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  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP plumbs new depths)

    11/21/2014 6:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. […] In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue...
  • The Unspoken Obama Lie That Led to Benghazi

    09/24/2014 6:21:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-24-14 | Jack Cashill
    To make a difference going forward, Trey Gowdy and the House’s Benghazi select committee may want to ask how the U.S. got involved in Libya in the first place. What they will discover is that Barack Obama borrowed a page from the Clinton playbook on Kosovo, a lethal exercise in mendacity unparalleled in recent American history. Much of the mischief I unearthed in my forthcoming book, You Lie!, I expected to find. This nugget surprised me. In his March 2011 address to the nation, Barack Obama laid out the case for America’s surprise military intervention in Libya. “We knew that...
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Hillary's "Plumbers" Hid Benghazi Docs

    09/16/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi Scandal: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised "unfettered access" to the Benghazi Accountability Review Board. But it turns out that promise may be as much a lie as the inflammatory video story. We were not impressed by the methods or findings of the Accountability Review Board (ARB) after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission on Sept. 11, 2012, starting with not interviewing the person where the buck was supposed to stop, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shamefully, the ARB report failed to single out any individuals for violating procedures and did not recommend any disciplinary...
  • Ex-official claims Clinton allies scrubbed Benghazi documents in secret session

    09/15/2014 6:21:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2014
    A former State Department official has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton allies privately removed politically damaging documents before turning over files to the supposedly independent board investigating the Benghazi terror attack. The account from Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), was first published in The Daily Signal. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that Maxwell told him and other lawmakers the same story when they privately interviewed him last year about the attacks and their aftermath. Chaffetz said that Maxwell claimed Clinton’s chief of staff and deputy chief of staff were...
  • One Thing Hillary Clinton's Memoir Doesn't Explain About Benghazi

    09/09/2014 5:50:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 10, 2014 | Terence Jeffrey
    In her memoir, "Hard Choices," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included a chapter on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. But she failed to specifically explain why Amb. Chris Stevens was there that day. "U.S. ambassadors are not required to consult or seek approval from Washington, when traveling within their countries, and rarely do," she wrote. "Like all chiefs of mission, Chris made decisions about his movements based on the security assessments of his team on the ground, as well as his own judgment," she said. "After all, no one had...
  • Yes, A Stand-Down Order Was Given In Benghazi Attack

    09/09/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: Despite the administration's claim, the CIA operatives who fought for their lives and others' from a rooftop say that a stand-down order may have cost four Americans their lives while their ignoring it saved others. Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, battled with terrorists from the roof of the CIA's Benghazi annex building, would beg to differ with the Obama administration, the CIA and several congressional committees. They say there was an order to stand down that delayed their response and possibly cost the lives of Ambassador...
  • Was Benghazi Survivor David Ubben GRS or DSS?

    07/31/2013 6:33:38 PM PDT · by Katechon · 41 replies
    July 31, 2013 | Katechon
    CIA’s Global Response Staff (GRS) Part of the expansion of the CIA’s paramilitary capabilities, GRS units are *secret* security forces created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Ty Woods and Glen Doherty were both members of the CIA’s GRS, an organization that has recruited hundreds of former U.S. Special Forces operatives and veterans of police department SWAT teams to serve as armed guards to provide a layer of security for CIA officers in high-risk outposts, whose counterterrorism assignments carry a level of risk. Was David Ubben working for the GRS as a contractor ??
  • Report: Clinton defends response to Benghazi

    05/30/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 1:30 PM EDT | Ken Thomas and Philip Elliott
    Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her response to the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will “not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans.” Clinton’s upcoming book, “Hard Choices,” is both a rebuke to Republicans who have seized upon the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and a roadmap for Democrats to defend the Obama administration’s reaction to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. Should Clinton run for president in 2016, her four years as secretary of state—including the deaths in Benghazi and the...
  • Daily Beast Contributor: Amb. Chris Stevens was not “Murdered” in Benghazi

