Skip to comments.Catherine Herridge: State Department Culpable in Death of Ambassador & Three Americans (Video)
Posted on 10/31/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT by kristinn
FOX News foreign policy analyst Catherine Herridge told Greta Van Susteren Wednesday, "From what I see the State Department has culpability in the death of the US Ambassador and three Americans."
This followed the damning memo that was released today signed by Ambassador Stevens in August and sent to the State Department. The classified cable on August 15 warned the Obama Administration that the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a "coordinated attack."
Link to YouTube video of Catherine Herridge interview
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Catherine Herridge, I have learned to trust and depend on you.
Know what I heard her say? She gave obama an out. It’ll all be laid at the State Department. And probably someone well below Hillary.
And she said someone once told her not to look for a conspiracy when it may be incompetence. Not an exact quote.
Please Cathrine, you Little Doll, don’t go near Fort Marcy Park. Stay Safe Babe!
Thanks for posting! Saw this tonight. Noticed that Katherine gave Obama credit for being incompetent on this and didn’t appear to suggest sinister movtives to what happened in Bengahzi... instead mentioning the election.
I think more sinister issues will surface, particularly with regard to why what was going on there in the first place, including who was really behind the video... see a common element in the spin below?
Hillary Clinton Speaking at a press conference from the State Department on September 13, 2012
“Let me state very clearly — and I hope it is obvious — that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”
Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney — Golden, CO, 9/13/12
“As Secretary Clinton said today, the United States government had nothing to do with this movie.”
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Ceremony as Bodies of Americans Killed in Libya Arrive in the US September 14, 2012
“Weve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney held a press briefing September 14, 2012
The reason why theres unrest is because of the film. This is in response to the film this is not a film that the United States government had anything to do with. We reject its message and its contents we find it both reprehensible.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, goes on morning shows at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN. September 16, 2012
Rice called the attack a “direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with.”
Sept. 18: Obama was asked about the Benghazi attack on The Late Show with David Letterman.
As offensive as this video was and, obviously, weve denounced it and the United States government had nothing to do with it.
President Barack Obamas speech to the UN General Assembly full text September 25, 2012
“That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video”
Listened to Mark Levin tonight...he thinks she deserves a Pulitzer Prize. I agree.
After that, it was THE someone who told them to STAND DOWN, and THE someone who refused to send in help when help was nearby.
Noticed how she reiterated her disgust in response to Greta’s allowance for incompetency.
I am 100% certain that this wavier exists because it is a Congressional requirement. I say this advisedly having served 28 years as an FSO and supervised post RSOs.
Good for Catherine Herridge, proves she’s human and cares about what’s right.
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, that whole repulsively putrid bunch and their horrendous inaction and lies should have every reporter screaming about Benghazi.
Sorry for the spelling and link to Aljazeera in the last post.... the link is not directing like I thought to the story from them about the video after the attack.
In the absence of answers from the White House, people will begin speculating.
I myself cannot think of any reason why someone would lower security and then flat out deny military assistance it in a situation where threats of violence are increasing... especially on the anniversary of 911 weeks before a presidential election UNLESS... this was far more than incompetence and more like an orchestrated October surprise.
A caller in to Hannity today made a very good observation that Hannity really didn’t pick up on very well.
These bozos in the white house were watching real time the events that were unfolding as these Navy Seals were requesting permission to go in and assist when they were told to stand down.
This means that observers in the white house were not content to just watch 4-5 servicemen and an ambassador be killed... they were prepared to watch at least 30 people be killed or ABDUCTED.... and the 4-5 navy seals pretty much foiled whatever plans had been laid to create a situation that Obama could manipulate and resolve right before the election.
That’s right... I think Obama actually set this thing up.
And until he is willing and able to come forth with viable answers as to what happened and why, I must assume as a matter of speculation that he had a hand in orchestrating this attack at some level... most likely by proxy.
High treason is punishable by death.
Time for Obama to start answering questions... TRUTHFULLY! or like the birth certificate issue, it will never go away.
I heard the same thing, Terry... I dig Catherine Herridge and all, but with the WH tuned in to the fire fight in Benghazi live as it happened, Zero and company beyond State are just as culpable. She shouldn’t narrow the blame to just being related to the prior requests for more security. How about more security the night it all went down?! More than State were involved with that part of the event, that’s for sure.
