September 13th, 2012
04:56 PM ET

Security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi

Was the US consulate in Benghazi adequately protected?

There were three lines of defense at consulate. Libyan security guards manned the outer perimeter. As you move further in, there are contract guards hired by the State Department. US special agents are the last line of defense inside the hard line.

The State Department, on Thursday, defended the security in place.

"We did evaluate the threat stream and we determined that the security at Benghazi was appropriate for what we knew," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. KaraKara

    I think I speak for a lot of Americans when I offer this quote from the movie 'Aliens' when it comes to how disgusted we are with the Middle East:

    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. "

    September 15, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
  2. Anarath

    Q: "Was the US consulate in Benghazi adequately protected?"
    A: Attack was perpetrated by stoned sandal-wearing hippie fa%#ts......Obviously NOT.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply

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