Skip to comments.10 Facts About Benghazi Even the Whistleblowers Did Not Reveal
Posted on 05/10/2013 1:44:14 PM PDT by True Grit
Senator Lindsey Graham believes that the dam is about to break on Benghazi. Were going to find a system failure before, during, and after the attacks. Were going to find political manipulation seven weeks before an election. Were going to find people asleep at the switch when it comes to the State Department, including Hillary Clinton.
John Bolton, former UN Ambassador and current senior fellow for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) remarked that the three witnesses who have been identified are not bystanders. These are not people who are going to report on hearsay of what somebody in Tripoli told somebody that they heard from. These are people who are directly involved in different capacities before, during and after the attack.
The whistleblowers that are testifying at the House Oversight Committee (HOC) hearing this week are:
Gregory N. Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the alleged US Embassy in Libya and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat during Benghazi attacks Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine who now serves as deputy coordinator for operations in the agencys Counterterrorism Bureau Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the top security officer in Libya
At a HOC hearing in 2012, Nordstrom explained that Benghazi security was weak and there was an increased concern. In fact, when Stevens requested that the DoS provide more security for him in Libya, he was denied. Since Clinton is ultimately responsible for providing diplomatic security, she would have had to refuse that request.
It is expected that there will be an admission from the whistleblowers that Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, was personally involved in the decision to have assistance stand down which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans at Benghazi; including J. Christopher Stevens.
The Obama administration will be implicated in the events leading up to the attack in Benghazi.
At the HOC hearing, Hicks said rumors that Stevens was taken to the hospital and Twitter feeds identifying the attackers added to the confusion of the situation. At this point, this response team looks like it may be a hostage rescue team. We are going to need to send them to try to save the ambassador who is in the hospital that is, as far as we know, under enemy control.
Special Forces teams were told to stand down while the gated-villa was allegedly being evacuated.
Hicks said that Stevens called him from a phone he did not recognize to exclaim that the villa was under attack.
A report provided by the Administrative Review Board (ARB) for the Department of State (DoS) plays a role in this exposure of Benghazi. The report states :
US Military declined use of jets to disburse the attackers AFRICOM did not release Special Forces to assist in Tripoli CIA claimed attack was al-Qaeda terrorists Obama administration blamed the anti-Islamic film as cause DoS refused Foreign Emergency Response Team to Benghazi
The DoS released a statement concerning the report from the ARB: The interagency response was timely and appropriate, but there simply was not enough time given the speed of the attacks for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference. Senior-level interagency discussions were underway soon after Washington received initial word of the attacks and continued through the night.
Last year, Clinton admitted that she was aware of extremist militant groups in the area that were operating in Libya, yet she failed to say that her direct knowledge of the Salafis who were tied to the Muslim Brotherhood were employed by the National Transitional Council (NTC) and Saudi Arabian government to enact the hit on Stevens.
Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith who was killed at Benghazi, blames Clinton for her loss. Smith said: Why was there no security for him? When they were supposed to have security and the security that they did have was called back. It just things do not add up and Im just told lies.
Smith continues: Of course, its political. Thats the way its been. Thats how theyre treating it. Thats what theyre doing with it. Theyre making it into something that why dont they just do their job? They didnt do their job and now theyre hiding behind the word political and going from there.
House Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the HOC, believes that If Hillary Clinton is not responsible for the before, during and after mistakes . . . its somebody close. There certainly are plenty of people close to the former secretary who knew, and apparently were part of the problem.
The political theater happening on Capitol Hill regarding Benghazi has masked several facts from the public while claiming to reveal important information that whistleblowers are divulging to expose the Obama administration.
The first tip-off that the truth is not being told is that the gated-villa in Benghazi that was rented by the DoS where Stevens and three other Americans were killed is still being referred to as a US embassy. The nearest US embassy is located in Tripoli.
