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Diplomatic, western posts targeted repeatedly in Benghazi in run-up to deadly assault
Foxnews ^ | 9/15/2012 | Catherine Herridge

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. Consulate’s security posture at the time of the attack. The letter specifically references the previous attacks in June on the consulate and the British ambassador’s convoy, adding:

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1 posted on 09/15/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Hillary has blood on her hands.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: KansasGirl

The Embassy in Tripoli had this on their OWN site in warnings on June 6th and June 11th.
(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......”
(june 6th)
“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......”


3 posted on 09/15/2012 8:06:13 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

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.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 8:08:39 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: aimhigh

She is not the only one who does.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: machogirl

That old and tired term “unexpected”, the standard excuse of the Obama media lapdogs cannot stand.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 8:12:23 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: KC Burke

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.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: KansasGirl; 2ndDivisionVet; Texas Fossil; NormsRevenge; SeekAndFind; M. Espinola; blam; ...
Actually, Obama or Obozo is a clown . . .

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 Martha’s Vineyard

8 posted on 09/15/2012 8:23:56 AM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: machogirl

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!


9 posted on 09/15/2012 8:42:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

sadly, you are probably spot on.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 8:54:46 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: KansasGirl

Gee, maybe it wasn’t “about the film” then.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 8:58:42 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: machogirl

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.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

In my world an IED is actionable.
This man has done more damage to our Country than any other President. I despise him.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 9:04:25 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: KansasGirl

But it’s such a peaceful little moon cult.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 9:42:41 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: KansasGirl

Round the clock bombing of Bengazi leveling it to the freakin ground would stop all the sheite suni enough.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 9:51:55 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: mosesdapoet

further literation
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


16 posted on 09/15/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: KansasGirl
...no "actionable intelligence..."

Weasel words.

17 posted on 09/15/2012 10:02:51 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: aimhigh

Yes. This is it for her and I think she knows it.


18 posted on 09/15/2012 10:05:08 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: KansasGirl

Thanks for posting!


19 posted on 09/15/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: KansasGirl

Multiple attacks in a hostile environment didn’t promote appropriate security upgrades by this administration.


20 posted on 09/15/2012 10:33:24 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: KansasGirl

Anyone saving the actual website page before it gets pulled?


21 posted on 09/15/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: KansasGirl

22 posted on 09/15/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: aimhigh
The first 3 comments made by Hillary, and especially at the hanger receiving the 4 bodies, was essentially that of a 4th grader..."Its not my fault. Someone made a video, vile, ugly video which was the proximate cause of these killings." It is not my fault. It is someone elses fault..I am Hillary..I am obama..how could it be our fault. No man-up, no 'the buck stops here', no, 'I am in charge'..These coward bastards run at the first sound of a distant gun...get the plebians out there...get the peasants to take the fall...It cannot be our fault.

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.

23 posted on 09/15/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Texas Songwriter; All

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.


24 posted on 09/15/2012 10:50:48 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Yes, family members were present when the bodies were received at the hanger.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 10:56:52 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: aimhigh

“Hillary has blood on her hands.”

We should call for her resignation.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 10:58:21 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: KansasGirl
Asked if the four attacks prior to the ambassador’s murder were briefed to the president as part of the highly classified daily briefing which details threats against the U.S. homeland and U.S. interests, there was no immediate response from the ODNI nor the spokesman for the National Security Council.

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.

27 posted on 09/15/2012 11:02:16 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Texas Songwriter; All

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.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 11:02:53 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl
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....

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?

29 posted on 09/15/2012 12:07:55 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: KansasGirl

Maybe this should be in breaking news.


30 posted on 09/15/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

It was. The moderator moved it.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 1:21:18 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl
Just get out people out of that region!
32 posted on 09/15/2012 2:17:50 PM PDT by mcleodglen
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To: Texas Songwriter

His statement, if not so tragic, would be a laugh.


33 posted on 09/15/2012 3:59:28 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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