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U.S. officials sought security before Libya attack: lawmakers

There are 82 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 2, 2012, titled U.S. officials sought security before Libya attack: lawmakers. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. officials in Libya asked repeatedly for more security at their mission in Benghazi before the September 11 attack that killed four Americans there, but Washington denied the requests, leaders of a congressional committee said on Tuesday.

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Since: Nov 08

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#3 Oct 2, 2012
The inexperienced took the phone off the hook...........at 3:00 in the morning.

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#4 Oct 2, 2012
You can have capitalism and success or communism which Obama is steering us toward.

Definition of socialism (n)
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so·cial·ism [ sṓshə lìzəm ] 1.political system of communal ownership: a political theory or system in which the means of production and distribution are controlled by the people and operated according to equity and fairness rather than market principles

2.movement based on socialism: a political movement based on principles of socialism, typically advocating an end to private property and to the exploitation of workers

3.stage between capitalism and communism: in Marxist theory, the stage after the proletarian revolution when a society is changing from capitalism to communism, marked by pay distributed according to work done rather than need
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#5 Oct 2, 2012
The question that remains is why was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi with CIA Contractors?

It was well known that Benghazi was a security hot spot and American related convert teams where there searching for Rockets given to the forces combating Gaddifi's loyalist in their fight for freedom. It was also known that Al Qadae and associate regimes were roaming the area in their attempts to topple the Libyan Government. Benghazi was an unstable area.

That being the case and well documented, why would Ambassador Stevens be there that evening without his personal protection force?
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 2, 2012
The Obama administration's offering up the lives of our embassy people as sacrificial lambs to radical Islam goes hand in hand with the Obama people in three years completely reversing the gains of the war on terror in the six years preceding his Presidency. These crazy communists have given up whole nations to radical Islam in ridiculous attempts to buy them off, so nothing should be a surprise. Just ask yourselves why all the "leaks" over three years have benefited radical Islam instead of our allies.
Gravediggers

United States

#7 Oct 2, 2012
COVER UP = OBAMA & HILLARY!

LIED to the AMERICAN PEOPLE

FAILED TO PROVIDE SECURITY during 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

PERSONAL DIARY reveals amb Stevens worried about his safety

FAILED FOREIGN POLICY=RAPED & MURDERED AMB. STEVENS

FAILED FOREIGN POLICY=TERMINATED JOINT PATROLS

FAILED FOREIGN POLICY=NO PEACE AGREEMT with TALIBAN

FAILURE TO PROTECT!

NOBAMA
NO in NOvember
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#8 Oct 2, 2012
So, in retrospect you are opposed to free elections and democratic elected representative governments? If you're opposed to democracy and free elections abroad you are opposed to democracy here in America.

You are attempting to dress up your Marxist nature. You're a supporter of dictators and authoritarian governance. See why your politics are being thoroughly rejected here in America. Are you a Tea Party Patriot, aren't you? They seem to stand for those restrictive principles.
3OHA wrote:
The Obama administration's offering up the lives of our embassy people as sacrificial lambs to radical Islam goes hand in hand with the Obama people in three years completely reversing the gains of the war on terror in the six years preceding his Presidency. These crazy communists have given up whole nations to radical Islam in ridiculous attempts to buy them off, so nothing should be a surprise. Just ask yourselves why all the "leaks" over three years have benefited radical Islam instead of our allies.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#9 Oct 2, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
So, in retrospect you are opposed to free elections and democratic elected representative governments? If you're opposed to democracy and free elections abroad you are opposed to democracy here in America.
You are attempting to dress up your Marxist nature. You're a supporter of dictators and authoritarian governance. See why your politics are being thoroughly rejected here in America. Are you a Tea Party Patriot, aren't you? They seem to stand for those restrictive principles.
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Fifth columnist elements have historically used American freedom of speech and freedom of the press against America. The loony rabble in the streets of America are supported by this Leftist takeover of government and the press; even catching them with needles stuck in their arms and running prostitution rings won't wake some people to the sad reality of Obama people almost universally benefiting the enemies of the freedom of which you speak. What's that old adage about "the proof's in the pudding?"
rocky

Toledo, OH

#10 Oct 2, 2012
Obama is more concerned about his re-election than he is about the safety of our citizens.He has failed us again.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#11 Oct 2, 2012
Whine whine whine, give us more BIG GOVERNMENT! Buy yourself a gun and STFU.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#12 Oct 2, 2012
Watching the solemn faced obama and hilliary it was clear the goal for those two was to distance themselves from the horrific deaths of 4 innocent Americans who were sitting ducks in Libya.
The White House smoke about a movie is beginning to clear and we see who is responsible for not keeping a close eye on the hen house.
The Libya incident reeks with incompetence just like the very close call just a few years ago over Detroit on Christmas Day when the perp’s own father blew the whistle and no one took him seriously. Security incompetence was in full swing all while kids, grandparents and everyday Americans were getting the third degree before they boarded a plane.
For Libya there were warnings and red lights that went way beyond the mere anger over a movie and no one bothered to inform those in harm's way and that is inexcusable.
Once again the incompetence reeks and the self serving chumps for change are distancing themselves with finger pointing and spurious condolences. It's a very sick obamanation and it must end or the next victims of their utter incompetence could be you and yours.

