FNC Exclusive: 8/16/2012 Classified Cable WARNED Benghazi Consulate Couldn't Withstand 'Coordinated Attack'..
The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News. Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected. “RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said. According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed "on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning The details in the cable seemed to foreshadow the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. compound, which was a coordinated, commando-style assault using direct and indirect fire. Al Qaeda in North Africa and Ansar al-Sharia, both mentioned in the cable, have since been implicated in the consulate attack. [READ IT ALL]Update: Catherine Herridge and Rep Chaffetz on Greta:
Posted by: Mrs Abe Froman at November 01, 2012 07:07 AM
No consulate in the world can stand a coordinated attack. It's not even an embassy. We all no what happened by now.
Obama took a chance with the lives of people and lost. The lie after was expected. He's a friggin politican. They all lie.
What bothers me is why he took the chance? What made him feel that not taking action or closing the consulate was good for him? We now no he and the State Dept new of Al Queda camps in the area.
If Al Queda was setting up training camps a few miles from my house I think I'd do something simply because I know what will happen sooner or later. Obama is a bumbler doing a job thats way over his head and abilities. Government employees are sheepole who would follow the pied piper right over the cliff. We may get rid of Obama but look what he's leaving.
Posted by: Greyrooster at November 01, 2012 12:34 PM
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