Benghazi…finally a crack is showing in the coverup…This blog has often chronicled the frustrating coverup by this administration. Finally, finally, it seems others are beginning to notice. I can only hope this will continue, for this Benghazi Disaster needs to come to light. In my humble opinion, this is a coverup that far surpassed Watergate! It will be interesting to see what kind of traction the press and administration will allow!
“Benghazi Is A Coverup No Longer”
Obama’s Benghazi coverup fraud is unravelling by the day. The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa…The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
Read the rest of the article here…where you will find links to other Benghazi reports.
Sunlight! Benghazi Truths Start Leaking Out Ahead of Wednesday Scheduled Hearings – Things Heating Up – Update: Carney Questioned
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Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office
Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term in light of the “cover-up” of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the former Arkansas governor called the affair “more serious than Watergate.”
“I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. I know that puts me on a limb,” the former Arkansas governor said on “The Mike Huckabee Show.” “But this is not minor. It wasn’t minor when Richard Nixon lied to the American people and worked with those in his administration to cover-up what really happened in Watergate. But, I remind you — as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die.”
Huckabee, however, said his predication about Obama “will not happen” if the Democrats seize control of the House and retain control of the Senate next year. “And they won’t let it happen not because they’re protecting just the president, they’re trying to protect their entire political party. If they try to protect the president and their party, and do so at the expense of the truth, their president and their party will go down. Now, here’s what I’m going to suggest will happen — as the information and facts begin to come out, it will become so obvious that there was a concerted and very, very deliberate attempt to mislead this country and its people to lie to Congress, as well as to you.”
Read more here…
Special Forces Prepared to Fly from Tripoli to Benghazi…Were Forbidden From Doing So
And another article about Greg Hick’s testimony. Read the article here…
(Note: I hope someone is protecting Hick’s life…with testimony like this, he could be a “target” himself! BR)
Beghazi Whistleblower: You Should Have Seen What Clinton Tried To Do To Us That Night
Benghazi whistleblower Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the State Department’s counterterrorism bureau, is expected to level the allegation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut his department out of the chain of reporting and decision-making. His testimony is set to begin on Wednesday before Chairman Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
But there’s another official Fox News is reporting on. Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October.
“You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night,” the second official in State’s counterterrorism bureau told colleagues back in October. Those comments would appear to be corroborated by Thompson’s forthcoming testimony.
The State Department said these allegations are “100 percent false.”
Read the entire article here…
Democrats’ Agenda for Benghazi Hearing: Protect Hillary at All Costs
Joel Pollak’s article says: “Ahead of Wednesday’s long-awaited hearings at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Benghazi terror attack of Sep. 11, 2012, Democrats have a clear agenda: protect Hillary Clinton at all costs.
“Clinton, the former Secretary of State and likely frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, could be severely damaged by testimony about the attacks, which occurred in part because of security lapses for which the State Department is primarily responsible.
“Past testimony about the attacks has also revealed that President Barack Obama did nothing once informed the attacks were under way, and that there was no communication among key members of the administration and military who could have responded.
“In her own testimony before Congress in January before leaving office, Clinton was evasive, famously shouting at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), “What difference does it make?” in reference to the question of who had edited the administration’s talking points to remove references to Islamist terror and emphasize a protest that never happened.
“On MSNBC, a channel that serves as the mouthpiece for the Democratic Party, Rev. Al Sharpton–who also serves as an informal White House adviser–described the Benghazi investigation as the “new vast right-wing conspiracy,” a reference to Clinton’s claim, as First Lady, that Republicans were merely out to target her husband and that he had not committed any wrongdoing in the Monica Lewinsky affair that led to his impeachment.
Read the entire article here…
Benghazi Blows Up on Bob Schieffer
This is the transcript of the Rush Limbaugh show on Monday. He points out, and details, four important things:
1. Greg Hicks knew from the get-go that Benghazi was a terrorist attack…when the administration was saying, “Nobody knew.”
2. Despite Hillary’s claims to the contrary, Hicks was never contacted.
3. Susan Rice was known to be lying when she appeared on the Sunday talk shows.
4. Susan Rice directly contradicted the president of Libya who said Benghazi was a terrorist attack right before she came on, which led Libya to delay the FBI’s access to Benghazi.
After explaining these points, the Limbaugh show had audio sound bites (which are transcribed for the article) from Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation.”
Read the rest of the article here…
Benghazi: Will Hillary be charged with obstruction of justice?
Marinka Peschmann writes today that in the 46 page “Republican Interim Benghazi Report” we learn that Hillary Clinton apparently has obstructed justice…again.
