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Col. David Hunt: "State Department just allowed our guys to get killed"
Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Bob Beauprez

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, you’re 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colonelhunt; dsj; hillaryclinton; lybia; nobullets; obamaadministration

1 posted on 09/16/2012 6:02:45 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; All

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....


2 posted on 09/16/2012 6:06:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Blaming Terry Jones for the recent Muslim riots is like blaming the St Louis Rams for football)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Col. David Hunt voted for Barack Hussein Obama.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 6:09:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Kaslin

Read the comments following the article. People are outraged, as they should be.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 6:09:57 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

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.”
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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.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 6:11:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

“We don’t 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!


6 posted on 09/16/2012 6:20:29 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Are you sure he voted for O? I can’t believe it.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 6:21:36 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Yeah, Hunt's a northeastern Lib as far as I can tell. Plus the ambassador was a believer in the Obama/Clinton foreign policy. The only victims are probably the security people.
8 posted on 09/16/2012 6:27:26 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Dudoight

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.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 6:30:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“We don’t 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!”

_____

+1 from here!


10 posted on 09/16/2012 6:40:36 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Kaslin

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?


11 posted on 09/16/2012 6:56:50 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: PghBaldy

-——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


12 posted on 09/16/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kaslin

If you want politicians who are held accountable, vote for conservatives.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 7:07:39 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: All

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.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kaslin

Hillory never did like the Military anyway.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 7:22:47 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Kaslin
Change the problem from slavery to statism and Abe had it right 150 years ago..

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.

16 posted on 09/16/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: bert

What American businesses are in Lybia? They are on their own I would guess.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT by healy61
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 8:03:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Kaslin
Hate to say it, but I knew the minute this happened that Chris Steven's blood was (somehow) on Obama and Hillary's hands.

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.

20 posted on 09/16/2012 8:08:16 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Col. David Hunt voted for Barack Hussein Obama.

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.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 8:24:32 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: usconservative

Very well said


22 posted on 09/16/2012 8:24:35 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Cinnamontea

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.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 8:32:02 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


24 posted on 09/16/2012 8:32:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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?


25 posted on 09/16/2012 8:33:12 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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..


26 posted on 09/16/2012 8:34:30 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 8:42:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Cinnamontea
Col. David Hunt voted for Barack Hussein Obama. If that's true, then isn't he also to blame in some small way?

You bet he is. And he is just now realizing his mistake???

Where you been for 4 years, Colonel???

28 posted on 09/16/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Kaslin

...just?...


29 posted on 09/16/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: throwback
I wonder if the Ambassador knew this.

And why would security person go to the Arab world and not be allowed to use ammunition?

30 posted on 09/16/2012 8:59:58 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Kaslin

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.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Kaslin

All the guards at foreign Embassies HERE in the US have ammunition in their weapons.


32 posted on 09/16/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


33 posted on 09/16/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Tuanedge
Treason did never flourish. What’s the reason?

If treason flourish, none dare call it treason.

34 posted on 09/16/2012 10:10:53 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


35 posted on 09/16/2012 11:20:38 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 11:32:02 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: LongWayHome

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.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Kaslin

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!!


38 posted on 09/16/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Excellent post. And if it weren’t for Sarah, McCain would have lost even more conservative voters.


39 posted on 09/17/2012 6:07:49 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


40 posted on 09/21/2012 7:02:26 AM PDT by Texas resident (Let's elect an American this time.)
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To: Texas resident

Ronald Reagan had the same rules of engagement when the U.S. Marine barracks was blown up in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983


41 posted on 10/13/2012 5:53:42 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from September 16, 2012. Thanks Kaslin.

42 posted on 10/14/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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