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  • COLONEL: HILLARY MADE DECISION NOT TO POST MARINES AT BENGHAZI

    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department: The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, you’re inviting it. Earlier, on Howie Carr's radio show Thursday, Colonel Hunt said that the American mission at Benghazi "was like a cardboard building, there wasn't even bullet proof glass." In addition,...
  • U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was breathing when found in embassy

    09/17/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT · by indpndtguy · 132 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sept. 17, 2012 | Maggie Michael
    CAIRO—Ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing when Libyans stumbled across him inside a room in the American embassy in Benghazi, pulled him out and drove him to a hospital after last week’s deadly attack in the eastern Libyan city, witnesses told the Associated Press on Monday. Fahd al-Bakoush, a freelance videographer, was among the Libyan civilians searching through the embassy after gunmen and protesters rampaged through it last Tuesday night. Al-Bakoush said he heard someone call out that he had tripped over a dead body. A group of people gathered as several men pulled the seemingly lifeless form from the...
  • Obama’s U.N. Ambassador misleads America about Libya; earns two Pinocchios

    09/17/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Susan Rice, Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, appeared on several of the Sunday morning news shows and mislead the American people by claiming the vicious attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was unplanned and provoked only by an anti-Islam video. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Libya’s head of state, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, president of Libya’s General National Congress, said that the attack on the U.S. Consulate was “preplanned, predetermined.” You can watch Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf’s comments here.
  • Don't blame the video; defend free speech

    09/17/2012 7:30:21 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/17/2012 | david frum
    Cringe and propitiate: that's the Obama administration's response to the hucksters who have seized on a dopey YouTube trailer to enflame crowds across the Islamic world. Administration officials have deplored and condemned the video, sometimes remembering to add a mention of the right of free speech (as incumbent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did) and sometimes omitting it (see for example, Sunday's performance by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and potential future Secretary of State Susan Rice on ABC's "This Week"). Blaming the video is convenient for the Obama administration. Blaming the video obviates questions about inadequate security at the...
  • U.S. Ambassador Rice: Of Course Americans Aren't Unpopular in the Middle East

    09/17/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    It seems the administration is hell bent on sticking with the "this isn't about America, it's about a film," argument when it comes to increasing violence from radical Islamists around the world. Despite images of rioters burning in effigy the American flag and photos and dolls representing President Obama in dozens of countries around the world, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said over the weekend that America isn't "impotent" in the Middle East and that the popularity of the United States hasn't been degraded. After showing Rice a map of protests in 33 countries around the world...
  • Allen West: Rice Is "Asinine, Naive, Inept, Incompetent And Borderline Ignorant"

    09/17/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 62 replies
    Rep. ALLEN WEST (R-Fla.) on FOX News' Justice with Judge Jeanine Sunday night: Well, it's very simple. When I listened to the UN ambassador Susan Rice today several words came to mind: asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant. Because when you understand that the Egyptian government, their intelligence services, put out a letter talking about the potential threat of an attack, uprisings, about a week before this. It was even printed in the Jerusalem Post on 9/11. And anyhow, I can tell you Judge, being in the combat zones several times after 9/11, we were always on a higher...
  • Ambassador Susan Rice: U.S. Not ‘Impotent’ in Muslim World

    09/16/2012 6:55:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    abc ^ | 9/16/2012 | jake tapper
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told me this morning on “This Week” that the United States is not “impotent” in the face of violent anti-American protests sweeping the Muslim world. After showing Rice a map of protests in 33 countries around the world in recent days, I asked Rice, “President Obama pledged to repair America’s relationships with the Muslim world. Why does the U.S. seem so impotent? And why is the U.S. even less popular today in some of these Muslim and Arab countries than it was four years ago?” “We’re not impotent, we’re not even less...
  • Ambassador Susan Rice Denies Obama Needs Viagra

    09/16/2012 7:10:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 9-16-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    September 16, 2012 Ambassador Susan Rice Denies Obama Needs Viagra Daniel Greenfield Visiting in Cairo to check out the River of Denial, Ambassador Susan Rice, one of the 40 least qualified members of the administration, assured reporters that Obama is not impotent and America is not under attack by Muslims around the world. Then she explained her plans to fly home by closing her eyes and clicking her heels three times. “We’re not impotent,we’re not even less popular to challenge that assessment” said Rice. ” What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region...
  • "Premeditated": Obama Administration Contradicts Libyans on Attack

    09/16/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 16, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Obama Admin Official Contradicts Libyan Accounts of Attack On Sunday, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice continued to support the Obama Administration's story that the Libyan attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya that resulted in the death of an ambassador were the result of spontaneous action by rioters rather than a planned and coordinated attack. The only problem with this stance is that it contradicts all reports that are coming out of Libya and statements made by Libya's own president. Whether this is out of political expediency or an Obama Administration's inability to get on the same page...
  • Former Secret Service Agent..Obama AdminHas Shown ‘Sheer Incompetence’-Libya Attack

    09/16/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9-16-12 | Jason Howerton
    Complete title, too long to fit in space: Former Secret Service Agent Tells Wilkow Obama Administration Has Shown ‘Sheer Incompetence’ in Handling Libya Attack ### On Friday, TheBlazeTV’s Andrew Wilkow hosted former Secret Service agent and GOP Senate candidate Dan Bongino to discuss the facts surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya earlier this week. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff were killed when an angry mob of Islamists stormed the compound. Bongino said there are only two possible reasons the U.S. was as unprepared for the fiery assault as it was. “Either...
  • UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous

    09/16/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 16, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON—A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, even as Libya's president insisted the attackers spent months preparing and carefully choosing their date—the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Unnerved by the rapidly escalating raid on Tuesday that claimed the life of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the Obama administration last week launched an investigation into whether terrorist groups had exploited outrage over an anti-Muslim video to trigger an attack long in the works.
  • State Dept. Rules of Engagement Kept Marines out of Tripoli, Benghazi in Libya

    09/16/2012 11:55:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Paul Mirengoff at Powerline (reported) that the Marine Corps issued a statement on Thursday confirming that prior to the September 11 murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, no Marines were stationed in Libya, either at the United States mission in Benghazi or the United States embassy in Tripoli.The Marine Corps has issued a statement regarding its involvement in the recent actions in Egypt and Libya. .. In Libya, the Corps says that no Marines are stationed at the Embassy in Tripoli or the Consulate in Benghazi. Security in Libya, such as it existed, apparently was...
  • Ambassador Rice: Benghazi attack began spontaneously (MSM repeats the lies)

    09/16/2012 12:00:10 PM PDT · by barryobi · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/16/2012 | nbc staff
    The attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, apparently began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam film before turning violent, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday. Rice, appearing in NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said she was citing preliminary information and that the FBI was investigating the Tuesday night attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others. A wave of protests and violence has swept across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world over an obscure, amateurish movie called "Innocence of Muslims" that depicts...
  • State Department to press: Stop asking us about the sacking of Benghazi consulate

    09/16/2012 9:04:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Sep 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The US insists that the death of an American ambassador and three others in Benghazi resulted from a riot spinning out of control over a cheesy YouTube video. The Libyan government insists that the operation that sacked the consulate and assassinated the four diplomatic personnel was a well-planned plot that exploited the rioting. Who to believe? Whatever you think, don’t bother asking the State Department, because they have told the media they’re done discussing it: The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that it won’t answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that...
  • Mr Blowback rising in Benghazi (Obozo lying?)

    09/13/2012 8:16:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Sep 14, 2012 (not US Time Zone) | Pepe Escobar
    In September 2012, for the first time in three months, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, aka The Surgeon, released a 42-minute video special to "celebrate" the 11th anniversary of 9/11, finally admitting the snuffing out of his number two. His number two was none other than Abu Yahya al-Libi - targeted by one of US President Barack Obama's cherished drones in Waziristan on June 4. An immediate effect of al-Zawahiri's video was that an angry armed mob, led by Islamist outfit Ansar al Sharia, set fire to the US consulate in Benghazi. The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed....
  • Ambassador Susan Rice: U.S. Not ‘Impotent’ in Muslim World’

    09/16/2012 7:46:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Ambassador Susan Rice: U.S. Not ‘Impotent’ in Muslim World’ U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told me this morning on “This Week” that the United States is not “impotent” in the face of violent protests sweeping the Muslim world being aimed at American interests. “We’re not impotent,were not even less popular to challenge that assessment” said Rice. ” What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region was a result, a direct result, of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with,...
  • Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated

    09/16/2012 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | September 16, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.” “In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very...
  • U.S. Ambassador Rice stands with administration in saying anti-Muslim video sparked violence

    09/16/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/16/2012 | fox news
    Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Sunday backed up the Obama administration’s position that the violence last week directed at more than 20 U.S. posts in the Middle East is the result of an anti-Muslim video, not America's foreign policy. "What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet," Rice said on "Fox News Sunday." "It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States."
  • Susan Rice outright lies on MTP and I can prove it!

    09/16/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT · by barryobi · 34 replies
    9/16/2012 | barryobi
    <p>Susan Rice, our disgraceful United Nations Ambassador just went on Meet The Press and told two very big lies, and issued one statement that when examined does not mean what most people think.</p> <p>The first and most egregious lie she told was that that what happened in Benghazi started as a protest to the video and escalated to an attack on the consulate.</p>
  • Law, Legalisms and Lying about Libya (Excellent rebuttal of State Dept)

    09/15/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT · by barryobi · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 9/15/2012 | andrew mccarthy
    First, let’s pretend for argument’s sake that the paramount consideration in Libya were the criminal investigation rather than national security and political accountability (particularly at a time when the nation is about to choose a commander in chief). Even then, it would not be true that the commencement of a criminal investigation precluded comment by the government. As a matter of law, grand jury secrecy applies only to evidence that the government learns solely by the grand jury process — e.g., I, the prosecutor, give you, the witness, a grand jury subpoena and, under that compulsion, you show or tell...
  • State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack (Active investigation!?!)

    09/15/2012 6:18:39 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 14 | Josh Rogin
    "I'm going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened -- not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it -- until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that's its got," State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Lying in State (Steyn on Outrageous State Department Coverup)

    09/15/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | 9/15/2012 | Mark Steyn
    ...I understand that America has decayed from a land of laws to a land of legalisms but the position that no one at State can say a word about Benghazi because there’s now an FBI investigation, and so it’s a sub judice police matter, and Sergeant Friday has flown out with an extra long roll of yellow “DO NOT CROSS” tape and strung it round the smoking ruins of the U.S. consulate and the “safe house” is stark staring nuts. This is a security fiasco and a strategic debacle for the foreign policy of the United States, not a liquor...
  • State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack (Coverup begins)

    09/15/2012 9:31:02 AM PDT · by barryobi · 36 replies
    FP ^ | 09/14/2012 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that it won't answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation into the incident is complete "I'm going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened -- not who they were, not...
  • Chaos At The State Dept?

    09/15/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 71 replies
    Powerline ^ | Septembe 15, 2012 | Steven Hayward
    I spoke with a well-placed journalist last night whose sources describe the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. ...The consulate in Benghazi was an interim facility, with only a standard door lock for security, and worse, Ambassador Stevens was traveling with only a light security detail,...