She writes: “On page 2 of the Benghazi report under Findings: “This progress report reveals a fundamental lack of understanding at the highest levels of The State Department as to the dangers presented in Benghazi, Libya, as well as a concerted attempt to insulate the Department of State from blame following the terrorist attacks.”
Let’s be more specific. There was a concerted attempt to protect Hillary Clinton over the death of her friend Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Hillary is the top Democrat contender for President in 2016 and she must be protected at all costs but there is much more to this than even Hillary’s political viability at stake here.”
She continues: “Remarkably, the Congressional leaders are missing the bigger picture. This “concerted attempt” to insulate the State Department is not just about protecting Hillary, it’s also about protecting the Obama-Clinton regime’s policy, their agenda that continues today. It’s about concealing from public view what Ambassador Christopher Stevens was really doing in Benghazi meeting with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin because it threads through the policy that John Kerry as Hillary’s replacement as Secretary of State has seamlessly continued—Syria.”
Read the rest of the article here...as Marinka asks if Hillary will get away with obstructing justice…again?
This article also gives a good overview of our involvement in these Middle East countries and what we are doing there. She asks the tough questions that really need to be asked. Will Congress ask these questions? We will begin to see tomorrow, when the Benghazi hearings resume.
Read the entire article here…
Unraveling the Benghazi cover-up
Doug Hagmann writes: “It will be exactly 40 years ago this May 17th that the Senate Watergate Committee, a special, broad committee convened by the United States Senate, began hearings to investigate the Watergate burglaries and a criminal cover-up of those activities. At the epicenter of those hearings was then-President Richard Nixon. Just over a year later, the committee released its 1,254 page report of findings. When the dust settled, forty administration officials were indicted and several of Nixon’s aides were charged and convicted for obstruction of justice and other crimes.
“A cover-up pointed directly to the White House. Facing impeachment proceedings, then-President Richard M. Nixon resigned, assuming his place in American history as the only president ever to resign. It was described as the worst scandal in U.S. history… perhaps until now.
“If history tells us anything, it tells us that it’s not just about the crime, it’s also about the cover-up. It’s about seeking the truth but being stonewalled at every turn, and being treated as subjects undeserving of the truth rather than citizens asking reasonable questions but being denied answers.
“The same level of inquiries that unraveled the complexities of the Watergate cover-up are required to unravel the ball of lies that surrounds the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including a sitting U.S. Ambassador. Within this ball of lies, however, exists not only the covert agenda of an administration, but the fate of the world. Unraveling this ball of lies will reveal official government actions that have been and continue to be performed in our name but without our consent. It will reveal a government agenda that has have spun wildly out of control, leaving no one accountable as we stand at a very critical moment in world history. It’s about a cover-up of monumental proportions that is reminiscent of, but hardly in league with, the cover-up of a generation ago.
“Today, the stakes are much higher, as we stand at the precipice of a global conflict because of deeds being done in our name under a level of unprecedented and unchecked deception. Ultimately, it’s about getting the truth, which has been kept from each of us through lies of commission and omission, clever semantics, and outright refusals to provide answers to important questions. We were force-fed a preplanned lie from day one, much like the thinly veiled cover story of the Watergate burglary, but with much greater consequences.
This article also includes a compendium of articles spelling out the details of this Benghazi disaster.
Read the rest of this insightful article here, asking pertinent questions that need answers.
Benghazi Blood Splatter
Hillary Clinton is having trouble getting rid of splattered blood stains.
“With all due respect,the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”—Hillary Clinton
Jim ONeill writes: “Last week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney observed that the murder of four Americans in Benghazi last fall occurred “a long time ago.”
Apparently eight months is a really long time to some folks. For such people “a long time ago” seems to serve as a catch-all phrase encompassing things like the Civil War, the Paleolithic era, and the killings in Benghazi. For those of us with a more nuanced sense of time and reality, however, last fall is not so very long ago.”
“We the people” have been lied to by the Obama Administration from the get-go regarding what transpired in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Why? Why were we lied to, and why were Woods and Doherty, who fought bravely for several hours against overwhelming odds, abandoned by their country when the ways and means to come to their aid were available? Why—and who is responsible?” writes Mr. ONeill.
“One hopes that starting this Wednesday, when the first of the American Benghazi survivors to appear before Congress start their testimony, we will finally get some truth.
