Skip to comments.Official: We Knew Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack "From the Get-Go"
Posted on 05/05/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by kristinn
Everybody in the mission" in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror "from the get-go," according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained exclusively by CBS News' "Face the Nation."
"I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former U.S. Embassy Tripoli deputy chief of mission, was not in Benghazi at the time of the attack, which killed Chris Stevens - then the U.S. ambassador to Libya - and three other Americans.
When he appears this week before the committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Hicks is expected to offer testimony at odds with what some American officials were saying in public - and on "Face the Nation" - just five days after the attack. Benghazi whistleblowers have rallied attention to discrepancies among the administration's reaction to the attack, which The Weekly Standard suggests was frayed by ever-evolving talking points that sought to remove references to al Qaeda.
"For there to have been a demonstration on Chris Stevens's front door and him not to have reported it is unbelievable," he said. "I never reported a demonstration; I reported an attack on the consulate. Chris - Chris's last report, if you want to say his final report - is, 'Greg, we are under attack.'
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The media got Obama elected and then re-elected. He is their creation.
We know the saudi royals are connected to the moslem brotherhood. The moslem brotherhood and al queda are one and the same. Were the saudi royals in negotiations to secure the release of the blind sheik with the obama administration and this is the “Why” behind the stand down order. _residents bowing to and kissing saudi royals is a fact of devoted submission to all saudi royal demands. There has to be a money trail somewhere, one would think. Why sell out without being paid to sell out. If the money trail is investigated am thinking (at a minimum) half of congress would be on the saudi royals payroll.
Okay, now, what’s the other shoe going to be, and when’s it going to drop?
I will be spending sometime watching the hearing but unlike most of my fellow VRWC friends I will concentrate on John Lewis(GA 5th Dist.)!
If one ever wishes to see a complete lack of decency, watch this A$$ kissing, slavering, piece of chicken fecal material, tries to swing the focus to how great the ZERO and the Cankles are such magnificent blessings that we have in DC!
He can cover the White Hut, State Dept. and all the others involved, with sugarey words but the truth is it’s still one large dung heap!
Although he maybe the smallest of representatives in Congress, Rep. Lewis will always be the biggest Buffoon(not racist)!
Is the producer of that video still in jail, or what?
No. Never was.
'That' video was an edited version of the original (of which there have been four edited versions 'produced') and no one seems to know WHO MADE that version or WHO PUT it on Youtube.
The guy they blamed is still in jail.
That’s the guy I meant.
He should be freed and compensated for his time.
The revision of recent history begins. Before you know it, we’ll have Obama in the war room directing the heroic rescue of our people in the consulate, none of whom received a scratch. Chris Matthews and the entire MSM would back that version.
What’s been bothering me from beginning:
There were at least thirty survivors.
If the goal of the attackers had been to murder the infidels there would have been a higher death count
Was there another goal? Money? Had the Turkish contact delivered a large payment? Should we be following the money?
I agree Romney flubbed the debate, but Crowley was there lying and covering up for Obama. She almost certainly was fed talking points before the debate.
Hold on, I was told that the Saudis are the muslim brotherhood, but against al queda. What am I missing?
it starts with a t
High Information Citizens = HICs. ;)
He should be freed and compensated for his time.
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He was actually jailed for violating his parole. (Which apparently he technically did.) The Feds can get you when they want you, for whatever ... like getting Al Capone on tax evasion.
Yes. That is exactly how they do it.
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