State Department to press: Stop asking us about the sacking of Benghazi consulate

posted at 11:31 am on September 15, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The US insists that the death of an American ambassador and three others in Benghazi resulted from a riot spinning out of control over a cheesy YouTube video.  The Libyan government insists that the operation that sacked the consulate and assassinated the four diplomatic personnel was a well-planned plot that exploited the rioting.  Who to believe?  Whatever you think, don’t bother asking the State Department, because they have told the media they’re done discussing it:

The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that it won’t answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation into the incident is complete.

“I’m going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened — not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it — until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that’s its got,” State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday afternoon.

“So I’m going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they’re probably not going to talk to you about it,” she said.

They won’t answer any questions at all while the investigation continues?  That seems awfully convenient, especially since State had the responsibility for securing that mission in Benghazi in the first place — and on the anniversary of 9/11, a time when one might expect some kind of attack attempt.  Fox News military analyst Col. David Hunt told Breitbart’s Michael Patrick Leahy that the security policy for all Libyan diplomatic missions was determined last year after the fall of Moammar Qaddafi, and signed by Hillary Clinton — and that it “severely compromised” the safety of the diplomatic staff:

Hunt told Breitbart News that the new State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, approved and signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the 2011 fall of Khadafi’s regime, severely compromised the safety and security of murdered Ambassador Stevens and all American diplomatic staff in Libya.

He also stated that the decision not to staff Benghazi with Marines was made by Secretary of State Clinton when she attached her signature to the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya document. Breitbart News has subsequently learned that under those rules of engagement, Secretary Clinton prohibited Marines from providing security at any American diplomatic installation in Libya.

Hunt told Breitbart News that “the rules of engagement have been changing drastically over the last 10 years. . . The reason the surge in Iraq worked was we had another 40,000 soldiers and the rules of engagement were changed to allow our guys to shoot. What’s happened in Libya is the final straw of political correctness. We allowed a contractor to hire local nationals as security guards, but said they can’t have bullets. This was all part of the point of not having a high profile in Libya.”

According to Hunt, the debacle at the American mission in Benghazi is directly the result of Obama’s new policies. ”The policy of the Obama administration led to this,” he said.

The building in Benghazi lacked even the basic security amenities, like bulletproof glass, Hunt claimed, and the building itself as insubstantial as “an outhouse.”  If these indeed were the security arrangements, it reminds me of the UN’s mission in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein.  The UN refused to use troops from the US and UK to secure the facility, instead placing themselves outside of the American “Green Zone” in Baghdad and hiring local security forces.  Shortly afterward in August 2003, terrorists attacked the UN facility and killed the mission’s leader, Sergio Viera de Mello, 21 others, and wounded more than 100.   After a second attack just a month later, the UN withdrew its mission entirely.

Not only should we have learned a lesson from that attack, we should also have learned a lesson from the map.  While Tripoli remains fairly secure in the western part of Libya, Benghazi is located on the other side of the country — where radical Islamist groups have percolated for years.  Al-Qaeda in Iraq recruited heavily from that part of the country while fighting the US in western Iraq particularly, and the fall of Qaddafi has allowed these groups — including AQ — to operate more openly.  That was one of the big concerns when Obama pushed NATO into a war against Qaddafi; deposing him would leave a power vacuum into which radical Islamists could seize control of at least parts of a fractured Libya.  If no one at State understood that well enough to know that diplomatic missions in Libya and especially in Benghazi would need stronger rather than lighter security, one has to wonder what exactly they were thinking.

Of course, we can’t ask them now, because they’re refusing to answer any questions.  That led to this interesting question from a reporter at the presser:

Reporters at the briefing pointed out that the officials on that conference call noted that they were giving out preliminary information that might have been wrong and if the State Department doesn’t talk about the night’s events ever again, that wrong information would remain uncorrected in the public sphere.

“The U.S. government is going to be happy to let incorrect information stand?” one reporter asked.

Perhaps incorrect information serves their interests better than the truth, eh?


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Throw out Barack Insane Obama, pressure Romney into hiring a REAL Attorney General and then prosecute the living carp out of them.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Works for me.

Given that they’re mouth-breathing bottom dwellers.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Hillary’s too busy thinking about a 2016 run.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Any prayer Shillary had for 2016 died with Ambassador Christopher Stevens. There is no way she doesn’t know it, now she is just hoping and praying that she isn’t charged with Criminal Neglect.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

In Philly the Obama leads 8 to 1. Literally, you read correctly 8 ta 1.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Of course, that is still a poll with no sample breakdown. Just sayin’.

gh on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

http://dailycaller.com/2010/02/04/struck-down-feds-refuse-to-explain-how-agent-injured-daily-caller-writer/

Jim Treacher on September 15, 2012 at 12:18 PM

…no cause to alarm the MSM…THEY are following OUR people!

KOOLAID2 on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

katy,
You are observant.
We were infiltrated when Woodrow Wilson became President.
The NWO game is in its final throwes.

dirtengineer on September 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Valerie Jarret is behind this.

long_cat on September 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

they could of water boarded out of him

donabernathy on September 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM

There were stories in the Israeli press about September the 4th, from which this could have been predicted … no need for <gasp> torture …

gh on September 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Still waiting for someone to tell me what Hillary’s “Qualifications” to be Secretary of State are.

Heck, I’m also still waiting for someone to ‘splain to me what her “Qualifications” were to the the Junior Senator from a State she had never lived in.

