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Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented
The Washington Post ^ | Adam Goldman and Anne Gearan

Posted on 01/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PST by John W

A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released on Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence agencies for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

The bipartisan report lays out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults on Sept. 11 and 12, 2012 on the diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in the Libyan city of Benghazi. It says the State Department failed to increase security at the sites despite warnings, and faults intelligence agencies for not sharing information about the existence of the CIA outpost with the U.S. military.

The committee determined that the U.S. military command in Africa didn’t know about the CIA annex and didn’t have the resources to defend the diplomatic compound in an emergency.

“The attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya—to include prior threats and attacks against Western targets—and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Mission,” the panel said in a statement.

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1 posted on 01/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Hillary lied.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 7:36:07 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Her and a few others.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 7:40:52 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Prevented?

THE GOAL WAS GETTING MANPADS to al QAEDA???


4 posted on 01/15/2014 7:41:38 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: John W; 1_Rain_Drop; 2111USMC; 2ndDivisionVet; Absolutely Nobama; acapesket; AirForce-TechSgt; ...
But not the whitehouse? Please....

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

This is a Threat Matrix list documenting threats within and without. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 7:41:57 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: John W

Sure, but the top guy would rather sacrifice Americans than annoy his bosom buddies in the middle east.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 7:42:27 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: John W
From article... 15 people cooperating with investigation, in Libya have been killed
7 posted on 01/15/2014 7:43:11 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The only question is by which side.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 7:43:51 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Defender of Benghazi and Keeper of the FBI Files


9 posted on 01/15/2014 7:46:02 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Hillary lied

Four Died !!

10 posted on 01/15/2014 7:47:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun; Eric in the Ozarks
Hillary lied, Four Died!!

You guys just made a bumper sticker!

11 posted on 01/15/2014 7:49:57 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: John W

“What difference does it make”?
The Butcher of Benghazi


12 posted on 01/15/2014 7:51:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: John W
Looked at through eyes that served a long time ago, the current crop of fascists in charge of this country aren't just talking about current events and trying to cover their butts.

They're telling us what they really think of everyone who ever took the oath, put the uniform on, and paid the price when their country called.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 7:51:18 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: John W
The Feral Government wastes hundreds of millions of dollars, thousands of man-hours of busywork and an entire forest worth of paperwork to find out what the average "Joe The Plumber" knew 30 seconds after he heard the first reports of the Benghazi 9/11 terrorist attack.
14 posted on 01/15/2014 7:52:07 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: John W

Bipartisan.

Obama: Epic Fail
The Hillary Years

Benghazi: The non-event that the regime could not explain away.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 7:53:10 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Jane Long

Maybe Springsteen can write a song about it...


16 posted on 01/15/2014 7:53:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The State Dept was intentionally trying to reduce their security foot print in many of these high risk places. It was partly budget and lack of personnel and partly that they felt it gave a negative impression of the US.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 8:03:09 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Maybe Springsteen can write a song about it...

Or, Toby Keith.

18 posted on 01/15/2014 8:04:35 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Oldexpat

The buck still stopped with Hitlery.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 8:05:21 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: John W
The only question is by which side.

The answer is by both.

20 posted on 01/15/2014 8:05:25 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: TexasCajun
Four Died !!

If truth be told, it's more like Four Thousand.

21 posted on 01/15/2014 8:06:50 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Iron Munro
The Feral Government wastes hundreds of millions of dollars, thousands of man-hours of busywork and an entire forest worth of paperwork to find out what the average "Joe The Plumber" knew 30 seconds after he heard the first reports of the Benghazi 9/11 terrorist attack.

Well...yeah. And they will just as good a job running the National Health Care System (or ZEROCARE, as I call it).

22 posted on 01/15/2014 8:08:42 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Oldexpat; Eric in the Ozarks
The State Dept was intentionally trying to reduce their security foot print ...

while intentionally increasing their double-dealing, back-stabbing illegal weapons dealing to help overthrow the government.

23 posted on 01/15/2014 8:12:21 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Oldexpat
partly that they felt it gave a negative impression of the US.

That, and the fact that our State Department was intentionally staffing these CIA 'consulates' with known homosexuals and women, which made them stick out like a sore thumb in countries where homos and women are looked down upon (at least publicly).

Add to that the fact that the State Department made FUNDS AVAILABLE to allow Homosexual staff to take on local homosexuals and provide them with Health and Life Insurance. It's no wonder they couldn't afford heterosexual American guards.

24 posted on 01/15/2014 8:17:30 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: John W

the report :

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/benghazi2014/benghazi.pdf


25 posted on 01/15/2014 8:42:25 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: John W

Well, of course this could have been prevented. But that would have meant having more Americans in Tripoli who might see whatever treasonous and illegal actions Hillary and Obama were up to. Can’t have that happening, could they?


26 posted on 01/15/2014 8:43:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Rashputin

Brother... “they” are not your countrymen...

We are.

For all you’ve done and been through, you are admired, revered, respected... and beloved. By Americans, who are your family, your friends, and your real Countrymen.

As long as there is breath left in our lungs, the sacrifices of every American who ever stood on the wall will not be forgotten.

Welcome home, and thank you. You’re a better man than any of these pieces of garbage currently running amok in DC will ever be.

And the folks who matter KNOW it.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 8:49:49 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: John W

Benghazi epitomizes the entire conflict between Americans and our now corrupt government.

We are being lied to about the deaths of four Americans who died valiantly. We see cowardice, arrogance and incompetence from our leaders.

