A year after Benghazi attacks, many questions left unanswered

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  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    Sept. 17, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    So, if the official verdict turns out to be that "Incompetence abounded" here, will my post of the same conclusion be allowed?

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    Sept. 14, 2013 4:06 a.m.

    Heck, we've never got any explanations 157 years after the MM Massacre. Don't hold your breath on Benghazi.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    spring street

    Maybe the conspiracy theories hold no water, but there are still many unanswered questions as JWB pointed out. This issue should not go away until all the questions are in fact answered.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    There ought to be a judicial watch looking into these circumstances, right?
    Your questions are very valid and point to a gun running program.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Sept. 13, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    one vote,
    from 2003-2013 the average cost per year for Iraq and Afghanistan was $85B. the most in a single year was $190B. considering our deficit jumped from ~$250B in 2008 to $1.4T in 2009(of which only $130B belonged to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009, mostly Afghanistan) I would like to know how something that cost less than one tenth of the deficit ruined the economy? The wars did not ruin the econonmy, the main factor was subprime lending and the burst of the housing bubble, which in turn, rocked the financial sector.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Where is a person such as Oliver North when we need him to be hung out to dry? Oh, that is right, the military were not involved as they weren't allowed to do anything in this case.

    The biggest question that they will never answer in this administration is "Why was the United States of America's Ambassador to Libya even in Benghazi during the alert status of all middle eastern embassies during the 9/11 commemoration in those countries?" Why was he in the least secure of all the cities in Libya without a force to protect him? If the CIA personnel were just a couple of blocks away, why were they not at his site protecting him with their capabilities? Was the meeting so secret that the CIA didn't even know the Ambassador was having discussions, meetings, making arrangements or just being there having breakfast with a piece of bread and orange juice?

    If the Ambassador knew his meeting was approaching and he requested more security systems and personnel in the middle of August 2012, why was he not granted some protection 2 weeks later?

    If that meeting was so necessary, why was it on 9/11?

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 10:00 p.m.

    A year later and the consperecy theories still hold no water.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    And yet the Obama administration knows all about what is happening in Syria.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    This tragic incident has never been an election changing incident. Not exactly a trillion Dollar War that ruined the economy. That one will effect elections for another twenty years.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 12, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    We have leaders who can't come clean with the American people.

    Is this how an employee treats the boss?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    Indications are that the Obama Administration would rather not talk about it.
    The State Dept employees are back at work after several months of PAID leave, all employees who have any information are literally sworn to secrecy.
    Who knows? The truth of the matter may sound very much like the Iran-Contra Affair. And the Democrats can' have that.
    We thought the 2012 election was the threat. They dodged that bullet. Now, can they prove flexible enough to keep it out of the 2014 midterms? Or better yet, Hillary's bid for the White House.
    Stay tuned. So far the wall is holding.