No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.
link?Gov't officials ALWAYS pay the price for their misdeeds
yupWe also see what can happen when politicians with no experience are put into not just policy, but also pragmatic decisions positions
tiffany (cbs), sunday before the hearings:
Three more officials to testify about Benghazi attacks - CBS NewsAnother witness for Wednesday's hearing, Mark Thompson, is a counterterrorism expert. He's likely to address another sore spot surrounding the night of the attacks: the fact that the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource, the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG). According to Rep. Issa, Thompson will testify that he was locked out of the process "even though he was the individual who was supposed to react to these kinds of things."
Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor told CBS News the CSG was not needed.
"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."
Absent coordination from Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official says the response to the crisis became more confused. "The response process was isolated at the most senior level," says an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. "My fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted."
Hicks and several others whose accounts are at odds with official government statements about Benghazi have reported feeling marginalized, intimidated and/or subjected to threats of retaliation.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Dutch Ruppersberger, told Bob Schieffer on Sunday's "Face the Nation:" "Let's get the facts. This should not be a partisan issue at all. This should be to get the facts, an open issue, and to hear from everybody. And when you hear allegations that people are told not to talk, I would hope those issues would come out and if that's the case we should be held accountable."
No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.
It's been almost a year since Benghazi, and still only e-warriors care about it. No calls of impeachment from the Republicans in DC. Boehner is paying lip service to the party faithful and not doing much else. A committee? Lol, they're a dime a dozen.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
you need a link any time you intend to distinguish yourself from any other uninformed poser with an equally worthless opinion based on unread ignorance, goes without sayingdo I need a link for that
in other words, shut up and read
victoria nuland, state dept press spokesperson, according to the email chain in the possession of evil darrell issa, insisted on behalf of "[her] building's leadership" that the cia advisory drawn up in response to dutch ruppersberger's inquiry, what do i tell my constituents, be scrubbed of all mention of "islamic extremists with ties to al qaeda," "ansar al sharia," "jihad," as well as the removal of the reference to those 5 previous terrorist attacks in benghazi
the white house says it's just a question of style
Carney: Changes to Benghazi talking points by W.H. were 'stylistic and non-substantive' - YouTube
look forward to meeting lt col gibson and ms cheryl mills in hearings next to convene
the latter, hrc's cos, will be speaking under oath
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more unsubstantiated and therefore worthless opiniononly e-warriors care
At Benghazi hearing, State Dept. officials challenge administration review of attacks - The Washington Post
Benghazi witness: State Department told me not to speak to members of Congress | WashingtonExaminer.com
The High Cost to the White House of Stonewalling on Benghazi - NationalJournal.com
from nyt above, e-warriors in the white house:
funny where you find folks who careThe Obama administration appeared focused on the testimony, with senior officials at the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon responding through the day to Republican accusations of incompetence and cover-up in campaign war room style.
link?they're a dime a dozen
Is Gregory Hicks lying?
Hicks testified that the ARB report failed to mention that SMC in Benghazi was going to be a permanent mission on orders from Hillary Clinton. But why would the ARB report contradict itself by reporting that SMC was only a temporary facility and thats why it didn't get funding to meet security standards for embassies? Somebody isn't telling the truth and judging by the look on Mr. Hicks face and his uncomfortable demeanor during the entire hearing....I suspect it might be him.....the disgruntled employee out for revenge. I wonder if he'd be willing to take a lie detector test?
From the ARB report....
Another key driver behind the weak security platform in Benghazi was the decision to treat Benghazi as a temporary, residential facility, not officially notified to the host government, even though it was also a full time office facility. This resulted in the Special Mission compound being excepted from office facility standards and accountability under the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA) and the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB). Benghazi’s initial platform in November 2011 was far short of OSPB...read
One more thing....Prior to the attacks on Sept. 11, Gregory Hicks had notified Amb. Stevens that the Embassy Cairo compound had been breached and there were protests all over the ME because of the video. He was still glued to the TV when Amb. Stevens called him later that night to tell him that the Benghazi compound was under attack. Now why would he warn Amb. Stevens if he didn't think there was a possibility that SMC might also be breached and for the same reason as the Cairo embassy? From the ARB report....
"....Later on September 11, the Ambassador was informed by his Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Tripoli of the breach of the Embassy Cairo compound that had occurred that day and briefly discussed the news with ARSO 3. The TDY RSO was also informed of the Cairo compound breach by his Regional Security Officer counterpart in Tripoli and shared the information with colleagues at the Annex...read.
So it appears that everybody in the SMC and the Annex were warned and aware that a possible protest and/or security breach might happen because of the video. Well, one thing we know for sure, there was an attack on the Benghazi compound on the same day that the Cairo embassy was attacked. Coincidence? I think not.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
LOL!I wonder if he'd be willing to take a lie detector test
i wonder if pickering and mullen would be willing to tesitfy
y'know, under oath
cnn: "on september 10, at least 18 hours before the attack, al qaeda leader ayman al zawahiri called for attacks on americans in libya to avenge the death of al libi"one thing we know for sure, there was an attack on the Benghazi compound on the same day that the Cairo embassy was attacked
on september 14, aqap "released a statement arguing the attack was revenge for the death of abu yahya al libi, a senior al qaeda operative, in pakistan in june 2012," notes cnn
in other words, it wasn't a video, it was a drone
Sources: 3 al Qaeda operatives took part in Benghazi attack - CNN.com
why did ambassador rice duplicitously point to a video when even the sterilized talking points, scrubbed assiduously the nite before by state spokespeople on behalf of "building leadership," dared not charge that bridge so far?
The Benghazi Talking Points | The Weekly Standard
why was ambassador hicks directed NOT to talk to congressman chaffetz in libya?
and why in this white house must expediency always trump national interest, security and the truth?
the e-warriors are back at it:
Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference - ABC News
seeya at the committee, comrades
bring a sofabed, it's gonna be a while
Last edited by The Prof; 05-10-13 at 07:11 AM.