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Lara Logan and CBS 60 Minutes producer Max McClellan presented a feature on Benghazi last night. The opening sounds like the story is being taken seriously unless you consider that perhaps this isn’t being used to set the record straight, but to direct where the needle goes next. As of this report, the 60 Minute Record is skipping right over Clinton and the White House.
“The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship…” – Lara Logan, 60 Minutes: Benghazi Continue reading
It’s just under three weeks ago I updated on the Benghazi case. In that update, we had learned that Nakoula had granted an interview to the Daily Caller, witnesses and survivors were being hidden from Congress and that 400 surface to air missiles that were diverted to Libya were stolen by some ‘very ugly people’.
In the following update, I’ll cover the mainstream media finally denouncing the blame assigned to the YouTube video, the denial of one FOIA and information obtained from another, the pulling out of the investigative team in Benghazi and new meaning assigned to Hillary’s now famous outburt – What difference, at this point, does it make? Possibly a big one if the trail being abandoned leads back to Egypt. Continue reading
Earlier this month, I wrote an update covering the possibility survivors from Benghazi were being hidden or threatened and that there were dozens of CIA operatives on the ground the night of the attack. The White House, to date, has punted on whether or not witnesses were under duress, suffered threats or experiencing any retaliation.
Two weeks later, more bombshells have dropped including details from a whistleblower claiming 400 SAM’s (Surface to Air Missile) were at some point “diverted” to Libya and are now in the possession of ‘very ugly’ people. More on that later in the article. First, let’s look at other developments since my last installment that include Nakoula, charges filed and Victoria Nuland’s email accounts. Continue reading
A random act of journalism from CNN. Hat tip to Bare Naked Islam for this clip:[youtube=http://youtu.be/QYiXRNBcF6s]
“One thing is clear…there IS a Libya connection.”
The report goes right out and states up front: terror camps are all over Libya with direct ties to Al Qaeda. So much for Al Qaeda being dead, Mr. President. You haven’t dismantled anything, you’re “smart diplomacy” has actually revived terrorist groups in the Middle East and elsewhere.
“Libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve and is a recipe for the future.”
Yeah, a lesson in how to get the weapons you need to carry out your plots, courtesy of this administration. All you’ll get is harsh condemnations from Panetta, and possibly a drone strike or ten, while this administration sends more weapons, financial “aid” and other goodies to arm more terrorists rebels in the region. Threats mean little when it was that easy to take out a U.S. consulate and kill 4 Americans in Libya. Drone strikes aren’t deterring, they’re ticking off these groups. Benghazi was clear proof of that. Al Qaeda isn’t backing down, they are energized.
Hillary Clinton is set to testify this week, assuming she doesn’t wipe out again. I’m sure her testimony will be less than enlightening and full of more buck passing.
“I was not personally aware of any request,” Obama said Friday, adding that there is an “infrastructure” in place to “manage requests.” – Source: Fox News
Hillary Clinton seems incapable of throwing Obama under his own bus. Perhaps I am underestimating her — after all, she is married to the Teflon President. Maybe she’ll actually give some useful information. Some questions Clinton should be asked, which may be redundant with other hearings to date, but are valid since no one has sufficiently answered them:
Where are the survivors? Why has the committee not been given access to them?
Why, after multiple requests, did you not reinforce the Benghazi consulate? We know Clinton requested it and Obama denied it. Hillary and Bill put together a legal team, so clearly some big piece in this picture is Hillary’s to play show and tell with.
Why was no additional support sent when the fighting broke out? Panetta’s statements on it are full of so much crap one could fertilize half of this country’s farms with it. Panetta claimed unclear early Info slowed Benghazi response. Panetta then said they ‘could not put forces at risk’. Panetta went further and stated that they had ‘no real time intel’. Yet, within the very hour hostilities began, a CIA team from Tripoli headed to Benghazi and those back in the White House Situation Room were watching events unravel live via drone. Sources say even the President was in attendance.
