What in the SAMFREAKINHELL Went on in the Libyan Desert?!?!

Libya rescue squad ran into fierce, accurate ambush

* U.S. rescue mission to Benghazi hit by ‘professional’ ambush

* Two diplomats killed at consulate, two at ‘safe’ house fight

* Rescue raid for diplomats dogged by miscommunication

By Hadeel Al Shalchi

BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) – A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.

Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.

Miscommunication which understated the number of American survivors awaiting rescue – there were 37, nearly four times as many as the Libyan commander expected – also meant survivors and rescuers found themselves short of transport to escape this second battle, delaying an eventual dawn break for the airport.

Read the whole long thing (H/T HotAir headLines). So there WERE AMERICAN troops killed!

WHAT was Ambassador Stevens doing in the middle of Al Qaeda territory in a COMPLETELY unprotected posture, especially on the most vunerable, begging-for-a-hit day of the year?!? And to only have ‘local’ (read: Libyan) guards, say WHAT? It’s an inordinate breach of common sense, let alone every tenet of basic security planning for your average Joe, less mind a high value target like the damned AMBASSADOR! What a travesty, a disgrace and a tragic cluster fuck.

Holy. Mother. Of God. It boggles the mind.

Whenever Obama finally leaves Las Vegas, someone should…oh, forget it.

7 Responses to “What in the SAMFREAKINHELL Went on in the Libyan Desert?!?!”

  1. Crusader says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? What a different story than what was initially told. And what will be the story late Friday afternoon, for the weekly news dump?

  2. Skyler says:

    It’s getting hard to believe what is happening to our nation. Simply unbelievable.

  3. Ensign Redshirt says:

    So they announced the visit, and put a Libyan commander in charge?

    Geeze, and I thought MY job was dangerous.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ask Obama.

    Oh wait, he doesn’t take questions.

    Ask Hillary.

    Oh wait, she’s traveling.

  5. skh.pcola says:

    Ozero and his Obamunists are devoutly unserious about protecting our interests and standing in the world. If you believe in the Alinsky/Cloward-Piven model, you could make a convincing argument that the cabal in the White House is hoping to foment a crisis to save their looming defeat at the polls. After all, they aren’t finished in “fundamentally transforming” our nation.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @Ensign redshirt… I’d be VERY careful were I you…and thanks for the chuckle on your name…

    And yeah, what everyone else said – I’m tending paranoid here. Either we are REALLY that stupid or we are really…um that stupid. Sigh.

    And I’m sorry. But it’s not just this clueless admin. It’s the last and the one before last, too. Or maybe just that the State Dept rules the presidents?

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