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Benghazi: Multiple Requests for Increased Security Denied by Washington
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/02/Multiple-Requests-for-Increased-Security-in-Benghazi-Were-Denied-by-Washington?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter ^ | Breitbart.com

Posted on 10/02/2012 10:05:05 AM PDT by tapatio

The security lapses in Benghazi that led to the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans trace back to security decisions made in Washington. That's the message of a letter Rep. Darrell Issa sent to Secretary Clinton Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; chrisstevens; clinton; impeachnow; libya; murder; securitydenied; sourcenamedumbass; waronterror

1 posted on 10/02/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: tapatio
Stevens diary said he was worried...If he wrote it...you could be damn sure he wrote the Secretary...and that Obama said let it ride....he'll be fine...

Hillary...get out before you get shoved out. Bubba's telling you the truth....for once...

2 posted on 10/02/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I’ve heard that Christopher Stevens was gay. Perhaps he had some firsthand accounts of 0bama being gay and 0bama wanted him ERASED.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: tapatio

Well folks like Eric Holder not reading his e-mails about Fast &Furious. So he did not know anything about it,I am sure this timeline parallels the time Obama was not taking his daily National Security briefings,so how could he know?


4 posted on 10/02/2012 10:15:56 AM PDT by ballplayer
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5 posted on 10/02/2012 10:18:31 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: tapatio

April 6, 2012 - An IED is thrown over the consulate fence in Benghazi.
April 11, 2012 - A gun battle 4km from the Benghazi consulate.
April 25, 2012 - A US Embassy guard in Tripoli is detained at a militia checkpoint.
April 26, 2012 - A fistfight escalates into a gunfight at a Benghazi Medical University and a US Foreign Service Officer in attendance is evacuated.
April 27, 2012 - Two South African contractors are kidnapped in Benghazi, questioned and released.
May 1, 2012 - Deputy Commander of the local guard force in Tripoli is carjacked and beaten.
May 22, 2012 - RPG rounds are fired at the Red Cross outpost in Benghazi.
June 2012 - A pro-Gaddafi Facebook page posts photos of Ambassador Stevens making his morning run in the city of Tripoli and made a threat toward the Ambassador.
June 6, 2012 - An IED is left at the gate of the US consulate in Benghazi.
June 10, 2012 - RPG is fired at the convoy carrying the British Ambassador in broad daylight as he is nearing the British consulate in Benghazi. No one is killed but the British later close the consulate.
Late June, 2012 - Another attack on the Red Cross outpost in Benghazi, this one in daylight. The Red Cross pulls out leaving the US consulate the last western outpost in the city.
August 6, 2012 - Attempted carjacking of a vehicle with US diplomatic plates in Tripoli.
Weeks prior to Sept. 11, 2012 - Libyan guards at the Benghazi consulate are “warned by their family members to quit their jobs” because of rumors of a “impending attack.”

While the list suggests a clear pattern it is far from complete. For instance, in April a bomb was thrown at a convoy carrying the head of the UN mission to Libya as he traveled through Benghazi.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 10:18:51 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tapatio

He most likely lied to his diary. Happens all the time.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 10:19:45 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: tapatio

If Romney doesn’t use this he’s certifiable. This plus the State Department memo denying any security threat is all he needs to put the lie to the Administration story.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: LucyT

Ouch...there’s a mug that could freeze lava!


9 posted on 10/02/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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The Path to 9-11-12...

Make the connection.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 10:29:38 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

If there is even a small spark where all that smoke is boiling out from, then there is a serious instance of dissonance at the top. Sacrificing an experienced State Department officer for personal vindication or to cover up personal lapses is something that the Medici family may have done back in the days of the Renaissance, or the Soviet Union more recently.

Thee is no sense of camaraderie when observing the Current Regime objectively. This is a band of cutthroats bound together more for purposes of convenience than collegiality.

If we can get them to fighting each other, then the battle is well begun.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 10:33:24 AM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: LucyT

All the work she had done has been ravaged by time and circumstances...... she is aging beyond her hopes of vain youth


12 posted on 10/02/2012 10:34:24 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

I’d like to know where all these women like Hillary and MO find their stylists. Its like they pay people to make them look bad. When John Kerry was running for Prez, Theresa could have spent $100 with my beautician, got rid of that fuzzy hair she called a doo, and looked a heckuva lot better.
It just amazes me that they are paying someone to look so bad.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 10:40:01 AM PDT by sheana
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To: tapatio
"White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on an assertion by the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that requests from diplomats in Libya for added security prior to the September 11, 2012 attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, were denied.
14 posted on 10/02/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: SMARTY

“Ouch...there’s a mug that could freeze lava!”

