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US spy agencies heard Benghazi attackers using State Dept. cell phones to call terrorist leaders
Fox News ^ | 6/11/2014 | Bret Baier, James Rosen

Posted on 06/11/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT by gwgn02

The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News.

The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry, as the administration claimed for several weeks after the attacks.

Eric Stahl, who recently retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force, served as commander and pilot of the C-17 aircraft that was used to transport the corpses of the four casualties from the Benghazi attacks – then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods – as well as the assault’s survivors from Tripoli to the safety of an American military base in Ramstein, Germany.

In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Stahl said members of a CIA-trained Global Response Staff who raced to the scene of the attacks were “confused” by the administration’s repeated implication of the video as a trigger for the attacks, because “they knew during the attack…who was doing the attacking.” Asked how, Stahl told anchor Bret Baier: “Right after they left the consulate in Benghazi and went to the [CIA] safehouse, they were getting reports that cell phones, consulate cell phones, were being used to make calls to the attackers' higher ups.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; obama; scandal

1 posted on 06/11/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: gwgn02

Video in link.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:28 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: gwgn02
Now that is an interesting wrinkle. I wonder what other information will start coming out now. Maybe the main stream media will even start investigating.
3 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:37 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: gwgn02

” were being used to make calls to the attackers’ higher ups.”

SO... the CIA knows who these higher ups are.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 8:27:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Robert357

Don’t count on it. The main story on ABC News Radio today was how many Americans are overweight.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 8:28:08 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Robert357
Maybe the main stream media will even start investigating.

Only if it trends on twitter.

6 posted on 06/11/2014 8:28:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: gwgn02

NJCT


7 posted on 06/11/2014 8:32:34 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Robert357
"Stahl also contended that given his crew’s alert status and location, they could have reached Benghazi in time to have played a role in rescuing the victims of the assault, and ferrying them to safety in Germany, had they been asked to do so. 'We were on a 45-day deployment to Ramstein air base,' he told Fox News. 'And we were there basically to pick up priority missions, last-minute missions that needed to be accomplished.'

'You would've thought that we would have had a little bit more of an alert posture on 9/11,' Stahl added. 'A hurried-up timeline probably would take us [an] hour-and-a-half to get off the ground and three hours and fifteen minutes to get down there. So we could've gone down there and gotten them easily.'”

To me, this is a smoking gun! Proof there WERE resources available to rescue, if not Stevens, at least the other three men who died at the Consulate.

8 posted on 06/11/2014 8:33:00 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: null and void

NJCT


9 posted on 06/11/2014 8:33:04 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: gwgn02
Almost lost at the end of the report.....

Stahl also contended that given his crew’s alert status and location, they could have reached Benghazi in time to have played a role in rescuing the victims of the assault, and ferrying them to safety in Germany, had they been asked to do so. “We were on a 45-day deployment to Ramstein air base,” he told Fox News. “And we were there basically to pick up priority missions, last-minute missions that needed to be accomplished.”

“You would've thought that we would have had a little bit more of an alert posture on 9/11,” Stahl added. “A hurried-up timeline probably would take us [an] hour-and-a-half to get off the ground and three hours and fifteen minutes to get down there. So we could've gone down there and gotten them easily.”

10 posted on 06/11/2014 8:33:04 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: gwgn02
You can be sure that the alphabet news, weekly magazines and e-zines have circulated a memo to their new swriters that this topic has been determined to be haram. Ḥarām (Arabic: حَرَام‎ ḥarām) or Haraam is an Arabic term meaning sinful. In Islamic Jurisprudence, haram is used to refer to any act that is forbidden by Allah
11 posted on 06/11/2014 8:34:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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bttt


12 posted on 06/11/2014 8:34:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Robert357
start investigating?

IIRC, CNN has reporters on the ground the day after -- who were probably more interested in covering up anything that might taint the Administration. The FBI didn't get there for 2 weeks -- because the situation was deemed too dangerous.
13 posted on 06/11/2014 8:34:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: gwgn02

Probably obama phones they picked up when on welfare in Dearborn.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 8:38:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Bryan24; milagro

Major Stahl also says at the end of the interview that they had requested a C-130 be on standby at the airport(Tripoli?) a month prior to 9/11.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:42 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: UCANSEE2

In the interview, Major Stahl also says that the guys on the ground knew that there was a living security guard at Benghazi who was on the take and had given information about escape routes, the safe house(room), etc. to the attackers.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 8:45:03 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: gwgn02

Interesting interview - also heard that a request was made one month prior to the attack to have a plane standing by during the period for possible evacuation, but it was “denied” - by whom, for why not explained - maybe Gowdy can find out....


17 posted on 06/11/2014 8:47:26 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 9:23:02 PM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: gwgn02

Perhaps they were calling for movie reviews.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 9:27:33 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: gwgn02
Not only that but at or near the end of this powerful interview, Major Stahl said that the Ambassador and others had asked to have a C-130 on standby for the anniversary of 9/11 one YEAR earlier!
20 posted on 06/11/2014 9:44:18 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: gwgn02

Where was 0bama and what was he doing while our people were being murdered?

