Thomas Hicks, We Knew Benghazi was a Terrorist Attack “from the Get-Go” … Dem Rep. Lynch Admits that Benghazi Talking Points: ‘It Was Scrubbed … It Was False Information.”
BENGHAZI-GATE just got worse for President Barack Obama and future presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton.
The headline might as well be, CBS News reports … Bombshell tonight, ala Nancy Grace; however, in this case, it truly is a bombshell and the Obama Administration has much explanting to do. Bob Schieffer from CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ started out by saying its the story that just won’t go away. For those Republicans in the House that think they have no political juice, here are words that I never thought I would ever hear from CBS News … “there is new information raising questions about whether there was a cover-up by the State Department to deflect criticism that it had ignored requests for more security for its people in Libya.”
That is much to the displeasure this morning in the Obama White House, with former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and the among the MSM who have tried to bury what really happened at the Benghzi consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012. Just how bad is the government cover-up of Benghazi-gate when CBS News is forced to report the new information and use the “cover-up” word? As discussed at the PJ Tatler, Thomas Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya and the number-two diplomat in Libya at the time of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission reportedly told a congressional committee that they knew that it was a terrorist attack “from the get-go.” This is a far different story that we were told directly after the terror attack that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Also, a much different story than put out by the Obama WH and that individuals have testified to in front of Congress.
“Everybody in the mission” in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror “from the get-go,” according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained by CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning,” Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former U.S. Embassy Tripoli deputy chief of mission, was not in Benghazi at the time of the attack, which killed Chris Stevens – then the U.S. ambassador to Libya – and three other Americans.
The House hearings on Benghazi this week with “whistle-blowers” Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum just got a lot more interesting and promises to be must see TV, http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30 here
Also this weekend on ‘FOX News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace, Democratic congressman Stephen Lynch said that Susan Rice used “scrubbed” talking points on Benghazi to deliver “false information” to the American people. Lynch went on to say that, “Absolutely, they were false, they were wrong,” after being asked about Steve Hayes’s report on “The Benghazi Talking Points.” Damning. It is pathetic yet all too common for this Administration that the moment there was a tragedy, as stated at Michelle Malkin.com they looked for the political advantage rather than leadership and dealing with the issue at hand rather than leadership and dealing with four dead Americans. It was all about the “talking points” and how Obama could exploit this, not about the death’s of four brave Americans.
The Weekly Standard has the transcript of the key parts of the discussion:
Lynch: “They certainly weren’t accurate. I don’t know what the process was there. But, absolutely, they were false. They were wrong. There were no protests outside of the Benghazi compound there. This was a deliberate and strategic attack on the consulate there. So any statements that this was sort of like the other protests that we saw in Cairo and other embassies- this was not that type of case. This was a concerted effort. ”
Wallace “How do you explain the fact that that Sunday, UN Ambassador Rice came on this show and 4 other Sunday shows- never mentioned Al Qaeda extremists which had been scrubbed from the talking points- but did mention a reaction to the anti-Islam video which had never been in any of the talking points?”
Lynch: “Well it was scrubbed- it was totally inaccurate. You’re absolutely right. There was no excuse for that. It was false information. And what they tried to was harmonize what happened in Benghazi with what happened everywhere else across the Middle East. Which was totally wrong.”
Wallace: “And do you think part of that was- do you think it was scrubbed because of the fact that didn’t fit into President’s narrative that Al Qaeda was on the run?”
Lynch: “Well I, yeah, I think it was a victory of ‘hope over reality’- to be honest with you. They were hoping this wasn’t the case.”
As they say, the cover-up is always worse than the crime. However, in this case because four Americans died, both are equally as bad. It is obvious this cover up took place to play a four corners offense and delay the truth so that the reelection of Barack Obama could take place first, rather than “The One” having to deal with a “Watergate” prior to the 2012 election. And the MSM was all too willing to oblige.
I would say to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, it looks like Benghazi just got a bit more recent.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Discussing Bombing Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev … “Very Difficult to Believe” Boston Bombing Suspects Acted Alone
Political Correctness Kills …
Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who sits on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” that he did not believe the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, acted alone in the Boston Marathon bombing. Peter King went on to say, that “It’s very difficult to believe these two could have carried out this level of attack with this level of sophistication” and precision acting by themselves.” King also stated that he hoped to highlight FBI agents’ inability or unwillingness to interview members of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s mosque after a tip from Russian intelligence that he might have become radicalized and why “political correctness” of not wanting to interview anyone from the mosque.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Sunday that he did not believe the suspects in last month’s Boston Marathon bombings acted alone.
