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  • The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

    07/17/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One thing that you can say for ISIS, the Middle-East terrorist army, is that it doesn’t have a recruitment problem. Young men are streaming to Syria and Iraq from all over the world to join the cause. And they come not just from the Muslim world, but also from England, France, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.Perhaps hoping to put a dent in the appeal of ISIS, some Western newspapers have made much of the expensive stolen watch visible on the wrist of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first public appearance at the Grand Mosque in Mosul. According to...
  • Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In Iraq

    07/16/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Pat Kessler
    Defense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar. That’s the claim in the best-selling war memoir “American Sniper” by the deceased author Chris Kyle. It’s about to be made into a movie. But the bar fight is a claim Ventura says never happened. For the last two days, Navy SEALs have claimed in court that they saw one part or another of the bar fight. Ventura, described in the book as “scruff face,” is accused of shooting off his mouth about the war and...
  • Sending pink slips to a war zone

    07/10/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/9/2014 | Jonathan Hendershott
    In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army. The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget cuts are...
  • Navy Seal Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning If They Want To Change The World

    05/21/2014 8:18:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 21 May 2014 | Peter Jacobs
    U.S. Navy Admiral and University of Texas, Austin, alumnus Bill McRaven returned to his alma mater last week to give seniors 10 lessons from basic SEAL training when he spoke at the school’s commencement. McRaven, the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command who organised the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, stressed the importance of making your bed every morning, taking on obstacles head first, and realising that its OK to be a “sugar cookie.” All of his lessons were supported by personal stories from McRaven’s many years as a Navy Seal. “While these lessons were learned during my...
  • Heroin and Alcohol Led to the Deaths of Ex-SEALs

    05/01/2014 1:48:39 PM PDT · by mgist · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/30/14 | nicholas Kulish
    The authorities in the Seychelles said Tuesday that they had determined that a combination of heroin and alcohol was responsible for the deaths of two former members of the Navy SEALs working as guards on board a container ship in February. The two, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, in their 40s, were found dead in a cabin aboard the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship that became famous in 2009 after Somali pirates attacked it and took the captain hostage. After autopsies determined the men had died of respiratory failure and possible heart attacks, officials in the Seychelles, a small Indian...
  • The Worrisome Future of Special Operation Forces (Common Core to be applied to Navy SEALS, etc.)

    03/23/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    DanielPipes.org ^ | Mar 23, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    I just had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a Council on Foreign Relations group at the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Its commander, the famed Admiral William H. McRaven, started the briefing, followed by his staff. I expected to learn about Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and their air force and marine counterparts. I thought I would hear about the exploits of this 67,000-strong command operating in 84 countries, maybe even about the taking down of Osama bin Laden. But that was not to be. Instead, he and the other officers...
  • U.S. to hand over tanker with contraband oil back to Libya

    03/21/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:48pm EDT | Phil Stewart and David Alexander; Editing by Stephen Powell
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will meet Libyan authorities in international waters in the next day or two to hand over a tanker carrying contraband Libyan oil seized this week by U.S. commandos in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said on Friday. ... The Morning Glory had been escorted by the USS Stout, a guided-missile destroyer. But Warren said that the Stout had been relieved on Wednesday, and that the tanker was now being escorted by the USS Elrod, a guided-missile frigate. Some 34 sailors from the Elrod were aboard the Morning Glory, he said. The North Korean-flagged Morning Glory, which...
  • Navy SEALs 'took turns dumping HUNDREDS of bullets' into Osama bin Laden's dead body, report

    03/15/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 137 replies
    ukmail ^ | 3 15 14
    Special operations sources have claimed that the terror leader was shot more than one hundred times in the fatal 2011 raid. A new report from a website known within the intelligence and armed services community claims that the sheer number of times that Osama bin Laden was shot is the reason why the government has never released photos of his dead body. Citing two confidential sources, The Special Operations Forces Situation Report tells how 'operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammunition into Bin Laden’s body'. The site goes on to argue that while the Navy SEALs may have...
  • Elite special forces in danger of cracking as demand is ‘outpacing capacity’

