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Retired 4-star admiral: Benghazi was an Obama false flag that went wrong

As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic public event that is:

  • False: The public are given an untruthful version of the event by the government and the media.
  • Results in a “rallying around the flag” effect: The objective is to arouse and manipulate the emotions (fear, anger, outrage, indignation) of the American people so that they’ll “rally around the flag” in an outburst of patriotism, supplying the current White House occupant and his (and his party’s) policies with their support and loyalty.

Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (US Navy, Ret.), 86, an officer of the U.S. Navy for 36 years, is the former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (1985-1987) — the largest single military command in the world. Today he is a columnist for The Washington Times and the chairman of the Center for Security Policy’s Military Committee. He is also a co-author, along with 18 other top national security professionals, of Shariah: The Threat to America.

H/t Tea Party Crusaders and John Molloy for the video.

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on the Fox Business Network., Adm. Lyons says that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America’s enemies to stage a bogus attack on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, against the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the bogus kidnapping of Ambassador Chris Stevens.

According to the plan, Obama would successfully “negotiate” for Stevens’ release in a prisoner exchange, which would bolster the POS’s then-mediocre approval ratings just prior to the 2012 election.

In Lyons’ words, “The attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi . . . was the result of a bungled abduction attempt . . . the first stage of an international prisoner exchange . . . that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik’.”

Tyrone Woods & Glen Doherty

Tyrone Woods & Glen Doherty

But something went horribly wrong with Obama’s “October Surprise.”

Although the Obama Administration intentionally gutted security at the Benghazi consulate prior to the staged kidnapping, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed direct orders to stand down. The two men raced to the U.S. compound and killed scores of attackers, but were themselves killed.

The terrorists took Woods’ and Doherty’s heroism to mean Obama had reneged on the deal, so they took their anger out on Ambassador Stevens by torturing him and dragging his body through the streets.

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See also Adm. Lyons’ Washington Times op/ed, “Obama needs to come clean on what happened in Benghazi.

Admiral Lyons’ assertions make sense. They would explain many of the oddities of the Benghazi incident, including:

Note: Admiral Lyons had made these accusations back in November 2012, and nothing came of it. But there isn’t much else he can do, which is why he and others. in a Jan. 6, 2014 letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner signed by more than 70 people, are demanding a Congressional select committee to investigate the Benghazi debacle. But their demands are falling on the GOP establishment’s deaf ears.

~Eowyn

The Battling Boys of Benghazi

Tyrone Woods & Glen DohertyR.I.P. ex-Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who died while defending staff at the U.S. diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, on September 12, 2012.

THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI

By Anonymous (a U.S. Marine Corps officer)

We’re the battling boys of Benghazi,
no fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell
defending our country we loved so well.
It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call,
fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.

We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate
led them to safety, and stood at the gate.
Just the two of us, and foes by the score,
but we stood fast to bar the door.
Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied,
so we fought, and we fought, and we fought ’til we died.

We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
but Barack Obama didn’t give a damn.
Just two dead SEALS who carried the load,
no thanks to us,
we were just “bumps on the road“.

H/t FOTM’s josephbc69

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~Eowyn

Americans in Benghazi attack sent distress calls, pleading for their lives

chris-stevens1Clockwise from top left: Ambassador Christopher Stevens; Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith; former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Rest in Peace

This makes me weep . . . .

Americans trapped in Benghazi that awful night of Sept. 11, 2012, were pleading for their lives — for someone to rescue them.

But their Commander In Chief was thousands of miles away that night in the White House and disappeared for hours – hours about which the White House refuses to account. Their Commander In Chief was so blasé, he actually went to bed and slept, then hopped onto Air Force One the next day to fly to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.

Later that month, in an interview, their Commander In Chief airily dismissed their deaths as mere “bumps on the road“. Later still, when she was hauled before a Congressional hearing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, too, dismissed their deaths with the quip, “What does it matter?”

See also “Former Ambassador: Benghazi “Stand Down” Order Came from Obama,” July 31, 2013; “Obama thinks 4 Americans being killed in Benghazi is funny,” Jan. 28, 2013..

