Skip to comments.White House struggles to respond to new Benghazi revelations
Posted on 05/09/2013 1:43:50 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
The White House on Wednesday stood by its story that the Obama administration remained unsure exactly who was responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi nearly five days after it occurred even though new revelations show Ansar al-Sharias direct involvement.
Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya and a self-described whistleblower, testified before a Congressional committee Wednesday that the body of Ambassador J. Christpher Stevens was missing for hours during the attack after being dragged out of the diplomatic post in Benghazi.
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The Benghazi hearing today provided vivid evidence that the only way Obama would've seriously considered military intervention is if one of the people at the consulate was named "Jason Collins".
According to Democrats, there was nothing the most powerful military in the world could have done to stop a bunch of heavily armed movie critics in Benghazi.
Democrats were all over the airwaves complaining hysterically that today's hearing was a waste of time because there were no new revelations. They did this not long after the hearing began.
Democrat Rep. Matt Cartwright insisted "there was nothing new today. There was nothing today that we didn't already know about."
Democrat Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger claimed "Most of the information I've heard so far is not new."
At the hearing, Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings defended Obama's lack of a response to the Benghazi attacks. He insisted Obama had to allow Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans to get killed because U.S. forces were too far away to intervene in time -- a claim already thoroughly discredited since military assets were close enough to repel the second wave of terrorist attacks (or, as Obama insisted at the time, premeditated movie protests).
(Cummings's stance is a variation on the theme, "What difference does it make?" -- which will be Hillary's exciting 2016 campaign message.)
In fact, among the 'no new revelations' revealed at the hearing, whistleblower Gregory Hicks said that special forces were "furious" when ordered to stand down in response to the Benghazi attacks. Hicks was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya.
Another new non-revelation revelation was an email sent the day after the attacks from State Dept. honcho Beth Jones, indicating the hail of bullets, grenade attacks and the burning down of the consulate was not an organized film protest.
According to Jones, "The group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists."
-- Hicks testified that the administration's false claim that a non-existent movie caused movie-goers to go bananas with grenades hampered the FBI's probe of the attack.
-- Whistleblower Mark Thompson, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counterterrorism, told the committee that no one from the Accountability Review Board, most of whose members were appointed by Hillary to investigate Hillary & co., had interviewed him.
-- During the course of the FBI's exhaustive investigation of the attack, Gregory Hicks wasn't interviewed either.
-- Hicks also said that Hillary's chief of staff was furious at Hicks for cooperating in the investigation with a Republican Congressman, primarily on the grounds that the Congressman was a Republican.
At the time the media first installed Obama into office four-plus years ago, no one would have thought it a good bet that the crusading anti-Watergate set would happily don their clean-up crew uniforms, but here it is: "Benghazi: Incompetence but no cover-up". The National Journal article title serves as a proxy for the broader media response to Benghazi. Biden's 2016 slogan: "We're not criminals, we're just incompetent!" And if that doesn't work, there's always the pithy, "Death is a part of life: So what difference does it make?"
Good luck selling either of those.
My Two Cents...
Thursday-morning ping! Have a nice day, y’all!
Your writing is bitter and funny on this devastatingly sad topic.
What kind of sick world is this, where the media is desperately trying to cover for an evil administration? The lying and coverup go beyond my imagination. I am sure far beyond Richard Nixon’s imagination. It seems those FReepers who say that Obama could murder children with assault rifles on the White House lawn and no one would report it were not speaking hyperbole.
Anyway, if we have to suffer this kind of government, at least we have writing as good as yours to read about it.
This is still their defense? They claim to be so stupid that they thought a coordinated attack by dozens of armed terrorists, armed with automatic weapons and mortars, was a bad movie review? They might look less inept telling the truth.
If the House GOP does not impeach Obama over this....then they are just as much culpable.
GOP needs to stop acting like p...kitty cats and get impeaching
“What kind of sick world is this, where the media is desperately trying to cover for an evil administration?”
I understand your frustration, but you are now in the minority. As I was about to post before noticing your post:
Nothing to see here....Everyone move on.
Lord God Obammy is still loved by his pathetic sycophants that make up over half of the brain dead American public.
Remember...everything he does is to reinforce their lust to be members of the CPUSA.
Remember, the Marxist media and educational systems now rule the new USSA.
Look forward to your being sent to a reeducation camp in the near future.
struggles? how? the media is doing the job of the Clown and Hitlery—covering up things JUST FINE for the pair.
“GOP needs to stop acting like p...kitty cats and get impeaching”
Agreed. It doesn’t matter what the Senate does. Get the marxist pig on the history books with a big “IMPEACHED” next to his name.
“GOP needs to stop acting like p...kitty cats and get impeaching”
The GOP is not going to do diddly-squat. They are as useless as teats on a boar.
The GOP might as well dry up and blow away.
What would be great, however, is that the Tea Party take over the reins of the old GOP.
I know that is fantasy thinking, but it is probably the only hope for America.
I was barely paying attention to the news report when Susan Rice told her whopper on 9/11/13. Anyone but the most gullible and very young could tell that her story about organized reaction to some video sounded patently ridiculous and was a big lie. As the testifier today said, it was embarrassing to see a public official perjure herself, thinking the public are that dumb. How come no one else know about the video. The world is a small place today with internet everyone. We’d have known about such a video.
Well-written comment. Accurate, best as I can tell. Better than WT article. 100 A+
This administration needs to appoint a “Czar” to head the dept of lies...might as well...there are czars for almost everything else...
The spokesclown Carney can just pass off the tough questions to the new Czar of lies...
It has a monty pthyon feel to it...
How at the time did anyone know that help would not arrive in time? We’re they psychic? Who the he’ll knew how long this would go on? This is pathetic,there are teams that are there for Situations exactly like this,the FEST TEAM,they were not sent,WHY,people were under attack,you send them,period,no questions.
Now here’s a handle I haven’t seen in awhile .. good to ‘see’ ya John !
It seems the GOP has been bought by th Saudis as well. I expect them to join the cover up before it really hurts Bozo.
“The White House on Wednesday stood by its story that the Obama administration remained unsure exactly who was responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi...”
Doesn’t really help his case much - not that anyone in media cares at all.
Either he really doesn’t know, and he’s an incompetent fool, or he DOES know, and he’s a liar.
Never mind; clearly, no one in government gives a rat’s *ss about the deaths of fine American men in far-off Libya.