"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
It's not my job to be aware of these things. The time line of events shows that the staff on site called for more security more than once and was refused. It shows that there were incidents on several occasions that showed that the locals were interested in causing mischief. We now know with absolute certainty that members of Al Qaeda were involved in the attacks that went on for hours.
Is it your belief that people who are paid by the Departments of State and Defense to know about this stuff and are required to know know more about it should have no greater knowledge than some regular guy in Indiana involved in the football season? That, apparently is the measuring stick used by the Obama administration, but a thinking individual might suppose that professionals would know more about their job than a person who is not paid to think about this stuff.
Maybe it is a progressive thing to just ignore the facts when they don't line up, but that unfortunately for them, doesn't mean that they don't exist....
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that security team told ABC News.
The embassy staff’s “first choice was for us to stay,” Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, 55, told ABC News in an interview. “That would have been the choice of the embassy people in Tripoli.”
Security Team Commander Says Ambassador Stevens Wanted His Team to Stay in Libya Past August - ABC NewsThe revalations came a day after it emerged that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens repeatedly pleaded with the State Department to ramp up his security team in Libya -- requests that the Pentagon ultimately denied -- in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the terrorist attack that killed him and three other Americans, newly released cables have revealed.
Read more: Christopher Stevens: Ambassador pleaded for extra security in Libya hours before he was killed | Mail Online
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookPrior to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador Chris Stevens' request for additional security officials was turned down by the Obama administration in order to project a friendly atmosphere to the distrusting Islamic population, an anonymous security official in Washington, D.C., informed the Law Enforcement Examiner on Wednesday.
U.S. diplomats in Libya begged for more security to no avail - National Law Enforcement | Examiner.com
Sounds like Stevens knew the dots very well, but it was the Obama administration that refused to connect them in order to further their own political agenda at the time....Wonderful. We now have a President that sacrificed the lives of Americans for his own political ends....
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.
Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.