~Eowyn

POS and Broomhilda

Catherine Herridge reports for Fox News, Nov. 20, 2013:

State Department employees at the Benghazi compound knew they were in a death trap and made a series of radio distress calls to the CIA annex during the terror assault last year, according to congressional sources familiar with recent testimony on the attack from five CIA personnel.

Sources told Fox News that the radio calls, which were described in closed testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, were characterized as almost frantic, with State Department employees who knew they could not defend themselves “pleading” for their lives. 

When the CIA team arrived from the annex about a mile away, they found the State Department employees without guns that could adequately protect them; one of the agents was found hiding in the consulate, apparently in a closet. The testimony lends more weight to repeated claims, in the wake of the attack, that the consulate was not adequately protected despite being located in a volatile and violent area prone to attack. 

When the CIA personnel were asked for their reaction to the administration’s initial explanation that an anti-Islam video and a demonstration gone awry were to blame for the attack, Fox News is told they were seething with anger because everything on the ground — from their perspective — showed it was a premeditated attack. 

At least three of the five — who were all in Benghazi — responded to the scene that night. The witnesses testified that five mortars rained down on the annex in less than a minute. They pointed to those details as more evidence of a professionally trained team, describing the attack on the annex as akin to a professional hit on the operation in order to drive it out of Benghazi.

Congressional sources say the testimony seems to further conflict with and undercut the briefing three days after the attack by then-CIA Director David Petraeus, who likened the attack to a flash mob. When pressed on the number and precision of the mortars, Petraeus offered that Benghazi was flooded with mortars, and played down their accuracy by suggesting they could have been fired from the back of a pick-up truck.

When Petraeus appeared on the Hill in November, following his resignation from the CIA over his admitted affair, he tried to claim that he knew it was a terrorist attack all along and insisted that he did not put the emphasis on the anti-Islam film.

What was Pres. Lucifer doing while Americans were being killed in Benghazi?

Where was Obama, the Commander In Chief (CIC), when a United States consulate was being attacked and an ambassador and three other Americans were being killed?

On Fox News Sunday, May 19, 2013, that’s the question asked of White House aide Dan Pfeiffer.

Where was Barack Obama’s whereabouts the night of Sept. 11, 2012, when our consulate in Benghazi was besieged and Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department official Sean Smith, and ex-Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed? The terrorist attack lasted all night long at multiple locations in Benghazi. We now know that an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone was in the skies over Benghazi that night, and that the White House knew (and saw) what was happening, as it happened.

But while insisting that Obama had kept “in constant touch that night with his national security team and kept up to date with the events as they were happening,” Pfeiffer deemed the CIC’s whereabouts that night, and specifically whether Obama  was in the Situation Room, “a largely irrelevant fact.”

chris-stevens1Clockwise from top left: Amb. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods.

In an op-ed for Politico, Rich Lowry writes:

Obama’s actions and nonactions on that terrible night are a blank spot in his presidency. We simply don’t know much about them, and the White House has always been perfectly content to leave it that way.

We know he was meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on an unrelated matter at 5 p.m. Washington time, when he learned of the attack. In congressional testimony, Panetta said he had no contact with the president or the White House after that point.

Dempsey said he didn’t hear from the president, either. [...]

Next, we know that the president talked to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 10 p.m., when the assault that killed Chris Stevens and State Department computer expert Sean Smith was over but the mortar attack that killed two former U.S. Navy SEALs at another facility hadn’t yet taken place.

What about the rest of the time? [...]

The day after his mystery night, Obama publicly emerged. He gave a statement at 10:35 a.m. condemning the Benghazi attack — and left Washington at 2:20 p.m. for a fundraiser in Las Vegas.”

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a self-described “conservative homosexual” who lives in Chicago and blogs on HillBuzz, believes Obama was high on cocaine during those “missing hours” of the Benghazi attack.