In the meantime you might want to note that in Hillary Clinton’s statement to Congress quoted above—in between “four dead Americans” and “what difference does it make?”—she managed to slip in two “straw-men” or red herrings. (I especially like the option of “guys out for a walk” deciding that attacking an American compound would be just the thing to liven up a boring evening. “Anyone bring a mortar?”).
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Perhaps like Lady Macbeth, Hillary Clinton is having trouble getting rid of splattered blood stains.”
Read the entire article here...
Are the Republicans helping to cover-up Benghazi?
This week the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are resuming their Benghazi investigation where four Americans, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith were killed by terrorists at a CIA outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.
The question is will Republicans like Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) remain firm, expose the Benghazi cover-up, and hold the Obama-Clinton regime accountable or will they cave like other Republicans already have? This critical question must be asked because a Benghazi whistleblower has stepped forward and already contradicted not only the Obama administration’s “official” Benghazi story but parts of the Republican Benghazi Interim report, released on April 23 that agreed with the Obama administration’s contention that no one was denied any help.
First, to be clear, there is a cover-up. How can I report that with certainty? Because if a Benghazi cover-up were not taking place why are there whistleblowers? Whistleblowers make public disclosures of corruption or wrong doing. An administration who has nothing to hide would welcome with open arms all witnesses who could provide any and all information on Benghazi to prevent such an attack from happening again. That is not happening here. Instead Americans with eye witness accounts, whistleblowers, have not been allowed to speak publicly, and are seeking protection from reprisals. Reportedly some have been threatened. We now know of at least four witnesses from the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency who have been denied the ability for proper counsel with the appropriate corresponding security clearances. That means their ability to speak freely is restricted. If a whistleblower discloses information with someone, even an attorney, who does not hold the corresponding security clearances, they are in violation of their oath and could be charged and face prosecution. This is basic how-to-silence-a-person-101 kind of stuff.
Read it all here…
Can the President be Impeached?
Is there anything related to Benghazi that could get the president impeached?
Rick Moran says: “Short answer – not yet. For all the words spread around recently about impeaching Obama over Benghazi, there is a curious ommission made in every single article and blog post I’ve read that advocates or predicts that Obama will be impeached. They all seem to be missing the words “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“Yes, I know – that silly Constitution seems to get in the way of our fun. But in order to impeach a president, you can’t just connect a few dots and proclaim conspiracy. There must be proof – hard proof that would stand up in a court of law – and I haven’t seen anything yet that remotely reaches that tough standard.”
Rick then goes on to share conflicting views, and his opion of what must happen to get to the point of impeachment.
Read more here…
The Benghazi Big Lie
Matthew Holzmann writes: “Tomorrow, Congressman Darrell Issa, the president’s bête noire, will hold additional hearings on the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. He claims to have whistleblowers who will testify and add critical context to the events of September 11, 2012.
One of them, Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the State Department’s counterterrorism bureau, is set to testify that his agency was frozen out of the decision making process from the earliest moments of the crisis.”
He concludes his article: “Now, confronted with the unnecessary deaths of four valorous citizens, a President stands before us having been responsible for the minimization of the threat from Al Q’aeda; for leaving the helm at 5:00pm as the victims were still fighting for their lives; for blaming an obscure video; for creating a mythology about that video; for altering official documents to cover up the reasons for the attack; and for covering up that attack in the face of all of the facts.
“What kind of man does this? What kind of Secretary of State did this? What kind of Administration engages in the most base lies?
“And what kind of People accepts this conduct?”
Read the entire article here...
How Obama Betrayed America
David Horowitz writes of how Obama’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood belongs at the forefront of our political debate.
Horowitz said: “The number of foreign states openly supporting terror has steadily risen during Obama’s tenure. The most dangerous Islamist regime, Iran, is building nuclear weapons, while Washington dithers over pointless negotiations. As secular governments give way to Islamist regimes in Turkey, Egypt, and Iraq, and with the Taliban on the rise in Afghanistan and an American withdrawal imminent, the parallels to the early Cold War are eerie, the implications equally dire. Yet instead of policies that put U.S. national security first and are pursued without hesitation or apology, Obama’s time in office has been marked by retreat and accommodation and even support of Islamist foes — most ominously of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which swept aside an American ally with Obama’s help and is busily creating a totalitarian state.
He then goes on to chronicle Obama’s foreign policy disasters. He writes: “Because of the White House’s moral and political timidity, its denial of the Islamist threat, and its conviction that America (presumably an even greater predator) has no right to condemn another nation, Iran reached its tipping point and went the wrong way. The administration’s denial was glaring also in its response to the massacre of 13 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood by an Islamic fanatic and terrorist, Nidal Malik Hasan, who three and a half years later still has not been brought to trial.
