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Did senator drop Benghazi bombshell?
WND ^ | March 18, 2013 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 03/18/2013 9:12:26 PM PDT by Perseverando

Could explain why murdered ambassador was in attacked facility

TEL AVIV – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may have dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News in which he stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.

Until now, no official explanation for Stevens deployment to Libya has acknowledged any such activity.

Stevens reportedly died from smoke inhalation as a result of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

The official State Department probe into the Benghazi attacks stated Stevens was sent to Benghazi to “establish a U.S. presence in Libya.”

“The State Department had been absent from Libya since the Embassy in Tripoli suspended operations and evacuated its American personnel on February 25, 2011, amidst an escalating campaign by Muammar Qaddafi to suppress violently a popular uprising against his rule,” continued the report.

The report stated Stevens made the decision to travel to the Benghazi mission on Sept. 11 on his own, “independently of Washington, per standard practice.”

The report did not state the specific purpose of Stevens’ visit to the mission other than to later mention he held a meeting there with a Turkish diplomat.

Neither the State Department probe nor any other official government explanation previously mentioned securing weapons caches as part of Stevens’ mission in Libya.

However, in an interview Friday with Fox News, host Bret Baier asked Graham why Stevens was in the Benghazi mission despite the many known security threats to the facility.

Graham replied, “Because that’s where the action was regarding the rising Islamic extremists who were trying to get their hands on weapons that are flowing freely in Libya.”

The senator stated, “We were desperately trying to control the

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziguns; bretbaier; christopherstevens; israel; libya; lindseygraham; muammarqaddafi; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; rinokeywordcowards; southcarolina; turkey; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 03/18/2013 9:12:26 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Actually, he was there to meet with some person from Turkey. Why ..?? It’s never been clear. However, I hardly think the Turks would be helping us find weapons .. more likely, he was there to buy them for the Syrian rebels.

How about “Fast and Furious II”.


2 posted on 03/18/2013 9:17:56 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: Perseverando
The real bombshell would be if America learned who Stevens was trying to get the weapons to.
3 posted on 03/18/2013 9:18:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perseverando
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may have dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News in which he stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.

A FReeper posted this within 24 hours after Barry's Benghazi Stand Down.

4 posted on 03/18/2013 9:18:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

15-20K manpads, shoulder launchers, is what I always thought he was trying to round up.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 9:23:25 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No kidding. This is hardly a new speculation. In fact the one thing they never tried to hide was that some CIA people were there to try to round up MANPADS that were looted from Gadaffi’s arsenals.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 9:23:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Perseverando

Wow! Talk about bombshell... not! The real bombshell would be that Hillary knew about it, and Hussein knew about it. They left these men to die.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Perseverando

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 9:34:12 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Viennacon

Yes, they left them to die to cover up the gun running. And then slowed the FBI investigation for several weeks to allow the evidence to be removed, destroyed, burned ?

There’s a damn good reason Obeyme has been stonewalling.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: BenLurkin

BINGO - Muslim Brotherhood!


10 posted on 03/18/2013 9:40:15 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Viennacon
Wow! Talk about bombshell... not! The real bombshell would be that Hillary knew about it, and Hussein knew about it. They left these men to die.

Agreed. I think Travis McGee's discussion from last fall about Obama being the only individual capable of granting cross border authority for U.S. forces to enter Libya was on the mark. Obama lied. Stevens and Navy Seals died.

11 posted on 03/18/2013 9:40:39 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: BenLurkin

Super Bump!


12 posted on 03/18/2013 9:42:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: CyberAnt

Nail, meet hammer. If Grahamnesty is accepting this version of the “truth” from Foggy Bottom, he’s even dumber than I thought. All signs point to the late ambassador being involved in some sort of gun-running operation to the Syrian rebels, with Turkish diplomats helping facilitate the deal.

To my knowledge, only one of the victims of Benghazi has been publicly identified as being involved in efforts to round up arms left over from Qadhaffi. In the days after the consulate attack, one of the hero ex-SEALs was described as working on a CIA contract to gather up MANPADs left over from the former Libyan regime.

Securing weapons caches is not the work of an ambassador. On the other hand, it would require high-level diplomatic coordination to work the sort of gun-running operation that Stevens might have been involved in.

The truth may be starting to emerge. A hacker has started released e-mails from Hillary to her old pal Sidney Blumenthal, and we may get a completely different picture as more details are divulged.

