Bombshell: State Department Reduced Security in Libya Despite Numerous Terror Attacks

The Obama State Department reduced the number of trained Americans guarding US officials in Libya accorfinhg to a top Republican in Congress. This was despite the fact that the US consulate was attacked twice in the last six months.

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) broke this news yesterday on FOX and Friends:

Eli Lake at The Daily Beast reported:

In the six months leading up to the assault on the United States consulate in Benghazi, the State Department reduced the number of trained Americans guarding U.S. facilities in Libya, according to a leading House Republican investigating the Sept. 11 anniversary attacks. The reduction in U.S. security personnel increased America’s reliance on local Libyan guards for the protection of its diplomats.

This is the latest charge from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican leading a House investigation on the Benghazi attacks, regarding alleged security defects in Benghazi. Chaffetz said the information comes from whistleblowers who have approached the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The State Department on Wednesday didn’t respond to requests for comment. However, a senior State Department official said an independent review panel was examining the charge. This official said it was routine to reduce the number of U.S. personnel serving in new diplomatic posts such as Benghazi over time. When the U.S. established its official presence in Benghazi in 2011, it was the middle of a war, and even routine jobs such as drivers were handled by U.S. personnel, this official said.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Chaffetz said the information comes from whistleblowers who have approached the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    Any hopes Hillary may have had for 2016 are fading…

  • Patty

    Then what is this about?

    October Surprise: Obama Plans Major Airstrike on Libyan Targets

  • Patty

    Black Jaque….. If Mitt is elected I doubt Billary will have a chance in hell because Romney will get his ass to do the actual work as president..The work Obama hates to do. Obama is an actor playing president. He doesnt want to do it.He wants to give speeches, go to fundraisers, fly on AF1, hobknob with Celebrities, have whitehouse concerts and enjoy the perks of the jobs. He doesnt want to work he is the laziest POS to ever sit in the whitehouse. He is voting present.

    I found this on NB site by another who posted Chrissy Matthews comments from a few weeks or months back. I also saw a youtube video about Obama’s gulf oil spill management of the disaster…or lack of where Liberals crushed Obama…It has not gotten any better.

    See: Chris Matthews Slams Obama: He’s Got ‘The Worst Kind of a Notion of the Presidency’ —


    Matthews: “The day he got inaugurated, he sent us all home and said, ‘Thank you, now watch how smart I am.’ That’s the worst kind of a notion of the presidency”

    If I could say one thing to Barack Obama, “Stop showing us how smart you are and lead us. Ask us to do something. Pull us behind you. Enlist us in the service of our country. Ask us to do something.”

    There’s nothing to root for.

    What are we trying to do in this administration?

    What’s he going to do in the second term? More of this? Is this it? Is this as good as it gets? Where are we going?

    He never tells us how he’s going to address Medicare, Medicaid, how is going to reform Social Security. Is he going to deal with long-term debt? How? Is he going to reform the tax system? How? Just tell us. Why are we in this fight with him? Just tell us, Commander, give us our orders and tell us where we’re going, give us the mission. And he hasn’t done it.

    Their idea of running a campaign is a virtual universe of sending e-mails around to people. No it’s not. It’s meetings with people, it’s forging alliances. It’s White House meetings and dinner parties that go on till midnight, and he should be sitting late at night now with senators and members of Congress and governors working together on how they’re going to win this political fight that’s coming.

    I don’t have a sense that he’s ever had a meeting. I hear stories that you will not believe. Not a single phone call since the last election.

    They don’t call. He never calls. That’s the, that’s the message. Members of Congress, I keep asking, “When did you hear from him last?”

    WITT: Silence.

    MATTHEWS: He doesn’t like their company.

    WITT: You’ve just…

    MATTHEWS: That’s a problem, by the way.

    End carefully selected excerpts (LOL – almost every word)

    Indeed that is a problem; this having a President who is “lazy and disengaged,” and who doesn’t have the slightest notion of what being the POTUS is all about.

