60 Minutes: US Was Warned About Benghazi Attack


Lara Logan’s reporting on Benghazi has been excellent, and last night 60 Minutes aired Logan’s report on the terrorist attack and the events leading up to it. It’s pretty clear that the attack was pre-planned and the United States had ample warning of the attack before it happened. Yet they did nothing and then tried to cover it up.

When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth time that the United States had lost an ambassador to its enemies. The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship. But for those who lived through it, there’s nothing confusing about what happened, and they share a sense of profound frustration because they say they saw it coming.

Tonight, you will hear for the first time from a security officer who witnessed the attack. He calls himself, Morgan Jones, a pseudonym he’s using for his own safety. A former British soldier, he’s been helping to keep U.S. diplomats and military leaders safe for the last decade. On a night he describes as sheer hell, Morgan Jones snuck into a Benghazi hospital that was under the control of al Qaeda terrorists, desperate to find out if one of his close friends from the U.S. Special Mission was the American he’d been told was there.

The full transcript can be found here.

Here’s the video, via The Lid: