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  • Why Is 60 Minutes Benghazi Witness Davies Now in Hiding?

    11/18/2013 10:23:53 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 15 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | November 18, 2013 | Rick Wells
    ....."Things have recently gotten even more curious. If a news organization with the resources to go to Wales and interview Mr. Davies wanted to do so in order to get some answers, they wouldn’t find him at home. He’s in hiding. Just who would a charlatan opportunist, like the one he’s being portrayed to be, want to hide from, Morley Safer? Davies contacted his publisher, Simon & Schuster by email and informed then he was “going dark,” this past Friday morning. The message indicated that someone had threatened to harm his family if he continued to defend the truthfulness of...
  • State Dept, GSA Stonewall Investigation of Benghazi Security Contract

    10/15/2012 2:58:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/21 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two employees at the General Services Administration have stonewalled Breitbart News, and another has mysteriously "disappeared" as the investigation into the State Department "no bullets" contract with Blue Mountain Group, the British firm that provided security at the American mission in Benghazi heats up.
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

    11/07/2016 10:43:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7 | By Malia Zimmerman, Adam Housley
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. Continue Reading Below The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of...
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

    11/07/2016 1:06:52 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | 11-7-16
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Blue...
  • Report: Benghazi Guards Hired By State Department Were Unvetted, Belonged to Al Qaeda

    11/07/2016 1:10:57 PM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 07, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from Fox News correspondents Adam Housley and Malia Zimmerman, guards hired through a contractor by the State Department to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were unvetted, local militia members who belonged to terrorist groups Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia.   An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News.
  • HOLY CRAP! Smoking Gun on Benghazi?!

    11/07/2016 1:13:59 PM PST · by Ancesthntr · 83 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | November 7, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    What?! "An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack,...."
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal State Department Officials Told Three Months before Attack...

    09/10/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 10, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal State Department Officials Told Three Months before Attack that Benghazi Security Guards Abandoning Posts Out of Fear for Safety Internal email reveals that three months before fatal terrorist attack, an explosion at compound wall “created a fear factor when it came to working the night shift” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 130 pages of new State Department documents revealing that local security guards working for Blue Mountain Group (BMG), the firm hired to protect the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, repeatedly abandoned their posts “out of fear of...
  • on CBS correspondent apologizes for report on Benghazi attack

    11/08/2013 5:03:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | 11/8/2013 | Bill Carter and Michael S. Schmidt
    The correspondent for the disputed “60 Minutes'’ segment about the attack on the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year apologized on the air Friday morning, saying it was a “mistake'’ to put on a security officer whose credibility has since been undermined by his diverging accounts of his actions that night. The correspondent, Lara Logan, said on “CBS This Morning'’ that the news division was misled by the officer, adding, “We will apologize to our viewers, and we will correct the record on our broadcast on Sunday night.” The apology followed disclosure by The New York Times...
  • Personnel on Ground Contradict CIA's Benghazi Timeline

    05/24/2013 8:17:49 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    As the House Oversight Committee prepares to question Benghazi witnesses on Wednesday, we need to remember that the accounts of personnel on the ground have long contradicted the account the CIA adopted just weeks after the attacks took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. In early Nov., the CIA said the consulate's earliest call for help came in at 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 11. But the Blue Mountain Security manager, "who was in charge of the local force hired to guard the consulate perimeter," says he realized something was happening and put out calls for...
  • Vanity: "The Benghazi Gates Part 1, A Two Pronged Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Libya".

    11/04/2012 8:33:46 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 14 replies
    YouTube video from Multiple sources ^ | 11/04/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I have finished putting together a new video on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. It features new video that has not been broadcast on TV in the U.S.. The video is a detailed analysis of the pre-attack activities of the terrorists. In addition to the new video, it includes photographs released by Congress after the October 10th hearing on the terrorist attack and analysis that may surprise you. Below I am including the map that plays at the beginning of the video. It is also available on my Flickr page. The video runs 14 minutes and 39 seconds. If you are...
  • 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...
  • The Other 9/11: Libyan Guards Recount What Happened in Benghazi

    10/24/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | October 21, 2012 | By Steven Sotloff / Benghazi
    More than a month after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, U.S. officials have yet to talk to many of the Libyan guards on duty at the American mission on that fatal evening. Fearful of reprisal from the still unknown perpetrators of the attack, the guards have gone into hiding; and their vivid recollections are giving way to a sense of abandonment by the American government, which offered them no protection from the attackers the guards believe want them dead. TIME’s Steven Sotloff has talked to the guards for their account of what happened on the night of...
  • US Relied on Firm Using Unarmed Guards for Diplomatic Security in Libya (Used flashlights, batons)

    10/18/2012 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 17 Oct 2012 | Thomson/Reuters
    The State Department's decision to hire Blue Mountain Group to guard the ill-fated U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, entrusted security tasks to a little-known British company instead of the large firms it usually uses in overseas danger zones. The contract was largely based on expediency, U.S. officials have said, since no one knew how long the temporary mission would remain in the Libyan city. The cradle of last year's uprising that ended Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, Benghazi has been plagued by rising violence in recent months. Security practices at the diplomatic compound, where Blue Mountain guards patrolled with flashlights...
  • For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm

    10/17/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The State Department's decision to hire Blue Mountain Group to guard the ill-fated U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, entrusted security tasks to a little-known British company instead of the large firms it usually uses in overseas danger zones. The contract was largely based on expediency, U.S. officials have said, since no one knew how long the temporary mission would remain in the Libyan city. The cradle of last year's uprising that ended Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, Benghazi has been plagued by rising violence in recent months. Security practices at the diplomatic compound, where Blue Mountain...
  • BENGHAZI-GATE: Post Threads Here for Cross Reference

    10/13/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 60 replies
    various | various | various
    This thread is to consolidate all information on the Benghazi fiasco.
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience (BO's outsourcing)

    10/15/2012 7:02:57 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country. Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity...
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience

    10/14/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    The telegraph ^ | 10/2014 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work. The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the...
  • Our Fearless Misleader

    09/30/2012 11:44:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2012 edition | Stephen F. Hayes
    After more than two weeks of obfuscation and misdirection from the Obama administration, the American public is coming to understand what the U.S. intelligence community learned in the 48 hours immediately following the September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the important new details: * Top Pentagon officials declared the assault a terrorist attack on “Day One.” Doing so enabled them to expedite any response to the attack (Yahoo! News). * U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials understood right away that the attacks were planned for the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 (THE WEEKLY STANDARD). * Within 24...
  • British Security Firm Facing Questions Over Role in Benghazi (U.S. Cons. guarded by unarmed Libyans)

    09/30/2012 10:24:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    The U.K. Telegraph ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    A British private security firm is facing questions over its role in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi after it emerged that it was responsible for hiring local guards to protect the diplomatic site. Blue Mountain, a Wales-based firm staffed by former special forces operatives, was hired by the US government to provide security at the consulate before it was overrun in an assault that killed the ambassador and three other Americans. The company was paid only $387,413 (£239,683) by the US State Department for the year-long contract, less than the cost of deploying a single American soldier....
  • White House narrative on Libya all but collapsed

    09/21/2012 1:57:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 9:21 am on September 21, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    On Sunday, the White House narrative on the assassination of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi was that they died in a protest that “spun out of control,” as UN Ambassador Susan Rice insisted on multiple talk shows. That narrative hasn’t even lasted out the week. By Wednesday, officials in the US government began acknowledging that the so-called “riot” at the consulate in Libya had elements of planning and heavy weapons; by yesterday, Barack Obama himself refused to answer questions about the nature of the attack. There may not have even been a protest at the...