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State Dept Reverses Denial of Hiring British Security Firm in Benghazi
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 091812 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 09/18/2012 11:17:41 PM PDT by Fred

Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland admitted that she provided false information Friday about the State Department's hiring of private security firms for the American mission in Benghazi attacked on September 11th:

QUESTION: You also said there was no contract with a private security firm in Libya, and yet apparently some British security guards were hired. Is that your way of saying you didn’t contract with a firm but you did hire individual security guards?

MS. NULAND: Thank you for that, because there was an error in what I said. The external security, external armed security, as we have been saying, outside of the perimeter, was fully handled by the Libyan side. There was no contract – contracting out of that. There was a group called Blue Mountain Group, which is a private security company with permits to operate in Libya. They were hired to provide local Libyan guards who operated inside the gate doing things like operating the security access equipment, screening the cars, that kind of thing.

Please.

QUESTION: Just to clarify, they were contracted by the U.S. State Department or another agency – Blue Mountain?

MS. NULAND: They were contracted by the Department.

QUESTION: And Blue Mountain is a British company?

MS. NULAND: I’m going to let them self-identify on that front. But the people who were hired were Libyans.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 09/18/2012 11:17:50 PM PDT by Fred
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The Path too often traveled to 9-11.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 11:22:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Fred

Nothing. Literally, nothing on any news headlines on the web about this. It’s all about Romney and the Mother Jones tapes. The four dead Americans are turning in their graves right now. Out of the headlines within a day, no justice being sought by a single media outlet. Not even Fox is aggressively pursuing this. Disgraceful.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 11:22:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

bttt


4 posted on 09/18/2012 11:25:05 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Viennacon

In 20 years, the Romney tape will be forgotten, but the dead Ambassador will still be on the list of dead Ambassadors, and this last week will be remembered.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 11:27:58 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Viennacon

I did see footage of the interview on either Lou Dobbs or Hannity tonight. Andrew McCarthy (federal Prosecutor the blind sheik) was covering parts of the story.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 11:28:17 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Nachum

One more. Ping.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 11:28:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Viennacon

Amazing, isn’t it.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 11:31:58 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Fred

We need a full show dedicated to this coverup and all the inconsistencies, and not one done by Whorealdo either. It can be proven that they are lying. We need to inform as many people as we can of that fact.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 11:34:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Jet J.

The list, Ping

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

http://www.nachumlist.com/


10 posted on 09/18/2012 11:36:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Viennacon

so far not much but it is something

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/09/19/clinton-denies-any-advance-warning-of-libya-attack

Articles talks about state dept finally admitting to the hiring of Blue Mountain

It is clearly that, the she devil Hillary, is running the show...


11 posted on 09/18/2012 11:40:41 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Viennacon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933152/posts


12 posted on 09/18/2012 11:49:10 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Fred
Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.

- Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)

13 posted on 09/19/2012 12:21:51 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Fred
Nuland continued with reporters, "There’s nothing else that I have that needs correcting at the moment."

Interesting statement???

14 posted on 09/19/2012 12:23:54 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Fred
As Breitbart News reported on Tuesday, Blue Mountain Group is a British security firm hired by the State Department to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi. Blue Mountain Group was chosen by State, in part, because it was willing to accept the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya that prohibited security guards at Benghazi from carrying weapons that contained bullets.

How can you provide security if you cannot carry bullets in your gun?

15 posted on 09/19/2012 12:28:05 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

bttt


16 posted on 09/19/2012 12:43:14 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: rawhide

Silly, they use rubber bullets. You know, make believe kinds of things. These people make my arse hurt. I hope to God we get rid of this regime in November. If not, there’ll be no stopping their corruption and negligence.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 12:47:07 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Fred

This mac daddy administration tell so many lie that they lose track of what they said five minutes ago.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 1:13:38 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Viennacon; Fred

This happened one week ago and it has already dropped from public consciousness in the US, and Obama has never had to explain anything.

The regime moved very quickly and actually shut down the US press over the weekend by announcing that they would not answer any more questions about it because it was an ongoing criminal (!) investigation.

This is part of their strategy of treating terrorism and even quasi-military foreign attacks as just isolated crimes and not connected to politics or ideology, in order to minimize their significance.

And the strategy of declaring it off-limits because of the FBI investigation has silenced even those members of the US press who might have wanted to pursue it.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 2:22:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: PhilDragoo; Travis McGee



CLINGING TO THEIR GUNS AND RELIGION?





