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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:48 PM

US officer got no reply to cables asking more security for Benghazi

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. security officer formerly stationed in Libya has told lawmakers he sent two cables to the State Department requesting more security agents for the American mission in Benghazi but received no response.

Nordstrom told lawmakers that Patrick Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management, issued a "decision memo" in December 2011 requiring that the Benghazi post be manned with five diplomatic security agents, but that it usually had only three or four.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/us-officer-got-no-reply-cables-asking-more-174539222.html



Sorry folks, 2 more 'security agents' at the site would not have stopped the attack.

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louis-t Oct 2012 OP
msongs Oct 2012 #1
louis-t Oct 2012 #2
patrice Oct 2012 #6
patrice Oct 2012 #3
leveymg Oct 2012 #4
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #5

Response to louis-t (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:50 PM

1. Nordstrom charges too much for the junk in his stores btw nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:51 PM

2. D'oh!

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:54 PM

6. OUCH!!! & well played! . . .

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:52 PM

3. We must ask ourselves what aggressive ATTACKS on their budgets might have had to do with that. nt

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:53 PM

4. In itself, this is not potentially a huge scandal.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:53 PM

5. Exactly. They were trapped.

There would've just been two or three more casualties.

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