Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have released State Dept documents that show Ambassador Christopher Stevens clearly expressed concerns about security months before his death.The documents, 166 pages in total, contain a
Stevens put it this way: "What we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks."
Another cable that bore Stevens'
Stevens explicitly mentioned the Libyan police and security forces that were guarding the U.S. consulate. He said those forces "were too weak" to keep the site secure.
These cables and the concerns expressed in them were nothing new. In late June, following attacks earlier that month, Stevens had written that the attackers "seemed to be targeting the Christians supervising the management of the consulate" and that "Islamic extremism appeared to be on the rise in eastern Libya."
In other words, months before the Sept 11 attacks took place, spontaneous uprisings were ruled out. The attack on Benghazi was "targeted and discriminate."