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New Details of Sept. 11 Consulate Attack in Libya (State Dept. Pre-House hearing info dump)
AP via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Bradley Klapper

Posted on 10/09/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT by kristinn

Senior State Department officials provided a more detailed picture Tuesday of the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. A look at how they say the attack took place:

Sept. 10-11, 2012

Stevens arrives in Benghazi and holds meetings on and off the consulate grounds on Sept. 10. He spends the night, and for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. holds meetings only inside the compound. It is an enclosed area about 300 yards long by 100 yards wide, with a 9-foot outer wall topped by barbed wire and augmented by barriers, steel drop bars and other security upgrades. There are four buildings in the compound. Five diplomatic security officers are present, along with four members of a local militia deployed by Libya's government to provide added security.

Around 8:30 p.m.

Stevens finishes his final meeting of the day and escorts a Turkish diplomat outside the main entrance of the consulate. The situation is calm. There are no protests.

Around 9:40 p.m.

Agents hear loud noises, gunfire and explosions near the front gate. A barracks at the entrance housing the local militiamen is burnt down. Agents viewing cameras see large group of armed men flowing into the compound. Alarm is sounded. Telephone calls are made to the embassy in Tripoli, officials in Washington, the Libyan authorities and a U.S. quick reaction force located at a second compound a little over a mile away.

Grabbing weapons

One agent, armed with a sidearm and an M4 submachine gun, takes Stevens and computer specialist Sean Smith to a safe room inside one of the compound's two main residences. It has a heavy metal grill and several locks, medical supplies and water, and windows that can be opened only from the inside.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120910; 20120911; abdication; alqaeda; benghazi; christopherstevens; clinton4obama; dncrico; libya; obama; treason
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1 posted on 10/09/2012 6:30:11 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

What’s the deal on the two security personnel mentioned at the end? Were they Americans?


2 posted on 10/09/2012 6:37:36 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn
Obama and his minions call Mitt Romney a “liar.”

Obama went to the UN and lied to the whole world.

3 posted on 10/09/2012 6:38:16 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: kristinn

I heard Carney briefed all the media. Except Fox. That true?


4 posted on 10/09/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: kristinn

I want to know who made the decision to cast the “video” story.

As well, who in the administration told the press that the “protesters” took the ambassador to the hospital when actually they were dragging the bodies through the streets.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 6:41:26 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: kristinn

Criminal Negligence
Dereliction of Duty
Malicious intent
Fraud
Slander

Treason

I M P E A C H
REMOVE
TRY

etc


6 posted on 10/09/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: TigerClaws

Not Carney, but the State Dept did not invite Fox to the conference call tonight.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 6:42:52 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
" . . . except Fox " Sounds to me like issuing talking points, not State throwing the WH over the side.
8 posted on 10/09/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: kristinn
Unless someone is willing to challenge Zer0 about his lies -TO HIS FACE - in a public venue, (Can you hear me Mr. Romney?) all this means nothing. It will not make one iota of difference. There are going to be House Hearings....big whoop. We've had House Hearings on Fast and Furious for more than a year....and they have achieved WHAT?

NOBODY, I repeat NOBODY in a position of power in our government wants to confront this administration FRACE TO FACE on ANYTHING!!! They wish nothing more than to kick the can down the road and continue collecting their perks.

So much stuff and nonsense.

They are ALL garbage.

9 posted on 10/09/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: kristinn

You know, it’s almost good Fox was left out.

At some point the Obama-zomz got to hear the truth in a soft and sugary delivery that they can swallow.

And coincidentally, the “change” is for the select 1% elites that are the political class only.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 6:49:26 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: kristinn

This information provided by senior State Department officials. IMO this makes the info highly suspect.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 6:51:37 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: kristinn

This whole narrative is suspect...not one word about when or where the ambassador’s corpse was defiled.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 6:51:49 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn

Obama set the ME in flames. He is responsible for the chaos going on now because of the video. He went on ME tv and made sure everyone knew about this video. He made things worse just to cover his butt.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: kristinn

Obama set the ME in flames. He is responsible for the chaos going on now because of the video. He went on ME tv and made sure everyone knew about this video. He made things worse just to cover his butt.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 6:54:00 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: kristinn

I remember Reno getting grilled by Congress for burning those children at Waco, but for some reason Hillary is getting a pass. Hey Congress, if not for yourselves, ask for your country.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 6:55:18 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: combat_boots

U left out jail cell


16 posted on 10/09/2012 7:04:06 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: kristinn; hoosiermama; penelopesire; STARWISE; SE Mom; maggief; LucyT; SunkenCiv

Fox News excluded!

This is major!


17 posted on 10/09/2012 7:09:27 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kristinn
Not Carney, but the State Dept did not invite Fox to the conference call tonight.

