Benghazigate Is Not Going Away

Benghazigate Is Not Going Away

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Cookeville, TN

#1 Nov 6, 2012
Regardless Of Who Wins On Tuesday, Benghazigate Is Not Going Away
Drip…drip…drip…damaging…new…in formation…continues…to…come…ou t…on…the…Benghazi…cover-up. And don’t expect those leaks from knowledgeable outside sources to end after the election, regardless who wins. Should that turn out to be Obama, accumulating evidence of scandalous misjudgments and intentional misstatements might very well jeopardize his prospects for a full second term.
As Senator John McCain recently observed:“This tragedy, turned into a debacle and massive cover-up or massive incompetence in Libya, is having an impact on the voters because of their view of the Commander-in-Chief. It is the worst cover-up or incompetence I have ever observed in my life. Somebody the other day said to me, This is as bad as Watergate,[but] nobody died in Watergate.”
It is inescapably apparent that Obama administration accounts of events leading up to, throughout, and in the aftermath of the fatal attack on our Benghazi embassy are patently false. There is a big difference here between reporting errors based upon incomplete, conflicting or delayed intelligence reports, vs. statements rendered in the absence of supporting evidence, or even worse, conflicting with known evidence that was readily available. Here are some examples:
White House “Spontaneous Attack” Claim
For weeks following the tragedy that killed U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, White House representatives steadfastly parroted a story that the carefully planned attack on the 9/11 anniversary was a spontaneous mob action precipitated by an obscure anti-Muslim video. Yet absolutely no protest activity had been observed in that vicinity all day. Moreover, testimony presented to the Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveals that the White House knew on day one that al-Qaeda terrorists were responsible.
The Director of National Intelligence concurs. Reporting on September 19th to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he said:“They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy … At this point, what I would say is that a number of different elements appear to have been involved in the attack, including individuals connected to militant groups that are prevalent in eastern Libya, particularly the Benghazi area, as well we are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al-Qaeda or al-Qaeda affiliates, in particular al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.”
The administration’s bogus video-blaming theme commenced when President Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden on November 12th:“We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” He amplified and repeated this theme six times during his address at the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly, and also when he appeared on the CBS late night Letterman show and other media programs.
In addition, his administration dispatched U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to actively and unambiguously pitch the video-blaming message on five popular television talk shows the following Sunday morning. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly followed the same script that there was “no evidence” that this was a “preplanned or premeditated attack”, as did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It wasn’t until September 20th (nine days after the tragedy), that Carney finally conceded that it was about terrorism after all…not a movie, admitting:“It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi

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Cookeville, TN

#2 Nov 6, 2012
was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked violently, and the result was four deaths of American officials.”
There was lots of evidence. The U.S. mission in Benghazi had called an August 15th emergency meeting to address concern that the consulate was surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps. An August 16th cable to the office of Secretary of State Clinton by the State Department’s senior security officer “…expressed concerns with the ability to defend post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support and the overall size of the compound.”
That cable followed an earlier one signed by Ambassador Stevens which noted a dangerous “security vacuum” in and around Benghazi, evidenced by two previous attacks on the consulate, an assassination attempt on the British ambassador, and attacks on the Red Cross. Stevens had made it clear that violence and terrorism were a threat amid a volatile political landscape. He wrote:“Due to the level of threat in regards to crime, political violence and terrorism, post feels this is an appropriate number of LES [locally employed staff] security personnel needed to further embassy diplomatic outreach missions. Violent security incidents continue to take place due to the lack of a coherent national Libyan security force and the strength of local militias and large numbers of armed groups.” He further emphasized that “Host national security support is lacking and cannot be depended on to provide a safe and secure environment.”
White House Denied Knowing Consulate Requested Security
One of the most ironic and inexcusable aspects of the fatal Benghazi tragedy is that Ambassador Stevens was denied the modest protection he requested. Yet remarkably, Joe Biden claimed during the vice presidential debate that the administration was unaware of those requests, claiming:“We weren’t told they wanted more security, we did not know they wanted more security.” So if the State Department knew, and certainly the CIA did as well, then why didn’t anyone bother to tell them?
During the debate, Representative Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration of having an “unraveling” foreign policy, pointing particularly to “the larger failures of the administration to be completely transparent about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and the security situations leading up to the attacks.” He rhetorically asked Biden,“This was Libya…a country we knew had al-Qaeda cells. And we did not give our ambassador in Benghazi a marine detachment?”
Ambassador Stevens had very good reasons to ask the State Department in August for an additional 11 security personnel to be added to the rotation of 24 to replace temporary security staff. There had been many attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012. In April, two Libyans threw improvised explosive devices into the consulate compound. In June, postings on a pro-Gaddafi Facebook page encouraged Libyans to attack Ambassador Stevens during one of his early morning runs around Tripoli. And in the weeks leading up to September 11th, Libyan guards were being warned by their family members to quit their consulate jobs because of rumors about an impending attack.
It is now evident that al-Qaeda recently hit four, not just one, embassies, with none of the other three ever attributable to a video either. The Weekly Standard reports that in addition to the American Consulate in Libya, terrorists tied to the same group that
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Cookeville, TN

#3 Nov 6, 2012
attacked our homeland on 9/11 were also behind U.S. Embassy sieges in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen. All were timed around the 9/11 anniversary.
Administration Ordered Attack Responders to Stand Down
A most disturbing issue revolves around conflicting accounts regarding requests and denials of military aid…support which might have saved American lives during that fateful seven-hour-long assault. According to a Fox News report by Jennifer Griffin, former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty (who were later killed), were ordered to stand down three times following calls for help during the attack.
The first two times occurred soon after they heard initial shots fired, informed higher-ups at the CIA annex, and requested permission to go to the consulate to help out. However, they ignored those orders and made their way to the consulate, which by that time was on fire. The rescue team then returned to the CIA annex about midnight after evacuating those who remained at the consulate and retrieving the body of Sean Smith. They had not succeeded in locating Ambassador Stevens.

Woods and Doherty called again for military support as they began to take on gunfire at the annex. Again, the request was denied. According to those present at the compound, there were no communications problems at the annex, and the team was in constant radio contact with headquarters. Ty Woods was manning a machine gun on the annex roof at the time. He painted a targeting laser on the enemy mortar that later killed him after calling for support from a Spectre gunship that never arrived.
The fighting at the CIA annex lasted for more than four hours. That provided plenty of time for American aircraft and commandos based at our Sigonella Air base in Italy 480 miles away to intervene.
In fact two separate Special Operations forces were instructed to stand down. Senior military and intelligence sources informed Fox News that a force specializing in counterterrorism rescues already in place at Sigonella could have reached Benghazi within less than two hours. The other team had previously operated in Central Europe, and was being moved to Sigonella.
When Denver WUSA-TV reporter Kyle Clark asked President Obama on October 16th if consulate defenders were denied requests for help during the attack, he dodged that question, but did say:“I can tell you as I have said over the last couple of months since this happened, that the minute I found out this was going on, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.” He continued,“I guarantee you that everybody in the State Department, our military, CIA, you name it, had number-one priority making sure that people were safe. These are our folks. And we’re going to find out exactly what happened.”
So, according to that first point, he issued a clear instruction right in the beginning that all possible means must be employed by his National Security Council to secure our personnel. If true, this would constitute an “Execute Order”, an official mandate that would carry the inviolate authority of our nation’s Commander-in-Chief. Where is that document?
Then later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was with President Obama in the Oval
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Cookeville, TN

#4 Nov 6, 2012
for a regular meeting when the first attack reports came in, said:“There’s a lot of Monday-morning quarterbacking going on here”, adding that “the basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on, without having some real-time information about what’s taking place.”
Yet the administration had already put our people in harm’s way…and did so without providing adequate protection. So, if the president had issued a formal order to “employ all possible means to secure our personnel”, then Secretary Panetta would have countermanded a direct order from his military superior.
CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood denied claims that any requests for support were turned down. She said:“We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi. Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need: claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.” So, if not the CIA…then who did issue the stand down orders?
There are only two possibilities that can explain this senseless debacle. Either it reflects gross incompetence and irresponsibility on the part of the president and many others who answer to him, or it also represents this along with an egregious disinformation campaign aimed at concealing failures to diminish known terrorist threats under his watch. While the former may not be an impeachable offense, it is certainly an inexcusable one that warrants active Congressional inquiry. The latter, if proven, and provided that Dems win the White House, would very likely elevate Joe Biden to be leader of the free world. But then consider, would that really be worse?
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Cookeville, TN

#5 Nov 6, 2012
War Comes After U.S. Election Results 2012
http://youtu.be/v0wxQchxDIs
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Cookeville, TN

#6 Nov 6, 2012
If they do I hope they start the draft up and send some of these entitlement moochers over to fight.
Momar

Cookeville, TN

#7 Nov 7, 2012
Keep watching Fox News. Their viewers are the only ones believing this drivel. America is smarter than that. Hopefully this election will send them and the people who watch back under the rock they crawled out of.
diamond

Cookeville, TN

#8 Nov 7, 2012
Romneys going away!!!!! wooohoooo!!!!!
citizen

Livingston, TN

#9 Nov 7, 2012
Diamond, are you going to be as happy when j biden is your president???
listen

Sparta, TN

#10 Nov 7, 2012
citizen wrote:
Diamond, are you going to be as happy when j biden is your president???
He won't be.
Stupid

Tullahoma, TN

#11 Nov 7, 2012
citizen wrote:
Diamond, are you going to be as happy when j biden is your president???
Gee didn't we hear that in 2008? Another moronic post by a Livingston redneck.
citizen

Livingston, TN

#12 Nov 7, 2012
Stupid, my neck is not red and I am not from Livingston. I do think stupid suits you. Enjoy your food stamps and handouts
teddy bonkers

United States

#13 Nov 7, 2012
Benghazigate exists nowhere but on Fox News.And the pentagon has said the fox news story is false. One of the fox anchors also said the stories on fox were false. The american voters said the stories were false.even mitt romney didn't mention it on the campaign trail.
Stop being misled by Fox. Wake up.

Didn't you learn last night that Fox news is not credible? They fed you the line for 2 years that obama would be easily beaten. How did that work out for you?
Bob

Cookeville, TN

#14 Nov 7, 2012
citizen wrote:
Diamond, are you going to be as happy when j biden is your president???
That will be funny
HeyBB

Cookeville, TN

#15 Nov 7, 2012
teddy bonkers wrote:
Benghazigate exists nowhere but on Fox News.And the pentagon has said the fox news story is false. One of the fox anchors also said the stories on fox were false. The american voters said the stories were false.even mitt romney didn't mention it on the campaign trail.
Stop being misled by Fox. Wake up.
Didn't you learn last night that Fox news is not credible? They fed you the line for 2 years that obama would be easily beaten. How did that work out for you?
When are you going to the fat farm lol 2 tons of fun
HeyBB

Cookeville, TN

#16 Nov 7, 2012
Fred Thompson Calls Benghazi 'Biggest Cover-Up in American History'
BLUE ASH, Ohio – Former Sen. Fred Thompson today said he was“totally disgusted” by the Obama administration’s handling of the Libya terrorist attack, saying that U.S. officials failed to act“while our people were being systematically slaughtered” at the Benghazi consulate.
Speaking at an event sponsored by the free-market group Americans for Prosperity, the former Republican senator from Tennessee invoked his experience nearly 40 years ago as a Watergate investigator, saying that Congress must “get to the bottom of” the administration’s failures in the Sept. 11 incident that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead in Libya.
“This is probably the biggest cover-up in American history – and you’re talking to an expert in cover-ups,” Thompson said.
“There are three scandals here – before, during and after,”Thompson told about 40 people gathered for the AFP event at the Mariner's Inn in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester. Citing the numerous incidents and warnings leading up to the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Thompson mockingly asked,“What was your first hint that there might be trouble in Libya?”
Thompson commented on reports that administration officials refused to approve U.S. air strikes to defend the embattled Benghazi compound because of concerns about civilian casualties.
“You’re outside our embassy while it’s being attacked? Fair game, buddy,” said Thompson, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. With the latest news from CBS that the administration did not convene its Counterterrorism Security Group during the Libyan crisis, he said the scandal was “playing out as we speak.”
Thompson, who as an actor starred in film hits like the Hunt for Red October and on TV in Law & Order, said that the terrorists would have scattered “with just one shot”from the C-130 gunship that the U.S. had overhead during the Benghazi attack.“Apparently, we’re not even willing to defend our own ambassador.”
teddy bonkers

United States

#17 Nov 7, 2012
Thompson---washed up hack actor who again has been shot down by the pentagon. Get thompson an empty chair to yell at........something repub supporters are good at......
Hope

Cookeville, TN

#18 Nov 7, 2012
Obama's Re-Election -- Hillary Clinton -- Benghazi Massacre: A Secret Plan?!
http://youtu.be/brLafRA0cwM
Very little is being said about Hillary Clinton stepping down as Secretary of State. Why is the Media not covering it and is it all part of a larger plan?
dontworry

Cookeville, TN

#19 Nov 7, 2012
HeyBB wrote:
Fred Thompson Calls Benghazi 'Biggest Cover-Up in American History'
BLUE ASH, Ohio – Former Sen. Fred Thompson today said he was“totally disgusted” by the Obama administration’s handling of the Libya terrorist attack, saying that U.S. officials failed to act“while our people were being systematically slaughtered” at the Benghazi consulate.
Speaking at an event sponsored by the free-market group Americans for Prosperity, the former Republican senator from Tennessee invoked his experience nearly 40 years ago as a Watergate investigator, saying that Congress must “get to the bottom of” the administration’s failures in the Sept. 11 incident that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead in Libya.
“This is probably the biggest cover-up in American history – and you’re talking to an expert in cover-ups,” Thompson said.
“There are three scandals here – before, during and after,”Thompson told about 40 people gathered for the AFP event at the Mariner's Inn in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester. Citing the numerous incidents and warnings leading up to the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Thompson mockingly asked,“What was your first hint that there might be trouble in Libya?”
Thompson commented on reports that administration officials refused to approve U.S. air strikes to defend the embattled Benghazi compound because of concerns about civilian casualties.
“You’re outside our embassy while it’s being attacked? Fair game, buddy,” said Thompson, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. With the latest news from CBS that the administration did not convene its Counterterrorism Security Group during the Libyan crisis, he said the scandal was “playing out as we speak.”
Thompson, who as an actor starred in film hits like the Hunt for Red October and on TV in Law & Order, said that the terrorists would have scattered “with just one shot”from the C-130 gunship that the U.S. had overhead during the Benghazi attack.“Apparently, we’re not even willing to defend our own ambassador.”
It's not over
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Cookeville, TN

#21 Nov 7, 2012
No it’s not and this election means nothing compared to the horrible death our ambassador went though.
The pain the families have went though losing their loved ones.
Our military men and women wont forget, nether will the good people of America who still cares.
Justice will be served to all who are responsible no matter who they are.

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