Good grief! We have a Special Mission Compound located in one of the most dangerous places on earth, inhabited with U.S. diplomats, and the Pentagon didn’t know it existed? Further, General Carter Ham was not aware that there was a CIA annex in Benghazi? This report cites the information coming from the Senate Benghazi report released last week. [All emphasis is mine.]
Page 28 of the 85-page report states:
“With respect to the role of DoD and AFRICOM in emergency evacuations and rescue operations in Benghazi, the Committee received conflicting information on the extent of the awareness within DoD of the Benghazi
Annex. According to U.S. AFRICOM, neither the command nor its Commander were aware of an annex in Benghazi, Libya.
“However, it is the Committee’s understanding that other DoD personnel were aware of the Benghazi Annex.”
Page 77 of the report further divulges that Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of U.S. Africa Command, “was not even aware there was a CIA annex in Benghazi at the time of the attacks.”
Continued the Senate report: “We are puzzled as to how the military leadership expected to effectively respond and rescue Americans in the event of an emergency when it did not even know of the existence of one of the U.S. facilities.” Source: World Net Daily
This gives further speculation to a Fast-and-Furious-type gun-running operation from the U.S. inside Libya from Benghazi, to Syrian rebels, which the administration has denied.
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