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Declassified Transcripts of Benghazi Briefings Released
House Armed Services Committee ^ | Jan 13 2014 | Press Releases

Posted on 01/14/2014 12:01:19 PM PST by Texas Fossil

Armed Services Committee Examined Actions Of Military Chain Of Command Before, During, and After Attack

WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today released a series of recently declassified transcripts of briefings on the September 11th 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The briefings were conducted by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations then chaired by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), though they were open to all members of the Committee and attended by Members off the Committee. The briefings, which took place over the course of several months, were part of the Committee’s examination of the actions of the military chain of command before, during, and after the attack. A report summarizing the conclusion of the HASC Oversight & Investigations majority Members draw from these briefings is expected to be released later this week.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; benghazi; benghazitranscripts; boehner; declassified; libya; lies; navyseals; seebreakingnews; terrorism; threatmatrix; transcripts
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Sounds like Boehner is finally getting the message that we know what Obozo did in Benghazi and they must stop covering for the Traitor.

Expose all the B_tards.

1 posted on 01/14/2014 12:01:19 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Links to the Transcripts

Transcript #1
1_Briefing transcript (redacted), “DOD’s preparation for the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” (Part I, Session I, DOD), May 21, 2013.pdf (3.7 MBs)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=A5BE5DFD-FAA6-4485-9D40-BA30B550907C

Transcript #2
2_Briefing transcript (redacted), “DOD’s preparation for the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” (Part I, Session II DOD), May 21, 2013.pdf (642.4 KBs)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=09A47C06-D5DA-48B5-9A93-6F7BA7270187

Transcript #3
3_Briefing transcript (redacted), “DOD’s preparation for the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” (Part II, AFRICOM), June 26, 2013.pdf (9.2 MBs)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=AAEBCAA5-4C8F-4820-BACD-2DB9B53C3424

Transcript #4
4_Briefing transcript (redacted), “DOD’s preparation for the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” (Part III, Colonel Bristol), July 31, 2013.pdf (10.8 MBs)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=BE7DEB01-488C-4C66-9E4D-87BE32A6B482

Transcript #5
5_Hearing transcript, “DOD’s posture for September 11, 2013,” (Part IV, Force Posture), September 19, 2013.pdf (691.9 KBs)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=00AAEE77-1A27-4250-B3B0-F5AD22951240

Transcript #6
6_Briefing transcript (redacted), “DOD’s force posture in anticipation of September 11, 2012,” (Part V, General Dempsey), October 10, 2013.pdf (2.3 MBs)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=C628BC78-60B3-4E44-B6BC-D4A0920E57E5


2 posted on 01/14/2014 12:01:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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3 posted on 01/14/2014 12:12:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Texas Fossil

We’ll if the nightly news covers this or buries it with more Christie,Christie,Christie.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 12:18:02 PM PST by AU72
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To: Texas Fossil

At least some of these transcripts were TS.

Does anyone know who is the final authority for downgrading the classification of these documents from Top Secret to Declassified?

‘Twas a smooth move. Someone deserves credit.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 12:18:03 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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6 posted on 01/14/2014 12:20:12 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: InterceptPoint

There is sure a lot of redaction in what I read so far.

They all know that we know far more than they want us to.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 12:28:10 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: AU72
We’ll if the nightly news covers this or buries it with more Christie,Christie,Christie.


I thought this Christie problem was the wierdest thing I ever heard. Immediately the person who was responsible was found and fired. I don't watch a lot of tv, but I'm guessing Christie is sucking up all the airtime, which helps obama. I heard someone say more conservatives were backing Christie because of the trouble. This is a win win for both liberals and rino.

News alert; Faux is reporting that justin biebers house was egged.

8 posted on 01/14/2014 12:35:50 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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Also remember how they pissed on the 1st Amendment as cover.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 12:39:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: InterceptPoint

I certainly do not know who to credit on the declassification.

Will however be studying this carefully for things that were not previously admitted.

Today the voting began in Egypt on the new Constitution.

The trials of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were postponed until Feb 1.

I am looking forward to exposure of Morsi’s connection to Benghazi. And Obama’s connection to financing MB and al Qaeda elements there and in Syria.

Then the question of financing the MB’s rise to power in Egypt.

This is an explosive time for the US and the Middle East.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 12:42:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Candy Crowley is all over this story.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 12:52:45 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you so much!


12 posted on 01/14/2014 12:57:02 PM PST 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: Oldeconomybuyer

/s?


13 posted on 01/14/2014 12:57:11 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Texas Fossil

There’s no way these transcripts are any where near complete. They are presented in a fashion that lets the military claim they just weren’t in position to do anything quickly. AAAnnnnndddd that immediately gets my BS flag. I heard Gen. Hamm just this morning, finally broke his silence, saying he just had nothing available that he thot could help. He painted a picture of an absolute force vacuum in the entire Gulf of Sidra. That’s pure BS and has been since the early 80’s at least. We typically have upwards of 30 +/- US Navy ships in the general Med. area at any time ( it’s called the US Sixth Fleet). The Kearsarge carrying 900 Marines who can get 200 miles in a hurry, had just been there. Where was it? It never occurred to Hammbutt that at least a flyover might have helped, and certainly couldn’t hurt. It’s almost like no one in the US Military wanted to know what was happening in Libya-—sort of giving it the blind eye treatment.

These incompetent bleepholes doing the talking now are making Armchair Generals look like dynamic war birds.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 1:00:37 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

Hamm is providing cover for Obama and Clinton. The question is, what’s in it for him?


15 posted on 01/14/2014 1:05:35 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Anyone else get that throbbing artery in your Left temple while reading these stories? A slight reddish haze to your vision? Increased heart rate and a desire to chew right through someones throat?

Or is it just me?


16 posted on 01/14/2014 1:06:32 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Candy is all over everything IMO

Sticky mess


17 posted on 01/14/2014 1:27:06 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: TADSLOS

A longer rope?


18 posted on 01/14/2014 1:29:09 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Texas Fossil; onyx

Regarding the redacted material. Remember a couple years back when it was discovered a simple computer manipulation cleared all of the black so the entire material could be read. Who did that? Sure would come in handy now!


19 posted on 01/14/2014 1:45:31 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Texas Fossil
Gee, do you think they said it was the result of a youtube video that almost nobody saw?
20 posted on 01/14/2014 1:45:38 PM PST by detective
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To: Texas Fossil

Fox just had this on “The Five”, and poor old Bob Beckel was lost as a mosquito in a tornado.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 2:14:58 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Candy Crowley is all over this story.

She's all over anything she gets near.

22 posted on 01/14/2014 2:16:51 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: hoosiermama
a simple computer manipulation cleared all of the black so the entire material could be read.

We should just photoshop it and make it say whatever we think it says...making sure it's obvious. Then let them deny it.

23 posted on 01/14/2014 2:20:20 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Declassified Transcripts of Benghazi Briefings Released

And...

24 posted on 01/14/2014 2:22:00 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Fake but accurate.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 2:51:25 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

It might be fake, it might not be.

They’re always telling us to “connect the dots” or fill in the blanks.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 2:53:35 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Theoria

/s


27 posted on 01/14/2014 2:56:18 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4; ROCKLOBSTER

Good thinkin lol


28 posted on 01/14/2014 4:07:51 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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29 posted on 01/14/2014 4:50:28 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Dead Corpse

I had to actually get a password so I could respond to you. I want to scream! I do not understand why America is not outraged. Keep praying for Sean Smith’s mom’s message and safety.


30 posted on 01/14/2014 4:57:01 PM PST by AmericanGram67
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To: cherokee1

My bet, Cross Border Authority was denied by Obama....

His weaselly little a$$ is trapped in this Lie. It will be his undoing.

This is not the military responsibility. It belongs to Obozo and Derr Hilderbeast. They own it. Along with the rest of those directly serving the Liar-in-chief.

The military to intentionally not told about this activity, because it was CIA running guns into Syria. Plus.

That is why the survivors are silenced.


31 posted on 01/14/2014 5:03:42 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: hoosiermama

I haven’t looked at the .pdfs, but I bet they are flat documents and they have all meta data removed.


32 posted on 01/14/2014 5:11:08 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: AmericanGram67; Faith

Welcome. Will certainly keep her and the other parents in prayer. We actually have a daily thread for prayers for our country and military. Faith will add you to he list if you would like to join us


33 posted on 01/14/2014 5:18:08 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Futhermore Chairman McKeon directed this subcommittee to address thoroughly, authoritatively, and conclusively, all matters related to the Benghazi attacks.”

Fine: who issued the standdown order and where was president Øbama?


34 posted on 01/14/2014 5:20:09 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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Faith will add you to the list if you would like to join us

Absolutely! Let me know. Here is the link for today.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3111475/posts

35 posted on 01/14/2014 5:28:17 PM PST by Faith
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To: NonValueAdded
Repeat long and louder!

who issued the standdown order and where was president Øbama?

36 posted on 01/14/2014 5:32:56 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Faith

Thanks Faith


37 posted on 01/14/2014 5:35:20 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: NonValueAdded

That is obviously why there were so many redactions.


38 posted on 01/14/2014 5:37:06 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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"Repeat long and louder!

who issued the standdown order and where was president Øbama?"

Merits a tagline update! (with a slight title modificaion)

39 posted on 01/14/2014 5:45:03 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (Who issued the standdown order and where was pResident Øbama?)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m starting backwards from Dempsey and he sure threw State under the bus but cannot explain why the C-17 took forever to get there and no one ever even addressed why those on the ground were painting targets with a laser for support that never left the ground.

AND WHAT WAS THAT BRAVO SIERRA ABOUT THE DEPT OF STATE REQUIRING THAT THE RESPONSE FORCE STOP AND CHANGE OUT OF THEIR UNIFORMS??????????????


40 posted on 01/14/2014 5:55:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Mr. Chaffetz, Dempsey transcript pp 50-51


41 posted on 01/14/2014 5:57:20 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Contradictions and missing pieces always happen with Liars like Obozo and Derr Hilderbeast.


42 posted on 01/14/2014 5:58:03 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Added the last two words to mine this week

But am sending/dropping the above meme wherever it will fit!

Got contact addresses for WH press corp?


43 posted on 01/14/2014 6:19:49 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> A report summarizing the conclusion of the HASC Oversight & Investigations majority Members draw from these briefings is expected to be released later this week.


44 posted on 01/14/2014 6:24:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Texas Fossil

save for later.


45 posted on 01/14/2014 6:44:25 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All part of his reelection campaign. Romney would have won if the truth came out.


46 posted on 01/14/2014 6:56:44 PM PST by HollyB
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To: hoosiermama
"Got contact addresses for WH press corp?"

No, I don't. But if you have a list, I'd be mighty obliged if you could either post it or FRmail it to me. I'd like to send such out to all of the people in my address book, so they can ask the questions about the standdown order and Zero's whereabouts that fateful night also.

47 posted on 01/14/2014 7:24:16 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (Who issued the standdown order and where was pResident Øbama?)
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To: Texas Fossil
To the left of the "@state.gov", some of those addresses are very short. (On the order of only three characters). Some have a capitalized "S" in "State".

Known e-mail documents could be compared.

48 posted on 01/14/2014 11:12:46 PM PST by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: Does so

Thanks for the observation. Those details in the right hands under the right eyes can reveal a lot.


49 posted on 01/15/2014 4:46:01 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: hoosiermama

I downloaded the .pdfs

Will look at the internals.


50 posted on 01/15/2014 4:47:53 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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