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  • Hillary blamed in another Benghazi scandal

    07/05/2014 7:07:48 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Classified info at compound required U.S. Marine protection Did the State Department under Hillary Clinton deliberately refuse to classify what has been described as sensitive information housed at the U.S. special mission in Benghazi? The storage of any officially classified information in the compound would have required the deployment of the U.S. Marine Corps Embassy Security Group for protection. Instead, external security at the facility was provided by unarmed local Libyan guards. Armed members of the Martyrs of the February 17th Brigades served as the official quick-reaction force that worked within the compound. The Brigade is an offshoot of the...
  • Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in connection to terror attack

    06/28/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Policy Wonk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, will face a federal judge Saturday afternoon for an initial court appearance, authorities confirmed to Fox News. At that time, the government is expected to outline the charges against him. Khatallah is being held at a federal courthouse in D.C. amid tight security, Department of Justice spokesman William Miller said. He was flown to Washington by helicopter shortly after sunrise from a navy warship, where he had been held since his capture nearly two weeks ago. Khatallah is accused of being involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack...
  • John Mccain, Lindsey Graham: Send Benghazi Suspect To Guantanamo Bay

    06/17/2014 4:50:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    When The Washington Post reported the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, suspected in the Benghazi terrorist attacks that killed four Americans in 2012, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were clear in asserting what they deem the proper course of action should be: send him to Guantanamo Bay. Reporters waiting outside the chamber received the news on their smartphones before senators began trickling out of the Senate Chamber. Many of them refused to comment, awaiting more details from their staff. But McCain and Graham spoke up. "I’m glad that they got him,” McCain stated, before suggesting that...
  • Captured Benghazi suspect did interviews with U.S. media outlets as authorities searched for him

    06/17/2014 4:50:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/17/2014 | ADAM EDELMAN
    The suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks, who was captured by U.S. forces over the weekend, was actually interviewed by multiple media outlets last year — a stunning revelation that could raise questions over why it took the U.S. so long to arrest the man.
  • CNN Reporter: Benghazi Suspect 'Not A Man Who Was In Hiding'

    06/17/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-17-14
    CNN's senior international correspondent Arwa Damon, who spoke last year with Ahmed Abu Khattal, the suspected mastermind in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that killed four Americans, said not only was he not in hiding but he actually offered to speak with American officials about the attack. Ahmed Abu Khattal did not deny he was at the consulate the night of September 12, 2012 but instead claims he was "directing traffic." Damon said while his story does not line up with the events of that night, she empathized his confidence in making himself available to talk with U.S. authorities.
  • Something Pretty Remarkable Happens When Hillary Clinton Fans Are Asked About Benghazi

    06/17/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Jason Howerton
    When Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters asked Hillary Clinton fans about the deadly Benghazi terror attacks of 2012, he got some surprising answers. None were more surprising than the ones coming from several people who had no idea what Benghazi was, despite the fact that many argue it is Clinton’s biggest failure as secretary of state.
  • Heritage’s ugly Benghazi panel

    06/17/2014 6:54:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings to draw attention to the Benghazi controversy. But this one took an unexpected turn. What began as a session purportedly about “unanswered questions” surrounding the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering. The session, as usual, quickly moved beyond the specifics of the assaults that left four Americans dead to accusations about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the Obama administration, President Obama...
  • US Official: Libyan Militant Accused in Benghazi Attack in US Custody

    06/17/2014 8:35:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    US official: Libyan militant accused in Benghazi attack in US custody .
  • Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader in U.S. custody

    06/17/2014 9:33:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 17, 2014 | David S. Cloud
    The U.S. military has captured a man believed to be one of the ringleaders of the deadly attacks on the American diplomatic compound and a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, officials said Tuesday.
  • News Guide: What Benghazi means in US politics

    06/17/2014 11:36:54 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 17 2014 | Washington Examiner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — To congressional Republicans, "Benghazi" is shorthand for incompetence and cover-up. Democrats hear it as the hollow sound of pointless investigations. It is, in fact, a Mediterranean port city in Libya that was the site of an attack on an American diplomatic compound on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That's nearly all that U.S. politicians can agree on about Benghazi. It's been a political rallying cry since just weeks before President Barack Obama's re-election in November 2012. With the launch of a new House investigation, Benghazi is shaping...
  • U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid

    06/17/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 128 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2014 | Karen DeYoung,, Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assault has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials. The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation, and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.
  • How Can We Understand Benghazi Without Probing the CIA's Role?

