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Three More Officials to Testify Over Benghazi Attacks (Staff begged as 'ready' help not called)
CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 05/05/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by kristinn


Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.

"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: 'Send reinforcements!' "

But they were told immediate help wasn't available.

Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.

"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"

"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer.

Two of the four Americans killed that night died hours after the first attack began.


Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20120911; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziresponse; benghaziwb; christopherstevens; hillaryclinton; libya; patrickkennedy; seansmith
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To: kristinn

The latest BREAKING:

Clinton sought end-run around counter-terrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say

By James Rosen, Chad Pergram

Published May 05, 2013

22 posted on 05/05/2013 5:37:52 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (It's a single step from relativism to barbarism, low information to Democrat, ignorance to tenure)
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To: kristinn


23 posted on 05/05/2013 5:41:02 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kristinn
Obama on the night of 9/11/12:

(yawn) man, I hope those poor suckers in Benghazi figure something out to save their butts, as for me, tomorrow I'm goin' to Vegas, baby, so I've got to hit the rack and bag some zzzzz's.

24 posted on 05/05/2013 5:42:24 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I’m going with cia. First obama screwed them by putting petraeus in charge, then petraeus screwed them, and to add insult to injury, obama put brennan in charge. Now petraeus looks like a choirboy who got away scott free. They are not happy campers

25 posted on 05/05/2013 5:42:49 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Brad from Tennessee

or if the Fire Chief thinks his men may get hurt if they respond

26 posted on 05/05/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Doogle
" the conga line forms on the right"
27 posted on 05/05/2013 5:43:06 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: kristinn

CNN is sniffing at the story, I was in a coffee shop a couple of hours ago and saw a headline about it on their news ticker, and now this:

Perhaps the MSM clowns can be embarrassed into finally pursuing the real facts which they ought to have nailed down in Sept - Oct 2012 before a national election!

28 posted on 05/05/2013 5:43:36 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: kristinn

Is the poor video making sucker who was set up to originally take the fall still in the slammer? Where is his lawyer? How big will the payoff be? Is Holder nervous also? Can an entire administration be impeached? Lots more questions left to be answered CBS!

29 posted on 05/05/2013 5:44:44 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Toespi

Not only lives but the tremendous win this event gave our enemy. THAT will cost even more lives, probably for decades to come.

30 posted on 05/05/2013 5:49:02 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Enchante

They have stayed on the Titanic long enough, time to look for a lifeboat.

31 posted on 05/05/2013 5:49:23 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: MestaMachine

You could be correct. One thing to keep in mind though is the media is full of CIA.

32 posted on 05/05/2013 5:50:46 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Matchett-PI

“Fox News disclosed last week that the conduct of the ARB is itself now under review by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General. A department spokesman said the OIG probe is examining all prior ARBs, not just the one established after Benghazi”

33 posted on 05/05/2013 5:51:13 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: driftdiver

We still don’t know where 20,000+ Manpads are. If I understand correctly, each one of those could take down a 747. That’s enough for our terrorist enemies to take down a 747 each day for the next 54 years.

Ho hum. What difference does it make, eh, Hillary?

34 posted on 05/05/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: rainee
"...wouldnt be surprised if the Clinton machine planning a rope-a-dope on Obummer admin....."

Well, the only problem is that Madame Rodham herself is up to her eyeballs in this thing....

35 posted on 05/05/2013 5:54:05 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: butterdezillion

I’d imagine we do know where they are, BO just isn’t willing to go get them because it doesn’t fit his agenda.

36 posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: kristinn

I’m betting that it’s way worse than not sending help. Why did Obama and Hillary make a commercial about that film? What voters were they trying to con in the Middle East? Why are these whistleblowers none of the people in Benghazi? I think our enemies captured our people in Benghazi. They demanded that Obama and Hillary make that commercial to prove that they ( Obama and Hillary) were fully involved in the negotiations. We still may not have all the people back. Have you seen them? Why not? Have we been blackmailed? This is real easy to put to rest. We still don’t even have an accurate count of how many people we had in Benghazi. Why not? How f**king hard is it to count to forty?

37 posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn


38 posted on 05/05/2013 5:57:09 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: allendale

People were on the tarmacs and in flight, waiting, listening. Nearly 30 men were in hospitals, some critically injured, for WEEKS. Kerry went to visit ‘some.’

Picture yourself at the top of your game and most lethal, ready to do some good business, sitting there, listening, and waiting. Or, worse, waiting in silence—for HOURS.

How do we think the men who escaped got out? Well, let’s get one thing clear up front: at no time did help arrive from anyone authorized or in the direct chain of command in DC—on down. These stains upon America are the Butchers of Benghazi. Tell your children. They are the BUTCHERS OF BENGHAZI, and the media is the cleaner.

39 posted on 05/05/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Enchante

Isn’t it ratings / sweeps week / month or something? Don’t think for a minute these slimebuckets that have been carrying zippies water will all of a sudden come to Jesus.

Beware of these lousy channels and I’m scared that the “witnesses” have been identified before the hearing date. Why now, today when it’s been such a big secret. Are these three identified the real ones that Victoria has as her clients? I don’t trust any of this. Someone’s cute little doggy will get poisoned, someone’s teenage kid away at college will be threatened, etc., etc., etc. It’s the Clinton.... oh wait.... it’s the Chicago way, right?

40 posted on 05/05/2013 6:01:11 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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