This “arms round-up” story sounds like a desperate version to get ahead of what may emerge in the coming days.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 9:47:28 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Perseverando

“Lindsey the Light” is not a good liar. He told 2 really big lies about this in just a few statements.

Of course this was planned and directed by Obozo himself to furnish weapons to Al-Qaeda to use against Assad. More of Obozo’s Arab Spring operation. Supporting his Saudi master’s interests.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 9:48:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: MestaMachine

Benghazigate ping...


15 posted on 03/18/2013 10:40:37 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Perseverando; All

There had to be reasons why Stevens was in Libya months before Gaddafi fell. He knew what the risks were when he went to Benghazi. He wasn’t some country club ambassadorial appointee.


16 posted on 03/18/2013 10:44:29 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Perseverando

So you send an Ambassador to do the Military’s Job. Oh that’s right the military couldn’t be in Libya!! Might offend somebody!!!


17 posted on 03/18/2013 10:51:26 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: txhurl

Sounded more like 0bama was worried that his illegal war on Libya resulted in looted weapons caches that could’ve been pinned directly on his illegal actions in Libya.


18 posted on 03/18/2013 11:26:00 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Perseverando

I berate WND when they screw up. So I have to give them kudos when they deserve it. Well done, WND.


19 posted on 03/18/2013 11:34:56 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s in the article. You have to read between the lines where it says he was helping Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey recruit jihadists to fight Assad in Syria.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 11:42:50 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Perseverando

21 posted on 03/19/2013 12:16:47 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Perseverando

Copy & paste of a post on the bottom of the article:

“The gun running operation is NOT new information:

Just Google “Doug Hagmann” and Benghazi. He has been on top of this since last October! Plus Rand Paul did ask Hillary about it during her testimony, but she claimed not to know what he was referring to.

Why has it taken this long for this information to come out? I don’t get it.”


22 posted on 03/19/2013 2:09:27 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: sneakers

bttt


23 posted on 03/19/2013 2:53:05 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Perseverando

EVERY Freeper knows about the weapons and why Stevens was murdered!! It’s about damn time that OTHERS know about it.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 3:02:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: BenLurkin

AMEN!! Will they EVER learn who OBAMA’s AMB. was going to give Weapons TO????? Will they CARE??


25 posted on 03/19/2013 3:04:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Ann Archy

What difference does it make? /s


26 posted on 03/19/2013 3:06:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Perseverando
“murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.”

BS! He was there running guns to terrorists.

27 posted on 03/19/2013 3:39:19 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB

You beatme to it. I agree he was there to funnel those weapons to terrorist.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 3:44:19 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Perseverando

Where are the Benghazi survivors and why haven’t we heard their side of the story?


29 posted on 03/19/2013 6:08:31 AM PDT by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: Fresh Wind

What difference does it make? /s


Headline The Drudge Report...

Hillary Hacker Outs Confidential Memos...


30 posted on 03/19/2013 6:36:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: DNME

Where are the Benghazi survivors and why haven’t we heard their side of the story?


Graham stated during the interview that there were several foreign service employees (State Dept) that were among the group of approx. 33 people that were evacuated from the site. Which leaves the question: What do you need 30+ CIA operatives for at this site? Did this place also act as a prison and interrogation (torture?) facility?


31 posted on 03/19/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

General Keene commented on FOX that Benghazi was not a Consulate (because that would designate it as USA soil - and it was not USA soil). He also commented that we had lost a very effective CIA station.

Funny, I never heard anybody else say anything about the CIA station. And .. a lot of the media still continue to call it a “Consulate”.

My sources said it was also rumored that Russia was behind the attack because Russia was upset that although Obama had told Putin that we were not supplying arms to the Syrian rebels, the A-Q spies in Benghazi were hired by Russia to take out Stevens and destroy the location.

Now, I said the “Russia story” was a rumor .. but it sure sounds really logical to me .. because once Russia found out it wasn’t a true “consolate” or USA soil, it gave them a green light to take us out.

To me .. this rumor alone was enough of a reason for the admin to want to cover up the attack. Did somebody from Russia call Obama and tell him they had put us out of the gun business ..?? Obama has this habit of hiding when he is confronted with his antics .. and this action of hiding was obvious on 9/11/12 .. Obama was absent when the attack happened. And .. certainly Russia knew Obama was facing re-election .. and Obama would not want to make waves.

