It has been reported 200 plus incidents have occurred in Libya that alarmed Ambassador Stevens and others enough to request additional security. That security request was denied. It is clear to me that the White House took a stance that Libya was required to secure our Embassy and personnel. This type of thinking will get more of our officials killed. We are responsible and we should spend the money to secure our own interests. I have no problem spending taxpayer monies for this action.
It does not take a rocket scientist to know either you get American interest out of a volatile area or you ramp up security anytime 11 September approaches. Hell even the average American knows this.
Let’s take a look of one attack that occurred in and around Benghazi leading up to the obvious terrorist attack on 9/11/2012, obvious to everyone except the White House.
In an article written by CNN by Steven Sotloff / Tripoli | August 24, 2012, he wrote about a car explosion in hotel parking in Benghazi in June. Some believed the attacks were conducted by Gaddafi loyalist, but others felt they were jihadist as they singled out Western targets as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and convoys carrying the British ambassador and United Nations special envoy to Libya. Read more: http://world.time.com/2012/08/24/the-bomb-attacks-in-libya-are-gaddafi-loyalists-behind-them/#ixzz29I7K3gjo
Below is in regards to Embassy attacks in 2011. What follows is bone chilling and shows the true mindset of the Progressive’s on the left.
Going back to May 2011 a story published by Deseret News by Lou Kesten of the AP, an excerpt from Mark Toner, then spokesman for the U.S. State Department said this, “If true, we condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms.”
Toner added: “The Vienna Convention requires that the Gadhafi regime protect diplomatic missions in Tripoli. By failing to do so that regime has once again breached its international responsibilities and obligations.”
Really, you are counting on the “Vienna Convention” and Gadhafi’s requirement to protect embassies all the while you are using NATO to take Gadhafi out of power. Fox guarding the hen house comes to mind.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/10/10/timeline-of-libya-attack/1624733/ gives a timeline of event, which have been paraphrased and shortened for this article.
It goes on until 10 October 2012 and they are finally beginning to call it a planned attack, there was no protest outside the compound and it was not due to the video.
I don’t know about you, but this is outrageous behavior. The Obama administration is so afraid to call radical Muslims terrorist and upset the feelings of Muslim Brotherhood, that they would gladly issue false information to cover-up this fact and the all telling fact they “REFUSED THE AMBASSADOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY”. They even go on to elude it was due to budget cuts Republicans voted on earlier in the year; even Joe Biden in the VP debates. Accept the State Department in the hearings in front of Congress indicated it was not due to budget constraints.
Since day one the Obama Administration fumbled the football and now they are trying to pass off their missteps on Mitt Romney. This is disgusting behavior by Stephanie Cutter and David Axelrod. They should be ashamed of themselves. Progressives play the blame game, time to vote them out for good and time to make their lies impudent.