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Live Thread: Benghazi, [Hearing] Successes and Failures of U.S. Intervention in Libya
http://oversight.house.gov/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | House.gov

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 administration’s 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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziemails; benghazihearing; hearing; libya; livebenghazihearing; oversight
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also here http://www.c-span.org/video/?319116-1/us-intervention-libya
1 posted on 05/01/2014 7:19:14 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

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


2 posted on 05/01/2014 7:21:33 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Whenifhow

in ... and Thank You.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 7:22:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals; don-o

Here are the live links

http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/benghazi-instability-new-government-successes-failures-u-s-intervention-libya/

http://www.c-span.org/video/?319116-1/us-intervention-libya


4 posted on 05/01/2014 7:24:11 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

uh oh ... looking for classified info with questioning, Mica


5 posted on 05/01/2014 7:26:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Whenifhow

Democrats trying their best to TWIST, SPIN and CONFUSE


6 posted on 05/01/2014 7:27:22 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: no-to-illegals

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!


7 posted on 05/01/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Red_Devil 232

Live link to stream on c-span3

http://www.c-span.org/live/?channel=c-span-3


8 posted on 05/01/2014 7:29:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Whenifhow

But "What difference does it make?"


9 posted on 05/01/2014 7:30:39 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

sounds like everyone is trying to trash this General


10 posted on 05/01/2014 7:30:56 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: RWGinger

The dopes whose response is “all politicians lie” — are the same morons who suckered people into voting for Hussein by claiming he was different.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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connolly, also asked a classified question. Deflected question to State Department. Hi, ms. clinton.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 7:32:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: molson209

Sounds like the guy from Florida just did trash the General.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 7:33:49 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: molson209

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.


14 posted on 05/01/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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connolly asks if militia guarding airport is friendly. Got money? Come on ... connolly knows the answer.
15 posted on 05/01/2014 7:35:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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16 posted on 05/01/2014 7:36:14 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Red_Devil 232

also sounds like they are trying to stay away from the email that just hit the News


17 posted on 05/01/2014 7:36:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Chaffetz up!


18 posted on 05/01/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: molson209

Chaffetz will get the meat out. He’s good.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 7:37:28 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Whenifhow
Hillary's video was advertised in Egypt first.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3026645/posts

“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: “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot, Dr. Morsi sent us.” “

20 posted on 05/01/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: txhurl

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?

General: No.

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.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: txhurl

Chaffetz - we did not run to the sounds of the guns! We didn’t try!


22 posted on 05/01/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Whenifhow

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.

Both parties.

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.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I would ask him whether they didn’t try or weren’t ALLOWED to try.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 7:46:05 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: exit82

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


25 posted on 05/01/2014 7:46:08 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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


26 posted on 05/01/2014 7:47:04 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: exit82
CHILLING

Gen.: We will never know—we didn’t try.

27 posted on 05/01/2014 7:48:27 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Issa should never have allowed these liberal PHds on the panel to dilute the General’s testimony!

Jordan up! he is good!


28 posted on 05/01/2014 7:48:52 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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Thank you General ... We could not run to the sound of the guns because State Department failed us.


29 posted on 05/01/2014 7:49:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Come, on tell him, what thighness ordered!


30 posted on 05/01/2014 7:50:45 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: exit82

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.


31 posted on 05/01/2014 7:51:13 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: hoosiermama

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)


32 posted on 05/01/2014 7:51:51 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: exit82

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.


33 posted on 05/01/2014 7:54:49 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: hoosiermama

Was different. Didn’t employ “counter terrorist “ techniques


34 posted on 05/01/2014 7:54:56 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: PieterCasparzen

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?


35 posted on 05/01/2014 7:55:29 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: exit82

Maybe he’s trying to control himself. Am listening from another room his voice showed signs of stress at several points


36 posted on 05/01/2014 7:56:31 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: exit82

Frederic Wehrey of Carnegie Endowment for Peace testifying.

Being questioned by Duckworth.

Egghead talk—not talking about night of Sept. 11, 2012.


37 posted on 05/01/2014 7:56:47 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: hoosiermama

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”


38 posted on 05/01/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Chaffetz gets a gold star today.


39 posted on 05/01/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: hoosiermama

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.


40 posted on 05/01/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: hoosiermama

I agree. He does sound stressed. I’m listening to the broadcast.


41 posted on 05/01/2014 7:58:15 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: exit82

IOW Be social worker - community organizers

Really works well with terrorists


42 posted on 05/01/2014 7:58:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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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.


43 posted on 05/01/2014 7:59:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: txhurl

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!


44 posted on 05/01/2014 7:59:14 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: kjam22

He was not in charge. Has been promoted since.


45 posted on 05/01/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: exit82

Or been threatened


46 posted on 05/01/2014 8:01:28 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


47 posted on 05/01/2014 8:03:09 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Shame we can’t have a tape of what he REALLY thinks in the privacy of HIS home. /s


48 posted on 05/01/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

He is being very careful.


49 posted on 05/01/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Red_Devil 232

General Milquetoast is a dud.


50 posted on 05/01/2014 8:04:50 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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