Report: U.S. consulate in Benghazi had no Marine protection

posted at 7:56 pm on September 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

But what about Romney’s gaffes?

The consulate where the American ambassador to Libya was killed on Tuesday is an “interim facility” not protected by the contingent of Marines that safeguards embassies, POLITICO has learned…

A senior administration official Wednesday called the Benghazi consulate “an interim facility,” which the State Department began using “before the fall of Qadhafi.” It was staffed Tuesday by Libyan and State Department security officers. The consulate came under fire from heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at about 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday. By the time the attack ended several hours later, four Americans were dead and three others had been injured.

The Benghazi consulate had “lock-and-key” security, not the same level of defenses as a formal embassy, an intelligence source told POLITICO. That means it had no bulletproof glass, reinforced doors or other features common to embassies. The intelligence source contrasted it with the American embassy in Cairo, Egypt – “a permanent facility, which is a lot easier to defend.” The Cairo embassy also was attacked Tuesday.

There’s not even a pretense of an excuse made there. Whether it’s S.O.P. to deploy Marines to “interim facilities” or not, this was no ordinary facility. It’s an unfortified building in a volatile Muslim city that’s been targeted by jihadis beforeand it’s 9/11. Obama had no qualms about sending Marines to Benghazi today to reinforce the building; there’s no reason to think he couldn’t have sent them sooner. So what’s the excuse? Or is he simply counting on the media not to ask him this question? Because if so, I’ve got to tell you — that seems like a smart bet at this point.

Speaking of our concern-troll press corps, here’s Chris Matthews summing up the narrative du jour by insisting that “The tragedy in Benghazi that cost Ambassador Stevens his life unfortunately has been overshadowed by the desperate reach by Mitt Romney to secure political advantage.” Top American diplomat killed by jihadis on September 11th at a consulate with no Marine protection = page two. Romney hitting Bambi hard on it = page one. I’ll leave you with two thoughts. One: Matthews can play dumb all he wants but Romney’s statement about the administration sympathizing with the attackers in Egypt was a perfectly apt way of describing that filthy press release from the Cairo embassy yesterday afternoon. And no, it’s no excuse that the embassy released that statement before protesters stormed the compound later in the day; they emphatically stood by their statement later in the afternoon. Unless Matthews is suggesting that the president can’t be held responsible for official U.S. embassy declarations (special rules for The One, as usual), I don’t know what his objection is.

Two: Since we’re floating in a sea of pious leftist bilge today about politicizing attacks on the U.S., read this Washington Free Beacon report on candidate Obama referring to a specific attack on U.S. troops in July 2008 to criticize Bush on the war. That pattern doesn’t start with The One, either: Philip Klein pointed earlier on Twitter to this 2004 report noting that “On a day when seven U.S. servicemen were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Iraq, [John] Kerry termed the war in Iraq ‘catastrophic.’” Good, hard campaigning on a seminal foreign-policy issue, or disgraceful politicization of American grief? If you’re a concern-troll journalist, the candidate’s party affiliation will get you 95 percent of the way to an answer.

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Oh, so Barry is all badass in front of this Vegas crowd, but he was Joe Wimpypants this morning in the rose garden. Seriously hate him.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Yep

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The Tomahawks are Targetting,and are Ready to Go!!

Washington (NN) — The United States on Wednesday vowed to avenge the killings of its ambassador to Libya and three other Americans,

moving warships toward the Libyan coast

and preparing to track the suspected perpetrators

with surveillance drones, officials said.

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Libyan aspirin factory workers walk off the job.

Deanna on September 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I strongly condemn.
Blow it out your azz.
Fore more yearz!
Now, back to the election.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Yo, yo, bra, preezy just gave a Vegas-style shoutout to the dead diplomats in Libya! He so cool.

Rational Thought on September 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Barky IS a sympathizer, Sesquindumbass.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

nice try, but romney insisting on calling obama an islamist sympathizer still seems to be a bigger deal.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

You say this as if there was a problem?

clnurnberg on September 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

From the halls of Montezeuma, TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI.

No excuse is possible. It’s frigging Libya. The State Dept. owns this.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM

TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI…..wonder if the Marine corpsemen and women realize how their commander n thief is stabbing them in the back.

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Has baracka gotten the American diplomats out of the Cairo embassy? The animals are circling.

