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Video From Benghazi Consulate Shows Organized Attack
Daily Beast ^ | Eli Lake

Posted on 10/12/2012 9:49:44 AM PDT by Perdogg

Footage from the night of Sept. 11 might be the clearest evidence yet of a military-style assault on the consulate in Benghazi. Eli Lake reports.

Footage from the night of Sept. 11 might be the clearest evidence yet of a military-style assault on the consulate in Benghazi. Eli Lake reports.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; waronterror
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1 posted on 10/12/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Maybe it was a flash mob...........


2 posted on 10/12/2012 9:53:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Perdogg

Is this the video that Chairman Issa wanted to obtain from the State Department, the so-called “smoking gun” from the hearings.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 9:54:56 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Perdogg

Confirming what we already knew. Impeach King Obama and Laughing Joe. Wish we could but without the entire House and super majority Senate just that, a wish.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 9:57:03 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Perdogg
Where is the video or is this just an article on what the video shows?

I cannot see a thing sans the video but it's obvious from all the evidence without the video this was preplanned murder/terrorism. I'd also like to know for certain if the ambassador was sodomized; hate to hear the truth but this will show a real reason why having no guns in Indians country is a foolish move that will get you raped then killed, or killed then raped.

Eric Nordstromm said WH/Foggy Bottom couldn't send anymore help. It was political, it was the video, and now all government had dragged their feet for over a month.

5 posted on 10/12/2012 9:57:48 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Perdogg
Where is the video or is this just an article on what the video shows?

I cannot see a thing sans the video but it's obvious from all the evidence without the video this was preplanned murder/terrorism. I'd also like to know for certain if the ambassador was sodomized; hate to hear the truth but this will show a real reason why having no guns in Indians country is a foolish move that will get you raped then killed, or killed then raped.

Eric Nordstromm said WH/Foggy Bottom couldn't send anymore help. It was political, it was the video, and now all government had dragged their feet for over a month.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Perdogg

Somebody identify the weapons, and tell me if they’re ours or the Russians!

I want to know if 0bama armed the Islamonazis.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 10:04:34 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Perdogg
So a drone could get there to record the murders, but an F-16 couldn't get there to prevent the murders?

Friggin' amazing.

"In addition to the footage from the consulate cameras, the U.S. government is also poring over video taken from an overhead U.S. surveillance drone that arrived for the final hour of the night battle at the consulate compound and nearby annex."

8 posted on 10/12/2012 10:07:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Perdogg

The thing that pisses me off the most when I see “former military analysts” on TV talking about this is they never explain the obvious. The obvious in this case is the fact that a mortar is a crew served weapon. One guy humps the tube and the other guy humps the base plate and ammo. Larger mortar tubes require 3 man crews. If these so-called analysts would explain this, then the average Joe would understand that there is no way in hell this attack wasn’t a well planed operation and not some rag tag protest.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 10:19:25 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That’s for o’s private snuff film collection.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Perdogg

More controlled released dribs and drabs...move along, nothing to see here.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 10:39:45 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Red Badger

No, they couldn’t have been Obama’s sons.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 10:42:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
Is this the video that Chairman Issa wanted to obtain from the State Department, the so-called “smoking gun” from the hearings.

I don't think so...the drone arrived late....

I believe that the video Issa wants is the LIVE ON LINE STREAMING from hi-res cameras at the consulate....

They were watching all this in USA in real time...

refer to the transcripts of the Issa hearings.

13 posted on 10/12/2012 10:46:31 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Perdogg; thouworm; SE Mom; onyx; hoosiermama; STARWISE; Protect the Bill of Rights; bronxville; ...

“Video footage from the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, taken the night of the Sept. 11 anniversary attacks, shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, according to two U.S. intelligence officials who have seen the footage and are involved in the ongoing investigation. The footage, which was recovered from the site last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation...”

“In addition to the footage from the consulate cameras, the U.S. government is also poring over video taken from an overhead U.S. surveillance drone that arrived for the final hour of the night battle at the consulate compound and nearby annex.”

