May 29, 2013

State Dept. Calls For Hezbollah To Leave Syria

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I voted for Bronco and all I got...

They must be dreaming of rainbows and unicorns:

The State Department called for Hezbollah fighters to leave Syria Wednesday amid growing reports of the Islamic group’s participation in the civil war.

Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that the State Department’s demand comes as a response to Hezbollah’s recent vow for victory in Syria.

In a televised statement Saturday, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Shia militant Hezbollah movement, claimed to work for President Assad’s forces and would not allow the Sunni rebels to win the civil war in Syria.

Secretary of State John Kerry has recognized Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria and said that Iran is supporting the militant group.

Besides, I have enjoyed laughing at all the dead ones (aka The Qusayr Meat Grinder).

Others have enjoyed it too:


By Stable Hand at 03:05 PM | Comments |

May 21, 2013

Anonymous U.S. Officials: FBI ID's Benghazi Suspects But No Arrests & Stuff

This is not the flag you are looking for: A video is what you seek

Thanks Bronco!

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terroristsbut not enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.

So the officials say the men remain at large while the FBI gathers more evidence

AP better be careful as this appears to be another 'intel leak'. The underlined bold above isn't gonna go over too well with the Bronco administration.

We can't seize them as 'suspected terrorists'? Huh?

Nothing to see here people, move along. All of this is irrelevant.

"What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney

I'm wondering what happened today at the classified briefing the Pentagon gave to the House Armed Services Committee.

By Stable Hand at 01:57 PM | Comments |

House Armed Services Committee To Receive Classified Pentagon Briefing On Benghazi Today

Byron York has noted that lawmakers are digging into life & death issues of Benghazi in way of the Pentagon's purse strings.

.....On Tuesday members of the House Armed Services Committee will question Pentagon officials in a classified session. The committee chairman, Republican Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., last week told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he remains "deeply concerned" about unanswered Benghazi questions. In a letter to Hagel, McKeon said he wants to know more about:

1. The account of events from the commander of the U.S. Site Security Team in Benghazi, including "the orders he received from higher authority;"

2. The presence of aircraft in the region, whether they were armed, how far they were from Benghazi, whether they would have needed in-flight refueling, and who in the military chain of command considered, or rejected, sending them to help;

3. The presence of unmanned aircraft in the region;

4. The status of a U.S. emergency team in Europe;

5. The presence of a Marine Corps Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team in the region;

6. What military preparations had been made to protect Americans in the area on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.[ed note: State Dept. Confirms: Marines on 9/11/12 Were Protecting U.S. Embassy--in Barbados]

Just to make sure he got a quick response, McKeon noted that he wants answers before he finishes work on next year's National Defense Authorization Act, which maps out funding for the Pentagon.

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This is a very interesting development...

By Stable Hand at 10:02 AM | Comments |

May 20, 2013

Hillary's Benghazi Scapegoat Speaks Out

Josh Rogin's exclusive at the Daily Beast exclusive

Following the attack in Benghazi, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a mid-level official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.

Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Administrative Review Board (ARB) led by former State Department official Tom Pickering. Five months after he was told to clean out his desk and leave the building, Maxwell remains in professional and legal limbo, having been associated publicly with the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American for reasons that remain unclear.

Maxwell, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs from August 2011 until his removal last December, following tours in Iraq and Syria, spoke publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast.

“The overall goal is to restore my honor,” said Maxwell, who has now filed grievances regarding his treatment with the State Department’s human resources bureau and the American Foreign Service Association, which represents the interests of foreign-service officers. The other three officials placed on leave were in the diplomatic security bureau, leaving Maxwell as the only official in the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which had responsibility for Libya, to lose his job[...]

Maxwell just wants his day in court. He wrote a poem on his personal blog in April which referred to the State Department’s treatment of the four officials removed from their jobs after Benghazi as a “lynching.”

Last week, he posted another poem about the growing Benghazi scandal.

“The web of lies they weave gets tighter and tighter in its deceit until it bottoms out -at a very low frequency – and implodes,” he wrote. “Yet all the while, the more they talk, the more they lie, and the deeper down the hole they go.”

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I previously posted about Mr Maxwell's first poem, mentioned above, here: The Queen's Henchmen: Poem From Under The Benghazi Bus Person Titled 'The Invitation'..


What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

By Stable Hand at 03:30 PM | Comments |

PC Kills: Jihad Experts Decry White House Terror Training Guidelines

Why I'm shocked, just shocked I tell you!

Experts on Islam and terrorism are decrying the Department of Homeland Security’s recently revealed anti-terrorism training guidelines, which pressure cops to ignore Islamic beliefs when investigating terror crimes.

The Boston bombings demonstrated the impact of such training, Andrew McCarthy, a former New York prosecutor, told The Daily Caller.

“The Boston Marathon was bombed by a jihadist who had been investigated by the FBI … [and was confirmed in 2011 to be] an Islamist, which would have been hard not to do since he does not appear to have made any secret of it,” said McCarthy, who persuaded a New York jury in 1995 to convict “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman for his use of Islamic teaching to spur jihad attacks, including the 1993 attack against the Twin Towers

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Of course this is happening and has been for a long time. Think 'work place violence' instead of domestic terrorism at Ft Hood and Bronco's declaration of dhimmitude at the UN in regards to the Benghazi terror attack:

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

Related:

PC Kills: Pentagon Brass Crush Career Of Decorated Army Officer Who Taught About Radical Islam

By Stable Hand at 01:38 PM | Comments |

May 17, 2013

Rep Issa To Thomas Pickering: You've Been Served

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa formally demanded the co-'investigator' of the Benghazi clusterfruckman, who is also the man who called Americans rabidly racist and Islamophobes, to appear before the Committee.

This should prove to be very interesting[PDF]

The lawmaker leading the charge to investigate the Benghazi, Libya, terror attack on Friday subpoenaed the co-author of a report that slammed the State Department but didn't interview Hillary Clinton.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) formally demanded that retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering submit to being deposed by the committee next Thursday.

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"What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney

Update: More here

The ARB [Benghazi Accountability Review Board ..ed] worked behind closed doors," Issa wrote. "It did not record its interviews. No transcripts of ARB interviews exist. Even now, months after the ARB report was released, the ARB's investigative process has remained opaque."[...]

Separately, CBS News published a report in which unnamed officials expressed regret about a decision on Sept. 11 not to send a counterterror unit known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team.

Fox News has previously reported that the administration decided not to send the unit to Benghazi. It would not have been deployed to repel the fighting, but could have been used to secure the scene in the aftermath. Ultimately, they were not sent, the scene was compromised and it took the FBI weeks to get there. [More...]

By Stable Hand at 10:01 PM | Comments |

May 12, 2013

C-SPAN: Sharyl Attkison On Benghazi Terror Attack

Sharyl Attkison, CBS investigative reporter has been on this story since the terror attack in Benghazi happened. She knows all about the stonewalling this administration has done over this. She frequently tweets about this.

