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September 14, 2012

Private Security Contractor Lobbied To Beef Up Benghazi Security, But Never Got The Contract

"Mercenaries," Kos sniffed. "Screw 'em. I feel nothing," he sniffed.

Maybe some "mercenaries" could have prevented four murders.

Under this agreement, extensive security precautions are put in place, including low-profile armoured vehicles, run-flat tyres, sufficient weapons, ammunition and trained personnel, as well as a tried and tested command and control system.

But sources have told the BBC that on the advice of a US diplomatic regional security officer, the mission in Benghazi was not given the full contract despite lobbying by private contractors…

Given the unstable security situation in Benghazi and eastern Libya that has developed this year, it is surprising that security precautions for such a sensitive diplomatic mission were not more robust.

Flashback to 2009: Obama says his mission is to defend Muslims from stereotype.

"That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."

Some might say that this sort of thing might encourage a religious maniac. They might take Obama at his word.

Turns out, this one of the promises he meant to keep.

In his speech marking the murders he failed to prevent, he further talked up the film which supposedly caused them.

And, Flashback: the moment I'm elected, Muslim hostility will cease.


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