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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Benghazi post mortem

Fox Military analyst Col. David Hunt, in an interview with Breitbart News, is alleging that the State Department rules of engagement for the Libyan Embassy did not allow for bullets in the defender's guns. Supposedly the roe was approved by Hillary last year. It sounds preposterous and super fishy and I have to be suspicious of anything coming from these sources but the facts in question need to be looked at. State Department is currently clammed up and not talking. Wonder if we will ever find out what really went down? I sure hope that this is total bullshit.
"The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, you’re inviting it."Col. David Hunt
Hunt told Breitbart News that “the rules of engagement have been changing drastically over the last 10 years. . . The reason the surge in Iraq worked was we had another 40,000 soldiers and the rules of engagement were changed to allow our guys to shoot. What’s happened in Libya is the final straw of political correctness. We allowed a contractor to hire local nationals as security guards, but said they can’t have bullets. This was all part of the point of not having a high profile in Libya.”
According to Hunt, the debacle at the American mission in Benghazi is directly the result of Obama’s new policies. ”The policy of the Obama administration led to this,” he said.

"Thanks for liberating us, we're sorry."

1 comment:

Hudgins said...

"We allowed a contractor to hire local nationals as security guards, but said they can’t have bullets."

Would you give the locals bullets?

From your writings I would think not.

After all, you have this quote right up front.

"Don't get into a game of crazy with the arabs. They're far better at it than you are."