Skip to comments.Col. David Hunt: "State Department just allowed our guys to get killed"
Posted on 09/16/2012 6:02:37 AM PDT by Kaslin
If you weren't already uncontrollably furious over the debacle in Libya that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy personnel, this is likely to send you over the edge. From Breitbart News:
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department:
"The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, youre inviting it."
Earlier, on Howie Carr's radio show Thursday, Colonel Hunt said that the American mission at Benghazi "was like a cardboard building, there wasn't even bullet proof glass." In addition, Hunt said the security guards inside the mission didn't have bullets:
Howie Carr: They weren't allowed to have bullets, is that correct?
Colonel Hunt: That's true. They were private security. The rules of engagement were ridiculous.
The report continues:
According to Hunt, the debacle at the American mission in Benghazi is directly the result of Obama's new policies. "The policy of the Obama administration led to this," he said.
"It was the policy of the Obama administration to have a low profile in Libya. That's why the rules of engagement were approved by the Secretary of State to have no Marines at Benghazi, and to have an American contractor hire Libyan nationals to provide security there. The rules were they couldn't have ammunition."
"Obama may not have known the details of the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, but his Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor would have. The Secretary of State absolutely would have."
Read entire extensive Breitbart report here.
Also please note that the Townhall Finance column NightWatch first drew attention to inadequate diplomatic security on September 6th after an attack in Pakistan:
US officials praised Pakistani security for its swift response. The questions NightWatch poses are how the attackers knew the timing, route and identity of vehicles containing US officials.
Usually there are three answers to the NightWatch questions. First is the attackers got lucky. Second is that incredibly incompetent US diplomatic security that puts American officials in Pakistan at constant risk. The third answer is insider dealings that betray US movement plans and routes which also signifies incredibly inept US diplomatic security.
It is long past time for accountability. If State Department diplomatic security cannot protect the US Consulate in Peshawar, it must be closed.
And every GOP...especially Romney....needs to repeat everything COL Hunt said.
Surprised at the wimpy response from a number of GOP....Sen Hanoi John McCain comes to mind....
Col. David Hunt voted for Barack Hussein Obama.
Read the comments following the article. People are outraged, as they should be.
no Marines at Benghazi, and to have an American contractor hire Libyan nationals to provide security there. The rules were they couldn’t have ammunition.”
With Libyan Nationals there as guards ,having no ammunition was probably a good thing.
The Libyans would probably have turned their weapons on the Americans working there.
Certainly it is reported that they pointed out what building the Americans were in.
We haven’t got a State Department as such any more. Just a clubhouse for liberals and apologists.
We don’t have Intelligence Agencies either apparently.
“We dont have Intelligence Agencies either apparently.”
No, not with Hussein’s lackeys at the helm, we don’t.
NASA promotes muslim self-esteem and the IRS is the new Healthcare Administration....
FUBO and your Big Media worshippers, too!
Are you sure he voted for O? I can’t believe it.
He is from Maine and often guest-hosts for local talk jock Howie Carr. He has repented his decisions often and loudly on a 50,000 Watt station in a major metropolitan area (Boston).
I find it hard to respect the judgment of ANYONE who voted for Obama.
We dont have Intelligence Agencies either apparently.
“No, not with Husseins lackeys at the helm, we dont.
NASA promotes muslim self-esteem and the IRS is the new Healthcare Administration....
FUBO and your Big Media worshippers, too!”
+1 from here!
If it is so dangerous in Libya, we had to keep a low profile, why are we there? Why did we have an embassy and a consulate there?
-——Why did we have an embassy and a consulate there?-—
We have American companies doing business there. We have Americans coming and going. Consulates promote commercial interests. With commercial interests consulates follow
If you want politicians who are held accountable, vote for conservatives.
What a wonderful way to politically whack Hillary (from BHO’s point of view).
Let this seep out and she becomes toxic allowing someone else more in tune with BHO to run for office in 2016/2020.
Hillory never did like the Military anyway.
You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
It seems to me that the military is going to have to choose sides soon.
Do you have any insight into why he supported him in the first place? Was he fooled by the empty rhetoric or does he dislike McCain? I know a retired general, a conservative, who loathes McCain for various military related reasons.
What American businesses are in Lybia? They are on their own I would guess.
I think he’s mush headed and was fed up with Bush, who, let’s face it, was less than optimal. My wife, who is reflexively pro-American, pro-military could not stand McCain. While there was no way she would possibly ever have voted for Obama, she cast a very reluctant vote for McCain. I think Bush-McLame really turned a lot of conservative voter off. (Ya think?)
I think a lot of Obama voters were just mad at the Republicans. And really, who could blame them? They just didn’t think Obama would be half as bad as he really was.
McLame would have been a terrible president, but vastly superior to what we have now.
Hillary may have given the order for no bullets, but one has to remember that Obama appointed Hillary, and Obama is responsible for Ambassador Chris Steven's death also.
An INCOMPETENT Obama appointed an INCOMPETENT Secretary of State who made an INCOMPETENT decision which placed AMERICAN LIVES at risk.
Ambassador Chris Steven's blood is on Obama and Hillary's hands. This is Barack Hussein Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment.
