Beyond weakness, beyond appeasement, beyond farce

In the lead story at today, CNN reports:

More than two weeks after four Americans—including the U.S. ambassador to Libya—were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, FBI agents have not yet been granted access to investigate in the eastern Libyan city, and the crime scene has not been secured, sources said.”They’ve gotten as far as Tripoli now, but they’ve never gotten to Benghazi,” CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend said Wednesday, citing senior law enforcement officials.

Here are some of the L-dotters’ responses:

Reply 12—Posted by: Observer177, 9/27/2012 9:07:41 AM

So our FBI agents can’t even get into the area to investigate the “crime scene,” heh. Just goes to show you how little respect our cringing, apologetic, nasty little Uriah Heep of a President and the U.S gets, after he has done his little sniffling, bowing, and scraping routine all over the world.

What should have happened is that an hour or two after the attack a whole hell of a lot of American firepower should have landed in front of our diplomatic compound, commandos should have secured the area, picked up anyone still in the area for very rough questioning, and military investigators should have started to investigate this terror attack, and the officials in Benghazi and Libya should have been told that they were responsible for security and failed—likely deliberately in cooperation with the attacker’s plan, and that unless they wanted their city and a good portion of the country leveled and a lot more people shot they should be very, very anxious to cooperate.

Reply 14—Posted by: Grambo, 9/27/2012 9:49:00 AM

The conjecture, or perhaps more accurately allegation, I favor is that Stevens was on an errand to negotiate sequestration of weapons the US had supplied to anti-Gadhafi forces, which were now at risk of falling into al Queda hands. The meeting was to be off record, and hence the Benghazi consulate venue without a Marine security team, but rather two civilian former SEALs.

The whole affair was an al Queda trap, as the Ambassador suspected and noted in his journal, and ended badly. He has been sent on a fool’s errand by an embarrassingly na├»ve Kumbaya SOS and CIC, who immediately ducked under their cover story of a movie trailer protest, a cover that was equally embarrassing in its amateurish implausibility.

The Secretary’s shaken demeanor at the ceremony receiving the bodies of the fallen Americans back in the US was understandable. Unlike political wars she was accustomed to, these skirmishes were for keeps, and lives, not elections, are lost. Sending good men to their deaths is haunting.

And it should be haunting as well to an electorate that sent a boy-child to do a man’s Presidency and a girl-child to do an adult’s diplomacy job.

Amateur hour in the White House cost good men their lives because in 2008 the nation chose poorly. Pray it does better in 2012.

Reply 18—Posted by: Observer177, 9/27/2012 10:50:13 AM

What a joke. Talk about a”contaminated crime scene.”

The equivalent of half the Bulgarian army has by now tramped through this supposed “crime scene,” for almost two weeks, and smashed or stolen whatever was left unburnt or valuable and picked up their souvenirs.

Hell, days ago even CNN reporters had already been through, sifted through the scene, and found the Ambassador’s private diary.

Just pathetic and totally symptomatic of Obama’s cringing, apologetic, flaccid, impotent, fantasy-based, hate-America, kick me again, so called “foreign policy.”

Reply 19—Posted by: upchuck, 9/27/2012 11:04:30 AM (No. 8893462)

If the FBI is treating this as a crime scene and not an act of war then what would Pearl Harbor be today? A huge crime scene and ongoing investigation hoping the Japanese don’t hate us and be mad.

Give me a break! Melvin Purvis could solve this from his grave.

Reply 21—Posted by: St. Pitbull, 9/27/2012 12:58:42 PM

I see that the FBI is now also leading from behind.

Reply 22—Posted by: pmgsxmca, 9/27/2012 1:03:50 PM

Obama sent the FBI to Libya as a cover. When ask what happen in Benghazi, we can’t comment because it is still under investigation. He is using the FBI as pawns.

Reply 23—Posted by: LadyVet, 9/27/2012 4:50:20 PM

#22, has it right. Obama and Hillary cannot comment. It is under investigation. As Hillary was fond of saying back before 2000, “We have to get all the facts first.” Yeah, right. Then she goes on to try to cover up as many facts as possible. This is her M.O.

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