September 24, 2012, - 3:30 pm
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.
Pandering to Muslims Will Get You This . . .
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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