House Intel Committee Reveals Benghazi Findings

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    House Intel Committee Reveals Benghazi Findings

    Yet another investigative committee ... that makes 4 or 5 so far ... has released it's findings and alot of rightwingers are not going to be happy about it. It flatly contradicts every inane charge leveled by the wingnuts on the issue.


    I would go so far as to say a lot of people simply won't believe the bi-partisan committees findings ... they'll plug their ears and stamp their feet and continue to believe that all the spurious attacks and ridiculous partisan hyperbole must be true ... despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.


     


    A report unanimously adopted by the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee last week flatly contradicts a number of criticisms of the Obama administration’s response to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.


    The report denies several allegations that have been made against the administration, including the inflammatory claim that military assets available to assist the beleaguered U.S. compound were ordered to “stand down” during the attack, which left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead.


    The members of the committee also voted to declassify the report so that the details of the lengthy investigation can be made public.


    "The Committee spent thousands of hours in the course of the investigation, which included poring over pages of intelligence assessments, cables, notes and emails,” said Rep Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) in a statement. “The Committee held twenty briefings and hearings and conducted detailed interviews with senior intelligence officials and eyewitnesses to the attacks, including eight security personnel on the ground in Benghazi that night. The result is a bipartisan, factual, definitive report on what the Intelligence Community did and did not do.”


    Ruppersberger said the report found no evidence of an intelligence failure prior to the attack.


    “[T]he Intelligence Community warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened,” he said, a finding “consistent with testimony that the attacks appeared to be opportunistic.”


    He continued, “It also found that a mixed group of individuals including those associated with Al-Qaeda, Qadafi loyalists and other Libyan militias participated in the attack. Additionally, the report shows there was no ‘stand down order’ given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, and no American was left behind.”


    The report also addresses the controversial “talking points” delivered by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, when she appeared on Sunday morning talk shows in the days following the attacks. Rice said the attacks appeared to have been a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islam film that was released on YouTube in the days prior to the attack.


    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), said in a release, “The Intelligence Committee report adds to the body of investigative work now completed by numerous committees in Congress, and reaches the same noncontroversial conclusions – that the initial talking points provided by the intelligence community were flawed because of conflicting assessments not an intention to deceive.”


    The events in Benghazi nearly two full years ago have been exhaustively investigated by a number of Congressional committees, most notably the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and the findings of the Intelligence Committee, though they appear definitive, won’t put the brakes on additional inquiries.


    In May, Republican leaders in the House announced the formation of a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack. Over the weekend, the committee chair, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said that plans are moving forward for additional hearings and that witnesses are being contacted.


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    Let the rending of hair and nashing of teeth begin ...

     
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    I wonder why Faux News ain't reportin' on this major development in the most egregious of scandals since watergate?


     


     

     
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    I wonder why Faux News ain't reportin' on this major development in the most egregious scandal since watergate?




     




     




     






    Never mind that FOX won't talk about it the conservatives on BDC won't either . The conservatives next talking point will be saying that the President of the United States should be impeached for bombing ISIL .


     

     
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    But Benghazi was the worst of all of Obama's scandals.  If it's nothing but a steaming pile of BS ... does that mean?  Could it be?  What if?  Quick, somebody get me my Sean Hannity squeeze toy - I'm about to have an independent thought!

     

     
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    But Benghazi was the worst of all of Obama's scandals.  If it's nothing but a steaming pile of BS ... does that mean?  Could it be?  What if?  Quick, somebody get me my Sean Hannity squeeze toy - I'm about to have an independent thought!


     





    The only scandal that Obama is involved in was not fighting hard enough for the Public Option in the ACA.

     
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    There have been numerous committees investigating this 'scandal' and they have all reached the same conclusion ... there is no scandal. It is a figment of the fevered rightwing mindset.

    How can anyone look at the overwhelming body of evidence ... much of it provided by wingnut led committees in the HoR ... and still keep beating the dead horse that is Benghazipalooza?

    Does the 'special' HoR committee have any credibility at all ... given the unanamous consensus reached by every other investigation?

    Inquiring minds want to know ... is there any point at which the mountains of facts will force the wingnuts to concede they were wrong ... about everything.

     
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                             I think the Republicans know that they have wasted much time and money on this.  I think they are hanging their hats on the upcoming Gowdy investigation.

                             They should move on.

     

     
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    It ain't over just because a Democrat says it is. You got to wait for the fat lady.

