Skip to comments.Cover-Up: Benghazi Review Board Says Nobody Should Be Held Responsible
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:
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
TRANSLATION: “I don’t recall.”
Yes , a cover-up !
Someone gave the order to “STAND DOWN” .
That person needs to be identified ,and appropriate action taken !
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!
It’s Washington. No one is ever accountable.
We didn’t think they really meant it, they didn’t say pretty please or stamp their feet...
Rats are never responsible for their disasters and failures.
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.
“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.
I hope I'm wrong, but something, or somebody soon is going to turn our cold war hot.
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.
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!!!
Shaking mine too... Good call.
If nobody’s responsible, why are people resigning?
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.
Of course. They fired 3 innocent people and the true perpetrators got way with their crimes.
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.”
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Just like Watergate right hitlary?you fxxxing see you next Tuesday.