I know you know what I am talking about so quit trying to spin it to someone might get killed. There is no reason to send 3 more men to die if it would not do any good. i know it is a right wing meme now, but you would not order meaningless meaningless death of your men either.
God Bless the Marine Corps.
I don't believe it was part of a protest.We also know that the attackers used a combined arms approach and a focus of effort that demonstrated impressive intelligence preparation of the battlespace - the kind of thing that takes some serious time and preparation, not the kind of thing you throw together at the last minute as part of a protest.
So the idea here is it was planned, but otherwise random and not in response to CIA activities, but because we had facilities there and that's reason enough. And the big scandal here is that the terrorist attack wasn't a random attack in response to a video, but a random attack in response to nothing at all but that there were Americans in some buildings and so were attacked. Ever since this whole thing started, I have yet to figure out why my give a damn meter should ever tick off about 2 on a 10 point scale.if you want to get technical with definitions you could argue the semantics of that. Regardless was an attack by an Islamist Militant Group against the United States of America, an attack that had been planned for some time and which was carried out successfully. And whether you want to define "terrorism" in such a way to include it or not, it wasn't a youtube video and we knew that at the time.
You must have misread my comment - I obviously don't think that the ONLY reason we could be attacked is for spy activities. Heck, on that day, other facilities around the world were also attacked, and it's unlikely those attacks had anything to do with Benghazi........wait. You think that the only reason that Islamist militant groups attack Western interests is because the CIA is working out of a consulate in Benghazi?
No, dude. The only excuse these people need is availability.
You know they hoped to kill the Ambassador how? He wasn't stationed there, so any speculation he was the target is just that. Or at least I've not seen any evidence the attackers knew the Ambassador would be making a visit there, that day, at that time.No one is suggesting that we ever thought it was random. Random terrorism is rather rare. Usually targets are selected for a purpose. In this case, because it was American and because they hoped to kill the Ambassador and likely because they hoped to get access to the SCIF.
And if it was to get access to the "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility" ( I assume that's what you meant) then you're making my point. The admin can't say that's the reason because the world wasn't supposed to know those facilities were CIA outposts doing spook stuff - which is why Petraeus was a no show at the memorial. Do you expect the various agencies to sign off on talking points that blow a CIA operation in the immediate aftermath of an attack? Question 2 is "what the hell was CIA doing in Benghazi?" which was and still is presumably classified information. And if the Admin knew that was the reason for the attack and then blamed it on a random attack , it's also a lie, just a different one. Which is my point. You're effectively demanding that they tell a BETTER lie or a DIFFERENT lie, in the immediate aftermath of an attack.
Yeah they knew who did.....that's why Petraeus was trotted out in front of the people. As a Matter of fact they knew while the attack was taking place.....and then later when Ansar al Sharia claimed credit.
The question surfaced again on Oct. 25 — more than six weeks after the incident — when government emails showed the White House and the State Department were told even as the attack was going on that Ansar al-Sharia, a little-known militant group, had claimed credit for it.....snip~
Oh, and Stevens said he was on a hit list. Also....I think the Libyans had stated the same.
Report: Ambassador Stevens Said He Was on an Al-Qaeda Hit List.....
American intelligence officials insist that the attack on the Benghazi consulate was not pre-planned, but a new CNN report says that Ambassador Chris Stevens had expressed concerns about the safety of the mission in the months before his death. According to "a source familiar with his thinking," Stevens was worried about the growing threat of al-Qaeda and other extremists in Libya and even mentioned that he was on a terrorist "hit list.".....snip~
Report: Ambassador Stevens Said He Was on an Al-Qaeda Hit List
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