In his post of May 24, 2013, DuJan writes:

If you’ve ever known anyone who is a drug addict, you’d see it’s obvious that Barack Obama was high on cocaine the night of Benghazi; it is the only logical explanation for his disappearance and the White House’s refusal to comment on what he was doing at the time.  Since this was a night of great crisis for our country, the only logical reason that the White House won’t explain where the president was is if this man was high as a kite on illegal narcotics at the time. [...]

According to Lowry’s timeline:

* Obama appeared sober on 9/11/12 at 5pm EST when he met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. [...] Obama appears to have been still functional and ambulatory at 5pm that day.

* Lowry says that Obama learned of the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens at this meeting…before Obama disappeared for many hours. These are the mystery “missing hours” that the White House refuses to talk about.

* Obama next emerged from cloister at 10pm EST 9/11/12 when he spoke with Hillary Clinton; it’s not stated if this was in person or if it was on the phone, but it sure feels like Obama was out of his mind on drugs when this happened.  Clinton would never bust him on this (because she can never say a bad word about this man if she wants to secure the black vote in 2016), but even people on a late-80s-Wall-Street-grade binge of cocaine can talk on the phone for a few minutes. [...]

* Obama then went missing until the next morning. [...]

* Lowry then says Obama was next spotted at 1035am EST on 9/12/12 when he pretended the Benghazi attack was about some YouTube video…and then he disappeared again until he boarded his plane for fabulous Las Vegas at 220pm EST later that day.

After reading Lowry’s article, my good friend Justine in California emailed me to ask whether I thought Obama was having sex with Reggie Love during the “missing hours” and if that’s where he was. [...]

I think Obama doing cocaine is a much better explanation for his missing hours, simply because at his age and with all the men he’s been with it’s not like he couldn’t just stop romancing Reggie for a little bit…and then get back to it when they were in Vegas. I know the stereotype of gay guys is that we’re all sex-crazed and can’t control ourselves, but even the biggest gay sexual glutton in the world can pull himself away from a hot guy long enough to take care of something important (if need be). It’s not like this would have been the first time that Barack Obama was having gay sex…so surely he could have pushed “pause” to be president for a while (before getting back to whatever he was up to when the crisis was over).

However, once you take drugs you are pretty much on another astral plane for however long it takes for the drugs to leave your system.  I’ve sadly watched a lot of incredible people in the nightlife scene ruin their lives with cocaine over the years, and once these people got high they stayed high until the drugs metabolized enough for them to function. [...]

The timeline Lowry fleshed out perfectly fits a scenario where Barack Obama retired to his private quarters (perhaps with Reggie Love…or maybe one of the other low-ranking young men who are forever suspiciously palling around with this president, unlike any president before him) sometime around 6pm EST or so on 9/11/12. He then seems to have taken drugs (which I believe most likely involved cocaine). Hillary Clinton either showed up to kill his buzz or she kept calling on the phone over and over again until he answered at 10pm. [...]

From then until the staff was finally able to rouse, dress, and make him presentable enough for the public at 1030am the next day. Barack Obama appears to have been out of his mind high on drugs.

Since the White House deliberately is insisting that it’s “irrelevant” where Obama was during those missing hours that Lowry has asked about, we must assume I’m correct and the President of the United States was incapacitated from heavy narcotics use.

I would gladly retract this story if the White House would sufficiently explain Barack Obama’s whereabouts during those missing hours and prove he was not out of his mind on cocaine at the time (or gluttonously engaged in gay sex, as my friend Justine believes). 

You should know by now that whenever the Obama Regime stonewalls and absolutely refuses to reveal information mysteriously, there is a reason for it.

With this particular president, that reason more often than not involves drugs or gay sex (or a combination of both)…and just like with John F. Kennedy’s own drug use and sexual escapades, there are many people who will refuse to believe this about Obama for decades. But, at some point in the future I hope you live long enough to see people openly talking about Obama’s drug use and homosexuality, as it’s as clear as day for those of us who are gay and have known people with drug problems as rampant as this president’s. It’s not like the man disappeared off the face of the Earth into another dimension during those “missing hours”.  But, I suppose it’s uncomfortable for a lot of people to imagine what he was really doing during that mystery time.

So what do you think the POS was doing in those mystery missing hours?

