Skip to comments.12pm (ET)LIVE: Security Failures of Benghazi -- 12pm C-SPAN
Posted on 10/10/2012 6:46:00 AM PDT by FR_addict
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Chaffetz also nailed Cummings, who said he only got 24 hours notice for a trip to Libya. Chaffetz said he got the same notice the Dems did, but he dropped everything and WENT.
Chaffetz also said he could not speak of all the things he learned on this trip becasue it is classified.
And he said that to everyone he talked to in Libya, NO ONE MENTIONED ANYHTING ABOUT ANY VIDEO.
One more democrat voted to cut budget then republican. It was a bi-part vote.
June 10, 2012, BENGHAZI On or about June 10, 2012, a two-car convoy carrying the British Ambassador to Libya from a conference on reforming Libyan military law was attacked in broad daylight by a militant with an RPG. This attack was an important escalation in the violence against Western targets in Benghazi, as prior attacks had been at night and were often preceded by warnings from the attackers. Photos from the aftermath of the attack are attached.
They sent out these talking points to the media a few weeks ago. SEmom posted a propaganda story from the media last week opening the door to this line of attack by the administration. It is just smoke and mirrors....not going to work.
LTC Wood doing a superb job..He looks like he’s really PO’d..when he talked about coming forward whatever the consequences..
I’ll have to try and catch clips of the hearings later tonight. Earning a living at the moment, paying these people’s salaries you know.
Nordstrom up comparing this to Beirut during Carter’s era. He looks pissed and disgusted too.
There is a poster here that is friends with a relative of Nordstrom. He posted on a thread of mine last night.
The poster said this was about to blow wide open.
What Obama administration has said about Libya attack”
Thanks!!! for this link. Been waiting for one of these. This is a good start. We can add to those most early remarks/timeline. there were more, many more-—all designed to obfuscate.
Just as important to know who spun what, when, and why as to know what actually took place.
A lot of Dems are ducking the hearing..only members of the Black Caucus are showing up..all have 100% safe seats..
The dog is preparing to wag:::
Stratfor previously noted some interesting U.S. military deployments to the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East. One deployment discussed was the dispatch of a dozen or so special operations aircraft to the Mediterranean region. These aircraft included four versions of the C-130 Hercules, namely the MC-130H, HC-130N, HC-130P and AC-130U.
It now appears that these aircraft have been staging out of Souda Air Base on the Akrotiri Peninsula of Crete, conducting day and night missions in Libyan airspace. The various types of modified Hercules aircraft operating in the area are likely transporting and supporting special operations troops on the ground who could be running reconnaissance and intelligence gathering operations in Libya. In fact, an unnamed U.S. military official reportedly told CNN that U.S. special operations forces are in Libya meeting with informants and using signals and imagery intelligence from unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites to collect information on militant networks in the country.
In light of the Sept. 11 U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, the United States has been working to enhance its retaliatory options in Libya. So far, Washington has been focusing its efforts on the collection of intelligence, but the deployment of a number of assets in the region means that the United States is positioned to conduct a wide range of kinetic operations in Libya if necessary. The inclusion of AC-130U gunships is particularly noteworthy. The AC-130U is not a dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset, and thus its presence over Libya indicates that special operations forces or other U.S. assets are indeed on the ground and that the aircraft are there to provide fire support if necessary. If Washington chose, the gunships, alongside armed UAVs and fixed-wing assets that can deploy from U.S. Air Force bases in Europe, could also be used to strike at compounds or high-value targets.
But there are considerable challenges for U.S. military action in Libya. In order to mitigate the risk of collateral damage, the United States has to be very careful to ensure that accurate intelligence is collected before any strikes are carried out. Civilian casualties would only exacerbate an already delicate and unstable political situation in Libya, where the people have not yet fully accepted the government. Stratfor sources have said U.S. intelligence on Libya has been very limited — a fact made clear by the Sept. 11 attack. The deployment of a sizable contingent of special operations forces in Libya suggests that the United States is very likely coordinating with the Libyan government and also has deployed a number of CIA personnel in the country.
