Monday, May 6, 2013

Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Cut Counterterrorism Bureau Out During Attack On Consulate

HOT OFF THE PRESS FROM BENGHAZI WHISTLE BLOWER: Hillary Clinton Cut Counterterrorism Bureau Out During Attack On Consulate, “You Should Have Seen What She Tried To Do To Us That Night”…

Ahhhh..."What difference does it make?"
- Hillary Clinton, Benghazi testimony, Jan. 23, 2013

We now know why the Obama administration has fought tooth and nail to stop the Benghazi whistleblowers from talking.

On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.

That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October.

Extremists linked to Al Qaeda stormed the American consulate and a nearby annex on Sept. 11, in a heavily armed and well-coordinated eight-hour assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans.

Thompson considers himself a whistle-blower whose account was suppressed by the official investigative panel that Clinton convened to review the episode, the Accountability Review Board (ARB). Thompson’s lawyer, Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, has further alleged that his client has been subjected to threats and intimidation by as-yet-unnamed superiors at State, in advance of his cooperation with Congress. [...]

Sources close to the congressional investigation who have been briefed on what Thompson will testify tell Fox News the veteran counterterrorism official concluded on Sept. 11 that Clinton and Kennedy tried to cut the counterterrorism bureau out of the loop as they and other Obama administration officials weighed how to respond to — and characterize — the Benghazi attacks.

“You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night,” the second official in State’s counterterrorism bureau told colleagues back in October. Those comments would appear to be corroborated by Thompson’s forthcoming testimony.

Documents from the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, first published in the May 13 edition of "The Weekly Standard," showed that senior officials from those agencies decided within days of the attacks to delete all references to Al Qaeda's known involvement in them from "talking points" being prepared for those administration officers being sent out to discuss the attacks publicly.

Those talking points -- and indeed, the statements of all senior Obama administration officials who commented publicly on Benghazi during the early days after the attacks -- sought instead to depict the Americans' deaths as the result of a spontaneous protest that went awry. The administration later acknowledged that there had been no such protest, as evidence mounted that Al Qaeda-linked terrorists had participated in the attacks. The latter conclusion had figured prominently in the earliest CIA drafts of the talking points, but was stricken by an ad hoc group of senior officials controlling the drafting process. Among those involved in prodding the deletions, the documents published by "The Weekly Standard" show, was State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, who wrote at one point that the revisions were not sufficient to satisfy "my building's leadership."

Bee's Note:
After waiting eight months, America will finally hear on Wednesday, May 8th from three witnesses who were "on the ground" the night of the Benghazi attacks.  Many refer to this cover-up as "Obama's Watergate".  Nixon did not get away with the lies of his administration, nor should Obama.  There's plenty of blame to go around, but as my friends (below) have noted, "the buck stops" directly at the White House.

I remember as the first news of Benghazi hit the airwaves, the first thing we expected as a nation, was to hear our President address the nation about the Benghazi attacks.  Instead, he went off to Vegas for a fundraiser (a month before Re-elections) and America heard a parade of bold-face lies from his administration.  

Let us not forget that the maker of some third-rate video was blamed for the outrage of the Islamic "demonstrations" in Egypt and Benghazi.  He sits in a jail cell today - the "patsy" for a video unknown to anyone but a few!  Meanwhile, Obama and Hillary stood before the microphones, apologizing to the world for the video and then spent $75,000 making a video of their own, to be played to the Afghanistan people, while our troops were in the fields fighting Islamic terrorism.  The lies by this administration go beyond Benghazi - the apologies from this administration were on video to our enemies, and if that were not enough, mentioned again during Obama's United Nations speech last fall and adding in his speech, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam".  

Americans believe the future of our great nation does not belong to a President who ignores the Constitution and the First Amendment.

Is it any wonder our allies no longer trust the United States, when the President continually manipulates the outcome of terrorism attacks through lies, refuses to identify the enemy and manipulates the media? His apology tour and support for America's enemies must cease, immediately. No President in the history of the US has ever undermined our nation and in the process, brought as much harm to our country, as President Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

After the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, the House should begin Impeachment proceedings.  Obama's "War on America" must end.  

Here are a few comments by friends, in relation to this article:

Let's be smart about this - Hillary didn't act alone in making the decisions regarding the Benghazi murders. Our "transparent" President was sitting right there calling the shots, he's the one who has said "the buck stops with me" should. Both Hillary and Obama are responsible for this mess. Both Hillary & Obama need to be prosecuted for the murder of the Ambassador and the other men who died there. I pray we get the whistleblowers thru this week alive and able to testify so we can do what is necessary to take back some of our country's dignity.


 Where was Obama during all this??? Why he was flying off to fundraise and party in Las Vegas! Don't tell me he didn't know what was being done in his administration! That's just baloney!!