Obama fucked our ambassador

Cunt Smasher

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Looks like it was much worse than we thought, they decided not to rescue the guys at Benghazi while the attack was still going on. It just gets worse every day.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/...-Dismissed-Strong-U-S-Response-As-Unrealistic

According to the Wall Street Journal, as the attack on the U.S. consulate was raging, Obama took a "wait and see" approach.

Ninety minutes after news of the attack reached Washington, Obama, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, JCS Chair General Martin Dempsey, and a national security adviser convened for an oval office meeting in which they ultimately rejected the course of U.S. military intervention. Instead, they decided to reach out to the Libyan government to ask if they would send reinforcements.

When the U.S. personnel at the consulate left the main building for what was supposed to be a safe house, questions regarding the deployment of forces seemed moot.

But the battle was still raging, and Ambassador Stevens' life was close to its end.

In hindsight, anonymous officials privy to details of those Sept. 11 decisions asked why we didn't at least send aircraft from the U.S. base in Sicily -- which is less than 500 miles away from Benghazi. The line of thinking is that that such a show of force might have given the attackers second thoughts.

The State Dept. has dismissed this option has "unrealistic."
 

Konstantin K

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Useless without pics.
 

Norm Stansfield

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Ninety minutes after news of the attack reached Washington, Obama, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, JCS Chair General Martin Dempsey, and a national security adviser convened for an oval office meeting in which they ultimately rejected the course of U.S. military intervention. Instead, they decided to reach out to the Libyan government to ask if they would send reinforcements.
Bold decision.
 

Cunt Smasher

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I never did understand how Obama gets all the credit for bin laden, it's like giving credit for the moon landing to the guy that did the countdown. If he owns bin laden, he owns this debacle as well.
 

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It's not like Obama was just sitting on his hands while all of this was going down, I'm sure he was busy getting his apologies in order before he authorized military intervention.
 

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It's not like Obama was just sitting on his hands while all of this was going down, I'm sure he was busy getting his apologies in order before he authorized military intervention.
Well he certainly wasn't practicing his debating skills. Eh? Eh?
 

Begbie

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It just keeps getting worse and worse for the Obama administration. Again, it might explain why they rushed to claim that it was a spontaneous attack in response to that video. Just hope the public buys it and moves on, no questions asked. It would look REALLY bad if the people at this consulate we're demanding extra security due to threats on the staff and the ambassador especially...and our government/administration fumbled it up. The death of the four and the fact that the administration were spinning it days afterwards are not the only problems. Obama will take heat for hopping on a plane to Vegas for campaign stops in the day after it happened.
 

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The fact that there is not a massive outcry over this is utterly disgusting.

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Norm Stansfield

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It's not like Obama was just sitting on his hands while all of this was going down, I'm sure he was busy getting his apologies in order before he authorized military intervention.
Precisely. And after the attack, he promptly rounded up the main evildoer: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

What more could anyone ask?
 

Cunt Smasher

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Oh, shit...
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/...e-cut-security-in-libya-over-last-six-months/

Plenty of people wonder why the Obama administration didn’t do more to secure our consulate in Benghazi — but did they do less? Did the State Department reduce security in Benghazi and Libya over the last six months? Eli Lake at the Daily Beast reports that whistleblowers allege that State cut the protection around its missions, including in Benghazi, where a terrorist attack killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens:

In the six months leading up to the assault on the United States consulate in Benghazi, the State Department reduced the number of trained Americans guarding U.S. facilities in Libya, according to a leading House Republican investigating the Sept. 11 anniversary attacks. The reduction in U.S. security personnel increased America’s reliance on local Libyan guards for the protection of its diplomats.

This is the latest charge from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican leading a House investigation on the Benghazi attacks, regarding alleged security defects in Benghazi. Chaffetz said the information comes from whistleblowers who have approached the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

That’s an explosive charge. It got a tacit confirmation when Lake contacted the State Department, where the response amounts to a defense of reductions based on their estimation that the end of the war against Qaddafi had improved conditions in eastern Libya:

The State Department on Wednesday didn’t respond to requests for comment. However, a senior State Department official said an independent review panel was examining the charge. This official said it was routine to reduce the number of U.S. personnel serving in new diplomatic posts such as Benghazi over time. When the U.S. established its official presence in Benghazi in 2011, it was the middle of a war, and even routine jobs such as drivers were handled by U.S. personnel, this official said.

This demonstrates the kind of cluelessness that went all the way to the top of the administration when it came to Libya. Even when wars end in dominating occupation, such as in Germany in World War II, the danger doesn’t decrease for a long time, as the occupying force has to root out partisans and hold-outs. We certainly saw that in Iraq in 2003-8, where we went in with a lighter footprint and ended up paying a price for it.

In Libya, we didn’t have any footprint at all. We decapitated the Moammar Qaddafi regime and left no order at all behind. That left a huge power vacuum in Libya, especially in the east, where radical Islamist terror networks had already been operating just out of Qaddafi’s reach but under the radar. Under those circumstances, the danger might be worse after the war than during it — and it worked out that way for Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans in Benghazi.

If State cut security while Stevens demanded more, and while other countries (the British especially) fled Benghazi, that would be a dereliction of common sense, if not duty. It’s certainly not “smart power.”
 

Norm Stansfield

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First they abandoned the doctor who helped the CIA find Bin Laden, now the entire staff at the consulate in Libya. Fucking cowards, the whole administration.
 

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First they abandoned the doctor who helped the CIA find Bin Laden
I don't get why they left him there in the first place. He and his family should've been smuggled out under cover of darkness the same day as the raid.
 

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They're too busy hiding the federal agent that can spill the beans on Fast and Furious and covering up the latest campaign finance violations.