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Security Failures of Benghazi: Today’s Hearing ("For me, the Taliban is inside of the building")
Diplopundit ^ | 10/0 | Diplopundit

Posted on 10/10/2012 1:45:52 PM PDT by RummyChick

RSO Nordstrom is a strong and articulate witness. DAS Lamb not so much. U/S Kennedy so-so.

Nordstrom: “For me, the Taliban is inside of the building.”
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazihearing; impeachnow; libya; obama; taliban; talibaninside; waronterror
There are bullet point highlights at the site. I can't find a mainstream title yet of Nordstrom's quote and that is what I really want people to see.
1 posted on 10/10/2012 1:45:56 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

That was one powerful moment.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: RummyChick

That “Taliban inside the building remark” had to sting.

It’s so obvious the two on the right are covering for obama and Hillary. As are the congress folks on the left.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross

It’s not up on youtube yet but this one is:
Libya Embassy Security Officer -Obama’s Plan For Libya: “Hope That Everything Would Get Better”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gv8gSS9cUA


4 posted on 10/10/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

tapper’s got it
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/security-officer-on-state-department-blocking-requests-for-me-the-taliban-is-inside-the-building/


5 posted on 10/10/2012 1:54:17 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“His response to that was, ‘You are asking for the sun, moon and the stars.’ And my response to him – his name was Jim – ‘Jim, you know what makes most frustrating about this assignment? It is not the hardships, it is not the gunfire, it is not the threats. It is dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. And I added (sic) it by saying, ‘For me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.’”


6 posted on 10/10/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Tapper's on it:

Security Officer on State Department Blocking Requests: ‘For Me the Taliban Is Inside the Building’

7 posted on 10/10/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: RummyChick

So, the State Department is where Teddy Bare, Jr.(Patrick Kennedy) is hiding now, must be great to go from one federal teat to another so easily.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 1:57:34 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: 1066AD

video on fox
http://nation.foxnews.com/state-department/2012/10/10/former-regional-security-officer-nordstrom-taliban-inside-building


9 posted on 10/10/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: izzatzo

different Patrick Kennedy


10 posted on 10/10/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Really, that’s surprising, I didn’t watch; but, you know what is said about “assume.”


11 posted on 10/10/2012 2:01:29 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks for the thread.

btt


12 posted on 10/10/2012 2:01:47 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

that comment is going to get so much play

funny how it almost didn’t come..only at the very end

Thanks, Eric Nordstrom and Col Woods


13 posted on 10/10/2012 2:03:23 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick; kabar
Nordstrom: “For me, the Taliban is inside of the building.”

But Obama, Clinton, and Rice have yet to retract their first announcement. These murders happened because of an offensive '14 minute video'.

I am at a loss for words to describe the utter contemptible presence, presentation and responses given by Kennedy and Lamb.

kabar, can you please explain what went on today by these two state side DOS employees?

14 posted on 10/10/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: RummyChick

That was a direct hit at the State Department, IMO.

Nordstrom and Woods are very brave.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 2:18:01 PM PDT by maggief
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To: izzatzo

“I have been a career foreign service officer for 39 years,” Kennedy said

I didn’t watch this on tv. Was this the same Patrick Kennedy, Teddy’s son. He wouldn’’t be old enough to have had a career in the foreign service for 39 years.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 2:28:27 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: RummyChick
this incident, has the smell of a decision made by senior management, regarding the security out there, and no one is about to risk their career in opposing...one guess who the senior manager is....
18 posted on 10/10/2012 2:40:34 PM PDT by B212
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To: heylady

See numbers 10 and 11. Not the same PK, but, if I were a democrat, my inaccurate comment wouldn’t make any difference.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 2:41:19 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: maggief

Chaffetz had tears in his eyes when Gowdy was speaking. He went to Libya to try to find out what happened.