And, Lamb’s outfit watched in real-time.

But, the WH didn’t know. :o/


14 posted on 10/12/2012 11:02:32 AM PDT by maggief
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/27/us-officials-knew-libya-attack-was-terrorism-within-24-hours-sources-confirm/

Intelligence sources said that the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first day in order to unlock and mobilize certain resources to respond, and that officials were looking for one specific suspect. The sources said the intelligence community knew by Sept. 12 that the militant Ansar al-Shariah and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb were likely behind the strike.

15 posted on 10/12/2012 11:08:15 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

obama was getting his beauty rest for Las Vegas by then. And he STILL did not attend the intel briefing...or the day after either.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2827536/posts?page=789#789

Check it out. TM


16 posted on 10/12/2012 11:12:46 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: maggief

Of course the WH did’t know they were partying in Vegas.
When they heard “take out” they assumed it was food not our embassy.

So who has seen this video and who has copies of it now?


17 posted on 10/12/2012 11:33:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Who has copies now?

CNN? Ominous warning by Issa.

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“The videos were filmed from multiple closed-circuit cameras throughout the compound, and are at times grainy and hard to decipher. There are also some gaps. There is no footage, for example, of Ambassador Chris Stevens going into the safe room where he eventually died from smoke inhalation. The footage at the gate of the compound is taken from an angle that filmed the attackers from the side, so the people in the crowd can mostly be seen in profile.”

Gaps ... imagine that!


18 posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:14 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Thanks very much for this ping.

Saving this thread.

The Marxist was too busy to attend his TS briefings.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:16 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Eli Lake is doing some awesome reporting. I don’t know if you’ve been following his reports.

Methinks Obama has been out of the loop for some time, sent on the trail and talk show circuit cashing in on what’s left of his dimming ‘star’ power.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 11:53:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I haven’t. I’ve been in Texas for almost a week at the FR Shoot. I’m just now getting back into the loop.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: maggief

Or is he banking money that he can take with him when he leaves office?

Wonder what else CNNN nnn nnnn has? Are they planning a surprise party for 0?


22 posted on 10/12/2012 12:00:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

I think the Obama’s have plenty in their stash, see also MO’s trip to Spain.

Was it ever reported that CNN had their reporters on the ground in Benghazi? Either way, I’d bet they have or had more that Steven’s diary. Then again, perhaps Eli Lake will be the one to get the video.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 12:11:31 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Did you just catch the segment on Studio B.? Past member of State Department. He just stated many things you all have been saying on the threads. Including: material on grainy film.
THere is more out there. Someone should be very uneasy.
DOn’t know if CNN ever reported THEY had a person on the ground. Suspect a member who got out alive gave it to them.
Weren’t there a half dozen or so survivors? They would/could have known about lack of soupport from DC. Revenge is “sweet”


24 posted on 10/12/2012 12:22:59 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Missed it, darn! Did you catch the name?


25 posted on 10/12/2012 12:28:51 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Was hoping ou had. He was NOT a familiar face.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 12:30:03 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Perdogg

Mortar attack, followed by a pincer assault with RPGs and AK47s, yup it was a spontaneous act as a result of a video. Duuuuh!Riiiiiight s/


27 posted on 10/12/2012 1:07:08 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Perdogg
An initial investigation by congressional Republicans alleged that the families of local Libyans serving for a contractor to provide security at the consulate were urged in the days before the attack to have the guards not show up to work on Sept. 11. U.S. intelligence officers also knew of four suspects within 24 hours of the attack that had links to Ansar al-Sharia, a local jihadist organization with some ties to al Qaeda’s regional affiliate for north Africa.
The video footage also supports the accounts of four diplomatic-security officers who were at the Benghazi compound and who initially responded to the attack. On Sept. 17, these officers told State Department investigators in formal briefings that there was no spontaneous protest the night of the attack, U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast. This information was what led the State Department to conclude there was no protest at the consulate on the day of the attacks, according to these officials.
Nonetheless, White House spokesman Jay Carney continued to say until Sept. 20 that the Benghazi assault resulted from a protest over the Internet film.