    03/12/2014 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    America’s in-demand global force against terrorists is showing signs of stress and appears to be gliding toward a decline in readiness, says a Pentagon budget overview on special operations forces. With the end of U.S. military operations in the Iraq War, the thought was that fewer deployments would give some relief to special operations forces after a dozen years of overseas fighting. But the 2015 budget overview says demand for special operations forces is up, not down. It talks of “significant stress on the force” and notes that the demand for Delta Force troops, Green Berets, Navy SEALs and other...
  • Defense Official Denies SEAL Team Six Operation Was Compromised Families left without answers

    02/28/2014 10:20:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Daniel Wiser ^ | 2/28/14 | Free Beacon
    The 2011 downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 30 American troops—including 17 Navy SEALs, a number of whom were members of the SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden—was not compromised but did suffer from faulty planning, a defense official said on Thursday. Some of the families of the fallen said they appreciated the controversial hearing where the official testified. However, they said the testimony left them unsatisfied and vowed to press for more answers. The contested mission known as Extortion 17 involved a CH-47D Chinook helicopter shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)...
  • Officials identify cause in deaths of 2 US SEALs

    02/25/2014 6:04:58 PM PST · by M Kehoe · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/25/14 | AOL.com
    AIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police on the island nation of Seychelles say that two former U.S. Navy SEALs found dead aboard the ship Maersk Alabama died of respiratory failure and were suspected to have had heart attacks, possibly from drug use.
  • Drugs on Maersk Ship Where 2 Ex-SEALs Died

    02/21/2014 6:32:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 2/20/14 | Brook Verkakis
    Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44. The Americans were security contractors who were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the ship while berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean. "We are saddened by the tragedy and our thoughts are with the family...
  • 2 former Navy SEALs found dead aboard ship at center of ‘Captain Phillips’ saga

    02/19/2014 7:52:16 AM PST · by yldstrk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>Two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday aboard the container ship, a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar, according to the Trident Group, the security firm that employed the men.</p>
  • Betrayed: The shocking true story of Extortion 17

    02/03/2014 5:17:09 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Allen West ^ | January 31, 2014 | Allen West
    If you’ve seen the recent big screen stories of US Navy SEALS in Afghanistan, in Lone Survivor and Zero Dark Thirty, you are no doubt struck by the sacrifices these elite warriors make on the modern battlefield and the impeccable examples of heroism these movies have portrayed — not propaganda but truth. However, there is another US Navy SEAL story from Afghanistan that’s not receiving much attention, simply because its truth is an indictment of failure on the part of the Obama administration, US Congress, and senior military leadership. It is the story of the fate that befell a CH-47D...
  • Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor" Sets This Journalist Straight on What It Means to Protect America

    01/18/2014 2:52:52 PM PST · by upchuck · 53 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Ericka Andersen
    Movie critics have called “Lone Survivor” the best war-time movie since “Saving Private Ryan.” The film — based on the true story of Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan — caused CNN’s Jake Tapper to question the operation that took the lives of 19 men. The Navy SEALs were tasked to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah when an unexpected event forced them into a deadly situation.During a tense interview with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and Mark Wahlberg, who plays Luttrell in the movie, Tapper questioned if the lives of the 19 men were lost “senselessly.” Luttrell...
  • The Heroes of 'Lone Survivor'

    01/17/2014 6:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    A few years back, during the Media Research Center's annual gala, I was honored to pay tribute to the family of a real American hero, Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the first Congressional Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the first since the Vietnam War. Few in the room knew the story because only Fox and a handful of other outlets told it. When the medal was announced in 2007, William Kristol noted on "Fox News Sunday" that the news received a tiny fraction of the coverage given to the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel that...
  • Why Did the Benghazi Story Change?

