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CNN: Al Qaeda Involved in Benghazi Attack; FNC Source Says WH, State Department Ignored Rescue Plans
Town Hall ^ | May 3, 2013 | Guy Benson

Posted on 05/03/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT by EXCH54FE

For a story that the White House ("happened a long time ago") and our last two Secretaries of State ("what difference does it make?" / "more important things to worry about") insist is basically over, the Benghazi attack continues to make headlines. CNN is reporting that at least three Al Qaeda operatives took part in the 9/11 raid. The administration knew within the first few hours of the assault that it was the work of radical Islamist terrorism. How long have they known that the specific organization that attacked America in 2001 was directly involved?

Several Yemeni men belonging to al Qaeda took part in the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last September, according to several sources who have spoken with CNN. One senior U.S. law enforcement official told CNN that "three or four members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula," or AQAP, took part in the attack. Another source briefed on the Benghazi investigation said Western intelligence services suspect the men may have been sent by the group specifically to carry out the attack. But it's not been ruled out that they were already in the city and participated as the opportunity arose. If the AQAP members were dispatched to Benghazi, it would be further evidence of a new level of co-operation among jihadist groups throughout the Middle East and North Africa, counterterrorism analysts say. According to one source, counterterrorism officials learned the identity of the men and established they had spent two nights in Benghazi after the attack. Western intelligence agencies began trying to track the men in the aftermath of the terrorist attack, but were always behind in their manhunt.

Was the US up to speed on anything that night? The FBI has finally released photos of three jihadi participants in the raid, nearly eight months after they carried out their murderous rampage. No arrests have been made thus far, even though our government is reportedly aware of at least one suspected attacker's identity. Of course, some of the terrorists may be dead, and more Americans may be alive, if a special ops reinforcement contingencies had been set into motion during the eight-hour ordeal. Fox News' source -- video of whom we posted earlier in the week -- says rescue plans were drawn up, only to be rejected or ignored by the White House and State Department:

On the night of the Benghazi terror attack, special operations put out multiple calls for all available military and other assets to be moved into position to help -- but the State Department and White House never gave the military permission to cross into Libya, sources told Fox News. Authority was also reverted to the U.S. State Department, and Fox News is told oversight of the response to the attack that night also fell to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, who were calling the shots. Sources said that shortly after the attack began around 9:40 p.m., special forces put out the calls for assets to be moved into position. However, the source said, "Assets did not move."

The failure of the State Department or White House to give the military permission to go into Libya, according to the source, only accentuates the significant breakdown in communication among the State Department, military, CIA and White House. "I can see the initial confusion in the beginning. I mean, you have a situation that's developing. The problem with the State Department is they don't have procedures in place. And if they do, they haven't practiced or exercised them. And now they are making up for all the mistakes they have made, with excuse. And there is no excuse," the source said, describing a "huge breakdown between State and military."

Which returns us to one of the great mysteries of Benghazi: With high-level American officials in grave danger during a coordinated terrorist attack against a US diplomatic mission in an exceedingly dangerous region -- all on the anniversary of the worst terror attack in our nation's history, no less -- where was the Commander-in-Chief? Fox's source speaks of catastrophic communications and command breakdowns between the military, special ops forces and State Department leaders in Washington. Meanwhile, two besieged ex-SEALS begged for help as they fended off the enemy for hours, providing detailed information regarding their whereabouts. With our government paralyzed or unwilling to risk a rescue, our outnumbered and out-gunned men finally succumbed. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were abandoned to die. Why? The administration's own internal investigation tied everything up neatly, meting out virtually no accountability. Now that investigative panel is itself under investigation from an Inspector General, with additional House hearings scheduled for next Wednesday. This isn't over.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beghazigate; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazilies; cba; crossborderauthority; hillarybenghazi; obama; obamabenghazi; whereswaldo

1 posted on 05/03/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

2 posted on 05/03/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: EXCH54FE

POPCORN


3 posted on 05/03/2013 12:38:12 PM PDT by struggle
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To: JoeProBono
The Obama Admin got the story buried long enough to win the November election. Now the main person that would get singed by this is Hillary.

Cankles, look out, somewhere someone is warming up a bus with your name on the vanity plates.

4 posted on 05/03/2013 12:39:02 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: EXCH54FE

Who is surprised?


5 posted on 05/03/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: EXCH54FE

Hey, have you seen Michelle Obama in her new spring dress! And boy, aren’t those two Obama daughters just as cute as the dickens! /sarc


6 posted on 05/03/2013 12:40:05 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Did anyone expect anything different to happen?

Half of the American electorate is responsible for this horror story — therein lies the problem.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 12:40:25 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Here Hillary. Let me open up that bottle of Maker’s Mark for ya’. Don’t worry about a glass. Just chug it until you fall down again and make people feel sorry for ya’.


8 posted on 05/03/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: EagleUSA
Half of America likely thinks Benghazi is the name of an actor who co-starred with Brad Pitt or Tom Hanks.
9 posted on 05/03/2013 12:44:34 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’m skeptical about any story that CNN covers.. Maybe AQ or AQAP are involved, it’s important to know the answer to that, but I don’t trust CNN to tell me. Furthermore, what was Obamas involvement? And to what extent? CNN will not touch that.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 12:47:40 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: EXCH54FE

WDDIM


11 posted on 05/03/2013 12:48:10 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: dirtboy

12 posted on 05/03/2013 12:49:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: uncitizen
I’m skeptical about any story that CNN covers

I think the WH is leaking some of the bad news to CNN to get in front of next week's Benghazi hearings.

