Embassy security? Obama has $40,000 a plate fund raisers to attend. You can’t expect Obama to care about something like that. Unfortunately, when the guy in charge doesn’t care and the people in his administration are so naive that they think everyone loves us because Barack Obama is President, things slip through the cracks. Well, if by cracks, you mean people and by slip, you mean die.
The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the “safe house” in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed “safe”.
Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.
…According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.
…According to security sources the consulate had been given a “health check” in preparation for any violence connected to the 9/11 anniversary. In the event, the perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of an angry crowd starting to attack it at around 10pm on Tuesday night. There was, according to witnesses, little defence put up by the 30 or more local guards meant to protect the staff. Ali Fetori, a 59-year-old accountant who lives nearby, said: “The security people just all ran away and the people in charge were the young men with guns and bombs.”
Wissam Buhmeid, the commander of the Tripoli government-sanctioned Libya’s Shield Brigade, effectively a police force for Benghazi, maintained that it was anger over the Mohamed video which made the guards abandon their post. “There were definitely people from the security forces who let the attack happen because they were themselves offended by the film; they would absolutely put their loyalty to the Prophet over the consulate. The deaths are all nothing compared to insulting the Prophet.”
So, they were warned something might happen, but they did nothing. Now people are dead and Libyans who cooperated with us are in danger while the Libyans who were working with us fed our embassy staff to their killers. Oh, but the REAL STORY is that Mitt Romney has a problem with this kind of incompetence. If only Obama could just hit a “reset” button like Hillary did with Russia and…oh wait, their administration is so incompetent that they couldn’t even do that right. The “reset” button said “overcharge.” Maybe if someone more competent, like Eric Holder had been in charge of this and it had gone as smoothly as Operation Fast and Furious, then…oh wait, the Obama Administration played a role in killing hundreds of people there, too. Are you starting to see a pattern here?