See also “Obama’s gay sex-cocaine romps with Larry Sinclair,” May 31, 2010.

~Eowyn

Judge Jeanine on Benghazigate: Obama lied and left Americans to die

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~Eowyn

Obama left 4 Americans to die in Benghazi

Wesley Pruden, editor emeritus of The Washington Times, nails it:

“This is a very different White House than any the country ever had before. We’ve left Americans to die before, when there was no alternative … but no president before this one left Americans to die, begging for help, just to save an election.”

chris-stevens1Clockwise from top left: Amb. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods.

The betrayal at Benghazi

By Wesley Pruden – The Washington Times – May 10, 2013

The Benghazi hearings have come and gone, and Barack Obama and the Democrats turn now to stuffing charge and countercharge down the memory hole. The lies the president and his men and (mostly) women told in the days after the great betrayal must be swept from sight. Can’t everybody shut up?

The Democrats are getting the usual help from the correspondents and pundits who haven’t recovered from the bite of the tsetse fly. They don’t want to be awakened until it’s all over and it’s safe to go on to more exciting things, like budget hearings, elections in Lower Slobbovia and the environmental whine of the day. The New York Times reduced the Benghazi hearings to an antiseptic blip for the personnel file with its headline: “Envoy Testifies/Libya Questions/Led to Demotion.” A demotion is not what Benghazi is about, as the man demoted would agree.

The Benghazi panel set out to ask big questions, one still unanswered and one with an answer now clear enough. The first was why the diplomatic post in Benghazi was allowed to be an unguarded fort among hostile Apaches, the second was why the Obama administration was so persistent with its lies in the days after the attack.

Jay Carney, the president’s press agent, repeated the official White House view Wednesday that it’s all “politics.” Which of course it is, but not in the way Mr. Carney wants everyone to think it is. “Politics” is to Washington what “sex” is to a bordello; what would you expect to find in either place? Benghazi is not politics, but criminal incompetence and worse.

The House hearings on Wednesday produced no smoking gun, to employ another popular capital cliché, but added heartbreaking detail to the astonishing story of a smoking consulate and how the lives of an American diplomat and three of his colleagues were weighed by a cynical White House against the requirements of a close-fought presidential campaign. The ambassador and his men lost. Once lost, an ambassador can be replaced. The State Department is full of replacements. A political campaign once lost is done and gone.

Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 man in the American embassy in Tripoli, gave riveting detail — some of the sleepy journalists finally forced to cover the story were riveted awake — about how the ambassador was left twisting slowly, slowly in the poisonous smoke of the burning consulate. American special operations teams were enraged when they were told they couldn’t fly to the rescue. It was too far, senior officials said, and the rescuers would get there too late. There was no point in trying; the embassy would send an inspection team after breakfast the following morning.

The rescue teams were “furious,” Mr. Hicks testified, and couldn’t understand why they were told to stand down. “None of us should ever have to experience what we went through in Tripoli and Benghazi,” he said.

These riveting details would have given the lie to the campaign assurances of President Obama that everything was OK in the Middle East, that he had personally destroyed al Qaeda. The war on terror was over. It was back to “re-setting” relations with a warmer, friendlier Islam. No one understood this better than the campaign mavens at the White House, for whom the only national security concerns were to get their man a second term. Nothing and nobody else mattered.

That’s why they put out the absurd story that nobody in Libya, including the Libyans, believed: The attack on the consulate was caused by an “anti-Muslim” video that nobody had seen. Faithful if excited Muslims had been provoked by evil infidels in the U.S.A. The president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave us lectures about religious tolerance, expressed in the usual empty condolences (“our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the dead”) and then they dispatched Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to flood the television channels with carefully contrived disinformation.

This is a very different White House than any the country ever had before. We’ve left Americans to die before, when there was no alternative. The defenders at Wake Island and Corregidor were left to the tender mercies of the enemy, but no president before this one left Americans to die, begging for help, just to save an election. Benghazi was a brutal betrayal, writ large with the blood of innocents. The perfidy of the guilty, including any someone who may be dreaming up a campaign for 2016, won’t be forgotten.

