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Oliver North: Cover Up
Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Oliver North

Posted on 05/10/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by jazusamo

Washington, DC – We all know about the notorious Obama “Kill List.” CIA Director John Brennan proudly told us about that last year when he described how the O-Team decides which Americans should be executed by Hellfire Missile fired from remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs). Why hasn’t the White House used this capability to “take out” those who killed our diplomats in Benghazi, Libya last year?

Clip and save this column. Herein are some important events, names, places – facts your children and grandchildren will need to know about these perilous times:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Benghazi, Libya. The U.S. consulate and a diplomatic annex in this city on the Mediterranean coast are assaulted and destroyed by radical Islamic terrorists. Four American citizens: U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, are killed during two attacks over a seven-hour period. Officials in Washington take no action to stop the attacks or save lives.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012. The President, standing beside Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, describes what happened in Benghazi as “an outrageous attack” and promises, “We will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.” For weeks thereafter, White House officials, the Secretary of State and lesser government functionaries, reiterate Obama’s claim the attack was fomented by a crude anti-Muslim video posted on the Internet. It’s not true.

Thursday, October 4, 2012. Thirty-two days before the presidential election, and desperate to preserve the fiction that “al Qaeda is on the ropes” because “Osama bin Laden is dead,” the State Department announces formation of an “Accountability Review Board” (ARB) headed by former U.S. Ambassador Tom Pickering and a recently retired Joint Chiefs Chairman. Though the Reagan White House provided Pickering with extraordinary additional security when he was threatened by terrorists in El Salvador, the ARB report, delivered on December 20, 2012, found “mid-level State Department officials” were responsible for security lapses in Benghazi.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies under oath before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In response to questions posed by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) about who attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi and why, she explodes: “What difference at this point does it make?”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, three brave men testify before the House Government Reform Committee about the lies, misfeasance, and incompetence in the Obama administration’s handling of the jihadist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Gregory N. Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, the highest-ranking American diplomat in the country during the attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former U.S. Marine and operations coordinator for the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, formerly the senior diplomatic security officer in Libya, all testify about what really happened on 9-11-12. To avail themselves of legal protections against retribution, all three claim status as “whistleblowers.”

Their testimony indicts the President, the Secretary of State and Administration minions of incompetence and lying to the public about what happened before, during and after the Benghazi attacks. Supporters of the Obama regime describe the three as “politically motivated” and claim there is “nothing new” in what they said. That’s not true either. Herewith, a few important facts we now know thanks to the courage of these three men:

Though radical Islamists routinely use “anniversaries” to motivate adherents to violence, the Obama administration did absolutely nothing to anticipate such a possibility by pre-positioning quick-reaction military forces in the Middle East prior to the 9-11-12 attacks. Worse, instead of granting Ambassador Stevens’ repeated requests for additional security assets, the O-Team actually reduced U.S. security personnel in Libya. This abysmal failure reflects, inter alia, a near total deficit of human intelligence (HUMINT). The Ambassador and three other Americans paid for this misfeasance with their lives.

In the midst of the deadly attacks in Benghazi, bureaucratic inertia and infighting in Washington prevented any response which might have saved lives. In the aftermath, the Obama administration insulted the Libyan government by refuting their assertion that the perpetrators were radical Islamists. The result: more than two weeks before FBI agents could visit “the scene of the crime.”

Since 9-11-12, the Benghazi terror attack has been probed by five separate committees of Congress. The State Department’s ARB is at best a whitewash. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and more than 140 of his colleagues have called for a bi-partisan select committee of both houses to fully investigate the matter. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham support the proposal. It’s time – unless Congress wants to participate in a cover up.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 20120911; 20120912; 201210; 20121004; 20121220; 20130123; arb; benghazi; clinton; coverup; drones; hellfires; hitlist; killlist; obama; obamashitlist; olivernorth; pickering; rpas; tompickering

1 posted on 05/10/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 05/10/2013 8:51:02 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

The only explanation is that Obama is a covert Muslim doing what the Koran demands of him. That along with his overt Marxist background should spell danger “Will Robinson”.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 8:55:23 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

I agree, and there’s evidence of that over the years.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 8:59:14 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Did you notice how Greg Hicks pointed out the extreme accuracy by which Woods and Doherty were shot on that roof? He seemed to be making some point by mentioning that.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 9:00:38 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: jazusamo

I cannot say that Juan McCain and Graham’s support of a new investigation gives me any great hope. They probably want to be on that commission so that they help in the cover-up.

Yes: I don’t trust them that much.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 9:01:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Don Corleone

You are 100% correct. King Obama is a communists black Muslim. Perhaps many have forgot that his youth was mostly as a Muslim in Indonesia.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 9:02:38 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Venturer

Same feeling here. All of a sudden it’s safe to come out of the woodwork and posture in favor of the dead. Where were these two clowns six months ago? Are they going to help the Dems smooth this one over in the spirit of bipartisan chumship, so they can get back to important things like gun control and open borders?


8 posted on 05/10/2013 9:09:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: uncitizen
I was impressed with all of Greg Hicks testimony, he made specific well thought out points without hype.

Obama, Clinton and their lapdogs cannot be happy with the testimony of any of the three and Mr. Thompson looked like a man on a mission.

