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Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 1, 2012

Posted on 11/01/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT by raptor22

Scandal: A month before the terrorist attack, the State Department was warned Benghazi couldn't protect itself and was surrounded by Islamist militia and al-Qaida camps. It was 3 a.m. and the administration pressed "snooze."

When the U.S. mission in Benghazi called an Aug. 15 emergency meeting, it wasn't to discuss an obscure Internet video. It was to discuss the lack of security for a consulate surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps.

An Aug. 16 cable to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and obtained by Fox News reported that the State Department's senior security officer "expressed concerns with the ability to defend post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support and the overall size of the compound."

We note use of the phrase "coordinated attack" one month before just such an attack occurred. It's a phrase the administration didn't use for weeks after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack for which the al-Qaida-linked group Ansar al-Sharia took credit as it was happening.

The cable also mentioned the consulate's Emergency Action Committee discussing "the location of approximately 10 Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


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1 posted on 11/01/2012 3:47:18 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

This pretty much say it all.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 3:50:47 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: raptor22
Criminal negligence is a kind description of what the Obama Administration did. Murder and treason might be more accurate..
3 posted on 11/01/2012 3:55:30 PM PDT by detective
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MEMRI.org - Spech Dispatch No. 5034: "ARAB TV REPORT EXPOSES LAX SECURITY AT U.S. CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI PRIOR TO AMBASSADOR STEVEN'S ARRIVAL AND SECURITY BREACH PRIOR TO ATTACK -- REVEALED BY DOCUMENTS GATHERED AT CONSULATE FOLLOWING ATTACK" (November 1, 2012) (Read More…)
MEMRI.org - Video Clip no. 3629 Broadcast: November 1, 2012: "TV CHANNEL EXPOSES SECURITY BREACH AT U.S. BENGHAZI CONSULATE IN DOCUMENT GATHERED FOLLOWING ATTACK" (November 1, 2012) (Watch Here)

4 posted on 11/02/2012 1:27:03 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Correcting the word “DOCUMENT” in post no. 4 to “DOCUMENTS.”


5 posted on 11/02/2012 1:28:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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