Reuters: Some Libyan guards hired by Benghazi contractor were basically totally unprepared

posted at 9:33 pm on October 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

As you read this, I want you to remember that what really annoyed President Spock last night and had him showing uncharacteristic flashes of anger wasn’t the fact that Chris Stevens was operating essentially without security in a jihadi playground. It was the fact that Romney put him on the spot by accusing him of playing politics. That’s what was “offensive,” not half-assing the thin blue line surrounding an American ambassador. Get back to me when he shows the same degree of irritation at the State apparatchiks responsible for this as he showed Romney.

The twisted irony of the “spontaneous protest” spin is that, with security this poor, a truly spontaneous protest probably could have gotten to Stevens too.

Some of the guards sustained injuries and said they were ill-prepared to protect themselves or others when heavily armed militants last month stormed the rented villa that was serving as the mission.

They also described being hired by Blue Mountain after a casual recruiting and screening process…

“I was never a revolutionary or a fighter, I have never picked up a weapon during the war or after it,” said Abdelaziz al-Majbiri, 28, who was shot in the legs during the September 11 assault.

The Libyan commander in charge of the local guards at the mission was a former English teacher who said he heard about Blue Mountain from a neighbor. “I don’t have a background in security, I’ve never held a gun in my life,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity out of fear for his safety…

“We used to tell the Americans who spoke to us on many occasions that we needed more support in security, because it felt thin on the ground. But they didn’t seem to be so worried, and (were) confident that no one will dare to come close to the consulate,” one guard said.

Why would Stevens need security when every radical outfit in town was bound to steer clear of the consulate, just because?

According to Reuters, the guards patrolled with flashlights and batons, not guns; multiple British government sources told the authors of the story that they’d never heard of Blue Mountain, even though it’s based in the UK. Supposedly, State skimped on hiring a more established firm because they didn’t know how long they’d have a presence in Benghazi and didn’t want to hire full-timers who they might then have to find a position for later. That’s how you end up with your “guards” hiding on the roof — or maybe even lending the bad guys a hand — instead of defending vulnerable Americans inside.

That’s who Chris Stevens had in his corner. Let’s see who was in the other corner:

The founder of Libya’s Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was at the U.S. consulate compound during the deadly attack here, Libyan officials say, but he remains free a week after those allegations were disclosed to Libyan political leaders and U.S. investigators in Tripoli.

Ahmed Abu Khattalah—who current Libyan officials and former Islamic militants describe as propagating an al Qaeda-style ideology—was seen during the Sept. 11 attack at the diplomatic mission where two of the four Americans died, said two senior Libyan security officials familiar with the investigation…

“There’s no doubt the sheik was there,” said one of these officials, referring to the religious title Mr. Abu Khattalah’s followers use for him. “If the sheik was there, then the sheik was giving commands. That’s how the group operates.”

Some Libyan witnesses have traveled to Tripoli at their own expense to talk to the FBI, but “three of these witnesses say the Americans have offered them no protection in exchange for their cooperation, prompting two of them to say they are trying to dissuade other Libyans from talking to the bureau.” So there’s your “spontaneous protest” update of the day, replete with added irony: According to the Journal, Ansar al-Sharia, while denying any involvement, has itself been busy using the “spontaneous protest” defense to claim that the attack on the consulate was some sort of grassroots reaction to the Mohammed film. The White House’s lame, discarded spin is now the de facto alibi of the likely culprits.

As a further gloss on this, the NYT says “Abu Khattala and Ansar al-Sharia share Al Qaeda’s puritanism and militancy, but operate independently and focus only on Libya rather than on a global jihad against the West.” Maybe, but I advise reading Tom Joscelyn’s post on the Library of Congress report on jihadism in Libya that came out in August, weeks before Stevens was killed. Relationships between local militias and international terror groups are obviously hazy right now, but Al Qaeda’s leadership in Pakistan does appear to be trying to coopt the local groups and expand their influence in Libya. One of the “brand names” that Al Qaeda is suspected of using: “Ansar al-Sharia,” which is also being used by AQ affiliates in Yemen and Tunisia. There are multiple Ansar al-Sharias in Libya so it’s unclear which one(s) might be linked to Al Qaeda or even if they’re linked to each other, but that’s something to keep an eye on as we find out more about Khatallah — especially since we already know that Ansar was in contact with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the group’s north African chapter, both during and after the attack.


