in the works, but it turns out that this may be yet another element of Obama’s attempt to cover the disaster up rather than reveal the extent of his administration’s mis-management of the situation.
One person close to the issue told Fox News: “They should be doing an investigation to see what the chief of base in Benghazi and station chief in Tripoli did that night. If they did, they’d find out there were some major mistakes.”
This source claimed an investigation would likely uncover a lot of details the public does not know.
Asked why such a probe has not been launched, a CIA spokesman said: “CIA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) always reviews carefully every matter that is brought to its attention, and takes appropriate action based on a variety of factors.”
Still, at least two complaints were filed by CIA employees concerned about the attack, which began at the U.S. compound and eventually spread to the CIA annex one mile away. There is no question that CIA personnel saved a lot of lives; those on the ground that night continue to herald the heroism of the individuals who responded to try and help Stevens and others under attack.
Yet questions remain about the overall decision-making, possible destruction of evidence and warnings of an impending attack.