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White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack, Darrell Issa Says
ABC News ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Jonathan Karl

Posted on 05/22/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT by kristinn

A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway — and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened — the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video.

The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” The was written hours before the attack was over.

Issa has asked the White House to declassify and release the document. In the meantime he has inserted a sentence from the e-mail in the Congressional Record.

“White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video,” the e-mail reads, according to Issa.

Issa’s full statement can be read here.

Asked about the document, a senior White House official told ABC News it demonstrates that the White House genuinely believed the video sparked the attack all along, a belief that turned out to be incorrect.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 911anniversary; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazivideo; blameyoutube; holdermetrip; holdertrip; issa; pastorjon; seansmith; waronterror; whitehouse; youtube; youtubevideo
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More at source link including draft condolence letter for family of Sean Smith dated Sept. 12, 2012 that blames video.
1 posted on 05/22/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The video was up on YooToob a long time before 2012.0911


2 posted on 05/22/2014 11:16:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kristinn

What ramifications? This is a free speech issue. Are we now openly Soviet?


3 posted on 05/22/2014 11:16:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: kristinn
Hmmm. Working on their backstory while our guys were being killed. Anyone suprised?

FRegards,
PrairieDawg
4 posted on 05/22/2014 11:17:29 AM PDT by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: kristinn

This such BS from Obama. They were caught with their pants down in a city without an embassy and they were killed in a muslim celebration of 9-11. The cover up is to cover up why we ahd an ambassador in Benghazi.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kristinn

So what made them think “hmmmm.... attack on Benghazi ==> youtube “ ?

During the attack - not after it - during it.

Points to the false kidnapping theory


6 posted on 05/22/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: kristinn

There is enough evidence to initiate impeachment proceedings and a criminal investigation on the WH for racketeering and other offenses a thousand times over, but since nothing along those lines looks like it will materialize, I remain skeptical whether one more drip will break the dam.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 11:20:50 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: kristinn

Or maybe John John Karl the White But wanted to make the appearance it believed it was the video to cover it’s tracks all along the way. I just love his immediate conclusion they believed all along when there isn’t one kick of evidence supporting that assertion. Even within hours they were advised it was a coordinated terrorist attack they continued to trump this line on every major news circuit. The slobbering media having gone thru many sets of knee pads to take in the “One” still seeks his approval to this day. Our media is sickening with no critical thought to what they write.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 11:21:15 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: kristinn

So this was the first ever anti-Islamic video ever posted on youtube? Really?


9 posted on 05/22/2014 11:21:29 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: PrairieDawg

Exactly what they were doing. They were busy constructing the facade even before all the blood was spilled.

What a crying shame.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 11:23:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: kristinn
The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.”

Or a cover story concocted by Obama and Hillary. By that time, they already knew the Amb was dead. It was 3:11 am the following morning in Benghazi. And they were watching the attacks real time via video and the unmanned drone.

11 posted on 05/22/2014 11:24:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn
Which, of course, indicates that the Obama administration was well aware of the Youtube video in advance of the attack.

Now Youtube has this nifty little button that you can hit to report a video that you deem offensive, and Youtube will investigate.

So, if this administration knew that this "incendiary" video, was capable of instigating significant violence in the Middle East, possibly targeting American citizens, then why wouldn't you report the stupid video prior to the attacks????? I mean, there's probably 3,500 State Department employees surfing Youtube all day, and not one could hit the button that it might be offensive?

12 posted on 05/22/2014 11:26:46 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Obadiah
They were busy constructing the facade even before all the blood was spilled.

Since it was 3 am in Libya, the WH and Hilary probably thought the attack was over. The annex wasn't really hit hard until 5:15 Benghazi time.

13 posted on 05/22/2014 11:30:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn

Lost in all of this is the fact that the video in question told the truth about pedophile MoHAMmed. Poorly done, but accurate.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: cincinnati65

There’s another layer (or two) of this fiasco that were not seeing yet!


15 posted on 05/22/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: kristinn
"“White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice [sic] ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video,”

Must be one of Obama's sons writing this email.

16 posted on 05/22/2014 11:33:55 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: cincinnati65

It was offensive only in the context that Mooselims are offended by the truth.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: kabar

So instead of working on a plan to get support to Libya in real time, they were working on the cover-up.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 11:35:03 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

EXACTLY!


