Skip to comments.U.S. official says superiors worked against effort to boost Benghazi security
Posted on 10/10/2012 4:27:22 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The State Department's former point man on security in Libya told a congressional hearing Wednesday that his superiors worked against him as he tried to get more help for the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi in the months before it was overrun in a deadly terror attack.
Eric Nordstrom, the one-time regional security officer, told the House Oversight Committee that he had a disheartening conversation with the regional director of the agency's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs when he requested additional manpower for the facility.
"I said, 'Jim, you know what makes it most frustrating about this assignment? It's not the hardships. It's not the gunfire. It's not the threats. It's dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me," Nordstrom said.
He also told the State Department officer, "'For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building."
That bombshell ended a contentious hearing during which two State Department officials defended the Obama administration's handling of the September 11 attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
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this guy has guts!!Its the truth he is saying..The Taliban IS inside our Govt..Islamofascists ARE in State, Cia etc.
I thought the Republicans were responsible for the lack of security in Benghazi.
> this guy has guts!!Its the truth he is saying..The Taliban IS inside our Govt..Islamofascists ARE in State, Cia etc.
Your “etc.” includes the Oval Office, no?
hillary clintoon’s close “buddy” huma is one of the more obvious moozlum plants. All these traitorous minions should (at best) be in prison for a very, very long time.
yes Norrdstrom, I think, is going to get an IRS audit by the muslims.
>Your etc. includes the Oval Office, no?<
When the POTUS officially invites the Muslim Brotherhood to the WH, when the Secretary of State has a Muslim secretary, and the MSM and Congress are mute about these facts, you know that we are in deep sh*t.
Wake up America and read the tealeaves!! There is more at stake than just the economy!
Yeah, that'll happen.
Any attempt to weed these folks out of their hidey-holes will result in a replay of the McCarthy hearings.
There's going to have to be a mass-casualty event before people will wake up, and that may not even do it. Might take multiple mass-casualty events, maybe even involving nuclear weapons. I don't like it believe me but I'm afraid it's true. The unholy alliance between the Left, the Media, and foreign powers is - I fear - immune to attack in the arena of ideas. The own the arena.
Well, I guess there is a way out. If the cataclysm can be forestalled until the MSM can be displaced by the New Media. Possibly.
More evidence that Obama is simply in over his head.
Speaking metaphorically, of course.(wink, wink)
That darn Bush again?
It kind of reminds me of the Byzantines. They threw money at the friendlier factions in enemy countries rather than military assaults. Thing is, you don’t see too many Byzantines around anymore.
pray that more and more whistleblowers will continue to come forward on this and any other lies, cover ups, dirty dealings of this admin