PIAPS has a wooden mouth and chin like a .....puppet!


15 posted on 10/02/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: tapatio

16 posted on 10/02/2012 10:54:24 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Those are rumors with no basis in fact, AFAIK. Partially based on a friend of his, who people said was gay too, but has a wife and children. Unless I hear otherwise from reputable source, I doubt he was gay.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: tapatio

“President Obama is in nearby Henderson, Nevada, preparing for his fist (sic) debate with Mitt Romney, to be held Wednesday night.”

Little Freudian slip?


18 posted on 10/02/2012 10:56:19 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: PghBaldy

Stevens appears to be a bachelor from San Francisco. So you do the math.


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By LISA FERNANDEZ
NBCBayArea.com

updated 9/28/2012 8:46:08 PM ET
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The outpouring of support in the wake of slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death has prompted his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, and elsewhere, to establish a fund to support innovative “people-to-people” ideas that further peace in the Middle East.

Stevens’ brother, Tom Stevens, 46, an assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, told NBC Bay Area on Friday that his family has established the J. Christopher Stevens Fund to award individuals and organizations who have good ideas on how to promote tolerance and peace in the Middle East.

“We just had this overwhelming response,” Tom Stevens said. “We have received emails, texts, letters, flowers, you name it. And then Chris’ Facebook page, it just went worldwide. We just wanted to put all these wishes to good use and see them carried out.”

His mother, Mary Commanday, who lives in Oakland, added that the family has been “innundated” with well wishes, and the family was thrilled to be doing something positive in her son’s name.

Chris Stevens, 52, was killed, along with three other embassy workers on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya, a country where he was the United States ambassador. The White House has deemed the killing a terrorist attack, although the specific perpetrators and motives have not clearly been spelled out. Stevens, who spent his high school years in Piedmont, Calif., and who attended the University of California at Berkeley, and UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, was the first U.S. Ambassador to be killed since 1979.

The fund named after Christopher Stevens is officially a partner of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit public charity in Washington, D.C., and should soon have an advisory board of members who will determine how future donations will be spent, Tom Stevens said.

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Tom Stevens encouraged anyone who wants to donate, and anyone who wants to submit an idea for a project, to contact the family on the www.rememberingchrisstevens.com homepage. At this point of its early inception, Tom Stevens said the family is considering a number of proposals, but no grants have been distributed yet.

In general, Tom Stevens said that the board is likely to grant money to established groups whose mission is to help “build bridges” between Americans and people in the Middle East - spots where his older brother had worked including Libya, Tunisia, Israel, Syria and Egypt.

Tom Stevens said projects that will be considered for funding depending on the amount of money raised will “promote religious tolerance, cultural understanding, educational youth exchanges, and other people-to-people programs.”

Plans to memorialize Chris Stevens have still to be finalized.

To post a remembrance or photo, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the J. Christopher Stevens Fund, click here. To send a private message or funding proposal idea, send an email to rememberingchrisstevens@gmail.com.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 11:10:37 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: tapatio

If they are going to murder soldiers in Afghanistan for their love of Muslims, let all the ambassadors be murdered by the State Department’s political correctness, too.

That way “important” people can get a feel for what it’s like to be killed by the US government for a big fat jihadi lie. In fact, lets pull all the guards from DC buildings and invite Muslims in for prayer on Friday.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 11:16:56 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: tapatio

Man....if they have proof that they were asking for increased security, and the administration denied it.....wow.....


21 posted on 10/02/2012 11:31:03 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tapatio

It’s about time we got into a war in Africa. So far in the last 100 years we have done Europe 2X, Asia 2X, Near East X+ and hints of South America. Hope China will continue to finance us and hope our military can hold out because we sure don’t want a draft or raise taxes. Shop till you drop.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 11:37:48 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: tapatio
Impeach. "What did the President know and when did he know it?"


23 posted on 10/02/2012 12:54:24 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Carry_Okie
If Romney doesn’t use this he’s certifiable. This plus the State Department memo denying any security threat is all he needs to put the lie to the Administration story.

Hope so too. They put out a great ad yesterday showing Obama playing while Americans (one an ambassador) were killed. And a shot of Romney and Netanyahu at the end. Great ad and very aggressive. I was both surprised and happy to see it. I wished they added the cover-up as well, but hopefully that's another ad, as well as this security issue.
24 posted on 10/02/2012 1:26:32 PM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Very interesting.

Of course, this could be an innocent family’s way to grieve. I hope it’s not more than that.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I’m quite sure you’re right. The family is just doing what one does in the internet age: putting up a website to honor their fallen SON.

