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    Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    From today's edition of The Washington Post:

    A long-delayed Senate Intelligence Committee report released on Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence agencies for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens...

    The report is based on dozens of committee hearings, briefings and interviews—including with survivors of the attacks—and on thousands of pages of intelligence and State Department materials collected between September 2012 and December 2013.
    The report can be found at:
    http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/b...4/benghazi.pdf

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From today's edition of The Washington Post:

    The report can be found at:
    http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/b...4/benghazi.pdf
    Personally, I think we should be happy we have had to take so relatively few and mild hits in the last ten years . There might be some luck involved, but our agencies seem to have been getting something right most of the time. That might not excuse the Libyen thing and we need to understand what happend, punish if required. But in general the governments have done okay.

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Personally, I think we should be happy we have had to take so relatively few and mild hits in the last ten years . There might be some luck involved, but our agencies seem to have been getting something right most of the time. That might not excuse the Libyen thing and we need to understand what happend, punish if required. But in general the governments have done okay.
    I agree. The U.S. needs to take a constructive approach, learn from what happened, and make adjustments to reduce future risks. Although one can't eliminate all risks, risk mitigation is possible, at least if the report's findings are reliable.

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I agree. The U.S. needs to take a constructive approach, learn from what happened, and make adjustments to reduce future risks. Although one can't eliminate all risks, risk mitigation is possible, at least if the report's findings are reliable.
    Our current government spends all their time and money on appeasement.

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    You would hope that some day the govt would learn from their mistakes, but Im just not seeing it. And americans keep dying due to incompetence and politics. With no real accountability for the people who are supposed to be responsible. Hopefully one day americans will wise up and kick them all out of office.

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Personally, I think we should be happy we have had to take so relatively few and mild hits in the last ten years . There might be some luck involved, but our agencies seem to have been getting something right most of the time. That might not excuse the Libyen thing and we need to understand what happend, punish if required. But in general the governments have done okay.
    I'm afraid I will have to throw a flag on this one.

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    One thing I wonder is whether the Panel was finally allowed to talk to people who were there who the exec had been hiding from interviews? It says the CIA wasnt told to stand down, but we have whistleblowers on record saying they were. Who is lying?

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    One thing I wonder is whether the Panel was finally allowed to talk to people who were there who the exec had been hiding from interviews? It says the CIA wasnt told to stand down, but we have whistleblowers on record saying they were. Who is lying?
    Gregory Hicks? Really?

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Gregory Hicks? Really?
    Thats what Im asking. Hicks is one. There were many people involved, who have claimed they were harrased by the govt not to talk. Was congress finally allowed to talk to them? Thats why Im trying to figure out.

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    Re: Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Thats what Im asking. Hicks is one. There were many people involved, who have claimed they were harrased by the govt not to talk. Was congress finally allowed to talk to them? Thats why Im trying to figure out.
    Three CIA contractors did testify in closed House hearings in November, I believe. I don't know if those people are the ones referred to in the report or not.

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