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    Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Fox News has confirmed that the State Department’s Office of Inspector General is investigating the Accountability Review Board, or ARB, the special internal panel that probed Benghazi for the State Department.

    The IG’s office is said by well placed sources to be seeking to determine whether the board – led by former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen – failed to interview key witnesses who had asked to provide their accounts of the Benghazi attacks to the panel.

    The IG’s office notified the department of the “special review” on March 28, according to Doug Welty, the Congressional and Public Affairs Officer of the IG’s office.

    This disclosure marks a significant turn in the ongoing Benghazi case, as it calls into question the reliability of the blue-ribbon panel that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton convened to review the entire matter. Until the report was concluded, she and all other senior Obama administration officials regularly refused to answer questions about what happened in Benghazi.

    Since the ARB report was issued in December – finding that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels” well below Clinton were to blame for the “inadequate” security at Benghazi – Clinton and other top officials have routinely referred questioners to the conclusions of the ARB report. Now the methodology and final product of the ARB are themselves coming under the scrutiny of the department’s own top auditor.
    BENGHAZI: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation | Fox News Insider

    so many secrets, witnesses threatened, survivors hidden...

    so many questions---why no security after so many attacks and after ambassador stevens told state he feared he was on a hit list, why no military response for 7 hours between stevens' demise and the deaths of doherty and woods, why the insistence that aq was on the run, why no accountability, why no one brought to justice...

    the state dept acknowledges the ig's investigation but insists it's conducting a review of the arb process itself, looking at the history of accountability reviews generally

    so why was the nyt so casually able to interview the leader of the ansar al sharia militia and "suspected mastermind," ahmed abu khattala, on october 18 in "a crowded luxury hotel" in benghazi, sipping that by now famous strawberry frappe?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/wo...anted=all&_r=0

    why did the fbi only YESTERDAY release those most wanted posters of the 3 terrorists it, presumably, has been hunting for 8 months...

    ie, why not until AFTER victoria toensing and her husband-partner joe digeneva spoke out on behalf of their clients?

    why does hillary suggest none of it matters?

    how you gonna get the bad guys and prevent recurrence if none of it makes a difference?

    why does the carney barker want america to forget---"benghazi was a long time ago"

    and why did barack hussein obama go to bed?

    how do you spell coverup?

    hearings start next wednesday---stay tuned
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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    It would be sickening to think that Americans in peril asked for help from their leaders and were told No. Even as an anti-Obama Conservative, that is something I do not want to have happened.

    Those would be leaders who were truly evil and should spend the rest of their lives in prison if not executed.

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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    BENGHAZI: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation | Fox News Insider

    so many secrets, witnesses threatened, survivors hidden...

    so many questions---why no security after so many attacks and after ambassador stevens told state he feared he was on a hit list, why no military response for 7 hours between stevens' demise and the deaths of doherty and woods, why the insistence that aq was on the run, why no accountability, why no one brought to justice...

    the state dept acknowledges the ig's investigation but insists it's conducting a review of the arb process itself, looking at the history of accountability reviews generally

    so why was the nyt so casually able to interview the leader of the ansar al sharia militia and "suspected mastermind," ahmed abu khattala, on october 18 in "a crowded luxury hotel" in benghazi, sipping that by now famous strawberry frappe?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/wo...anted=all&_r=0

    why did the fbi only YESTERDAY release those most wanted posters of the 3 terrorists it, presumably, has been hunting for 8 months...

    ie, why not until AFTER victoria toensing and her husband-partner joe digeneva spoke out on behalf of their clients?

    why does hillary suggest none of it matters?

    how you gonna get the bad guys and prevent recurrence if none of it makes a difference?

    why does the carney barker want america to forget---"benghazi was a long time ago"

    and why did barack hussein obama go to bed?

    how do you spell coverup?

    hearings start next wednesday---stay tuned
    Yes, and the Clinton's murdered Vince Foster. Obama is the Manchurian candidate.