Can anyone enlighten us?

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Can anyone enlighten us?

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Monica has a book coming out soon.

gh on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

For those that do eat or use vehicles; for the first time in history, national average gas prices for the 2nd week of September were over $4.00.

J_Crater on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Am I reading that right?? Jim Treacher was hit by a hit-and-run? From the state department?

esr1951 on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Still waiting for someone to tell me what Hillary’s “Qualifications” to be Secretary of State are.
Can anyone enlighten us?

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Don’t you remember her great foreign adventure – the Tuzla Dash?

Wethal on September 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Can anyone enlighten us?

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Read the Horowitz book and you’ll have your answer.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Shadow-Party-Radicals-Democratic/dp/1595550445

katy on September 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Am I reading that right?? Jim Treacher was hit by a hit-and-run? From the state department?

esr1951 on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Yes. And some think it was less accidental than even Jim is willing to suggest.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Even Ezra Klein not buying apparent White House belief that anti-Islamic video is responsible for Libyan ‘unrest’

CoffeeLover on September 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Am I reading that right?? Jim Treacher was hit by a hit-and-run? From the state department?

esr1951 on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Yes, he was crossing in a crosswalk, and a Dept. of State vehicle racing down the street knocked him over. Don’t think they ever admitted who was in the car, or who the driver was. A cop showed up in the emrgency room to give Treacher a ticket for jaywalking, IIRC.

Wethal on September 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM

He also stated that the decision not to staff Benghazi with Marines was made by Secretary of State Clinton when she attached her signature to the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya document.

Shades of Blackhawk Down and Somalia, when Les Aspin refused the military’s request for tanks and armored vehicles to support out boots on the ground.

farsighted on September 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Obama covers for Hillary in exchange for Bubba going out and campaigning on the “you are better off than four years ago” theme.

Wethal on September 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM

At 64, Ms. Pretty in Pink (a Rush nickname) looks like she’s been rode hard and put away wet.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM

HEH!!! One of the many sayings my father was fond of…

BigWyo on September 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I guess the media won’t be able to find out where Anne Patterson is for me, now.

Since State has said established a hard red line in talking about this stuff at all, does that give the media the green light to acknowledge she even exists?

Dusty on September 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

For those that do eat or use vehicles; for the first time in history, national average gas prices for the 2nd week of September were over $4.00.

J_Crater on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

We must keep this in perspective and remember what really matters:

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Most transparent administration, EVAH!

goflyers on September 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Once the smoke clears..

Electrongod on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

At 64, Ms. Pretty in Pink (a Rush nickname) looks like she’s been rode hard and put away wet.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM

HEH!!! One of the many sayings my father was fond of…

BigWyo on September 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM

If Hillary was rode hard… Then it was Huma Abedin holding the reigns and riding crop.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

If Hillary was rode hard… Then it was Huma Abedin holding the reigns and riding crop.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Eew.

Now I need brain bleach.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM

to support out our boots on the ground.

Result — almost 20 dead Americans and a resignation from SoD Aspin.

farsighted on September 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Obama ad: You’re better off than you were four years ago
The Obama campaign says yes, saying the economy has recovered from the “worst financial collapse since the Great Depression,” and has generated “30 months of private sector job growth, creating 4.6 million new jobs.”

The ad says: “We’re not there yet. But the real question is: Whose plan is better for you?”

It quotes former President Bill Clinton as saying that Romney plans for tax cuts and fewer regulations are “the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place.”

And from the headlines, my prediction comes true.

Bubba cuts ad for Obama.

Wethal on September 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I’m not a professional bodyguard but I can tell you that if my ground were invaded by 400 aholes you would KNOW quite positively that I put up a fight before going down, the evidence would be splattered across my lawn and lying crumpled throughout my house.

Bishop on September 15, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Well, I am – or was for many years. And I can tell you now that, if my principal had ever said that I was expected to protect his/her life unarmed, I would have walked out (after recovering from laughing myself sick); as would any of the people who worked for me and any of the other people I knew in the same line of work.
It would have been obvious that I was being asked to babysit an insane person.

I find it extremely hard to believe that an ex-SEAL would actually have not been armed – at least with a handgun – in those circumstances. Even against the wishes/orders of the ambassador. Perhaps the bodyguards were armed and did put down a few of the attackers – but that information is being withheld (so as not to inflame the “rioters”).

Solaratov on September 15, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

As a follow-up, here’s you laugh of the day from a commenter at Gateway Pundit:

#15 September 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm
west1890 commented:

What’s next- turn a trick for Obama?

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I have to seperate emotion from thought here. I’ve never been so pissed off at my government. That this bunch of thugs and idiots represent us is beyond shame. End of that story.

Now the rational kicks in. Obama is faced with a crisis that (God willing) could sink his re-election. The unfolding situation DEMANDS the resignation of the Secretary of State. Both he and Hillary, with full knowledge of the events, know that. However,they both know his re-election is in Bill Clinton’s hands, too. Plus, were Hillary to resign, Obama would have to admit his Administration made a mistake. Ouch. That’s why they’re pushing the “the movie did it” narrative so desparately.

When the US public starts to get the full picture of what’s going on, including the vile way Ambassador Stevens met his death; and how badly The Administration has miscalculated, Obama will be through, no matter how hard the press tries to cover for him.