    01/17/2014 4:33:42 AM PST · by Old Badger · 31 replies
    The truth about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is finally coming out. An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away. It also revealed that the lapse in security was preventable, based on intelligence the U.S. already had about the area. These new answers are unsettling.
  • Pentagon's hands tied on hunting down Benghazi attackers, transcripts show

    01/16/2014 4:14:30 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | By Kristina Wong
    The U.S. military cannot hunt down and kill people responsible for the deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as long as the terrorists are not officially deemed members or affiliates of al Qaeda, newly declassified transcripts from congressional hearings show. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey in testimony on Oct. 10 said the Pentagon’s hands are tied because the groups involved are not covered by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. The AUMF law allows U.S. attacks anywhere in the world only on al Qaeda and “associated forces.” “The individuals related in the...
  • This Liberal Film Reviewer Just Insulted Our Military…

    01/14/2014 8:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The radical left in America has long rooted against the U.S. military. Beginning in earnest with a mismanaged effort in Vietnam, soldiers have been pilloried by elitists who view any military action as a show of aggression against a helpless foe. As the War on Terror continues to rage, these sources have embraced increasingly derogatory rhetoric in describing the Middle East effort. When a Hollywood blockbuster film, “Lone Survivor,” dared to present the story of Navy SEAL bravery, the anti-military crowd naturally rushed to criticize the project and the real-life soldiers portrayed therein. In a recent review written for The...
  • (RAT) Senate inquiry blames State Dept. for Benghazi

    01/15/2014 3:02:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/14
    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the deadly assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, laying blame on the State Department, the intelligence community — even the late Ambassador Chris Stevens — for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity in the area. The highly critical report also says the U.S. military was not positioned to aid the Americans in need, though the head of Africa Command had offered military security teams that Stevens — who was killed in the attack — had rejected weeks before the attack.
  • Benghazi: Obama Administration Lied Before They Lied

    01/15/2014 9:33:13 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-14-2014 | Bryan Preston
    January 14, 2014 Benghazi: Obama Administration Lied Before They Lied Bryan Preston Another interesting turn reported by Fox, that the rest of the media will ignore in favor or running a zillion more stories on Bridgegate. Or maybe they’ll spend some time discussing the ins and outs of the Justin Bieber egg-throwing scandal: On the eve of the terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, the Obama White House may have exaggerated the scope and depth of President Obama’s preparation for such attacks, newly declassified documents show.On Sept. 10, 2012 —...
  • 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...
  • Declassified Transcripts of Benghazi Briefings Released

    01/14/2014 12:01:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    House Armed Services Committee ^ | Jan 13 2014 | Press Releases
    Armed Services Committee Examined Actions Of Military Chain Of Command Before, During, and After Attack WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today released a series of recently declassified transcripts of briefings on the September 11th 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The briefings were conducted by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations then chaired by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), though they were open to all members of the Committee and attended by Members off the Committee. The briefings, which took place over the course of several months, were part of the Committee’s examination of the actions of the military...
  • The Benghazi Transcripts: Top Defense officials briefed Obama on ‘attack,’ not video or protest

    01/13/2014 3:32:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2014 | James Rosen
    Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation's top civilian and uniformed defense officials -- headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama -- were informed that the event was a "terrorist attack," declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president's Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward. Gen. Carter Ham, who at the time was head of...
  • State Department designates 3 Ansar al Sharia organizations, leaders

    01/11/2014 11:41:34 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | January 10, 2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    The US State Department announced today that it has added three chapters of Ansar al Sharia, as well as three of the groups' leaders, to the government's terrorist designation lists. Ansar al Sharia groups in Benghazi, Derna, and Tunisia were designated as foreign terrorist organizations, as well as specially designated global terrorist entities. The three Ansar al Sharia leaders, Sufian Ben Qumu, Ahmed Abu Khattalah, and Seifallah Ben Hassine (a.k.a. Abu Iyad al Tunisi), were also added to the list of specially designated global terrorists. Ben Qumu is described as "the leader" of Ansar al Sharia Derna, while Khattalah is...
  • State Caves a bit on Benghazi; still avoids Egypt Link

    01/11/2014 11:30:43 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | January 11, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    The State Department has identified Ansar Al-Sharia and its leaders as terrorist organizations and terrorists respectively, something we (and others) demonstrated several months ago. Let’s see, well over a year after the Benghazi attack, State has conceded something that was beyond painstakingly obvious within hours of that attack. There is something else that is quite obvious State doesn’t seem too interested in conceding – an Egyptian connection to the Benghazi attack. It is a case we have been making for several months. Perhaps there is no better anecdote available to demonstrate the sheer incompetence and malice of the Obama administration...
  • State Department names groups behind Benghazi strike

