Benghazi was a planned tragedy

LYONS: Benghazi was a planned tragedy

The event was no surprise, and the massive cover-up appalls

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LYONS: Benghazi was a planned tragedy

The event was no surprise, and the massive cover-up appalls

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By James A. Lyons

Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The recent reports by the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Armed Services Committee make clear that no organization in the chain of command, including the White House, should have been surprised by the tragic events that occurred at our Benghazi Special Mission Compound (SMC) on Sept. 11, 2012.

Clearly, there was both strategic and tactical warnings.

The security situation in eastern Libya, particularly Benghazi, was out of control. Trying to explain our failure to protect the SMC as a lack of appreciation of the seriousness of the deteriorating security situation or incompetence does not pass muster. This was a planned event and explains the massive cover-up.

There were numerous hostile acts leading up to the attack on the compound. For example, on…

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4 Responses to Benghazi was a planned tragedy

  1. uspaces88: This quote is attributed to Putin and was left in a comment by new blogger Sabotuer365. Stop by and check his blog.

  2. From a comment left on my blog:

    Vladimir Putin reportedly said off the record: “Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, sh-ts on the board and then struts around like it won the game.”

    That’s Obama in a nutshell.

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