The bottom line is that Obama’s hubris allowed him to believe he could change the calculus of Middle Eastern politics simply by the force of his being. He has failed. If this is all about the “movie”, as Jay Carney stammered yesterday, why are the rioters today chanting, “Obama, Obama; we are ALL Osama!”? Maybe it has something to do with Joe Biden’s boast: “GM is alive, and Bin Laden is DEAD!” Gee…you think that might’ve pissed a few Muslims off, Joe? It’s time to flush the toilet. VOTE!

Kenz on September 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

As a follow-up, here’s you laugh of the day from a commenter at Gateway Pundit:

#15 September 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm
west1890 commented:

What’s next- turn a trick for Obama?

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM

What else is left? He’s already asked for their vacations, their wedding presents and the food off their tables.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM

That Breitbart article said that it is possible that Stevens was raped?

Key West Reader on September 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Probably not rape-raped though, the State Department will tell us it was more like aggressively fondled.

Bishop on September 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Why doesn’t CBS put Lara Logan on the story, who may have some incentive to get to the bottom of it?

cane_loader on September 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM

My conspiracy theory is that Obama’s pretty sure he’s toast in 2012 and now he and Hillary are just trying to knock each other out of 2016 contention so I’d call it a double KO for now, but given the propensity of blindness by the Dooms and slobbering by the media slimestreamers, they’ll both go into hiding in 4 months when the Republicans take over but after they’ve hosed themselves off and rested they’ll be back with a vengeance.

stukinIL4now on September 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Does anyone at the State Department really know the significance of the date 9/11, the 1683 9/11? Surely they should realize that 9/11 signifies a date in the Islamic world when the Christians led by Jan III Sobieski, the King of Poland, arrived at the Gates of Vienna and stopped Islam’s march into the Western world? Every one of our embassies should have been on a heightened state of alertness!

Sandybourne on September 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Wolly I had forgotten about that as well! Bet a bunch of extra nothing $$$ in my pocket that those 2 fools didn’t change the ROE any place else.

CoffeeLover on September 15, 2012 at 12:01 PM

At least you can rest easy knowing that Valerie Jarret has 5-6 Secret Service agents assigned to her around the clock. 24/7. Even when she takes a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

I wonder if they are allowed to carry loaded weapons. I certainly hope so. That Martha’s Vineyard crowd is a tough bunch.//

Solaratov on September 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Bishop on September 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Why doesn’t CBS put Lara Logan on the story, who may have some incentive to get to the bottom of it?

cane_loader on September 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Because she might foolishly try and do her job? Because she might accidentally uncover evidence of the Obamanation Administrations Criminal Malfeasance by a Public Official.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Must not question The Reich.

viking01 on September 15, 2012 at 1:20 PM

White House Must Stop Sony From Releasing ‘Killing bin Laden’ Film

John Nolte @ Breitbart has nailed it.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:21 PM

At least 2 of the deceased were ex-SEALS and the firefight lasted 5 hours.

So I figure 2 against 400+ with rpg’s. We don’t have the whole story.

It wouldn’t have taken 5 hours unless there was resistance, now would it?

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM

From all that I’ve read, the crowd was over the wall and inside the consulate in 15 minutes. Still time for the bodyguards to have taken down a pot-load.

The 5-hour timeline is what’s being put out as the time that they were “unaccounted for” – before turning up dead and being dragged through the streets.

Solaratov on September 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

If Hillary was rode hard… Then it was Huma Abedin holding the reigns and riding crop.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Eew.

Now I need brain bleach.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM

And I need a stomach pump!

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

“We must keep this in perspective and remember what really matters:

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM”

—-

OMG I watched that and kept thinking this is a parody, right?

Tell me this is a parody.

It wasn’t… /shakes head in disbelief/

hobbit on September 15, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

People really need to go watch that…

Holy Cow….I thought at first it was some kind of parody…

again…Holy Cow….

BigWyo on September 15, 2012 at 1:23 PM

BTW the “currently under investigation” dodge was Janet “Barbecue” Reno’s favorite whenever Bubba Clintoon got caught red-handed or whenever Reno managed to slaughter about 80 or so souls in Waco, Texas because those weren’t the specific brand of Christian Reno considered fit to live.

viking01 on September 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

White House Must Stop Sony From Releasing ‘Killing bin Laden’ Film

John Nolte @ Breitbart has nailed it.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Exactly, And…… BO should shut up stop gloating about killing OBL!

Oops…. there goes his campaign.

Cody1991 on September 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Must not question The Reich.

viking01 on September 15, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Here is the ultimate comparison of how incompetant the Big 0 is:

Hitler took a disgraced nation in economic ruins and turned it into a force that kicked @ss and took names all over Europe. Obama took the world’s biggest superpower and ran it into the ground.

MelonCollie on September 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/13/reconstructing-the-libyan-attack-what-happened-to-christopher-stevens.html.

This is where I got the 5 hour firefight from. Take it for what it’s worth.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Wolly I had forgotten about that as well! Bet a bunch of extra nothing $$$ in my pocket that those 2 fools didn’t change the ROE any place else.

CoffeeLover on September 15, 2012 at 12:01 PM

At least you can rest easy knowing that Valerie Jarret has 5-6 Secret Service agents assigned to her around the clock. 24/7. Even when she takes a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

I wonder if they are allowed to carry loaded weapons. I certainly hope so. That Martha’s Vineyard crowd is a tough bunch.//

Solaratov on September 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Especially Mama T, whose Boxtoxed Gigolo Husband actually served in Vietnam and in Cambodia on the very same night. President-elect Dick Nixon was his Commander in Chief, or so he claims.

