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Benghazi Update

On September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans died.

  • VIDEO LIE = On September 14, 2012, then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive.”
  • VIDEO LIE = On September 15, 2012, the Benghazi families report that President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and other Obama officials told them, to their faces, as they stood next to their sons’ caskets, that the attack had been due to a protest over an anti-Muslim YouTube video.
  • VIDEO LIE = On September 16, 2012, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice appeared on five major interview shows to discuss the attacks. She blamed the video.
  • VIDEO LIE = On September 18, 2012, then-Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “We saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a pre-planned or premeditated attack. … We saw evidence that it was sparked by the reaction to this video. And that is what we know thus far based on the evidence, concrete evidence.”
  • VIDEO LIE = On September 20, 2012, President Obama said, “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”
  • VIDEO LIE = On September 25, 2012, President Obama spoke before the United Nations General Assembly and again condemned the video.

Testimony before Congress and emails obtained through FOIA show that President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton absolutely knew … from the get-go … that Benghazi was a pre-planned terror attack and that they actively pimped the video lie to save Obama’s re-election campaign.

Now, to add insult to injury, Hillary Clinton is denying that she ever told the video lie to the Benghazi families.

Dec 6, 2015: Hillary Clinton: I Didn’t Lie to Benghazi Families – ABC This Week

In response, Tyrone Woods’ dad showed the diary entry he wrote that day, an account that has been affirmed by three other relatives who were present at the meeting.

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Sean Smith’s mother says it’s Hillary who is lying and that it wasn’t just Clinton, but also President Obama, Vice President Biden, Ambassador Rice, and then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who told her the attack had been sparked by an anti-Muslim video.

“I went up to all of them, begging them to tell me what happened, and they all said that it was the video — every one of them.”

January 13, 2016: Family Members of Benghazi Victims React to ’13 Hours’ Film – The Kelly File

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WHY I CAN’T WATCH

HILLARY CLINTON: “Too Busy” Campaigning to Watch American Heroes’ Story “13 Hours”
SHE KNOWS HOW IT ENDS
I DESPISE THIS WRETCHED BEAST WITH ALL MY BATTERY-OPERATED HEART AND MY GRACE-REDEEMED SOUL

The blockbuster film “13 Hours” on the Benghazi massacre by director Michael Bay is now playing in theaters nationwide.

On Sunday Hillary Clinton was asked about the movie.
She told Jake Tapper she was “too busy” campaigning to watch “13 hours.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/01/hillary-clinton-too-busy-campaigning-to-watch-american-heroes-story-13-hours-video/

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“13 Hours” Opened Thursday Night. Why Haven’t You Seen it Yet?

Movie review guest post by Mike at the Proof-Positive Blog.

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13 Hours, as most of you know, is the true story of a handful of individuals who showed uncommon bravery in the face of a colossal security clusterflock*, at a US diplomatic outpost, after the fall of Qaddafi in Libya. The movie doesn’t go into the politics, most of which consisted in the (almost?) criminal refusal on behalf of the State Department to provide adequate security to, as the opening credits note, one of the twelve most dangerous spots on the planet.

If you listen closely, you can hear the faint voice of Barack Obama blathering about the wonderful opportunities for the Libyan people now that Qaddafi had been overthrown. Mercifully, I did not see any pictures of Hillary or hear the dreaded cackle, which, now that I think of it, might have sent their attackers fleeing in fear at the sound of it.

The story starts with the arrival of Jack Silva, played by The Office’s John Krasinski**. A tense and potentially deadly situation arises on the streets of Benghazi before they can even reach the compound. Welcome to Benghazi! Jack is not an FNG***, as he has worked with some of the team in years past.

The CIA station chief “Bob”, is portrayed as a snot nosed, condescending, officious prick who treats his security detail, mostly former Navy SEALS, as rent-a-cops. Not surprisingly, the former CIA station chief for Benghazi has said this is all ‘baloney’, but then, if even a fraction of it were true, I would vehemently deny it, too. Whose word are you going to trust? His, or the three men who risked their lives to save his bacon? Me, too.

The movie shows the very human side of these operators: interactions with their wives and kids, albeit long distance, the boredom, the bureaucracy, and when the balloon goes up, their professionalism and willingness to die for their friends and even some complete strangers, because that’s what they signed up for.

