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Kerry consents to testify about the Benghazi Massacre aftermath
Examiner.com ^ | 5-23-2014 | Jim Kouri

Posted on 05/23/2014 7:03:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 23, 2014

Kerry consents to testify about the Benghazi Massacre aftermath

by Jim Kouri

The U.S. State Department on Friday notified the members of the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Secretary of State -- and former Massachusetts Democrat U.S. Senator -- John Kerry will testify sometime during the month of June regarding what he knows about the Benghazi massacre at the hands of terrorists on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Harf said that the State Department believed "there are more appropriate witnesses" to discuss the incident. Kerry was a member of the Senate at the time of the attack, which occurred during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary.

"One can only hope that Kerry is more honest and forthcoming during his testimony before Issa and his panel than he was 43-years-ago when he testified -- many claim lied -- before a Senate hearing on the Vietnam War," said former U.S. Marine and New York police official Wayne Lewis.

Lewis said Kerry's testimony was based on hearsay and not first hand knowledge, which is evident in the video of his testifying:

"They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside..."


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
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1 posted on 05/23/2014 7:03:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

If Gowdy relies on Kerry and not directly subpoena Hillary, he’s an idiot.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 7:05:37 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Yeah I’m not sure what Kerry has to add other than talking points.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 7:06:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Gowdy impresses me as a very intelligent and disciplined man. I don’t think there’s any reason for concern about his competence.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 7:08:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: cripplecreek

Gawd! Trey do not give this traitor another forum to pontificate!


5 posted on 05/23/2014 7:12:05 PM 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: smoothsailing

Kerry was not there and has nothing to offer! This is just bone thrown to Gowdy to appease!
Besides what makes one think he would offer up the Admin or Hitlery!
Traitors only have coats of many colors! His is Not Red, White, and Blue!
Did you know he was in Vietnam?


6 posted on 05/23/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: smoothsailing

sKerry wants to run again...he’ll do a lot better after he torpedoes Hillary


7 posted on 05/23/2014 7:23:14 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: DocJhn
--Did you know he was in Vietnam?--

Are you sure? I don't believe Kerry has ever mentioned that.

8 posted on 05/23/2014 7:24:07 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: smoothsailing
Telling stories like he did on Vietnam so many years ago.
9 posted on 05/23/2014 7:26:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DocJhn

Kerry withheld documents under court order that were to have been produced. The buck on that did stop with Kerry.

HF


10 posted on 05/23/2014 7:27:01 PM PDT by holden
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To: smoothsailing

I am not at all interested in his consent.

Drag his sorry butt in there and grill him - then move on to the next witness, while reserving the option of dragging Kerry back as many times as needed.

Rinse - repeat


11 posted on 05/23/2014 7:33:08 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
While it is big of Kerry to lower himself to even talk to a lowly House Committee, I think if I read it right, he is only going to filibuster Issa’s Oversight Committee. NOT Gowdy’s Special Committee. I heard one of the girl spokespersons for the the Sec. of State say,he would only have time for Isssa’s committee.
since Issa and his committee are nothing more than Kubuki Theater full of bluster and thunder it don't mean chit.
By the way, I wonder if Kerry will tell them about his long tour of “duty” in Vietnam.
12 posted on 05/23/2014 7:34:57 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Triple

Yep, that’s the way I see it too.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 7:36:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SandRat

I wonder if he’ll wear his magic hat.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DocJhn

Gowdy can always ask Traitorkerry under oath what kind of discharge did he first receive when he left the military.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 7:51:37 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Tupelo
I heard one of the girl spokespersons for the the Sec. of State say,he would only have time for Isssa’s committee.<<

That's how I understood it too....if he goes before any committee it should be Gowdy’s!

16 posted on 05/23/2014 7:56:56 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: DocJhn

He may have been in Vietnam, but he never was in N. Vietnam like Jane Fonda has.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 8:02:45 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: JPG

I think he had a boat!


18 posted on 05/23/2014 8:15:25 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: smoothsailing
the one uniform befitting a man of kerrys character....MAY HE WEAR IT WELL!!!

19 posted on 05/23/2014 8:47:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

Has anyone ASKED Kerry to testify? He can honestly say, “I don’t know.” To every question.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 8:58:22 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: smoothsailing
Need to drag that horned hag into the room. Make Hiltery testify under a subpoena
21 posted on 05/23/2014 9:05:45 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Said the same thing last week. Great opportunity for him to stick it to Hillary and then take her place as the front runner. Unlike the GOP who has a deep bench of qualified possible candidate the democRAT bench is thin and retreads “Loosers”!


22 posted on 05/23/2014 9:23:46 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: smoothsailing
On your " ... I don' think ..." - care to rephrase that?

IIRC you had angst about Eric Holder. Holder is still AG last I checked. Still thinking about that are you?

Sandlapper Gowdy has gotten the spotlight, we will soon see if he is an up-state boob or an avenger of American princples.

23 posted on 05/24/2014 3:21:54 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: smoothsailing
"Harf said that the State Department believed "there are more appropriate witnesses" to discuss the incident."

Great. Kerry can bring the list of their names, and they can be brought before the committee, too.

24 posted on 05/24/2014 4:58:59 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: smoothsailing

He doesn’t know anything important.

Subpoena, take sworn depositions in private.

Public hearings allow grandstanding.


25 posted on 05/24/2014 5:04:13 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: jamaksin

Not sure what blew up your skirt. I stand by my post.


26 posted on 05/24/2014 5:35:17 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Ted Grant

I agree, problem is Issa is a showboater.

I expect Gowdy will conduct the select committee more in line with what you suggest.


27 posted on 05/24/2014 5:43:48 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Having Kerry as a witness, Gowdy is only setting the stage for more to come. I’ll make the popcorn and wait for the main feature.


28 posted on 05/24/2014 6:23:05 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

We could be in for an interesting summer. Pass the popcorn! B^)


29 posted on 05/24/2014 6:28:43 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I expect the same from Gowdy.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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