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Doomed Libya ambassador: 'We're under attack'
CNN ^ | May 8, 2013 | Alan Silverleib, CNN Congressional Producer

Posted on 05/08/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by mdittmar

Washington (CNN) -- Late on the night of last September 11, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens spoke to his deputy for the final time from the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

"Greg, we're under attack," Stevens told Gregory Hicks.

Within hours, Stevens and three other Americans were dead, victims of an armed terrorist assault that has since become a political and foreign policy flashpoint in Washington's partisan wars.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chrisstevens; christopherstevens; libya

1 posted on 05/08/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Yo what difference does it make? My man Obama had to hit Vegas to paaar-tay wif Jay-Z and Beyonce!


2 posted on 05/08/2013 5:38:05 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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>> Washington’s partisan war

Was Watergate a partisan war?


3 posted on 05/08/2013 5:38:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: mdittmar
"No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.

It's only a "partisan flashpoint" to those who don't care that four Americans died and don't want to hear why.

4 posted on 05/08/2013 5:40:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

5 posted on 05/08/2013 5:43:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mdittmar

6 posted on 05/08/2013 5:44:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: mdittmar
Today the hildabeast became the new Jane Fonda

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7 posted on 05/08/2013 5:44:07 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: mdittmar

"F. Chuck Todd promised me that Obama and Hillary
will protect me ... just like they protect America."


8 posted on 05/08/2013 5:46:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: mdittmar

There was no protest. It began as an armed assault.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 5:49:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mdittmar

It was an armed attack, and the hospital was under the control of the attackers.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 5:52:00 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Gene Eric

Watergate was a partisan war in that it served then what it serves now - the liberal/socialist agenda.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 5:53:06 PM PDT by Frapster (There you go again...)
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To: mdittmar

“We’re under attack”....”sorry,Chris,the Commander-In-Chief is boarding Air Force One momentarily to attend a pivotal fundraiser in Vegas.Keep your head down,OK?”


12 posted on 05/08/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: mdittmar
What difference would it have made if they had sodomized Hillary instead of the Ambassador???
13 posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:21 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Gay State Conservative

But isn’t that the real question that these hearings have brought to light, taxpayers pay billions of dollars so the Pentagon has fast reaction military options available like the FEST, et.al., but at the very outset every military option was taken off the table even though admittedly no one knew how long the attack would last... The key question is why weren’t these options at least launched? If the media actually did its job then that would be the question that would be demanded a response... Obama said everything that could have been done was done.. That is a lie testimony reveals a whole host of options that were considered and then scrubbed but why? If you question this you are now partisan? How about if you question this you are an American, failing to question it shows just how far your head is up Obamao’s behind. It is way past time for a special prosecutor and he starts putting people under oath in the admin, then the sorry political truth will come out but of course the rats will contine to claim at this point ..... What Does It Matter? Credibility is the answer to that question...


14 posted on 05/08/2013 6:10:19 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Expose Obama's radical agenda at every opportunity, or be enslaved by it.)
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To: Frapster

It’s not partisan to the Media when the Right is under scrutiny.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 6:12:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Average Al

She had more in her budget for protection.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 6:13:12 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: mdittmar
One more, this specifically mentions knowledge of them going into the safehaven;

http://washingtonexaminer.com/whistleblower-white-house-refused-to-send-counterterrorism-team-to-benghazi/article/2529163

“When I heard that the situation had evolved to them going to a safe haven and then that we could not find the ambassador, I alerted my leadership that we needed to go forward and consider the deployment of the Foreign Emergency Support Team,” Thompson said during his opening statement.

“I notified the White House. They indicated that meetings had already taken place that evening [deciding against deployment],” Stevens added, explaining that he was told “it was not the right time and it was not the team that needed to go right then.”

17 posted on 05/08/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: TigersEye

Obama and Hillary both got their “3 am phone call” and they failed utterly, abysmally to rise to the occasion.

Remember that fuss in the 2008 Democratic primaries, when Hillary ran the attack ad against Obama suggesting that he was too inexperienced to handle a national security “3 am phone call” as well as Hillary would.

Here they both got a “5 pm” phone call (or thereabouts), with hours and opportunities to save the lives of Americans under attack by jihad terrorists.

Both Obama and Hillary failed the “phone call” national security test, completely.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 6:18:01 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: mdittmar
Have another, video at link;
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/05/08/Thomspon-Obama-Admin-Denied-Deployment-Of-Team-Designed-For-Benghazi-Rescue-Type-Mission
Mr. Mark Thompson, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, told the House Oversight Committee that he was told not to lead a "FEST" team for a rescue mission in Benghazi the night of the attack.

19 posted on 05/08/2013 6:19:48 PM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: Enchante

It is really much worse than failing to rise to the occasion. They actively worked against providing help both before and during the attack and then invented a lie out of whole cloth to cover it up.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 6:20:47 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: mdittmar

If it ain’t AP it ain’t News ... the lack of coverage is Cover for Hildibeast and BO

TT


21 posted on 05/08/2013 6:24:28 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: TigersEye

Good points, they screwed up wildly before, during and after.

I was thinking simply that we need a viral video, starting in the style of Hillary’s 2008 attack ad (maybe using that exact footage), and then recounting all the failure and dishonest on display throughout this sorry saga.

Anyone know someone who can put together such a video with very high production quality? I think it could convey the essentials and go viral if done well enough.

Few in the public will wade through all the details even though they should!! We need something that can be posted and forwarded all over the web until enough “low information” voters get the message that the Obama/Hillary train wreck should keep the Demagogues out of office for many years to come.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: Gene Eric
Yes. Hillary helped prepare a case against Nixon.

Benghazi: Hillary’s Second Watergate?

