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Benghazi Hearings – The Star Witness

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Ambassador Stevens will be front and center at the Benghazi hearings through a cable sent to Hillary Clinton only hours before his death.

Washington Guardian

The Washington Guardian obtained a copy of the memo, a weekly summary of events in Libya dated just hours before a band of terrorists struck the unofficial U.S. consulate in Benghazi and a nearby annex building where the CIA operated, killing the ambassador and three other Americans.

Stevens’ cable is likely to become a central focus of congressional hearings that begin Wednesday — hearings where Clinton will be pressed to explain why security for diplomats in the region wasn’t increased in the weeks before the attack and why so much reliance was placed on local security forces with dubious loyalties.

Stevens’ concerns about militia security were previously mentioned by news outlets such as The Daily Beast, but the full details of the diplomatic cable and the exact language Stevens used to alert his bosses in Washington show the State Department had plenty reason to know the city he was visiting was in violent disarray and that there was growing distrust of the security capabilities of local police and militias.

The document described a “state of maximum alert” that had just ended a few days earlier in the city, detailed “extra-judicial killings” of Libyan government officials that were ongoing in the vicinity, reported on a deadly car bombing, and noted the destruction of power lines that blacked out part of the region.

One Libya security commander “expressed growing frustration with police and security forces” and suggested local security was “too weak to keep the country secure,” the memo said.

The cable also warned that Salafists had engaged in a gun battle at a Muslim shrine less than 22 miles (35 kilometers) outside Benghazi three days earlier, killing three and injuring seven. Stevens specifically flagged concerns about official security exposed by that incident, saying a militia brigade sent to protect the shrine was “late responding” and some Salafist members in the brigade “were actually fighting against local residents in support of efforts to destroy the shrine.”

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  1. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 22nd, 2013

    This is old news. It was a You-Tube video.

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  2. She won't show

    January 22nd, 2013

    Perjury sucks

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  3. Dr. Tar

    January 22nd, 2013

    I wonder how much Biden has leaked to the House Repubs? You can bet he’s hoping for a real fiasco here. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Obama Admin is preparing to give her the push under the bus – after all what do they need the Clintons for now?

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  4. Diann

    January 22nd, 2013

    At the end of the day, the obama Administration let these people get slaughtered because they are, at the core cowards. They saw no political gain in fighting to defend these people, so they walked away and let them die. Their blood is on the hands of every idiot in that Administration who cares more about the political life of Barack Obama than the lives of those four brave men. There is a hell. And Obama and his cowardly sychophants will find that out firsthand.

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  5. Tony R

    January 22nd, 2013

    At some point Her Thighness will declare “I take full responsibiity” and everyone will go home.

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  6. mickey_moussaoui

    January 22nd, 2013

    She’ll just claim a tumor made her forget. This is a Clinton for God sake.

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  7. Clyde

    January 22nd, 2013

    She’s hot.

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  8. Corky

    January 22nd, 2013

    She will obfuscate until the “clock expires.”
    Between having a non-interested media and
    a sort attention span populace–it will be
    forgotten soon.

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  9. bitterclinger

    January 22nd, 2013

    Oh, look, it’s the frumpy queen of “I can’t recall.”

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  10. Bad Brad

    January 22nd, 2013

    I can’t recall. Is that Vodka in those glasses? I might remember more if I had some Vodka.

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  11. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 22nd, 2013

    I want to see the paper trail. If all she does is say I don’t remember, make her produce the records.
    The hearings will start like this; How is your head feeling, do you need a glass of water, can we get you a glass of water, do you need a pillow for your head, or your ass where you keep your brains.
    All she will do is lie, and we will all wish that she would do the right thing and tell the truth.
    If she truly loves America she would come clean.
    Hillary knows what happened and why.
    I really hate these people, all they care about is themselves not America or us.

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  12. J Frank Parnell

    January 22nd, 2013

    Nobody in this administration gives a flying crap about the four dead Americans in Benghazi. They are criminals, concentrating on destroying the Republic.

    The Leader of the Repubes will do nothing but go home and cry.

    It’s over.

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  13. Or

    January 22nd, 2013

    She will take the fifth.
    Or is it drink a fifth.

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  14. Chieftain

    January 22nd, 2013

    No sweat, now that Premier Hussein is safely re-immaculated and John F’n Kerry (D. Viet.) has been officially nominated as her relief, the Hildebeest has no reason not to take full responsibility “for everything”….it’s not like anyone would do anything about it, even if there was video of her executing Stevens herself.

    She is a Queen Dhimmie and is about to earn her “Get Out of Jail Free” card from Hussein. I’ll bet a burger that his staff already has a Presidential Pardon drafted for her just in case.

    And on a related note, now that the re-immaculation is over there is nothing stopping the Administration from quietly pressuring Biden to step down and go enjoy his Grandkids. I see no way Hussein puts up with Vice Premier Gaffe any longer.

    I have two more burger bets…

    1. Biden will announce his retirement withing 90 Days.

    2. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be nominated (and confirmed) to take Biden’s place.

    We’re talkin’ Double Quarter Pounders with Cheese here and the beverage of your choice…

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  15. Bad Brad

    January 22nd, 2013

    This topic really does make me sick. Two heroic sons a bitchs disobeyed orders and killed upwards of 120 bad guys until things went bad. This was all about trading that ambassador for the Blind Sheik. Orchestrated by Hussein Obama. To much stuff fits. After we get our country back we need a national holiday for those two Seals.

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  16. Bad Brad

    January 22nd, 2013

    That was some bad ass John Wayne Shit those two pulled off.

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  17. aleon

    January 22nd, 2013

    Remember when she had that intestinal virus or whatever it was, you know the “shits” and she became dehydrated and fainted and hit her head and got a concussion? I’m just wondering, did she get one of those feces transplants? If so does that mean that instead of getting the same old shit, will be getting a bunch of new shit?

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  18. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 22nd, 2013

    Chieftain, I would buy you a burger in Seattle if you will repay me on Tuesday. Did not get to tell you your Post a few days ago was great. They are covering all their bases, lets hope they miss one.

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  19. Unruly Refugee

    January 22nd, 2013

    If her and Bill are getting along she could have one of the greatest bullshit coaches available.

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  20. Joe

    January 23rd, 2013

    She will lie. That’s a Clinton thing. Bunch of liars! They act like no one is watching or listening to them. They are drunk with their own power.

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  21. Mz BallBreaker

    January 23rd, 2013

    Even Ole SlickWillie himself is trying to create a deversion off to his side regarding telling his Dhimmies to settle down a bit on guncontrol….that they need to “cue in to the southern rural mindset bout guns” all to protect his Lezzie Wifikins the Hilldebeast..

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  22. Mz BallBreaker

    January 23rd, 2013

    *diversion*

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