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(Politico)   Benghazi consulate had no Marine protection - but c'mon, it's Libya. Who could have predicted things might go pear-shaped in a place like that?   ( politico.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Benghazi, Libya, Ambassadors of the United States, protections, u.s. consulate, surveillance aircraft, Libyan rebels, Defense Secretary Robert Gates  
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2012-09-13 08:48:17 PM  
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They knew 48 hours before hand this attack in Libya was likely? Really? I wish they would name those 'sources'. Where is Julian Assange when you need him? That of course would the delicious irony, if WikiLeaks were to reveal that information. Libtard Obama Pole smokers heads would explode.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.
 
2012-09-13 08:53:31 PM  

X-boxershorts: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Lt. Cheese Weasel: X-boxershorts: Lt. Cheese Weasel: CowboyUpCowgirlDown: It wouldn't surprise me if those 4 Libyans weren't in on it: I'd be shocked if any of them died.

If they weren't in on it, the more likely is they simply disappeared once the shooting started.....Do you honestly think any of those fargin bastards would willingly fight/die defending americans? Please.

Whole thing stinks to high hell. You're doing a great job Obama. Keep it up. You're batting a solid 0 fer so far. Our enemies in this world are watching and laughing.

The fact that there was a 4-5 hour gun battle lends your entire argument to the realm of..."HEY..I'M A PARTISAN DERP FACTOrY"

Go derp yourself you farking traitor

Where's your sparkly Eagle? The 4-5 hour gun battle was likely Sean Smith and the other ex Seal vs 20. Where's the other 4 bodies if they fought?

Moran.

So when you have the citation backing your claims, we'd all like to see it. News all says 4 americans dead. That's it. 3 security officers and 1 ambassador. Don't see any Libyan bodies do you?

Do your own lazy brained self flagellating research you turdstick

Or watch...dickferbrains: Yeah, we get it it. It's a liberal source so you won't click

Again, challenge the content thereof..... or suffer my mockery ad infinitum...


Your mockery is tantamount to a single pixel out on a 1080p display. You know it's there, but it's so insignificant, it's like worrying about the sun running out of hydrogen in 8 billion years. There is no reason to bother.
 
2012-09-13 09:05:25 PM  

X-boxershorts: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Lt. Cheese Weasel: X-boxershorts: Lt. Cheese Weasel: CowboyUpCowgirlDown: It wouldn't surprise me if those 4 Libyans weren't in on it: I'd be shocked if any of them died.

If they weren't in on it, the more likely is they simply disappeared once the shooting started.....Do you honestly think any of those fargin bastards would willingly fight/die defending americans? Please.

Whole thing stinks to high hell. You're doing a great job Obama. Keep it up. You're batting a solid 0 fer so far. Our enemies in this world are watching and laughing.

The fact that there was a 4-5 hour gun battle lends your entire argument to the realm of..."HEY..I'M A PARTISAN DERP FACTOrY"

Go derp yourself you farking traitor

Where's your sparkly Eagle? The 4-5 hour gun battle was likely Sean Smith and the other ex Seal vs 20. Where's the other 4 bodies if they fought?

Moran.

So when you have the citation backing your claims, we'd all like to see it. News all says 4 americans dead. That's it. 3 security officers and 1 ambassador. Don't see any Libyan bodies do you?

Do your own lazy brained self flagellating research you turdstick

Or watch...dickferbrains: Yeah, we get it it. It's a liberal source so you won't click

Again, challenge the content thereof..... or suffer my mockery ad infinitum...

Wissam Buhmeid, the commander of the Tripoli government-sanctioned Libya's Shield Brigade, effectively a police force for Benghazi, maintained that it was anger over the Mohamed video which made the guards abandon their post. "There were definitely people from the security forces who let the attack happen because they were themselves offended by the film; they would absolutely put their loyalty to the Prophet over the consulate. The deaths are all nothing compared to insulting the Prophet."


You need anything else you repulsive worm? Crawl back into your hole and bite your pillow. We'll let you know when the shooting is over.
 
2012-09-14 12:10:22 AM  

HK-MP5-SD: Sometime in the last few months a terrorist walked by that consulate and said "Wow, I bet a fairly small group of armed men could destroy that building and kill lots of Americans". It will be interesting to find out if any of our people also walked by and said "Wow, I bet a fairly small group of armed men could destroy that building and kill lots of Americans". If our people did notice, who did they tell and what did the people who were told do about it.

Also the rescue team that was sent out by the embassy was only 8 men, not even a full squad of Marines. The consulate was in flames, the entire staff on the run and they could only spare 8 marines? Sounds like the embassy is under protected too. Especially for an embassy in a country where there was a recent rebellion, known groups of armed islamic radicals and a weak central government.


Heh... What makes you think it takes more than 8?

/sworn at twice
//needed the education
/obviously
 
2012-09-14 08:25:47 AM  

CowboyUpCowgirlDown: CNN interviewed a Libyan named Fathi Baja who says he had breakfast with Abamassdor Stevens the day of the attack. Per Mr. Baja, there were four Libyan security guards on duty, armed with Ak-47s, and no Americans. 20 vs. 4 are difficult odds assuming the attackers had the element of surprise, and the 4 defenders weren't prepared to die.

It wouldn't surprise me if those 4 Libyans weren't in on it: I'd be shocked if any of them died.

Time interview here


I seem to recall reading somewhere that 10 Libyans died defending the consulate and its personnel during the attack, so I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the hate-bus if I were you.
 
2012-09-14 09:59:03 AM  

pxlboy: pkellmey: tereklusec: AverageAmericanGuy: OldManDownDRoad: AverageAmericanGuy: advex101: Is it too much of a fact load to point out that the Embassy is in Tripoli. The facility in Benghazi is a consulate. Kind of like a field office.

Americans don't really understand that kind of stuff. Most never leave their home county.

Nonsense. There's 50k+ in Afghanistan this very minute.

You have a funny definition of 'most'

Off the cuff speculation or not, I wonder what the real numbers on that statistic is. What percentage of Americans have traveled to a country outside of the US? Outside the Western Hemisphere?

Less than one third have a U.S. passport, per CNN.

It's the kind of attitude I have heard of and only rarely encountered. I met a woman who was a petrified at the idea of going to a big city, let alone another country. She was a small town lady, not an agoraphobic.


We are really lucky enough to have an incredibly diverse culture in various areas of this country, with enough interesting things that I rarely leave the U.S. I live near a large city, but I try to keep my distance and to explore as much as I can in the smaller surrounding areas, as I might do in a foriegn country. I really find those experience are often more varied than many city experiences can provide .
 
2012-09-15 03:48:48 PM  
Not to worry. apparently Marine's are being sent to use their fingers, fists, feet and heads to protect consulates. Since they won't be allowed live ammo
 
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