23 posted on 05/08/2013 6:29:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Enchante

That would be good. Someone is likely to do that.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 6:31:28 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This just continues to piss me off to no end.

What if our CIC or our SOS were in such a position ...have to “radio” for help ...and yet were denied that help from their fellow countrymen? From the military with all its assets?

Oh, but that will NEVER happen, because they are 1. never put into harm’s way and 2. they are constantly protected, at all times, round the clock, by our military!!!

Our representatives had neither of these luxuries. They were left hanging ...completely. They called for help. They were DENIED help, with the full knowledge that they needed help.

The cowardice and disinterest of the Democrats, their snowing and spinning in this matter just DISGUSTS me SO badly I just have no words for it.

What if this was THEIR kid??? Their son???

This STINKS to high heaven!!! What the F happened here??? Why cannot SOMEONE come clean on this?? This NOT American ...it’s total EVIL what is going on here. I just pray someone has the balls to come out and TALK on this, for God’s sake!!


25 posted on 05/08/2013 6:37:48 PM PDT by LibsRJerks (s)
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To: LibsRJerks

There are few in DC that are going to say and do what is needed. They are either cowards or as dirty as Clinton and Obama.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 6:40:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Average Al
What difference would it have made if they had sodomized Hillary instead of the Ambassador???

First of all, it would have been just reward & reaping for her life of evil & deception.

However from an 0bama standpoint, I doubt anything would have changed.... 0bama is a die-hard muzzzie radical socialist & hater of America, and if Hillary had happened to be there, I believe the attack would have continued as it did. To hard core socialist radicals (like 0dumb0 & the American lefties) nothing & I mean nothing is more important than advancing the left-wing, socialist ideology at all costs, including pandering to the muzzies!!!

27 posted on 05/08/2013 6:45:36 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: mdittmar

LITTLE KNOWN BENGAZI BITS:

The Safe-Haven contained a small bathroom with a mirror, and Stephens WROTE SOME MESSAGE on that mirror, something like, “This is Chris, from beyond the grave”

When the bodies were flown back they did NOT go 2 Dover, per protocol —they went to Andrews, and that was to save time for Obama, who was in campaign mode; even AFTER the tragedy Obama was STILL thinking about himself.


29 posted on 05/08/2013 6:48:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Average Al
The attackers would have died?
30 posted on 05/08/2013 6:57:31 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: DJ MacWoW
There are few in DC that are going to say and do what is needed.

Bump

31 posted on 05/08/2013 7:08:30 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: LibsRJerks

I am surprised it has not completely demoralized the libs in the State Dept. Maybe it has. They have to know what happened. I don’t know how they can trust anyone in DC.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 7:33:44 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: petitfour

Yes ... And Obama thanked the attackers for dragging ... Er “carrying” the ambassador to hospital. They wanted to make the ambassador as comfortable as possible so they “removed” some of his clothing. They knew he was gay so they thought they would “entertain” the ambassador with a pole up his you-know-what on way to hospital.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 7:35:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: mdittmar

“We’re under attack.”

“What difference does it make?”


34 posted on 05/08/2013 8:17:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: mdittmar

No! Not under Democratic Party rule!


35 posted on 05/08/2013 8:33:48 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Typical_Whitey
But isn’t that the real question that these hearings have brought to light, taxpayers pay billions of dollars so the Pentagon has fast reaction military options available like the FEST, et.al.,

You can say the same about our lawless borders, which we pay hundreds of billions to the government to protect, yet tens of millions form an endless conga-line and enter at will.

Once again, the American people get economically gang raped by government.

36 posted on 05/08/2013 10:20:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Frapster

This time the scandal comes from the Dems!


37 posted on 05/09/2013 3:32:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All

As a Muslim, Obomba knows Islam is all about "triumphalism"
---thus the push to build a mosque near the 9/11 WTC site.

We need to consider the possibility that the 9/11
Benghazi attack was facilitated by Obomba---to celebrate
the WTC tragedy. He is one the 100 million America-hating Islamics.

Dennis Miller nailed it on O'Reilly----If American soldiers had killed four Benghazi jihadists,
the WH would not have hesitated---would have thrown them in jail, and publicly disgraced them.

===============================================

NOT PHOTOSHOPPED---A photo trip to his Kenyan homeland---when Obomba was age 23-24.
2008 primary candidate Hillary had these pics but Teddy Kennedy warned the Clintons not to use them

Obama's brother Malik holds up photo.

38 posted on 05/09/2013 4:32:41 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Son House

Info like this makes me still think that a kidnapping was what was planned, but Al Qaeda found out and replaced the kidnappers with themselves.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 4:43:10 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: mdittmar

My question is still why? It appears to me that this was a hit on Stevens by our current government. I don’t see any other conclusion to this. But why?


40 posted on 05/09/2013 4:56:57 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Lil Flower

Because it gives the Muslim Brotherhood bragging points. Just like having the Muslim cleric at the funeral of Seal Team 6. Our government has been infiltrated by Muslims, and they are even bragging about it in Egypt.

That is why everyone on the Hill is tip toeing around and the Media won’t make a peep.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Frapster
Watergate was a partisan war in that it served then what it serves now - the liberal/socialist agenda.

Our local Gannett newsrag's headline Partisan Fight Flares Over Libya Assault is a clear attempt to discredit the hearings to the low information public. It's not our fault that the RATs decline to investigate their own, leaving Republicans to do the dirty work.

42 posted on 05/09/2013 7:38:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Lil Flower
It appears to me that this was a hit on Stevens by our current government. I don’t see any other conclusion to this. But why?

That depends; Stevens was homosexual. Was he ever alone with Obama for more than a half hour? Fifteen minutes? How do you define a "quickie", anyway?

43 posted on 05/09/2013 7:45:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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