Breaking News Benghazi

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    This thread dedicated to information on the Benghazi attack and the U.S. response as news becomes available.

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    New Details on Benghazi
    Nov 1, 2012 4:19 PM EDT
    Two U.S. officials tell Eli Lake that the State Department never requested military backup the night of the attack.

    On the night of the 9/11 anniversary assault at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the Americans defending the compound and a nearby CIA annex were severely outmanned. Nonetheless, the State Department never requested military backup that evening, two senior U.S. officials familiar with the details of military planning tell The Daily Beast.
    In its seventh week, discussion about what happened in Benghazi has begun to focus on why military teams in the region did not respond to the assault on the U.S. mission and the nearby CIA annex. The only security backup that did arrive that evening were former special-operations soldiers under the command of the CIA—one from the nearby annex and another Quick Reaction Force from Tripoli. On Friday, Fox News reported that requests from CIA officers for air support on the evening of the attacks were rejected. (The Daily Beast was not able to confirm that those requests were made, though no U.S. official contacted for this story directly refuted the claim either.)
    New Details on Benghazi - The Daily Beast
     
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    Seeing as how it will probably be about a year or so before all the facts are compiled and published, I'd say you are going to have a long wait.

    Breaking bulletins with doomsday music and adrenaline-powered pronouncements about the latest third person opinion is just more BULLSHIT on the misdirection pile.

    Have fun with that, as long as you don't mind sacrificing any integrity you may have.


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    Sources, emails point to communication breakdown in Obama administration during Libya attack
    By Jennifer Griffin
    Published November 02, 2012

    That team, these counterterrorism officials argue, could have helped the FBI gain access to the site in Benghazi faster. It ultimately took the FBI 24 days.
    "The response process was isolated at the most senior level," according to one intelligence source. "Counterterrorism professionals were not consulted and a decision was taken to send the FBI on its own without the enablers that would have allowed its agents to gain access to the site in Benghazi in a timely manner." The FBI team did not get on the ground in Benghazi for several weeks after the attack and at that point any "evidence" had been rifled through by looters and journalists.
    "A better response approach could have certainly allowed the FBI to access the site much sooner than the 24 days it would eventually take," a source in the counterterrorism community said.
    Further, the Counterterrorism Security Group, or CSG, was never asked to meet that night or in subsequent days, according to two separate counterterrorism officials, as first reported by CBS News. The CSG is composed of experts on terrorism from across government agencies and makes recommendations to the deputies who assist the president's Cabinet in formulating a response to crises involving terrorism.


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    It's a sad state of affairs if it takes a year to find out information that should be easily available. This is not rocket science and it's not a situation where we're trying to get information from other countries. We are simply asking our government what they were doing. We're not yet asking who is responsible or things that our government can't know. We're asking who in OUR government did what. This is not information that they don't have or don't know. People do wrong to give them a pass on this type of incompetence.
     
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    Can the moderators combine all of the Ben-Gotcha threads into this one collective cesspoll of GOP angst?
     
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    What the hell is wrong with you? :eusa_sick: How can ANYBODY, no matter how far they've got their heads up Barack Obama's backside not be offended at the senseless deaths of these four Americans? They didn't have to die! They shouldn't have died.

    At every step of the way, this administration REFUSED to do the right thing. There was all kinds of warning that the situation on the ground had deteriorated, but instead of putting more security in, they took some away. It was the anniversary of 9/11, but instead of having our forces at alert status, they weren't at the ready. When the attack commenced, they sent no help. And when it was over, they deflected to the ridiculous video meme.

    It's been over SEVEN WEEKS. There's no excuse for the way they've continued to stonewall on what really happened in Benghazi. Clearly, they're kicking the can down the road in order to try and fool as many voters as they can ahead of this election. And frankly, American voters DESERVE full disclosure as it pertains to Barack Obama's competence. He fucked this thing up at every step of the way, and not only did four Americans pay with their lives, we've yet to see the effects on the region after having allowed a SUCCESSFUL 9/11 attack. This has emboldened our enemies and will quite likely serve to further destabilize Libya.
     
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    Looks like the fucking liars at Fox News have been exposed for what they really are... FUCKING LIARS! :eusa_clap:





    New Benghazi Account Bolsters CIA - Yahoo! News

     
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    Nobody cares.

    Let me ask you this...if there were protests outside of an embassy here, would China or Russia have your blessing to send in their troops and/or warplanes?
     
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