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Friday, October 12, 2012

Update On Libya Security

The State Department trimmed security forces in Libya just months before terrorists attacked the Benghazi compound. Former regional security officer Eric Nordstrom said embassy staff had asked for more security. He testified yesterday at a contentious hearing of the House Oversight Committee. Charlene Lamb, who heads diplomatic security, also spoke. She said she turned down the requests because Libyan nationals were being trained as security guards. Chairman Darryl Issa (R-Calif.) criticized the administration for its handling of diplomatic security. Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) criticized Republicans with cutting State Department security budgets.


Anonymous said...

The fact is, There was NO AMERICAN security at a US consulate in a hostile Islamic nation.
Obviously the two former seals did an unbelievable service to our country defending the compound for hours before it fell.
There were Air force drones in the air live streaming the entire siege to commanders. Obama, and the whole military intelligence community knew immediately what was happening on the ground as it happened.
OBAMA LIED. It is he that is responsible for the misinformation. No protest. No armed security.
But, what is most deplorable, NO DEFENSIVE actions were taken by our military even as they watched it unfold for hours even though we had assets in the air on scene.
This is an outrage!

Anonymous said...

And, according to sworn testimony, budget had NOTHING to do with it.

Anonymous said...

"Obviously the two former seals did an unbelievable service to our country defending the compound for hours before it fell"

From what I understand 8:14, the 2 former seals weren't even at the consulate or the safe house but were elsewhere and heard what was going on and went above and beyond their duties by going to and attempt to help the ambassador and subsequently were murdered also.
They were in Libya as private contractors hired to locate weapons that were missing from Qaddfi's arsenals.

Right after this happened I read in either the Jersalem Post or Dawn,the Pakistani newspaper the account of one of the handful of Libyans guards hired by the US. He said there was no protest and it was a very quiet night and not even an ant was around. Then all of a sudden a 100 or more of the militants arrived and started attacking. He was hit with shrapnel and only survived because he convinced the terrorists he was a gardener.