Indeed the landlord, Mohammad al-Bishari, confirmed that the men who attacked the villa, threw grenades over the walls, shoot and killed the US Marines who tried to defend Stevens; then looted and stole sensitive documents containing the names of Libyans working with the US and the Saudi Arabian government in terroristic operations, as well as oil contracts tying the US and Saudi Arabia, and burned it to the ground after murdering Stevens. The assailants were armed with American assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and carried the black flag of the Ansar al-Sharia The second clue is that the 14 minute film produced by Sam Bacile, informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) whose real name is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was the cause of the outrage which resulted in an attack in Benghazi.
Then Obama claimed that the attack on Benghazi was a deal-gone-bad wherein Stevens was supposed to be kidnapped in exchange for the Blind Sheik. This story was a poor attempt to cover-up the actual events and hopefully stop the public from questioning why stories did not add up.
Another best kept secret is that Stevens was conducting surveillance missions for the CIA on the National Transitional Council (NTC), the defacto-government installed by the US after the assassination of Gaddafi, and their Salafi extremist ties which lead to the Muslim Brotherhood.
In truth, Stevens was conducting arms deals with the NTC while simultaneously spying on the NTC for the CIA. This was a true nature of Stevens diplomatic missions which were sanctioned by the DoS.
Some of Stevens deals for arms can be realized in the artillery and weapons being funneled to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Syria who are fighting the proxy war for the US. Stevens became the liaison between US-sponsored terrorist factions and the movement of arms to Syria to assist the FSA. And this is the reason Stevens was murdered.
Shipments to the FSA have come from Saudi Arabia where the Salafi terrorists originated and the PoS is used to further subversive interests. Thanks to the US, the Saudi government and Stevens, the FSA are the most heavily armed state-sponsored jihadist group in the Middle East.
One question that may not be answered by the whistleblowers is why Clinton and the Obama administration allowed the NTC to use Salafi extremists working with Ansar al-Sharia who are in fact Muslim Brotherhood militants to murder Stevens?
Clinton, was responsible for diplomatic security, and denied Stevens request. And in response, there was an order from the US government to disarm the US Marine Security by refusing them live ammo while allowing them to keep their guns.
Clinton, not wanting the Saudi connection to become common knowledge, and knowing that Stevens was directly involved in arms trade deals between the NTC and the Saudi government to arm the FSA in Syria paved the way for Stevens to be murdered.
It was confirmed that the FSA are being armed by Saudi Arabia. The attack in Aleppo was actually funded with ammunition and weaponry from the US-aligned Middle Eastern nation. The FSA denies knowledge of how they came to obtain this shipment from Saudi Arabia; however it is fairly obvious that the Salafi extremists in their country are supporting the US-backed terrorist faction. Saudi officials have also declined comment thinking that refusal to speak will correspond with their ignorance. Yet, Saudi ammunition has been used since the inception of the CIA-trained rebels paid for by foreign aid from the US and British governments.
Clinton allowed Stevens to be murdered because he was privy to direct knowledge that the Saudi government was selling arms that were being funneled to Syria and used by the FSA against Assad in the US proxy war.
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Wonder when Lindsey will tell the Truth. There is Much Much More Lindsey and you know it!
The FBI NEVER INTERVIEWED HICKS.. If that isn’t a smoking gun I don’t know what is. And what about that ARB report.. No mention of Hillary? I’m choking from all the smoke.
We’re in the Bizarro World when I look at that Mount Rushmore of liars and see that Biden is clearly the one who has the least to apologize for.
This is wrong.
Ambassador Stevens was not the only person in the world who knew about the arms dealing.
The arms moving to Syria via Turkey was reported in the news months before the attack.
It just was not covered in US TV news, but it was in articles on the web from at least one mainstream news agency.
This is a desperate attempt to distract attention away from the fact that Obama is a puppet. Only a puppet would selectively restrain their own military.
Bin Laden - Obama approves the kill.
Ambassador Stevens - Obama orders the stand down.
Both would have been good politics for Obama to execute on, whether successful or not. It would take away conservatives argument that he’s militarily weak.
Bin Laden kill was used by the admin for political gain. Ambassador Stevens’ rescue was purposely held back.
That can only mean a “real” conspiracy, and that’s why story after story tries to dismiss the idea.
The establishment does not want Americans to think that the Executive Branch is a charade, working really for banksters who tell it what policies to implement.