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~Eowyn

Benghazi whistleblowers testify – watch live stream!

Three current State Department employees are expected to contradict their leadership in testimony before Republican Rep. Darrell Issa‘s oversight committee this morning. The whistleblowers are:

Mark Thompson
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism
US Department of State

Gregory Hicks
Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affairs in Libya
US Department of State

Eric Nordstrom
Diplomatic Security Officer and former Regional Security Officer in Libya
US Department of State

Click here  or here to watch a live stream coverage of their testimonies!

Four Americans were killed in the attack on the U.S. compound: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department worker Sean Smith, and former U.S. Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

chris-stevens1Clockwise from top left: Amb. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods.

From KIII TV:

Since announcing the hearing, Issa has trickled out testimony from the whistle-blowers — who allege the Obama administration did not do enough in response to the attacks — in an apparent attempt to build anticipation for the session. The testimony of Greg Hicks, a former top U.S. diplomat in Libya, has been Issa’s hallmark. Hicks is expected to discuss how the American military could have done more to protect those stationed in Benghazi.

Four Americans were killed in the Benghazi terrorist attack, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, when armed terrorists stormed the compound on September 11, 2012. Family members of those who were killed are expected to attend Wednesday’s hearing.

Hicks also will charge that the since the start of the attack, administration officials knew the culprit was al Qaeda and not — as was initially claimed — a spontaneous act that grew out of a demonstration over an anti-Islamic film made in the United States.

H/t FOTM’s tina!

~Eowyn

Wanted by the FBI: Benghazi murderers

Buzz Feed has alerted us to an Arabic-language video released by the FBI in an attempt to solicit tips about three individuals they believe were involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

chris-stevens1Clockwise from top left: Amb. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods.

Four Americans were killed in the attack on the U.S. compound: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department worker Sean Smith, and former U.S. Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

Here’s a translation of what was said in the video:

“The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking information about three individuals who were on the grounds of the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, when U.S. personnel and facilities were attacked. These individuals may be able to provide information related to the attacks, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. We appreciate that the Libyan people and the government of Libya have condemned the attacks. We need your help to solve this crime. If you have any information, text or e-mail BenghaziTips@ic.fbi.gov or submit information confidentially at forms.fbi.gov/benghazi.”

FOTM always stands ready to assist in the cause of truth and justice. To that end, I’ve made up wanted posters of the three men shown in the video, as well as the two real killers of Benghazi, whose names really should be on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

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The White House has said from the beginning that there were no forces available to assist Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11. But that was a lie, as revealed by a new report on Benghazi which confirms what we’d already known mere days after the attack. See:

According to the new report (h/t The Blaze), a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview that the U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began: “I know for a fact that C 110, the EUCOM CIF, was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond.”

The C 110 is a 40-man Special Ops force capable of rapid response and deployment, a group trained specifically for an event like the Benghazi attack. The unit was training in Croatia on Sept. 11, 2012, just 3.5 hours away from Benghazi.

“They would have been there before the second attack,” the anonymous special op said. “They would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction force that could facilitate their exfil out of the problem situation. Nobody knew how it was going to develop, and you hear a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of advisors say, ‘Hey, we wouldn’t have sent them there because the security was unknown situation.’ If it’s an unknown situation, at a minimum you send forces there to facilitate the exfil or medical injuries. We could have sent a C 130 to Benghazi to provide medical evacuation for the injured.”

The FBI won’t say it, but I will.

Here are the two real killers of Benghazi who should be arrested and, in the case of the second killer, impeached:

  1. Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State in charge of all American embassies and consulates.
  2. Barack Hussein Obama, U.S. President and Commander In Chief

FBI Most Wanted

Please send this post to your useless representatives in Congress.

Spread the word! Let’s arrest the Real Killers of Benghazi!!!

~Eowyn

Obama thinks 4 Americans being killed in Benghazi is funny

What kind of a heartless, soul-less man is this?