The movie is well paced and suspenseful, and at times, like “24”, gives the sense of taking place in real time. The suspense is heightened in that the bad guys do not wear any uniform or insignia and therefore look like anyone else. These men know all too well the consequences of shooting a “friendly”, therefore you literally cannot tell friend from foe until they start shooting at you.

The battle scenes are intense and the down time in between them are very revealing of these men’s character.The requests for help that go unanswered, surprising in the face of the number of people actually ready to respond, may cause one to pause.

I highly recommend this movie. The movie is accurate, according to (most of) those who were there. Director Michael Bay does the script, the story, and the heroes behind them justice. One caveat, you may not be able to leave the theater with a dry eye. Two ladies who saw the movie before I did, Tweeted: There was only one word when we left the theater: Speechless.

Five out of five stars.

*Hey! We are still PG-13 here! But if that kind of language offends you, wait until 13 Hours comes out on network TV, and read the book while you wait. The language is not excessive, but realistic.
**Don’t let that concern you. I was never a fan of The Office, but his acting is first rate here. He gives a very credible performance, showing wide range.
***F’ing New Guy, for the uninitiated.

Update by Grunt:  Sean Smith’s mother could not review this movie because she was too emotional about it.  To see her comments about Hillary Clinton after attempting to sit through the movie, watch this video: (Hat tip: Common Cents.)

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What’s not to like?

BENGHAZI sweeping under rug

I like Tom Quiner’s piece on Hillary’s testimony, particularly since he spared me the agony of actually reading or, worse, listening to any of it. He addresses his critique to Her “It’s My Turn” Majesty:

I don’t like the fact that you lied about the root cause of the Benghazi attack.

I don’t like the way that you blamed it on an American-made YouTube video instead of on a Muslim-made planned terrorist attack, when you KNEW Muslims were the bad guys, not some doofus American.

I don’t like it when you said you lost sleep over the loss of American life in Benghazi. And yet you didn’t give Ambassador Stevens your e-mail when he was begging for increased security. You didn’t stick around while our embassy burned, but instead you went home for some shut eye.

I don’t like it that you didn’t talk to then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey during or immediately after the attack.

I don’t like that you said you didn’t use left-wing partisan attack dog, Sidney Blumenthal as an advisor, when you clearly did.

I don’t like it that you said you were transparent about your e-mails, when even the State Department admits you weren’t.

I don’t like it when you said Ambassador Stevens felt “comfortable on the ground” when his team asked for more security 600 times.

In other words, Hillary, I don’t enjoy your deceit.

And that’s the honest truth.

Read his full text @
http://quinersdiner.com/2015/10/30/well-no-hillary-i-dont-enjoy-it/

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The problem with Hillary is …

… that her supporters are as corrupt as she is.

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Rose and Rubio Spar About Clinton’s Narrative on Benghazi

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Hillary Clinton … words fail me

But only because I’m a lady. Pistol Pete provided us with a slew of video clips and links for Hillary Clinton’s obscene testimony before the Benghazi committee. I appreciate him wallowing in the mud so the rest of us don’t have to … as much. Link below.

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Democrats don’t give a crap about what happened in Benghazi, before or after. Four dead Americans? The President, Secretary of State, and Ambassador to the United Nations all lying through their teeth afterwards to protect His _Residency’s re-election? Pshaw!

What they are up in arms over is the time and money the Benghazi committee has allegedly “wasted” on the investigation.

1974 Cost of Watergate

As of Oct 22, 2015, the Benghazi investigation had been going on for less than two years and had cost $4.8 million 2015 dollars.

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IT’S THE HILLARY CLINTON SHOW!!!

Watching the eleven-hour debacle that was the Benghazi hearings yesterday, those of us who believe that those who commit felonies should be called to account, the frustration seems like having your estranged wife show up at your house with police officers and a court order signed by a judge, who happens to be her father, and you’re forced to watch as she and her new boyfriend take every stick of furniture, every pot and pan, and even the toothbrush holder from you, and smirk because they know there’s nothing you can do about it. That analogy came to me this morning. If it makes no sense, things are about normal.