And now Hillary Clinton seeks the presidency with an attitude of indifference towards the whole event.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 8:58:40 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: mom.mom
Benghazi epitomizes the entire conflict between Americans and our now corrupt government.

We are being lied to about the deaths of four Americans who died valiantly. We see cowardice, arrogance and incompetence from our leaders.

And now Hillary Clinton seeks the presidency with an attitude of indifference towards the whole event.

Hillary Clinton, “With all due respect,the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”—


29 posted on 01/15/2014 9:14:27 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: NormsRevenge

And the MSM starts their collective yawn.


30 posted on 01/15/2014 9:19:23 AM PST by skams19
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To: John W

“The committee determined that the U.S. military command in Africa didn’t know about the CIA annex and didn’t have the resources to defend the diplomatic compound in an emergency.”

That’s a rather narrow statement meant to be (mis)interpreted as “The US Military did not know about the CIA annex.” The US military WOULD have known if for no other reason than there is a military attache co-located in each US overseas embassy. Satellite communications would have allowed the embassy to instantly notify AFRICOM — or whatever they call that new joint command for the African continent.

I’ll bet Obama’s buddies in the US senate labored hard to get that wording inserted into the report.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 9:29:50 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: John W
15 people “supporting the investigation or otherwise helpful to the United States” have since been killed in Benghazi. The report says it is unclear whether those killings were related to the investigation.

hussein says he's getting good at killing people.

32 posted on 01/15/2014 9:39:20 AM PST by bgill
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To: John W
Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented....

...if we didn't have a twice unconstitutionally elected admitted foreign born Islamo terror supporting Marxist as faux POTUS.

That's the one and only answer to that question.

33 posted on 01/15/2014 9:48:14 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Rashputin
If the Hildebeast666 runs for POTUS I have her campaign poster all ready.


34 posted on 01/15/2014 9:50:41 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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35 posted on 01/15/2014 10:13:21 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

People died! Tie it to her tail like a tin can.


36 posted on 01/15/2014 10:42:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
I nominate Toby Kieth to write a song about Hillary & Benghazi.
37 posted on 01/15/2014 11:25:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Refrain will be:

I don’t see what difference it makes at this point.


38 posted on 01/15/2014 11:29:21 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Oldexpat

AND: they didn’t knoooow, they just didn’t knowwww——


39 posted on 01/15/2014 11:39:37 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Oldexpat

Yeah. They might think that invading a US compound would result in them getting killed. Can’t have that.


40 posted on 01/15/2014 11:43:32 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

he’d probably ban guns at the lyrical compound and then vote for barry again.

“We’ll say ‘what diffrence does it make’, it’s the American way”.


41 posted on 01/15/2014 12:49:16 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: John W

What is amazing is this is the Senate report......the Senate is controlled by the Democrats!

That means there is even worse stuff still not revealed!!!!


42 posted on 01/15/2014 12:51:41 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: John W
The report said that on Sept. 18, 2012, the “FBI and CIA reviewed the closed circuit television video from the Mission facility that showed there were no protests prior to the attacks.” But it took six more days for intelligence officials to revise their chronology of events and say that “there were no demonstrations or protests” at the diplomatic compound “prior to the attacks.”

Yet the WP goes on to say there was no evidence of a coverup. The Post blatantly lies.

43 posted on 01/15/2014 2:42:43 PM PST by what's up
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No mention of Obama's folly in going into Libya in the first place.

Obama and Hillary toppled two of our allies (Libya and Egypt) with ZERO congressional approval. Now there are messes in both countries. I know the report wasn't intended to address this, but the truth of this is being glossed over.

44 posted on 01/15/2014 2:45:54 PM PST by what's up
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Where was barry and what was he doing that he couldn’t be bothered with this?

The American people have a right to know the answer to this question.


45 posted on 01/15/2014 2:46:35 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Eleutheria5

yep... make swift boating look like a walk in the park. she needs to be pushed on this.. and hard... by the familys of our slain guys...

over and over again.


46 posted on 01/15/2014 2:51:30 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: John W

Here is the ABC News story on this:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/senate-committee-benghazi-attacks-preventable-21541164

Here is the NBC News story on this:

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/15/22314076-senate-panel-on-benghazi-the-attacks-were-preventable?lite

And here is the CBS News story on this:


47 posted on 01/15/2014 2:59:32 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Keep showing their faces on placards, everywhere she goes. Show pics of them torturing Stevens in his undies. Show clips of her lying about the you tube video, superimposed with pics of the carnage. She will never be elected so much as dog catcher. Ever again.


48 posted on 01/15/2014 3:02:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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The report also noted, chillingly, that the FBI’s investigation into the attacks has been hampered in Libya, and that 15 people “supporting the investigation or otherwise helpful to the United States” have since been killed in Benghazi. ...........................Coincidence?...this chilling indeed.
49 posted on 01/15/2014 3:02:25 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I learned one thing from the report. Probably should have already known. I didn’t realize CIA and State were so...close? Close as in apparently most, if not all, consulates and embassies have an operational CIA presence attached to them.

The 12 talking point revisions were revealed. No where in them was any mention of an anti-islamic video. The revisions themselves were not the “smoking gun” many here believed. Mostly just minor changes and diplo-speak.

I think it’s clear that State screwed the pooch on security. Of course Ms Clinton wasn’t mentioned. The report makes it sound more like “the system” was broken rather than some sinister conspiracy. But, what was to be expected?

As one poster upthread stated...Thousands of man hrs and millions of dollars for a report that many here could have written within a couple of days. No wonder we’re going broke....


50 posted on 01/15/2014 3:07:11 PM PST by saleman
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