Benghazi Gate – Clinton To Testify! – Where Are The State Department Employees Survivors?

January 22, 2013 in Al Qaeda, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, National Security, Obama's America 2016, President Obama, Propaganda, Shariah Law

BenghaziMore than four months after the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound  in eastern Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver long-awaited  testimony on the historic security failure.

The secretary, after missing prior sessions before Congress due to illness,  is set to take lawmakers’ questions Wednesday before a House and Senate  committee. As Clinton prepares to leave the department after a busy four years,  the hearing is a chance to address what is arguably the biggest controversy of  her tenure.

“There’s no question there hasn’t been the accountability within the  department,” Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the incoming top Republican on the Senate  Foreign Relations Committee, told Fox News. “I think this is going to be the  beginning, I hope … of a top-to-bottom review.”

Congress has already held multiple hearings to date, with lower-level  officials testifying, on the Benghazi attack. The administration has gradually  backed off its position that the attack was spontaneous — an assertion that  drew the ire of congressional lawmakers who said it was clearly planned. An  official State Department-sanctioned report has resulted in several officials  leaving their current posts, after finding “systemic failures” left the Benghazi  compound inadequately protected.

The hearing Wednesday, though, is a forum for lawmakers to question Clinton  on what she might have known about requests for security at the Benghazi post —  and what she thinks should be done to improve security going forward, as she  prepares to leave the department. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has been nominated  to replace her.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday “there was no  question” that Clinton “considered it her responsibility to learn the lessons  from this, and to take the department forward in implementing whatever lessons  were learned.”

There are also questions about how the Obama administration responded to the  crisis during the Sept. 11, 2012 attack. Fox News has learned from senior U.S.  defense officials that a FAST team of Marines out of Spain was asked by State  Department officials to change out of their Marine uniforms after being asked to  leave for Libya to help — this required them to deplane and delayed them by  about 90 minutes, according to Pentagon officials.

Then there is the decision by Clinton and State Department Undersecretary of  Management Patrick Kennedy not to mobilize the Counterterrorism Security Group,  which is composed of experts on terrorism from across government agencies and  makes recommendations to the deputies who assist the president’s Cabinet in  formulating a response to crises involving terrorism.

Further, there are questions about the perceived delays CIA officials —  stationed in Benghazi — encountered that night and their frustration that air  support was not sent from nearby Sigonella air base. In recent weeks, Fox News  has learned that the rescue unit that left Tripoli was told that “fast fliers”  — or air support — would be above when they landed in Benghazi. They  weren’t.

Still, the department’s review board concluded: “The Board members believe  every possible effort was made to rescue and recover Ambassador Chris Stevens  and Sean Smith. The interagency response was timely and appropriate, but there  simply was not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a  difference.”

Lawmakers have waited months to ask Clinton direct questions about the  Benghazi attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other  Americans were killed. That attack, though, may just be the starting point for  Wednesday’s hearings amid mounting questions about the hostage crisis in Algeria  and the French-led military campaign in neighboring Mali.

Corker told Fox News “there’s going to be a lot of questions about just the  overall policies of this administration as it relates to” Al Qaeda’s affiliate  in North Africa.

An Al Qaeda-tied operative has claimed responsibility for the attack at a gas  plant in Algeria that left 37 hostages dead, including three  Americans.

Corker suggested the developments challenge an administration that was  “spiking the ball on Al Qaeda” last year as the U.S. chipped away at the group’s  leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and took out Usama bin Laden the year  before that.

“That’s where the core of Al Qaeda (is), but there are all these nodes that  are scattered through Africa now that obviously are a threat to Western  civilization, and it’s as if they’ve taken their eye off the ball,” Corker  said.

Clinton was preparing to testify in December, but fell ill and was unable to  address Congress.

The State Department has thus far been sparing in its explanation of the  separate Algeria attack.

Nuland said last week that Clinton spoke with the Algerian Prime Minister and  “talked about the challenge that Algeria has had historically with  terrorism.”

Clinton later said “it is absolutely essential that we broaden and deepen our  counterterrorism cooperation going forward without Algeria and all countries of  the region.”

