September 24, 2012, - 3:30 pm

US Amb to Libya Stevens Reduced Embassy Security b/c Didn’t Want to Offend Muslims

By Debbie Schlussel

Chris Stevens and three others died in Libya because Stevens didn’t want to offend Muslims by having adequate security. Putz.

The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the murder of the U.S. Ambassador and three others is the fault not only of Hillary Clinton’s State Department–which was responsible for security and screwed it up big-time–but also the fault of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The comedy of errors began with him, as he felt that adequate security might offend the savage Muslims he helped put into power. Stevens wanted to avoid the appearance of a “militarized U.S. presence” and instead, show “faith” in Libya’s newly installed animals. Whatta moron! It’s truly disgusting. Three lives other than his own paid the ultimate price for Stevens’ political correctness.

They Were Murdered Because . . .

. . . This Dhimmi Idiot Didn’t Want to Offend Muslims w/ Adequate Security

Current and former officials said the security choices in Benghazi reflected efforts by Mr. Stevens to maintain a low-profile security posture and show faith in Libya’s new leaders, despite questions about their ability to rein in heavily armed bands of militants. Officials say Mr. Stevens personally advised against having Marines posted at the embassy in Tripoli, apparently to avoid a militarized U.S. presence.

The security plan for the consulate also reflected confidence Mr. Stevens felt in a city where he worked for months with rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi’s rule. State Department officials said he didn’t consult with Washington before traveling to Benghazi, located in an area that has become notorious for its volatile mix of Islamist militancy and heavy weaponry.

Total dumbass!


Pandering to Muslims Will Get You This . . .


THIS. IS. ISLAM: Libyan Democrats Line Up to Take Pics of Chris Stevens’ Dead Body


Muslims Parade Chris Stevens’ Body on Libyan Streets

Moreover, the security–or rather non-security–efforts by the State Department were a joke. They continued to try to keep the location of a “safe house” secret from Marines sent in rescue efforts, even though the Libyan Islamic terrorists knew the location. It’s the Keystone Kops running things and that’s why people died–that, and strong Muslim hatred for anything civilized.

U.S. officials issued alerts and ordered security precautions in neighboring Egypt ahead of protests and violence on Sept. 11, but largely overlooked the possibility of trouble at other diplomatic postings in the region.

The State Department chose to maintain only limited security in Benghazi, Libya, despite months of sporadic attacks there on U.S. and other Western missions. And while the U.S. said it would ask Libya to boost security there, it did so just once, for a one-week period in June, according to Libyan officials.

The U.S. didn’t seriously consider sending in the military during the attack. It summoned rapid-response teams of Marines only after the U.S. ambassador was dead. State Department officials said they doubted the Pentagon could have mobilized a rescue force quickly enough to make a difference during the fighting. The Pentagon waited for guidance from State, which is responsible for diplomatic security, a senior military official said.

Adding a new dimension to the chain of events, the siege also engulfed what officials now describe as a secret safe house used by American officials and security personnel involved in sensitive government programs after last year’s Libyan revolution.

Even when that building, also known as the “annex,” came under attack, U.S. officials were reluctant to divulge its existence, and the secrecy complicated the Libyan response and the eventual American evacuation, according to Libyan security officials.

As I noted, it sure wasn’t a secret to the terrorists who murdered four Americans because they were American. They clearly knew the location of the safe house and how to get in.

There was a string of attacks in Benghazi in the months before Sept. 11, including a June 6 IED explosion outside the consulate compound. “These types of incidents were the ones that were our principal concerns,” a senior State Department official said. Based on the outcome of the June 6 attack, in which a perimeter wall was damaged but no Americans hurt, a second State Department official added: “Our security plan worked.”

And, yet, knowing all about these attacks, that Islamo-pandering schmuck, Chris Stevens, chose appeasing Muslims over adequate security for those around him. Imbecile.

Some current and former U.S. officials say it was a mistake for the administration to put so much faith in the Libyans to provide adequate security so soon after the revolution, and questioned why more robust contingency plans weren’t in place.

Um, here’s why: because, instead of being the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens apparently appointed himself the Muslim Ambassador to the U.S. in Libya.

He knew about all of the following incidents and did NOTHING:

On April 10, someone threw an explosive device at a convoy carrying United Nations envoy Ian Martin. On May 22, a rocket-propelled grenade hit offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

After the June 6 IED attack on the U.S. consulate, the U.S. asked Libya to step up security around American installations, said a State Department spokesman. Libyan officials say the request was only for one week. A State Department official said the temporary security buildup was needed to repair damage to the wall.