    05/12/2014 4:56:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Some people on the left have a moral and mental flexibility that would put Lilia Stepanova’s actual flexibility to shame. (Did you just google that name? Kinda cool, huh?) Eleanor Clift, columnist at the Daily Beast, is still blaming some obscure YouTube video for the terrorist attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi. But, that’s not the audacious comments that have sparked outrage. Clift, in her clinically psychopathic ways (seriously… Google the definition – I’m not making this up) declared that the American Ambassador, Chris Stevens, was not murdered… He “died of smoke inhalation”. This is like saying the people who...
  • Eleanor Clift: Ambassador Stevens wasn't murdered in a terrorist attack (Watch Video)

    05/12/2014 6:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    On this week's McLaughlin Group, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift showed an ignorance of the facts about the Benghazi terrorist attack that should disqualify her from commenting on it. Get a load of this: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ELEANOR CLIFT: I would like to point out Ambassador Stevens was not murdered. He died of smoke inhalation in the safe room in that CIA installation. SUSAN FERRECHIO: I don't think that's a fact, Eleanor. CLIFT: I think that is a fact. FERRECHIO: I've heard a drastically different story from people who are also in the know about that. So,...
  • McLaughlin Group‘s Eleanor Clift : ‘Ambassador Stevens Wasn’t Murdered’

    05/11/2014 10:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift said on Sunday’s The McLaughlin Group that late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed the night of the Benghazi attacks, had not been murdered but had died from “smoke inhalation.” “I’d like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not ‘murdered,’” Clift said, using air quotes, “but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room.” This did not land well. “It was a terrorist attack, Eleanor,” panelist-for-life Pat Buchanan said. “He was murdered in a terrorist attack.” Clift responded that it was an opportunistic terrorist attack inflamed by the anti-Muslim video, the blaming...
  • ‘Moronic’: Columnist ripped for ‘despicable’ suggestion that Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered

    05/11/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    twtchy ^ | 5/11/14 | staff
    Robyn @robdetf Follow How does genius Eleanor Clift think the smoke got there to begin with? #Benghazi The elites in the mainstream media never pass up an opportunity to further embarrass themselves. Tammy Bruce ✔ @HeyTammyBruce Degree to which panicked liberals will go "Eleanor Clift: Amb Stevens Wasn't Murdered, He Died Of Smoke Inhalation" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/05/10/eleanor_clift_ambassador_stevens_wasnt_murdered_he_died_of_smoke_inhalation.html#.U2-u5jPWcNs.twitter … Layla @Layla1951 Follow .@EleanorClift -Example of why Americans hate the mainstream media as much as they hate politicians ---lies lies lies! @HeyTammyBruce 11:22 AM - 11 May 2014 Eleanor Clift ✔ @EleanorClift Check out my voter's guide to Tuesday’s DC Primary http://thebea.st/P8mKNc via @thedailybeast...
  • UNREAL: Liberal Columnist Says Ambassador Stevens Was NOT Murdered In Benghazi Attack (VIDEO)

    05/11/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2014
    Prepare to be appalled. This is Eleanor Clift, liberal columnist, talking about the attack in Benghazi with the panel on The McLaughlin Group on Friday. It wasn’t murder, it was SMOKE INHALATION? That is so patently absurd it’s hard to believe it’s not a parody. SMOKE. INHALATION. The poor reasoning here really requires no explanation. And that’s not the only digging she does in this hole. She goes on to suggest it really was all about a video, that Petraeus should be on trial, not Hillary, and basically sneer at the entire thing as if it was no more consequential...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • Carney: Email was not about Benghazi

    04/30/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    April 30, 2014, 02:39 pm Carney: Email was not about Benghazi By Justin Sink Press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that a newly-revealed email showing a White House official preparing then-U.S. ambassador Susan Rice for television interviews was not explicitly in reference to the terror attack in Benghazi. "The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi," Carney said. "They were about the general situation in the Muslim world." A set of documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request included an email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to...
  • Democrat Compares Republicans to Monkeys Typing “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!”