It's lengthy but well worth the watch:

Sharyl Attkisson talked about the investigation into lthe September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Ms. Attkisson, who had followed the story since the attack occurred, discussed the previous week House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack, State Department official Gregory Hicks' testimony at the hearing, State Department accounts of the event, and the politics surrounding the investigation. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Related:

Pickering: Wasn't "necessary" to question Clinton in Benghazi report
Obama Administration's Lead #Benghazi Investigator (Pickering) Slams Americans As Racist Islamophobes
Must-read: Sharyl Attkisson previews Benghazi whistleblowers’ bombshells; ‘Felt helpless, abandoned
CBS: Full time-line of the Benghazi terror attack

By Stable Hand at 09:14 PM | Comments |

May 10, 2013

The Queen's Henchmen: Poem From Under The Benghazi Bus Person Titled 'The Invitation'..

First stanza of the poem:

The Queen’s Henchmen
request the pleasure of your company
at a Lynching – to be held
at 23rd and C Streets NW[State Dept address..ed]
on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
just past sunset.

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Above link is via the Weekly Standard:
Last December, Hillary Clinton's State Department famously threw four career officials under the bus for Benghazi (while of course exculpating all senior and political appointees). One of them was Raymond Maxwell, the deputy assistant secretary for Maghreb Affairs in the Near East Bureau. But Hillary didn't reckon on the fact that Maxwell was also an aspiring poet[More...]
"What difference, at this point, does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

By Stable Hand at 10:53 AM | Comments |

ABC News: Benghazi Talking Points Were Revised 12 Times, Scrubbed Of Terror Reference

This is not the flag you are looking for: A video is what you seek

Surprisingly, Jonathan Karl at ABC News has gone against the Bronco Bama Administration's narrative on the Benghazi terror attack

When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story.

ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.

Related: Read the Full Benghazi Talking Point Revisions[PDF..**Note: Original 'talking points' contradict testimony this week before the House Oversight Committee that diplomats saw no sign of "demonstrations" or even "spontaneous" attacks...ed]

White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.

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Speaking of going against Bama/Hillary narrative, NBC's Lisa Myers said this morning on TV that Democrats have been calling her to attempt to undermine the testimony of Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks:

The Bronco Bama Administration"s campaign of deceit:

"What difference, at this point, does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney

Related: From Stephen Hayes at the Weekly Standard: The Benghazi Scandal Grows

By Stable Hand at 09:17 AM | Comments |

May 07, 2013

State Dept. Seeking Muslim Foreign Service Officers, Connections To Extremists/Hamas No Problem?

"What difference, at this point, does it make?

Wait, that's another story, Benghazi on me brain but..

A legal watchdog group says the State Department is stonewalling its efforts to obtain records relating to State Department official Mark Ward’s participation in a December 2012[3 months after Benghazi terror attack..ed] conference organized by the controversial Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Judicial Watch filed suit against the State Department April 26 in an effort to compel the release of materials related to the potential recruitment of U.S. diplomats through two Muslim-American groups purported to have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups.

The suit, which was announced Thursday, alleges that State has failed to comply with its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for detailed documents related to Ward’s speech, in which he discussed “foreign service opportunities for Muslim youth.”

Both MAS and ICNA have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the global Islamist movement that controls the Egyptian government and whose military wing, the terror group Hamas, runs the Gaza Strip. The conference at which Ward spoke featured speeches by at least two Muslim activists who have advocated in favor of terrorism and were involved in a 2009 lawsuit regarding fundraising for Hamas.

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Nothing to see here, move along.

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~ Barack Obama

By Stable Hand at 08:48 AM | Comments |

May 05, 2013

Rep Issa On Face The Nation Discussing Benghazi 'Talking Points'..

This is not the flag you are looking for: A video is what you seek

As a reminder, and to those who haven't read this before, former Ambassador Pickering, who was on the State Departments initial 'accountability' review board, previously has called Americans racist and Islamophobes

America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C[...]

Pickering’s pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department “Accountability Review Board”.

Just thought I would throw that out there.

"What difference does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney

By Stable Hand at 12:47 PM | Comments |

May 02, 2013

Benghazi Terror Attack: I Didn't Know The Mohammed Film Maker Was In Yemen?

This is not the flag you are looking for: A video is what you seek


Report: 3 Operatives From Yemen’s Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula Took Part In Banghazi Attack

Gee, Benghazi whistle-blowers/ are making the Bronco Bama administration a tad nervous, no? FBI releases photos, what like yesterday, of three perpetrators. Sharyl Atkisson from CBS is not helping matters at all, either is Faux News.

In my opinion, Benghazi whistle-blowers have caused a frantic CYA in the Bronco Bama Administration.

I may be wrong but...

Update: State Department's Benghazi review panel under investigation

By Stable Hand at 04:58 PM | Comments |

March 06, 2013

Good News! FLOTUS & John Kerry To Honor Anti-Semite & 9/11 Fan
Update: State Dept 'Looking Into It'..
Update: State Dept Scrubs Samira Ibrahim's Bio

WTF?

On Friday March 8, Michelle Obama will join John Kerry at a special ceremony at the State Department to present ten women the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award....[...]

Samira Ibrahim, as the State Department’s profile describes her, “was among seven women subjected by the Egyptian military to forced virginity tests in March 2011.” The press release further notes that Samira “was arrested while in high school for writing a paper that criticized Arab leaders’ insincere support to the Palestinian cause.” Apparently, the State Department is unaware of her other convictions.

On Twitter, Ibrahim is quite blunt regarding her views. On July 18 of last year, after five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed a suicide bombing attack, Ibrahim jubilantly tweeted: “An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas airport in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. Today is a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news.”[...]

Ibrahim holds other repellent views as well. As a mob was attacking the United States embassy in Cairo on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, pulling down the American flag and raising the flag of Al Qaeda, Ibrahim wrote on twitter: “Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.” Possibly fearing the consequences of her tweet, she deleted it a couple of hours later, but not before a screen shot was saved by an Egyptian activist.

Just today, apparently after having warned that her vicious tweets might cause her trouble during her visit to the U.S., she has written on twitter: “My account has been previously stolen and any tweet on racism and hatred is not me.” However, in the past she never made any mention of her account being “stolen.” The record of her anti-Semitic tweets is still available online.

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Dear FLOTUS & John Kerry: Google translate is your best friend, use it.

Thanks to Matthew Levitt

Update: It was noted that interns at the US Embassy in Cairo nominated her. You may recall these tweets (since deleted) when our Embassy was attacked:




Figures.