28 posted on 10/12/2012 2:36:11 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: maggief
Yet a congressional source told Fox News that CIA Director David Petraeus, during a briefing with members of the House Intelligence Committee three days after the attack, espoused the view that Benghazi was an out-of-control demonstration prompted by the YouTube video. According to the source, this was "shocking" to some members who were present and saw the same intelligence pointing toward a terrorist attack.

If this is true, Petraeus must be THE source that the administration refers to when it says that's what intelligence was telling them. During Issa's hearing, Ambassador Kennedy also said there was/were intelligence source(s?) that indicated it was the video. He would not say who/what/where about it, though, I'm assuming because it was classified.

So what I'm wondering is.......did everyone and their brother think this was a terrorist attack except Petraeus and the whitehouse went with that one piece because it fit their political agenda.
29 posted on 10/12/2012 3:13:06 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: maggief

Plausible deniability for Benghazi ‘Bama.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 3:13:59 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Perdogg

This could be live, close up video from a satellite for all we know.. Weather permitting.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 3:14:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Perdogg

You built this, Hussein — you OWN this.

FU Hussein, and your mindless worshippers, too — FU!


32 posted on 10/12/2012 3:15:08 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Girlene

No.

They will try to hang this on Petraeus. This would have been the plan all along.

Soros has wanted his hide for a long time. Petraeus is going to be the target here.

Petraeus would have known of the attack within the hour. Embassy communications would have been direct.

Simply put, who is the Congressional source? Someone from the Rosa Brooks side of DoD? The Muslim Staffers Association? One of the 45 resumes? A Keith Ellison staffer?

This is absolute bullsh!t. Petraeus does not abandon his men.

Intelligence didn’t tell them? No, H3ll and 0bama duked it out yesterday and came up with a surrogate.

No way did Petraeus not inform. But who was not at Intelligence briefings? FOR A WEEK? Did Petraeus brief an empty set of chairs?

This situation establishes plausible deniability for 0bama and H3ll, and due to classification and exec privilege, can be hidden from view.


33 posted on 10/12/2012 3:21:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Perdogg

Is Obama in it?


34 posted on 10/12/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: spokeshave
They were watching all this in USA in real time...

The article says the FBI recovered the video from the site last week. Real time that isn't.

How the video survived that long without being found by someone else first is a real mystery.

They did manage to get a drone over the site, but it didn't arrive until the fight was nearly over.

In any case, it's been known since the get-go that the Benghazi attack was not a demonstration gone wild. We have, for example, the testimony of Ethan Chorin, who was in Benghazi with Dr. Thomas Burke of Mass General, Boston. They were there to assist Libyan doctors in setting up an Emergency Room operation at the Benghazi Medical Center. They and the Libyan doctors were slated to meet with Ambassador Stevens the morning after the attack.

The evening of the attack, Chorin was on the phone with the Ambassador's security detail arranging the meeting, when the call ended abruptly with a shout of "We've got a problem here". Then Chorin and Burke were left to hole up in their hotel listening to sounds of the distant violence.

IOW, no demonstration, no build-up. Just a sudden surprise attack by Al Qaeda. Which we now know would not have been a surprise, but for the incompetence of the Obama State Department.

35 posted on 10/12/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: combat_boots

Plane Shot Down Over Rebel-Held City on Libya
Fox News ^ | March 19, 2011 | | Associated Press

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:53:21 AM by winstonwolf33

BENGHAZI, Libya — A plane has been shot down over the main rebel-held city in eastern Libya.

An Associated Press reporter saw the plane go down in flames outside Benghazi early Saturday after the area came under shelling.

A black cloud went up over the city’s southern outskirts.