FYI, I think I read a few years back that CH took Fox to court, wanting a raise and the judge threw it out, saying half a million a year was more than enough. I guess she’s earning that paycheck now, though. Stay on ‘em, Cat!
“In the absence of answers from the White House, people will begin speculating.”
You are so right. I was wondering do we know whose bullets killed the two ex-seals on the rooftop?
I too believe that The Traitor is behind the attack!
Side note about Cathy, she gave about half her liver for her child...
Wow. Excellent compilation. Methinks they doth protest too much...
That’s gonna force Hillary to leak docs to salvage her reputation.
Thank you, I didn’t know that. May the Dear Lord Bless her and her child.
She and Jennifer Griffin are two of the few remaining journalists in this country.
I mean has anyone every found anything they do loaded with some agenda? Its straight up news.
Where is Hillary? She has dropped off the face of the earth. Hiding, no doubt. I think about that ceremony when the coffins came home. Now that we know that they sat there and watched the whole thing it really sickening. They both have blood all over their hands on this and should resign or be forced to resign.
Yes, she is a veteran reporter of the highest credibility and professionalism.
I can hardly control myself!
These are the only two so called “Journalists” with the balls to speak the truth,
Herridge and Griffin (both survivors of tough times).
The MSM sucks, including branches of fox.... Greta is having her eyeballs ripped open she doesn’t quite know what to do.
I am truly embarassed to be an American at this point.
Thank you. It must be very painful to learn how this came down.
I noted yesterday that Greta pointedly placed the blame AWAY from Hillary in the interview with Bing West by getting West to list the chain of command down from Obama and making sure that the viewers were aware that Hillary was NOT in that chain at least on Sept 11 when the “failure to protect” occurred.
Now Herridge has thrown Hillary back in the soup with this classified document entirely within Hillary's State Dept. chain of responsibility, a document obviously leaked by a whistle-blower who couldn't take the lies anymore.
I noticed Greta questioning Catherine if the memo went to Hillary or her ‘office’ of possibly 60 people..speculating that maybe Hillary herself didn’t get it. I’m really tired of people passing the buck and not taking responsibility. These are not children, they do not get a break, they are trusted with the highest responsibility to protect our country and they are either completely incompetent or involved in some serious criminal stuff, either way..they need to step down.
Greta is not the brightest bulb in the fox Pack when it comes to foreign policy. Too often she sloughs off comments (as does O’Reilly) when they don’t know anything about the subject.
Either Hillary was in charge of the State Department on 9/11/2012 or not. If she was, she’s at least guilty of criminally gross/neglect behavior and should be fired and then sued.
If Obama was in charge, as he claims, then he should be tried for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, including TREASON.
See, it is not complicate if you know the cast of characters and chain of command.
Author: Hillary Clintons Docs Prove Obama Overruled Her on Benghazi Security
The best-selling author of The Amateur Ed Klein claims that former president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are arguing over whether or not to release documents that would exonerate her in the Benghazi scandal. The author suggests that Hillary Clinton has not released any such documents yet because she believes she will escape blame for both Benghazigate and any blowback that could potentially cause Obama to lose the election.
Meanwhile, President Obama refuses to state that he did not call off requests for help in Benghazi during the terrorist raid. General Petraeus has stated that the order for the security assets in Libya to stand down during the Benghazi raid did not come from the CIA.
The current development in the story has shifted to a timeline that shows the president likely called any rescue operation off. The White House was notified within minutes, via email, of the attack on the mission in Benghazi. 90 minutes later the president went to bed with the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens still missing. The protocol would indicate that security assets would be dispatched to conduct a rescue In-extremis operation. Therefore, any such operation had to have been called off by someone high up in the executive branchs chain-of-command.
They don’t have any documents that would exonerate her!! Obama, Hillart, Panetta, Patreaus and Charlene Lamb ALL HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!!!!! THEY ARE ALL GUILTY!!!
That phrase was exactly what came to my mind reading all those.
This need to state publicly over and over and over that neither Obama or Hillary or their government had absolutely nothing to do with this video, caught my attention early on.
Who were they talking to, the film maker?
‘_______Greta’s hubby was a big-time Hillary operative___________.’
Did I her long ago Greta and husband are personal friends of Hillary C.? (Bill, too - )?
Sounds like a variation of Hanlon’s Razor.
Refreshing to hear one!
Thanks for the post!