    02/06/2014 9:33:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) delivered the keynote speech yesterday at the Washington Press Club Foundation. The far left politician compared Republicans to monkeys and gave a shout out to Nancy Pelosi and “all my sisters in the libido caucus.” The Politico reported: Washingtonians sit through terrible speeches all the time: dry rules hearings, partisan floor lectures and, let’s face it, even the State of the Union some years. So it was a bad day for Rep. Donna Edwards Thursday, when Washingtonians gathered at coffee pots and in lunch rooms across town and deemed her performance at the Washington Press Club...
  • Gregory Hicks: Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

    01/24/2014 8:03:41 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 7:18 p.m. ET | Gregory Hicks
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was "preventable." Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. This is untrue: The blame lies entirely with Washington. The report states that retired Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, twice offered to "sustain" the special forces security team in Tripoli...
  • Gregory Hicks: Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

    01/23/2014 12:52:39 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/22/2014 | Gregory Hicks
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was "preventable." Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. This is untrue: The blame lies entirely with Washington. The report states that retired Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, twice offered to "sustain" the special forces security team in Tripoli...
  • Benghazi whistleblower faults Senate Intelligence panel for leaving his testimony out of report

    01/23/2014 10:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Intelligence Committee members did not include important testimony from Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks about security at the U.S. mission in their final report, which had the effect of blaming the fallen ambassador and protecting a top State Department official from responsibility for the attack. "I was interviewed by the Select Committee and its staff, who were professional and thorough. I explained this sequence of events," Hicks (who worked with the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, in the lead-up to the attack) explained in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Thursday. "For some reason, my explanation did not...
  • Disgusting: Katty Kay Blames 'Fallible' Ambassador Stevens For Own Death, Lets Hillary Off Hook

    01/16/2014 9:01:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    In a disgusting display of just how far the liberal media will go to preserve Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects, Katty Kay has blamed Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death, while letting Hillary off the hook. On today's Morning Joe, the BBC's Kay called the newly-released Senate report on the Benghazi attack "sad" because it showed that Stevens was "fallible." Kay claimed that "he didn't ask for and even rejected some of the security he might have had." This flies in the face of the report's findings that "State, then under Hillary Clinton, refused requests to boost security despite warnings...
  • Disgusting: Katty Kay Blames Ambassador Stevens For Own Death, Lets Hillary Off Hook

    01/16/2014 5:29:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a disgusting display of just how far the liberal media will go to preserve Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects, Katty Kay has blamed Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death, while letting Hillary off the hook. On today's Morning Joe, the BBC's Kay called the newly-released Senate report on the Benghazi attack "sad" because it showed that Stevens was "fallible." Kay claimed that "he didn't ask for and even rejected some of the security he might have had." This flies in the face of the report's findings that "State, then under Hillary Clinton, refused requests to boost security despite warnings...
  • Stevens Cabled Washington: CIA Says ‘AQ [Al Qaeda] Training Camps Within Benghazi’

    01/15/2014 9:07:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 15, 2014 - 8:04 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    On August 16, 2012—a little less than a month before the terrorist attacks on the U.S. State Department and CIA facilities in Benghazi, Libya—Amb. Chris Stevens sent a cable to State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. stating that a CIA officer on the ground in Benghazi had briefed a State Department officer in that city the day before “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi.” This information was released today in a report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “AQ,” the initials for al Qaeda, are used in intelligence documents quoted...
  • ‘Seriously messed up’: BuzzFeed jagoff Andrew Kaczynski uses Bridgegate to mock Benghazi

