Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Someone determined to strike Benghazi

Perhaps the most damning sentence in the unclassified version of the independent US State Department review of the attack on the Benghazi consulate --

The Board found that there was a tendency on the part of policy, security and other U.S. government officials to rely heavily on the probability of warning intelligence and on the absence of specific threat information. The result was possibly to overlook the usefulness of taking a hard look at accumulated, sometimes circumstantial information, and instead to fail to appreciate threats and understand trends, particularly based on increased violence and the targeting of foreign diplomats and international organizations in Benghazi.

The dots were, and are, still not being connected.