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Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims
The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2013 | Joel Gerhke

Posted on 05/09/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by SSDecontrol

Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video.

“In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice’s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziwbhearing; greghicks; hicks; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; susanrice; waronterror; whistleblowers
This is all so disturbing..
1 posted on 05/09/2013 12:10:08 PM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: SSDecontrol
It's the communists way of doing thing. Next is fake suicide.
2 posted on 05/09/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by Logical me
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Well, clearly we have to disregard his testimony. I mean, he was demoted, for cryin' out loud, doesn't that prove he's just an old white guy who's got an axe to grind simply because he and his colleagues were left to die and his career was ruined when he survived. How petty.
3 posted on 05/09/2013 12:15:40 PM PDT by kevkrom
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To: SSDecontrol

So it should be imperative that one or more GOP (aka RINOs) see to it that he is put back on the track he occupied prior to the retribution of the regime.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 12:17:13 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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5 posted on 05/09/2013 12:19:13 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SSDecontrol

“Dissent is patriotic.” — Hillary Clinton


6 posted on 05/09/2013 12:20:12 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SSDecontrol

Standing up for truth against evil is always the right thing to do and it always has consequences. Stand up for truth anyway.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 12:21:32 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: SSDecontrol

Other high ranking military have had their commands taken away and made to take early retirements by the bullies on the Hill.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 12:21:52 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: SSDecontrol

The Obama Retaliation Machine strikes again.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 12:24:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SSDecontrol

He did the right thing —he gets to live with himself.

Lessay a man of conscience takes 20 pieces of silver and conforms to a body of lies, is it WORTH IT?

No —you beat yourself up later again and again. You have stuff, and you hate yourself.

You’ve lost.

This guy is GREAT, and we all need to learn from his STELLAR EXAMPLE.

A courageous guy who works at STATE —man, that is SO WEIRD.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 12:32:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Principles matter.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 12:37:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SSDecontrol

State Department officials just love of course to go out and jeopardize their careers with sworn testimony that the State Department and the Commander in Chief does not like. For gosh sake Gregory Hicks work their for 22 years and should have learned by now to keep his mouth shut, and especially during the most transparent presidential administration since before George Washington!


12 posted on 05/09/2013 12:57:46 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Logical me

It’s the communists way of doing thing. Next is fake suicide.

No, the next thing is “Fake Murder/Suicide” so you don’t have family members left saying that he would never kill himself....

Plus it destroys the messenger very effectively...


13 posted on 05/09/2013 12:59:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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So that's why Elijah Cummings made so much noise yesterday about protecting whistleblowers--to divert attention from the fact that they have already been punished?

Someone on Fox & Friends this morning, probably Steve Doocy, said that Hicks voted for Hillary in 2008 in the primary and then voted for Obama in the general election in 2008 and 2012 (even after Benghazi).

14 posted on 05/09/2013 1:25:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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Call Boehner and insist he continue the hearings AND appoint a special commission.

202-225-3121


15 posted on 05/09/2013 1:26:18 PM PDT by Liberty Wins
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To: SSDecontrol

Time to clean house in the State Department. Fire anyone with a spouse or an adult child working at the State Department. That’s were the bribery begins.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (1983 ... the year Obama became a naturalized U.S. citizen.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Well, to some of us they matter. It seems that many people care more about the latest celebrity gossip than they do about the truth.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 2:43:51 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: GraceG

It’s the communists way of doing thing. Next is fake suicide.

No, the next thing is “Fake Murder/Suicide” so you don’t have family members left saying that he would never kill himself....

Plus it destroys the messenger very effectively...

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I see you are a student of Marxism-Leninism. Not many take the trouble.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 3:08:49 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: SSDecontrol
what happened to the Whistle-blower Protection Act???
19 posted on 05/09/2013 6:59:22 PM 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: Colonel_Flagg
“Dissent is patriotic.” — Hillary Clinton

She also said (and I paraphrase) that with time Americans forget what one has said or done.

20 posted on 05/09/2013 9:18:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Verginius Rufus
So that's why Elijah Cummings made so much noise yesterday about protecting whistleblowers--to divert attention from the fact that they have already been punished?

The uncharitable side of me puts that together with the "if you could have any posting in the world, what would it be" line as an extremely thinly veiled take on "Vinnie and Guido" coming up and saying "nice career ya got there... it's be a shame if someone were to set fire to it."

The 'rats on the panel were essentially saying, "we'd like to be able to protect you (if you play ball)".

21 posted on 05/10/2013 4:38:14 AM PDT by kevkrom
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Susan Rice Honored With ‘Great American’ Award Night Before Benghazi Hearing

by Debra Heine 8 May 2013

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was honored Tuesday night with the 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award.

The annual award, presented by The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, is given to “an exemplar of change, progress and willingness to take one for the team if circumstances require. (I may have made that last part up.)

Specifically, the organization is honoring Rice for ”her work in advancing U.S. interests, strengthening the world’s common security and prosperity, and promoting respect for human rights,” another press release states.

The evening gala and awards ceremony, which included Vice President Joe Biden, came the day before State Department whistleblowers testified at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the terrorist attack that took place at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/08/Susan-Rice-Honored-With-Great-American-Award-The-Night-Before-Benghazi-Hearing


22 posted on 05/10/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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