Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Benghazi--It could have been prevented

Updates below.

If this had happened under a Republican administration, the leftist media would be demanding the head of the Secretary of State. They would be demanding the impeachment of an incompetent President. But because it's Barack Hussein Obama's administration, the Libyan attacks and murders at the American consulate have been largely ignored by the liberal press. Instead, the headlines for days from the leftist press were all about Romney, how he shoots before he aims, how the timing of his criticisms was wrong.

Well, I say to Romney, buddy, let it rip, because the leftist press is going to tear you up for anything you say, how you say it, and when you say it anyway.

It is now being reported that the O administration's State Department had advance knowledge that an attack was coming two days before 9/11 when the four Americans were killed. The exclusive report first came from the UK Independent: "Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination." Then yesterday, Fox News reported, from "an intelligence source on the ground in Libya," that there was no demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi prior to the killing of Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans. "There was no protest and the attacks were not spontaneous," the source said, adding the attack "was planned and had nothing to do with the movie."

The O adminstration has come out with lie after lie about what happened in Libya, starting on day one with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her career ought to be over. We should be demanding that she either resign or be fired. However, naturally, the O administration is denying prior knowledge of the plot of the attack--and it all depends what the meaning of is, is. Said a spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: "We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent." Actionable. How carefully they parse their words.

Barack Obama's Middle East policies have failed. The narcissist-in-chief who thought his mere Barackiness would change the way the ME sees America was wrong. Barack Obama is a failure on a grand scale. He's an amateur in over his head. God help the USA and the world if the man is put back in office for a second term.

Update: Senator Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina), is calling for a congressional investigation into the consulate attack: "The Obama Administration's insistence that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya resulted from a riot inspired by a film, rather than a planned and coordinated attack, defies common sense. . . . The bottom line is statements by the Obama Administration must be properly scrutinized, and that is the proper role of Congress."

Other updates. We have Marines at the French embassy but not in Libya? What gives with that? Evidently, the O administration decided to keep a "low profile" in Libya following Muammar Gaddafi's death. WTF? Protection of the American mission in Benghazi was outsourced to a British firm, since O didn't even want an American company in charge of private security. The British firm (note my "shocked" face) was willing to abide by the "no bullets" Rules of Engagement (ROE). Somewhere there is a ROE document for Libya with Hillary Clinton's signature on it. So where was this British security team? Did they run away? Why haven't we heard that a few of them died or were injured in the attack?

The State Department has declined to make the ROE for Libya available. Breitbart News has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the document.

The Wall Street Journal reports that there were just four Libyan military guards on the exterior perimeter who may have been armed, but who were ordered not to fire in order not to "inflame" the situation.

The investigation into what happened to the four Americans killed in the attack has been given to the FBI, so now the State Department and Obama can hide behind that fact, saying, "[w]e have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. Government may or may not be learning about how any of this happened . . . not any of it . . . until after the election Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that it's got." So our man Barry is now securely behind two firewalls--his toady at the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, and the leftist press, who won't report any of this anyway.

Isn't it great that Obama is so well-protected from any sort of criticism about what happened when four Americans were killed in Benghazi. Too bad Ambassador Stevens and his security personnel weren't equally protected.

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