posted on May, 25 2013 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
It is not uncommon for embassies to be attacked multiple times, or even for attacks to occur within relatively short time frames. The
2008 Yemeni Embassy Attack
that killed 19 occurred in September
of 2008, but in March of that year another attack that killed no Americans occurred. There was yet another attack at the same embassy a few months
later in January of 2009.
While it is unfortunate that additional US security forces weren't present, it is still not suspicious, given the downsizing that had been--and is
still--going on within the Department of Defense and the government in general. Hiring local militias would make a great deal of sense as they would
strain the budget less than paying for full time security from military personnel. I haven't seen any information on members of the contracted
security forces having been with the militants, though I have heard that Sean Smith saw a man in a Libyan police uniform taking images of the
compound, and Smith posted this information on the Internet noting his suspicion of the man. Is that what you're referring to?
, the only stand down order received was after evacuation had begun from the second facility, and after all members of the first had
been moved to this facility. As for the purpose of the attacks, the fact that they carried on past the destruction of the first facility suggests that
there was no higher goal than to incite terror and panic in American citizens, both stationed elsewhere abroad and in the homeland of USA; if the goal
had been to capture specific intelligence or materials from the first location, then there would be no reason to pursue fleeing members to the second
facility. Similarly, if the original goal was to acquire something from the second facility, there would be no reason to start by assaulting the
reply to post by Happy1
I was not suggesting that we don't worry about any issue that has persisted for years, but merely pointing out that it would not be surprising to
discover that MANPADs were being used by the assailants to the embassy, because they have been widely available to terrorists for at least a decade,
so there is no incentive for a cover up by the Obama Administration.