    01/08/2014 6:35:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1/8/14 | staff
    Andrew Kaczynski        ✔ @BuzzFeedAndrew Follow #BridgeGhazi is best hashtag on the Internet 2:04 PM - 8 Jan 2014   Andrew Kaczynski        ✔ @BuzzFeedAndrew Follow #Bridgeghazi 2:05 PM - 8 Jan 2014 Michelle Ray @GaltsGirl Follow #Bridgeghazi ??? Could you be any more insensitively vile? Chris Stevens. Ty Woods. Sean Smith. Glen Doherty. 2:21 PM - 8 Jan 2014   Andrew Kaczynski        ✔ @BuzzFeedAndrew #Bridgeghazi pic.twitter.com/l4FnnnU5PT RB@RBPundit Follow HAHAHAHA! Let's make jokes about four dead Americans!
  • 'Completely false': Sources on ground in Benghazi challenge NYT report

    12/29/2013 4:33:24 PM PST · by Doogle · 51 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/29/13 | Adam Housley
    Fifteen months after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the narrative of the attack continues to be shaped, and reshaped, by politicians and the press. But a New York Times report published over the weekend has angered sources who were on the ground that night. Those sources, who continue to face threats of losing their jobs, sharply challenged the Times’ findings that there was no involvement from Al Qaeda or any other international terror group and that an anti-Islam film played a role in inciting the initial wave of attacks. “It...
  • Liberal Radio Host Leslie Marshall Blames Amb. Stevens for His Own Murder

    10/29/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT · by Baynative · 24 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/28/13 | Greg Campbell
    After over a year of waiting for the liberal media to finally assign blame and announce who was responsible for the brutal murders of four Americans, [Leslie] Marshall finally stepped to the plate to announce that if we are to blame someone, we should blame the victim.
  • Library at Slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' High School to Be Named After Him

    09/11/2013 2:36:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez
    Stevens, killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, graduated from Piedmont High School in 1978.On the one-year anniversary of his death in Benghazi, Libya, the school board in slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' hometown plans to name his old high school library after him. "Chris really loved that school," his mother, Mary Commanday of Oakland, Calif., told NBC Bay area on Tuesday. "The motto there is to 'Achieve the Honorable.' And Chris just loved that motto. It would be a really nice way to honor him." "That school" is Piedmont High School, nestled...
  • Lebanon News: US Ambassador Was Raped Before He Was Killed

    09/13/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 89 replies
    Joe Miller-Restoring Liberty ^ | september 13, 2012 | Joe Miller
    This report just broke from an Arabic site called “Lebanon News.” The Arabic Lebanon News (Tayyar.org) is the number one Lebanese online news site (ranked number eight of all sites in the nation) and has significant coverage throughout the Arab world. What follows is the rough Google Translation of the site’s report on the Ambassador’s gruesome murder: Sources AFP that “the U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),” The sources said that “Ambassador was killed...
  • 400 Missiles Stolen in Benghazi, 20,000 from Tripoli, 20,000 M-16s from Kuwait. Coincidence?

    08/13/2013 3:33:33 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 26 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 08/13/2013 | Dean Garrison
    By now most have probably heard about the 400 surface-to-air missiles that were stolen in Benghazi. An attorney for the witnesses/whistleblowers came out in an interview with WMAL yesterday to drop this bomb shell. But this is just the tip of the iceberg...
  • Let's Have Justice For Ambassador Christopher Stevens

    07/25/2013 3:45:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Oversight: Not many "phony scandals," as the president labels Benghazi, leave four Americans dead. As the administration tries to cover up, the reality is we knew it was a terrorist attack and could have attempted a rescue. The Obama administration hasn't just been ignoring Benghazi, hoping it'll pass from public consciousness. It's been actively trying to bury evidence, including the fact that rescue teams were ordered to stand down. It's also concealing the identity of who gave that order. Gregory Hicks, U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya on that fateful night, near tears at times testified before Congress how...
  • Aftermath of Benghazi: New details emerge of horrific attack that killed U.S. ambassador

