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Cover-Up: Benghazi Review Board Says Nobody Should Be Held Responsible
Breitbart ^

Posted on 12/20/2012 11:09:51 AM PST by chessplayer

Secretary Clinton's "Accountability Review Board" (ARB) declared multiple times in its unclassified report that although there were multiple failures in leadership, "management ability," allocation of security resources and communication, the board could not find "reasonable cause" to discipline (or even name) one person in the State Department.

The report states that there was a breakdown in communication between Libya and Washington. It confirmed previous testimony given on Capitol Hill that the personnel in Libya did ask for increased security. However, the ARB found that those working at the embassy in Tripoli "did not demonstrate strong and sustained advocacy" for increased security at the "special mission" in Benghazi. The report goes on to say that the diplomatic security staff in Benghazi in "the months and weeks" leading up to the attack (and on the day of the attack) was "inadequate, despite repeated requests." The ARB found that the security of the Benghazi special mission "was not a high priority for Washington when it came to security-related requests, especially those relating to staffing."

Amazingly, however, the ARB made sure to extensively absolve anyone in the State Department from being accused of being derelict of their duty:

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1 posted on 12/20/2012 11:09:57 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

TRANSLATION: “I don’t recall.”


2 posted on 12/20/2012 11:11:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: chessplayer

Yes , a cover-up !

Someone gave the order to “STAND DOWN” .
That person needs to be identified ,and appropriate action taken !


3 posted on 12/20/2012 11:12:49 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle." ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1878))
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To: chessplayer

In government, you almost never hear of people who severely screwed up being held to account. However, if their last name is Nixon, or they’re considered to be a Republican, look out!


4 posted on 12/20/2012 11:13:20 AM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: chessplayer

It’s Washington. No one is ever accountable.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 11:14:18 AM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: chessplayer

We didn’t think they really meant it, they didn’t say pretty please or stamp their feet...

Unconscionable.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 11:16:04 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: chessplayer

Rats are never responsible for their disasters and failures.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 11:17:31 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: chessplayer

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/chicken.wav


8 posted on 12/20/2012 11:20:36 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chessplayer
The Ministry of Truth has written Hilliary's talking points and now she will deliver them.
9 posted on 12/20/2012 11:20:43 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: chessplayer

The highest levels of government officials have
ended up murdered (Mr. Foster and the Ambassador) without
ANY serious investigation or accountability.

Accountability in DC is a joke.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 11:21:06 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: chessplayer

“I must accept full responsibility, but not the blame. Let me explain the difference. People who are to blame lose their jobs; people who are responsible do not.” From David Frye’s parody of Nixon.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 11:22:18 AM PST by omega4412
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Then according to the ARB killing of 4 Americans don't mean a damn. Sorry, you bastar!s I CARE! F...ing communists. America is finished.
12 posted on 12/20/2012 11:22:39 AM PST by Logical me
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To: chessplayer
Obviously we are not holding the jihadis who murdered our people accountable, so why should we hold the 0bama regime accountable?

I hope I'm wrong, but something, or somebody soon is going to turn our cold war hot.

5.56mm

13 posted on 12/20/2012 11:28:43 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: DoughtyOne

If this was a Republican president the roar from the left for the SOS to resign would be deafening. Not one Republican has even suggested that Hillary resign. Shaking my head.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 11:30:57 AM PST by sheana
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To: chessplayer
Four Americans died because 0bama was worried a failed rescue attempt would harm his re-election bid. He should be tried before Congress. A propaganda campaign ensued where 0bama, Hillary and Susan Rice attempted to downplay the event so as to reduce any harm to 0bama's re-election bid. 0bama should be tried before Congress. For these two reasons alone, 0bama should be impeached.

The Democrats accused the Republicans of 'politicizing Benghazi' for attempting to find out what happened there. I've cited two major examples of how Benghazi was politicized by 0bama so as to AVOID HARMING HIS RE-ELECTION. ALLOWING FOUR AMERICANS TO DIE, TWO OF WHOM FOUGHT FOR OVER 7 HOURS NEVER RECEIVING BACKUP BY THEIR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IS SICKENING AND DISGUSTING and for 0bama to 'skate' on this is a crime of complicity by our Congress!

