The Benghazi White-Out

via Diana West’s The Death of the Grown-Up

Home – Benghazi White-Out.

The “independent” Benghazi Report has concluded the White House remained in the dark.

The Benghazi Report is out and it’s official: President Obama, SecState Hillary Clinton, CIA Director Petraeus all had nothing to do with the US government response to the attack on the US mission in Benghazi. Indeed, the names Obama, Clinton, Petraeus, Panetta, Rice do not appear anywhere in its 39 pages. DoD — Panetta? — however, is singled out for having deployed unarmed drones that, for example, “provided visual surveillance during the evacuation.”

Hooray?

The red flags didn’t go up over this so-called investigation for nothing. The White House isn’t just whitewashed in the report, it’s whited-out.

Here, for example, is how the report on Benghazi sums up the US government response.

Upon    notification   of    the    attack  from the TDY  RSO  (temporary regional  security officer in  Benghazi)  around  2145  local (9:45 pm) , Embassy Tripoli set up a command center and notified Washington.

What “Washington” said or did next we never find out.

About 2150 local (9:50 pm), the DCM (deputy chief    of   mission) was able to reach Ambassador Stevens, who briefly reported that  the SMC (mission) was under attack before the call cut off. The Embassy notified Benina Airbase in Benghazi of a potential need for logistic support and aircraft  for extraction and received full cooperation. The DCM (deputy chief of mission) contacted the Libyan Presidentand Prime Minister’s offices to urge  them  to  mobilize a rescue effort, and kept Washington apprised of post’s efforts.

The Embassy also reached out to Libyan Air  Force and  Armed  Forces contacts, February 17 leadership, and UN and  third country embassies, among others.

Isn’t it just too bad that “Washington” had no armed forces “contacts” of its own and thus had to rely on the Embassy “reaching out” to Libyan shadow-government forces and jihadists for assistance? Meanwhile, it would be helpful to know what, if anything, the Embassy asked of the UN and “third country embassies” in “reaching out” — so, naturally, the report doesn’t include that information, either. One tiny bit of news to chew on is that about a half an hour after the 19:40 departure of the Turkish diplomat (Ali Akin)  — which jibes with the Turkish timeline, if not the initial State Department timeline — a British security team stopped by the US mission.

Between 2010  and  2030  local, a  UK  security team supporting  a  day  visit  by  British diplomats dropped off vehicles and equipment at the SMC (per arrangements made after  the UK diplomatic office in Benghazi suspended operations in June  2012).When  the UK  security  team departed via the C1 gate at about  2030  local, there were no signs  of  anything  unusual, including  no  roadblocks  outside  of  the  c ompound,        and       traffic   flowed          normally.

Another item previously unnoted is that on the afternoon of September 10, Ambassador Stevens went to the Annex — never i.d.’d in the report as a CIA installation — for a briefing.

Back to the US response to the attack under way. The report correctly defines this response as “Embassy Tripoli Response” since “Washington” had nothing to do with anything.

Within hours, Embassy Tripoli chartered a private airplane and deployed a seven-person security team, which  included  two         U.S.     military      personnel,     to     Benghazi.

No mention of take-off time.

At  the direction of  the U.S. military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM), DoD moved a remotely piloted, unarmed surveillance aircraft which arrived over the SMC shortly before the DS (diplomatic security) team departed (for the Annex). A second remotely piloted, unarmed surveillance  aircraft  relieved the first, and monitored the eventual evacuation of personnel from the Annex to Benghazi airport later on the morning of September 12.

End of US government response to the attack itself. That’s it. Nonetheless, it is Libya that the report finds fault with. In its findings section, the report says:

 The  Libyan response fell short   in the  face   of   a   series   of   attacks   that   began   with   the  sudden penetration of the Special Mission compound by dozens of armed   attackers.The Board found the responses by both the BML (Blue Mountain contractors)  guards and February 17 to be  inadequate. The Board’s inquiry found little evidence that the armed February17 guards offered any meaningful defense of the SMC (mission), or succeeded  in  summoning          a     February      17     militia        presence        to        assist       expeditiously.

There is no discussion of why this could be — the jihadist culture in which “February 17″ and, indeed, all of Benghazi and eastern Libya more generally  is steeped — no comprehension such a culture could be at odds with U.S. interests.

The Board  found the Libyan government’s response to be profoundly lackingon the night of the attacks

But not the US government’s response.

