Skip to comments.State Dept. Meltdown at Benghazi Hearing
Posted on 10/10/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT by mojito
The Obama administrations Benghazi response continued to unravel at the House Oversight Committee hearing today, as State Department officials struggled unsuccessfully to get their stories straight.
Ambassador Patrick Kennedy defended UN Ambassador Susan Rices claim on September 16 that the attack was part of a spontaneous protest that erupted over an anti-Islam video, saying that anyone at the State Department would have said the same thing as Rice based on the intelligence available at the time. If any administration official, including any career official, were on television on Sunday, September 16, they would have said what Ambassador Rice said. The information she had at that point from the intelligence community is the same that I had at that point, said Kennedy.
But, as Republicans on the Oversight Committee pointed out, that appears to contradict Kennedys comments from a September 12 unclassified briefing, when he reportedly called it a terrorist attack.
Another State Department official, Charlene Lamb, wrote in her prepared testimony (but did not read aloud) that she was able to monitor the attack in almost real-time once a Diplomatic Security agent activated the imminent danger notification system. Yet she didnt explain why the State Department and other administration officials initially said spontaneous protests were responsible for the attack, if there had been officials monitoring it in real-time.
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Foisted on thier own pitard !
Hang the pitard up higher for lying to the world and the American people ~ and bill them all for the apology tour ( $75,000.oo )!
“If any administration official, including any career official, were on television on Sunday, September 16, they would have said what Ambassador Rice said. The information she had at that point from the intelligence community is the same that I had at that point, said Kennedy.
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Then, Mr. Kennedy, please provide the intelligence information that stated that the attack was due to a YouTube video.
Or, could it be that no such intelligence exists and she was working on orders from someone else to promote these false statements?
They’re digging the hole, deeper and deeper. I hope it caves-in and buries All of them, forever.
That apology tour should cost more than the 75,000. commercial. The other embassies weren’t attacked until after our people, news agencies went around claiming it was the video. Before the Cairo apology tweets and our news, State dept etc—it was only Cairo. They spread danger, destruction and humiliation for the US with their bogus claims.
This has president Valerie Jarrett's fingerprints all over it.
Will this be covered tonite on C-BS, ABC and NBC? (I know, it’s a rhetorical question).
The question not asked (AFAIK):
Mr. Kennedy: Did you have a specific intelligence input that provided evidence that the attack was a result of the 15 minute video? If so, who provided that evidence to you?
or in simpler terms:
Mr. Kennedy: Where did you hear that the likely cause of the violence in Libya was due to a spontaneous uprising in response to the 15 minute video? Who provided you that information.
Brought to you by the letter 'O'.
The sad thing is that nothing will happen to these misshapen-headed clods.
Mr. Kennedy, why was the effort to recover 15K manpads with local help abandoned?
Attention Freepers everywhere. Tonight's assignment is to do opposition research. You need to cover MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC looking, likely in vain, for coverage of todays Benghazi hearings. Report back immediately after detecting any signs of actual news.
The key for The Regime™ is to manufacture lies fast enough that they just overwhelm the truth. As long as MSM reprints their lies without raising questions, then the lies stand until they are debunked. They can only be debunked one at a time, so the lies will overwhelm the truth.
Goebbels would be proud!
When will the pubbies get the balls to impeach Zero? Of course, enver. it’s all bread and circuses to make the sheeple feel like they have a say.
When did the White House learn that there was no protest in Benghazi?(about the video)
Obama's Spoke Kinder:
We've been very forthright on the information that we've had based on not opinion, not on what folks have said or want to say on television but on assessments by those who make these assessments for the U.S. government and we have discussed all along he fact that our assessments are preliminary and that they will change based on new information that's become available
Translation=> The spin is evolving
What enrages me (today) is the statement that they had the “correct number of assets in place” for the embassy security.
I would say that the results prove otherwise, and only an idiot would stand by that statement. At least say “we thought we had the correct number of assets in place”.
I read every bit of that. Just wow.
I think we need to start posting the truth on ALL these sites in the comments section. Trolling with the truth.
Irenic ~: “ They spread danger, destruction and humiliation for the US with their bogus claims.”
I believe that pretty well summarizes this whole administration ; except for the fact that it also arms and supports agents / countries who seek our demise.
According to the State Dept. testimony on C-span today , there are 30,000 - 40,000 shoulder fired missles that are missing in Libya .
My question is : How many of those did our administration provide the Muslim Brotherhood , and thus arm the Al Quada ?
I think those are in addition TO what we provided.
mojito ~ :” This has president Valerie Jarrett’s fingerprints all over it. “
Do you mean the Iranian President , the power behind the throne ? ..especially when the President isn’t in town .
Yup ! I agree !!
I don’t think it’ll ever see the light of day, in our lifetime, except where it’s written right now. Look at how they’ve buried F&F, foreign fund raising etc etc etc. This’d be bigger than Watergate if it ever fully came out.
Who says we have Taliban in US Bureaucracy?
If the `main stream media’ controls the present—and they do—then they control the past. Since they control the past, they control the future.
The MSM is the Democrats’ outer party. They are the main reason every election isn’t a blowout for the candidate opposing the Democrats.
I read that a few weeks ago - it makes way more sense than any of the other garbage these Liars are perpetrating on this country.
I am somewhat lost as to what would be gained by throwing the Ambassador to the jackals....it readily appears he was targeted, but why?....is there some connection with his sexual preference, and, and.....others(?)....then to have the “tale” of the video, organized throughout the administration...smells of preparation...no one knows of the video in the general sense...so, how come the very senior levels of administration, were aware....
Excellent point. Did that come from you or was it a response at the hearing?
“saying that anyone at the State Department would have said the same thing as Rice”
Anyone? Speak for yourself. No one was saying that in my office.
I read somewhere (sorry, I forget where) that Øbozo wanted a “wag the dog” crisis where he could save the day - right before the election. Unfortunately (for all concerned) BenghaziGate went horribly wrong.
I can’t say if I subscribe to that scenario but I do know that Øbozo will do or say ANYTHING to get what he wants.
If this is in fact all true, it is a profoundly damnable admission in itself. The State Department has ACCESS TO ALL THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES OF THE U.S., INCLUDING THE CIA.
That would unequivocally classify those intelligence agencies (or the State Department) as monumentally incompetent. Criminally so.
The Keystone Kops of international first world countries' intelligence services.
Just how many hundreds of billions$ are the cumulative budgets of all the US intelligence agencies combined?
I didn't think it possible, but Susan Rice is more clueless and incompetent than Madeline Halfbright! And twice as arrogant.
What country is this guy Kennedy ambassador to? I watched the hearings today. He has a very punchable face. But, then again most of these Rats do!
The first sentence is paraphrasing Limbaugh
The second is mine
I would not put too much money on that bet.
Columbus Day reminded of something that should be obvious : America was not discovered. It was built. With the work, blood and sweat of people determined to be free.
And the descendants of those builders and creators of the greatest country in history are royally pissed!
They will no longer suffer socialist fools, trying to learn on the job to continue destroying the dream!
IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!
HOORAY Rush! HOORAY kidd!!
Congressman Trey Gowdy at the hearings says it all for all of us wondering WTF is going on up there in DC..
video down the page...
Because they're all incompetent, PC, American hating, affirmative action buoyed imbeciles.
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