Skip to comments.Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack
Posted on 11/02/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT by Jay777
Senior counterterrorism officials felt cut out of the loop the night of the attack on the Benghazi consulate, according to emails that were shared with Fox News by military sources who are familiar with discussions of how to respond the night of the Sept. 11 attack.
Top State Department officials decided not to send an interagency rapid response unit designed to respond to terrorist attacks known as a FEST team, a Foreign Emergency Support Team. This team from the State Department and CIA has a military Joint Special Operations Command element to it and has been routinely deployed to assist in investigations -- for instance, after the USS Cole bombing and the bombings at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
That team, these counterterrorism officials argue, could have helped the FBI gain access to the site in Benghazi faster. It ultimately took the FBI 24 days.
"The response process was isolated at the most senior level," according to one intelligence source. "Counterterrorism professionals were not consulted and a decision was taken to send the FBI on its own without the enablers that would have allowed its agents to gain access to the site in Benghazi in a timely manner." The FBI team did not get on the ground in Benghazi for several weeks after the attack and at that point any "evidence" had been rifled through by looters and journalists.
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To protect Obamzo’s reelection, they fabricated the story it was not a terrorist attack and they were determined to stick to that lie no matter what —— evidenced Susan Rice’s unbelievable tour of the Sunday Talk shows.
It's always the same.
I think the word is “inept”.
I think the word is “inept”.
The State Dept. has bigger concerns- like making sure the UN monitors our elections.
Fox is putting obama in a box he can’t get out of.
I’ve tried to avoid speculation, especially about cloak and dagger stuff, but it’s become clear that the so-called consulate in Benghazi had more spooks than a B&B in Gettysburg.
All Obama has to do now is say that the investigation’s concluded and the conclusion is classified Beyond Sensitive. Even he wasn’t told! And if he had been, Colonel Flagg would have had to...see to him.
You’re being too kind. Inept implies an omission of something critical...
...this crowd went one step further and COMMITTED to trying to obfuscate and cover up the issue at hand. And Rice, HRC,Panetta, Petreus and Obama are all in the same bed here...
Ambassador Stevens defied all the warnings, signals and real dangers himself to trek off to remote Benghazi while vastly underarmed for some reason. What was it?
Was he so ideologically bent, in the way of most Leftists, that he defied both the odds and human reason, or, like some sixties flower child thought somehow that smiling, trusting diplomacy and tolerance and endless negotiation with the blood thirsty would win the day?
What the heck was an ambassador doing in the enemy camp region?
His assignment may be what they want to keep a lid on.
After it became obvious that Obama had done nothing to rescue Americans from a terrorist attack, the Obama Administration went into spin control to try and characterize it as a spontaneous demonstration over an obscure YouTube video.
I have no doubt that the first thing that Obama thought about was how bad Carter looked after his failed attempt to rescue the American hostages from Iran. Of course, at least Carter attempted a rescue.
Yep. The story strains credulity. Amb. Stevens was in Benghazi for the opening of a hospital, or was it a school? And doing this was so important that he went directly into a terrible security situation that he was well apprised of, and on 9/11 to boot? And what about that Turkish ambassador who was his last meeting of the day, right before the attack? Who is this person? What was so important that this meeting couldn't take place in relatively secure Tripoli?
It's always the same.
You know it's bad for the campaign when they're using Led Zeppelin as the inspiration for their excuses.
Was there no supervision or follow through for 7 hours??? In the situation room, when the initial phone call came 9:40pm at the Consulate, Obama gave an order to secure those Americans, how long do you watch video from the drones before you figure out the orders arent being followed?
Obama says when the initial phone call came, he gave an order to secure those Americans;
Obama Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harms way;
I went to click like on your post, but this isn’t facebook. Good job! :)
Looks more like the Obama Administration was Dazed and Confused during the attack.
Lol, it would be great to have a like button. I find myself wanting to do that here all the time!
Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown
YOur seats are confirmed on the HIndenburg II inaugural flight , Mr. Pres__ent.
Think you've got it 100%.
There is absolutely no way this all went down without Zer0's input.
Hadn't a hole been blown in the embassy perimeter wall the week before? And the Brits abandoned their embassy because of threats?
Obama stuck with the FBI and his trusted FBI director...you remember him, he couldn’t look up, couldn’t look America in the eye at the press conference (the national embarassment) following the Gabby Giffords shooting. He towed the line and wore his disgrace. He’s an Obama man for sure, he’ll reach the preferred conclusion on Benghazi.