The current stage of the U.S. deployment in the region involves collecting intelligence, identifying main personalities and establishing patterns of life of suspected targets. More generally, the forces are establishing a portfolio of options — from airstrikes to snatch-and-grab missions — for the U.S. administration to explore as it considers its response to the Benghazi attack.
Just thinking of that. WOnder what they were referring to????
Wow..thanks for the info!
I saw you mention that on another thread. Please post a link to that thread and post if you can.
The poster said this was about to blow wide open.
Do you remember what thread it was on?
Charlene “Sacrificial” Lamb now up..she instills confidence..\NOT
U.S. Embassy in Libya Sought $13,000-Per-Year Bodyguards With Limited English; But Gave Preference to Citizen Same-Sex Domestic Partners of U.S. Govt Employees
Watch, Obama will have the heads of the Libyan terrorist displayed/implaed on the WH railing..
fight over a photo...
This Cummings is some annoying hack POS!
Is it over the aerial photo in the background?
Rep Chaffetz is saying that Lamb is divulging information that he was told was classified and that he was told should not be talked about.
yes, and it is publicly available on google
they were showed the photo in a classified briefing and then showed today as unclassified.
Issa said to take it down.
Gotta Love the warnings about future attacks if this is not dealt with. Love the Colonel’s testimony. Nordstrom is talking about the ferocity of the attack setting a new level of threat. Unarmed security supposed to “alert local armed national security”... due to “political sensitivity (he mentions this is status quo in other countries as well). Ms. Lamb says we have an incomplete picture. Their guns were locked in another building... wow. Chaffetz is ticked that he was told the picture was classified.. now it is not. Love these guys! Why can’t we get Issa or Chaffetz instead of Romney?? O.. Issa is making the picture be taken out. Yesterday it was classified, today it is not LOL.
THey were told yesterday that it was classified. Tody they make it public at a hearing......Big ...DUH?
Wow just wow! Administration trying to put out classified material in open hearing. Issa and Chaffetz calling them on it. Obama trying a ridiculous stunt on the committee.
The rep. that just questioned the classified materials is gonna rip Lamp and Kennedy a new asp when he gets his chance.
He was told by Dept. State overseas that he could not use such materials then they use it in an open hearing.
Cummings better order a bus load of super size Depends.
Very sick when you consider the implications. Most of these people never heard or saw about a video let alone understand English...President and our state department were community organizing
too bad they can’t replace Weepy Orange Man.
I KNEW they would pull something.
Kennedy commits perjury to protect Obama.
WHOA!!!..Amb Kennendy just tried to provide cover for Rice..what a crock..and after the DeptState..yesterday said she was wrong...did he not get the new memo..?
Kennedy is now excusing Rice’s, Hitlary and Zeros lies about the video being the cause.
Just another large pile of Kennedy Excretment.
Are they going to call him on it?
We need color commentators to tell us the background of these testifiers, as we listen to their testimony.
:Career or Obama appointees.
:Here to protect Hillary or our foreign service officers in the field all over the world.
:History of cover-ups and weasel words or straight talker.
EX: Patrick Kennedy, HRC butt kisser and total fabricator.
I think the only two we might get past the cya diplospeak are Wood and Nordstrom. Lamb is a ‘team player’ and kennedy washes hillary’s feet.
THIS WAS NOT A PRE-PLANNED ATTACK!
“A lot of Dems are ducking the hearing..only members of the Black Caucus are showing up..all have 100% safe seats..”
Interesting observation because I was thinking for the first time the Dems in this hearing might prove as enlightening as the Repubs. Which Dems are willing to say what and why.
Penelopesire: To Lamb’s testimony...Looks like she is regurgitating the “secret” no-Fox press conference which ends with (as far as what happened to Stevens):
“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.”
Lamb now says today, “We were then able to confirm reports that the ambassador’s body was at the Benghazi General Hospital, and the Dept coordinated the transfer of his remains to the airport.”
WIDE GULF between “cannot be found” and “transferred his remains.”
No official statement on what happened to Stevens, no mention of autopsy, and no official cause of death.
Is anyone going to ask these questions?
Is Kennedy related to THE Kennedys?
Issa just said they have a whistleblower!! Woohoo...Obama now is peeing down his leg...lol!!