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BREAKING State Dept. Report On Benghazi

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An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management failures at the State Department led to inadequate security that left the diplomatic mission vulnerable.

Despite those failures, the Accountability Review Board determined that no individual American officials ignored or violated their duties and found no cause for any disciplinary action. The board found that contrary to initial reports, there was no protest outside the mission and blamed the incident entirely on terrorists.

The State Department sent a classified version of the report to lawmakers Tuesday and released an unclassified version later Tuesday. The report makes 29 recommendations to improve embassy security. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she accepted all of the board’s recommendations.

“The Accountability Review Board report provides a clear-eyed look at serious, systemic challenges that we have already begun to fix. I am grateful for its recommendations for how we can reduce the chances of this kind of tragedy happening again,” Clinton said in letters to the Senate and House panels reviewing the attack.

The Report is a bit too general– blaming things on the management of the State Department without naming names.

Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department (the “Department”) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.

It talks about a ramp up of incidents which should have alerted the department to allocate more security, yet the State Dept. was turning over security to the Libyans.



  1. RANDO

    December 19th, 2012

    So, this is nobody’s fault? IMPEACH NOBODY!

    Independent panel, my ass.

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  2. LibertyMilitia

    December 19th, 2012

    Stricter gun laws in Benghazi would have saved our people right Hillary?

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  3. Piker

    December 19th, 2012

    What a crock… the terrorist aren’t to blame either… they were probably from a broken home.

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  4. Twellsy

    December 19th, 2012

    I’m shocked. SHOCKED.

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  5. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 19th, 2012

    “BREAKING State Dept. Report On Benghazi”

    Y’mean BROKEN don’t you?

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  6. thirdtwin

    December 19th, 2012

    “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she accepted all of the board’s recommendations.”

    “But only after being slammed upside the head with the full report.”

    That’s the part they left out. Explains the concussion, too.

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  7. Unruly Refugee

    December 19th, 2012

    Fuckers just write themselves free passes the same way they give their own undeserving asses a raise in pay. Infested with cancerous corruption.

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  8. Ten Megaton

    December 19th, 2012

    Now they will want to ban mortars. Well I will not turn mine in.

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  9. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 19th, 2012

    “….Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels….”, but NO individual accountability or fault.

    That just about sums up the entire federal government.

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  10. J Frank Parnell

    December 19th, 2012

    You knew it was coming when Obama was elected the first time.

    Banana republic.

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  11. Claudia

    December 19th, 2012

    “the State Dept. was turning over security to the Libyans.”

    NO ONE EXCEPT AMERICANS should be responsible for the safety of AMERICAN ambassadors.

    Stupid, f*cking bitch witch.

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  12. 123321123321

    December 19th, 2012

    This report is a total whitewash of what happened and their Solution? Create a new high paying Position!

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