Skip to comments.Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented
Posted on 01/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PST by John W
A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released on Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence agencies for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
The bipartisan report lays out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults on Sept. 11 and 12, 2012 on the diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in the Libyan city of Benghazi. It says the State Department failed to increase security at the sites despite warnings, and faults intelligence agencies for not sharing information about the existence of the CIA outpost with the U.S. military.
The committee determined that the U.S. military command in Africa didnt know about the CIA annex and didnt have the resources to defend the diplomatic compound in an emergency.
The attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libyato include prior threats and attacks against Western targetsand given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Mission, the panel said in a statement.
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he’d probably ban guns at the lyrical compound and then vote for barry again.
“We’ll say ‘what diffrence does it make’, it’s the American way”.
What is amazing is this is the Senate report......the Senate is controlled by the Democrats!
That means there is even worse stuff still not revealed!!!!
Yet the WP goes on to say there was no evidence of a coverup. The Post blatantly lies.
Obama and Hillary toppled two of our allies (Libya and Egypt) with ZERO congressional approval. Now there are messes in both countries. I know the report wasn't intended to address this, but the truth of this is being glossed over.
Where was barry and what was he doing that he couldn’t be bothered with this?
The American people have a right to know the answer to this question.
yep... make swift boating look like a walk in the park. she needs to be pushed on this.. and hard... by the familys of our slain guys...
over and over again.
Here is the ABC News story on this:
Here is the NBC News story on this:
And here is the CBS News story on this:
Keep showing their faces on placards, everywhere she goes. Show pics of them torturing Stevens in his undies. Show clips of her lying about the you tube video, superimposed with pics of the carnage. She will never be elected so much as dog catcher. Ever again.
I learned one thing from the report. Probably should have already known. I didn’t realize CIA and State were so...close? Close as in apparently most, if not all, consulates and embassies have an operational CIA presence attached to them.
The 12 talking point revisions were revealed. No where in them was any mention of an anti-islamic video. The revisions themselves were not the “smoking gun” many here believed. Mostly just minor changes and diplo-speak.
I think it’s clear that State screwed the pooch on security. Of course Ms Clinton wasn’t mentioned. The report makes it sound more like “the system” was broken rather than some sinister conspiracy. But, what was to be expected?
As one poster upthread stated...Thousands of man hrs and millions of dollars for a report that many here could have written within a couple of days. No wonder we’re going broke....
Hillary Clinton on State Dept. budget for FY 2012.
FY 2012 Budget Request March 10, 2011
The second part of our request funds the extraordinary, temporary portion of our war effort the same way the Pentagons request is funded: in a separate Overseas Contingency Operations account known as OCO. Instead of covering war expenses through supplemental appropriations, we are now taking a more transparent approach that fully reflects the integrated civilian-military efforts. Our share of the Presidents $126 billion request for exceptional wartime costs is $8.7 billion. So all told, we have a $47 billion operational account and an $8.7 billion Overseas Contingency Operations account.
But let me just quickly walk you through this, because on this issue of our $8.7 billion Overseas Contingency Operations, we have the strongest support from Secretary Gates, from Admiral Mullen. And next week I was speaking with General Petraeus last night. He will be here on the Hill strongly supporting the civilian effort that goes hand-in-hand with what he is doing so heroically in Afghanistan. So we are funding vital civilian missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq with this $8.7 billion.
I find it hard to believe that the US military didn’t know about the CIA there, but even if accurate, once under attack, WHY wasn’t the existence of the Benghazi compound communicated to the US military (would have taken what, 90 seconds max?)?
Thanks John W.
“The report makes it sound more like the system was broken rather than some sinister conspiracy. But, what was to be expected?”
Standard whitewash procedure. There’s always some systematic problem to blame it on, and systematic reforms proposed so it doesn’t happen again. Never a guilty individual.
15 people cooperating with in investigation killed?
As I recall, one of Hillary's responses to a request for heightened security in Libya was exactly that point. Something to the effect of "The President's policy is to minimize our security footprint, so as to appear less threatening".
And people died.
Wow, people actually died when a Clinton lied. So much for the scam on bumper stickers.