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Emails Detail Unfolding Benghazi Attack on Sept. 11 (CBS broke story on WH knowing 2hrs in)
CBS News ^ | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 10/23/2012 9:12:40 PM PDT by kristinn

(CBS News) It was six weeks ago on Tuesday that terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Now, CBS News has obtained email alerts that were put out by the State Department as the attack unfolded. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

These emails contain the earliest description so far of what happened at Benghazi the night of the attack.

Read the emails (PDF)

At 4:05 p.m. Eastern time, on September 11, an alert from the State Department Operations Center was issued to a number government and intelligence agencies. Included were the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI.

"US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack" -- "approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven."

At 4:54 p.m., less than an hour later, another alert: "the firing... in Benghazi...has stopped...A response team is on site attempting to locate COM (embassy) personnel."

Then, at 6:07 p.m., State sent out another alert saying the embassy in Tripoli reported the Islamic military group "Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibilty for Benghazi Attack"... "on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli."

(Video report and more from Sharyl Attkisson on CBS Evening News at source link.)

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziemails; christopherstevens; obama; seansmith
Sharyl Attkisson broke the story about the White House knowing two hours in to the attack an al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility. Reuters and Fox reported several hours after her report aired tonight.
1 posted on 10/23/2012 9:12:48 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

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2 posted on 10/23/2012 9:14:07 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: kristinn

Wow. Real journalism still exists?

Hillary’s revenge no doubt.


3 posted on 10/23/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: kristinn

Looks ‘The Beast’ just got IED’d on the road to peace in the Middle East .. or was it just another BumP in the road for O’Bummer?


4 posted on 10/23/2012 9:17:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kristinn

placemark.


5 posted on 10/23/2012 9:19:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: kristinn

This whole thing is a load of BullSh*T!Christopher Stevens was an “Arms Broker”to the rebels.This is the Middle-East version of “Fast&Furious”!!Apparently,he got”crossed-up”and the Bad Guys took him out!!!This makes”Iran/Contra”look like a Sunday School Picnic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 10/23/2012 9:20:41 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: NormsRevenge

Does it matter to voters? Rats don’t care. MSM will be off on some other story.

At least the truth is out.


7 posted on 10/23/2012 9:21:06 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: kristinn

“Get the transcript CANDY!” - Barack Hussein Obama


8 posted on 10/23/2012 9:21:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“Big Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets!” Sorry that’s all we’ve got! - the DNC)
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To: kristinn

Al Sharia admitted to it initially but within a few days or thereabouts they denied it. One wonders why they changed their story or who told them to deny it.


9 posted on 10/23/2012 9:27:15 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: maggief; AliVeritas

FYI.


10 posted on 10/23/2012 9:30:22 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: bronxville

CBS gets to claim due diligence while Gloria Allred is on the front age tomorrow.


11 posted on 10/23/2012 9:31:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: kristinn

She’s also the only MSM reporter to at least cover Fast & Furious to some degree.

House hearing Oct 10: http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/the-security-failures-of-benghazi/

If nothing else listen to minute 54:00 to the end of Part 2: “It’s like the Taliban is inside the building”


12 posted on 10/23/2012 9:37:02 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: kristinn

ALL FREEPERS:

It is OUR DUTY to do what the lying lib media won’t.

POST THIS STORY (yes, this exact story) to FACEBOOK, link on Twitter, email, any way possible.

GET THE WORD OUT beyond Free Republic, to everyone you know. This is hugh and series and this alone should take Obama OUT.

Don’t sit on your *** bemoaning that the press isn’t doing it’s job, it’s OUR job.

LET’S ROLL! ;-)


13 posted on 10/23/2012 9:38:04 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: TigerClaws

>>Does it matter to voters? Rats don’t care. MSM will be off on some other story.<<

No whiny, defeatist, loser attitudes, please. Refer to the post I just made.

;-)


14 posted on 10/23/2012 9:40:04 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: kristinn

Now we know why Romney laid off last night.

Maybe the press has finally decided that Romney might win and will try to salvage some credibility (and future press passes) by doing their job.


15 posted on 10/23/2012 9:40:33 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: kristinn

Does this contradict any of the Congressional testimony?

Wonder if anyone is facing contempt of Congress.


16 posted on 10/23/2012 9:52:43 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

“Wow. Real journalism still exists?”

No, otherwise the question would have been asked of Obama during last night’s debate.

That would have been real journalism.


17 posted on 10/23/2012 9:55:00 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: TigerClaws
"Gotcha, punk..."


18 posted on 10/23/2012 10:02:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TigerClaws

yea, well unless it’s the lead on all of the newspapers and unless the cable news and abc,nbc etc. cover it the story will be buried. Tomorrow will all be about Abortion or Gloria


19 posted on 10/23/2012 10:02:11 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: wiseprince

>>yea, well unless it’s the lead on all of the newspapers and unless the cable news and abc,nbc etc. cover it the story will be buried. Tomorrow will all be about Abortion or Gloria
<<

It is OUR JOB to get the word out on this. The time of sitting on our butts with a defeatist attitude, whining that the MSM isn’t doing its job, ended around 1998. heehee

See post #13

;-)


20 posted on 10/23/2012 10:15:41 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: kristinn

I’m sure we’ll soon hear that Obama knew nothing of this, or that if he did lie it was only this once.


