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Three More Officials to Testify Over Benghazi Attacks (Staff begged as 'ready' help not called)
CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 05/05/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.

"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: 'Send reinforcements!' "

But they were told immediate help wasn't available.

Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.

"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"

"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer.

Two of the four Americans killed that night died hours after the first attack began.

SNIP

Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20120911; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziresponse; benghaziwb; christopherstevens; hillaryclinton; libya; patrickkennedy; seansmith
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1 posted on 05/05/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
BOOM!!!!!!!!

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


2 posted on 05/05/2013 5:13:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: kristinn
Be Careful!

Beware the "distressed civilian employee" setup....Obamugabe could have these people as moles...pretending to be friends...and when they get before the cameras, turn out to be something else.

#justsaying

3 posted on 05/05/2013 5:14:40 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

you go Sharyl!!!


4 posted on 05/05/2013 5:15:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

I have been amazed that the ClintonBS network has been covering the Obama Benghazi scandal.


5 posted on 05/05/2013 5:15:28 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: kristinn
If the U.S. couldn't find assets to respond in the 7 HOURS BETWEEN THE ATTACK ON THE CONSULATE AND THE ATTACK ON THE ANNEX (WHERE DOHERTY AND WOODS DIED), THEN.. We are all in danger.

I sure hope some of these 'witnesses' aren't plants by 0bama to continue the lies and cover for his inaction.

6 posted on 05/05/2013 5:16:38 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

"....so the conga line forms on the right"

7 posted on 05/05/2013 5:16:39 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

You’re right. We shall see.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 5:17:37 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

If the Republicans were smart, they would have the then Commander of the 6th Fleet testify under oath. There is no doubt the 6th Fleet monitored what was happening from the beginning and devised an intervention. There is also no doubt he was ordered to stand down. Now that testimony would be interesting and would shed real light on this sorry episode.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 5:18:40 PM PDT by allendale
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To: MestaMachine

There’s an intervening puddle, sure, but in fact Aviano is closer to Bengazi than Tripoli is.

15 min by F-18 for a scary boom or two, and 65 min for an AC-130 for LOTS of booms.

Then there was the team in Croatia, and this was not just SOME day, right? It was the 9-11 anniversary, and how hard it is to get surprised on THAT day?

The admin WANTED those people dead.


10 posted on 05/05/2013 5:20:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Thanks to Candy Crowley and many others they shut down the issue to run out the clock before the election. Now with Obamacare on the horizon and Obama joining the Lame Duck Dynasty the career 'rats in DC are covering their collective asses before the '14 Mid-term.

And they must be in panic mode when they see newcomer Navy Seal Gomez in striking distance to Markey in Massachusetts.

11 posted on 05/05/2013 5:20:55 PM PDT by AU72
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To: kristinn

Wow. CBS wouldn’t put this stuff out there without approval.


12 posted on 05/05/2013 5:22:47 PM PDT by alrea
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To: MestaMachine

There is so much wrong on so many levels that it is astonishing. One two letter word would have saved lives.....GO!


13 posted on 05/05/2013 5:23:03 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: alrea

Best guess FBI, CIA approval.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 5:24:17 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

Time for Hitlery to lawyer up!


15 posted on 05/05/2013 5:25:00 PM 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: Bubba_Leroy

Something really bad behind this whole thing..wouldnt be surprised if the Clinton machine planning a rope-a-dope on Obummer admin.
Hmmmm??


16 posted on 05/05/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: alrea

Another best guess ... strike FBI and CIA approval. Military Intelligence approval.


17 posted on 05/05/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: alrea

Another best guess ... U.S. Military Intelligence and Mossad


18 posted on 05/05/2013 5:29:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

19 posted on 05/05/2013 5:29:52 PM 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: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

[f the U.S. couldn’t find assets to respond in the 7 HOURS BETWEEN THE ATTACK ON THE CONSULATE AND THE ATTACK ON THE ANNEX (WHERE DOHERTY AND WOODS DIED), THEN.. We are all in danger.]

Even if the rescue force couldn’t make it in time they should have been in the air anyway. When there’s a fire the fire department responds. They don’t decide to stay in the station because they think the house will probably be gone before they can get there.


20 posted on 05/05/2013 5:32:00 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: kristinn

The latest BREAKING:

Clinton sought end-run around counter-terrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say

By James Rosen, Chad Pergram

Published May 05, 2013

FoxNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/05/clinton-sought-end-run-around-counterterrorism-bureau-on-night-benghazi-attack/


22 posted on 05/05/2013 5:37:52 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (It's a single step from relativism to barbarism, low information to Democrat, ignorance to tenure)
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To: kristinn

BTTT


23 posted on 05/05/2013 5:41:02 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kristinn
Obama on the night of 9/11/12:

(yawn) man, I hope those poor suckers in Benghazi figure something out to save their butts, as for me, tomorrow I'm goin' to Vegas, baby, so I've got to hit the rack and bag some zzzzz's.

24 posted on 05/05/2013 5:42:24 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I’m going with cia. First obama screwed them by putting petraeus in charge, then petraeus screwed them, and to add insult to injury, obama put brennan in charge. Now petraeus looks like a choirboy who got away scott free. They are not happy campers


25 posted on 05/05/2013 5:42:49 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Brad from Tennessee

or if the Fire Chief thinks his men may get hurt if they respond


26 posted on 05/05/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Doogle
"....so the conga line forms on the right"
27 posted on 05/05/2013 5:43:06 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: kristinn

CNN is sniffing at the story, I was in a coffee shop a couple of hours ago and saw a headline about it on their news ticker, and now this:

http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/benghazi-whistle-blower-hicks-internal-review-let-people-off-the-hook/?hpt=hp_t2

Perhaps the MSM clowns can be embarrassed into finally pursuing the real facts which they ought to have nailed down in Sept - Oct 2012 before a national election!


