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  • The Benghazi Stand Down - David Patraeus, Kip Ward and Carter Ham

    05/08/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT · by frithguild · 44 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 5/8/2013 | frithguild
    In the Google Purge Pt. 3, I wondered whether a search algorithm uncovered emails that led to the downfall of Kip Ward. The story of his demotion hit the news in November of 2012. This followed when we learned about 20,000 emails between Jill Kelley and Marine Gen. John R. Allen. Before that David Patraeus was taken down in what I argued was a purge of the administration moderates. I didn't have any idea why this was happening, but I could see that something was happening. So I just called attention to the role Google may have played in...
  • 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 (CNSNews.com) - 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). CNSNews.com 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 Whistle Blower: “… Americans Were Deliberately Left There To Die”

    05/02/2013 9:44:41 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 69 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | May 2, 2013 | Billy Allman
    Two of my SEAL brothers (Doherty and Woods) were in Benghazi, working with the CIA on an intelligence mission to locate shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles that were stolen by Al Qaeda when Libya fell. They heard several shots being fired near the consulate. It was recorded that Ty radioed to inform his superiors and tell them what he was hearing and requested permission to assist at the consulate. However, they were told to “stand down!” An hour later, they called again to report the gunfire and requested to assist and were again told to “stand down!” WHY? And by whom?...
  • FBI says no connection between belated photo release and Benghazi media coverage

    05/02/2013 12:40:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May , 2, 2013
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, deflecting criticism over the Libya terror attack, argued Wednesday that "Benghazi happened a long time ago." But despite the nearly eight months that have elapsed since then, the FBI is only now producing photos of individuals they'd like to bring in for questioning. The release of the grainy images comes as the House plans another Benghazi hearing next week. It also comes after Fox News reported that U.S. officials have identified the mastermind of the attack, who according to sources is walking free in Libya. Coincidence? Yes, according to the FBI.
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • Former Special Forces Commander: DOD Could Have Flown Rescue Team From Tripoli to Benghazi;...

    02/07/2013 1:44:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    CnsNews.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin--formerly commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence—told CNSNews.com that, if it had been asked, the Defense Department could have sent a plane to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, to transport a rescue team of U.S. security personnel that instead ended up taking a chartered private plane from Tripoli to Benghazi that night. “There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy,” Gen. Boykin told CNSNews.com. “State should have...
  • Panetta: Obama never called back to check on Benghazi

    02/08/2013 4:28:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    We didn’t get to this yesterday, but it’s definitely worth watching — especially for the skill shown by Lindsey Graham in his examination of Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey. The headline takeaway will be what is remembered most: the revelation that Barack Obama never bothered to keep in touch with his chair of the Joint Chiefs and Secretary of Defense after being informed that an American consulate was under attack from terrorists. But if that’s all you hear from this, you’re missing the big picture. Graham managed to elicit a number of damaging statements from the two. Not one...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 8,2013

    02/07/2013 3:20:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 7,2013 | Mar Levin
    Sorry To Be Late!:(=^..^=
  • Travis McGee will on radio about Benghazi at 3:35 PM eastern time.

    11/01/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 42 replies
    The Brian Wilson Show, 1370 WSPD in Toledo ^ | November 1,2012 | Matt Bracken
    I've been invited onto the Brian Wilson Show in Toledo Ohio to discuss Benghazi, and the military rescue that was aborted. This steraming link is pretty solid, I already checked it, using my FB account for a login. I'll be on between 3:35 and the top of the hour. (Travis McGee AKA Matt Bracken) http://www.iheart.com/live/1857/?autoplay=true
  • Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave 'Cross-Border Authority' Orders

    11/02/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 2, 2012 | Tony Lee
    As more information comes to the light about the Obama administration's Benghazi cover-up, a former Navy SEAL officer who once took a military detachment to Libya suggests President Barack Obama was either AWOL -- essentially an "empty chair" -- or deliberately denied Americans under siege in Benghazi the aid they needed by not authorizing "cross-border authority," without which rescue operations could have taken place. Matt Bracken, the former SEAL, writes "only the president can give the order for our military to cross a nation’s border without that nation’s permission." He notes that Obama granted "cross-border authority" for Americans to enter...
  • Benghazi's Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give 'Cross-Border Authority'

    11/02/2012 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 112 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the...
  • Benghazi's Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give 'Cross-Border Authority'

    11/02/2012 5:24:36 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-2-12 | Matt Bracken
    Sending additional forces into a foreign country always requires the president's approval. He was either absent, or refused "CBA". The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington,...