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A Failed Commander-in Chief. obama’s Dereliction of Duty.

February 10, 2013 3 comments

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Dear Fellow Americans:

When Defense Secretary Panetta and CJCS General Dempsey took the stand yesterday about Benghazi, we expected them to continue the Administration’s bunk lines and obfuscation. But we did actually learn one new and very telling piece of information:

The President was completely and inexplicably AWOL on the night of the Benghazi attack.

He answered their original, pre-planned call at roughly 5 PM, but the President never called to check back in.

That means that while one of our ambassadors was being murdered by Islamist terrorists – in what they knew to be a planned attack – neither the President nor Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called to check on the situation with DoD or try to coordinate any type of response.

President Obama simply waved his hand and told them to do as they thought best, and ostensibly went on his way that night – and to a Vegas fundraiser the next morning.

They can talk about how that is some kind of standard procedure all they want, but it is completely absurd to say that the President should be expected to stay detached from such a critical situation and let his staff run the show without any input or care as an American Ambassador and three others are killed by an Islamist mob.

Beyond that disgusting admission, the Panetta story either left numerous other questions virtually unanswered or opened up their actions and inactions to deeper scrutiny.

Less than an hour into the attack, the CIA identified the attack as a coordinated terrorist effort of al-Qaeda sympathizers. Why did the Administration continue to lie to the American people for weeks about the true nature of our Ambassador’s murder?

8 Key Questions that MUST be answered by President Obama

 

1-Where was the Commander-in Chief during the crisis in Benghazi that cost four American lives and What was he doing?

2-Why did he not take charge as Commander-in-Chief?

3-Who was really calling the shots?

4-Where were Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey during the crisis and What inputs, recommendations and decisions did they make?

5-Where were the National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon, and his Deputy, Denis McDonough (known as “the Fixer”) during the attacks and more importantly, What inputs and recommendations (if any) did either of them make to Obama?

6-As has been reported, Were Obama and Biden on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour (or more) on “other more important business” after the attack in Benghazi began?

7-After the attacks were over WHEN did Obama reappear on the scene?

8-HOW will he explain his DERELICTION OF DUTY as Commander-in-Chief?

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benghazigate-meme.jpgSecretary Panetta claimed that no AC-130 gunship was within 1,000 miles; if that were so, why was Tyrone Woods explicitly requesting one?  Was Panetta being dishonest?

Dempsey also made the contradictory statement that he “did not know where the AC-130’s were located” but that he knew that “no AC-130 was anywhere near Africa that night.”

Former Navy SEALs Woods and Doherty, not assigned as security personnel “ran to the sound of the guns,” though they were explicitly told (three times) to STAND DOWN!  They killed about 60 of the attackers and rescued some thirty (possibly more) personnel, then paid with their lives. So the question that MUST be asked is “WHO gave the order to STAND DOWN and WHY?” CIA Director Petraeus specifically and stated that it was not his agency. The individual who gave this order (multiple times) is guilty of criminal acts and should be held accountable.

U.S. Special Forces commander and Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for intelligence Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin has confidently stated that DoD could have quickly dispatched aircraft to Libya. Why did Panetta and Dempsey so adamantly claim otherwise?

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The White House Situation Room, the CIA Command Center, the National Military Command Center, and a total of about 12 command centers worldwide were notified of the attack and were observing it in real time within 10 minutes of Ambassador Stevens’ phone call for help. These command centers regarded the attack as “actionable information.” They stood by for a “Go” command that never came. Why? And why in the world do the Administration’s cronies continue to swear up and down that there was too much confusion and not enough information to do anything?

Why haven’t the survivors of the attacks who were eventually evacuated on the following day been identified and questioned as to what occurred from their perspectives, and where are they now?
The answers to the above questions are recorded, transcribed in logs, and readily available for incorporation into a paper trail that will reveal the TRUTH about Benghazi. The fact that the Obama Administration has sent people like Clinton and Panetta before the congressional committees to parrot the official line and dodge the real questions is almost as damning as if they’d continued to avoid testifying.

As was the case during the bin Laden takedown, there had to be at least one senior military member in the White House Situation Room. Individuals involved MUST testify, under oath, about what they heard and saw.

Watch officers and NCO’s, supervisors, aircrew personnel, and scores of others in the command and control networks and operational units know what transpired and what orders were given (or NOT given).  They should be required to testify, as well.

The Obama Administration feels like this abomination is over. They feel like they can now turn away from this cover-up and that the American people will give them a pass – just like the media are doing.

We have to prove them dead wrong. Until we finally get the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, they must never be allowed to wash their hands of their complicity in this shameful episode in American history.

 

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We’re going to take the strongest possible action against this Administration for their misdeeds. But we need you to help us keep up the pressure and send a clear message from the American people that this is both unconscionable dereliction of duty and criminal cover-up.