“The events in Benghazi were a stark revelation of the consequences of a foreign policy without a moral compass. The battle over the embassy lasted seven hours. Although the Obama learned about the attack shortly after it began, and although the embattled Americans inside the compound begged the White House for help, and although U.S. fighter jets were stationed in Italy only an hour away, the president, in one of the most shameful acts in the history of that office, denied help by leaving his post, so that only silence answered their desperate calls. The president and his administration then went into cover-up mode, lying to Congress and the American people, pretending for weeks afterward that the attack was the result of a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-Mohammed video, whose director they then threw in jail.”
Read the entire insightful article here...
New York Times Ignores Banghazi
Larry O’Connor writes: “In the past week, the investigation into the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US Consulate in Benghazi has been the dominant news story on most media outlets, including such traditional media venues as CBS News and The Washington Post. But you wouldn’t know it, if the New York Times was your sole source of news and information.”
He then goes on to list articles the NYT deemed not fit to report on, such as:
-Charges that the State Department was holding up security clearances for attorneys representing whistle-blowers
-Reports that talking points on the attacks were modified by the administration and State Department, despite their past denials
-Reports that whistle-blowers will claim in congressional testimony that, contrary to past assertions by the Obama Administration, there were military assets that could have responded to the terrorist attacks, but were ordered to stand down.
Read article here…
Media Cover-Up: Politico Buries Libya
“If you are looking for proof that left-wing, Obama-shilling outlets like Politico put their partisan agenda above commerce, just take a look below at screen shots of Politico’s front page taken Tuesday morning at 9:10 am ET.
“If you look waaaaaay down the page, circled in red is the only story on Libya currently occupying any space on Politico’s front page. Also circled is the fact that this story is the second most popular on the Politico site. (NOTE: on the site highlighted below, you will find a copy of Politico’s front page!)
“Now, if Politico is all about commerce and clicks, you would think the left-wing outlet would produce or promote a few more Libya stories to satisfy its majority of consumers who are obviously interested in this story.
“Furthermore, if Politico were anything close to an objective news outlet, you would think the fact that the three whistleblowers scheduled to testify before Congress Wednesday are expected to contradict the White House’s narrative surrounding the September 11 anniversary attack on our consulate in Libya, would be big news. But Politico is not anything close to an objective news outlet.”
Read John Nolte’s article here…
Too Little, Too Late: Press Plays Catchup on Benghazi Scandal
Bem Shapiro writes: “The Benghazi scandal has truly become Watergate for the media themselves.
“Months too late, and only after stunning revelations from whistleblower after whistleblower, members of the Obama-serving media are beginning to ask the questions they should have asked in the immediate aftermath of the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans by terrorists on September 11, 2012. At the time, the media members (with a few exceptions) were too busy trying to drag President Obama to re-election. Only now that his second term is safe have they begun to do their jobs. Too little, too late.
“That became crystal clear on Monday in a blockbuster exchange between a CNN reporter, State Department acting deputy spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, and a Fox News reporter. Ventrell was asked about the latest reports of Benghazi whistleblowers stating that military assets were told to stand down as Americans were killed in Benghazi; Benghazi survivors were silenced by the administration; and the Obama administration changed public talking points to reflect the notion that Benghazi was not a planned terrorist attack. Ventrell pled ignorance: “In terms of these potential transcripts out there, we haven’t seen the transcripts.”
At that point, a CNN reporter piped up, “Yeah, you have. Oh, yes, you have. Come on, Patrick.” Ventrell again denied that he had copies of the transcripts from the whistleblowers. The CNN reporter repeated, “Well, you’ve seen them – I mean, you’ve seen – you know the gist of what they’re saying and what their arguments are.”
“First of all,” the questioner continued, “Greg Hicks makes charges that he thought that there were assets in Libya that could have been able to be sent from Tripoli to Benghazi that night, and they were rejected. I mean, there are numerous charges that he makes.”
That’s when a Fox News reporter interjected. He was obviously frustrated by the fact that the White House has stonewalled the Benghazi situation for months based on the outright lie that this was a ginned-up exercise in partisanship from crazy right-wing Fox News. And he was just as obviously frustrated that only now, after eight months of complete apathy from the water-carrying leftist media, was the leftist media beginning to take notice. “Let the record reflect,” the Fox News reporter said, “that that was CNN asking that question and not Fox News. Please.
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Now we watch, wait & see…