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  • Benghazi: They knew it was an attack within minutes

    01/15/2014 9:58:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-14 | DrJohn
    Following the attacks in Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans, including the Ambassador to Libya, the Obama administration blamed the violence on a spontaneous protest of a home-made video that is said to insult Islam. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not...
  • MSNBC Guest: Benghazi Is a ‘Fake, Phony Scandal’

    11/18/2013 4:51:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 18, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    With the wheels coming off of ObamaCare, liberals are desperately searching for a way to go back on the attack against Republicans. On Saturday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, Zerlina Maxwell of TheGrio.com trotted out a months-old strategy: attack Republicans for pushing the supposedly “phony” Benghazi scandal. Asked for her opinion on the Republicans’ investigation of the Benghazi attack, Maxwell spit out the liberal narrative that we heard a lot of earlier this year: [Video below. MP3 audio here.] MSNBC Contributor: Benghazi Is a ‘Fake, Phony Scandal’ Well, I think that Benghazi is a tragedy but it's a fake, phony scandal....
  • French honorary consul escapes Benghazi attack

    07/06/2013 5:26:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 6 july 2013 | Wire
    France’s honorary consul in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi survived a gun attack on his car unharmed, officials said on Friday, in the latest assault on foreigners in the cradle of the North African country’s 2011 revolt. The attack happened late on Thursday when Jean Dufriche was returning home with his wife. “The consul was driving home when a car drove up and started shooting at their car,” said Mohammed al-Hijazy, spokesman of the security operations room in Benghazi. “They were close to the Benghazi Medical Centre when the incident happened. They went there and stayed there until we...
  • Islamic extremist' gunmen attack government buildings in Benghazi

    06/15/2013 10:23:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    AP - via The Guardian ^ | June 15, 2013
    Gunmen staged overnight attacks on at least six security buildings and outposts throughout Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing five soldiers, military officials said on Saturday. The assaults, which included snipers, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives thrown on to rooftops, came after a number of smaller targeted attacks and assassinations of security officials in the city over the past several months. A spokesman for the army's chief of staff, Ali el-Sheikhy, said no group had claimed responsibility for attacks. Officials have not announced any arrests. An elite military unit known as Saaqa claimed on its Facebook page that Islamic extremists were...
  • A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back

    05/18/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/13 | Connie Cass - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute. Why was a diplomatic outpost left so poorly protected? Should the Pentagon have rushed jets or special forces to the rescue when the assault began? Did President Barack Obama's administration obscure the true nature of the terrorist attack to help him get re-elected? Congressional Republicans are poking for evidence of incompetence and cover-up in the ashes of the Sept. 11 anniversary attack....
  • White House’s Benghazi E-Mail Dump Shows Critical Two-day Gap, CIA Objection

    05/16/2013 4:45:38 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2013 | Neil Munro
    The Benghazi-related emails released by the White House late May 15 exclude the critical emails between administration officials that were sent during the crucial first two days after the deadly jihadi attack that killed four Americans last September. The 100 pages of partially redacted emails also conclude with a dismissive message from CIA chief David Petraeus. “Frankly, I’d just as soon not use this,” Petraeus said about the heavily edited, four-sentence “talking points” that the White House used to downplay Al Qaeda’s role in the Sep. 11 attack on the poorly protected diplomatic compound.....
  • Petraeus email objected to Benghazi talking points

    05/16/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Myfoxdc.com/AP ^ | 5/16/2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the public, according to emails released Wednesday by the White House. Under pressure in the investigation that continues eight months after the attacks, the White House on Wednesday released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written notes made by Petraeus' deputy, Mike Morell, after a meeting at the White House on Saturday, Sept. 15. On that page, Morell scratched out from the...
  • US Diplomat Reignites Benghazi Controversy

    05/13/2013 8:52:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | May 6, 2013 4:27pm | By John Parkinson , Luis Martinez
    The top deputy to the U.S. ambassador killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, is prepared to deliver testimony this week that could contradict the administration’s explanation of the deadly attack, renewing the controversy over whether all available resources were utilized while the attack unfolded.Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya, is set to testify Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee.Hicks, a 22-year Foreign Service diplomat, became the highest-ranking civilian in Libya after U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in the attack, which the administration initially characterized as a...
  • Flashback -- Carney: 'Single Change' In Benghazi Talking Points ( Carney on Nov 28,2012 )

    05/10/2013 6:55:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 10 2013 | breitbart.com
    "The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two -- of these two institutions were changing the word 'consulate' to 'diplomatic facility,' because 'consulate' was inaccurate. Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC's best assessments of what they thought had happened"
  • Benghazi: What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?

