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What Happened In Benghazi
Power Line ^ | 10/13/2012 | John Hinderaker

Posted on 10/14/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT by kingattax

The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday).

I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11.

While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

In their desperation to avoid responsibility for the Benghazi debacle, Obama and Biden have pointed fingers in two directions: at the intelligence community for reporting incorrectly that the incident was a protest over a YouTube video clip, and at the State Department for not providing adequate security for the Ambassador.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; waronterror
obozo and uncle joe vs. hildebeast.....get the popcorn !
1 posted on 10/14/2012 8:30:00 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Even if its State’s or Intelligence’s fault, it still reflects badly on Obama. It shows he doesn’t run a tight ship, is disengaged and doesn’t really want to get involved when a crisis occurs. Particularly after the ambassador’s assassination, most any executive would at that point want to get involved, find out absolutely everything and keep informed, and maybe even talk to the American people about this. Zero didn’t do any of that, but went to sleep and then flew out to Vegas, and then spent subsequent days partying with JayZ and Beyonce, and hanging with the harpies from the View and Letterman. This guy is not a responsible chief executive and needs to go. I sure hope the voters are paying attention here.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 8:36:02 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: kingattax

3 posted on 10/14/2012 8:38:23 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


4 posted on 10/14/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kingattax
You think the communications out of a US embassy aren't monitored? I'd bet that a host of people---all the way up the chain of command were aware of exactly what was going on, when it was going on, and either through political constraints (waiting for the OK to mount some sort of operation), or through inaction, did nothing. You can't expect anyone with a lick of sense to believe that there are not plans in place for just such an event at any embassy, nor can anyone credibly deny that there are contingency plans for attacks like the one mounted.

It's a safe bet that exactly what was going on was known. Nothing was done.

To add to the fun, what sort of communications devices, protocols, etc. and actionable intelligence data was scrounged from the embassy? Are our communications now compromised as a result?

5 posted on 10/14/2012 8:47:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: kingattax

What do you call it when a person deliberately lies - even when the truth is more beneficial to his cause?


6 posted on 10/14/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: kingattax

Perhaps someone should put these traitorous bastards under oath and ask them.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 9:04:37 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
I'd bet that a host of people---all the way up the chain of command were aware of exactly what was going on, when it was going on

Last evening there was a thread posted on information from one of the folks who was at the compound the whole duration of the attack. He gave a minute by minute, play by play of the action from beginning to end when they arrived at the outpost 2 kilometers away from the embassy.. I can't find it now,, please someone repost if you're aware of the article I am speaking of,,,,

8 posted on 10/14/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; null and void; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ...

PING!


9 posted on 10/14/2012 9:22:00 AM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: kingattax

At this point I don’t know if it’s true, but it sure would explain a lot if the whole thing turns out to be a botched plan for Obama’s October surprise as suggested on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2944654/posts?page=1


10 posted on 10/14/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Smokin' Joe

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- Black African Muslim terrorists torturing and killing four white American citizens?

- What’s the big problemo there?

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11 posted on 10/14/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by devolve (----- ------- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ----------------------------)
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To: Travis McGee
Good call, I've suspected Huma had something to do with this.

Michelle Bachmann tried to warn everyone a couple of months before and was given a bunch of grief for her efforts, much of it came from her side of the isle (McCain and co.)

12 posted on 10/14/2012 9:57:42 AM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: rockrr

“What do you call it when a person deliberately lies -even when the truth is more beneficial to his cause?”

I don’t know but Bill Clinton taught them how to do it and get away with it.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 10:07:51 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: bitt
In a heated and dramatic congressional hearing today, witnesses who served with the U.S. diplomatic corps in Libya and pushed for a stronger security presence repeatedly faulted the State Department for standing in their way – one even referring to the State Department officials he described as obstructionist as if they were Taliban terrorists.

The former regional security officer in Libya, Eric Nordstrom, recalled talking to a regional director and asking for twelve security agents.

“His response to that was, ‘You are asking for the sun, moon and the stars.’ And my response to him – his name was Jim – ‘Jim, you know what makes most frustrating about this assignment? It is not the hardships, it is not the gunfire, it is not the threats. It is dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. And I added (sic) it by saying, ‘For me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.’

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/security-officer-on-state-department-blocking-requests-for-me-the-taliban-is-inside-the-building/

14 posted on 10/14/2012 10:17:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Direct link to interview:

http://d24edc7kaf4agn.cloudfront.net/3650/rhiDownloadVariant/10-12-col-hunt.mp3?rhihttphost=audio.wrko.com

Col. David Hunt explains how at least 12 command centers got near INSTANTANEOUS info when the Benghazi consulate was attacked, including a manned WH situation room. Hundreds of government personnel listened/watched for 6 hours in real time as the attack ensued. Hunt says it is standard operating procedure when an embassy is attacked.

