U.S. Diplomats Killed in Diplomatic Compound in Libya

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Postby deja vu on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:58 pm

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Friday that after Benghazi, every U.S. post in the world reviewed its security. She added that the embassy in Ankara is one of the posts due for a complete compound overhaul. The building housing the embassy was built in the 1950s and needs a full upgrade, Nuland said.


http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013 ... ttack?lite


A review is great, but only if they act on the results. Why didn't they put up more roadblocks right after Benghazi? This bomber was able to get pretty close to the place so clearly more needs to be done.
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Re: U.S. Diplomats Killed in Diplomatic Compound in Libya

Postby flipflop on Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:13 pm

The State Department review of the Benghazi terror attack let senior officials off the hook for the policy decisions that led to sub-standard security at the U.S. compound in eastern Libya, according to a draft House committee report obtained by Fox News.

The nearly 100-page report concludes that the State Department’s internal review board -- called the Accountability Review Board, or ARB -- was flawed. The report by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee alleges the board’s probe was not comprehensive, its interviews were not thorough, and the investigation itself may have been damaged by conflicts of interest.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09 ... ort-finds/

Of course it did. I bet the scapegoats were lining up to take the heat off the real culprits. Honestly, when was the last time a guilty party in DC really paid the price? :roll:

No doubt the scapegoats were handsomely rewarded for their service. After all, it's all in the name of so called National Security.
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Re: U.S. Diplomats Killed in Diplomatic Compound in Libya

Postby flipflop on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:36 pm

Staffers loyal to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have removed potentially damaging documents from material sent to a panel investigating the Benghazi, Libya attack, a former official charged Monday. Raymond Maxwell, formerly head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, made the accusation to the Daily Signal, a publication backed by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

It surfaced as the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares to hold its first hearing this week.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.1941046

The State Department called the accusation "without merit." It said the Accountability Review Board that investigated the attack received all the documents it sought.

Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, died in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The review board harshly criticized the State Department’s handling of security at the consulate, blaming “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels.” But it did not implicate Clinton in those failures.


A year later and still no closer to the real facts in the case.

Of course they did, would expect nothing less than the DC shuffle. I feel this file has been mishandled from the start and then the blame game began, and that was pathetic to say the least. It's one thing to say she did, another to prove it when you have to go through the big brick wall of denial.

Do I think it's true, maybe, but it is hard to dismiss it alltogether. It all comes down to who knew what and the fact remains that as Secretary of State and in the end it still ends up on her desk. The red flags were there before this happened and were ignored despite the fact the warning signs grew louder as the tragic day grew closer. This happens far too often so why is the result the same. One has the information of impending violence, yet ignore until it's too late. Why not deal with it before the fact instead of the normal, wait and see if someone dies, then we may do something.

They have gone to great lengths to make this go away, but it will not and should not. Especially when Clinton is considering a run for President. Personally that would be a disaster to put her on the ballot box, actually I don't think there are any good choices from either party. Just the same old song and dance.
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