    05/11/2013 8:04:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    Congressional testimony this week showed the appalling lengths to which the Obama administration went to cover-up its mishandling of last fall’s terrorist attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, but President Obama’s precise role in the cynical operation remains hidden.Americans still don’t know what President Obama knew and when he knew it. We don’t know what exactly he did when he learned on Sept. 11, 2012 that U.S. officials in Benghazi were under attack. Obama may have gone to bed while the attack was in progress, leaving others in the administration to develop a politically expedient cover story calculated...
  • Clinton's Republican Guard-Andrew McCarthy

    05/07/2013 2:12:11 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 7, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    With each new revelation, what has always been obvious becomes more pronounced: the State Department’s self-proclaimed final word on the Benghazi Massacre, the risibly named “Accountability Review Board” investigation, is a fraud. Yet, like the rest of the Obama administration’s obstructive wagon-circling, the ARB’s report continues serving its intended purpose: to thwart efforts to hold administration officials accountable. Even on Fox News, which has been admirably dogged covering a scandal the Obamedia has done its best to bury, the refrain is heard: How could the ARB report be a whitewash when its investigation was run by such Washington eminences as...
  • Congresswoman: Benghazi Stand Down Order Came From Obama

    05/10/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 126 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 10, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Congresswoman and former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg Ann Wagner (R-MO) appeared on The Dana Loesch show and placed the blame, of the stand down order to those that could have offered assistance to Americans under attack, on none other than Barack Obama. Loesch asked Wagner, “Because you have been an ambassador, you have been overseas with similar responsibilities and similar missions – who gives such an order to stand down? Where does that come from?” “The President of the United States,” the Missouri congresswoman affirmed. As top diplomat in Libya Gregory Hicks testified to on Wednesday before the House...
  • ABC Commits Journalism, Investigates 'Not True' White House Statements on Libya

    05/10/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC journalist Jon Karl actually followed up on Wednesday's Benghazi hearings, exposing that CIA talking points on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack were "dramatically edited" a total of 12 times by the administration. In a report airing on Friday's Good Morning America, Karl explained to viewers that, between the first version and the last, "all references to al Qaeda and all references to CIA warnings before the attack about the terror threat in Benghazi" were removed. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] An ABC graphic went so far as to wonder, "Benghazi Statements Not True? White House Statements contradicted." Karl quoted from...
  • President Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans in Benghazi Were Denied ... Help (Oct 2012)

    05/10/2013 11:21:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | Oct 26, 2012 6:31pm (Reposting - May 19, 2013) | Jake Tapper
    In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong.After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it’s fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won’t be released until after the election, the president said, “the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to...
  • The Damning Dozen: Twelve Revelations from the Benghazi Hearings ( Good Intro )

    05/09/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    townhall ^ | Guy Benson
    Much of the media and liberal establishment simply ignored yesterday's Benghazi hearings.  They were content to see, hear, and speak no evil -- which is typically the fastest way to kill a story in Washington.  Others framed the proceedings as just another quixotic, partisan effort to hype a long-resolved story.  Selling that template requires adherence to two fallacious assertions: First, that no major questions remain regarding the 9/11 terrorist assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya  -- and second, that no new information emerged from the whistle-blowers' hours-long testimony.  The former claim is outright insulting.  The latter betrays either...
  • Associated Press Headline Casts Official House Hearing On Benghazi as 'GOP Hearing'

