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How The Cairo Video Became The Benghazi Video

May 10, 2014 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In his now infamous September 14, 2012 email, Benjamin Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, had it exactly backwards. The September 11, 2012 attacks on the Cairo embassy and the Benghazi consulate were rooted in a broad failure of policy, not an internet video, which was […]

The Benghazi Select Committee Has Been Established. Why That’s A Good Thing.

May 10, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted, 232-186, to establish an investigative Select Committee on Benghazi. The committee, which will consist of seven Republicans and five Democrats, is a welcome if overdue step toward getting to the truth about the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012, which left four Americans […]

Was The Benghazi Video Story The Brainchild Of Hillary Clinton?

May 4, 2014 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had a vested interest in lying about Benghazi and permanently concealing the truth, Obama to ensure his reelection prospects in 2012 and Hillary to protect hers for 2016. It is noteworthy, however, that Hillary Clinton was the first administration official to associate the video […]

‘The Point Is We Should Have Tried’—Brigadier General On Failure To Rescue Americans In Benghazi

May 2, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Dominos are falling in the Benghazi cover-up. Today, explosive and emotional testimony from Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell (Ret.), former Intelligence Director of U.S. Africa Command, rocked the House Government Oversight Committee. Lowell held his post at the time of the Benghazi attack, which fell into his area of command. From the […]

NBC, CBS Ignore Congressional Hearing On Benghazi; ABC Gives It Only 46 Seconds

May 2, 2014 by

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By Matt Hadro ~ On Thursday evening, ABC was the only broadcast network to cover the day’s Congressional hearing on the Benghazi attacks. Both CBS and NBC ignored the hearing. ABC only covered the story for 46 seconds; they gave twice that amount of coverage to the U.S. Olympic speedskating suits. The World News quoted […]

Not News At AP, NYT Or Politico: Benghazi Emails Showing WH Orchestration Of ‘It’s The Video’s Fault’ Meme

April 30, 2014 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ This afternoon (late morning Pacific Time), Roger Simon at PJ Media had several reactions to the latest developments in the Benghazi saga, as new evidence surfaced of a White House “effort to insulate President Barack Obama from the attacks that killed four Americans.” Simon’s press-related assertion: “We will now see if […]

US ‘switched sides in the War on Terror’ – Gave $500 Million of Weapons to Libyan al-Qaeda

April 28, 2014 by

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Committee on Benghazi : US ‘switched sides in the War on Terror’ by facilitating $500 MILLION in weapons deliveries to Libyan al-Qaeda militias, leading to Benghazi attack ~   By Pamela Geller ~  Libya jihad: Islamic Supremacism attacks 9/11/12 More evidence of what I contended years ago. These were my exact words: that Obama had […]

Benghazi Outrage: Who Made The Erroneous Talking Points Rice Used?

March 1, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Senators took to the floor Thursday to express their continued outrage over Benghazi. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AR) blasted the administration for misleading the American people, and threatened to re-open the Benghazi investigation. The immediate cause was the appearance by National Security Advisor Susan Rice on […]

Rumsfeld: Clinton Was Responsible For Lack Of Protection In Benghazi

February 16, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Donald Rumsfeld, a man who doesn’t mince his words, placed the blame for the Benghazi disaster squarely on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview posted by Breitbart TV on Thursday. Others, like the British government and the International Red Cross, were aware how dangerous Benghazi was and pulled […]

House Comprehensive Benghazi Report Faults Lack Of Planning And Military Resources

February 15, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week released a comprehensive interim report on the military response—or lack thereof—to the Benghazi attack. As it was composed by the majority staff at the behest of subcommittee chairman Buck McKeon (R–CA) and other Republican members, it is probably fair to […]

Obama And His Media Loyalists Still Spinning Benghazi

February 9, 2014 by

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By Roger Aronoff ~ The media and Obama administration are at it again, trying to defend their earlier actions on Benghazi. For weeks following the September 11, 2012 attacks, President Obama and his colleagues blamed them on a spontaneous demonstration inspired by protests in Cairo, a position that has been repeatedly found to be patently […]

