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More than two years later, the ugly truth about Benghazi continues to trickle out. Like this critical email — just released — that shows the Pentagon urgently offering help to the unfolding attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. And although it came after the first wave of the attack at the consulate, it occurred before a mortar strike on the CIA annex killed Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty.
As Judicial Watch notes, the new email ‘leaves no doubt military assets were offered and ready to go, and awaiting State Department signoff, which did not come.”
In other words, the Pentagon was offering military assets that potentially could have save the lives of American citizens — if only the State Department had signed off.
Of course, we all remember who was leading the State Department at that time. Everyone’s favorite leading Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton.
Via The Right Scoop:
An email recently obtained by Judicial Watch shows that the Pentagon was demanding Hillary allow them to send help to Benghazi during the 2012 attack. This would completely contradict the claim from Hillary and Leon Panetta that no forces were available and within reach to provide help to the compound that was under siege.
From Fox News:
As the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was unfolding, a high-ranking Pentagon official urgently messaged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top deputies to offer military help, according to an email obtained by Judicial Watch.
The revelation appears to contradict testimony Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave lawmakers in 2013, when he said there was no time to get forces to the scene in Libya, where four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton],” reads the email, from Panetta’s chief of staff Jeremy Bash. “After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak.”
Ironically, Hillary Clinton and her minions were concerned with spinning the story instead of gearing up the military forces.
Here’s the email:
The email was sent out at 7:19 p.m. ET on Sept. 11, 2012, in the early stages of the eight-hour siege that also claimed the lives of Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, private CIA contractors who raced to the aid of embattled State Department workers.
Although the email came after the first wave of the attack at the consulate, it occurred before a mortar strike on the CIA annex killed Woods and Doherty.
“This leaves no doubt military assets were offered and ready to go, and awaiting State Department signoff, which did not come,” Judicial Watch, a nonprofit government watchdog said in a statement.
Parts of the email from Bash were redacted before release, including details on what military forces were available.
So there it is. Panetta and Hillary LIED to the American public over and over, and the media never pressed them enough to demand answers.
The clincher? This information has been available since a month after the attack. But as Judicial Watch notes:
The Obama administration and Clinton officials hid this compelling Benghazi email for years,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The email makes readily apparent that the military was prepared to launch immediate assistance that could have made a difference, at least at the CIA Annex. The fact that the Obama Administration withheld this email for so long only worsens the scandal of Benghazi.”
Meanwhile, the White House today declared leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump disqualified to be president in light of his call for a temporary halt on Muslims entering the United States — at least, “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” This, in the name of protecting American citizens from a very real terror threat — enemies who have revealed themselves and openly declared the refugee crisis a war tactic.
Now, you tell me who’s disqualified to be president?
This should be a smoking gun. I suppose we can thank Kevin McCarthy for making sure it will never be. If anyone should resign and just go away, it's him!
I agree, JG! Panetta lied under oath! Hillary lied! Isn't that still called perjury? Call me crazy but that's a crime!
The fiction of a video causing a riot and an all-out assault on a consular compound by a rag-tag group of angry Libyans rather than being a planned, determined military attack by Muslim insurgents was important to spin because Obama was in the middle of his reelection campaign, and he had stated that Muslim terrorist organizations were contained and the world had nothing to worry about from such groups as Al-Qaida.
The murders of four Americans was an inconvenient reminder that Obama and Clinton had been ineffective in their diplomatic responsibilities. Nevertheless, Clinton was more than willing to go out and lie in order to move the story along. In fact, she met personally with family members of those killed, and she repeated to them the story of the video and insisted that the government would punish the maker of the video, as if that was the root cause of the murders! At the time, it was seen as decent and caring of Clinton to try and comfort the families and reassure them that something was going to be done.
As we fast forward to hearings recently held on Benghazi, we find (in some of those “lost” emails on Clintons server) that she knew almost immediately that the video had nothing to do with the riot and murders. She was well aware that the attacks were planned and orchestrated, and she emailed a top Egyption diplomat and her daughter Chelsea the day after the attack and stated ““We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.”
It was outrageous, bordering on evil, to lie to the families of the murdered Americans and to play with their emotions. Four different relatives have recounted the same story about her explanation, but it turns out it was simply a political cover-up. Here is how some of the families recall their meeting with Clinton. Her top aides went on morning talk shows and lied about the attacks, and Clinton planned to meet with the families.