Speaking of Botox, the latest issue of the penny-dreadful tabloid “Globe” has a “world exclusive” called “Dying Bill Clinton Unmasked!”

Apparently, Clenis had to undergo an hours-long procedure using Botox and other secret makeup methods to make him look presentable last week at the DNC Convention. “There are worries he doesn’t have more than six months to live!”

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

And I need a stomach pump!

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I’d have thought that image was the ultimate emetic.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/13/reconstructing-the-libyan-attack-what-happened-to-christopher-stevens.html.

This is where I got the 5 hour firefight from. Take it for what it’s worth.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I take the 5 hours for granted, Stevens had two former Navy Seals protecting him. They did not lie down and die, they did not surrender without a fight. They did not walk quietly into the night and they damn well certainly did not go alone.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Speaking of Botox, the latest issue of the penny-dreadful tabloid “Globe” has a “world exclusive” called “Dying Bill Clinton Unmasked!”

Apparently, Clenis had to undergo an hours-long procedure using Botox and other secret makeup methods to make him look presentable last week at the DNC Convention. “There are worries he doesn’t have more than six months to live!”

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

If true, that was a waste of money.

He looked like death warmed over.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Nothing here to investigate! Obvious work place violence, racism, anti-gay,protest caused by Romney and the evil Republicans backed by millionaires and billionaires who won’t pay their fair share!!This will be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law! The IRS, EPA, ATF,DHS,TSA, Sandra Fluck, and the black panthers have all been alerted to help with the investigations!! It’s just another sorry attack in the war on women and their reproductive “health!” As in Fast and Furious this will be sealed by EO while we investigate ourselves and find ourselves innocent!! Move on! Catch me, JZ, and Beyonce in the situation room! We will make a movie about this later. Talking to Clooney to play dead ambassador!!

Marco on September 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

A gay man, ambassador Chris Stevens, is raped, slain, and dragged through the streets. His employer worries about his attackers’ feelings.
-Iowahawk

The man is a national treasure…

ajacksonian on September 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

We must keep this in perspective and remember what really matters:

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Obama’s worshippers have already sold their souls for him, so they might as well sell their waffle irons for him, too.

All of this relinquish your wedding gifts for Obama and have a yard sale for Obama kind of crap could not ever raise any substantial funds for Obama, and is not promoted for that purpose. The goal is to train the Obama worshippers to think of Obama first in any ordinary or even mundane activity they do. And it’s sad to personally witness the willing little sheep who are going right along with it. I know someone who is proud of his iphone case bearing an Obama logo. It’s too bad that he’s pissed his own life away, but that’s his choice. What’s important is that he and others like him should be stopped from ruining our lives too.

86 on September 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I take the 5 hours for granted, Stevens had two former Navy Seals protecting him. They did no lie down and die, they did not surrender without a fight. They did not walk quietly into the night and they damn well certainly did not go alone.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

But what about the story of the brave libyans who carried Stevens to the hospital after taking innumerable pics with their cell phones?

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

We must keep this in perspective and remember what really matters:

Obama Campaign to Hold “National Yard Sale for Obama” Day

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

And Romney supportes should attend all these sales, buy low, sell high on ebay and send he money to Mitt and other GOP candidates. Should be easy as the obaminists cannot recognize quality or value.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I take the 5 hours for granted, Stevens had two former Navy Seals protecting him. They did no lie down and die, they did not surrender without a fight. They did not walk quietly into the night and they damn well certainly did not go alone.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

But what about the story of the brave libyans who carried Stevens to the hospital after taking innumerable pics with their cell phones?

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

How did you lose a “t” in that copy and paste?

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM

No idea

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM

The State Department’s departure from reality is now explained. The Ivy leagues have take home exams. All As and no knowledge.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203548/Harvard-cheating-scandal-discovered-typo.html

pat on September 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

A gay man, ambassador Chris Stevens, is raped, slain, and dragged through the streets. His employer worries about his attackers’ feelings.
-Iowahawk

Not only that, his employers pull the wool over an entire world, as regards their ineptness, lack of security, the motives of the 7th century savages, the 1st Amendment…and Romney lets them.

The media all hump Obama’s leg and eat his sh*t, mistaking it for Beluga caviar.

The people go shopping.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Any normal person would be troubled, perhaps haunted with the brutal sodomization and death of an idealogistic colleague in your trust, and the people of high honor, warriors who continue out of service to serve.

But not this Sec. Of State.

I still never figured out how Vince Foster managed to off himself by shooting his brains out.

Twice.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And Romney supportes should attend all these sales, buy low, sell high on ebay and send he money to Mitt and other GOP candidates. Should be easy as the obaminists cannot recognize quality or value.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Can’t help but wonder how many of those obamanistas who participate are actually going to donate their proceeds to his campaign.

OMG…this is too hysterically funny!

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Dear Steven Spielberg,

While you’re going to Obozo’s next fundraiser, just a quick question, do you agree with filmmakers being picked up and prosecuted, for telling their story?

“Self-hating Jew” doesn’t come close to describe the maggott you are.

Typicalwhitewoman on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

The film maker donated millions of dollars to the Obama campaign. No wonder the State Dept isn’t talking…

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/09/15/Obama-Contribution-Anti-Islam-Filmmaker

katy on September 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Don’t know if anyone else has pointed this out, but the film-maker referred to in the article is Bill Maher who did donate a million to Obama’s campaign, not the guy from California. Apparently Maher’s Religulus movie had twenty minutes of anti-Islam content toward the end. So how come that didn’t cause any riots?

