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  • Exclusive: Hillary's Benghazi 'Scapegoat' Speaks Out

    05/20/2013 1:02:09 PM PDT · by tje · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2013 2:53 PM EDT | Josh Rogin
    Raymond Maxwell, the only official at the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job tells Josh Rogin that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team. Following the attack in Benghazi, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a mid-level official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.
  • Live Thread: Benghazi Whistleblowers Hearing 11:30 A.M. EDT 5/08/13

    05/08/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2,947 replies
    Hearing details:WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced three witnesses who will appear at a full committee hearing, “Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage,” on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. “I applaud these individuals for answering our call to testify in front of the Committee. They have critical information about what occurred before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks that differs on key points from what Administration officials – including those on the Accountability Review Board – have portrayed,” said Issa. “Our committee has been...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Benghazi - Will The Truth Finally Be Told?

    05/05/2013 4:55:41 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 30 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/05/13 | LD Jackson
    Benghazi This is just one of the important questions that we need the answers to. Will the truth finally be told about what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012? Heretofore, we have been lied to, deliberately misled about the events surrounding the deaths of four Americans who were serving their country. Chis Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods all died in Benghazi. While the deaths were tragic, in and of themselves, it gets worse. There appears to be clear evidence that the deaths could have possibly been avoided, but the truth has been hidden, covered up at...
  • Three More Officials to Testify Over Benghazi Attacks (Staff begged as 'ready' help not called)

    05/05/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson
    SNIP 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...
  • State Department Blocked Access To Benghazi Witness For Months

    05/05/2013 10:25:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | may 4, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    The names of the witnesses who will be at the House Oversight Committee Hearing next Wednesday relating to last September's attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi on have reportedly surfaced. Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the...
  • Issa Reveals Explosive Details From Benghazi Whistleblowers

    05/05/2013 10:37:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 129 replies
    CBS via Breitbart ^ | 5/5/2013 | Breitbart
    CBS: House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., with new details about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. 5 May 2013, 9:31 AM PDT 4
  • Benghazi whistle-blower Hicks: Internal review 'let people off the hook' (CNN)

    05/05/2013 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2013 | By Jake Tapper
    Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, told congressional investigators that the State Department internal review of the catastrophe at the mission in Benghazi "let people off the hook," CNN has learned. The Accountability Review Board "report itself doesn’t really ascribe blame to any individual at all. The public report anyway," Hicks told investigators, according to transcript excerpts obtained by CNN. "It does let people off the hook." The board's report on the Benghazi attack, in which Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in September, is being reviewed...
  • White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

    10/23/2012 6:40:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 311 replies
    Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show. The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
  • BOOM! Emails Show Obama Knew Islamic Group Took Credit for Benghazi Slaughter 2 HOURS INTO ATTACK

    05/05/2013 7:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/5/13 [repost from October 23, 2012] | Jim Hoft
    <p>Not optimal– They knew the terror group behind the attack before the ambassador’s body was found in the ruins. They located Ambassador Stevens’ body hours later at the hospital.</p> <p>Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.</p>
  • Evidence Mounts Against Obama Administration as Benghazi Witnesses Begin to Talk

    05/05/2013 7:08:16 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    TPNN ^ | 05-05-2013 | Greg Campbell
    One of the three self-described “whistle blowers” who is scheduled to testify on Wednesday to the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee has come forward to candidly admit that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was never seriously considered to be a protest that got out of hand, as the Obama Administration claimed in the immediate aftermath.
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: 'My Jaw Hit the Floor' as WH Blamed YouTube

    05/05/2013 8:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 5, 2013 | John Sexton
    In an appearance on Face the Nation this morning, Rep. Darrell Issa revealed several new pieces of information about the Obama administration's controversial description of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, casting doubt that the White House mischaracterized its cause by mere accident. "The talking points were right and then the talking points were wrong," Issa explained in response to a question about reporting at the Weekly Standard. The CIA and Greg Hicks, who took over as Charge d'Affairs in Libya after the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, both knew immediately that it was an attack, not a protest....
  • U.S. Military in Tripoli Ordered Not to Go to Benghazi

    05/06/2013 11:48:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 6, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYESW
    In the hours that followed, Hicks says, the Libyan military agreed to fly a C-130 from Tripoli to Benghazi in the early morning hours of September 12 – a flight that was to include a second team of Special Operations soldiers – dispatched from the Libyan capital to join a team sent earlier to Benghazi. But as those reinforcements were leaving for the flight, they were told to stand down. Hicks received the news in an early morning phone call from a top military commander in the region. “So Lieutenant Colonel Gibson, who is the SOCAFRICA commander, his team, you...
  • U.S. official: Benghazi assault appeared to be ‘terrorist attack from the get-go’

    05/05/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2013 | By Sean Sullivan and Anne Gearan
    The deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya during a 2012 attack on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi told investigators he thought it was a terrorist strike from the beginning, according to interview excerpts released Sunday on CBS News’s “Face the Nation.” “I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go. I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning,” Gregory Hicks said in an interview with investigators shared with “Face the Nation.” The excerpt was one of several host Bob Schieffer revealed on the program.Hicks is one of the...
  • Report: US special forces blocked during Benghazi attack, told ‘you don’t have authority to go’

    05/06/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Full title - "Report: Nearby US special forces blocked during Benghazi attack, told ‘you don’t have authority to go’" As the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya raged on for more than seven hours, a team of U.S. special forces in Tripoli was blocked from flying in to attempt a rescue, according to a top American diplomat who was in the region. In previously secret testimony given by Gregory Hicks — the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya — to congressional investigators last month, Hicks revealed two possible...
  • Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack (but jailed and blamed youtube filmmaker anyway)

    05/06/2013 12:05:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    PJ Media-Instapundit ^ | 5-6-2013 | Glenn Reynolds
    MAY 6, 2013 Glenn Reynolds CBS NEWS: Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack “from the get-go.” But the Administration still blamed filmmaker Nakoula, who is still in jail. They did this to keep the Benghazi debacle from exploding before the election. It worked. And filmmaker Nakoula is still in jail. ........ But here are some further lines of investigation. Some Obama-defenders will note that Nakoula was jailed for probation violations, of which he may have even been guilty...The question is, why, exactly, were they so eager to put Nakoula away?The fast-tracking of Nakoula’s jailing was highly irregular. Among...
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • Special ops halted from responding to Benghazi attacks, U.S. diplomat says (WashPost)

    05/06/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2013 updated | By Ernesto Londoño
    As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli 600 miles away sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that might have averted a second attack on a nearby CIA complex. Hours later, according to excerpts of the account by the U.S. diplomat, Gregory Hicks, American officials in the Libyan capital sought permission to deploy four U.S. special operations troops to Benghazi aboard a Libyan military aircraft early the next morning....
  • Names of Benghazi Whistleblowers Revealed

    05/06/2013 11:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/06/2013 | Rick Moran
    Fox News has revealed the names of the Benghazi whistleblowers from the State Department who will testify at a special hearing of the Oversight Committee on Wednesday: Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agencyÂ’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the...
  • Congressional Democrat: WH's Benghazi Talking Points Were Garbage

    05/06/2013 7:46:39 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 6, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Carol had it right last week: Benghazi is back -- much to the chagrin of the White House, I'm sure. To set the table for Wednesday's hearings, here's what we've learned over the last few days: (1) Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was directly involved in the 9/11/12 raid that killed four Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya. Leaders in Washington knew the Benghazi massacre was a terrorist operation "almost immediately," and officials on the ground suspected as much "from the get-go." The administration misleadingly denied and downplayed the terrorist connection for weeks. (2) A special ops officer...