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Report: Issa’s Benghazi Document Dump Compromises the Identities of Libyans Working With U.S.
The Blaze ^ | 10-19-12 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 10/19/2012 9:56:21 PM PDT by cdchik123

In the spirit of transparency, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Friday released 166 pages of unclassified State Department communications regarding Libya. But hidden in the scores of documents were the unretracted names of several Libyans working with the U.S. government.

Obama administration officials say Issa’s document dump has compromised several Libyans working with the U.S. and put their lives at risk, Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin reports.

Issa posted the sensitive State Department documents on the House Oversight Committee’s website Friday afternoon as part of his investigation into the security errors and multiple inconsistencies in the Obama administration’s evolving story relating to the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. The attack left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

However, now the documents are getting attention for all the wrong reasons. Foreign Policy has more details:

Issa didn’t bother to retract the names of Libyan civilians and local leaders mentioned in the cables, and just as with the WikiLeaks dump of State Department cables last year, the administration says that Issa has done damage to U.S. efforts to work with those Libyans and exposed them to physical danger from the very groups that had an interest in attacking the U.S. consulate.However, now the documents are getting attention for all the wrong reasons. Foreign Policy has more details:

Issa didn’t bother to retract the names of Libyan civilians and local leaders mentioned in the cables, and just as with the WikiLeaks dump of State Department cables last year, the administration says that Issa has done damage to U.S. efforts to work with those Libyans and exposed them to physical danger from the very groups that had an interest in attacking the U.S. consulate.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: benghazi; darrylissa; dnc4alqaeda; dnctreason; issa; libya; obama4alqaeda; obamatreason
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Doesn't answer the question as to why Obama lied about the timeline and what he knew.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 9:56:30 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123
Obama administration officials say Issa’s document dump has compromised several Libyans working with the U.S. and put their lives at risk, Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin reports.

Odd how the same Obama Administration officials have nothing to say about how they compromised the lives of Ambassador Stevens and his aide, who put their lives at risk by leaving the Embassy and going to the consulate in AlQaeda-controlled territory without any Marine guard detail (despite numerous requests for them)... or the two SEALs that came to their defense, and were left without help during the 6 HOUR firefight. Hmmm. Must be a non-optimal bump or something.

2 posted on 10/19/2012 10:00:42 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: cdchik123

I could almost believe that Hillary let Issa get those documents just for the purpose of discrediting ALL of Issa’s investigations.

Who would put it past her?


3 posted on 10/19/2012 10:01:20 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: cdchik123

Foreign Policy whoever they are should know the word is “redact” not “retract”. Also the bad guys already have the names of those people working with us because they were taken from the embassy during the attack.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 10:05:08 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: cdchik123

Issa, DO NOT BACKOFF! Don’t let the guilty intimidate you or make you feel responsible. If not for you we might have never known we had traitors at the highest levels of our govt.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 10:06:53 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end)
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To: Segovia

Last week on Radio, they were discussing C.Lamb’s boss Kennedy want to derail this investigation, and he himself released some maps during hearing and blamed Issa’s investigation.

They want hearing closed door because it will effect Obama’s re-election.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 10:06:59 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: cdchik123
The State Department should have redacted those names before they sent it to Mr. Issa. How would Mr. Issa know if the names were known or unknown. Therefore, the State Dept. did this on purpose, knowing that he would release the info unknowingly. Very sneaky Hillary. By your own hand you have put those people in jeopardy for political purposes! How many more will you have killed?
7 posted on 10/19/2012 10:09:56 PM PDT by Wj33
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To: cdchik123

“...unclassified State Department...”

Why unclassified if it had sensitive information in it, especially identities of sympathetic Libyan operatives?


8 posted on 10/19/2012 10:10:13 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: cdchik123
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/19/issa_s_benghazi_document_dump_exposes_several_libyans_working_with_the_us

This is a better read and at least the term redact is used instead of unretracted....

9 posted on 10/19/2012 10:11:04 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: cdchik123

Sure. Blame Issa. The whole shebang was blown before the consulate/mission/whatever was attacked. The buck stops with the Executive branch.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 10:11:34 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Truth is a Weapon
If you go to Foreign Policy link they do know ‘redact’, it is this writer of this junk that does not have a clue.
11 posted on 10/19/2012 10:13:12 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: cdchik123
It was the responsibility of State to redact or garble the names of the friendlies before the docs got into the hands of Congress. Congressional staff are the biggest leakers in Washington.
12 posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:37 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: cdchik123

They hand to Issa a document they say is unclassified and then blame him for releasing it? The people who handed him the document need to be fired and then prosecuted for criminal negligence.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 10:17:00 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: cdchik123

The identities of those Libyans were probably already discovered by the terrorists in the aftermath of the attack. No investigative unit from the U.S. was able to access the Consulate for weeks, and the terrorists had free-reign to take whatever documents they wanted.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 10:23:22 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cdchik123

What about the Obamanation leaks of the Bin Laden raid? Nobody was supposed to know which unit did it. That Pakistani doctor was arrested. And who knows how many others have lost their lives so Zero can thump his chest?