    05/08/2013 10:05:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Associated Press could not very well ignore today's hearing at which whistleblowers are testifying as to the events surrounding the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration's failed response thereto. So AP did the next best thing from its liberal perspective: it downplayed the hearing's significance, casting it as a purely partisan event in its headline as a "GOP hearing." That is not mere MSM spin: it is blatant journalistic malpractice. This is not some unofficial hearing held under Republican auspices. It is an entirely official hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Yes, there has in recent...
  • Benghazi investigations included CIA activities; personnel had secret base in Libyan city

    05/03/2013 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 2, 2013 | By Shaun Waterman and Guy Taylor
    Raising the stakes in the high-profile clash with congressional Republicans over last year’s terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, a person familiar with the State Department-chartered inquiry said investigators talked last year with CIA personnel who were on the ground during the attack and were briefed about the CIA’s activities at their secret base in the Libyan city.The quality of the administration’s internal review — and its access for key participants involved in the incident — is a key point of contention as the House of Representatives gears up for a hearing next week on the Obama...
  • White House's defense: ‘Benghazi happened a long time ago’

    05/02/2013 2:37:11 AM PDT · by Marv Dumon · 30 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 05/02/2013 | Marv Dumon
    'Benghazi happened a long time ago'. – Jay Carney, White House spokesperson Obama administration's response to allegations that whistleblowers are being threatened
  • The Overlooked Terrorist Threat

    03/01/2013 9:56:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Stewart Scott
    People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that use things such as chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but very real threat posed by fire, even though fire kills thousands of people every year. The World Health Organization estimates that 195,000 people die each year from fire, while according to the Global Terrorism Database an average of 7,258 people die annually from terrorism, and that includes deaths in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq. There are also instances in which fire is used as a weapon in a terrorist attack....
  • Expert Who Said New Benghazi Info Will Leave You ‘Amazed and Shocked’ Gives More Details

    02/14/2013 5:04:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Brigitte Gabriel, one of the world’s leading experts on Islamic extremism, said over the weekend that there will be new information to come out on the Benghazi attack that will leave people “amazed and shocked” when they finally hear it. “As someone working with the intelligence community…more information is going to come out regarding the Benghazi attack that will really leave people amazed and shocked how we have been — on how we are defending the country,” Gabriel said on Fox News. The story exploded on TheBlaze, with 550 comments and over 12,000 “shares” on social media outlets as of...
  • Italian consul in Libya escapes gun attack: report

    01/12/2013 2:57:18 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12Jan 2013 | anon
    Italy's consul to Benghazi in eastern Libya escaped unscathed after an attack on his bullet-proof car in the city on Saturday, Italian news agency ANSA and local security sources said. The car in which the consul, Guido De Sanctis, was travelling was shot at when it stopped at a crossroads, but no one was injured, ANSA said. ...
  • Suddenly There's Talk Of A New Motive For The Benghazi Attack

    11/19/2012 1:32:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    business Insider ^ | Nov. 12, 2012, 5:02 PM | Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll
    As the spotlight shines on ex-CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer-turned-mistress Paula Broadwell, journalists have uncovered a speech in which she may have revealed classified information about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Broadwell told a Denver audience in October: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex [to the consulate] had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back."The CIA adamantly denied her the claim, which would have been a violation of laws prohibiting CIA detention....
  • White House Changed CIA Talking Points (The Truth Comes Out

    11/19/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    “The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.). The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.Meanwhile, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president on Saturday that the White House made only minor changes in the first comments by a White House official on the Benghazi security scandal.“We were provided with points...
  • Chris Stevens, US ambassador to Libya, killed in Benghazi attack (Three other US staff killed)

    09/12/2012 8:26:55 AM PDT · by GVnana · 52 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 9/12/2012
    Photo Ben Curtis/AP The US ambassador in Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack after the diplomat's car was targeted in the eastern city of Benghazi, it was confirmed on Wednesday. A statement from President Obama "condemned the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens". The president added: "Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States." Earlier, Libya's interior ministry confirmed that Stevens died in the attack. "The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired...
  • Intel officials unable to say who changed CIA talking points on Libya, lawmaker says

    11/17/2012 4:30:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 16, 2012 | Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus stoked the controversy over the Obama administration's handling of the Libya terror attack, testifying Friday that references to "Al Qaeda involvement" were stripped from his agency's original talking points -- while other intelligence officials were unable to say who changed the memo, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.  Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they...
  • CBS: CIA talking points for Rice never mentioned terrorism