"The Saudi, Moslem Brotherhood
and al Qaeda monies have cleared into your accounts
They want you to remove the intermediary
and let them take down the Seal Team."
Just occurred to me; Wouldn’t it be easier for Congress to investigate where the TRUTH was told? That wouldn’t take them nearly as long would it?
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Don’t forget the phony State Department investigation only went to levels below Hillary. This cover-up is no different than how these SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC FRAUDS have covered up FAST and FURIOUS. ELIGIBILITY. BLACK PANTHER VOTER INTIMIDATION. to name a few. The truth is these frauds worst enemy. That’s why they lie to stay in power.
Everybody knows he disappeared for fundraising and Vegas golf with JayZ, but less well-known is this:
When the bodies were flown back they went 2 Anderson AFB, not Dover, as is normal protocol.
This was to be closer to Wash DC.
Cuz even **AFTER the Bengazi tragedy** he STILL preferred to think about fundrai$ing, and not about the loss of life.
Thanks very much.
What was the diplomatic outpost doing in Benghazi? Why were there 50 staffers there, not including security which was sub-contracted to an arm of Al qaeda? What were we warehousing and distributing from those warehouses?
ARB = Avoiding Responsibility Board
What was the diplomatic outpost doing in Benghazi?
If you listened carefully to the testimony concerning our presence in Benghazi you’ll notice several statements to the effect that “one of the reasons” was to establish a permanent facility to expand our presence. The other reasons were never touched on. IMO one of the other reasons was to manage gun running activities to Syrian rebels. Its possible there may have been other objectives as well.
The WH cut FEST out.
Someone told the Tripoli team led by Lt. Colonel Gibson to stand down.
Hillary cut the State Dept.'s counterterrorism bureau out of the loop.
They tried to make sure they died.
I suspect that while the main mission of The Farm in Bengazi was arms smuggling, I’d wager there was also —AHEM— *interrogations* going on, there.
Good Q. Needing Seals there need some explanation.
That’s the 900 square foot gorilla in the 1000 square foot room.
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After Obama’s coronation the idea that there were still some people who didn’t consider him God didn’t enter their minds —”We are the ones we have been waiting for...” Obama Admin assumed all past trouble would be attributed to Bush and America’s past —it would be different now that THEY were here...Obama/Hillary didn’t want those people to die, really, they simply believed their own hype.
The key to Syria was LOTS and lots of guns, and the way to get those w/o Congress was from Khadaffi via Turkey. This op is way, WAY bigger than most realize: it’s guns, ammo, RPG’s, guided anti-aircraft missiles —the works. They fancied that THEY could change the whole face of the Muslim world.
A rescue would bring a MUCH higher level of attention on their whole covert scheme, right b4 the election, and per Desert 1 & Mogadishu there was no guarantee that the rescue would succeed.
The treacherous but “smart” play was to just pull the plug and hope they would all die quietly.
Money laundering thru arms smuggling with evidence being classified is a great way to finance an election!
Humanitarian aide goes in one end, arms come out the other, and the cash returns to the architect.
Find the Benghazi book keeper.
If Stevens knew who the 'bag man' was, he may have been 'Ron Browned'. The Hildebeast would know.
Here is reporting that was rather quiet...
Stevens met with the Turkish Consul General shortly before he was killed. Bit of a conflict with the official story of wanting to expand our presence in Benghazi, don’t you think? Agree with you that several “activities” were going on there and were significant enough to warrant the ambassador’s personal attention.
Pretty darn good theory. The spectre of a Black Hawk Down event just before the election would have been an “inconvenient and untimely event” politically speaking. With this bunch politics trumps everything. Of that we can be sure.
Of course, the logical question to ask would be, given the sensitivity of this op, why then would a contingency plan not be in place — especially considering the timeframe during which the ambassador was there (i.e., 9-11)? This was a monumental failure of leadership, perhaps reflecting their misguided hubris that Rush postulates.
Find the Benghazi book keeper.
Follow the money!!! This is how the system is lubricated. There’s always a trail that usually explains everything.