15 posted on 10/19/2012 10:28:17 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Zhang Fei
They hand to Issa a document they say is unclassified and then blame him for releasing it? The people who handed him the document need to be fired and then prosecuted for criminal negligence.

The two boobs from the State Department did the same thing at Issa's hearing. They brought a whole 'binder' full of information, some of the information had been specifically told to the Republican that had just been to Libya the information was classified. I forget his name, but he came down real hard on the two boobs.

16 posted on 10/19/2012 10:28:29 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: cdchik123

I understood from earlier reports that the terrorists had taken all of the sensitive records from the embassy and the names of the people working with the Americans had already been compromised. Apparently there was no time to destroy files due to the swiftness of the attack and the lack of security.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 10:28:49 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: cdchik123

Obama is caught dealing arms to Al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda is the enemy of the USA.

Obama is a traitor!


18 posted on 10/19/2012 10:30:42 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end)
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he wouldnt release “classified” information...another red herring.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 10:41:12 PM PDT by basalt
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To: Truth is a Weapon

I was going crazy reading “retract” in that so many times where “redact” is the correct word.

I am glad someone else is similarly unimpressed with this article.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 11:02:39 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: cdchik123

This probably saved some innocent Lybyan’s life by putting their names out. Now that they know the identity they can’t go out and execute some stranger and say “We got him!”


21 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: mass55th

“The identities of those Libyans were probably already discovered by the terrorists in the aftermath of the attack.”

Yes, this was reported the first week of the attack. That all the files of those working with the US were taken from the consulate.

It sounds like they are trying to place the blame of danger on Issa, when the info of the Libyans working with the US was already stolen on 9/11.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 11:11:33 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: cdchik123

I call BS. I’ve watched Issa for years and years and know him to be a patriot and an unequivocal supporter of our military/security forces above all. He would never knowingly release classified documents that put any clandestine resources in jeopardy. He is too smart and too experienced. Issa and Inhofe are our top 2 congress critters.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 11:30:35 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Just mythoughts
RE: "I forget his name, but he came down real hard on the two boobs."
Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, Utah. No response required. Tis off to sleep land for me.
24 posted on 10/19/2012 11:34:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: izzatzo

Because it is an Obama game. They don’t have the State Dept release UNCLASSIFIED documents because they knew Issa would release them and they could cry foul.

It’s all one big stinking, filthy game.

Why didn’t the administration do something to secure the consulate. Sensitive documents were taken there— including the ambassador’s journal.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 11:39:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: uncitizen

It is the job of the State Department to “sanitize” their documents before sending them to Congress unless Congress specifically asks for the originals (which would be viewed in Executive Session).

Having given sworn testimony in an Executive (Closed) Session before a congressional investigating subcommittee, as well as “pre-sanitizing” a Classified document that had just come over the teletype to the NSC, I know that this was a deliberate effort on the part of the White House or State, or both, to discredit Rep. Issa and his subcommittee.

There is no other rational explanation for an unredacted document containing sensitive names to be released other than IT WAS DELIBERATE!


26 posted on 10/19/2012 11:41:10 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Zhang Fei
"They hand to Issa a document they say is unclassified and then blame him for releasing it?"

Yup, that's how the political game is played in DC by the shameless socialists. The Repubs have no clue how to play the same game. They try to take the high road, only to be blasted by the lowly liberal/socialists. That is what WILL kill our nation. They (conservative Repubs) simply will not fight back. They want to "cross the aisle" so the "gimmes" think they are working for their benefit - think "bennies".

If Romney is to succeed in the next debate, he needs to state clearly and unequivocally the difference between socialism and capitalism/free enterprise, and why one has made this nation the envy of the world and why the other has failed mankind every time attempted. I doubt he will since the debate is about foreign policy. The squishy middle just don't care about ideology like us Constitutionalists.

I dream of a new Ronald Reagan who understood the differences. I think Romney does, but he won't articulate same so as not to turn of the centrists. But then what do I know?

27 posted on 10/19/2012 11:46:33 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

...agreed.....

If this is what the admin is going with its pretty lame. I don’t wanna see a republican cower in fear when RATS try to put their own guilt onto one of ours. I believe that we have to encourage our GOP congressmen and senators so that they’ll have the guts to stand up for what’s right. And if they can’t stand up to this, then they will never stand for anything.

So relax....we’re on the same page.....gnite FRiend ima call it a night.


28 posted on 10/19/2012 11:47:46 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

This is just the sort of underhanded, double dealing
Clinton and the Obama Regime are known for, it’s
all political games for them.

Issa getting too close to tightly held secrets,
release “unclassified” information to him that
should have been cleaned, then blame him for
the harm done.

Slimey.


