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  • The 6 Biggest Lies About Benghazi

    05/03/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | May 2 ,2014 | Ben Shapiro
    1 The Obama Administration Did All It Could To Protect American Personnel in Benghazi. Lovell further testified that the State Department submitted no request for military force to the best of his knowledge. In 2013, Deputy Ambassador Gregory Hicks stated that Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Col. Gibson were going to board a C-130 to head to Benghazi “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight…” 2 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Did All She Could To Protect...
  • Benghazi Lies

    05/02/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later. “To convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State

    04/23/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    April 23, 2014, 6:43 PM ET Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State BOSTON – Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a women’s leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives “very, very painful” and “certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.” She noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three...
  • Update: Testimony Reveals More Contradictions on Benghazi Talking Points Evolution

    04/04/2014 12:55:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 4-4-2014 | Guy Benson
    April 4, 2014 Update: Testimony Reveals More Contradictions on Benghazi Talking Points Evolution Guy Benson On Wednesday, former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. He was grilled over the infamous administration "talking points," which were revised to exclude references to terrorism, Al Qaeda, and security warnings that were ignored leading up to the deadly raid. The Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes discussed what happened on Special Report, noting that Morell was forced to change and clarify previous statements he'd made on these subjects: Among other things, Morell...
  • Google ordered to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube

    02/26/2014 10:22:33 AM PST · by massmike · 65 replies ^ | 02/26/2014 | Jonathan Stempel and Dan Levine
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film "Innocence of Muslims," amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiff, Cindy Lee Garcia, had objected to the film after learning that it incorporated a clip she had made for a different movie, which had been partially dubbed and in which she...
  • Benghazi: Obama Administration Lied Before They Lied

    01/15/2014 9:33:13 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-14-2014 | Bryan Preston
    January 14, 2014 Benghazi: Obama Administration Lied Before They Lied Bryan Preston Another interesting turn reported by Fox, that the rest of the media will ignore in favor or running a zillion more stories on Bridgegate. Or maybe they’ll spend some time discussing the ins and outs of the Justin Bieber egg-throwing scandal: On the eve of the terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, the Obama White House may have exaggerated the scope and depth of President Obama’s preparation for such attacks, newly declassified documents show.On Sept. 10, 2012 —...
  • Hersh slams US media, says ‘not one word’ of White House bin Laden narrative is true

    09/28/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 27, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with The Guardian (U.K.) published Friday, the left-leaning Seymour Hersh, best known for his Pulitzer-winning reporting that exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, unloaded on the American news media for its underwhelming coverage of the Obama White House. Hersh told The Guardian’s Lisa O’Carroll that the ABC and NBC news bureaus ought to be shut down and 90 percent of the editors fired for sake of fixing journalism. “I’ll tell you the solution, get rid of 90 percent of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can’t control,” Hersh said....
  • New Benghazi Report Finds ‘Troubling’ Gaps in State Dept. Review

    09/17/2013 6:06:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 16, 2013 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – A critical report issued by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee has dismissed the findings of a blue-ribbon panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, asserting that the State Department-appointed commission didn’t properly examine key witnesses and generally failed to perform a comprehensive job. In a 98-page report released Monday, committee staff concluded that “troubling” gaps exist in the work of the Accountability Review Board (ARB) appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and that the “limitations inherent in the ARB’s mandate and the weaknesses in the ARB’s methodology show that a more thorough investigation is necessary.”
  • A path of ‘corruption, lies, and deceit’ (Benghazi Citizens Commission)

    09/17/2013 12:35:36 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | September 17, 2013 | J.C. Derrick
    WASHINGTON—An all-star panel of retired military officers, intelligence agents, and national security experts officially launched the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi with an all-day conference Monday in Washington. The event, organized by Accuracy in Media, took place at the Heritage Foundation and included panel discussions, public questions, and a speech from Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. The 13-member commission finished with a closed door session to discuss its sole purpose: to find the truth about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Speakers charged members of both political parties with incompetence...
  • The Benghazi lies are worse than you thought