CLINGING TO THEIR AK-47S AND ISLAM



- Barack Hussein Obama II




20 posted on 09/19/2012 2:48:45 AM PDT by devolve (----- ------- ------------GO_AHEAD---MAKE_MY_SPAGHETTI-------- ----------------------------)
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To: Fred
It is all lies including the lie that the Libyans were trying to save our Ambassador... with a poker up his butt. satan lies and the us government today serves satan through obama.

LLS

21 posted on 09/19/2012 4:18:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Fred
These people lie and obfuscate like 3rd-graders about everything from AF1 barnstorming NY to matters of national security.

When they are caught red-handed even on national TV as DWS was at DNC they continue to double down as if they will shame us or tire us from asking questions.

It is evident that they are simply in it for the transfer of wealth into their own pockets and for the sliders and champagne.

And along with their greed and selfish contempt for rules, Soros’ game of USA destroying is a disease they spread willingly.

22 posted on 09/19/2012 4:21:05 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Fred
Thank you for that, because there was an error in what I said.

It's odd and I can't place a finger on it but the first word to come to mind for me is "unexpected".

I really don't think the administration has been completely honest with us.

23 posted on 09/19/2012 4:49:07 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Viennacon

Nothing. Literally, nothing on any news headlines on the web about this. It’s all about Romney and the Mother Jones tapes. The four dead Americans are turning in their graves right now. Out of the headlines within a day, no justice being sought by a single media outlet. Not even Fox is aggressively pursuing this. Disgraceful.


Like I said elsewhere, if the terrorists crashed the planes into the WTC yesterday instead of 11 years ago, the media focus would be on Romney’s 47% comment. Thats how far down the media in the US has fallen. They view their job as to cover obama’s butt to the exclusion of everything else.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 5:18:04 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Fred

So a blatant out and out lie until they were caught. Romney could win the election today and I hope his silence is due to all the work in collating and compiling the events of Husseins political disaster..


25 posted on 09/19/2012 5:21:08 AM PDT by cardinal4 (RageBoy for DNC Chair!)
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To: livius

This happened one week ago and it has already dropped from public consciousness in the US, and Obama has never had to explain anything.


C’mon now, there are priorities. He had a lot on his plate. He had to go to Vegas to compare his supporters to the murdered Ambassador. And then he had that important interview with the Pimp With A Limp.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Fred

Imagine if a republican president had let this happen and there was dem controlled house. There would be immediate hearings. As it is now we have silence from congress


27 posted on 09/19/2012 6:13:42 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Fred

My word these people are vile.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 8:24:42 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Fred

“They were hired to provide local Libyan guards who operated inside the gate doing things like operating the security access equipment, screening the cars, that kind of thing.”

WHAT?!? you let locals control access into the compound? Locals screen the cars?

What could possibly go wrong...


29 posted on 09/19/2012 8:31:51 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: rawhide

Which means ‘we lied before we started telling half truths and we will correct anything else that you find as we go. Thanks for letting us set the record straight when we get caught.’ When someone lies enough even they begin to believe the lies themself. The bad part is that you have to remember what you lied about so you don’t get caught in another lie later. That is why they only look “FORWARD”.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Fred

Applicants for office in the Obama administration must be able to lie without embarrassment, even when they are caught.

I become more sickened with each passing day and each lie from those people.


31 posted on 09/19/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: SusaninOhio

You are so right! Like DWS when she was caught at the DNC-vote-God-back-in...well...decree-God-back-in-for-political-expediency Debacle at the Convention.

Keep asserting the lie ‘til no one cares.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: timestax

33 posted on 09/19/2012 11:39:49 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: devolve; Travis McGee; ntnychik; onyx

SECSTATE MEDUSA HOLDS A ROUND ALLOWED BY HER ROE'S

34 posted on 09/19/2012 12:55:14 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Fred
Something is going on.

First they reverse saying it was a terrorist attack.

Now this.

35 posted on 09/19/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Fred

Liars. I hate liars. (Is that a hate crime?)


36 posted on 09/19/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Fred

Thanks, Fred. Breitbart has been phenomenal on this. This is a total failure of both policy and function of the Sec. of State AND obamao. Almost as if the crude b**ch wanted this to happen— and happen to obamao (clintonesqe writ all over it- Arkancide like).

Refreshing my comment/links from earlier post by you:

OK, so the US (namely idiot Hillary) hires a Brit firm of ex-SAS or ex-SBS (boat squadron) to “protect” the ambassador— HOWEVER, does so with ROEs that do not allow weapons with AMMO? WHAT company would ever agree to that? Who working for them, ever would? This stinks rather a great deal.