    01/10/2014 9:36:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 Jan 2014
    The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists -- a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous. The department announced that it was labeling Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah as terror organizations, in part over their role in the Benghazi attack. It applied the same label to Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, over a separate attack on Americans in Tunis. The State Department also labeled as terrorists Sufian bin Qumu, head of the Darnah branch and a former Guantanamo...
  • ‘They Portray the Guys Brilliantly’: Marcus Luttrell Praises ‘Lone Survivor’

    01/09/2014 7:08:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/8/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Former U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell praised the soon-to-be released film “Lone Survivor” on the Glenn Beck Program Wednesday, saying the actors “portray the guys brilliantly.” The film is based on the true events chronicled by Luttrell in “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10.” Asked to summarize what happened for the few in the audience who don’t already know the story, Luttrell said that in Afghanistan in 2005, “19 of us went in, and then five days later, I made it out.”
  • 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...
  • Michael Savage: SEALs 'executed' or 'moron responsible' (...somebody should go to prison for this)

    01/02/2014 10:59:52 PM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Unattributed
    In the opening hour of his inaugural East Coast drive-time show, Michael Savage signaled he has no intention of abandoning his passion for uncovering the full story behind the deaths of 22 members of Navy SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan shortly after it was leaked that their unit killed Osama bin Laden. The subject came up for a second time in the show when a regular listener said she liked the fact that he covered subjects no one else on talk-radio seemed to be talking about. “They were killed. They were assassinated. They were executed. Or it was done because...
  • Not a ‘Bogus’ Benghazi Connection (Muhammad Jamal al Kashef; Thomas Joscelyn nails it)

    01/01/2014 5:01:48 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/1/2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Page 1 below; 2 more pages at link. During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick was asked about the connections between Muhammad Jamal’s network and the Benghazi attack.Jamal, as I documented in a response to Kirkpatrick’s em>Times piece, was clearly operating as part of al Qaeda’s international network. And according to multiple reports, including in the New York Times itself, Jamal’s network is suspected of taking part in the Benghazi attack. This reporting contradicts Kirkpatrick’s thesis that only “local” Libyan actors were involved and that neither al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists, nor any other internationally connected...
  • The New York Times — off the rails for an ulterior motive (Benghazi)

    01/01/2014 7:44:11 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 12/29/2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    One shouldn’t question the good faith of a news report merely because one disagrees with the report’s conclusions. But David Kirkpatrick’s revisionist Benghazi account in the New York Times invites doubt about his commitment to unbiased reporting about that tragic affair. My doubts stem both from the reporting itself and from what a person whom Kirkpatrick interviewed told me. [....] Kirkpatrick’s heavy reliance on self-serving comments by Libyans that also serve the purposes of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, etc, suggests that he had a story he wanted to write and was looking for confirmation of that story. This suspicion was...
  • ‘Hillary killed my son’ (Sean Smith's Mother Responds to NYT Article on Benghazi)

    01/01/2014 7:25:48 PM PST · by xzins · 106 replies
    World ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | J.C. Derrick
    WASHINGTON—The mother of a victim in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with WORLD, saying a recent article in The New York Times is only trying to protect Clinton’s 2016 presidential aspirations. “They’re just covering up for Hillary,” Pat Smith, mother of slain foreign-service officer Sean Smith, told me by phone. “Hillary killed my son. … As far as I can tell from all my sources, she was responsible—directly.” Lawmakers, media outlets, and analysts have all criticized a front-page story in Saturday’s edition of The New York Times, in which...
  • New York Times Revives Benghazi Video Lie Ti Save Hillary Clinton in 2016

    01/01/2014 8:24:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The attempt to rehabilitate Hillary Clinton begins as the New York Times revives the long-ago debunked "video clip" excuse for the well-planned Benghazi massacre while denying documented al-Qaida involvement. These days it's all the news that is fit to be made up that graces the pages of the once-proud Gray Lady that has morphed from a self-proclaimed "newspaper of record" to the house organ for the Obama administration. The latest example is a piece on the Benghazi terrorist attack of Sept. 10, 2010, titled, "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi." It resembles the infamous White House talking points — on...
  • Why do new & old media suddenly have short memories on Benghazi? (news summary & vanity, sort of)