Deanna on September 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I still never figured out how Vince Foster managed to off himself by shooting his brains out.

Twice.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Silly Wolly…it was done with mirrors.

:)

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Deanna on September 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Maybe it needs to be reissued on youtube. Some of these people prbably don’t have decent plumbing, but they seem to have youtube and an endless supply of American flags.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM

“Obama, Obama; we are ALL Osama!”? Maybe it has something to do with Joe Biden’s boast: “GM is alive, and Bin Laden is DEAD!” Gee…you think that might’ve pissed a few Muslims off, Joe? It’s time to flush the toilet. VOTE!

Kenz on September 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM

They are trying to jail the movie maker …yet Obama has made a movie about himself taking Ossama out single-handedly! When do we get to show that one to the 1.5 billion Ossamas? Waiting till closer to the election?

Marco on September 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM

OT: Valerie Plame bashes O’bamna Administration for “bullying” bin Laden raid autobiographer…

Great catch by NewsBuster’s Associate Editor Noel Sheppard, who found Plame’s piece in (where else?) the Puffington Host.

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I know if I was a poor oppressed muslim youth I would spend every last penny I had on American flags and matches/lighters

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Since Obama is the new Neville Chamberlain, and Chamberlain was noted for always carrying a rolled-up umbrella, perhaps someone should start a campaign of mailing umbrellas to the White House.

Obama wouldn’t care, of course, but some friendly media persons might catch on.

Secondly, I recall, about six months ago, when some Obama administration report claimed right wing violence was America’s biggest threat. I think a devastating commercial would quote those lines while showing a peaceful Tea Party demonstration and then juxtaposing that with Obama’s line that when he was elected all Muslim violence would stop (accompanied by scenes of the current Mideast violence). The tagline could be, “If a President can be this wrong, shouldn’t he really not have a second term?”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

BTW, where is old Joe the sheriff? Awol? Trying to peel off the bumper stickers? Scrubbing the video of the DNC convention to remove his speech and references to Jerusalem? In a safe house? Under arrest? Just wondering?

Marco on September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I still never figured out how Vince Foster managed to off himself by shooting his brains out.

Twice.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And then manage to lock his gun in his briefcase before he died…

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

This is actually the first time that Hillary Clinton has been faced with a “must resign” situation.

Her husband faced his, and stuck his finger in the nation’s face.

Remove the name “Hillary Clinton.” Replace it with the facts of multiple attacks on 9/11 against unprepared embassies, and the generic term, “Sec’y of State.”

Does last week justifhy the resignation of a generic Sec’y of State?

You bet it does.

Part of the job description:

“As the head of the United States Foreign Service, the Secretary of State is responsible for management of the diplomatic service of the United States. The foreign service employs about 12,000 people domestically and internationally, and supports 265 United States diplomatic missions around the world, including ambassadors to various nations.”

Here is a partial list of Secretaries of State who have left office under a cloud:

Colin Powell (G.W. Bush):

Internal strife stemming from media and Dem accusations over WMDs in Iraq.

Alexander Haig (Reagan) :

Haig caused some alarm with his suggestion that a “nuclear warning shot” in Europe might be effective in deterring the Soviet Union.[20] His tenure as Secretary of State was often characterized by his clashes with the Defense Secretary, Caspar Weinberger.

Secretary of State Haig, who repeatedly had difficulty with various members of the Reagan administration during his year-and-a-half into office, decided to resign his post on June 25.[21]

President Reagan accepted Haig’s resignation from State on July 5, 1982.[22] Haig was succeeded by George P. Shultz, who was confirmed on July 16, 1982.[23]

Cyrus Vance (Carter):

As Secretary of State, Vance approached foreign policy with an emphasis on negotiation over conflict and a special interest in arms reduction. In April 1980, Vance resigned in protest of Operation Eagle Claw, the secret mission to rescue American hostages in Iran. He was succeeded by Edmund Muskie.

William P. Rogers (Nixon)

Resigned after losing power struggle for influence with Henry Kissinger.

James Byrnes (Truman)

Resigned in 1947 after power struggle with Truman over foreign policy regarding U.S.S.R.

Robert Lansing (Wilson)

Resigned after power struggle with Wilson – went behind Wilson’s back to discuss whether Wilson should resign due to illness.

William Jennings Bryan (Wilson)resigned over the Lusitania sinking in 1915:

On June 9, 1915, United States Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns due to his concerns over President Woodrow Wilson’s handling of the crisis generated by a German submarine’s sinking of the British cruiser Lusitania the previous month, in which 1,201 people—including 128 Americans—died.

Germany’s announcement in early 1915 that its navy was adopting a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare concerned many within the government and civilian population of the United States—which maintained a policy of strict neutrality during the first two years of World War I. The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, caused an immediate uproar, as many believed Germany had sunk the British cruiser deliberately as a provocation to Wilson and the U.S.

Bryan, as secretary of state, sent a note to the German government from the Wilson administration, lauding the ties of friendship and diplomacy between the two nations and expressing the desire that they come to a clear and full understanding as to the grave situation which has resulted from the sinking of the Lusitania. When the German government responded by justifying their navy’s action on the basis that the Lusitania was carrying munitions (which it was, a small amount), Wilson himself penned a strongly worded note, insisting that the sinking had been an illegal action and demanding that Germany cease unrestricted submarine warfare against unarmed merchantmen.

The Government of the United States is contending for something much greater than mere rights of property or privileges of commerce, Wilson wrote. It is contending for nothing less high and sacred than the rights of humanity, which every Government honours itself in respecting and which no Government is justified in resigning on behalf of those under its care and authority.

Objecting to the strong position taken by Wilson in this second Lusitania note, and believing it could be taken as a precursor to a war declaration, Bryan tendered his resignation on June 9, 1915, rather than sign it. The note and two more similar ones were sent to Germany, which was persuaded to curb the submarine policy over the course of 1916 rather than risk further antagonizing the U.S.

Bryan’s resignation marked a significant turning point, as the Lusitania crisis had convinced his successor, Robert Lansing, that the U.S. could not remain neutral forever, and would indeed eventually have to enter the war against Germany. As it unfolded, Germany resumed its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare in February 1917; two months later, Wilson went before Congress to ask for a declaration of war.

John Sherman (McKinley)
(William Tecumseh Sherman’s brother). Fired for incompetence.

Lewis Cass (Buchanan):

From 1857 to 1860, Cass served as Secretary of State under President James Buchanan.[1] He was sympathetic to American filibusterers and was instrumental in having Commodore Hiram Paulding removed from command for his landing of Marines in Nicaragua and compelling the removal of William Walker to the United States.[6] Cass resigned on December 13, 1860, because of Buchanan’s failure to protect federal interests in the South and failure to mobilize the federal military, actions that might have averted the threatened secession of Southern states.[7]

Martin Van Buren (Jackson)

In April 1831, Van Buren resigned as Secretary of State as a result of the Petticoat affair —though he did not leave office until June. Van Buren still played a part in the Kitchen Cabinet.

Thomas Jefferson (Washington)

As Washington’s Secretary of State (1790–1793), Jefferson argued with Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, about national fiscal policy,[55] especially the funding of the debts of the war. Jefferson later associated Hamilton and the Federalists with “Royalism,” and said the “Hamiltonians were panting after … crowns, coronets and mitres.”[56] Due to their opposition to Hamilton, Jefferson and James Madison organized and led the anti-administration party (called Republican, and known later as Democratic-Republican). He worked with Madison and his campaign manager John J. Beckley to build a nationwide network of Republican allies. Jefferson’s political actions and his attempt to undermine Hamilton nearly led Washington to dismiss Jefferson from his cabinet.[57] Although Jefferson left the cabinet voluntarily, Washington never forgave him for his actions, and never spoke to him again.[57]

cane_loader on September 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

So just how many admins do you think attended a PDB today?

skeeterbite on September 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Neville was man enough to resign

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I still never figured out how Vince Foster managed to off himself by shooting his brains out.

Twice.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And then manage to lock his gun in his briefcase before he died…

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

That boy must have known a lot of skeletons in a lot of closets.

MelonCollie on September 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

So just how many admins do you think attended a PDB today?

skeeterbite on September 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Zero, they have far more important things to do, like convincing American’s to sell their yards and donate the money to Obama’s reelection Campaign.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM

And then manage to lock his gun in his briefcase before he died…

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

It’s just breathtaking that he was so concerned that someone might find it and hurt someone if it wasn’t properly put away. Imagine that he had enough brains left to lock the case.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

This is actually the first time that Hillary Clinton has been faced with a “must resign” situation.

Her husband faced his, and stuck his finger in the nation’s face.

Remove the name “Hillary Clinton.” Replace it with the facts of multiple attacks on 9/11 against unprepared embassies, and the generic term, “Sec’y of State.”

Does last week justifhy the resignation of a generic Sec’y of State?

You bet it does.

Part of the job description:

“As the head of the United States Foreign Service, the Secretary of State is responsible for management of the diplomatic service of the United States. The foreign service employs about 12,000 people domestically and internationally, and supports 265 United States diplomatic missions around the world, including ambassadors to various nations.”

Here is a partial list of Secretaries of State who have left office under a cloud:

Colin Powell (G.W. Bush):

Internal strife stemming from media and Dem accusations over WMDs in Iraq.

Alexander Haig (Reagan) :

Haig caused some alarm with his suggestion that a “nuclear warning shot” in Europe might be effective in deterring the Soviet Union.[20] His tenure as Secretary of State was often characterized by his clashes with the Defense Secretary, Caspar Weinberger.

Secretary of State Haig, who repeatedly had difficulty with various members of the Reagan administration during his year-and-a-half into office, decided to resign his post on June 25.[21]

President Reagan accepted Haig’s resignation from State on July 5, 1982.[22] Haig was succeeded by George P. Shultz, who was confirmed on July 16, 1982.[23]

Cyrus Vance (Carter):

As Secretary of State, Vance approached foreign policy with an emphasis on negotiation over conflict and a special interest in arms reduction. In April 1980, Vance resigned in protest of Operation Eagle Claw, the secret mission to rescue American hostages in Iran. He was succeeded by Edmund Muskie.

William P. Rogers (Nixon)

Resigned after losing power struggle for influence with Henry Kissinger.

James Byrnes (Truman)

Resigned in 1947 after power struggle with Truman over foreign policy regarding U.S.S.R.

Robert Lansing (Wilson)

Resigned after power struggle with Wilson – went behind Wilson’s back to discuss whether Wilson should resign due to illness.

