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US Ambassador and three American staffers killed in Libya

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    we are all wondering about just when our president and his officials knew about the attack, and if it was about some video. let's think for a moment, would we have moved our ships, marines, and planes around Italy if it was only a video? Just maybe they knew a lot sooner and perhaps a lot more than we are being told. And perhaps they would have saved our people from such a death. I believe president Obama has some explaining, especially before he is re-elected.
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    xxxjcxxx Wrote: we are all wondering about just when our president and his officials knew about the attack, and if it was about some video. let's think for a moment, would we have moved our ships, marines, and planes around Italy if it was only a video? Just maybe they knew a lot sooner and perhaps a lot more than we are being told. And perhaps they would have saved our people from such a death. I believe president Obama has some explaining, especially before he is re-elected.


    Our president doesn't give details to the Navy everyday as to where they should be, in fact, most of what happens in the military is behind president eyes, the President cannot control the military in this way, never has never will. It is clear who is behind the attack in Libya, Republican created haters, that end up justifying more Republican created wars, that is who America needs to blame, not our President Obama.




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    Well we now know it wasn't the video and that the White House new in real time that the attacks were happening. In fact they were told a month in advance that the terrorists were increasing in Libya and that the Libyian contingency in charge of security were not going to be able to keep the compound secure. There certainly a lot of explaining to do by this administration and why our American people in foreign land were not protected! And, now I read that the Admiral was relieved of his post because he didn't "stand down" when his people were begging for help! This is an atrocity and definitely not a "safe" feeling for our embassies over seas. The more they lie the more they have to cover up and pretty soon their "facts" are not going to jive anymore. Personally this is worse than the Nixon and Clinton administration debacles. Four Americans were needlessly murdered because our administration did not react in a responsible way.
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    How can the Republicans be responsible for the American deaths in Libya? President Obama is President. It's his responsibility to keep Americans safe - basically his most important job as President! So why is it that he told the military to stand down and when our Admiral decided to go and help his fellow commrads he was pulled from the Middle EAst? Obama wasn't there - as a matter of fact - he was campaigning not paying attention to the hotspot in Libya. The White House was warned a month before the attack, and the embassy had been attacked twice before. The Ambassador requested more security and the White House refused. So I don't know where you get off saying it was the republicans. This is just more of the same - no one can own up to taking responsibilities for their actions. It's just like a bunch of kids - it's not my fault!
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    It is useless to keep arguing about this; as I said in my previous mail (see my "Dutch" mail) you can not blame anyone in this case. As I said before the Ambassor took this job, and as with any job you have to know what you are in for, otherwise do not take such job. Like the military, if you join you can be just about sure you get shot at, that is the risk you take.
    As an Ambassador to Libya ( where I've been) you never know what is going to happen at any time; so if you get sent out prepare yourself and do not take any chances.
    This Ambassador made the mistake that the people liked him, so no need for extra protection. However he forgot that Muslim countries despise Americans, probably people where he dealt with had something to gain from him so were friendly. However he forgot to look beyond these people who befriended him.
    So again if anyone gets sent out to any of "doubtful" counties prepare yourself or refuse to go.
    End of story.
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    There just appears to be no interest, no information as to why this Yousser, the man who made the infamous video and put it on YouTube, would do such a thing, and where would he get his capital from, to hire actors, crew, etc. It's not as though he is in the profession, becausehe seems to be a fraudster dabbling in various things, including identity theft.
    So his interest, clearly, is not about the Prophet or the Muslim faith. And what a convenient time to come up with a video like this on the internet, and have it light fires in a regions already in major turmoil.
    To me, it provided, in the minimum an excuse, a cover, whatever, for the Benghazi attack, and it is made more plausible that there IS a connection between the idiotic video and the attack that there was a pretty serious reaction, attack, in Cairo, and protests in other countries.
    Is this coincidental? I very very much doubt it, since Youseff seemed to have no political ambition, his ambition being making a dishonest living. So it was contrived, and thrown out like bait into the roiling region.
    Indeed, these events, including Benghazi, were because, even if peripherally, to justify an attack, a result of this video. And we know it was not an act of God.
    But we do know that the hurrican WAS an ACT OF GOD.