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  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 65 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Oct 12 | Josh Rogin
    Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable. Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night's debate, "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there." The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department,...
  • Biden's Infuriating Benghazi Lies

    10/12/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Something that we spoke about yesterday quite extensively, and that is the security situation in our embassies, particularly in Libya and Cairo. Now, in the debate last night Martha Raddatz, just to get it out of the way and just to show everybody she wasn't going to be the cheat that she turned out to be -- and let's make no mistake, I mean, she cheated, which is okay, we knew she was going to cheat. We know she's a liberal Democrat. We know she wants Biden to do well. We know that she wants Ryan to...
  • Revealed: Extreme Negligence in Benghazi

    10/12/2012 1:26:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    FPM ^ | October 11, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The House of Representatives began its hearings on Wednesday regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The picture painted by sworn testimonies is one of extreme negligence and incompetence on the part of the Obama administration in protecting our fellow citizens in the field. The Obama administration is also under fire for its embarrassing insistence that the tragedy wasn’t a pre-planned terrorist attack until a mound of evidence forced it to reverse course, long after the truth became obvious. The need for strong security...
  • GOP Embassy Cuts Aren't Why The Benghazi Attacks Happened (pic)

    10/12/2012 1:49:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Biden saying that was one of the most irritating moments of the debate, because Martha Raddatz QUICKLY moved on from it before Ryan could say anything in his defenseAnyone who thinks she wasn't working to help Biden is a fool.
  • Author Ed Klein: As Benghazi blame nears Hillary, Clintons grow furious

    10/12/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 265 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/12 | Alex Pappas
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during a press conference Friday that responsibility for the consulate in Libya fell on the State Department, not the White House. If blame for the security failures falls to Hillary Clinton, Klein said, it’s possible that she would even consider resigning over the...
  • Video From Benghazi Consulate Shows Organized Attack (Hillary, Obama want to see the video?)

    10/12/2012 5:17:52 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Eli Lake
    Footage from the night of Sept. 11 might be the clearest evidence yet of a military-style assault on the consulate in Benghazi. Eli Lake reports. Video footage from the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, taken the night of the Sept. 11 anniversary attacks, shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, according to two U.S. intelligence officials who have seen the footage and are involved in the ongoing investigation. The footage, which was recovered from the site last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, offers some of the most tangible evidence yet that a military-style assault...
  • Author Ed Klein: As Benghazi blame nears Hillary, Clintons grow furious

    10/13/2012 1:26:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 10/12/2012 | Alex Pappas
    With tensions between President Obama and the Clintons at a new high, former President Bill Clinton is moving fast to develop a contingency plan for how his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should react if Obama attempts to tie the Benghazi fiasco around her neck, according to author Ed Klein. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last...
  • Dem. Congresswoman: Voters 'May Not Care About Benghazi, but They Care About Bin Laden' (video)

    10/13/2012 5:02:10 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    "It's an evolving security situation," said Rep. Edwards. "One can expect one thing true in the beginning is different in the end. I think we have to take the politics out of this. What voters care about, they may not care about Benghazi, but they care about Bin Laden."
  • Ryan’s Benghazi Surprise

    10/13/2012 3:27:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    The irony of ironies: The Biden-Ryan debate was more about foreign policy than the economy and jobs. And yet another irony: Paul Ryan, an expert on all things fiscal, revealed a much better knowledge base of foreign policy than anyone thought existed. Shows how smart and well-rounded he really is. In fact, Ryan’s Benghazi slam, right out of the chute, won him the debate. This terrorist attack is going to be a huge presidential-race issue. Americans are furious at the Obama-Biden-Clinton stupidity and mismanagement surrounding the tragic Benghazi deaths. They are enraged at the Benghazi cover-up. Ryan accused Biden of...
  • State Dept spox says she’s paid to be ‘dumb’ when talking about Benghazi attack

