Skip to comments.Security Team Commander Says Ambassador Stevens Wanted His Team to Stay in Libya Past August
Posted on 10/08/2012 4:50:08 AM PDT by sunmars
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that security team told ABC News. The embassy staffs first choice was for us to stay, Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, 55, told ABC News in an interview. That would have been the choice of the embassy people in Tripoli. But a senior State Department official told ABC News that the embassys Regional Security Officer never specifically requested that the SSTs tour be extended past August, and the official maintained there was no net loss of security personnel. The Regional Security Officer asked for a number of U.S. shooters because of the pending SST redeployment and he was at that number, said the senior State Department official, who asked not to be identified because of the ongoing internal investigation. The State Department issued a statement Monday, saying, The SST was enlisted to support the re-opening of Embassy Tripoli, to help ensure we had the security necessary as our diplomatic presence grew. They were based in Tripoli and operated almost exclusively there. When their rotation in Libya ended, Diplomatic Security Special Agents were deployed and maintained a constant level of security capability. So their departure had no impact whatsoever on the total number of fully trained American security personnel in Libya generally, or in Benghazi specifically. The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli had already asked for and received an extension of the SST earlier in the year. The embassy request stated: Quite simply, we cannot maintain our existing levels of Embassy operations, much less implement necessary staffing increases, without a continued SST presence.
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It appears that the Ambassador was executed by
obama, Clinton and the DNC as part of their
“October Surprise” to influence their reelection.
If the US Congress does not take this seriously
yesterday, then they, too, are part of the treason.
Hilary should resign and tried for negligent homicide.
Pray for America
So now they have opened themselves up to the 64 Trillion Dollar question;
So, tell us DoS spokesman, WHY IN THE HELL WERE THEY NOT WITH THE AMBASSADOR? Or maybe this is a better question for cankles Hitlery.
This is really turning into one hell of a shiite storm on rocket rails! Can anyone imagine the pardon list when this SOB is rejected?
Hillary should resign. I'm sure Bubba has already told her that...
Whatever Obama has on her...it must be HUGE and SERIES.
And in those countries, your best friend is probably an enemy. They're all rotten.
This is from ABC ????????
I guess this is some of that "simple math" that Obama referenced during the debate last Wednesday night!
Agreed that the Ambassador was set up for execution but I believe there are additional motives more far reaching than the election........................
Ex-Secret Service Agent MD Republican Senate Candidate Daniel Bongino : Taking out Osama Bin Laden is not foreign policy.
Sharyl Attkisson is on this like a dog with a bone.
Better yet,just how do you go about planning an attack against a specific person, on a specific day, at a specific location without have some guarantee that person would be at the specific location on the specific day?
Simple answer you can’t.
The same person that made sure there was no security is the same person that made sure he would be there on that specific day, and that person is Hillary Clinton.
Scooter Libby was persecuted for far less by outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent.
It wasn’t a leak.
The phony video protest were planned in advance as a cover story for the attack set for that day.
Because of the amount of time involved in the planning of the attack, and the cover story of protest in Egypt, a simple leak of his schedule wouldn’t work because his schedule would have to be set in stone weeks in advance, and that’s not likely.
The attack was planned, and he was sent to that location.
Libby was prosecuted for making false statements to the FBI about a non crime.
Still can’t figure that one out.
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