Last night, Steve Kroft interviewed Obama and Hillary Clinton on CBS’s 60 Minutes. After the two interviewees did their cooing and gooing love-fest (7:35 mark in Part 1 of the interview, below):

Kroft finally got around to asking the two about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi which took the lives of four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty who provided security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

This is what Obama said (3:40 mark):

“You know, I remember Bob Gates, you know, first thing he said to me, I think maybe first week or two that I was there and we were meeting in the Oval Office and he, obviously, been through seven presidents or something. And he says, ‘Mr. President, one thing I can guarantee you is that at this moment, somewhere, somehow, somebody in the federal government is screwing up.’” (Laughter)

Obama thinks the State Department “screwing up” Benghazi is funny.

But then, this is the same man who went to bed after being told about the Benghazi attack as it was happening.

This is the same man who, in a previous interview last September by the same Steve Kroft, had referred to the four Americans being killed in Benghazi as “bumps on the road.”

H/t Breitbart.com and FOTM reader Maria

~Eowyn

Independent review of Benghazi attack faults State Dept

At long last, more than three months after the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of 9-11, an independent panel has issued its report. (You know, it’s that independent investigation to which Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s so opposed. Snark)

Four Americans were killed in the Benghazi attack: U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two heroic ex-Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

The report finds “systematic security faults” and lays the blame squarely on the U.S. State Department.

chris-stevens1Clockwise from top left: Amb. Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods.

Here are the independent panel’s findings, as reported by Matthew Lee of The Associated Press, December 18, 2012:

  • Systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to “grossly” inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi.
  • The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Near East Affairs are singled out for criticism for their lack of cooperation and confusion over protection at the mission in Benghazi.
  • Despite those failures, the Accountability Review Board determined that no individual officials ignored or violated their duties and recommended no disciplinary action now. But it also said poor performance by senior managers should be grounds for disciplinary recommendations in the future.
  • Contrary to what the Obama regime claimed, linking the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic film, there was no protest outside the Benghazi consulate. Responsibility for the attack rests entirely with the terrorists who attacked the mission.
  • Although there was no specific warning of a potential attack on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, however there had been several worrisome incidents in the run-up to the attack that should have set off warning bells.
  • In addition to the State Department, the independent report also faults contract guards whom the U.S. consulate depended on for protection, as well as the local Libyan militia force who, once the attack began, “it became unclear whose side they were on.”
  • U.S. personnel on the ground in Benghazi “performed with courage and readiness to risk their lives to protect their colleagues in a near-impossible situation.” [Sob....] Those personnel include Diplomatic Security agents on the scene (including Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty) and CIA operatives at a nearby compound that later came under attack itself.
  • The U.S. military is absolved from any blame: “There was simply not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference.”

The report made 29 recommendations to improve embassy security, particularly at high threat posts. Hillary Clinton said the State Department had already begun to implement some of the recommendations — increasing by several hundred the number of Marine guards stationed at diplomatic missions throughout the world; relying less on local security forces for protection at embassies, consulates and other offices; and increasing hiring and deployment of highly trained Diplomatic Security agents at at-risk posts. But Congress has denied some funding requests from the State Department for more security.

The Benghazi independent review was led by retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen. The review studied thousands of pages of cables and other documents, hours of video and intelligence, and interviewed more than 100 people, including survivors. They will testify before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees behind closed doors today, Dec. 19, 2012.

None of this should come as a surprise to informed Americans because we’ve known for months now that Obama and the State Department had lied about Benghazi from the beginning.

Hillary BlofeldSeparated at birth: James Bond villain Ernst Blofeld & Hillary Clinton

As for Hillary, she is supposed to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Benghazi tomorrow. But lo and behold, two days ago we were told she got a BRAIN CONCUSSION (gasp!) when she fainted (gasp!) at home and hit her head (gasp!). The State Department says she fainted from dehydration after a “stomach virus”.

According to WebMD, brain concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. In rare cases concussions cause more serious problems.

Oddly, despite having a BRAIN CONCUSSION (gasp!), there are no reports that Hillary has sought medical care or gone to a hospital.

So much for her grand and noble and empty proclamation on Oct. 15, 2012, that “I take responsibility” for what happened in Benghazi.

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~Eowyn