“It’s very difficult to believe these two could have carried out this level of attack with this level of sophistication and precision acting by themselves, without training overseas or having at least facilitators at home,” King said.
King, who sits on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said it appeared from the effectiveness of the dual bombings that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, had some help.
“Because of political correctness, I understand that the FBI was not able to talk to anyone in the mosque to find out whether or not if there were any conditions to find out if he was radicalized,” King said.
There should be a way to correct this. The problem (officials) will tell you is there are 850,000 student visas, and there’s an I-20 form which certifies whether or not that person is still in compliance with the requirements of the visa,” said King, R-New York. “And unfortunately, it does not appear the technology is there to marry them up, and I think it’s inexcusable.”
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security began ordering U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to verify, “effective immediately,” that every foreign student who wants to enter the United States has a valid student visa.
Benghazi-gate: Names of Benghazi Whistle-Blower Witnesses Revealed … Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum
BENGHAZI-GATE … The Whistle-Blowers Edition:
As reported by FOX News, the names of the three “whistle-blowers” who will testify next Wednesday at a Congressional Committee on the Benghazi massacre are Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum. White House spokesperson Jay Carney may think that Benghazi happened a long time ago; however, these “whistle-blowers” are about to make the Benghazi White House cover up a very current problem. From the Blaze comes the following people who will be testifying; Gregory Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the September assault; Mark Thompson, former Marine and deputy coordinator for operations at the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, the former top security officer in Libya. Nordstrum also testified in front of the House Oversight committee back in October (VIDEO), saying staff at the US consulate in Benghazi lacked sufficient protection; however, Thompson and Hicks have yet to speak publically.
Think about this in its totality. The PJ Tatler brings up a very interesting point. How damning do you think these individuals testimony is if the White House was willing to threaten them with the end of their careers if they testified, you can be sure they will have something interesting to add to what we know about the attack. A terror attack blamed on a video tape by the Obama Administration where four Americans were murdered as no one came to their aid.
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.
Rep. Issa: GOP Oversight May 8th Benghazi hearing will be streamed live at http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30 here
Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) promised “explosive” Benghazi hearings were coming and said, “direct testimony by eyewitnesses is always the most compelling.” There has been much talk between the House Republicans and the Obama White House that these three men and other have been prevented by the White House to tell their stories of their knowledge of what occurred that night. Many that were there fear of retaliation of losing their job if they testify. This could have devastating effects on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s future run for President.
These individuals are true patriots for coming forward and setting America straight on what happened, even though the Obama White House and their propaganda machine, the MSM, will do everything in their power to slander them, call them liars and undermine their credibility. As the Jawa Report opines, Most likely leftist and Bronco Bama’s MFM are working hard to destroy the credibility of these patriots before the hearing even starts.
“What difference does it make”? ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Benghazi happened a long time ago” ~ Jay Carney
Poor, Poor Pitiful Terrorist … No One Wants To Bury Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev … Ship His Carcass Back to Russia COD!
Wait, what do I hear, crickets playing the violin?
File the following story under, no kidding, REALLY? It would appear that there are no takers to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was responsible for killing three people and inuring over 200 others as two bomb explosions occurred at the finish line and later killing an MIT parole officer. Imagine that? The funeral home owner Peter Stefan stated that it would be impossible to send the body back to Russia and added the family wants Tsarnaev buried in Boston. I COULD CARE LESS WHAT HIS PARENTS WANTED!!! What is wrong his this funeral owner, has he lost his mind when he said, “If we had Hitler here, we would bury Hitler.” NO WE WOULD NOT!!! Impossible, how is it impossible? Ship Tamerlan’s dead terrorist carcass back to his parents in Russia, COD. It seems like a rather easy to me. Why on Earth would any cemetery want this terrorist in it? All that would happen is retribution against the place and the cemetery would be vandalized. There is no way that the location would not be known, especially in this day and age of social media. Shipping this terrorist hence he came from would solve many problems, including not rubbing the good people of Massachusetts’s face in the mud of actually having this killer’s body buried in their state for eternity. Would seem to me that since Tamerlan Tsarnaev has no problem going back to Russia to foster his terrorism education, he should have no problem going back there as a corpse. Hell, for that matter cremate his or bury him at sea next to Bin Laden. There is a reason why Bin Laden was not buried, how about we think of the families of those murdered and maimed this time? When even Muslim cemeteries do not want you … you got a problem … time to send him FEDEX back to where he came from.
