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  • The Fix is in Part V: Hillary’s Benghazi Cover-up 101 for Dummies

    05/10/2013 6:17:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | 8 January 2013 | Marinka Peschmann
    Appearing in CFP. Click here for The Fix is in Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.“Should your empty talk make men hold their peace? And when you mock, should no one rebuke you?” –Job 11:3 (NKJV)Picking up from yesterday’s installment of The Fix is in Part IV: The Handshake, there were two shows to watch during the Benghazi Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, held on December 20, 2012, to supposedly get to the bottom of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were murdered: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, former Navy SEALs Glen...
  • 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...
  • Report Indicates Obama Lied To Nation About Benghazi Attack Motivation

    12/21/2012 6:03:56 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/21/12 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    State Department's Accountability Review Board Report Leaves It To Obama Explain His And His Minions' Explanations. According to President Barack Obama, the alleged protest before the attack on the Special Mission Benghazi was purportedly caused by spontaneous mob’s emotional reaction to an anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S. However, the ARB’s conclusion, “there was no protest prior to the attacks,” directly contradicts the president’s, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s, UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s, and White House Spokesman Jay Carney’s repeated false statements to the nation blaming the video as the motivation for the attack and the deaths of four Americans,...
  • 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...
  • Benghazi Betrayal May be a Cover-Up of American Weapons in Hands of Terrorists

    11/17/2012 11:58:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    In a scandal looking more and more like Fast and Furious, information is coming out revealing what may be the real reason why the Obama administration refused to provide military support to save Americans in Benghazi. Obama was terrified the public would find out that American weapons had been given to Libyan terrorists, who then used them against Americans in the attack. Glenn Beck reported that Glen Doherty, the former Navy Seal who was killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens, told ABC News that he was looking for weapons in Libya. Middle East expert Barry Rubin has said U.S. intelligence confirms...
  • 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...
  • David Petraeus: Benghazi attack 'was terror strike' [lax security]

    11/16/2012 2:53:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | November 16, 2012
    ...Congressional officials familiar with the briefings told the Associated Press that Gen Petraeus testified that security at the consulate was so lax that the attackers walked in and set fire to the facility. Security at the CIA annex was much better, the AP reported, but the attackers had arms and broke in. Republicans were also critical of the Obama administration's handling of security situation. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Gen Petraeus testimony showed that "clearly the security measures were inadequate despite an overwhelming and growing amount of information that showed the area in Benghazi was dangerous, particularly on the night...
  • The Benghazi Debacle Is About To Go Into Full Cover-Up Mode Today…

    11/16/2012 1:09:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    thehayride.com ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:40 | MacAoidh
    …if what Eli Lake at the Daily Beast reports is true. When the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.The disclosure may put an end to one line of inquiry into the Benghazi affair about why reinforcements from the region were not sent on the night of the attack. “Assistance from the U.S. military was...
  • 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...
  • Gen. John Allen Probed in Petraeus Affair

    11/13/2012 12:57:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6:48 AM, Nov 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    "The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday," the Washington Post reports.
  • 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”?
  • POWERFUL!… Navy SEALs Release Ad BLASTING Barack Obama (Video)

    11/03/2012 2:50:33 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012, | Jim Hoft
    A community of Navy SEALS released an ad today blasting Barack Obama. “There’s a pervasive feeling across our community that he’s going to use whatever to get elected and he doesn’t really care about the men on the front lines.” Well, he certainly didn’t care about Benghazi SEALs. That’s clear. The SEALs say 95% of their peers will not vote for Barack Obama. Via Veterans for a Strong America: In this shocking video, United States Navy SEALs reveal that the SEAL community is not voting for President Obama because of his conduct as Commander in Chief.
  • What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi

    11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier
    Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. ..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back. Understand that this interview is just...
  • Special Ops officers form PAC to oppose Obama

    11/03/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2012, 12:35PM | Stephen Dinan
    Retired special operations officers from the U.S. military have organized their own political action committee designed to highlight what they see as unforgivably security leaks by President Obama and his team.Named Special Operations Speaks (SOS) PAC and led by three former officers with special operations experience, the group is leading a petition drive to try to raise the profile of recent stories blaming Mr. Obama for intelligence leaks."Let me lay it on the line: Barack Obama's loose lips are doing worse than sinking ships – they're putting our entire nation at risk," the PAC said in an email trying to...
  • SOS calls for Investigation To Uncover Potential High Crimes And Misdemeanors In Benghazigate

    11/03/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT · by lward99 · 32 replies
    Special Operations Speaks ^ | 11/3/2012 | SOS
    Today, Special Operations Speaks PAC released the following statement along with a petition demanding an independent investigation into Barack Obama’s administration and its actions that may constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors by the President, regardless of the outcome of the November 6th Presidential Election. “It remains uncertain if the tragedy in Benghazi was caused or compounded by Obama’s reckless inaction, gross negligence, or incompetent leadership,” said Joe Stringham, BG, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger and Chairman of Special Operations Speaks PAC. “What is clear is that the deaths of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen...
  • Classified cable shows Benghazi consulate considered suspending operations, moving in with CIA

    11/03/2012 11:36:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 03, 2012 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Full Title" Exclusive: Classified cable shows Benghazi consulate considered suspending operations, moving in with CIA The U.S. mission in Benghazi, at an "emergency meeting" less than a month before the Sept. 11 attack, drafted a contingency plan to suspend operations as security deteriorated -- and in the near-term, recommended that consulate operations be moved to the CIA annex about a mile away, according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.  The State Department's senior representative at the consulate told those at the Aug. 15 meeting that the security situation was "trending negatively" and reported "this daily pattern of violence...
  • Fox Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account

    11/03/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Adam Housely w/Jennifer Griffin
    Despite a carefully narrated version of events rolled out late this week by the CIA claiming agents jumped into action as soon as they were notified of calls for help in Benghazi, security officials on the ground say calls for help went out considerably earlier -- and signs of an attack were mounting even before that. The accounts, from foreign and American security officials in and around Benghazi at the time of the attack, indicate there was in fact a significant lag between when the threat started to show itself and help started to arrive. According to the CIA, the...
  • Libya Becomes Central Theme At Romney Rally

    11/03/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 11/3/2012 | McKay Coppins and Zeke Miller
    When Mitt Romney strode across the the platform Friday evening and took his place behind a podium in front of the largest crowd he's drawn this year, he sounded familiar stump speech themes of bipartisanship and economic recovery. But the parade of high-profile surrogates who opened for the candidate fixated on another, more explosive issue — one with a particular power to both animate conservatives, and frighten Romney's senior staff. For about 60 minutes before Romney took the stage, Topic A was Libya. Ever since terrorists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in September — killing four Americans, including the...