Senator Inhofe Demands Obama Answers On Benghazi

February 6, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ “An outrageous lie” is what Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) called President Obama’s comments on the Benghazi scandal during his pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.  He was responding to Obama’s statement that there was no cover-up regarding Benghazi, and beyond that, that the Obama administration was sharing its best information […]

Once Again, Obama Won’t Give Straight Answers On Benghazi

February 4, 2014 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Pulling teeth would be easy compared to getting straight answers on the Benghazi scandal out of President Obama. Yesterday, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly  made another valiant attempt in his pre-Super Bowl interview with the President. And yet again Obama balked at answering obvious and legitimate questions, playing fast and loose with […]

Why Did the Benghazi Story Change?

January 18, 2014 by

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By Amy Payne ~ The truth about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is finally coming out. An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away. It also revealed that the lapse in security was […]

Interview: Bachmann Says Obama Was AWOL During Benghazi

January 16, 2014 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack, told The Foundry that she was misled in the aftermath of attack and still lacks key details of President Obama’s response. “It appears he was AWOL,” Bachmann said. In an exclusive […]

The power of one! and Not Kuster’s Last Stand, Alas

December 13, 2013 by

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By Brigitte Gabriel The power of one! ACT! For America’s Members Making a Difference for America   When everyone does a little, together we can accomplish a lot. This has been our motto at ACT for America from day one. People sometime say to me: “what is my voice going to do, I am only […]

Benghazi Eyewitnesses To Testify On Capitol Hill

November 9, 2013 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Three more eyewitnesses to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, will finally have the opportunity to speak to Members of Congress next week. Without increasing insistence from the Hill, it is highly unlikely that their accounts would ever be heard. From day one, the Obama White House has been […]

“Pure Hell”: The Pain Of Benghazi

September 22, 2013 by

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By Helle Dale ~ This week’s testimony by family members of the Benghazi victims in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearings was nothing short of gut-wrenching. After more than a year, the families still don’t known in any detail what happened to their sons during the night of the terrorist attack in Benghazi […]

Benghazi: State Department Accountability Under Scrutiny

September 20, 2013 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) held the first in a series of three important Benghazi hearings. This week the focus is the actions—or lack thereof—of the U.S. government as we pass the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi. “Benghazi: Where Is the […]

The Other September 11 Anniversary: Remembering Benghazi

September 12, 2013 by

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By Helle Dale ~ While official commemorations of September 11, 2001, are going on and Americans continue to grieve and honor the lives lost 12 years ago, those who lost their lives in Benghazi, Libya, one year ago today must not be forgotten. This day also marks the anniversary of the death of U.S. Ambassador […]

A Generous Second Coat Of The Benghazi Whitewash

August 11, 2013 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ CNN spent an hour of prime time Tuesday night to air a special anchored by Erin Burnett, “The Truth about Benghazi.” They claimed to have learned two vital lessons from their supposedly extensive investigation of that tragedy: It must never happen again, and politics trumped patriotism. Really? […]

Benghazi Was Center For Covert Arms To Syrian Rebels In CIA OP; Secrecy Is To Avoid Iran-Contra Type Exposure

August 5, 2013 by

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By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann CNN’s Jake Tapper broke new ground yesterday by reporting that there were 35 CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi at the time of the September, 2012 raid. But the questions loom: What were they doing there? And why was the Administration so desperate to coverup their presence that […]

Cartoon Round Up

August 3, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ © Alan Caruba, 2013 Alan Caruba blogs daily at Warning Signs . http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/  An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of National Anxiety Center . http://www.anxietycenter.com Related articles The Great Defunding Obamacare Debate (papundits.wordpress.com) What “Phony” Scandals Is Obama Talking About? (papundits.wordpress.com) Is Obama Committing Treason? (papundits.wordpress.com) Fearing […]

Fearing Obama

August 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism.” Obama has had four and […]