No one willing to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but I bet there are many people willing to stone him even after death
A Worcester funeral home director was scrambling last night to find a cemetery that would bury the marathon bombings mastermind, as protesters jeered outside his door demanding that the bomber’s body be shipped out of the United States.
Emotions ran high outside the Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlor, which is handling the unenviable task of burying terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
“He should burn in hell,” said Ann Mink of Worcester, who was part of the sign-toting crowd.
Added Theresa Noye: “I would put him on a boat and drop him in the ocean with Osama bin ?Laden.”
Funeral home owner Peter Stefan told the Herald he has reached out to four cemeteries where Muslims are buried and so far all have turned him down.
A note to ignorant funeral owners across America … we may bury he worst of the worst here, BUT NOT TERRORIST, WHO USE OUR COUNTRY AND THEN KILL AMERICANS!
Boston Marathon Bomb DNA Does Not Match Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Wife, Al-Qaeda Magazine & Other Jihadist Material Found on Her Computer … But FBI Still Wants to Chat, but Katherine Russell Has Stopped Talking
CBS News reports that the female DNA and finger prints found on the bomb fragments from the Boston Marathon bombing does not match that of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife, Katherine Russell. The source of the genetic material on the pressure cooker bomb remains unknown. However, authorities still want to chat with the wife of the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Katherine Russell is not considered a suspect and has not been charged with anything, but investigators still want to question her to find out what, if anything, of her husband, of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s, plans. But now Russell has stopped talking and is no longer cooperation with police. All the signs of an innocent person with nothing to hide.
That could end up being anybody – a store clerk, one of the victims of the bombings – and they may never know,” said CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.
Russell is not a suspect and has not been charged with anything, but investigators still want to question her to find out what, if anything, she knew of her husband’s plans.
Miller said since the FBI’s visit Monday, she’s basically stopped talking.
Authorities are continuing to focus on the widow of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev after finding al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine and other radical Islamist material on her computer. Because every law abiding, America loving Muslim hangs out reading al-Qaeda’s mags and reads radicals Islamist material and she just never knew what he was doing.
Federal law enforcement officials are sharpening their focus on the widow of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing after finding al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine and other radical Islamist material on her computer, according to law enforcement officials.
The probe of the computer belonging to Katherine Russell, 24, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is part of the effort by investigators to determine whether Russell knew anything about the April 15 bombing plot or helped her husband and his brother, Dzhokhar, hide from authorities, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Boston Marathon Bombs Built in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Home … Initial Target was Independence Day, July 4th
Born Bombing on the 4th of July?
According to CNN, the bombs that were used in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured over two hundred were built in the home of the older brother and suspect in the bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , the younger brother and captured suspect and Tamerlan initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4. However, according to accounts they had finished building the bombs sooner than expected. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that the Boston Marathon was chosen as a target only a day or two before the event. Had the bombings took place during 4th of July in Boston, the resulting carane may have been much worse. As Weasel Zippers comments, “Anyone who has been to Boston on July 4th knows how crowded it gets with people coming to hear the Boston Pops and watch the fireworks.”
The bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were built in the apartment that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev shared with his wife and child, a U.S. law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday. The official was not authorized to release the information.
Katherine Russell, Tsarnaev’s widow, has remained largely out of view inside her parents’ North Kingstown home since her husband’s death.
It remains unclear what, if anything, Tamerlan’s widow might have known or suspected, the source added.
According to her attorney, Amato DeLuca, the 24-year-old widow knew nothing of plans to bomb the race, and reports of her husband’s involvement came as an “absolute shock” to Russell and her family.
Interesting point is that Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4. So, what difference would it have made to hold off until the 4th? Or was it that these two were just a bunch of cowards and were not willing to die as they killed others?
Whistle-Blower Comes Forward and Says Obama Administration Lied & US Forces Could Have Intervened in Benghazi
BENGHAZIGATE … THEY LIED!!!
