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  • House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack

    08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 147 replies
    SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee. The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public. Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down...
  • GOP Report Concludes Military Could Not Have Changed Outcome in Benghazi

    02/12/2014 9:07:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 131 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/12/14 | Tommy Christopher
    The attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, continues to be a line of political attack against the Obama administration, but a new report from the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee belies at least one aspect of the popular conservative criticism, that U.S. forces were ordered to “stand down” when they could have saved lives in Benghazi. The Republican-authored report’s findings are, by no means, a love letter to President Obama or then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. For example, the report concludes that U.S. personnel in Benghazi were woefully...
  • Adm. Mullen Admits Special Ops Told to 'Hold in Place' During Benghazi

    09/20/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/13 | Tony Lee
    Testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Admiral Mike Mullen said that the direction given to Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Col Gibson was to "hold in place" on the night of the attacks. SNIP Mullen also said that U.S. aircraft were not at the ready while the attack was ongoing. He claimed there was a "physics problem" in addition to a "time and distance problem" that prevented the United States from providing immediate air cover.
  • General Carter Ham to testify for the first time about Benghazi

    06/17/2013 2:33:11 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Gretawire ^ | June 17, 2013 | Greta Van Susteren
    Below is from my FNC colleague Justin Fishel: Subject: Fox First: General Carter Ham to testify on Benghazi for first time next week Fox News has learned that the House Armed Services Committee will hold a classified briefing next Weds June 26 at 9:00 on Benghazi. Briefers will include: Gen. Carter Ham (ret.) He was head of AFRICOM during Benghazi attack. LTC Gibson RADM Brian Losey – Special Operations Command Africa This is being coordinated by the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the HASC. It will be closed door but will be the first time Ham has been questioned by...
  • Admission: Special Forces were only hours from Benghazi

    06/14/2013 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 6.14.13 845pm | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – In a bombshell admission that has until now gone unreported, Martin Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, conceded that highly trained Special Forces were stationed just a few hours away from Benghazi on the night of the attacks but were not told to deploy to Libya. In comments that may warrant further investigation, Dempsey stated at a Senate hearing Wednesday that on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, command of the Special Forces – known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF – was transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States...
  • Second-Guessing Benghazi (Cont.){Dempsey testimony}

    06/14/2013 5:31:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Time ^ | June 14, 2013 | Mark Thompson
    Despite the challenges of Syria, National Security Agency leaks, sexual assaults in the ranks and the fiscal vise of sequestration, the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, last Sept. 11 continues to preoccupy some lawmakers. The terror attack killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods. The latest example took place Wednesday before the Senate Budget Committee, generally not viewed as a center of national-security thinking. Nonetheless, if every senator sees herself or himself as a President, he or she also can pretend to be chair(wo)man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It’s the way...
  • Top military leader disputes diplomat on Benghazi

    06/12/2013 11:25:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 Jun 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday that four members of Army special forces in Tripoli were never told to stand down after last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, disputing a former top diplomat's claim that the unit might have helped Americans under siege. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said timing and the need for the unit to help with casualties from Benghazi resulted in orders for the special forces to remain in Tripoli. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, died in two separate attacks several hours apart...
  • Voting present on Bengazi - What if there was no “order to stand down?”

    05/11/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT · by black_diamond · 63 replies
    What if the personnel responding to the assistance requested by those on the ground in Bengazi on September 11, 2012, were assembled and loaded on transports, just waiting for the green light from Washington and then no green light came from Washington? Not a “no go,” but no “go” or “no go.” How could that be? We have a President who cannot make a tough decision, hell it took him several tries before he could give the OK to launch the bin Laden raid, so it is entirely possible that he made no decision (voted present) on the request from...
  • The Benghazi Scandal Grows (Long article)

    05/10/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    TWS ^ | May 20, 2013 | Stephen Hayes
    CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original. The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including...
  • Source: Only President Could Have Made 'Stand Down' Call On Benghazi

    05/07/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Kerry Picket
    A source with intimate information about the events that happened on the ground in Benghazi the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists told Breitbart News that, ultimately, only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault. According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have...
  • Special-ops vets demand Benghazi answers

