WaPo: Sensitive intel documents still lying on the floor of looted Benghazi consulate

posted at 6:36 pm on October 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

Something else to add to your list of things that Darrell Issa is supposed to reserve judgment about until after the election.

Among the information contained in these docs: The names of Libyan security contractors who protected the embassy and whose lives are, as you might expect, now in grave danger. But that’s not the bit I want to excerpt. This is:

At least one document found amid the clutter indicates that Americans at the mission were discussing the possibility of an attack in early September, just two days before the assault took place. The document is a memorandum dated Sept. 9 from the U.S. mission’s security office to the 17th February Martyrs Brigade, the Libyan-government-sanctioned militia that was guarding the compound, making plans for a “quick reaction force,” or QRF, that would provide security…

The security presence appears to have been bare-bones, with three or more members on the compound any time the “principal officer” was present — either the head of the mission or the ambassador.

When the principal officer was not present, a single militia member was instructed to be at the front gate between 8 a.m. and midnight. Between midnight and 8 a.m., one militia member was scheduled to be on roving patrol. The militia members were supposed to work a minimum of eight hours a day and were to be paid a stipend of about $28 a day, a relatively standard wage in Benghazi. They were housed on the compound.

The memorandum tells the militia security force to summon more guards from its nearby compound if the mission is attacked, suggesting that the Americans there were concerned that the regular guard force would be inadequate in an emergency.

They were worried that an attack was coming and they knew they didn’t have enough security on hand to handle it, and yet they were still forced to rely on a militia for protection. That was a risk twice over, once in that the militiamen were likely to be more poorly trained and equipped than professional security and twice in that using locals increased the risk of an inside job. Here’s what I really don’t understand, though: If State thought a militia was up to the task of securing the compound before the attack, why isn’t it up to the task of securing the compound now so that the FBI can get inside for a few days? That’s the excuse we’ve been given about the feds’ foot-dragging, that the city’s just too dangerous for American personnel. But it was dangerous on September 10th, too — enough so that the consulate was already making plans for back-up in the event of an attack. Why was the 17th February militia good enough on September 10th if it’s not good enough on October 3rd?

Here’s CNN’s Arwa Damon, just back from the scene. She says a safe was carted away by looters, among other things. Exit question: If you’ve lost Maureen Dowd, then you’ve lost … no one really, I guess?


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nothing to see here, move along
-hillary

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

nothing to see here, move along now
-hillary

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

ooopsie

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Why was the 17th February militia good enough on September 10th if it’s not good enough on October 3rd

election time…

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Hillary’s negligence and the media’s willingness to do her bidding is worth repeating…lol

clnurnberg on October 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

This entire debacle should be enough to disqualify Obama from a second term. Why isnt anyone paying attention??

Jack_Burton on October 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Jack_Burton on October 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

crickets chirping on the alphabet networks….

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

If you’ve lost Maureen Dowd, then you’ve lost … no one really, I guess?

Trust me, some of these “journalists” who are starting to wonder what the heck is going on within this administration remind me of the men scrambling for the lifeboats on the Titanic. This ship is sinking and they don’t want to go down with it. Her credibility (and relevance) sank a long time ago, though, so for her it’s too late.

scalleywag on October 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

ooopsie

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I thought that you may be developing a stutter.

Rio Linda Refugee on October 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

“I’m just eye candy… (tee hee).” - Pantload

Seven Percent Solution on October 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Barack Hussein Obama, the Butcher of Benghazi.

Naturally Curly on October 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Issa, Issa, Issa. Sorry, but this guy is only suited to play the DA on ‘Law & Order.’

Nothing EVER comes of ANYTHING.

SickofLibs on October 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

clnurnberg on October 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Rio Linda Refugee on October 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

haven’t had my first beer yet dang it

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Four dead ‘bumps in the road’ unavailable for comment.

BHO Jonestown on October 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Hey…

… What ever happened to those Obomwa flags with the stripes resembling the bloody claw marks on the Embassy’s walls and the Obowma logo?