    10/13/2012 7:58:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12 October 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland ended a series of questions about the Obama Administration’s changing narrative about the terrorist attack in Benghazi by saying that she’s paid to be “dumber” than other government officials. “Look, I’m generally dumber than most of the rest of the government,” Nuland told reporters yesterday. “I mean, that’s what I’m paid to be.” The comment drew a laugh, but Nuland was serious about not taking any more questions on the topic. “We’re not going to parse this any further,” she said sternly. “We’re just not.” (You can watch video of Nuland’s briefing above. To see...
  • STATE DEPT SPOKESMAN DODGES BENGHAZI QUESTIONS: 'I'M GENERALLY DUMBER' THAN MY COLLEAGUES

    10/13/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/12 | ben shapiro
    From Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News: In a disastrous question-answer session at the State Department yesterday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland first tried to claim that the murder of our ambassador to Libya may have been touched off by a demonstration about the YouTube video after all.
  • RUPERT MURDOCH PREDICTS‘NIGHTMARE FOR ISRAELIF OBAMA WINS‘ACCUSES WH OF’STILL LYING ABOUT BENGHAZI’

    10/13/2012 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Snuph · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch went on a bit of a Twitter tear Saturday morning, predicting a “nightmare for Israel if Obama wins” re-election and accusing the White House of “still lying about Benghazi.” The media mogul — whose company owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and others — said Vice President Joe Biden “threw [the] CIA under the bus“ and ”now [White House] throws State [Department]!” He also came down on Mitt Romney, saying the Republican presidential nominee needs to ignore personal attacks at the next debate and focus on his jobs plan:
  • Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'un-American' for seeking answers to Benghazi attack

    10/13/2012 4:28:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/11/12 | Joe Newby
    Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'un-American' for seeking answers to Benghazi attackBy: Joe Newby October 11, 2012 According to Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Republicans are "un-American" for seeking answers to the terror attack in Benghazi on September 11, the Washington Post reported Thursday. ”It is irresponsible and un-American, quite frankly, for my Republican colleagues in Congress to be jumping on this immediately as a political opportunity,” she told CNN's Piers Morgan. **SNIP** "Piers, it is not, it is not OK for you to be saying that the administration was putting out completely false statements. They put out information that they had at...
  • Former USS Cole Commander on Benghazi: Obama only cares about power and getting reelected

    10/13/2012 9:13:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/13/12 | staff
    Lt. General Tom McInerney told Judge Jeanine tonight that the only reason the Obama administration ordered the FBI to investigate the Benghazi attack is to stall it through the election. He says this was an act of war against the United States and if this had been assigned to the military we would have known 2 days later what happened. He adds that we know who they are and where they are and that we should have already attacked those people. Former USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold said that the parallels between this case and the attack on the USS...
  • What Happened In Benghazi( Shot across the Bow from State)

    10/14/2012 6:21:27 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    powerline ^ | 10/13 | powerline
    The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11. While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the...
  • Questions on Benghazi ("Where is CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus?")

    10/14/2012 5:59:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Where is CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus? He seems to be the missing man in the unfolding Benghazi debacle. It is his agency, among others, which is being fingered by the White House for getting the Libya attack wrong. However, we know that within a very short time after the murder of our ambassador (an extraordinary occurrence) and others, our intelligence community did have the story straight: This was an organized al-Qaeda attack. Is he to preside over a witchhunt? Or is he, who to date has been one of the most respected national security officials, going to be instrumental...
  • Axelrod Throws State Department Under Benghazi Bus

    10/14/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/12 | Eliana Johnson
    The State Department is the latest casualty of the Obama administration’s obfuscation of the events surrounding the Benghazi attack. Tearing a few pages out of the old Clinton playbook, David Axelrod carefully defined the word “we” this morning for Fox News’ Chris Wallace: when the Vice President said in Wednesday’s debate that “we” weren’t aware of the Benghazi consulate’s requests for increased security, “we” included only the President and the Vice President – not the Obama administration at large or the State Department. You got that, right? In response to Wallace’s inquiry about whether the President takes personal responsibility for...
  • What Happened In Benghazi

    10/14/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Power Line ^ | 10/13/2012 | John Hinderaker
    The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11. While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the...
  • Background Briefing on Libya (Very Detailed)

