Skip to comments.Benghazi Whistleblower: I Was ‘Demoted’ After Questioning Susan Rice’s Talking Points
Posted on 05/08/2013 9:59:10 PM PDT by Nachum
A former top U.S. diplomat in Libya said he was effectively demoted after questioning United Nations Ambassador Susan Rices explanation that the deadly Benghazi attack was the result of a protest over a video.
Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission under slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens, now holds the title of foreign affairs officer in the Office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs an almost catch-all designation.
Ive been effectively demoted from deputy chief of mission, Hicks said.
He testified to members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that he was stunned and embarrassed upon hearing Rice blame an anti-Islam YouTube video for the assault. He said he voiced his concerns, and upon returning to the U.S. received a blistering critique of his management style after having recently been praised by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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I watched CBS evening news and they said nobody could have gotten there in time and that everyone was very sad but it would have taken 9 hours to get jets in the air and then they would have to fly two hours after that. And that nobody in the administration had enough information to send any troops in harms way...and if they had known there would be a second protest by the mob they might have made a different decision. So I guess that is all there is to it right?
The whistleblower is fortunate he wasn’t “suicided”.
10:38-39 p.m., 9/11/12. @StateDept tweets: " #SecClinton: I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. http://state.gov #Libya" and "#SecClinton: We have confirmed one @StateDept officer was killed in #Libya. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss." Hillary Clinton issues a statement, saying, "I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack." She adds: "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."
That was when Hillary herself took over the Cairo embassy Twitter account and personally posted. (anyone who thinks she wasn't directing the earlier Tweets is smoking something) That was at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. That would have been 4:38 AM Sept. 13th in Benghazi. About the time Woods and Doherty were making their last stand.
Nine hours to “get jets in the air”?? The terminally stupid will believe. Of course that’s the 53% of us that voted him in twice.
it would have taken 9 hours to get jets in the air
What the store wasnt opened so they could get some model airplane glue ???
In the real world US military jets are kept ready to deploy at all times...
Whatever happened to “Scramble, Scramble” ???
LeftStreamMedia ignoring. I tuned in to CNN and they were covering the Arias verdict and the girls who were kidknapped.
That idiot Madcow was attacking The Blaze.
Heck even my idiot senator republican Corker said he accepts the State Dept’s investigation.
It will take a miracle for this scandal to go nuclear.
Aviano to Tripoli Flight Time
below is an approximate flight time for a direct flight
Flight Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Flight Distance: 912 miles / 1,468 km
(this is for commercial aircraft WITHOUT AFTERBURNERS AND MIDFLIGHT REFUELING TO GET HOME!
Bunker drills aren't anything but flight hours to fighter pilots.
Just as easy to keep them in the air and burn training hours as sit on the ground.
We knew that. That's not news. I think it's so funny that you think that we didn't know that.
Was over on the Yahoo news page ....nothing.
The MSM is in full total coverup mode.
They are mostly not even denouncing the story, they have found that the best way is to totally ignore and say NOTHING if it doesn’t help the dems. Total silence. It seems to work - that attitude got Obama elected, the most inept, self-absorbed president in history. We are going to be paying for years for the havoc he is wreaking in the ME.
If the press covers the story at all, it is bascially, evil Republicans are trying to hurt Hillary and they are so stupid. Then a few lines at the bottom about how a whole bunch of our people died because no one at the State dept or WH seemed to have any idea about it or to know anything, but nobody should think about that...
...now that sounds like Hilda retribution. Everyone in that line of command should be fined and demoted.
They are full of BS.
They had to make sure the wings were on tight and rotate the tires.
Committee members praised those giving testimony and expressed the unanimous wish that whistleblowers not be penalized, but after Hicks’ disclosure of his demotion after questioning Rice’s lies, none of them said they would or could do anything about it.
But the ‘teacher’ who stomped on the American flag gets reinstated and gets an $85,000 settlement. We live in an oligarchy.
Nine hours? More like nine minutes.
Not to mention that on the State dept. Web site they had
posted for travelers there were no threats for Sept 11th anniversary,probably because of increased security around the world.But in a hotbed of al-Qaeda attacks against British diplomats,American red cross,the mission in Benghazi already had been attacked before,Ambassador Stevens had written in his own diary he was afraid for his life because of a lack of security,and you tell me no one ,nothing could get there in time? First,how the hell do you know ahead of time you can’t get there in time? Unless you don’t want to get there in time. This is really pathetic
Maybe there was no tanker at Aviano or Sigonella (I doubt it, but possible), but there is always a carrier in the Med and F-18’s can be configured for refueling other F-18s. The Israeli’s would probably have launched a tanker had we asked. Obama and/or Hilary refused the request for assistance, and then, after the Ambassador was murdered, they started the lies and cover-up.
9 minutes, 9 hours, what difference does it make now?
If they want us to believe that they had nothing ready to scramble in a short period, at any installation in the world, they want us to believe that Zero is a U.S. citizen, a true Christian, and loves America.
Ok let’s take the 9 hours to get planes in the air as true. Why? They had people in a known hotspot so why were they sent there with absolutely no support system? That alone is incompetence or worse whichever way you look at it.
Anyone should be able to take every one of their statements and rip them apart with not much effort. They just won’t.
It’s frightening how much control the regime has over the media and over half or better of the citizens. Outside of Brietbart and others in the marginalized blogosphere, there is a Stalinist or Maoist control over the press. The media is a willing and idealogically happy partner.
I wasn’t even talking about the media or citizens. I was talking about Republicans in Congress.
Thanks. I caught that later when I was posting it again.
CBS said the pilots were on break and it would have taken 9 hours to get them back. I guess the work rules are such that they military pilots are entitled to a full break of 9 hours between shifts.
Hey, don't shoot the messenger. I'm only reporting what I heard on the CBS Evening News as an explanation as to why those jets did not take off.