She said she made clear to the prime minister that “we stand ready to further  enhance the counterterrorism support that we already provide.”

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also had tough words, saying those  who try to attack Americans “will have no place to hide.”

On the House Foreign Affairs Committee, an aide to Rep. Michael McCaul,  R-Texas, also said it’s likely the Algeria hostage standoff will come up  Wednesday.

Clinton plans to testify on the Senate side at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, and at 2  p.m. on the House side.

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.

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Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates the White House

January 7, 2013 in Freedom, Liberty in Jeopardy, Middle East Peace, Muslim Brotherhood, National Security, President Obama

 

Benghazi Gate – Bogus Benghazi Punishments – Wake Up America!!!!

December 26, 2012 in Al Qaeda, America's Collapse, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Bill Clinton, Homeland Security, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, Obama-Nomics, Obama's America 2016, President Obama, radical islam

BogusA State Department security chief who was said to have resigned last week after the release of a scathing report about security lapses at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in the run-up to the terror attack that killed four Americans reportedly is still on the department’s payroll.

The New York Post –  reports that Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic  security, has not resigned from the department, as a State Department  spokeswoman indicated Dec. 19. Boswell is instead just “switching desks,”  according to the report.

Three other State Department officials, including Charlene Lamb, the deputy  assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, were placed on  administrative leave after the release of the report. However, according to the  Post they are expected to return.

The State Department-ordered investigation of the attack found that “systemic  failures” had left the consulate facility in Libya inadequately  protected.

The report, which was presented to Congress by an independent review board on  Dec. 18, also concluded that no protest preceded the attack, despite earlier  claims made by the Obama administration.

The State Department responded to the New York Post’s questions about the  employment status of Boswell and other officials by reissuing an earlier  statement confirming Boswell’s decision to resign.

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Susan Rice Should Not Get Promoted – She Should be Canned for Malfeasance

December 1, 2012 in Abuse of Power, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Bill Clinton, Congress, Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Israel, Liars, Middle East Peace, National Security, Political Deception, President Obama, Propaganda, radical islam, US Foreign Policy

Who is Susan Rice?

We first hear about Susan Rice During Michael Dukakis’s 1988 bid for president, where  she served as a foreign policy aide.

She later served in various capacities in the Clinton Administration from 1993 t0 2001. Secretary of State  Madeleine Albright who was a long time mentor and family friend to Rice,urged President Clinton, in 1997, to appoint her as  Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. She served as the 12th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997 to 2001.

 In 2002, she joined the Brookings Institution as senior-fellow in the Foreign Policy program. In an article in  the Daly Bell, the Brookings Institution is described  “…like other think tanks, the Brookings Institute’s real purpose is to justify big government for the power elite.”

In january, 2009, Susan Rice  became the 27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations for the  Barack Obama Administration.  

As a result of recent Congressional criticism about  her handling of the Administrations Benghazi Debacle, Susan Rice’s career has come under scrutiny with some very disturbing conclusions and had John McCain calling her “Unfit” for the job. 

In a November 29th Wall Street Journal Article , The Trouble With Susan Rice – The would-be secretary of state’s record on Iran, Israel, human rights and more  by Anne Bayefsky and Michael B. Mukasey, they point out her utter diplomatic disregard for Israel’s  case against a Nuclear Iran as follows:

 “Senators might also explore Ms. Rice’s broader record at the U.N. Why, for example, did she think it was appropriate to absent herself from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s September speech to the General Assembly, the purpose of which was to offer the global community a painstaking explanation of why Iran must be stopped before it can weaponize its growing stock of enriched uranium.”

 

And finally Richard Grenell has researched and published:

 

30 Reasons Why Susan Rice Should Not Get Promoted

By Richard Grenell Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ambassador Susan Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi, as President Obama told us, but she appeared on five Sunday political talk shows anyway. On those shows, Rice mouthed talking points that weren’t true. We now know that the talking points did not match the intel reports, which she had complete access to. While the national media debates whether or not she knowingly mislead the public on the Sunday shows, her failings and shortcomings before the Benghazi terrorist attacks have not received the attention they deserve.

Here are 30 reasons (that have nothing to do with Benghazi) why Susan Rice should not get a promotion.

