The death of the US Ambassador and 3 other Americans during that terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya could and should have been prevented, if only there was enough security apparatus put in place to protect the compound. Unhappily Obama was too busy trying to convince people that he deserves another comfortable stint in theWhite House, and was therefore AWOL in terms of making sure that the consulate was well protected. Even as the ambassador was being killed, Obama was in full campaign mode, and seems totally disconnected from what was happening in Libya...his total non-response was as inexplicable as it was abhorrent.. As president, one of his major responsibility is to make absolutely sure that no American civilian,( not the least of which, is the ambassador) is ever killed by terrorists again, after what happened Sept 11, 2001
Obama should be made accountable for those deaths, and if he can not give an adequate explanation as to why he was remiss in protecting American lives, then he should be made complicit in those deaths.
Yes, I heard that Obama was reading "The Pet Goat" at the time of the Libya embassy attack.
As it is, extra protection has been added to all US embassies as a result.
Which just means that next time they will pick a different target. And we will, after the fact, rush to lock that barn door after the cow's long gone.
But wait. There are other post-attack actions being taken in Libya.
Maybe the Libyan people should be held accountable here.
I mean, there were other Libyan protestors there at the embassy prior to the attack.
Had they been more on the ball, and recognized that their protest would be preempted by terrorists, the ambassador would still be alive.
Oh well. At least they're taking matters into their own hands now.
Of course the Libyan authorities are complicit, in that there is an explicit diplomatic agreement that the host country will provide security for embassies in their country. That, however does not absolve Obama's sin of ommision by not being engaged enough in what was going on in a Libyan city known for Al Quaeda activity, Obama apprarently has been skipping his daily face to face briefing with his national security team, in favor of campaigning in Nevada or gallivanting around with his celebrity peers in the entertainment world.
Seems to me the world is a little larger than just little ole Obama.
by Holle Abee5 years ago
From the Daily Beast and CNBC:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 … ative.htmlhttp://www.cnbc.com/id/49110439It's on FOX, too, but I know the libs wouldn't trust that source. lol
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