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What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Nope, no, sorry. No Al Qaeda. Bob Beckel was VERY specific, and was frothing at the mouth more than usual today when he said, IT WAS NOT AL QAEDA!,

BettyRuth on October 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Step back from the gate or I will be forced to shine my flashlight at you!

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 9:39 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

It’s okay for gays to get engaged and marry. Seriously, not much more than that, obviously.

TXUS on October 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Still a few days left for wag-the-dog before the foreign policy debate. Not that I would suspect any such thing.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

It’s okay for gays to get engaged and marry. Seriously, not much more than that, obviously.

TXUS on October 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I read somewhere very early on that the reason they went with Blue Mountain was that they were the only security outfit willing to abide by the State Dept. ROEs that said they could be unarmed. Apparently people have asked for the ROEs but the State Dept. has been less than forthcoming because it would make the administration look bad.

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Were Libyan guards allowed real bullets?

Typicalwhitewoman on October 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Reuters: Some Libyan guards hired by Benghazi contractor were basically totally unprepared

Kind of like King Obama.

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Hey! Given Barry and Hillary! a break! They had to cut costs somewhere. Vienna needed those Chevy Volts!

GarandFan on October 17, 2012 at 9:47 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

If you have a fender bender..
Pull over to the shoulder…

Electrongod on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

had him showing uncharacteristic flashes of anger

He was THISCLOSE to going off. Romney should’ve kept staring at him while he (metaphorically) smashed his face into concrete.

SouthernGent on October 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Um, what would you expect for $4 an hour? They probably couldn’t even put together a Big Mac.

They weren’t even required to be fluent in English, but were told that the consulate approved of same-sex domestic partnerships…which I’m sure is among the top 3 issues on the minds of the “poor, Muslim rebels” in the hotbed of Islamist terrorism, Benghazi. Bear in mind that this area of Libya supplied more foreign fighters to fight alongside the insurgents and AQ in Iraq than any other country.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Hey! Given Barry and Hillary! a break! They had to cut costs somewhere. Vienna needed those Chevy Volts!

GarandFan on October 17, 2012 at 9:47 PM

And then the terrorists torched them..

Cash For Clunker material…

Electrongod on October 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

See, This is what really gets under peoples skin! These clowns have spent all this time & energy covering their own AZZes, yet the Terrorists are walking around prepping for the next assault! How are these terrorist not in captivity, if we know their names? WTF, is wrong with the Failure-in-chief, Mentally, that he doesn’t get this? It is shown every day, more and more clearly, that liberalism is going to have to be treated as a mental disorder, if we are to save this country from the ash heap of history!
Update on:How to take on the Obama Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM

As you read this, I want you to remember that what really annoyed President Spock last night and had him showing uncharacteristic flashes of anger wasn’t the fact that Chris Stevens was operating essentially without security in a jihadi playground.

What you have here is not just incompetence or negligence, but complete reckless disregard for those men and women in our service. If any company had established such lax security for its people in a dangerous country or area of a country, they could be sued, literally, out of existence. I can only imagine how the families of those four of our fellow Americans must feel right now. Plus, the government is still lying to them about why and what exactly happened.

And, it’s all being done, because they have to protect the meme that “Al Qaeda’s on its heels”, to quote the traitor in chief.

TXUS on October 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Point your finger and go Bang Bang.

RickB on October 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I read somewhere very early on that the reason they went with Blue Mountain was that they were the only security outfit willing to abide by the State Dept. ROEs that said they could be unarmed. Apparently people have asked for the ROEs but the State Dept. has been less than forthcoming because it would make the administration look bad.

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. After all, when your narrative is that “I helped Libya get rid of a dictator and turned it into a peaceful democracy”, then having heavily armed guards and/or Marines present would make you look disingenuous at best, a complete liar at worst.

TXUS on October 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

…but JugEars insisted he was concerned about the people “who work for ME!” last night…?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

This alone, happening a couple months before the election, should have brought down his presidency. The media complicity is just sickening.

