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  • Web Exclusive: State Department Dumped Benghazi Security Contractor 12 Days Before Attack

    09/13/2017 5:35:51 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Sep 2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A State Department security contractor says that it was asked to provide security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi after a rival company failed to do the job, just 12 days before the terror attack of Sep. 11, 2012, which claimed the lives of four Americans. Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, a large, Virginia-based security and private military contracting firm, told Breitbart News that the State Department approached the company less than two weeks before Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were brutally murdered. Blue Mountain Group, the small Welsh security contractor to which the State Department initially awarded the...
  • Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

    09/12/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-12-17 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE: Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.    Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans. They spoke...
  • Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

    09/12/2017 6:38:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/12/17 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE: Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company. Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans. They spoke...
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

    11/07/2016 10:43:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7 | By Malia Zimmerman, Adam Housley
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. Continue Reading Below The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of...
  • HOLY CRAP! Smoking Gun on Benghazi?!

    11/07/2016 1:13:59 PM PST · by Ancesthntr · 83 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | November 7, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    What?! "An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack,...."
  • Report: Benghazi Guards Hired By State Department Were Unvetted, Belonged to Al Qaeda

    11/07/2016 1:10:57 PM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 07, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from Fox News correspondents Adam Housley and Malia Zimmerman, guards hired through a contractor by the State Department to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were unvetted, local militia members who belonged to terrorist groups Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia.   An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News.
  • Fact Check: Clinton’s Benghazi chapter has holes

    05/31/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    snip In the limited excerpts published Friday from Clinton’s Benghazi chapter, the former secretary of State continued to defend the administration from what she termed a “political slugfest.” Specifically, she defended the flawed explanation -- used by then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice five days after the attack -- that an obscure anti-Islam video fueled a protest gone awry in Benghazi. "There were scores of attackers that night, almost certainly with differing motives," Clinton wrote, according to Politico. "It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video.It is equally inaccurate to state that none...
  • Senate report: Attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi could have been prevented (WashPost)

    01/15/2014 1:14:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2014 | By Adam Goldman and Anne Gearan
    A long-delayed Senate Intelligence Committee report released Wednesday faulted both the State Department and the intelligence community for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, about 16 months ago. The bipartisan report laid out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults on a diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in the city. It said the State Department failed to increase security at its mission despite warnings, and blamed intelligence agencies for not sharing information about the existence of the CIA outpost with the U.S. military. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip----------------------------------------------------- The report also...
  • Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    01/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PST · by John W · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Adam Goldman and Anne Gearan
    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...
  • U.S. Benghazi compound lease renewed without security

    01/08/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-8-2014 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    By Sharyl Attkisson CBS NewsJanuary 8, 2014, 5: 45 PM U.S. Benghazi compound lease renewed without security Updated 7:25 p.m. ETThe State Department renewed the lease for the U.S. compound in Benghazi two months before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks without requiring the facility to meet normal security standards. That news comes from an interview Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., conducted with a survivor of the attacks.   The survivor, a State Department diplomatic security agent whose name isn't being disclosed, spoke behind closed doors in late November to Senators Graham, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J. The previously-undisclosed existence...
  • Why no guard towers at Benghazi mission?

    09/24/2013 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 9/24/13 | AARON KLEIN
    The admission by Patrick Kennedy, under secretary of state for management, raises immediate questions about what was transpiring at the U.S. mission and why the State Department would fear drawing attention to a compound wrongly described by much of the news media as a “consulate.” The mission was reportedly established without the knowledge or permission of the interim Libyan government. Kennedy was responding to a question from Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Fla., at last week’s House Foreign Affairs Committee. Grayson had asked: “Was there any money that was appropriated for the purpose of improving that post that was unspent at that...
  • Anti-terror activist: Security of the Benghazi embassy was ‘farmed out to an al-Qaida front group’

    07/10/2013 8:19:41 PM PDT · by knak · 11 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/8/2013 | eva cover
    In an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, anti-terror activist and founder of Act! for America Brigitte Gabriel calls out the Obama administration for its “shameful” actions in Benghazi and inability to take responsibility. “Those who lay their life on the line and sign up to serve our country overseas, it doesn’t matter what country they are serving in, they are depending on the United States government to provide them security,” Gabriel says. “So for Ambassador Stevens to be killed, tortured, kidnapped, sodomized, which most people do not want to talk about, and dragged through the streets the way he...
  • Vanity: Benghazi Security Purposefully Decreased?

