a reply to: KnightLight
So Scroll back in time...Bush out Obama in.
New Doctrine...No longer invade and occupy, just nudge the balance to overthrow dictators.
Libya goes into revolution and the outcome is uncertain.
Run guns to the opposition...including rocket propelled grenade launchers et al.
Yay...they won..no "boots on the ground"...
Fast forward a few months and you have all these barely used, almost new shiny US arms floating around in the hands of people who don't have two
pennies to rub together...
Of course they are going to auction the arms off....of course they aren't asking buyers their religious affiliation...this is BIG $$$ for these
So..we send in Spec Ops/CIA and Amb. Stevens job is to ask around and find out who is selling and who is buying. CIA/Spec Op's job is to recover the
arms, mostly through outbidding terrorists to buy our own arms back.
Unfriendly militants get tired of being outbid and interfered with and decide to hit their competitor for bidding. The fallout alone will take the USA
offline in bidding/recovery.
That's just pretty much it. All the evidence is there. The CIA was actually paying the rent on the Benghazi "mission" not Embassy that was hit. It's
why CIA had an office with Spec Ops down the street.
Now...Knowing all this...Who is responsible for what?
CIA? Yah...they are idiots for not predicting push-back as they collected arms and scuttled deals through $ and force with Militants.
Obama/Hillary for choosing the more distant strategy of arming the opposition? Sure...While Bush/Cheney didn't think through an exit plan after the
war...Obama/Hillary didn't think through...what happens to those rocket launchers after the Libyan gov is toppled.
Meh...Our government at work...I am glad we didn't send in troops...On the eff up scale...Pres. Obama/Hillary screwed it up via a CIA that still never
thinks 4 steps ahead...but it is a much smaller eff-up than Iraq and Afghanistan planning by a large magnitude.
The rest is rhetoric and politics.
edit on 25-4-2014 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)