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Benghazi could have been prevented if US hadn't allowed weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants,
Daily Mail ^ | April 22-23, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor

Posted on 04/24/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT by hecht

The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. 'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration for failing to stop half of a $1 billion United Arab Emirates arms shipment from reaching al-Qaeda-linked militants. 'Remember, these weapons that came into Benghazi were permitted to enter by our armed forces who were blockading the approaches from air and sea,' Lopez claimed. 'They were permitted to come in. ... [They] knew these weapons were coming in, and that was allowed.. 'The intelligence community was part of that, the Department of State was part of that, and certainly that means that the top leadership of the United States, our national security leadership, and potentially Congress – if they were briefed on this – also knew about this.' The weapons were intended for Gaddafi but allowed by the U.S. to flow to his Islamist opposition. 'The White House and senior Congressional members,' the group wrote in an interim report released Tuesday, 'deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler [Muammar Gaddafi] who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress al-Qaeda.' 'Some look at it as treason,' said Wayne Simmons, a former CIA officer who participated in the commission's research. Retired Rear Admiral Chuck Kubic,

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; alreadyposted; benghazi; hillary; iran; libya
notice how we have to go to British papers to get the truth. also that maybe Boehner was briefed may explain his reticence to establish a select committee .
1 posted on 04/24/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT by hecht
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To: hecht

or just using common sense ,9/11 anniversary is coming ,lets move our people to safer place

2 posted on 04/24/2014 7:50:38 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: hecht

It took Congress all this time to come to the same conclusion that we knew before the 2012 election?

3 posted on 04/24/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT by Eva
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To: hecht
'Some look at it as treason,'

Yeah, imagine the ATF/FBI/DHS sledge hammer that would fall on John Q Public for selling arms to Al Qaida...

4 posted on 04/24/2014 8:08:10 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: hecht


Huma slept with Clinton to arrange 20,000 Manpads
to be given al Qaeda, and Obama LOVED the idea.
Heck, he through in Sarin and SAMs.

It was Mission Accomplished.

Perhaps as many as 2,000,000 people can perish
from that Clinton-Obama-DNC treason, alone.

5 posted on 04/24/2014 8:23:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
Military Scramble Order Overseas, How They Work
First, I've got over 26 years working in military control towers, most of them as the watch supervisor/crew chief on duty.
Scrambling aircraft to respond to urgent situations normally starts at the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The scramble order comes down through a secured phone call on a direct line.
In the attack on the U.S. embassy on Benghazi, the drone control would have been from MacDill AFB, FL, by U.S. Central Command, and would have been in direct contact, or maybe even remote control to the situation room in the White House.
Watch this 4 minute 48 second video Inside the Situation Room.
The pResident SHOULD HAVE issued to order to scramble fighters to Benghazi, to get there in minimum time.
Then he SHOULD HAVE issued a second order scrambling AC-130 gunships to respond to Benghazi, and have them stand by for more orders. This should have been controlled by the pResident, who should have monitored and responded with guidance from his Situation Room, Read
Here's one more piece of information.
Like Rush said:

Now we know that Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack live.

I know from experience in the government (over 30 years) that the communication system allows for IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION to the SITUATION ROOM,
as well as other agencies, of notification of a critical situation such as this.
I'm sure technology has changed and only gotten better since I retired, but read this with focus on FLASH OVERRIDE and FLASH.
There is more you need to read.
The Pundit Press has videos worth watching at "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inauguration Pledge.
Read "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge on Free Republic with all its comments, and know that we were warned of this.

This has been planned for a VERY LONG TIME.
Obama is solely responsible for this.
Hillary claimed “No Knowledge” of gun running
and told Rand Paul he needed to ask the CIA

Let's look at some of the facts.
So, let us remember. For a better understanding of the issue, read HISTORY of Mohammed ( spelled variously; Mahomet, Muhammed, Mehmet, etc. ). then watch William Federer explain it, from Jan. 25, 2012 at CC Chino Hills, CA. It's a MUST WATCH for everyone,Christians, Athiests and even Muslims!

As retired military myself, I've seen the damage of "keeping secrets" about bad leaders.
Obama is EVIL, pure and simple.
Please watch Glenn Beck with Trevor Loudon & his book "Barack Obama and the Enemies Within".
Then watch the 29 minute 13 seconds video Trevor Loudon- An Urgent (and chilling) Message for America.

Barack Obama and the Enemies Within

Obama may be feigning "incompetence," thinking he's too sly, being a "wolf in sheep's clothing" since his mentoring was from Fabian Fascism..
The "Establishment Republicans" will probably NOT want to IMPEACH the TREASONIST Barack Hussein Obama II.
But it's better for the country that Obama suffer the penalty, the strongest penalty for his actions, and his inactions.
Let's look at the Presidential Oaths of Office.
Now who among us really believes Obama did any of that ?
To Obama, that was "Just words. Just speeches! "
Damn him ! Damn him to hell !

I'll finish this with asking you to read Watch the 18 minute 56 second documentary video "Absolutely Uncertain" at "" or on, narrated by Irina, the 23-year-old “Jewish New Yorker” and a former Obama supporter .

One other suggestion, read DID OBAMA WANT STEVENS DEAD?
The language is a little abrasive, but spot on. Also read:

Read and watch all the videos from Could assets have reached Benghazi in time to save lives? [Ret. Lt Gen Boykin-Huckabee] and especially comment #44 and comment #57.

6 posted on 04/24/2014 8:26:24 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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– if the U.S. hadn’t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

That’s enough to hang cankles from the tree of liberty.

7 posted on 04/24/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: hecht

The current corrupt administration has a deep love for the towelhead screaming savages, and hates Americans, so none of this is a surprise.

8 posted on 04/24/2014 8:56:22 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: hecht

Don’t know if the British began reporting it or not, but it’s been known for a while that the State Dept. presence in Libya was a gun running operation for Al Qaeda. I remember reading an account of that information very shortly after the terrorist murders in Benghazi.

9 posted on 04/24/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT by DPMD
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it was . Seymour Hirsch wrote about it . it was called the”Rat Line”

10 posted on 04/24/2014 1:34:04 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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11 posted on 04/24/2014 10:57:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

A belated Benghazi ping. I rediscovered this as I reviewed the most recent materials under a Benghazi search. I’m sorry not to have pinged this great article earlier. See the comments here too, especially by Yosemitest.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.

12 posted on 04/29/2014 4:06:31 PM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Yosemitest; Diogenesis

I’m going with Admiral Lyons!!!

13 posted on 04/29/2014 9:54:56 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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