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Terrible: State Dept. denied security request from US embassy in Libya

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The Obama administration’s deadly failures in the months leading up to the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya continue to trickle out.

=====> DRIP DRIP DRIP “@TomBevanRCP: Hmm. http://t.co/ieHePMTp

— Jon McC (@fatdaddybulldog) October 5, 2012

Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya > http://t.co/G5lZj8Ac

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 5, 2012

In an exclusive report that will make your blood boil, ABC’s Jake Tapper highlights a request made by the embassy’s security team in May. The State Department rejected the request for a small aircraft that would allow the team to move safely around the country.

ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties.

Copied on the email was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya,  Sept. 11, 2012, along with three other Americans. That attack has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic personnel in that country were provided with adequate security support.

"Amb. Stevens… made multiple security related requests that were turned down by Washington officials." Terrific. http://t.co/MW37ylSy

— Jake Hunt (@jake_hunt) October 5, 2012

Proven complete disregard for transportation and safety between Tripoli and Benghazi. http://t.co/8dud0O7u #emailsaysitall

— spongedocks (@spongedocks) October 5, 2012

A House Oversight Committee spokesperson told ABC, “Security related transportation has been identified as one of the particular items where embassy personnel did not receive the support they sought.”

Awful RT @DanRiehl: ABC: Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya – http://t.co/kY73DgVO

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) October 5, 2012

Surreal reading from ABC News. Prayers for the families of the fourn men who gave their lives in Benghazi. http://t.co/FWJPs0Af

— Elizabeth Blackney (@MediaLizzy) October 5, 2012

Just another “bump in the road” for President Obama and the State Department?

Obama and Hilary need to answer, Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya http://t.co/wdDa4ggN

— Pundit Review (@PunditReview) October 5, 2012

Unquestionably, @jaketapper 's report takes this to a new level of mismanagement/scandal. http://t.co/XtcFvUdf

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 5, 2012

It’s long past time for the media to shrug off their palace guard uniforms and turn the drip-drip-drip into a flood.

If we had real press this would explode today @jaketapper: State Dept Rejected Req of Security Team at Embassy Libya > http://t.co/BCt0D0SV

— Randy Collack (@schmengieBG) October 5, 2012

Twitchy will keep you updated on the impact of Tapper’s report.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/05/terrible-email-shows-state-department-denied-security-request-from-us-embassy-in-libya/

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