    05/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Atlantic | May 13, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-benghazi-without-probing-the-cias-role/275781/
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregard—to treat with contempt—the institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • Hillary Clinton’s New ‘Hard Choices’ Book:Seven Ways Obama Failed to Lead During Bin Laden Raid

    05/29/2014 5:36:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | May 28 , 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obama’s actions during the Bin Laden raid were “as crisp and courageous a display of leadership” that she had ever seen. Here are 7 reasons that Obama’s leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous. 1) Obama Canceled the Mission to Kill Bin Laden Three Times Clinton writes about one of the strongest examples of decision-making under pressure: “Perhaps the most famous example from my four years...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Hardest Choice: To Give New Ghostwriter Credit

    06/01/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Show Biz-411 ^ | 5-30-14 | Roger Friedman
    The world waits for Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” on June 10th. I know I have it all queued up on amazon.com. But Clinton’s hardest choice may start at home: will she give her ghost writer a credit this time? I wrote about a year ago that Edward “Ted” Widmer, a long time Hillary associate, was actually writing “Hard Choices.” Widmer, 51, is a Harvard graduate who wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. He has a long association with Brown University, where he was the Director of the John Carter Brown Library.At least that’s where used to be. Widmer now...
  • Fact Check: Clinton’s Benghazi chapter has holes

    05/31/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    snip In the limited excerpts published Friday from Clinton’s Benghazi chapter, the former secretary of State continued to defend the administration from what she termed a “political slugfest.” Specifically, she defended the flawed explanation -- used by then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice five days after the attack -- that an obscure anti-Islam video fueled a protest gone awry in Benghazi. "There were scores of attackers that night, almost certainly with differing motives," Clinton wrote, according to Politico. "It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video.It is equally inaccurate to state that none...
  • Hillary Hires ‘Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago’ Aide To Help With Book Roll-Out

    05/31/2014 1:59:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    As she prepares to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks of 2012, Hillary Clinton has hired former Obama aide Tommy Vietor to help with the roll out of her new book. Earlier this month, Vietor, a former Obama administration national security spokesman, appeared on Fox News to defend the administration’s response to the attacks and famously said to anchor Bret Baier: “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Here is the transcript from that exchange: BAIER: Did you also change ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations’ in the talking points? VIETOR: Maybe. I don’t really remember. BAIER: You don’t remember? VIETOR: Dude, this...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'm the Real Victim of Benghazi

    05/31/2014 3:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hillary Clinton may not be much at administering the State Department, but she’s certainly a pro when it comes to expressing outrage at her own persecution. For the woman who is supposedly the world’s most powerful feminist, her sense of victimhood remains surprisingly strong. That’s never been more true than in her new book, Hard Choices, which points out that she – not the four men who died in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 – is the victim. The Clinton camp reportedly leaked the 34-page Benghazi chapter of Hillary’s latest tome to favored outlet Politico. The...
  • Memo to Journalists: Quote Hillary to Hillary: "It Is Our Job to Figure Out What Happened"

    05/31/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    “It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video." This statement is part of Hillary's 36 page "fog of war" chapter on Benghazi in her forthcoming memoir, a chapter obtained at least in part by Politico's Maggie Haberman, and it appears to be indicative of how she filled those 36 pages without answering any of the crucial questions about the events of that night and the following day. This line refers to the killers. And this line is of course a straw man, easily recognized after the president's straw man Woodstock at...
  • Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee: Pelosi is her stooge

    05/24/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their party is threatened: denigrate the investigation as it unfolds and obstruct it as much as possible. Thus, it was completely unsurprising that even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed five colleagues to the panel she dismissed the need for it. “The Republican obsession with Benghazi has not been about the victims, the families or the country,” she...
  • Exclusive: Confidential source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi

    05/23/2014 4:17:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 233 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Allen West
    Today as I returned from Detroit, I had a moment that I truly felt was God sent, as I don’t believe in coincidences. It happened on one of my flights, and it was two hours I will never forget. I was seated beside someone who personally knew one of the men who was there on the roof in Benghazi. This person was excited to share with me the “ground truth” of what happened September 11, 2012. My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. I learned about the repeated...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Issa: White House warned YouTube over anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack (VIDEO)