Will you stand with us as we seek the truth about the murder of four brave Americans? The standing of our nation before the world depends on it.  Help as much as you can—please.

Sincerely,

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Dick Brauer, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
Co-founder, Special Operations Speaks

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Benghazi Coverup: obama – clinton Officials Who Were Supposed To Have Resigned Over Benghazi Are Still On Payroll

January 2, 2013 1 comment

By: Robert Spencer

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Obama’s Benghazi fall guys turn out not to be fall guys at all; they’re just playing fall guys on TV. “On Payroll After ‘Resignation’, Another ‘Lie in Web of Lies,'” by Rachel Hirshfeld for Israel National News, December 28 (thanks to Voice of the Copts):

The chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee slammed the State Department on Thursday over a report that officials who were said to have resigned over the attacks in Benghazi are still on the payroll.“This is unbelievable, the American people should be outraged at this, because it is pathetic, it is disgraceful, it is purposely misleading, it is a ruse, smoke and mirrors. This is so wrong for the State Department to do,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on “Fox & Friends” Thursday.

“It’s just one more lie in a web of lies dealing with the terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya,” she added.

Ros-Lehtinen’s remarks came in response to an article published in The New York Post earlier this week that reported that Eric Boswell, an assistant Secretary of State who supposedly resigned, was still working at the department.

According to the report, while Boswell had resigned his post as assistant secretary, he was still maintaining other titles and responsibilities at the State Department.

Ros-Lehtinen expressed concern regarding reports that instead of resigning, officials had been re-located to other posts within the department.

“We have another attempt to purposely misdirect the American public,” she maintained.

“The spokeswoman for the State Department said the secretary has accepted the resignation of Eric Boswell, a high-level security official — she’s accepted his resignation and then she said, and the three other individuals who are mentioned in the ARB [Accountability Review Board report], the Benghazi report, have been relieved of their duties,” Ros-Lehtinen continued.

“It gave everyone the impression that four individuals had resigned as a result of their mismanagement of the terrorist attack on Benghazi when in fact we now find out all of them are still on the payroll.

“They’ve just shifted the deck chairs, they want to make the American people believe that the State Department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave Americans. This is incredibly inept of the State Department to continue to fool the American public,” she added….

Special Operations Speaks: State Department Ineptitude and Coverup of Benghazigate

December 20, 2012 1 comment

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Dear Fellow Americans:

On Tuesday night, the State Department finally published a report on what their so-called Accountability Review Board has determined happened in Libya, and according to them, two things are certain:

There was massive leadership failure, and not a single person should be held responsible.

You heard that right.

Despite isolating 24 distinct and major recommendations for how the State Department could’ve avoided this travesty, apparently they “did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.” Really?

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End the Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable

 

benghazigate-meme.jpgLet’s list just a few of ways that State Department officials did “breach their duty.”

•    First and most outrageously, U.S. officials actually lost the Ambassador for several hours – and only found him because an Arabic-speaking man called the consulate from the Ambassador’s cell phone.

•    There were “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels [leaving Benghazi security] grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.”

•    The security staff was “inexperienced… short-term… and inadequate.”

•    The Consulate in Benghazi “was not a high priority for Washington when it came to security-related requests, especially those relating to staffing.”

•    Despite evidence of growing unrest and increased terrorist threat and the fact it was the anniversary of 9/11, the attacks were “were unanticipated in their scale and intensity.”

•    As we suspected, an unmanned drone was dispatched and at the scene at the time, meaning top officials had visual feed of the attack – leaving no question that they willfully misled the American people by attributing this to a protest.

In what world could anyone consider these points within the bounds of the State Department’s duty to the people of the United States?

Is basic competence not a requirement for being a senior official at the State Department?

Is ignoring a growing and present terrorist threat something that gets a “meets expectations” on their yearly reviews?

Is intentionally lying to the very public that they are supposed to serve all in a day’s work for Hillary Clinton and her top-tier cronies?

 

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End the Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable

 

The State Department can pretend that this “independent board” has cleared them of malfeasance, but no reasonable person could call this massive incompetence even remotely acceptable.

We’re glad that after months of putting serious pressure on the Obama Administration we’re finally starting to see some answers – answers that confirm many of our suspicions, and allude to the confirmation of others.

That said, this report is the bureaucratic version of a curved test grade; by their assessment, because the entire system failed, no one is individually responsible.

It’s time for the obfuscation and the smoke screens to end. We have to keep up the pressure so that whoever caused this internal breakdown is held accountable.

We can’t accept the insider political protectionism that Hillary Clinton is pushing. She “accepts their recommendations” but clearly has no intentions of removing those officials who caused her department’s systemic failure – or of accepting any culpability for it herself.

We must demand that these utterly incompetent senior officials be identified and punished to the highest possible extent.

