January 2, 2013 By

Senate Benghazi report blames FBI, CIA but exonerates Obama

The U.S. Senate released a report on Monday that blames the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies — but not the White House — for the misinformation allegedly contained in talking points that explained the details of the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate diplomatic in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, Libya attack.

The Democrat-dominated Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report that said the White House was only responsible for a “minor change” in the White House talking points.

A number of GOP lawmakers questioned whether the presidential staff rewrote the talking points for political reasons, but they were practically silenced by the Democratic leadership in the Senate and by some so-called moderate Republicans.

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“Once again, the Obama administration is being let off the hook in another scandal that would have caused a media frenzy in a GOP presidency. Once again, we have evidence of a biased news media coupled with a spineless opposition party,” said former law enforcement and intelligence officer Sid Franes.

The committee also blasted the director of national intelligence for stonewalling the panel of lawmakers by holding back a promised timeline of the talking points changes.

The ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said she had used the talking points to say in television interviews on Sept.16, 2012, that it may have been a protest that got out of hand.

Rice’s bogus explanation forced her to forgo the nomination as Hillary Clinton’s replacement in the new Obama term as President. Obama instead nominated Democratic Sen John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who is expected to be easily confirmed since he’s friends with most senators in both political parties.

Security Deficiencies

Officials at the State Department in December acknowledged weaknesses in security as well as errors in judgment exposed in a scathing independent report on the assault.

The Senate report said that on Sept. 19, 2012, eight days after the attack, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen told the Homeland committee that the four Americans died “in the course of a terrorist attack.”

At the same time, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the department stood by the assessment of the CIA and other intelligence agencies such as NSA.

The next day, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated, “It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton also used the term “terrorist attack” on Sept. 21, 2012.

Olsen’s acknowledgement was important, the report said, because talking points prepared by intelligence officials the previous week had undergone major changes.

A line saying “we know” that individuals associated with al-Qaeda or its affiliates participated in the attacks was changed to say, “There are indications that extremists participated.”

The talking points dropped the reference to al-Qaeda and its affiliates altogether. In addition, a reference to “attacks” was changed to “demonstrations”.

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Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member, of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for Conservative Base, and a columnist for the Examiner.

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Jess Tomlbin

This is not only no suprise but exactly what everyone knew would happen.The Democrats in the Senate are going to do nothing but help Oblamer and LIAR in CHEIF say whatever he wants,do whatever he wants and LIE about everything whaen he wants and get away with it all the s called MSM are right there to help as well. Obama was the one who set the policy and sent those men over there without proper security and ignored requests for help when the Locals Obama wanted to use proved to be in the pocket of Terrorists that Obama claimed were done for.He gave arms to these same terrorist connected people and he is the one who must be held accountable along with the IDIOTS in the media whose LIES got this IDIOT a second term.

January 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

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DougRodrigues Doug Rodrigues

Only a brain dead Liberal would believe that Obama didn't know exactly what was going on while it was happening. In the same vein, only a brain dead Liberal would believe that Hillary Clinton's concussion has resulted in amnesia where she cannot remember anything about Bengazi. Sure is convenient, isn't it?

January 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm

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THAT is why Ambassador Stevens was raped (sodomized), murdered, and dragged through the streets. In their warped minds, they believed that they had been betrayed by the U.S. yet again. They believed that Obama was their friend. They believed that they were going to get their beloved Blind Sheik back. And yet, here were 80 of their own… dead by American hands.

Obama was asked directly in an interview if he denied their request for assistance, he refused to answer, and instead droned on with a canned response promising to "bring those responsible to justice."

Former CIA and State Dept. personnel are coming out now with damning evidence that indicts President Obama, and reveals the truth about what is going on. Hillary Clinton, who is now openly laying the blame at the feet of the President, after falling on her sword in a premature show of loyalty for the Administration.

The "Video" defense was carefully crafted WEEKS in advance, to explain the attack. If this doesn't outrage you, If you are not moved enough to contact your congressman about this, you are not worthy of your citizenship.