Muammar Qaddafi’s government declared a cease-fire Friday in an attempt to outmaneuver Western military intervention. But the opposition has been saying shells rained down well after the announcement and accused the Libyan leader of lying.

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

Obama Arming Al Qaeda? That’s the likely outcome of his Libya war.
American Spectator ^ | 3.28.11 @ 6:09AM | By The Prowler

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011 10:30:04 AM by Behind Liberal Lines

White House sources confirm that in the run up to the decision to involve U.S. military personnel, President Obama was fully briefed that a large portion of the Libyan rebel forces most active in areas around such critical cities as Benghazi had ties to al Qaeda, particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, the wing of the terrorist group that killed hundreds of U.S. troops in Iraq....

“Secretary Clinton knows it, the White House knows it, but we’re working with these thugs anyway because the President thinks it’s the moral thing to do in the face of Gaddafi.”

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...

Libya’s turmoil, al-Qaida presence “no surprise,” says White House
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2011 | Neil Munro

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 4:22:24 PM by martosko

Weekend media reports showed al-Qaida’s flag flying in central Benghazi, and noted that Libyan anti-aircraft missiles had been purchased by terror groups, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday the administration has not been surprised by news reports from Libya.

“I’m not aware of anything that has been reported that has surprised us out of Libya,” Carney said during a morning press briefing.

White House officials have not responded to The Daily Caller’s request for an explanation of Carney’s statement.

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

Saudi Arabia and Bin Laden provided cash and the figurehead, but Egypt and especially the area around Benghazi provided much of the operational leadership and foot soldiers for the movement when it was at its height before 9-11. A good link for a primer on the Libyan history of Al Qaeda is here... http://www.npr.org/2011/03/30/134987883/looking-at-the-history-of-al-qaida-in-libya Third, the attack happened on 9-11 not because of a video by some goof in California, but because Ayman Al Zawahri put out a video eulogy to Abu Yahya al Libi. In the video, released ON 9-11...

September 11, 2012 - and Obama Apologizes
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 13, 2012

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:41:16 PM by raptor22

Obama Record: Four Americans are killed in Libya, our consulate burned and our Egyptian embassy stormed on the anniversary of 9/11 after we apologize for a film allegedly “insulting to Islam.” Arab Spring, Mr. President?

Maybe President Obama shouldn’t have skipped all those national intelligence briefings. The burning of our Libyan consulate in Benghazi, the murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others, including two U.S. Marines, and the storming of our embassy in Egypt after our diplomats apologized for a film made in the U.S. should show just who is the foreign policy novice in the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Obama administration is attempting to walk back the damage done by an apology issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for a 14-minute trailer for a film called “The Innocence of Muslims” posted on YouTube, part of a two-hour, little-seen film produced by Sam Bacile, a 52-year-old California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew.

As the late, great Andrew Breitbart famously said in a tweet to someone who demanded he apologize for this or that, “Apologize for what? Should we apologize for the exercise of free speech in a democracy?”

Yet that is what the U.S. Embassy in Cairo did.

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” the statement read in part. It went on to say that the U.S. “firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

This craven statement that the Obama administration has disavowed was issued before the embassy attack in Cairo where a mob stormed the compound...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...

I just saw that Egypt had been warned of an attack on the embassy.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/159873#.UFCHLKN5mK0

The Egyptian Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reportedly obtained a copy of a top secret letter addressed to Major General Samy Sedhom, first assistant Interior Minister for Social Security, on September 4, which stated that intelligence services notified the ministry’s national security body that elements from the organization in Egypt and Gaza were planning attacks on the two embassies.