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    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.

    Since the BEnghazi episode, the utter incompetence of the Obama misadministration has produced so many crises and major f ups that Benghazi is nothing more than standard misoperating procedure.

    Libya

    Egypt

    Syria

    iraq

    Israel vs Palestinian terrorists

    iran 

    ukraine

    VA

    Obamacare

    open borders

    irs

    benghazi

    Hurricane sandy

     

     

     
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    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:

    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.

    Since the BEnghazi episode, the utter incompetence of the Obama misadministration has produced so many crises and major f ups that Benghazi is nothing more than standard misoperating procedure.

    Libya

    Egypt

    Syria

    iraq

    Israel vs Palestinian terrorists

    iran 

    ukraine

    VA

    Obamacare

    open borders

    irs

    benghazi

    Hurricane sandy

     

     



    Darn it all.    Wanted to see how many posts the progressives could put up congratulating themselves on the success of an inconclusive report as a result of administration stonewalling. Then you have to go and post what the scandal is really about.

    Who pushed the video?

     
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    Darn it all. Wanted to see how many posts the progressives could put up congratulating themselves on the success of an inconclusive report as a result of administration stonewalling. Then you have to go and post what the scandal is really about.

    Sorry for throwing cold water onto the gleefully ridiculous circle jerk.

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    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:

    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.

    Since the BEnghazi episode, the utter incompetence of the Obama misadministration has produced so many crises and major f ups that Benghazi is nothing more than standard misoperating procedure.

    Libya

    Egypt

    Syria

    iraq

    Israel vs Palestinian terrorists

    iran 

    ukraine

    VA

    Obamacare

    open borders

    irs

    benghazi

    Hurricane sandy

     

     



    Darn it all.    Wanted to see how many posts the progressives could put up congratulating themselves on the success of an inconclusive report as a result of administration stonewalling. Then you have to go and post what the scandal is really about.

    Who pushed the video?



    Give it up RRF.  This committee is Republican-led with 3 of its members also serving on Gowdy's committee. Miichele Bachmann has signed off on it for God's sake.  It's over.  

     

     
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    Darn it all. Wanted to see how many posts the progressives could put up congratulating themselves on the success of an inconclusive report as a result of administration stonewalling. Then you have to go and post what the scandal is really about.

    Sorry for throwing cold water onto the gleefully ridiculous circle jerk.

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    Well, I guess it had to be done.

     
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    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.




    Since the BEnghazi episode, the utter incompetence of the Obama misadministration has produced so many crises and major f ups that Benghazi is nothing more than standard misoperating procedure.




    Libya




    Egypt




    Syria




    iraq




    Israel vs Palestinian terrorists




    iran 




    ukraine




    VA




    Obamacare




    open borders




    irs




    benghazi




    Hurricane sandy




     




     




     





    Darn it all.    Wanted to see how many posts the progressives could put up congratulating themselves on the success of an inconclusive report as a result of administration stonewalling. Then you have to go and post what the scandal is really about.


     


     


    Who pushed the video?


     




    Give it up RRF.  This committee is Republican-led with 3 of its members also serving on Gowdy's committee. Miichele Bachmann has signed off on it for God's sake.  It's over.  


     


     


     


    @@@@

    So, you agree that Bush didn't lie about WMD and Iraq, that Chris Christie didn't shut down the Ft. lee lane onto the George Washington bridge, that Nixon didn't delete the 18 minutes on the tape, that George Bush didn't fly the SR71to France to do a secret meeting with the Iranians to released the embassy hostages, and that the moon landings were not faked?


     


    and, what about this?


     


    "The House Intelligence Committee, on July 31, only voted to declassify the Benghazi report. It was not released, as it is now under the review of 17 other government agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, who will then decide if the full report can be released. The report in the Chronicle, and later on MSNBC, was verbal information given the paper by Rep. Mike Thompson, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. No other major news outlet, including CNN and FOX, have mentioned this, waiting until the full report is actually released and reviewed."


     


    typical low-information vote, going on what a Democrat reports.  Why wait for the actual report?

     
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    It ain't over just because a Democrat says it is. You got to wait for the fat lady.



    Heh, heh, heh ... funny how ya'll glom onto any piece of wingnut rhetoric that spills out of Issa's committee hearing yet when a Dem summarizes another wingnut-led committee's final report ... with absolutely no contradictory statements by any wingnuts on the same committee ... ya'll refuse to believe it.