    11/16/2012 10:00:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:01 pm on November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It seems interesting this CBS scoop comes shortly before both the current and former directors of the CIA will testify as to what they know about the terrorist attack on our consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi.  Why, it’s almost as if someone at the White House or State Department wanted to follow up on Barack Obama’s defense of Susan Rice during yesterday’s press conference and pre-empt any potential fallout from whatever Mike Morell and David Petraeus have to say today and tomorrow.Naah.  I’m sure this is just another in the series of amazing coincidences regarding timing of revelations over...
  • Video: Say, why would the FBI be investigating a CIA director, anyway?

    11/13/2012 9:46:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on November 10, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Piers Morgan asked a pretty good question of former CIA agent Robert Baer on his show last night, and Baer is just as perplexed as Morgan. David Petraeus suddenly resigned yesterday after the FBI discovered an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, but does the FBI routinely investigate the director of the CIA? Baer tells Morgan, “There is something going on here,” apart from the sexual peccadilloes. Or could it be as simple as the old adage that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?
  • Video: Gohmert Talks to Fox News on Libya Cover-Up (rips 0bozo admin a new one!)

    10/27/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT · by TXnMA · 47 replies
    E-mail from Cong. Gohmert ^ | 27OCT12 | Cong. Louie Gohmert/Staff
    I just received an e-mail from my Congressman (Louie Gohmert [R] from Texas) with this URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFiX1JV5SSY&feature=share linking to a YouTube video of his interview with Fox News wherein he rips into the Řbozo regime about their failure to send military assistance to our folks in Benghazi. He ends with a personal plea to Panetta to stop covering for Řbozo... The vidclip begins with an emotional statement by the father of murdered SEAL, Tyrone Woods -- which obviously hits Gohmert hard... IMHO, this is a "Must watch" video: Link to the video
  • EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

    10/26/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Snuph · 225 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that three urgent requests from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack nearly seven hours later were denied by officials in the CIA chain of command -- who also told the CIA operators to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11. Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were part of a small team who were at the CIA annex about a mile...
  • Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror Attack

    10/26/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Another LINK to Fox New's breaking Benghazi CIA story. Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror AttackLISTEN to the very end; ALL 5:37 of Jennifer Griffin's report.
  • Senate intelligence panel to hold Libya attack hearings (AFTER ELECTION)

    10/25/2012 1:38:43 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    In a statement, the committee said it first will hold a closed oversight hearing on November 15 on the Benghazi attacks, when lawmakers return after the November 6 presidential and congressional elections. The Democratic-controlled panel said additional hearings would follow. Some Senate Republicans have said the committee should hold public hearings on the response to the attacks, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other American officials were killed. The committee, chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein, said it had received briefings and documents related to the attacks It said aspects under investigation include how U.S. intelligence and...
  • Ed Klein: Bill Clinton Urging Hillary to Release Benghazi Documents

    10/24/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by bd476 · 178 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 24, 2012 at 10:48pm | Jason Howerton
    Ed Klein: Bill Clinton ‘Urging’ Hillary to Release Benghazi Documents That Would ‘Exonerate’ Her, Destroy Obama’s Re-Election Hopes Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:48pm by Jason Howerton Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi ahead of the terrorist attack but the orders were never carried out, according to “legal counsel” to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein. Those same sources also say former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya,...
  • Father of security agent killed in Libya speaks out (VideoReport--Talks to Radio host Lars Larson)

    10/25/2012 12:23:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Oct 25, 2012 | Megyn Kelley(sp?)
    Radio host Lars Larson weighs in
  • Senate Intel (R): We’ve been demanding these e-mails ...(Brett reads email sent 4 hours prio)