Security sources said the letter was forwarded to Egyptian security officials, informing them to undertake the necessary measures. The sources added that Military Intelligence informed the Interior Ministry one week ago that 22 terrorists in Sinai are planning to attack vital facilities and police checkpoints, according to the Egypt Independent.

they had warnings galore. AND it appears that it was well planned-

http://wtop.com/215/3033617/Officials-Embassy-attack-in-Libya-was-coordinated

And for a solid week, they hid their briefings:

No Record of Intel Briefings for Obama Week Before Embassy Attacks

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/12/Exclusive-Obama-Skipped-Intel-Briefings-Week-Before-Embassy-Attacks

COLONEL: HILLARY MADE DECISION NOT TO POST MARINES AT BENGHAZI
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/14/Colonel-Says-Hillary-Clinton-Made-Decision-to-Have-No-Marines-at-Benghazi ^ | 9/14/12

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 4:55:48 PM by TigerClaws

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department: The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, you’re inviting it. Earlier, on Howie Carr’s radio show Thursday, Colonel Hunt said that the American mission at Benghazi “was like a cardboard building, there wasn’t even bullet proof glass.” In addition, Hunt said the security guards inside the mission didn’t have bullets: Howie Carr: They weren’t allowed to have bullets, is that correct? Colonel Hunt: That’s true. They were private security. The rules of engagement were ridiculous. Hunt told Breitbart News that the new State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, approved and signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the 2011 fall of Khadafi’s regime, severely compromised the safety and security of murdered Ambassador Stevens and all American diplomatic staff in Libya.

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2941267/posts

Have you ever wondered why Hillary selected Thomas Pickering to chair the investigation, and to include General Mullen - the man who called the Coptic Christian on the phone - don’t know who the others are on the panel but Thomas Pickering is an “old friend” of Hillary’s. She called him that at an award dinner for the International Crisis Group. I’ve been reading up on him and finding some interesting things. I just don’t have enough time at the moment as I’m moving but thought this might interest you. If it does I have some material I gathered from some time ago. I wasn’t surprised about the skirmish between Syria (Shi’a) and Turkey. I’m figuring the end game is an Ottoman II caliphate...

Here’s a tidbit from, of all places, CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/15/world/meast/libya-diplomats-warning/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.

Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.

He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.

“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.

Here is more on just how incompetent Obama and his administration are! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.html So it appears that Al Qaeda linked fighters are in Libya! It appears that only now are these facets of the problem in Libya being brought to the fore front. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/libya-al-qaeda_n_1878412.html There were two attacks on Western Diplomats in Libya in June of this year. One on the Compound in Benghazi and one on the British Ambassador. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/11/us-libya-attack-britain-idUSBRE85A0TV20120611 5 days later there was an attack on the US Embassy at Benghazi in Libya. The leader of Al Qaeda asked for attacks to avenge the death of a Libyan Al Qaeda leader 24 hours before the Benghazi attack that killed ambassador Stevens. We know Obama was busy healing the earth, lowering the sea level and campaigning in Vegas or playing golf but maybe he should have attended a few more security briefings! Yes the attacks had been planned and I believe Al Qaeda had inside coordination with Libyan security forces!

State department’s agenda ..pandering to Islam
Two days after 9/11 embassy attacks, Hillary Clinton hosted Muslim holiday celebration in DC

Do you know EXACTLY how many Libyan security personnel were guarding the perimeter on the night of the attack??? In the beginning, Obama and his minions claimed it was around 30. It was actually EIGHT!!

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/09/13/168415/no-protest-before-benghazi-attack.html

A Libyan security guard who said he was at the U.S. consulate here when it was attacked Tuesday night has provided new evidence that the assault on the compound that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was a planned attack by armed Islamists and not the outgrowth of a protest over an online video that mocks Islam and its founder, the Prophet Muhammad.

The guard, interviewed Thursday in the hospital where he is being treated for five shrapnel wounds in one leg and two bullet wounds in the other, said that the consulate area was quiet – “there wasn’t a single ant outside,” he said – until about 9:35 p.m., when as many as 125 armed men descended on the compound from all directions.