1. failed to call an emergency meeting of the Security Council after the 2010 Haiti earthquake
2. skipped the Security Council debate and vote to add new UN Peacekeepers in Haiti after the earthquake
3. led the US during the most inactive Security Council since 1991 during her first year as Ambassador
4. held her first press conference with the UN Secretary General on the pressing international issue of texting while driving
5. failed to speak out when Col. Gaddafi’s Libya was elected to the UN Human Rights Commission
6. waited 17 months before voting on the one and only UN resolution on Iran passed during her tenure
7. dismissed by Hillary Clinton from negotiating most of the Iran resolution with the French
8. lost the support of more nations on her one Iran resolution than the previous five Iran resolutions combined
9. took 103 days to move the Security Council to issue a statement after a North Korean submarine sank the South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors
10. took 18 days to lead the Security Council to action after a North Korean nuclear test (it took John Bolton 5 days in 2006)
11. failed to support the Iranian opposition during their Green Revolution
12. failed to speak out when Iran was elected to the UN Women’s Commission
13. skipped the UN Security Council’s emergency meeting on the Gaza flotilla crisis
14. snubbed Israel to the point they skipped President Obama’s 2010 UN speech
15. took more than 2 years to find someone to head America’s UN reform team
16. failed to address the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to ascertain how erroneous scientific claims were added to official UN reports
17. painfully slow in getting a UN resolution on the Sudan-South Sudan referendum
18. ignored Canada’s pleas for help in getting elected to the Security Council
19. negotiated with the UN’s Arab Group to condemn Israel’s settlements
20. failed to lead the Security Council during Tunisia’s Arab Spring protests
21. didn’t speak out on the Libya crisis until the French, British and Arab League had done so
22. failed to attend the first Security Council meeting on the Arab Spring protests
23. failed to get the support of allies India, Germany and Brazil on the UN’s Libya resolution
24. failed to lead the Security Council during Egypt’s Arab Spring protests
25. failed to lead the Security Council during Yemen’s Arab Spring protests
26. failed to lead the Security Council to confront Bashar al-Assad’s brutal violence where US resolutions received an unprecedented three vetoes on three different votes
27. agreed to send former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to Syria where he failed miserably
28. skipped the last open meeting before the planned UN vote to recognize Palestinian statehood
29. failed to speak out when Iran was elected vice president of the Global Arms Treaty negotiations
30. delayed Security Council action and the UN report on Rwanda

 

Richard Grenell served as a spokesman for the previous four U.S. Ambassadors to the U.N. He also served, briefly, as national security spokesperson for Mitt Romney in his campaign for President of the United States. To learn more, go to www.richardgrenell.com

30 Reasons Why Susan Rice Should Not Get Promoted originally appeared on The Project to Restore America. Learn more about The Project and get involved today.

 

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Hamas Lighting Fuse in Middle East: Update November 16

November 15, 2012 in Israel, Middle East Peace, President Obama, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy

War Looms in Gaza; Egypt May be Worsening Situation

November 16, 2012

SITUATION REPORT

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Day three of the Gaza crisis has Israel keeping its foot on the gas with more punishing air strikes against Palestinian militants while Hamas seems to have found its second wind after the disastrous loss of one its top commanders. Two rockets landed in open fields outside of Jerusalem today, the first time the city has ever been targeted by rockets fired by Gaza militants. A failed Egyptian diplomatic mission to Gaza today and harsh anti-Israeli rhetoric by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi could worsen this conflict by emboldening Gaza militants to keep up their attacks.

 

Photos taken today from the southern Israeli Gaza border. Top: Photo of rockets being launched from the Gaza strip into Israel. Bottom: Smoke billowing from areas in the Gaza Strip targeted by Israeli air strikes. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Original Post November 14th

The Obama Administration is providing more than a $1-Billion dollars to an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood  Regime that not only has allowed Terrorists to  operate freely in Gaza but is also responsible for Human Rights Violations against it’s own citizens.