    10/14/2012 10:43:15 AM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    US Department of State ^ | 10/9/2012 | Senior State Department Official
    MODERATOR: Hey, everybody. Thanks for joining us on such relatively short notice, late on a Tuesday evening.... So joining us tonight are two Senior State Department Officials, and this will be on background, and they will be Senior State Department Official Number One...and Senior State Department Official Number Two. So in any case, thank you for joining us, and I’m going to hand it over to Senior State Department Official Number One. And just a reminder before I do, again, this is on background. Thank you. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL NUMBER ONE: All right. Let me proceed. I’m going to...
  • Bob Woodward Takes Down Obama

    10/14/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.14.12 @ 12:39PM | By Quin Hillyer
    Very strong stuff from Bob Woodward criticizing The One's administration regarding Libya. These (the first link and this one) are two excellent videos. In the second, Woodward concludes that "anyone in the intelligence community knows that [Obama's brags about having hobbled al Qaeda] are not true." [T]hose in the know have always said that Woodward has always had particularly good sources in the intelligence community, going back some 40 years. Plus, as the perfect leading indicator for Washington conventional wisdom, Woodward signifies very bad news for a liberal if he comes down as hard on said liberal as Woodward did...
  • What Did Hillary Tell Obama on 9/11?

    10/14/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    Commentary ^ | 10/14/2012 | Rick Richman
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb testified that on September 11, after the “full-scale assault” in Libya — “unprecedented in its size and intensity” — began about 9:40 p.m. Libyan time (4:40 p.m. Washington time), she was “in our Diplomatic Security Command Center [in Washington] monitoring multiple open lines with our agents [in Libya] for much of the attack.” On Friday, a CNN reporter asked Hillary Clinton what she was doing as the attack occurred, and Clinton responded with a 400-word answer that avoided the question. Here was the colloquy: QUESTION: … could you tell us a little bit...
  • Trotta: Seal Team Raid Week Before Election?

    10/14/2012 8:52:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News Live | 10/14/12
    Liz Trotta on Fox News Channel. First, wondering why the Coprolite Press is ignoring the disappearance of Hillary since the slaughter of four Americans in the Libyan Consulate. Then surmising that Bill's continued support of Obama is contingent upon no one asking Hillary any embarrassing questions, which the Rancid Media of course honors. Finally, surmising that Obama's October Surprise will be a SEAL team raid in Libya a week or so before the election to bump his support.
  • Sheer hypocrisy of the left: Iraq War under bush VS. Benghazi scandal

    10/14/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    On NBC, DEM Rep. --former . Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)-- again repeated VP Biden's line that that was the info we got from the intel, at the time of the attack, and that it was the REP. that cut the defense, thus(as a result) it affected (somehow) the security around the embassy... My question is, why is it that liberals can not stop hammering us on Iraq and refuse to take the truthful answer that we all thought that Saddam Hussein had WMD according to our intel at the time? -- BTW The DEM Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) kept spinning...
  • Obama Administration Didn’t Reach Benghazi For 17 Days Because They Were WAITING ON Visa’s (Video)

    10/14/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2012 | Jim Hoft
    THIS IS INSANE… The Obama State Department testified this week that the rational that they were not on the ground for 17 days in Benghazi was because they could not get Visa’s. Former CIA officer Gary Bernsten was on with Judge Jeanine Saturday: Gary Bernsten: “It’s about leadership. In this particular case I saw the Department of State and I heard testimony that said that the rational that we were not on the ground in Benghazi after 17 days is because they couldn’t get Visa’s. Which is insanity. They should have gotten people on planes, both the agency and the...
  • Democrat’s Time Warp to the 1970’s

    10/14/2012 6:40:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    It’s like we’re in a time warp back to the 1970’s. Not the muscle cars and wild times of Studio 54, just the bad parts – turmoil in the Middle East, high unemployment, food and gas prices through the roof and an occupant of the White House with no clue how to deal with any of it. When asked about this administration’s failures, President Obama quickly becomes Vinnie Barbarino with his “Who? What? Where?” routine. Vice President Joe Biden isn’t any better. In his debate Thursday, Biden took on a personality that was a cross between Bozo the Clown and...
  • Timeline of Libya attack reveals administration contradictions