    10/25/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on October 24, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Senate Intel vice chair: We’ve been demanding these e-mails since the Benghazi attack**********************(INsert)*******************************From Foxnews:5 minutes into this clip Brett starts reading emails sent PRIOR to the attack with the EXPLOSIVE one sent just a few hours by Stevens BEFORE THE ATTACK:*******************************Thanks to freeper RebelTexI think this is the link you want:Special Report Online: 10/24/12http://video.foxnews.com/v/1922801309001/special-report-online-102412/?playlist_id=903226511001 5 posted on Thu 25 Oct 2012 08:58:17 PDT by RebelTex***************************(Close the Insert)************************** If the scoop from Reuters last night surprised Americans with the knowledge that the intel community knew that the Benghazi attack was not a spontaneous demonstration that spun out of control,...
  • Special Report Panel(Foxnews) on Libya and 2012 (Video Clip)

    10/25/2012 8:34:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8:41 AM, Oct 25, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
  • Obama's Big Libyan Lie

    10/24/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-24 09:23:00 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Fox News reports that their network obtained copies of State Department e-mails proving the Obama administration knew the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya was the work of an Al Qaeda-affiliated terror network and not a mob angered by an anti-Islamic video posted on YouTube.A State Department e-mail sent to the White House Situation Room two hours after the attack reads, "Ansar al-Sharia (an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group) Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack."The administration's cover story, blaming the attack on a Libyan mob angered by an American-made anti-Islamic video, was obviously meant to deflect blame from...
  • E-mails: White House knew of extremist claims in Benghazi attack

    10/24/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/24/12 | Elise Labott, CNN Foreign Affairs Reporter
    Washington (CNN) -- Two hours after first being notified of an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, a government e-mail to the White House, the State Department and the FBI said an Islamist group had claimed credit, according to a copy obtained by CNN. An initial e-mail was sent while the attack was still underway, and another that arrived two hours later -- sent from a State Department address to various government agencies including the executive office of the president -- identified Ansar al-Sharia as claiming responsibility for the attack on its Facebook page and on Twitter.
  • State Department emails from day of Libya attack show Al Qaeda-tied group on radar

    10/23/2012 7:45:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-23-2012 | Chad Pergram
    A series of internal State Department emails obtained by Fox News shows some some of the initial assessments of last month's deadly consulate attack in Libya, including one email within hours of the attack that noted that the group Ansar al Sharia had claimed responsibility. Ansar al Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be a an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia. The emails obtained by Fox News were sent by the State Department to a...
  • Death And Deceit In Benghazi - Did Obama Admin Try to Hide The Truth?

    10/19/2012 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 73 replies
    YouTube/Fox News ^ | Oct 19, 2012
    Fox special, "Death and Deceit in Benghazi," to be re-broadcast at 1AM Eastern Time on Fox. If you can...watch it.
  • Was the attack on Benghazi an "October Surprise" gone bad?

    10/19/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 114 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 October 2012 | Jeff Head
    Folks, is it possible that the gruesome murder of our Ambassador in Benghazi was acutally the beginnings of an October surprize gone horribly awry? I believe that somehow, because of all the unanswered questions there...because of the unbelievably chaotic and rushed manner in which the Obama administration tried to cover it up...and continued to cover it up well past all rational thinking would indicate that they were doing ss...and because of just common sense questions, questions like: Why were new security requests for Benghazi denied after two recent attacks, one by an IED in June that left a 40ft...
  • Mika's Latest Benghazi Excuse: There Are Some Things Obama Admin Can't Talk About

    10/19/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So THAT'S why President Obama and his spox have seemed so shifty on the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. There really is a perfectly good explanation for everything. It's just that--darn it!--state secrecy prevents the prez from telling us. Yeah, that's the ticket! Such was the sorry excuse that Mika Brzezinski suggested on today's Morning Jones. When Josh Green of Bloomberg recommended that President Obama get his story in order before Monday's debate, Mika mysteriously said: "there may be some parts of this which they can't talk about, which makes it...
  • Head of Libyan Group Linked to Benghazi Attack Remains Free

    10/18/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    nti ^ | Oct. 17, 2012
    The leader of the Libyan extremist group believed to be behind the deadly assault last month on a U.S. diplomatic complex in Benghazi has yet to be arrested, after being spotted at the scene during the attack, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Two high-ranking Libyan security officials said Ansar al-Shariah founder Ahmed Abu Khattalah remains at large; he is reported to espouse an ideology similar to that of al-Qaeda's terrorist network. The Sept. 11 attack left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The U.S. government is weighing options for retaliating against the attackers. However, one...
  • Libya Singles Out Islamist as a Commander in Consulate Attack, Libyans Say

