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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Here’s a brief response to Richard Viall’s letter, “It is time to bring an end to the Benghazi silence,” questioning if Hillary Clinton had any involvement in the Benghazi fiasco.

Here’s the path to Benghazi — Sept. 11, 2012:

  • FBI reports that on April 19, Hillary Clinton signed documents that virtually terminated the security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
  • Sen. Rand Paul reported that Clinton ordered Ambassador Stevens to travel to Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
  • Ambassador Stevens talks with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin on the early evening of Sept. 11 regarding the transfer of surface-to-air missiles to the rebels of Syria via Turkey. When questioned on this, Clinton’s response was, “Turkey?”
  • Clinton returned from abroad to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10. At about 2:42 p.m. local on Sept. 11, Defense, State and Intelligence leaders watched the (planned) attack in the Situation Room via live video from the first drone.
  • Upon confirmation that the ambassador was killed, the cover-up commenced. At about 2 a.m. on Sept. 12, Clinton spoke by phone with the president. Following this phone call — as U.S. military forces were preparing to assist in the defense or rescue at Benghazi — the “stand down” order was announced. A responding general and admiral were relieved of command.
  • The president later said, “The minute I found out what was going on, I gave (three) very clear directives — No. 1, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.” However, four-star Gen. Carter Ham said, “The president is lying.” Ham was also critical of the State Department refusal to send in reinforcements.
  • April 24, 2013, FBI confirmed Clinton, via her CIA “gatekeeper” Mike Morell, changed the talking points. Mr. Morell is now employed with a Clinton-sponsored political think tank in Washington, D.C.

Bill Castro

Acampo

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Welcome to the discussion.

21 comments:

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 12:04 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1591

    No conspiracy discussion here. Nope. Nothin.

    Oh Bengazi?
    Ah you got me there. That is one big conspiracy theory all right.
    ...Or is it???
    [whistling]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:55 pm on Tue, Jul 29, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    So much for...

    "At this time, we are not going to be create a rule specifically forbidding comments containing references to conspiracy theories. However, we respectfully ask that commenters do not use this forum to argue conspiracy theories. There are numerous websites devoted to conspiracies if that is something you’re interested in. Please take your conspiracy discussions there."

     
  • Christina Welch posted at 8:43 pm on Tue, Jul 29, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 423

    [lol]

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 5:15 pm on Tue, Jul 29, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1591

    ROFLMAO

    [cool]

     
  • Simon Birch posted at 2:48 pm on Tue, Jul 29, 2014.

    Simon Birch - Online Manager Posts: 164 Staff

    Thomas: I was doing some work in the comments admin. Nothing sinister, although I'm sure someone will accuse me of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood or something.

    Edited by staff.

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 11:02 am on Tue, Jul 29, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1591

    Why am I getting notices in July that Joe Baxter's June posts are being posted here?

    [huh]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:13 pm on Tue, Jun 10, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Thank-you for proving Mr. Baxter's point..."when liberals aren’t able to present any credible or intellectual counter argument, they simple resort to personal attacks and whine"
    [thumbup]

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 9:20 am on Tue, Jun 10, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1591

    [thumbup] Mr Barrow thank you

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 10:41 am on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1561

    Liberal whinespeak? It seems that the conservatives have been whining since Obama was first elected.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 10:00 am on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1886

    Bobbin, which "personal attack" are you claining Mr. Liebich made? I made reference to LIBERALS, if you take that as a "personal attack", that is YOUR proiblem, not mine.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 9:51 am on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1886

    Bobbin. " pathetic and desperate act of intellectual cowardice" is abusive language? More liberal "whinespeak".

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:45 pm on Sun, Jun 8, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    You must be referring to Andrew Liebich's personal attack, Baxxter.

    And BTW - you just made one yourself without adding any type of useful comments to the conversation.

    [lol]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:11 am on Sun, Jun 8, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it. Knowing the truth, seeing the truth but still believing the lies is a pathetic and desperate act of intellectual cowardice as well. In the liberal mind an ad hominem constitutes a rebuttal.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:30 am on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I was referring to your abusive language, Mr. Liebich.

    Something that the LNS continually allows and never fails to post in this forum.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:27 pm on Fri, Jun 6, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    No, I wrote, "No matter what the scale of the Benghazi cover-up, to deny that there was any cover-up or attempt to mislead at all is a pathetic and desperate act of intellectual cowardice."

    A fact is a fact. [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:22 pm on Fri, Jun 6, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    You said, "anyone interested in the 9/11 attack on Benghazi should read the U.S. Senate Select Committee's declassified Report because Bill's claims have been debunked" and "but don't take my word for it read the report" clearly indicating that you haven't the slightest idea what you are talking about.

    The report YOU suggested merely consists of 18 recommendations designed to improve security of American diplomatic and intelligence facilities abroad because the committee found the attacks were preventable. The report "debunks" nothing.

    The report does however prove that those who insist the attacks weren't preventable are the ones who need to grab a clue.
    [sleeping]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:46 am on Fri, Jun 6, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Liebich wrote: "to deny that there was any cover-up or attempt to mislead at all is a pathetic and desperate act of intellectual cowardice."

    Just wondering, Mr. Birch, since you have once again become the nit-picky arbiter of the comments on this site - why is it that YOU allow Andrew Liebich to make personal insults and attacks such as the one above.

    Again, you are showing bias toward certain posters.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:34 am on Fri, Jun 6, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1561

    Get a clue, the fact that the report does not substantiate any of the falsehoods put for by Bill is exactly the point. If Bills facts were correct they would be proven out by the report. The report also doesn't state that the moon isn't made of cheese so by your logic the moon is cheddar.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:45 pm on Thu, Jun 5, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Do you realize the report does not contain 1 of the 7 facts Bill Castro provided?

    The U.S. Senate select committee's declassified report merely includes 18 recommendations designed to improve security of American diplomatic and intelligence facilities abroad because the committee found the attacks were preventable.

    Another epic fail Mr. Barrow. [lol]

    No matter what the scale of the Benghazi cover-up, to deny that there was any cover-up or attempt to mislead at all is a pathetic and desperate act of intellectual cowardice.

    .

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 8:59 am on Thu, Jun 5, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1148

    "Acampo"

    Folks, diminished cognitive ability seems to be running rampant in the rural area north of town...

    Is there something in the ground water???

    (wink wink)

    [beam]

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:33 am on Thu, Jun 5, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1561

    I would encourage anyone interested in the 9/11 attack on Benghazi to read the U.S. Senate Select Committee's declassified Report and not get your info from chain e-mails. Bill's claims have been debunked already but don't take my word for it read the report.

    http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/press/record.cfm?id=349314

     

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