From Fox News “America’s News Room” via the Gateway Pundit comes the following bombshell interview with a “Whistle-Blower” that has come forward and says that the Barack Obama administration lied and that United States military forces could have intervened in Benghazi, Libya. The Obama administration has wanted this story to go away like the plague. It has been a cover-up from day one. In December 2012 Admiral Mike Mullen held a press briefing stating that there simply was not enough time for US forced to intervene in Benghazi on 9-11. The result was the death of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who had asked for aid and none arrived. The Whistle-Blower stated that US forces in Croatia or Spain had time to respond and save the Americans pinned down at the Benghazi. Instead, there was no action from this White House.
Now a “whistle blower” has come forward. Who thinks that the Obama administration and the liberal MSM are going to circle the wagons?
Tsarnaev Family, Including Terrorists Brothers & Their Parents Received More than $100,000 in Taxpayer Funded Assistance … Nanny State Sponsored Terrorism
It turns out that the Boston Marathon bombing was “Nanny” state sponsored terrorism after all, sponsored by the tax payers of the United States.
As reported at the Boston Herald, The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists brother Tamerlan & Dzhohkar, and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance. Isn’t that a kick in the pants and make you question why we allow people into the United States and then have them be dependent on the government. Talk about the “Nanny” state gone mad. As discussed at Jammie Wearing Fool, ” and here we thought these grifters came her for political asylum?” With immigration being such a hot button topic these days it makes one really think about just how many of these illegals that they want to give amnesty to are on government assistance. My person opinion is, want to immigrate to the US, no public assistance for 10 years. We cannot afford to have people come to the US who are just a drain on society, let alone want to kill us.
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.
The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.
Judge Jeanine Pirro Rips the Jihad Mom & Her Two Terrorist Boston Bomber Sons Tamerlan & Dzhohkar Tsarnaev …”Lady, You Shouldn’t Be Allowed Here”
WHY WE LOVE JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO.
If you ever needed to watch one VIDEO that had to deal with the two Boston terrorist bombers, Tamerlan & Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, it would be the one below from Judge Jeanine Pirro. It is a pure masterpiece that states exactly what most normal, common sense Americans are thinking and would love to say themselves. Pirro questions how Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick is not revealing what type of public assistance this family got on the back of the US tax payers because he is protecting their privacy. As Judge Pirro says, “Privacy? WHAT PRIVACY!!! Governor, you take out money and give it to these dirt bag and you want to protect his privacy? You want to protect his rights? HE’S DEAD!!! HE’S A TERRORIST!!! HE HAS NO RIGHTS!!!”
Pirro goes on to say … then the Obama administration rushes in with breakneck speed a federal judge, stops the FBI in the middle of a high value interrogation to arraign your son and shower even more rights upon him. Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was provided all the Rights of our constitution by Obama and AG Eric Holder … “WANT THE WORLD TO THINK BETTER OF US” … Really? THEY HATE US!!! THEY CHANT DEATH TO AMERICA … THEY COME HERE TO KILL US AND WE WORRY WHAT THEY THINK OF US.
So America, why does it seem like these terrorist, who the United States embraced as refugees from their homeland Russia, are provided more rights than common, decent, law abiding Americans? Oh yea, and more rights provided to individuals who hate us and want to kill us. Something is very, very wrong here.
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) Says Terror Suspects Were Trained Before Boston Marathon Bombing Attacks
On FOX News Sunday this morning, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Chris Wallace that the Boston terrorist bombers, Tamerlan Dzhohkar Tsarnaeva, had some training prior to the before the Boston Marathon attacks. Wallace stated that the FBI now says that that toy remote controllers were used to detonate the bomb were sophisticated more than what was in the Al Qaeda online magazine Inspire. This is inconsistent from what suspect #2, Dzhohkar Tsarnaeva, told federal authorities. Rep. Michael McCaul responded that he is lead to believe from the signature pressure cookers device and the sophistication that there was a trainer(s) and it leads me to ask whether that trainer is in Pakistan or the United States.
From CBS News DC:
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says he believes the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had some training in carrying out their attack.
Rep. Michael McCaul is citing the type of device used in the attack — shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs — and the weapons’ sophistication as signs of training.
Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one.