Update: State Dept will investigate her tweets or something. State Dept Defers Award to Samira Ibrahim

Update II: The State Department has scrubbed her bio from their website. I guess they used Google translate or something.

h/t Ace

By Stable Hand at 05:12 PM | Comments |

February 07, 2013

#Benghazi: Def Sec Panetta & Gen Dempsey Testify Before The Senate Armed Services Committee
Obama Only Spoke To Panetta & Dempsey ONCE During Night Of Attack
Obama Never Requested A Update

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You can listen/watch here

WTF? Panetta wants to talk sequester. Umm, this hearing is about Benghazi, stop changing the subject.

Update: Panetta - "The US military is not, and should not, be a 911 service, capable of arriving on the scene in minutes around the world"

Update: Back to talking about sequester thanks to Sen Manchin (D).

Update: Sen Graham asked: Was any aircraft or any personnel sent to Benghazi during the attack? Any DOD asset sent at all? Gen. Dempsey: No.

Panetta and Dempsey said they spoke to Obama one time the night of Benghazi attack and that Obama never requested an update. Hence, no images of Obama in the 'war room'? Wow.

Via Sen Ayotte. (Who asked some excellent questions): "POTUS never asked what assets we had available to help on night of #Benghazi attack". "Shocking that POTUS never spoke with SECDEF or CJS again after learning our consulate was attacked to ask 'how's it going?'". "POTUS outsourced #Benghazi response". Amen to that, Sen Ayotte.[Uodate: video added of exchange]

The democrats on the committee only want to talk about the budget, sequestration. Pathetic.

Update: Sen Cruz focusing on "window when attack began". "What could have been done, what military options". Panetta: "Tough to respond to a hypothetical" "Can't bomb the hell out of the place without knowing what was going on". Cruz: "What is the absolute fastest for boots on the ground" Dempsey: "13 hours". "No AC-130's in Africa that night". Regarding meeting with Obama, Cruz: "How much of that meeting was about Benghzi" Panetta: 15 to 20 minutes".

By Stable Hand at 10:44 AM | Comments |

January 23, 2013

Livestream: #Clinton Testifies Before The House On #Benghazi Terror Attack


You can watch/listen here

Update: Love fest, again:

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Update II: Claws come out when the protest over Mohammed video was brought up:

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Hillary to Rep Rohrbacher: "I didn't say the video was about Libya, it certainly was about the other places". Rohrbacher continued, saying, “The only people I know who are in jail right now is the filmmaker. Isn’t that disconcerting?”

Update III: Praising Hillary and the budget is the talking point for the dems. Evil rethugllicans wouldn't give her enough money! It's their fault!

Update IV: Hillary goes to her 'notes' during you lie Rep Wilson's awesome questions:

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I will leave my updates at that. The democrats have showered Clinton with praise and blame the budget. The Republicans, so far, have asked Clinton the questions that should be asked.

Headlines in MFM will use the dems talking point - budget. Sadly, Amb Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S Woods are unavailable for comment. They deserve better.

Update V: Yes, I know I said no more updates but this is important. Finally! Rep Marino from Florida held up numerous al-Qaeda flag wavers at protests in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Mali, etc. They were collected for a DoD report and he asked Clinton is she was aware of the pattern the DoD report established that the flag was connected to al Qaeda-affiliated groups.

I have been reporting on those flags throughout the "Arab Spring" and glad to see Rep Marino bring them up. One such image is below, I wonder if he realizes Occupy & Anonymous type groups were also 'represented" at the protest in Cairo on 9/11/2012:

By Stable Hand at 02:37 PM | Comments |

Livestream: #Clinton Testifies Before Senate Committee On #Benghazi Terror Attack

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Click image above or here to watch.

Clinton: "No, I didn't tell Susan Rice to go on the Sunday talk shows" "I wasn't involved in the talking points process"

Clinton continues to "hint" she requested more monies and was denied. Her budget was too low or something. Strange, the State Department had no problem sending extra security to Barbados on the anniversary of 9/11[State Dept. Confirms: Marines on 9/11/12 Were Protecting U.S. Embassy--in Barbados ]

Nor did the State Department have any problem cutting Libya security while Vienna Embassy gained Chevy Volts. A party was held and champagne was enjoyed by all

Green Embassies Gala

Yet to be answered, or even asked directly - why was the Mohammed video used as reason for attack. Why was the video maker arrested in front of MFM? Why is the video maker spending 1yr in prison?

I stand corrected, [sorta..he only asked about the protest..hence video] Sen Johnson did ask about the video protest and Hillary brought her claws out "What difference at this point does it make?" Whether it was a protest or not.

Senator McCain: The answers that were given the American people...were false" "People don't bring RPG's and mortars to spontaneous protests"

Senator Turban Durbin now bringing up Iraq and the WMD's:

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"Americans lost their lives. We could have a hearing about that!" He also commented about the budget and everything else to avoid talking about Benghazi.

Sen Rand Paul to Clinton: "If I had been President at the time...I would have relieved you of your post." He also shocked her by asking whether weapons from Benghazi were being moved to Turkey and possibly Syria. She was speechless for a moment then said she had no idea or something.

This hearing has been a sham, kid gloves were worn by almost all senators. MFM will most likely report faulting those bad rethuglicans for not giving Sec Clinton more monies!!!

By Stable Hand at 09:13 AM | Comments |

January 13, 2013

Obama Claims “We Made Sure Al Qaeda Can’t Attack Us Again”..

Right After They Attacked Us

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By Stable Hand at 01:40 PM | Comments |

January 09, 2013

Up To $5 Million Reward Each For Sudanese Terrorists Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed &
Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad

Yesterday the State Dept announced Terrorist Designations of Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed

The U.S. Department of State has designated Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of this designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Abdelbasit and Makawi have any interest is blocked and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. This action will help stem the flow of financial and other assistance to these terrorists.

Abdelbasit and Makawi participated in an armed attack in Khartoum, Sudan on January 1, 2008, which resulted in the deaths of a U.S. diplomat serving with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Michael Granville, and Adbelrahman Abbas Rahama, a Sudanese USAID employee. Abdelbasit shot Granville and Makawi killed Abbas Rahama during the attack. Both Abdelbasit and Makawi were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court in 2009. In 2010, they killed a Sudanese police officer and wounded another while escaping from prison. They remain at large.

The attack occurred when Granville and Abbas were leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Khartoum. Abdelbasit shot Granville and Makawi killed Abbas Rahama during the attack. Both men and two co-conspirators were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court in 2009. In 2010, they killed a Sudanese police officer and wounded another while escaping from a maximum security prison through a tunnel. One of the other escapees was captured; another was reportedly killed in Somalia in May 2011.

Up to $5 Million each has now been offered in the Rewards for Justice Program.

Click images for more:

Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed

Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad

By Stable Hand at 12:16 PM | Comments |

December 26, 2012

The Benghazi Scapepinatas

Fake fake fake fake.

NY Post:

The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned.