Weren’t those cool…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Barack Hussein Obama, the Butcher of Benghazi.

Naturally Curly on October 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I’m stealing that LOL.

JPeterman on October 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Maybe something will finally stick to the feckless Teflon President?

scalleywag on October 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

It seems this would be a good place for our SuperPACS to go on air with Ads questioning why all these news crews can get into our embassy and we have yet to actually secure it nearly 2 weeks later.

2nd Ammendment Mother on October 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Article Three, Section Three.

turfmann on October 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I’m reserving judgement on this latest development until I hear what Jon Stewart thinks.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

You can bet that if any copies of Obama’s transcripts or foriegn student applications or SAT scores had been there, they would have sent in Navy Seal Teams 6, 7, 8 and 9 to have taken them out.

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

First United States President to PURPOSEFULLY have an Ambassador killed due to his insanely weak foreign policy of not wanting to show American presence in Lybia after Ghadaffi removed.

How’s that for the American History textbooks?

Varchild on October 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I’m reserving judgement on this latest development until I hear what Jon Stewart thinks.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Best to wait for Moe, Larry and Curly too.

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Nothing matters to Obummer except being re elected. NOTHING

LeftCoastRight on October 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Among the information contained in these docs: The names of Libyan security contractors who protected the embassy and whose lives are, as you might expect, now in grave danger.

Holy Shiite!! You’ve gotta be kidding me!

This is freaking unbelievable! If this is true, bet your arse this will have ripples that will affect security at US embassies and consulates across the globe. NO reputable local in hostile territory will want to provide security, and that will make infiltrating whatever local security we do have that much easier.

This is approaching criminal levels of incompetence. This is approaching impeachable levels of incompetence.

And trust me, I do not say that lightly…

JohnGalt23 on October 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Maybe something will finally stick to the feckless Teflon President?

scalleywag on October 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Well we already know from Operation Fast and Furious, aka Operation Murder and Mendacity, Obama’s and Holder’s Rolling 9/11 against Mexico that blood doesn’t stick.

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on October 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

They should have just sent CNN reporters over there to collect it. Has the world gone nuts or what?

Fallon on October 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

SMART POWER™

jjrakman on October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Barack Hussein Obama, the Butcher of Benghazi.

Naturally Curly on October 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

And Murderer of Mexicans.

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Iran Libya is just a tiny little county…..

BigWyo on October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Transparancy Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Best to wait for Moe, Larry and Curly too.

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Only Colbert has my ear.

OTTO on October 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Iran Libya Mexico U.S.A. is just a tiny little county…..

BigWyo on October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

VorDaj on October 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Didn’t just gain seven more states?

OTTO on October 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Wonder why someone like Captain Oeidi, whose Libyan Shield Brigade retrieved Ambassador Stevens’s body from the the hospital and delivered it to the Benghazi airport for evacuation with the 37 U.S. consulate employees it had rescued from the consulate annex earlier that night, couldn’t just walk around the premises and collect loose papers?

For that matter, why couldn’t the Post interview Captain Oeidi for a fuller account of what all went down the night of the attack, incidents in which Captain Oeidi was a key participant who gave one of the earliest eyewitness accounts to Reuters?

In other words, why is the Post reporting trivia, and not the fullest account of what happened from all the Libyan eyewitnesses who remain?

de rigueur on October 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

‘heads in the sand’ is not sound strategy in the long run, methinks.
 
sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM

rogerb on October 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

If he gets re-elected, the Clinton/Obama war will be quite bloody…

It just has to be killing BO to eat this sh!t sandwich to protect Hillary.

rw on October 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

rogerb on October 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

That’s not sand their heads are stuck in.

OTTO on October 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

MeanWhile,back at Team State Department………………….

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
October 3, 2012
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there are continuing questions about what exactly happened in Benghazi on that night three weeks ago.
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And we will not rest until we answer those questions and until we track down the terrorists who killed our people.
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Active efforts are also underway to determine who was responsible and bring them to justice.

