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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Washington Post, "Senate report: Attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi could have been prevented": Hillary's Goose Is Cooked

Do you remember the "sensational" New York Times article by David Kirkpatrick, again claiming that the attack on the US mission in Benghazi "was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam" (http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/benghazi/#/?chapt=0)? Well, it would now appear that Kirkpatrick's conclusion is questionable to say the least. As reported in a Washington Post article entitled "Senate report: Attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi could have been prevented" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/senate-report-attack-on-us-compound-in-benghazi-could-have-been-prevented/2014/01/15/5e197224-7de9-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html?hpid=z1) by Adam Goldman and Anne Gearan, we now learn:

"A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence agencies for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

The bipartisan report lays out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults on Sept. 11 and 12, 2012, on a diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in the Libyan city of Benghazi. It says the State Department failed to increase security at its diplomatic mission despite warnings and faults intelligence agencies for not sharing information about the existence of the CIA outpost with the U.S. military.

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The report also notes, chillingly, that the FBI’s investigation into the attacks has been hampered inside Libya, and that 15 people 'supporting the investigation or otherwise helpful to the United States” have since been killed in Benghazi.'

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So far, the FBI has charged 13 people in connection with the attacks in sealed criminal complaints. More charges are expected. Members of the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia, based in the Libyan city of Darnah, have been implicated."

"The State Department failed to increase security at its diplomatic mission despite warnings"? The Ansar al-Sharia organization, which has been linked to al-Qaeda (see: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/29/yes-there-is-evidence-linking-al-qaeda-to-benghazi.html), has been implicated in the attack?

Hillary's goose is cooked, unless Democrats, unlike Republicans such as Governor Chris Christie, need not take responsibility for the failings of their subordinates.

1 comment:

  1. This matter should not be permitted to go away.
    Dereliction of duty to one's own appointed representative and soldiers is reprehensible. That such action is followed by orchestrated action to conceal the facts is corroborative proof of culpability that runs up to Hillary Clinton and to President Obama. Whether Republican or Democrat, America's citizens have a right to know the truth and who is responsible for the unnecessary death of Ambassador Stephens and the other staff/soldiers.

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