By Howie at 09:58 AM | Comments |

December 23, 2012

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia releases pictures of FBI agents

LWJ

The official media outlet for Ansar al Sharia Tunisia has released pictures purportedly showing three FBI agents who interviewed Ali al Harzi, a suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The release of the pictures online was first noticed by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The US government had been seeking access to Harzi for more than two months, since he was arrested in Turkey and deported to his native Tunisia in October. Harzi's lawyer told the Associated Press yesterday (Dec. 22) that the FBI had finally been given permission to interview him.

The interview last three hours and was conducted in front of the judge hearing Harzi's case, with the help of a Moroccan translator.

According to the AP, the FBI asked Harzi not only about the Benghazi attack, but also the assault on the US Embassy in Tunis three days later (Sept. 14). Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, which is headed by a notorious al Qaeda-linked jihadist named Seifullah ben Hassine (a.k.a. Abu Iyad al Tunisi), orchestrated that assault.

If the pictures are of the interviewing FBI agents, then it shows that Ansar al Sharia Tunisia was stalking the Americans. Indeed, in its message announcing the photos online, the group claimed that "despite being forcefully prevented from taking pictures, we were able to take some exclusive pictures."

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Lovely, just lovely.

h/t @ChallahHuAkbar

By Stable Hand at 11:12 AM | Comments |

December 20, 2012

Livestream Of #Benghazi Hearing RE: State Dept Report

You can watch here

Right now they are talking about funding for security. Strange, the State Department had no problem sending extra security to Barbados on the anniversary of 9/11[State Dept. Confirms: Marines on 9/11/12 Were Protecting U.S. Embassy--in Barbados ]

So, Hillary will testify sometime in January but I am unsure of year/sarc

By Stable Hand at 08:47 AM | Comments |

December 19, 2012

#Benghazi Report Released By The Accountability Review Board (bumped)
Update: Three State Department Officials Resign

Cites systamatic failures in security and no f'n protest No sh*t Sherlock. Unsurprisingly, the consulate had received extra security cameras but "tech support" hadn't been to the post. A security camera next to a local guard booth was inoperable the day of the attack and was "awaiting the same "tech support" to repair it.

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 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," and it suggested 29 ways the department can improve its operations but recommended no disciplinary action.[More..]

Hillary won't testify as she fell and has a concussion. Previously, she was unable to testify because of a scheduling conflict. Doesn't matter, really, after scanning through the report... This is what I expected considering the lead investigator called Americans Islamophobes.

The pdf of the report is here.
Conclusion,

5. The Board found that certain senior State Department officials within two bureaus in critical positions of authority and responsibility in Washington demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability appropriate for the State Department’s senior ranks in their responses to security concerns posed by Special Mission Benghazi, given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable host government protection. However, the Board did not find that any individual U.S. Government employee engaged in misconduct or willfully ignored his or her responsibilities, and, therefore did not find reasonable cause to believe that an individual breached his or her duty so as to be the subject of a recommendation for disciplinary action.
To.be.continued. Those unavailable to comment on this report, Ambassador Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith and former SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. will not be forgotten.

Update: Bill Roggio from the Long War Journal discussed the Benghazi report on Lou Dobb's. Note, this was before it was released:

He won't be surprised with today's outcome, he also called it.

Judith Miller really needs to read up on the lead investigator former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (aka the man who calls Americans Islamophobes and ignorant racist rubes). Her description of him was rather strange.

Update II:

Three State Department officials, including a security chief, have resigned following the release of scathing report about safety lapses at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in the run-up to the terror attack that killed four Americans.

An administration official told the Associated Press on Tuesday that Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, stepped down under pressure after the release of the report Tuesday night.

The third official purportedly worked for the Bureau of Near East Affairs, but was not immediately identified, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly.[More..]

And the wheels of the bus go round and round..

By Stable Hand at 09:07 AM | Comments |

December 05, 2012

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.): Clinton Should Testify on #Benghazi Terror Attack

It's about time this came up, thank you Sen Ayotte. Will it happen though, that is the question. Yes, I am pessimistic. It's been almost three months and we have yet get to the bottom of this. The fallen and their families deserve the truth as does the American people.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should testify right away about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

In an interview on Fox News Wednesday, Ayotte said Clinton needed to explain the insufficient security for the consulate in the wake of earlier assaults, especially after taking responsibility, as head of the State Department, for the safety of American diplomats.

“She has said she will testify but **only after the internal report investigation is done,” Ayotte said. “I think she should testify immediately, but we have not heard her testimony yet and I think that’s got to be a priority

Note: Full video of the interview is below the fold.

Remember, Hillary and bronco bama chose former **Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering to lead the investigation of the State Departments role in the screw up. He has previously called Americans Islamophobic and raaaacist.

America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Continued below fold:

Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling the epithet “Islamophobe” the same way American leftists use the word “racist” to shut down debate.

Pickering’s pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department “Accountability Review Board” tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Yes, Hillary needs to testify now.

h/t @LibertasLogos

Related:
#Benghazi Terror Attack Update
Hillary Clinton Declines To Testify Next Week On #Benghazi Due To Scheduling Conflict

By Stable Hand at 11:32 AM | Comments |

December 03, 2012

#Benghazi Terror Attack Update

It's been almost three f'n months and we are still at square one. Amb Rice did admit what she said on CYA Sunday shows (spontaneous protest over Mo video) was inaccurate information. MSM yawns. Heh, Petraeus had a affair! Look over there!

No one in the Obama administration has yet been held responsible for the biggest cover-up in history[see video from 11.28 below] and who denied needed security to our people in Benghazi

Heh, look Obama is golfing, holding the fiscal cliff ransom and stuff. Rethuglicans are evil, raaacist and stuff.

To.be. continued.soon.

By Stable Hand at 02:26 PM | Comments |

November 27, 2012

Terror Victims Sue U.S. State Dept, Hillary Clinton For Allowing Aid Monies To Palestinian Authority To Reach Terror Groups

Good on them!

Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center's Press Release:

Hillary Clinton sued by Americans over funding of Palestinian terror groups

Tel Aviv, Nov. 27, 2012: A group of 24 Americans living in Israel, including victims of terrorism, filed a lawsuit today against the US government over its funding of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza.

The civil action, filed in the district court of Washington DC, alleges that the US Department of State, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has ignored congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA). In addition, the plaintiffs claim that the White House has not been complying with the regulations and reporting obligations governing presidential waivers which facilitate emergency funding to the Palestinians. As a result of this non-compliance, US funds have been flowing to terror groups like Hamas, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestine Liberation Front.

According to the lawsuit, Americans living in proximity to these Palestinian terror groups are in the class of individuals that Congress sought to protect through the safeguards and regulations that the White House, State Department and USAID are disregarding.

