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British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience
The telegraph ^ | 10/2014 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez

Posted on 10/14/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT by RummyChick

Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system.

Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work.

The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the death by asphyxiation of the ambassador, Chris Stevens.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20120911; 20120912; benghazi; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; bluemountain; bluemountaingroup; bodyguard; camarthen; celebritybodyguard; contractors; darryldavies; daryldavies; davies; diplomaticsecurity; gsa; gwot; libya; terrorism

1 posted on 10/14/2012 8:04:45 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“Other firms in the security industry expressed surprise that Blue Mountain had won a large, high profile contract from the US government. One industry executive said the level of service Blue Mountain provided did not appear adequate to the risks presented by a lawless city. “

Something suspicious with this


2 posted on 10/14/2012 8:05:29 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“Darryl Davies, the manager of the Benghazi contract for Blue Mountain, flew out of the city hours before the attack was launched. The Daily Telegraph has learned that relations between the firm and its Libyan partner had broken down, leading to the withdrawal of Mr Davies. “


3 posted on 10/14/2012 8:07:00 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Hire these guys to protect the British ambassador in DC, the White House and State Department asap. What goes around in Islamic appeasement should go around to the top.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 8:09:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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I want someone in a hearing to ask why Blue Mountain was selected.

Obviously , CIA had people attached to the annex.

But how convenient that the manager got out of there right before the attack.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Are there really Welsh folk named Davies?


6 posted on 10/14/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: RummyChick

A celebrity Bodyguard providing security for a lawless terrorist haven????

“Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work. “


7 posted on 10/14/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Well isn’t this just ducky.

The beat goes on,and on,and on.

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8 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: RummyChick

Oh boy, one thing after another. Unbelievable.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RummyChick

Should have hired Xe (aka Blackwater).


10 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: RummyChick

Here’s Blue Mountain’s web site:

http://www.bluemountaingroup.co.uk/


11 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

Another item for the list.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 8:16:42 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Nice one Army Air

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


13 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RummyChick
Overrun on Sept 12th? the attack started hours before on Sept 11...

Are they tweaking the story to nudge the big event off the 9/11 anniversary?

14 posted on 10/14/2012 8:42:43 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Stevens probably didn’t die until Sept 12th local time.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: aposiopetic

Davies/Davis are common Welsh names.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 8:47:57 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: RummyChick
That means he flew out on the anniversary of 9/11. Can't say I blame him but if my men were good enough to hire out as diplomatic security I shouldn't have to fly out on that anniversary.

The other question that needs asking is, if he was already contracted in May, what was he doing back in Benghazi - did his arrival precede the spat with the locals or come as a result of it? What was the nature of the spat?

17 posted on 10/14/2012 8:49:00 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: RummyChick

Here’s REALLY suspicious!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/19/State-Department-Contract-Hid-Identity-of-British-Firm-Providing-Benghazi-Security

“Blue Mountain Group was not identified as the vendor in that summary of the contract. Instead, the vendor was listed under the vague term “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee.”

Incredibly, the vendor contact address on the contract — 1275 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. is not the office of Blue Mountain Group, but is instead the office of the Regulatory Secretariat Division of the General Services Administration of the federal government. The phone contact listed in the contract is of an office number for an employee of the GSA.”


18 posted on 10/14/2012 8:54:06 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: RummyChick

Presumably the selection process that awarded the contract to Blue Mountain was what’s called typically called “best value” and not simply price.

Imagine the nonsense wish list that the State Department brought to the table: inclusive hiring practices, minority and women hiring preferences, preference to same gender domestic partnerships, etc.

(Note these policies would have enraged the locals Islamists.)

Blue Mountain just made the best sales pitch and they protected one of the Adele once…aint that just the coolest thing ever.

Ultimately, given the process, the people judging best value can steer the contract to whomever they chose…or to suit whatever motive.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: RummyChick

America’s globalist policy of Islamic appeasment and Nation building has gone suicidal. I don’t want to see the future of what other attacks they have set up for our country and our allies.

Why would we hire out our State Department security in an Islamic nation at a time of war, to a private, foreign firm?
The owner of the firm is a British pop culture celebrity idol. He apparently plays security on television.

Our elite wins the prize for amorality, ignorance and carelessness on all levels of society. Or it could be their culture of centralized “rule” and death that inspires them. Nero.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 5:38:44 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MissMagnolia

That piece of information needs more play.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Fitzy_888

“Presumably the selection process that awarded the contract to Blue Mountain was what’s called typically called “best value” and not simply price.”

Is it common to put the employee of the GSA as the contact person for the Company?


22 posted on 10/15/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I would love to know if that contact Person in the GSA is a Muzzie.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I don’t get the contact mix up at all, that’s bizarre.

I was just speculating that GSA could steer the contract to a specific bidder based on criteria other than price, in theory that process of selection must be documented.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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