Benghazi hearings today in Congress

Obama’s Lies Unravel in Congressional Hearing on Libya 9/11 Attack

Joel B. Pollak
Big Peace
10 Oct 2012

Today’s congressional hearing on the Sep. 11, 2012 attacks across the Middle East, that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi, have destroyed the Obama administration’s lies about the event. There was not enough security in Benghazi, despite repeated requests; there was no preparation for the attacks, despite intelligence and warning signs; and the assault in Libya had nothing to do with an anti-Islamic video, as President Barack Obama and his appointees had claimed for weeks…

…On the eve of the hearings, the State Department claimed not to have linked the Libya attack to an anti-Islamic video made in the United States–although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did so in television advertisements the State Department produced for Pakistani television, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice told the media over and over again that the attacks had been part of a spontaneous demonstration of outrage across the region. Numerous requests for additional security in Benghazi had been ignored by the diplomats at Foggy Bottom…

…What is clear is that the attacks on the anniversary 9/11 took the Obama administration by surprise; that the administration placed too much confidence in the removal of Osama bin Laden, as well as the President’s own personal popularity, in declaring that Al Qaeda was in retreat; that the first impulse of the administration was to attack freedom of expression in the U.S., as well as the political opposition; that the administration never lived up to its most basic security responsibilities in Libya; that it lied for weeks about the most serious terror attack against the United States in years; and that it is lying still, in an attempt to minimize political fallout…

Read the complete article at Big Peace.

Also at Big Peace, Obama Intelligence Director on Benghazi Criticism: ‘Enough Already’

…Back on September 28, the DNI public affairs director explained, “We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. As we learned more … we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.”…

…But today, Clapper denied that his office had done anything wrong.

You remember James Clapper, don’t you?

“The term Muslim Brotherhood is an umbrella term for a variety of movements. In the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.”

Babalu Blog has video of the man responsible for National Intelligence…and video of Jake Tapper hammering Jay Carney again today.

Obama Administration Sent Attorney To “Follow” Republican Congressman During Investigative Trip To Libya…

State Department Tells Congress: Budget Cuts Had Nothing To Do With Lax Security – Update: Cummings Goes On MSNBC After Hearing, Again Blames GOP Budget Cuts For Attack On Consulate…
Rep. Issa closes in on Clinton

…The real target for all of Issa’s investigations is Obama, whom Clinton is under pressure to protect even as she looks to cement her own reputation as a successful secretary of State.

And Issa, in going after State, is setting himself up for a battle with one of the country’s most popular and influential political figures.

Clinton is also a Washington player with a cadre of loyal lieutenants dedicated to protecting her image — not to mention her husband, President Bill Clinton.

Clinton and Issa have tangled in the past…

…Problems for Clinton could arise down the road as the committee looks into whether it was misled by the administration — a central theme to Issa’s investigation of Holder.

After the Benghazi attack, the administration initially held that it wasn’t premeditated, but rather caused by a protest that got out of control. Officials now acknowledge the attack was terrorism…


Testimony was devastating:

“Lt. Col. Andrew Wood told the House Oversight Committee today that he was not surprised to hear about the Benghazi 9-11 terror attacks, “It was a matter of time. We were the last flag standing.” The US was the last country to keep a consulate in Benghazi. The Brits pulled their staff after the ambassador was attacked this summer.” via jackohoft on YouTube:


Rep. Trey Gowdy “…blasted Obama administration officials during Wednesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Libya U.S. Consulate terrorist attack, raising his voice to levels rarely heard on the House floor…”

Read the entire article at Newsninja2012.

Congressman Issa has posted 54 videos on YouTube related to today’s hearings: Investigation of Libya Attack in Benghazi

The White House disinformation campaign. Updated: Timeline of events.


H/T Protein Wisdom

Update:   Hillary’s damage control (of her political career)

State Department bureaucracy versus Obama administration

Update 2: DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz: Just Because The Obama Admin “Put Out Wrong Statements” On Libya Attacks “Doesn’t Mean It Was False” . . .

Mother of State Dep’t worker killed in Benghazi begs White House to stop stonewalling her

…it was her son, Sean Smith, who in his final hours ended up raising one of the great unanswered questions about the attack. Remember this item at Eurogamer, posted the day after Smith was killed?

Gianturco shared a chat room message posted by Vile Rat [a.k.a. Smith], presumably from earlier that day.

“(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”

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