    10/14/2012 4:36:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The timeline of events leading up to last month’s deadly attack in Benghazi and the administration’s shifting explanations have become a major problem for Democrats less than a month before Election Day. Already under criticism for linking the assault on the U.S. consulate to an anti-Islam video, the administration raised even more eyebrows Thursday when Vice President Biden said he didn’t know about the U.S. mission’s request for more security. Biden’s statement directly contradicts sworn testimony from State Department officials given just the day before. The following is a detailed timeline of events leading to the Sept. 11 attack and...
  • The Benghazi Scandal

    10/13/2012 10:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The October 22, 2012 Issue | Stephen F. Hayes
    Three hours before the vice presidential debate here on October 11, Stephanie Cutter, a top spokesman and deputy campaign manager for Barack Obama, previewed Joe Biden’s explanation for the administration’s ever-changing narrative on the deadly 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In short: The intelligence made us do it. The reason administration officials repeatedly told the country a story that was untrue—in virtually all its particulars—is that they got bad information from the intelligence community. Or so they say. At the debate, moderator Martha Raddatz noted “there were no protesters” that day in Libya, and asked Biden...
  • U.S. intelligence hurt when Libya base was abandoned

    10/13/2012 9:18:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/14/12 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence efforts in Libya have suffered a significant setback due to the abandonment and exposure of a facility in Benghazi, Libya identified by a newspaper as a "CIA base" following a congressional hearing this week, according to U.S. government sources.(Snip) The publication of satellite photos showing the site's location and layout have made it difficult, if not impossible, for intelligence agencies to reoccupy the site, according to government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity. The post had been a base for, among other things, collecting information on the proliferation of weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals,
  • Just Who DID answer the 3:00AM Call?

    10/13/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Eric · 88 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 10/12/2012 | Howie Carr/Col. David Hunt
    "Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt checked in with us again after the revelation that there were multiple listening posts which heard the cries for help from the US Embassy in Libya and none of them did anything. The State Department says they still do not know what really happened in Libya."
  • I hear you(Obama email, post VP debate)

    10/13/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Obama Campaign
    How about Joe last night? If you're as proud of him as I am, let's do what needs to be done in the final push -- and let's win. This election could come down to what happens tomorrow morning. My team on the campaign is about to make some of the toughest budget decisions we've had to make. This is one of the last chances we get to expand our ground game for the final stretch, and what we have in the bank at midnight tonight will decide how big we can go. And we need to go big --...
  • Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations (huge coverup!)

    10/13/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT · by Gritty · 289 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr radio interview
    Col. Hunt Interview
  • Hillary gets tossed under the bus to provide cover for Biden, White House

    10/13/2012 3:11:45 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 64 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 12, 2012 | Doug Powers
    At last night’s debate, Joe Biden said “we weren’t told” that the Benghazi consulate had requested additional security in the days leading up to the attack on the 9/11 anniversary. Today the White House is making sure everybody realizes that by “we,” Biden was referring only to the White House and not the administration as a whole. The ball of blame has been overhead smashed back to Hillary Clinton’s side of the court. “These kinds of issues are handled in the State Department by security officials,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said during Friday’s press briefing. Security matters “are decided...
  • Benghazi: Osama's Revenge on Obama

    10/13/2012 2:59:33 PM PDT · by Ziva · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2012 | James Lewis
    Talk about chickens coming home to roost. Talk about the Mother of All Fiascos. It's the revenge of Osama bin Laden from the bottom of the ocean, and the message is plain: al-Qaeda is very much alive, and America is a paper tiger. The Middle East is beginning to fall apart -- Iran just sent a spy drone over Israel's sensitive defense installations, and the IDF waited hours to react; Turkey forced down a Syrian arms plane, and al-Qaeda's Al Zawahiri openly assaulted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in a six-hour attack, working through al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), while...
  • Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security!

    10/13/2012 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security! Update: CBS News: Biden’s got some clean-up to do on Libya; Update: White House: No, really, we had no ideaThis was easily the most disturbing moment of the entire debate — so much so that media outlets like the Washington Post and BuzzFeed immediately published rebuttals to Joe Biden’s claim at the end of the debate. When Martha Raddatz opened the event by talking about Libya, Paul Ryan hammered the Obama administration for not heeding the calls for better security in an area where everyone...
  • Is the White House throwing Hillary under the bus on the Benghazi attack?