    07/22/2013 8:22:44 PM PDT · by knak · 22 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7/21/13 | sam webb
    Aftermath of Benghazi: New details emerge of horrific attack that killed U.S. ambassador as support for Al-Qaeda grows in war-ravaged Libya Eyewitnesses to aftermath of attack speak about death of Chris Stevens He was killed by extremists linked to Al-Qaeda in September Libyan Security forces struggle to cope with rise of terrorist organisation More grim details about the terrorist attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has emerged as Libya admits it is struggling to combat a growing tide of extremism in the country. Ten months after the deaths at the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi in...
  • As Benghazi Cover-Up Continues Vanity Fair Reports On Last Few Minutes Of Ambassador Stevens’ Life

    07/10/2013 11:55:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-10-13 | Curt
    As our government continues to hide a key witness to the Benghazi cover-up Vanity Fair released a fascinating article detailing the attack. First it lays out the situation in Libya: After the fall of Colonel Qaddafi, in 2011, Libya had become an al-Qaeda-inspired, if not al-Qaeda-led, training base and battleground. In the northeastern city of Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, men in blazers and dark glasses wandered about the narrow streets of the Medina, the old quarter, with briefcases full of cash and Browning Hi-Power 9-mm. semi-automatics—the classic killing tool of the European spy. Rent-a-guns, militiamen with AK-47s and no qualms...
  • Breaking: The Benghazi Diary, A Hero Ambassador’s Final Thoughts (SOFREP)

    06/26/2013 7:36:55 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 28 replies
    SOFREP ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jack Murphy & Brandon Webb
    History Repeats Itself In 1998, the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was attacked by a truck laden with explosives. Minutes later, the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was hit with another massive truck bomb. The dual attacks would kill 224 people, including 12 Americans. The coordinated attack would put terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden’s name on the map. snip. The Accountability Review Board for the 1998 bombings points out that Ambassador Bushnell had repeatedly requested increased security measures, specifically stand-off capability for potential terrorist bombings. The requests were denied, explained in a letter from Under Secretary Cohen, because...
  • Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

    06/04/2013 11:18:54 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad. The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks. “While there is a...
  • Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

    06/04/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad. The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks. “While there is...
  • See what was really transpiring inside doomed compound (Stevens retrieving MANNPADS in Benghazi?)

    05/22/2013 9:41:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | May 22, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In a largely unnoticed speech to a think tank seven months before the Benghazi attack, a top State Department official described an unprecedented multi-million-dollar U.S. effort to secure anti-aircraft weapons in Libya after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi’s regime. The official, Andrew J. Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, explained how U.S. experts were fully coordinating the collection efforts with the Libyan opposition. He said the efforts were taking place in Benghazi, where a leading U.S. expert was deployed. Shapiro conceded that the Western-backed rebels did not want to give up the...
  • The Benghazi Cover-up Video

    05/14/2013 10:55:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 5/14/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Sometimes it is better to show a scandal than to explain it. SHARE this exposure of the Benghazi cover-up!
  • Obama on Benghazi: 'There's No There There'

    05/13/2013 9:24:20 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 73 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Monday May 13, 2013
    At a press conference today at the White House, President Obama said "There's no there there" on criticism of how his administration handled the Benghazi terror attack: "And suddenly three days ago this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story," Obama said in response to a question about Benghazi. "There's no there there." The president continued, "Keep in mind by the way these so-called talking points that were prepared for Susan Rice, five, six days after the event occurred, pretty much matched the assessments that I was receiving at that time in my presidential daily briefing."
  • U.S. Weighs Base for Spy Drones in North Africa

    01/28/2013 9:08:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | ERIC SCHMITT
    The United States military is preparing to establish a drone base in northwest Africa so that it can increase surveillance missions on the local affiliate of Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups that American and other Western officials say pose a growing menace to the region. For now, officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens. If the base is approved, the most likely location for it would be in Niger, a largely desert nation on the eastern border...
  • When Myths Collide in the Capital