Continued below fold:

The suit asks the federal court to review the conduct of the State Department and the safeguards on funds being distributed by USAID in its programs to the PA and to the United Nations Refugee Worker's Administration (UNRWA) and seeks to suspend future American aid to the PA and UNRWA until all the Congressionally legislated regulations and reporting requirements are fully complied with.

Click here to view the lawsuit

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Norman Steiner of New York and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Tel Aviv.

Darshan-Leitner, the director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, stressed that "once handed over, US funding of the PA and UNRWA is difficult to trace and the State Department has been lax in requiring the Palestinians to utilize bank accounts and other transfer methods that ensure transparency." The founder of the Israeli counter-terror group added that "elements of the US Government, particularly the State Department and USAID, are breaking the law and must cease all funding of the PA immediately. US aid to the Palestinians is killing innocent people.”

Steiner added: "The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via their taxes. The ongoing non-compliance of the White House and State Department with Congressionally mandated protections cannot be allowed to continue."

The United States Department of State, under the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, is prohibited from providing “material support” to proscribed terrorist groups. It is estimated that since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the United States State Department, via USAID has given over $4 billion to Palestinians, with portions of that funding illegally landing in the hands of terrorists. During the last four fiscal years, average aid has been roughly $600 million per year. Additionally, the United States gives approximately $200 million to the United Nations body UNRWA, each year, and during the fiscal years 2008 and 2009, UNRWA gave roughly $500 million of their funding to recipients in the West Bank and Gaza.

Under the Anti-Terrorism Act, the State Department is required to certify that the Palestinian government is committed to a peace co-existence with Israel before distributing funds, and ensure that no part of funding is used for Palestinian terrorism. The plaintiffs allege that these crucial safeguards, transparency obligations and reporting requirements are being negligently ignored.

For more information:
media@israellawcenter.org
shurathadinisrael@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-7514175

F*ck Yeah!

By Stable Hand at 10:49 PM | Comments |

November 10, 2012

Hillary Clinton Declines To Testify Next Week On #Benghazi Due To Scheduling Conflict

No surprise here:

House investigators asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify next week about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, but she declined citing a scheduling conflict.

“[Clinton] was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that she’ll be on travel next week,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters yesterday. “

No worries, Clinton is counting on former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering to get to the bottom of this clusterf**k:
America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling the epithet “Islamophobe” the same way American leftists use the word “racist” to shut down debate.

Pickering’s pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department “Accountability Review Board” tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

To.be. continued.

By Stable Hand at 02:59 PM | Comments |

November 09, 2012

Tunisia Arrests Ansar al-Sharia Member Bilel #Chaouach In Connection With US Embassy Assault
His Mother Is 'Proud', Calls For Jihad

Via Thomas Joscelyn at the LWJ

The Tunisian government arrested Bilel Chaouachi, a Salafist imam who has openly praised Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, earlier this week. Chaouachi was allegedly involved in the storming of the US Embassy in Tunis days after terrorists struck the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

"Bilel Chaouachi is suspected of involvement in the September 14 events of the attack on the embassy and the American school, but before that there is another case pending against him for incitement to violence," Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled Tarrouche explained, according to Kapitalis.

he 26-year-old Chaouachi has been cited as a theology "student" in various press accounts because he attended a theological graduate school in Tunis. But Magharebia.com identifies him as a "a member of the salafist Ansar al Sharia group."

[Read The Rest]

Googlish:

"The mother of Bilel Chaouachi Salafist attacks on Ennahdha and calls for Jihad":

In a video recorded by a Salafist group, the Salafist Bilel Chaouachi mother arrested yesterday Tuesday, November 6, gave strong criticism against Ennahdha, calling it a "great enemy" to the end of the recording[...]

Speaking directly to members of Ennahdha, she said: "You do not try to enforce Sharia, but it will be done in spite of you and whatever the cost. Your democracy is only kufr and not follow you. You are wandering in and we on the right path. "

Ms. Chaouachi then addressed the Tunisian mothers to express "great happiness" may feel a mother who offers his son Jihad. She ended up calling the Salafi sheikhs to join on the same line together to fight "the enemy."

Remember, Bronco bamma said: "Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda is decimated."

Umm, no.

Related:

Meanwhile in Pakistan
Report: Smoke Billowing Around US Embassy in Tunisia
US Embassy Tunisia: Emergency Message For US Citizens
Rage Boys: Obama, Obama, we are all Osamas

By Stable Hand at 11:50 AM | Comments |

November 08, 2012

House Panel to Hold Hearing on #Benghazi Terror Attack With Top Obama Intel Advisers

Now that the election is over, will we really learn anything new?

A House committee is planning to hold a closed hearing next week on the Libya consulate attack, following up on an issue that Republicans had emphasized before the presidential election in questioning President Obama's foreign policy record[...]

The House Intelligence Committee will hold its closed hearing on the attack on Nov. 15, Fox News has learned. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus and Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are expected to testify.

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to meet the same day to discuss the Libya attack -- that hearing will also be closed to the public.

Olsen was the first member of the Obama administration to publicly describe the Libya assault explicitly as a "terrorist attack," at a hearing more than a week after the attack

[Read The Rest]

To.be.continued.

Previous:

#Benghazi Terror Attack Suspect List Expands To Include Egyptians, Al Qaeda in Iraq
The Innocence of Muslims Film Maker Will Spend 1 yr In Jail
Officials: Cable Warning of #Benghazi Vulnerability Would Have Gone To White House
Vote Tuesday, Because They Can't
What Laser Capability Did #Benghazi Team Have?
Axelrod on #Benghazi: I Know Nothing, Honest
Obama Administration's LEAD #Benghazi Investigator Slams America and Islamophobes
CPMA Study: Media Framed #Benghazi In Obama's Terms
Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack[CIA timeline released by the agency on Thursday]
Senator McCain: Veterans Angy About Benghazi
Sources: Key Task Force Not Convened During Benghazi Attack
Oversight Queries Clinton on New Documents Indicating Involvement of Libyan Government Personnel in Benghazi Attacks
FP Exclusive: What We Found in Benghazi: The Troubling Documents The FBI Missed
Arab TV Exposes Lax Security At Benghazi Prior to Ambassador Stevens Arrival
Pat Caddell On FNC Discussing Benghazi & MSM Coverage
FNC Exclusive: A Month Prior to Attack a Classified Cable WARNED Benghazi Consulate Couldn't Withstand a Coordinated Attack
Terror in Benghazi: Emerging Facts
Fallen Former SEAL Ty Woods Family On Fox
Video: Benghazi Story and MSM
Rep McKeon Wants Answers on Benghazi
US Army Motto: See No (Islamist) Evil?
Obama Can't Bring Himself To Call Benghazi Attackers "Terrorists"
#Benghazi: Fallen SEAL's Father: Hillary Told Me 'We're Going to Arrest & Prosecute ... The Man That Made The Mo Video' At Funeral
Benghazi Terror Attack: Emails To WH Show There Were NO Mohammed Video Reference
'Within Hours' St Dept Emails Show Obama Administration Knew Benghazi Attack Was Claimed By Al Qaeda Terror Group
Report: Top Suspect In Benghazi Attack STILL Has Not Been Questioned
St Dept Confirms Marines on 9/11/2012 Were Protecting Embassy in Barbados
6/6/2012 Attack on US Consulate in Benghazi by the Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman (Blind Sheikh)
Rep Kelly: Benghazi Security Cut While Vienna Embassy Gained Chevy Volts
Rep Trey Kelly: Carney, Rice Gave 'Demonstrably False Statements' on Benghazi Attack
Today's Hearings on the Security Failures at Benghazi Compound
Email Shows Obama's St Dept Rejecting Security Teams Request to Retain DC-3 at US Embassy in Libya
White House 9/14/2012 Photo of the Day
UK Media: America Was Warned of Embassy Attack And Did Nothing
[Bumped]CIA DIA Denied Help For Consulate - Fallen SEALs Denied Requests For Security Backup
Rid The World 'Of Those Savages'
Third American Murdered in Benghazi Attack Identified As Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty
Was SOFREP Contributor, Co-Wrote 21st Century Sniper w Brandon Webb
4th American Murdered Identified As
Former Navy SEAL Tyrone S. Woods