The question to which I was responding was regarding the sexual orientation of the Ambassador. Given all the information the family has listed, no wife comes into the picture. Yet the family (and presumably the Ambassador) are apparently all from San Francisco.

So, we’re left with a lifetime bachelor from San Francisco.

Now, he was probably an excellent guy, and it is a horror what happened to him on 0bama’s watch. But among other failures, mightn’t it have been the better part of wisdom not to send a (probably) gay guy to an Islamofascist training area?

Just sayin’......


26 posted on 10/02/2012 1:55:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

One of the Libyan officials said that Stevens was a Muslim.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 2:05:40 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick; Uncle Miltie; tapatio; Gene Eric; alloysteel; timestax; PghBaldy; blueunicorn6
One of the Libyan officials said that Stevens was a Muslim.

London TV also reported that Stevens was muslim.

28 posted on 10/02/2012 2:31:19 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: RummyChick

It’s been well known for people to be both.

:-)

If you really wanted to reject Western Civilization, what better way to do it than to be gay, Muslim, and working for 0bama?


29 posted on 10/02/2012 2:36:45 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: tapatio

do you think “vote with your lady part” voters really care about this?


30 posted on 10/02/2012 2:37:12 PM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: tapatio

I keep wondering if an imminent attack in Benghazi was meant to be the spark that would give Obama an excuse for a rally behind the president “October Surprise”. The ambassador was probably just suppose to be kidnapped and held for ransom. Then Obama would decisively order the Marines or Seal Team 6 to rescue him and his people. But the Obama’s well paid Muzzie pals got carried away... didn’t follow the script and killed the Ambassador and his men instead. Just another totally botched evil plan.


31 posted on 10/02/2012 7:25:43 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: tapatio

Wouldn’t you think our Government would find this credible. This video was made July 2012. http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3506.htm


32 posted on 10/02/2012 7:35:43 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: fireman15

I agree with you!! I think it was planned up until Woods and Doherty stayed behind (instead of being escorted to safety) to save Stevens. They could’ve come armed and the “terrorist” killed them all and burned the evidence. But now our marines are on the ground in Libya so we might as well send them to Syria for ground support.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 7:44:26 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: blueunicorn6
Man....if they have proof that they were asking for increased security, and the administration denied it.....wow.....

Of course, Nancy Pelosi is blaming it on the Republicans in the House who she says "withheld $300 million in funds for Libya which would have provided for enhanced security around the Benghazi consulate. When Blitzer asked if she thought Republican calls for an investigation into the incident in Benghazi were political in nature, Pelosi replied “One might suspect that.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2939379/posts

34 posted on 10/02/2012 8:47:41 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: sickoflibs
ya know, right now Rep Issa is one of very few that are at least barking at the b!tch...

wonder how he would do as speaker ???

Rand Paul as majority leader ???

stevens was possibly a queer CIA operator that personally smuggled heavy weapons to the Libyans to off the wacky colonel...he trusted his masters to protect him...

kinda like the mob, beware the *promotion* behind closed doors...

35 posted on 10/03/2012 5:32:05 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3
stevens was possibly a queer CIA operator that personally smuggled heavy weapons to the Libyans to off the wacky colonel...he trusted his masters to protect him...st Hillary and obama tieing up some loose ened. Kinda like Vince Foster with Hillary. That some innocents lost their lies along with him is to Hillary and obama just collacteral damage.....too bad so sad. The only ones that mean anything to either Hillary or obama is themselves.
36 posted on 10/03/2012 5:40:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: SaraJohnson

“That way “important” people can get a feel for what it’s like to be killed by the US government for a big fat jihadi lie. In fact, lets pull all the guards from DC buildings and invite Muslims in for prayer on Friday.”

Spirited: Leftists from an earlier time desperately wanted the Marxist Communism for everyone else but feared being caught and devoured by it. Today’s are no different. They want the bloody revolution ala jihadists for the rest of us but fear that they’ll become its victims as well.


37 posted on 10/03/2012 8:22:51 AM PDT by spirited irish
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To: tapatio

Bookmark.


38 posted on 10/03/2012 1:24:27 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: PghBaldy

Thanks for your decency.


39 posted on 10/03/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: boatbums
Of course, Nancy Pelosi is blaming it on the Republicans in the House who she says "withheld $300 million in funds for Libya which would have provided for enhanced security around the Benghazi consulate.

Then how does Pelosi think the state department managed to buy all those Chevy Volts?

40 posted on 10/03/2012 3:48:39 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tapatio

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41 posted on 10/03/2012 3:51:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Placemark.


42 posted on 10/03/2012 8:59:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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