WisCon on October 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

…but JugEars insisted he was concerned about the people “who work for ME!” last night…?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

So much so that he OUTSOURCED THEIR SECURITY.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

This alone, happening a couple months before the election, should have brought down his presidency. The media complicity is just sickening.

WisCon on October 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

No other President before Him..
Was thought of as a God…

But Obama is a false God….
The word is out..

Electrongod on October 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM

They also described being hired by Blue Mountain after a casual recruiting and screening process…

Could hardly have been a more casual recruiting and screening process than the U.S. Army uses for members of the Afghan army and police and, as far as we know anyway, none of them shot Americans.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Probably the same as the U.S. Army’s – above all else respect the Islamic religion, including never touch a Koran with your filthy infidel hands.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

And don’t ever say anything if you see a muslin beating his wife or torturing a dog.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

i’m sure that he’ll blame congress for the lack of money…hillary has already hinted that.

i hope mitt will push that back in his face..and i’m sorry, how many billions have you spent on green energy…and you are spending 3.8T per years on what?

r keller on October 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

WHI at Ulsterman Report says that there’s a very imminent mission with Ahmed Abu Khattalah’s name on it (well, obviously it has to happen before Monday evening). Then Barky will spike the football, and the LSM will have a new Shiny Object, as well as their excuse for totally burying the Benghazi screw-up.

Of course, even IF Khattalah is the right guy, and even IF they do get him, that doesn’t undo the screw-up; Chris Stevens and the others will still be dead, and Barky and friends will still have spent a week or so lying (and not even convincingly) to America and to the rest of the world. Gotta move those polls…

bofh on October 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Interestingly, Captain “KickAss” hasn’t been too concerned about who’s ass he needs to kick!.

KCB on October 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

WHI at Ulsterman Report says that there’s a very imminent mission with Ahmed Abu Khattalah’s name on it (well, obviously it has to happen before Monday evening). Then Barky will spike the football, and the LSM will have a new Shiny Object, as well as their excuse for totally burying the Benghazi screw-up.

Of course, even IF Khattalah is the right guy, and even IF they do get him, that doesn’t undo the screw-up; Chris Stevens and the others will still be dead, and Barky and friends will still have spent a week or so lying (and not even convincingly) to America and to the rest of the world. Gotta move those polls…

bofh on October 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Yep, he’s screaming at the military, “find me someone to kill before Monday!”

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Yep, he’s screaming at the military, “find me someone to kill before Monday!”

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Shouldn’t be hard to do – he’s got a whole list, doesn’t he?

bofh on October 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

They weren’t even required to be fluent in English, but were told that the consulate approved of same-sex domestic partnerships…which I’m sure is among the top 3 issues on the minds of the “poor, Muslim rebels” in the hotbed of Islamist terrorism, Benghazi. Bear in mind that this area of Libya supplied more foreign fighters to fight alongside the insurgents and AQ in Iraq than any other country.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

But but..0 and friends love the gheys! No way!
He knows his muslim brothers..he put the man into direct harms way.
I dont care who you are..sit back and think of yourself or someone you
love as Stevens as he was dragged to his death.
If even a D can’t stand up for that-may your jet black heart-fall apart.

bazil9 on October 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Victoria Nuland
Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
October 17, 2012
****************

Index for Today’s Briefing
————————–

BURMA
Human Rights Dialogue

SYRIA
Nonlethal Assistance
Sanctions / Joint Special Envoy Brahimi
Reports of Escalating Violence
Military Cargo in Turkey / Aid to Syrian Regime / Hezbollah Activity

AFGHANISTAN
Attack in Kandahar
Condemning Violence Against Women / National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan

LIBYA
Accountability Review Board

PALESTINIANS
SAT Booklets
Negotiated Settlement on Status

COLOMBIA
FARC Talks

BURMA
Political Prisoners

LIBYA
Human Rights Report
*****************************

TRANSCRIPT:

1:00 p.m. EDT

MS. NULAND: Happy Wednesday, everybody. I have one little thing at the top, then we’ll go to what’s on your minds. This is with regard to our Human Rights Dialogue in Burma. Our first Human Rights Dialogue with the Government of Burma concluded earlier today in Nay Pyi Taw. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael Posner, led a 22-member interagency delegation from the U.S. to discuss the full range of human rights issues affecting the country. The delegation included senior representatives from the White House National Security staff, the Office of the Vice President, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense.

