Skip to comments.BENGHAZI-GATE: Post Threads Here for Cross Reference
Posted on 10/13/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by nanetteclaret
This thread is to consolidate all information on the Benghazi fiasco.
I just listened to the Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt. If we had a responsible press winning reelection would not even be an issue for the Obama-ites. They would just be trying to figure out how to stay out of jail.
Reuters Tue, 9 Oct, 2012, Excerpt:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. security officer twice asked his State Department superiors for more security agents for the American mission in Benghazi months before an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, but he got no response.
The officer, Eric Nordstrom, who was based in Tripoli until about two months before the September attack, said a State Department official, Charlene Lamb, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi “artificially low,” according to a memo summarizing his comments to a congressional committee that was obtained by Reuters.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a conference in Florida on Tuesday that there was no advanced warning about the Libya attack.
He scoffed at media portrayals of him as “hapless and hopeless” for acknowledging on September 28 a shift in the intelligence assessment of the Benghazi assault, calling it a deliberate terrorist attack instead of an event stemming from spontaneous protest, as initially thought.
Clapper suggested it was unrealistic for anyone to expect the U.S. intelligence community to have a “a God’s eye, God’s ear certitude” right after an attack like the one in Libya.
Henry I. Miller, a physician, and the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution,ASKS:
Dont voters have a right to know whether Biden is ill or merely unlikeable, impulsive and prone to deceitfulness?
Rohrbacher laid to rest any suggestion that the inadequate security had to do with budget/financing constraints.
Washington Examiner on 10/12/12, Excerpt:
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland ended a series of questions about the Obama Administrations changing narrative about the terrorist attack in Benghazi by saying that shes paid to be dumber than other government officials.
Look, Im generally dumber than most of the rest of the government, Nuland told reporters yesterday. I mean, thats what Im paid to be.
The comment drew a laugh, but Nuland was serious about not taking any more questions on the topic. Were not going to parse this any further, she said sternly. Were just not.
(You can watch video of Nulands briefing above. To see these remarks, made towards the end of that dialogue, start at the 21:45 mark.)
Here is another link to GITMO attorneys.
Thanks for the ping...still trying to catch up. :)
“The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday)
In their desperation to avoid responsibility for the Benghazi debacle, Obama and Biden have pointed fingers in two directions: at the intelligence community for reporting incorrectly that the incident was a protest over a YouTube video clip, and at the State Department for not providing adequate security for the Ambassador.”
Link to transcript in thread.
“The Obama State Department testified this week that the rational that they were not on the ground for 17 days in Benghazi was because they could not get Visas.”
“Just Who DID Answer the 3 AM call?”
Libya is 6 hours ahead. The attack began about 9:30 PM Libyan time which would have been 3:30 PM EST.
Post 54: Schedule for Clinton and Obama on 9-11-12:
“12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.”
“Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta in the Oval Office.”
“Obama was informed about the developments in Libya by his National Security Adviser Tom Donilon as the president began a weekly meeting Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. The White House said Obama was kept apprised throughout the evening and then again Wednesday morning.”
Background Briefing on Libya by U.S. State Department (long and detailed)
Awwesome! Are these in chronological order - most recent at the top?