House Select Committee Releases Damning Benghazi Report
Politics and image played a more important part in Benghazi than saving our own people.
The Select Committee on Benghazi has released their final report on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Instead of rescuing personnel, the Obama administration “huddled to craft their public response while military assets waited hours to deploy to Libya.” Evidence also showed that security forces under ex-dictator Qaddafi actually helped move out the U.S. personnel from the annex.
It’s important to remember that during these meetings and negotiations, terrorists attacked our consulate and killed four brave Americans.
The White House met at 7:30PM for a two-hour meeting even though no one could find Stevens. This is where they planned to blame a YouTube video and insisted they needed approval from the Libyan government to deploy anyone to help the personnel.
Anti-terrorism security team known as FAST waited three hours in Rota, Spain, before deployment after waiting over six hours for official notification. The hold up? Officials told them “multiple times to change what we were wearing from cammies into civilian attire, civilian attire into cammies, cammies into civilian attire.”
While our people discussed little details, the Libyan Military Intelligence “helped evacuate U.S. personnel from the so-called ‘annex’ in the end – ‘likely saving over two dozen lives.'” So officers from the regime we toppled helped save our people while our officials squabbled over procedure and YouTube videos.
Speaking of those YouTube videos, no one at the FBI or CIA prepped Susan Rice for her Sunday shows. Instead, Obama campaign chief David Plouffe and Ben Rhodes spoke to her about the situation. Rhodes insisted Plouffe assisted on other Sunday prep shows, but Rice didn’t remember the last time he appeared and had no idea why he participated on hers.
But officials at the State Department did not welcome her comments about a YouTube video:
The Senior Libya Desk Officer, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, wrote: “I think Rice was off the reservation on this one.” The Deputy Director, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, responded: “Off the reservation on five networks!” The Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Bureau of Near East Affairs, State Department, wrote: “WH [White House] very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.”
Witnesses also did not mention a protest before the attack despite officials claiming a protest had something to do with it. Well, the committee found a bullet point on one of the intelligence assessments that mentioned a protest a week before the attacks:
“In other words, the analysts used an article from a full week before the attacks to support the premise that a protest had occurred just prior to the attack on September 11,” wrote the committee.
The report quotes an agent at the Benghazi compound as hearing chanting before a full-on attack begins, including explosions and gunfire and “70 people rushing into the compound with an assortment of “AK-47s, grenades, RPG’s … a couple of different assault rifles.”
Another security officer described the assault as “a full on attack against our compound.”
Asked if he had seen a protest before the attacks, the officer said: “zip, nothing, nada.”
U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens became the first ambassador to die on the job. The terrorists also killed foreign service officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty.
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Remember, Chris Stevens was an official friend of Hillary. Hillary let him die out there in Benghazi. Gives one a lot of confidence about what she’ll do for us…
What kind of people would do these things?
I am glad the report is finally in, and the truth has been told.
The timing is good.
Now, at last, can it hit the fan?
The clinton cover story by the n.y.times interpretation. Low info voter will now feel totally informed.
House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton
Nope. No “new” evidence. Just the shit-tons of evidence we had two years ago.
So if they learned nothing new in the last 2 years at a cost of #8 Million, what should the headline be?
Did they learn that neither Hilary Clinton nor anyone else at the highest levels of our government told anyone to stand-down? 2 Years ago the committee admitted that.
Did they learn how the whole region came to be destabilized in the first place or whether the budget for embassy and consulate security had been significantly reduced and that as a result there were incidents at a number of our foreign stations?
Did they learn that the Ambassador knew of the risks he was taking?
Did they learn that initially the State Department did believe that the incident was the result of a spontaneous riot resulting from a despicable right-wing film?
You are dead on.
Another fine job done by a republican committee & its chair Trey Gowdey. When he was chosen, supporters praised his choice as chair. Being known as a tough former prosecutor, he’d deliver the goods so they said.
As he said to the press at the release of the report yesterday, speaker Boehnor gave the committee a certain charter, & the committee delivered on that charter. That charter wasn’t to find either guilt or innocence, but simply lay out the facts. It was up to others what was done from those facts.
And so the press did just that. They declared there wasn’t anything in the report that wasn’t already known, & given that it tended to clear the former Secretary of any further wrongdoing.
A damn fine gift from the committee to the democrat nominee. Remember folks, you want things done right, elect more republicans!!
By the way, the above is sarcasm.
“Let’s move on”.
Yes. She actually said that.
Truly, the American Lady Macbeth…
That wasn’t a suggestion–it was an order to her lackeys in the media.
This attack occurred on 9/11 and everyone knows that Islamic terrorists love to do things on anniversaries. Why was this most obvious and well know fact not acted upon and US facilities placed on a higher alert? This reeks of institutional incompetence.
No action was taken to send relief for nearly a day after the attack. Please remember that this was not an isolated area of the world like the Falkland Islands. This was North Africa which was in the middle of a large US military presence and they could find no one?
Now it is abundantly clear that Obama and Hillary lied to the nation for the sole purpose of keeping Obama’s reelection campaign on track. Looking at the time line and see the endless list of video excuses being given to the public while organized terrorist excuses given to other governments makes the dishonesty of this regime worse then sickening. Doesn’t this make you wonder what our allies thought about Obama and our leadership when they saw them blatantly lying to us day after day?
Taken together, Hillary should have zero support after reading this report. In fact, Hillary should be tarred and feathered, but instead the Democrats will crow about how nothing new was found and then do everything they can to not read the report. My God! What have we come to?
AND STILL Hillary supporters say no new facts came out and this is all partisan on the GOP part.
So learning Hillary and the State dept held up the Marines for 6 hours while State debated what kind of clothes the Marines should wear?
If I am a family member of any of the brave men killed I would be ready to choke her, not to death of course but to see her face turn red.
She is lucky I am not.
I seem to remember the *democrat* report they crammed out a day ahead of the official report had some juicy bits in it that didn’t quite get redacted as much as they had expected. Amazing how just being around Hillary can earn Sid $200k a year at the same time he was receiving classified Libian material from her by email.