The talks reflected our whole-of-government approach for engagement with Burma to address outstanding concerns of the international community in the area of human rights. The results of the dialogue were assessed to be very positive and we look forward to continuing these discussions with Burmese authorities.

Let’s go to what’s on your minds.

(More…)

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/10/199278.htm
=====================================================

Daily Press Briefing – October 17, 2012

Oct. 17, 2012: U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson Victoria Nuland in Washington, DC.

VIDEO:(44:49)

http://video.state.gov/en/video/1907517191001

canopfor on October 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

And don’t ever say anything if you see a muslin beating his wife or torturing a dog.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

…yeah!…where’s PETA when you need them?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I read somewhere very early on that the reason they went with Blue Mountain was that they were the only security outfit willing to abide by the State Dept. ROEs that said they could be unarmed. Apparently people have asked for the ROEs but the State Dept. has been less than forthcoming because it would make the administration look bad.
txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I read the same thing about BM…that they were the only group State could find that would provide security without ammunition. What kind of crap security is THAT? Even if there were a goodly number, unarmed … they were useless. I also read there were no gas masks on the premises. Stevens had no protection against the deadly smoke from the fires that were set.

marybel on October 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

And don’t ever say anything if you see a muslin beating his wife or torturing a dog.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Or a ghey or a Christian.
Kinda like how blacks can scream racism but no one else can.
Protected class and all. Maj Hussein was a psych for our guys….
that in itself says enough.

Where is the bigot libfreedie? Lets roll dog.

bazil9 on October 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I mentioned this earlier AP, but the reason you won’t see Obama as angry at State as he was at Romney is because State -unless the person charged with setting the security level for the Consulate went rogue- didn’t so anything wrong.

They were simply acting under the policy agenda set by the President.

He surely didn’t know the particulars of security for the site, but what he did know was his overarching principles and directives regarding our presence in country. And it seems “meek” was the preferred impression.

And it was exploited.

BKeyser on October 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I still say there must be a financial connection between Blue Mountain and someone at State or the WH.

Unless they go to Wales recruiting security. Yeah, right.

PattyJ on October 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

didn’t so do anything wrong.

BKeyser on October 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Libya,arming Syria with Stngers!!!!!!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………….

QUESTION: There are news stories saying that the U.S. has agreed or has allowed Libya to provide the opposition with stinger missiles. Can you confirm that?

MS. NULAND: Has allowed Libya to provide the Syrian –

QUESTION: The Syrian opposition with stingers.

MS. NULAND: I don’t have any comment on that one way or the other. As you know, the Libyan Government is working hard on its own business now. They’ve just formed a government. They are working on dealing with the internal security problems inside Libya, and that’s the focus of our conversation with them.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/10/199278.htm

canopfor on October 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

…yeah!…where’s PETA when you need them?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Where are the feminists and Hollyweird?
The ghey activists? Crickets..liberalism is their God over
anything else. No balllz-no principles.
Funny if it wasnt so serious.
I would like to see Madonna in iran. Go for it dumb bi$ch-
you would have been stoned to death.

bazil9 on October 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

AP brings up a good point. Remember the rose garden speech, it was like Obama was reading the phone book. No anger over the dead Americans. Yet last night he almost blew up because Romney talked back to him. Funny I bet no one has ever talked to the king like that. McCain didn’t Hillary didn’t.

cep on October 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

As you read this, I want you to remember that what really annoyed President Spock last night and had him showing uncharacteristic flashes of anger wasn’t the fact that Chris Stevens was operating essentially without security in a jihadi playground.

I remember the bearded Spock episode, but it goes to show you real life truly is stranger than fiction. Even Roddenberry couldn’t sell a story where Spock is President with a beard named Michelle.

Lily on October 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

From AP`s linky,Reuters,

For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm
===================================================================

Glad I bookmarked this:

Feds Hired British Security Firm to Protect Benghazi Consulate
September 17, 2012 |
2:38 pm
********

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,” the department inked a contract for “security guards and patrol services” on May 3 for $387,413.68.
******************************************

An extension option brought the tab for protecting the consulate to $783,000. The contract lists only “foreign security awardees” as its recipient.