Rational Thought on September 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

nice try, but romney insisting on calling obama an islamist sympathizer still seems to be a bigger deal.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Good evening, Yellow Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I love it: FORE! more years. Vegas, Baby! Where’s my chair?

If Mitt won’t do it, we will. (Maybe he knows this.)

RobertMN on September 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

The Tomahawks are Targetting,and are Ready to Go!!

Washington (NN) — The United States on Wednesday vowed to avenge the killings of its ambassador to Libya and three other Americans,

moving warships toward the Libyan coast

and preparing to track the suspected perpetrators

with surveillance drones, officials said.

Hell with that. Cut off all funding to them and let em’ starve to death.

BigWyo on September 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Oh, so Barry is all badass in front of this Vegas crowd, but he was Joe Wimpypants this morning in the rose garden. Seriously hate him.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM

And then he uses the death of Ambassador Stevens to segue into a re-election beg. But that’s not politicizing the death of Americans.

Curtiss on September 12, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Yellow gerbil,,, lol!

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

..just rolled in the door out here in LaLa Land and caught the opening of Hannity. (Ordinarily annoying, but he is suffused with anger tonight.)

He plays Obama’s fundrasign speech in Vegas. 2:24 seconds of “we will bring these people to justice, blah blah blah, etc. and then he awkwardly segues into his *&$^#@! sales pitch.

There is no Hell evil enough to house this jerk when he starts his dirt nap!

The War Planner on September 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Good evening, Yellow Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Err…you know that stupid son-of-a-b*t*h or is that some kind of code for stupid son-of-a-b*t*h??

BigWyo on September 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

The Tomahawks are Targetting,and are Ready to Go!!

Washington (NN) — The United States on Wednesday vowed to avenge the killings of its ambassador to Libya and three other Americans,

moving warships toward the Libyan coast

and preparing to track the suspected perpetrators

with surveillance drones, officials said.

Not a chance in Libby hell. The base would explode. “Don’t offend the Muslims! They’re oppressed by Mitt Romney!”

RobertMN on September 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Crowd of Obama sycophants in Vegas chanting “Four more years!”

steebo77 on September 12, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I was in the bank today and this idiot ahead of me was spouting of how this all started because we have bases in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countris. I finally interrupted and said that we have bases in Germany and so far no German has flown planes into our buildings, killed our ambassador, ransacked our embassy, or strapped on bombs and killed our troops, all while shouting God is Great. He shut up and the teller thanked me after he left. She has a son who was in Afghanistan. Geez I hate stupid egotistical a$$holes like him.

Deanna on September 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Washington (NN) — The United States on Wednesday vowed to avenge the killings of its ambassador to Libya and three other Americans,

moving warships toward the Libyan coast

and preparing to track the suspected perpetrators

with surveillance drones, officials said.

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 8:40 PM

They’re wagging the dog here. They wanted these attacks so as to shift attention from the economy. And, there was intel in the last few weeks telling them it was coming, and coming on 9/11, but no reinforcement of the embassy or consulates in Libya. Hmmmmm. The warships and what will happen over the next few weeks will do just that. This was part of their plan all along, the life of the ambassador and a few others, but collateral damage.

TXUS on September 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Stop policing the world for the love of God.

Let them kill themselves, until they decide to do otherwise.

fatlibertarianinokc on September 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

nice try, but romney insisting on calling obama an islamist sympathizer still seems to be a bigger deal.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

So calling someone, who decides it’s not important to have military protection at an embassy in a hostile Islamic country to allow an ambassador to be killed, an Islamist sympathizer is worse than the person deciding it’s not important to have military protection at an embassy in a hostile Islamic country to allow an ambassador to be killed?

Wow!!! Calling you stupid would be an understatement of the century.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

BTW, watch this corrupt administration engage in hostilities before an enemy has been defined.

fatlibertarianinokc on September 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

We don’t need Tomahawks in Lybia, those damn things are expensive. They have no air force left, and pitiful little A/A.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Consulates don’t have Marines because consulates are not sovereign land. Only Embassies where the ambassador is full time are sovereign territory and thus the only place you can put a military at.

LordJack on September 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I was in the bank today and this idiot ahead of me was spouting of how this all started because we have bases in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countris. I finally interrupted and said that we have bases in Germany and so far no German has flown planes into our buildings, killed our ambassador, ransacked our embassy, or strapped on bombs and killed our troops, all while shouting God is Great. He shut up and the teller thanked me after he left. She has a son who was in Afghanistan. Geez I hate stupid egotistical a$$holes like him.