Amnesty International releases its report on October 2nd  on “a litany” of human rights violations by the Egyptian government, military, and police.  In “Brutality Unpunished and Unchecked,” AI documents violations across three events: the Maspero protest in October 2011, the so-called Cabinet Offices events in late 2011, and the Abasseya sit-in this past spring. In one, a woman protester was dragged along the ground by her hair, and another’s abaya was pulled up to expose her underwear, resulting in a viral video.”

And as the Egyptian Government pretends, with a wink-wink,  to take action against against terrorists, they have continued to allow Hamas to smuggle rockets and armaments into the Gaza Strip.  and now the new Egyptian Brotherhood Regime in Egypt is standing by as:

Gaza terrorists fire two rockets at Tel Aviv

By JPOST.COM STAFF, YAAKOV LAPPIN
LAST UPDATED: 11/15/2012 20:05

Over 277 rockets fired into Israel since start of operations.

Inside view of Kiryat Malachi home hit by rocket PHOTO: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

Booms were heard following an air raid siren in Tel Aviv Thursday evening, just an hour after a rocket from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open field outside of Rishon Lezion. There were no reports of injuries in either strike.

The attacks mark the first time the center of the country was hit in the renewed violence from the Gaza Strip. The incident was also the first time that a real siren was sounded in Tel Aviv since the Gulf War in the early 1990s. Palestinian Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the rocket on Tel Aviv.

The rockets, among 277 fired from Gaza into the South since the IDFlaunched Operation Pillar of Defense Wednesday to root out the terror infrastructure in the coastal territory, landed less than 15 km south of Tel Aviv. The operation began with the Wednesday afternoon targeted killing of Ahmed Jabari, the chief of Hamas’s military wing.

The first rocket fired toward the Center hit in an open area near Rishon Lezion. The second rocket fired toward the greater Tel Aviv area “did not hit the ground,” the IDF Spokesman said.

Earlier Thursday, three people were killed and two others injured in a direct hit on a Kiryat Malachi apartment building. Hours later, a rocket fired into the Eshkol region injured three IDF soldiers, two moderately.

MDA paramedics treated five wounded people at the site of the Kiryat Malachi attack, in which a rocket hit a four-story building. Three people were pronounced dead on the scene and two others were suffering moderate injuries, including a baby.

A house in Ashdod and a school in Ofakim near Beersheba also sustained damage from rockets on Thursday morning. Rockets also landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area, Gan Yavne and Ashkelon.

The IDF Spokesman’s Office stated the Iron Dome rocket defense system has successfully intercepted more than 85 rockets since the operation began.

Courtesy of IDF Spokesman

A separate IDF spokesman confirmed that all Palestinian terror factions took part in rocket fire overnight Wednesday, with Hamas trying to take the lead.

He added that the IDF “believes the rocket fire will intensify.” Tank fire also was directed at terror targets, he said.

Since beginning its operation, the IDF has struck nearly 250 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, including several terrorist cells preparing to fire rockets at Israel and medium-range rocket launchers located across the Strip.

Palestinian sources said that 15 people were killed in Gaza as a result of the IAF strikes, with more than a hundred suffering injuries.

The spokesman concluded by describing the Hamas-ruled Strip as “a forward Iranian base,” and urged the populace to remain steadfast, as “home front resilience is vital for the continuing operation.”

Schools within 40 km. of the Gaza Strip were declared closed Thursday, and residents were urged to follow directives from the IDF Home Front Command. Magen David Adom paramedics treated 13 Israelis for injuries suffered overnight prior to the fatal strike in Kiryat Malachi, the organization said. Of the injured, four suffered light wounds while nine more suffered shock symptoms.

Gaza-border communities were in lockdown, with residents ordered to remain in their homes if they live within 7 km. of Gaza.

Explosions have been reported as far away as Dimona, some 75 km. from the Gaza Strip.

At an emergency meeting in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, the security cabinet authorized Defense Minister Ehud Barak to mobilize reservists if needed.

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The cabinet also agreed that the IDF should continue to act against terrorist infrastructure and activity in Gaza. It instructed the Foreign Ministry to begin a diplomatic public relations campaign to explain that Israel was acting in self-defense against military targets, as the continued rocket barrage had become intolerable.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on the telephone on Wednesday night with US President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. He was also scheduled to speak with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The prime minister thanked Obama and Biden for taking the position that Israel had a right to defend itself.