We have already formed an Accountability Review Board to examine this attack and to explore
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how we can prevent anything like this from happening in the future.

The board is beginning its work this week under the leadership of Ambassador Thomas Pickering.
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The board’s mandate is to determine whether our security systems and procedures in Benghazi were appropriate
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in light of the threat environment, whether those systems and procedures were properly implemented, and any lessons that may be relevant to our work around the world.

The men and women who serve this country as diplomats deserve no less

than a full and accurate accounting,
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wherever that leads.
*********************

And I am committed to seeking that for them and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

No one wants to determine what happened that night in Benghazi more than the President and I do. No one is more committed to ensuring it doesn’t happen again. And nobody will hold this Department more accountable than we hold ourselves, because we served with and we knew the four men we lost. They are not just names or profiles to us. They are our colleagues and our friends.

In our initial reviews over the past two weeks,

we have worked closely with other agencies,
********************************************

and we have learned a number of things.
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We will continue to learn more in the days to come. We are committed to a process that is as

transparent
*************

as possible while balancing the needs of the investigations underway. It will take time before we have a complete understanding of what actually did happen. But still, I am asking the board to move as quickly as possible without sacrificing diligence and accuracy. In the interim, we will continue to provide as much

accurate information as we can to the public and to the Congress.
******************************************************************
(More……………….)
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/10/198635.htm

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Exit question: If you’ve lost Maureen Dowd, then you’ve lost … no one really, I guess?

Just so, in an overzealous effort to burnish a president who did not need burnishing — especially against foreign policy bumbler Mitt Romney and foreign policy novice Paul Ryan — they have gotten tangled in contradictory accounts about Benghazi. The administration had benefited from the impression that it had diminished Al Qaeda, even though the public no doubt appreciates that it was never going to be so simple. But, as Romney learned when he prematurely rushed to the microphone to take advantage of the crisis and mangled his facts, there is a cost to letting the political spin cycle dictate how you discuss national security.

Mo’s just a little tiffed at BO right now. By the end of tonight’s debate she’ll have her embroidered knee-pads in place again.

Flora Duh on October 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

If you’ve lost Maureen Dowd, then you’ve lost … no one really, I guess?

Dowd will came back after a few shots of taquila !
he always does, she has nowhere else to go to :(

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

If State thought a militia was up to the task of securing the compound before the attack, why isn’t it up to the task of securing the compound now so that the FBI can get inside for a few days?

Allah, Allah, Allah……we send you to school and……..

State DOES NOT WANT AN INVESTIGATION!

No “investigation”……….NO STATEMENT to the public!

PROBLEM SOLVED!

GarandFan on October 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Dowd will came back after a few shots of taquila !
She always does, she has nowhere else to go :(

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

MeanWhile Part Deux……………………

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
October 3, 2012
****************

MS. NULAND: We’ll take three questions today. Let’s start with CBS. Margaret Brennan, please.

QUESTION: Thank you. Madam Secretary, were their multiple requests for increased security in Tripoli and Benghazi, and can you address whether Washington or your office rejected those requests?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw final conclusions.

It’s essential that we go through all of the information
*********************************************************

and the entire context
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so that we can get a full
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and complete accurate understanding of what happened.

I take this responsibility very seriously, and I believe that our diplomats, our leaders, and the American people deserve a rigorous, serious, careful process.

Now, we are already working with Congress
*******************************************

and the relevant committees,
*****************************

and we will continue to respond to questions and requests in a cooperative way. As a former member of Congress, I deeply understand as well as anyone the important role that Congress is playing and should play in this effort. I am aware, too, that many people are eager for answers. So am I, Margaret, and no one wants the answers more than we do here at the Department. And now based on the reviews so far, we’re developing a better understanding of what happened, but we have a lot of work to do to give complete and accurate responses to all the questions and statements that are swirling out there.

So we have to keep working through lots of documents and talking to scores of individuals before we have a definitive accounting. Over the course of this review, there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of which will be borne out, and some of which will not. So let’s establish all the facts before we jump to any conclusions, and let’s do so so that we can get to the bottom of what did happen.

