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Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security
Foreign Policy ^ | October 11, 2012 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 10/11/2012 9:00:24 PM PDT by Snuph

Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn't aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night's debate, contradicting two State Department officials and the former head of diplomatic security in Libya.

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More... "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there," Biden said.

In fact, two security officials who worked for the State Department in Libya at the time testified Thursday that they repeatedly requested more security and two State Department officials admitted they had denied those requests.

"All of us at post were in sync that we wanted these resources," the top regional security officer in Libya over the summer, Eric Nordstrom, testified. "In those conversations, I was specifically told [by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb] ‘You cannot request an SST extension.' I determined I was told that because there would be too much political cost. We went ahead and requested it anyway."

Nordstrom was so critical of the State Department's reluctance to respond to his calls for more security that he said, "For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building."

"We felt great frustration that those requests were ignored or just never met," testified Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, a Utah National Guardsman who was leading a security team in Libya until August.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; waronterror

1 posted on 10/11/2012 9:00:24 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

Biden is insane.
He needs to change his first name to Richard, for obvious reasons.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 9:05:37 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Snuph

clownus interruptus


3 posted on 10/11/2012 9:14:19 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Snuph

Slow Joe! If they had been waving a neon sign reading SOS from Benghazi, Joe would not have seen it.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 9:18:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Snuph

Joe “Whoopee Cushion” Biteme is a liar.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 9:33:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Snuph

Even if they didn’t know, they are still culpable because they SHOULD have known


6 posted on 10/11/2012 9:36:41 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am wondering if it is entirely possible that Joe Biden did NOT know about the security requests, or about much of anything else, but is it possible that State cut out the White House from the LIVE viewing of what transpired that was being viewed at State?

Hillary was actually the first one I heard speak of the evil “video”, and yet it is her own people watching in real time the whole thing unfold LIVE on TV, seeing NO PROTEST and NO VIDEO signs or chants! So where did Hillary get this lie when downstairs you can waddle in there and see for yourself!

I am beginning to think there was a plot to hustle that video for some reason.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 9:39:23 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: Snuph

The WH Boyz have sent a loud and clear message to .gov employees foreign and domestic—”We _do not_ have your back.
You are on your own—but vote for us anyway.”

If the R&R guys played hardball on this they could win Maryland—that is how big this is.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 9:47:50 PM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: RitaOK

Hillary talked about the video with four coffins in the background. Bottom line is they thought they could cover this up because the one thing they think they can run on is they stopped Al Queda. Yesterday we saw two state department personel who were on the ground say Al Queda is stronger than ever. So now obama’s slogan is “We got Bin Ladin and that’s it.”


9 posted on 10/11/2012 9:51:16 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: svcw

Hey! My name is Richard. And, Biden is no Dick. He’s what is found and removed during a colonoscopy.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 10:02:52 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: svcw

If it turns out that they did know about the security request, Biden by saying they didn’t know may be getting obama into more trouble.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 10:03:09 PM PDT by virgil
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To: RitaOK

They both wanted the UN Resolution signed curtailing our speech. When Benghazi-Gate happened they kept it going knowing their media would help contain the attack, which they did but Fox kept it going, probably why they weren’t invited to their conference.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 10:03:53 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Even if they didn’t know, they are still culpable because they SHOULD have known

Intel had "no clue" as to what was brewing in Libya, but they will be able to predict the EXACT SECOND that Iran is able to put together a nuke.....do I have that right Smiley?

13 posted on 10/11/2012 10:12:30 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Obama will fight for Big Bird with one hand and flip the bird to America with the other.)
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To: virgil
Chess is a fun game to play, looks like the Obama administration is checkmating itself.

They are now in a panic box, no doors, no windows, going from corner to corner like mad men, insane rats.

Scientist use these rats often in the research, lets just call ourselves Scientists from now on, all we/the FOX news need to do is keep prodding the rat.

Take bets on which corner they will go to next.

14 posted on 10/11/2012 10:23:44 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Terry Mross; bronxville

Hillary knew, or should have known the truth unfolding in her own building, on live TV in real time. THAT was Exhibit A that should be serving as the “intellegence”, so why Rice, Obama and Hillary can try to lay this off on the un-named Intelligence information from some un-named department, I’m sure I don’t know, but they certainly were all three sleeping through the three AM phone call if they didn’t watch it unfold themselves, or even bother with watching a replay the next morning.

It’s bewildering to the point of wondering about who their Intelligence sources really are. A fiasco for Obama, if competence is an issue any longer, or treason.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 11:04:50 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: RitaOK

Our Intel gave them the facts...they had a different agenda more in line with the Sheikhs, Mullahs, and Muslim Brotherhood to end our first amendment. It’s like fast and furious...it was framed to end our second amendment. They are working with the UN to bring us into a UN decreed global standardization where every country is equal in everything - equally poor. Maybe why they were able to convince Rice to lie on her rounds on TV.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 11:18:31 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: svcw
More... "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there," Biden said.

And this right after it comes out that they practically begged for more security... The evil Left will tell lies even when the truth might do them just as well if not better.

17 posted on 10/12/2012 3:32:01 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SoldierDad

You are correct, I know many fine people who are named Richard. I just couldn’t think of anyway other way to say prick.
I guess I should have just said it.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 6:14:25 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Snuph

It would be mean to the brave State Department people who told the truth at the hearing.

But you could get front page stories about Biden’s lies, if the republicans said that, in light of Biden’s statements at the debate, they were going to bring the state department witnesses up on perjury charges, and ask Biden to come testify under oath as part of the hearings.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:39:49 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: svcw

LOL


20 posted on 10/16/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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