Skip to comments.FBI still not been granted permission to visit Benghazi consulate
Posted on 10/03/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
FBI agents have still not been granted permission to visit the consulate building where the American ambassador to Libya was killed, three weeks after the attack by militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.
An FBI team was dispatched to Libya within days of the attack, in which three other Americans died. But they have been forced to remain in Tripoli as American and Libyan officials argue over the terms under which the two sides will co-operate in the investigation.
The consulate building itself and the accommodation annexe which also came under attack have been left largely unsecured.
"We are getting ready for the FBI team to go to Benghazi and meet with our team, start joint investigations", the deputy foreign minister, Mohammed Abdel Aziz, said on Tuesday.
He had just met Elizabeth Jones, a US assistant secretary of state, sent to Tripoli to negotiate the issue. "We are now in the context of [granting] written permission," he said.
Benghazi's chief prosecutor, Saleh Adam Mohammed, told the Daily Telegraph more than two weeks ago that he was expecting the FBI team to arrive within two days, and said the Libyan authorities fully intended to co-operate with their American counterparts. There has been as yet no explanation for the delay.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Obama to Libya Muslim Brotherhood, "Deny U.S. access to the crime scene. You know how it is. Until after the election. I'll make it up to ya."
Sad we have to get our news from Britain and Mexico.
Exactly. The Obama Administration says they cannot provide
information due to an ongoing FBI investigation. There IS NO
FBI investigation going and THERE WON’T BE.
This is just a stalling technique like Janet Reno used to do.
Thought Obama had the FBI in his back pocket.
Seems that the wimmen are in charge of all things Libya.
First we had Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Powers overrule Robert Gates, Tom Donilon and John Brennan on going to Libya...the men were against it.
Since the debacle we've had Rice, Clinton, Victoria Nuland, and now this Elizabeth Jones person running PR.
The only male I remember also being involved was Philip Reines who could keep himself from angry expletives in arguing with a questioning reporter.
Why do we need to go there to “investigate”? There is nothing to investigate. This is a war and those men were killed in a war action.
No need to investigate. They need to kill. Then leave.
Man, her responses are SO weak.
Cuz there’s forensic evidence showing that the 400-member assault was performed using (or partly using) **US weapons** supplied to the Unicorn/Rainbow rebels.
This was Barry’s Blackhawk Down, except with TONS of lying thrown in to the mix.
This is impossible, because the Washington (Com)Post has feet on the ground in the consulate.
But Hussein is probably just a scared weenie.
FBI still not been granted permission to visit Benghazi consulate
Not to worry! The Muslim Brotherhood is handling the US jurisdiction on the investigation.
In Mogadishu Delta couldn’t call up fire-support from AH-64’s and AC-130’s because shipping those there would have “LOOKED BAD” —would have made us look like CONQUERERS.
Even though after Daddy Bush’s exit there was huuuuuuge mission creep they STILL wanted to keep, “a low profile”, which is the ZACT same thing, here.
THAT is why there were no US Marines in Bengazi and why Marines elsewhere had no ammo, as a matter of policy.
Liberals will put up with wars, sure, AS LONG AS NO ONE GETS HURT. Hey, doing everything you can to avoid unnecessary collateral damage is GREAT, but their tendency is to run the military like it’s a social service.
These two powerful bisexuals got that guy killed, plain and simple.
what a joke...
Remember that US ship bombing off of Aden, Yemen over a decade ago...? A muzzie zodiac packed with explosives attacked our ship, nearly sinking it.
Did you know that AFTER the huge explosion the captain STILL forbade the sailors from breaking out LIVE AMMO..?
I’m serious. Ya know why? TO AVOID A TRAGEGY. I’m serious there, too.
In fact some sailors DID run top-side with empty weapons at least to deter follow-up attackers, and in fact there WAS another zodiac that did veer off at the last instant —perhaps after they spotted the armed (?) men.
Had it instead have chosen to attack it’s almost certain the ship would have gone to the bottom.
Think on this bit:
The assault team knew where the secondary safe house was, over a kilometer away. Then, they used accurate, indirect mortar fire walked right on top of the Americans as they sought refuge in the safe house.
That’s an INCREDIBLY sophisticated attack. It probably means:
1) Inside information about the location of the safe house.
2) A spotter with radio contact to the mortar team.
3) Trained mortar teams who can accurately walk in the rounds.
That is a remarkably sophisticated, military style attack. This is not even Al Qaeda’s hallmark; random terror. It is the hallmark of a government sponsored or highly organized and experienced mujahedeen group.
Who trained these guys? Where did they come from? Where are they headquartered? Who funded them? Who gave them information? Where are they now? What weapons did they use? Did they use the weapons we gave them to overthrow Ghadaffi? Did we train them in these exact tactics for the purpose of overthrowing Ghadaffi, and this is blowback?
So many questions, so much stonewalling and so many lies.
“First we had Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Powers overrule Robert Gates, Tom Donilon and John Brennan on going to Libya...the men were against it.”
This is classic obama lead from behind. Delegating to State when real decisions need to be made.
A real POTUS would have told the Libyans to pound sand while he deployed that Marine quick reaction force to secure the mission and recover any classified material.
This entire episode has been a tragic farce and dark days in American history.
Maybe there's a faction in that country that doesn't appreciate the result...
Don’t need the FBI. The Washington Post is there: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2939715/posts
We need permission to go to American soil?
0bama used this same tactic when Fast & Furious was first revealed.. There’s probably STILL “an FBI investigation” on F&F too! What a great way to put off being accountable for a cover up!
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