28 posted on 05/05/2013 5:43:36 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: kristinn

Is the poor video making sucker who was set up to originally take the fall still in the slammer? Where is his lawyer? How big will the payoff be? Is Holder nervous also? Can an entire administration be impeached? Lots more questions left to be answered CBS!


29 posted on 05/05/2013 5:44:44 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Toespi

Not only lives but the tremendous win this event gave our enemy. THAT will cost even more lives, probably for decades to come.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 5:49:02 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Enchante

They have stayed on the Titanic long enough, time to look for a lifeboat.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 5:49:23 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: MestaMachine

You could be correct. One thing to keep in mind though is the media is full of CIA.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 5:50:46 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Matchett-PI

“Fox News disclosed last week that the conduct of the ARB is itself now under review by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General. A department spokesman said the OIG probe is examining all prior ARBs, not just the one established after Benghazi”


33 posted on 05/05/2013 5:51:13 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: driftdiver

We still don’t know where 20,000+ Manpads are. If I understand correctly, each one of those could take down a 747. That’s enough for our terrorist enemies to take down a 747 each day for the next 54 years.

Ho hum. What difference does it make, eh, Hillary?


34 posted on 05/05/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: rainee
"...wouldnt be surprised if the Clinton machine planning a rope-a-dope on Obummer admin....."

Well, the only problem is that Madame Rodham herself is up to her eyeballs in this thing....

35 posted on 05/05/2013 5:54:05 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: butterdezillion

I’d imagine we do know where they are, BO just isn’t willing to go get them because it doesn’t fit his agenda.


36 posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: kristinn

I’m betting that it’s way worse than not sending help. Why did Obama and Hillary make a commercial about that film? What voters were they trying to con in the Middle East? Why are these whistleblowers none of the people in Benghazi? I think our enemies captured our people in Benghazi. They demanded that Obama and Hillary make that commercial to prove that they ( Obama and Hillary) were fully involved in the negotiations. We still may not have all the people back. Have you seen them? Why not? Have we been blackmailed? This is real easy to put to rest. We still don’t even have an accurate count of how many people we had in Benghazi. Why not? How f**king hard is it to count to forty?


37 posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

BUMP


38 posted on 05/05/2013 5:57:09 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: allendale

People were on the tarmacs and in flight, waiting, listening. Nearly 30 men were in hospitals, some critically injured, for WEEKS. Kerry went to visit ‘some.’

Picture yourself at the top of your game and most lethal, ready to do some good business, sitting there, listening, and waiting. Or, worse, waiting in silence—for HOURS.

How do we think the men who escaped got out? Well, let’s get one thing clear up front: at no time did help arrive from anyone authorized or in the direct chain of command in DC—on down. These stains upon America are the Butchers of Benghazi. Tell your children. They are the BUTCHERS OF BENGHAZI, and the media is the cleaner.


39 posted on 05/05/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Enchante

Isn’t it ratings / sweeps week / month or something? Don’t think for a minute these slimebuckets that have been carrying zippies water will all of a sudden come to Jesus.

Beware of these lousy channels and I’m scared that the “witnesses” have been identified before the hearing date. Why now, today when it’s been such a big secret. Are these three identified the real ones that Victoria has as her clients? I don’t trust any of this. Someone’s cute little doggy will get poisoned, someone’s teenage kid away at college will be threatened, etc., etc., etc. It’s the Clinton.... oh wait.... it’s the Chicago way, right?


40 posted on 05/05/2013 6:01:11 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: AU72

Gomez.
A RINO’s RINO?


41 posted on 05/05/2013 6:01:59 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: JPG

Yawn?

No, that comes after the threesome of the day for 0bama. More when he’s in flight/abroad. If anyone gets wind of something untoward, we get stories of his prowess, athletic ability, or family-man leanings. Then, a secret service or other person shows up dead.


42 posted on 05/05/2013 6:05:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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The most transparent administration ever or so they say.

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43 posted on 05/05/2013 6:05:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The U.S. “can’t” respond within seven hours... When democrats are calling the shots, America is capable of much.


44 posted on 05/05/2013 6:06:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: blueunicorn6
What voters were they trying to con in the Middle East?

Imho, your post is over the target and making direct hits. Think also, did money flow for the commercial about the film being the cause.

45 posted on 05/05/2013 6:06:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MestaMachine

Obama went to friggin bed, he was informed of the attack and he talked to his security advisor for a couple of minutes and then told everyone he was off to sleep, that as Americans were pleading for help and dying.

If that is not an act of impeachment then I odn;t know what the hell is


46 posted on 05/05/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ScottinVA

Is=isn’t


47 posted on 05/05/2013 6:07:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: MestaMachine

You were more right than wrong on Petraeus, MM. It turns my already cold blood to Celsius zero.


48 posted on 05/05/2013 6:07:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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49 posted on 05/05/2013 6:08:46 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Matchett-PI

Well things are starting to look good for the hearing on Wed. Especially if this is the type of testimony that will be given.


50 posted on 05/05/2013 6:10:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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