US Embassies Put on High Alert for 9/11
White House moves to avoid Benghazi repeat
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2013 2:24 AM CDT
Updated Sep 11, 2013 7:44 AM CDT
Libyan military guards check one of the US Consulate's burnt-out buildings after last year's attack.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

(Newser) – The White House has stepped up security efforts to prevent September 11 from becoming the anniversary of any more tragedies. The administration, citing last year's 9/11 attack in Benghazi, has ordered increased security at American facilities around the world today and has put top counterterror aide Lisa Monaco in charge of reviewing operations, reports Reuters. "The president's national security team is taking measures to prevent 9/11-related attacks and to ensure the protection of US persons and facilities abroad," the White House said in a statement.

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Pragmatist
Sep 11, 2013 8:17 AM CDT
Every U.S. embassy guard and Marine detachment should be on the ready, armed and given the green light to fire 2 warning shots before leveling their sights on the foreheads of any imbeciles trying to mess with us today. Every aircraft, special ops force, surveillance satellite & drone and covert operative should ready for immediate detail efforts. Idiots of the world: Don't screw around with us today!!!!
No-Left-Turn
Sep 11, 2013 8:10 AM CDT
Yes, please be on high alert, because if you are attacked this President won't do a damn thing for at least one year.
orlandojonny
Sep 11, 2013 7:50 AM CDT
WASHINGTON – On the one-year anniversary of the brutal terror attacks in Benghazi, the families of the four murdered Americans are still no closer to the truth about what happened to their loved ones than they were 12 months ago. Five House panels and an internal investigation later, no one has been arrested, no one has been fired or held accountable, and the communication between the families of the victims and the State Department and White House has become almost non-existent.