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  • Another devastating editorial indictment of Obama over Benghazi in Las Vegas paper today

    11/04/2012 6:55:38 AM PST · by Nevadan · 25 replies
    11-4-12 | Vanity
    Due to restrictions on posting articles from the Las Vegas newspaper (due to the Righthaven lawsuit), I can't post the link, so you will have to google it, but it is another hard hitting, well written editorial by Vin Suprynowicz on both Benghazi and voter fraud in Nevada. The title is: "He wasn't supposed to leave Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty to die". Also check out the related editorial by G. Cook on voter fraud in Nevada by unions registering and coercing non-citizens to vote: "How many noncitizens are registered to vote?"
  • Jennifer Griffin: What laser capability did Benghazi team have?

    11/04/2012 4:34:00 AM PST · by maggief · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 4, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Sources who have debriefed the team that was at the CIA annex the night of the attack in Benghazi say that the CIA operators from the Global Response Staff, or GRS, were equipped with Mark 48 machine guns and had two types of laser capability. Each weapon had both a “passive” as well as a “visible” laser that could be used against the Libyan attackers. Fox News has learned the guns were fitted with PEQ-15 lasers. The “passive” laser is not visible to the naked eye but can help team members identify hostile forces when the shooter is wearing NODS,...
  • Libyan Leaks: More Secret Documents Reveal Obama’s failure in Libya

    Exclusive Walid Shoebat Bombshell Barack Obama’s claim to election fame – that Al-Qaeda has been destroyed – needs a reality check, according to a group of anti-Al Qaeda Libyans in exile. “We beg to differ,” they exclaimed. “Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to Al-Qaeda, and we can prove it.” The group stated they have come into possession of some highly classified documents that in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.” They were not bluffing; they provided the first installments of official classified documents which we provided in some of our previous reporting. “The rest,” they say, “will...
  • Historic, unprecedented depravity (Benghazi)

    11/03/2012 7:27:14 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 11/3/2012 | Michael Oberndorf
    Barack Hussein Obama has once more done things that are, as the Fifth Column Media used to love to call them, historic and unprecedented. This time, however, most of the Fifth Column traitors are trying to cover them up, rather than ram 'em down our throats. I speak, of course, of the unmitigated horror show in Benghazi and the subsequent cover-up by Obama and his administration. As most conservatives, and even a few leftist Democrats now know, the slaughter of our Libyan diplomatic personnel on September 11, 2012, was completely avoidable. I repeat, completely avoidable, Unlike the deaths of American...
  • Petraeus’s Quieter Style at C.I.A. Leaves Void on Libya Furor

    11/03/2012 6:38:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 2, 2012 | SCOTT SHANE
    --snip-- But the Benghazi crisis has posed an extraordinary test for Mr. Petraeus. After the killings, intelligence officials concerned about exposing the extent and methods of the large C.I.A. presence in the city would say little to reporters for publication. Conservative critics of Mr. Obama seized on a series of reports by Fox News and other outlets to make the incendiary charge shortly before the election that four Americans had died because of the administration’s negligence. Mr. Petraeus said nothing publicly, but that did not keep him out of the story. Some news reports faulted his secret testimony to Congress...
  • U.S. move to de-recognize Syrian opposition group baffles allies

    11/03/2012 4:22:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    KansasCity.com ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Roy Gutman
    The Obama administration's decision to drop its recognition of the Syrian National Council as the leading Syrian opposition group and propose creating a new umbrella organization surprised and puzzled close U.S. allies, diplomats said Friday. The U.S. government gave no advance notice of its intention to renounce the council as the lead umbrella group, diplomats of three countries said. They said their governments learned about the initiative from news accounts. Diplomats criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for using what they called inappropriate language in describing the council as made up of people who haven't been in Syria for decades;...
  • Two killed in Libyan consulate attack identified as ex-Navy SEALs

    09/13/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/13/12 | Katy Tur
    Two former Navy SEALs were identified Thursday as the third and fourth victims of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya this week that also killed the U.S. ambassador. U.S. officials and family members identified the men as Glen Doherty, 42, a native of Winchester, Mass., and Tyrone Woods, 41. Details of how they died haven't been made public.
  • Former Navy SEALs identified as consulate attack victims

    09/14/2012 12:46:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 14, 2012 | staff reporters
    The U.S. State Department has identified two of the four Americans killed in the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi as former Navy SEALs. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton identified the two men... [snip] called "R__" by family and friends according to Clinton, served as a Navy SEAL for over two decades and served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Woods also was a registered nurse and a paramedic, and had worked protecting U.S. diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts all over the world since 2010.
  • The Fog of Benghazi: What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.

