Hindsight is 20-20, a tired cliche, like Paul's tired " I know everything".
LOL @ Rand Paul....."the worst tragedy since 9-11" get the fuck out of here you little pussy. what about the 2,000-3,000 contractors and the 4,000 troops that have been killed in the middle east since 9-11?
4 people died in Libya...big fucking deal
Just trying to assign blame to one person when probably dozens are to blame. A huge cluster fuck and everyone fumbled the ball.
fuck Rand Paul, he's a weasel and a charlatan and only fools those that are easily fooled by his shtick.
We fucked up...but we're working on legislation. :coffee:
There was a massive cover up, the reasons we may never know, so naturally those that smell the BS are going to be pissed they aren't in on the secret. Just because the body count is 4 instead of 400 makes it no less of a tragedy when there was the ability to intervene with force just hours away. That fact is what people will never look past, something could have and should have been done, we all know this which is why you get the strong reaction from so many.
^ Of course its sensationalism. Thats how you stir shit up until someone takes responsibility and is held accountable. she claims the information changed and they recanted because of the new intel that trickled in. Thats a crock. These people are criminal. Negligent at best.
She looks like a cross between Joe Scarborough and Ben Franklin. Her Lifeless, dead shark eyes are the windows into her blackened soul.
I'm glad she recovered from her booboo and was able to finally attend the hearing but the american people will never get the full story. This was just a dog and pony show for the public. Nothing more.
Rand Paul is a professional ass,,,grandstanding jerkoff
Hillary knows from experience how these R's try to act like they have their shiite together on panels, and how they're wise beyond all. But if they were truly so concerned with appropiate actions, they would have held condoleesa rice and bozo the cowboy president accountable.
But No! Everything ever said about their boy and all his phuq ups, they have to try and turn that shiite around like we all forgot about the shiite.
This stuff is really absurd, almost comical, if it weren't so tragic.
to single out this one event is ridiculous when they are dozens of instances of massive failures in regards to the executive branch, the US military and "security" agency's in recent years and decades.
Bob makes excellent points
Chelsea Clinton Killed by Terrorists in Benghazi... - YouTube
Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says
President Obama didn?t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday.
?During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,? said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who had held up Mr. Obama?s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released.
Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi might still be alive because he might have been able to push U.S. aid to get to the scene faster.
The White House has said Mr. Obama was kept up to date on the attack by his staff, though after being alerted to the attack in a pre-scheduled afternoon meeting he never spoke again with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin E. Dempsey or then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Mr. Panetta told Congress last week that he knew immediately the attacks were a terrorist assault, though the White House downplayed that notion in the first five days after the attack.
Republican senators said they will still push for more information on who changed the talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who went on the Sunday talk shows after the attacks and blamed protests against an anti-Islam video.
Mr. Graham said he will block the president?s nominee to head the CIA until he hears more details about what Mr. Obama was doing.
Sen. John McCain said the White House?s reticence in releasing information contrasts poorly with the flood of details the White House put out about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, which has spawned two movies.
?We still don?t know what the president of the United States was doing the night of the attack and who he was talking to. We know who he wasn?t talking to,? Mr. McCain said.
Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says - Washington Times
U.S Embassy and Consulate Attacks under George w. Bush
I wonder how many ambassadors were killed during the attacks under bush. oh zero.
it's about the lack of response and the White House purposely lying and covering up the attack as a demonstration about a phony video for political purposes. shameful
BENGHAZI: Names of ?whistleblower? witnesses revealed
By James Rosen, Chad Pergram
Published May 04, 2013
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi ?whistleblowers? who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency?s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.
U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
Hicks was at the time of the highest-ranking American diplomat in the country.
Nordstrom previously testified before the oversight committee, which is chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in October 2012. Of the three witnesses, he is the only one who does not consider himself a whistleblower. At last fall's hearing, however, Nordstrom made headlines by detailing for lawmakers the series of requests that he, Ambassador Stevens, and others had made for enhanced security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in the period preceding the attacks, requests mostly rejected by State Department superiors.
"For me the Taliban is on the inside of the [State Department] building," Nordstrom testified, angry over inadequate staffing at a time when the threat environment in Benghazi was deteriorating,
The other two witnesses have not been heard from publicly before.
Hicks is a veteran Foreign Service officer whose overseas postings have also included Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and committee member, said Hicks was in Tripoli at 9:40 p.m. local time when he received one of Stevens? earliest phone calls amid the crisis.
?We?re under attack! We?re under attack!? the ambassador reportedly shouted into his cell phone at Hicks.
Chaffetz, who subsequently debriefed Hicks, also said the deputy ?immediately called into Washington to trigger all the mechanisms? for an inter-agency response.
?The real-life trauma that [Hicks] went through,? Chaffetz recalled to Fox News? Greta Van Susteren, ?I mean, I really felt it in his voice. It was hard to listen to. He?s gone through a lot, but he did a great job.?
According to the State Department website, Thompson ?advises senior leadership on operational counterterrorism matters, and ensures that the United States can rapidly respond to global terrorism crises.?
Five years before the Benghazi attacks, he lectured at a symposium hosted by the University of Central Florida and titled ?The Global Terrorism Challenge: Answers to Key Questions.?
Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, and wife Victoria Toensing, a former chief counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee -- Republicans -- disclosed this week that in their private practice in the nation?s capital, they now represent pro bono two career State Department employees who regard themselves as ?whistleblowers? and would be testifying before Issa?s committee at its next Benghazi hearing, on May 8.
The lawyers said their clients believe their accounts of Benghazi were spurned by the Accountability Review board (ARB), the official investigative body convened by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to review the terrorist attacks, and that the two employees have faced threats and intimidation from as-yet-unnamed superiors.
?I'm not talking generally, I'm talking specifically about Benghazi -- that people have been threatened,? Toensing told Fox News on Wednesday. ?And not just the State Department; people have been threatened at the CIA?.It's frightening?.They're taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over.?
DiGenova told Fox News on Thursday, by way of describing his and Toensing?s respective clients: ?There were people who were material witnesses, who wanted to talk to [the ARB], and they were not allowed to talk to them.
?The people that we are representing are career civil servants...people who have served the country overseas?in dangerous positions all over the world, have risked their lives and only want to tell the truth.?
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