US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Murdered in Benghazi Libya
Confirmed: FSO Sean Smith Also Killed
Report: Libyan Ansar al-Sharia Has Claimed Responsibility For Attack
US: Attack Was Planned
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By Stable Hand at 12:35 PM | Comments |

#Benghazi Terror Attack Suspect List Expands To Include Egyptians, Al Qaeda in Iraq

[Al Qaeda gif image via Zionist Bandwidth bitch]

Catherine Herridge via Fox

The list of suspects in the Libya terror attack now extends to a handful of suspected militants aligned with an Egyptian group known as the Jamal Network, Fox News has learned.

A U.S. official said the Jamal Network is committed to violence to attain its political ambitions, adding they are "hard-core, violent extremists in Egypt who are trying to develop a relationship with Al Qaeda."

Fox News is told that there are between two- and three-dozen suspects actively being investigated at any one time in connection with the Benghazi attack. The suspect list is fluid, drawn from intelligence ranging from intercepts to witness accounts, with new names being added and dropped on a regular basis[...]

The Jamal Network takes its name from Mohammed Jamal Abu Ahmed, who was released from an Egyptian jail during the Arab Spring and is now trying to establish himself as a leader in Jihadi circles. U.S. officials believe he established training camps in Libya, and it was in these camps that some of the fighters linked to the attack were trained.[...]

The additional suspects are being investigated after one Tunisian suspect, Ali Ani al-Harzi, was first arrested in Turkey -- after being identified through telephone intercepts where he bragged to friends about his involvement -- and transferred to Tunisian custody. There is also at least one suspect with ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq.

[READ IT ALL]

"Al Qaeda in Iraq" brings to mind Zawahiri's bro Muhammed(mentioned in the report) who was released from prison thanks to Egypt's "Arab Spring":

To.be.continued.

The Innocence of Muslims Film Maker Will Spend 1 yr In Jail
Officials: Cable Warning of #Benghazi Vulnerability Would Have Gone To White House
Vote Tuesday, Because They Can't
What Laser Capability Did #Benghazi Team Have?
Axelrod on #Benghazi: I Know Nothing, Honest
Obama Administration's LEAD #Benghazi Investigator Slams America and Islamophobes
CPMA Study: Media Framed #Benghazi In Obama's Terms
Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack[CIA timeline released by the agency on Thursday]
Senator McCain: Veterans Angy About Benghazi
Sources: Key Task Force Not Convened During Benghazi Attack
Oversight Queries Clinton on New Documents Indicating Involvement of Libyan Government Personnel in Benghazi Attacks
FP Exclusive: What We Found in Benghazi: The Troubling Documents The FBI Missed
Arab TV Exposes Lax Security At Benghazi Prior to Ambassador Stevens Arrival
Pat Caddell On FNC Discussing Benghazi & MSM Coverage
FNC Exclusive: A Month Prior to Attack a Classified Cable WARNED Benghazi Consulate Couldn't Withstand a Coordinated Attack
Terror in Benghazi: Emerging Facts
Fallen Former SEAL Ty Woods Family On Fox
Video: Benghazi Story and MSM
Rep McKeon Wants Answers on Benghazi
US Army Motto: See No (Islamist) Evil?
Obama Can't Bring Himself To Call Benghazi Attackers "Terrorists"
#Benghazi: Fallen SEAL's Father: Hillary Told Me 'We're Going to Arrest & Prosecute ... The Man That Made The Mo Video' At Funeral
Benghazi Terror Attack: Emails To WH Show There Were NO Mohammed Video Reference
'Within Hours' St Dept Emails Show Obama Administration Knew Benghazi Attack Was Claimed By Al Qaeda Terror Group
Report: Top Suspect In Benghazi Attack STILL Has Not Been Questioned
St Dept Confirms Marines on 9/11/2012 Were Protecting Embassy in Barbados
6/6/2012 Attack on US Consulate in Benghazi by the Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman (Blind Sheikh)
Rep Kelly: Benghazi Security Cut While Vienna Embassy Gained Chevy Volts
Rep Trey Kelly: Carney, Rice Gave 'Demonstrably False Statements' on Benghazi Attack
Today's Hearings on the Security Failures at Benghazi Compound
Email Shows Obama's St Dept Rejecting Security Teams Request to Retain DC-3 at US Embassy in Libya
White House 9/14/2012 Photo of the Day
UK Media: America Was Warned of Embassy Attack And Did Nothing
[Bumped]CIA DIA Denied Help For Consulate - Fallen SEALs Denied Requests For Security Backup
Rid The World 'Of Those Savages'
Third American Murdered in Benghazi Attack Identified As Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty
Was SOFREP Contributor, Co-Wrote 21st Century Sniper w Brandon Webb
4th American Murdered Identified As
Former Navy SEAL Tyrone S. Woods

US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Murdered in Benghazi Libya
Confirmed: FSO Sean Smith Also Killed
Report: Libyan Ansar al-Sharia Has Claimed Responsibility For Attack
US: Attack Was Planned
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By Stable Hand at 11:06 AM | Comments |

November 02, 2012

Obama Administration's Lead #Benghazi Investigator Slams America and Islamophobes

Thanks Bronco Bamma! And Hillary, you must make Bill[wink wink remember 1998 Kenya/Tunisia?] and your mentor, Madeline Albright[1998 Albright also ignored pleas for more securityfrom US Ambassador to Kenya Ms Bushnell (h/t Anna)], proud with your determination to get to the bottom of this f'n screwup

America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling the epithet “Islamophobe” the same way American leftists use the word “racist” to shut down debate.

