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House Panel Delves Into Libya Attack That Killed Envoy
New York Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON

Posted on 10/10/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — The State Department official responsible for security for American diplomats in Libya testified before a Congressional committee on Wednesday that the attack last month on the mission in Benghazi would have overpowered even a reinforced security detail.

“The ferocity and intensity of the attack was nothing that we had seen in Libya, or that I had seen in my time in the Diplomatic Security Service,” said the official, Eric A. Nordstrom.

Another witness, a National Guard officer who was temporarily deployed in the Tripoli embassy as the site’s security officer, said that he became increasingly concerned about what he described as “the weak” security he saw in Benghazi on two visits there last spring and summer.

After declining for weeks to provide details about the assault on Sept. 11, the State Department on Tuesday night arranged with little notice a conference call in which a spokesman gave new details on what happened.

The account provided by a State Department official, whom the agency declined to identify, differed from the initial Obama administration reports in some important respects. Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, had said that the attack on the mission began with an angry protest about an anti-Islamic film that was “hijacked” by extremists.

But the new account provided by the State Department made no mention of a protest. In this account, Mr. Stevens met with a Turkish diplomat during the day of the attack and then escorted him to the main gate of the mission around 8:30 p.m. At that time, there were no demonstrations and the situation appeared calm.

Little more than an hour later, there was gunfire and explosions. American agents, watching the compound through cameras, saw a large group of armed men moving into the Benghazi compound.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; libya; libyagate

1 posted on 10/10/2012 10:26:40 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“House panel delves into Watergate”. That’s how they reported i,t right?


2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:28:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We need an open thread as cspan1 is covering the Issa hearing now.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I sure it will all be OK now.../sarcasm tag on!
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 10/10/2012 10:35:48 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bring Hussein and the Beast in and sit them down (if you can find a chair that will accommodate her arse) and make them sweat - they’re responsible! People died due to their incompetence (unless it was all a setup)! To hell with questioning underlings!


5 posted on 10/10/2012 10:38:39 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Nordstrom testified that “Private” security is not allowed in Libya. So, where were the Marines?!!111


6 posted on 10/10/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pathetic. A huge scandal is exploding on this, and the NYT tries to lead with a claim that increased security would not have made any difference.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 10:48:09 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The administration didn’t want to annoy his best buddies, and so he put the ambassador’s life in danger.
If it had been Bush, Bush would have been accused of doing it because “he hates gays.”


8 posted on 10/10/2012 10:55:23 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is a malfunction of the brain.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

No way a President is going to go before any Committee. Fat Ass has already met with Congressional leaders. They did not believe a word she said.

Congress does not need The Chair before it anyway to get to the truth and pull it out of the subordinate Liars doing maximum damage to his hopes.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: RitaOK

I’m watching the hearing. It’s fascinating. Turn it on. C-span.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"Bring Hussein and the Beast in and sit them down (if you can find a chair that will accommodate her arse) and make them sweat - they’re responsible! People died due to their incompetence (unless it was all a setup)! To hell with questioning underlings!"

Wouldn't a REAL president and sos want to be there anyway - just to see what really happened./s

11 posted on 10/10/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT by hummingbird (Shampoo, Rinse. DO NOT REPEAT. REPEAT IS A SCAM!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I couldn’t have said it better! And as I’ve said before, both Hussein and Her Horribleness have blood on their hands.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 11:53:28 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...would have overpowered even a reinforced security detail."

Where were the US Marines, you corrupt, criminal 0bummer admin dumbasses?


13 posted on 10/10/2012 1:19:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: hummingbird

It was a set-up; they allowed the murders since Stevens was a liability:

http://gulagbound.com/33988/weapons-hunting-the-reason-for-the-9-11-murders-in-libya/#.UHXaz89IlmV

and

http://therionorteline.com/2012/10/04/while-the-rest-of-you-have-been-distracted/


14 posted on 10/10/2012 1:34:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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