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Security Team Commander Says Ambassador Stevens Wanted His Team to Stay in Libya Past August
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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 staff’s “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 embassy’s Regional Security Officer never specifically requested that the SST’s 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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This is not looking good for the administration, one little bit.
1 posted on 10/08/2012 4:50:17 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

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.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 4:54:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: sunmars

Hilary should resign and tried for negligent homicide.

Pray for America


3 posted on 10/08/2012 4:57:04 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: sunmars
" 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.”

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?

4 posted on 10/08/2012 5:06:35 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: sunmars
How would those terrorist would have known that the security force in Libya would have been sent somewhere else at the end of August ?

These attacks happened just 12 days after the end of August.
Did the US State Department put this information out in the news papers in Libya that their security forces were leaving ?
Someone must have leaked this information to those who planned and attacked the US Embassy...

This proves once again that this was no " Spontaneous " re-action to that film that caused the Muslims to riot.

Someone with knowledge that the security forces were leaving leaking this information.
5 posted on 10/08/2012 5:12:50 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mazda77
The cover up even sounds stupid. Guess they couldn't get stuff shredded fast enough.

Hillary should resign. I'm sure Bubba has already told her that...

Whatever Obama has on her...it must be HUGE and SERIES.

6 posted on 10/08/2012 5:17:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Alqueda has always sent out a test group on these embassy hits....to see where security is...or is not. I remember it from the Bubba days. Usually, about a week before.

And in those countries, your best friend is probably an enemy. They're all rotten.

7 posted on 10/08/2012 5:20:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: sunmars

This is from ABC ????????


8 posted on 10/08/2012 5:35:10 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: sunmars
... no net loss of security personnel.

I guess this is some of that "simple math" that Obama referenced during the debate last Wednesday night!

9 posted on 10/08/2012 5:39:07 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Diogenesis
It appears that the Ambassador was executed by obama, Clinton and the DNC as part of their “October Surprise” to influence their reelection.

Agreed that the Ambassador was set up for execution but I believe there are additional motives more far reaching than the election........................

10 posted on 10/08/2012 5:45:15 AM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: sunmars
Listening to a interview on radio of a ex-secret service agent US Senate Candidate Dan Bonjino saying that this Administration relying on them taking out Omama Bin Laden and keep repeating that is not " Foreign Policy " or anti-terrorism is not foreign policy, it's only a element of that.
He's amazed at the Media's blackout coverage of all the flaws in Obama's foreign policy if you can call that foreign policy.

11 posted on 10/08/2012 6:00:47 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: sunmars

Ex-Secret Service Agent MD Republican Senate Candidate Daniel Bongino : Taking out Osama Bin Laden is not foreign policy.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 6:12:19 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: sunmars

ABC news...wow.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 6:21:10 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

Sharyl Attkisson is on this like a dog with a bone.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: American Constitutionalist

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.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 6:30:14 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Cankles leaks.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 6:36:15 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: IMR 4350

Scooter Libby was persecuted for far less by outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 6:40:59 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mazda77
Ex-Secret Service Agent MD Republican Senate Candidate Daniel Bongino is wondering and upset WHERE IS THE MEDIA ON THIS COVER UP ? and what happened in Benghazi ?

Yes Dan Bongino.... there needs to be a steady drum beat on this : WHERE IS THE MEDIA ?
18 posted on 10/08/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

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.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 6:55:20 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: American Constitutionalist

Libby was prosecuted for making false statements to the FBI about a non crime.

Still can’t figure that one out.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 7:03:02 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
" Libby was prosecuted for making false statements to the FBI about a non crime.

Still can’t figure that one out. "

However, Bill Clinton got a free pass.

Bill Clinton pointing his lying finger at the camera : " I did not have sex with that woman... "
21 posted on 10/08/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sacajaweau
Alqueda has always sent out a test group on these embassy hits....to see where security is...or is not. I remember it from the Bubba days. Usually, about a week before.

....and wasn't there a report by a survivor of photographs being taken of the buildings the week prior...

22 posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:32 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
The Clinton's are two people that need to be locked up and the doors welded shut so they never get out.

Since I'm overflowing with warmth and compassion for my fellow human beings, I would allow the Clinton's to be entertained 24 hours a day listening to a tape of Hillary's laugh.

23 posted on 10/08/2012 7:40:47 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: varon
Well, when you look at recent history, 0bama has been trying to OVERTURN ALL OF OUR GAINS in the Middle East. He turned his back on Iraq, ROE have caused our soldiers to get shot by 'companion' soldiers in Afghanistan, he's given a drone to Iran and dissed Israel, he ousted Mubarak for the MB, ousted Ghadafi for the MB or equivalent..

I believe Stevens was possibly set-up to be killed because he's gay and knows too much about 0bama (first-hand experience?) or possibly just IGNORANCE in thinking everyone in Libya loved the U.S. now because 0bama ILLEGALLY warred there to oust Ghadafi but the big picture is that OBAMA KEPT MENTIONING 'THE MOVIE' TO STOKE THE RIOTS ALL THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST. 0bama's scorched Earth policy just in case he loses election?? Hmmm..

It's been clear since the day he took office THAT OBAMA IS NOT WORKING FOR THE UNITED STATES.

24 posted on 10/08/2012 8:13:07 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: American Constitutionalist
Scooter Libby was persecuted for far less by outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent.

It was Richard Armitage that outed Valerie Plame. He worked for Colin Powell in the past. Colin Powell knew that it was Richard Armitage. Neither Armitage nor Powell said a damn thing and let Libby "hang in the wind."

At one time I had great admiration for Colin Powell. After that incident and even prior to his support for Obama, I knew he was political pond scum.

25 posted on 10/08/2012 8:42:30 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: sunmars

“BLOCKBUSTER: US top security official in Libya says “unbelievable” that State Dept decreased security despite requests”

http://www.therightscoop.com/blockbuster-us-top-security-official-in-libya-says-unbelievable-that-state-dept-decreased-security-despite-requests/


26 posted on 10/08/2012 8:57:58 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: sunmars
“This is not looking good for the administration, one little bit.”

Do you think “free phone lady” will understand the geo political implications of this?

27 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:41 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: sunmars

so they stuck an openly gay ambassador in a muslim country and slowly removed his security ?

why not just post a sign out front “not protected- come and get him”

did steven know something? was he in Obama’s downlow club?


28 posted on 10/11/2012 9:37:12 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: sunmars

so they stuck an openly gay ambassador in a muslim country and slowly removed his security ?

why not just post a sign out front “not protected- come and get him”

did steven know something? was he in Obama’s downlow club?


29 posted on 10/11/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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