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  • 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...
  • Obama Avoids Benghazi in Big Terrorism Speech on Eve of 9/11

    09/11/2014 9:25:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 11, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The worst part of President Obama’s speech last night was the appalling failure to mention the Benghazi massacre. Today, we mark the second anniversary of that act of war by the enemy we have been at war with for 13 years, an act of war in which the enemy attacked sovereign American territory and murdered the representative of our country in Libya as well as three other brave Americans. Mr. Obama decided our fallen Benghazi heroes did not merit even a fleeting mention. Let’s focus on two things he did say. The first tells us he was not unaware that...
  • 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...
  • White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack, Darrell Issa Says

    05/22/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 176 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Jonathan Karl
    A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway — and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened — the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video. The subject line of the...
  • Five questions about Benghazi for ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell from Sean Smith's uncle

    04/06/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 02, 2014 | Smith's uncle By Michael Ingmire
    Five questions about Benghazi for ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell from Sean Smith's uncle
  • Activists plan protest for Hillary Clinton visit

    04/07/2014 10:09:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | Jen McDonald
    SAN DIEGO – Hillary Clinton cancelled her upcoming visit to San Diego in the midst of a planned protest. Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy on April 11. She was originally going to deliver the speech in person, but will now be seen by satellite. Thillary-clinton-healthhe three day event will be being held at the San Diego Convention Center with 700 people expected to attend. Jan Iverson created an organization called “The Difference Matters” to protest Mrs. Clinton’s quest for the presidency, because of her role in Benghazi. “She is not welcome...
  • Hillary Clinton Sends Her Regrets On Benghazi

    01/29/2014 10:10:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Hillary Clinton regrets Americans died in what a Senate panel said was a preventable terrorist attack that she downplayed. While the committee didn't acknowledge her role, it can be called criminal negligence. What difference at this point do the regrets of former Secretary of State Clinton make, as expressed in an interview Monday during the National Automobile Dealers Association conference in New Orleans? Not much, particularly to Charles Woods and Patricia Smith, parents of Ty Woods and Sean Smith, respectively, two of the four Americans murdered by al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists in an attack Clinton blamed on a video. Clinton expressed...
  • Dick Morris: Clinton’s Benghazi Cover-Up

    01/29/2014 6:22:50 AM PST · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | Dick Morris
    Saying that her main regret during her years as secretary of State is the terror attack on the Benghazi diplomatic annex in Libya and the deaths of four Americans, Hillary Clinton continues her cover-up. Even as she expresses her regrets, she pretends that the reason she did not act to beef up security at the compound, and that she lied afterward, blaming the attack on an Internet video, was “imperfect” intelligence information. In fact, as the records released by the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee make clear, she had all the relevant facts before her — and just ignored them. Here’s...
  • ‘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!
  • ‘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...
  • Dems Leave Room As Benghazi Mom Says Obama, Hillary Lied

    09/20/2013 5:16:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi-gate: Democrats couldn't share the grief of a mom who was lied to in front of her son's casket or a grieving father who wonders why the general who could have mounted a rescue was relieved of his post. It was a shameful spectacle all around, starting with bizarre testimony by the authors of the State Department's Accountability Review Board (ARB) report and including real tears in a scandal branded as "phony" by the Obama administration and the repetition of lies agreed upon. The scene was Thursday's hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack before Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee....
  • Gregory Hicks: Hearing of Death of Christopher Stevens ‘Saddest Moment’ in My Career

    09/08/2013 11:24:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | Sep 8, 2013 | Benjamin Bell
    Hicks – who had a brief phone conversation only hours before with Stevens before the line went dead — was informed of his death by Libya’s prime minister. snip Hicks said he doesn’t understand why more military resources were not sent to Benghazi after he notified State Department officials in Washington that the consulate was under attack. “I don’t know exactly what was available…And I still don’t quite understand why…they couldn’t fly aircraft over to Benghazi,” he said. “When I was a kid, I grew up watching western movies… the cavalry always came,” Hicks said in an interview taped Friday...
  • Will David Ubben Blow Roof Off 'Phony' Benghazi Scandal?

    08/01/2013 4:31:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The former commander of special operations in North Africa says he, like our president, was incommunicado during the Benghazi attack. We may soon hear from the hero who survived 20 hours waiting for help. During the second wave of attacks on Benghazi, diplomatic security agent David Ubben was on the roof of the CIA annex with two former Navy SEALS. Eventually, several rounds of mortar attacks found their mark, killing Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty while shredding Ubben's right leg. Ubben was stuck on that rooftop for 20 hours before help finally arrived. He can tell us and former...
  • Mother of slain Benghazi victim Sean Smith: ‘My son is dead. How could that be phony?’