In full disclosure, I only watched snippets of the show yesterday. I had the unfortunate circumstance of tuning in just as phony Mexican Loretta Sanchez (Illegal-Ca) was bemoaning the fact the investigations has cost the taxpayers (you know, those people who DON’T vote democrat) about 4 1/2 million dollars. It’s the only time, save defense spending, that liberals give two hoots and a holler about spending.

It was absolutely nauseating the way the lying bitch smirked and blithely lied all the way through, with the dems as her apologists and defenders. The friction between her and the republicans gave the media something to talk about so they could ignore the seriousness of the crimes she committed.

I have never claimed to have the organizational or creative skills of the others who post here. I’m just a pissed-off senior citizen taking the opportunity to vent. There is no rhyme or reason to the articles I’m posting here, and some of the you tubes (there are plenty) and some may contain some of the same footage. I love you folks, but not enough to watch all of them in their entirety. I’m not really masochistic.

4 Dead Americans? Just Lint To ‘Brush Off’ On Hillary’s Shoulder…

Hillary smirked throughout the whole testimony before Congress but even worse, did this little move:

Many on the Left on social media shared this as a gif, laughing at ‘how cool she was’ and how she ‘won’ against Republicans, rather than seeing this for the true evil that it is.

The families of the dead? Just people to ‘brush off’:

ANALYSIS: Benghazi Committee Gives Hillary Clinton Presidential Platform
THIS IS THE MEDIA SPIN THIS MORNING
The “get Hillary” committee did not get Hillary.

The House Benghazi committee — dubbed a “get Hillary” effort by Democrats who opposed its creation — brought out precious little new information and no major political missteps by the former secretary of state, who happens to be running for president.

Under sharp and lengthy cross-examination for perhaps the biggest foreign-policy debacle of her time in office, Hillary Clinton was somber and substantive. During the political fireworks, Clinton was watching the show, with loyal Democrats matching their Republican colleagues’ volume, and Clinton staying out.
https://gma.yahoo.com/analysis-benghazi-committee-gives-hillary-clinton-presidential-platform-055239635–abc-news-topstories.html#

Trey Gowdy Opening Statement Benghazi Committee Hearing. 10/22/2015

Hillary Clinton Opening Statement Benghazi Committee Hearing 10/22/2015
THIS IS KILLARY’S OPENING STATEMENT; PLAY A GAME WHERE YOU TAKE A SHOT EVERY TIME THE BITCH LIES…. YOU’LL BE ON THE FLOOR IN ABOUT TWO MINUTES

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Know What Marines Do At U.S. Embassies

“Certainly it was useful for our security professionals and our diplomats to be partnered in that way with the Defense Department. You know, historically the only presence at some of our facilities has been Marines. And as you know well, Marines were there not for the purpose of personnel protection; they were there to destroy classified material and equipment,” Clinton said.

NOTE: THE QUESTIONER IS TAMMY DUCKWORTH, THE ROCK-RIBBED LIBERAL WHO WILL DEFEAT UBER-RINO MARK KIRK HERE IN ILLINOS NEXT YEAR
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/hillary-clinton-doesnt-know-marines-u-s-embassies/

REP. Jim Jordan To Hillary: ‘U told The American People A Lie And Your Family The Truth!’
IF YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW MINUTES, WATCH THIS ONE

CHAOS EMERGES as Trey Gowdy OWNS Democrat Cummings at Benghazi Hearings
THIS IS WHAT THE MEDIA GLEEFULLY REPORTED ON
At the end of the first round of questioning Rep. Cummings and Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy battled over emails Sid Blumenthal sent to Secretary of State Clinton.

THIS EXCHANGE BETWEEN GOWDY AND THE PENISHEAD IS UNDER THREE MINUTES


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/fireworks-chaos-emerges-as-trey-gowdy-owns-democrat-cummings-at-benghazi-hearings-video/

Gowdy to Clinton: We Didn’t Sign Up to Investigate Your Emails Madam Secretary, We’re Here For The Truth

“Madame Secretary, I understand some people – frankly in both parties – have suggested this investigation is about you. Let me assure you it is not. And let me assure you why it is not. This work is about something much more important than any single person. It is about four U.S. government workers, including our Ambassador, murdered by terrorists on foreign soil. It is about what happened before, during, and after the attacks that killed these four men. It is about what this country owes those who risk their lives to serve it.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/10/22/gowdy-to-clinton-we-arent-here-to-investigate-you-madam-secretary-were-here-for-the-truth-n2069599