WH gave no military order to intervene.

They knew almost immediately that there was NO protest, NO mob-— just a surgical jihad operation viewed instantaneously in real time by governmental operations centers all over the world, including CIA, Dept of State and WH situation room, for over 6 hours.

In short, everyone knew, almost immediately, what happened in Benghazi was an act of war.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 10:19:54 AM PDT by randita
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To: kingattax

It’s the manpads! Those Americans were killed by al-Qaeda to keep the manpads from being sold to the US. My God, if they link this to Obama and Hillary, it’s the end of the Democrat party! That’s why all the lies and cover-up! They’re not just protecting Obama and Hillary, they’re trying to save the entire Democrat party!


16 posted on 10/14/2012 11:12:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bitt

Thanks bitt.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: rockrr
Good afternoon.

What do you call it when a person deliberately lies - even when the truth is more beneficial to his cause?

I've been asking that question since this attack happened. I'm glad you posted the question. Plus, why was the ambassador there in the first place?

Something is rotten at Foggy Bottom.

5.56mm

18 posted on 10/14/2012 11:55:21 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Thanks. You are aware that there was intel (not too specific but should still have been alarming) of potential terrorist activity that was presented to state before Stevens returned to Benghazi?

They knew and sent him in anyway.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 12:07:58 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum
Somebody out there don't like you. Just got this when I clicked the link to your site:

Reported Attack Page!

This web page at www.nachumlist.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

20 posted on 10/14/2012 3:06:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Somebody out there don't like you. Just got this when I clicked the link to your site:

Isn't that odd. And Google started telling us that, right around Aug. 16th. Just before the conventions. What a coincidence.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 3:16:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Windflier; Nachum
Good evening.

has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

What the !@#$ is an "attack page?"

There are many people in the state controlled media, academia, government, Hollywood, etc., that don't understand that if all this goes south, will be targets of opportunity.

5.56mm

22 posted on 10/14/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
What the !@#$ is an "attack page?"

In the case of NachumList.com, it's nothing more than an attempt to scare people away from the truth, but in most cases, sites with warnings like that are crawling with malware, bugware, etc.

23 posted on 10/14/2012 4:05:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier; Nachum
In the case of NachumList.com, it's nothing more than an attempt to scare people away from the truth

Nachum, please add me to your ping list.

5.56mm

24 posted on 10/14/2012 4:33:01 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

You got it. :)


25 posted on 10/14/2012 4:50:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: M Kehoe; Nachum

It’s about time, pal .............................................. FRegards


26 posted on 10/14/2012 5:10:35 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: gonzo
It’s about time, pal

Don't give me any Sh#@. You know I can be slow at times. Especially after a few...

Are you going to Leni's for the election/victory party? If so, the First lady and I will see you, and your beautiful wife in NPR on Nov 6th.

5.56mm

27 posted on 10/14/2012 6:16:44 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kingattax

” - - - So Hillary Clinton and the State Department unequivocally reject the account that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have given. It is hard to imagine what “intelligence” reports Obama could have received that blamed the YouTube video. He is lying, evidently.”

Maybe, maybe not if the White House was briefed by the CIA, and the State Dept. was briefed by the US Marines on the ground.

In that case, both would be telling the truth about what was being reported to them. The problem is that there is only one reality.

If Hilly can throw Obama under the reality bus then Hilly still has a chance to run for Pres. in 2016.

Watch for a Vince Foster event.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 10/14/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: M Kehoe; Jet Jaguar; penelopesire; MestaMachine; holdonnow

http://smallcraftadvisorychronicles.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-secret-mission-of-ambassador-stevens.html

via comments:

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/73479/obamas-absurd-libyan-spin/#more-73479

Interesting for the chain of command re: intel, still drops the lede as to the weapons. They were getting back weapons because they gave them weapons. Notes cuts re: reps would not affect security (Issa came out with a statement on this as well).

BTW, they’re doing the same in Syria and Jordan. Also did it in Eqypt and Lebanon.

http://www.examiner.com/article/panetta-admits-the-u-s-is-providing-non-lethal-aid-to-syrian-opposition

Our house gave them money for Libya, voted down declaring ‘war. Other than that, I haven’t witnessed congress consulted on the rest.

Many should be swinging from ropes on this.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 11:04:16 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: bitt

Thank you bitt.


31 posted on 10/15/2012 5:10:15 PM PDT by milford421 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke))
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