    10/13/2012 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:44 pm on October 12, 2012 | Allahpundit
    My guess is no, they wouldn’t dare, but the Daily Caller and Tom Maguire make a fair point. In the span of about 18 hours, we’ve had Biden and Carney each insist that blame for Benghazi’s security failures lies outside the White House. It’s State that’s responsible for protecting U.S. diplomats in the field, which means if the buck doesn’t stop with Obama here, then it must stop with you-know-who. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, as cabinet members are expected to take the heat for the president when something goes badly wrong. But in this case you-know-who has her...
  • Rupert Murdoch Predicts ‘Nightmare for Israel if Obama Wins,‘ WH ’Still Lying About Benghazi’

    10/13/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch went on a bit of a Twitter tear Saturday morning, predicting a “nightmare for Israel if Obama wins” re-election and accusing the White House of “still lying about Benghazi.” The media mogul — whose company owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and others — said Vice President Joe Biden “threw [the] CIA under the bus“ and ”now [White House] throws State [Department]!” He also came down on Mitt Romney, saying the Republican presidential nominee needs to ignore personal attacks at the next debate and focus on his jobs plan:(continued)
  • Denying the Libya Scandal - The vice president was dishonest during the debate.

    10/13/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 13, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Exterior of Red Cross offices in Benghazi following a rocket-propelled grenade attack in May 2012 The desultory vice-presidential debate underscored that, even if there were not a thousand other reasons for denying President Obama a second term, the Libya scandal alone would be reason enough to remove him.By the time the ineffable Joe Biden took center stage Thursday night, Obama operatives had already erected a façade of mendacity around the jihadist murder of our ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. officials. The vice president promptly exploited the debate forum to trumpet a bald-faced lie: He denied the administration’s well-established...
  • Let the leaks begin

    10/12/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Snuph · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Vice President Biden doubled down on the bad intelligence excuse in last night's debate when the question of the deaths of American personnel in Libya was raised. Among other stories today, Senator Bob Corker and The Daily Beast's Eli Lake apparently seem to know at lot more about what happened in Benghazi that night than the President and Vice President. Senator Corker will become the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee next year. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin reports: This week he had extensive meetings with the FBI and intelligence officials on the ground in Benghazi as well as...
  • 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.
  • U.S. intelligence set back when Libya base was abandoned

    10/13/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/12/2012 | Mark Hosenball
    U.S. intelligence efforts in Libya have suffered a significant setback due to the abandonment and exposure of a facility in Benghazi, Libya identified by a newspaper as a "CIA base" following a congressional hearing this week, according to U.S. government sources. The intelligence post, located 1.2 miles from the U.S. mission that was targeted by militants in a September 11 attack, was evacuated of Americans after the assault that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Three other Americans died in the attacks on U.S.-occupied buildings, including two who were hit in a mortar blast at the secret compound. The publication of satellite...
  • Obama Provides Chevy Volts For War-Torn Vienna, Nothing For Benghazi

    10/13/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Priorities: While our consulate in Benghazi was guarded by unarmed Libyan contractors making $4 an hour, our embassy in Vienna received an expensive charging station for its new electric cars to help fight climate change. Even MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell says Vice President Joe Biden lied during Thursday's debate when he said twice that no one in the Obama administration knew that requests for extra security had been made by our Libyan ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other members of our consulate in Benghazi. The State Department knew "in real time," as Mitchell put it in her post-debate analysis, that requests had...
  • It's Time for Petraeus to Testify

    10/13/2012 9:09:44 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 18 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/13/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Obama, Biden and Hillary are hiding behind an amorphous "intelligence community" to explain why they propagated the lie that a video and a demonstration led to the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Team Obama is now firmly committed to this story. They can't disown it or walk it back. Evidence to the contrary exists. We have testimony that members of the State Department received real-time information about the attack and knew even as it was going on that there was no demonstration and that it was a terrorist attack. They appear to be in a trap of their own...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘Clear’ That Obama Team Had Biden Lie About Benghazi