The guard, who said he’d been hired seven months ago by a British company to protect the compound, said the first explosion knocked him to the ground, and he was unable to fire his weapon. Four other contracted guards and three members of Libya’s 17th of February Brigade, a group formed during the first days of the anti-Gadhafi uprising and now considered part of Libya’s military, were protecting the outside perimeter of the compound.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/09/13/168415/no-protest-before-benghazi-attack.html#storylink=cpy


36 posted on 10/12/2012 4:00:34 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: EscapedDutch

37 posted on 10/12/2012 4:02:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: livius

All of our embassy and consular buildings in Libya had been left unprotected at the express orders of Hillary after the Islamist takeover. AQ knew it was an easy mark, and while Stevens may have been too trusting (as was posted elsewhere, he was a Third Worldist, one of those people who falls in love with a primitive culture and thinks he can help the people in it), he wasn’t responsible for his death.

He had an appointment in Benghazi with officials - he was actually signing a deal and opening a new cultural center, of all things - and did not travel there on 9/11, but was already at the consular outpost with his staff. His aide who was killed tweeted the night before that he had seen the local “security” photographing the building and wondered if they would all be murdered, but nothing was done to provide any more security.

It was the policies of the US government with its refusal to defend against the Islamic terrorists that led to his death.

Yesterday, AQ issued a communique, which I read in the Spanish press, that said that anyone who meets any American ambassador or emissary must follow the example of “the descendants of Omar Al Mujtar (the Libyans)” and kill him. They also said that their objective was to drive US embassies out of any “Muslim countries” and that Muslims in the US should attack diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the US as well because “they had a better opportunity to do so.”

28 posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:39:48 AM by livius

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2931403/posts

The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.

From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” the THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.

NOW GET THIS !!’Senator Obama replied:
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”

(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)
Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......”

When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.

“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America “

53 posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 5:15:45 PM by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I’m crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)

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To: Diogenesis

It was a professionally executed terrorist operation by a professional Al Qaeda assassination team, whose 20 members acted under the orders of their leader Ayman al Zawahri after special training. They were all Libyans, freed last year from prisons where they were serving sentences for terrorism.
The operation is rated by terror experts as the most ambitious outrage al Qaeda has pulled off in the last decade. According to our sources, the gunmen split into two groups of 10 each and struck in two stages:
1. They first fired rockets at the consulate building on the assumption that the ambassador’s bodyguards would grab him, race him out of the building and drive him to a safe place under the protection of the US secret service;
2. The second group was able to identify the getaway vehicle and the ambassador’s armed escort and lay in wait to ambush them. The gunmen then closed in and killed the ambassador and his bodyguards at point blank range.

Souce: http://debka.com/article/22353/Al-Zawahri-personally-ordered-Al-Qaeda-to-murder-US-Ambassador-Stevens

Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli
09/08/2012 17:51:00

By Hind Turki

In an unfortunate fatal accident on Tuesday, a Libyan guard was reportedly crushed to death by the entrance gate of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The incident occurred when the gate lethally dislodged from its pathway and fell on the guard.

The embassy, which is located in Walie Al-Ahed road in the Sidi Slim area, has a large, heavy gate that bars the entrance and is manned by guards for security measures.

The gate is intended to be controlled mechanically, however due to damages allegedly sustained by the mechanism, the gate has to be manually opened and shut by the security guards throughout the day.

A spokesman for Ambassador Stevens contacted by The Tripoli Post said: “The employee was a valued member of the embassy who served the embassy with courage, dedication and distinction. We have conveyed our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family and friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

The official details of the incident, including the identification of the victim, were not released by the embassy.

However, sources told The Tripoli Post that the accident occurred at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday in the presence of several witnesses, including three Libyan guards and two American embassy employees, as well as the ambassador himself.

An investigation into the victim’s death is currently being carried out. The question is being raised as to the safety of the facility. The embassy has apparently offered some form of compensation to the victim’s family.

Sources have said that the parts needed to repair the gate’s mechanical system were ordered a year ago but have still not arrived.