Hillary Clinton Finally Admits Benghazi Massacre Was Organized Attack … Not a Protest
Before the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens was recovered the Obama administration was scheming to deceive the American public about the Benghazi attacks.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/video-hillary-clinton-finally-admits-benghazi-massacre-was-highly-organized-attack-not-a-protest/

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New: Memo Shows Hillary Told Egyptian PM Benghazi Attack Was Terrorist Attack On 9/12, Yet She Still Blamed Video Publicly

REMEMBER THIS???

THERE WAS AN ELECTION SIX WEEKS AWAY. NOTHING, BUT NOTHING WOULD BE ALLOWED TO GET IN THEIR WAY

Hillary Clinton Admits She Broke U.S. Law in Benghazi

I HALF-EXPECTED HER TO STAND ON HER CHAIR AND SCREAM, “F*CK YOU, RIGHT WINGERS! DO YOU KNOW WHO THE F*CK I AM? I’M HILLARY F*CKING CLINTON. I’M GONNA BE THE F*CKING PRESIDENT AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO F*CKING STOP ME!”

IF YOU THINK THAT LANGUAGE IS A BIT EXTREME, READ ‘UNLIMITED ACCESS’ BY GARY ALDRICH. HE KNOWS WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH SHE HAS.

Hillary Clinton admitted to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday evening that she broke the law in handling security for the U.S. consulate there.

Under patient but persistent questioning from Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Clinton admitted that she had not signed a waiver for security arrangements on the site, as required by the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA), 22 USC § 4865 2(B)(ii).
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/hillary-clinton-admits-she-broke-u-s-law-in-benghazi/

Hillary’s Coughing Fit During Benghazi Testimony
THERE WERE A LOT OF COMMENTS ON THIS AT FREE REPUBLIC BUT NO ONE CAME UP WITH MINE… DID ANYBODY SMELL HUMA ON HER BREATH? MAYBE SHE HAD A HAIR STUCK IN HER THROAT

SURE SOUNDS CONCERNED, DOESN’T SHE?

Hillary’s Pathetic Attempt at Humor in Benghazi Hearings

This testimony is playing out like a trial where a republican asked questions and the a democrat cross-examines and defends her against all the previous questions. The strange thing about this, to me at least, is that the democrats don’t really do this in the form of questions but instead just kinda present evidence and ask somewhat rhetorical questions. Her replies to democrats, when not yes or no , seem very rehearsed.

Jeffrey Toobin Blames Chris Stevens for Going to Benghazi and Putting Himself in Danger
THEY ACTUALLY WENT THERE

Benghazi Victims’ Family Members BLAST Clinton After Hearing
CAPTION THIS:

DON’T WORRY, BARRY. THE PRESS WILL PROTECT US AND THERE’S NOTHING ANYBODY CAN DO TO STOP US. IT’S ALL GOOD.

Try to imagine the rage/frustration felt by the victims’ families as they watched her smirk and joke her way through the hearing because their loved ones’ lives meant nothing.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Kate Quigley, the sister of CIA contractor Glen Doherty, recalled a meeting she and her family had with Clinton at Andrews Air Force Base three days after the terrorist attack in which the then-secretary of state said that the onslaught started as a spontaneous protest.

“She spoke to my family about how sad we should feel for the Libyan people because they’re uneducated, and that breeds fear which breeds violence and leads to a protest,” Quigley recalled.

But as was made clear in Thursday’s hearing, Clinton knew even before the attacks were finished that terrorists with links to al-Qaeda were involved.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/23/benghazi-victims-family-members-blast-clinton-after-hearing-video/#ixzz3pPe81dSU

THIS MAY BE THE ULTIMATE SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES

Hillary Clinton at Benghazi Terror Attack Hearing: ‘Are you going to come to my Katy Perry concert

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s happy deportment at Thursday’s House Select Benghazi Committee hearing brought criticism from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who, commenting on photos of an exuberant Clinton on Twitter, said:

“The expressions of Secretary Clinton today are fascinating. One would not know the hearings involved 4 U.S. deaths.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/joe-scarborough-rips-hillary-clinton-for-happy-faces-at-benghazi-hearing/

Hillary Clinton Plugs Book In Answer About Youtube Video

Clinton said that she has an entire chapter in her book “Hard Choices” about the administration’s failed response to the Benghazi attack, after a congressman asked her why she blamed the Benghazi attack on spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video called “Innocence of Muslims” instead of terrorism. Clinton’s book plug was followed by an attempt to explain her reliance on the video.

