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House Armed Service chair denied access to Benghazi files
Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/09/2013 9:29:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One question left mainly unaddressed by yesterday’s hearing on Benghazi — and by others, as well — is the lack of preparation by the Obama administration and the US military for the potential for attack in Benghazi. After all, terrorist attacks had been increasing steadily since the fall of the Qaddafi regime in 2011. Other Western nations had already withdrawn from Benghazi due to the security risks in the region, specifically from the radical Islamist terror networks able to operate freely in eastern Libya because of the removal of Qaddafi. Our own State Department personnel in Libya repeatedly warned Washington about the threat.

Put all of that together with the approach of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and lights should have been flashing red across the board regarding our outpost in Benghazi. Instead, the White House, State Department, and Pentagon have repeatedly claimed for months that the US had no assets in place to respond quickly to an attack, even though anyone with a calendar could have pointed out the risk. One might wonder why the Pentagon didn’t connect those dots on its own, and that seems like a good question for the two Congressional committees overseeing the Department of Defense.

House Armed Services Chair Buck McKeon agrees. The Pentagon apparently does not, not even to the limited extent of its response to the actual attack:

Pentagon officials have denied a request from a House Republican chairman for access to documents on last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi.

“I am deeply disappointed in the Department’s response and am committed to continuing the Armed Services Committee’s oversight into the tragedy at Benghazi,” House Armed Services Committee chief Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said in a statement Wednesday.....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziwbhearing; congress; dodbenghazi; libya; obama
Looks like the Führer doesn't answer to the Reichstag anymore. Will he soon dissolve it?
1 posted on 05/09/2013 9:29:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congress has and has always HAD the power to gain compliance from the Admin through the power of the purse. They refuse to use it so I can only believe they are complicit in Obama’s abuses of power.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 9:34:29 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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3 posted on 05/09/2013 9:34:44 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Pentagon isn’t to be trusted in these days....


4 posted on 05/09/2013 9:36:11 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

http://bobmccarty.com/2013/05/08/seal-team-six-families-set-news-conference-thursday-morning-obama-to-face-tough-questions/

Can be seen here:

http://www.trentovision.tv/


5 posted on 05/09/2013 9:36:58 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The undocumented Tyrant has made the US a servant
to the Moslem Brotherhood around the world.
He has used patriots as fodder for Islam
and THEY WILL NOT BE EXPOSED by dhimmi Congress.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Norm Lenhart

” Congress has and has always HAD the power to gain compliance from the Admin through the power of the purse. “

Congress will say and do nothing.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 9:45:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: prairiebreeze

Elijah Cummings quoted a couple of Obama’s loyalist generals yesterday to “disprove” the testimony that he didn’t like. (Or maybe it was one general and one other official with an impressive-sounding title.) Good enough to tell the people “nothing to see here.”


8 posted on 05/09/2013 9:47:48 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One question left mainly unaddressed by yesterday’s hearing on Benghazi — and by others, as well — is the lack of preparation by the Obama administration and the US military for the potential for attack in Benghazi.

As CIC, Zero has the overall responsibility. The military had some good folks who wanted to be prepared, and who were prepared enough despite the traitor in the WH keeping them in the dark and preventing them from doing what they do...

9 posted on 05/09/2013 10:02:49 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
An anniversary of 9/11 and the US Military did not have resources to defend embassies from bases in the Mediterrean area? Somebody goofed up big time -- or many people did.

Where was the CIA?

Why didn't the US Navy have a Carrier Task Force in the Mediterrean from 9/8 to 9/15? They could have had shore leave in the Mediterrean for the sailors.

Why didn't the US Air Force have tanker aircraft available to support fighters from NATO bases?

10 posted on 05/09/2013 10:07:10 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: prairiebreeze

The Pentagon isn’t to be trusted in these days....


It’s part of the political apparatchik which includes the DOJ, the EPA, the ministry of truth (aka the MSM), etc.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 10:11:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: topher
I guess all the lapses on 9/11/2012 have to go back to the C-in-C.

I guess O-bozo is trying to set a record for how many holes of golf he can play while pretending to be president.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave -- Anyone home? Hello...

12 posted on 05/09/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pentagon officials have denied a request from a House Republican chairman for access to documents on last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi.

“I am deeply disappointed in the Department’s response and am committed to continuing the Armed Services Committee’s oversight into the tragedy at Benghazi,” House Armed Services Committee chief Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said in a statement Wednesday.....

Are we seeing the start of a Marxist Republic??

13 posted on 05/09/2013 10:45:11 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: onyx

with this bunch the Benghazi files are probably written in crayon


14 posted on 05/09/2013 10:57:53 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

LOL.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 10:58:36 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: trebb

when in formed of the attack and Americans dying this fairy oy spoke with his security advisor for a couple of minutes , never went to the situation room and went to bed because he had to go to Vegas the next day to carry on with his election campaign.

That to me is the most disgusting acts this man has done, he knew people were dying and under attack and he did NOTHING, he passed it onto others, and still we have no idea about who was in the situation room, who gave that stand down order, who made up the lies and why did he lie about it after plus why did he go to Vegas knowing it as a terrorist attack.

Yet Bush when informed of the attack he sat there, calmly got up, excused himself and dealt with the situation.
Yet he got attacked like mad, just like Katrina which was the states fault and the chocolate mayor


16 posted on 05/09/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ExCTCitizen

so now branches of Govt are not privy to info about the security of the country , our house remains closed, Americans died, guns went to gun lords, illegals let free and exactly why is Holder, Janet have not a clue and bozo the clown still in power?

