Breitbart News has a source that tells them that at the time of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi the security personnel assigned to protect Ambassador Stevens were unarmed. They had weapons, but the weapons were in a different building. So not only was there insufficient security, but the security they did have was impotent when it came time to defend the consulate from an attack they should have seen coming.
Questions as to why the consulate security force was unarmed within the confines of the consulate will likely be asked of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She will be appearing in front of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs according to Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
The source went on to describe, “The Senate hearing was very, very concerned about that and Senator Feinstein (D-CA) was very inquisitive as to what in the Hell was going on,” the source said. “She wanted to know did they issue orders for [the security agents] not to shoot. Now they denied that to her in that meeting and they said, ‘No, we never did that. We never did that. We never issued orders that they should do that.’ ”
Up until August, U.S. military forces supplemented State Department security agents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Standard operating procedure for U.S. military forces guarding the consulate was that men would carry their weapons, a rifle and a side pistol, all day and all night.
If military forces heard a loud explosion or machine gun fire, they could easily grab their rifle, put on their body armor and walk out to their assigned position around the consulate. The situation changed when U.S. military guarding the consolate were forced out of Libya in August.