29 posted on 10/19/2012 11:52:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rfp1234

Not long after Biden identified the Seal Team which conducted the bin Laden raid, they were lured into an ambush where a helicopter was shot down, resulting in one of the largest mass casualties in Spec Ops history. Apparently targeted and set up for retribution.

Determining the classification of those cables was the Department of State’s responsibility. If they had secrets, they should have classified Secret from the author.

Kepping his damn mouth shut about highly classified operations was Biden’s job.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 11:53:42 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: tet68

The thing that proves it to me is that they
couldn’t wait for some third party to make
the charge, they had to make it themselves
to get the credit.

Disgusting, these people play with human life
like it was a token.


31 posted on 10/19/2012 11:56:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: uncitizen

Actually, if the State Department did not do their job of protecting those folks in Lybia, it really is the job the the Oversight Committee to insure that nothing damaging is revealed when they release documents to the public. I can understand that they should not be primarily responsible but they are culpable. After all, they are the intelligence Oversight Committee and should know better!

This is if this really did happen as reported!


32 posted on 10/19/2012 11:58:40 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Wj33

Bingo! Hillbilly tried to set Issa up.


33 posted on 10/20/2012 12:21:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: cdchik123

The Obama Agency that de-classified the documents had the responsibility to redact any sensitive data such as names that shouldn’t be released to the public.

Therefore, in addition to failing in their duty to keep Americans safe overseas, they failed to protect the identity of collaborators and will have additional blood on their hands.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 12:23:43 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: cdchik123

It’s up to the Executive Branch to redact names. If they declassified it, it is THEIR negligence, or insidiousness. Bob


35 posted on 10/20/2012 12:35:48 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: cdchik123

released 166 pages of unclassified State Department communications

If they are unclassified then what is the issue?


36 posted on 10/20/2012 1:30:19 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: A Navy Vet

In view of the lefts’ penchant for lying, the Libyans named herein were probably working against us. They’re probably the ones who, for a small fee, turned tail when the going got tough, pointed the attackers toward our annex, and helped train mortar fire on the good guys.


37 posted on 10/20/2012 1:41:58 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Candy Crowley: The MSMs' very own Agatha Trunchbull.)
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To: jennychase

They tried at the very beginning (literally within a couple of days of the attack) to prevent any discussion or examination of Benghazi by citing “national security” and saying it was an “ongoing investigation.”

I think they’re going to double down on this approach. It has been very effective in shutting down public interest in other events - IIRC, they did something similar at Fort Hood, where there was a sudden blanket of silence dropped over the whole thing because of the “ongoing investigation.”

This buys Obama regime time for people to forget and begin to believe that they imagined the whole thing, and in this case, all Obama needs is a couple of weeks.


38 posted on 10/20/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT by livius
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We’re told that Libya is now friendly. So why worry about exposing names of those working with us? We don’t worry about exposing Saudis who work with us.

If they are so unfriendly, why didn’t our people have security?


39 posted on 10/20/2012 4:21:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: cdchik123
"In the spirit of transparency, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Friday released 166 pages of "unclassified" State Department communications regarding Libya. But hidden in the scores of documents were the unretracted names of several Libyans working with the U.S. government."

Operative word: "Unclassified"!

40 posted on 10/20/2012 5:05:22 AM PDT by captnorb
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To: captnorb

one of them was the mole that advised when to assault the compound and kill the ambassador


41 posted on 10/20/2012 5:07:59 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: cdchik123

We’re told that Libya is now friendly. So why worry about exposing names of those working with us? We don’t worry about exposing Saudis who work with us.

If they are so unfriendly, why didn’t our people have security?


42 posted on 10/20/2012 5:08:39 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: cdchik123

Somebody, IMHO, wants those named Libyans interviewed.


43 posted on 10/20/2012 5:22:11 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: captnorb
Operative word: "Unclassified"!

Another Operative word: "Hidden"

The names were "hidden" but amazingly they were found within hours by the media.

And there is a "Declassification Authority" who is responsible for this, and that person is in the State Department.

44 posted on 10/20/2012 5:59:48 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: cdchik123

Why did the administration put sensitive names in an unclassified document? Sounds like they screwed up again, and are trying to blame someone else.


45 posted on 10/20/2012 7:49:37 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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46 posted on 10/20/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Never on my watch

That was my point.....State unclassified but leaves critical info in the public record. They knew the names would be exposed.


47 posted on 10/20/2012 8:30:27 AM PDT by captnorb
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To: cdchik123; All
Oct. 19 Fox News Bret Baier's 'Death and Deceit in Benghazi'
48 posted on 10/20/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: HollyB
"It sounds like they are trying to place the blame of danger on Issa..."

Hillary's comment that she accepts full responsibility for security, actually means she'll take responsibility, unless she can slough some it off on other people.

49 posted on 10/20/2012 9:26:21 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cdchik123
Bump.
50 posted on 10/20/2012 10:35:07 AM PDT by Red Steel
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