    09/12/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-11-13 | DrJohn
    Yesterday John Kerry informed Congress that he would not be making the Benghazi survivors available to testify before Congress: Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News tweeted today that "Secy Kerry tells congress he will not honor the request to make Benghazi survivors available for questioning." The stonewalling of the Obama Administration on the Benghazi survivors is incredibly frustrating, but made worse by the complete lack of interest by the mainstream media. Kerry has faced the question of the Benghazi survivors on numerous occasions and has effectively dodged the issue at every turn. In March, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked...
  • Congress will hear from Africa special forces commander on Benghazi attack (Col. George Bristol)

    07/19/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-19-2013 | Shaun Waterman
    July 19, 2013 Congress will hear from Africa special forces commander on Benghazi attack By Shaun Waterman “Col. Bristol will be available to meet with House and Senate members and their staffs very soon,” Air Force Maj. Robert A. Firman, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to The Times.
  • Peggy Noonan: The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi (WSJ May 10, 2013)

    05/11/2013 10:44:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 75 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated May 10, 2013, 6:41 p.m. ET | Peggy Noonan
    Did the Obama administration's politically expedient story cost American lives? The Benghazi story until now has been a jumble of factoids that didn't quite cohere, didn't produce a story that people could absorb and hold in their minds. This week that changed. Three State Department officials testifying under oath to a House committee changed it, by adding information that gave form to a growing picture. Gregory Hicks, Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom were authoritative and credible. You knew you were hearing the truth as they saw and experienced it. Not one of them seemed political. You had no sense of...

    05/09/2013 3:59:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 47 replies ^ | may 9 2013 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Wednesday's testimony on the Benghazi terror attacks by State Department whistleblowers before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform contradicted several statements by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in testimony before House and Senate committees in January. However, while Clinton may have misled Congress in her testimony, she likely did not commit perjury because she never actually testified under oath. Video recordings of Clinton's Jan. 23 testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee suggest that she was never sworn in.

    05/07/2013 1:27:47 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 41 replies
    May 07, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    The Benghazi cover-up perpetrated by the Obama administration and his co-conspirators in the mainstream media cost Romney the election. This egregious Obama/Media cover-up was designed to prevent Obama from losing the election. Throughout the attack and afterwards, job one for Team Obama was to win the election, even if that meant abandoning Americans to die. They would simply lie about it afterwards, knowing all they had to do was deceive the American voter just long enough to get their vote. They were not worried about what would happen after November 6; They'd deal with that later.. Commander-In-Chief Obama is directly...
  • On CNN, Mother Of Slain Benghazi Victim Excoriates Hillary Clinton: ‘I Blame Her’

    05/07/2013 3:58:56 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Pat Smith, mother of slain State Department officer Sean Smith, who died in the September 11, 2012, attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, tore into the federal government and their efforts to investigate that deadly attack on Tuesday. In an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper, Smith said that she blames former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to ensure her staff was secure and for not taking blame for that failure after they were killed in the line of duty. “How are you holding up?” Tapper asked Smith. “Terrible,” she replied as her voice broke with emotion....
  • Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack “from the get-go.”

    05/06/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    Instapundit ^ | May 6, 2013 | Glenn Reynolds
    "But the Administration still blamed filmmaker Nakoula, who is still in jail. They did this to keep the Benghazi debacle from exploding before the election. It worked. And filmmaker Nakoula is still in jail......Some Obama-defenders will note that Nakoula was jailed for probation violations, of which he may have even been guilty. .... prosecutors can always find a reason to put someone away if they really want to. The question is, why, exactly, were they so eager to put Nakoula away?...Because what it’s looking like is that Nakoula was targeted and jailed so as to provide a scapegoat/villain in a...
  • CNN: Al Qaeda Involved in Benghazi Attack; FNC Source Says WH, State Department Ignored Rescue Plans