Pickering’s pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department “Accountability Review Board” tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

[READ THE REST]

*Insert long expletive here*

Update: Here's some more nuggets from Diana West: Pickerings Red Flags

Pickering is one of those Washington insiders whose public record is less a matter of what he’s done than what he’s been: U.S. ambassador to Russia, Israel, El Salvador, Jordan, India, Nigeria and the United Nations. What such postings may obscure, however, is that the man is a foreign policy establishment leftist. It’s not just that Pickering serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group, a George Soros group that, for example, advocated engagement with the Shariah-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Pickering has personally explored opening relations with Hamas; pushed peace talks with the Taliban; argued for getting rid of, or removing to the U.S., all tactical nuclear weapons in Europe (and moving Russia’s to east of the Urals); and promoted bilateral talks with Iran without preconditions. And speaking of Iran, Pickering sits on the boards of two pro-Tehran groups, the American Iranian Council and the National Iranian American Council. The Iranian connections are additionally disturbing since one Benghazi scenario to be explored is whether Iran was involved, possibly in retribution for U.S. support of anti-Assad forces (including jihadists) in Syria.[More...]
(A shit load of) previous:

Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack[CIA timeline released by the agency on Thursday]
Sources: Key Task Force Not Convened During Benghazi Attack
Oversight Queries Clinton on New Documents Indicating Involvement of Libyan Government Personnel in Benghazi Attacks
FP Exclusive: What We Found in Benghazi: The Troubling Documents The FBI Missed
Arab TV Exposes Lax Security At Benghazi Prior to Ambassador Stevens Arrival
Pat Caddell On FNC Discussing Benghazi & MSM Coverage
FNC Exclusive: A Month Prior to Attack a Classified Cable WARNED Benghazi Consulate Couldn't Withstand a Coordinated Attack
Terror in Benghazi: Emerging Facts
Fallen Former SEAL Ty Woods Family On Fox
Video: Benghazi Story and MSM
Rep McKeon Wants Answers on Benghazi
US Army Motto: See No (Islamist) Evil?
Obama Can't Bring Himself To Call Benghazi Attackers "Terrorists"
#Benghazi: Fallen SEAL's Father: Hillary Told Me 'We're Going to Arrest & Prosecute ... The Man That Made The Mo Video' At Funeral
Benghazi Terror Attack: Emails To WH Show There Were NO Mohammed Video Reference
'Within Hours' St Dept Emails Show Obama Administration Knew Benghazi Attack Was Claimed By Al Qaeda Terror Group
Report: Top Suspect In Benghazi Attack STILL Has Not Been Questioned
St Dept Confirms Marines on 9/11/2012 Were Protecting Embassy in Barbados
6/6/2012 Attack on US Consulate in Benghazi by the Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman (Blind Sheikh)
Rep Kelly: Benghazi Security Cut While Vienna Embassy Gained Chevy Volts
Rep Trey Kelly: Carney, Rice Gave 'Demonstrably False Statements' on Benghazi Attack
Today's Hearings on the Security Failures at Benghazi Compound
Email Shows Obama's St Dept Rejecting Security Teams Request to Retain DC-3 at US Embassy in Libya
White House 9/14/2012 Photo of the Day
UK Media: America Was Warned of Embassy Attack And Did Nothing
[Bumped]CIA DIA Denied Help For Consulate - Fallen SEALs Denied Requests For Security Backup
Rid The World 'Of Those Savages'
Third American Murdered in Benghazi Attack Identified As Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty
Was SOFREP Contributor, Co-Wrote 21st Century Sniper w Brandon Webb
4th American Murdered Identified As
Former Navy SEAL Tyrone S. Woods

US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Murdered in Benghazi Libya
Confirmed: FSO Sean Smith Also Killed
Report: Libyan Ansar al-Sharia Has Claimed Responsibility For Attack
US: Attack Was Planned
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By Stable Hand at 08:56 AM | Comments |

November 01, 2012

FP Exclusive: 'What We Found In Benghazi: The Troubling Documents The FBI Missed

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Click image for report

The report is a must read, too long to do it justice here

BENGHAZI, Libya — More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi -- and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack - the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day,[A few meters to the right is the safe haven's bathroom. Everything here is blackened by smoke. One of the two white toilets is covered with bloodstains. On the mirror in the bathroom, an unknown person has written a macabre text in a thin layer of ash. "I am Chris from the dead," it reads....excerpt..ed] including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security.
Previous and related:
MEMRI: Arab TV Report Exposes Lax Security At U.S. Consulate In #Benghazi Prior To Ambassador Stevens' Arrival

By Stable Hand at 03:23 PM | Comments |

Arab TV Report Exposes Lax Security At U.S. Consulate In #Benghazi Prior To Ambassador Stevens' Arrival

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[Scroll down for update: These sensitive documents were found a month AFTER the FBI team investigated]

But, but the one 's administration "trusted" Libya to protect the Benghazi compound, right?

On November 1, 2012, Alaan TV, a UAE channel, stated in a report on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that letters found inside the consulate, written by the U.S. Consular staff and addressed to the Libyan Foreign Ministry and the Benghazi police chief, revealed security breaches at the consulate. According to the letters, not only had a Libyan policeman photographed the compound 15 hours prior to the attack, but the Libyan government had not provided the security at the consulate requested by the consular staff prior to Ambassador Chris Stevens' arrival in Benghazi. According to the report, the letter stated, "We are saddened to report that we have only received an occasional police presence at our main gate. Many hours pass when we have no police support at all."[...]

"The Letters Revealed That Since September 9, The Americans Had Been Requesting Special Security Arrangements In Preparation For Arrival Of Ambassador Chris Stevens" – But That These "Were Not Granted"

Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV.

I posted this last night:

FNC Exclusive: 8/16/2012 Classified Cable WARNED Benghazi Consulate Couldn't Withstand 'Coordinated Attack'..

Excerpt

RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.
The cable went straight to Hillary Clinton's office.

Catherine Herridge and Rep Chaffetz on Greta last night:

Remember, "no actual intelligence" was claimed by the Obama administration.

Update: Two at Foreign Policy were the ones who prepared this report for the Arab TV station. They found the letters and other things after the FBI team were there.

BENGHAZI, Libya — More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi -- and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack - the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day, including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security.

By Stable Hand at 12:09 PM | Comments |

October 31, 2012

FNC Exclusive: 8/16/2012 Classified Cable WARNED Benghazi Consulate Couldn't Withstand 'Coordinated Attack'..

No Mr President, this isn't going away anytime soon thanks to 'whistle blowers'.

Catherine Herridge at FOX

The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.

Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected.

RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.