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, in which a handful of approved firms compete to safeguard specific diplomatic installations. In 2010, State selected eight firms for the most recent contract. Blue Mountain wasn’t among them, 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, assisted by a sympathetic Libyan militia, 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.(More……)
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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/contractors-benghazi/

canopfor on October 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

This whole thing is really painful, much like Fast & Furious. Kudos to AP for staying with it through all the bitter twists and turns.

J.E. Dyer on October 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

What were the State Dept. Rules of Engagement?

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Tell your enemy to go away or you shall taunt them a second time.

Seriously Allah, this was a scathing article on an absolute disgrace. This is so bizarre; let me see if I have this straight. Our ‘administration’ places people in harm’s way at bargain basement prices, gets them killed as a result, tries to peddle a smokescreen cover story, gets caught and expresses outrage at questions about it and decries the questioners ‘politicizing’. Now the terrorists see fit to adopt the ‘administrations’ initial cover story for their alibi. Just. Wow. You can’t make this stuff up. And to think some people are concerned about whether Ryan washed dirty or clean dishes. I fear I may have awakened in an alternate universe.

ghostwalker1 on October 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM

The attackers had inside information.

This was not a functioning US Consulate and therefore did not have to meet State Department security guidelines and it was some way from being fully operational. It wasn’t even the most important US mission in Benghazi and had no people stationed there.

The important sensitive mission in Benghazi has been referred to in reports as the ‘safe house’ and it was staffed with security professionals and was where are all the sensitive goodies were and where the US conducts sensitive operations from.

Very few people would have known that Stevens was even in Libya let alone in Benghazi and fewer would have known his location at the building he was discreetly visiting that evening. Very few people would have known about the ‘safe house’ yet it is known that the attackers covered the path between the two locations that the rescue attempt was made with accurate mortar fire. Enough to drive back the relief force.

The evidence points to a deliberate attack by a hit team in a sophisticated attack with inside knowledge of movement of personnel and knowledge of how local US security would respond.

lexhamfox on October 18, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Merc outfits are running out of former Rhodesian and South African military (who are probably the best) to deal with such security issues. These guys wouldn’t have sat back and ducked-they would have returned fire and attacked.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 18, 2012 at 2:02 AM

I’m a Virginia state certified armed security officer, and have been for 25 years. I looked into being hired for overseas security…after all, I’ve handled 17 lethal force incidents including active shooter incidents, made several hundred arrests, have additional training in CQB, IED and boobytrap detection, am well versed in all aspects of physical security and CCTV systems. I couldn’t be hired because I lacked a military back ground. Yet, THIS mission was led by a freaking TEACHER with NO SECURITY BACKGROUND whatsoever that hired crap employees who ALSO had no experience or knowledge, or even comprehension of how to use a freaking weapon?!? And the STATE DEPARTMENT HIRED THIS COMPANY?!? Jesus H Christ. Heads need to roll on this; Clinton needs to be dismissed, Obama needs to be voted out of office.

And they need to hire me, I could use the money.

wolfva on October 18, 2012 at 5:13 AM

Here’s an interesting take from the Western Journalism Center; a botched kidnapping attempt of Ambassador Stevens

Jimmy Valentines brother on October 18, 2012 at 6:04 AM

WHI at Ulsterman Report says that there’s a very imminent mission with Ahmed Abu Khattalah’s name on it (well, obviously it has to happen before Monday evening). Then Barky will spike the football, and the LSM will have a new Shiny Object, as well as their excuse for totally burying the Benghazi screw-up.

Of course, even IF Khattalah is the right guy, and even IF they do get him, that doesn’t undo the screw-up; Chris Stevens and the others will still be dead, and Barky and friends will still have spent a week or so lying (and not even convincingly) to America and to the rest of the world. Gotta move those polls…

bofh on October 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Yep, he’s screaming at the military, “find me someone to kill before Monday!”

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

He just needs to know whose ass to kick!!!

/obligatory

tom on October 18, 2012 at 6:11 AM