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Benghazi: A Dereliction of Duty

petroleum engineer Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:25 PM
Adm. Kimmel and Gen. Short were hung out to dry. They were not given valuable information from Washington and therefore caught flat footed because of it. I did not get on active duty until early 1944, but after spending time in both theatres I read extensively about the Roosevelt's fall guys.

Dereliction

1. Willful neglect, as of duty or principle.

2. a. The act of abandoning; abandonment.

    b. A state of abandonment or neglect.

Within two hours of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, an email was sent to the White House and State Department.

That first email was sent at 4:05 PM-ET (10:05 PM in Benghazi) and specifically mentioned that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia, an al-Qaeda affiliated group, had claimed responsibility for the attacks. Fox News...