Skip to comments.Benghazi consulate had only one U.S. security agent, Congress told
Posted on 10/10/2012 11:12:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON -- The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, never had the forces it needed to protect itself.
Lt. Col. Andrew Wood told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that U.S. security was so weak that in April, only one U.S. diplomatic security agent was stationed in Benghazi.
The committee hearing followed assertions Tuesday night by the State Department that it never concluded that the Sept. 11 attack stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in what the administration now says was a terrorist attack.
Asked about the administration's initial -- and since retracted -- explanation linking the violence to protests over the anti-Muslim video circulating on the Internet, one official said, "That was not our conclusion."
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When did he sleep??
"And these missiles can be used to bring down civilian aircraft?"
And is it possible that these missiles are now in the hands of al Qaeda"
/// Nordstrom and the commander of a 16-member Security Support Team, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood, heard that foreign fighters were flowing across the Egyptian border and were making their way across the border to the Libyan city of Derna - which is to the east of Benghazi - and from there were making their way to Benghazi. But State Department officials seemed oblivious to their Benghazi post’s vulnerability.
Nordstrom was worried -he did not know how much the Americans could rely on members of a local Libyan militia in Benghazi that provided security - the “17th of February Martyrs Brigade.” Mostly merchants and shopkeepers before the war, they seemed eager, but they hadn’t much experience and other than a daily $30 stipend for food from the U.S. Embassy, they hadn’t been paid in months.
Nordstrom had “no idea if they would respond to an attack,” he told investigators. ///
I’m betting the background check for joining the “17th of February Martyrs Brigade” goes something like: “Yo...you got an AK?” ==> That was Hillary’s security in Benghazi.
Obama & Hillary practically invited the terrorist to storm our embassy and kill everyone there.
atc23~ : “ Somebody just told the panel of investigators that between 30 and 40 thousand shoulder fired missiles are still unaccounted for in Libya.”
Did they say how many of those weapons the U.S. administration provided to help ‘democracy’ ?
Any mention whether or not the single security agent had any ammo ? since Hillary had already directed that security staff elsewhere not have ammo in their weapon ?
A “Bean-bag gun “ ?
A “ Falafel Chucker “ ?
Amatuers and idiots !