    11/03/2012 2:03:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2012 | Masthead Editorial
    The Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered September 11 in Benghazi. That we know. But too little else about what took place before, during and after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission is clear. The White House says Republicans are "politicizing" a tragedy. Politicians politicize, yes, but part of their job is to hold other politicians accountable. The Administration has made that difficult by offering evasive, inconsistent and conflicting accounts about one of the most serious American overseas defeats in recent years. Unresolved questions about Benghazi loom over this election because the White House has failed...
  • Treasury 'further exposes' Iran-al Qaeda relationship

    11/03/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | October 18, 2012 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Adel Radi Saker al Wahabi al Harbi, Muhsin al Fadhli's deputy. The US Treasury Department announced today that it has designated Adel Radi Saqr al Wahabi al Harbi, who is "a key member of an al Qaeda network operating in Iran and led by Iran-based al Qaeda facilitator Muhsin al Fadhli." This same network was previously headed by another al Qaeda operative, Yasin al Suri, but al Fadhli took over as chief of al Qaeda's Iran-based network in late 2011. Al Harbi serves as al Fadhli's deputy. In that capacity, according to Treasury, al Harbi "facilitates the travel of...
  • Libyan Leaks: Obama’s Gift to Al-Qaeda – Libya itself

    11/03/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 15 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/03/12 | Walid Shoebat
    Barack Obama’s claim to election fame – that Al-Qaeda has been destroyed – needs a reality check, according to a group of anti-Al Qaeda Libyans in exile. “We beg to differ,” they exclaimed. “Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to Al-Qaeda, and we can prove it.” The group stated they have come into possession of some highly classified documents that in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.” They were not bluffing; they provided the first installments of official classified documents which we provided in some of our previous reporting. “The rest,” they say, “will be provided when Mitt...
  • 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...
  • Border Patrol agents had radio contact before shooting

    11/03/2012 8:31:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    BISBEE — Two U.S. Border Patrol agents communicated by radio with agent Nicholas Ivie prior to the Oct. 2 shooting that resulted in his death in a remote area of southern Cochise County, based on information released by the Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Several reports totaling 39 pages were released to the media after a public records request. Some information in the documents has been redacted, including the names of the surviving agents and most ballistics evidence. Ivie, 30, was fatally shot on Oct. 2 at around 1:30 a.m., when he and two other Border Patrol agents responded to a...
  • Is Benghazigate opening? (Saturbray)

    11/03/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT · by bray · 11 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 11/3/12 | bray
    But I see another law at Work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at Work within my members. Romans 7:23 We now have credible sources saying PravdABDNC is hiding two emails showing the current President ordered the military to Stand Down on rescuing Ambassador Stevens and the Seals. These e-mails are being withheld from the American public for fear they would destroy the President’s dwindling chances of re-election. This is simply another example of the complete lack of credibility from our Establishmedia...
  • If George Washington was alive today

    11/03/2012 8:04:05 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | November 3rd, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    If George Washington was alive today he would dress down the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for cowardice. The man from Chicago exhibited dastardly behavior by the abandonment of Americans at the hand of Muslim Terrorists. The American tradition of never abandoning those under his command on the battlefield while hiding in lofty comfort several thousand miles away. Standing by and doing nothing while watching your men being murdered by uneducated savages is criminal. Only a man who never defended this country can show total disregard for his fellow Americans. If Thomas Jefferson was alive he would berate the...
  • FBI On ground in Tunisia to interview terror suspect, thanks to Republican Senators

