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#1 Not specific enough? What does the NYTs want, an engraved message from Abdul and Ahmoud that they are going to assassinate the Ambo on 911?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 09:01||
#2 Has the NYTs not heard of contingency planning?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 09:02||
#3 Apparently not since they didn't pre-emptively protect POTUS on this issue before Fox got there.
Posted by lotp 2012-10-30 09:16||
#4 A reasonable conclusion---for a newspaper that blames Israel for Paleo militancy.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-30 10:01||
#5 So I guess we need to know the names of the individual attackers, the models and serial numbers of any weapons they are carrying, attack plans, and the weather before we could possibly assign the proper force to defend ourselves? The Greatest Generation would be so proud.
Posted by gorb 2012-10-30 10:13||
#6 We have no specific information, but that's good enough to militarize our airports and grope law abiding citizens by the thousands daily.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-30 10:27||
#7 I seem to remember the Canadians having a plan...getting out of Iran. Perhaps there was a general understanding that there would be an Iranian backed attack (known known) against a Western embassy (unknown known)?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-30 13:57||
#8 KRAUTHAMMER stated this AM that the Benghazi attack went on for nine hours, which IMO means that the US had more than enough time to rescue the personnel or survivors of the diploamtic mission. An armed heliborne platoon or company of US Marines andor SPECOPS backed up by Helo andor AC-130 Gunships, etc. would have been more than enough.
The above may not had arrived in time to prevent the successful penetration of the consulate grounds by the attackers, but they should had arrived in time to prevent the violent deaths of Amb. Stevens + the others.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-30 20:47||