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2012-12-19 Africa North
Benghazi attack report
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Posted by Steve White 2012-12-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [306 views ]  Top

#1 The radio report this morning said there were serious mistakes, "but apparently not serious enough to cost anyone their job."
Posted by Bobby 2012-12-19 06:45||   2012-12-19 06:45|| Front Page Top

#2 Unclassified State Dept. report? Who's going to put together and integrate the other smokestack reports: DOD, CIA, Executive branch, FBI, other intelligence agencies? Probably won't happen.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-19 08:21||   2012-12-19 08:21|| Front Page Top

#3 "but apparently not serious enough to cost anyone their job."

Ambassador Stevens had no comment
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-19 08:39||   2012-12-19 08:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Board members found that there was little understanding of militias in Benghazi and the threat they posed to U.S. interests.

Another way of saying.... Who Knew? Where there is "little understanding" (or gross ignorance), could it be someone failed in their duties with regard to 'due diligence regarding 'warnings and indications'? Could someone or a group of someone's be found "criminally negligent". I found no reference to criminal negligence in this document.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-19 09:04||   2012-12-19 09:04|| Front Page Top

#5 One could have a field day parsing (fisking?) this report.
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-19 10:09||   2012-12-19 10:09|| Front Page Top

#6 I love the smell of white wash in the morning.
Posted by Mugsy Glink 2012-12-19 10:11||   2012-12-19 10:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Perhaps I will better understand the report after I.... fall down and suffer a mild concussion.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-19 10:16||   2012-12-19 10:16|| Front Page Top

#8 To actually establish breech of duty is pretty difficult.

If you have a confused bunch of people with airy and ambiguous responsibilities and leadership which continuously provides incomprehensible direction, you can have all kinds of disasters without anybody breaching duty.
Posted by lord garth 2012-12-19 10:40||   2012-12-19 10:40|| Front Page Top

#9 The head of State Dept Security resigned. Find that interesting in that nobody will accept that as a sacrificial lamb, so why did he resign? Testifying perhaps?
Posted by Charles 2012-12-19 12:30||   2012-12-19 12:30|| Front Page Top

#10 "but apparently not serious enough to cost anyone their job."

So far 3 State officials have resigned "under pressure." This is just the appetizer.

Posted by Frozen Al 2012-12-19 15:07||   2012-12-19 15:07|| Front Page Top

#11 So far 3 State officials have resigned "under pressure."

How many appointees and how many career service personnel?
Posted by P2Kontheroad 2012-12-19 17:44||   2012-12-19 17:44|| Front Page Top

#12 "How many appointees and how many career service personnel?"

And how much was given to each under the table to pay them off?
Posted by Barbara 2012-12-19 18:22||   2012-12-19 18:22|| Front Page Top

#13 Ooooohhhhhhhhh...my head!!!
Posted by Hillary Rodham Clinton 2012-12-19 19:39||   2012-12-19 19:39|| Front Page Top

#14 Mugsy beat me to it.
Posted by Tom Sawyer 2012-12-19 22:58||   2012-12-19 22:58|| Front Page Top

23:12 tipper
23:10 USN,Ret.
23:06 USN,Ret.
23:02 USN,Ret.
22:58 Tom Sawyer
22:07 Mullah Richard
22:01 Mullah Richard
21:53 JosephMendiola
21:46 Alaska Paul
21:41 Frank G
20:56 SteveS
20:22 Glenmore
20:16 Mullah Richard
20:02 JosephMendiola
19:57 Barbara
19:55 Barbara
19:53 Raider
19:50 JosephMendiola
19:41 SteveS
19:39 Hillary Rodham Clinton
19:32 Pappy
19:26 SteveS
19:17 dan
19:07 SteveS

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