So I’m asking the board to move as quickly as possible without sacrificing accuracy. In the interim, we will provide as much accurate information to the Congress and the public along the way. I think it’s really very important for us to do this in a rigorous, careful way, because I have observed over the course of many years, as a lawyer, as someone in public life, that at the beginning of any kind of inquiry or investigation, there’s going to be different perspectives, different points of view, people trying to present what they believe applies to a certain set of circumstances. But I’ve also seen how important it is to get everything lined up and analyzed, and that is what we are doing, and we’re doing it as expeditiously as possible,

and we’ll certainly keep you, the Congress, and the public informed.
*********
(More……….)

http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/10/198635.htm

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:12 PM

We are the United States correct? We do (at least for now) have the most powerful military in the world right? why can’t we send in some forces to secure the consulate and then have the FBI go in. Why wasn’t this done 3 weeks ago? I am sure that the families of the four Americans murdered want some answers.

Man this is infuriating.

tommer74 on October 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Did you hear that 0bama gave a speech in 2006 in jive?

pedestrian on October 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

In 2008 McCain wanted to suspend campaigning to address a crisis. 2012 Obama wants to suspend responsibility to campaign.

earlgrey133 on October 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The FBI deployment to Tripoli is a smokescreen…

d1carter on October 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Why was the 17th February militia good enough on September 10th if it’s not good enough on October 3rd?

The WH e-mailed them that silly youtube video on October 1st ?

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM

The regular guard force probably was in on the attack.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM

The regular guard force probably was in on the attack.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Or they all called in sick that day.

pedestrian on October 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM

This whole mess just borders on un f…ing believeable.
If the New Media lets these bozos get away with its too dangerous for our delicate FBI guys to investigate then we have failed at our mission of bringing out the truth where the drivebys won’t.
This is a huge cluster.

rodguy911 on October 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM

**************** Debate Alert ********************

@michaelhayes tweeted:

michaelhayes
President Obama won the coin toss, he’ll get the first question – CSPAN #debates

13 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

http://politics.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

It will take time before we have a complete understanding of what actually did happen new lie. But still, I am asking the board to move as quickly slowly as possible without sacrificing diligence and accuracy the election. In the interim, we will continue to provide as much

accurate information bullshite as we can to the public and to the Congress.
******************************************************************
(More……………….)
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/10/198635.htm

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

OTTO on October 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

President Obama won the coin toss, he’ll get the first question – CSPAN #debates

13 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

http://politics.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Obama called heads
and the coin had 2 heads ?

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

The legacy media is not interested in the entire story of what happened. Reuters and Ass Press has been subversive organizations for a long time. Now the American legacy media has joined them.

d1carter on October 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Curiously enough the leftists never make these threads.

POLL RESULTS!

….sometimes that brings them in….

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 29, 2008
******************

U.S. Department of State Quick Reaction Force
*********************************************

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has awarded a contract to DynCorp International for the formation of a humanitarian Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to respond globally to urgent and emergent humanitarian operations that require the removal or mitigation of explosive hazards to protect civilian populations.

The formation of this new QRF reflects the continued U.S. commitment to post-conflict or post catastrophic explosive weapons clearance and destruction programs. It will deal with all explosive remnants of war, whether they are surplus, abandoned, hazardous, or residual conventional weapons, rather than one specific type of weapon or munitions. This includes small arms and light weapons (SA/LW), unexploded ordnance, cluster munitions, landmines, man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), and other types of conventional weapons. The QRF will have a stand-alone capability and if the situation warrants will complement and multiply ongoing efforts on the ground. It will work in concert with foreign governments and U.S. Embassies around the world and should be available for deployment within the next several weeks.

This new QRF is an enhanced version of the earlier Department of State Quick Reaction Demining Force (QRDF) created in 2000 that focused exclusively on humanitarian mine action and conducted successful operations in Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Iraq.

