The chairman and the vice chairman of the State Department Accountability Review Board (ARB) that investigated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, made dramatically different statements on Wednesday about the duration of those attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. The relevant duration of the event shrunk from "almost eight hours" to "only about 20 or 30 minutes" when a reporter asked this "accountability" team why the U.S. military had not been sent to Benghazi to help that night. During his opening statement at a State Department
Comments: As this onion continues to get its layers peeled, its more than enough to make one cry. No matter how the 0bamaNation tries to obfuscate over his and all other agency knowledge of events in real time, there should have been adequate force to protect Steven's on the ground before, during and when the firefight began. A rescue should have been attempted at the very least. Our subsequent action shows US as weak to the Muslim terrorist.
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Grant Hodges, 12/21/2012 12:17:41 AM (No. 9077021)
Since their constituency is the "low information" voter, they lie with impunity. They don´t care about the voters who are engaged enough factually to understand their lies. We don´t matter since we can´t vote them out. They won.
Does anyone else get the idea that there was someone in DC on the line to the attackers telling them to go back and finish the job? Before the Seals were permitted to leave the annex, the Libyan were called to see if they could help. The security force from within Libya arrived at the airport and began to negotiate with Libyans to go to the embassy. And finally, after the initial assault on the annex, there was an attack 5 hours later. Is this a coincidence?
What wasn´t mentioned was Stevens and how he was missing for at least 4 hrs. The WH and State didn´t know where he was, whether he had been taken hostage. There was time to get help there in that amount of time.
After reading this, it is clear we have no idea WHAT happened, just that the USA is helpless, incompetent and stupid. If I were working for this government, I would resign and come home...and even home isn´t safe anymore.
Of the many many self-proclaimed skillsets of the President the most impressive (to himself) was his great empathy and understanding of the Muslim religion. He had a fantasy that he could build some sort of relationship with radical Islam. This attack didn´t fit the narrative so the lies started. Now is there is no path back to the truth that doesn´t land him and many of his minions in some very hot water. Lower level people at the State Dept will be offered up as a sacrifice but those with real accountability will pay no price. It is the way of Washington. Do not doubt it.
Exactly, the video was an obvious cover up attempt. If it was a cover up, what was being covered up. Until the media starts reporting that Benghazi was a CIA gun running operation we will continue to get false information.
What about the prisoners being held in the compound for questioning? Paula Broadwell told the story in Colorado. Notice there has been no mention of those boys. This was a rescue mission to release the prisoners. O can´t have a narrative out there that says he went against his word.
Being caught in a lie is a horrible thing for everyone but the dims.
My question: Whatt was so important that Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi on September 11th when we know he was begging for more security prior to that date? Makes no sense. He put himself in the most dangerous city in Lybia on the anniversary of 9/11 just for kicks?
Re: #16. As quickly as the parents of a couple of the dead appeared and spoke out, they disappeared. I have no doubt that they have been threatened into silence along with the 20-30 other people who were rescued.
Didn´t Hillary have tons of file boxes removed from the White House? Put her on the hot seat and let her lie her way out of it. She will no longer be Secretary of State, but maybe they could send her to jail for perjury! Wouldn´t that be special? Then impeach obama, because he, above all, is responsible.
That´s a simple definition of "abomination" as well as "Obamanation," Traitor-in-Chief´s view of America and Americans, and the reason he is free to exercise dictatorial control. Benghazi was swept under the rug because it was in PINO´s interest to do so.
This is on the back burner because they have their gun crisis which cannot be allowed to go to waste, as Rahmbo points out. But, guns were part of the Behgahzi issue. Something about guns from Libya to Syria and Ambass. Stevens, went back into a hot spot to finish up something after he had dinner with the Syrian diplomat. It remains fuzzy and will remain fuzzy as in Whitewater and all the other scandals that Clintons and Obama and the Chicago Connection running the White House control
I caught a few minutes lst night of the Dems on this committee yesterday whining abut how this event has been politicized and that we should focus on the four dead Americans. And then Juan Williams on Fox News said the same thing. But oh wasn´t the Valerie Plame politicized to the nth degree? And how died there?
This government today does not deserve the sacrifice of all of our dead warriors and diplomats buried in our national cememteries at home and overseas.
FTA: The administration apparently determined that reaching out to a Libyan militia and government that had already failed in their duty to protect American diplomats, and then spending "hours" to charter a private plane, was a more efficient way to get reinforcements to Benghazi then to deploy some of what Mullen at Wednesday´s briefing described as the "lot of forces in Europe both at sea and on land."
This is beyond incompetence. It was a deliberate order to stand down and this is the spin to cover this travesty/murder of our personal due to the inability of the "Libyan security forces to protect our embassy(?).
And don´t try pass this off as no implications directly from the White House. That order to stand down came directly from the top/VJ and the Squatter in OUR HOUSE.
According to one congressman, there are at least 30 survivors being held in ´isolation´ somewhere so they can´t be questioned. That the government can hold you like this, with no outside contract, because they have to ´cover their fannies´ is very scary.
So basically #37 you are saying that they are now political prisoners? I think you are right. That poor guy that was blamed for the video is also still in jail.
Judging from Hillary´s face back in Sept when all of the bodies came back, she knows what happened and she also knows that if anyone finds out she will be toast, too. She was greif stricken, but it was for herself. obama looked bad, too, but he seemed to have recovered more quickly.
The military people that know have been threatened with their retirement. It´s going to be hard to crack them, because that is their survial. That is not right, but there it is. It isn´t right to keep those survivors captive until it blows over. We must go after Obama and and the rest of these reprobates in government. We have to keep up the pressure until we get answers that are correct and true. If it is gunrunning then all the more reason to keep on all of Obama´s gun problems. He has more than just Benghazi.
#37, #39- sounds like the nearly 30 government kidnap victims need to be found and freed. Bound to be lots of citizens here in the states that have seen them, wherever they are - assuming they are back home here. Think of the implications - their families have to have been pressured as well to not be kicking up a fuss - unless they didn´t know where they were posted and are still receiving communications from them.
That Hillary testify before Congress under oath, so that if she lies they can charge her with perjury.
The right for a small group of (Republican) House Committee Chairmen to conduct closed-door, one-on-one interviews, under oath, of each of the survivors who were rescued from Benghazi. Force the administration to identify them and make them available – no strings attached. Grant each of them full immunity from prosecution for any crime EXCEPT perjury, which eliminates their right to plead the fifth or to have an attorney (or a representative of the administration or State Department) present during the interview.
The President claims that “the minute [he] found out what was happening”, he gave an order to “make sure that we are securing our personnel [in Benghazi] and doing whatever we need to”. Have him identify the person to whom he gave that order and the date and time at which he gave the order. Then subpoena that person to testify to Congress about what actions he took to fulfill that order.
From what I was reading online, totally by accident, something that I came upon was almost a blow by blow real time conversation between people who seemed to be watching everything unfold. I watched and read and though my memory may be of later on in the events, they kept wondering why help did not arrive. Why Stephens was not found by the others who were with him was a puzzle to me. Why it went on so long without help...I don´t know who those two men were who were back and forth, but they said more than once that there were videos from at least one drone, and at least one unknown American was talking by internet connection to someone. Oh, it was probably to those, 400 or so in various levels of command and military offices, who were also watching from the situation room or Pentagon or CIA...but they don´t really know what exactly who knew what or when or where. Sack of rocks wouldn´t believe those lies. But I am just sayin´.
We still don´t know who gave the orders to "stand down" any rescue attempts and why and let our brave men over there die over nothing. Obama and Hillary lied and our men died. We can add Susan Rice to the list of liars in this debacle.
That´s the problem with lying - they can´t remember what the last lie was so it keeps changing. Remember the quote (or near to it) Oh what tangled webs we weave when we first start to deceive. The only people who can keep the pressure on for the investigation are public people like O´Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush.
Reading the transcript of the Benghazi investigation sounds like deja vu . A time frame of 30 minutes was available to send help stated the two unkown water carriers for Obama. Benghazi attack was being viewed via robots were being viewed in real time for at least anywhere beteen 5 to 8 hours. Panetta a few days later than 9/11 stated publically that they had no force available and time frame inadequate to help the belegeured defenders at Benghazi. The reason let´s point out again that Obama and his minions insisted ( Hillary Rice Panetta Adm Mullen et al)that the attackers were a mob stirred up by an anti islam movie.Al Quada was not quoted since Obama a few weeks earlier had told the world that El Quada was on the run since ´HE´ had killed OBL.Panetta and the Military elite knew that assistance was at hand at Sicily half hour by jet troop transport at most one hour.Shock troops lowered down into the Consulate Compound to aid the heroes defending the Consulate. What outright incompetance. Hillary wants to be the next prez she is not all there !
I was just thinking - why don´t we as a nation, fast the news! Too often we have considered fasting food to lose weight and become healthy. How about fasting the news, mainly the liberal news, to become healthy-minded! They have not cared for US! They have not reported "exactly" what has happened, even though I am sure they knew!
Political correctness has ruled and ruined this country.
Class warfare has brought more division, knowing we "all" want success and prosperity.
This government is "stealing" from the so-called rich to "give" to the so-called poor, who are "often" unwilling to work for their own personal needs.
We need to boycott or just stop watching/listening/caring about those who have "proved" they don´t care about US, only their liberal agenda, their own jobs.
We don´t have much power left, but we do control our TVs and buying/subscribing to our newspapers,by not turnng them on/not buying into the news they are saying/printing - selling!
We need to hit them in their pocketbook! Wages are where they are at too! I am sure Obama plans to protect them, but we could counter his play.
America is dying and we cannot sit by and allow it to happen!
Also, we need to get down on our knees, knowing God alone is able to "deliver US from evil - here and abroad!
Merry Christmas to everyone. Jesus came to set the captives free - that´s US!
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