Selective memory? Clinton says US ‘didn’t lose a single person’ in Libya (VIDEO)


US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton appeared to overlook the killing of four US citizens during an attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi when insisting Monday that “we did not lose a single person in Libya”.

Clinton was US Secretary of State at the time of the Libyan intervention and the attack on the Benghazi site.

On the night of September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other US citizens. It emerged that the compound had inadequate security in place, and staff had raised concerns about the issue prior to the attack.

It was the first time since the murder of the then-US Ambassador to Afghanistan in 1979 that a US ambassador was killed in the line of duty. The Benghazi killings sparked an FBI investigation and a Congressional inquiry at which Clinton claimed responsibility for the tragedy.

Speaking at a Democratic town hall event Monday, Clinton defended US support for the NATO-led intervention in Libya in March 2011.

“Libya was a different kind of calculation and we didn’t lose a single person,” she insisted.

“We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab allies in working with NATO, and now we’ve got to support the Libyan people.”

Clinton then proceeded to overlook the hundreds of thousands of Libyan citizens who fled the violence.

“Is Libya perfect? It isn’t,” Clinton conceded.

“Changing from a dictator who has hollowed out your country to something resembling a functioning state and hopefully even more of a democratic one doesn’t happen overnight,” Clinton said.

“And we’ve got to continue to support the Libyan people to give them a chance, otherwise you see what’s happening in Syria with the consequences of millions of people flooding out of Syria, with more than 250,000 people killed, with terrorist groups like ISIS taking up huge swath of territory, as big as some of the states in that area.”

Via RT. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

  • Giney Newport

    Freedom to the illegally occupied Libyan Jamahiriya! Green Libya is Free Libya you lying BITCH!

  • Giney Newport

    Libya after Hillary

  • Giney Newport

    Can we get some humanitarian aid at Hillary’s house?

  • doodaa

    She wants it to be true so she will deny. Typical psycho. “Benghazi? I don’t know what you are talking about.” She is also counting on American’s short attention span. Second thought…is she that smart?

  • chris

    killary is delusional. or has developed alzhiemers disease.libya was a fully functioning state until she got her filthy hands on it.

  • Zaphod Braden

    “THE BIG LIE” DemoNAZIS are adopting all of the Nazi tactics
    NAZI = National SOCIALIST Workers Party
    Sanders/Clinton/DEMOCRATS = SOCIALIST
    NAZIS broke up opposition political party rallies to SUPPRESS FREE SPEECH
    DEMOCRATS break up TRUMP political rallies to SUPPRESS FREE SPEECH
    #BLM and #moveon are funded by SOROS
    The “BROWNSHIRTS” The Sturmabteilung S.A. literally “Storm Detachment”) functioned as the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party. It played a significant role in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. Their primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties,
    The SOCIALISTS have a history of using violence to close down debate when they don’t like what they are hearing. If democracy doesn’t give them what they want they just take it.
    NEXT they wheel out Hitler’s “The BIG LIE”, the violence is all Trump’s fault. Trump MADE those THUGS go to his rallies and cause trouble.