Comments on: Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:03:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Reticuli http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-29440129 Reticuli Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:15:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-29440129 There was no difficulty getting the special response team from Tripoli to Benghazi. Security for Libya had sufficient air transport assets. That was an operations management decision to retask the DC-3. In fact, it was the second team’s arrival at the annex that tipped-off the extremists and compelled them to fire four mortars at the annex, one of which killed the two CIA guys on the roof. And the claim that those two guys were laser designating targets for air support that never arrived is probably bogus. You hardly ever see mortar positions (otherwise, the enemy would use RPGs or gunfire), if you can see the position you would just destroy it yourself with the heavy machine gun you're manning, and you'd never just designate and then call for help. You can't run the laser forever. It has to be turned off frequently. And you never lase unless you have airborne assets you're communicating with or your JTAC is... usually it's the guy on the ground finally talking directly with the guy controlling or in the bird. You have to actually tell them your laser oscillating code. That whole heartrending story circulating on the net that the GOP has picked up on and that poor dad of the one dead former-SEAL is repeating is probably bogus. No SEAL, especially one now working for the CIA, would assume he had air support in an urban zone. They’re not idiots. There was no difficulty getting the special response team from Tripoli to Benghazi. Security for Libya had sufficient air transport assets. That was an operations management decision to retask the DC-3. In fact, it was the second team’s arrival at the annex that tipped-off the extremists and compelled them to fire four mortars at the annex, one of which killed the two CIA guys on the roof. And the claim that those two guys were laser designating targets for air support that never arrived is probably bogus. You hardly ever see mortar positions (otherwise, the enemy would use RPGs or gunfire), if you can see the position you would just destroy it yourself with the heavy machine gun you’re manning, and you’d never just designate and then call for help. You can’t run the laser forever. It has to be turned off frequently. And you never lase unless you have airborne assets you’re communicating with or your JTAC is… usually it’s the guy on the ground finally talking directly with the guy controlling or in the bird. You have to actually tell them your laser oscillating code. That whole heartrending story circulating on the net that the GOP has picked up on and that poor dad of the one dead former-SEAL is repeating is probably bogus. No SEAL, especially one now working for the CIA, would assume he had air support in an urban zone. They’re not idiots.

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By: Reality4U Again http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28933690 Reality4U Again Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:26:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28933690 Bottom line remains the same...Obama and his lackeys flat out lied about the attack in Libya -- for a full WEEK. Why? Because they basically got an ambassador and several others killed through narcissistic negligence and incompetent indifference. Bottom line remains the same…Obama and his lackeys flat out lied about the attack in Libya — for a full WEEK. Why? Because they basically got an ambassador and several others killed through narcissistic negligence and incompetent indifference.

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By: Ron http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28877044 Ron Sat, 13 Oct 2012 01:37:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28877044 Then Hillary Clinton is a completely incompetent Secretary of State who needs to be fired immediately. Too bad she seems so much smarter than this. Obama make your move and fire her now! Then Hillary Clinton is a completely incompetent Secretary of State who needs to be fired immediately. Too bad she seems so much smarter than this. Obama make your move and fire her now!

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By: myfewcents http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28871833 myfewcents Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:13:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28871833 Libyan Embassy is in Tripoli, Could anybody tell me why was the ambassador in a consulate in Benghazi? Was he just visiting on official duty or is that his permanent base? I keep reading & hearing about ambassador killed in Benghazi. Why was he there? What happened to the consulate general? Libyan Embassy is in Tripoli, Could anybody tell me why was the ambassador in a consulate in Benghazi? Was he just visiting on official duty or is that his permanent base? I keep reading & hearing about ambassador killed in Benghazi. Why was he there? What happened to the consulate general?

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By: Rob http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28851677 Rob Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:31:25 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28851677 Yanksta I was one of the many independents who voted for Obama in 08. Hoping for the best. I can honestly say I made a huge mistake. I feel that I have been been betrayed by this administration. Especiallly after this whole fiasco in Libya. Romney is getting my vote not because of his debate performance over Obama, although it was powerful stuff, but because of his accomplishments. The man just gets things done. Not to mention he was able to work with both Dems and Republicans in MASS. Yanksta
I was one of the many independents who voted for Obama in 08. Hoping for the best. I can honestly say I made a huge mistake. I feel that I have been been betrayed by this administration. Especiallly after this whole fiasco in Libya. Romney is getting my vote not because of his debate performance over Obama, although it was powerful stuff, but because of his accomplishments. The man just gets things done. Not to mention he was able to work with both Dems and Republicans in MASS.

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By: Jan Baker http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28833157 Jan Baker Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:53:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28833157 Thank you for your excellent reporting Jake. You're the only one I can read without an agenda. Thank you for your excellent reporting Jake. You’re the only one I can read without an agenda.

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By: SlyDevil http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28829858 SlyDevil Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:10:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28829858 Hmm out of curiosity I wonder how much this would have cost because we all know it would have been Obamas fault no matter what.. If you dont like Obama don't vote for Romney because guess what to war we go! because it was Romney who said "This president has done some thing I find very hard to understand ever since FDR we've had the capacity to be engaged in two conflicts at once and he (as in Obama)says no we are going to cut that down to one conflict" right from the horses mouth Romney. I am sorry but If not Obama then Gary Johnson anyone but Mitt the Flip Romney Hmm out of curiosity I wonder how much this would have cost because we all know it would have been Obamas fault no matter what.. If you dont like Obama don’t vote for Romney because guess what to war we go! because it was Romney who said “This president has done some thing I find very hard to understand ever since FDR we’ve had the capacity to be engaged in two conflicts at once and he (as in Obama)says no we are going to cut that down to one conflict” right from the horses mouth Romney. I am sorry but If not Obama then Gary Johnson anyone but Mitt the Flip Romney

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By: Yanksta http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28786450 Yanksta Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:08:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28786450 The same foreign policy that allowed Nazi Germany to run over most of western Europe is on full display in the Middle East. Appeasement of coward jihadist Muslims and the governments they control will continue to cost US lives. Have a purpose of get out. The same foreign policy that allowed Nazi Germany to run over most of western Europe is on full display in the Middle East. Appeasement of coward jihadist Muslims and the governments they control will continue to cost US lives. Have a purpose of get out.

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By: Chris http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28785463 Chris Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:14:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28785463 Regardless of the emails, wether there was a credible threat or not, how could our security be so lax on September 11th 2012 of all dates is beyond me. Does our state depatment live in a cave ??? Is Obama so nieve to think that his bragging of killing Osama B would not provoke a response ? Regardless of the emails, wether there was a credible threat or not, how could our security be so lax on September 11th 2012 of all dates is beyond me. Does our state depatment live in a cave ???
Is Obama so nieve to think that his bragging of killing Osama B would not provoke a response ?

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By: MikeK http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#comment-28784476 MikeK Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:04:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=817581#comment-28784476 Jake, the "DC-3" is a Red Herring to hide more damaging security resource requests that were summarily denied. Jake, the “DC-3″ is a Red Herring to hide more damaging security resource requests that were summarily denied.

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