Because the cat is already out of the bag that this was a CIA Operation, there really isn't anything to cover up except what the CIA clandestine operations were and what Ambassador Stevens involvement was.
My guess is that we will probably get a sanitised version of the events, something along the lines that the CIA, with the knowledge and blessing of the Libyan Government were involved in cleaning up Libya in general and the Benghazi area in particular of weapons left over from the Qaddafi regime. And if that was the case (and we will probably never know for certain) omitting that rather than destroying those weapons we were shipping them off to Turkey to be given to the opposition forces in Syria to help with their fight against the Syrian government.
They will probably explain the role of Ambassador Stevens as the go between the CIA operations and the Libyan government and that Stevens was just unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If in fact they tell us that much.
Last edited by Byng; 11-28-2012 at 09:33 AM.
Once he leaves that security then he becomes responsible for his own security through the host country, for any trips outside of the Embassy that he chooses to make. We are guests in the country, not occupiers and as such we cant just deploy security forces anywhere our little heart desires and especially in Benghazi at a Consulate we have vacated! Why chance losing American lives to defend bricks and mortar that we are officially not using anymore?
Let us accept for the sake of argument that the State Departments requests for extra security were as you say, "turned down". Obviously, whether that decision was right or wrong, Ambassador Stevens, our head man and decision maker made the right decision and vacated the Benghazi Consulate and moved all State Department employees to the heavily fortified and American defended (at least from the inside) Embassy in Tripoli.
So we now have an empty piece of real estate in Benghazi so in consequence, nothing to defend. Obviously we don't want it vandalised and looted (or though any classified information was long since removed). So the Libyan Government subcontracted security to a local militia to pull the flag up once a day and water the plants and take care of the landscaping.
And the rest I have tried to answer for you in my previous posts.
I have to chuckle at you mentioning C-Span, public media, as your source because all I hear from the right is that 'public media' is so biased to the left, but the minute it suits your case to reference it, it becomes the source of all truth and the font of all wisdom!
[QUOTE=Byng;8207737]Let us try this one more time!
Let us accept for the sake of argument that the State Departments requests for extra security were as you say, "turned down".
C-SPAN provides no opinionated commentary. Strictly recording and broadcasting. It is neutral. And if you would watch the investigation you would see exactly who were the two very competent security supervisors who did in fact request an extension twice and were turned down twice. One of the guys may have lost his job in Benghazi for refusing to orders not to request it again. But he did, and more forcefully. So again, until you watch this program so we can at least find common ground on the lack of quality security prior to the attack, we should just discontinue this debate. And surprise surprise, I like C-SPAN programming. Hope that doesn't disappoint you in anyway. No one can always be correct in their assumptions, right?
And for all of those posters still trashing Secretary of State Clinton for not appearing on TV to explain herself, as Secretary Of State it is her job to present the results of that investigation into Benghazi to the United States Congress in its entirety. Secretary Clinton has stated that she fully intends to do that and will not stand down as Secretary of State until that responsibility has been completed.
...........still waiting with baited breath, for your insight and wisdom, Omaha Beach?
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