That's just FACT.
If that's true, then isn't he also to blame in some small way? I can't forgive these supposed adults who voted for Obama, knowing (and we ALL knew) what he was. Look what they've done to this country.
Very well said
He has admitted as much on the Howie Carr show. He is an occasional guest host, on those rare occasions when the mail room manager can persuade Howie to take a little time off.
Hillary Clinton displayed gross incompetence in this matter. The Law of Effect teaches us that you will receive less of the type of behavior that is corrected. Four Americans, including a United States Ambassador who represented all of us, we’re killed due to Hillary Clinton’s incompetence. The proper correction in this matter is for Hillary Clinton to be dismissed as Secretary of State. Failure to dismiss Hillary Clinton would then cause all further incompetent actions by her to be placed squarely on President Obama’s shoulders. This is not a giggling matter. Americans have been killed. It doesn’t get any more serious then this
And if Hunt voted for Obama, then he needs to go to Fort Benning and kiss Iron Mike’s ass. Then, I’ll forgive him.
I can’t stand McCain either, but I actively supported him once he was the nominee. I knew what and who Obama was before he ever declared his candidacy for the presidency. I read everything I could find about him and was convinced he was not your run-of-the-mill liberal democrat. I knew he was a dangerous radical. I still can’t believe so many were fooled by him. Col. Hunt may be a liberal, but I think he’s a patriotic American. How could he not see what was so obvious to me?
I seem to remember at some point that Hunt hired himself out to Hillary as a military consultant during the Dem 08 primary season?? I keep looking for references to it- but without luck so far.
So Hunt has lamented on air he regrets his Obama vote? That’s interesting..
A lot of career military people, like Col. Hunt and General Powell, and McCain for that matter, are statists at heart. They want the country to be like the Army: three hots and a cot, “free” medical care, and a comfortable retirement package. They fail to recognize that you cannot run an economy like the Army, the Army is ultimately the price a free country pays to keep unfriendly armies at bay.
You bet he is. And he is just now realizing his mistake???
Where you been for 4 years, Colonel???
And why would security person go to the Arab world and not be allowed to use ammunition?
Murder is the word. When you take actions that you know are going to result in deaths, Websters dictionary calls it murder.
Next, look up the word, “Traitor”. It’s a word some people are afraid to say, so they may have forgotten what it means.
All the guards at foreign Embassies HERE in the US have ammunition in their weapons.
Horrible, they were ambushed twice. The first at the consulate, then at the safe house. No way was this unplanned.
Whats bad as well is the info and names of 40 Libyan spies working with the US was taken.
If treason flourish, none dare call it treason.
Just watched Susan Rice with Chris Wallace. I don’t know how she can say with a straight face that this was a spontaneous attack when there are various reports stating it was planned. Once someone lies they are no longer believable with anything they say.
When pushed on Carr’s show Hunt said he voted for Obama because he thouht it would be historic to elect a black man president.
I have long looked forward to a black president, too. Only I wanted the first black president to be a Jackie Robinson, not a Marv Throneberry.
Hire Libyans to be security in a country where a violent overthrow of the prior leader was killed by his attackers===hiring the fox to watch the henhouse.
I was watching yet another re-run of the clip of Obama & Hillary at the Andrews hangar & I was furious.
Prattling on & on about ‘how wonderful these embassy & consolute staffs were & how much they served their country”.
I sat there & added—and they were all SACRIFICIAL LAMBS led to the SLAUGHTER.
Panetta should at least have the experience & wisdom to have over-ridden Obama’s foolish orders.
The radical Muslim Brotherhood has just hung 4 more scalps on their belts. Now they are fired up to have even more scalps.
The Muslim Brotherhood was NOT ALLOWED in ANY level of politics since 1925 in Egypt. That time covers a number of different ‘rulers’ of the country.
Obama is stupid enough to appoint a woman—whom Muslims have absolutely respect for—as Ambassador & then the MARINE guards are not allowed to have live ammo? Do they practice STUPID 3 times a day like a Yoga class???
These Marines will have nightmares for the rest of their live, I’ll bet.
This is just beyond stupid.
WHO would want to EVER go to a hostile country & be part of an embassy?
Another debacle in which America is set back furthere in it’s relations with other countries.
Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu, but he has INVITED the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD to the White House next week!!!
Beam me up, Scottie—this administration is just berserk!!
Excellent post. And if it weren’t for Sarah, McCain would have lost even more conservative voters.
Bill Clinton never responded to any of the attacks when he was in office and as a result we got the first 9/11.
The terrorists hit us because they see obama as weak.
obama is proving them right.
I really think that obama is setting up the USA for some kind of terror attack close to the election.
Think of what he would do with that.
This seems to be part of a long term strategy from the obama gang.
Flashing weakness after an American Ambassador is tortured and murdered just invites more and more terrorism.
obama has no attachment to our country or us.
Border agents are dead. No big deal to him.
Major Hassan murdered 14 Americans. Look at obama’s response to that. Crickets.
Ronald Reagan had the same rules of engagement when the U.S. Marine barracks was blown up in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983
Note: this topic is from September 16, 2012. Thanks Kaslin.