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2013-01-26 Africa North
Steyn on Benghazi and the Hildebeast
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Posted by badanov 2013-01-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [270 views ]  Top

#1 Some might believe that personal cables and concerns from the Ambassador of the most troubled regions of an entire continent of Africa are not read by the Secretary of State. I do not.

Some might believe that the message traffic from the Chief of Station of a country where the US is involved in one of the most sensitive, clandestine operations of recent times are not monitored by the Director, Central Intelligence and the President of the United States. I do not.

Some might believe that the Director, National Intelligence has no concern or interest in the activities and threat of AQIM, or what diplomatic, intelligence, or military actions are being taken to counter such a threat. I do not.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-26 01:26||   2013-01-26 01:26|| Front Page Top

#2 Some might assume that all the ibid cited personages are doing their jobs---instead of being busy with much more important (to them) things. I do not.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-26 05:57||   2013-01-26 05:57|| Front Page Top

#3 Hey, cut em some slack. There was an election going on. The ONE had to be re-elected. There was dirt that had to be dug up on Romney. Fast and Furious had to be buried.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-26 11:16||   2013-01-26 11:16|| Front Page Top

#4 The problem is that, late in his career, "Chris" agreed to the role of part-diplomat, part-special-operative to Libyan rebels.

Unfortunately "Chris" was subject to the "should you or any of your I.M. Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions" clause.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-26 11:34||   2013-01-26 11:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Ditto! Everybody wants to be an operator. Be careful what you ask for.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-26 11:37||   2013-01-26 11:37|| Front Page Top

#6 but not a single person involved in the attack and the murders has been held to account
I seem to remember the loss of 2-3 Generals and the censure of an Admiral. Seems an appropriate subject matter for an investigative author like Robert Kaplan.
Posted by Skidmark 2013-01-26 12:17||   2013-01-26 12:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Weren't there also approximately 10-20 or so Benghazi staff who got out safely? Who are they, where are they and what do they have to say?
Posted by warthogswife 2013-01-26 13:18||   2013-01-26 13:18|| Front Page Top

#8 Last word was that they were evacuated to Landstuhl.

No doubt they've been served with non-disclosure agreements and/or incentives to stay shut-up.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-26 15:37||   2013-01-26 15:37|| Front Page Top

#9 The loop is too large. Too many knowledgeable people. In addition to those rescued and their families, you've got contract aircrews, USAF crews, medical people at Landstuhl, snoopy investigative reporters, Hollywood movie makers, and a potential host of others. Someone will tell the story or write a book. I hope it's sooner rather than later.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-26 15:55||   2013-01-26 15:55|| Front Page Top

#10 "Someone will tell the story or write a book. I hope it's sooner rather than later."

I'd suggest that "someone" stay far away from Fort Marcy Park, B, whether it's sooner or later.
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-26 17:49||   2013-01-26 17:49|| Front Page Top

#11 The agreement to trade the ambassador for the blind sheik didn't work out when he unexpectedly suffocated during the snatch.
Posted by KBK 2013-01-26 20:35||   2013-01-26 20:35|| Front Page Top

#12 "Suffocated"..is that the new spelling for "Empaled" until death ensue?
Posted by Thrineger Thurong3165 2013-01-26 21:30||   2013-01-26 21:30|| Front Page Top

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