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Judicial Watch: Benghazi Guard Force Was 'Glorified Street Gang'

By    |   Friday, 12 Sep 2014 01:05 PM


It should come as no surprise that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked because security problems preceded the 2012 bombing of the compound, said Judicial Watch spokesperson Chris Farrell.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack on the anniversary of 9/11. Farrell told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" that documents obtained by Judicial Watch showed the consulate was also attacked in June of that year.

"In June, early June of that same year, bad guys had blown a hole in the wall at the compound," Farrell said Friday. "This was a very troubled, very compromised local security issue from the very beginning. And, then compounding that you had Ambassador Stephens' U.S. guard force, both contract folks and military, shrink from 38 people down to nine. So, we shouldn't be surprised by the outcome."

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Farrell said the documents showed problems with the guard force, which he called a "glorified street gang," that was engaged by the Blue Mountain Group, a little-known Welsh security company.

He said the guards were "literally getting in fist fights with their superiors," adding there were also issues "with them not showing up to work, with them simply wandering off their guard posts."

"Despite all the usual phony baloney double talk in Washington, this is all documented. And, it's no surprise to anybody who looks at the security situation in Benghazi," Farrell said.


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It's no surprise that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked because security problems preceded the 2012 bombing of the compound, Judicial Watch spokesperson Chris Farrell says on "America's Forum."
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