William Jennings Bryan (Wilson)resigned over the Lusitania sinking in 1915:

On June 9, 1915, United States Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns due to his concerns over President Woodrow Wilson’s handling of the crisis generated by a German submarine’s sinking of the British cruiser Lusitania the previous month, in which 1,201 people—including 128 Americans—died.

Germany’s announcement in early 1915 that its navy was adopting a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare concerned many within the government and civilian population of the United States—which maintained a policy of strict neutrality during the first two years of World War I. The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, caused an immediate uproar, as many believed Germany had sunk the British cruiser deliberately as a provocation to Wilson and the U.S.

Bryan, as secretary of state, sent a note to the German government from the Wilson administration, lauding the ties of friendship and diplomacy between the two nations and expressing the desire that they come to a clear and full understanding as to the grave situation which has resulted from the sinking of the Lusitania. When the German government responded by justifying their navy’s action on the basis that the Lusitania was carrying munitions (which it was, a small amount), Wilson himself penned a strongly worded note, insisting that the sinking had been an illegal action and demanding that Germany cease unrestricted submarine warfare against unarmed merchantmen.

The Government of the United States is contending for something much greater than mere rights of property or privileges of commerce, Wilson wrote. It is contending for nothing less high and sacred than the rights of humanity, which every Government honours itself in respecting and which no Government is justified in resigning on behalf of those under its care and authority.

Objecting to the strong position taken by Wilson in this second Lusitania note, and believing it could be taken as a precursor to a war declaration, Bryan tendered his resignation on June 9, 1915, rather than sign it. The note and two more similar ones were sent to Germany, which was persuaded to curb the submarine policy over the course of 1916 rather than risk further antagonizing the U.S.

Bryan’s resignation marked a significant turning point, as the Lusitania crisis had convinced his successor, Robert Lansing, that the U.S. could not remain neutral forever, and would indeed eventually have to enter the war against Germany. As it unfolded, Germany resumed its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare in February 1917; two months later, Wilson went before Congress to ask for a declaration of war.

John Sherman (McKinley)
(William Tecumseh Sherman’s brother). Fired for incompetence.

Lewis Cass (Buchanan):

From 1857 to 1860, Cass served as Secretary of State under President James Buchanan.[1] He was sympathetic to American filibusterers and was instrumental in having Commodore Hiram Paulding removed from command for his landing of Marines in Nicaragua and compelling the removal of William Walker to the United States.[6] Cass resigned on December 13, 1860, because of Buchanan’s failure to protect federal interests in the South and failure to mobilize the federal military, actions that might have averted the threatened s_e c_e s_s i_o n of Southern states.[7]

Martin Van Buren (Jackson)

In April 1831, Van Buren resigned as Secretary of State as a result of the Petticoat affair —though he did not leave office until June. Van Buren still played a part in the Kitchen Cabinet.

Thomas Jefferson (Washington)

As Washington’s Secretary of State (1790–1793), Jefferson argued with Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, about national fiscal policy,[55] especially the funding of the debts of the war. Jefferson later associated Hamilton and the Federalists with “Royalism,” and said the “Hamiltonians were panting after … crowns, coronets and mitres.”[56] Due to their opposition to Hamilton, Jefferson and James Madison organized and led the anti-administration party (called Republican, and known later as Democratic-Republican). He worked with Madison and his campaign manager John J. Beckley to build a nationwide network of Republican allies. Jefferson’s political actions and his attempt to undermine Hamilton nearly led Washington to dismiss Jefferson from his cabinet.[57] Although Jefferson left the cabinet voluntarily, Washington never forgave him for his actions, and never spoke to him again.[57]

cane_loader on September 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

And then manage to lock his gun in his briefcase before he died…

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

It’s just breathtaking that he was so concerned that someone might find it and hurt someone if it wasn’t properly put away. Imagine that he had enough brains left to lock the case.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

And how the hell did he get that gun to the back of his own head?

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I still never figured out how Vince Foster managed to off himself by shooting his brains out.

Twice.

wolly4321 on September 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And then manage to lock his gun in his briefcase before he died…

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

He was ‘Fosterized’, which is what they call it in DC, otherwise known as a ‘Chicago Suicide’.

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM

And how the hell did he get that gun to the back of his own head?

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I don’t know where I read it but it seems he was a yoga instructor and a contortionist. So talented, sigh.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Well, we were firmly and thoroughly told by the media that anyone speculating that Foster was killed was a conspiracist and a lunatic.

This is the same media that told us that anyone speculating about 0bama’s past was a conspiracist and a lunatic.

Foster obviously committed suicide.

cane_loader on September 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM

To be sure, Bill Maher donated the one million, not the Egyptian guy.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM

This is the same media that told us that anyone speculating about 0bama’s past was a conspiracist and a lunatic.

Foster obviously committed suicide.

cane_loader on September 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Sorry, I place zero faith in the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Sorry, I place zero faith in the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Here, maybe this* will move your faith needle to where it should be — there are such things as negative numbers.

*Highlights magazine time: Find the hidden narratives in this picture.

Dusty on September 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Hillary’s too busy thinking about a 2016 run.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

.
Any prayer Shillary had for 2016 died with Ambassador Christopher Stevens. There is no way she doesn’t know it, now she is just hoping and praying that she isn’t charged with Criminal Neglect.

SWalker on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

.
I wish that were true, but we’re talking about a CLINTON here.