The Libyan who received the request said the added security was two extra cars of men plus some heavy machine guns. After the repairs, Libyan security returned to normal levels: a four-man team of armed guards protecting the perimeter and four unarmed Libyan guards inside to screen visitors.

Tensions remained high, however. On June 11, a rocket-propelled grenade hit a convoy in Benghazi carrying Britain’s ambassador to Libya, injuring two bodyguards. Britain closed its consulate in Benghazi.

The U.S. deemed the security level sufficient and decided to stay, “given the very important mission that we have in eastern Libya to support U.S. national security interests,” said a senior State Department official.

Yup, none of these events prompted either Stevens or the State Department to do anything to step up security. And, as I noted, in Stevens’ case, he didn’t secure the consulate in Benghazi because he didn’t want to offend Muslims.

And three other Americans’ blood is on his dead hands.

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53 Responses

Stevens reaped what he and his masters sowed. He, Billary, Hussein, etc, put the Islamobeasts into power by giving the typical Mussler what he wanted — the Muslim Bro hood in power.

Never ever turn your back on an Islamobeast.

Fred and Ethel Mertz on September 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Unbelievable that some actually want the Hillbillys back in the white house via Hilliary.

    She is worthless as is the phony ambassador. The innocent are the three men . . .

    As Goes... on September 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’m not surprised. This pattern of appeasing aggressors has existed for a number of decades. The opposition to the Strategic Defense Initiative, i.e. missile defense against the Communists was opposed by almost all Democrats because it would make the Communists more angry. And of course the constant appeasement of Muslims in general since 9/11, and the failure of our ‘leaders’ to recognize what the Arab ‘Spring’ was all about. So Stevens was just following the script.

Little Al on September 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Little Al-

    I’m pretty sure that opposition to the SDI was based on more than it would have “make the Communists more angry”.

    I think there were reasonable concerns SDI could be destabilizing, in the sense that the Soviets could, in a time of tension, have been more inclined to launch a first strike, when they had full strength, as opposed to waiting for the US to strike first, leaving them with an ineffectual counterstrike capability.

    Please don’t trivialize complex arguments with trite buzzwords.

    Larry S. on September 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    @Al…you said “failure of our ‘leaders’ to recognize what the Arab ‘Spring’ was all about.” Actually I think they damn well know what the arab spring is all about. The problem stems from the fact that we placed an undocumented enemy alien in the whitehouse in 2008 under the sponsorship of both houses of congress, the US Supreme Court, federal law enforcement, the DNC and RNC. Our Constitutional checks and balances do not work when those who have taken an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemys both foreign and domestic” are ethically challenged and can be bought like monkeys for a few peanuts.

    joesixpack31 on October 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Is all of this a “surprise” to the whitehouse and Obama?

I realize that all of the useful idiot “progressives” think the idea of Arab Spring was to democratize the muslims and make them more like us, but I’m pretty sure that the actual aim of the Obama regime was to destabilize the muslim middle east, thus ensuring high gas prices (profits), pressure on Israel and empowerment of the presumed eventual global Caliphate.

DS_ROCKS! on September 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I feel disgusted and angry to read that, due to PC insanity, lives were killed. I have also notice the backpedaling the Obama administration about the Benghazi attack. The Administration claimed that the attack at the safe house was spontaneous, last minute attack due to seeing some silly ass trailer. Now the Administration is saying this was a coordinated terrorist attack, who pretty much everyone was saying. This is one of the reasons why we as a country are now being seen as a pushover and joke. I read and heard from a former local radio talk show host that said the State Department was a big PC hellhole that always was at odds with the CIA and other intelligence agencies. This seems we are doomed whether Mr. Obama gets re-elected or if Mitt Romney gets elected. Both are just to PC at our nations peril.

Mario on September 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Eh… Don’t worry — for Obama and his sycophants, the murder of Ambassador Stevens was just “a bump in the road.” (Direct quote). Remember, comrades, anti-western, hate Amerikkka violence must be heralded as yet another miraculous achievement from Dear Leader!

J.S. on September 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Appeasement is defined as defeat on the installment plan.