Was he white? Very peculiar disease. Angry white guys who hate . . . white guys. They side with the “oppressed” because they relate (can’t get a job/promotion/raise). So they vote to “stick it to the white guy” — which, of course, is them.

RobertMN on September 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

His little campaign shout-out speech will be the final nail in his coffin. He is a punk and a puke, and his audience is disgusting.

Oh my God, there are no words to express the anger I’m feeling right now.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

There is no justification for leaving American citizens
without military support; in particular, one located in a hot bed
of terrorism, civil unrest and middle eastern muslim politics/religion.

The primary job of the commander in chief is to protect this
country and its citizens. Obama failed.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Good evening, Yellow Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Err…you know that stupid son-of-a-b*t*h or is that some kind of code for stupid son-of-a-b*t*h??

BigWyo on September 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Well, we were calling him yellow last night and he does a gerbil’s job for Obama.
Richard Gere.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM

and his audience is disgusting.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

SEIU

DrStock on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Oh my God, there are no words to express the anger I’m feeling right now.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I’m so angry and frustrated I just want to cry for a week.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM

So calling someone, who decides it’s not important to have military protection at an embassy in a hostile Islamic country to allow an ambassador to be killed

MobileVideoEngineer on September 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

ha, new talking point reverberates in the echo chamber!

it’s not a hostile country, and its leader profusely apologized. we don’t yet know how and why stevens died, so let’s not draw any conclusions yet.

latching on to anything to blame obama for reeks of desperation. romney shat his own bed today, and he did so by channeling the nutosphere, so i’m not surprised that y’all are begging to change the subject.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Well don’t expect our commie, feminineized, Obama-loving press to say or write anything about it.

the new aesthetic on September 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM

FIFY. Ain’t nuthin’ wrong with being feminine, if y’are. :-)

Mary in LA on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM

There is no Hell evil enough to house this jerk when he starts his dirt nap!

The War Planner on September 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Just wish someone could be there to video the moment when he gets introduced to his new digs. It’s my understanding that they’ll have an entire wing ready for him.

TXUS on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Obama IS an Islamist sympathizer, as much as he is a racist, seditious, Anti-American sociopath.

Gee, I hope that doesn’t offend anybody.

Right Mover on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Boy, Emeritus MM is on fire tonight, never heard her so angry. She’s going hot on all weapons, as only she can do.

TXUS on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I’m so angry and frustrated I just want to cry for a week.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I’m just spitting mad. Absolutely furious. Just like Michelle Malking, who is absolutely breathing fire on Hannity right now.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Malkin, of course.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM

So how many Americans have to die…before it’s Obama’s fault?

Libya..not a hostile country? LOL. I knew you were dumb..but come
on.

Romney got it right…Precedent 3 Putt was asleep in his superman jammies while our ambassador was being drug thru the streets. He then flew off for yet another campaign fundraiser.

I guess the better question is how many Americans have to die before Obama cancels a fundraiser?

You reek of desperation.

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Oh my God, there are no words to express the anger I’m feeling right now.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I’m so angry and frustrated I just want to cry for a week.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM

What makes it even worse is when I asked others at work today “can you believe what’s going on?” Their response is “huh?”

The level of ignorance in this country is frightening…

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 9:35 PM

So how many Americans have to die…before it’s Obama’s fault?

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 PM

9/11.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I guess the better question is how many Americans have to die before Obama cancels a fundraiser?

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 PM

A question a lot of Americans are asking.

Rebar on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Libya isn’t a hostile country Seqiudjackoff??

Since when? The arab spring?

You really are pathetic.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

So how many Americans have to die…before it’s Obama’s fault?

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 PM

9/11.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Clinton.
Yellow Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Libya isn’t a hostile country Seqiudjackoff??

Since when? The arab spring?

You really are pathetic.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

As of 12/31/2011 there was only 1 member of US Military(Navy) stationed in Lybia, presumably at this embassy..

http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/MILITARY/history/hst1112.pdf

jp on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

What makes it even worse is when I asked others at work today “can you believe what’s going on?” Their response is “huh?”

The level of ignorance in this country is frightening…

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I had the same thing. Someone asked me “did something big go down in the world last night”. I almost punched her.