    07/26/2013 11:54:44 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2013
    The mother of a Benghazi victim is furious about the new White House strategy of calling the terrorist attack and many other scandals plaguing the Obama administration “fake” or “phony.” Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who was slain in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack, lashed out on “Your World” on the Fox News Channel about that terminology. President Obama has never revealed what, if anything, he was doing while workers at the Benghazi embassy were urgently requesting support, nor has the administration explained why no forces were sent to protect the embassy. The administration also denied the attack...
  • KRAUTHAMMER’S POTENTIALLY DAMAGING THEORY

    05/29/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 180 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 May 2013 | Liz Klimas
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer on the “O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night said the “biggest scandal of all” regarding the Benghazi attacks on Sept. 11, 2012, has yet to emerge. “I think there is a bigger story here, here’s the one that will in time come out,” Krauthammer said. ”The biggest scandal of all, the biggest question is: What was the president doing in those eight hours?” “He had a routine meeting at five o’clock. He never after, during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger, he never called the Secretary of Defense, he never calls the Chairman of...
  • 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.
  • Benghazi victim's mother wishes Hillary Clinton Happy Mother's Day

    05/12/2013 6:24:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Pat Smith, the mother of one of the victims of the Benghazi consulate attacks, went on the Huckabee show yesterday to deliver a message to Hillary Clinton. "I want to wish Hillary a Happy Mother's Day," she said. "She has her child. I don't have mine because of her." Huckabee asked Smith if she was somewhat comforted by the Congressional hearings about the attacks last week. "Absolutely not," she said. "I am still waiting to answers to just about everything."
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: 'It Matters'

    05/09/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    The Scandal In Libya: Testimony by the Benghazi whistle-blowers presents clear evidence of shameful political manipulation of the truth seven weeks before an election and a willingness to let four Americans die to maintain a campaign narrative. What difference at this point does the truth about Benghazi make? In an emotional opening statement at Wednesday's hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer of the U.S. Mission to Libya from September 2011 to July 2012, answered that question with voice cracking and a simple declarative sentence: "It matters to the friends and family of Ambassador Stevens,...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Mother Of Slain Benghazi Victim Rips Hillary Clinton: "I Blame Her"

    05/08/2013 5:05:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 8,2013 | Ian Schwartz
    JAKE TAPPER: One woman still looking for answers is Pat Smith. Her son, State Department Information Officer Sean Smith was one of the four Americans killed. Pat, thanks so much for being here. I know this is not an easy time. How are you holding up?
  • On CNN, Mother Of Slain Benghazi Victim Excoriates Hillary Clinton: ‘I Blame Her’

    05/07/2013 3:58:56 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Pat Smith, mother of slain State Department officer Sean Smith, who died in the September 11, 2012, attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, tore into the federal government and their efforts to investigate that deadly attack on Tuesday. In an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper, Smith said that she blames former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to ensure her staff was secure and for not taking blame for that failure after they were killed in the line of duty. “How are you holding up?” Tapper asked Smith. “Terrible,” she replied as her voice broke with emotion....
  • Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: We Sat And Watched Them Die

    05/06/2013 4:51:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    The Scandal In Libya: On the night Bengazi burned and four Americans died, forces ready to deploy were told to stand down and our secretary of state cut out of the loop her department's counter-terrorism bureau. Few people know who Gregory Hicks and Mark Thompson are, but then nobody knew who John Dean was when he testified at the Watergate hearings and blew the Nixon administration and its coverup out of the water. "I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go," says Hicks, the U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya on that fateful night. "I think everybody...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Benghazi: Does Obama Want To Bring Anyone To Justice?

    05/04/2013 8:35:17 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Eight months after the Benghazi attack, the FBI begs for help by releasing photos of three suspects, reports surface about an al-Qaida link and the State Department's review panel is under investigation. Ahead of highly anticipated hearings set for Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee featuring testimony from State Department whistle-blowers — of which a clueless President Obama professes no knowledge — the FBI has released photos of three people who were at the U.S. consulate when it was attacked last Sept. 11 — pictures that were available on Day One. But of course...
  • 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...
  • Mudd Withdraws as DHS Intelligence Chief (Hiding from truth on interrogations/intel)

    06/05/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 8 replies · 868+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 06/05/09 | Jeff Stein
    The White House confirmed this afternoon it was withdrawing Phil Mudd from Senate consideration to be the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence chief. Mudd, a career CIA employee who is currently the head of FBI counterterrorism, said the choice was his. "Today I am announcing that I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration to be the Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis," Mudd said in a prepared statement isued by the White House. "I know that this position will require the full cooperation with Congress and I believe that if I continue to move forward...
  • Mother Of Slain Benghazi Officer To Sean Hannity: ‘They Want Me To Shut Up’

