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U.S. security in Libya drawn down before attack: testimony
Reuters ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | Susan Cornwell and Tabassum Zakaria

Posted on 10/10/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - Diplomatic security in Libya was drawn down ahead of last month's fatal attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi and U.S. officials did not have enough protection, the former head of a U.S. security team in Libya told lawmakers on Wednesday.

"The security in Benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time there ... Diplomatic security remained weak," Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in written testimony.

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1 posted on 10/10/2012 10:25:17 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is there someway we can blame Bush!?!?!?


2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:39 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read somewhere that Hillary is trying to create a scandal for Obama. If Obama wins in 2012, it will be extremely difficult for another leftist to follow after him, given what a failure he is.

She still wants to be President - and what is better, or more in her control, than letting Americans realize that Obama’s “Arab Spring” was all a fraud?

Clearly, Obama had to have Hillary as Sec. of State to make peace in 2008. She and Obama probably hate each other, and naturally, Obama doesn’t want her around - but for whatever reason, Obama had to make a deal with her in 2008.

Its far-fetched and unsupported, but it is an interesting way to explain the otherwise glaring incompetence in the Libya case.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 10:42:53 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Ambassador never should have been there. Just a big target.

When do the State Department resignations start? Some ATF guys had to “drink the hemlock” for Fast and Furious.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: PGR88
I read somewhere that Hillary is trying to create a scandal for Obama

Hillary, Stevens, Obama, or any other dozen or so. Someone was intentionally keeping security low and had been for a while. Something was being planned whether it was a wag the dog that went wrong or foreign tensions or a hit on Stevens.

5 posted on 10/10/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT by bgill
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