I’m a fixer and when I see incompetence like this I just get so angry and frustrated then I cry. It’s my “girly” release.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I’m watching Hannity; they must have one of the HotAir trolls on there like sesquipedalian. She keeps saying “look at AP” fact check over and over.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I guess the better question is how many Americans have to die before Obama cancels a fundraiser?

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Why would he cancel or even postpone a fund raiser ? That won’t bring the dead Americans back to life , will it ?
Also,why inconvenience the rich hollywoodies and bundlers for a few dead Americans .

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 9:45 PM

9/11.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Yep, yesterday was 9/11. Good for you..squid..you can read a calendar. A historic day for both the USA and the sympathizers and supporters of the cretins who committed the acts.

You would think that you’d take special precautions on days like yesterday…with embassies being a favorite target of AQ. Especially when you get specific warning about when, where and who is going to commit the attacks.

And oh…yeah…I remember Bush taking off for a fundraiser on 9/12.

You truly are a dumbphuck.

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Crowd of Obama sycophants in Vegas chanting “Four more years!”

steebo77 on September 12, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Sounds weak too and they are rude. Waiting patiently for the Romney bashing to begin.

JPeterman on September 12, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Whaa, Obama supporters rude??…. Nooooo….

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Keep trying to sell this, but it doesn’t make ANY sense.

blink on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Just back away. He’s stuck on stupid.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM

it’s not a hostile country, and its leader profusely apologized. we don’t yet know how and why stevens died, so let’s not draw any conclusions yet.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM

For the love of God you are completely stupid.

Bengazi is an al-qaeda stronghold and has been made an even bigger strong hold since OBama opened the door for them with his war of choice in Libya.

….There have been attacks and massive amounts of intel concerning further attacks and your boy king left our people there defenseless….

This was a coordinated attack that was easily carried out due to the massive incompetence coming from Hillary’s state department and the OBama administration.

…but hey…no problem right….the leaders “apologized”….you know…just like Pakistan does when there Taliban/al-qaeda friends kill our Soldiers.

One thing is for sure….Obama is depending on the woefully ignorant in this country such as yourself.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-resume-aid-to-egypt/2012/03/22/gIQA3B3UUS_story.html

“The Obama administration has decided to resume funding for Egypt’s military and will bypass congressional requirements that U.S. officials certify the country’s progress toward democracy, according to Capitol Hill aides.”

YOU SEE THAT???? I type in call caps here cause I am livid.

President Obama RESUMED aid to EGYPT completely disregarding Congress’s demands to see proof that EGYPT was progressing toward Democracy.

Varchild on September 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

Maybe you haven’t been keeping up with current events the last few months, but Libya is controlled by Islamists. ALL Islamists are hostile to America, therefor Libya is a hostile country.
Jeez, how do you get that much stoopid in one keyboard?

single stack on September 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Groovy. Maybe you should move there. I’ll pay for a one way flight.

JPeterman on September 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

..the country as a whole was the leading recruitment grounds for al-qaeda during the war in Iraq dumbass….
……….the vast majority of al-qaeda fighters killed and captured in Iraq came from Libya…..

You really don’t have a dam# clue as to what you are talking about.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Excerpt from Israeli National News:

Libya’s Deputy Interior Minister told reporters at a news conference Tuesday night that embassy staff should have been evacuated by the United States as soon as news of the controversial film on the life of the founder of Islam was released.

“They are to blame simply for not withdrawing their personnel from the premises, despite the fact that there was a similar incident, when [Al Qaeda second-in-command and Libyan citizen] Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed,” Minister Wanis al-Sharif told reporters. “It was necessary that they take precautions. It was their fault that they did not take the necessary precautions,” Sharif repeated.

The “protesters” who attacked the embassy, he added, were more heavily armed than the Libyan security personnel who were assigned to protect the U.S. Consulate. A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was fired at the building from a nearby farm, in addition to gunshots by the rioters. The building was torched, as were several vehicles.

Where was the CIA?

Isn’t it their job to scope out the actual depths of such problems?

If we are paying for a huge agency that is supposed to be able to gauge such reactions, then they should, at least, be able to get some INTEL from Libya.

Are we just sending Ambassadors into places based on what the locals think the threat is? And, if so, why did we ignore their warnings?

Why would Obama or Hillary tend to trust the reports of locals, anyways? We have an entire suite of agencies to gauge threats, and it is more than just the CIA… NSA… Ft. Huachuca… ONI which should be on the case for the USMC…

ajacksonian on September 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

What makes it even worse is when I asked others at work today “can you believe what’s going on?” Their response is “huh?”