    Heck ya'll refuse to believe all 4 bi-partisan investigations and keep plugging your ears and stamping your feet like children.


    Just goes to prove that you wingnuts are scared of facts and will desperately cling to the lies and rhetoric of your betters.


    It's going to be more of the same when the latest, and last, investigation comes to the same conclusions ... ya'll will curl up into a heap and continue screaming the discredited lies over and over again ... as if to ward off the evil truth.


    No amount of reality can penetrate the fog of wingnut alternate conciousness.

     
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    and, what about this?

    "The House Intelligence Committee, on July 31, only voted to declassify the Benghazi report. It was not released, as it is now under the review of 17 other government agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, who will then decide if the full report can be released. The report in the Chronicle, and later on MSNBC, was verbal information given the paper by Rep. Mike Thompson, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. No other major news outlet, including CNN and FOX, have mentioned this, waiting until the full report is actually released and reviewed."

    typical low-information vote, going on what a Democrat reports.  Why wait for the actual report?




    Keep clinging bitterly to your alternate reality spanky.

    "This bipartisan report should be declassified quickly, so that the American people may know what we have learned behind closed doors, and how it concurs with other analysis already made public," he added.

    The plan to release the report was so uncontroversial among the secrecy-minded committee members that it passed on a simple voice vote.

     
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    Nothing is going to change the fact my mind that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.



    Another wingnut in full bloom.


    HILARIOUS!!!!


    I know, I know ... the truth hurts ... but keeping your head buried up your colon is no way to go through life.


    “The Intelligence Committee report adds to the body of investigative work now completed by numerous committees in Congress, and reaches the same noncontroversial conclusions – that the initial talking points provided by the intelligence community were flawed because of conflicting assessments not an intention to deceive.”

     
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    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.


     


     



     


     


    Nothing is going to change the fact my mind that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.


    Another wingnut in full bloom.


     


    HILARIOUS!!!!


     


    I know, I know ... the truth hurts ... but keeping your head buried up your colon is no way to go through life.


     


    “The Intelligence Committee report adds to the body of investigative work now completed by numerous committees in Congress, and reaches the same noncontroversial conclusions – that the initial talking points provided by the intelligence community were flawed because of conflicting assessments not an intention to deceive.”




    You obviously skipped the part that 1) the report has not been released yet, and 2) what is being reported is the opinion of one of the Democrats on the committee. 


    Might this opinion be right? Certainly. Is it currently a fact in the public domain? No.


     


    (CNN) -- The GOP-led House Select Committee on the Benghazi terror attack shows no sign of backing down despite a report from another congressional panel that, according to a top Democrat, found no intelligence failures around the deadly 2012 assault.


    has this been about intelligence failures, or trying to find out who pushed the video excuse, and why?

     
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    In response to slomag's comment:



     




    In response to ronreganfan's comment:

     




    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:




    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.




    Since the BEnghazi episode, the utter incompetence of the Obama misadministration has produced so many crises and major f ups that Benghazi is nothing more than standard misoperating procedure.




    Libya




    Egypt




    Syria




    iraq




    Israel vs Palestinian terrorists




    iran 




    ukraine




    VA




    Obamacare




    open borders




    irs




    benghazi




    Hurricane sandy




     




     




     





    Darn it all.    Wanted to see how many posts the progressives could put up congratulating themselves on the success of an inconclusive report as a result of administration stonewalling. Then you have to go and post what the scandal is really about.

     

     

     

     

     

    Who pushed the video?

     

     

     

     



    Give it up RRF.  This committee is Republican-led with 3 of its members also serving on Gowdy's committee. Miichele Bachmann has signed off on it for God's sake.  It's over.  

    @@@@


    So, you agree that Bush didn't lie about WMD and Iraq, that Chris Christie didn't shut down the Ft. lee lane onto the George Washington bridge, that Nixon didn't delete the 18 minutes on the tape, that George Bush didn't fly the SR71to France to do a secret meeting with the Iranians to released the embassy hostages, and that the moon landings were not faked?

    and, what about this?

    "The House Intelligence Committee, on July 31, only voted to declassify the Benghazi report. It was not released, as it is now under the review of 17 other government agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, who will then decide if the full report can be released. The report in the Chronicle, and later on MSNBC, was verbal information given the paper by Rep. Mike Thompson, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. No other major news outlet, including CNN and FOX, have mentioned this, waiting until the full report is actually released and reviewed."

    typical low-information vote, going on what a Democrat reports.  Why wait for the actual report?