As Goes... on September 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

No need to worry, Debbie. Hillary Clinton and other members of Obama’s team and the U.S. State Department have learned an important lesson from the attack on the American Embassy and Stevens’ murder. I’m sure that they’ll implement a much needed program: 600 hours of Mandatory Muslim Sensitivity Training over a 3-year period for all U.S. government employees involved in work in the Middle East. Obama will apologize to the Muslim terrorists for not implementing this urgently needed program sooner.

Ralph Adamo on September 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Darwin award winner!

Red Ryder on September 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

However, no Darwin award issued if you take down innocents with you…

Red Ryder on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Lesson 1: When your “Safe House ” comes under attack, it is no longer safe or secret. Also, if potential rescuers cannot find you, the purpose of a “Safe House” is defeated.

Worry01 on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Ambassador Stevens and Secretary Clinton both have blood on their hands from this. Measures that could have readily been taken to improve the security of that compound were not taken. Of course the most sensible action to take would have been to abandon the consulate, since it was plainly a death trap.

Worry01 on September 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Amen, Worry01.

    JeffE on September 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I heard that Chris Stevens was gay (What a brilliant choice for ambassador to a muslim nation!), so I can imagine that as he was being anally raped during the attack on the embassy he must have been thinking, “You guys are sending some mixed signals here!”

Robert Sweeney on September 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Yeouch, Robert Sweeney! And right on, DS.

    BB on September 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Mr. Sweeney, a horrible, evil thing was done to a naive, well-meaning, head-in-the-clouds dimwit. What you said was tacky.

    Miranda Rose Smith on September 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

I think the State Dept is guilty of criminal negligence. Any reasonable person should have been able to foresee the possibility of an attack on this consulate on the anniversary of 9/11, and given this obvious threat, would have ensured extra security. (Even the failure to secure the consulate after the attack — enabling a CNN reporter to obtain Stevens notebook — is yet another outrage. It simply underscores the reckless disregard for American life that this president has repeatedly signaled to those who are sworn enemies of America. Obama should be impeached.)

J.S. on September 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Just wondering…

Did we get the details on the torture and murder of the Three? We know Stevens was raped and tortured for 5 hours. I assume the same was done to the Three others…

WHY won’t the media spell out the evilness of muzzies? Oh, that’s right. We don’t want to offend. And everywhere during all times some muzzies are “offended” because that gives them CONTROL

As Goes... on September 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Well, As Goes, our political echelon is in a bind. If it had described Muslims as modern-day Nazis, as concentrations of satan, and had killed off those Muslims known as “Afghans” following 9/11, nobody would be talking about “offended” Muslims. I mean, who would even care about an offended Nazi? But since our politicos have been treating Muslims as if their lives had value, we’re in this ridiculous situation.

    At least Barry and Hillary haven’t yet reached Israel’s level of brilliance. I read today that Israel’s Barak is publicly pushing anew for the expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, putting Fakestian Bnei Amalek in the Jews’ place. In addition, Olmert has managed to avoid prison and is apparently angling for a new political post. Don’t worry, though. Before the next Holocaust–which will take place in Israel–we can count on the Baraks, Olmerts, and Netanyahus transferring all available state funds to their Swiss accounts before helicoptering away to Europe or the US.

    skzion on September 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      @Gay Obama,

      Zzzt pop crack….

      your latest post … Overload! Irony overload!!

      Statusmonkey on September 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

when do we present
charming ugly hillary
with the

exemplary cowardice
in the face of evil
award ?

both she and obama the magnificent
should be awarded
the nobel incitement to war prize

prestigio on September 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Such a pity Hussein or that sow Clinton weren’t visiting at the time of the attack.

Of course, neither Barry nor Clinton would dream of cutting their own security.

skzion on September 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Another deadly lesson to pass unlearned by our decision makers. No matter how many times and how clear what we’re up against is demonstrated its deadly nature has no chance, it seems, to penetrate the liberal feel good intentions our policy makers baste their brains with.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and company with their mentality, at every Muslim aggression, of deeming them not guilty by reason of Islam aren’t fit to drink Mitt Romney’s bath water.

There is a difference.

lee, of the lower case "l" on September 24, 2012 at 7:36 pm

As I mentioned elsewhere, the bizarre, freak-show aspect of this story is the fact that the Frankenstein monster actually destroyed one of its makers. That almost never happens.

From what I’ve heard, U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan operate under the same constraints, i.e. rolling out with weapons unloaded – ammo is carried, but they get to waste a few precious seconds digging it out and loading it. I don’t doubt that this wise policy is at least partially to blame for the latest rash of “insider” attacks.