Why the lie about a YouTube Video being to blame? Who decided that was the official cover story? The average citizen watching this unfold could tell you this was not about a stupid YouTube trailer — especially not one that only had a hundred or so hits on the day protests broke out. The President, thirteen days later, continued to push this lie but not just on the American people — he did it in front of the U.N. in a globally televised speech. Let us not forget useful stooge, Susan Rice, in this lying either. Haven’t heard a peep about her since she sent her sob letter to the President. Come to think of it, Obama’s debate defender, Candy Crowley, has been silent as well.
Just a reminder of the lies and the liars headed into this week’s testimony:[youtube=http://youtu.be/uFf0dUH3OtU]
Read more from LL1885 on Benghazi here and here. Continue reading
Was what happened in Benghazi some kind of turf war for weaponry in a Middle East version of Fast and Furious after all? If so, that would explain a lot of the lying if the Obama administration were supplying weapons to one group over another under the radar; busting some of their own narratives.
PJ Tatler, emphasis mine:
Libya Blowback: US Missiles intercepted in Egypt bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza
A stunning story out of Egypt on Friday (HT: Jonathan Schanzer at FDD) after a raid in northern Sinai uncovered a cache of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza. The discovery was made in Be’r al-Hefn near Arish in an area known as a transit point for materials headed for the smuggling tunnels running from Sinai into Gaza.
The most remarkable part of the story is that the missiles were American-made, arriving from Libya according to multiple reports.
The report does not say who or what group is associated with transporting the weaponry from Libya through Egypt to the point where they were discovered; one would guess from the destination it would have to be HAMAS. So, how and from whom is HAMAS getting weapons from Libya?
This is not the first time in recent memory arms originating in Libya have been intercepted in Egypt before reaching Gaza. Flashback to November 2012 when 3 Palestinians were arrested: Gaza bound weapons intercepted in Egypt. That was a very pricey shipment. The Times Of Israel noted it was worth $3.3 Million:
According to the report, the shipment included 185 crates full of arms and ammunition, including bullets, anti-tank and anti-aircraft munitions, rocket-propelled grenades, landmines and explosives. The estimated value of the shipment was 20 million Egyptian pounds ($3.3 million).
$3.3 million is not chump change. Neither is $192 million and $400 million. Anyone thinking the bulk of this money was really going to help the Palestinian people is kidding themselves.
It’s entirely plausible that these weapons being bought are being redirected from arms meant for Syria. The Oversight committee should be asking Hillary Clinton about the various arms being shipped in and out of the region – specifically Libya. They should also be asking about the intended recipients of said weapons and how involved Ambassador Stevens was in brokering deals with the intended the recipients of these arms in the region. How much of Ambassador Stevens’ role in returning to the region was to try and recover weapons the US sold the Gaddafi regime? Or another idea, maybe he was trying to buy back items already in country for transfer to various rebel groups in Libya and in Syria.
The reality — We probably will never know the answers to these questions.
Obama Quietly Removes HAMAS Terrorist Muhammad Salah From Terrorist List; May Get $1.4 Million in HAMAS/Qaeda Funds
President Obama Authorizes Covert Help for Libyan Rebels
REPORT: The US Is Openly Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels
Obama asks Saudis to send weapons to Libyan rebels
BenghaziGate: Obama Admin Knew Libyan Terrorists Had US-Provided Weapons Continue reading
I was a senior in High school when Pan Am 103 went down. I didn’t know anyone on board personally, but it scared me and saddened me all the same. There were Syracuse University students on board that flight. I, at the time, was considering Syracuse to attend the following year and I did end up going there.
This video is a reminder for the Remembrance gathering this year on October 27th. It opens with video of the news reporting the bombing. It is the same one I watched as a teenager.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JYzuIW8WsgI]
Now as an adult, I’ve watched in anger and sadness as those who were responsible smell the air of freedom. This administration and State Department backed it. Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi lived for 2 years, freely, on ‘compassionate’ release. Where was the compassion for the families who lost a loved one on Flight 103? 270 people died and al Megrahi was released to live out the rest of his life in Libya.
How quickly we forget. At least some of us. Continue reading