WASHINGTON -- An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to "grossly" inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi. "Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the panel said.
The obese assistant secretary of state for security, or some such thing, Charlene Lamb, acknowledged that Sullivan had made repeated requests for additional security, but that she, after consulting with ´senior state department officials´ decided that it would be better to train more locals for security duties. Who were the senior state department officials? Had to include hillary. And such a decision would be typical of the arrogant hillary we knew as first lady. (She has hidden that attitude at State, but it still is what she is.)
That was my thought #4. They don´t blame anyone and everyone did their job? If that is the case, then why are there 4 dead Americans and many more wounded and no one came to help? Point the finger of blame where it belongs on two people, Obama and Clinton!
And Hillary still absent (as is our President):" lst an Australian wine tasting, then flu (?) and finally a fall???????? HOW does the woman maintain her ratings---people just not paying attention? And now we have this poor ex Marine in a Mexican jail on a bogus charge and with the parents being besieged for $ by the "police", and neither she nor Obama say a thing---Carney says Obama was not aware! WE get the government we deserve!!!!!!!!
Systematic goes to the entire system--systematic failure means the system in place and those operating this system FAILED--And they failed at a horribly deadly level. And no one in this so-called administration owns any of this failure--NO ONE! This country is as leaderless as it has been in its history. Honor and Pride in our White House is gone.
I want to know who gave the order to "stand down". That´s the one who signed the death warrant for the 4 brave people. For some reason that info isn´t coming out. Is it a wonder why "we the people" have stopped listening.
Review was as expected - while the drunk hag that is sos danced with bottles drunk as a skunk, she ignored appeals for help. Too right, flapears and hag should be run out of town on a spiked rail, along with their entourage and everyone that voted for this moron in the WH and that goes double for the blacks that still defend this worthless clod.
Last paragraph: "The Board found no evidence of any undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington or from the military combatant commanders," it said. To the contrary, the report said the evacuation of the dead and wounded 12 hours after the initial attack was due to "exceptional U.S. government coordination and military response" that helped save the lives of two seriously wounded Americans.
This was heroism from the Seals at the Annex. They were initially denied permission and told to wait until Command checked with "local security" (you know, the one who fled just before the shooting started). All pleas for help from the Seals were ignored. How can AP print such excrement knowing that it is a whitewash?
We are offered mismanagement and incompetence as a distraction to keep us from discussing the deliberate risks taken to avoid contradicting a political message. Sad truth is a good portion of the voting public will fall for it like Hilliary´s boo boo.
I believe these people (in particular Obama and Hillary) think they´re just a little bit above the rest of us, and should not be held accountable or be criticized for anything that goes wrong on their watch.
The four brave Americans who were killed were relying on these people to carry out their responsibilities, and they did not. I don´t believe for a minute that Hillary actually suffered an injury, keeping her from testifying. When it was reported she would be testifying about this incident I wondered at the time, "How is she going to get out of this one?" Well, she did. These people are so calculating - and slippery.
PHOOEY!!! This ´review´ is not worth the time spent on it but it was exactly what I expected ~ bupkis. We have an Administration (and I use that term loosely) who is totally unwilling to be held account for ANYTHING. I suppose I just have to sit right, have patience and wait for these folks to receive the divine justice they so richly deserve.
6. When was the funeral (not that sham of a memorial may Obama and Clinton rot). Can´t find mention of it in searches. One would expect *some* coverage of an American Ambassador who died in the service of his country.
7. And how are those 30 +/- survivors doing these days? Everybody feeling well?
Yes, we´re going to have to wait for the next set of open hearings coming. I´m glad my Senator Inhoffe came out saying it was a blatant cover up. Hillary fainted too soon. She will be quite well when these hearings start.
When I think of how this tragedy was covered (not) and how it would have been if GW Bush had been president, my blood boils.
Had Obama lost, there would have been a real investigation, but, that´s how life is in these so-called United States!
Only when we as a nation make a stand for righteousness will there be real investigations, truth brought forward and those guilty suffer the consequences of their actions.
The liberal media will ever back up this current administration.
Sadly, it may only come to pass on Judgment Day when the truth is finally known.
God is not mocked - what we sow, we reap! That in itself is a reminder to those who have usurped God´s power and set themselves up as judge/jury, freeing those who support them and condemning those who have the bravery/audacity to stand up against political correctness which has taken over the God-given right of freedom.
Pray for America! We are at a place in history where we will sink or swim, depending upon our trust in God, His Word and His will/way to again be honored and obeyed!
Is this the way Hitler began? Power has become the means by which this government controls everything! What happened to our democratic system and the 3 branches of government to keep order throughout the land.
Merry Christmas to all who cherish God´s Gift (Jesus) to mankind! May all who receive Him rejoice in His presence within and one day to be recognized by our government! That is the prayer I daily pray!
1. Exactly what was slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens actually doing in Benghazi on that day?
2. There has yet to be any official disclosure from American sources regarding cause of death for Stevens or the other three killed during the terrorist attack. Were they raped as reported in the Lebanon press?
3. Was Barack Obama inside the Situation Room during the attack? If not, why not?
4. And who then was?
5. Who gave the stand down order thus allowing Stevens and the other Americans to be killed?
6. And, what exactly was the Turkish Counsel meeting with Ambassador Stevens on 9/11 for..how did he walk by the Terrorists unscathed?
7. Lockheed resignation of Chief Operating Officer after he tripled sales in 2011 for same reason as Petraeus...another affair...stinks to the Missile high heavens...speaking of Lochkeed´s Missile sales and shipments to Libya...where is that investigation of a president conducting an illegal, unapproved WAR ...without any approval by Congress
Charlene Lamb (resigned) - it was she who directly managed security staffing and budgeting for same for 280+ embassies and consulates throughout the world. However the underlying development of the formula for defending Benghazi - the type and numbers of security personnel - came from further up the line. That would be Boswell. But one had the feeling, watching the House Oversight Committee hearing in early October, that neither of these would have developed a specific security plan without Kennedy´s input and/or approvel.
The answer for America is found in Psalm 81. If you will read this one, insert America for Israel, you will understand what is going on.
It starts by:
Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob. (this is our heritage as Christians, sons of Abraham through the covenant)
God goes on to say how often He has come to our aid, delivered US from evil here/abroad.
Vs. 8 says: Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel (America), if you will listen to Me! There shall be no foreign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god. I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Oopen your mouth wide and I will fill it.
But, my people would not heed My voice, and Israel(America) would have none of Me, so I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel (America) would walk in My ways! I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn My hand against their adversaries. The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, but their fate would endure forever. He would have fed them also with the finest wheat and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.
Selah - (stop and consider this!) Amen
We need to make a stand for Righteousness in our God-given country (America!)
Most of the American public simply do not care about this issue. With the aid of the MSM, this will eventually disappear. A few Republicans who progressively pursue this, will be branded extremists and sore loosers.
This is the country we have now. I predict Hillary could be president in 2016 if she wants it bad enough. That is, unless, the Democrats run another person of color.
Since all these agencies are under the administration tent one person and one only is responsible for all acts by any one of them. That one is currently B.Obama. If he did not personally order the stand down he set the parameters for the operation of that agency --he is guilty of the cover up. His run around the Constitution has resulted in murder mayhem and lies. Also the non American guards supposedly on site as protection are now disclosed as being on strike for higher wages. Just who was paying those wages? We know who and why we are paying foreigners instead of Americans?
Nothing will EVER become of this. Remember they are denmocrats and they can get away with anything. Hillary won´t tell anything, Obama won´t tell anything and it will die right there. That is the way everything is going to go for the next four years (and maybe more than that) so get used to it........
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