    We all knew this was Obama and what we would get. Nothing but problems

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    security is fine as long as it doesn’t offend islam. “the world does not belong to those that insult islam.” and hillary and barack are part of a political ideology that definitely wants the world to belong to them.

  • democraps suck

    again it just shows how much the illegal mooslime hates america and wants americans killed…any TRUE LEGAL american would have sent thousands of troops to secure the embassy or gotten the americans out before…obummer…what a POS

  • Finncrisp

    Nancy explained all this . Republicans cut funding – it’s all their fault. In spite of the fact they never raised a flag at State that there was an issue. What worthless toads.

    Pass the buck, Ambassadors better duck.

  • squeaky

    [Against the backdrop of the attack on our embassy in Benghazi, and looming embassy security cuts due to sequestration, it appears politics and ideology are trumping common sense.]

  • Grandma Perkins

    Another day, another game-changing bombshell.

  • Patty



    Obama Won The Debate Americans Needed To Hear


    Many people say Obama was ill prepared. How does the President of the US come ill prepared to answer the questions about a job he has campaiggned for the last 6 years for and actually been president for the past 3.75 ?????

    He is supposed to be dealing with and engaging in these discussions and debates and problems day in and day out. He Basically showed us all( many of us new this would happen 4 years ago) that he has been sleep walking or golfing his way through the past 4 years. He cant answer basic questions and he cant give basic defenses of his policies.

    Romney treated Obama like he was a petulant kid who just got out of college and he let run the family business only to return 4 years later to find the kid totally failed to do his job and blames all the workers for his failures.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    October Surprise: Obama Plans Major Airstrike on Libyan Targets


    I wonder what the bombs are intended to hit. A local aspirin production facility, perhaps…?

  • valerie

    #12 October 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    BIGKAHUNA commented:

    Bingo. An incumbent US President is supposed to be briefed these issues, in detail, on an almost-daily basis. It goes with the territory, unless the President refuses to be educated.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #12 big K…i think obama’s opinion of the presidency is he likes the salary and the perks , the rest of it you can shove…

  • USMC Thomas

    Incompetent Miss Piggy should resign, but won’t as the clinton’s place their own self-importance above honor and dignity.

  • squeaky

    “October Surprise: Obama Plans Major Airstrike on Libyan Targets..” a silver lining in black cloud.
    maybe bringing justice to 4 slain Americans who maybe didn’t have to be slain. making deals with the devil.

  • bg


    Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith

    more at link, in connecting linsk, and scroll for more..

    [The White House claims two ex-SEALs killed in Libya were inept security
    guards. The truth? They volunteered for duty and died heroes. But that
    doesn’t serve an Obama political purpose, now does it?


    “Woods and Doherty weren’t part of the detail, nor were they
    personally responsible for the ambassador’s security, but they
    stepped into the breach when the attacks occurred and their
    actions saved the lives of others,” an unnamed U.S. official told
    the Washington Guardian.

    So as the consulate was pummeled with mortar fire from an
    organized al-Qaida terrorist attack, the two men, with no
    preparation and no ground intelligence, just plain stepped
    forward without any obligation to do so, and died defending
    the U.S. after the non-U.S. contractors who were paid to do
    that ran away.

    Such information ought to get out, because these men died
    heroes. They didn’t have to be there, but they went anyway
    defending against a terrorist attack that can only be compared
    to the Alamo.]


  • Paddy

    Hilary is done as a politician. The investigation will prove that all of the security lapses were her doing. She is also resonsible for disarming (no bullets) Marine guards at embassies and consulates. The swamp called State department must be drained, purged is a better term.

  • bg


    re: Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith

    they still have not been “MENTIONED”, however, you can bet your
    first child had they been Muslim, they would have received medals
    posthumously September 12, 2012..

    no, i am not the bigot, President Obama is.. :-(