    11/03/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT · by gulf1609 · 14 replies
    Fox news ^ | November 2, 2012 | Greta van Sustern
    As you know, a Tunisian man was seen on the Consulate videotape the day of the attack.  He was arrested a short time later in Turkey at their airport as he tried to pass through with false documents.  The Turkish authorities turned the man over to Tunisia (not the USA for questioning) and the Tunisian government has not let our FBI interview him.  The US has not explained why they could not get access to interview this man.   About 3 nights ago, Senator Lindsey Graham learned of the foregoing and was outraged that we had not interviewed this man....
  • Washington Post Story on Libya Stinks to High Heaven

    11/03/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT · by rkoliver · 25 replies
    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/world/cia-tried-to-save-envoys-in-libya-660276/ Please read the entire article and tell me of you can find the rotten fish heads. As a former newspaper editor, it stuck out immediately in the first sentence.
  • Benghazi questions fuel fierce partisan debate

    11/03/2012 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 2, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE with Lolita C. Baldo
    .....The strike that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans is either proof of President Barack Obama's leadership failures or a tragic event that occurred despite the administration's best efforts to protect the compound and respond in the aftermath of the attack, according to highly charged arguments on both sides.....
  • Rory Cohen: Real October Surprise: 'Benghazigate'

    11/03/2012 1:38:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 3, 2012 | Rory Cohen
    ................It took more than a month for President Barack Obama to take personal, albeit qualified,responsibility for security failures at the American consulate in Benghazi,Libya,following initial contradictory reports which blamed an obscure YouTube video for the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In speaking days ago to to MSNBC, Mr. Obama said, "There was a big breakdown, and somebody didn't do their job,they'll be held accountable."In reality, he has provided no real answers and his administration has attempted to field blame–with prominent Democrats arguing Republicans have "politicized" the attack. But as Reagan took responsibility for...
  • Cowardly Lying [Benghazi Barack - 80% bull and 30% crap]

    11/03/2012 12:46:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 3, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Everyone has heard of Baghdad Bob...the guy who went on TV every night during the Iraqi War insisting to the world that Iraq was winning, despite American tanks rolling up behind him as he spoke.....Baghdad Bob had one big lie: Saddam was winning. Benghazi Barack has a myriad of little lies, spinning a web of delusion and deceit with every telling.He pretends he is the "energy president." This is perhaps his boldest fib. The refutation is seen on every corner, where gasoline prices are posted publicly for all to see. Yet he thinks if he says it, his media backers...
  • The Benghazi Terrorists in their own words

    11/02/2012 11:48:02 PM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 12 replies
    Sky New Arabia ^ | 9/13/2012 | Benghazi Terrorists
    I analyzed this video in three ways. First I examined the video itself to determine what was happening and where. Second I wanted to determine what was being said to see if I could determine if there was any clear evidence of pre-planning or coordination. This prima facie evidence was available to our government on September 12th, Benghazi time and September 11th, U.S. EDT. If there is evidence of pre-planning or coordination in either the video itself, or in the spoken word of the terrorists, it would be obvious that our government has either been lying to us all along...
  • Little Describes Pentagon’s Benghazi Decision Process

    11/02/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT · by Rabin · 33 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 – Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today: On Sept. 11, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and U.S. Africa Command commander Army Gen. Carter F. Ham discussed the situation in Benghazi soon after they were notified of the assault... “There were discussions here at the highest levels including the secretary as to what kind of response we might be able to provide.. //Snipp// Time passes. 0 heads off to bed, in the AM pauses but briefly for garden spin - then forward...
  • Liberal national media covers up truth about Benghazi

    11/02/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Independent Record (MT) ^ | November 01, 2012 | Becky Buckmaster
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR For several days now, I have been looking for an IR(Independent Record) story of Washington’s disgraceful cover-up of the killing of Americans in Benghazi and have found nothing. I cannot believe the lack of information coming to the public on behalf of liberal journalism. If the president were a Republican, the papers would be crucifying him, on a daily basis; yet we hear nothing from Lee Newspapers. Washington is withholding the truth about their failure to respond to calls for help in Libya until after the elections. This lack of information supplied to everyone is a...
  • Obama Administration's Lead #Benghazi Investigator Slams America and Islamophobes #StandDown

