Benghazi: State Department fail

Panel Assails Role of State Department in Benghazi Attack

An independent inquiry into the attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11 sharply criticized the State Department for a lack of seasoned security personnel and for relying on untested local militias to safeguard the compound, according to a report by the panel made public on Tuesday night.

The investigation into the attack on the diplomatic mission and the C.I.A. annex in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans also faulted State Department officials in Washington for ignoring requests from the American Embassy in Tripoli for more guards for the mission and for failing to make sufficient safety upgrades.

The panel also said American intelligence officials had relied too much on specific warnings of imminent attacks, which they did not have in the case of Benghazi, rather than basing assessments more broadly on a deteriorating security environment. By this spring, Benghazi, a hotbed of militant activity in eastern Libya, had experienced a string of assassinations, an attack on a British envoy’s motorcade and the explosion of a bomb outside the American Mission.

Finally, the report blamed two major State Department bureaus — Diplomatic Security and Near Eastern Affairs — for failing to coordinate and plan adequate security. The panel also determined that a number of officials had shown poor leadership, but they were not identified in the unclassified version of the report that was released.

“Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus,” the report said, resulted in security “that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.”

The full report is here (h/t PowerLine).

Hillary’s called in sick,

Clinton’s story beggars belief: While traveling in Europe, she contracted a stomach virus . . . which made her dehydrated . . . which made her faint at home . . . which caused her to fall and hit her head . . . which gave her a nasty concussion.

She didn’t even go to the hospital for the “nasty concussion”, and didn’t get a note from her doctor.

She sent Susan Rice on talk shows the Sunday following the attack, she blamed the video,

then she “took responsibility“, headed out of town, and now is concussed.

She may be expecting a gallbladder attack any day now.

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4 Responses to “Benghazi: State Department fail”

  1. jlh Says:

    “Clinton’s story beggars belief:”

    Does anyone remember ancient history,….when the “missing” subpoenaed documents mysteriously appeared on a table in the White House and Hillary “had no idea where they had come from.”????

    But never fear, the MSM will believe anything to protect the the 2016 frontrunner. Next, how about an alien abduction resulting in massive memory loss and a determination to protect the peoples of Earth. Working motto:”These are the aliens you ought to be worrying about.”

  2. Fausta Says:

    She’ll do that, and then go on a trip to East Timor while pushing her “reset” button!

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