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    BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    The more we learn about the attacks earlier this week, the more nieve and incompetant the Obama Administration is looking.

    US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'
    By Frank Gardner
    BBC security correspondent

    The US consulate in Benghazi, where the US ambassador to Libya died in an attack on Tuesday, was not given the standard security contract offered to many American diplomatic missions in the Middle East, private military contractors have told the BBC.

    The consulate's walls were breached in just 15 minutes, guards were outgunned and overwhelmed and four US personnel were killed, including the Ambassador, J Christopher Stevens.

    US embassies and consulates in areas of the world where they are deemed liable to attack are usually offered a formal security contract called a Worldwide Protective Services Agreement, known in the industry as a 'Wips.

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    But sources have told the BBC that on the advice of a US diplomatic regional security officer, the mission in Benghazi was not given the full contract despite lobbying by private contractors.

    Instead, the US consulate was guarded externally by a force of local Libyan militia, many of whom reportedly put down their weapons and fled once the mission came under concerted attack.
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Here's a list of the most recent attacks prior to 9/11/2012, courtesy of Fox News:


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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Well considering there were attacks that preceded the attack that killed 4 Americans I would say the Obama Administration have some serious questions they need to answer.

    Diplomatic, western posts targeted repeatedly in Benghazi in run-up to deadly assault | Fox News
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    But...but...but...it ain't Obama's fault! Whatta-you think he is? The prez? Commaner in chief?
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    It's mildly interesting to note the alacrity with which the ideologues abandon their disdain of the BBC as an accurate relay of news when it appears to support their partisan obsessions.
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Yeah, more mercenaries. Great.
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The more we learn about the attacks earlier this week, the more nieve and incompetant the Obama Administration is looking.


    BBC News - US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'

    You would think after the Iran hostage crises that consulates all over the world would be armed to the teeth and have some armored vehicles and helicopters to fly people out should the government of those countries fail to stop fringe elements from storming the embassies.
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Duh.. So Frank Gardner is a real Einstein.

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Frank Gardner knows more than most about such situations. He survived an Al Quaeda shooting in Riyadh after his Saudi minders ran away. He often appears in a wheelchair.
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It's mildly interesting to note the alacrity with which the ideologues abandon their disdain of the BBC as an accurate relay of news when it appears to support their partisan obsessions.
    Actually the BBC is just pointing out the obvious, this is no revelation to anyone because there are multiple sources. But even at that I wouldnt be surprised if they left out some of the more incriminating stuff to go easy on there fellow idealogue

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