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Computers stolen in Benghazi attack are ‘huge deal’; State Dept. double-talk is head-spinning(VIDEO)
Biz Pac Review ^ | July 2 2014 | Richard Berkow

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 Clinton’s contention that the Consulate’s 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 weren’t classified documents,” she said. “If there were small classified computers, that’s different than handling classified documents or materials. I think from a security perspective, we look at those a little differently.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicomputers; benghazicoverup

1 posted on 07/02/2014 9:18:40 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Huh?!


2 posted on 07/02/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; Nachum

Big ping


3 posted on 07/02/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: hal ogen

Catherine Herridge of FoxNews was reporting on this yesterday—she is one sharp cookie, with some obviously well-informed and deep-inside connections!


4 posted on 07/02/2014 9:24:04 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: PoloSec

Time to break out and grease up the old parse-o-matic.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 9:25:00 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: PoloSec

These computers may also contain damning information on the conduct of the State Department prior to the attack.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 9:25:54 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: PoloSec

I’m expected to believe that State does not use Whole Disk Encryption?


7 posted on 07/02/2014 9:26:26 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: PoloSec

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...


8 posted on 07/02/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 9:27:17 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: PoloSec

Does it matter? Ask Hiterly.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: PoloSec

I’ll bet that’s where Lois Lerner’s emails were stored!


11 posted on 07/02/2014 9:29:34 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: PoloSec
That explanation seemed at odds with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s contention that the Consulate’s anemic security was “because there was no classified processing at the diplomatic compound, there were no Marines posted there.”

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.

12 posted on 07/02/2014 9:30:05 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: PoloSec
I said no classified computers had gone missing in Benghazi

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.

13 posted on 07/02/2014 9:31:34 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: DBrow

They might, probably do. But I’m sure state made sure the keys were readily available.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 9:36:48 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: PoloSec
Maybe they should have taken it seriously at the time and put some bad asses hot on the trail of the attackers. Instead of waiting a year and a half to pick up some Al Qaeda hang about that is.

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!?! /Hillary screech

15 posted on 07/02/2014 9:37:56 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: DBrow
I’m expected to believe that State does not use Whole Disk Encryption?

Let me just say; 0bamaCare websites, IRS e-mail archiving and Hillary is a drunk.

16 posted on 07/02/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec
"Yes! That is correct, I lie for a living."


17 posted on 07/02/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PoloSec
“If there were small classified computers, that’s different than handling classified documents or materials. I think from a security perspective, we look at those a little differently.”

The hell you do. Classified material is classified material, regardless of the medium. If anything, electronic media require more protections than paper records.

18 posted on 07/02/2014 9:45:06 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: PoloSec

“If there were small classified computers, that’s 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?

Gaaaah.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 9:52:00 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Rebelbase

bttt


21 posted on 07/02/2014 9:52:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Just more of the INCOMPETENTCE within the so-call odumbo “administration”. The same people that created this mess and have now lost national security information. Explain just how that happened, if you can.
22 posted on 07/02/2014 10:07:27 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: PoloSec

“What difference does it make”?


23 posted on 07/02/2014 10:14:35 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PoloSec

The State Department should have used the same kind of computers the IRS has so the hard drives could fail on demand.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 10:17:33 AM PDT by ken in texas
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25 posted on 07/02/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PoloSec
Tell us something new!

US Intelligence Suffers Major Compromise in Libya ("catastrophic intelligence loss" US official) Sept. 24, 2012

Sacking of Benghazi consulate “a catastrophic intelligence loss” Sept. 24,2012

State Dept. Rules of Engagement Kept Marines out of Tripoli, Benghazi in Libya Sept. 14, 2012

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.
26 posted on 07/02/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: DBrow

Is that any harder to believe than the IRS not having backup email archives?


27 posted on 07/02/2014 11:10:07 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: TigersEye; maggief; hoosiermama

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.

Transformation


28 posted on 07/02/2014 11:25:51 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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