Barack Obama ‘outsourced’ Libya embassy security to unarmed British firm
One of the questions asked after the United States embassy in Libya was attacked and our ambassador, Chris Stevens, was murdered was “where were the marines?“
According to this article the Obama regime decided to take a low profile after the assassination of Muammar Qaddafi; while the Obama regime supported the overthrow of Qaddafi and supported the mission with bombs and intelligence once the deed was done Barack Obama preferred America’s role in the ouster of Qaddafi was forgotten. So much so that Marines were not stationed in Libya, private security was outsourced to Britain, and Hillary Clinton signed off on the “no bullets” rules on engagement:
American Marines were not stationed at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli or the American mission in Benghazi, as would typically have been the case. In the spirit of a “low profile,” the administration didn’t even want an American company in charge of private security. Blue Mountain, the British firm the State Department hired, was willing to abide by the “no bullets” Rules of Engagement (ROE), so were a logical fit for the contract. These sub-standard protections for American diplomats were signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the ROE.
In essence, the Obama Administration tasked an unarmed British firm with security responsibilities that should have been handled by armed American servicemen, and it was all approved by the Secretary of State. Needless to say, the plan failed and an Ambassador was murdered, along with several others.
Does anything else really need to be said? I didn’t think so.