The military operation immediately increased tensions with Egypt, which condemned Israel’s actions and recalled its ambassador.

Tovah Lazaroff and Reuters contributed to this report

Why Obama Admin “Lied” To America- New Cabled Show Security Situation In BenGhazi, Libya! – Wake Up America!

November 3, 2012 in 2012 Election, America's Collapse, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Economic Deception, Election, Gun Control, Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security, Impeachment, Media Bias, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, National Security, Obama's America 2016, Oust Obama, Political Deception, President Obama

Barack Hussein Obama Put His Personal Interest In Front Of America’s.

Our Country Is In Danger when We Have a Man That Put His Personal Interrest in front of our Country.

Our Nation is In Danger Of Collapse If We do not Change Course  So Wake Up America Before It Is To Late To save Our Country

Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account

By Adam Housley Published November 03, 2012 FoxNews.com

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 first calls for assistance came at 9:40 p.m. local time from a senior State Department official at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, to the CIA annex about a mile away.   But according to multiple people on the ground that night, the Blue Mountain Security manager, who was in charge of the local force hired to guard the consulate perimeter, made calls on both two-way radios and cell phones to colleagues in Benghazi warning of problems at least an hour earlier. Those calls allegedly went to local security contractors who say that the CIA annex was also notified much earlier than 9:40 p.m. U.S. military intelligence also told Fox News that armed militia was gathering up to three hours before the attack began.   One source said the Blue Mountain Security chief seemed “distraught” and said “the situation here is very serious, we have a problem.” He also said that even without these phone and radio calls, it was clear to everyone in the security community on the ground in Benghazi much earlier than 9:40 p.m. that fighters were gathering in preparation for an attack.   Many of these security contractors and intelligence sources on the ground in Benghazi met twice a week for informal meetings at the consulate with Blue Mountain and consulate staff, and at times other international officials. They were all very familiar with security at the consulate — and said the staff seemed “complacent” and “didn’t seem to follow the normal American way of securing a facility.”   Both American and British sources say multiple roadblocks set up by fighters believed to be with Ansar al-Sharia were in place in Benghazi several hours before the 9:40 p.m. timeline and that communications also alluded to “heavily armed troops showing up with artillery.” Fox News was told by both American and British contacts who were in Benghazi that night that the CIA timeline rolled out this past week is only “loosely based on the truth” and “doesn’t quite add up.”   Fox News was also told that the local guard force meant to protect the consulate perimeter “panicked” and didn’t know what to do as the attackers took up positions. Sources say other guards simply “walked away”.      One former Special Op now employed by a private company in Benghazi said that even the safe room wasn’t properly set up. He said “the safe room is one of the first measures you take” and that he is “not sure how you can set a safe room without fire suppression and ventilation in case of fire.” He also said, “Ambassador Stevens would likely be alive today if this simple and normal procedure was put into place.”   As details emerge of serious security issues before the attack on Sept. 11, Fox News is also beginning to hear more frustration from sources both on the ground in Benghazi and in the U.S. Multiple British and American sources insist there were other capabilities in the region and are mystified why none were used. Fox News was told there were not only armed drones that monitor Libyan chemical weapon sites in the area, but also F-18’s, AC-130 aircraft and even helicopters that could have been dispatched in a timely fashion.      British intelligence sources said that unarmed drones routinely flew over Benghazi every night in flight patterns and that armed drones which fly over chemical sites, some a short flight from Benghazi, “were always said to be on call.” American sources confirmed this and questioned “why was a drone armed only with a camera dispatched?”   Another source added, “Why would they put a ragtag team together in Tripoli as first responders? This is not even what they do for a living. We had a first responder air base in Italy almost the same distance away.” Despite the team arriving from Tripoli that night, sources said sufficient American back-up never came.   British sources on the ground in Benghazi said they are extremely frustrated by the attack and are still wondering why they weren’t called for help. “We have more people on the ground here than the Americans and I just don’t know why we didn’t get the call?” one said.   Both American and British sources said, at the very least, the security situation on the ground and the lack of proper response were the result of “complete incompetence.” The covert team that came in from Tripoli was held up at the Benghazi airport for more than three hours by Libyan officials. Sources said the team notified officials in Washington that they were being delayed within 30 minutes of their arrival.   They also point out that these questions “don’t even address the military capabilities of our United Nations ally Turkey, who (has) forces available a similarly short flight away.” Fox News has learned that Turkey had a number of embassy staff in town the night of the attack and that the Turkish consul general met with Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi the night he and the three other Americans were killed.   One source asked, “Were the Turks not warned? What forces were available from our ally Turkey? Especially since they had officials there in Benghazi also and had to be concerned … and where was the U.N. in all of this?”   Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report

