It’s 1979 All Over Again

Posted: September 14, 2012 by ShortTimer in 2012 Campaign, islam, Middle East, Politics, terrorism
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Embassies and consulates attacked, flaccid Democrat president does nothing, Islamic terror attacks, wash, rinse, repeat.

The newest bit of info is that the consulate attack in Libya was planned, and the State Department knew about it, but did nothing, ultimately leading to the deaths of 4 Americans, including the ambassador.

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

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.

It’s an early report, it could be wrong, but it sure fits with the ineptitude that this administration has handled Libya, Egypt, and Syria.  High-falutin’ speeches don’t really mean anything to a terrorist mob who kill over perceived insults.  The White House has gone into spin mode, which might be believeable if it weren’t for things like Fast and Furious and Obama’s repeated lies about transparency.  The White House has much to lose if it’s true, and the Brit paper really doesn’t have a dog in the fight.

Meanwhile, back stateside, Romney was looking mighty presidential:

And of course, the media was more interested in Romney than the Islamic world attacking our embassies, burning our flags, killing our people, and generally acting like savages.  Or, as Jay Leno would end that line: “In the Middle East, they call it Tuesday.”

There are more attacks planned for the rest of the week, it seems, so this’ll get worse before it gets better.  1979 all over again.


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