Skip to comments.FOXNEWS INVESTIGATION YIELDS DISTURBING EVIDENCE OBAMA AND HILLARY NEGLIGENCE
Posted on 09/16/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by hamboy
Maybe if Hillary wasnt so busy doing God knows what she would have been paying attention to what was going on here, and maybe if Obama wouldve attended more than just 39% of his national security briefings he wouldve as well. Or maybe they both knew, and were SO negligent that they didnt do anything. One or the other is the case here, because Ive been on the ground in U.S. military/diplomatic installations in war zones, and intelligence is normally lapped up like mothers milk as a matter of survival, and whenever threats start trending over a period of time, as happened here, whatever needs to be done to raise security to a sufficient level is done, so people dont die.
Excerpted from Catherine Herridges investigative piece for Fox News: ...
Maybe if they didn’t let Jarrett and Huma’s family make the decisions. Just saying.
Trials for TREASON should be convened, but the GOP "leadership" probably doesn't wan to be bothered - it might get in the way of planning the next cocktail party!
Yeah, of course the current narrative is that Hillary Clinton has done a fabulous job as SecState. The truth is, she has royally f@cked up every thing she’s ever touched and our foreign affairs during her tenure are no exception.
We all know Obama has been doing pretty much everything but work as President fro the last few months as he keeps up his blistering schedule of campaign fund raisers , parties with Hollywood movie stars, singers and producers and, interviews with “pimps with limps”, slow jamin’ with Jimmy Fallon and preening appearances on Letterman Show. I'd really love to say that the American people deserve better, but the American people elected this con man to run the country so we really deserve what we are getting. It's really hard to forecast just how much our country is going to have suffer in the future and how much we will have to pay to repair the damage thie profoundly destructive man has inflicted on our country, but we are going to pay a hard price. That price is not going to paid in dollars either, it's going to paid for in blood and in lost freedoms.
The ambassador to Libya is dead because SOS Clinton and POTUS Obama did not do their jobs.
Obama has no time to worry about Americans in the ME because he’s too busy plotting how to hang all his failures on Bush and Romney.
Worst president in the history of the world.
I was watching “Meet the Press” this morning and the liberals were saying we are more respected now than ever and how can Obama be blamed for this when 9-11 happened on Bush’s watch and the middle east is going through a great transition. They were responding to Lynne Cheney’s comments on Obama’s disasterous foreign policy. They also said Romney should be focusing on unity at such a time as this and not making his remarks about the apology sent out. Such delusional people hurt my head and it is no wonder Obama got elected with the press we have.
I’m betting that Bubba is telling Hillary to quit and let the chips fall where they may. Obama has made a total a** out of her.
One of the things that has not been looked at is the very unusual way the whole Embassy was set up and staffed.
It is very likely that this was entirely intentional action on the part of Obama and Clinton because they have been playing fast and loose with in Libya for their own personal political and financial gain, and those of the people and interests on whose behalf they fought to remove Qaddafi gain control of his enormous wealth and control of the Libyan oil franchise.
The Libyan overthrow of Qaddafi was a very murky affair. It was really more of hostile take over the Qaddafi's i Oil empire than a true revolution and Obama and Clinton were right in the middle of engineering the takeover.
Qaddafi had oil funded investments in Europe alone that were on the order about a Trillion Dollars. Who knows how much more assets he had stashed around the rest of the world or which have not been disclosed because they are so well hidden behind shell companies and cut outs.
Qaddafi was as corrupt as they come and he and his family used oil contracts and payoffs to influential people and political leaders to buy influence and protection. Libyan oil contracts were non transparent, corrupt and often operated in the grey area of quasi legality to outright criminal conduct.
We have no accounting of where Quddafi's fortune has went, and who now controls the flow of Libyan oil money, who is getting the funds and where are they going.
Libya currently is in the chaotic aftermath of a US led and funded overthrow of a powerful long time Dictator in a very strategic country where the US has an enormous interest in shaping the post revolution direction of the country in a positive, stable and peaceful direction
Under normal circumstances a new American diplomatic Embassy and Diplomatic Mission should look totally different that what it looked like. The Embassy itself should be in a very secure location with a strong guard staff to protect it from attacks. The Embassy should be big enough to house a large Us delegation and that delegation should consist of very experienced Diplomats, high level military personnel and a very large CIA and military intelligence to help the locals get the security situation under control.
In other words, it should look and function a lot like our Embassy in Iraq does.
In reality, the American Diplomatic Mission that we were relying on to shape the post Qaddafi Libya it could not be more different, and the contrast is both perplexing and frightening
Instead, the Obama- Clinton vision of how to set up America's Post Qaddafi diplomatic presence is really quite amazing in how inadequate it is to address American interests in a country where we just sponsored the overthrow of a sitting Dictator in one of the more strategic nations in the world
We now see that our entire Diplomatic mission to the New Libya was comprised one man who was an Obama crony and who functioned as Obama’s personal and private envoy to the Libyan opposition during the conflict and his personal staff.
The “Embassy “ compound was private residence with little or no security and no American Military Guards.
