60 Minutes confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and you’ve been lied to

60 Minutes had an absolutely devastating report on the Obama administration’s failure to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens and other Americans in Benghazi.

I’ll post the video when available (update – available and added), but the heart of the report is that there were clear and unequivocal warnings which were ignored, and the Obama administration lied about these warnings after the attack.

Hillary and Obama blamed a video and stood by the caskets perpetuating that lie.

And remember how almost all of the media obsessed with Mitt Romney’s statement over Benghazi, and colluded to ask Romney gotcha questions while downplaying and obfuscating what really happened.

60 Minutes said its investigation took almost a year.

Hillary Clinton’s legacy

hclintonThis week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making her swan song appearance on Capitol Hill, providing at last to Senate and House panels her testimony about the Benghazigate scandal…

In other words, the object of the exercise must be to understand how we got to the point in Libya where Shariah-adherent jihadists felt able to attack American facilities and diplomatic personnel murderously and with impunity.

Legislators must ensure that the following issues, for example, are also addressed:

Who was responsible for devising and executing the policy of engaging, legitimating, empowering, funding and arming Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood?

Does Mrs. Clinton recognize that the wholly predictable effect of overthrowing Moammar Gadhafi was to unleash al Qaeda-linked forces like Ansar al Shariah in Libya and arm them and their counterparts in places like Mali and Algeria?

Who was responsible for promoting the fraudulent narratives that al Qaeda is basically the only enemy we face and that it is, as President Obama repeatedly declared during the campaign, “on the path to defeat”?

Mrs. Clinton aggressively promoted the line that just such an offensive video was responsible for the attack in Benghazi and that the video maker must be subjected to, in her words, “shaming and peer pressure.” Now that we know that was not the case, does she regret finding a pretext to incarcerate him for a year and fostering the Istanbul Process that threatens the freedom of expression of every other American?

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Fmr US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton says Hillary Clinton has a ‘diplomatic illness’

John Bolton is questioning the tactics of Hillary Clinton surrounding the Benghazi hearings, saying he believes she has a ‘diplomatic illness’. He says that her recent illness wasn’t handled transparently and it just seems odd that she’s unavailable to testify this week. He also believes she was waiting for the release of the State Dept. investigation on Benghazi to fashion her testimony accordingly.

 

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Report on Libya attack cites ‘systemic failures’ in security, confirms no protest

A State Department-ordered investigation into September’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, concluded that “systemic failures” left the facility inadequately protected, according to the independent review board’s report, which confirmed that no protest preceded the deadly attack.

The report, posted Tuesday night on the State Department’s website, also identified “leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus.” It suggested 29 ways the department can improve its operations, but recommended no disciplinary action.

The Accountability Review Board’s report comes after more than three months of intense debate in Washington over who was behind the attack, what motivated the attackers and why U.S. authorities weren’t able to stop the violence, which took the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Republicans have accused Obama administration officials of giving the American people a series of misleading explanations for the attack from the start. Much of the criticism focused on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s comments five days after the Sept. 11 attack that the violence was a “spontaneous” result of protests against an anti-Islam film. She later backtracked, saying her comments were based on the most current information provided by the intelligence community.

…Further, he said the U.S. is “on the verge of compounding these errors by not acting against those involved in the attacks,” complaining of a “lack of progress” in pursuing the terrorists responsible.

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Author Brad Thor on Obama’s Benghazi story: ‘If I tried to turn this story in to my editor, I’d be thrown out of her office’

One would be hard-pressed to find someone more plugged into the intelligence community than New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor. In fact, the amount of research he does for each of his political thrillers would make your head spin.

That’s why Thor is convinced that there is much more to the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi than has come out publicly so far.

Appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday, Thor said he would be thrown out of his editor’s office if he pitched a story with as many holes in it as the Obama administration’s Benghazi story.

But the most important question yet to be answered, according to Thor, is: Why was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 in the first place?

“Of all the days for an American to be traveling in an Islamic country, why was Chris Stevens in Benghazi of all places on 9/11? That’s where this story starts and it doesn’t make sense,” said Thor. “This by all accounts a very, very bright man, yet he chooses to go to Benghazi on 9/11. That same day he sends the State Department a cable complaining about the level of security he’s not getting over there?”

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Politicians lambaste Obama admin after Libya attack suspect transferred to Tunisia where U.S officials can’t interrogate him

The Tunisian man arrested over the deadly terror attack in Benghazi… has now been identified through facial recognition software as having been present at the U.S. diplomatic outpost during the siege, senior U.S. intelligence officials told Fox News Tuesday. The only problem is that Ali Ani al Harzi, who was detained at a Turkish airport in the days following the attack for travelling with false documents, has now been transferred to Tunisia, where U.S. interrogators are unable to reach him.

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Did Obama Issue an Order to Aid the Americans in Libya? Former Asst to Secretary of Defense Weighs in

Bing West: If Obama did issue an order, that order is immediately written down, all of that is on the record. I would like to see the execution order… I have very serious doubt that such an execution order exists.

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‘They Watched, and Our People Died’ in Benghazi’

An American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was hovering over the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 during the attack in which bloodthirsty Al Qaeda-linked terrorists murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

The military backup that should have been racing to the scene, launched in response by those monitoring the Predator drone and other reconnaissance aircraft, moved too slowly and came too late, charged a former CIA commander…

Ambassador Stevens repeatedly noted in communiques to Washington that weak security was an issue at the consulate. He noted in June there had been a spike in attacks against “international organizations and foreign interests,” ABC News reported. In August, he sent a cable warning of a series of violent incidents that “dominated the political landscape
The ambassador underscored to his superiors at the State Department that the attacks were “organized” and that Libyan security personnel was not a “stabilizing force.” He also noted that the Libyan security force provided “little deterrence” – a major red flag that Washington apparently ignored.during the Ramadan holiday.”

Repeated requests to the Obama administration for additional security to the consulate in Benghazi were rejected.

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The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi on The BlazeTV

The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test.

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Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

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The grieving father also described his brief encounter with President Obama during the ceremony for the Libya victims.

“When he finally came over to where we were, I could tell that he was rather conflicted, a person who was not at peace with himself,” Woods said. “Shaking hands with him, quite frankly, was like shaking hands with a dead fish. His face was pointed towards me but he would not look me in the eye, his eyes were over my shoulder.”

Hillary Clinton’s comments to Woods raise even more questions about the White House’s official story on the Benghazi attack, which has already been extremely inconsistent.

After apologizing for his loss, Woods said Clinton told him that the U.S. would “make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”

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Terror in Libya – A summary of the assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens

3 minute video: The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya

U.S. description of Benghazi attacks, at first cautious, changed after 3 days, McClatchy, Oct 18

Obama must come clean on Benghazi, NY Daily News, Oct 19

 Diplomatic cables show anxiety about Benghazi violence, protection level, CNN, Oct 20

Unafraid Libyan Embassy Bombing Suspect Openly Mocks Weak And Cowardly Obama, NBC News

Slain official’s mom rips President Obama, Politico, Oct 11

Father of Navy SEAL killed at Libyan embassy reveals the shocking details of his meeting with Obama, Biden, and Clinton, GlennBeck.com, Oct 26