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-- joining me now Mike Baker former CIA Covert operations officer president of diligence or global intelligence and security firm mark good to have you here.
This is had it if you roller device of some convenience for this administration to refer to the FBI when they know full well that the three weeks.
From the day of this terrorist attack.
The FBI's had no access.
What is not a currency it is a it is a scene of terror.
Which it has taken this administration I'm -- -- long time to acknowledge.
Right you we think if they were doing this right now then -- response at the outset who's the dust is settling on the attack would have -- Who we don't know how the was that this was spontaneous.
This just happened it erupted from a protest which by the way it wasn't -- erupted from a protest over the video that went -- -- -- went back.
So we have no responsibility for.
But it instead now what they wanna do was a wanna say well we we can't talk about this anymore because the FBI's doing -- now the FBI is very good at this and -- very good experience.
And investigating in in terms of post attack.
What they have to be on site in order to conduct an investigation.
-- And it seems like that would've occurred to someone in the administration is not the Justice Department itself.
The other aspect of this that it is deeply -- or.
No understanding on the part of the administration -- Beatrice through the secretary of state.
Of whether -- expressed through the India I director clapper.
Whether B expressed through the White House special security apparatus itself.
The Libyans -- what was happening and reported precisely that -- one wonders where the intelligence was that was being so misconstrued.
Up by our national security analysts and reporting to the president that indeed -- the case.
When the president of -- knew full well -- was straightforward about assessing what had happened.
And I think.
-- I've got a bit of a different take care and I think that we're getting lost to some degree in this idea did what was your piece of intelligence.
Before you take a sort of direction.
Of which are perfect players -- I'm delighted that you do.
A but I'd like to have a response directly to what are -- first.
I aid it I really don't know I can separate the two because I look at this month a completely different -- look at -- from seventeen years of working overseas and oftentimes with the State Department in terms of there -- secure facilities in and dealing with critical you know issues were able to reasonably recast -- -- your way in which perhaps with the -- -- will coincide with your perspective.
The Libyan government.
Understood clearly and saved the said burglar or what it happen.
It was in -- and direct contravention to what -- president and his spokesman have been saying they had been told.
Since I have no other televised I suppose that point I mean I've I've -- again I've spent enough time overseas in in most of my adult life -- intelligence issues to know that sometimes you do have to take with a great -- what the host country is saying about anything.
Because they have their own agendas every country acts according the best interest so -- -- sometimes a skeptic is is skepticism over.
I host going to be -- this is what happened this is why we believe it happen.
But in this case and into your point.
-- the Libby -- was actually right.
My five year old what could've figured out.
That this was a terrorist related incident that had been planned ahead of time just by looking at the tactics used the fields of fire the way that they -- -- the attackers move.
And just all the information leading up to this that would say common sense.
Would tell you that this was a pre planned attack.
And effectively -- -- Loose lips watching our ambassador lead to a safe house there was neither safe and are reasonably protected.
And secondly the fact that the terrorists knew that there was a safe house located at precisely that position and that that is where they -- them.
-- our intelligence.
Correctly to understand that -- been a terrorist attack.
What is the game being played here because the FBI this is this is becoming.
Become a -- Whatever the FBI can do is going to be significantly minimized for what they could've done in the early hours following this attack.
Well -- point that I -- this a fully compromise crimes and at this point and -- all the viewers out there who spent years watching CSI understand exactly what that means so.
That that the problem here is it is -- it is were lost in in sort of the semantics of do we miss a piece of intelligence in the days leading up its attack.
This attack occurred -- on the an anniversary of nine elevenths so common sense would tell you yes -- a chance of an attack that what the State Department has responsibility for.
Is the security of their facilities in their personnel overseas and that the thing that the White House doesn't wanna talk about is how badly they screwed up.
-- assessment a year ago.
When we decided to have a consulate in Benghazi it's a war zone we know that al-Qaeda announced the -- -- -- -- were operating in that area we know there was massive amounts of weapons there.
Is the State Department.
Capable of such and -- and their responsibility.
Because -- that and that is deeply disturbing.
Inclusion of that your.
It seems an intimate.
Did you ever again I look at things and operational perspective -- -- -- I don't know about politics but.
There is no -- is that is of a political project that's its ineptitude.
-- or or willful ignorance of the obvious fact that you were operating in a high threat area and a year ago they didn't put in the security.
Functions they need including -- Marie -- security guard attachment.
And also you combine that with -- fact they allowed the ambassador senior most diplomat in that country the travel up to -- what they knew.
Was a security issue on 9/11 you put all that together and it's a complete cock up.
My preacher farm bureau on notice there's likely to be an opening.
Regular market -- -- appreciate.
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