Statusmonkey on September 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

As a current federal government employee and former Attaché assigned overseas, I can tell you that the DOS are douche bags when it comes to security. The Diplomatic Security Service have to swallow all kinds of PC Bull Sh*T daily and beg for equipment, weapons ect. To put it into perspective DOS management (Ambassadors, DCMs and Political Counselors) follow the line that if someone is ass raped its their fault because they have a butt hole. But we should maintain a decorum, be multicultural and inclusive at every turn. State Department careerists are the worst examples of American values, they all come out of universities with their PC heads up their rear ends and have no world experiences concerning human nature. It’s all about “feelings” with these scumbags. It’s sad we lost 4 of our own, DOS should be publically slammed for their liberal PC diplomacy. Don’t expect any of this to be mentioned in the electoral process.I dont hold out hope that Romney will send packing everyone at DOS from the Deputy Assistant Secretary level and above. That needs to happen!

Responder on September 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Responder, for what it’s worth, the problems at State have existed for many decades–perhaps for over 100 years. There was a famous book, The Foreign Affairs Fudge Factory, that was required reading when I took a grad course in foreign policy decades ago. State has always been a catastrophe–but it does seem that even a catastrophe can get worse.

    Thanks for your inside view.

    skzion on September 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

Does anyone know more about the conjecture that Stevens was doing some clandestine CIA work (I guess in the past he bragged about sneaking into Mooooooslim hell-holes) and if there is any validity that there was a arms trade (to the Libyan “rebels”) when they were trying to oust Quadaffi?

I’m interested in the validity of that angle.

Skunky on September 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    @Skuzz,

    Yes, I’m pretty sure that he WAS on a mission to personally transmit the AIDS virus to every under-30 man in Pakistan.

    Statusmonkey on September 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

The State Department could spent $70,000 of your tax dollars on pro-Muslim propaganda in Pakistan.

It apparently couldn’t find the money to boost security at our embassies in the Muslim World. Its all about priorities.

Look at where Islamo-pandering gets ya! Four dead Americans.

Then again the Marines’ anthem that mentions the shores of Tripoli still has contemporary relevance. Nothing has truly changed for America since the days of the Barbary Pirates.

NormanF on September 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Good article as usual DS, and yesterday at a semi family reunion, one of my uncles asked me about what was occuring throughout the middle east, and I told him that it was crazy and nutty and the muslims who engaging in riots, violence are the most miserable SOBs the world has ever seen and known. For what, because someone allegedly made a film that mocked and ridiculed their so-called prophet?

And I agree with Norman in his message, pandering to islam and islamists will get you nowhere in life, in fact it can be worst, ie, death and/or injury! Look what happend to Mr. Stevens two weeks ago who’s resting in his grave and look what happend to Lara Logan over a year ago when she was sexually assualted by Egyptian-muslim fanatics.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Concerning the old saying about how truth is stranger than fiction–this story definitely falls in this category. About the only thing that Amb. Stevens didn’t do was wearing a sign telling the Muslims to kill him.

JeffE on September 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I have no sympathy for Stevens, only the innocent American (contract?) soldiers who died because of his stupidity.

Every pro-Arab American politician should meet the same fate, quite frankly. They are Arabists first, Americans last.

Jonathan E. Grant on September 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

This story does leave so many unanswered questions. I wonder if we’ll ever find out. (Even the most basic questions — why did Stevens decide ( all of a sudden — spontaneously?) to drop into Benghazi? The FBI, btw, are still being denied entrance into Benghazi.

J.S. on September 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Considering the fact that the US embassy in Israel is a virtual fortress what exactly is the US Foreign Office telling the Israelis?!…

* That the US Foreign Office thinks it’s OK to insult the Jews?!…
* That the US Foreign Office thinks Jews actually present a risk to the US?!…

Of course, the question itself is rhetorical and the answers have all been made in one form or another either directly or indirectly…

Hans on September 25, 2012 at 2:53 am

I don’t feel remotely sympathetic to Stephens, but it’s a shame that Smith, Doherty & Woods had to die b’cos of his stupidity. As Debbie said, their blood is on his dead hands.

Infidel on September 25, 2012 at 4:01 am

When the president of the USA sends ut ambassadors to work with moslem terrorists, it is high time that IMPEACHMENT
proceedings were initiated. Thought we had a law against aiding or even negotiating with terrorists — or did the Holy
Imam in the WH issue a fatwa countermanding that order?