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement manages humanitarian mine action programs (clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war, survivors assistance, mine risk education), and conventional weapons destruction programs worldwide. To learn more visit

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA)
http://www.state.gov/t/pm/wra.

http://2001-2009.state.gov/t/pm/wra/index.htm
==============================================

2008/811

Released on September 29, 2008

http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2008/sept/110434.htm

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Or they all called in sick that day.

pedestrian on October 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM

It’s sad. Didn’t one of the victims post that one of the “guards” supposedly protecting the building was taking pictures of the building the night before the attack?

Some protection. Murderers.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Obama called heads
and the coin had 2 heads ?

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

burrata:

Hopey The Two Face!:)

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

At least one document found amid the clutter indicates that Americans at the mission were discussing the possibility of an attack in early September, just two days before the assault took place.

The bit I want to point out is that the FBI has yet to make it to the crime scene because it is so dangerous and yet a CNN reporter got the journal of Christopher Stevens and others are sifting through the clutter.

This is nothing more than the same cover-up that started with Obama and Clinton’s statements on the day after the attack.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Exactly.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

First United States President to PURPOSEFULLY have an Ambassador killed due to his insanely weak foreign policy of not wanting to show American presence in Libya after Ghadaffi removed.

How’s that for the American History textbooks?

Varchild on October 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I think its worse than that.
Stevens was in on getting weapons to give to the terrorists that took Ghadaffi out.
Once the regime figured out that they had taken out one terror type only to replace it with another(assuming the didn’t already know) they tasked Stevens to get the weapons back.
Someone sold Stevens out.It remains to be seen whether the administration had anything to do with it(seems they had to) looked the other way or it was all terrorists doing. We don’t know.
Either way we did know that all this carp was going to hit the fan and did nothing to secure the place.
Probably a failure by CIA since its assumed that at least the Seals who died were probably CIA. Why didn’t they protect the ambassador and their own with reinforcements? That’s the big question. Was pressure put on Petraeus or what the F. happened.

rodguy911 on October 3, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Any unsupportive commentary here is racist, misogynist and evidence that you are a big doo doo. Documents, schmocuments!

Mason on October 3, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Oh, so this is what the administration means when it speaks of transparency!

rogaineguy on October 3, 2012 at 7:34 PM

So what are the drinking rules for tonite ?
:) :)
When Hussein will bring up Seamus the dog, I’m gonna make hubby drink a shot of Nyquil.
When Hussein will bring up Ann’s horse , I’m gonna make hubbt drink 2 shots of Nyquil.
When Hussein will bring up Romney’s riches and big house with elevator and similar crap, I’m gonna make hubby cook dinner.
What ya’ll doing ?

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The people who made the decision to guard the consulate with local militia, along with those who ignored the prior warnings of possible attacks, should be grouped together and dropped in Benghazi. They should be tasked with securing whatever documents might still be left at the site.

Also, they will be required to stay there till the job is properly completed, and they will be left there WITHOUT ADDITIONAL SECURITY BEYOND THAT WHICH THEY, THEMSELVES, CAN HIRE IN TOWN.

They should all be allowed to experience what it feels like to be on the receiving end of decisions made by people who crave authority without accountability.

Yoop on October 3, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………

June 13, 2011
To Ease Allies’ Fears, Rebels Attempt to Rein In Militias
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“This is an insurgency, it’s not the Swiss Army,” said a senior Western diplomat based in Benghazi.

“I have concerns what happens afterward and how you deal with these militias.”
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The U.S. has been cautious so far, providing Libyan rebels only with what it calls nonlethal aid, such as packaged meals, uniforms and bulletproof vests.

One of the rebel units that has begun the evolution from ragtag force to professional militia
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is the Martyrs of the Feb. 17 Revolution Brigade.
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After the rebels’ chaotic advance westward from Benghazi, the brigade’s commanders started remaking their force.