They want to release some of the news now to try to deflate some of what the whistle-blowers might reveal.

13 posted on 05/03/2013 12:52:31 PM PDT by what's up
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To: MamaB

I’m surprised CNN is reporting it.


14 posted on 05/03/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: EXCH54FE

Must be their abismal ratings.

15 posted on 05/03/2013 12:55:52 PM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: EXCH54FE

GW Bush declared Al-Qaeda as the enemy of the USA, obozo hussein declares the USA as his enemy as he does all he can to support Al-Qaeda and all other muslim supported terrorist groups.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 12:56:58 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: EXCH54FE
House Republicans and FOX News are going to expose the MSM as the Obama/Hillary butt-kissing fools they are.

With one exception, Sharyl Attkisson at CBS.

17 posted on 05/03/2013 1:06:56 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: EXCH54FE

-——the Benghazi terror attack——

I would argue it ws not a terror attack. The incident was an assault on America. It was actually an act of war.

Although using the word, CNN and all democrats refuse to use the W word.


18 posted on 05/03/2013 1:14:54 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: JoeProBono

Can the MSM continue to cover for Obama and Clinton? We will see.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 1:18:12 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: EXCH54FE

Hillary didn’t answer the 3 AM phone call.


20 posted on 05/03/2013 1:19:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: bert

I think in actuality it was a message to Obama,
don’t screw over us or you see what happens.

Obama thought he was a playa but he got played instead.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 1:21:04 PM PDT 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: EXCH54FE

Question: What authority does the State Department have over the military?


22 posted on 05/03/2013 1:21:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: EXCH54FE

The noose tightens.

I need to buy more popcorn


23 posted on 05/03/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: EXCH54FE
The failure of the State Department or White House to give the military permission to go into Libya, according to the source, only accentuates the significant breakdown in communication among the State Department, military, CIA and White House.

Make no mistake, only one person has the authority to give "military permission to go into Libya."

Three Facts

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

24 posted on 05/03/2013 1:33:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: EXCH54FE

If this is breaking on CNN, I can only presume that means some internal Democrat long knives are out for Hillary.


25 posted on 05/03/2013 1:34:32 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All
But did he go to bed?

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack video 10-27-2012

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.


26 posted on 05/03/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: popdonnelly

None. See post #24.


27 posted on 05/03/2013 1:36:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: EXCH54FE

Breakdown in communications? I doubt it. Ill bet the obama admin purposefully denied aid to the consulate. Whether they said “no” or just ignored them the end result was the same.


28 posted on 05/03/2013 1:36:50 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: EXCH54FE
They murdered Americans by the THOUSANDS
and the US pRes_ _ent arms them, and the US Congress
laughs and also gives them immunity to ObamaCARE/DeathPANELS.



29 posted on 05/03/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: TigersEye

The Constitution and actual practice put the president in charge of foreign policy and the military. Nothing’s going to happen to Obama.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 1:41:59 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JoeProBono

BULLSH*T!

This was about a disgusting internet video from a shady character, or a bunch of people walking along late at night who thought they would kill some Americans, or

WHAT DIFFERNECE DOES IT MAKE!?

/s


31 posted on 05/03/2013 1:46:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Slow today...

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


Benghazi Index

32 posted on 05/03/2013 1:49:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: ConservativeStatement

Did you mean this guy?
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001262/bio
Ben Gazzara
Never saw this other Ben doing any movies, unless it was the video that Scretery Rice was alluding too, that caused 9/11/2012 Muzzie Party.


33 posted on 05/03/2013 1:56:39 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: EXCH54FE

The driving force behind the coverup is the commander in chief.


34 posted on 05/03/2013 2:30:22 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: TigersEye
Howie Carr interview with Col David Hunt ---Oct 2012

Col David Hunt transcript: Real-Time Proof of Benghazi Negligence and Cover-up

Mp3 Hunt/Carr interview

Another thread discussion of the interview

Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations (huge coverup!)

35 posted on 05/03/2013 2:53:45 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: EXCH54FE
"Fox's source speaks of catastrophic communications and command breakdowns between the military, special ops forces and State Department leaders in Washington. "

Deliberate breakdowns between the military, special ops forces and State Department leaders in Washington. "

Who engineered the deliberate "breakdown"?

Upon whose orders was a knowingly false Benghazi narrative constructed?

36 posted on 05/03/2013 3:02:49 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: GOYAKLA

It was an option to use an actor or maybe an over-the-counter product.


37 posted on 05/03/2013 3:13:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Diogenesis

Re the overhead pic of building remains: Ever see this?

“Where did the buildings go?”

http://www.drjudywood.com/articles/short/whistleblower.html


38 posted on 05/04/2013 6:50:58 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: EXCH54FE
Aw c'mon. Cut the Preezy, the State Dept, and the CIA some slack. This happened at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. People were asleep, or getting off work, or something. The timing was just bad and the event was unexpected given all the turmoil in Egypt and the rest of the Islamic world. Besides, there was an important campaign fund raiser coming up!

We can't expect miracles, can we?

39 posted on 05/04/2013 10:55:23 AM PDT by Gritty (Our masters in Washington are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants-Jeff Cooper)
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