What the Hearings Mean
This is what good journalism is all about.
These people should rot in hell. The families of the our lost Americans should sue them all...all of them.
Lastly, and maybe the most disappointing for me was the gutless Petreaus. Was he blackmailed to go along with this BS? What kind of “soldier” was this guy? I’ll tell you...Sad Sack.
Do we have anyone...anyone in this God Forsaken government, (and media) of ours who can stand up to these people who are controlling our lives as though we are cattle?
That fact that it doesn’t matter to the majority of Americans makes me sick.
Nixon stepped down from the presidency for far less. Mainly because his own party demanded it of him. Will the democrats sit back...and the media.. and continue to defend these hacks?
I’m sick of it...and I can’t take it any more.
“The final decisions about what to tell the American people rest with the national security staff, he reminded Walter, and not with the CIA.”
Not when you are called to testify before Congress, General Petraeus. You should have come clean then, instead of folding to these scumbags.
Seems Obama issued the 'stand down' directive if not direct order & Hillary ran the cover-up.
As Issa gets the facts and testimony on both, the MSM will have to pick sides.
Who will they seek to protect and who will they have to throw under the bus.
Winston Smith surely was working overtime that day!!!
From that article.
Fourth, there was indeed a “stand down” order preventing U.S. special forces from defending the Consulate, Hicks confirmed. Special forces at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli were ordered to “stand down” by General Carter F. Ham, Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).
Lt. Col. Gibson was a commander assigned to the embassy in Tripoli from Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA). Gibson and the special forces team were “furious” at being ordered not to help the diplomats in Benghazi, Hicks testified. Hicks quoted Gibson as saying, “This is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military.”
Hicks had arranged from Libya’s government a C-130 aircraft owned by Libya to fly to Benghazi to evacuate the Consulate. Col. Gibson and Hicks agreed that the special forces team would fly on the C-130 to Benghazi to protect the diplomats being evacuated. But over the summer, authority over the special forces contingent in Libya had been transferred from the embassy to AFRICOM. Gen. Ham ordered the special forces team to stay in Tripoli.
These were highly-trained individuals with specialized skills who would have played crucial roles in Benghazi. They were also fresh troops to relieve the exhausted team in Benghazi after fighting all night.
WHAT THE ...????
Call me cynical but this won’t go anywhere if the media is in defense mode and all Dems circle the wagons. In Watergate, there was media interest and a handful of Repubs who also wanted to get to the truth. Both of those factors missing here.
Bad faith and Benghazi
Jonah Goldberg Tribune Media Services
4:30 a.m. CDT, May 10, 2013
“But we do know they deceived the public. Which brings us back to the lies over the video. In the wake of Benghazi, the country endured an intense debate over how much free speech we could afford because of the savage intolerance of rioters half a world away. Obama and Clinton fueled this debate by incessantly blaming the video — as if the First Amendment was the problem.
Clinton and Obama both swore oaths to support and defend the Constitution. But after failing to support and defend Americans left to die, they blamed the Constitution for their failure. That’s what difference it makes.”
the abc online blog about the scrubbed talking points is so behind,,it is getting hit hard! People are responding,,thankfully!
Above is from the article. I do not recall this statement from Hicks.
As I remember it, Hicks said the stand-down order came from either AFRICOM or SOCAfrica. I also think he suggested asking Lt. Col. Gibson---that he would know.
Does anyone else recall Hick's testimony?
From the article:
“The CIA director, long regarded as a team player, declined to pick a fight with the White House and seemed resigned to the propagation of the administrations preferred narrative.
The final decisions about what to tell the American people rest with the national security staff, he reminded Walter, and not with the CIA.”
Chris Stevens was unavailable for comment.
This is from a usually liberal site:
I wasnt involved in the talking points process.... As I understand it, as Ive been told, it was a typical interagency process where staff, including from the State Department, all participated, to try to come up with whatever was going to be made publicly available, and it was an intelligence product.
With all due respect,the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?Hillary Clinton
Geraldo On Major Deception In Benghazi: Was Mitt Romney Told By CIAs David Petraeus To Back Off?
On Fridays Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera dove into the news that the intelligence communitys assessment of the reasons behind the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi was scrubbed of references to Islamic terrorism. Rivera said that, while he did not believe this was an impeachable offense, he was sure this major deception was likely to hinder former Sec. of State Hillary Clintons presidential aspirations. Rivera added that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have been told to back off claims of a cover-up in Benghazi for national security reasons by Former CIA Director David Petraeus.
I think the biggest vulnerability to the Obama administration indeed, to the president himself comes from the cover-up, Rivera said. If, indeed, as these papers suggest very strongly, there was an intent to take a terrorist attack and morph it into something much more benign and spontaneous, then I believe that this is something that goes to the very heart of the integrity of the office.
This is a major, major deception, Rivera added.