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Official: We Knew Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack "From the Get-Go"
CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma

Posted on 05/05/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by kristinn

Everybody in the mission" in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror "from the get-go," according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained exclusively by CBS News' "Face the Nation."

"I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former U.S. Embassy Tripoli deputy chief of mission, was not in Benghazi at the time of the attack, which killed Chris Stevens - then the U.S. ambassador to Libya - and three other Americans.

When he appears this week before the committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Hicks is expected to offer testimony at odds with what some American officials were saying in public - and on "Face the Nation" - just five days after the attack. Benghazi whistleblowers have rallied attention to discrepancies among the administration's reaction to the attack, which The Weekly Standard suggests was frayed by ever-evolving talking points that sought to remove references to al Qaeda.

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"For there to have been a demonstration on Chris Stevens's front door and him not to have reported it is unbelievable," he said. "I never reported a demonstration; I reported an attack on the consulate. Chris - Chris's last report, if you want to say his final report - is, 'Greg, we are under attack.'

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120911; alqaeda; benghazi; benghaziwb; chrisstevens; christopherstevens; glendoherty; greghicks; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; omissioncommission; seansmith; tyronewoods; waronterror
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1 posted on 05/05/2013 8:14:32 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Now even the lapdog media is reporting on the big lie about the Benghazi attacks. If Obama had balls heads would be rolling in the State Department. However the firing of those responsible for the lies and coverup would pretty well clean out the White House too including himself.


2 posted on 05/05/2013 8:20:03 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: kristinn

Obama should be impeached!!! Clinton should be destroyed politically!!!


3 posted on 05/05/2013 8:20:52 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: kristinn

Obama lied!

Americans died!


4 posted on 05/05/2013 8:22:26 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: kristinn

Really? I thought it was a negative movie review - a spontaneous Libyan version of “two thumbs down” that got out of hand because some of the local movie reviewers happened to be carrying mortars and automatic weapons. Isn’t that what the White House and their CNN/MSNBC propaganda corps said happened?


5 posted on 05/05/2013 8:23:56 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: The Great RJ

If Obama had balls heads”

...it’s not about the dung beetle having “balls” He does what he’s told and when he’s told. Zero has no power IMO.


6 posted on 05/05/2013 8:24:42 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: kristinn


7 posted on 05/05/2013 8:25:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: kristinn

Wait just a minute!Wasn’t it “caused”by some idiot’s Anti-Muslim Video that NOBODY ever saw????????????????????


8 posted on 05/05/2013 8:25:33 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: kristinn

Not everyone....Hillary, Obama, and Susan Rice thought it was the Arab reaction to a 3rd rate film that no-one had ever watched except for them.......

Who ya gonna believe? The Obama Administration or your own lying eyes?

lolololol ‘course, even Ray Charles could see it was a terror attack......

The Obama Administration thought that when the Seals killed Bin Laden they had in one fell swoop won the war.....it’s gonna be hard for them to learn that the Muslims won’t give up until either they or we are all dead.....Muslims will still be attacking all non Muslims, and some Muslims, long after I, you, and Obama are dead.....just the cold hard truth......


9 posted on 05/05/2013 8:26:18 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: kristinn
High-information citizens know the facts behind the Bengahzi terrorist attacks. I hope this week’s hearings provide a connection between the lies/coverup and the re-election campaign of Barack Hussein Obama. This meets the threashold of high crimes and misdomeaners.
10 posted on 05/05/2013 8:27:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: bandleader

>> Wait just a minute!Wasn’t it “caused”by some idiot’s Anti-Muslim Video that NOBODY ever saw????????????????????

Yeah, they pissed on the 1st Amendment to run cover for the terrorism they denied.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 8:27:16 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: The Great RJ

I want to know why the people supposedly on our side who have known all about this via their seats on intelligence committees and other security departments etc allowed this to be dragged out for half a year, giving the admin all this time to further wreck the country.


12 posted on 05/05/2013 8:27:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: The Great RJ

They(The LapDog Media)is only”reporting”this because they have been forced to because of their collective acquiescence to this administration’s LIES and Willful DECEIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/05/2013 8:30:23 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Norm Lenhart

Because they are TRAITORS!!!Next question???


14 posted on 05/05/2013 8:31:39 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Of course they did...and so did we.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


15 posted on 05/05/2013 8:32:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: bandleader

It was a rendundant question ;) Unfortunately.


