Who Could’ve Foreseen The Highly Unlikely Scenario Of Terrorism At The US Consulate In Benghazi?
Posted by KingShamus on September 14, 2012
Not the US State Department, apparently.
According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.
Eight Americans, some from the military, were wounded in the attack which claimed the lives of Mr [Chris] Stevens, Sean Smith, an information officer, and two US Marines. All staff from Benghazi have now been moved to the capital, Tripoli, and those whose work is deemed to be non-essential may be flown out of Libya.
Hilary Clinton got the proverbial 3:00 AM phone call and promptly mashed the ‘hold’ button.
And she’s supposed to be the adult in the Zero Admenstruation.
I mean, everyone knows that when you need somebody to lead a nation’s foreign policy team, the obvious choice is a former hack lawyer/First Lady/socialized health care legislation writer/serial adultery enabler/one term junior US senator.
But let’s not pick on Hill-Dawg. This is her first try at being Secretary of State. In the upcoming Biden presidency, Madame Clinton will do better at playing dress up in the big girl pants suits.
Instead, why not take a look at the empty chair in charge of this calamity?
Remember when Pantscrease Obama promised America smart diplomacy back in 2008?
“Smart’ must be only having four local clowns manning the security detail at your consulate. In Libya.
U.S. officials told reporters on Wednesday that the Benghazi consulate had “a robust American security presence, including a strong component of regional security officers.” And indeed, one of the four Americans killed was a former Navy SEAL, Glen Doherty, who was “on security detail” and “protecting the ambassador,” his sister Katie Quigly told the Boston Globe. Also killed was an information management officer, Sean Smith. The fourth American who died has not yet been identified. Yet Baja described a very different picture from his visit on Tuesday morning, even remarking at how relaxed the scene was when he returned to the consulate building a short while after leaving Stevens, in order to collect the mobile phone he had accidentally left behind. “The consulate was very calm, with video [surveillance] cameras outside,” Baja said. “But inside there were only four security guards, all Libyans—four!—and with only Kalshnikovs on their backs. I said, ‘Chris, this is the most powerful country in the world. Other countries all have more guards than the U.S.,’” he said, naming as two examples Jordan and Morocco.
This is officially where the wheels come flying off for President Zero.
Shitty economy at home, dead Americans abroad and nothing–NOTHING–to show from our obsequious scraping to the wretched stinking scum of the Earth. Nothing has been gained from the Obama Admenstruation’s foreign policy except the laughing contempt of the Islamo-fascists.
By the way, just in case you buy into Obama’s nonsense, the followers of hardline Islam will never stop hating us. Never. Why? Because our culture represents nothing less than an existential threat to shari’a. The economic dynamism, technological superiority, military might and frantic boisterous culture of America is the death knell of 7th century Koranic zealotry and the adherents to this ideology know it in their bones.
It’s well past time for us to recognize extremist Islam’s obstinate refusal to join the civilized world. The last ten years have made this obvious. The last twenty four hours merely confirms what we all know. Rationalism, free inquiry, dissent, religious freedom, women’s rights, the free market, meritocracy; these concepts may as well be from an alternate universe for the ardent Islamist.
Muslim extremists, unlike the Sanity-Based Community, often pray for their own death.
Perhaps it’s time for the men and women of the American armed forces to grant them their wish.
The problem is that Barack Obama cannot or will not see what he needs to do.
Sniffing the Muslim Brotherhood’s jock, letting Iran’s Green Uprising come and go with a bored yawn, giving Israel the hot tongue and cold shoulder treatment; all that was supposed to buy the United States a whole bunch of new friends in the Middle East.
Instead, we’ve become a goddamn joke.
On the campaign trail, when Joe Biden is pumping his working class guy drag act, he likes to bust into the “General Motors is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead!” chant. I for one think it’s great that Mister Big Fucking Deal gets to spike the football. It gives the vice president something to do besides shove play-dough up his nose and get lap dances from random biker scabs.
Since Team Barry likes pithy slogans, here’s a new one to roll out on the campaign trail:
Chris Stevens Is Dead And Islamic Terrorism Is Alive.
How did I do, Obamsters?
MORE: Watch the video the State Department made about Chris Stevens to introduce him to the people of Libya.
I would probably not agree with Chris Stevens’ politics. I get the feeling that he was probably a liberal. In light of what has happened, partisan differences are irrelevant.
What shines through the video, and what many people who knew him attest to, is his desire to spread goodwill. He cared deeply about his mission. He ardently wanted to help the people of Libya during a chaotic time in their history.
What did the Obama Administration do to support Chris Stevens? What did they do to create the conditions for the ambassador to succeed? The Obamatons sent this educated, cultured gentle man into a nest of vipers armed with little more than a stern countenance.
Let that sink in.
Our government sent one of our best and brightest–a person dedicated to peace–to his death. For what? On a wild goose chase to find pockets of humanity in a sea of terrorists, radicals and human putrescence.
I challenge anyone to find a thousand Libyans worth one Chris Stevens.
RIP, Chris Stevens.