Obama Administration Used UNARMED GUARDS at Benghazi Consulate Despite Previous Terror Attacks
There were four previous Islamist attacks in Benghazi since June. One of the attacks was at the US Consulate. Yet the Obama Administration refused to provide even “standard” security at the consulate compound.
Despite the prior attacks, the Obama State Department used UNARMED GUARDS to protect ambassador at Benghazi consulate.
The unarmed guards were no match for the al-Qaeda linked terrorists who stormed the consulate with RPG’s and automatic weapons.
The Telegraph reported:
Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department’s global security contracting system.
Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work.
The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the death by asphyxiation of the ambassador, Chris Stevens.
Blue Mountain, which is run by a former member of the SAS, received paper work to operate in Libya last year following the collapse of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. It worked on short term contacts to guard an expatriate housing compound and a five-star hotel in Tripoli before landing the prestigious US deal.
Other firms in the security industry expressed surprise that Blue Mountain had won a large, high profile contract from the US government. One industry executive said the level of service Blue Mountain provided did not appear adequate to the risks presented by a lawless city.
When the consulate was attacked on 9-11 these security guards ran off.