    12/05/2012 12:09:11 PM PST · by wesagain · 19 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2012 | staff writer
    "'The truth has got to come out as to why we let these people die'"With almost three months elapsed since the September terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a group of special operations veterans is tired of the delay in answers from the Obama administration and is demanding action. “We view the events in Libya as sort of a jigsaw puzzle that’s been dumped out of the box on to the table, and there’s a heck of a lot of pieces that need to be put together to reveal the big picture,” said retired U.S. Air Force Col....
  • CIA agents in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens as bullets

    12/02/2012 9:20:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2012 | James Nye
    It has been claimed that CIA agents on the ground during the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens and twice were told to stand down. Furthermore sources present during the deadly six-hour assault have said that a desperate last request for military assistance once the CIA themselves came under attack was denied, even though elite counter-terrorism units were only two hours away.
  • Benghazi Stand Down Denials Don't Stand Up To Reason

    11/01/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 1, 2012 | Larry Bell
    There are some large disconnects between Obama administration explanations concerning security and response actions taken before, during and after the disastrous terrorist attacks on our Benghazi consulate and accounts,compared with those which continue to emerge from outside sources. Following numerous White House claims now known to be inaccurate and intentionally misleading,we are repeatedly assured that we will get the real scoop in due time after full investigations are complete. One perplexing issue,among many, evolves around conflicting accounts regarding requests and denials of military aid which might have saved American lives.Further delays only increase wide-spread suspicions that there are no legitimate...
  • Obama Willing to Let 30 People Die in Benghazi (vanity)

    10/29/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Who gave the stand down order to the two ex-SEALs? Woods’ (one of the two killed) father said on Megyn’s show that his son helped save THIRTY PEOPLE. "My son violated his orders in order to protect the lives of at least 30 people. He risked his life to be a hero. I wish that leadership in the White House had that same level of moral courage and heroism that my son displayed with his life." http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/26/transcript-megyn-kellys-interview-with-father-of-former-navy-seal-killed-in-libya-attack/ The implication of that has not been reported. Stand down order in effect which he ignored. Because he and his friend in arms...
  • Aide: Obama didn’t deny requests for help in Benghazi #standdown

    10/28/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/28/12 | Doug Powers
    That according to a National Security Council spokesman. Rick Moran breaks down the past few days (via Doug Ross): The CIA is denying. The Pentagon is denying. And now the White House is denying that anyone refused to send help to our embattled CIA and State Department personnel engaged in a seven hour running firefight with more than 150 jihadists.It just doesn’t get any lamer than this: The White House on Saturday flatly denied that President Barack Obama withheld requests for help from the besieged American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as it came under on attack by suspected terrorists on...
  • Stand Down Obama and Biden, Stand Down

    10/28/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT · by Snuph · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Normally, I have no difficulty writing this column. I see it as a way to provide busy readers a coherent narrative of the best of the week's most important news -- largely as reported by the alternative media and ignored by its richer, fatter and lazier media opposition. This week is sadly different. The latest news coming out about the murder of our ambassador and three other brave Americans in Ben Ghazi is so horrifying and shocking I can take no pleasure in writing about it. It's still largely unreported by the legacy media. Fox News has been a leader...
  • CIA agents in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens

    10/26/2012 7:33:46 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    It has been claimed that CIA agents on the ground during the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens and twice were told to stand down. Furthermore sources present during the deadly six-hour assault have said that a desperate last request for military assistance once the CIA themselves came under attack was denied, even though elite counter-terrorism units were only two hours away. And it has been claimed there was full communication between the CIA annex in Benghazi and the U.S. military, casting further doubts on the Obama administration's assertion...
  • September 14, CIA Chief Petraeus Tells Congress Benghazi Attack Started As Movie Protest

    10/26/2012 8:19:12 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 52 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 10/17/2012 | Pat Dollard
    The attack that killed four Americans in the Libyan consulate began as a spontaneous protest against the film “The Innocence of Muslims,” but Islamic militants who may have links to Al Qaeda used the opportunity to launch an attack, CIA Director David Petreaus told the House Intelligence Committee today according to one lawmaker who attended a closed-door briefing. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intel committee, said Petraeus laid out “a chronological order exactly what we felt happened, how it happened, and where we’re going in the future.” “In the Benghazi area, in the beginning we feel...
  • Benghazi attack: Urgent call for military help ‘was denied by chain of command’

    10/28/2012 7:24:43 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 62 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/27/12 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Fox News and others report that military help was available during the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, but denied. CIA and Pentagon officials strongly deny the claim.
  • Did Obama Refuse To Aid Our Men In Benghazi?

