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#Benghazi Consulate Massacre: Petraeus throws Obama under the bus

Posted by: Phineas on October 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm » 17 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve said before the intelligence community will not play the sap for Obama. And now The Weekly Standard reports (via JWF) that CIA Director Petraeus has thrown his boss under the bus: Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one […]

 

#Benghazi Consulate Massacre: was there an AC-130 over the battle? UPDATE: Yes

Posted by: Phineas on October 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm » 24 Comments

**Posted by Phineas If so, this makes an awful situation even worse. Bob Owens at PJMedia writes: There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector. The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous […]

 

#Benghazi Consulate Massacre: CIA refused help?

Posted by: Phineas on October 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Message from the Obama Administration to all overseas personnel: If you get into a jam, the cavalry isn’t coming: Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent […]

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: a word of caution about those emails

Posted by: Phineas on October 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Yesterday I wrote about emails sent from Libya to the State Department and the White House, among others, indicating that an al Qaeda subsidiary, Ansar al Sharia, had taken credit for the assault on our consulate that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. These emails seemed to […]

 

Benghazi consulate massacre: Obama knew who did it within two hours and lied to us. UPDATE: emails withheld from Senate?

Posted by: Phineas on October 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Dear Mr. President: Let this be a teaching moment for you not to throw the intelligence and foreign service communities under the bus. They know things you’d rather be kept secret. Try to make them the fall guys, and those things will …somehow… become public: Officials at the White House and State […]

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: where was the military help? UPDATE: “Not a foreign policy failure”

Posted by: Phineas on October 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the unanswered questions surrounding the assault on our consulate in Benghazi is why no rescue mission was launched. We already know that multiple requests from the ambassador and others for heightened security –or even to keep the security they had– were turned down by the State Department. Two former Navy […]

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: the White House lied, there was no anti-video protest

Posted by: Phineas on October 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For nearly two weeks after the murder of four Americans in an attack on our consulate in Benghazi, the White House, our Ambassador to the United Nations, and the Secretary of State repeatedly claimed, with variations, that the massacre arose from a protest against an anti-Islamic video that either got out of […]

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: Embassy told by State, “Stop pestering us!”

Posted by: Phineas on October 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, this just gets better and better. Not only did State pull security teams (note: plural) from Libya over a period of months, but, according to an interview of LTC Wood by CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson (1), State finally told them to quit asking, and don’t you dare go to the Department of […]

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: US Ambassador asked for Special Forces, State said “no”

Posted by: Phineas on October 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I know he said it in the context of Operation Fast and Furious, but Congressman Darrell Issa’s description of that fiasco as “felony stupid” applies just as much to this fiasco: Lt. Col. Andy Wood, the former head of a Special Forces “Site Security Team,” said in a pair of interviews that […]

 

Benghazi consulate massacre: State Dept. turned down repeated requests for more security

Posted by: Phineas on October 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Dear God, it’s as if they were asking for a hit: “Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the […]