January 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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AMEN d4texas ·

January 3, 2013 at 2:15 am

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Part 4 of ??
That wasn't "part of the plan." It also wasn't part of the plan for one of the CIA operatives to intentionally defy Obama's orders, and who rescued the body of Sean Smith and then stood up again orders, and engaged the enemy who was attacking American soil. It was supposed to be "clean." Quick. Efficient.

Kidnap the Ambassador and get out. Then Save The Day in the "nick of time." They didn't factor in a tiny group of highly trained ex-Navy Seals/CIA operatives… American Patriots and heroes. Even though they eventually lost their lives in the firefight, they managed to employ the full measure of their skills, and took out over 80 attackers in the process… which enraged the attackers, who were led to believe that they would encounter no resistance.

January 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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Part 3 of ??:
There was to be no resistance whatsoever. That is why there were not one, but TWO armed drones flying over the consulate during the conflagration… our CIA operatives on the ground were painting targets because they knew air cover was available. That is why, even though requesting support and backup three times, their requests were NOT ignored, but were intentionally, specifically DENIED three times, and they were told to "stand down," which basically means to "surrender." That was part of Obama's plan.

They were not to fight back. That would potentially undermine the kidnapping effort and cause unnecessary "complications." That is why, even though the CIA operatives and ex-Navy Seals were on the ground, providing real-time reports, and even though they were "lighting up" the source of the mortars attacking the compound with lasers, no gun ships or support ever came. They weren't supposed to resist.

January 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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Part 2 of 3:
This was one of the top reasons why Obama was so insistent on the Muslim Brotherhood getting $1.2 Billion in U.S. Aid. They were to have a primary role in getting Obama re-elected. That is why, even though they knew days before the attack that it was going to occur, no effort was made to bolster security. It was intended to be non-existent. The Libyan security forces were intended to quietly slip into the night when the attack began. And they did, just as planned. That is why, even though 2 C-130U gunships, which were built SPECIFICALLY for this kind of attack, and which could have saved the lives of our people there and were a mere 45 minutes away, were never scrambled at any time during the attack.

January 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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Part 1 of 3:
According to sources in the State Department and the CIA, and intercepted communications from the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama "staged" the attack in Benghazi in order to create a monumental "October Surprise" that would guarantee him re-election.

Yes, you read that right, and no, I'm not making this up. Obama, we now know, is and has been working with the Muslim Brotherhood secretly to engineer the release of the "Blind Sheik," Omar Abdel Rahman, the mastermind behind the 1993 World Trade Center attack.

In Obama's October Surprise, he intentionally set up the consulate to have no security so that Chris Stevens could be kidnapped, and held for ransom by Al-Qaeda (and the Muslim Brotherhood). Then, several days before the election, the plan was to trade Chris Stevens for the Blind Sheik, making himself look like a hero, and all but guaranteeing re-election.

January 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

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Alex Balian

The lack of ACCOUNTABILITY in this Administration's Performance of Duty is not only SICK, but is the cause of continued and accepted failures that will exacerbate our downfall for the future. What we get instead of ACCOUNTABILITY at the TOP, is finger pointing to organizations within our Government , that our Commander in Chief is still most ACCOUNTABLE for. We not only display this sorely lacking Performance of Duty to the entire World, but
also set the wrong example for our Children, who must take over this MESS once we are gone. Any investigation usually ends up trying
to please the respective Convening Authority.
Face the Truth !! The Ambassador asked for help and DID NOT GET IT. It was the Commander in Chief''s job to give that help to his Ambassador who assessed the situation as grave, and out of control. It was also his job to be aware of it, know the details of it and remain constantly briefed on it, instead of allowing his failing organization to assess the situation without his guidance, involvement and control.

January 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm

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Shirley C

oops! disregard the ;, it should be an '.

January 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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Shirley Crowfoot

How can the Senate committee arrive at any conclusion when the Sec. of State Clinton has yet to testify? When the Senate is complicit in this detestable, despicable, disgusting, does one dare say "whitewashing" of Obama's cowardly, self=serving cover-up, then our once great country is doomed. "Don;t send to ask for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for US." apologies to John Donne

January 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

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Lou Ellen Brown

I also want to know who other than Obama had the authority to say "Stand down" to prevent help from getting there to help them. I will never believe that there was not enough time to get there, as I understood that we have planes and weapons all over that hellhole.

