According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.
Forget all those warships and soldiers you’re seeing on the news. They’re an empty show being put on by Obama to avoid looking weak in front of the American people. Despite all the tough talk on the front covers of every newspaper, it’s still absolutely business as usual and instead of the US military taking action in Libya, the investigation will be headed up by Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI.
At no time during all the years of terror in Iraq was an American ambassador ever killed there. The deaths of four Americans in Libya not only make them the first American casualties of Obama’s Libyan War, they show just how badly Obama and his allies bungled the planning of the aftermath of the overthrow of Gaddafi.
Libya is unstable and the Obama Administration has a choice between going all in to secure it or completely pulling out and taking all staff with it. 50 Marines are not going to hold off the thousands of Jihadist fighters that Obama’s intervention in Libya attracted there. The current attack will attract more Muslim Jihadists looking for a fight and the cycle will begin, with more security forces and more Jihadists until the United States either finds itself fighting a Libyan insurgency or pulling out.