    12/31/2013 11:56:43 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 22 replies
    United Nations SC11154 ^ | 12/31/2013 | self
    After reading the David Kirkpatrick's NYT piece this evening, I decided to do a little cross-checking/fact-checking, as my web search came up bupkis. Specifically, I found no mention of a key suspect in the Benghazi attack in either the NYT piece nor any critique thereof. The suspect in question: Muhammad Jamal al Kashef. It didn't take long to find the UNSC addition of al Kashef to the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, as it had occurred in October and was easy to find. I also found several other casual 'honorable mentions' thereof such as this piece from Long War Journal in February...
  • State: 'Core al Qaeda' didn't plan Benghazi

    12/31/2013 5:57:34 AM PST · by maggief · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30, 2013 | Peter Sullivan
    The State Department on Monday said it has no evidence that “core al Qaeda” was behind last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. “We have no indications that core al Qaeda, which I think is what most people are referring to when they talk about quote ‘al Qaeda,’ directed or planned what happened in Benghazi,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a briefing. The statement appears to leave open the possibility that associates or followers of the terrorist network were involved in the assault. The comments come on the heels of a New York Times investigation published over the...
  • Obama Administration in Pre-Edited Talking Points: Al Qaeda Behind Benghazi Attack

    12/30/2013 9:23:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The recent New York Times article attempting to downplay terrorist involvement in the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012, directly contradicts evidence in the now infamous pre-edited talking points of then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. “Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault,” David D. Kirkpatrick wrote in the Times. “The attack was led, instead, by...
  • The NY Times whitewashes Benghazi to clear the decks for Hillary

    12/30/2013 10:02:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-30-13 | DrJohn
    The NY Times has lost all of its credibility. All of it. Not long ago they made the decision to endorse all of Barack Obama's lies and now has gone fully into the Hillary Clinton tank. David Kirkpatrick's article "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi" could be summarized thusly: Kirkpatrick: "Mr. al Qaeda, were you involved in the Benghazi attack?" Al Qaeda: "No we were not." Kirkpatrick: "Who attacked the consulate?" Al Qaeda: "Hooligans" Kirkpatrick: "Why?" Al Qaeda: "It was that video." Kirkpatrick: "Thank you" That's pretty much it. It's pathetic and a painfully obvious attempt to vindicate Hillary Clinton. It has...
  • 'Completely false': Sources on ground in Benghazi challenge NYT report

    12/30/2013 2:57:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Adam Housley
    **SNIP** 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 was a coordinated attack. It is completely false to say anything else. … It is completely a lie,” one witness to the attack told Fox News. The controversial Times report has stirred a...
  • New York Times Contradicts Own Reporting on Benghazi

    12/29/2013 10:39:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/29/13 | Kerry Picket
    Either New York Times writer David Kirkpatrick is ignoring his own colleagues’ work, or the Hillary Clinton supporters are laying out early foundations to combat what will be the biggest criticism of her tenure as Secretary of State if she decides to run for the Oval Office. The New York Times' assertion that Al Qaeda’s involvement in the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi is particularly questionable considering the preponderance of evidence that shows otherwise. In his piece, Kirkpatrick writes, ”But the Republican arguments appear to conflate purely local extremist organizations like Ansar...
  • '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...
  • How political correctness took down Navy SEALs

    12/29/2013 7:05:22 AM PST · by rey · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2013 | 12:19am | Kyle Smith
    The night of Sept. 1, 2009, Echo Platoon of Navy SEAL Team 10 headed out into the Fallujah night. Their goal: concluding a five-year search for the al Qaeda killer who had been responsible for the shocking 2004 murders of four American military contractors — one of them an ex-SEAL — whose bodies were then burned, dragged through the streets and hanged from a bridge.
  • A Deadly Mix in Benghazi (NYT investigates)