    05/11/2013 5:33:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 34 replies
    Huckabee just mentioned on his show that security in the months leading up to Benghazi was reduced from 30 plus down to just a few people. This question REALLY needs to be asked. Who ordered the decreased security? WHY was security decreased in the months leading up to the attack? Days after the attack there were reports of the "attackers" clashing with the "security" which we now know was Al-Queda. There were reports the "attackers" said to the "security" "Don't shoot Morsi sent us" We need to find that report and search it out. I think it's more than running...
  • Militia Hired by State to Position Members Inside Benghazi Compound Were ‘Complicit’ in Attack

    05/10/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/9/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) -- Elements of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, the Libyan militia hired by the U.S. State Department to station members as residents inside the U.S. compound in Benghazi and to protect the U.S. diplomats there, were “complicit” in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to the testimony of Greg Hicks, who was the department's second-ranking diplomat in Libya at the time of the attack. “Certainly, elements of that militia were complicit in the attacks,” Greg Hicks, the State Department’s former deputy chief of mission in Libya told the House...
  • US Hired al-Qaida-Linked Group to Defend Benghazi Mission

    05/03/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 05/03/2013 | John Rosenthal
    The Libyan militia group that the State Department hired to defend its embattled diplomatic mission in Benghazi had clear al-Qaida sympathies, and had prominently displayed the al-Qaida flag on a Facebook page for some months before the deadly attack. That organization, the February 17th Martyrs Brigade, was paid by the U.S. government to provide security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. But there is no indication the Martyrs Brigade fulfilled its commitment to defend the mission on Sept. 11, when it came under attack. The assault claimed the lives of four Americans: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information officer...
  • In cable the day he died, U.S. ambassador warned Clinton about Benghazi security

    01/22/2013 7:05:42 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | January 2 2, 2013 | John Solomon
    Cable from Chris Stevens was chock full of reports on regional violence, concerns about local security capabilitiesJust hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.... [snip] Militia leaders told U.S. officials just two days before the attack that they were angered by U.S. support of a particular candidate for Libyan prime minister and warned “they would not...
  • Benghazi Betrayal May be a Cover-Up of American Weapons in Hands of Terrorists

    11/17/2012 11:58:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    In a scandal looking more and more like Fast and Furious, information is coming out revealing what may be the real reason why the Obama administration refused to provide military support to save Americans in Benghazi. Obama was terrified the public would find out that American weapons had been given to Libyan terrorists, who then used them against Americans in the attack. Glenn Beck reported that Glen Doherty, the former Navy Seal who was killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens, told ABC News that he was looking for weapons in Libya. Middle East expert Barry Rubin has said U.S. intelligence confirms...
  • David Petraeus: Benghazi attack 'was terror strike' [lax security]

    11/16/2012 2:53:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | November 16, 2012
    ...Congressional officials familiar with the briefings told the Associated Press that Gen Petraeus testified that security at the consulate was so lax that the attackers walked in and set fire to the facility. Security at the CIA annex was much better, the AP reported, but the attackers had arms and broke in. Republicans were also critical of the Obama administration's handling of security situation. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Gen Petraeus testimony showed that "clearly the security measures were inadequate despite an overwhelming and growing amount of information that showed the area in Benghazi was dangerous, particularly on the night...
  • POWERFUL!… Navy SEALs Release Ad BLASTING Barack Obama (Video)

    11/03/2012 2:50:33 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012, | Jim Hoft
    A community of Navy SEALS released an ad today blasting Barack Obama. “There’s a pervasive feeling across our community that he’s going to use whatever to get elected and he doesn’t really care about the men on the front lines.” Well, he certainly didn’t care about Benghazi SEALs. That’s clear. The SEALs say 95% of their peers will not vote for Barack Obama. Via Veterans for a Strong America: In this shocking video, United States Navy SEALs reveal that the SEAL community is not voting for President Obama because of his conduct as Commander in Chief.
  • What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi

    11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier
    Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. ..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back. Understand that this interview is just...