The level of ignorance in this country is frightening…

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I got the feeling that many of the idiots at his fundraiser had no idea what he was talking about. D’oh!

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

You would think that you’d take special precautions on days like yesterday…

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM

just keep fecking that chicken. meanwhile, the reality is that your personal hero mitt de romney has lost whatever little credibility he had.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

The Ambassador is dead, but Romney’s Tweet is still alive!

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

You would think that you’d take special precautions on days like yesterday…

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM

just keep fecking that chicken. meanwhile, the reality is that your personal hero mitt de romney has lost whatever little credibility he had.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Richard doesn’t like chickens. Obama neither. They like Yellow Gerbils.
No Marines? Your buttboy never had any credibility.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM

You really don’t have a dam# clue as to what you are talking about.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

thanks! as a matter of fact, the country’s government has been friendly and cooperating. there was actually a pro-American demonstration today in benghazi, which you will not have seen on fox, obviously.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM

why do you even bother?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM

just keep fecking that chicken. meanwhile, the reality is that your personal hero mitt de romney has lost whatever little credibility he had.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

LOL..sorry scooter…the reality is that Precedent Empty Chair just lost the last fragment of credibility he had left. While a US Ambassador was being drug thru the streets and little Barry was asleep in his superman jammies getting all rested up for his big fundraiser in Vegas…fundraising…the only thing he seem to be able to do.

Your messiahs roosters have come up to roost. Now take Obama’s rooster out of your mouth and piss off.

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

The Salfist that are aligned with al-qaeda have taken much territory in Libya including the trade routes……they control the black market business moving weapons and goods while at the same time exerting more influence into the cities….
…..scenes like this al-qaeda flag flying over the Benghazi courthouse are common place and happening with more frequency:

(via Ace of Spades)


Libya: Al Qaeda flag flown above Benghazi courthouse

The black flag of Al Qaeda has been spotted flying over a public building in Libya, raising concerns that the country could lurch towards Muslim extremism

….the power vacuum left by Obama’s Libya war opened the door for al-qaeda and they have taken advantage of it in a big way…..taking massive amounts of territory and gaining more power in the region by the day.


Al Qaeda now controls large part of Mali, extending Africa influence

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/al-qaeda-now-controls-large-part-mali-extending-africa-influence

Seizing the opportunity, and buoyed by weapons and fighters from Libya, the Tuareg rebels swiftly took Mali’s north from the disintegrating Malian army. The three main northern cities fell within 48 hours after the coup.

….to say that Libyans who actively support and defend al-qaeda is not “hostile” to the US is positively ignorant.
You are the perfect Obama-bot….clueless to the core.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

nice try, but romney insisting on calling obama an islamist sympathizer still seems to be a bigger deal.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

True, the word ” sympathizer” doesn’t belong there,
Obama is an islamist.

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

All thing considered , Obama should be impeached and/or tried for treason or both!! He built this through illegality, treachery, and fraud!! How much more can this nation endure? Probably not even four months?

Marco on September 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

..Gigi, serious question: do you suppose that the revulsion over all of this mishandling will cause the good Americans to vote this buttwipe out? In other words, will we achieve the level of disgust that we felt back in 1979-80 when we threw Carter out?

The War Planner on September 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I know you didn’t ask me but they won’t get disgusted if it doesn’t get reported truthfully, or at all. :(

kg598301 on September 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Sand Monkeys 1
Empty Chair 0
Cankles 0

SparkPlug on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

thanks! as a matter of fact, the country’s government has been friendly and cooperating. there was actually a pro-American demonstration today in benghazi, which you will not have seen on fox, obviously.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM

No genius….the counties leadership who has instituted shira law is simply playing puppet games for the US just like Pakistan and Egypt are doing to keep the money flowing in.

You would know this is the regular MO for Islamist countries if you got your head out of Maddow’s ass once in a while…..or do you now want to say that the Muslim brotherhood and Pakistan ISI are “friendly and cooperating” because they make nice in front of the cameras.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM

why do you even bother?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Because you’re a Yellow Gerbil, buttboy.
Keep thrashing!

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I got the feeling that many of the idiots at his fundraiser had no idea what he was talking about. D’oh!

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Idiot at a barky fundraiser, pretty much sure that’s a given ;-)

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

It’s now a twofer: No security in Benghazi and no ambassador in Cairo.