19 posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by PrairieDawg
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To: kristinn

So the Brits were pulling their people out as quickly as possible. Meanwhile team Obama was crafting deniability angles to cover the dirty work of turning a toxified embassy staff over to murderers.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 11:40:11 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: kristinn
Nothing is out of the realm of possibilities with this administration:

Investigative Findings: Benghazi video linked to the CIA?

(Canada Free Press)

21 posted on 05/22/2014 11:42:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 1Old Pro
Exactly. Hillary's statement was released at 10 PM or 4 AM Benghazi time.

Clinton: Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

22 posted on 05/22/2014 11:44:22 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn

Don’t think they didn’t look long and hard for some way to pin this whole VA mess on Ebay too.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 11:45:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn

I think I wrote on that day, 9/12 maybe?? as a LOT of Freepers did that the video in the morning had less that 500 hits, maybe less than that. There was a full video that had very few hits( less than a 100 because it was so bad, also no one even knew about it) then there was a promo which had as stated about 4-500 hits and I saw it after the FR-link was up for many hours.
The danged video was a non issue then, non issue now, what the president did and didn’t do in his little lying election year will , I HOPE, take him and his cronies down for good.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: kristinn

The video is a moot point to begin with.

We do not go about apologizing to attackers of our diplomats.

How do so many miss this point?


25 posted on 05/22/2014 11:48:33 AM PDT by stanne
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To: PrairieDawg

“Working on their backstory while our guys were being killed. Anyone suprised?”

That is the truth however WH will say it proves they believed video was to blame and they wanted to take action to prevent OTHER consulates from being attacked. You wait. They will use it to their advantage.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 11:49:53 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: PrairieDawg; TigersEye
Hmmm. Working on their backstory while our guys were being killed. Anyone surprised?

Holy crap. It CAN get worse.

27 posted on 05/22/2014 11:50:53 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Norm Lenhart

>> What ramifications? This is a free speech issue. Are we now openly Soviet?

Yup. The regime pissed on the 1st Amendment as cover for the murder of 4 US Citizens, and few gave a damn.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 11:52:13 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn
Hillary Clinton's statement at 10PM (4 am in Benghazi) the night of the attack. The letter to YouTube was clearly part of the cover-up and the beginning of the video lie. You can see in her statement the Clintonian parsing of words, i.e., "Some have sought to justify...." We have no idea what was the source for this characterization.

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.

This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.

29 posted on 05/22/2014 11:52:27 AM PDT by kabar
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To: cincinnati65
Which, of course, indicates that the Obama administration was well aware of the Youtube video in advance of the attack.

Seems to me they were well aware of the attack before the attack.


30 posted on 05/22/2014 11:52:42 AM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: TexasCajun

the sad part of this is that the cia link...seems all too plausible...


31 posted on 05/22/2014 11:55:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TexasCajun

Metadata pulled from the avatar seems to suggest the gubmint MADE the vid to cover their a** on Benghazi.

Thank you for posting this—this Montagraph video says a great deal.

Busted Once and For All:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ADl6oT1fk&list=TLkvtWx_UFFpBH613zPdp1nFwxFU51lqvf


32 posted on 05/22/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: PrairieDawg

They were apologizing to Egypt before anyone knew about the video and before anyone was killed.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kristinn
“White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video,” the e-mail reads, according to Issa.

Who is Pastor Jon? Nakoula Basseley is the the video maker who was jailed.

