Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

What we learned today about the Benghazi attacks
ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/8/13 | David Freddoso

Posted on 05/08/2013 4:49:23 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier

If anyone suggests that nothing new was said in today’s Benghazi hearing — it’s just not true. It doesn’t take a smoking gun to solve a murder case, and the absence of a smoking gun here doesn’t take away from the fact that huge doubt was cast both on the Obama administration’s diligence with respect to its mission in Libya and its sincerity in explaining what had happened after the fact.

There were several important revelations in today’s testimony. They come from sources that are not mere partisan hacks, but civil servants who experienced the Benghazi attacks up close and have since, in some cases, suffered retaliation from the Obama administration for daring to step forward.

Here are a few of the lessons from today, just the quick and dirty version:

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20130508; benghazi

1 posted on 05/08/2013 4:49:23 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

What Benghazi attacks? There were Benghazi attacks?

There wasn’t anything on the news about it... (sarc/off)


2 posted on 05/08/2013 4:52:22 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier
(2) They knew the anti-Islamic YouTube video, made a Copt and later blamed by U.S. politicians, was a “non-event” that had not entered the public consciousness in Libya.

That sounds like incontrovertible proof that 0bama, Hillary, Jay Carney and Susan Rice are all bald-faced liars.

3 posted on 05/08/2013 4:57:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
(4) Hicks received orders from on high not to speak with visiting members of Congress without an administration-appointed chaperone/babysitter present at all times.

Proof positive of a coverup.

4 posted on 05/08/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

Hillary will not take the fall for Obama. Clintons are still the most powerful politicians in Washington. She will turn on him in a heartbeat if pressed. She has already brought down one president (Nixon). Nothing is going to stand in her way for the White House. Nothing.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 5:01:27 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Galtoid

I hope she does turn on him but she has no way out of this.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 5:06:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

The best item today was exposure of Cheryl Mills. She is Hillary’s hit woman. Was the lawyer who represented Clintoon at Impeachment hearings.

They put a dagger in it.

She instructed embassy people to not allow Rep Chaevitz to be alone with personnel. Sent a “minder” along 9alka former KGB in USSR) and he got shut out of a meeting too classified for his puny clearance. Mills went nuts. Love it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheryl_Mills


7 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:29 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

The best item today was exposure of Cheryl Mills. She is Hillary’s hit woman. Was the lawyer who represented Clintoon at Impeachment hearings.

They put a dagger in it.

She instructed embassy people to not allow Rep Chaevitz to be alone with personnel. Sent a “minder” along 9alka former KGB in USSR) and he got shut out of a meeting too classified for his puny clearance. Mills went nuts. Love it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheryl_Mills


8 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:51 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier
TREASON is the reason.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 5:08:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Galtoid
"Hillary will not take the fall for Obama."

That certainly won't be her intention, but will Big Media abandon their god in his time of need for a woman?
10 posted on 05/08/2013 5:10:02 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: shalom aleichem

Isn’t that obstruction of justice?


11 posted on 05/08/2013 5:11:50 PM PDT by bayliving (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

If there is any justice, this will bring Obama down like Nixon. May he fall even lower than Nixon did.

Nixon didn’t leave people to die.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 5:12:21 PM PDT by Shadow44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bayliving

It is at least obstruction of Congress - a crime


13 posted on 05/08/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: shalom aleichem

“”The best item today was exposure of Cheryl Mills””

The most surprising event of the whole day IMO. I knew her name was connected to notoriety but I couldn’t remember why. Then I did the same thing - googled her name. Imagine my surprise to find out she’s been Chief of Staff for Hillary since 2009 and Chief counsel to the State Department. Boy! They can sure can fly beneath the radar in DC when they want to! I had no idea she was connected in any way to a government agency.

At the end of the hearing today, someone (forget just who) called her a “non Senate confirmed” employee of the State Department. How could she have been Hillary’s chief of staff all these years and her name has never been mentioned?

What on earth do we have to do to drain the swamp that is the State Department? The whole of DC for that matter.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 5:24:22 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier
We learned today that the hildabeast is the new Jane Fonda

.

15 posted on 05/08/2013 5:28:15 PM PDT by Elle Bee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CondorFlight

16 posted on 05/08/2013 5:29:03 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier
What this conservative article should have included;
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/08/whistle-blowers-testify-on-benghazi-attacks/

Mark Thompson, a former Marine and official with the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau, said he was rebuffed by the White House when he asked for a specialized team — known as a FEST team — to be deployed. This is a unit made of special operations personnel, diplomatic security, intelligence and other officers.

Suggesting that some were hesitant to deploy because they were unsure what was happening, “One definition of a crisis is you do not know what’s going to happen in two hours,” he said.