    04/07/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, April 5, 2013 | AJ Delgado
    On Friday, Sean Hannity brought Pat Smith, mother of the late Sean Smith, on his radio program. The 34-year-old information management officer was one of four Americans murdered in the Benghazi embassy attack on September 11, 2012. In the chilling interview, a distraught Ms. Smith, in tears, pleaded for answers and spoke of the efforts to silence her. Ms. Smith first relayed how her son, prior to the attack, requested additional security in advance and warned the State Department: He did tell them, ahead of time, he typed it into his little typewriter over there, that they were going to...
  • Sources Say Fifth Person Dead From Attack at Benghazi: An SKK Exclusive

    03/28/2013 7:52:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    susankatzkeating.com ^ | 3/28/13 | Susan Katz Keating
    A fifth person died as a result of the attack on our outpost at Benghazi, say sources familiar with events that took place there on 11 September 2012. "This is not being reported by State or White House," said one source, who has knowledge of events surrounding the attack that killed former SEAL Glen Doherty, computer tech Sean Smith, Ambassador Chris Stevens, and former SEAL Tyrone Woods. The source did not specify whether the fifth person killed was American, nor in what capacity the person worked. "There were people stationed there in a clandestine capacity," the source said. A second...
  • GOP Should Subpoena Benghazi's Silenced Witnesses

    03/18/2013 5:01:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 18, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The House GOP has threatened to subpoena the survivors of the Benghazi terrorist attack, those who know the truth, and hold up the nomination of our murdered ambassador's replacement. It should do both. The Obama administration is fond of using a familiar tactic, the shield of an "ongoing investigation," to cover up its malfeasance in the deaths of Americans serving their country. It was used to hide the truth regarding the administration's Fast and Furious gun-running operation to Mexican drug cartels, which resulted in the deaths of agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata. They are using it again concerning...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • On Benghazi, Panetta Says Needed 'Advance Notice' of Surprise Attack for Timely Response

    11/12/2012 6:43:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Mark Knoller via Twitlonger ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | DoD TV Pool Report
    Here's the TV Pool Report verbatim on Defense Secretary Panetta's comments about Benghazi, spoken today in session with reporters aboard his flight to Perth, Australia: “One of the things that we are doing right now is we are involved in an assessment btwn DOD and the state department to look at the embassies in that region and what additional steps need to be taken in order to ensure the security of our embassies. So we do need to look at how we can A, improve security and 2, be able to effectively respond if there are any threats. With regards...
  • MOTHER OF SEAL: 'I BELIEVE THAT OBAMA MURDERED MY SON'

    11/02/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/2/12 | JEANETTE STEELE & NATHAN MAX
    A father and a mother used the word “murder.” A brother said he won’t second-guess decisions made in the heat of battle. The families of three Americans killed in the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, are offering widely different reactions to recent reports that U.S. personnel issued several requests for help that were turned down. Patricia Smith, the mother of slain State Department employee Sean Patrick Smith, is now blaming President Barack Obama for her son’s death. “I believe that Obama murdered my son,” she said Thursday from the living room of her Clairemont home. “I firmly...
  • Pentagon on Benghazi Troop Movements: ‘Swift Action’ on Night of Attack (Didn't try to save lives)

    11/02/2012 7:14:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Luis Martinez
    SNIP On Friday, Pentagon spokesman George Little provided new details of U.S. military movements made the night of the attack in case they were needed. Little said that within a few hours of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered U.S. military forces to move to Sicily in preparation for an uncertain situation in Libya. “This department took swift action,” said Little. “It did respond, the secretary ordered forces to move. “We were prepared for a range of contingencies in the course of this very tragic incident,” said Little. “We were ready for the need to...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • WaPo: CIA rushed to save diplomats as Libya attack was underway

    11/01/2012 4:23:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2012 | Greg Miller
    The CIA rushed security operatives to an American diplomatic compound in Libya within 25 minutes after it had come under attack and played a more central role in the effort to fend off a night-long siege than has been publicly acknowledged, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday. The agency mobilized the evacuation effort, took control of an unarmed U.S. military drone to map possible escape routes, dispatched an emergency security team from Tripoli, the capital, and chartered aircraft that ultimately carried surviving U.S. personnel to safety on Sept. 12, U.S. officials said. The account, which was provided to news organizations Thursday...
  • Catherine Herridge: State Department Culpable in Death of Ambassador & Three Americans (Video)

    10/31/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Video from Fox News via Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News foreign policy analyst Catherine Herridge told Greta Van Susteren Wednesday, "From what I see the State Department has culpability in the death of the US Ambassador and three Americans." This followed the damning memo that was released today signed by Ambassador Stevens in August and sent to the State Department. The classified cable on August 15 warned the Obama Administration that the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a "coordinated attack."Link to YouTube video of Catherine Herridge interview
  • Father of Benghazi Victim Learned of Son’s Death on CNN… Before Being Contacted by State Dept.

