May 18, 2013
In a column published on Sept. 18, 2012, I argued that verified tactical military details of the engagement, the iconic date itself, and subsequent, very explicit statements by Libyan government authorities, left no doubt that on 9-11-2012 the U.S. consulate in Benghazi suffered a planned attack by an organized anti-American militant Islamist militia. A terrorist force had hit us with another 9-11 terror attack, and Americans had died, among them our ambassador to Libya.
Given the facts, the Obama administration’s bizarre claim that a sacrilegious Internet video had inflamed peaceful Libyan demonstrators — and in an outburst spurred by overwhelming theological pain, this moody crowd murdered our unfortunate ambassador — just didn’t wash. . . . As for passing major media smell tests before the 2012 presidential election? Of course the blarney passed ‘em! But eight months after the attack and six months after the election, even President Barack Obama’s chief media enablers have begun to acknowledge the video-did-it propaganda tizzy the administration orchestrated was stench itself.
And orchestrated propaganda it was, with the video-did-it narrative hedged by presidential statements calculated to slyly finesse terrorist complicity in the attack.
Glenn Kessler, who writes the Washington Post’s fact-checker column, now informs his readers that the president’s claim he called the Benghazi attack an “attack of terrorism” rates four Pinocchios. That’s Kessler’s cute way of calling our president a complete and thorough liar. . . .
The video whopper and the slippery presidential phraseology were coordinated spin — the video to fool the rubes pre-election, the slick rhetoric to fool them now.
Read the whole thing. And note: “On Sept. 16, Libya’s interim president, Mohammed el-Megari, announced that he had no doubts the militia’s leaders had predetermined the date of the attack. That same day U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five television shows and repeatedly blamed the video.” Scapegoated filmmaker Nakoula is still in jail.
May 17, 2013
Who thought releasing about .4% (94) of the 25,000 emails was going to stop anything.
Smell of blood …
The press has their hounds on the blood trail … Why not, we got to protect the Obama …
POLITICO: Release of Benghazi emails ‘only generated GOP calls for additional records’…
Release them all, there are days missing in the emails records that were released. And now today, Obama says back-off on Benghazi. Why? We want to know who issued the stand down orders, and why!!! How our people got killed and for what? What is being covered-up? I don’t think the truth is know, and you can’t keep us from it.
In the three weeks since the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the murder of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans conservatives have become increasingly critical of the administration’s handling of the site’s security and the post-attack investigation.
Libya was an Al Qaeda hell hole from the beginning. Sir you know you were giving weapons to Al Qaeda, don’t you …
May 14, 2013
Kirstin Powers on Barack Obama’s dishonesty on Benghazi. “He’s so centrally involving himself with these repeated lies. And, I’m just going to call them lies because they’re lies. They’re on tape. Nobody thought that he called it a terrorist attack. Last night I went up and I looked at the New York Times how they reported it (Benghazi) the day after. They never reference that we had a terrorist attack against the United States. On September 20th, however, they run a story that says Libyan envoys killing was a terrorist attack. And they say until now White House officials have not used that language in describing the assault. That is September 20th. That is The New York Times. Now at what point are people going to get tired of the president coming out and over and over saying things like don’t believe your lying eyes?”
Don’t believe your lying eyes
May 9, 2013
The NYPost reports …
After a remarkable House hearing yesterday, we can say this with almost complete certainty: The Obama administration knew perfectly well that last year’s Sept. 11 attack on Americans and American facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist act — yet chose to characterize it falsely as a spontaneous response to an anti-Islam YouTube video.
We can say this because we learned during the hearing that on Sept. 12, State Department official Beth Jones said flatly in an e-mail, “The group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists.”
We can say this because we heard the testimony of the No. 2 US diplomat in Libya, Greg Hicks — in which he said no one on the ground in Libya had any doubt it was a planned assault by Ansar al-Sharia. The first thing his boss, Ambassador Chris Stevens, told Hicks over the phone was, “We’re under attack.” Stevens was murdered shortly thereafter.
We can say this because we learned last week that the State Department Operations Center sent out a bulletin on Sept. 11 stating that Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility.
Hicks said that in his conversations with State Department officials back home, including Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, neither he nor they nor anybody else said anything about a spontaneous demonstration or anything about a YouTube video.
So Team Obama knew. But Team Obama also knew there had been protests in Egypt around the embassy there that had been staged in response to the YouTube video. And at some point in the days that followed, the administration decided to conflate the two events and assign blame for the attack in Benghazi on the
May 9, 2013
Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya and the highest ranking official in the country at the time of the Benghazi attacks, testified before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that Lt. Col. Gibson was “furious” after receiving a stand down order on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.
Hicks quoted Gibson as saying, “This is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military.”
But who exactly is Lt. Col. Gibson, and is he the key to figuring out who specifically gave the stand down order on that fateful night? That’s what a lot of people will likely want to find out in the coming days.
Here’s what we do know: Lt. Col. Gibson was a Special Operations Command (SOC) Africa commander when the U.S. compound was assaulted. As far as we can tell, he hasn’t spoken publicly about the Benghazi. Further, a basic Google search on the Lieutenant Colonel yields surprisingly little information.
Hicks testified on Wednesday that he believes the stand down order came from either AFRICOMM or SOCAFRICA. However, he did not have any specific details on who ordered that the command be executed.
When the command eventually came down and Special Forces were told they were not authorized to board a plane to Benghazi, Hicks said Gibson and other officials were “furious.” This was after it was determined that a second team needed to be sent from Tripoli to secure the airport for the withdrawal of personnel in Benghazi.
more here …
May 8, 2013
A very passionate Rep. Chaffetz reveals that, outside of the unarmed UAV, there were never a request by our government to the government of Libya for any military aircraft to fly over Libya. Which means, according to Chaffetz, there was never any INTENTION to do any rescue missions in Libya. Otherwise we would have requested permission and the Gregory Hicks would have known about it.
He also questions Mark Thompson in the second half of this clip:
May 8, 2013
Greg Hicks says that a Youtube video was never an issue in Libya (May 8, 2013).
It was all a made up lie, to tell the American people and the world ….
May 8, 2013
Benghazi whistle-blower Greg Hicks told a Congressional committee today that Susan Rice never consulted State Department officials in Libya before making her Sunday Show appearances (May 8, 2013).
“I was stunned. My jaw dropped. And, I was embarrassed.”
May 8, 2013
The Benghazi lies. coming unraveled … Operation Smear is already underway … The standard Democrat plan when attacks come.
It’s on. As the White House grapples with a growing backlash over its Libya lies and lapses, President Obama’s apologists are gearing up for battle. Put on your hip-waders. Grab those tar buckets. Get ready for Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers.
By this afternoon we should know at least more than we do right now
FIRST UPDATE: from the hearings, the people who were at the Benghazi Consulate knew it was a terror attack from the start… And knew who the Islamic terrorists were … Ansar al-Sharia.
May 8, 2013
As new facts are uncovered about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September, it’s become increasingly clear that many in the mainstream media really did cover up the severity of the attack during their initial reports, choosing instead to paint it as a overreaction by Washington Republicans.
Red Alert Politics does the heavy lifting …
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