Skip to comments.Inside the US consulate in Benghazi: material and human damage laid bare
Posted on 09/13/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT by plain talk
The bullet holes, smashed masonry and blood on the walls of the burned-out consulate on the southern outskirts of Benghazi are testament to the gun battle that raged through the building, claiming four lives including that of the US ambassador, Chris Stevens.
As the owners of the damaged building and the accommodation block a mile down the road took the Guardian on a tour of the sites on Thursday, reports that the attack was the work of an isolated group seemed to be at odds with the physical evidence and what their staff had told them.
"Better security would not have stopped this," said Adel Ibrahim, the owner of the accommodation building where blood is now spattered beneath a hole smashed in a wall by a heavy projectile. "A security unit is fine if you are facing 10 persons, but there were 400 attackers. [The Americans] would have needed an army to stop them."
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Arab Spring fever.
“There is also unease about how America will react. It has not had an ambassador killed since 1979, and President Barack Obama’s vow that “justice will be served” has fuelled rumours that US marines now deployed in Tripoli will head to Benghazi and take action.”
That’s a silly worry - if only they knew Dumb’O the way we know Dumb’O.
I don’t buy this version, he is narrating as he if he was everywhere during whole ciaos. I think he is looking for replacement of his lost property.
Barack Obamas vow that justice will be served has fuelled rumours that US marines now deployed in Tripoli will head to Benghazi and take action.
Actually, it means Obama will bankrupt a few more privately owned American businesses.
>> testament to the gun battle that raged through the building,
Anger over the film my ass. This was a planned terrorist attack!!!
Even without notice two marines that are properly armed could have wiped out a lot of Libyans. Once the bullets started flying most in the mob would have turned and ran. so I don’t believe this. Yes two Marines can stop 400 people in a mob - especially if they are in a compound. Perhaps the end result would have been the same but at least there would have been a bunch of dead Libyans and an honorable end - like the Alamo.
Who is responsible for putting the U.S. Ambassador in such a situation without adequate security?
Did the rules of engagement permit the Marines to have ammunition?
BS... a squad of Marines has more fire power that a company in Vietnam, I have witnessed it and it is an awesome sight !!!.
All they will ever require is a “Weapons Free” command !!!
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That was MY first question!
you prefer Obama’s version?
and how does property affect his story?
the damage done, is the same,
where it was 10 attackers, or 400.
“Even without notice two marines that are properly armed could have wiped out a lot of Libyans.”
True if they’re allowed to have live ammo and if the “Rules of Engagement” says that they can use that ammo.
“It has not had an ambassador killed since 1979....”
And never has it had an ambassador raped. Will this fact make any difference in Bambi’s response, if any?
I believe in the Marines, but would be happier if there were more than 50 of them, and if I knew they were permitted to carry live ammo.
What does that make me?
A doubting grandma?