Skip to comments.New Details of Sept. 11 Consulate Attack in Libya (State Dept. Pre-House hearing info dump)
Posted on 10/09/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT by kristinn
Senior State Department officials provided a more detailed picture Tuesday of the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. A look at how they say the attack took place:
Sept. 10-11, 2012
Stevens arrives in Benghazi and holds meetings on and off the consulate grounds on Sept. 10. He spends the night, and for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. holds meetings only inside the compound. It is an enclosed area about 300 yards long by 100 yards wide, with a 9-foot outer wall topped by barbed wire and augmented by barriers, steel drop bars and other security upgrades. There are four buildings in the compound. Five diplomatic security officers are present, along with four members of a local militia deployed by Libya's government to provide added security.
Around 8:30 p.m.
Stevens finishes his final meeting of the day and escorts a Turkish diplomat outside the main entrance of the consulate. The situation is calm. There are no protests.
Around 9:40 p.m.
Agents hear loud noises, gunfire and explosions near the front gate. A barracks at the entrance housing the local militiamen is burnt down. Agents viewing cameras see large group of armed men flowing into the compound. Alarm is sounded. Telephone calls are made to the embassy in Tripoli, officials in Washington, the Libyan authorities and a U.S. quick reaction force located at a second compound a little over a mile away.
One agent, armed with a sidearm and an M4 submachine gun, takes Stevens and computer specialist Sean Smith to a safe room inside one of the compound's two main residences. It has a heavy metal grill and several locks, medical supplies and water, and windows that can be opened only from the inside.
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Team Kenya is coordinating the leaking of the info ahead of the hearing and trying to blunt the news. It won’t be “new” news tomorrow. Disgusting.
Great minds think alike. LOL. Axelrod, Jarrett and the rest of that crew really are the lowest marxist scum.
Hold on to your hat, this is going to be a bumpy ride the next few weeks.
You’re roght, pollywog and Fox News was excluded on purpose and likely at the direction of SoS Heinous herself personally!
Sounds spontaneous to me...NOT. A meticulously planned and well executed attack on sovereign territory of the United States. This should have been met with overwhelming force within 24 hours. Absolutely no excuse. POTUS is at best a fool, perhaps a coward, at worst a perfidious traitor.
WOW! Excellent graphic, potlatch!
It’s DISGUSTING how in four short years America has squandered ALL OF IT’S EFFORTS AND LIVES GIVEN in the Middle East, because America was tricked into electing a SABOTEUR MUSLIM for President.
The Obamacon2012, Inc group opens one’s mind to question everything they they say.
At this point, it would not be surprising if Osama was sipping a latte in a secure location.
And the Volt/GM suppliers are really “living” it up.
The administration is negligent and incompetent.
The State Department contracted with a british security consulting firm (fact)...which is turn subcontracted with a local militia February 17 Martyrs Brigade” in Benghazi (fact)...who’s members, speculation now strongly suggests, are also members of the Moslim Brotherhood and have links to the Al Qaeda rework...
Exclusive: Libya Cable Detailed Threats
The Daily Beast | Oct 8, 2012
The threat from the militias underscores the dangers of relying on local Libyan forces for security in the run-up to the 9/11 military-style assault. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi employed a militia called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade for security of the four-building compound. In addition, there were five Americans serving as diplomatic security and a group of former special operations forces that acted as a quick reaction force on the day of the 9/11 attack. Members of the militias led by bin-Ahmed and al-Gharabi overlapped with the February 17 militia, the cable says.
That is major!! Sounds like they are just trying to hand out the script for the drive by journolistas!
We ought to start a live thread for the house hearing tomorrow. It ought to be good. The house republicans are going to hold their feet to the fire!!
Hey, thanks so much Onyx! Enjoyed reading about all of you on the T.C. Shootout thread! I love Rockport, I keep an RV Camper down there!
I hope it’s televised or can we see it online?
Start the thread! I’ll be here.
In the hearing our guys should respond
"why was there no security?"
Admin answer "we just told you there were nine guards ..."
"My question is why was there no security?"
Oh my gosh! I’m so jealous! I love Rockport and the beach at Arasas? Did I spell it correctly? I wish I lived In FW.
My sister took Government in Summer School to graduate high school a year early. All they did was watch the Watergate hearings which were breaking news. That was the entirety of their class. I can’t believe what our government is getting away with.
Cspan has it scheduled for 12:00 ET. I will double check in the am and start a thread and ping you to it.
It would be major if it got out to the public ....but it won’t.
That said, I don’t see how he can legitimately exclude a network because they don’t agree with his opinions .
It’s going to be a bumpy ride for a long time to come no matter who wins the election. Obama turned the middle east over to jihadists.
Romney wins the second debate too if he brings this up. Lord knows that the media won’t mention a word about it until then.