    10/31/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Red Pill Report ^ | 10/29/12 | Candice Lanier ⋅
    Last month, Ray Smith was hoping to get together with his son, Sean, whom he had not seen for 15 years. But, it became devastatingly apparent, after seeing a story on CNN about the four Americans killed in Libya, that he would never see his son alive again. “I seen all these coffins come off the plane,” Smith recalled. “Four of them. Then I saw his picture in the corner. They mentioned Sean Smith was one of those killed.” Smith received this gut-wrenching news via television, prior to receiving a call, a form letter and a flag from Undersecretary of...
  • WaPo opinion: What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?

    10/31/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    On the White House Web site, the president’s calendar for September 10, 2012 — the day before the Benghazi, Libya, attack — is blank and and the daily press guidance says “The President has no public events scheduled.” But the president did have an important meeting that day. In an e-mail exchange over President Obama’s record of skipping his daily intelligence meetings, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote me the following: I’d also note that this focus on just the PDB and not the countless other NSC meetings the President has each week really misses the point. For example,...
  • Lingering Questions About Benghazi (Obama's Washington Post firewall breached)

    10/30/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | David Ignatius
    The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has become a political football in the presidential campaign, with all the grandstanding and misinformation that entails. But Fox News has raised some questions about the attack that deserve a clearer answer from the Obama administration. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin reported Friday that CIA officers in Benghazi had been told to “stand down” when they wanted to deploy from their base at the annex to repel the attack on the consulate, about a mile away. Fox also reported that the CIA officers requested military support when the annex came under fire later that...
  • RUSH: What Obama Could've Done in Libya

    10/25/2012 1:26:42 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    What Obama Could've Done in Libya October 24, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Laurie in Pittsburgh as we continue. Welcome to the program. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Rush, I'm very honored to speak with you. Longtime listener. You truly changed my life. I was born a liberal. (laughs) I'm in central Pennsylvania and basically saw the light and I've since been conservative. I appreciate what I learn from you. I look forward to hearing your take on things. And I'd like for you, if you could today, to help to educate me. Here's my...
  • Suspect in Libya Consulate Attack Killed in Cairo, Reports Say

    10/24/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Jeffrey Fleishman and Reem Abdellatif
    A gunman reportedly linked to the militant attack last month on the U.S. mission in Libya was killed in a shootout with police in Cairo on Wednesday, according Egyptian state TV and independent news media. SNIP State TV and the Egypt Independent reported that the suspect died in an apartment during the gunfight and a fire. Police reportedly seized bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and ammunition from the scene.
  • Fox News Obtains State Department Email: ‘Benghazi Shelter Under Attack’

    10/24/2012 4:14:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Fox News has obtained an additional email sent by the State Department to diplomatic, security and military platforms about an attack on the shelter...SNIP The email was sent at 11:57 pm ET on September 11, 2012. The subject line of the email reads “Benghazi Shelter Location Under Attack CBU” SNIP “SBU DS Command reports the current shelter location for COM personnel in Benghazi is under attack by mortar fire. There are reports of injuries to COM staff.” SNIPShort article. Copy of e-mail and video clip of report at source link.
  • Emails Detail Unfolding Benghazi Attack on Sept. 11 (CBS broke story on WH knowing 2hrs in)

    10/23/2012 9:12:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) It was six weeks ago on Tuesday that terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Now, CBS News has obtained email alerts that were put out by the State Department as the attack unfolded. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. These emails contain the earliest description so far of what happened at Benghazi the night of the attack. Read the emails (PDF)At 4:05 p.m. Eastern time, on September 11, an alert from the State Department Operations Center was issued to a number government and intelligence agencies. Included were the White House Situation...
  • 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.
  • First, Aid the Living

    10/22/2012 3:51:08 AM PDT · by billorites · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2012 | Bing West
    A U.S. ambassador is missing and his diplomatic team is desperately fighting off terrorist attacks. Our commander-in-chief and his national-security team in Washington are listening to the phone calls from the Americans under attack and watching real-time video from a drone circling overhead. Yet the U.S. military sends no aid. Why? On September 11, at about 10 p.m. Libyan time (4 p.m. Washington), Ambassador Chris Stevens and a small staff were inside our consulate in Benghazi when terrorists attacked. The consulate staff immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli. The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and numerous...