The board also takes a whack at intelligence, an easy shot with the publicly disgraced Petraeus already past expendable.

The     Board     found  that intelligence provided no immediate, specific warning of the September 11 attack.

That Zawaheri video on 9/9 and 9/10 calling on Libyans to avenge the US killing of a Libyan Al Qaeda leader was not on intelligence’s radar. Why not? No answer. Come to think of it, no question, either.

Then this tortured apology for jihad-denial in intelligence and everywhere in the US government:

Known gaps existed in the intelligence community’s understanding of extremist militias in Libya and the potential threat they posed to U.S. interests, although some threats were known to exist.

Herein lies a rich vein for investigation, of course, which makes it radioactive for any “independent” investigation. But keep in it mind on reading through the report’s section called  “Attack on the Annex.”

Just  before midnight,  shortly after  the  DS and Annex security teams arrivedfrom the SMC (US mission),  the  Annex  began to be targeted by gunfire and RPGs, which continued intermittently for an hour. Annex security personnel engaged from their defensive positions, which were reinforced by DS agents. Other personnel remained in contact with Embassy Tripoli from the Annex.

The seven-person response team from  Embassy Tripoli  arrived  in  Benghazi to lend support.

What time was that? The report doesn’t say. We know from press reports that they were met at the airport by members of the Libya Shield militia, which is led by jihadist Wissam bin Hamid (not mentioned, of course). He is a poster boy for “known gaps” in the US government’s understanding of threats to U.S. interests.

The response team then spent precious time (hours) wrangling with Libya Shield over their conduct into Benghazi. From the CIA timeline, we know that the ragtag team did not go to the hospital to recover Amb. Stevens’ body specifically because “it was surrounded by the Al Qaeda linked Ansar-al Sharia militia that mounted the attack.” That decision is pegged to 1:15 am.


There’s more at West’s site.

The blatant lies and coverups of Benghazi are just the tip of the iceberg. From election fraud, to Sandy Hook inconsistencies, to the Webster, New York attack on firefighters – can Americans believe anything they see/hear in the media and from government?

12 Responses

  1. The Republicans and any demies should start impeachment hearings…

  2. This is, I think, the tip of the obamaberg! I expect infrequent and even more radical anti-American behavior. Hold on tight. This has nothing to lose. Thank God the Constitution put spending in Congress’ hands. Well, at least some spending.

  3. See I knew it, it was those damn Pakki cab drivers that hang out in the situation room, they were just having fun!

  4. whattayaknow? the four people 0 threw under the bus for Bengazi– magically resurrected- it was only for show- another dog n pony show http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/26/No-One-Loses-Job-Over-Benghazi-Security-Lapses

  5. “WOW!” What a “white-washed” report. It tells absolutely NOTHING about what really happened…does it!

    “IMPEACH, OBOZO…NOW!!!”

  6. the advisers of Zero are the muslim brotherhood, the same people who just destroyed the Egypt constitution, and the same people Iran supports. Zero had all the information they felt he needed. He knew or should have known. He is wrapped in sharia

  7. On zero, I really liked his crocodile tear from the wrong side of his eye. Like he cares what happens to infidels.

    The shooter was whacked out on legal prescription drugs, like so many kids at school are forced to take, never had a 30 round mag, or assault weapon, but zero is attacking the second amendment.

    He single highhandedly has been responsible for the biggest gun buying spree seen in America for years. As usual, zero ignores the real problem and I guess Muslim brotherhood, his advisers, are a little inbred and not that bright, if they could see though all that hate they have for America.

    Any politician knows if they attack guns they are done being elected. This is about gun elimination except for muslims in America, and THEY ARE ARMED! You see the penalty they get for breaking our laws and honor killings. Nothing! You try it!

  8. I did say that this would be swept under the carpet! Well, it was an easy call.

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  10. Is Hillary bisexual/Janet Reno lesbian? not hating them just wondering if Hillary and weiner’s wife partners and radical Islamist sodomized Stevens and murdered him. Did Hillary need to dr=INK it away over guilt or fear??? Was BHO muslim brotherhood co-conspiraters in Stevens death??? Why did she resign? Was she threatened/black mailed? BHO did not want to draw attention to muslim brother. for which he was giving support and receiving help from Saudi Arabia? Just another scenerial ? Woulde make good book. Will Saudis stand with Isreal to conquer Iran?.

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