They didn't want to hear FOX say "Well duh! We've been reporting this for three weeks now."

18 posted on 10/09/2012 7:09:58 PM PDT by Starstruck (Voting for Obama again is like a dog returning to its own vomit.)
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To: onyx
Fox News excluded!

This is major!

I AGREE!!!!!! Something very important is going on right now!!!!!

19 posted on 10/09/2012 7:17:53 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: kristinn

Saul Alinsky tactic; Do your data dump the night before hearings to diffuse the ‘bombshell’ effect the following day.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 7:18:44 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: atc23

Team Kenya is coordinating the leaking of the info ahead of the hearing and trying to blunt the news. It won’t be “new” news tomorrow. Disgusting.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 7:19:50 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: kristinn

22 posted on 10/09/2012 7:23:05 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Great minds think alike. LOL. Axelrod, Jarrett and the rest of that crew really are the lowest marxist scum.

Hold on to your hat, this is going to be a bumpy ride the next few weeks.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 7:23:36 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: pollywog

You’re roght, pollywog and Fox News was excluded on purpose and likely at the direction of SoS Heinous herself personally!


24 posted on 10/09/2012 7:24:10 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kristinn

Sounds spontaneous to me...NOT. A meticulously planned and well executed attack on sovereign territory of the United States. This should have been met with overwhelming force within 24 hours. Absolutely no excuse. POTUS is at best a fool, perhaps a coward, at worst a perfidious traitor.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:16 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: potlatch

WOW! Excellent graphic, potlatch!


26 posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:27 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: imskylark

It’s DISGUSTING how in four short years America has squandered ALL OF IT’S EFFORTS AND LIVES GIVEN in the Middle East, because America was tricked into electing a SABOTEUR MUSLIM for President.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:41 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: kristinn

The Obamacon2012, Inc group opens one’s mind to question everything they they say.

At this point, it would not be surprising if Osama was sipping a latte in a secure location.

And the Volt/GM suppliers are really “living” it up.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:46 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: kristinn

The administration is negligent and incompetent.

The State Department contracted with a british security consulting firm (fact)...which is turn subcontracted with a local militia “February 17 Martyrs Brigade” in Benghazi (fact)...who’s members, speculation now strongly suggests, are also members of the Moslim Brotherhood and have links to the Al Qaeda rework...

Exclusive: Libya Cable Detailed Threats
The Daily Beast | Oct 8, 2012

Excerpt:

The threat from the militias underscores the dangers of relying on local Libyan forces for security in the run-up to the 9/11 military-style assault. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi employed a militia called the “February 17 Martyrs Brigade” for security of the four-building compound. In addition, there were five Americans serving as diplomatic security and a group of former special operations forces that acted as a quick reaction force on the day of the 9/11 attack. Members of the militias led by bin-Ahmed and al-Gharabi overlapped with the February 17 militia, the cable says.

Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/08/exclusive-libya-cable-detailed-threats.html


29 posted on 10/09/2012 7:26:30 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: onyx

That is major!! Sounds like they are just trying to hand out the script for the drive by journolistas!

We ought to start a live thread for the house hearing tomorrow. It ought to be good. The house republicans are going to hold their feet to the fire!!


30 posted on 10/09/2012 7:27:10 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: onyx

Hey, thanks so much Onyx! Enjoyed reading about all of you on the T.C. Shootout thread! I love Rockport, I keep an RV Camper down there!


31 posted on 10/09/2012 7:28:51 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: penelopesire

I hope it’s televised or can we see it online?

Start the thread! I’ll be here.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kristinn
Five diplomatic security officers are present, along with four members of a local militia deployed by Libya's government to provide added security

In the hearing our guys should respond

"why was there no security?"
Admin answer "we just told you there were nine guards ..."
"My question is why was there no security?"

33 posted on 10/09/2012 7:33:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: potlatch

Oh my gosh! I’m so jealous! I love Rockport and the beach at Arasas? Did I spell it correctly? I wish I lived In FW.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 7:33:54 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kristinn

My sister took Government in Summer School to graduate high school a year early. All they did was watch the Watergate hearings which were breaking news. That was the entirety of their class. I can’t believe what our government is getting away with.


35 posted on 10/09/2012 7:37:49 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: onyx
Aransas, but I misspell some of them too, lol. Fort Worth is waaaay up north - 6 hours from me!!
36 posted on 10/09/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: onyx

Cspan has it scheduled for 12:00 ET. I will double check in the am and start a thread and ping you to it.

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/


37 posted on 10/09/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: onyx; pollywog

It would be major if it got out to the public ....but it won’t.

That said, I don’t see how he can legitimately exclude a network because they don’t agree with his opinions .