Also, nobody ever mentions why Obama never signed the CBA, so our troops from Italy could enter Libya.

Well .. as for the Hillary emails .. she is so deceiptful, I wouldn’t put it past her to allow these emails to surface as a way to further cover-up the real info. And that indicates she may have been told by Obama not to interfere in Libya. Thus, she claimed she didn’t know about the requests for security.

Let me know what you think.


32 posted on 03/19/2013 11:02:54 AM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: CyberAnt

I agree with your observations. Our facility in Benghazi was a consulate in name only. Most of the activity going on there was under the aegis of the CIA, which poses another question. Why was Stevens there, personally supervising a covert, gun-running op? That’s why you have a CIA station chief at virtually every embassy, and operators on the ground. His meeting with that Turkish diplomat could have easily been conducted somewhere else; why huddle in Benghazi, in an iffy security environment, unless Stevens wanted to show his Turkish counterpart what the U.S. had collected.

Finally, here’s one more observation. The new information came from e-mails hacked from Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL account. One of the reports was labeled “confidential.” That makes it a classified document. So, the Secretary of State (or one of her aides) sent Blumenthal classified material to his unclassified e-mail account. That’s a security violation, since there are no indications the report had been declassified. And, since Mr. Blumenthal left government over a decade ago, I doubt he has an active security clearance.

Here’s a partial list of the rules broken during this exchange. Unauthorized disclosure of classified information to someone without a security clearance/valid need to know; deliberate downloading of classified material from a government computer network (probably SIPRNET), and unauthorized transmission of the same information over the internet.

Predictably, no one is saying a word about this blatant disregard of security regulations—the kind of offenses that would cause mere mortals to lose their clearance, or possibly go to jail.

But then again, we’re talking about Hillary and her good friend Sid. Nothing to see here, move along.


33 posted on 03/19/2013 12:06:02 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Perseverando

bttt


34 posted on 03/19/2013 3:08:02 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Wow, I’m really a little surprised. I figured you would shoot down the Russia story .. at least maybe parts of it.

This is very interesting.


35 posted on 03/19/2013 5:05:53 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Perseverando.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may have dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News in which he stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.
Obviously Stevens was murdered by homophobes. But wait, no! He was murdered in response to a YouTube video no one had ever seen until after the planned attack.


36 posted on 03/19/2013 5:11:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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37 posted on 03/20/2013 3:38:45 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: BenLurkin

Glenn Beck said he was there to sell weapons to mideast terrorists groups including AQQ. We are in a war on terrorism and this admin is involved with aiding and abetting terrorist. Our own government is guilty of treason against the people and the military it is sending to fight a phoney war. It is phoney because Obama made it that way.


38 posted on 03/20/2013 8:01:39 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: CyberAnt; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; justa-hairyape; MestaMachine; NormsRevenge
And there wwas a freighter moved from a port near Benghazi to a port in turkey near Syria....with "Humanitarian supplies".

Fox reported on that some months ago.

39 posted on 03/20/2013 9:31:59 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: tired&retired

I would call it a COVERUP...Remember the Debate with Romney where The Moderator Candy Crowley and Obama were on the same page...about the Benghazi Attack.


40 posted on 03/20/2013 9:37:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: ExNewsExSpook; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx
Very interesting....

Classified documents going to non-government people?

I may be losing track of some details here.

Why was Blumenthal in the loop at all?

Was he helping Hillary in Future interesting endeavors?

41 posted on 03/20/2013 9:48:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And we read at FR about the lists of weapons found on those freighters.


42 posted on 03/20/2013 1:56:40 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: " Why was Blumenthal in the loop at all? Was he helping Hillary in Future interesting endeavors?"
Does a bear go potty in the woods?
43 posted on 03/20/2013 2:05:48 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Bill wants another crack at thinks I guess!


44 posted on 03/20/2013 6:23:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Bill wants another crack at thinks things I guess!"
God forbid. Either of them get back into the White House in order to steal more silver wear.
I believe it is fair to say they both would feel much more comfortable, say being permanent guest, in Moscow to often dine with Putin.
45 posted on 03/20/2013 8:32:33 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah, I always suspected that a lot of weapons were on board that ship - weapons that were going directly to Syria.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 11:14:29 AM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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