Skip to comments.Diplomatic, western posts targeted repeatedly in Benghazi in run-up to deadly assault
Posted on 09/15/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by KansasGirl
While the Obama administration says there was no "actionable intelligence" foreshadowing the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, there were at least four attacks on diplomatic and western targets in Benghazi leading up to the murder of the U.S. ambassador.
This (the U.S. Consulate) was a place that was targeted months before with an IED (improvised explosive device)," Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House intelligence committee who has been briefed on the attack and investigation, told Fox News. It's clearly a target that they wanted to hit and they wanted to cause casualties. ... It's just too many coincidences here
On June 6, an IED was thrown at the perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade came under attack by a rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG. Two security personnel were injured. Seven days later, on June 18, armed gunmen attacked the Tunisian consulate and burned its flag. And on Aug. 5, five weeks before the assault on the U.S. Consulate, the International Committee of the Red Cross building in Benghazi was also struck by RPGs.
On Friday, the chairman and ranking members of the Senate homeland security committee, Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins, sent a letter to the State Department inspector general requesting an investigation into the U.S. Consulates security posture at the time of the attack. The letter specifically references the previous attacks in June on the consulate and the British ambassadors convoy, adding:
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Hillary has blood on her hands.
The Embassy in Tripoli had this on their OWN site in warnings on June 6th and June 11th.
“U.S. citizens are advised that there was an armed attack on a UK diplomatic convoy in Benghazi on June 11. Two individuals sustained injuries. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. This incident is a reminder of the fluid security situation in Libya and is the latest in a series of attacks in Benghazi against diplomatic and international installations, including the IED attack against the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi on June 6. U.S. citizens in Libya are urged to exercise caution......”
“U.S. citizens are advised that there was an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on the U.S. Office in Benghazi during the early morning hours of June 6. There were no casualties. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. This incident is a reminder of the fluid security situation in Libya......”
I can NOT stress the above enough. That is what has been PUBLIC knowledge on our OWN EMBASSY site. Imagine what the intelligence committees and military know? It was NO secret that they had been attacked before.
She is not the only one who does.
That old and tired term “unexpected”, the standard excuse of the Obama media lapdogs cannot stand.
Since it was so unexpected to this Administration, they are too incompetent to run the Govt. This is obscene. I feel so outraged by their feigned sorrow and Barry leaving to campaign. As God is my witness, they make me sick.
Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House Senior Advisor and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett has a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Marthas Vineyard
I guess Obama missed that Daily Briefing and just skimmed the pages in its report while on his way to golf, shoot hoops or pimp for cash!
sadly, you are probably spot on.
Gee, maybe it wasn’t “about the film” then.
How is an exploding IED not “actionable intelligence”? Team Obama really fumbled this and that is why they want to make this about Romney.
Shame on the “Republicans” like Huntsman who are helping them.
In my world an IED is actionable.
This man has done more damage to our Country than any other President. I despise him.
But it’s such a peaceful little moon cult.
Round the clock bombing of Bengazi leveling it to the freakin ground would stop all the sheite suni enough.
Round the clock bombing of Bengazi leveling it to the freaking ground would stop all the sheite suni-ough.
Feel Free to Spread the news
Yes. This is it for her and I think she knows it.
Thanks for posting!
Multiple attacks in a hostile environment didn’t promote appropriate security upgrades by this administration.
Anyone saving the actual website page before it gets pulled?
These 2 people are shameful cowards...they are not being asked to take a bullet...just tell the truth. But the truth would destroy their political plans. They are a shame to this country.
Were family present to be used as photo ops for Barry and Billary?
If I were a family member of one of the victims, I would tell both of them to go to Hell.
Yes, family members were present when the bodies were received at the hanger.
“Hillary has blood on her hands.”
We should call for her resignation.
I do believe that this is a huge weak spot on the part of the WH which has only been briefly touched on so far.
Obama NEGLECTED his daily briefings. Carney was clearly flustered by this question last week, not knowing exactly what to say.
This issue needs to be pressed hard.
Thanks. From Barry’s weekly address concerning this violence (the obligatory apology for insulting Islam) and this, “...And so long as I am Commander-in-Chief, the United States will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans....”
If I were in the military, I wouldn’t believe this man. How many servicemen are still being murdered by “friendlies” in Iraq and Afghanistan by his Rules of Engagement?
I despise Barry.
Look at his statement...it is logically contradictory. Well, here we are and it was tolerated. Moreover Obama/Clinton were enablers of this event by virtue of not even providing reasonable security, but opted to provide what they called security which was provided by radical muslims. Did the Libyan securities turn over the location of the diplomat to the 140 terrorists who were there with arms and RPGs to kill our people? Yes, Obama enabled the muslims to kill our people. It was blamed on a fiction of a homemade movie. That's their story and they are sticking to it. How is that not tolerating efforts to harm Americans?
Maybe this should be in breaking news.
It was. The moderator moved it.
His statement, if not so tragic, would be a laugh.