    05/23/2014 11:53:46 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 May 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa claimed that an email he’s reviewed shows the White House decided to reach out to YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack, to warn the website about the consequences of posting an anti-Islam video. The email would suggest the White House was connecting the attack to the video almost from the outset -- though their initial claim that the attack sprung out of protests over the film would later be proven false. According to Issa, who discussed excerpts from the otherwise classified emails on Wednesday, the email was sent at 9:11 p.m. ET on Sept....
  • CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

    05/20/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 May 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    CNN President Jeff Zucker declared his network would “not going to be shamed” into covering Benghazi and other stories without “real news value” at an awards dinner Monday. Capital New York reports that Zucker explained CNN’s post-plane plans during an interview at the Deadline Club’s annual dinner on Monday night. “I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news, as evidenced by all the questions about the plane,” Zucker told The New York Times’ Bill Carter (RELATED: The five most ridiculous aspects of CNN’s missing Malaysian flight coverage). “So we’re still there whenever that happens,” he continued,...
  • CNN President: We Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

    05/20/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Climate change and the missing Malaysian flight are important to CNN. The Obama administration’s continued evasion of serious investigation into the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, not so much. At least that’s what Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, told a New York Times reporter at the Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner Monday night. “We’re not going to be shamed into [Benghazi coverage] by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” Zucker said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”
  • Obama criticizes Republicans for focusing on Benghazi, Obamacare

    05/19/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 87 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 5/20/2014 | Thomson Reuters Foundation ,Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chastised his Republican opponents on Monday for focusing criticism on the events surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and on his signature healthcare law."The debate we're having now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? And it becomes this endless loop. It's not serious. It's not speaking to the real concerns that people have," Obama said.He was speaking to more than 60 people at a fundraising dinner for Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives.The event took place at a physician's home in the Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland, as Obama...
  • Gowdy Names Capitol Hill Veteran to Benghazi Probe (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | James Rosen
    SNIP To lead the Republican majority staff, Gowdy selected Philip Kiko, a key aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when the latter served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and more recently a registered lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, a K Street lobbying firm with a diverse roster of clients. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, swiftly welcomed Gowdy’s choice, calling Kiko “a man of unquestioned integrity with a record of distinguished service” in and out of Congress... SNIP However, emails obtained by Fox News show that some conservatives are unhappy with Kiko’s appointment, chiefly because of his recent lobbying...
  • Reminder: When Trey Gowdy threw down the gauntlet to the mainstream media on Benghazi questions

    05/18/2014 4:00:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This video comes from a press conference given by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) earlier this week [see update - from late last year], but Real Clear Politics picked it up today, and it’s definitely worth a fresh look. As the newly-appointed chair of the select committee investigating Benghazi, Gowdy has bristled at criticisms that all of the questions have already been answered — especially when those criticisms come from national media outlets who have shown remarkably little curiosity about the collapse of American policy in Libya. In his presser, Gowdy challenged the critics to answer the questions his committee...
  • The Five Things Hillary is Known for are Bad Things

    05/13/2014 1:22:55 PM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 13, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    Here’s why Boko Haram is awful news for Hillary: Because it adds to the list of things she is known for. AND ALL OF THEM ARE BAD.Hillary Clinton is running on fumes. The fumes of fame. There is no other reason that people will vote for Hillary Clinton other than that she is famous. Many others share her ideas. Some state them more eloquently. But Hillary is more famous.Hillary’s problem is that, at a certain point in the Democratic primaries, someone else will become equally famous....Because her record, you see, in the public mind, consists of these five things:1. Benghazi: Clinton has...
  • Limbaugh: Hillary Didn't Declare Boko Haram a Terrorist Group 'Because They're Black'

    05/12/2014 10:24:25 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 23 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | May 12, 2014 | Staff
    On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh presented his theory as to why then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t declare Boko Haram a terrorist group back in President Barack Obama’s first term, which he declared to be based on race. “How many people do you think know that this terror group, Boko Haram, has been attacking Christians since 2009?” he said. “The jihad aspect of Boko Haram is almost completely ignored by the White House and the media. And I can tell you why – I just saw why. There’s video that has been released of about half...
  • What gives Boko Haram its strength

