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BENGAZI - Why Wasn't FEST Activated?
U.S. Dept. of State ^ | Archive | U.S. Dept. of State

Posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:51 AM PDT by Gadsden1st

The Foreign Emergency Support Team is the United States Government's only interagency, on-call, short-notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide. Led and trained by the Operations Directorate of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, it assists U.S. missions and host governments in responding quickly and effectively to terrorist attacks. The FEST, which has deployed to over 20 countries since its inception in 1986, leaves for an incident site within four hours of notification, providing the fastest assistance possible

(Excerpt) Read more at 2001-2009.state.gov ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bengazi; benghazi; benghazigate; fest; hillary; vanity
Have not seen much discussion on this issue. I consider this to have been a "Stand Down" order as well.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:51 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

What would Obama/Hillary/Panetta have done differeently if they truly didn’t want to save our people?


2 posted on 05/10/2013 7:44:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Gadsden1st

I added FEST as a keyword. Click it. Not much to see about this agency.

But what there is to see is plain: They were told to Stand Down.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where did that Stand Down order ORIGINATE?


4 posted on 05/10/2013 7:47:27 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

Only two people responsible:

Hillary Rotten Clinton and B. Hussein Obama.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 7:49:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gadsden1st

"Your turn.
The money is in your account."

6 posted on 05/10/2013 7:54:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Diogenesis

I’m guessing in Jan 2017 Huma will be WH Chief of Staff?


7 posted on 05/10/2013 7:56:58 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 7:58:57 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nascarnation

and Cheryl Mills will be AG


9 posted on 05/10/2013 8:15:15 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Gadsden1st; Responsibility2nd; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; ...
Didn't Thompson testify that when he called up the chain he was told that FEST as an option,...was taken off the Menu....but I am guessing it was some committee meeting on the crisis.

Issa's House committee neds to dig into that one...just what committee and where in the H**L was Obama....I know we all know,...he was leaving it to the lower levels to deal with the nasty decisions.

10 posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes, Thompson did testify to that on Wednesday.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 5:52:14 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
RE: "Didn't Thompson testify that when he called up the chain he was told that FEST as an option,...was taken off the Menu....but I am guessing it was some committee meeting on the crisis."

Answer is yes. I heard it with my own ears viewing the hearing. His statement was quite clear. No ambiguity.
12 posted on 05/10/2013 6:06:48 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Gadsden1st

Having a terrorist response team respond to an event means that the event is a terrorist event.

Sending FEST to Benghazi would have been a declaration of a terrorist attack. A terrorist attack on the One’s watch two months before election day. Can’t have that.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 6:36:44 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Ping .


14 posted on 05/10/2013 7:13:14 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Gadsden1st

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/02/State-Dept-Officials-Denied-Foreign-Emergency-Support-Team-For-Benghazi-Consulate


15 posted on 05/10/2013 7:17:48 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Gadsden1st
I do not believe this administration wanted a ‘fight’ within the confines of their weapons depot. Other than ‘MANPADS’ none of Gaddafi's weapons of mass destruction has been mentioned since this terrorist attack took place. Toooo much explaining to be done if there had been a big fire in Benghazi. (my opinion of course)...
16 posted on 05/10/2013 7:23:17 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We will see what the next two weeks will bring. I know this is tinfoilish but I am concerned what this administration might do, if faced with losing power. You know what they say about “cornered rats”


17 posted on 05/10/2013 7:26:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: CriticalJ; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle
Now that makes perfect POLITICAL SENSE..
18 posted on 05/10/2013 9:30:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; CriticalJ
Political calculation is probably right on the money.

It's kinder than thinking they did everything possible to deny them even minimum defense capabilities because they were trying to get them all killed. Which isn't hard to do looking back on the long list of things done to deny them a defense.

19 posted on 05/10/2013 9:51:54 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; CriticalJ; TigersEye

CriticalJ’s statement makes perfect sense to me as well.


20 posted on 05/10/2013 9:57:33 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: CriticalJ

Excellent point! That is really the key to making sense of this nonsense.

It has been bewildering to watch the bizarre contortions this admin. went through to avoid any effective response to the attacks in Benghazi.

But if one starts by recognizing Obama’s political, electoral priorities then it all made sense (within a certain twisted view of the world).

Can’t involve FEST or the military because we (Obamatons) can’t admit this is a terrorist attack on our consulate on 9-freaking-11 !!


21 posted on 05/11/2013 7:16:25 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Enchante

Or...we can’t send in military because this was expected and arranged. Kidnap the ambassador, trade him for the blind sheik, make muzzles love us. Unfortunately, for the administration and the ambassador, something went wrong and the ambassador died. Explains why Obama was so unconcerned he went to bed during the attack. Explains why no military was sent in. Explains why it took two weeks to get the FBI in to investigate. Explains why it HAD to be a spontaneous protest that they could not have anticipated. Explains why they are going to such extreems to shut people up. This is beyond incompetence. This is treason.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 7:24:40 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: nascarnation

“I’m guessing in Jan 2017 Huma will be WH Chief of Staff?”

BINGO...or...will she become the Valerie Jarrett or Reggie Love of the HRC administration?


23 posted on 05/11/2013 7:49:12 AM PDT by IWONDR
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