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Official: We Knew Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack "From the Get-Go"
CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma

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.

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"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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120911; alqaeda; benghazi; benghaziwb; chrisstevens; christopherstevens; glendoherty; greghicks; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; omissioncommission; seansmith; tyronewoods; waronterror
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To: kristinn
The cover up was done to help King Obama get reelected. And it was a powerful tool to make America feel that radical Islam was in check.
21 posted on 05/05/2013 8:43:22 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: MrShoop
We might have a different president if the media hasn’t covered this up during the election.

We might have a different president, if Romney hadn't acceded the issue in the second debate [Obama: Get the transcript, Candy], or if he would have even mentioned it in the final 'foreign policy' debate.

By then, even Romney was punting.
22 posted on 05/05/2013 8:44:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JoeProBono

haha!


23 posted on 05/05/2013 8:46:05 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: MrShoop
We might have a different president if the media hasn’t covered this up during the election.

The media got Obama elected and then re-elected. He is their creation.

24 posted on 05/05/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: kristinn

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.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 8:49:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TomGuy
Agree. The Ft.Hood terrorist attack is another. The only way Obama gets away with misinformation, distortion, denials, and promises of full investigations is with his compliant and complicit media.
26 posted on 05/05/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Okay, now, what’s the other shoe going to be, and when’s it going to drop?

Thanks kristinn.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: kristinn


28 posted on 05/05/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kristinn

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)!


29 posted on 05/05/2013 9:13:41 AM 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: bandleader

Is the producer of that video still in jail, or what?


30 posted on 05/05/2013 9:38:39 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: left that other site
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.

31 posted on 05/05/2013 10:38:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s the guy I meant.

He should be freed and compensated for his time.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 10:40:20 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: kristinn

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.


33 posted on 05/05/2013 10:49:22 AM PDT by Spok
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To: kristinn

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?


34 posted on 05/05/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: TomGuy

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.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 10:50:14 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: no-to-illegals

Hold on, I was told that the Saudis are the muslim brotherhood, but against al queda. What am I missing?


36 posted on 05/05/2013 11:22:23 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

it starts with a t


37 posted on 05/05/2013 11:25:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

High Information Citizens = HICs. ;)


38 posted on 05/05/2013 11:26:45 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: left that other site

He should be freed and compensated for his time.

* * *

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.


39 posted on 05/05/2013 11:44:53 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Yes. That is exactly how they do it.


40 posted on 05/05/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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