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September 27th, 2012
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Benghazi security questions

More than two weeks after four Americans - including the U.S. ambassador to Libya - were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, FBI agents have not yet been granted access to investigate in the eastern Libyan city, and the crime scene has not been secured, sources said.

"They've gotten as far as Tripoli now, but they've never gotten to Benghazi," CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend said Wednesday, citing senior law enforcement officials.

Last Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters that an FBI team had reached Libya earlier in the week.

"In fairness to the secretary, it may be that she wanted to be coy about where they were in Libya for security concerns. That's understandable. But the fact is, it's not clear they've been in Libya for very long," Townsend said on AC360°.

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  1. Tim

    I get that we don't want to be the world's policeman anymore, but where is the outrage? Who gives anyone $100 much less $1B without strings attached? Sorry but as it was said nature abhors a vacuum and someone/thing will fill it up. If we are not going to stand in the gap, the bullies will take over. The Arab Spring while giving the pretense of democracy has and will continue to be hijacked by the bullies. Look at the Russian Revolution, Cuba, Hilter, [insert the name of a dictators revolution], it starts out all populist and then over time is draconian. Good Luck Lybia, Egypt, Syria, next....

    September 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm |