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State Dept. denies punishing diplomat for speaking about Benghazi
UPI ^ | 09/08/2013 | N/A

Posted on 09/08/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by oxcart

The U.S. State Department denies a claim by an official who says he has been punished for speaking about a fatal attack on a U.S. million in Benghazi, Libya.

In an appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week," former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya Gregory Hicks said he feels punished by the State Department for speaking out about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. citizens were killed.

"I feel that I have been punished. I don't know why I was punished. I don't know why I was shunted aside. Put in a closet if you will," he said.

The State Department sent a statement to ABC denying that Hicks was punished.

"The State Department has not punished Mr. Hicks in any way. We appreciate his exemplary service on the evening of September 11. His departure from Libya was entirely unrelated to any statements he may have made relating to the attack in Benghazi, and we are working with him on his next permanent assignment," the statement reads.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; fastandfurious; gregoryhicks; impeachnow; irs; libya

1 posted on 09/08/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by oxcart
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 09/08/2013 1:07:50 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: oxcart

they are playing the same old word games

it is really punishment but we call “placement in a new permanent position.”

pretty clever, huh! (ABC bought it hook line and sinker)


3 posted on 09/08/2013 1:14:25 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: oxcart

I don’t know why I was punished. I don’t know why I was shunted aside. Put in a closet if you will,” he said.

Stop with the all innocent act.
Of course he knows why he was punished.

He feels he was punished for speaking out.

He was.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 1:14:39 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: oxcart

The Syrian war will cloud the Benghazi questions,
just as the planned attack on Iran will bury the Syrian issues.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 1:16:23 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: oxcart

No rumor is true until the government denies it.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 1:17:15 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: oxcart

Foggy Bottom wouldnt know the truth if it bit em in the arse!


7 posted on 09/08/2013 1:18:16 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: oxcart

“...we are working with him on his next permanent assignment...”

Ft Marcy Park Consulate Extension Office.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 1:18:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: CMB_polarization

If the plutocrats are lucky, world war three will cause all these issues to evaporate into thin air, and they can climb out of their bunkers and dance around their mounds of gold.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 1:19:15 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: oxcart

FWIW, the interview with Gregory Hicks is impressive. I get the feeling that he wasn’t going to let the four who were killed be forgotten. Nor was he going to let the story stand that none of them could’ve been saved.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 1:23:32 PM PDT by grania
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To: oxcart
Which State Dept. is denying this?

The State Dept. that supported the "Youtube video" lie?

The State Dept. that intimidated witnesses before they testified before Congress?

The State Dept. that has been keeping Benghazi survivors hidden away from the press and from Congress?

The State Dept. that redacts documents to the point of uselessness?

11 posted on 09/08/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: grania; TigersEye; All

Gregory Hicks: Hearing of Death of Christopher Stevens
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3064170/posts

Chris Wallace to Obama Chief of Staff: Where Are the Benghazi Arrests?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okx0-0PT7Zc

Sign the Benghazi Anniversary card
http://www.stophillarypac.org/anniversarycard/

Stop Hillary PAC has organized an online Remember 9/11/12: Anniversary Card to Hillary Clinton – holding her accountable for her actions – and inactions – in Benghazi.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

I signed it about an hour ago. Thanks for posting the link again. Everyone should put their John Hancock on it.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 1:38:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: oxcart

The State Department has not punished Mr. Hicks in any way.

—they farmed it out to some company, which made a formal recommendation that DOS *followed.

We appreciate his exemplary service on the evening of September 11.

—DOS considers his service an ideal example of WHAT? How NOT to do the job?

His departure from Libya was entirely unrelated

—his DEPARTURE was not related to his current professional doldrums, but his Congressional statements ARE related, right?

to any statements he may have made relating to the attack in Benghazi,and we are working with him on his next permanent assignment,” the statement reads.

—yeah, you’re negotiating with him about him getting money to shut-up, which will BE his next permanent assignment.

MANY, MANY WAYS TO ISSUE A *NON-LIE* RESPONSE TO THIS ONE.


14 posted on 09/08/2013 1:40:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Any believers of anything the Regime says?


15 posted on 09/08/2013 2:00:57 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: oxcart

They lie


16 posted on 09/08/2013 2:00:58 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: CMB_polarization

The only burying issues is if we let them, IMO.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 2:01:35 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: oxcart

The lies and liars continue.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 2:02:57 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: oxcart
No. Of course not. Blame it on an obscure You Tube video with maybe 100 hits....


(They lie! They are professional liars...and they've lied to all of us before.)

19 posted on 09/08/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: oxcart

Benghazi is one of a number of scandals that lead to impeachment they will pull out all the stops disobey law and even kill if necessary. If the dear leader is impeached it costs them votes/campaign money they can’t afford to lose any more.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 2:56:18 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: CMB_polarization

Exactly, all Syria ever was is a diversion that will be blamed on us regardless of how it turns out. Same as the debt ceiling, same as amnesty. These commie clowns are always a half dozen steps ahead of us at every corner.


21 posted on 09/08/2013 2:58:21 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Venturer

He is.......being punished for speaking out.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 3:13:44 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: oxcart

Maybe it will come home to roost when the surface-to-air missiles start slamming into commercial airliners. After arming the Mexican drug cartels, Obama’s minions hit the big time with shoulder fired rockets to the Islamic terrorists in Libya. There’s only so much of this incompetence the MSM can handle.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by Spok
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To: rodguy911
Remember what Free and Fair elections got us in Egypt

The last person who caused Hillary so many problems got a Fort Mercy Park treatment. Vince Foster felt like he was parked somewhere secret and alone permanently.
24 posted on 09/09/2013 6:22:04 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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