Our Ambassador to Cairo, Anne Patterson, was out of the country, and in Washington, as a matter of fact. Yet the communications still were zero, nada, zilch, during that time.

Rubin reports Patterson has been here for several days according to sources. But it’s not clear exactly when she left Cairo. That several days could mean several counting now, not for several days before the attack.

Question: Did Patterson leave after the Grand Mufti condemned the video or before? Inquiring minds want to know and want proof, not ‘because I said so’ answers from the government or anonymous sources.

Meanwhile,

The Cairo statement was sent to the Near East desk at the State Department and was rejected.The State Department insists the official in Cairo did not wait and posted the message online.

Doesn’t say when it was sent. Doesn’t say when it was rejected. Doesn’t say whether it was sent to the attention of Patterson. Doesn’t say if Patterson was in communication with the person she left in charge, especially during the critical the morning of 9/11.

Dusty on September 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Give the White house and Chris Matthews time.. I am sure they will come up with a reason the lack of logical military presence in an embassy in the middle east will come down to something George Bush did or something Mitt Romney’s tax returns are responsible for.

Noelie on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

….really …the stupid is so strong here….

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5762.html


Libya

August 27, 2012

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Libya. The incidence of violent crime, especially carjacking and robbery, has become a serious problem. In addition, political violence in the form of assassinations and vehicle bombs has increased in both Benghazi and Tripoli. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated September 22, 2011, and notes the resumption of full consular services to U.S. citizens on August 27, 2012.

Travel Warning
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs

…..hostile…..nothing hostile here at all…..anybody see anything hostile about telling US citizens to stay the f#ck out of Libya because of the carjacking,violent crime,assassinations,and car bombs…..
…………nothing hostile about that at all…..

Sesqui is just scary stupid.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

….really …the stupid is so strong here….


Libya

August 27, 2012

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Libya. The incidence of violent crime, especially carjacking and robbery, has become a serious problem. In addition, political violence in the form of assassinations and vehicle bombs has increased in both Benghazi and Tripoli. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated September 22, 2011, and notes the resumption of full consular services to U.S. citizens on August 27, 2012.

Travel Warning
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs

…..hostile…..nothing hostile here at all…..anybody see anything hostile about telling US citizens to stay the f##k out of Libya because of the carjacking,violent crime,assassinations,and car bombs…..
…………nothing hostile about that at all…..

Sesqui is just scary stupid.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

While a US Ambassador was being drug thru the streets and little Barry was asleep in his superman jammies getting all rested up for his big fundraiser in Vegas…fundraising…

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM

it’s terrible, right?

nobody cares. staying awake wouldn’t have made any difference.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

His little campaign shout-out speech will be the final nail in his coffin. He is a punk and a puke, and his audience is disgusting.

Oh my God, there are no words to express the anger I’m feeling right now.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Again, the assumption that anyone will hear the shout-out except for FOX viewers. I doubt it, I really do.

kg598301 on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Obama is an islamist.

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

interesting – but very confusing, too!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

i didn’t say it was safe.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

My God, Axelrod has got Sequipedalian working harder than the poor, mentally challenged, lazy lefty slug has ever worked in his life here tonight.

They are truly desperate.

Right Mover on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

thanks! as a matter of fact, the country’s government has been friendly and cooperating. there was actually a pro-American demonstration today in benghazi, which you will not have seen on fox, obviously.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Ohhh Yes…the countries government has been soooooo Friendly……

..except for the fact that the people on the ground state that there fears of being killed….are coming form Sesqui “friendly government”:

(via Ace of Spades)
http://minx.cc/?post=332802

By the way: In Bengazi, a staffer wrote (in an online gaming forum; he was an EVE player)…

“(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”


It seems the embassy staff knew something was coming — why was Obama not doing something about this? Such as… evacuating the staff? Sending in Marines?

……

…but what does he know……he’s just right there in the middle of it and Sesqui is like….sitting in front of Chris Tingle re-runs drooling repeating over and over and over…“Libya is a friendly place…no need for security…..Libya is a friendly place….no need for security….”

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

it’s terrible, right?

nobody cares. staying awake wouldn’t have made any difference.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Gotcha…the death of 4 Americans is no big deal for ya. You’re just here doing your job…protecting your messiah…and making excuses. The Prezzy of the United Stezzy shouldn’t miss some shuteye..you know when American embassies are under attack. Hell they already screwed up..why waste any more sleep over it. amiright?