    10/17/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — Libyan authorities have singled out Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the Benghazi-based Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, as a commander in the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, last month, Libyans involved in the investigation said on Wednesday. Witnesses at the scene of the attack on the American Mission in Benghazi have said they saw Mr. Abu Khattala leading the assault, and his personal involvement is the latest link between the attack and his brigade, Ansar al-Sharia, a puritanical militant group that wants to advance Islamic law in Libya.
  • Let's Accept Obama Called It An "Act of Terror" - So He Knew It But Denounced Video Anyway!

    10/17/2012 11:27:09 AM PDT · by zencycler · 20 replies
    Obama's Benghazi Lies (Blog) ^ | 10/17/2012 | self
    We shouldn't be challenging what Obama claims he said on Sept 12th - We should be accepting that he called it an "act of terror" on Sept 12th, and then challenging him to defend the two weeks that followed - challenge the fact that he and his administration, knowing that this was in fact a terrorist attack, chose to spend two weeks denouncing the video instead of denouncing the terrorism: See the link for an effective example of this: Obama's Benghazi Lies
  • Fox News confirms Obama admin designated Benghazi sacking a terror attack within first 24 hours

    09/27/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    Fox News follows up on Eli Lake’s excellent reporting on the intel after the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens, confirming from their own sources that the US knew within the first twenty-four hours that the sacking of the Benghazi consulate was no “spontaneous demonstration” that spun out of control. In fact, they already suspected al-Qaeda of masterminding the planned terrorist attack on the compound days before even admitting that it had been a terror attack at all — and had designated the incident as terrorism in order to pursue one suspect: U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the...
  • Obama Administration Still Not Ready to Call Benghazi a Terror Attack

    09/13/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 25 replies
    Asked directly on Wednesday evening if Tuesday's deadly violence in Libya was "linked to a terror attack" – possibly al-Qaeda – a State Department official demurred: "Frankly, we are not in a position to speak any further to the perpetrators of this attack. It was clearly a complex attack...
  • Crowley On September 30th: Administration Took Weeks To Admit Benghazi Might Be A Terrorist Attack

    10/17/2012 10:09:51 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    ace of spades ^ | 10.17 | drew m
    @lochnar with a great catch from Candy Crowley's interview with David Axelrod on September 30th. Here's the full exchange for context (video here). I'll highlight what I think are the important parts. CROWLEY: I am joined by Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod. I want to pick up on what John McCain and I were talking about. There's a back and forth now about why didn't this administration -- why did it take them until Friday after a September 11th attack in Libya to come to the conclusion that it was premeditated and that there was terrorists involved. John McCain...
  • Biased Moderator, Candy Crowley, Sides Incorrectly with Obama

    10/17/2012 1:01:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqU-bF5K8D4
  • Hillary Does Not Take Responsibility for Benghazi Attack. Transcript

    10/16/2012 10:35:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 16 Oct 12 | Xzins
    Reporter Question: You say you don’t want to play a blame game, but certainly there’s a blame game going on in Washington. In fact, during the presidential debate, Vice President Biden said “We didn’t know.” …White House officials calling around saying “Hey, this is a state department function.”… Are they throwing you under the bus? Hillary Clinton: Oh, of course not, you know -- look I take responsibility. I’m in charge of the state department – 60,000+ people all over the world, 275 posts. Uhh..the president and the vice-president , uh, certainly wouldn’t be…uhh…knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made...
  • Hillary's Price (She isn't simply taking a fall over the Benghazi debacle without exacting a price)

    10/16/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    Rest assured that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham-Clinton isn't taking a fall over the Benghazi debacle for President Obama without exacting a price -- a steep price. It's not Bill's or Hill's way to give from the heart. Like the devil, the Clintons expect their due, and gosh darn it, they're going to get it -- one way or another. The Benghazi cover-up is a festering sore on the Obama presidency -- or more immediately, on Mr. Obama's re-election chances. "What did the president know, and when did he know it" is more than a shopworn saying regarding Benghazi and...