This set up is so really, really inappropriate and inadequate from both a staffing and facility standpoint that it is more than negligent and cannot be explained by naive incompetence alone.
It is more likely that the our leadership did not want to have a staff of seasoned professionals from all of our branches of government because they wanted to operate outside the normal boundaries of diplomatic duties and could not do so with a normal American diplomatic delegation that would supervise and monitor what when on to accountability for what was happening in the country on behalf of the American people.
Instead, it is obvious that the President preferred to have a single envoy who was trusted Obama operative working as a one man band ,in secret on behalf of Obama and Clinton personally to forward whatever agenda they are pushing without and scrutiny or accountability to the American people.
Furthermore, it's debatable whether Chris Stevens had the proper qualifications and experience to represent the America as ambassador in such a critical time and place in Libya , although he did have good on the ground contacts on the ground from his work with the opposition during the fighting. It is beyond debate that Stevens was not qualified to single handedly set up and operate our entire post war Libyan diplomatic mission in that country or that what passed for an American Embassy in Libya was in any appropriate or adequate to do the necessary job to represent American interests in a post Qaddafi Libya.
Perhaps that is why Clinton looked so shaken by the loss of the Embassy and all of it's secret documents that tell the story of just what Obama and Clinton have been up to and whose interests they have been pushing in the New Libya. It certainly does not look like the Obama/Clinton has a lot to do with shaping a post Qaddafi Libya in direction that is positive for either the Libyan people or America, and the priority on their agenda is not working to ensure a responsible Libyan government evolves to form a peaceful and stable new Libya.
It really might not be a bad idea to investigate just what the heck Obama and Clinton have been doing in Libya under the radar screen in the last few months, because what they are doing may just have gotten our Ambassador killed and may precipitate major problems in the region
A real Commander-in-Chief would have our Flag flying on our Embassy Grounds by now or would have leveled our Property.
We are either there or we’re not!
Hillbilly didn’t need 0bungles’ help. She’s been a screwup her entire life.
They had convinced themselves in their tiny little minds that due to their wonderful Muslim-loving, appeasing, America-hating apology tours and policies over the past 3.5 years, the world loved and respected America again with Obama at the helm. When everyone loves you, why worry about security?
Why isn’t the link to Fox News instead of a blog?
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but: This did not happen at our EMBASSY, which is in the Capitol, Tripoli; it happened at our consulate in Benghazi....which apparently had little or no protection.
As to the decision to send that particular person there as ambassador, and to whether Marine guards should be armed at all times, etc., lies directly at the feet of Zero and Shrillary.
In the commie-lib world, I expect them both to receive awards or prizes of some kind in the name of some cockamamie “peace” or “statesmanship” contrivance!
As to what our republican reps are doing about it.....I think I hear the faint chirping of katydids!
Thank-you. Your analysis is impressive.
My Dad always said “Follow the money.”
Love to hold up a NY Post newspaper with the headline: “HILLARY KNEW”
Rumor has it the ambassador may have been homosexual.
Wonder if there's a chance he and Obama.....
And then to shut him up...?
Hillary just got back from China where she was snubbed by the future President (later to find out he had a heart attack).
The American diplomatic mission in Libya consists of an Embassy in Tripoli and a Consulate in Benghazi.
The my comments were directed at the entire American Diplomatic Mission in Libya. Formally, you only have one Embassy in a country but a number of consulates.
Given the circumstances on the ground the two are more or less duplicate facilities regardless of their titles to deal with the two major factions or interests in control of the country.
Neither of the two are adequately staffed, and reporting to date suggests that only 2 or 3 of the 37 people, including the Ambassador, reported to have been evacuated from the Benghazi facility during the attack were Americans and the rest were presumably locals which is kind of unusual given the circumstances.
Strangely, it seems that the Tripoli Embassy was one of the very few in the region that was not attacked. Normally, Embassy is the place protesters hit because a consulate does not have the same symbolic meaning or impact as an Embassy.
The attack was only on the Benghazi facility, where it just so happened the Ambassador had just arrived from a trip to the US .
According to reports when In country he first visited the Embassy in Tripoli and then traveled to the facility in Benghazi and he had arrived just before the attacks.
He apparently had in his possession important documents including, from news reports of State Dept comments, sensitive oil contracts and related documents at the time of the attacks and these documents have gone missing. Given credible reports by witnesses to the attack, the attack was well planned and well executed by highly trained operators at the at both the formal facility and at the ambush at the supposedly secure and secret safe house. Very unusual circumstances surrounding the attack and also unusual behavior on the part of American Ambassador
Thanks for the reply.
Praying for a turnaround in our Country after 11/06/12.
If Bush effed up this bad, it’d be game over in his reelection campaign. The democrat media and politicians would make sure of that.
Thank you for the thought provoking information. It is as I thought, Obama/Hillary were stunned. And, they couldn’t have looked more incompetent.
“Today many Americans are asking, indeed I asked myself, ‘How could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?’” Clinton asked.
Clinton explained that this question “reflects how confounding the world can be” and reminded Americans to be “clear-eyed in their grief.”
I expect we will be hearing through the grapevine more than what this administration intended for US to know.