Oh I guess the media does not think the man who started his politics in a terrorists house, never done a days work, came out of nowhere, has even caught lying a lot is not news worthy, guess attacking Sarah and Cruz and lying about them and their actions is ore news worthy to the corrupt media


17 posted on 05/09/2013 11:07:24 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If that does not force Boehnhead to get off his rear and form a Special Committee....


18 posted on 05/09/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Norm Lenhart
Congress has and has always HAD the power to gain compliance from the Admin through the power of the purse. They refuse to use it so I can only believe they are complicit in Obama’s abuses of power.

So long as "the power of the purse" is rendered impotent by the absence of a budget and, thus, the auto-pilot of the Current Services Baseline, the House can only rely on the courts to compel cooperation from the Executive Departments.

At some point, Boehner and the House leadership are going to have to be prepared to shut down the government -- or they will become irrelevant to the conduct of Constitutional government.

It's a tough argument to make -- that, in order to get some files from the DOD, we have to shut-down the government. But, at some point, they're going to have to do it.

19 posted on 05/09/2013 11:37:55 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

If they had any sense of leadership, I think it would be easy. They should tale a tip from Palin...

Avoid the MSM entirely
Develop a list of the most blatant abuses (lack of budget, refusal to provide docs over Benghazi/FF etc.) and go straight to YouTube/Twitter/social media.
Do NOT back off/debate/make excuses
Tell people Government is shut down until either the admin complies or the USSC rules that Congress has no constitutional authority to enforce it’s demands.

And if people do not agree, then we simply are not in America/the country that was America no longer exists.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 11:59:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: manc

“he knew people were dying and under attack and he did NOTHING, he passed it onto others, and still we have no idea about who was in the situation room...”

Yes he did nothing wrt Benhazi. But it’s worse. He did do something. He immediately went to a fund-raiser. That is what infuriates me. I want an accounting of exactly what Obozo did and when.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 12:14:21 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should read, prior attacks, anniversary coming and the video calling for jihad in revenge for the death of al Libi.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: manc

If I didn’t know better...

The rearranging of generals, admirals, the Muslim Brotherhood in high places and the purchasing of high ammo, tanks, etc... that we were set for a so called mil coup, followed by permanent king O, who will then purge the mils and give us over to sharia.

tin foil hat off/


23 posted on 05/09/2013 12:19:42 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: plain talk

You can’t attack fellow muslims. But then he’s about to triple the troop deaths in AfPak.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 12:20:44 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: MestaMachine

p


25 posted on 05/09/2013 12:21:00 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The department has made every effort to provide the committee a comprehensive understanding of [its] actions” in Benghazi, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs Elizabeth King

Seems that every time a statement comes out of the Pentagon lately it comes from someone of the female persuasion.

I've been noticing this for the past 3 weeks or so. Then there is the latest "sexual assault" allegations from the DOD and panel headed up by Moochelle and Jarrett in the White House.

26 posted on 05/09/2013 12:56:01 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Buckeye McFrog
form a Special Committee

Why? I think Issa's doing just fine.

27 posted on 05/09/2013 12:57:26 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Norm Lenhart
They refuse to use it so I can only believe they are complicit in Obama’s abuses of power.

DC runs on an elaborate web of blackmail and arm-twisting that makes "Game of Thrones" look like Sunday school bickering.

Republicans, apparently, have plenty they need to keep hidden. The Left can't be defeated by compromised men, no matter how experienced and articulate.

28 posted on 05/09/2013 1:01:14 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
The Left can't be defeated by compromised men, no matter how experienced and articulate.

Truer words were never spoken! You hit the nail on the head!!!!!

29 posted on 05/09/2013 2:03:13 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: AliVeritas

“The rearranging of generals, admirals, the Muslim Brotherhood in high places and the purchasing of high ammo, tanks, etc... that we were set for a so called mil coup, followed by permanent king O, who will then purge the mils and give us over to sharia.”

If you look at this from an outsider’s perspective, it is completely believable that 0bama is an al Qaeda imam.

He may well be the peron on AF1, buzzing Manhattan in 2009. Call it a victory lap. It is.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 2:10:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: manc
That to me is the most disgusting acts this man has done, he knew people were dying and under attack and he did NOTHING, he passed it onto others, and still we have no idea about who was in the situation room, who gave that stand down order, who made up the lies and why did he lie about it after plus why did he go to Vegas knowing it as a terrorist attack.

Agreed. But let's not forget that he has others just as complicit and willing to sacrifice folks who are on their side to stay politically sound. What do you think they would do when folks from the other side get in the way? They are capable of genocide and wouldn't lose a minute's sleep.

31 posted on 05/10/2013 4:34:06 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

totally agree.

He and his radical let over hippe 60’s radical communists have got away with far too much, the media has been absent, the low info voters just don’t care unless the media tells them to care.

We have this admin now saying it’s spouse 1 and 2 instead of mother, we had guns going to Mexican drug lords, we have people dying, people being spied on, money being spent and lies like Pelosi of how she can’t go to see the troops this weekend due to cuts.

I am so sick of it that I have to speak up at every chance now when I am out.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 4:43:27 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: trebb
They are capable of genocide and wouldn't lose a minute's sleep.

You can bet your ass that the minute it becomes fesible[sp?] for them to they will order the extermination of their political enemies and also those who they believe will pose a threat to them in the future.

33 posted on 05/10/2013 4:50:08 AM PDT by sport
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