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2012-11-03 Africa North
Benghazi: CIA Timeline of Attack Called Into Question
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Posted by Sherry 2012-11-03 12:07|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [406 views ]  Top

#1 The consulate was a former private residence. Not sure why it was picked

According to the Oct. 9 State Dept briefing (the one that Fox News was not invited to):

"The compound is roughly 300 yards long – that’s three football fields long – and a hundred yards wide. We need that much room to provide the best possible setback against car bombs. Over the next few months, physical security at the compound is strengthened. The outer wall is upgraded, its height is increased to nine feet. It is topped by three feet of barbed wire and concertina wire all around the huge property. External lighting is increased. Jersey barriers, which are big concrete blocks, are installed outside and inside the gate. Steel drop bars are added at the gates to control vehicle access and to provide some anti-ram protection. The buildings on the compound itself were strengthened."

Doesn't sound "lackadaisical," exactly, but then I have no idea what would be standard in a lawless, AQ-infested hive of scum and villany like Benghazi. Makes Peshawar sound like Mayberry.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-03 19:36||   2012-11-03 19:36|| Front Page Top

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