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Benghazi Whistleblower: I Was ‘Demoted’ After Questioning Susan Rice’s Talking Points
The Blaze ^ | 5/8/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern

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 Rice’s 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.

“I’ve 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; demoted; gregoryhicks; innocenceofmuslims; rice; susanrice; whistleblower
A coincidence I'm sure
1 posted on 05/08/2013 9:59:10 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

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?


2 posted on 05/08/2013 10:08:58 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Nachum

The whistleblower is fortunate he wasn’t “suicided”.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:56 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Nachum
Hillary was the first to use the "Youtube video" excuse.

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.

4 posted on 05/08/2013 10:14:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

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.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 10:19:05 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: gunsequalfreedom

it would have taken 9 hours to get jets in the air
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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” ???


6 posted on 05/08/2013 10:35:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Nachum

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.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 10:38:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: JimSEA
I'll bet if I had the right radio and was pretending to be AirBoss, and I said "GO, GO, GO!" within 45 seconds, you would hear jet engines winding up and 2 minutes later, pubic affairs {that was intended} would be dealing with calls about broken windows from the sonic booms.

/johnny

8 posted on 05/08/2013 10:47:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: gunsequalfreedom; JRandomFreeper

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!

http://www.flight-durations.com/Aviano,-Italy-to-Tripoli,-Libya


9 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:28 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: WVKayaker
Yeah, they are full of crap. If I was local O-god with a star or 3, I'd have AC orbiting and tankers stacked up and ready to go. It's not like everyone in the theater doesn't get morning briefings.

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.

/johnny

10 posted on 05/08/2013 11:00:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TigersEye
4:38 AM Sept. 13th

Sept 12th.

11 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:53 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum
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.

We knew that. That's not news. I think it's so funny that you think that we didn't know that.

12 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:41 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Nachum

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...


13 posted on 05/08/2013 11:45:29 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Nachum

...now that sounds like Hilda retribution. Everyone in that line of command should be fined and demoted.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 12:05:04 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

They are full of BS.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 12:25:46 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: JimSEA

They had to make sure the wings were on tight and rotate the tires.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 1:11:23 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 1:36:36 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1
“....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.

18 posted on 05/09/2013 3:10:49 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Nine hours? More like nine minutes.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 3:18:35 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: WVKayaker

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


20 posted on 05/09/2013 3:52:42 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: luvbach1

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.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 3:54:33 AM PDT by sako shooter2 (eib & cib)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
...that everyone was very sad but it would have taken 9 hours to get jets in the air...

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.

22 posted on 05/09/2013 4:32:48 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: JimSEA

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.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 8:57:52 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

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.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 9:13:41 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

I wasn’t even talking about the media or citizens. I was talking about Republicans in Congress.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT by sheana
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To: piasa

Thanks. I caught that later when I was posting it again.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 12:09:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
In the real world US military jets are kept ready to deploy at all times...

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.

27 posted on 05/10/2013 11:08:02 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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