WOW! Talk about timing! The State Department (That’s Hillary Clinton) approved $100,000 to “green up” the U.S. embassy in Vienna, Austria, on May 7, 2012. Yet, the State Department could not continue use of a DC-3 (that’s a WWII airplane) by the US Embassy in Lybia, a request made by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the US Embassy and all US interests in Lybia.
The US Embassy is located in Tripoli, Lybia, about 650 kilometers west of Benghazi, Lybia, where US Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were killed at the US Consulate. So, any facts about the US Embassy in Tripoli must be extrapolated to Benghazi. Is that extrapolation a stretch? Your call.
The US Embassy in Tripoli received an e-mail on May 3, 2012, with the subject line, “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.” The DC-3 request was made by a group of Special Forces. The original DC-3 has a maximum speed of about 370 KPH, so (assuming no modernization) it would have taken the Special Forces less than two hours to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi to assist in a battle that lasted at least six hours. Could the Special Forces saved the Americans? We’ll never know, thanks to the Obama and Clinton State Department.
At the time of the Benghazi attack, US Ambassador Stevens was not guarded. A 16 person security team was removed from Libya in August 2012, despite the fact that the security team was specifically requested to remain.
But what is even more outrageous is that on May 7, 2012, four days after denying the Special Forces request, the State Department authorized the US Embassy in Vienna, Austria, to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. Further, at a May 10, 2012, party, Ambassador William Eacho featured his new Volts and other green investments as part of the US government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.” This US Embassy in Austria web page is quite interesting.
What is even more outrageous (if that’s possible) is that per Hillary Clinton’s State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, no Marines were at either the Embassy in Tripoli or the Consulate in Benghazi. According to Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt, the decision not to staff Benghazi with Marines was made by Clinton. Hunt also said that “It was the policy of the Obama administration to have a low profile in Libya.” Hunt continued, “What’s happened in Libya is the final straw of political correctness. We allowed a contractor to hire local nationals as security guards, but said they can’t have bullets.”
The State Department had the money to implement and feature Obama’s “green energy” initiative, but not enough money to protect Americans that Obama sent to Lybia! Simply outrageous!
But that’s just my opinion.
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