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U.S. May Have Put Mistaken
Faith in Libya Site’s Security

New York Times, by Eric Schmitt*

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/30/2012 10:06:38 PM

WASHINGTON — A speedy and effective response by newly trained Libyan security guards to a roadside bombing outside the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi in June may have resulted in underestimating the security threat to the personnel stationed there, according to counterterrorism and State Department officials, even as threat warnings escalated in the weeks leading to the attack last month that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The guards’ aggressive action in June came after the mission’s defenses and training were strengthened at the recommendation of a small team of Special Forces soldiers who augmented

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*David D. Kirkpatrick and Suliman Ali Zway. [Also with Steven Lee Myers, Michael S. Schmidt, and Kitty Bennett]
No - it's called being L-A-Z-Y and too politically correct to do the right thing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 9/30/2012 10:16:46 PM     (No. 8901104)

Not USA but Clinton and obama.
4 people dead as a result.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 9/30/2012 10:35:12 PM     (No. 8901122)

3 weeks of lies and now it is all a 'mistake'.
There is something chilling and cold about the Obama crew.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/30/2012 10:37:15 PM     (No. 8901125)

Why should the US have put any faith in Libyan security? We didn't know who they were or with whom they were allied.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: qmcgs, 9/30/2012 10:39:50 PM     (No. 8901127)

Fifteen minutes after the Turkish Ambassador left the attack began. Coincidence?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kurto, 9/30/2012 10:45:30 PM     (No. 8901136)

Stop, stop, stop... Fossil-media, stop tripping all over yourselves and each other with the sacrificial excuse making and surrogate idiocy.

0's supporters have their heads stuck in the sand, and the eyes-wide-open Americans are not buying these absurd lies. Nobody is persuaded by the creative media, or the mendacious administration.

0bama and hellary have disgraced our nation, and encouraged haters of America everywhere. We NEED a real President, and a new administration! Vote Romney.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steveracer, 9/30/2012 11:55:18 PM     (No. 8901214)

Mistaken Faith?! I don't believe it. Then they Barry Insane and Hillary in Chains are complete idiots, devoid of an once of brain. Nope, sorry NYT, I believe they are fellow jihadists, anti-Americans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 10/1/2012 12:04:12 AM     (No. 8901227)

Yup, yup! I knew it - - I knew it from the start. It was the Libyans fault!

They tricked us into believing they were competent and brave - - so natch we put all our faith in them - - and then they go and do just the opposite. Damn Libyans - - they're the ones who screwed up!

Now - - is there anyone left on the planet whom Zippy hasn't blamed for something? Just raise your hand if you haven't been.

Yes. you - - the lady in the blue coat. What? Just scratching your head? Oh, OK - - anyone else????

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubby, 10/1/2012 12:10:00 AM     (No. 8901236)

Or they may not have. Who knows? Typical leftist drivel.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 10/1/2012 1:31:26 AM     (No. 8901298)

Jimmy Carter's disaster in the desert all over again.

And the msm is busy blaming Romney for daring to comment.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/1/2012 1:36:00 AM     (No. 8901303)

We may have been deceived. Or maybe that's what they want us to think.

"The enemy has never successfully used camouflage."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/1/2012 3:37:51 AM     (No. 8901350)

This is blaming the victim.

How disgusting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/1/2012 5:07:48 AM     (No. 8901377)

The British closed their consular office in Benghazi shortly before the attack on the US Consulate because of the simmering threats to security in that city. The Americans had to know that.

The Americans also had to know that the four armed security people they actually relied on could be overwhelmed at anytime, but they decided to take their chances, and the result shows a lot of naivety and wishful thinking was involved in their decision making, probably right up to the US Dept. of State in Washington, DC. As Mrs. Clinton essentially said "Who would have thought that the Libyans in Benghazi would have done such a thing after we helped them gain their freedom from Qaddafi".

This article says that the "secret" annex was mortared as soon as the American vehicles got there, probably by Libyans who located the annex byfollowing the vehicles from the consular compound. If that is so, that annex was not "secret" to the attackers, who obviously had the annex zeroed in with mortars before the Americans ever got there, remember it was nighttime, as mortars are indirect fire weapons and before they can be effectively fired, unless they are very small and can be aimed through direct sight, have to be laid in at a proper azimuth and elevation to hit their target from some distance away which takes some skill and time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/1/2012 5:16:13 AM     (No. 8901382)

I wondered who was going to be crowded under the bus. Ah yes... Brilliant stroke, blame a whole country, and shake your head sorrowfully for their lapses.

I suppose they also decreed that the guards get no ammo. No doubt.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/1/2012 6:33:05 AM     (No. 8901447)

Ill winds were blowing against the muslims; ergo, 4 Americans had to die to pay for it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: wildhowlingwoman, 10/1/2012 7:15:03 AM     (No. 8901500)

MAY have???? Results = either an incredibly naive and stupid State Department did mistakenly put trust in Libya site's security OR they knew exactly what they were doing. So we have either chilling stupidity or chilling evil.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/1/2012 7:37:37 AM     (No. 8901532)

On Huckabee's show last night, Catherine Herridge reported she had spoken with someone pretty high in security at State, I think, and they said there was a standard of security for official American buildings out of country which included how high the surrounding wall would be and how far it would be from the building, what protection would be on the windows and doors, etc. Since the consulate in Benghazi did not comply with these standards, A WAIVER HAD TO COME FROM ONE OF THE TOP THREE OFFICIALS IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT. What say you, Hillary?

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