16 posted on 05/05/2013 8:32:53 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Gene Eric

The so-called media in this country has proved that they don’t deserve The First Amendment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 05/05/2013 8:33:22 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: The Great RJ

We might have a different president if the media hasn’t covered this up during the election.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 8:37:57 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The official statements and media reporting of the Benghazi attacks were filled with misinformation, distortion, denials, and the promise of a full investigation.

The official statements and media reporting of the Sandy Hook school attack were filled with misinformation, distortion, denials, and the promise of a full investigation.

The official statements and media reporting of the Boston Marathon attack were filled with misinformation, distortion, denials, and the promise of a full investigation.

How many dots does one have to connect before one sees a pattern developing?


19 posted on 05/05/2013 8:39:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Gene Eric

Libya was SUPPOSED to be a terorist attack. All the other ‘riots’ were just cover and if all had gone as planned, we would have had 41 dead Americans in Benghazu..


20 posted on 05/05/2013 8:40:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: kristinn
The cover up was done to help King Obama get reelected. And it was a powerful tool to make America feel that radical Islam was in check.
21 posted on 05/05/2013 8:43:22 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: MrShoop
We might have a different president if the media hasn’t covered this up during the election.

We might have a different president, if Romney hadn't acceded the issue in the second debate [Obama: Get the transcript, Candy], or if he would have even mentioned it in the final 'foreign policy' debate.

By then, even Romney was punting.
22 posted on 05/05/2013 8:44:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JoeProBono

haha!


23 posted on 05/05/2013 8:46:05 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: MrShoop
We might have a different president if the media hasn’t covered this up during the election.

The media got Obama elected and then re-elected. He is their creation.

24 posted on 05/05/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: kristinn

We know the saudi royals are connected to the moslem brotherhood. The moslem brotherhood and al queda are one and the same. Were the saudi royals in negotiations to secure the release of the blind sheik with the obama administration and this is the “Why” behind the stand down order. _residents bowing to and kissing saudi royals is a fact of devoted submission to all saudi royal demands. There has to be a money trail somewhere, one would think. Why sell out without being paid to sell out. If the money trail is investigated am thinking (at a minimum) half of congress would be on the saudi royals payroll.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 8:49:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TomGuy
Agree. The Ft.Hood terrorist attack is another. The only way Obama gets away with misinformation, distortion, denials, and promises of full investigations is with his compliant and complicit media.
26 posted on 05/05/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Okay, now, what’s the other shoe going to be, and when’s it going to drop?

Thanks kristinn.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: kristinn


28 posted on 05/05/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kristinn

I will be spending sometime watching the hearing but unlike most of my fellow VRWC friends I will concentrate on John Lewis(GA 5th Dist.)!
If one ever wishes to see a complete lack of decency, watch this A$$ kissing, slavering, piece of chicken fecal material, tries to swing the focus to how great the ZERO and the Cankles are such magnificent blessings that we have in DC!
He can cover the White Hut, State Dept. and all the others involved, with sugarey words but the truth is it’s still one large dung heap!
Although he maybe the smallest of representatives in Congress, Rep. Lewis will always be the biggest Buffoon(not racist)!


29 posted on 05/05/2013 9:13:41 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: bandleader

Is the producer of that video still in jail, or what?


30 posted on 05/05/2013 9:38:39 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: left that other site
Is the producer of that video still in jail, or what?

No. Never was.

'That' video was an edited version of the original (of which there have been four edited versions 'produced') and no one seems to know WHO MADE that version or WHO PUT it on Youtube.

The guy they blamed is still in jail.

31 posted on 05/05/2013 10:38:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s the guy I meant.

He should be freed and compensated for his time.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 10:40:20 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: kristinn

The revision of recent history begins. Before you know it, we’ll have Obama in the war room directing the heroic rescue of our people in the consulate, none of whom received a scratch. Chris Matthews and the entire MSM would back that version.


33 posted on 05/05/2013 10:49:22 AM PDT by Spok
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To: kristinn

What’s been bothering me from beginning:
There were at least thirty survivors.
If the goal of the attackers had been to murder the infidels there would have been a higher death count

Was there another goal? Money? Had the Turkish contact delivered a large payment? Should we be following the money?