January 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm

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Betty Pierce

I will still say obama knew all about . but they will still cover him talking about a bunch of chicken liver men.

January 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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Than why was this Piece of Shyt President lying from day One ?

January 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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We don't need to listen to Obama's lies, we only need to listen to you. If there is anyone who knows what happened I am sure it must be you, and if you say he lied, then I am sure you must be right. By the way, how was the flight back from Benghazi? Did you conclude your research?

January 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

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Kirt Dickley

If the Piece of Shyt President that lou referred to has nothing to hide, then why hasn't any questions been answered about all the lies about Bengahzi or "Fast and Furious? You must be a Piece of Shyt Democrat to not want to know the truth.

January 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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Jayne Gilkey Riel

This does NOT surprise me at all!

January 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

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"A number of GOP lawmakers questioned whether the presidential staff rewrote the talking points for political reasons".

And many of your readers are questioning whether or not you are ignoring the facts just so you can make talking points for your own political reasons.

Just because you question the truth doesn't make the truth become not true?

See, here is how it works. You wrote this article and many people or questioning whether or not you are are paid by the GOP to write this article. So now you can deny it, but I'm still questioning it.

Does the fact that I am questioning it mean anything or am I just making talking points for political reasons just like you?

In fact, some people are questioning whether you are an Alien from space, but I am willing the accept the truth that you are human, if you are willing to accept the fact that maybe Obama had nothing to do with Benghazi.

Questions, Questions, Questions. Maybe you should get a life, and stop trying to make your own "political points". Maybe the planet is ruled by Aliens too. Do you have any evidence? No. Neither do it. Produce the facts or shut up, otherwise we have no reason to read your "talking points for political reasons"

January 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

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B*ll s*it!!!

January 3, 2013 at 2:10 am

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I guess you have other information? Maybe you should enlighten us with the facts. Got any ?

January 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

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James Maxwell jmsmaxwell

Why is it the everyone is afraid of osocialist and seem not to implicate him in any thing? What are
they saying, he was asleep during the whole event or was he in Hawaii playing in the surf, maybe
trying to his his real "roots" and where he is actuall from? Lots of question and still no answeres
from anyone ever.

January 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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"was asleep during the whole event or was he in Hawaii playing in the surf".

Maybe he was in Benghazi with a machine gun and 3 hand grenades fighting to defend the Embassy, or maybe he was in the arts and crafts store buying a model soldier with a machine gun and 3 hand grenades. Maybe he was at McDonald's having a burger. Where where you when all this happened? Probably in Hawaii playing the surf.

I got a flat tire the other day and what did Obama do? Nothing! I can't believe I voted for him!
He was probably in Hawaii playing the surf.

January 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

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Kansas Bright

Yea, because we all know that the "FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies" can tell the Generals, Seals and other Military to "Stand Down" and they will follow THAT order.

All who did this in the U.S. Senate are comnitting TREASON under our laws because covering up treason is treason. This is their SECOND TREASONOUS COVER-UP. The states can hold them accountable since we do not have one "not a traitor" left in the senate or the legislative branch, maybe 2 in the judicial. (con't)

January 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

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Kansas Bright

(Con't 1) Most seem to have forgotten that Obama, Panetta, and Dempsey "gave" authority over the USA to the UN, and authority over the US Military to the UN – in front of a Senate panal, and in a letter to Boehner. Treason – taking over the USA by "unconstitutional means".

Then there is Fast & Furious with 'our' gov selling arms to KNOWN gun runners for foreign country which murdered 100's of innocents in Mexico, and was found at at least 47 crime scenes in the USA since 2009 with at least one American murdered on US soil.

Benghazi – Once again selling arms (military grade) to terrorists, even the ones blamed for 9/11.