    05/12/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/11/2013 | MAUREEN DOWD
    THE capital is in the throes of déjà vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show “Scandal” as damage control that goes like this: “It’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s old news.” The conservatives appearing on Benghazi-obsessed Fox News are a damage patrol with an approach that goes like this: “Lies, paranoia, subpoena, impeach, Watergate, Iran-contra.” (Though now that the I.R.S. has confessed to targeting Tea Party groups, maybe some of the paranoia is justified.) Welcome to a glorious spring weekend of accusation and...
  • The "Saving Hillary" Express

    05/10/2013 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Patricia Campion · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/11/2013 | Patricia Campion
    On Friday, Bloomberg’s Francis Wilkinson predicted that “Benghazi will be Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Whitewater.” Considering her long history of scandals – and the litany of subsequent excuses and denials she sent spinning to absolve herself of any fault -- Examiner predicted Thursday that “Benghazi could prove to be a real "corkscrew landing" under "sniper fire" for Clinton in 2016.” “In case you have any lingering doubt about the true agenda of House Republicans” in Wednesday's Benghazi hearing, check out these numbers,” Jed Lewison fretted Thursday for the uber-liberal blog site, Daily Kos. 15: Number of times President Barack Obama was...
  • GOP Sen. Inhofe: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

    05/10/2013 1:44:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/10/13 11:22 AM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) suggested that President Obama could be impeached over what he alleged was a White House cover-up after last year’s attack in Benghazi, Libya. Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Thursday with “The Rusty Humphries Show” that impeachment would become an issue soon over the “greatest cover-up in American history.” “People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said. “The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked. “Yeah,” Inhofe responded. “Of all the great cover-ups in history — the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of...
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents aren’t allowed to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation, according to a startling, newly discovered FBI directive. The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.” The “touchstone” document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasn’t been reported on by major media outlets. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are to be instructed that “mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a...
  • Doomed Libya ambassador: 'We're under attack'

    05/08/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2013 | Alan Silverleib, CNN Congressional Producer
    Washington (CNN) -- Late on the night of last September 11, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens spoke to his deputy for the final time from the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. "Greg, we're under attack," Stevens told Gregory Hicks.Within hours, Stevens and three other Americans were dead, victims of an armed terrorist assault that has since become a political and foreign policy flashpoint in Washington's partisan wars.
  • Cheney on Benghazi: “I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go”

    05/08/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5-8-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    May 8, 2013 Cheney on Benghazi: “I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go” BY ED MORRISSEY This should provide a kick-start to the hearings today in Washington, as the House Oversight Committee takes testimony from three whistleblowers about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi and its aftermath. The Daily Mail‘s David Martosko caught up with Dick Cheney at a book party for Donald Rumsfeld, and the former VP (and also Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush administration) didn’t hesitate to question the preparation of his successors. Noting that the attack took place on...
  • Benghazi Smoking Gun Exposed--Obama lied, people died.

    05/06/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    New evidence reveals the Obama administration’s version of the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was based on a tissue of lies. The Weekly Standard’s Steven Hayes has obtained a timeline and a series of emails revealing the self-serving efforts made by administration officials, who heavily edited CIA talking points about the attack that cost four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, their lives. Also revealed is who made the changes and why they made them. The revelations are part of a report published by the five Republican Committee chairmen that has been largely dismissed...
  • 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,...
  • Official: We Knew Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack "From the Get-Go"

    05/05/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    Everybody in the mission" in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror "from the get-go," according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained exclusively by CBS News' "Face the Nation." "I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former...
  • Hillary Clinton Lied, And Four In Benghazi Died

    04/24/2013 4:07:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Apeil 24, 2012 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A congressional report shows security cuts before the Benghazi attack were approved by the secretary of state and that White House talking points describing the events were edited to protect the State Department. The "progress" report by House Republicans will no doubt be dismissed as a partisan political document. But it effectively records administration efforts to ignore the threat of terrorism before the attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, to cover up administration culpability afterward and to sweep aside responsibility for the deaths of four Americans to make the administration look caring and competent. Despite then-Secretary of State...