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/09/16/libya-warn...

http://securityinfonet.com/terrorism/christma...
rocky

Toledo, OH

#13 Oct 2, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Whine whine whine, give us more BIG GOVERNMENT! Buy yourself a gun and STFU.
Your right.I had better arm myself before Obama takes that right away from me.

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Port Isabel, TX

#14 Oct 2, 2012
Eric,
It has been mentioned before that the WH claimed to have made plans to safe guard Americans abroad, yet the facts don't support those claims.

If the US government can't protect an ambassador, what is to happen to the workers, tourists and expats.

Sep 10, 2012, During the meeting, Obama reiterated that departments and agencies must "do everything possible to protect the American people, both at home and abroad."

So was it just lip service or did his departments and agencies just continue to ignore him?
Repulsive Republicans

Urbandale, IA

#15 Oct 2, 2012
rocky wrote:
Obama is more concerned about his re-election than he is about the safety of our citizens.He has failed us again.
I would think then through your reasoning that you would want Obama to win. He can't run again so he would be constantly focused on the job at hand and then you would be more satisfied. Correct?

“Proud To Be An American”

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#16 Oct 2, 2012
More obama incompetence surfacing...

By GERARDO REYES and SANTIAGO WILLS Sept. 30, 2012
On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.
Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. Three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.
Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre.
Pools Of Blood On The Streets Of Villas De Salvarcar After A Massacre In Which Operation Fast And Furious Guns Were Allegedly Used As part of Operation Fast and Furious, ATF allowed 1,961 guns to "walk" out of the U.S. in an effort to identify the high profile cartel leaders who received them. The agency eventually lost track of the weapons, and they often ended up in the hands of Mexican hit men , including those who ordered and carried out the attack on Salvarcar and El Aliviane, a rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez where 18 young men were killed on September 2, 2009.
In Mexico, the timing of the operation coincided with an upsurge of violence in the war among the country's strongest cartels. In 2009, the northern Mexican states served as a battlefield for the Sinaloa and Juarez drug trafficking organizations, and as expansion territory for the increasingly powerful Zetas. According to documents obtained by Univision News, from October of that year to the end of 2010, nearly 175 weapons from Operation Fast and Furious inadvertently armed the various warring factions across northern Mexico.
"Many weapons cross the border and enter Mexico, but that [Fast and Furious] number, quantity and type of weapons had quite an impact in the war in this area" Jose Wall, an ATF agent stationed in Tijuana from 2009 to 2011, told Univision News.
Following the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican bandits on December 14, 2010, media and Congressional investigations prompted hearings. On September 20, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General report, which opened the door for sanctions of 14 ATF and DOJ officials.
In Washington, the Fast and Furious scandal became politicized, diverting the attention from the human cost in Mexico to political battles on Capitol Hill. In June, a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt ignored the real tragedy in Mexico.
"Americans are not often moved by the pain of those outside [their country]…" Javier Sicilia, a Mexican poet whose son was killed in the midst of the violence, told Univision News. "But they are moved by the pain of their own. Well, turn around and watch the massacres."
Pull My Finger

Southampton, NY

#17 Oct 2, 2012
When it comes to Obama's maintaining detante with his hateful Middle Eastern mooslim friends American lives are cheap.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#18 Oct 2, 2012
Repulsive Republicans wrote:
<quoted text>I would think then through your reasoning that you would want Obama to win. He can't run again so he would be constantly focused on the job at hand and then you would be more satisfied. Correct?
Attention repulsive communist!!! ROTFLMAO
rocky

Toledo, OH

#19 Oct 2, 2012
Repulsive Republicans wrote:
<quoted text>I would think then through your reasoning that you would want Obama to win. He can't run again so he would be constantly focused on the job at hand and then you would be more satisfied. Correct?
I will only be satisfied when this incompetent piece of excrement is defeated this November.This is the only hope and change I am looking forward to.NOBAMA 2012!

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Port Isabel, TX

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Repulsive Republicans,
Your logic would be correct had Obama ever focused on anything except reelection.

Based on our experience with him the job at hand has never been closer than arms length.

Obama's signature legislation, Obamacare, might be better labeled Pelosicare.

Even if you could make a case for some positive action by him, and you might be able to, during his first 2 years, the cupboard is bare since 2010.

He has withdrawn from anything and everything requiring a stance. While that may be his best move, it doesn't bode well for the country.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#21 Oct 2, 2012
Ohio 2008...

obama: 2,940,044

McCain: 2,677,820

4.6% difference

Today the media has obama up by 10% in Ohio. That means around 330,000 people who voted for McCain in 2008 have enjoyed wallowing around in unemploment, despair, uncertainity and lies for nearly 4 years and they've switched gears to vote for obama???
Who the hell does the marxist media think they're fooling?
Ralph

Cannonsburg, MI

#22 Oct 2, 2012
The more that comes out about this fiasco the more it looks like obozo wanted this guy dead. Perhaps he was getting to close to retardo's terrorist muzzie friends.

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