Judicial Watch received what should be called 'the smoking gun' relative to the Benghazi murders ad subsequent coverup by the Obama administration.
Here's the communication from Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Obtains State Department DSCC Records on Terrorist Attack on Benghazi
JANUARY 26, 2015 Top State Department Official Admitted to Congress that Command Center “could follow what was happening in almost real-time” Updated 1/27/15 Tunis, Tunisia, embassy emergency message: http://tunisia.usembassy.gov/warden-message-9-12-2012.html (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained court-ordered documents in accordance with its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. State Department seeking “any and all logs, reports, or other records” the Washington-based Diplomatic Security Command Center produced between September 10, 2012, and September 13, 2012, relating to the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on October 16, 2014, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01733)). According to testimony given by Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State Charlene Lamb before the House Oversight Committee on October 10, 2012, the Command Center knew the Benghazi compound was under hostile fire from the moment the attack began. Lamb’s testimony was in direct conflict with initial false claims by the Obama administration that the attack arose from a spontaneous demonstration in response to an Internet video. “When the attack began,” Lamb testified, “a Diplomatic Security agent working in the Tactical Operations Center immediately activated the Imminent Danger Notification System and made an emergency announcement over the PA. Based on our security protocols, he also alerted the annex U.S. quick reaction security team stationed nearby, the Libyan 17th February Brigade, Embassy Tripoli, and the Diplomatic Security Command Center in Washington. From that point on, I could follow what was happening in almost real-time.” Despite knowing it was an attack, the State Department, including its security Command Center, continued to falsely tie “demonstrations” to the Benghazi terrorist assault. The State Department’s January 20 document production contains a press release issued by the Diplomatic Security Command Center, on September 12, 2012, that falsely states that “violent demonstrations took place at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and at the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya, resulting in damages in both locations and casualties in Benghazi.” The Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit, filed after the State Department failed to respond to a June 12, 2014, FOIA request, seeks the following: Any and all activity logs, reports, or other records produced by the Diplomatic Security Command Center between September 10 2012, and September 13, 2012, regarding, concerning, or related to the attack at the U.S. Special Mission Compound and Classified Annex in Benghazi, Libya. Lamb’s 2012 testimony that the Diplomatic Security Command Center knew in “real time” that a terrorist attack was underway ran contrary to claims by top Obama officials, including U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who on September 16, 2011, told NBC’s Meet the Press, “[W]hat happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, prompted by the video.” According to Foreign Policy magazine, Lamb’s testimony was also buttressed by an October 9, 2012, press conference call in which a senior State Department official told reporters, “The ambassador walked guests out at 8:30 or so; there was nobody on the street. Then at 9:40 they saw on the security cameras that there were armed men invading the compound.” “The State Department’s Diplomatic Security Command Center clearly knew in real time that a full-fledged terrorist attack was taking place on September 11 at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, and the American people deserve to be told the truth,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We are now into the fourth year of a massive Obama administration cover-up. And the Command Center communiques may further help unravel the Obama administration’s growing web of deceit. I’ve always believed that the Benghazi cover-up was about two presidential campaigns – the Obama reelection effort and Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign. I have little doubt that the State Department is protecting Hillary Clinton with this latest cover-up.” Judicial Watch has now filed 40 FOIA requests, a Mandatory Declassification Review, and eight lawsuits against the Obama administration relating to the Benghazi terrorist attack. Currently, Judicial Watch is the only non-governmental organization in the nation currently litigating in federal court to uncover information withheld by the Obama administration about the events that transpired before, during, and following the Benghazi massacre. In April 2014, Judicial Watch forced the release of State Department documents it had obtained, including an internal email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents showed that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” and a possible kidnap attempt. The documents were obtained by Judicial Watch result of a June 21, 2013, FOIA lawsuit filed against the Department of State (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00951)) Judicial Watch’s release of the Rhodes email, which had been withheld by the Obama administration from Congress, caused the House of Representatives to approve the Select Committee on Benghazi, which is now led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). In June 2013, Judicial Watch released the first seven photos depicting the devastating aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic and CIA facilities in Benghazi. The following November, it obtained 32 new documents from the Department of State, including 13 previously withheld photos depicting the carnage at the U.S. Consulate. The documents were obtained in response to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department on February 25, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1-13-cv-00242)).
August 29, 2014
When Obama says, ‘I’ve consulted with congress and I’ve been told I’m doing the right thing’, do you wonder just who it was in congress?
Here are three potential answers:
If I was in the press room I would ask him who exactly has he consulted with in congress. Until we get his answer we won’t know. And even with his answer, well let’s just say he has a flexible relationship with the truth.
Dr. Ben Carson
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Rand Paul
Senator Rick Santorum
The bi-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report yesterday which indicated an increase in minimum wage, as supported by Obama, will result in 900,000 people being lifted out of poverty AND 500,000 people losing their jobs.
They said Obamacare is a good idea but they have to make it mandatory
They said Obamacare is a good idea yet they exempt themselves
Obama has given exemptions to organized labor, big business, large insurance companies and you.
No, wait a minute. Not you. That’s right. Big business, insurance companies, five more exemptions, but not you.
We say: enough is enough! We say Washington needs to live by the exact guiding principles and rules that the rest of the United States does.
Harry Reid has blocked valuable and thoughtful legislation from the senate floor. It doesn’t meet ‘his approval’. Thus it dies in the drawer. Senator Reid has a propensity of behaving like an immature teenager; if he doesn’t get his way, then forget it!
In addition, Reid has belittled fellow senators and speaks in a condescending tone to those on the right. Worse yet, he will begin a stab with a reference the ‘the great respect I have for…’ and then conclude with a sharp and malicious blade in their side. What a guy.
I suspect his mother would be embarrassed by the lack of maturity this rather mature man utters. His behavior is sad and representative of that you would not want your child to follow.
Because Reid refuses to support what the house has delivered, there will be a government shutdown. And make no mistake about it, Harry Reid should be held accountable for this. He IS responsible.
The other pea in the pod of responsibility is Barack Obama, who hasn’t demonstrated how to lead since — well, no one really knows. He is a tremendous orator, with a teleprompter. And a commoner without one.
Blaming anyone else around him is the center of who he is. He’s a classic. Well schooled in taking zero responsibility. Look at his record. If you disagree you are not objective. It’s fact. Today he came on TV and calmly stated a number of organizations and people who will be impacted by a shuttered government. Well, nice try. If you had any leadership traits to begin with, you’d have encouraged your own congressional leadership — and imagine this — the opposition. This would have been a Reagan move. A great president.
The other arm of Obama’s Administration: The mainstream media
So now the mainstream media: NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN will lay blame directly at the feet of the Republican Party. FOX will provide information from both sides and then let you decide. That’s what they do, how they operate. Old school, I know. Oh how I miss real, objective news.
The bottom line is that the ‘Tea Party Republicans’ are fed up with the blame game and the inability of this president and congress to get anything done. Had enough.
Keep in mind for each of the far right ‘Tea Party Republicans’ — there are millions of pissed off patriots who have clearly seen the lack of progress and will be doing all they can to change it.
Thomas Paine said: The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from its Government. And that is exactly what every patriotic Tea Party member intends to do.
Shut it down. Blame who you want. In the end the Patriots will survive any thing thrown at them!
-Buddy Belk, from the mind of ‘Less Government. More Fun.’ Please weigh in and share your Point Of View. We need to hear from you!
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