34 posted on 05/22/2014 12:08:08 PM 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: kristinn

~~~to advice~~~

Is that [sic] as well?


35 posted on 05/22/2014 12:09:14 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: kristinn

I believe Hillary had aready blamed the video for the earlier attack in Egypt, so the story (probably prepared in advance to cover up any 9/11 attacks) was already planned for use.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: TexasGator

Yes, I caught the same thing. Must be the same moron who tweeted ‘Lybia’.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 12:10:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: don-o

That’s what I was thinking. They are talking about a different video. They must have found the Nikoula video afterward and decided it fit the narrative better.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 12:15:34 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Squeako

I think that pastor in Florida who burned a Koran was named John.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 12:17:14 PM 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: don-o

Wrong - that was Terry Jones. Who IS Pastor Jon?


40 posted on 05/22/2014 12:23:31 PM 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: kristinn

To me, the most logical explanation is they are leftist idiots, and believe muslims are persecuted, and the video seemed a good explanation. Wasn’t the State Dept Twitter apology BEFORE the attack on Benghazi? People are making this too complicated. The other thing is, if the CIA or someone was doing something, would they really tell the State Dept?


41 posted on 05/22/2014 12:23:32 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kabar
The video was used in Egypt to gin up a crowd for a 'free the Blind Sheik' rally/attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo on 9/11/12 led by the brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri.

The embassy put out a groveling, preemptive statement in an attempt to appease the brewing mob before it attacked.

News of the statement was broken by me on FR that afternoon.

Rather than acknowledge these were al Qaeda inspired attacks on the 9/11 attacks anniversary, the Obama campaign/admin blamed the video to preserve Obama's lie that he had al Qaeda on the run.

Surprisingly, Wikipedia has a good, but incomplete write-up:

Movement for Omar Abdel-Rahman[edit]

On June 29, newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi pledged to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, who he described as a political prisoner.[31] On August 2, Egypt formally requested that the United States release Abdel-Rahman.[32]

On August 30, according to Eric Trager, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya called for a protest at the US embassy in Cairo on September 11 to demand the release of Abdel-Rahman.[33]

On September 8, El Fagr reported on a threat to burn down the US embassy in Cairo unless Abdel-Rahman was released. Raymond Ibrahim described this threat as a unified statement by Egyptian Islamic Jihad and al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya.[34]

A DHS report released on September 11 and reported by Fox News on September 19 indicated that a web statement incited "sons of Egypt" to pressure America to release Abdel-Rahman "even if it requires burning the embassy down with everyone in it." The Web statement was apparently posted on an Arabic-language forum on September 9, two days before the attack, and was in reference to the embassy in Egypt.[35]

The Wikipedia report doesn't include Ayman al Zawahiri's younger brother Mohammed's on site claim of credit for the protest/attack.

42 posted on 05/22/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly. That’s partially why the apology seemed so odd.


43 posted on 05/22/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Karliner

Remember clicking on it -— only watched a little because it was so bad. And yes the number of views was extremely low


44 posted on 05/22/2014 12:27:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: kristinn

The “Pastor Jon” video is NOT the “Innocence of Muslims” video blamed later, too?!


45 posted on 05/22/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: kristinn

The link in your 9/11/12 thread to the statement deom US Embassy Cairo returns “file not found.”


46 posted on 05/22/2014 12:32:10 PM 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: cyn

Wow! That is major. Thanks for the ping, cyn. I would have missed this.


47 posted on 05/22/2014 12:45:46 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kristinn
Hillary Clinton is THE original source of the 'video did it' excuse for Benghazi, Cairo and all the rest of the embassy riots around the world. Hillary did it!

US Embassy in Cairo quietly deletes its ‘we stand by our condemnation’ tweet; Update: More deleted tweets!

Here is Hillary pushing it again on Sept. 13th.

Clinton: Anti-Islam Video 'Disgusting' (video 2:56)

Here is a 'senior administration official' trying to distance 0bamugabe from Hillary's f-up and at the same time admitting by inference that she was the source of the 'video did it' meme.

Senior administration official: The Cairo embassy’s statement does not reflect the view of the U.S. government; Update: Romney calls embassy statement “disgraceful”

posted at 10:34 pm on September 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” a senior administration official told POLITICO…

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.

And here 0bamugabe and Hillary work together to try to prop up her 'video did it' nonsense and spread it even further.

Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV (taxpayer-funded ads) 09/20/2012

Nope, she never said anything about a 'video.'

Father of Fallen SEAL: Hillary Told Me They’d Get That Filmmaker Good 10/25/2012 videos at link

WH: Obama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack–About Same Time Clinton | CNS News

Rep. Kinzinger: Hillary Yelled at Lawmaker When It Was Suggested Benghazi Was Terror Attack (Youtube video 4:40)


48 posted on 05/22/2014 12:47:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: don-o

Perhaps the administration planned on producing the video themselves but when the four died they didn’t have time. The script got flipped!


49 posted on 05/22/2014 12:49:10 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: All
DoD contractor connected to Nakoula Youtube video

Montagraph put up a new video on May 1st. It is basically a refresher of his original findings of the connection between Stanley Inc., a DoD subcontractor, to the Innocence of Muslims video. He also shows when and by whom the name was changed.

BUSTED Once And For All

Here is a video by another Vlogger who demonstrates how Innocence of Muslims was traced to Stanley Inc. through the meta-data.

Benghazi's Smoking Gun

50 posted on 05/22/2014 12:50:46 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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