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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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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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