Of course, impeachment would not fly in Speaker Boehner’s House — that wimp would cry at the very thought of opposing his master.

Otto Schaden on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

Believing that Allah is the only god and Muhammad is his messenger is harmless. But the Muslim that obeys Muhammad’s message becomes a psychopathic criminal and savage murderer. It is written in the Koran that an Infidel must accept Allah and his Prophet or be put to the sword. But since Allah is all merciful the Infidel will be allowed to live if he pays Jizya (extortion money) and agrees to become a despised sub-human.

chowching on September 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

Just as Obama inherited an economy THAT HE, FRANK, DODD AND OTHER CROOKS AND HIS DEMOCRAT PARTY CREATED NOT BUSH, the killing, torture and rape of his ambassador to Libya was his fault too. In January 2007 the Democrats took the House and Senate and after that sent the economy into the toilet which culminated in the 2008 crash and this depression in which we are still suffering.

Instead of stepping up to the plate and apologizing to the American People rather than to terrorists, he claims murder as a bump in the road.

When Obama states he will side with the Muslims, in his book, and when he fostered and accepted the outcome of the ousting of Ghadaffi, and take over of the MB, and other terrorist groups, he was facilitating the attack and take over of our embassy in Libya and the ultimate murder of its ambassador.

And the press is now focusing on the bad refs in the NFL.

Panhandle on September 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

As memory serves, wasn’t Lawrence Of Arabia, because of his alleged homosexuality raped by his muslim captors?

“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it”

Rochelle on September 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

According to a report in the Daily Rash, a White House source alleges the producer of the Anti-Islam film was waterboarded by U.S. intelligence agents. http://www.thedailyrash.com/cia-operatives-waterboard-producer-of-anti-islam-movie

HollyW on September 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I came across this site a month or so ago and would just like to say it is nice to see and read someone who is not afraid to “tell it like it is.” My mother in law grew up in Algeria and used to tell us stories of how those practicing “the religion of peace” treated infidels, ie., anyone other than a fellow muslim. Nothing has changed them since the time she grew up in North Africa. They seem content to live in the 7th century. Thanks, Debbie.

john nicholson on September 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

this is what the national socialist democratic workers party does because they hate america and will do any thing to harm us.joe mc carthy pointed out that our government was riddled with communist spies of course he was assaulted by the progressives in the media just like mrs.backmann was in order to hide their own treason.the media propaganda attacks them because they are right and the new york times has always been a bunch of commie liars.nazi and commies learned how to be murdering scum from the ragheads which is why they like pisslam.

BRUCE on September 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Two fellow vets died because of this stupidity. Today I attended a briefing where a retired O-6 wondered why people don’t want to serve today. This is his answer.

Russ on September 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Anybody that would go into Libya during this time of transition after a Civil war is crazy.
What could the ambassador not have done over the phone that he needed to do in person?
This is still obviously a war zone.
The whole thing just reeks of stupidity.
This ranks right up there with Danial Pearl going to interview Muslim terrorists whose primary goal in life is to kill Jews and Pearl was a Jew. What did he think was going to happen?
I wouldn’t have been the tiniest bit surprised to find that Stevens was Jewish too.

smg45acp on September 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm

These comments are the best, and debbie’s article as well. It’s a blast reading folks with the collective understanding of Joseph Stalin.

Great stuff — keep the laughs coming, dip$hits!

JoeP on September 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

This naive, gay man, with his flower child notions, would not have been safe as ambassador to Luxenbourg. WHOSE idea was it to send him to Libya? Has it been verified that he was raped, or is that just rumor?

Miranda Rose Smith on September 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

Another cover story to hide Obama’s complicity and duplicity.
He wanted Stevens kidnapped or dead.
American military could have intervened even after inception of the Islamic terrorist assault.

Albert W. L. Moore, Jr. on October 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Actually Stevens was the administrations “hatchet man” conducting liason and supplying weapons/training to the muslim brotherhood jihadists in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Kind of a middle eastern Obama “fast and furious” operation in which the facilitator (Stevens) was most likely killed with the very same weapons he supplied to the jihadists. Doherty and Woods, the ex navy seals that were killed in Benghazi, were most likely civilian contractors providing weapons training to the jihadis. When Stevens and the State Dept refused to beef up security, those two should’ve gotten the hell out of Libya. Folks do not learn from history. Winston Churchill, over 100 years ago, likened the effect of islam on the human spirit to hydrophobia in a dog.

joesixpack31 on October 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm

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