Skip to comments.Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: We Sat And Watched Them Die
Posted on 05/06/2013 4:51:07 PM PDT by raptor22
The Scandal In Libya: On the night Bengazi burned and four Americans died, forces ready to deploy were told to stand down and our secretary of state cut out of the loop her department's counter-terrorism bureau.
Few people know who Gregory Hicks and Mark Thompson are, but then nobody knew who John Dean was when he testified at the Watergate hearings and blew the Nixon administration and its coverup out of the water.
"I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go," says Hicks, the U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya on that fateful night.
"I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," he says and reportedly will repeat when he testifies before the House Oversight Committee of Rep. Darrell Issa on Wednesday.
Yet, also from the get-go, Secretary Clinton seemed determined to put that possibility out of her mind and the mind of everyone else.
Thompson, a former Marine and the current deputy coordinator for operations in the agency's counterterrorism bureau, will make the allegation that Clinton "tried to cut the department's own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision making" as State responded to the Benghazi attacks.
From the testimony of Hicks and Thompson, it is clear that Secretary Clinton didn't want to know or admit it was a terrorist attack, the only possible reason being that it wouldn't fit the administration's narrative of a victory over al-Qaida in a war on terror that was now over. It would hurt the president she served and possibly her own presidential chances in 2016.
Thompson considers himself a whistle-blower whose account was suppressed by the official investigative panel the Accountability Review Board that Clinton convened to review the episode.
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We know, and scumbags decided to blame the 1st Amendment.
I hope he has a food taster working for him.
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So, the news media is leaking all this stuff NOW, after months of them covering it up for Obama, to preempt and lessen it’s shock value on Wednesday? F’ing Bastards.
I’d also suggest a body double...
I would think that would have made a difference.
It wasn’t an attack because that didn’t fit BOs political agenda. Its for the greater good.
This morning I made it a point to watch ABC Good morning America, yea the one where on May 1st Robin roberts wished everyone a happy may day, yea that one. Well, the story that trumped the BENGAHZI CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK was probably justin beeber getting jumped at a his own concert. Not one mention of the benghazi hearings, surprised? not really. Our enemies are already beyond the gates. Oh and did you know that the gay basketball player that came out this week was touted by all on the broadcast as a HERO! DESPICABLE HUMANS
Have we seen the end of the Cover-up or will someone slap a blindfold on this investigation and use national security as their excuse?
Of course this was covered up so Obama could get elected.
Not that he wouldn’t get elected anyway.
We stood by and let men die because Obama had a fund raiser the next day in Las Vegas.
The we brought the bodies back. NOT TO DOVER. That was too far for the President to drive when he had another fund raiser that evening. They brought the bodies into Andrews AFB in Washington for Obama’s convenience and then loaded them onto hearses for the trip to Dover.
To me that was about as low as Obama has ever gone. Yet the Media didn’t seem to care.
I predict they will try to spin this in a way that will crush Hillary Clinton, so that the Chicago mob can field their own successor to Obama.
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.
Issa said this morning that more info would be released today. I believe the committee has been the source - they want it coming out in advance.
Tribute: The Bravery of Hicks
Of course it was political. There was no way Obie was going to risk a Carter like foul up on a rescue attempt this close to an election.
The Clintons are notorious for their power, though. Haven’t you seen ‘the list’? LOL
Of course it was political and then Barry went to bed after the political decision.
Slept though the night with no problems.
IIRC, someone was relieved of command within a minute of refusing to stand down the response team. The Chicago thuggery of little barry bastard boy’s regime must not be defied don’tchaknow.
The Dixie Mafia rolled over for Obie in 2008. They won’t go down so easily this time.
“Chicago mob can field their own successor to Obama”
Rahm Emanuel is ready for the job. He needs something more challenging after doing so well in CHicago.
Yeah, well, Rush ‘the moderate mouth’ Limbaugh spent lots of time on the homo basketballer rather than discuss Boston, Benghazi, or other loss of our sovereignty stories. The regime’s intimidation of people is vast.
He’ll be waggin the dog within a week
Yep, you bet it was. What I want to know is does Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer’s source still stand by that and can we get him/her to testify to it? We already have SecDef Panetta on record, under oath, saying that 0beezle never once got back to him after the initial conversation they had. Did they stand side by side in the Situation Room and 0wheedler was silent while Panetta made no recommendations at all?
The end result of these hearings should be the appointment of a special prosecutor to find out who knew what and when under oath including the President and Hillary.... This coverup stinks worse than any scandal, a President allowing Americans to die without calling in military support all for political reasons, what has become of America? I have never been more embarassed to call myself an American than I am right now, Obama owes the entire nation an appology and he should resign his office but that would take some shred of a conscious and I am afraid that evil man has none...
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Maybe. It depends ... depends upon how soon the banking oligarchs will collpase the world’s economy and thus America. They may not be looking at the 2014 and 2016 elections because they know a date certain when they will have brought about the ultimate chaos in America, where martial law will ignore elections to the wail of the sheeple begging for militarized intervention to protect them and feed them and get their lights back on. America hasn’t got a chance if the banking oligarchs decide to hit the reset button. And impeaching and removing little barry bastard boy will be the last thing on people’s minds while roving bands of murderers roam the streets of suburbia.
RUH ROH! One of the whistle blowers has my name.
BRING IT....bring iiiiiiiiiit.
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that folking son of a beach
Sadly, I’m old enough now that I think we will never get this nation back from the scum and villainy until the reset happens. Unfortunately, the reset is the traditional way the banking oligarchy takes greater control of nations. There isn’t much left for them to take now, except the whole damned planet. I truly fear for my grandkids. The way things are going, they have no future they can depend upon.
I believe the media is thinking Moochelle in 2016.
The reasons were much darker and more sinister than that. This is what is frustrating me to no end about this.
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The media continues to kiss and cover 0bama’s ass.
I agree. Alinsky’s rule of pretending to agree with your enemy.
During Monicagate, one technique used by Hillary Clinton to avoid answering embarrassing questions was to say “I’ve already answered these questions!” Congenital liar that she is, Hillary made it sound convincing.
I predict Bill Richardson at the Crat nominee.
Thanks for the ping.
Richardson’s joshing, benign demeanor has for years earned him a perennial niche, and gotten him a long way as a talking head/surrogate for Dem Party “principles”, but I can’t see many rallying to him, for that very reason. He has no fire, hell, Romney had more fire than Richardson.
What if there were a more evil motivation. What if there were a darker purpose? What if information about the transfer of weapons from Libya to Syria was deemed so sensitive that those involved, Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information officer, and Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, two former Navy SEALs working as security personnel at the consulate in Benghazi, could not trusted to remain alive. What if they were allowed to die because it would simplify a difficult security issue? Zer0's inaction in the crisis enabled the murder of these Americans.
An analogy: Let's say Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife, Katherine Russell, knew her husband was building bombs and heard he was going to the Marathon to set them off. Would she be considered an accessory if she did nothing about it?
Zer0 knew what was going on in Benghazi because there was a drone overhead watching the entire situation. They could have coordinated a rescue response using the information from that drone.