Since then, with better organization and links to top figures in the rebels’ governing council, the Feb. 17 Martyrs’ group has benefited from substantial foreign backing. Its leaders, including a petroleum engineer and a computer retailer with no military background, say they aim to gain the trust and military support of countries involved in the effort to oust Col. Gadhafi and to secure a pivotal role in the post-Gadhafi period.

“I treated it like a project,” says the brigade’s commander, Fawzi Bukatef. Mr. Bukatef, who is in his 50s, was director of projects at the Benghazi-based Arabian Gulf Oil Co. before the uprising. When he was younger, he was imprisoned by the Gadhafi regime for 18 years, mostly in the notorious Abu Salim jail in Tripoli, for organizing an opposition group.

Mr. Bukatef appears to relish his new role, sporting a combat uniform during a graduation ceremony last month for nearly a thousand cadets from military schools in Benghazi, and joking that the men, who are joining the rebels, would eventually come under his command.(More……)
========================

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576362820981161198.html

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Hmmmm . . . if Romney can somehow work this nugget into the debate tonight, I am sure he will get under Obama’s skin.

DrStock on October 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Unbefrigginlieveable.

What does Hillary do all day? Cripes, Obama and his whole cabinet and administration have been, and are, an unmitigated disaster.

It’s no use crying over spilled milk, but I’m still harboring a lot of resentment of my fellow righties and how they treated McCain four years back…but it is nice to see that, although Romney isn’t a donservative “dream candidate”, we’ve at least put the criticisms on the back burner in a collective effort to purge DC of perhaps the worst president the US has ever had.

Even worse than Carter.

JetBoy on October 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

So what are the drinking rules for tonite ?
:) :)
When Hussein will bring up Seamus the dog, I’m gonna make hubby drink a shot of Nyquil.
When Hussein will bring up Ann’s horse , I’m gonna make hubbt drink 2 shots of Nyquil.
When Hussein will bring up Romney’s riches and big house with elevator and similar crap, I’m gonna make hubby cook dinner.
What ya’ll doing ?

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:35 PM

burrata:For every *Libya*…2 Shots!!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Hey…

… What ever happened to those Obomwa flags with the stripes resembling the bloody claw marks on the Embassy’s walls and the Obowma logo?

Weren’t those cool…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Abandoned along with Julia and the ‘lady parts’ e-card.

dont taze me bro on October 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Hmmmm . . . if Romney can somehow work this nugget into the debate tonight, I am sure he will get under Obama’s skin.

DrStock on October 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Holy smokes, that needs to be made into a 30 sec ad. He voted it down so that our troops could be less protected.

pedestrian on October 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

The FBI deployment to Tripoli is a smokescreen…

d1carter on October 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Exactly correct! Won’t be the first time the regime pulled this.
Time to look on the other side of the world and see what is really going on with something completely different. Its how they play the game.

rodguy911 on October 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Hmmmm . . . if Romney can somehow work this nugget into the debate tonight, I am sure he will get under Obama’s skin.

DrStock on October 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Been away from the news most of the day…is that link true? If so, Romney will certainly try to mention it, depending on the context of the questions.

As each depressing day of the Obama Administration passes, I think I’ve seen it all and nothing else would surprise me.

And I’m always wrong about that.

JetBoy on October 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

We need a leader and we get President Eye Candy, and a Sec. of State that can’t even wash her hair.

meci on October 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Le Oops!!

Feds Hired British Security Firm to Protect Benghazi Consulate

September 17, 2012
2:38 pm
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The State Department signed a six-figure deal with a British firm to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya just four months before a sustained attack on the compound killed four U.S. nationals inside.

Contrary to Friday’s claim by State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland that

“at no time did we contract with a private security firm in Libya,”
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the department inked a contract for “security guards and patrol services” on May 3 for $387,413.68.
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An extension option brought the tab for protecting the consulate to $783,000.
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The contract lists only “foreign security awardees” as its recipient.
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The State Department confirmed to Danger Room on Monday that the firm was Blue Mountain, a British company that provides “close protection; maritime security; surveillance and investigative services; and high risk static guarding and asset protection,” according to its website. Blue Mountain says it has “recently operated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, the Caribbean and across Europe” and has worked in Libya for several months since last year’s war.

