Obama admin bungled Benghazi, could have prevented attack: report

From Washington Times:

he 2012 terrorist assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, involved attackers from several major international terrorist networks, according to a bipartisan Senate report released Wednesday that blames the intelligence community and the State Department — and Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens himself — for lapses.


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12 Replies to “Obama admin bungled Benghazi, could have prevented attack: report”

  1. Mozaffar Khazaee ‘tried to ship F-35 documents to Iran’ (BBC, Jan 15, 2014)
    “US authorities have arrested an Iranian-American engineer accused of attempting to ship stolen documentation on a high-tech military plane to Iran. Federal prosecutors have charged Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, with trying to smuggle thousands of pages of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter documents. Mr Khazaee stole the documents from defence contractors that employed him as an engineer, prosecutors said. No lawyer was listed for him in US court documents. Mr Khazaee is an ex-employee of military contractor Pratt & Whitney, US media have reported, and in that capacity was responsible for carrying out strength tests on military engine parts. He was made redundant from a defence contractor in August, prosecutors said. He is being held by the US Marshals Service and will be transported to Connecticut for further court proceedings, Thomas Carson, a spokesman for the Connecticut US Attorney’s office, told the BBC. Mr Khazaee was arrested on 9 January at the airport in Newark, New Jersey, on his way to Iran, Deidre Daly, US attorney for Connecticut, said in a statement…”

  2. U.S. has recent ‘proof of life’ video of POW Bowe Bergdahl (nbcnews, Jan 16, 2014)
    “The United States has obtained a “proof of life” video of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and is the only U.S. service member held captive by enemy forces, officials said Wednesday. The video — which was on a thumb drive intercepted by the United States last week — shows a frail, shaky Bergdahl making a reference to the recent death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, the officials said. Although the Taliban has offered to release Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay, U.S. military officials told NBC News they believe he is being held hostage by the Haqqani network in neighboring Pakistan…”?

  3. ?????

    *Pakistan’s ex-leader Musharraf too sick for treason trial: Texas doctor (nbcnews, Jan 16, 2014):*
    “A Texas doctor says Pakistan’s General Pervez Musharraf is suffering from an “alarming” heart condition, according to lawyers excusing the former military ruler’s latest no-show at a court to face treason charges. The former dictator must be transferred to the United States for urgent treatment, according to a letter from cardiac specialist Arjumand Hashmi at the Paris Medical Center in Paris, Texas. “The findings on his cardiac [scan] are alarming,” wrote Hashmi, who has been treating Musharraf since 2006. The doctor’s letter was presented by Musharraf’s lawyer, Anwar Mansoor, to a Special Court that is considering treason charges against him. The ex-leader was summoned to appear last year but has failed to attend hearings four times, citing security or health concerns. If he is eventually charged with “high treason” it would be a major setback for Pakistan’s powerful army. If convicted, he could be executed…”

  4. Afghan opium production on the rise despite U.S. troops, inspector says (nbcnews, Jan 16, 2014)
    “Farmers in Afghanistan are producing more opium than ever, despite more than a decade of American forces in the country, according to a government watchdog.

    John Sopko, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, told the Senate Drug Caucus on Wednesday that the rise in opium production is expected to continue – and threaten the stability of the Afghan government.

    “The expanding cultivation and trafficking of drugs is one of the most significant factors putting the entire U.S. and international donor investment in the reconstruction of Afghanistan at risk,” Sopko said in a statement.

    Citing the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Sopkp said the cultivation of poppy plants — used to make opium and its derivative drugs such as heroin — is greater today than in 2001 when the United States invaded Afghanistan.

    Indeed, he said it’s the highest in modern history…”

  5. Ok yucki I will not tell the truth on this subject for a while, however you can’t be more sensitive on this them me and the other vets, we are very upset by Obama and company letting people die when help was within reach.

  6. I’d grasp any straw. Keep hope alive, work for it.

    We’re all in this together here – with a few notable exceptions like ^Iftikhar^ – so we need constructive thinking. And all the humor we can bring to this world of sorrows.

    Forgive my sermonizing, Richard.

  7. I will forgive you of just about anything.

    If I knew how to stop the mess I would have stopped it a long time ago, all I can do is give you the advice to keep you musket clean, your powder dry and you bug out bag packed,

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