The Obama regime version of the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi, and the murder of 4 U.S. citizens, is unraveling hour-by hour. Breitbart News reports that the State Department’s official policy for the Libyan diplomatic mission was intended to be “low profile” and the rules of engagement (ROE) for the Benghazi consulate was “no bullets”. Let that sink in for a moment. NO BULLETS! How does one engage any attack or any threat with no bullets? But that was the ROE order signed by SOS Hilary Clinton. The State Department hired British security company, Blue Mountain, as they agreed to provide security based upon the “no bullets” ROE and at least 5 of the security team were Libyan nationals. As I’ve said before, this entire affair is a direct result of incompetence and dereliction of duty at the highest levels of the White House, Secretary of State and Defense Department.
According to a source close to Breitbart News and high up in the intelligence community, the Obama administration’s policy following Muammar Gadafi’s death has been to keep a “low profile” during a chaotic time.
For this reason, according to the source, American Marines were not stationed at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli or the American mission in Benghazi, as would typically have been the case. In the spirit of a “low profile,” the administration didn’t even want an American company in charge of private security. Blue Mountain, the British firm the State Department hired, was willing to abide by the “no bullets” Rules of Engagement (ROE), so were a logical fit for the contract. These sub-standard protections for American diplomats were signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the ROE.
In essence, the Obama Administration tasked an unarmed British firm with security responsibilities that should have been handled by armed American servicemen, and it was all approved by the Secretary of State. Needless to say, the plan failed and an Ambassador was murdered, along with several others.
As of now, the State Department has not disclosed the full State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya.