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Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya
ABC News ^ | Oct 5, 2012 7:00 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/05/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by drewh

ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties.

Copied on the email was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012, along with three other Americans. That attack has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic personnel in that country were provided with adequate security support.

But the question – both for the State Department, which is conducting an internal investigation, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding hearings next week – is whether officials in Washington, D.C., specifically at the State Department, were as aware as they should have been about the deteriorating security situation in Libya, and whether officials were doing everything they could to protect Americans in that country.

Earlier this week, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and another member of the committee wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listing 13 incidents leading up to the attack, ranging from IED and RPG attacks to a “posting on a pro-Gaddafi Facebook page” publicizing early morning runs taken by the late Ambassador Stevens and his security detail around Tripoli.

“Was State Department headquarters in Washington aware of all the above incidents?” they asked Secretary Clinton, requesting written responses by Oct. 8. “If not, why not? If so, what measures did the State Department take to match the level of security provided to the U.S. Mission in Libya to the level of threat?”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ambassadorstevens; benghazi; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; libya; statedept; stevens

1 posted on 10/05/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

I keep wondering how long Jake Tapper will last at ABC...

2 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: Candor7; Fred Nerks


3 posted on 10/05/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ShovelThemOut

I’m sure Shillary is putting the final touches on her resignation letter so it can be released at midnight on Friday.

Going to spend more time with her family. LOL!

4 posted on 10/05/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
Where did Bubba go? Thought he was going to campaign for Obama.

Damn right Bubba's told Hillary to get out by now.

5 posted on 10/05/2012 1:12:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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Romney needs to pound Obama on this in the Foreign Policy debate. Ask why he failed to protect Americans in a volatile region and refused their request and they later ended up murdered.

Obama partied, people died.

6 posted on 10/05/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Michelle Fields, will you marry me?)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Yes Romney must bring this up in the foreign policy debate. Also why not begin criminal proceedings against Obama and Hillary?

7 posted on 10/05/2012 1:24:43 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: drewh
Accessories before the FACT.

"Book 'em, Dano."

8 posted on 10/05/2012 1:26:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: drewh

Saw another thread regarding spooks earlier, and am unable to find at this time, thus am posting this report on your thread. Someone should talk to Ms. Bachmann (off the record) and attempt to find out some information so explosive in telling what is taking place in foreign affairs, everyone would recognize what actually took place and this was far from a simple series of assassinations. Full story regarding Ambassador Stevens and the Men who died with him has not been told. Planned and executed compromises which have occurred out of State Department and 0bama have been covered up. The leaks are a known point of Nation Security breaches ongoing from this 0bama crowd. The more sinister aspect has yet to see the light of day, in relation to hilary, huma, 0bama, mb and those having been compromised not working for hilary, huma, 0bama, and the mb aims and objectives. I can understand why Ms. Bachmann was upset. Cannot understand senator mccain. Watch for more assassinations of our spooks. Many on the hill know.

9 posted on 10/05/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: drewh

DC-3 - WTF?

Rough field capability for quick evacuation?

10 posted on 10/05/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Dilbert56

That’s what I was thinking, what does a WW2 era plane have to do with the security at the Consulate?

11 posted on 10/05/2012 3:00:23 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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