    10/13/2012 8:19:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 13, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Former Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich took to Twitter on Saturday morning to weigh in on the week’s vice presidential debate, bluntly attacking the Obama administration for what he sees as a deliberate and intentional lie about the fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of ambassador Chris Stevens, among other Americans and Libyans.
  • It's time for Hillary Clinton to testify about what happened in Libya

    10/13/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/12 | K.T. McFarland
    It's time for Hillary Clinton to testify about what happened in LibyaBy K.T. McFarland Published October 12, 2012 FoxNews.com **SNIP** In Thursday night's debate, Vice President Biden claimed fault lies with the Intelligence Community and the State Department were to blame for the tragic events in Libya. Secretary Clinton knows better, and should speak out so those truly responsible be held to account. What a pity if one of the final public images we have of Secretary Clinton is a her clinging to an increasingly unbelievable narrative, while standing over the flag-draped coffins of American heroes who died for someone...
  • British say weapons they left at U.S. consulate in Benghazi are missing

    10/13/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 58 replies
    kansas city star ^ | 10/12 | Mel Frykberg
    When British diplomats abandoned their offices in Benghazi over the summer after the British ambassador’s motorcade was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades, their security detail left its weapons and vehicles in the custody of the U.S. consulate in that eastern Libyan city. Now that cache of weapons is missing amid signs that the Islamist militants suspected in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate and a nearby annex remain active, despite Libyan government demands that they disband. The June 11 attack on British Ambassador Sir Dominic Asquith as he drove through Benghazi is among a list of 230 security incidents,...
  • Just Who is that Intelligence Community Team Obama Keeps Mentioning

    10/13/2012 6:28:26 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 62 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/12/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Who or what is this “intelligence community” that the Obama is administration is quoting when they tell us that this shadowy “intelligence community” told them that the attack in Libya was the result of a demonstration about a video. Let’s be clear, the only people who have told the American people that the our ambassador and three others were killed in Benghazi as the result of a demonstration that got a little rowdy are people who claim that they’re only telling us what they were told. Isn’t it convenient that the members of the intelligence community that gave such a...
  • Obama's Libyan Debacle

    10/13/2012 4:34:25 AM PDT · by gotribe · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Libya debacle is not merely a case of inadequate security. It is a case of willful blindness to the progress of al-Qaeda in a locale that the Obama team had boasted was a grand success for its “leading from behind” strategy. The administration despite every available bit of evidence continued to cling to a false narrative, and repeat that narrative to the public, because it refused to recognize that Libya was a terrorist victory, not a U.S. success story. SNIP In August 2012, the United States knew that Libya had become a terrorist hell hole. In a Library of...
  • Mark Steyn: 'Politicized' Benghazi distracts from Big Bird

    10/13/2012 12:21:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 12, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    "The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan." Thus, Stephanie Cutter, President Obama's deputy campaign manager, speaking on CNN about an armed attack on the 9/11 anniversary that left a U.S. consulate a smoking ruin and killed four diplomatic staff, including the first American ambassador to be murdered in a third of a century. To discuss this event is apparently to "politicize" it and to distract from the real issues the American people are concerned about. For example, Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking on board Air Force One...
  • Libya attack haunts Obama campaign

    10/13/2012 12:02:24 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON — The lethal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya last month has created an unexpected casualty: White House hopes that President Barack Obama would remain relatively unscathed on foreign policy issues in the presidential race. Questions about whether the Obama administration ignored requests for beefed-up security in Libya and why a sizable CIA presence in Benghazi failed to foresee an attack by dozens of armed extremists have become a distraction — if not a problem — for the president's re-election campaign. With less than four weeks until Election Day, the White House is being asked regularly whether...
  • Benghazi: Osama's Revenge on Obama

    10/13/2012 12:01:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2012 | James Lewis
    Talk about chickens coming home to roost. Talk about the Mother of All Fiascos. It's the revenge of Osama bin Laden from the bottom of the ocean, and the message is plain: al-Qaeda is very much alive, and America is a paper tiger. The Middle East is beginning to fall apart -- Iran just sent a spy drone over Israel's sensitive defense installations, and the IDF waited hours to react; Turkey forced down a Syrian arms plane, and al-Qaeda's Al Zawahiri openly assaulted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in a six-hour attack, working through al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), while...