Col. David Hunt: "State Department just allowed our guys to get killed"

Bob Beauprez
Posted: Sep 16, 2012 12:01 AM

If you weren't already uncontrollably furious over the debacle in Libya that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy personnel, this is likely to send you over the edge.  From Breitbart News:

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department:

"The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, you’re inviting it."

Earlier, on Howie Carr's radio show Thursday, Colonel Hunt said that the American mission at Benghazi "was like a cardboard building, there wasn't even bullet proof glass." In addition, Hunt said the security guards inside the mission didn't have bullets:

Howie Carr: They weren't allowed to have bullets, is that correct? 

Colonel Hunt: That's true. They were private security. The rules of engagement were ridiculous. 

The report continues:

According to Hunt, the debacle at the American mission in Benghazi is directly the result of Obama's new policies. "The policy of the Obama administration led to this," he said.

"It was the policy of the Obama administration to have a low profile in Libya. That's why the rules of engagement were approved by the Secretary of State to have no Marines at Benghazi, and to have an American contractor hire Libyan nationals to provide security there. The rules were they couldn't have ammunition."

"Obama may not have known the details of the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, but his Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor would have. The Secretary of State absolutely would have."

Read entire extensive Breitbart report here

Also please note that the Townhall Finance column NightWatch first drew attention to inadequate diplomatic security on September 6th after an attack in Pakistan:

US officials praised Pakistani security for its swift response. The questions NightWatch poses are how the attackers knew the timing, route and identity of vehicles containing US officials.

Usually there are three answers to the NightWatch questions. First is the attackers got lucky. Second is that incredibly incompetent US diplomatic security that puts American officials in Pakistan at constant risk. The third answer is insider dealings that betray US movement plans and routes … which also signifies incredibly inept US diplomatic security.

It is long past time for accountability. If State Department diplomatic security cannot protect the US Consulate in Peshawar, it must be closed.