    11/02/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Thanks Bronco Bamma! And Hillary, you must make Bill[wink wink remember 1998 Kenya/Tunisia?] and your mentor, Madeline Albright[1998 Albright also ignored pleas for more securityfrom US Ambassador to Kenya Ms Bushnell (h/t Anna)], proud with your determination to get to the bottom of this f'n screwupAmerica is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington,...
  • Pentagon on Benghazi Troop Movements: ‘Swift Action’ on Night of Attack (Didn't try to save lives)

    11/02/2012 7:14:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Luis Martinez
    SNIP On Friday, Pentagon spokesman George Little provided new details of U.S. military movements made the night of the attack in case they were needed. Little said that within a few hours of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered U.S. military forces to move to Sicily in preparation for an uncertain situation in Libya. “This department took swift action,” said Little. “It did respond, the secretary ordered forces to move. “We were prepared for a range of contingencies in the course of this very tragic incident,” said Little. “We were ready for the need to...
  • Thinking About the Unthinkable in Libya

    11/02/2012 7:14:43 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | November 2, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    Recent claims that an attempt to rescue the American Ambassador in Libya was vetoed by someone high up in the administration raises a disturbing question. Did someone higher up want the Ambassador and/or others at the consulate to die? Investigators need to examine this possibility. One potential problem might be that the action resulted from the same type of "failure to communicate" that caused the death of Canterbury Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. King Henry II was locked in a long running dispute with Beckett and at some point said something that caused his knights to mistakenly believe the king...
  • Mother of State Dept. Official Killed in Benghazi: ‘I Believe Obama Murdered My Son’

    11/02/2012 6:44:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The families of the four Americans killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi on Sept. 11 continue to grieve, however, they are also continuing to speak out. A father and a mother used the word “murder” when discussing the Obama administration’s response to the attack while an older brother of one of the victims is not questioning the decisions made in the heat of battle, UT San Diego reports. Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, a State Department computer wiz killed in the assault, told the paper that she blames President Barack Obama for the...
  • First photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge

    11/02/2012 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 81 replies
    Al Jazeera and Flickr ^ | 11/1/2012 | Dave Mellon aka Ben Ghazi Gates
    This photograph is actually a video still captured from an Al Jazeera video of the amazing scene at the U.S. Benghazi Consulate compound sometime before 11:30 pm. Four additional captioned photos can be found at my Flickr page below. This is the first in a series of photos I will be posting over the weekend along with some new video. In each instance it is my goal to present information that the U.S. news media has by and large failed to present to the American public. Most of the video and video still images were obtained from Middle Eastern sources....
  • A security breakdown in Benghazi

    11/02/2012 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | The Editorial Board
    ... The Pentagon and CIA accounts describe a reaction to the attack that, while inadequate, was the best that could be mustered. Even if so, that leaves the question of why the various agencies were not better prepared for such an emergency, given the clear warnings. Did the Obama administration’s political preoccupation with maintaining a light footprint in Libya lead to an ill-considered reliance on local militias, rather than on U.S. forces? Given the region’s instability, why were no military rapid-reaction assets — such as Special Forces or armed drones — within reach of Northern Africa? While the agencies separately...
  • REMEMBER BENGHAZI!

    11/02/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Weedle · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11-02-2012 | John T. Douglas
    The inspiring and moving story of the American heroes who lost their lives on 9-11 after disobeying orders to "stand down" and going to the aid of Americans under attack at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  • 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...
  • Ollie North: White House Benghazi Actions "Unconscionable" (Good video interview)

    11/02/2012 3:57:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 2, 2012 | Kathleen Walter & Patrick Hobin
    Video at link, 9:08 minutes. Only one person, the Commander in Chief, is to be held accountable for what happened in Benghazi, and President Barack Obama has failed in his most important responsibility, Col. Oliver North told Newsmax TV. North, who wrote the best-selling book, “American Heroes in Special Operations,” said the buck has to stop at the top. “Not the secretary of state, not the secretary of defense,” he said. “It’s the commander in chief, the man we hired to fulfill the most important responsibility of our head of state and that is as commander in chief of the...
  • ABC and CBS Ignore Their Own Reporters As Benghazi Blackout Reaches 7 Days