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Obama Admin’s State Dept Warned 3 Weeks Prior To Attack in Benghazi, Libya!

October 31, 2012 in Al Qaeda, America's Collapse, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Election, Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security, Hope and Change, Media Bias, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, Obama's America 2016, Obamanation, Political Deception, President Obama, Propaganda, radical islam, Shariah Law, United State Military, US Military

Obama Admin’s State Dept Warned 3 Weeks Prior To Attack in Benghazi, Libya!

Obama Admin’s State Deptartment Had Emergency Meeting 1 Month Before & Did Nothing

New Doc On Benghazi – State Department Cable Concern Of Al queda Before Attack

Obama Admin’s State Dept Warned 3 Weeks Prior To Attack in Benghazi, Libya!

Juan William Has No Logic He will always Defend Obama

Obama Keeps Saying He is Giving Us Everything as He Gets Them. Yeah Right!!!

Benghazi – New Revelations – Benghazi-Gate – Obama Admin Cover-Up?

October 27, 2012 in Al Qaeda, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Election, Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, Mitt Romney, Obama's America 2016, Obamanation, Political Correctness, Political Deception, Politics, President Obama

Obama avoids question on whether Americans in Libya were denied requests for help

Published October 27, 2012 FoxNews.com

President Obama has declined to answer directly whether a CIA annex was denied urgent requests for military assistance during the deadly attacks last month on U.S. outposts in Libya.

The president said neither yes or no Friday when asked pointedly whether the Americans under attack in Benghazi, Libya, were denied requests for help during the attack.   Fox News has learned from sources on the ground during the Sept. 11 attacks that the CIA chain of command twice told agency operatives to “stand down.”   “The election has nothing to do with the four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” the president said first in a TV interview with an NBC affiliate in Colorado.

When asked again, Obama said, “The minute I found out what was going on, I gave three very clear directives — Number 1, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to,” the president said in a TV interviews with an NBC affiliate in Colorado.   The first attack occurred at the American consulate in Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S. diplomat Sean Smith.   Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team that was at the CIA annex about a mile from the consulate when it came under attack. Upon hearing shots fired, team members asked higher-ups at the annex if they could go the consulate. However, they were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange.   Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and went to the consulate, evacuating survivors and Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack.   They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight. At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. Woods and fellow former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty were killed at the annex by a mortar shell at 4 a.m.   The CIA and Defense Department have denied claims about requests for support being rejected.   “The agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi,” said CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood. “Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need. Claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said there was not a clear enough picture of what was occurring on the ground in Benghazi to send help.   “There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here,” he said Thursday. “But the basic principle here … is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on.”   Obama also said in the TV interview, as he said previously said, the administration is going to “investigate what happened to make sure it never happens again” and  find out who was involved in the attack so they can be brought to justice.   “I guarantee you that everybody in the State Department, our military, CIA, you name it, have a No.1 priority making sure that people are safe. These are our folks. And we’re going to find out exactly what happened but what we’re also going to do is make sure that we are identify those who carried out these terrible attacks,” the president said.

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Cia In Benghazi During Consulate Attack Denied 3 Help – CIA Special Response Team Were Order To Stand Down!