21 posted on 10/23/2012 10:16:08 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Windflier
LOL! Too good and caption probably correct.

Watching Sarah on Greta replay right now, they're raking the *Punk* over the coals, big time, about that.
Got to give Greta credit, she won't let go over why they lied about the film.

22 posted on 10/23/2012 10:26:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: kristinn

Okay, who wants to bet the MSM will instead report on Richard Mourdock in the coming days rather than reporting this?


23 posted on 10/23/2012 10:36:11 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: kristinn

Sharyl Attkisson & her producer need to watch their backs.

Maybe Mr. Ailes at Fox News will save her and give her a job where more people will see what a real journalist does before they are all extinct.


24 posted on 10/23/2012 10:40:35 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: The Cajun
Watching Sarah on Greta replay right now, they're raking the *Punk* over the coals, big time, about that. Got to give Greta credit, she won't let go over why they lied about the film.

Yep. Just when Obama et al thought the Benghazi flap was dying down, here come these emails that blow the lid off the lies they've been telling.

This is tectonic shifting stuff. People need to resign, more need to spill, and others need to be impeached. Lots need to go to jail.

25 posted on 10/23/2012 10:42:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I really think gunships and then troops could have been brought in to save those people, but the major concern was next day trip to Vegas, just that simple.
26 posted on 10/23/2012 10:52:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: TigerClaws
Wonder if anyone is facing contempt of Congress.

Not to mention contempt of the American people. This president and administration blatantly lied to the American people

27 posted on 10/23/2012 10:58:30 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: The Cajun

Greta seemed surprised at how they lied so blatantly. She was pretty good tonight. No, she won’t let go.


28 posted on 10/23/2012 11:35:27 PM PDT by virgil
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To: wiseprince
It may disappear tomorrow but it'll be back the next day. First US Ambassador killed in 30 years? I think we're not to the bottom of this swamp yet.

think the admin has their balls caught in a particularly nasty bear trap and are squirming to find a way out.

I think this story has legs.

But I agree with the poster upstream 1/2 of last nights debate ought to been about this so you might be right.

29 posted on 10/24/2012 12:29:21 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence

I think this can be a killer. These were the primary source of the lies.

30 posted on 10/24/2012 12:32:15 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Windflier
Oblamer: "Get the transcript Candy!"
Candy: "Oh, what a coincidence. I just happen to have that particular transcript right here in my fat little sweaty hands!"

...meanwhile... Hillary cackles in anticipation...


31 posted on 10/24/2012 1:50:43 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: kristinn

Sharyl Attkisson is a great journalist!


32 posted on 10/24/2012 3:47:27 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: kristinn
Gee, if only we had one of those "things that airplanes land on and take off from" sitting in the eastern Med. If the embassy personnel were holed up in a "safe" room, one cluster bomb could have cleaned up the area. In fact, one of those "ships that go under the water" could have launched a TLAM with cluster munitions, too.

Nope, gotta get to Vegas.

33 posted on 10/24/2012 4:09:11 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: kristinn

Source: CNN E-mails: White House knew of extremist claims in Benghazi attack

34 posted on 10/24/2012 4:21:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: kristinn

This should be a lesson to the rest of the MSM. Do your job, investigate, and state the facts, and we will watch. That’s all we really ask.

Don’t do this, and you will continue to lose viewers.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: kristinn

This story is the nail in the coffin on Obama. Clearly, there are people that work for the govt, that are making an effort to provide proof about what really happened.

In the coming days, we’ll see proof about the before part, which should be very troubling indeed, as it proves that the administration didn’t just fail to protect them, or tell the truth about what happened, but actually went out of their way to put them into obvious and imminent danger. By the time the proof is over, a reasonable person is going to ask if the administration was hoping they’d all get slaughtered.


36 posted on 10/24/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT by Professional
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; kristinn

Interesting:

The emails you posted above - the addresses might as well have not been redacted.

You get a valid email address if you take the “name” from the one email, and put it at the front part of @state.gov, for many of the emails. (The redacted portions on the emails are provided in the third email.)

You too can send a personal note to the people that stood by and did nothing as Americans were killed in Benghazi.


37 posted on 10/26/2012 6:36:34 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; kristinn

Interesting:

The emails you posted above - the addresses might as well have not been redacted.

You get a valid email address if you take the “name” from the one email, and put it at the front part of @state.gov, for many of the emails. (The redacted portions on the emails are provided in the third email.)

You too can send a personal note to the people that stood by and did nothing as Americans were killed in Benghazi.


38 posted on 10/26/2012 6:36:34 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; kristinn

Interesting:

The emails you posted above - the addresses might as well have not been redacted.

You get a valid email address if you take the “name” from the one email, and put it at the front part of @state.gov, for many of the emails. (The redacted portions on the emails are provided in the third email.)

You too can send a personal note to the people that stood by and did nothing as Americans were killed in Benghazi.


39 posted on 10/26/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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