 

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
End the Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable

 

Our men and women abroad are losing their lives because of the Obama Administration’s leadership failure. Their families, their fellow armed forces, and the American people deserve real answers, and real changes in this Administration.

And we won’t stop until they get it.

Sincerely,

 

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Larry Bailey
Captain (SEAL), USN (Retired)
Co-Founder, Special Operations Speaks

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Fast & Furious in Benghazi

November 1, 2012 4 comments

 

Benghazi Coverup Scandal, obama Regime Canning Military Brass. USS Stennis Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette

October 28, 2012 12 comments

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The obama regime also canned General Ham, Head of AFRICOM, during their Benghazigate coverup.  WHEN WILL OUR MILITARY WAKE UP, OPEN THEIR EYES, DO THEIR JOB AND KEEP THE OATH THEY TOOK WHEN THEY PUT THEIR UNIFORMS ON?????!!!?!!?!?!: https://twg2a.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/benghazi-coverup-scandal-obama-regime-getting-rid-of-military-brass-to-hide-scandal/

 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.

Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis’ home port at Bremerton, Washington stae, in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed.

It is highly unusual for the Navy to replace a carrier strike group commander during its deployment….(Con’t)

 

CONTINUE READING: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/10/28/deployed-strike-group-cmdr-canned.html?comp=1198882887570&rank=1

The REAL Reason Behind Benghazi Terrorist Attacks – obama Regime GunRunning To Their Jihadist Pals In Syria….

October 24, 2012 15 comments

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Ambassador Stevens was the point man for Obama to funnel arms to the Libya rebels first to take out Gaddafi, and now from Libya to Syria – through Turkey – to take out Assad.

It’s pretty compelling: Watch the video

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President Obama’s once seemingly unstoppable march toward re-election hit what he might call “bumps in the road” in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. It might be more accurate to describe the effect of the well-planned and -executed, military-style attack on a diplomatic facility there as the political equivalent of a devastating improvised explosive device on the myth of the unassailability of the Obama record as commander in chief.

Thanks to intrepid investigative reporting — notably by Bret Baier and Catherine Herridge at Fox News, Aaron Klein at WND.com and Clare Lopez at RadicalIslam.org — and information developed by congressional investigators, the mystery is beginning to unravel with regard to what happened that night and the reason for the subsequent, clumsy official cover-up now known as Benghazigate.

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Once Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, Stevens was appointed ambassador to the new Libya run by Mr. Belhadj and his friends. Not surprisingly, one of the most important priorities for someone in that position would be to try to find and secure the immense amount of armaments that had been cached by the dictator around the country and systematically looted during and after the revolution.

One of the places in Libya most awash with such weapons in the most dangerous of hands is Benghazi. It now appears that Stevens was there — on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now copiously documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates — for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime’s stocks to the “opposition” in Syria. As in Libya, the insurgents are known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups, including none other than Abdelhakim Belhadj.

Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms — including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles — apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

What cries out for further investigation — and debate in the remaining days of this presidential election — is whether this shipment was part of a larger covert Obama effort to transfer weapons to our enemies that could make the Iran-Contra scandal, to say nothing of Operation Fast and Furious, pale by comparison.

Investigative journalist Aaron Klein has reported that the “consulate in Benghazi” actually was no such thing. He observes that although administration officials have done nothing to correct that oft-repeated characterization of the facility where the murderous attack on Stevens and his colleagues was launched, they call it a “mission.” What Mr. Klein describes as a “shabby, nondescript building” that lacked any “major public security presence” was, according to an unnamed Middle Eastern security official, “routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.”

We know that Stevens‘ last official act was to hold such a meeting with an unidentified “Turkish diplomat.” Presumably, the conversation involved additional arms shipments to al Qaeda and its allies in Syria. It also may have involved getting more jihadi fighters there. After all, Mr. Klein reported last month that, according to sources in Egyptian security, our ambassador was playing a “central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.”

It gets worse. Last week, Center for Security Policy senior fellow and former career CIA officer Clare Lopez observed that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with the so-called “consulate” whose purpose has yet to be disclosed. As their contents were raided in the course of the attack, we may never know for sure whether they housed — and were known by the local jihadis to house — arms, perhaps administered by the two former Navy SEALs killed along with Stevens.

What we do know is that the New York Times — one of the most slavishly pro-Obama publications in the country — reported in an Oct. 14 article, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster.”

In short, it seems President Obama has been engaged in gun-walking on a massive scale. The effect has been to equip America’s enemies to wage jihad not only against regimes it once claimed were our friends, but inevitably against us and our allies as well. That would explain his administration’s desperate and now failing bid to mislead the voters through the serial deflections of Benghazigate.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (SecureFreedom.org), a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio on WRC-AM (1260).

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