“I needed to be talking about the video because I needed to put other governments on notice that they were not going to get away with attacking us,” Clinton said, noting that anti-video protests were cropping up in other countries.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/hillary-clinton-plugs-book-answer-youtube-video/

Hillary comes out swinging on Benghazi as she fends off hostile Republicans in marathon congressional quiz – but takes blows over her shadowy aide Sid
Clinton defended her stewardship of the State Department before and after the 2012 terror attacks in Libya
Republicans sharply attacked Clinton’s handling of the crisis and her responsiveness to security concerns at US mission in Benghazi
Clinton says she provided effective leadership and that evaluating security risks is ‘a balancing act’
Eleven-hour ‘interrogation’ included shouting match between Republican chairman and top Democrat

THIS IS HOW THE U.K. TELEGRAPH SPINS IT
A Democratic presidential front-runner. A panel of Republicans waiting with sharpened knives. A deadly terrorist attack three years ago on a foreign shore.

At the end of the hearing – 11 hours to the minute, or about eight-and-a-half hours without a handful of breaks – a poised and defiant Clinton was still standing after repeated, often-sharp questioning from Republicans who have been criticized by members of both parties for simply trying to damage Clinton’s presidential prospects.

‘I have thought more about what happened than all of you put together,’ Clinton told the committee at one point. ‘I have lost more sleep than all of you put together… I have been wracking my brain thinking about what more could have been done or should have been done.’


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3284527/Hillary-faces-Benghazi-interrogation-Capitol-Hill-Republicans-sharpen-knives-one-shot-Democratic-presidential-runner.html#ixzz3pPl4VsWs

Pic Of The Day: Even Hillary’s Ass Gets Special Treatment…
Via the Washington Post’s official Hillary Clinton reporter rump swabber, Abby Phillip:

THE ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO MAKE THIS THE DAILY THREAD WHERE I POST DIFFERENT ITEMS. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS GOING ON, BUT TRUTH BE TOLD, I’VE FALLEN INTO THE BACK OF A LOADED MANURE SPREADER AND NOT FELT AS DIRTY AS I DO RIGHT NOW. I’M GOING TO DO A DIFFERENT POST AND TRY TO GET THIS CRAPPY TASTE OUT OF MY MOUTH.

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OH, AND ONE MORE THING…..
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Ghost of Ambassador Stevens Shows Up at Hearing; Absolves Hillary

A surprise witness showed up at the House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing during former Secretary of State Clinton’s deposition. The deceased Ambassador Chris Stevens showed up to testify indirectly through the words of Secretary Clinton. Prompted right on cue by the Democrat members of the committee, Clinton spoke long and eloquently about Chris Steven’s sacrifice as if they were dear friends. She spoke of his willingness to be at the Benghazi post and his most intimate feelings about the danger involved and his willingness to sacrifice for his country.

It was almost as if she had actually spoken to him once or twice. Of course, that was not really the case, beyond taking official State Department photographs together. In fact, she famously forgot his name immediately after his death, and she admitted today that he never even had access to her personal email address. But she put on a marvelous show of knowing his motivations and, apparently, his lack of posthumous regret. As they say, Ambassador Stevens was unavailable for comment. But she tried to fake it pretty well, anyway.
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At least one Benghazi hero’s uncle is not buying the lies today: “She should be ashamed.”
Cross-Posted at the Blog of Monte Cristo.

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Hillary’s pantsuits are on fire AGAIN

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“I would not make this [subpoena] public now, but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee did not subpoena her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy,” Gowdy said, explaining that the select committee investigating the Benghazi attacks drafted its subpoena after learning that Clinton had conducted official State Dept business on two personal email accounts that were hosted on a “home-grown” server based in her New York home.

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Barack Obama has a lot of blood on his hands

OBAMA Spin vs Truth

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