    10/27/2012 11:10:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Red State ^ | October 27, 2012 | streiff
    In the month and a half since our consulate in Benghazi was sacked and our ambassador and three other staffers killed the Obama regime is no closer to presenting a coherent, truthful narrative of what happened before, during, and after the incident than it was when it uttered its first deliberate lies and misdirections on September 12. Right now we are being treated to the vision of the highest level of the ongoing criminal enterprise that governs us playing the equivalent of a game of musical chairs. About a week ago, the political branches of the regime decided to finger...
  • Col. Ken ALLARD: Obama knew about the attack, ignored three requests for help

    10/28/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2012 | Col. Ken Allard, retired Army, is a former NBC News military analyst and author of national securit
    The Benghazi debacle may yet make Mitt Romney president. Barely 10 days before the election, the persistent whiff of scandal surrounding Barack Obama exploded into the banner headlines of a cover-up – at least among certain press outlets. Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress. Each time, they were shamefully turned down. One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a laser designator to pin-point the location of the...
  • Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen

    10/28/2012 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 28, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold. Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate and recorded the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “According to my...
  • Petraeus on Benghazi: It Wasn't Me

    10/28/2012 6:01:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 49 replies
    Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News (report) that Petraeus's denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist "would have been a presidential decision." Earlier today, Denver local reporter Kyle Clarke of KUSA-TV did what the national media largely refuses to do, (asking) Obama directly whether the Americans in Benghazi were denied requests for aid....
  • Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus

    10/26/2012 3:20:35 PM PDT · by Snuph · 352 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6:05 PM, OCT 26, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ” So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No. It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a...
  • REPORTER: OBAMA WOULD NOT ANSWER ‘REPEATED QUESTIONS (today on Benghazi treason)

    10/26/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 140 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October26,2012 | Jason Howerton
    President Barack Obama reportedly refused to provide a direct answer to repeated questions on whether requests for help in Benghazi were denied as the attack was underway during an interview with 9News in Denver on Friday. Kyle Clark, a reporter with 9News, posted the following message on Twitter: Kyle Clark@KyleClark .@BarackObama would not directly answer our repeated questions on whether requests for help in Benghazi were denied #copolitics 26 Oct 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite As soon as the video is edited, Clark tweeted, the footage will be posted online. We will update this story accordingly. Colo Peak Politics@COpeakpolitics 26 Oct 12 BREAKING:...
  • Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror Attack

    10/26/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Another LINK to Fox New's breaking Benghazi CIA story. Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror AttackLISTEN to the very end; ALL 5:37 of Jennifer Griffin's report.
  • US Troops Would Not Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support Overhead –

    10/26/2012 5:12:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 120 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26,2012 | Jim Hoft
    BOMBSHELL: US troops in Benghazi would not have been painting targets on the ground unless there was air support overhead. But someone called it off – And the decision most likely came from the White House. Then there’s this bombshell at BlackFive from a former Delta operator: Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me. One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is...
  • (New) AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire

    10/26/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 237 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 10-26-2012 | Bob Owen
    If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American: The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces...
  • BREAKING: HELP DENIED WHEN REQUESTED IN REAL TIME!!!

    10/26/2012 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 506 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 26,2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Those in the CIA Annex requested permission to aid the consulate. Were told to stand down at least twice. Went anyway after being told to stand down the second time
  • EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

    10/26/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Snuph · 225 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that three urgent requests from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack nearly seven hours later were denied by officials in the CIA chain of command -- who also told the CIA operators to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11. Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were part of a small team who were at the CIA annex about a mile...
  • BOOM! Sen. Portman: We Need to Find Out If Obama Ever Issued the Order to Secure Benghazi Consulate

    10/28/2012 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 28, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Barack Obama told Denver’s WUSA TV that on 9-11 he gave the directives to “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to” to ensure their safety in Benghazi. Late on Friday former Assistant Defense Secretary Bing West told FOX News that if the directive was made to secure our personnel there would be a paper trail. Today Ohio Senator Rob Portman told the FOX News Sunday that we need to find out if this order was ever issued. There was a shocking breakdown operationally not having the security there in the first...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Hey Hey it’s RAY FRIDAY, October-26-2012

    10/26/2012 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 70 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
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