Skip to comments.Benghazzi - Dept of State Report = Unclassified Version
Posted on 12/20/2012 1:39:27 PM PST by Wuli
The Board concluded there was no protest prior to the attacks,...
Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within ..... the State Department (the Department) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.
...the number of ....security staff in Benghazi on the day of the attack and in the months and weeks leading up to it was inadequate, despite repeated requests from Special Mission Benghazi and Embassy Tripoli for additional staffing....
.....there appeared to be very real confusion over who, ultimately, was responsible and empowered to make decisions based on both policy and security considerations.
[a faleshood] The interagency response was timely and appropriate, but there simply was not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference.
[why, post 9/11/2001 was the following recommendation not already implemented??] The DS Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis should report directly to the DS Assistant Secretary and directly supply threat analysis to all DS components, regional Assistant Secretaries and Chiefs of Mission in order to get key security-related threat information into the right hands more rapidly.
The DS Bureau showed a lack of proactive senior leadership with respect to Benghazi, failing to ensure that the priority security needs of a high risk, high threat post were met. At the same time,.......the NEA Bureaus front office showed a lack of ownership of Benghazis security issues, and a tendency to rely totally on DS for the latter........
...shortfalls in Washington coordination were manifested by the flawed process by which Special Mission Benghazis extension until the end of December 2012 was approved, a decision that did not take security considerations adequately into account.....
(Excerpt) Read more at michaelyon-online.com ...
There are a lot of other lines I wanted to include in the excerpt, but word limits would not permit them and if you have to read the entire report to get to them then you might as well use the link I provided; because getting to the best of them can be a slog no matter where you do it; so why burden Jim's servers with 100% of the text.
Expecting Bureaucrats to understand anything real world is nearly impossible. They spend all their time tryiing to find regulations that fit what they see or hear about situations.
To do something useful is beyond them because they aren’t capable of it.
If this was a Republican administration, that alone would have been a "bombshell" breathlessly reported for days.
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The real action involves Syria....
batchelor was revealing nothing new to me
from day one of the Syrian “revolt” I have been saying:
(1)the U.S. IS directly secretly involved and
(2) that involvment is and will be more in the service of Islamic fundamentalists and their supporters and $$$$ backers like the Saudis and the Muslim Brotherhood than it is or will be in the service of any U.S. interest and
(3) it was started prematurely knowing that it was premature, knowing thousands of innocents would be killed and it was done knowing their deaths would be used to build and obtain more domestic popular support for a rebellion largely planned and organized NOT inside Syria
“Who ordered,’STAND DOWN,’ for 16 trillion Alex.”