State Dept. confirms that a Marine Security Detachment was deployed on 9/11/12 to defend U.S. diplomats, classified information, and equipment located within official U.S. facilities……

… Barbados. I guess this is why no Marines were available to be deployed in Libya when terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

CNS NEWS  In testimony Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene R. Lamb said there were five “diplomatic security agents” at the consulate in Benghazi when it was attacked on September 11.

When pressed by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) about the extent of security at the consulate, Lamb said there was the “correct number” of security assets at the time of the attack.

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and its U.S. Marine Security Guard Force facilitated a modified Combat Fitness Test at the Club House, on Dover Field, Christ Church for the Barbados Defense Force Youth Athletes

“An embassy, a compound owned by us and serving like a consulate was in fact breached less than 60 days before, approximately 60 days before the murder of the ambassador in that facility,” said Issa.  “Isn’t that true?” “Sir, we had the correct number of assets in Benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon,”Lamb said. 

Colonel Michael Ramos, Chief of Staff of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South and Colonel Alvin Quintyne (left), Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force talking to media