    05/03/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 3, 2013 | Guy Benson
    For a story that the White House ("happened a long time ago") and our last two Secretaries of State ("what difference does it make?" / "more important things to worry about") insist is basically over, the Benghazi attack continues to make headlines. CNN is reporting that at least three Al Qaeda operatives took part in the 9/11 raid. The administration knew within the first few hours of the assault that it was the work of radical Islamist terrorism. How long have they known that the specific organization that attacked America in 2001 was directly involved? Several Yemeni men belonging to...
  • DOD Had ‘Assets Pre-Positioned’ Off Libya—In Case It Needed to Rescue Hillary Clinton

    05/03/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    DOD Had ‘Assets Pre-Positioned’ Off Libya—In Case It Needed to Rescue Hillary Clinton May 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS ( - When then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unannounced part-of-the-day visit to Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 18, 2011, the U.S. Defense Department pre-positioned assets off the Libyan coast in case it needed to rescue the secretary of state. The fact that the assets were pre-positioned for Clinton’s visit was included in the annual report of the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (BDS). asked the Pentagon if it would specify which...
  • Special ops called for military backup during Libya attack, sources say

    05/02/2013 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Doogle · 54 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/02/13 | Adam Housley
    On the night of the Benghazi terror attack, special operations put out multiple calls for all available military and other assets to be moved into position to help -- but the State Department and White House never gave the military permission to cross into Libya, sources told Fox News. The disconnect was one example of what sources described as a communication breakdown that left those on the ground without outside help. "When you are on the ground, you depend on each other -- we're gonna get through this situation. But when you look up and then nothing outside of the...
  • Benghazi Lies

    04/30/2013 4:19:37 AM PDT · by Shane · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 30, 2013 | Alan Caruba
    At an April 17 session before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, lightly dismissed the assassination of a U.S. ambassador and three security personnel in Benghazi, Libya, saying "I don't think anybody lied to anybody. And let's find out exactly, together, what happened, because we need – we got a lot more important things to move on to and get done." This has been the party line of the White House since the attack occurred on September 11, 2012. The initial response was to send out the hapless lackey, then-US Ambassador to the United...
  • U.S. knew for years of Benghazi extremism

    12/09/2012 9:07:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08 December 2012 | Guy Taylor and Shaun Waterman
    Senior State Department, defense and intelligence officials were well aware that Benghazi and its surrounding area harbored al Qaeda-linked extremists long before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city. Benghazi became famous last year as the birthplace of the revolution that swept Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi from power. But in recent interviews with The Washington Times, several former high-level officials explained that eastern Libya was notorious in Washington’s counterterrorism community for more than a decade as a hub for jihadists leaving for or returning from insurgencies abroad. The agencies’ long-standing knowledge about Islamic...
  • Obama Lies to America Again About al Qaeda

    11/20/2012 5:43:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies ^ | Nov 01, 2012 01:25 PM EST | Katie Pavlich
    At a campaign event today in Wisconsin, President Obama once again misled the country about the status of the terrorist group al Qaeda. "Al Qaeda has been decimated," he said to the crowd. This statement is simply not true. Recently, "al Qaeda is on the run" was dropped from Obama's campaign trail stump speeches due to the fallout over the 9/11 attack in Benghazi which was carried out by al Qaeda terrorists. That move by the campaign doesn't change the fact that al Qaeda has not been "decimated" and is not "on the run" as President Obama suggested to the...
  • 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
  • The Libya lie: Obama hid the truth

    10/05/2012 10:21:57 AM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 4, 2012 | Editorial
    Facts keep getting in the way of President Obama’s narratives. The most disturbing of the many examples: Libya. We now know three things about the deadly attacks on our consulate in Benghazi that President Obama did not want us to know. The State Department had warnings of an attack for months before it took place. A State Department official confirmed to a House investigative panel that “there were 13 threats made against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during the six months before the Sept. 11 attack on the facility,” CBS News reported on Wednesday. The Obama administration failed to...