9 posted on 05/10/2013 9:10:01 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Venturer

Absolutely agree, neither can be trusted.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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11 posted on 05/10/2013 9:14:18 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Ideally, Hillary goes to jail. (ain’t going to happen)
2nd, Hillary gets tattooed with the label of negligent homicide.
3rd, Hillary is dragged through the mud and eventually says something really stupid and useful in a campaign video. (add that to “what difference does it make”)


12 posted on 05/10/2013 9:16:38 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Billthedrill

These two have sold us out before—and will do so again.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: jazusamo

Democrats couldn’t wait to spotlight the responsible parties in the killing of Bin Laden. Bashful Biden ratted out Seal Team Six as soon as he could, as did obama, and others of their ilk.

But, suddenly, with Benghazi, they’re not so anxious to spotlight the responsible parties. Wonder why. C’mon, Joe, brag a little more.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 9:18:39 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: jazusamo

BTTT!

I love O.N.!!


15 posted on 05/10/2013 9:19:22 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: VRW Conspirator

The question every American should be asking themselves
is, if they did this, what else have they done?


16 posted on 05/10/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Well said. She won’t go to the slammer though she deserves it.

I believe the most we can for is her treasonous actions cost her the nomination.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 9:28:18 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: tet68

“The question every American should be asking themselves
is, if they did this, what else have they done?”

And what will they do in the future. I have absolutely no confidence in our current administration at all. They are doing everything which destabilizes America, it’s citizens and destroys our Constitution.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT by tob2
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To: jazusamo

Here are THE THREE TESTS OF TRUTH.

1. Logical consistency.
2. Agreement with experience.
3. Economy of explanation.

I say Hillary and Obama and the senior Democrat leaders are just thieves.
Compare my explanation, using THE THREE TESTS OF TRUTH, with the explanations that they are socialists or Moslems.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 10:43:29 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

I think he should have used the word malfeasance


20 posted on 05/10/2013 12:14:08 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: jazusamo

Better yet, why didn’t they take out those attackers before they pinpointed the guys on the roof? Or were those terrorists not on the kill list? Maybe Obama has a separate one he keeps in his desk.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 12:19:29 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: tet68
The question every American should be asking themselves is, if they did this, what else have they done?

Indeed, whenever the administration says anything the entire right wing including talk radio and Fox needs to ask "what are they lying about now"?

22 posted on 05/10/2013 12:40:44 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: jazusamo
"It's time - unless Congress wants to participate in a cover up."

Great. Let them participate in a cover up, and we can get rid of the traitors among them the way they got rid of President Nixon for his cover up (in which no one got killed).

23 posted on 05/10/2013 1:17:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

BTTT!


24 posted on 05/10/2013 1:25:08 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping


25 posted on 05/10/2013 1:28:15 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: uncitizen; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
The point was that the SEALs were expecting armed drones and they had painted targets. The drones were UNARMED. The terrorists traced their lasers and knew exactly where to fire.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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Furthermore the SEALs KNEW they had given themselves away as targets.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 2:00:56 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: jazusamo

As usual,North hits the nail right on the head.

I hope he keeps after the bastards responsible for the Benghazi slaughter of Americans. I hope that Hillary Clinton never has a good night’s sleep again for the rest of her miserable days...and miserable they will be!


28 posted on 05/10/2013 2:14:14 PM PDT by miserare
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To: VRW Conspirator

Wanna bet Hillary is quickly placed under wraps in the very near future? A sudden chronic illness? A strange accident? Falling down drunk on a long concrete stairway?

It’s delicious to ponder ways in which the Obama goons may take her out.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 2:18:47 PM PDT by miserare
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To: miserare

However it happens, it could not happen to a nicer guy.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 2:20:47 PM PDT by sport
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To: miserare
With all the innocent blood already on Hillary's hands and head, this extra will hardly be noticed.

And when your soul is as black as Hillary's is, it takes much more than the loss of life at BenGarzi[sp?] to make her lose sleep.

31 posted on 05/10/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by sport
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To: jazusamo

Volley bump!


32 posted on 05/10/2013 2:26:38 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: sport

Re: Hillary’s lost sleep—that was in reference to her watching her back and worrying how and when the ax will fall. They are going to get her...her former collaborators...and it won’t be pretty.

I predict that Bill will outlive her by 10 years, and she will never live to see a grandchild.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 2:29:05 PM PDT by miserare
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To: jazusamo

I agree, Thompson looked the most intense, imho.

He has got to be steaming hot over what they have done to him already.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 2:30:48 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Don Corleone

It’s right there in his book and in his own words, “I am not going against my muzzie brothers.”


35 posted on 05/10/2013 3:29:45 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: miserare

The sooner, the better as far as I an concerned . RRemember Vince Foster and Jim Mc Dougal?


36 posted on 05/10/2013 4:17:36 PM PDT by sport
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To: tet68

Good point.

The logical questions arise, in light of these lies and the fact they tried to whitewash the Boston bombing attack:

What other threats have they ignored or lied to us about?

Think about it, we were attacked by terrorists, twice, and the administration lied about who did it. Even more if you throw in Ft Hood, etc.

This is the most dangerous breach of trust between the American people and their leadership I have ever witnessed or ever heard of.


37 posted on 05/11/2013 8:49:31 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: MestaMachine

Such betrayal deserves reprisal.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 7:14:02 PM PDT by miserare
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