The Independent: Foggy Bottom Warned of Attack 48 Hours in Advance – Did Nothing

I have tried most diligently to stay away from all this today, as I am so distraught over it all I have been driven nearly to tears several times over the last couple of days. Fortunately, I was gone a good part of the day and had little access to a computer.

I finally decided to take a peak at Drudge a little while ago, only to see the following in big block red letters – PAPER: U.S. WARNED OF EMBASSY ATTACK BUT DID NOTHING

I then clicked on the link and in very short order could not believe what I was reading.

However, on second thought…

Via independent.co.uk  (emphasis and photos are mine):

Revealed: inside story of US envoy’s assassination

Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the “safe house” in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed “safe”.

Foggy Bottom

Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

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.

Mr Stevens had been on a visit to Germany, Austria and Sweden and had just returned to Libya when the Benghazi trip took place with the US embassy’s security staff deciding that the trip could be undertaken safely.

Eight Americans, some from the military, were wounded in the attack which claimed the lives of Mr 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.

In the meantime a Marine Corps FAST Anti-Terrorism Reaction Team has already arrived in the country from a base in Spain and other personnel are believed to be on the way. Additional units have been put on standby to move to other states where their presence may be needed in the outbreak of anti-American fury triggered by publicity about a film which demeaned the Prophet Mohamed.

Y0u may read the rest at this link.

Broom Hilda

If this is true, or even fifty-percent true, a whole bunch of heads need to roll, starting with Hillary Clinton’s.

As for our dear POtuS and CIC, it is just possible that, given the recent revelation that he appears to have little interest in attending security briefings, he may very well have not known of the warnings (in fact, he is still skipping them despite the recent attacks), but he is still the HMFWIC, and the proverbial “buck” ultimately stops with him.

I guess fund-raising in the desert trumps the security of our embassy and consulate personnel living and working abroad in often hostile places.

What is really sad is that we are only hearing about this from the British media, as it appears their American counterparts are much too busy trying to destroy the candidacy of Mitt Romney to be bothered.

After all, the comrade Dear Ruler must be protected at all costs.

And I am not buying for a second that this was all caused by some obscure video concerning Mohamed, as there is mounting evidence that the attacks had been in planning for some time, and they were then carried out on 9/11/2012.

I do not believe in coincidences – especially when it comes to bass-ackward, 7th Century, functionally illiterate, flea-infested primitive camel-washers.

I will have more on this in the coming days, but this is all I can stomach for now.

-Dave

(h/t: Drudge)

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Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
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Reblogged this on contentconservative and commented:
WE NEED TO VOTE THIS TRAITOR OUT OF OFFICE!!!

Liz
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For all of those imbeciles who try and say he was being carried to the hospital…Bull****! Look at the guy in the jeans and white t-shirt in the background. How his legs are positioned is not how you would be standing if in a hurry. He is in a casual stance and either he, or someone else, is holding up the arm of the Ambassador as if in display. Sick, sick, sick!

Liz
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Sorry for my grammar…I am seething and can hardly see the screen…

Dave McMullen
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If Hillary has any moral fiber,(which I doubt) she should resign her post for negligence of her duties.looks like working for POS is going to finish her career in shame…she has earned the mistrust.

Dr. Eowyn
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This was on my to-do list tonight, then I saw you had a draft on it. Thanks, Dave, for posting this!

DCG
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Just incredible. I pray for our military and Americans overseas as they are in serious danger under this admin.

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I just read this story published in the Independent. I got the link from a commenter on an NRO story. We have to go to foreign newspapers now. The MSM is so in the tank for their beloved POS; their jabberings and scribblings are just meaningless timewasters.

Dr. Eowyn
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Because many stupid and some downright corrupt Americans voted him President in 2008. Even if the POS loses on November 6, he’ll still get Secret Service protection for the rest of his life.

Lilly
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We had better find a way to unite and take back our Country while there is still any hope of doing so. Otherwise the USA as we know it will fade into obscurity.
This is suppossed to be OUR government, and those dick-heads in Washington are supposed to be working for US. I see no evidence of them doing other than serving their own selfish purposes. We have been “sold out” over some time—.

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This is so much more than a movie. Hillary needs to resign immediately and take her boss with her. I’ve been fuming about this since it happened!!!!!

Alice Wolf
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The responsibility is Barack Obama’s. The State Department is so focused on causing mayhem in the Middle and Far East that they are now reaping what they have sowed. They have failed the nation miserably and it is time for a temporary bipartisan, non Democratic, non GOP ic, but Patriotic group of Congressmen and women to take over the duties of running the State Department and the White House and the DOJ while they’re at it. Of course they’re blaming the movie for their problems, they will never admit that they have sown the wind and are now reaping the… Read more »

Stoval
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The movie has been out since July, and the Soetoro Administration wants the country to believe that this movie is the reason for all the strife in the Middle East. Disgusted by Jay blarneyCarney’s statement today. Alinsky101 at it’s finest. https://www.theblaze.com/stories/jay-carney-on-unrest-in-middle-east-this-is-not-a-case-of-protest-directed-the-united-states/