38 posted on 10/09/2012 7:42:38 PM PDT by livius
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To: lodi90

It’s going to be a bumpy ride for a long time to come no matter who wins the election. Obama turned the middle east over to jihadists.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 7:45:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Romney wins the second debate too if he brings this up. Lord knows that the media won’t mention a word about it until then.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 7:46:58 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: kristinn; TigerClaws

I was watching Fox at 6:50 est pm tonight when Special Report was on...I said to myself this is big!~

But I then flipped the dials at 7, nobody talking about it. Was surprised that Fox did not go into the 7 oclock hour with breaking news on it, thought it would be a big big story?

Not surprised to find CNN and MSNBC talking about Romney Lies/47 percent/

CNN said long after 7 pm that the top story was Romney talking to Blitzer, like CNN was not aware of the conference call, they were in it!

How can they call themselves journalists with straight face???


41 posted on 10/09/2012 7:47:43 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: kristinn

Expect them to call this latest dump info “old news.”


42 posted on 10/09/2012 7:54:03 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

What is the latest leftist label for any inconvenient information? “Ancient history”, I believe reading.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 8:06:22 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Timber Rattler

In this version, Stevens simply goes missing before everyone else evacuates the consulate. He just disappears.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: kristinn

Are they still saying it was the movie, before it wasn’t the movie...?!?!

Rueters, Excerpt:

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a conference in Florida on Tuesday that there was no advanced warning about the Libya attack.

He scoffed at media portrayals of him as “hapless and hopeless” for acknowledging on September 28 a shift in the intelligence assessment of the Benghazi assault, calling it a deliberate terrorist attack instead of an event stemming from spontaneous protest, as initially thought.

Clapper suggested it was unrealistic for anyone to expect the U.S. intelligence community to have a “a God’s eye, God’s ear certitude” right after an attack like the one in Libya.

Link: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/us-officer-got-no-reply-cables-asking-more-174539222.html


45 posted on 10/09/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: kristinn
zer0 wears a ring on his ring finger marked with, there is no god but allah, or some similar writing. Now we know why.
46 posted on 10/09/2012 8:30:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: kristinn

State is going to claim that the size of the assault was so large and unprecedented that no matter how much they would have reinforced the facility or beefed up security personnel they wouldn’t have been able to withstand from being overrun.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 8:42:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: kristinn
From the article:

"Attackers breach the compound

"Attackers penetrate Stevens' building and try to break the grill locks for the safe room, but cannot gain access. They dump jerry cans of diesel fuel in the building, light furniture on fire and set aflame part of the exterior of the building. Two of the remaining four agents are in the compound's other residence. Attackers penetrate that building, but the agents barricade themselves in and the attackers can't reach them. Attackers try to enter the tactical operations center, where the last two agents are located. They smash up the door but cannot enter the building.

"Americans trapped

"Meanwhile, Stevens' building rapidly fills up with thick diesel smoke and burning fumes from the furniture. Inside, visibility is less than 3 feet. Unable to breathe, the Americans go to a bathroom and open a window, but still can't get enough air. They decide to leave the building. The agent goes first, flopping out onto a patio enclosed by sandbags. He takes immediate fire, including probably rocket-propelled grenades. Stevens and Smith don't come out of the building. The agent, suffering severely from smoke inhalation, goes in and out of the building several times to look for them. He then climbs a ladder to the roof of the building and collapses. He radios the other agents to alert them to the situation there.

"The other four agents are able to reunite and take an armored vehicle to Stevens' building. They reach the collapsed agent and try to set up a perimeter. They take turns going into the building, searching on hands and knees for the missing Americans. Smith is pulled out, dead. Stevens cannot be found.

"Evacuation

"Agents pile into an armored vehicle, with Smith's body, and leave through the main gate. They face immediate fire. Crowds and groups of men block two different routes to the security compound. Heavy traffic means they are traveling only about 15 mph, and trying not to attract attention. On a narrow street they reach a group of men who signal for them to enter a compound. They sense an attack and speed away, taking heavy fire from AK-47 machine guns at a distance of only 2 feet, and hand grenades thrown against and under the car. Two tires are blown out."

Really? I find this version of events hard to believe. If this narrative is correct, how do they explain the photos of Stevens being murdered and tortured?

This version also notes that there were no protesters earlier in the evening. Odd that they are still framing this attack as part of a protest.

It mentions that Stevens was outside briefly. This is more evidence of a startling lack of security since we all know it was a terrorist attack.

And further, where is the autopsy report? People have the right to know what happened.

I suppose they figured if they could fool people for more than 10 days into believing Stevens’ murder was the result of a video that only a handful of Muslims saw, they would probably be able to fool people until after the election with this sanitized version of events.


49 posted on 10/09/2012 9:12:31 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

That one small one is a picture I haven’t seen before, how very awful. Dear God......


50 posted on 10/09/2012 9:17:20 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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