These crimes all fall under Murder, Mass Murder, War Crimes, and Treason by those involved in those crimes and those who knew about them, hear what they said and did not push for their immediate arrest for Treason. (con't)

January 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

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Kansas Bright

(con't 2)
Let's start with Treaties, like those we have with the UN, since so many use it as an excuse for letting this stuff slide:

Article 43 Paragraph 3 of the Charter of the United Nations provides that all resolutions or agreements of the United Nations Security Counsel “shall be subject to ratification by the signatory states in accordance with their respective constitutional processes.”

All treaties are subservient to the exclusive congressional power to commence war.

Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1, 18, the United States Supreme Court held: There is nothing in [the Constitution’s text] which intimates that treaties and laws enacted pursuant to them do not have to comply with the provisions of the Constitution. Nor is there anything in the debates which accompanied the drafting and ratification of the Constitution which even suggests such a result.
(Lots more where that comes from – so basically says that the UN cannot go against our US Constitution or it is an attack on the USA by them.) (con't 3)

January 3, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Kansas Bright

(con't 4)
Clause 2 of Article VI of the Constitution: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

The Constitution of the United States of America IS the Supreme Law of this land, NOT those who serve within the federal government.

Title 18 US code section 2381 – Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. {Fast and Furious, Benghazi, all the terrorists amred and supported by the Obama adminstration – even the ones fighting against America) (con't)

January 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

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Kansas Bright

(con't 4)
18 USC § 2382 – Misprision of treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both. {Senate, Congress, Some Judicials, many of the "buracrat heads", some state heads, Boehner (Obama letter -so twice a traitor), Holder, Pelosi, H. Clinton, and the rest of that adminstration. Don't forget that both Bush's, and B. Clinton and thier adminstrations also committed these crimes and need arrest and prosecution.} (con't)

January 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

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Kansas Bright

(Con't 5)
18 USC § 2383 – Rebellion or insurrection: Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
{That would be "change" and using propaganda, lies, misinformation, and a *corporate media cartel}.
*Almost 100% of the mainstream media is owned by seven companies: Disney, NewsCorp, TimeWarner, CBS, Viacom, NBCUniversal, and Sony. They control everything: movies, television, all the major newspapers and news, and even music record labels.
When one company dominates an industry, it is a monopoly. When a handful of companies cooperatively dominate an industry, it is a “Cartel.” This is what we have with our mainstream media – an elite group that is cooperatively and covertly controlling everything that comes through our television, radio, newspaper, and theater. (con't)

January 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

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Kansas Bright

(con't 6) “It is the purpose of the First Amendment to preserve an uninhibited marketplace of ideas in which truth will ultimately prevail, rather than to countenance monopolization of that market, whether it be by the Government itself or a private licensee. It is the right of the public to receive suitable access to social, political, esthetic, moral, and other ideas and experiences which is crucial here. That right may not constitutionally be abridged either by Congress or by the FCC.” Supreme Court, Red Lion v. FCC, 1969}

{Manipulating public opinion to destroy the US Constitution, our legitimate gov is treason.}

18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy: If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
{Fast and Furious – Press Releases about it in EARLY 2009, David Ogden the talking head for Obama; Benghazi, Giving the UN 'authority' over the USA – using UN laws, UN here to 'monitor' OUR USA elections, UN taxing us, UN Military on USA soil} (con't)

January 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

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Kansas Bright

(con't 7) Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof… assassination of any officer of any such government; or
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof…

{Giving the UN 'authority' over the USA, over the US Military – Obama, Panetta, Dempsey. UN & NATO with the assistance of this administration, the Bush administration, the Clinton administration, the Bush 1 administration…}
{The UN does NOT LEGALLY have any authority over the USA, nor does anyone serving in any branch of our legitimate government have the power to give them any authority over the USA – Not to decide OUR gun laws, tax us, watch our elections, use our natural resources, put Agenda 21 here in the USA, use our military and any of "our" Generals, etc or representatives who allow it are committing treason – that would be Panetta, Dempsey, and Obama, Holder, (plus H. Clinton, J.Napolitano, David Ogden, N. Pelosi, etc) who said they do NOT represent the USA, they represent the UN. Obama said in a letter to Boehner, Panetta and Dempsey in front of the senate – on video. Foreign laws and Shariah laws used in US courts}

January 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

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