I implore ANYONE to tell me what 0bama would have to do to get impeached. Name ONE thing 0bama would have to do to get impeached.. Send weapons untraced to drug cartels? Watch four Americans die without trying to save them? Start wars in foreign lands without Congressional approval? Overturn federal law without Consent of Congress? Openly state refusal to enforce federal laws (Immigration and DOMA)? Steal and election? Sue States? Fund a terrorist group (MB) to become Dictators of Egypt? You can't!!!

15 posted on 12/20/2012 11:32:22 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: sheana

Shaking mine too... Good call.


16 posted on 12/20/2012 11:33:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: chessplayer

If nobody’s responsible, why are people resigning?


17 posted on 12/20/2012 11:34:18 AM PST by popdonnelly
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I recall the former National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger, violating his secrecy agreements with the United States Government, and intentionally stealing Top Secret documents. And he got a slap on the wrist. Washington is the one place where you can screw the whole country and suffer no consequences. That is because the people there have odd rules of courtesy, which requires them to cover the posterior of those in the political class who do things that would get us arrested and punished.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 11:38:05 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: chessplayer

Of course. They fired 3 innocent people and the true perpetrators got way with their crimes.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 11:38:26 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: chessplayer

I had to laugh at the network radio news coverage of the hearings this morning.

The reader gravely said “Senator John Kerry was not mincing his words”

Kerry: “Clearly mistakes were made.”


20 posted on 12/20/2012 11:39:54 AM PST by DManA
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Wow. So you can get a job in the US government. Get 4 Americans killed due to your incompetence. And just be asked to resign. Charles Manson would have loved working for this crew.
21 posted on 12/20/2012 11:51:07 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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Here are my three questions for Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama:

1.) Are you HIDING INFORMATION from the US Congress about the Benghazi Massacre?

2.) Have you been LYING to the US Congress, The Media, or the American Public about the Benghazi Massacre?

3.) Were you, as Commander in Chief, GROSSLY NEGLIGENT in your responsibilities to protect and assist those four Americans who subsequently were murdered in the Benghazi Massacre?

Impeach! IMPEACH! IMPEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 12/20/2012 11:55:18 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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So...if we’re gonna conduct our overseas affairs so chaotically and destructively,...why have any? why have a Federal Dept of State? Which of the 50 states so desperately need Federal State Dept representation in Libya that we have to sacrifice fellow Americans on the altar of ineptitude Her Heinousness Hillary and her Boy Barack have erected?


23 posted on 12/20/2012 12:31:58 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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What if instead the WH came under attack?

I WONDER if there would be no response for 8 hours...? Maybe just four guys would shoot back, and gradually get killed..?

Even after everything that has happened, this is almost unbelievable.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 12:58:50 PM PST by gaijin
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Let's see... multiple failures in leadership, inadequate security, failure to follow up on requests for additional security... but no one to blame for not doing their job.

Who in their right mind would want to work for this administration? An ambassador and 3 others are dead and nothing is done about it.

25 posted on 12/20/2012 1:15:52 PM PST by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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Double speak...the truth is that any request for heightened security was for the Embassy in Tripoli, the whole country was going unstable...and the truth lies in the fact that those of the upper eschelon did not regard more security for the ‘special mission’ in Benghazi in high priority because they knew it was CIA staff running guns...The lie is who the ‘upper eschelon’ was, since Hillary Clinton did not have any authority over it whatsoever. It was the White House that did not make providing security for Benghazi priority because those CIA operatives were loaded in guns and in fact were dealing in them with terrorists. They were caught off guard and there wasn’t enough of them shooting back. Also, they must’ve just shipped all the mortar weapons out. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Tyrone Wood and Glen Doherty breaking rank and rescuing the ones at the ‘secret mission’ house, they would all 37 of them be dead. There hasn’t been a ‘consolate’ in Benghazi since Obama allowed al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood ‘civilian army,’ to take over the country and run it. The ‘report’ is nothing but one big lie in and of itself.


26 posted on 12/20/2012 2:46:52 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: chessplayer

Just like Watergate right hitlary?you fxxxing see you next Tuesday.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 3:26:05 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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