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    The emerging scandal of what happened in Libya

    The emerging scandal of what happened in Libya

    It is plainly obvious that we have not been getting straight answers from Obama officials about what they knew and when they knew it about the dangers facing our consulate in Benghazi and throughout the region. It may be deception, or they may be so incompetent they still don’t know.

    There is credible information that there were warnings of trouble to come, and 9/11 itself should have put a consulate in a dangerous section of Libya on high alert with substantial protection afforded the Ambassador.  The story told by Susan Rice and Jay Carney that the attack was spontaneous is becoming laughable.

    There also is evidence emerging that the Ambassador was left with minimal protection. Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com reports as follows:

    According to a source close to Breitbart News and high up in the intelligence community, the Obama administration’s policy following Muammar Gaddafi’s death has been to keep a “low profile” during a chaotic time.

    For this reason, according to the source, American Marines were not stationed at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli or the American mission in Benghazi, as would typically have been the case. In the spirit of a “low profile,” the administration didn’t even want an American company in charge of private security. Blue Mountain, the British firm the State Department hired, was willing to abide by the “no bullets” Rules of Engagement (ROE), so were a logical fit for the contract. These sub-standard protections for American diplomats were signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the ROE.

    In essence, the Obama Administration tasked an unarmed British firm with security responsibilities that should have been handled by armed American servicemen, and it was all approved by the Secretary of State. Needless to say, the plan failed and an Ambassador was murdered, along with several others.

    As of now, the State Department has not disclosed the full State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya.

    We’ll see where this goes.  With the legacy media obsessed with getting Romney, it’s going to fall on others to get the truth out.  Whether that happens before the election remains to be seen.

    Update 9-19-2012 State Department Reverses Denial of Hiring British Security Firm in Benghazi.

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    PhillyGuy | September 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

    It’s not just Libya. Obama’s Afghanistan strategy is blowing up as well. His foreign policy is in shambles and yet we hear nothing about it. They focus on a tape of Mitt Romney.

    Remember when Bush was in office, the 3 networks would update their Iraq war casualty count every night? Notice we hear nothing about that now either.

    The Congress should call for the whole administration to resign immediately OldNuc posted above regarding Glenn Beck’s hypothesis that Ambassador Stevens was CIA, the two Navy SEAL were working on a weapons investigation, and Sean Smith sent a message that the house was surrounded and concern about getting out alive. Glen Beck’s hypothesis makes a lot more sense that what the administration is presenting as reality.
    It is the height of craziness that the Marines at the embassy in Egypt do not have live ammunition. Maybe the Israeli have some extra paintballs not used in the last flotilla fiasco but seriously, they need ammo for self-defense. Pray for the end of the present administration.

    *sigh* I used to do lectures on legal issues for researchers for a Fortune 100 company, and one module that I always included in the section on record-keeping was “good things happen to people who tell the truth.” The gist was that a researcher should just say what’s true to the best of his knowledge, at any given time.

    A human being giving a truthful answer is often relying on a huge spectrum of information that supplements the given set of facts that are the subject matter of the question. Where a person at least tries to tell the truth, there are often emergent supporting facts that can be found upon further examination.

    Lying is what unskilled amateurs do, and it invariably bites them back.


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