I think he knows a good deal of what went down. Probably heard it from the CIA. He was quick to shut down one line of questioning that would have outed CIA and he shut down the photo even though it is on Google.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 2:42:36 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Just mythoughts
I worked directly for Pat Kennedy for three years. He is a creature of the building and will do the bidding of whoever is SECSTATE. His responses reflect what Hillary wants and demands.

Hillary has now said it was a terrorist attack. It will be interesting to learn from the intelligence community why they towed the Administration line for three days. Petraeus was saying the same thing for the first few days. It is obvious this was the party line.

Trey Gowdy and Sandy Adams were the stars of the hearing. They asked the right questions and drew the right conclusion. If you don't have the facts or evidence, you don't go out proclaiming that the video was the source of the attack. You wait until you have all the facts. The President of Libya said it was a terrorist attack a few days after 9/11. When confronted with this by Wallace, Rice responded that our intelligence was better than his.

On September 13, McClatchy reported, "No protest before Benghazi attack, wounded Libyan guard says"

As far as Lamb is concerned, she is a career employee and served abroad as an RSO. She appears incompetent and out to sea. She must have been part of an effort to put women in high level positions.

21 posted on 10/10/2012 2:54:13 PM PDT by kabar
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To: izzatzo

Not the same Kennedy.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 3:00:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: izzatzo

That’s ok. I made a very bad comment because I thought it was the former rep from RI. I had to have the moderator remove it.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 3:05:32 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: All

I posted on the ABC wall and they deleted my message!

Alan,
That is a bs comment! They have 88 security personnel in Iraq of which the threat is minimal and they couldn’t place some of them in Benghazi for our Ambassador? How about all the bodyguards that surround Valerie Jarrett? What does she need security for - who is she? Obama’s personal advisor????? Don’t you get what this man is saying? The Taliban is in the building - don’t you wonder what he means by that? Then enemy is already working within our administration. Why do you think that? Look at Hillary’s secretary - muslim brotherhood sympathizer, Valerie Jarret *Iranian* - Obama - one wonders. His ring is a Muslim ring that he has been wearing since the 80’s. Hmmmm..... The enemy from within!

Now why would they delete that message? Truth hurts?


24 posted on 10/10/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: RummyChick

To me the Taliban is inside the WH and by extension, because of our congresscritters’ deep silence, inside Congress.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: kabar
I worked directly for Pat Kennedy for three years. He is a creature of the building and will do the bidding of whoever is SECSTATE. His responses reflect what Hillary wants and demands. Hillary has now said it was a terrorist attack. It will be interesting to learn from the intelligence community why they towed the Administration line for three days. Petraeus was saying the same thing for the first few days. It is obvious this was the party line. Trey Gowdy and Sandy Adams were the stars of the hearing. They asked the right questions and drew the right conclusion. If you don't have the facts or evidence, you don't go out proclaiming that the video was the source of the attack. You wait until you have all the facts. The President of Libya said it was a terrorist attack a few days after 9/11. When confronted with this by Wallace, Rice responded that our intelligence was better than his. On September 13, McClatchy reported, "No protest before Benghazi attack, wounded Libyan guard says" As far as Lamb is concerned, she is a career employee and served abroad as an RSO. She appears incompetent and out to sea. She must have been part of an effort to put women in high level positions.

I sure appreciate your insight. From out here in fly-over country these two sure seemed clueless as to what their own words made them sound like. Dumb and dumber, they did Obama or Hillary's State no favors today.

26 posted on 10/10/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: izzatzo
Teddy Bare, Jr.(Patrick Kennedy)

AKA "Patches" (Howie Carr)

27 posted on 10/10/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: RummyChick; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; neverdem
We have a thread....:

Ex-Embassy Security Officer In Libya: "Taliban On Inside Of Building" At State Dept

28 posted on 10/10/2012 6:43:45 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
It took a huge set of solid balls to say what Nordstrom's said at the end of that hearing.
His statement as well as those from the good Colonel Wood are going to have ramifications that the Democrats are not going to like in the least. Ranking member Cummings was rather subdued. He knows the score.
29 posted on 10/10/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: RummyChick

bookmark


30 posted on 10/10/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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