Simple question.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 9:45:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: gwgn02; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Bengazi ping.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 9:48:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: onedoug

Stoned. With Reggie. In the shed at the back of the whitehouse.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 9:50:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: gwgn02
Perhaps the US personal currently at the US Embassy in Baghdad should make a bunch of calls on their cell phones and say thinks like - Why has John Kerry left us here to die ? or perhaps Why wont Obama send planes to evacuate us ? At least it would be good for the historical record.
24 posted on 06/11/2014 10:02:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: onedoug

“Where was 0bama and what was he doing while our people were being murdered?”

I think he said he was in the White House and then went to bed so he could he could attend a fund raiser in Las Vegas the next day.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 12:54:28 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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>> agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders

To complain about the film... that mean and nasty film.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 12:58:30 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TomGuy

We’re those CNN reporter moonlighting as CIA agents?. Journalism is often a cover for agents


27 posted on 06/12/2014 1:28:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

Still no word on when the select committee hearings will begin. I heard a Fox reporter mention (without attribution) that it would be in the Fall. Are they pushing it past the elections? Wonder why.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 3:13:56 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: UCANSEE2
” were being used to make calls to the attackers’ higher ups.”

SO... the CIA knows who these higher ups are.

Gives one a reason to be ever more suspicious about the unexplained whereabouts of Obama and Clinton during this time. Perhaps they were secreted in a closet of their residence while engaged in private conversations..............???

29 posted on 06/12/2014 4:18:03 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: don-o

There was a thread last week that they were compiling a time line. Organizing the material they have from each committee will take some time and you can be certain with the two federal prosecutors every t will be crossed and they will know just what questions they want answered and by whom.
There will be more then one individual who will be giving sworn affidavits to eliminate the need to be questioned in public. Look at the individuals showing up on FOX— Tip of the iceberg
Lots more than what public is seeing will cooperate out of 0’s eye site


30 posted on 06/12/2014 4:23:54 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Robert357; gwgn02; LucyT

The “Noose” gets wider and wider waiting!!!


31 posted on 06/12/2014 5:44:08 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: gwgn02
he disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry, as the administration claimed for several weeks after the attacks.

Intelligent citizens know the Obama White House and Hillary were lying... now we need to know why... and yeah, it matters.

32 posted on 06/12/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Robert357
Now that is an interesting wrinkle. I wonder what other information will start coming out now. Maybe the main stream media will even start investigating.

Nahhh... Benghazi was along time ago....no need to bring that up anymore....

33 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:18 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

Waiting until after the elections will guarantee a majority in the Senate with the possibility of a 2/3 majority. This will make impeachment proceedings far more serious. Enough is known now to warrent impeachment and criminal proceedings.
With a greater in depth study the link to terrorism in the White House can be established. That will result in an overthrow of the Democrat party resulting in substantial numbers of criminal indictments.
With the TP overthrow of establishment Republicans in Virginia the Republican party will be required to push this matter to its legal conclusion.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:02 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: All
Republicans are slowly but inexorably getting the message that they must impeach and remove Obama or suffer dire consequences from patriots. If Republicans cannot rise above corruption they, too, will be summarily removed.
The real enemy remains our over weaning bureaucracy. Only a firebrand Constitutionalist who will substantially constrict and reduce the size and scope of government will save us from outright revolution.
Obama has brought us to the end of our tolerance. This campaign promise is not Hope and Change. It is Change or Die.
35 posted on 06/12/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Here is the problem as I see it.

Trying to impeach zero could possibly stir their dead assed base up.NO need to do that.

Even if the best of scenarios were to occur and we did get his ass thrown out of office we really go nowhere.

IMHO, he is little more than a front man wth Valerie Jarret, David Axelrod, David Plouffe and the rest of the Chicago mobsters actually devising strategy and doing the ground work.

My theory is why not go after them instead of the first black president? They have thought of everything with the exception that we might just go after them.

First question to val/jar: Why do you have secret service protection and go from there.

36 posted on 06/12/2014 12:07:52 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Do you really think that zero is behind all the incredibly complex strategy of every move these bastards make? Somehow I doubt it.
Every move they make has tentacles that reach out everywhere destroying the country a little at a time this is beyond zeros capability, IMHO.
37 posted on 06/12/2014 12:10:55 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

Do you think Hitler was capable of ring leading every act of the Third Reich? Or that any tyrant is personally involved in every aspect of their tyranny? You make a fool’s argument. Of course Obama is responsible and is directly linked to every destructive action of our destructive government. He leads by example, in spirit and from behind.
When has Obama acted to stop the destruction we have witnessed under his administration? How has he constrained the chaos of our economic, cultural and governmental systems?
Obama is not an incredibly complex man. He is a fool, a lout and a criminal. But he is in charge of the greatest nation in the world with a million willing accomplices.
What chaos or inextricably complex maneuvering is he incapable of generating? Very little, I think.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 12:27:29 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: rodguy911

I believe I covered that exigency in my comments. A careful untangling of this administration will result in a substantial number of indictments.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 12:56:48 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: gwgn02; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

40 posted on 06/14/2014 8:52:13 AM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: null and void

that’s the graphic to use if Kankles decides to run.... hope someone has the spine to use it


41 posted on 06/14/2014 9:16:35 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: milagro

STAHL IS AN AMERICAN PATRIOT HERO!


42 posted on 06/14/2014 9:45:58 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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