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Sensitive documents left behind at American mission in Libya
Washington Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | By Michael Birnbaum,

Posted on 10/03/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

BENGHAZI, Libya — More than three weeks after attacks in this city killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, sensitive documents remained only loosely secured in the remains of the U.S. mission here on Wednesday, offering visitors easy access to delicate details about American operations in Libya.

Documents detailing weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the full internal itinerary of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s trip and the personnel records of Libyans who were contracted to secure the mission were among the items scattered across the floors of the looted compound when a Washington Post reporter and a translator visited Wednesday.

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At least one document found amid the clutter indicates that Americans at the mission were discussing the possibility of an attack in early September, just two days before the assault took place. The document is a memorandum dated Sept. 9 from the U.S. mission’s security office to the 17th February Martyrs Brigade, the Libyan-government-sanctioned militia that was guarding the compound, making plans for a “quick reaction force,” or QRF, that would provide security.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; waronterror

1 posted on 10/03/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Please don't tell me we have/had no agents in the area. Of course we do....just no Marines.....

They said yesterday (I think) that they've pulled all their people out.

2 posted on 10/03/2012 1:37:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So... CNN and the WAPOST can search the grounds, but the FBI can’t get near the place due to ‘terrorist’ activity ?


3 posted on 10/03/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So the Washington ComPost can put a reporter in Benghazi, but the whole U.S. Government can’t put the FBI, CIA, Army, Marines, Seals, USAF, or any other assets whatsoever on the ground to at least pick the CLASSIFIED stuff up off of the floor?


4 posted on 10/03/2012 1:43:49 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Then we’re pretty stupid if there were sensitive documents around. That’s what fireplaces are for...and secured lines.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Miltie

The White House has been leaking to the New York Times on this issue but not the Washington Post. So the Post has been hitting them pretty hard.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It is almost like 0dumbo doesn’t want the consulate investigated by the FBI


7 posted on 10/03/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: UCANSEE2
It's Al Queda territory now.
8 posted on 10/03/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Brad from Tennessee
As much as I dislike Romeny, he has got to be an improvement over Hussein.
9 posted on 10/03/2012 1:53:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I thought this story could not get worse. It does.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 1:54:56 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well, here is the smoking gun. Let’s see what the presstitutes do with it.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Uncle Miltie

What I want to know is who at the WH made the decision to not secure the mission after 3 weeks? Or have they delegated everything to State to avoid responsibility?

The American people need some answers. What a cluster.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 2:01:25 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: RWGinger
It is almost like 0dumbo doesn’t want the consulate investigated by the FBI

I'm getting the same impression.

13 posted on 10/03/2012 2:08:10 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Interesting that even WaPo is talking about this.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 2:53:37 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: DallasSun
I thought this story could not get worse. It does.

Your diplomatic facility gets ransacked, security personnel killed, ambassador raped, then killed, then raped again, then paraded naked through the streets?

I would think there is an intelligence disaster lurking back there somewhere. I would assume that there was a total security breakdown and loss of everything, including electronic security hardware, crypto hardware and software, crypto keys, backup media, wireless equipment... the whole nine yards.

Most of it will go to the highest bidder, which means Russia, China, North Korea, Iran... you name it.

15 posted on 10/03/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Well, it certainly got worse, didn’t it?


16 posted on 10/03/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

So the Washington ComPost can put a reporter in Benghazi, but the whole U.S. Government can’t put the FBI, CIA, Army, Marines, Seals, USAF, or any other assets whatsoever on the ground to at least pick the CLASSIFIED stuff up off of the floor?

I think they’re shooting for a November 7th for entry and for the official investigation to take off.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 3:05:56 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: RWGinger
[It is almost like 0dumbo doesn’t want the consulate investigated by the FBI]

The FBI is great gathering evidence and witnesses to create the best possible court case. But this is war no matter what Obama wants to call it. All we need is the identities of the assassins, their leaders and what group they belong to. I think all that was known within a week of Stevens’ death. I think the FBI was deployed to put a legal cloak of secrecy over the whole debacle. The problem for the White House is that the U.S. diplomatic community and people in intelligence are appalled by these murders and they are leaking to the press.

18 posted on 10/03/2012 3:20:18 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Steely Tom
On top of that, 90 minutes after the attack (per the WSJ) started, Obama and his henchman decided AGAINST sending military in there to help, and instead just asked Libyans for help (who very well could have been the ones attacking, for all we knew):

Report: Obama Admin Rejected Military Intervention in Benghazi During Attack

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/02/As-Benghazi-Attacks-Raged-State-Dept-Dismissed-Strong-U-S-Response-As-Unrealistic

19 posted on 10/03/2012 4:06:44 PM 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: Brad from Tennessee; sickoflibs
so, we [US Fed] cant or arent 'allowed' to enter a crime scene on soveriegn soil, to secure sensitive info or to investigate the area, but everybody else in the world can and is stomping thru the debris...

nah, theres nothing to hide there, nope, nada...

20 posted on 10/04/2012 6:47:04 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

The FBI might be able to buy back what was looted from the consulate on eBay.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It's Al Queda territory now.

Then how does the WAPOST know what is lying around inside the building ?

22 posted on 10/04/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I just hope they aren’t hiding something like those chemical weapons are actually our weapons!! Would explain why everything seems to be happening at the same time.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 8:12:49 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 7:56:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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