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Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group
sharylattkisson.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Sharyl Attkisson,

Posted on 05/01/2014 9:50:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame.

The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated publicly over the course of the next several weeks. They often maintained that an anti-Islamic YouTube video inspired a spontaneous demonstration that escalated into violence.

The email is entitled “Libya update from Beth Jones. ” Jones was then-Assistant Secretary of State to Hillary Clinton. According to the email, Jones spoke to Libya’s Ambassador at 9:45am on Sept. 12, 2012 following the attacks.

“When [the Libyan Ambassador] said his government suspected that former Qaddafi regime elements carried out the attacks, I told him the group that conducted the attacks—Ansar Al Sharia—is affiliated with Islamic extremists,” Jones reports in the email.

There is no uncertainty assigned to the assessment, which does not mention a video or a protest. The State Department provided the email to Congress in Aug. of 2013 under special conditions that it not be publicly released at that time. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sought and received permission to release it Thursday.

“If the video was a cause, why did Beth Jones of the State Department tell the Libyan Ambassador that Ansar Al Sharia was responsible for the attack?” said Chaffetz.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ansaralsharia; attkisson; benghazi; bethjones; coverup; email; hillary; libya; statedept

1 posted on 05/01/2014 9:50:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Mullen was bought off.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 9:55:18 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The shadowy cabal of leftists who snuck Obama into the oval office weren’t about to let the truth of their foreign policy perfidy prevent re-election.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 9:55:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 05/01/2014 10:04:35 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump


5 posted on 05/01/2014 10:07:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The press has to be given the info, they won’t investigate, they have to be brought dragging and screaming to report this story


6 posted on 05/01/2014 10:07:31 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Jim Robinson
At least their lying is getting completely documented here.

It's good to have a totally nailed down case.

7 posted on 05/01/2014 10:07:44 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Jim Robinson

Lord! Jim, thank you for giving this fact some air time. After all, it’s the money line that leads to Hildabeast and no one else seems to care. It’s even old news, and can’t gain traction. Thx! Rita


8 posted on 05/01/2014 10:16:48 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
the “Benghazi talking points” is not the point.

Isn't the real story is about the real cover up - look into the story about the arms trafficking to al Q - the Military commanders that were relieved of duty because they were going to disobey the “STAND DOWN” and go to rescue the people under fire -

Talk to THEM.

The cold blooded people who could stand by and WATCH - in real time in the situation room - the potential scene of more than 30 people be slaughtered to keep the secret of what they were really doing there - "collateral damage"...

Only by the heroic actions of those 3 who fought - while waiting for backup - allowing the others to get to safety prevented them ALL from being killed.

And where are they? Who are they? They were spirited off to secret locations and not allowed to talk. When did you ever hear of such an attack on Americans and not heard from the survivors - and their stories? They would have been on all the news outlets and talk shows, magazines. Some were injured- some seriously. We don’t know who. We don’t know anything -

The current kerfuffle over the ‘cover up talking points’ is NOT THE STORY! It’s only the tip of the story. We need to make sure they aren’t allowed to make it the story.

But I tell what my real fear is. Will the administration now pull a clintonesque wag-the-dog to get this off the news? Will he plunge us into war with Russia?

Russia ain’t Kosovo. WE are on the edge of a precipice

9 posted on 05/01/2014 11:13:13 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7

The people who voted for Obama don’t care about this, and the people who do, didn’t vote for him, so it really is of no importance to Obama. I doubt he will see the need to pull a wag the dog over this.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 11:51:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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Remember, the scumbags had absolutely no problem pissing on the 1st Amendment which included perp-walking the film maker.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 12:39:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: maine-iac7

You are spot on.

Sadly, outside this forum, few people care.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 1:15:26 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: maine-iac7

I was listening to one of the talk radio guys, and yelling at the radio “What about the arm’s shipments!!?? That’s what this is all about!!! You fricken IDIOTS!!”

(Opps - now I guess I’ll be lumped in with all the other conspiracy nuts. Like those people that think Obama isn’t legally even able to be president. Or think that all of his college records are sealed. Or think that he is not a good Christian, or that he hates America.)