Whether the embassy intends to take future safety measures regarding the gate remains unclear, however health and safety concerns for the security employees continue to be an issue.

http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=8984

Canada cut ties with Iran on ‘’September 8th 2012’’. The attacks started on ‘’September - 9/11 2012’’, so Canada cut ties with Iran 3 days before the attacks.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php…;

Check this out: A Libyan official says he warned the U.S. about possible attacks on the U.S. embassy, ‘’3 days before the attacks on 9/11 2012’’. which would have been on ‘’September 8th 2012’’ (The same day Canada removed their embassy from Iran.
http://presstv.com/usdetail/262019.html

I believe the White House already knew, but they are denying it. Something very shady is going on. I believe Canada officials, and U.S. officials were both warned about the attacks at the same time. Canada cut ties with Iran (An Islam country) The U.S. officials (Obama) did nothing to protect our embassy’s, or our four people who were murdered in Libya. Canada is a U.S. ally.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 4:15:49 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Apologies for the thread hijack.

Must put down the keyboard.

I am ready to cock someone right in their kissers.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 4:18:43 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Perdogg
The Obama administration has been studying the videos,

Wow, that makes me feel better....

40 posted on 10/12/2012 4:19:43 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: combat_boots
U.S. had early indications Libya attack tied to organized militants

I'm just reporting what I'm reading. There was plenty of intelligence that indicated this was a terrorist attack, but here's another reference to Petraeus and what he was telling Congress.
41 posted on 10/12/2012 4:44:49 PM PDT by Girlene
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42 posted on 10/12/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: combat_boots

Excellent Job, boots.


43 posted on 10/12/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Perdogg

Let me see if I have this straight...

We actually had a drone overhead broadcasting this attack live to a command center somewhere, and for two or three weeks the “Administration,” led by the WH spokesman, our UN ambassador, our Secretary of State, right on up to the President, tried to blame this on a video? Do I have that right?

This is a coverup of the worst sort, by people who are not worthy to be entrusted with our national security. WE MUST VOTE THEM ALL OUT ON NOVEMBER 6. Then we can conduct Holder-style hearings, too.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 5:41:27 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: combat_boots

Boots

Please give your feelings on this.

Follow the trail from Holder and his staff to Gitmo terror subject who was sprung in 2007 by Jennifer Daskal who is currently working in Justice. Does she still have his phone number? What would be the blow back if a person trusted in Justice directly helped the killer of our ambassador get out of GITMO ? What if he was our contact during the support of “freedom fighters” Fast and furious Libya ?

http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/09/20/092012-news-libya-attack/

DOJ Lawyers Who Represented Terrorism Suspects Detainees Are Identified
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Fox News has identified the seven anonymous Justice Department lawyers who previously represented Guantánamo detainees or terrorism suspects.
Justice Department spokesman Matthew A. Miller confirmed the names to Fox News’ Mike Levine, but did not say whether any of the seven previously anonymous lawyers now work on issues related to Guantánamo detainees.
“Each of the nine people referenced in the letter filed legal briefs that are available by using something as simple as Google,” Miller told Fox News. “We will not participate in an attempt to drag people’s names through the mud for political purposes.”
Miller said “politics has overtaken facts and reality” in the battle over the lawyers’ identities. (Full statement below)
The current Justice Department employees who previously represented Guantánamo detainees or terrorism suspects are:
·         Tony West, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division.
·         Jonathan Cedarbaum, of the Office of Legal Counsel.
·         Eric Columbus, senior counsel in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
·         Karl Thompson, of the Office of Legal Counsel.
·         Joseph Guerra, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General.
·         Tali Farhadian, an official in the Office of the Attorney General.
·         Beth Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division.
Two other DOJ lawyers — Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal and National Security Division Attorney Jennifer Daskal – also formerly represented detainees, but their identities had already been known.
In response to the DOJ confirmation, Keep America Safe spokesman Aaron Harison said the organization still wants information on which of the lawyers works on detainee issues within the DOJ.
“The American people have a right to know whether lawyers who voluntarily flocked to Guantanamo to take up the cause of the terrorists are currently working on detainee issues in President Obama’s Justice Department,” Harison said. (Full statement below)
Details about the DOJ lawyers’ involvement in Guantánamo detainee cases are available in the article, which also points out that the Justice Department hired several lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees during the George W. Bush administration

