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2012-10-04 Africa North
Sensitive U.S. files were abandoned in Libya Consulate
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Posted by Fred 2012-10-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6509 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 Documents are still scattered all over, so I suppose all the good ones are gone. And the Libyan eyewitnesses are still waiting to be questioned about the attack.
Posted by Bobby 2012-10-04 05:58||   2012-10-04 05:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Saw this one coming. The investigative team has been told to find nothing, and nothing will be found.
Posted by ed in texas 2012-10-04 13:53||   2012-10-04 13:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Failure to secure this scene (which is still Soverign U.S. soil right?) is an outright act of TREASON by the Commander in Chief and his Secretary of State.

It doesn't look like they even tried to destroy the sensitive documents - as if they *wanted* Al-Qaeda to get them.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-10-04 14:27||   2012-10-04 14:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Knew there was a threat and decided not to add additional protection, not to pull the ambassador out, and not even to remove classified material?

In a couple of weeks we'll hear how the perps were caught and killed (just before the election no doubt). I hope in the joy folks don't forget the total incompetance that got to this point.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-10-04 14:29||   2012-10-04 14:29|| Front Page Top

#5 I recommend we intensify the ongoing interrogation of Anwar al-Awlaki. Perhaps he knows something.

Oh wait, he turned up 'dronedead' soon after the Fort Hood workplace violence attack!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-04 15:42||   2012-10-04 15:42|| Front Page Top

#6 i've got ONE question - what happened to the 50 US Marines who were supposedly sent to the embassy immediately after the incident and told to secure the site?

Well ??????????????????????????????????????
Posted by Raider 2012-10-04 19:22||   2012-10-04 19:22|| Front Page Top

#7 3 hours ago from the BBC: FBI investigates Benghazi consulate attack in one day
The FBI has confirmed its agents were in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate last month's deadly attack on the consulate there.

A bureau spokeswoman says the team went to "all the relevant locations" in Libya's second city in one day, but did not specify what they had found.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-04 19:51||   2012-10-04 19:51|| Front Page Top

#8 Reuters has it a little different:
"An American team has been visiting the compound," one Libyan security source said. Another security source said: "They have been assessing the damage, collecting evidence."

The FBI team was on the ground in Benghazi for about 13 hours looking at the crime scene before leaving, two U.S. government sources said on condition of anonymity. Separately, the Pentagon said on Thursday U.S. military personnel provided support for the FBI visit to Benghazi.

"At the request of the FBI, the department provided logistic and security support to the investigation team in order to conduct work on-site in Benghazi," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters. Department of Defence "personnel completed that support earlier today and have departed Benghazi along with the investigation team."

In Benghazi, the road leading to the compound's front gate was blocked by vehicles mounted with weapons belonging to the Libyan security forces, a Reuters witness said.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-04 20:01||   2012-10-04 20:01|| Front Page Top

#9 The 50 Marines were not allowed in country.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-10-04 23:43||   2012-10-04 23:43|| Front Page Top

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