    This story has already exceeded its allotted 15 minutes. Isn't there a section called Conspiracy Theories where persons of such proclivities can exhaust themselves debating such nonsense?

    That all said, I for one, appreciate the frustration on Con brethren must feel dealing with the most scandal free administration since Bush I or Carter. They are forced to create these things just to entertain themselves. You spend enough time in the most sincere pumpkin patch and you are bound to see the Great Pumpkin eventually (if you don't freeze to death first).
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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    BENGHAZI: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation | Fox News Insider

    so many secrets, witnesses threatened, survivors hidden...

    so many questions---why no security after so many attacks and after ambassador stevens told state he feared he was on a hit list, why no military response for 7 hours between stevens' demise and the deaths of doherty and woods, why the insistence that aq was on the run, why no accountability, why no one brought to justice...

    the state dept acknowledges the ig's investigation but insists it's conducting a review of the arb process itself, looking at the history of accountability reviews generally

    so why was the nyt so casually able to interview the leader of the ansar al sharia militia and "suspected mastermind," ahmed abu khattala, on october 18 in "a crowded luxury hotel" in benghazi, sipping that by now famous strawberry frappe?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/wo...anted=all&_r=0

    why did the fbi only YESTERDAY release those most wanted posters of the 3 terrorists it, presumably, has been hunting for 8 months...

    ie, why not until AFTER victoria toensing and her husband-partner joe digeneva spoke out on behalf of their clients?

    why does hillary suggest none of it matters?

    how you gonna get the bad guys and prevent recurrence if none of it makes a difference?

    why does the carney barker want america to forget---"benghazi was a long time ago"

    and why did barack hussein obama go to bed?

    how do you spell coverup?

    hearings start next wednesday---stay tuned
    Former Admiral Mike Mullen was on the ARB !!!

    Mullen is well known for being an Obama yes man. Who's the idiot to put Mullen on that "special panel" ???

    This entire Benghazi thing really stinks and the closer you get to 16000 Pennsylvania Ave, the stronger the stench.

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    Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Excuse me, people told me that was a conspiracy theory...

    Who is going to admit that this burst their bubble?

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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Isn't there a section called Conspiracy Theories
    why don't you ask the inspector general

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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Yes, and the Clinton's murdered Vince Foster. Obama is the Manchurian candidate.

    This story has already exceeded its allotted 15 minutes. Isn't there a section called Conspiracy Theories where persons of such proclivities can exhaust themselves debating such nonsense?

    That all said, I for one, appreciate the frustration on Con brethren must feel dealing with the most scandal free administration since Bush I or Carter. They are forced to create these things just to entertain themselves. You spend enough time in the most sincere pumpkin patch and you are bound to see the Great Pumpkin eventually (if you don't freeze to death first).
    What a sad post....To think that 4 American's could be killed like this, and the instant response would be to not only brush off those deaths, but to assure the American people that you were compiling a review in the ARB, that we are now finding out was a sham, and you want to say nothing to see here?

    Tell that to the families that lost their son, their father, their husband.....Pathetic.
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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    This story has already exceeded its allotted 15 minutes.
    That is nobodys fault but the Obama administration.
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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    That is nobodys fault but the Obama administration.
    You're right. Whatever the truth is, had the Admin been forthright, we wouldn't be talking about "coverup" now.

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    Re: Benghazi: State Department's ARB Panel Is Under Formal Investigation

    My suggestion would be to wait until we learn more before arriving at conclusions. From the CNN's Political Ticker blog:

    Welty said neither the special review of the ARB process, nor the individual Benghazi audit, are tied to recent reports that certain key witnesses were not interviewed.

    However, he couldn't rule out that this would be examined as part of a total examination of the Benghazi investigation.

    "We are not making a value judgment whether the ARB recommendations were valid," Welty said. "The recommendations were made. What we are doing in subsequent audits is looking to see if recommendations were implemented, if not why not, and what the status of their implementation are. We also review the process' effectiveness and accountability."


    State Department to review Benghazi investigation CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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