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US consulate attack in Benghazi: a challenge to official version of events
UK Guardian ^ | September 9, 2013 | Chris Stephen

Posted on 09/09/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT by don-o

A year after the first US ambassador in 33 years was killed on duty, Chris Stephen, one of the first western reporters on the scene in Benghazi, pieces together what really happened from witness accounts, official reports, and the ruins of the compound

The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was striking for a number of reasons: the date, 11 September, the toll – four diplomats killed, including an ambassador – and the knock-on effects on the careers of senior American politicians.

But what is perhaps most striking is the inconsistencies: the US version of events compared with those of witnesses and the facts on the ground. The two do not tally. And so, a year later, there remain pressing questions about what happened that night – and what the Americans say happened.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeach
Once again, we have to go offshore to get journalism.
1 posted on 09/09/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
You forgot your link:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/09/us-consulate-benghazi-attack-challenge

2 posted on 09/09/2013 11:06:01 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: don-o

don=o. No links.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 11:06:08 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: don-o

With 0bama being so hot and heavy on attacking Syria, it also becomes clear that our presence in Benghazi was directly connected such a plan.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 11:08:48 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: don-o

Interesting that of the 100 E-mails released by the 0bama administration regarding Benghazi NOT ONE mentions the video. Not one.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 11:13:01 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; Admin Moderator

oops

Do not know how that happened. Mod - can this be tidied up?


6 posted on 09/09/2013 11:13:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
What about the 400 MAN-PADS at the CIA annex?

That needs to be our war-cry over Behghazi.

7 posted on 09/09/2013 11:16:33 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: don-o
Do not know how that happened. Mod - can this be tidied up?

Report abuse on your own post 1, and include the correct link.

8 posted on 09/09/2013 11:17:42 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks a lot. Look for a little something extra in the envelope. :)>


9 posted on 09/09/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Thanks, Don-0.

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10 posted on 09/09/2013 11:24:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: don-o
"The bigger question, so far unanswered, is what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Neither the accountancy review board, the state department nor half a dozen congressional committees investigating the death of Stevens have made any public comment on the role of the CIA; nor have congressional committees tasked with performing the role of scrutinising the government on behalf of the electorate."?
11 posted on 09/09/2013 11:25:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: MestaMachine

Never forget ping.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 11:26:26 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Boy our news media sure did omit a lot of very relevant info. Now why would they do such a thing?.../s


13 posted on 09/09/2013 11:26:29 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"One year after the killings, no suspects have appeared in court, either in Libya or in the US. Until that happens, and until the gap between claims made in the US and reality on the ground is explained, the American public will remain in the dark about the events of 11 September 2012 in Benghazi."
14 posted on 09/09/2013 11:31:30 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: jsanders2001

In a normal world, all the Benhghzi players would now be in prison.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 11:33:31 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: don-o

Why did Hillary and Obama use American personnel, equipment and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya?
Libya’s oil production is at 10% of what it was a year ago. Notice that the same people who attacked our compound also attacked that oil production facility. Why, it’s almost like someone is trying to reduce the production of oil and keep the price high. Russia? Saudi Arabia? Soros? Who knows? Follow the money.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Uncle Miltie

“No suspects have appeared in court”... There’s a good reason for this. 0bama doesn’t want them to talk!!!


17 posted on 09/09/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: don-o
My initial guess, the day that it happened, was that Stevens was Fostered. The additional information we have learned to date, what of it that can be verified and/or appears to be credible, has done nothing but reinforce that hypothesis.

The fact that Hillary was ready with the YouTube video explanation the day of the incident is the smoking gun. You don't have a cover story ready before you know that you have something to cover up. Being pre-prepared with the coverup story strongly lends itself to the explanation that she knew that she had something to cover up - before the incident actually happened.

It is my opinion that Stevens was murdered at Hillary's direction, just as Vince Foster was, and for the same reasons - he knew too much about Hillary's dirty laundry, and had probably shown indications of a conscience, a combination too dangerous to her ambition for her to allow either man to live.

18 posted on 09/09/2013 1:11:22 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: Carry_Okie

The manpads may be the real target of Obama. You think?


19 posted on 09/09/2013 2:24:31 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: DeWalt
The manpads may be the real target of Obama. You think?

Possibly, to save his own sorry a$$, but I'd bet they're long gone, spread out all over the world by now.

20 posted on 09/09/2013 2:35:32 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: don-o

I hate having to reference ANYTHING thru the ‘60s Marxists at the Guardian, but seeing that it’s Obama... what the heck.


21 posted on 09/09/2013 2:39:40 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: don-o
Very interesting article.

What's surprising is the Guardian's claim about the lack of bullet holes in the buildings. From the article:

The testimony of heavy fighting is hard to reconcile with the lack of bullet holes in the buildings. The villa's sandy walls are still blackened by the smoke from the fire, but there are few bullet marks here or on the other buildings, nor are there spent casings visible, at least on the paths and asphalt. The front gate has no sign of damage except two bullet holes. The only sign of heavy firing is at the rear gate, with holes from 23 rounds fired into the compound and six fired out. This gunfight is not mentioned in accounts made public. From the time of the attack to the time they were summoned, four of the five DSS agents were in hiding.................

And then at the CIA compound

........... The lack of bullet marks on the walls of the facility does not square with reports that it was assaulted. Rockets were fired at one wall, and mortar bombs struck the roof, suggesting the firing was opportunistic and from a distance, rather than an attempt to overrun the CIA compound.

Where were the heavy firefights?
22 posted on 09/09/2013 8:26:30 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Rennes Templar
In a normal world, all the Benhghzi players would now be in prison.

This isn't cops-n-robbers. It's war. The "rebels" who we assisted in the Libyan overthrow were the same men who attacked the US in Benghazi. Obama will never admit that. And he (Obama) is trying for a repeat in Syria. This time, he'll indirectly arm Al Qaeda with Syrian chemical weapons. Guess what comes next.

23 posted on 09/10/2013 12:57:46 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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