Two major scandals coming out of Benghazi now... and counting

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    So if I'm keeping score right, we now have two major scandals coming out of Benghazi, plus a minor one.

    1.) Despite continuous and escalating attacks through the spring and summer of 2012, the Obama admin kept REDUCING the security at the compound, replacing American guards and troops with Libyan personnel (usually unarmed), and ignoring repeated pleas from Ambassador Stevens to build it up. When the attacks of Sept. 11, 2012 came, the terrorists found the place a pushover, and had no trouble breaking in and burning most of it down, killing four Americans. These reduction went on as Barack Obama was running for re-election and crowing that Al Qaeda was "decimated", "on the run", and basically defeated, to make him look like an effective commander-in chief even as Al Qaeda was preparing a killing blow against us.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/w...s-in-benghazi-attack.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    2.) Recently we are hearing that the CIA was hard at work that summer in a nearby Annex building, collecting various weapons (including missiles) that had been used against ex-dictator Khaddafi, and sending them to the Al Qaeda affiliates in Syria for use against the Bashir Assad regime there.
    CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked' - Telegraph

    The minor scandal was blaming the attacks on a video - one of the clumsier PR moves by the Obama administration - and sticking to the lie for weeks even while everyone involved knew it was actually a long-planned terrorist attack, not a spontaneous protest by film critics. While a good indicator of the Obama administration's arrogance and contempt for their constitutents, this scandal is small change compared to the real problems described above.

    Which major scandal was worse?
     
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    The jihadis stole our SAMs...
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    Benghazi Was About 400 Surface-to-Air-Missiles Stolen by 'Some Very Ugly People,' DiGenova Says
    August 13, 2013 -- Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, who now represents one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told a Washington radio station Monday that the real scandal in Benghazi is the theft of 400 surface-to-air missiles by some "very ugly people." The Obama administration fears those missiles will be used to shoot down an airplane or blow up one of our embassies, he said.
     
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    Seems there is lots more to Benghazi than just an attack and the deaths of four very good men.

    To bad the families of those men can't sue the pants of Hillary, the State Department and the Obama administration.

    Talk about a pack of incompetant boobs.
     
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    The scandals lie with the man himself. Obama. Nobody can possibly believe he played zero role in this. Its like getting pounded by bullies at school, and then lying that you fell down a flight of stairs in fear of retribution.

    It's so painfully obvious, even a novice could see it.
     
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    The only real "scandal" here is the CIA annex.
     
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    Why didn't Obama order special forces/marines to save these men?
     
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    Then maybe Obama would explain to us what happened there. Who ordered the stand down order btw?
     
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    Doherty did an interview with ABC news last August. He stated his mission as a contractor for the State Department was to hunt down weapons and destroy them. I alsways believed that apart from revenge for the Obama administration's drone killing of AQ#2 who was Libyan that the attack on the CIA annex was to prevent these men from doing their job.

    I'm finding it really strange that this is being treated as "new". Now I realize this got buried as a the other shit was hitting the fan over Benghazi, but this was out there.

    First coffee. Let me get that interview from my stack of stuff.
     
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    Here you go. This has been out there for a year.

    Check the dates. And this link will take you to the original investigative report
    READ: Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For



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    American Killed in Libya Was on Intel Mission to Track Weapons
    Sept. 13, 2012


    Glen Doherty, Former Navy SEAL Killed in Libya, Was on Intel Mission to Track Weapons - ABC News

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    In an interview with ABC News last month, Glen Doherty, a 42-year-old former Navy SEAL who worked as a contractor with the State Department, said he personally went into the field to track down so-called MANPADS, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, and destroy them. After the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the State Department launched a mission to round up thousands of MANPADS that may have been looted from military installations across the country. U.S. officials previously told ABC News they were concerned the MANPADS could fall into the hands of terrorists, creating a threat to commercial airliners.

    READ: Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For
     
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    They are all part of the same story. It comes together to spell Incredible Incompetence.
     

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