Of course, with our own superior SEALs, obamao takes a victory lap, continuously-— and because of that we couldn’t use any SEALs-— except 2 WERE killed (who were there working as CIA— which is poorly “covered” id in this case by supposedly real contracted protection). The brit organization has a mole in it for the libyans/al qaeda in that shadow world. All the more reason for the US NOT to use any but our most trusted protection. Mismanagement, intentional. And, they got the money they wanted from the quadaffi people— did it go to bill, hillary’s or obamao’s swiss accounts?

So all the trouble in the MIDDLE EAST couldn’t possibly be due to obamao’s idiotic trumpeting of the actual TEAM involved in osama kill, oh NOOOOO. Many more questions SCREAM to be answered. The OPSEC organization should be screaming more than a little— and call obama out for the loss of yet again more SEALs from lack of OPSec, finally being exposed as a planned operation-— not caused by some obscure internet movie TRAILER (movie is NOT out yet, and this is piss poor “cover”). Darryl Issa time!!!

Blue Mountain’s website: http://www.bluemountaingroup.co.uk/

And where they get their name:
“At the heart of all we do is our company ethos, our Professional Code of Conduct and our Customer Charter.

Our ‘Blue Mountain’ name derives from a poem inscribed on the clock tower at the headquarters of 22 Special Air Service Regiment in Hereford:

“We are the pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea”.

I’ve got one for these brits, cause it is a twofer for the anti-colonial obamao—money in hand and a brit company compromised:

“Half a league half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.”


37 posted on 09/19/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: timestax

38 posted on 09/19/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Fred

If they backpedal any faster, they’ll have windburn on their ass cheeks.


39 posted on 09/19/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: rawhide

“How can you provide security if you cannot carry bullets in your gun?”

After serious cogitation over that question, I can only conclude that since no ammo was allowed, there was no point in the guards even showing up for work; so they were free to go moonlight somewhere else, and that is why they took the gig./S


40 posted on 09/19/2012 2:53:48 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Fred

Mean while, what are the rest of the embassy personnel doing, Jim-bama? Waiting for a hostage situation? They’ll have Blue Mountain there with its all Libyan staff and no guns, prepared to protect them. Peanuts from Georgia, anyone?


41 posted on 09/19/2012 3:06:37 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: John S Mosby

The US has recognized the current Libyan government as legit, as messed up as that is. Thus, the Libyans approve who can be contractors there, much the way the Iraqi’s and Afghani’s do in their respective countries. Folks don’t realize that the Iraqi’s could tell the US to remove every security contractor currently working in that cesspool and there’s nothing the US can do about it. Much like countries expelling diplomats. Only the security contractors don’t have any type of diplomatic immunity.

The only way around that, is for the US Govt. to give the contractors OFFICIAL credentials, IE Diplomatic Passports. The State Dept gave thousands of those things out in the early part of the WOT. But has been engaged in a serious effort to get them back. If the individual has the official cred’s than the State Dept can be held accountable for his actions. They learned that in Iraq, hence why no one has ‘Dip’ passports anymore.

If the Libyan’s didn’t want any American’s there doing security, the State Dept did what they thought was the next best thing.

Was it the right thing and do I agree with it? F*CK NO!!! This administration couldn’t tell the truth if you asked them the day of the week.

But, if the Blue Mountain Group had/has the contract, they probably put a very small group of Brits on the ground and had them hire local thugs. But, they were still billing the State Dept as if they had a whole battalion of SAS/SBS guys over there. And they were probably paying the locals about $50/day. That’s how it has/was done in Iraq and Afghanistan. Charge the most you can charge and pay the least you can pay.


42 posted on 09/19/2012 4:17:38 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: rawhide

So the SEALs were there to?

Who’s minding the farm?


43 posted on 09/19/2012 8:36:02 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; EGPWS

Indeed.


44 posted on 09/19/2012 8:38:23 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: tapatio

Ever heard of Edwin Wilson?


45 posted on 09/19/2012 8:43:03 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: AliVeritas

BTTT


46 posted on 09/19/2012 8:44:40 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: AliVeritas

CIA guy?


47 posted on 09/19/2012 8:56:59 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: AliVeritas

Thank you.

LLS


48 posted on 09/20/2012 4:04:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Fred

These people ought to be in leg irons.

Like that will ever happen.


49 posted on 09/20/2012 10:16:58 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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