They probably already have a way figured out to “cleanse” her of any blame in this matter.
They may have had an “escape hatch” figured out before the attacks.

Time will . . . eventually.

listens2glenn on September 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

They probably already have a way figured out to “cleanse” her of any blame in this matter.
They may have had an “escape hatch” figured out before the attacks.

Time will . . . eventually.

listens2glenn on September 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Sending Bill out there saying diplomacy is hard, and we’re not there yet won’t cut it

skeeterbite on September 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I wish that were true, but we’re talking about a CLINTON here.

They probably already have a way figured out to “cleanse” her of any blame in this matter.
They may have had an “escape hatch” figured out before the attacks.

Time will . . . eventually.

[listens2glenn on September 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM]

I hope at least one half-way honest reporter covering State is keeping an eye out Socks Burger. It’s the only way to be sure files are cleansed of incriminating documents.

Dusty on September 15, 2012 at 2:53 PM

If true, that was a waste of money.

He looked like death warmed over.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

That’s what hard core vegan’s look like.

BettyRuth on September 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM

“One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world, a belief that we are not just defined by the size of our military.”

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

The WH and the State department are inept, derelict and own all this, including the blood on their hands.

9/11 anniversary naivete

Stevens foolish enough to be in Benghazi on such a date

Cult of stupid and naive current State dept

Roots in Peace Corps, Berkeley, and other do-gooderism crap

Millitant environment

Lack of security, personnel and budget

Security and other funds cut by Obama

State department policy of coddling with the enemy instead of furthering American ideals and interests around the world

Stevens in Benghazy for neferious or other more needy reasons

Protected only by a simple key at the door, if even that.

In the end the stupid idealism killed the 4, but Obama and Hillary own it.

Media, suffocate, you utter Goebbels. May he get you all, every single one of you who live in Obama’s azz.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Am I reading that right?? Jim Treacher was hit by a hit-and-run? From the state department?

esr1951 on September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

…(sorry doing chores)…it wasn’t hit-and-run…”accidentally”…(hope he doesn’t have a history of “heart trouble” though… if that was a warning or something!)

KOOLAID2 on September 15, 2012 at 3:15 PM

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFraW5nbmV3cy13d3ctaHJkcg0LEgRTZWVkGLGwhgoM/2012/09/14/photo-shows-black-smoke-over-us-embassy-in-tunis-raweyaasassi

What the Tunisians do while they burn our embassy.

Line up to watch the show.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2012 at 3:22 PM

One thing about this whole Benghazi incident that just doesn’t make sense–why didn’t Hillary parachute in under fire and rescue our guys?

txhsmom on September 15, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Uh-oh…news from DEBKAfile

Al Zawahri personally ordered Al Qaeda to murder US Ambassador Stevens
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2012, 10:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

The US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members at the US consulate in Benghazi were deliberately murdered Tuesday night Sept 11 just after memorial ceremonies were held in America for the victims of the 9/11 outrage. debkafile’s counter-terror sources report exclusively that far from being a spontaneous raid by angry Islamists, it was a professionally executed terrorist operation by a professional Al Qaeda assassination team, whose 20 members acted under the orders of their leader Ayman al Zawahri after special training. They were all Libyans, freed last year from prisons where they were serving sentences for terrorism passed during the late Muammar Qaddafi’s rule.

In a video tape released a few hours before the attack, Zawahri called on the faithful to take revenge on the United States for liquidating one of the organization’s top operatives, Libyan-born Abu Yahya al-Libi in June by a US drone in northwestern Pakistan.
Its release was the “go” signal for the hit team to attack the US diplomats in Benghazi.

To mask their mission, they stormed the consulate on the back of a violent protest by hundreds of Islamists against a film said to insult Prophet Muhammed produced by a Florida real estate agent called Sam Bacile, who has been described as of Israeli origin.

The operation is rated by terror experts as the most ambitious outrage al Qaeda has pulled off in the last decade. According to our sources, the gunmen split into two groups of 10 each and struck in two stages:

1. They first fired rockets at the consulate building on the assumption that the ambassador’s bodyguards would grab him, race him out of the building and drive him to a safe place under the protection of the US secret service;

2. The second group was able to identify the getaway vehicle and the ambassador’s armed escort and lay in wait to ambush them. The gunmen then closed in and killed the ambassador and his bodyguards at point blank range.

debkafile’s intelligence sources report that the investigation launched by US counter-terror and clandestine services is focusing on finding out why no clue was picked up of the coming attack by any intelligence body and how al Qaeda’s preparations for the attack which took place inside Libya went unnoticed by any surveillance authority.

GrannyDee on September 15, 2012 at 3:34 PM

We are all Bin Laden Now

Rea1ityCheck on September 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM

We are all Bin Laden Now

Rea1ityCheck on September 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM

No outrage whatsoever over black flags being raised. Hillary goes and eats with and lauds the religion of pieces instead.

Good night America.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 3:38 PM

“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

This gang will not always be prosperous. Heaven help them, when they fall.

clnurnberg on September 15, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Show a current picture of Hillary.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Show a current picture of Hillary.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Scary.

It’s one reason why I can’t see her running for President in 2016. I don’t think she has the discipline to decently groom herself.

It’s not so much a matter of losing weight, but it’s the fact she looks like an undignified mess.

As an example, neither Margaret Thatcher nor Queen Elizabeth are slim, svelte or young, but they have always been impeccably groomed and emanate dignity and seriousness.

INC on September 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

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