Military intelligence official: ‘We should have tried’ to help Americans during Benghazi attack

Hillary Clinton at senate hearingFrom FoxNews.com:

A top military intelligence official at the time of the Benghazi attacks testified Thursday that U.S. personnel “should have tried” to help Americans under fire on Sept. 11, 2012, in an unprecedented public statement from a leading military officer. 

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell, who at the time of the attacks was the deputy intelligence director at U.S. Africa Command, questioned the merits of the ongoing debate over whether U.S. military forces could have responded in time. Leading Pentagon and other military officials previously have argued that additional U.S. assets were not deployed to assist Americans under attack that night because they weren’t close enough. 

“The point is we should have tried,” Lovell told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in his opening statement. “As another saying goes — always move to the sound of the guns.” 

But — again — more pointedly:

He later said the military “could have made a response of some sort.” Lovell, who was stationed in Germany during the attack, made clear repeatedly that the military was waiting for clearance from the State Department to intervene in Benghazi. 

Note: “waiting for clearance from the State Department to intervene in Benghazi.”

And who controlled the State Department then?  Correct: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Lovell also sharply countered claims that the intelligence community and military initially thought this was a protest over an anti-Islam video gone awry. He said U.S. officials knew this was a “hostile action” from the outset, even though they didn’t know how long the attack would last. 

“This was no demonstration gone terribly awry,” Lovell said. “The facts led to the conclusion of a terrorist attack.” 

“No demonstration gone awry.”  Precisely the opposite of the talking points demanded of Susan Rice for the Sunday news shows directly following 9-11-12.

Just as I wrote here.

Two years.  We’re just now hearing these things.  Things that many people already sensed inherently.  And still an ignorant dupe sits in federal prison.

BZ

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Attorney for Whistleblower: 400 US Missiles Stolen in Benghazi

Clinton & Benghazi Lies

From Breitbart.com:

On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.’s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” and ended up being stolen and falling into “the hands of some very ugly people.”

DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles.”

He claimed his information “comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community.” He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. “They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” he claimed.

Is this the unspoken nasty secret surrounding Benghazi and the reason the current administration thinks those four deaths mean nothing?  And why they’ll do anything to cover it up and minimize it to their best extent?

Perhaps this paragraph will shed some light:

Months earlier, following then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s February 7 testimony on Capitol Hill about the Benghazi attacks, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested that one of the causes behind the terrorist attack “may have been that there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and [distributing] arms to the [Syrian] rebels.”

As may perhaps my previous posts here and here and here and here.

But no one seems to care.

Which tells me one thing: never work for the federal government.  Your death means nothing.

BZ

 

 

Trey Gowdy: Obama administration HIDING survivors of Benghazi

From the Greta Van Susteren show on Fox:

Trey Gowdy weighs in:

In an appearance on Fox News’ show ‘On The Record’ with Greta Van Susteren, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy also told Greta that the administration is dispersing the survivors to locations around the country, and also changing their names.

“Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names,”

But is this information bleated on every front page of every newspaper in this great nation?  On every American TV, internet and radio network?

Of course not.  Because such information would damage the wondrous and stupendous Administration of Barack Hussein Obama, and create doubt in the hearts of those who would consider the Next Big Demorat for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A “phony scandal,” ladies and gentlemen?  Just why would you go so far out of your way to purposely cover up a so-called “phony scandal,” pray tell?

No, I will not let Benghazi die, damn me to Hell.

BZ

 

 

More on Benghazi: “CIA running arms smuggling,” and “Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack”

Hillary Clinton Liar1.   From the UKTelegraph (and not the American Media Maggots, notedly):

CIA ‘running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked’

The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports.

The circumstances of the attack are a subject of deep division in the US with some Congressional leaders pressing for a wide-ranging investigation into suspicions that the government has withheld details of its activities in the Libyan city.

The television network said that a CIA team was working in an annex near the consulate on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armouries to Syrian rebels.

Sources said that more Americans were hurt in the assault spearheaded by suspected Islamic radicals than had been previously reported. CIA chiefs were actively working to ensure the real nature of its operations in the city did not get out.

So only the losses suffered by the State Department in the city had been reported to Congress.

Does this shock and surprise?  The State Department — under Hillary Clinton — lying to Congress?

2.  Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

From CNN’s Jake Tapper:

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

So: more clandestine gun-running on behalf of the loving, understanding, kinder, gentler, more sensitive and certainly more transparent Obama Administration?

Facts in evidence.

And no, I’m not dropping the topic.

BZ