It’s still unbelievable: the admin was watching the attack happen in real time and did nothing. Unbelievable. Why didn’t he send military help? Obama has to answer that question. Even after he gets voted out of office. If he did no other scummy thing in his four years, he deserves to get voted out for that act of dereliction of duty and cowardice.
——someone once told her not to look for a conspiracy when it may be incompetence-——
That teller was certainly not a FReeper.
I read that they had switched locations. Do you know when they began using this complex?
The secret August cable by Stevens saying that the place couldn’t withstand a coordinated attack and AQ had training camps in the area suggests that Stevens saw this coming from a mile away. And made sure that Clinton could also see it from a mile away.
When did Britain pull their ambassador out because it was too dangerous?
stood out in her report.
I don't know. During the revolution, the US had offices in a hotel in Benghazi. Once it was over, the emassy moved back to Tripoli. At some point we set up a US mission in Benghazi (technically not a consulate) and acquired the compound, which was supposed to be an interim facility. There was also the annex, that really was run by the CIA. According to released information, the feeling on the ground was that they should move the entire operation to the annex, which was more defensible.
When did Britain pull their ambassador out because it was too dangerous?
The British had their ambassador in Tripoli like we did. They never pulled out their ambassador. This past summer, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by an assassination attempt while he was visiting Benghazi. After that, the Brits closed their mission in Benghazi based on that attack along with attacks against the Red Cross, the US mission and the Tunisian mission in Benghazi. As Col Wood stated, we were the last flag standing on September 11 and another attack was a matter of not if but when.
There is plenty to hold Obama and Hillary accountable for before and after the September 11 attack. Incompetence and cowardice cost four lives and others injured. We were fortunate that the death toll was not 25 versus 4, thanks to the brave defense of the annex by a few brave men.
When, not if, an attack would occur since we were the last flag standing after AQ had taken out everybody else in Benghazi - and Stevens had alerted the State Department a month ahead of time that the mission would not be able to withstand the attack when it came.
When it came Obama refused to send any assets to the region (other than what they say was an unarmed drone, apparently to simply create war porn for Obama’s viewing pleasure since he had ordered them not to do anything to help). The State Dept sent a crew of 5 from Tripoli.
Somebody ordered the CIA folks at the annex to release 3 captured attackers, and the leader who was identified by face recognition from the surveillance video was captured by the Libyan government and handed over to Obama’s friend the Islamist leader of Turkey, who then refused to let the US question him.
Which is actually not surprising because the guy the Libyan regime (installed with the help of the US) appointed to handle security in Benghazi was himself an Al Qaeda-affiliated operative. Which is exactly what Ghadaffi had warned the western world would happen if he was ousted.
Turkey is one of the countries we were giving Ghadaffi’s weapons to, so they could send them along to Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamists (not freedom-loving secularists)in Syria. So the Obama regime is making sure that what Ghadaffi accurately predicted would happen in Libya.... also happens in Syria.
Times 1000 though, because Syria has not just Manpads that can be looted and lost (and/or redistributed to Islamists by the Obama regime), but also chemical and biological WMD’s that could successfully be deployed against US civilians in the United States, arriving in the US via unchecked direct flights from Iran to Venezuela and smuggled into the US by drug cartels which are cooperating with terrorists AND have similarly been ARMED BY THE US GOVERNMENT.
Does that just about sum up this story?
In my view, Obama allowed his ambassador to die in that Benghazi inferno for one reason: Stevens knew too much.
The heat resulting from the Americans’ deaths was calculated by the WH to amount to far less than the heat that would result from a full blown interrogation of Amb. Stevens for his role in running weapons, first to the Libyan militias thence to the Syrian militias, then finally losing accountability of all those weapons including AA missiles.
Stevens’ death was reckoned a small price to pay. C’est la guerre!
Ed Klein say she does and has already hired lawyers to defend the inevitable congressional inquisition...but that exoneration can only be for the period prior to the attack.
Hillary has NO excuse for her participation in the cover-up, nor does Petraeus...unless they can sell the idea that national security required telling “a little white lie” to the American people to protect some exposed assets or some pending action (not credible, of course).
THIS WHOLE DAM THING STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN AND NOBOADY IS DOING $HIT!
Hillary's claw prints are all over this attack and denial of help. I've often wondered if she's too slimy for anything to stick, but I do have hope this time and LOVE that the conservative media WILL NOT LET IT GO!
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