Pathetic….but that’s the essence of a obamabot.

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

staying awake wouldn’t have made any difference

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Obama’s final campaign slogan?

profitsbeard on September 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Allah I linked this to my blog. I gave you a HatTip.

Bmore on September 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Gotcha…the death of 4 Americans is no big deal for ya.

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

nope, sorry, i didn’t say that. but keep trying! don’t let me stop you fail.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Man, the libtard trolls are out in force today. Having read their posts on this and other threads today, I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re not d!ckwads on Axelturd’s payroll, summoned to create chaos on this site. No, these mental midgets, or at least 90% of them, have to be college freshmen or sophomores taking a political science class at their respective institute of lower learning who have been given an extra credit assignment by their socialist/marxist/communist/whatever-ist professor to come to this site (and probably others as well) and “stir the pot” by posting the most stupifyingly asinine comments possible and to monitor the replies they get. The dumber their posts are, the more points they get. That’s the only explanation I can muster for the collective stupidity of the trolls here the last couple of days, as they have demonstrated the ability to have the common sense of a turnip. No insult to turnips intended.

Moose Drool on September 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

i didn’t say it was safe.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

….you said it wasn’t “hostile”……

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

You really going to double down on stupid and try to play word games….”not hostile” pretty much means you don’t have to worry about being attacked or injured from said party.

You have gotten your talking points shoved so far down your throat that you’re going to back track with grammar games.

The country is beyond “hostile”…it is a jihadist hot bed with al-qaeda running around freely….attacks happening with such frequency that warnings coming from our intelligence agencies tell Americans to pretty much stay the he!! out….and Obama leaves our embassy with personal in it totally unguarded……
………………..now please explain how this is the actions of a responsible and competent leader.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

staying awake wouldn’t have made any difference

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

….but Bush throwing down “my pet goat” and running out of the room would have saved everyone in the Twin Towers right liberal.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Libya isn’t a hostile country Seqiudjackoff??

Since when? The arab spring?

You really are pathetic.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

And you know that because…you interacted with that country as a whole??… on te oter hand, te only thing you indubitably interacted with is your azz….as a hole…

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Golfing. Sleeping. Vegas.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM

staying awake wouldn’t have made any difference

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Vegas, baby…he had to get his beauty sleep, for the important vegas trip the next day, no? :)..

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Consulates don’t have Marines because consulates are not sovereign land. Only Embassies where the ambassador is full time are sovereign territory and thus the only place you can put a military at.

LordJack on September 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Right subject, wrong premise:
^ ‘Laws and Rules Regarding Extraterritoriality’ on integrity-legal.com: ‘There is a common misconception that Embassies and Consulates have extraterritoriality. As anecdotal evidence of this misconception, people will often say things like, “the US Embassy sits upon United States soil.” For the most part, this is not the case as extraterritoriality is not conferred upon an Embassy or Consulate, but in some situations extraterritoriality may be created by Treaty’.

Unless agreed to by treaty, even Embassies are not sovereign territory. The military is there to protect the Ambassador, who does have diplomatic immunity. In this case, no protection. Why?

Tenwheeler on September 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

nice try, but romney insisting on calling obama an islamist sympathizer still seems to be a bigger deal.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Good evening, Yellow Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Even nicer try, YG,
It has been apparent from Inauguration Day that this president IS an Islamist sympathizer. The bigger deal is he is telling the truth. How refreshing.

Tenwheeler on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

no it isn’t. there are lybians that hate the US, sure, but the country as a whole is not hostile.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Have you ever stepped foot outside of the United States Jackwad?

Have you ever been to a third world country?

Oh, and by the way, does your shift key just up and depress itself for no apparent reason every so often, or what?

Tenwheeler on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Chair.

Kenosha Kid on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Have you ever stepped foot outside of the United States Jackwad?

Tenwheeler on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM

this is when we soon find out that i’ve spent years abroad at various parts of the globe while you don’t even have a passport.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM

nope, sorry, i didn’t say that. but keep trying! don’t let me stop you fail.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Sure you did, honey. It’s obvious in your comments..protecting your messiah is more important than the deaths of those in Libya.

You are pathetic.

And a failure…you’ve taken more beatings than the sneeze guard at an all you can eat buffet when the Mooch pays a visit to he Golden Corral.

HumpBot Salvation on September 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM

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