34 posted on 05/05/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: TomGuy

I agree Romney flubbed the debate, but Crowley was there lying and covering up for Obama. She almost certainly was fed talking points before the debate.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 10:50:14 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: no-to-illegals

Hold on, I was told that the Saudis are the muslim brotherhood, but against al queda. What am I missing?


36 posted on 05/05/2013 11:22:23 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

it starts with a t


37 posted on 05/05/2013 11:25:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

High Information Citizens = HICs. ;)


38 posted on 05/05/2013 11:26:45 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: left that other site

He should be freed and compensated for his time.

* * *

He was actually jailed for violating his parole. (Which apparently he technically did.) The Feds can get you when they want you, for whatever ... like getting Al Capone on tax evasion.


39 posted on 05/05/2013 11:44:53 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Yes. That is exactly how they do it.


40 posted on 05/05/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: left that other site

Yes,I believe he is but it’s(supposedly)for a tax problem.


41 posted on 05/05/2013 11:51:57 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

Of Course!

Twas ever thus.


42 posted on 05/05/2013 11:54:29 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: albie

“Zero has no power IMO.”

That’s exactly right. Which makes him even more of a pathetic figure.


43 posted on 05/05/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: kristinn

Obama lied, Americans died.

Impeach the Bastard In Chief.


44 posted on 05/05/2013 1:18:10 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Obama should be impeached!!! Clinton should be destroyed politically!!!


Clinton should be proscuted for lying to Congress, just as those baseball players were who testified against engaging in doping.


45 posted on 05/05/2013 3:13:55 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
The core of the Muslim Bro are Egyptian revolutionaries. It was after all, founded in Egypt by al Banna, and was later cultivated by Nazi Germany from the 1930s through WW2. The MB became a distributor of Hitler's Mein Kampf in the middle east, and the MB is an Islamo-fascist socialist organization, advocating sharia law and state control of the economy.

In the WW2 era the future Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran fell in with some M Bro members and began discussing with them the ideas of the founder al Banna. Khomeini and a number of other mullahs became avid followers of the Nazi's Persian language broadcasts.

Today of course, the MB are dominating Egypt rather than just outlawed revolutionaries. And, the Egyptian Muslim Bro today has an affinity for Iran and Syria [an offshoot formed in Syria], as does al Qaeda's new number one, the Egyptian doctor Ayman al Zawahiri, who has at least one inlaw among the Iranian mullocracy.

The core leader of the 9/11 attack was Atta, also an Egyptian. And he, though Egyptian, was a member of the Syrian Muslim Bro, and was a visitor to Aleppo, Syria, a city which featured in his German college project on "urban planning." It's also the city through which al Qaeda-linked groups in Italy such as the Milan Cell - with the help of the Lugano Switzerland cell headed by a neo-nazi convert to islam Ahmed Huber- funneled fighters into Iraq to oppose the US led invasion and to support Zarqawi's al Tawhid and Krekar's Ansar al Islam.

OBL was of Yemeni ancestry on his father's side, and Syrian ancestry on his mother's side. His father died young and an elder brother became head of household. OBL was sent to a private school staffed with a number of teachers with MB sympathies, one of which was a Syrian that promoted violent jihad. It's no surprise then that OBL joined forces with Zawahiri's Egyptian terrorist group or that AQ fighters fled to Iran and Iraq.

AQ's efforts in Saudi Arabia are as an opposition group aimed at bringing down the Saudi leadership, something Iraq's Saddam Hussein and also Iran desperately wanted and still wants to do as well, which is why AQ and Iraq were involved with the Saudi opposition group based in London's Finsbury Park mosque, and also why there were so many AQ terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and not in Iran. The influence of the MB extended to Saudi Arabia as well, even setting less powerful parts of the Royal family against the ruling part the royal family, and influencing the religious police.

Note that AQ in the Arabian Peninsula was based in Yemen and not Saudi Arabia which would have been more dangerous to their health, and that AQAP targetted the Saudi Intelligence chief with one of their "undy bombers."

46 posted on 05/06/2013 1:34:20 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Very interesting information. These connections make the story much more coherent.


47 posted on 05/06/2013 3:35:41 AM PDT by livius
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48 posted on 05/06/2013 8:23:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: piasa

Thank you for the very information answer. I sincerely appreciate it.


49 posted on 05/06/2013 8:41:02 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: piasa

good to know

thanks


50 posted on 05/06/2013 8:57:31 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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