Originally Posted by Cochise
I would like to see a write up of what specifically they had in terms of weapons, what the mob had, etc etc.
I wonder what the defending side's chances would have been if they'd had some equipment and training about how to mount resistance.
I know we cant trust the Obama regime to provide us with even basic information we can believe is truthful on this affair, but 20 or so people could hold out against a mob long enough for help to have arrived (provided the white house doesnt call them off of course...)
If they are performing high risk duties like arms smuggling in a high risk area like a country where the government just collapsed, you think they could have ordered an extra case of carbines for them or whatever.
How many Americans, State department and CIA security personnel, were safely evacuated from Benghazi that night?
The attack at the Annex was repelled for several hours, until the Lybian government militia allies arrived to facilitate the safe evacuation of everyone except for the two Ex-Navy Seal CIA contractors who were killed by mortar rounds while repelling the attack on the Annex.
That was the plan for security. The Ambassador knew that. The CIA security people knew that. This Deputy Ambassador Hicks likes to go on tv and to Congress and say that he is so surprised that was the plan when he really means is that he thinks it should not have been the plan, but he gets away with that because the press and politicians really can't say out loud the fact that Ambassador Stevens and the CIA security detail had the responsibility to protect the Americans in Lybia with full knowledge of the security situation and the planned response to attacks. It was their job to retreat to a safer area if they knew or thought they were not adequately protected.
The Ambassador is responsible for the safety of his people in country. The fact that this Ambassador Stevens who had a tremendous record of service to our country got caught and killed and one of his State Dept. people got killed and two ex-Navy Seal CIA contractors got killed indicates that sometimes terrorists kill Americans.
You act like some post-mortem is needed to determine that the plan to save the day was not executed. The security plan was executed. The people involved knew the plan. And if the people involved knew that an attack was coming, they would have evacuated Benghazi before 4 Americans got killed.
Ambassador Stevens was not in Benghazi to take Hamburger Hill or Mount Siribachi. If he knew something was coming he could have ordered evacuation and requested support according to the plan in place with CIA and the Lybian government and everybody would have said good call.