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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Then you must only be reading the parts you want to be true, and not the whole thing, since what I posted to you was directly from WP.
    Heya J-Mac. Here was some more. Lacking multiple layers of Protections.


    CNN: Benghazi Consulate was given 'Security Waiver' .....

    We now know that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was concerned about al-Qaeda, Islamic extremism and security at his consulate in Benghazi, all because of a diary he kept, that wound up in the hands of CNN. Now, CNN is reporting that the Consulate was issued a 'Security Waiver' because it was a temporary, newly established facility the State Department deemed necessary as stability in the country after Gadhafi's fall was too important.

    By leaving the Consulate open for business with a waiver, it essentially meant that no barriers were required, no safe room was needed, and multiple layers of security weren't necessary.....snip~

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    [...] We now know that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was concerned about al-Qaeda, Islamic extremism and security at his consulate in Benghazi, all because of a diary he kept [...]
    Since we've moved off the original topic I presume the point being made in the OP has been abandoned.

    So, to address this new topic (inadequate security), I have read the point above and believe it to be factual, but can't understand why it is so at odds with the following point which also seems to be factual:

    By Nancy A. Youssef -- McClatchy Foreign Staff -- May 14, 2013

    CAIRO In the month before attackers stormed U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed four Americans, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens twice turned down offers of security assistance made by the senior U.S. military official in the region in response to concerns that Stevens had raised in a still secret memorandum, two government officials told McClatchy.

    Read more here: CAIRO: Ambassador Stevens twice said no to military offers of more security, U.S. officials say | Middle East | McClatchy DC

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    First, Chaffetz voted to cut funding for embassy security.....

    First,....

    So the **** whaqt?

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Since we've moved off the original topic I presume the point being made in the OP has been abandoned.

    So, to address this new topic (inadequate security), I have read the point above and believe it to be factual, but can't understand why it is so at odds with the following point which also seems to be factual:


    Yeah, that's what happens when one has to take on answering anothers comments about an issue they didn't have Right.

    Oh, because of what Nordstrom Testified to....and due to that little fact of the Security waiver and never having any adequate protections in the first place. It was the answer all along.....not just a clue.


    U.S. Security Official in Libya Tells Congressional Investigators About ‘Inappropriately Low’ Security at Benghazi Post.....

    ABC News has learned that Eric Nordstrom, the former Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, has told congressional investigators that security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was “inappropriately low” – and believed that State Department officials stood in the way of his attempts to change that. Nordstrom twice wrote to the State Department – in March and July 2012 — to beef up the presence of American security officers in Benghazi, but neither time was there a response. At no point from December 2011 through July 2012, when he left Libya, were more than three Diplomatic Security Service agents permanently and simultaneously stationed at the Benghazi post.

    Nordstrom wanted at least five personnel to be stationed at Benghazi, but the State Department would not allow it. There were American security officers, however, at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, including three Mobile Security Detachments, which were part of the DSS, and a 16-member Security Support Team detailed from Special Operations Command AFRICOM, commanded by Wood. But the State Department would not give him permission to deploy them to be stationed at Benghazi. Deputy Assistant Secretary for international programs Charlene Lamb, in Nordstrom’s view, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi “artificially low,” according to a memo for Democrats on the House Oversight Committee.....snip~

    U.S. Security Official in Libya Tells Congressional Investigators About ‘Inappropriately Low’ Security at Benghazi Post - ABC News

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Why does Obama serve as radical extremist Muslim?

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Since we've moved off the original topic I presume the point being made in the OP has been abandoned.

    So, to address this new topic (inadequate security), I have read the point above and believe it to be factual, but can't understand why it is so at odds with the following point which also seems to be factual:
    You mean liberals are now going to accept that there WAS stand down orders? That not everything that could have been done, was done, to save the people at the Embassy? I wish the white house would also admit their mistakes. Then we could move forward. They should not have been involved in Libya, they should have protected our people better, they should have responded better, and they certainly should not have misled the public as to their multiple failures.

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Who was Obama fighting in Lybia?

    Muslims? Or someone else?

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Then you must only be reading the parts you want to be true, and not the whole thing, since what I posted to you was directly from WP.
    Apparently, you want to believe that Lamb's testimony is true so here's the rest of her testimony.....

    ""We had the correct number of assets in Benghazi on the night of 9/11," Lamb testified.


    Do you still believe her?


    U.S. security officer, Eric Nordstrom, twice requested additional security for the mission in Benghazi from his superiors at the State Department. His requests were denied. According to Nordstrom, State Department official, Charlene Lamb, wanted to keep the security presence in Benghazi "artificially low".

    U.S. officer got no reply to requests for more security in Benghazi | Reuters

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack [W:222]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    There aren't any left-wing talking points. The POINT is that Benghazi is a non story. Ronald Reagn lost 225 American service men in Lebanon and then gathered up his toys and split! So, four guys in Benghazi is nuuuuuthing compared to that.
    Can you tell which "video" Reagan blamed on any attacks? It is so scary that the Obama sycophants still don't get it. I am surprised that they don't blame "two rogue terrorist" in Benghazi.

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    Re: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack US security team

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No Moot...That was the excuse floated to see if it made the inquiry go away, but it was quickly put down when as I have now posted at least three times, the person in charge of security at the embassy and consulate was asked if funding, or cuts had anything to do with why security was lax at that time, and her answer was "No sir"....Now I don't know any simpler way of explaining that to you, you are buying into pure spin.
    I hope you're not still relying on Charlene Lambs testimony. Of course she'd say funding was adequate....she's the one that denied the security requests.

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