A representative for Blue Mountain, reached at its U.K. offices Monday, said no one was available to comment.

The State Department frequently hires security companies to protect diplomats in conflict zones.

It usually is done through what’s known as the Worldwide Protective Services contract,
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in which a handful of approved firms compete to safeguard specific diplomatic installations. In 2010,

State selected eight firms for the most recent contract.
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Blue Mountain wasn’t among them,
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and the State Department did not explain why the Benghazi consulate contract did not go to one of those eight firms.

It isn’t known how the Blue Mountain contractors performed Tuesday when the consulate came under sustained attack by small arms fire. In an official account provided Wednesday by the Obama administration, embassy security staff — both American and Libyan — failed to break the assault.

They required help from Libyan security forces,
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assisted by a sympathetic Libyan militia,
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to regain control of the consulate’s main building and end a pitched battle that raged for 4.5 hours.

Nor is it clear if two former Navy SEALs killed in the assault were Blue Mountain employees. One of them, Glen Doherty, told ABC News last month that he was part of a mission sent to Libya to lock down Moammar Gadhafi’s missiles to prevent them from reaching the black market. Blue Mountain’s contract doesn’t refer to safeguarding thousands of rockets and missiles that have gone missing in the aftermath of the 2011 war.

But the call for contract security came at an opportune moment. Shortly after the department issued the contract, extremist elements active in Libya began targeting U.S. and allied installations. On June 5, the consulate sustained a rocket attack shortly after news spread that Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan member of al-Qaida, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Another rocket attack in the city attempted to kill the visiting British ambassador on June 11. (Both attacks allegedly were by the same extremist organization, the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, which may have played a role in last week’s consulate assault.)

The final modification to the contract came on June 15. It is unknown when Blue Mountain contractors arrived to help secure the consulate. The State Department would not specify how many guards Blue Mountain had posted in Benghazi during last week’s attack.

(A department official said that

Nuland misspoke about State not hiring private guards in Libya.)
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Blue Mountain representatives have yet to respond to an inquiry about the contract. UPI reported in December that the firm “has been operating with Western companies in Libya for several months.”

Much remains unclear about the attack on Benghazi. But the presence of private security guards in the lightly-defended compound helps explain how approximately 25 to 30 diplomatic staff held out for over four hours against a crowd of possibly hundreds armed with rifles, rockets and other small arms without massive loss of life.
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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/contractors-benghazi/

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Maureen Dowd recently penned a piece about a little excursion she took to a museum in Savannah. She went there to see and exhibition on “The Little Black Dress”.

She managed in this insightful article, so important to our day and age, to show her deep and abiding disdain and conflicted feelings regarding the Catholic Church and her own upbringing, as is her wont in most articles she pens.

However, the body of the article dealt with the ‘appropriateness’ of the black dress, supposition regarding the intent of Chanel when she issued forth her own iteration of the ‘Little Black Dress’ or LBD, as Dowd referred to it with august authority, and extended, naturally, I suppose, for those so inclined, to a discussion of ‘good black’ and ‘bad black’ in terms of fabric hue.

Maureen Dowd, who has a regular and syndicated column in one of the two newspapers that act as a feed for news producers in the major television networks news divisions, who could have written any article she chose on virtually any subject of import to the nation, or the world, when we have a major recession, a global recession, North Africa is on fire, the entire Middle East is destroying itself, China is pushing Japan, whom we are treaty bound to defend, to the brink of war, the EU is crumbling before our eyes, etc. etc. …chose to tell the world about her visit to a museum in Savannah to see and exhibition about “The Little Black Dress”.

It is an astonishing testament to the decadence and decay of the liberal elite. It is the first, softly echoing, distant, knell of end of Ms. Dowd’s career as a journalist. She has proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that she has all of the makings, with some attention to her prose, of an excellent feature writer for the fashion pages. She certainly lacks the insight and perception to be featured on the editorial pages.

thatsafactjack on October 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

The Yakkers are yakking,prior to the Hopey MeltDown!