13 posted on 05/02/2014 1:24:09 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: maine-iac7

One thing is certain: they covered this up for a greater reason than they didn’t want people to realize Al Queda was still functioning and attacking. That fact they could blame on Bush or scare-monger into electoral victory, if they wanted to, for the sheeple


14 posted on 05/02/2014 2:24:32 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: maine-iac7

Thank you, maine-iac! This IS the story. The. “talking points” lies are just the tip of the ice berg.

Dozens of confidentiality agreements and the sequestering of the surviving witnesses should be the focus of the answer to, “what difference does it make at this time?”


15 posted on 05/02/2014 2:52:17 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Everyone keeps focusing on the lying aspect of all this, but I think the real issue here is that they decided to let People get murdered just to shield Obama.

16 posted on 05/02/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Jim Robinson

Boehner will now tell us that there is not enough evidence to justify a special prosecutor.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 3:25:03 AM PDT by djpg
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama and Clinton stood in front of the caskets of the dead telling their families it was because of a You Tube video

Those two have no soul


18 posted on 05/02/2014 3:44:21 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jim Robinson

A select committee is long overdue on this,Nuland,Mills, Hillary,pickle nose should have to testify under oath on this


19 posted on 05/02/2014 3:45:35 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Jim Robinson


20 posted on 05/02/2014 4:08:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Jim Robinson

Of course they knew what was happening. The big guy willingly did nothing, because his true love is the bearded savages who were raping and murdering the ambassador.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 4:19:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It looks like State are trying to lay blame for the video cover-up bullshit story squarely on the White House and the Kenyan re-election spin doctors...


22 posted on 05/02/2014 4:29:29 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: Geronimo

The statement assumes a monolithic State.

I would think there are some that are offended by the lies and know that Presidents come and go but diplomats remain forever


23 posted on 05/02/2014 4:33:48 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: maine-iac7

Published on Oct 30, 2013
Trey Gowdy Demands Answers On Benghazi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jeJmeeMjs


24 posted on 05/02/2014 4:36:40 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Jim Robinson

Personally think that all these emails and releases are meant to help Hilary 2016... Blame is being passed onto the white house...


25 posted on 05/02/2014 4:38:55 AM PDT by Vlaxo
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To: PghBaldy

Congressional subpoenas were issued for all communications relating to Benghazi. Ben Rhoades works in the White House and an email he sent to several people including press secretary Jay Carney (also working for the White House, was not produced until this April in a civil action involving FOIA. This is criminal conspiracy to avoid oversight by Congress. Someone needs to go to jail for this.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 4:41:21 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

bttt


27 posted on 05/02/2014 4:57:15 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yep, watched it read into the record yesterday.

This is bigger than the Ben Rhodes email.

The White House was deceitful from Day 1.

And remember, two weeks later, Obama was still lying to the world in front of the U.N. General Assembly.

28 posted on 05/02/2014 6:37:02 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dila813
The press has to be given the info, they won’t investigate, they have to be brought dragging and screaming to report this story

Incorrect.

The Propaganda Ministry, formerly and incorrectly known as the American "News" Media, will not report any of this, even if dragged, kicking and screaming.

29 posted on 05/02/2014 6:41:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is proof positive that this band of criminals will do ANYTHING to protect their Messiah.

Even the murder of 4 Americans does not deter them.


30 posted on 05/02/2014 6:46:27 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: djpg
Boehner will now tell us that there is not enough evidence to justify a special prosecutor.

Boehner is actually MORE of my enemy than Obama.

31 posted on 05/02/2014 6:49:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: RitaOK; MeshugeMikey; Nachum; Republicanprofessor; All

BTTT!

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” - - - The email is entitled “Libya update from Beth Jones. ” Jones was then-Assistant Secretary of State to Hillary Clinton. According to the email, Jones spoke to Libya’s Ambassador at 9:45am on Sept. 12, 2012 following the attacks.

“When [the Libyan Ambassador] said his government suspected that former Qaddafi regime elements carried out the attacks, I told him the group that conducted the attacks—Ansar Al Sharia—is affiliated with Islamic extremists,” Jones reports in the email. - - - “

Oh, me! Oh, my!! Whatever will the Covered Up White House do now?!