    11/02/2012 10:32:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    For the seventh night in a row, ABC’s World News, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News refused to give one single second of coverage to the Obama administration’s deceitful response to the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11. According to the Media Research Center, the last time Benghazi was discussed on one of the flagship network evening news casts was the October 25 edition of CBS Evening News. Since then, ABC News and CBS News have relegated coverage of the Benghazi terrorist attack to their websites. Jake Tapper’s November 1 report for ABC News...
  • Langley, Pentagon Could Not Have Helped in Benghazi, Expert Says

    11/02/2012 9:23:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    U.S. News ^ | November 2, 2012 | aul D. Shinkman
    While the State Department waits for a review board to determine how attackers were allowed to kill four Americans in Libya, and following a new timeline of events from the CIA, an expert in the kinds of operations that kept many more from dying in Benghazi dismisses much of the resulting criticism. Interagency bureaucracy may have prevented forces in Benghazi from relaying their situation to the CIA or Pentagon, but the attack did not last long enough for Washington to have been able to do anything, says Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL and special operations sniper course manager. The...
  • "Tell the TRUTH About Benghazi" [an elite walks among the unwashed]

    11/02/2012 9:06:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | November 2, 2012 | David Weigel
    HILLIARD, Ohio -- The final Obama push begins here, in the fairgrounds in this Republican-leaning town. On the approach, a few blocks from the parking lots, about a dozen Republican protesters held up home-made-looking signs demanding that the media pay attention to -- and assume Obama perfidy in -- the Benghazi attacks. "Three calls for help, all denied," read one sign. Another: "We Won't Back Down! Tell the TRUTH About Benghazi." Then some more signs:........................ From there, into the parallel world where nobody thinks about "Benghazigate," or thinks it's a -gate at all. (They might be right!) Kyle Simpson, a...
  • Fox News: Benghazi consulate warned 3 hours before attack of militia gathering arms

    11/02/2012 9:04:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember how the White House insisted for more than a week that there was “no evidence” that the sacking of the Benghazi consulate was anything more than a spontaneous demonstration over a two-month-old YouTube video that “spun out of control”? Fox News this morning reports that cables from the consulate itself made clear that they expected an attack from local militia groups in the hours before the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. They also told the State Department that they had reason to believe their local security was gathering intel for...
  • Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack

    11/02/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Nov 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Senior counterterrorism officials felt cut out of the loop the night of the attack on the Benghazi consulate, according to emails that were shared with Fox News by military sources who are familiar with discussions of how to respond the night of the Sept. 11 attack. Top State Department officials decided not to send an interagency rapid response unit designed to respond to terrorist attacks known as a FEST team, a Foreign Emergency Support Team. This team from the State Department and CIA has a military Joint Special Operations Command element to it and has been routinely deployed to assist...
  • New Detailed Account of Benghazi Attack Notes CIA’s Quick Response

    11/02/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    Intelligence officials have disclosed a new detailed timeline of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, acknowledging the CIA played a greater role in responding to the attack than has previously been disclosed. A senior U.S. intelligence official also insisted that the CIA security team that initially responded to the attack was not given orders “to stand down in providing support,” as had been suggested in media reports.
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11/2/12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling

    11/02/2012 7:41:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/2/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Well, it finally happened. The mainstream media have figured out that Benghazi is a big story and potentially a serious national security scandal. After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped. *snip* CBS News reports: “CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG). ‘The CSG is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets...
  • The Media’s Coverage of the Libya Attacks: From Slanted to Suppressed

    11/02/2012 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | November 2, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    Americans of all political stripes were distressed by the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. But the reaction of the national broadcast networks has been demonstrably and shamefully partisan from the beginning of this story. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack, all three broadcast networks touted the political angle that the events would bolster President Obama — “reminding voters of his power as commander-in-chief,” as NBC’s Peter Alexander asserted on the September 14 edition of Today — while Mitt Romney would be damaged by his supposedly...
  • Pentagon: Secret U.S. military commandos deployed to Libya

    11/02/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    Classified United States military units are operating in the region near Libya since the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to the director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. The disclosure that secret U.S. military forces were dispatched to Libya recently was revealed in a letter sent Wednesday to the House Armed Services Committee by Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd, director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Tidd said that after the attack in Benghazi, the U.S. European Command sent a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) platoon to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy...
  • U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attack

    11/02/2012 2:56:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/02/12 | Ken Dilanian
    U.S. says CIA responded within 25 minutes to Benghazi attackIntelligence officials dispute a report by Fox News that officers in Libya were ordered to 'stand down' after the diplomatic compound came under attack. By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times November 2, 2012 WASHINGTON — CIA security officers in a Benghazi post responded within 25 minutes to a call for help from a nearby State Department compound after it came under attack Sept. 11, officials said Thursday, seeking to refute a Fox News report asserting that CIA managers ordered them to stay put. In releasing a detailed timeline of CIA actions...
  • Media Bias 101: Benghazi vs. Watergate and Iran-Contra

    11/02/2012 3:47:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 2, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    Question: How is Benghazi different from Watergate and Iran-Contra? The obvious answer: the media. Liberal journalists turned Watergate and Iran-Contra into gigantic national scandals by their consistent, relentless pursuit of both stories; to the contrary, they are consistently, relentlessly ignoring Benghazi................... [SNIP] ......The operative words are "searched diligently." CBS, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and the usual suspects looked everywhere for something -- gee, anything -- to hurt Reagan. Being political partisans first and journalists second, they dug furiously for their Watergate. And they thought they had it in Iran-Contra. It's fascinating, however, to see...
  • 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...
  • New Detailed Account of Benghazi Attack Notes CIAÂ’s Quick Response (Raddatz does CYA for O)

    11/02/2012 5:52:17 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-1-12 | Martha Raddatz
    Intelligence officials have disclosed a new detailed timeline of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, acknowledging the CIA played a greater role in responding to the attack than has previously been disclosed.  A senior U.S. intelligence official also insisted that the CIA security team that initially responded to the attack was not given orders “to stand down in providing support,” as had been suggested in media reports.
  • C.I.A. Played Major Role Fighting Militants in Libya Attack

    11/02/2012 4:58:36 AM PDT · by publius1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/1/12 | ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — Security officers from the C.I.A. played a pivotal role in combating militants who attacked the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, deploying a rescue party from a secret base in the city, sending reinforcements from Tripoli, and organizing an armed Libyan military convoy to escort the surviving Americans to hastily chartered planes that whisked them out of the country, senior intelligence officials said Thursday. *** Thursday’s briefing for reporters was intended to refute reports, including one by Fox News last Friday, that the C.I.A.’s chain of command had blocked the officers on the ground from...
  • Why Obama Chose to Let Them Die in Benghazi

    11/02/2012 5:16:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/2/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    President Obama says, "I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to." It is clear that he did not issue such a directive, or else the CIA and the military defied him. Why would our president not come to the defense of our consulate under attack? This is an attack on American soil. This was a 9/11 attack by an al-Qaeda branch in Libya. Therein lies the answer. Obama does not believe in using the military to defend our national security, which he sees as aggressive, Republican,...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America, ‘Islamophobes’

    11/01/2012 11:39:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Did Iran Have a Hand in Benghazi?

    11/01/2012 11:10:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | Friday, October 26, 2012 6:41 AM | Diana West
    Frank Gaffney neatly recaps a slew of breaking reports by Catherine Herridge, Aaron Klein and Clare Lopez concerning what might have drawn the late Amb. Christopher Stevens to Benghazi on September 10 and 11. The diferent strands of this developing story indicate that Stevens may have been there to oversee or inspect an ongoing covert CIA operation to supply weapons and men to the jihadist-dominated "rebels" fighting Syria's Assad. Stevens' last meeting, after all, was with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin. Turkey, of course, with Qatar and Saudi Arabia, is a leading supporter of the "rebels" fighting to ovethrow...