Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the US consulate because of a secret low-level war in which American hit squads took out leaders of al Qaeda militias, which retaliated in Benghazi. There was never a protest at the consulate over the infamous anti-Islamist YouTube video. So says the new 80-page e-book, “Benghazi: The Definitive Report” (William Morrow) by Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, two military veterans who specialize in reporting about clandestine operations at the website SOFREP.com. Their book, which they say is based on interviews with well-placed security types but contains
Comments: The allegations contained in this book are shocking. Will they allow Brennen´s nomination to go forward? He´s really a dangerous, deadly man.
Re: "“The nature of these operations remains highly classified. They were never intended to be known to anyone outside a very small circle in the Special Operations community and within Obama’s National Security Council. Ambassador Stevens, the CIA chief of station in Tripoli and then-director of the CIA, Gen. [David] Petraeus, had little if any knowledge about these JSOC missions.”
Appears that Obama has updated Nixon´s "plumbers" with a special assassination team outside of normal military and civilian control as well as congressional & judicial oversight. May explain why none of the 32 Americans who fled Benghazi on 9/11/12 have never been allowed to testify. Nixon´s plumbers led to his impeachment, as did Nixon´s secret bombing of Cambodia.
The number of things this would be dictator could be impeached for is vast, the inaction by the gutless spineless cowards in the House is just mind numbing. The country is in the hand basket headed swiftly for that other place.
The group controlled by Brennan is not military. Not CIA. It is Obama´s own private special operations force run by Brennan, who also runs the drone assassination program. The special ops force and Brennan neither answer to nor brief Congress, CIA, or DOD. They answer only to Obama. Obama´s personal and VERY PRIVATE Republican Guard.
Very interesting. It all fits the pattern of this regime. John Brennan is Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. He was appointed to that post, which does not require Senate confirmation.
Sooooo, we have learned in the last 24 hours that Benghazi was a CIA operation. Chris Stevens seemed to play the role of facilitator. He was only guarded by CIA people. He needed more. The survivors must have been CIA folks. Hillary seemed clueless although the look on her face when those bodies came back was unbelievable. She knew they all were in trouble. She didn´t recover very fast from that. Obama seemed to get his bearings a lot faster because he went into CYA mode faster than anyone.
The whole Arab Spring debacle is mostly facilitate by our CIA and John Brennan. This is a huge foreign relations failure. Rush called it back then. Pray that this blows up in Obama´s face.
"The Joint Special Operations Command, which Brennan controls, is a collection of special forces outside of the regular military command originally formed as a hostage-rescue team. But in the middle of last summer, say Murphy and Webb, troops operating clandestinely under JSOC began infiltrating Libya."
It says, "outside the regular military command." Is that constitutional??????
The constitution does not give the president the power or the authority to put together a secret army with no judicial or congressional accountability or oversight. A secret military arm with a black budget and available to assassinate anyone, American or foreign, that the president feels inclined to assassinate. Nor does the constitution permit the president to secretly arm foreign countries or agencies with no congressional or judicial review.
This president must appear before a select committee at the very least, and if evidence supports, face impeachment by the house and trial by the senate.
If this does not happen now, we have lost the country. Every citizen, like it or not, now has a clear and present duty to do.
It would be very much like Obama to have special forces operating in secret and reporting to someone nominally in Homeland Security. This will be the group called on to assassinate the leaders of the coming revolution that starts at the grass roots level when people realize their rights have been ended.
#10 you have laid out the proper scenario but unfortunately will be stopped dead at the Senate.. We must conquer our depression from November´s stolen election and win both houses of congress--then impeach both el presidente and his court jester.
Anyone who served in the military understands the importance of chain of command and unity of command. This president´s handlers are violating those concepts, which, in the end, will cause them substantial grief. Military field grade officers and above must be beside themselves, as they watch what the kenyan klown is doing. And putting brennan in charge of anything is no different than putting your slightly crazy uncle in charge of the family reunion.
The attack location at Benghazi was obviously a CIA operating base that was using the "Consulate" as cover. That´s why the administration has not publicly identified all of the 30 or so survivors who some in Congress want to de-brief.
Nixon was forced into resignation after Watergate because of the very real threat of impeachment. The media made a huge deal of Watergate and was never going to shut up.
Nixon was never impeached. He was threatened with impeachment, and resigned before it happened.
The situation is very different now. The media is still (mainly) covering up for Benghazi. Without the media manipulating the opinions of the LoFo´s in America, Impeachment of Obama over Benghazi (even if successful) could backfire into another Democrat Presidential election in 2016.
#24, the posters here don´t meet your standard for sanity? Too bad. Most are deeply concerned for the safety of their country, and for its continuation as a Constitutional government answerable to the people.
The star of this video is Democratic Rep. Ann Kuster, representing New Hampshire’s 2nd District. A few things here… She doesn’t know what’s going on with the issue and looks like an idiot when addressing it (House Resolution 36). She ignorantly rudely hilariously laughably states that she is in her district to talk about the Middle East (to be clear Benghazi is very obviously considered part of the Middle East). Then the crowd is informed by what is presumably an aide of some sort that they are going to “stick to the format” …so no one even gets an actual answer. Is this who
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Eight Northeastern states petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to require a group of "upwind" Midwest and Southern states to more aggressively reduce smog-forming pollutants from power plants that drift across their borders and pose health risks. The states, all represented by Democratic governors, said the petition was a last resort after trying to persuade the leaders of the upwind states — Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia — to reduce harmful emissions that cause respiratory problems, such as asthma. "We need the EPA´s help to clean our air," said Delaware Gov. Jack
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