When I saw that I wondered what the heck we were doing there if the regime we installed would not let us do what is necessary to protect people ON WHAT IS LEGALLY CONSIDERED OUR OWN SOIL. With “friends” like that who needs enemies? If this is true, we knew far ahead of time that we could never keep our people safe - even before finding out at least a month ahead of time that the Libyan regime was not doing a thing to keep our people safe, and finding out the morning of 9-11 that the police (which is headed by an Ansar al Islam and Al Qaeda linked guy!) were even casing the inside of the complex in preparation for an attack!
The Libyan security for the complex was the February 17th Brigade, which is an Islamist group but considered the best that we could do to bridge the gap between the terrorists/Islamists and the so-called “freedom lovers” that we were led to believe we were going in to help. The best we can do in a country we just liberated is a group of Islamists (who, by definition, have the goal of instituting sharia, which violates everything the US Constitution stands for)?
We should not have been there. The US government had every indication that we should not have been there. Before the US ousted Ghadaffi, Ghadaffi had renounced terrorism and was actually one of the biggest helpers in reporting known terrorism. We were not in fear of any of Ghadaffi’s weapons when he was in charge. Now we’ve got 20,000 Manpads that are each capable of shooting down a commercial airliner, and at BEST we don’t know where they are (at worst, we’ve been giving them to Islamist terrorists in Syria and/or they have been distributed to terrorists all over the world, ready to use at any time).
Something else that stinks: Why is our CIA handing out timelines to media but blocking out Fox, which has been talking to eyewitnesses and could confirm the facts if they were accurate? How do you have a press event and cherry-pick only certain media allies to have access to that? That is EXACTLY what Saddam Hussein did; it’s written in the extensive notes that were recovered after he was ousted. CNN was his weapon against the US, Britain, and his own people.
Our government is acting just like Saddam Hussein’s.
The “legally considered our own soil” part might be problematic. Now, as far as I’m concerned, even an “unofficial” U.S. outpost should be protected 100% all the way.
But the legal weasels parsing for the White House will very likely be able to point out that neither the “annex” or the so-called “consulate” were on any official list of diplomatic missions.
Mind you, it would matter to me, Reagan, or either Bush. We’d go in guns-blazing to save Americans.
But the Obama weasels will look for any excuse to cover up Obama’s dereliction of duty.
You have answered your own question. The 'timeline' spin and the eyewitness accounts obviously do not coincide. Thus, the blocking of FN from the 'briefing'...