The U.S. ambassador to Libya and U.S. Consulate were “hung out to dry” by the Obama administration. The seizure of the consulate compound and the killing of the ambassador along with the two former Navy SEALS and another person in the compound is inexcusable and tantamount to dereliction of duty by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The ambassador had asked for security and got none. Libya had just gone through a major civil uprising. Clinton had bragged about the murder of Khadafi, even though he had surrendered and was executed on-the-spot. She had backed these same rebel forces during the uprising.
The secretary tried to explain away the truth with lies. Most quickly figured out that this was a planned attack and not based upon some video that depicted Islam/Mohammad derogatorily.
Similar videos have been out for years. Apparently, the Israelis announced this pending attack the day before it occurred. Perhaps the secretary had decided (as has President Obama) that attending intelligence briefings are not the best use of their valuable time.
The two former SEALS, who were in Libya on their own, gave their lives defending sovereign U.S. soil, the consulate compound. They should be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Now Clinton can provide the bookend for her husband Bill’s fiasco in Somalia, where the Rangers had asked for armor and were denied, resulting in multiple deaths.
In Somalia there were two Special Forces soldiers who also gave their lives defending their fallen comrades. They were awarded the Medal of Honor. Further, I suggest that these SEALS’ next-of-kin be awarded the equivalent of the servicemen’s life insurance policy benefits.
Running through this entire Middle East fiasco is the thread of the Obama administration’s support of Islam. The war on terror is 99 percent about Islamic jihadists.
Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley was fired recently as an instructor at the prestigious Joint Forces Staff College where he taught a course titled “Perspectives on Islam and Islam Radicalism,” an approved Department of Defense course. A West Point graduate, Dooley was on track to be a general.
However, Muslims not in the course complained. Shortly thereafter, Dooley was relieved of his teaching position. (i.e., end of military career). This action was approved by Gen. Martin Dempsey, Secretary of Defense Panetta, President Obama (and likely cheered by the Muslim Brotherhood).
Do we really want our sons and daughters serving under the leadership of these nincompoops?