Friday, November 2, 2012

FBI Spends Measly 3 Hours Investigating Benghazi, Overlooks documents

The US government denied requests for security in August and September 2012. A Libyan policeman was seen photographing the inside of the embassy compound around 6am on September 11, 2012. This is now confirmed via a cable found under the ashes in Benghazi, 6 weeks after the attack. One of several sensitive documents left behind by the FBI. Shouldn't the FBI have shown up with a crew from SERVPRO and packed up the entire building so that documents could be perused at leisure later? They only inspected the compound for 3 hours then left?

The most haunting part of the story is what was written on Christopher Stevens bathroom mirror, "I am Chris of the dead."
The concerns about police surveillance exhibited in the letters to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Benghazi police chief cast further doubt on early reports that a spontaneous protest was to blame for the attack on the U.S. consulate -- reports that the State Department has disavowed. They also appear to contradict an Oct. 9 State Department briefing on the consulate attack, during which a senior State Department official claimed that there had been no security incidents at the consulate that day. "Everything is calm at 8:30 p.m," the official said. "There's nothing unusual. There has been nothing unusual during the day at all outside."
These letters were found a month and a half after the attack, despite a visit to the compound by FBI investigators. Other documents found at the TOC building include a printout of an unclassified Sept. 9 email between Stevens and David McFarland, the head of the U.S. Embassy's political and economic section, inquiring about meetings for the ambassador's upcoming visit; telephone numbers and names of embassy staff; and a hotel bill from Stevens' 2011 stay at the Tibesti Hotel in Benghazi.
The continued threat to U.S. personnel in Benghazi may be the reason these documents escaped the FBI's attention. With suspected militants still roaming the streets, FBI investigators only had limited time to check the consulate compound. According to a Benghazi resident who resides near the consulate, the FBI team spent only three hours examining the compound.
The FBI declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

8 comments:

LL said...

I'd be willing to bet that the FBI was not accompanied by a platoon of US Marines or Delta Force Operators who secured the facility and the area.

Additionally, it was not a who-done-it crime scene where people would be brought to justice in a US Court. USGOV knows who planned and who executed the attack (using a combination of light artillery/mortars - indirect fire munitions, rocket propelled grenades - direct fire munitions and small arms) in a military fashion. They have the real-time video from overhead. Thus I suspect that the FBI's cursory inspection was more for the purpose of "checking a box" than it was for any seriously needed matter.

Documenting the scene of a terrorist attack after the fact clearly confirms what USGOV saw first hand, but what other purpose does it serve?

Old NFO said...

Yeah, curiouser and curiouser...

WoFat said...

Things left laying about on the floor are all dirty. Eiew!

Rick Street said...

We sadly will never know the truth

Kid said...

There is much more to come out about this if it ever comes out.

I pray Romney wins as a 1st wish, then that he fires all the democrat tools in all of the tributaries of the current administration and then does a serious investigation of this event.

There are people who should be up on charges here and certainly other who should be barred from public office like hilrod.

Race Bannon said...

I can't speak for the FBI...but from what I read, they know crime scenes...and they follow orders...

I'm just sayin'...

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

UPDATE: Incompetence to end 1/20/13.

Fredd said...

I would probably use the FBI report on their investigation to line the bottom of a bird cage, for all the value it will have under this administrations' bungling of everything it touches.

Contrary to Rick Street's lament that we will never know the truth, I believe the truth has already come out, and it's not a truth that Americans like one bit.