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BENGHAZI REVIEW FINDS SYSTEMATIC SECURITY FAULTS
ASSOCIATED PRESS ^

Posted on 12/18/2012 8:09:06 PM PST by bryan999

An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to "grossly" inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi.

"Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the panel said.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazireport; hillarybenghazi

1 posted on 12/18/2012 8:09:11 PM PST by bryan999
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“Stand down!”


2 posted on 12/18/2012 8:11:25 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: bryan999

Benghazi Massacre File.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 8:13:02 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: bryan999

diffiencies at senior levels, inadequate, grossly
inadequate.......It’s talking about you Hillary!


4 posted on 12/18/2012 8:18:49 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bryan999

“The report appeared to break little new ground about the timeline of the Benghazi attack during which Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens, information specialist Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods - who were contractors working for the CIA - were killed. Stevens’ slaying was the first of a U.S. ambassador since 1988.”

“since 1988”?

I guess AP considers Arnold L. Raphel’s plane crash a “slaying” ?


5 posted on 12/18/2012 8:29:13 PM PST by bryan999
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To: bryan999

“The report appeared to break little new ground about the timeline of the Benghazi attack during which Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens, information specialist Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods - who were contractors working for the CIA - were killed. Stevens’ slaying was the first of a U.S. ambassador since 1988.”

“since 1988”?

I guess AP considers Arnold L. Raphel’s plane crash a “slaying” ?


6 posted on 12/18/2012 8:29:34 PM PST by bryan999
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To: bryan999; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ..
Well, freakin' duh!

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 8:35:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: bryan999

Hillary! MUST testify in person. Otherwise she will get away with not being under oath. No written testimony. She must tell the truth or be accountable for perjury.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 8:44:20 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MestaMachine; bryan999
Related thread:

Clinton 'accepts' recommendations on Benghazi security

9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:52:40 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: originalbuckeye
She must tell the truth or be accountable for perjury.

LOL!!

BTW, who hired Craig Livingstone?

10 posted on 12/18/2012 8:57:57 PM PST by Roccus
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To: bryan999

drip, drip, drip......


11 posted on 12/18/2012 8:59:25 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: MestaMachine

Whitewash!

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Despite those failures, the Accountability Review Board determined that no individual officials ignored or violated their duties and recommended no disciplinary action now.

It said the response by Diplomatic Security agents on the scene and CIA operatives at a nearby compound that later came under attack itself had been “timely and appropriate” and absolved the military from any blame. “There was simply not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference,” it said.

The report also discounted speculation that officials in Washington had refused appeals for addition help after the attack had begun.

“The Board found no evidence of any undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington or from the military combatant commanders,” it said. To the contrary, the report said the evacuation of the dead and wounded 12 hours after the initial attack was due to “exceptional U.S. government coordination and military response” that helped save the lives of two seriously wounded Americans.

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12 posted on 12/18/2012 9:00:45 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: bryan999

If Hillary gets a pass on this, then we are abruptly learning that the Sec of State position is Miss Hoboken, an empty chair, a political appointment, carrying no more consequence than that of the Ambassador to Norway, of no real importance. Miss Hoboken should be as proud.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 9:32:53 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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Attending Thursday’s hearing instead will be Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Thomas Nides.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 9:55:22 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Seizethecarp; MestaMachine

“The Board found no evidence of any undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington or from the military combatant commanders,” it said.

To the contrary, the report said the evacuation of the dead and wounded 12 hours after the initial attack was due to “exceptional U.S. government coordination and military response” that helped save the lives of two seriously wounded Americans.
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Two choicely crafted sentences purposefully strung together....

And both false, unless you allow that the Board didn’t look deeply enough into the facts.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 10:07:08 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm; MestaMachine

At least the report nailed Obama, Jarrett, Axelrod and Rice here:

“But it confirmed that contrary to initial accounts, there was no protest outside the consulate and said responsibility for the incident rested entirely with the terrorists who attacked the mission.”

ENTIRELY with terrorists...

So who was this “intelligence community” who said it started with a protest of the video???


16 posted on 12/18/2012 10:20:40 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: thouworm

This ‘report’ is a detestable sham. And if congress accepts this as the last word on Benghazi, then they are as detestable and culpable for the murders of these Americans as anyone else in this malevolent administration. They are as unworthy of respect as any anti-American leftist in existence and damn them all.
And when the government becomes unworthy of a respect, disconnected from the People, lacking in all decency or accountability, it’s time for a new Declaration.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 10:24:37 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Seizethecarp

Ping to #17


18 posted on 12/18/2012 10:26:06 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine; Seizethecarp

Seizethecarp: The report, to your specific point, is not concluding anything that is other than present, general public knowledge-—even now admitted from the people that perpetrated the fraud “in the fog of war” BS, so to speak.

MM & Seizethecarp:

Hillary gets the benefit of the report & her eagerness to implement its 29 recommendations, the absence of her presence at the hearing on Thurs, the results of the hearings on Thurs, and the MSM’s reportage of the same.

I expect if she gets summoned to testify in Jan/Feb/ or Mar, she will parrot the report and the testimony of Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Thomas Nides.

Not sure why I am so angry at this report. I didn’t expect anything other than this whitewash, but I am angry. Maybe because I fear it might be going down the F&F drain.

Chaffetz is internalizing and vocalizing a slow burn that may be getting ready to erupt. Who else? Who else will join him? Recently commenting on TV that he has no idea who was injured and survived, where they are, what is their condition, what is their testimony? He is steaming! And good for him-—intelligence, honor, and blood runs through his veins!

I don’t know if you know who Chris Plante is (radio talk), but every single time he brings up Benghazi (which is often), he points out that we still don’t even know the cause of death of Stevens and Sean. May be a minor point in the grand traitorious conspiracy of it all, but it is a poignant, real, salient point —— we do not know the cause of death of Amb Stevens. Why is that?


19 posted on 12/18/2012 10:54:42 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: bryan999

The entire administration is guilty of manslaughter and the entire republican party is guilty of noballsitis.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 10:58:11 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: thouworm; Seizethecarp

hillary gets the benefit of being hillary and still married to bill who is much more powerful than she. That is the sad fact.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 11:09:44 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: bramps

Not manslaughter, bramps. Murder most foul. Straight up.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 11:12:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: bryan999
This whole cover-up is sickening and exposes the depth of lies our government is comfortable with telling it's citizens. I want to know WHO decided to make the silly movie the culprit at the beginning of this fiasco...heads should roll, instead we get Barry declared person of the year and Hillie falling on her head. This world is surely insane.
23 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:29 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: bryan999

Isn’t there a scene in “Blazing Saddles” where the whole town in unison calls out, “NO SH&*!”?


24 posted on 12/19/2012 7:35:01 AM PST by AbnSarge
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