Immediately following the brutal siege on our U.S. annex in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed a ridiculous YouTube video dubbed "Innocence of Muslims" as the catalyst for the attack. Fortunately, her lie was swiftly debunked and the real terrorist-motives for the onslaught were revealed, but soon Clinton back-peddled and denied claiming she ever blamed the video as the culprit.
Since then, families of the Benghazi victims have come out to condemn Clinton's blatant lies and three members of the rescue team who were eyewitnesses of that grim scene in 2012, are siding with them against Clinton. The Daily Caller summarized a few key moments from a recent interview with the Benghazi rescue team:
Three members of the security team who responded to the attack on the Benghazi annex on Sept. 11, 2012 say that they believe the families of the four Americans killed that day when they say that then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton blamed an anti-Muslim video for the attacks during private conversations.
Clinton has denied claims made by the relatives of State Department information officer Sean Smith, and CIA operatives Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods that Clinton blamed the film, “Innocence of Muslims,” during a Sept. 14, 2012 memorial service for the victims. [...]
“Who would have a reason to lie? Why?” one of the security operators, Mark “Oz” Geist, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly during an interview on Monday. “They have no reason to tell anything but the truth,” he said of the families.
Geist was joined in the interview by Kris “Tanto” Paronto and John “Tig” Tiegen. The trio helped write the book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi,” which was adapted into the Bay-directed movie.
Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, a State Department information officer killed in Benghazi, has steadfastly maintained that Clinton blamed the video during their private conversation at the memorial service.
“She [Clinton] lied. She absolutely lied,” Smith said recently during an interview. Other families members of those fallen in Benghazi echoed Smith's sentiments:
Tyrone Woods’ father, Charles Woods, had a similar recollection, and even took notes following his conversation with Clinton.
“We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son,” Woods recalled during an interview with The Weekly Standard in October.
“I remember those words: ‘who was responsible for the death of your son.’ She was blaming him and blaming the movie,” Woods added.
Kate Quigley, the sister of Glen Doherty, has also criticized Clinton.
“She knows that she knew what happened that day and she wasn’t truthful,” Quigley said in an interview last month.
“I know Pat Smith, I know Katie Quigley, Glenn’s sister. We know Ty’s mom. We know what they told us was said and I know them very well,” Paronto told Fox’s Kelly.
“I know that they were told it was a video, because that’s what they told me and I believe Pat and Katie. I believe Charles Woods,” he added.
Clinton, of course, has simply denied, denied, denied. As if none of the victim's families have recollection of what actually happened. DC recalled a recent interview in which the Democrat presidential frontrunner said: "Not me, that's all I can tell you" when asked who said a YouTube video was the catalyst for the Benghazi attack.
The former Secretary of State's reckless handling of the Benghazi siege should, by all rights, derail her campaign for president -- especially as it showcases how she handles major foreign policy decisions and disregards American lives in a time of major crisis.
Unfortunately, with the help of the mainstream media and the public's short attention span, the Benghazi tragedy and Clinton's role in it is already forgotten by many of those who will cast their ballots in November.