Will the highly decorated, ( it was THE Nobel “White Guilt” Peace Prize), AWOL Commander in Chief of all US Military Forces, B. Hussein Obama, rise to the occasion of this leak of an inconvenient email?

Will AWOL Commander in Chief B. Hussein use his phone and/or pen to ridicule or just deny that Benhghazi was nothing more than workplace violence?

Whatever will Mrs. Bill Clinton do now?

Hilly-Benghazi was Secretary of Statements when Bethy J. sent Hilly the FYI email!

Oh, me! Oh, my!!

Maybe hubby “Zipper-Boy” Clinton can help Hilly “slick” all this away?

Being a devoted Public Servant such as Obama and Hilly must be soooooo stressful at times!

To their credit, both B. Hussein and Mrs. Bill Clinton slept well that night while their Federal employees were being brutally injured and slaughtered at the multiple Benghazi Massacre workplace violence facilities.

Should B. Hussein and Mrs. Bill Clinton file for back payment increases in their Hazardous Stress Duty pay?

My guess is that B. Hussein could pull a few strings, and have “a bunch of folks” at the IRS cut these well-deserved “refund” checks.

Oops! I forgot! All B. Hussein has to do is issue an Executive Order to get the checks for Hazardous Stress duty pay, even though he was AWOL as Commander in Chief during the period of maximum stress.

No worries though as Speaker Boehner will continue to block any Special Investigator or Committee proposals from reaching the floor of the US House of Representatives.

All will be safe again in Obamanation!

MOVE ON!
FORWARD!


32 posted on 05/02/2014 6:58:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: All

Obama’s kiss of death strikes again...

State Department: ‘Libya Has Become a Terrorist Safe Haven’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/state-department-libya-has-become-terrorist-safe-haven


33 posted on 05/02/2014 7:09:23 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Graewoulf

WHAT DID DOOFUS KNOW.,,and WHEN DID HE KNOW IT!


34 posted on 05/02/2014 7:17:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: djpg
Boehner will now tell us that there is not enough evidence to justify a special prosecutor.

Believe it or don't but he's signaling that he "is now considering" a SP.

35 posted on 05/02/2014 8:09:44 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: maine-iac7

According to Tommy “Dude” Vietor, the President was never in the Situation Room during the Benghazi attack.

You’re right, that’s as cold-blooded as it gets.

Watching Vietor on Fox last night, he “didn’t remember” whether he’d changed ‘attacks’ to ‘protests’. But he refers to it now as “attacks”.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: PghBaldy

His handlers still have an agenda to accomplish


37 posted on 05/02/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

H. Mike

thanks for that link reminder.

Trey Gowdy is a man to watch - he’s not afraid to take em all on - he’s not owned by the Establishment, he’s not SKull & Bones/Yale/Harvard.(”Trey graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982. He earned a B.A. in history from Baylor University in 1986. He was a member of Kappa Omega Tau, a service/social Fraternity while at Baylor University. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989”)

I don’t fully trust anyone who is ‘Ivy League”

We need people who weren’t subject to indoctrination/blackmail.

We need the Gowdys, Wests, Palins, Gingriches - dyed in the wool constitutionalists, lovers of America, ‘non-parsers’

your link of Gowdy - a YEAR ago - c’mon, SHEEPLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jeJmeeMjs


38 posted on 05/02/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Diogenesis

Krauthammer’s Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes

NRO May 1, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxtr9_8yoqI&feature=player_embedded

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It is appalling that President Obama never was in the Situation Room the night of September 11, 2012, as our ambassador to Libya and three other men were being attacked, captured, and eventually killed after being dragged through the streets of Benghazi and tortured in hideous fashion.

Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said that he: ‘Could not put forces at risk’ in order to rescue our men who were under Muslim terrorist attack in Benghazi.

An article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon hit the bulls-eye:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

If Trey Gowdy Chairs the Congress Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, this scandal will prove to be much worse than Watergate.


39 posted on 05/02/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT by Dqban22
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