    05/12/2014 1:44:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    (CNN) -- The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has been active as a violent group since 2009 and in recent months has killed Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, at rates frequently exceeding a hundred people weekly. It is puzzling how little attention this has received in world media, especially in comparison to, say, the attack of Islamist militants on the mall in Kenya in September, resulting in 67 dead. That is, until now. The abduction of a reported 276 schoolgirls from Chibok village in the northeastern Borno state has shocked people around the world. A deeper examination of Boko Haram...
  • Susan Rice: "Danged if I know" scoffs at Bengazi probe question

    05/15/2014 1:32:35 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 29 replies
    Fox news.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    National Security Adviser Susan Rice, at a foreign policy lunch on Wednesday, seemed to scoff at a question on whether a select committee investigation on Benghazi would reveal new evidence. "Danged if I know," Rice said, to audience laughter. "I mean honestly, the administration has produced, I think, 25,000 pages of documents. ... It's hard to imagine what further will come of yet another committee.
  • Steven Seagal: When Benghazi is Exposed, Obama Will Be Impeached [VIDEO]

    05/16/2014 3:41:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.capitalisminstitute.org ^ | May 16, 2014 | Captitalism Institute
    “Never in my life did I ever believe that our country would be taken over by people like the people who are running it at this day.” “When we have leadership that thinks that the Constitution of the United States of America is a joke, when we have a President who has almost a thousand Executive Orders now, when we have a Department of Justice that thinks that any kind of a judicial system that they make up as they go along can get by with whatever they decide that they won’t do.” “What’s happened with Fast and Furious? What’s...
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but it’s her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama — overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism — that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obama’s current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Report: Karl Rove suggests Hillary fall might have caused brain injury

    05/12/2014 10:29:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 74 replies
    This is just breaking, so I thought I’d serve it up for y’all: Onstage with Robert Gibbs and CBS correspondent and “Spies Against Armageddon” co-author Dan Raviv, Rove said Republicans should keep the Benghazi issue alive. He said if Clinton runs for president, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012. The official diagnosis was a blood clot. Rove told the conference near LA Thursday, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with...
  • Using Same Words As Ben Rhodes Suggest Hillary Source Of Benghazi Lie

    05/13/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The language in an email from Obama aide Ben Rhodes used to prep Susan Rice is virtually identical to one issued by the former secretary of state 36 hours before — the first public official to mention the video. One of the first questions we hope the Select Committee on Benghazi asks is who gave Ben Rhodes the authority and the content for the Sept. 14, 2012, email from him, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, on how to prep Susan Rice for her talk show tour on Sept. 16 blaming a video for the...
  • Benghazi conspiracy? Hell yes!

    05/12/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com/ ^ | May 12, 2014 | Victor Volsky
    ...Clearly, the Benghazi terrorist attack had to be kept under wraps, no matter what, lest Obama’s campaign be blown out of the water. Thus, a decision was made to do nothing so as not to attract attention to Benghazi – a decision inimical to the national interests, but logical from the political point of view. Hence the White House’s refusal to mount a military rescue operation and its cold-hearted willingness to sacrifice Americans in Benghazi. As a matter of fact, aside from the four Americans who were killed in Benghazi, there were another three dozen U.S. personnel who were abandoned...
  • The Day Obama’s Presidency Died

    05/11/2014 9:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | May 11, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Almost nobody in Japan heard about the Battle of Midway until after the war. The Emperor Hirohito, upon hearing of the debacle ordered a comprehensive cover-up. The wounded were isolated on hospital ships. All mail was censored. Surviving enlisted men and officers were held incommunicado until they could be shipped off to distant battlefields from where it was hoped they would never return. The sunken ships themselves were gradually written off over the course of the war until their loss blended in with the general demise of the imperial fleet. In order to coordinate this effort Hirohito created a special...
  • Scarborough Interrupts Alex Wagner’s Benghazi Denial: ‘Don’t Insult Our Intelligence’

    05/08/2014 12:01:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/8/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough interrupted Alex Wagner’s dismissal of the Obama administration’s secret Benghazi talking points on Thursday, telling her not to “insult our intelligence.” Wagner appeared on “Morning Joe” to discuss the Benghazi scandal, which reached new heights last week after unreleased emails revealed White House attempts to insulate President Obama from criticism. The emails, which were revealed by a conservative group’s lawsuit, has prompted the formation of a House select committee to investigate Benghazi. As she often does on her own MSNBC show, Wagner tried to wave off the controversy as much ado about nothing. “Everybody has focused...
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • A Benghazi Scandal That’s Already Been Revealed: The CIA Believed A Media Mistake

