Skip to comments.Computers stolen in Benghazi attack are ‘huge deal’; State Dept. double-talk is head-spinning(VIDEO)
Posted on 07/02/2014 9:18:40 AM PDT by PoloSec
Computers stolen from the U.S. Consulate during the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack may have contained sensitive information, jeopardizing the lives of locals and allowing classified material to fall into the wrong hands.
Sources in Washington and Libya told Fox News on Tuesday that the marauders got away with computers with hard drives that included the names of all the users, among other information.
A Libyan eyewitness said the terrorists took computers, computer devices, M-16 rifles and a suitcase, Washington investigators confirmed to Fox News.
Former CIA officer Charles Faddis called the theft a huge deal and a front-burner thing, saying the thieves could easily retrieve the stored messages all kinds of things: phone lists, contact lists, lists of personnel.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf could not say whether recent terrorist threats to locals were related to the stolen information.
But I can say that during the evacuation of the special mission compound to the [CIA] Annex, all classified computers were safely removed by the DS [Diplomatic Security] agents, she said. No classified information was compromised.
That explanation seemed at odds with former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons contention that the Consulates anemic security was because there was no classified processing at the diplomatic compound, there were no Marines posted there.
Asked to reconcile the conflicting accounts, Harf was decidedly unclear.
I said no classified computers had gone missing in Benghazi. I think where the little bit of confusion lies here is, when we talk about classified information, these werent classified documents, she said. If there were small classified computers, thats different than handling classified documents or materials. I think from a security perspective, we look at those a little differently.
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Catherine Herridge of FoxNews was reporting on this yesterday—she is one sharp cookie, with some obviously well-informed and deep-inside connections!
Time to break out and grease up the old parse-o-matic.
These computers may also contain damning information on the conduct of the State Department prior to the attack.
I’m expected to believe that State does not use Whole Disk Encryption?
The reason they were offended by the video is that they STOLE the computers, then they hooked them up to the internet at their place and THEN saw the offensive video on U-Tube...
Benedict Arnold, the Rosenburgs, Alger Hiss, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hansen and all the others have NOTHING on the treason and treachery that has occurred during the Obama administration’s watch.
Does it matter? Ask Hiterly.
I’ll bet that’s where Lois Lerner’s emails were stored!
It was not a diplomatic compound or a consulate. It was a secret CIA warehouse being used to ship captured Libyan weapons to Al Qaeda, now re branded as ISIS, in Syria. Of course there wasn't going to be Marines stationed there or much security at all. It was suppose to be SECRET.
That doesn't make any sense. There are only three possibilities:
1. There were no computers in Benghazi.
2. There were computers in Benghazi. But they weren't used for classified matters. They were used to play solitaire, bid on eBay, etc.
3. There were computers in Benghazi. And they were used for classified matters.
They might, probably do. But I’m sure state made sure the keys were readily available.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!?! /Hillary screech
Let me just say; 0bamaCare websites, IRS e-mail archiving and Hillary is a drunk.
The hell you do. Classified material is classified material, regardless of the medium. If anything, electronic media require more protections than paper records.
If there were small classified computers, thats different than handling classified documents or materials. I think from a security perspective, we look at those a little differently.
This is just complete lunacy. The more classified a piece of information is, the bigger the physical computer it should be stored on?
“What difference does it make”?
The State Department should have used the same kind of computers the IRS has so the hard drives could fail on demand.
Captain Kendra Motz, Marine Corps spokesman, told Breitbart News on Friday that she wasn't aware that the Marine Corps had issued a formal statement, but that the information included in the Powerline report was correct.
"The Marine Corps does not have any Marines stationed at diplomatic installations in Libya."When asked if she knew of the existence of the document outlining the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, she stated:
"I don't, and even if I did I couldn't disclose it to you because it puts people at risk."The 50 Marines that were rushed to Libya after the murder of Ambassador Stevens are not permanently stationed at any diplomatic installation in Libya.
Is that any harder to believe than the IRS not having backup email archives?
So they steal the computer, they take the suitcase probably full of cash the Turk delivered for the Saudisx( what’s the going cost of a ship full of arms these days) and then we see the police chief, and several other people who were on our payroll assassinated shortly after and the basic government falls. Now we see why the video was so important to use as the reason. The money we were to receive was used to dismantle all of Libya.