October 26, 2012 in Al Qaeda, America's Collapse, Anarchy, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Foreign Policy, Homeland Security, Hope and Change, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, Obama's America 2016, President Obama, Propaganda, radical islam, United State Military, US Military

Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by officials in the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

 

Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were part of a small team who were at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. Consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When they heard the shots fired, they radioed to inform their higher-ups to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. An hour later, they called again to headquarters and were again told to “stand down.”   Woods, Doherty and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the Consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The quick reaction force from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the Consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.   At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.   Watch “Special Report Investigates: Death and Deceit in Benghazi” on Fox News at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday and 10 p.m. on Sunday.   A Special Operations team, or CIF which stands for Commanders in Extremis Force, operating in Central Europe had been moved to Sigonella, Italy, but they too were told to stand down. A second force that specializes in counterterrorism rescues was on hand at Sigonella, according to senior military and intelligence sources. According to those sources, they could have flown to Benghazi in less than two hours. They were the same distance to Benghazi as those that were sent from Tripoli. Specter gunships are commonly used by the Special Operations community to provide close air support.   According to sources on the ground during the attack, the special operator on the roof of the CIA annex had visual contact and a laser pointing at the Libyan mortar team that was targeting the CIA annex. The operators were calling in coordinates of where the Libyan forces were firing from.   Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday that there was not a clear enough picture of what was occurring on the ground in Benghazi to send help.   “There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here,” Panetta said Thursday. “But the basic principle here … is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on.”   Fox News has learned that there were two military surveillance drones redirected to Benghazi shortly after the attack on the Consulate began. They were already in the vicinity. The second surveillance craft was sent to relieve the first drone, perhaps due to fuel issues. Both were capable of sending real time visuals back to U.S. officials in Washington, D.C. Any U.S. official or agency with the proper clearance, including the White House Situation Room, State Department, CIA, Pentagon and others, could call up that video in real time on their computers.   Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were part of a Global Response Staff or GRS that provides security to CIA case officers and provides countersurveillance and surveillance protection. They were killed by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. Libyan time, nearly seven hours after the attack on the Consulate began — a window that represented more than enough time for the U.S. military to send back-up from nearby bases in Europe, according to sources familiar with Special Operations. Four mortars were fired at the annex. The first one struck outside the annex. Three more hit the annex.   A motorcade of dozens of Libyan vehicles, some mounted with 50 caliber machine guns, belonging to the February 17th Brigades, a Libyan militia which is friendly to the U.S., finally showed up at the CIA annex at approximately 3 a.m. An American Quick Reaction Force sent from Tripoli had arrived at the Benghazi airport at 2 a.m. (four hours after the initial attack on the Consulate) and was delayed for 45 minutes at the airport because they could not at first get transportation, allegedly due to confusion among Libyan militias who were supposed to escort them to the annex, according to Benghazi sources.   The American special operators, Woods, Doherty and at least two others were part of the Global Response Staff, a CIA element, based at the CIA annex and were protecting CIA operators who were part of a mission to track and repurchase arms in Benghazi that had proliferated in the wake of Muammar Qaddafi’s fall. Part of their mission was to find the more than 20,000 missing MANPADS, or shoulder-held missiles capable of bringing down a commercial aircraft. According to a source on the ground at the time of the attack, the team inside the CIA annex had captured three Libyan attackers and was forced to hand them over to the Libyans. U.S. officials do not know what happened to those three attackers and whether they were released by the Libyan forces.   Fox News has also learned that Stevens was in Benghazi that day to be present at the opening of an English-language school being started by the Libyan farmer who helped save an American pilot who had been shot down by pro-Qaddafi forces during the initial war to overthrow the regime. That farmer saved the life of the American pilot and the Ambassador wanted to be present to launch the Libyan rescuer’s new school.

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Father Of Security Agent Killed In Benghazi, Libya Breaks Silence On Meeting With President Obama

October 25, 2012 in 9-11, Al Qaeda, Benghazi Coverup, Benghazi Gate, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, Obama's America 2016, President Obama, Propaganda, radical islam

Hillary Told Father They Going  To Arrest Film Maker – Wow!!!

Father Of Security Agent Killed In Benghazi, Libya Breaks Silence On Meeting With President Obama – Megyn Kelly

Father Said That He He Did Not Feel That Obama Was Not Sincere & When Obama Shoock His Hand It Was Shaking Hand With A “Dead Fish” Also Felt Hillary The Same Whe Hillary Came Over That She Was Not Sincere!!