According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed "on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning

The details in the cable seemed to foreshadow the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. compound, which was a coordinated, commando-style assault using direct and indirect fire. Al Qaeda in North Africa and Ansar al-Sharia, both mentioned in the cable, have since been implicated in the consulate attack.

[READ IT ALL]

Update: Catherine Herridge and Rep Chaffetz on Greta:

By Stable Hand at 07:00 PM | Comments |

October 25, 2012

#Benghazi: Fallen SEAL's Father: Hillary Told Me 'We're Going to Arrest & Prosecute ... The Man That Made The Mo Video' At Funeral

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Fallen SEAL Tyrone Woods

That burned me when I heard Hillary say that, standing in front of the coffins of the fallen. Repeating that phony story to him and knowing damn well it wasn't the video that caused the attack. CYA thy name is the Obama administration.

BigG

Charles Woods, the father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was killed in Benghazi on September 11th, called into the Lars Larson show yesterday. The call was not scheduled; Mr. Woods indicated that he does not usually call into radio programs. But in light of recent news reports about what happened on the ground in Benghazi, and the discovery that the administration monitored events real time, Tyrone's father says he felt compelled to speak out.[...]

The show ended with a chilling statement from Ty's father:

We do need to find out who it was that gave the order not to protect our military people there, and whoever it is needs to have the guts to stand up and say, "I was the one that gave the order not to send troops to protect," because they could have, the military would have wanted to. Someone had to have said don't rescue them.
Wow, just wow:

My heart goes out to this man and the other families of the fallen. They, more than anyone, deserve the truth instead of the spin coming from the Obama administration, fed to the Obamamedia, ............... because of the upcoming election.

Update: Ace has the flaming skull out, so yeah, this is important, damn straight it is important. The maker of the video wasn't arrested for a parole violation, he was arrested because of the video. He is their scapegoat...

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Update: Mr Woods called into the Glenn Beck program today and said Biden told him, at Edwards AFB, "Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls"? “Are these the words of someone who is sorry?” said Mr Woods.

WTF?

By Stable Hand at 04:17 PM | Comments |

October 20, 2012

Report: Top Suspect In Benghazi Attack Still Hasn't Been Questioned

Via Public Radio International

Abu Khattala, U.S. officials and witnesses in Libya have said, is the top suspect in the Benghazi consulate. So it came as a surprise when The New York Times found him sipping juice on the balcony of a Libyan hotel. He says no one has even come to ask him about his involvement -- which he denies.

New York Times Reporter David Kirkpatrick sat for two hours on a hotel patio with Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man that U.S. authorities and witnesses say was a ringleader of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benhazi.

That attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, but Abu Khattala denies any responsibility. In fact, while he admits he was present at the attack, he says he was only trying to help out.

To be sure, Khattala isn't worried about anyone coming after him because of the attacks. He called the Libyan National Army a "national chicken." And he scoffed at the notion that the United States would do anything about it.[More....]

You can listen here:

Why they keep bringing up the Mohammed video is beyond me. But more important, if true, why hasn't this man been questioned?

Just think, the video maker in sitting in jail and this man is sitting on balconies sipping juice. Obama Administration justice?

On Friday

WASHINGTON – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz today sent President Obama a letter and 166 pages of documents related to security threats and the process of ‘normalization’ in Libya. The letter requests that the White House respond to questions about its role in the controversial decision to have the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya pursue a course of ‘normalization’ that was intended to help create the perception of success in Libya and contrast it to U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can read all of the documents here[PDF] and they are mind blowing. The constant requests for more security due to the escalation of violence, and even to keep the same they had, were either denied or ignored.

Update: Pizza the Hut reminded me of this:

Obama Administration officials were watching the attack in real time and failed at taking action:

BTW, Sharyl Attkisson is not a obamabot. She is one of the few reporters who investigated the Fast and Furious scandal besides FOX News.

By Stable Hand at 06:21 PM | Comments |

October 13, 2012

State Dept. Confirms: Marines on 9/11/12 Were Protecting U.S. Embassy--in Barbados

Bikini clad terrorists?

(CNSNews.com) -- When terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of this year and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, there were no U.S. Marines deployed in Libya to defend U.S. diplomats, diplomatic facilities and classified information and equipment.

However, says the State Department, a Marine Security Detachment was deployed on that day to carry out those duties at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.

“U.S. Marine Security Guards serve at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, and at other diplomatic missions around the world, to protect and safeguard American diplomacy,” Rebecca Ross, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Counselor for Public Affairs, said in a statement to CNSNews.com

Security for Barbados on the anniversary of 9/11 but not for Benghazi, Libya.

A fitting title for FP's Josh Rogin piece about Benghazi : Lamb to the slaughter

Update: Video: Former USS Cole Commander on Benghazi: Obama Only Cares About Power and Getting Reelected

By Stable Hand at 09:34 PM | Comments |

October 12, 2012

6/6/12 Attack at US Consulate in Benghazi by Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman(Blind Sheikh)

This video, uploaded a month ago by Siteintel group only leads to more where in the hell was the security for the Benghazi compound?

The Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, which claimed the June 6, 2012, bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, released a video of what it says is the attack. In a communiqué posted on jihadist forums on June 11, the group reported that its fighters planted an explosive in the wall of the consulate, the blasting of which injured a number of guards. It added that the attack came in response to the drone strike on al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi in North Waziristan, and also in response to American drones flying in Libyan skies.
I think this video is more important than the Mohammed vid, no? Most certainly the intel community has seen this, and yet, four Americans are dead.

Obama has a re-election to win..., nothing to see here, move along.

h/t Citizen Journalist.

By Stable Hand at 10:13 PM | Comments |

October 11, 2012

Rep Kelly: Libya Security Cut While Vienna Embassy Gained Chevy Volts

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Green Embassies Gala

I wonder if any of those cars have caught on fire yet

[Washington Times]In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.

The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”

Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.

In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.”

The event posting on the embassy website read: “Celebrating the Greening of the Embassy.”

While the embassy in Vienna was going green, the consulate in Benghazi was getting bombed, and little was done to stop it.

Before the terrorist attack that took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, there were more than 230 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012.

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Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, are unavailable for comment

However, Sean Smith's mother does comment on this:

Note she says she watched yesterday a report saying my son died of "smoke inhalation". That came out in the Benghazi hearing yesterday.

A mothers plea for answers going unanswered because Obama has a re-election to win.

My heart goes out to her.

By Stable Hand at 09:47 AM | Comments |

October 10, 2012

Rep Trey Gowdy: Carney, Rice ‘Gave Demonstrably False Statements’ on Benghazi Attacks

He was on fire today.

Also Rep Adams:

More below fold:

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood: "We were fighting a losing battle. We couldn't even keep what we had". Mr Nordstrum: “For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building”:

Obama said today at a rally: "Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda is on it's heels".

Look, the video!! Look Big Bird!!

By Stable Hand at 08:50 PM | Comments |