    12/28/2013 5:03:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/28/13 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    **SNIP** The cable was a last token of months of American misunderstandings and misperceptions about Libya and especially Benghazi, many fostered by shadows of the earlier Sept. 11 attack. The United States waded deeply into post-Qaddafi Libya, hoping to build a beachhead against extremists, especially Al Qaeda. It believed it could draw a bright line between friends and enemies in Libya. But it ultimately lost its ambassador in an attack that involved both avowed opponents of the West and fighters belonging to militias that the Americans had taken for allies. Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on...
  • GOP congressman blasts NY Times Benghazi claims as ‘misleading’

    12/28/2013 3:37:17 PM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2013 | Fox
    A top congressional Republican is saying a new report that concludes Al Qaeda did not carry out the 2012 attack on the U.S diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is “misleading.” The new report published Saturday in the New York Times concludes that there was no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault that took place on September 11, 2012, and that it appeared that the attack was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made anti-Islamic video, as the Obama administration first claimed. New York Rep. Peter King, member and former...
  • Congress to hold hearing on SEAL Team 6 crash

    12/16/2013 11:13:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    A congressional oversight committee will hold a hearing in January on a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 Americans, including 22 members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6. The House Oversight subcommittee on National Security, led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), will hold the hearing sometime in January to probe the 2011 crash, a spokeswoman for Chaffetz said. Witnesses for the hearing have not yet been determined, the spokeswoman said. Chaffetz’s panel began investigating the deadly crash in the summer, after victims’ families said the Pentagon did not provide sufficient answers about the attack on Aug. 6, 2011,...
  • Obama Turned Benghazi into Al Qaeda Terrorist Hub

    12/15/2013 7:51:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 12/15/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama justified his Libyan War to the American people by claiming that people of Benghazi were in danger from Gaddafi. After he succeeded in overthrowing Gaddafi, Benghazi reverted to its radical roots and became a city run by terrorist militias leading to the murder of four Americans. And now a fifth American. That shouldn’t be surprising because Benghazi had become a stop on the Jihadi Express. Every week, about a dozen Syrians arrive at Benghazi’s airport for what’s described as insurgent training. When they fly out, they’re carrying fake Libyan passports, according to three officials familiar with the comings and...
  • ‘Stand down’: CIA Benghazi team clash led to controversial order

    12/14/2013 2:27:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/14/13 | Kimberly Dozier/AP
    WASHINGTON — CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it. The Obama administration has been dogged by complaints that the White House, Pentagon and State Department may not have done enough before and during the attack to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, and by accusations that it later engaged in a cover-up.
  • Benghazigate: Where are the Drone Videos?

    12/11/2013 6:00:43 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | ecember 11, 2013 | By Bill Schanefelt and Gary Crowder
    One of the most startling revelations of late was that Congress has not seen the videos made by the Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that were flying during that event we now call Benghazigate. This detail is one of many arising from the recent classified hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee in which five eye-witnesses to the event gave testimony for the first time (A discussion of the apparent impetus for these hearings may be found here.) Early reports on the event do not reference overhead aircraft (Including the first "official" briefing and the first [pdf] "official" testimony.) Sharyl...
  • U.S. efforts stall in capturing suspects in 2012 Benghazi attacks, officials say

    12/06/2013 3:48:25 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/5/2013 | Adam Goldman and Sari Horwitz
    U.S. officials say efforts have stalled to capture about a dozen people secretly charged in the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The individuals have been charged in sealed criminal complaints filed in federal court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. They include one of the suspected ringleaders of the attack, Ahmed Abu Khattala, a militia leader with ties to ­al-Qaeda,­ said several U.S officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case...
  • [Watch] Rep Trey Gowdy Hammers Press – 8 Benghazi Questions They Have Never Asked

    12/05/2013 5:10:50 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | December 4, 2013 | Rick Wells
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, R – SC focuses the spotlight on the press for their timidity and lack of efforts in pursuit of the truth regarding the occurrences in Benghazi. He details some questions that the press should know the answers to but do not and likely have never asked: Why was ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi? Why were the Americans the last flag flying in Benghazi, after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed? Why were requests for additional security denied? Why were no assets deployed during the siege? Do you know whether the president called...