    What an ironic post.  "The Democrat" is reporting that the House Intelligence committee spent thousands of hours to unanimously agree that everything Fox News has spoon-fed its low-information voters about Benghazi has been a sham.  So of course you're now praising Fox News for its caution in too hastily reporting events that might prove inaccurate.  

    CNN is on this, FYI ... http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/06/politics/benghazi-select-committee/

     

     
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    Nothing is going to change the fact that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nothing is going to change the fact my mind that Obama and his flunkies lied about the video nonsense for the purpose of avoiding a political embarassment in the middle of an election campaign.


    Another wingnut in full bloom.

     

     

     

    HILARIOUS!!!!

     

     

     

    I know, I know ... the truth hurts ... but keeping your head buried up your colon is no way to go through life.

     

     

     

    “The Intelligence Committee report adds to the body of investigative work now completed by numerous committees in Congress, and reaches the same noncontroversial conclusions – that the initial talking points provided by the intelligence community were flawed because of conflicting assessments not an intention to deceive.”

     



    You obviously skipped the part that 1) the report has not been released yet, and 2) what is being reported is the opinion of one of the Democrats on the committee. 

     

    Might this opinion be right? Certainly. Is it currently a fact in the public domain? No.

     

     

     

    (CNN) -- The GOP-led House Select Committee on the Benghazi terror attack shows no sign of backing down despite a report from another congressional panel that, according to a top Democrat, found no intelligence failures around the deadly 2012 assault.

     

    has this been about intelligence failures, or trying to find out who pushed the video excuse, and why?



    You don't have to believe the quote from the Dem - you can trust the silence from the 12 Republicans on the committee...

    CNN reached out to Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers for comment on the panel's report but did not receive a response.

     
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    Re: House Intel Committee Reveals Benghazi Findingseached the same con

    I'm curious ... every single bi-partisan investigation, including two wingnut-led committees in the HoR, has reached the same conclusion; there was no conspiracy and there is no scandal ... so exactly what evidence or facts are the die-hard lemmings here clinging to?


    This kerfuffle started with the wild-eyed wingnuts throwing around all sorts of charges and accusations ... and every single one has been proven false ... by their own committees ... and yet they refuse to acknowledge any of it.


    In fact, they cling bitterly to the discredited rhetoric ... while accusing everyone else of being 'low-information'.


    What evidence do they have left that could possibly be strong enough to engender such lemming-like behavior ... other than their penchant for lemming-like behavior.


    Hey, I can see not wanting to believe the first investigation ... maybe even two investigations ... but denying 3 and 4 investigations that all have reached the same conclusion ... that's in the realm of a deep-seated psychosis.


    The derp is strong in these folks....

     
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    I'm curious ... every single bi-partisan investigation, including two wingnut-led committees in the HoR, has reached the same conclusion; there was no conspiracy and there is no scandal ... so exactly what evidence or facts are the die-hard lemmings here clinging to?

     

    This kerfuffle started with the wild-eyed wingnuts throwing around all sorts of charges and accusations ... and every single one has been proven false ... by their own committees ... and yet they refuse to acknowledge any of it.

     

    In fact, they cling bitterly to the discredited rhetoric ... while accusing everyone else of being 'low-information'.

     

    What evidence do they have left that could possibly be strong enough to engender such lemming-like behavior ... other than their penchant for lemming-like behavior.

     

    Seriously ... how can any mature adult look at the findings of these four investigations yet still believe the contrary?

     

    The derp is strong in these folks....



    I'm not expecting an apology from BDC conservatives, or the GOP in general despite wasting millions of dollars of our money and actually fund-raising off Benghazi, but a Lindsey Graham - a Senator calling the administration scumbags only to find out he was wrong about everything - I have to think we used to be better than this.

     

     
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                             I think the Republicans know that they have wasted much time and money on this.  I think they are hanging their hats on the upcoming Gowdy investigation.

                             They should move on.

     



    This is as much a mea culpa as we'll see on this board.  You deserve recognition for acknowledging you were wrong on Benghazi.

     

     
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    It ain't over just because a Democrat says it is. You got to wait for the fat lady.




    But ya'll still cling to the 'scandal' lies because the gop-ers say it is ... despite the overwhelming evidence and multiple findings to the contray ... it's amusing how a wingnut mind works.

     
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