Holder’s former firm, Covington & Burling represented 14 Gitmo detainees. Still looking to see which ones:
“Guantanamo Bay Detainees
We currently represent fourteen men detained at the United States Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Most of the men have been detained for approximately eight years and none have been charged with any crimes. Following the decision by the Supreme Court in Boumediene v. Bush, 128 S. Ct. 2229 (2008), holding that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus extends to detainees held at Guantánamo Bay, we are challenging the legality of our clients’ detentions in habeas proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Of the seven cases that have gone to merits hearings thus far, Covington has won four, lost two, and is awaiting a decision in one other. Two prior clients were released without a hearing.
The firm has been involved in the Guantánamo related litigation for the last six years. In addition to the on-going habeas corpus proceedings, our efforts have included: bringing cases for review of enemy combatant classification decisions in the D.C. Circuit under the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005; challenging the destruction of CIA torture tapes in federal court; filing amicus briefs and coordinating the amicus effort in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006); filing amicus briefs in support of Supreme Court review in Moussaoui v. United States, 382 F.3d 483 (4th Cir.), cert denied, 544 U.S. 931 (2005); challenging the government’s practice of redacting information from documents given to security-cleared habeas counsel; and challenging the abusive medical and living conditions that the detainees experience at Guantánamo.”
http://www.cov.com/probonooverview/probono.aspx?show=morehighlights
I believe the CCR represented him. The CCR has strong ties to Covington & Burling:
“And then there is the Center for Constitutional Rights, a Marxist organization that for years has coordinated legal representation for terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay. The CCR has been attempting to convince Germany, France, Spain, and other countries to file war-crime indictments against former Bush administration officials, including President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary Rumsfeld. In representing America’s enemies, CCR has collaborated with many private lawyers, who also volunteered their services — several of whom are now working in the Obama Justice Department. Indeed, Holder’s former firm boasts that it still represents 16 Gitmo detainees (the number was previously higher). And, for help shaping detainee policy, Holder recently hired Jennifer Daskal for DOJ’s National Security Division — a lawyer from Human Rights Watch with no prior prosecutorial experience, whose main qualification seems to be the startling advocacy she has done for enemy combatants
 
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/228146/eric-holders-hidden-agenda/andrew-c-mccarthy
Jennifer Daskal
Jennifer Daskal is an American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration.[1][2] She is also currently a political hire at the Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals.[3][4]
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Cambridge and Brown University and a Marshall Scholar,[5] Daskal garnered attention after traveling to the countries to which Guantanamo captives have been released, to verify that those countries are abiding by the undertakings they made to the US Government to respect the returned captives’ human rights.[6]
On February 23, 2010, the New York Post reported that Daskal, Neal Katyal, and three other lawyers who had worked on behalf of the civil rights of Guantanamo captives, had been serving on the Obama administration’s task force reviewing the status of the remaining Guantanamo captives.[7] The paper had first questioned her appointment to the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, in July 2009, and then again in January 2010


45 posted on 10/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: maggief
God have Mercy, it was a 6 hour long assault. And they watched with popcorn.
46 posted on 10/12/2012 6:17:28 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: maggief

BTW: do we know who the Turkish diplomat was Stevens met with and why?


47 posted on 10/12/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I can not find his name anywhere. I did see the Turks have 2 in custody .

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article3560219.ece#


48 posted on 10/12/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Per John Bolton the last visitor was the Turkish Ambassador.


49 posted on 10/12/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: combat_boots

You have a lot more info. and sources on this than I do (but now I do too!) Great work, and thanks!

Now, here’s my question. Doesn’t Rep. Issa need to be putting Petraeus in front of his committee, up front and center, as soon as possible?


50 posted on 10/12/2012 8:24:18 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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