Presidential Debate on Domestic Policy: University of Denver, Denver, CO

LIVE FEED

http://www.c-span.org/Debates/Events/Obama-Romney-in-First-Presidential-Debate/10737434292/

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

For every *Libya*…2 Shots!!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on October 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I think Axelrod has made sure the word ” Libya” has not been uploaded into the moderator’s prompter ( the machine) ,
and also Obama’s prompters ( the people).
Romney won’t bring up Libya because he will be immediately excoriated and demonized by Obama and the moderator , right then and there on the stage and he knows it.
So, if the word ” Libya” comesup, I’ll drink a shot of wheatgrass tomorrow.
:O

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Yep and that’s why the Regime doesn’t want anybody doing an investigation. They could very well find evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood’ involvement in the attacks or the ensuing protests/riots in other terrorist countries! Obama doesn’t want more proof that the terrorists he let into the government, without background checks, are helping to Murder Americans!
Final Update:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

WHI: Oh yeah. That was no accidental killing of the ambassador. And it wasn’t just al-Qaeda acting alone. They had approval. From somebody linked with our side of the fence.

UM: And you’re really just speculating here?

WHI: (Pause) …Sure. Just me on this…just me thinking on Barack Obama – the Butcher of Benghazi.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/09/20/white-house-insider-barack-obama-the-butcher-of-benghazi/

timmytee on October 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

DrStock on October 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Karl Rove on O’Reilly said I Candy lied about the Stafford Act waiver – it wasn’t for 2 months, but for 18 months. I doubt Dear Leader will mention that he voted against it. His Excellency conveniently ignores facts or disobeys laws that do not please him.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

If he gets re-elected, the Clinton/Obama war will be quite bloody…

It just has to be killing BO to eat this sh!t sandwich to protect Hillary.

rw on October 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

…JugEars eats those sammiches all the time! …What were Hill’s qualifications for the job?…Look at all of his appointee’s!…Nothing but sh!t!

KOOLAID2 on October 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Can someone clear something up for me? Was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on 9/11 or did he travel there from Tripoli?

Cindy Munford on October 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Can someone clear something up for me? Was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on 9/11 or did he travel there from Tripoli?

Cindy Munford on October 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I thought I heard that Stevens wouldn’t have normally been in Beghasi, but I don’t remember the details about it.

JetBoy on October 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Sequestration was what kept State from hiring more guards …. @ the going rate of $28/day or $3.50/hour.

LMAO.

Dusty on October 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Can someone clear something up for me? Was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on 9/11 or did he travel there from Tripoli?

Cindy Munford on October 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM
I thought I heard that Stevens wouldn’t have normally been in Beghasi, but I don’t remember the details about it.

JetBoy on October 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM

On the eve of his death, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was ebullient as he returned for the first time in his new role to Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city that embraced him as a savior during last year’s civil war. He moved around the coastal town in an armored vehicle and held a marathon of meetings, his handful of bodyguards trailing discreetly behind.

(more)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-libya-security-was-lax-prior-to-deadly-attack/2012/09/29/a56ffca0-0992-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

timmytee on October 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Good grief, one more time. Amb. Stevens traveled to Benghazi just before the attack to get our people out of there.

flackcatcher on October 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Green technology, Benghazi, the debate in Denver..nothing is working out like the lefty fantasy of an hero qualified by his skin color.

Social engineering crashes once again and is taking the media along for the ride.

IlikedAUH2O on October 4, 2012 at 7:53 AM

A consulate is not an embassy. Sensitive intelligence documents should not be at a consulate. Consulates are generally small offices generally charged with assisting trade. Embassies have larger staffs, and should be more secure.

MTinMN on October 4, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Ambassador Stevens, in death, was sacrificed to help Obama win re-election.

But he cries out from the grave.

Maybe Obama’s guilty conscience got to him during the debate.

profitsbeard on October 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM