Skip to comments.Live Thread: Benghazi, [Hearing] Successes and Failures of U.S. Intervention in Libya
Posted on 05/01/2014 7:19:13 AM PDT by Whenifhow
Witnesses testified about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama administrations response.
Brigadier General Robert Lovell, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Former Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J-2), U.S. Africa Command Former Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force Odyssey Guard Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Ph.D Senior Fellow Foundation for Defense of Democracies Dr. Kori Schake, Ph.D Research Fellow Hoover Institution Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Middle East Program Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
thank you for this link
Believe it or not I am still getting the excuse from 0dumbo supporters that “ all politicians lie”
It won’t be much longer before the lib Pols bring out the “ well Bush lied” excuse
in ... and Thank You.
Here are the live links
uh oh ... looking for classified info with questioning, Mica
Democrats trying their best to TWIST, SPIN and CONFUSE
Finally! Thanks for the thread. Gen. Lovell has already given some damming testimony - No one in Africom believed this was not do to a reaction or demonstration because of a video!
Live link to stream on c-span3
sounds like everyone is trying to trash this General
The dopes whose response is all politicians lie — are the same morons who suckered people into voting for Hussein by claiming he was different.
connolly, also asked a classified question. Deflected question to State Department. Hi, ms. clinton.
Sounds like the guy from Florida just did trash the General.
Everyone on the Dem side is. Watch a see that the Dems will turn to the three liberal Phds on the panel and not the General.
also sounds like they are trying to stay away from the email that just hit the News
Chaffetz will get the meat out. He’s good.
“Indeed, one of the videos shot with a cell phone of one of the attackers emerged around the time four Americans were killed. It shows a mob approaching the American compound under siege, clearly telling the terrorists in the dialect of Upper Egypt: Mahadesh, mahadesh yermi, Dr. Morsi ba`atna which translates to: Dont shoot, dont shoot, Dr. Morsi sent us. “
Chaffetz saying that CIA and Dept. of State telling Libya at the time it’s the terrorist group.
Chaffetz on fire.
General says desperation in the room trying to get situational awareness. Says our assets did not go to the sound of the guns.
Was deference to State Dept.
Did State ever say: go help them?
Chaffetz asks General if we could get there in time?
Gen.: We will never know—we didn’t try.
Eleanor Holmes-Norton up now. D from DC.
Chaffetz - we did not run to the sounds of the guns! We didn’t try!
What a disgusting pathetic show.
This is all meaningless lies.
Mr. General is just nicely agreeing with “we did all we could”.
Ok, let’s have lunch.
Sorry, families of those lost, this is just more lies, coverup.
Dems and Repubs: “Let’s just agree on the talking points we’ll use as campaign fodder in the upcoming elections”.
Ok, let’s have lunch. Buh-bye. Sick. Disgusting. They are all CRIMINALS.
I would ask him whether they didn’t try or weren’t ALLOWED to try.
Eleanor Holmes-Norton up now. D from DC.
She started with a laugh and is reading a statement question ,I say prepared by the White House and she is very very boring
This guy is trying to clear his conscience. Guy was a brigadier general and had no guts. Blame it on Hillary. They should confiscate this guy’s retirement
Gen.: We will never knowwe didnt try.
Issa should never have allowed these liberal PHds on the panel to dilute the General’s testimony!
Jordan up! he is good!
Thank you General ... We could not run to the sound of the guns because State Department failed us.
Come, on tell him, what thighness ordered!
Holmes-Norton yields back.
Issa says vote will be coming up. Will break for vote, but now Jim Jordan(R) is up.
Jordan says military could not react because no word from State Dept. General says could not do what military does.
Jordan asks—first time in your 33 year career you could not go to the sound of the guns.
Jordan on fire in questioning.
General says State did not call for stronger action like in past. State has the lead, military is in support at Africom.
Why they couldn’t do what the military has always done -— go to he sound of the guns
What specifically kept them ( state dept didn’t come forth with request for action)
State Dept was in the lead. (Hillary)
This retired AF General talks painfully slow and low.
Seems very disengaged from the discussion.
Don’t understand why.
I would be steaming mad.
Tammy Duckworth(D)—and former miltary vet-— up now.
Was different. Didn’t employ “counter terrorist “ techniques
Is this supposed to put the whole matter to rest so that Hillary won’t have to answer any questions about it during her campaign, do you think?
Maybe he’s trying to control himself. Am listening from another room his voice showed signs of stress at several points
Frederic Wehrey of Carnegie Endowment for Peace testifying.
Being questioned by Duckworth.
Egghead talk—not talking about night of Sept. 11, 2012.
That’s not an excuse for me. The guy was more worried about his retirement than he was doing his job and “going to the sound of the guns”
Chaffetz gets a gold star today.
Agree about the stress comment.
He’s retired—why not say what you think at this point?
He sounds like he is definitely on a leash.
A short one at that.
I agree. He does sound stressed. I’m listening to the broadcast.
IOW Be social worker - community organizers
Really works well with terrorists
Gee, duckworth why direct questions to someone (wehrey) that knows nothing other than the country, of Libya, has a terrorist problem? .... Is a run out the clock set of questions from duckworth. Poor excuse for allowing her a seat on a panel to get to the truth. Fully a waste of her drawing a paycheck from Americans for understanding security matters.
The General does not seem to want implicate the State Dept. or her thighness! Sad that the military has to defer to a communist run State Dept. official who knows nothing about how the military operates. And now we have the Dems relying on the so called educated liberal PHds to answer questions about Benghazi!
He was not in charge. Has been promoted since.
Or been threatened
I’m coming up on Chaffitz, but still viewing Mica before him, who is nearly incoherent for his halting manner of speech and disjointed questioning.
Connolly and the Dems have nothing, do they? Nothin’.
We’re closing in on Hillary, rightfully, and of course because she is the frontrunner.
Norton is coolly bashing the committee’s interest. Swinging wide to pull Hillary’s incompetent fat out of the fire, using McCain the Mouth, to do it.
Shame we can’t have a tape of what he REALLY thinks in the privacy of HIS home. /s
He is being very careful.
General Milquetoast is a dud.