Further, Hicks explained how a separate team of special forces personnel were not given the authorization to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/08/whistle-blowers-testify-on-benghazi-attacks/#ixzz2SkbI9S8A

17 posted on 05/08/2013 5:29:19 PM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

I’ve been waiting for that harpy to get it in the neck for over a decade.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 5:32:42 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

19 posted on 05/08/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier
 photo 0123benghazi_zps162b6437.jpg
20 posted on 05/08/2013 5:44:52 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Shadow44

won’t stick...he will get the racial pass...he was not even the usual “present” this time...


21 posted on 05/08/2013 5:56:45 PM PDT by ldish (obama is finally in season...treason is the reason!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: relictele

“”I’ve been waiting for that harpy to get it in the neck for over a decade.””

Which harpy would that be? Hillary or Mills? There are so many of them. Another one under the radar is Samantha Powers. I believe she’s married to Cass Sunstein. Powers is a supposed “unofficial” advisor to the president.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 6:24:14 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Galtoid

Hillary, Bill and family hang out with trash.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/mezvinsky.asp


23 posted on 05/08/2013 7:09:47 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: All

I hope this story isn’t a tree falling in the forest..


24 posted on 05/08/2013 7:10:59 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: newnhdad

What can Congress do?
If there is something they CAN do then they should because if this does not rise to a level calling for action then nothing does. Maybe the Congress needs to do it’s job and let the news media/coverage fall where it may.


25 posted on 05/08/2013 7:20:35 PM PDT by DOGHEAD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier
The real reason why the CIA and DoS were at Benghazi: It was the focal point for the shipment of ex-Libyan weapons and ammunition, including chemical, to Turkey to arm the New Syrian Army Rebels.

The raid on Benghazi was really a shot across Obama’s and Hillary's bow by Putin. The Russians had seen CIA and DoS contractors showing NSA personnel how to arm, fuze, and mount the chemical warheads. Putin got the FSB to use Libyan proxy fighters to attack Benghazi.

In the months since Benghazi there's been talk of chemical weapons’ use in Syria. Assad has denied it and the NSA is claiming it. Assad has no reason to use his chemical weapons yet as he's containing, or even getting the upper hand in the Syrian civil war. The NSA does have a reason to use chemical weapons as part of “false flag’ operations. The UN seems to be confirming Assad's claims and not those of the NSA.

The problem for Obama: he's engaging in a covert war to topple a Russian, Chinese, and Iranian ally (Assad) and he's using terrorist groups that we are fighting in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. WTF, people? Obama is using proxy fighters to topple Assad that are enemies of this country? Obama’s Saudi handlers must be very proud. Meanwhile, Barry and Vallerie Jarrett revel in their treason.

26 posted on 05/08/2013 7:27:45 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

Them too! And Maggie Williams, the fat forgetful cow.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 7:39:43 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: RetSignman

Those guys gave of themselves under orders to stand down, and they said eff it, and did the right thing saving many lives. Now we need those saved lives that were there to say eff it, and do the right thing, and ignore the orders to stand down, and tell the truth as to what happened naming names.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 7:57:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

That was such a long time ago. What difference does it make?


29 posted on 05/08/2013 7:59:43 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

To answer your first question with a question; Who hired Craig Livingstone?


30 posted on 05/08/2013 8:13:27 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

What we learned is what we already knew by watching the FOX channel. Too bad that the MSM chose to ignore the facts.


31 posted on 05/08/2013 8:41:31 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Old Hoosier

First Basic Questions!

Why did we have a CIA “Annex” Base in Benghazi?

How many CIA were there in their compound?

What the Hell were they doing on site in Benghazi?

finally:

How many weapons from the Libyans were they able to capture, to re-purpose for the Syrians; through Turkey?? and, why did that piss off so many Al-Qaida terrorists in Benghazi??


32 posted on 05/08/2013 9:01:40 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MasterGunner01

This same scenario was floating about just after the massacre in Benghazi... very plausible.

It is sas but I still thing this whole thing was a show trial and nothing will come of it but the destruction of guys who have tried to do the right thing.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:44 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: DOGHEAD

There is no media outside of Fox and talk radio. The rest is just an arm of the DNC.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 3:20:56 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

They kept a Rolodex of every freakin’ member of the CPUSA, SDS, Weather Underground, SNCC, Black Panthers, Simbionese Liberation Army et al and inserted them all into the interstices of government.

Only now and then do they expose themselves, Like Anita Dunn ssying she loves Mao, or Van Jones popping off his Marxist roots. Iran born Marxist Val Jarrett runs the White House!

The ringleader of this circus? O himself, who was a red diaper baby and tutored all the way up with the most radical America haters knows to exist.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 3:28:08 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

Power was born in Ireland (no indication she ever became a US citizen) and is rabidly anti-Israel. She also was the driving force to intervene in Libya militarily, so you can bet she was all over the WH decision to “remove the FEST [Emergency Support Team] option from the menu”..


36 posted on 05/09/2013 3:41:42 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson