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Someone´s Wrong: CIA and State Dept.
Accounts of Benghazi Contradict Gen.
Dempsey’s Explanation for Why
DOD Sent No Help

Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/4/2013 2:04:37 PM

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is telling a different story about Benghazi than the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. If the story Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, is telling is correct, then the story the State Department Accountability Review Board (ARB) and the Central Intelligence Agency have told is not. If the story the State Department and the CIA have told is correct, than Gen. Dempsey is telling an inaccurate story to explain why the Defense Department sent no help to the State Department and CIA personnel

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And you think it´s bad now. What until Kerry gets involved and Hagel is confirmed. When they are dictated by incompetent idiots in the White House who have no idea what they are doing the results are going to be disastrous for this country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/4/2013 2:25:31 PM     (No. 9157932)

What I want to know, and NO ONE has asked, why was the Commander of AFRICOM relieved of his command minutes after he responded in a positive way to the request for support from Benghazi?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 2/4/2013 2:44:04 PM     (No. 9157974)

One thing is for sure, this administration is dangerous to your health.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pictish, 2/4/2013 2:45:16 PM     (No. 9157982)

And before our current POTUS, there was always a carrier group and a Marine Amphibious Ready Group, with a special operations capable Battalion in the Mediterranian Sea. Those days are gone, for now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Seaduck79, 2/4/2013 3:28:19 PM     (No. 9158077)

Guys, there is only one conclusion that fits the data. The Obama administration wanted our Ambassador to be kidnapped - alive - so that his freedom could be exchanged for that of the Blind Sheik, whom Obama wanted to free but needed cover for such an act.

Why else would the attackers have been happy to find him alive, and hauled him away alive rather than killing him on the spot? Why else would security have been moved away and/or been ordered to stand down? Why else would they have denied assistance?

This has the M.O. of the Fast/Furious operation; an incompetently implemented bad idea.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nigella, 2/4/2013 3:31:41 PM     (No. 9158086)

If that´s true they had 6 hours to rescue them... This is even worse...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: weirdone, 2/4/2013 3:41:18 PM     (No. 9158104)

They are free to say what ever they wand because "dead men tell no tales," and I have yet to hear from those they say they rescued.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/4/2013 3:47:08 PM     (No. 9158116)

A couple of brave Sons of America refused to ´Stand Down´ and made the Jihadis think they had been tricked about the ease of the mission and so they killed the Ambassador.

Was the ´video´ excuse weak and transparent and panicky ??

Oh yes and so.....down the memory hole it all goes.

Like the bersurferticket...only right-wing crazies will want to talk about it.

....and everybody hates them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Smaj, 2/4/2013 4:31:57 PM     (No. 9158221)

I wouldn´t put much stock in Martin Dempsey´s version of events. During his stint as the Chairman of the JCS he´s proven to be a moral and politcal coward. He is contemptible. I used to respect the man.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: CEP, 2/4/2013 4:56:26 PM     (No. 9158292)

Seems like no one will give a straight answer as to how it happened. Four Americans are dead and the feeling is what difference does it make.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/4/2013 5:01:49 PM     (No. 9158310)

The ambassador died from smoke inhalation, not from gunshot wounds.
So one could argue that it was sort of an accidental death, if there really was a scheme to swap the blind sheik for the ambassador.
I´m usually not big on conspiracy theories, but...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/4/2013 5:06:29 PM     (No. 9158327)

One thing for certain. Even the blind Sheik can see that something is rotten about the entire situation.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/4/2013 5:34:48 PM     (No. 9158371)

Hours were spent chartering a private plane!
Will we arrive at the point where our marines go to the front lines in rental cars? Will anyone have a credit card?

Three hours to charter a plane and then three hours to get Libyan permission and transportation to gp to the scene? This is nuts.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/4/2013 5:49:10 PM     (No. 9158397)

Re 10
If asphyxiation- why was he sodomized?
Alive or dead or both?
O wanted him dead to cover up guns and sexual activities - of Obama.
Donald young and others also were killed to protect our first jomosexual POTUS.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/4/2013 6:20:36 PM     (No. 9158472)

Panetta sitting there when Dempsey was asked the question. Why didn´t he clarify? This makes it seem like Dempsey was sent out to lie.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/4/2013 6:44:09 PM     (No. 9158509)

If Hillary, or BO or even Joe big-mouth Biden had been in Benghazi, would help have arrived in time? you betcha

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/5/2013 7:22:38 AM     (No. 9159159)

I still say Barry gave the order to stand down thus allowing 4 Americans to be murdered. It didn´t fit his agenda of AlQuida being on the run.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/5/2013 8:10:15 AM     (No. 9159236)

I won´t buy anything until I hear from those who were there.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/5/2013 8:58:26 AM     (No. 9159341)

And the thirty or so employees who were evacuated and could tell us first-hand what happened have been disappeared. Hmmmm.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/5/2013 9:00:52 AM     (No. 9159349)

500 hundred years later and we know more about Richard III´s death than four Americans murdered less than six months ago.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: trapper, 2/5/2013 9:21:24 AM     (No. 9159378)

How convenient that Panetta and Dempsey were already at the white house to meet with Obama while the attack took place. Were they there to monitor a planned operation and to make sure there was no interference with its running by those outside the loop, like AFRICOM? AFRICOM sent a drone to watch. Oops! When Dempsey found that out he sacked the AFRICOM commander. Sounds almost like a DOD operation was being run against CIA.

Let´s connect another dot: Last month CENTCOM commander General Mattis barred Kam Air from military contracts in Afghanistan for smuggling bulk amounts of opium OUT of Afghanistan. Mattis was immediately fired from CENTCOM. On the wires today, Kam Air has been reinstated.

Was something more than "weapons" involved in Benghazi? Weapons get shipped from Libya to Turkey, but what is on the planes on their way IN to libya? Google "libya drug trafficking." Uh oh!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/5/2013 9:23:42 AM     (No. 9159384)

And I thought that Bubba was good at weaving a tangled web...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/5/2013 9:24:37 AM     (No. 9159385)

Anyone who crosses this administration, or disagrees with and contradicts them publicly, should have a food taster and at least two very tough bodyguards - their families too, just in case.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 2/5/2013 9:32:13 AM     (No. 9159401)

Re: Reply 22. "Anyone who crosses this administration, or disagrees with and contradicts them publicly..." should watch out for drones in the air.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 2/5/2013 9:41:02 AM     (No. 9159421)

I too want to hear from those who were there and who and how they got out. Why did the "CIA security" components leave without taking the two Seals?

Why were the Seals unarmed while at the Consulate. They had no weapons when they left the Consulate compound and headed for he CIA compound, but picked them up along the road. If they only had a 20 minute fight, the did some massive devastation during that time, killing more than 80 insurgents. Even the enemy was appalled at the amount of damage only two men were able to inflict on their forces before they "lit up" the enemy exposing their position allowing a rocket to take them out.

Panetta infuriated me on Face the Nation(?)when he said, "this wasn´t a 911 call when you get there in minutes." What he didn´t say was "all we had was seven hours." These nitwits all the way up to the WH are despicable.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/5/2013 10:55:51 AM     (No. 9159607)

Please re-read #3, for he get´s to the crux of the issue and pulls the covers off Panetta and Dempsey. Dempsey speaks to the nearest armed assets of AFRICOM being in Djibouti...what he does not detail is what if any carrier group was in or transiting the Med or Red Sea during this terror attack, which by definition involves aircraft up to protect the group, which could have be ordered into an offensive mode. What assets were available at US air installation in Italy and Turkey?

It boils my blood that any security personnel were pulled from Tripoli to help in Benghazi cuz they had reports Tripoli was being targeted...Why weren´t the Marines immediately dispatched to Tripoli AND Benghazi, and why wasn´t Benghazi rockin with multiple supersonic fly overs even as armed aircraft was deployed!?!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Billyc, 2/5/2013 11:24:52 AM     (No. 9159710)

There are two things wrong with different statements made by the White House and the CIA, State Department et al. The first why Hillary was NOT asked the reason for changing the Benghazi attack to a spontaneous rabble rousing attack generated by the anti Muslim video.Even the Libyan Head of Government stated publically that it was an affilate of Al Quada. Obama a week or so before Benghazi had boasted about killing OBL.Presidential vote coming up Barry needed extra leverage.Al Quada battled on and off for 5 to 6 hours determined to kill the US ambassador and other consulate personnel.It was reorted that the Benghazi attacks were being watched by the WH and heads of other departments. The Second question to ask Hillary who gave the order or command NOT to assist the consulate defenders.The lap dog Panetta did announce the next day that planes and armed personnel etc were too far away. What absolute rubbish . Help certainly would have MADE A DIFFERENCE Hillary.A few low flying F16´s would have nade a big difference. These jets stationed at Sicily 15 to 25 minutes away.The Ambassaor and personnel could have been saved. Most other countries would have issued a court martial,.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ocho reales, 2/5/2013 11:38:16 AM     (No. 9159746)

Number 8 hits the nail on the head. Dempsey is the typical kind of general officer today who lacks courage to speak truth to power. He´s nothing more than a yes man suited out to look like a NYC hotel doorman. He will kiss up to the administration and then magically will retire, let´s say sometime around 2015. Thank you for your service to our nation General Dempsey. You are the perfect role model for the next generation of a--kissing officers.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 2/5/2013 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9159840)

Ahhh...."what difference at this point does it make now"!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mozey, 2/5/2013 12:25:31 PM     (No. 9159897)

Poster #4 is absolutely right.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/5/2013 1:23:36 PM     (No. 9160049)

For these yocals to have done something to help the ambassador,I guess they needed the attackers to send them a email describing their attack plan! The insult of their explanation!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ETRES, 2/5/2013 2:04:49 PM     (No. 9160143)

Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/4/2013 2:25:31 PM (No. 9157932)
What I want to know, and NO ONE has asked, why was the Commander of AFRICOM relieved of his command minutes after he responded in a positive way to the request for support from Benghazi?

Sorry, but left AFRICOM several months before Benghazi and retired officially in Nov. He was demoted to three star for misuse of funds in previous year.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: santokitime, 2/5/2013 3:22:34 PM     (No. 9160291)

Either Panetta , Clinton or Obama gave the order to stand down.

No one else would have done it including the polotical Gen Petraus.

Answer that and we get to the root of the whole problem.

I would not want to be in the CIA or Military with these Marxists in charge of the goverment.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Packard Man, 2/5/2013 3:30:27 PM     (No. 9160307)

Lies, idiocy, ignorance, half truths and cover-ups with no Courts Martial. Yet, they keep on talking without being challenged. Can´t wait for the next installment.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/5/2013 4:08:00 PM     (No. 9160361)

#31, you have the players mixed up...4-star General Ward was the first commander of AFRICOM until March 2011 when he was prevented from going into retirement and was reverted to a 2-star general while some trumped up charges were being reviewed. I contend he irritated the Obama crowd in two ways, first by successfully ending the hybrid structure of having a state dept career person as depty combantant commander, and second, for objecting to the lead from behind planning guidelines for Libya. Ward was replaced by Gen Ham, he of don´t ask don´t tell committee co-chairing fame. It was Ham who executed the Libya lead from behind strategy but must have had enough by the time Benghazi occurred. Gen. Ham is commander #1 is referring to...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 2/5/2013 7:23:37 PM     (No. 9160592)

On it´s face, ulterior motives or not, six hours is enough time to marshall forces to save the remaining Americans prior to the SECOND battle, General Dempsey.

What a great legacy, Madame Secretary Hillary. Six hours was just not enough time for you to DO YOUR JOB. But, hey, "what difference does it make?"

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Reply 36 - Posted by: larryp, 2/5/2013 8:19:58 PM     (No. 9160642)

The ambassador´s mother is full Native American. that makes him a hlf. The Indian Nation should be up-in-arms at how he has been treated since the donks are the big protectors of all things Indian

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Aria, 2/5/2013 9:27:37 PM     (No. 9160707)

What is sickening is that our congressional inquiry allowed Hillary to get away with murder. The praise slobbered on her for nothing by her fellow rats was disgusting..as was her successful ploy to run out the clock and start screaming when it started to get a little too warm in her hot seat.

As usual the lying crooked witch is off the hook. I have zero praise for this person who apparently is only really adept at self-promotion.

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Although the news media and Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is “America’s most prolific serial killer,” said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote funding for a movie about Gosnell. “Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer,” says Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. “For more than three decades he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
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Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
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As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
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Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
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Official: Stephen Colbert is the new host of CBS’ Late Show. Release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s

Global solar dominance in sight
as science trumps fossil fuels

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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

House Committee Votes to Refer ex-IRS
Official Lois Lerner for Criminal Charges

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
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On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. By a vote of 23 to 14, a closed-door session of the House committee determined that Lerner’s role in the alleged singling out of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for undue scrutiny was a criminal act. The vote was “just another attempt by Republicans to vilify Ms. Lerner for political gain,” according to the ex-IRS official’s attorney, William Taylor. In spite of the fact that the DOJ has already been investigating both Lerner and the alleged


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