    05/08/2014 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | May 8, 2014 | by Massimo Calabresi
    Here’s an unsolicited tip for Rep. Trey Gowdy: A smoking gun explanation for the Obama Administration’s use of false talking points has already been found. And the culprit is not a White House adviser or State Department bureaucrat. It’s the intelligence community’s reliance on the media. It’s tucked inside the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on Benghazi, which reveals a key source of the bad intelligence that made it into Ambassador Susan Rice’s famous talking points: the media incorrectly reported that before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012 there were protests outside the U.S. facilities in Benghazi when there...
  • Oh, Brother! CBS News Prez: WH Saw Benghazi As Terror

    05/08/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: On the day after Benghazi, the brother of the White House staffer who wrote the Susan Rice prep email said the government believed it was not just a mob reaction to a video. So who told him that? When you're Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, and you've been tasked to prep U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on how to deflect blame from the Obama administration for the Benghazi massacre, it's good to have a brother who happens to run a TV network quite willing to push the White House spin....
  • Hillary Clinton: No reason for new Benghazi committee, but GOP ‘calls the shots’ in the House

    05/08/2014 7:03:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dan Merica
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she is "absolutely" satisfied with what she knows about the Benghazi terror attack, and cast doubt on the intentions of House Republicans spearheading a select committee to investigate it. "I mean of course there are a lot of reasons why, despite all of the hearings, all of the information that’s been provided, some choose not to be satisfied and choose to continue to move forward," Clinton said in an appearance in New York. "That’s their choice and I do not believe there is any reason for it to continue in this...
  • 700 RETIRED MILITARY SPECIAL OPS TELL CONGRESS TO FORM SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI

    05/08/2014 3:40:01 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2013 | Kerry Pickett
    ..... As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News. The representatives from the retired military community want “a full...
  • The B Is Back: The Benghazi Hearings Are Bull****

    05/07/2014 9:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 7, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    Instead of demanding a bipartisan Benghazi committee, the Democrats must boycott this farce, whose sole aim is to humiliate Obama and Clinton.So House Republicans are zeroing in on the particulars of how the Select Committee to Mention the Words Clinton and Benghazi in the Same Sentence for as Long as Possible (I think that’s the official name) is going to work. On Tuesday morning, Nancy Pelosi issued a statement on the question: The panel has to be 50-50 bipartisan, she insisted, and all information must be shared on a bipartisan basis. Then, she seemed to imply, maybe the Democrats would...
  • Ben Rhodes’s brother, the day after Benghazi: (VIDEO) Title Truncated

    05/05/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5 2014 | Allahpundit
    FULL TITLE: Ben Rhodes’s brother, the day after Benghazi: The government thinks this could be a coordinated attack, not a video protest Ben Rhodes’s brother is of course David Rhodes, the president of CBS News — although, if you’re a CBS viewer, maybe I shouldn’t assume that you know that. Anyway, a nifty catch here by John Sexton of Breitbart. The key bit comes 50 seconds in. Quote: “Our government thinks that, you know, there’s a really good chance this was not just a spontaneous mob reaction to what some thought was an offensive film but actually a coordinated effort...
  • WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported

    05/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 39 replies
    Cbs ^ | May 16, 2013 | Major garrett
    ... On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation." But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation." Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version quotes Nuland...
  • CBS News President David Rhodes (Inadvertntly) Exposes Obama’s Benghazi Lie (day after Benghzi)

    05/06/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    Red State ^ | May 6th, 2014 | streiff
    Every day seems to bring another revelation that highlights the duplicity of the Obama administration in reporting to the nation on what went wrong in Benghazi. As we’ve already documented, the talking points for Susan Rice’s serial prevarications on the Sunday morning shows on September 16, 2012 were coordinated by Ben Rhodes. From what we know now, there was at no point at which anyone in the US government thought the attack on the Benghazi consulate was caused by a the internet video Innocence of Muslims. To the contrary, immediately everyone knew it was a planned and coordinated attack. Regardless...