At the now-infamous Andrews Air Force base ceremony on September 14, 2012, Hillary Clinton told grievingfamily members that their loved ones had been murdered by a bloodthirsty mob incited by an online anti-Islam video. Four different relatives of three separate victims have publicly shared that recollection, including one who jotted down notes shortly after the meeting:
“I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand. And she said ‘we are going to have the film maker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son,’” recalls Tyrone Woods’ father, reading directly from his written recordfrom that day. Sean Smith’s mother and uncle remember the same thing, as does Glen Doherty’s sister.
With the recent revelations, Hillary must now either come clean and admit she lied, or she can cover her previous lie with a new one. Which of course is what she did. On a recent news program, the following exchange took place between Clinton and George Stephanopoulos:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Did you tell them it was about the film? And what’s your response?
CLINTON: No. You know, look I understand the continuing grief at the loss that parents experienced with the loss of these four brave Americans. And I did testify, as you know, for 11 hours. And I answered all of these questions. Now, I can’t — I can’t help it the people think there has to be something else there. I said very clearly there had been a terrorist group, uh, that had taken responsibility on Facebook, um, between the time that, uh, I – you know, when I talked to my daughter, that was the latest information; we were, uh, giving it credibility. And then we learned the next day it wasn’t true. In fact, they retracted it. This was a fast-moving series of events in the fog of war and I think most Americans understand that.
Hillary was asked a direct question: Did you tell the families that the attack was about the film? Her answer: No.
So the liar is now saying that four family members are lying, and that she did NOT tell them the story that was spread around for weeks after the Banghazi attack. The families deserve better than this. The American people deserve better than this. Hillary Clinton is a blatant, mean, heartless liar, all for self-promotion and political gain, and she certainly does not deserve the White House, rather she should be residing in the jail house.
Hillary, like too many trained in law, is a quibbler. But more than that she is an excellent quibbler.
For her, like all quibblers, it is the absurdity that can be believed by the other party more than it is the substantive truth of the matter that really counts. Twisting words over time is especially useful in gaining the advantage over what the other party is willing to believe.
Libyans demonstrated in the streets with apologies? Never heard that before. This memo sounds like the administration has failed to explain to the public how it wanted to conduct foreign affairs. W/re the risks -- it also sounds as if DS was adopting some of the risks normally associated with the CIA. If those young diplomats want risk, they should ask for a transfer to CIA.
It is very interesting. JB. So much information is coming out of everything, it is very hard for me to keep up.
DOCUMENTED PROOF: Hillary Was Shipping Weapons From Benghazi to Terrorists in Syria
Hillary “accidentally” gave ISIS 400 Million
Anyone hearing anything about this? Or is it total BS? The article only gave a sentence about it:
“President Obama quickly papered over the fact that he gave Iran $400,000,000 to release hostages, but it appears that now Hillary Clinton may have given ISIS $400,000,000 accidentally.”
DOCUMENTED PROOF: Hillary Was Shipping Weapons From Benghazi to Terrorists in Syria
Department of Defense and Department of State documents obtained from Judicial Watch:
“Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s, and 125 mm and 155mm howitzers missiles.
“During the immediate aftermath of, and following the uncertainty caused by, the downfall of the ((Qaddafi)) regime in October 2011 and up until early September of 2012, weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles located in Benghazi, Libya were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the ports of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The Syrian ports were chosen due to the small amount of cargo traffic transiting these two ports. The ships used to transport the weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping containers of cargo.”
Also, Hillary AND Obama KNEW 10 DAYS BEFORE the Benghazi attack that THERE WAS GOING TO BE AN ATTACK! (And, Clinton REFUSED to provide additional security to Ambassador Stevens.)
She lied to Congress about it:
RAND PAUL: It has been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and they might have weapons. What I would like to know, is the annex that was close by [in Benghazi]. Were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries — to any countries, Turkey included.
HILLARY CLINTON: Senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.
RAND PAUL: You’re saying you don’t know.
HILLARY CLINTON: I do not now. I don’t have any information on that.
Many of us have theorized this exact thing. Now, there is proof.
Conspiracy Theory becomes Conspiracy Fact.
Hillary supplied cash, weapons and tanks to Al Qaeda to kill Qaddafi.
1. I don't know.
2. I don't recall.
3. I have no information about that.
What a great leader she will be.
JB, she isn't going to win this thing. Believe NO polls. They have been oversampling Democrats in every poll.
Rush indicated the same on his show this morning w/re oversampling. I hope this turns out to be a November surprise for the Democrats.