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Obama’s Benghazi Bamboozle

Barack Obama ignored the first and fundamental law of crisis management–when in a hole, stop digging. But dig away he does. First, he refuses to call the Benghazi terrorist attack and act of terrorism. Then he seizes on his off-hand comment in the Rose Garden the day after the attack as “proof” that he in fact did consider it terrorism. But then, two weeks later, while addressing the UN, he insisted the attacks were in response to some obscure video.

Yesterday the story busted wide open. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin and CBS’s SHARYL ATTKISSON are out with the story that the CounterTerrorism Security Group (i.e., the CSG) and the FEST (the Foreign Emergency Support Team) were not activated.
Here is Jennifer Griffin’s take on the FEST:

Senior counterterrorism officials felt cut out of the loop the night of the attack on the Benghazi consulate, according to emails that were shared with Fox News by military sources who are familiar with discussions of how to respond the night of the Sept. 11 attack.

Top State Department officials decided not to send an interagency rapid response unit designed to respond to terrorist attacks known as a FEST team, a Foreign Emergency Support Team. This team from the State Department and CIA has a military Joint Special Operations Command element to it and has been routinely deployed to assist in investigations — for instance, after the USS Cole bombing and the bombings at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

That team, these counterterrorism officials argue, could have helped the FBI gain access to the site in Benghazi faster. It ultimately took the FBI 24 days.
“The response process was isolated at the most senior level,” according to one intelligence source. “Counterterrorism professionals were not consulted and a decision was taken to send the FBI on its own without the enablers that would have allowed its agents to gain access to the site in Benghazi in a timely manner.” The FBI team did not get on the ground in Benghazi for several weeks after the attack and at that point any “evidence” had been rifled through by looters and journalists.

Jennifer’s work on this is astounding. What is the FEST? Let’s look at the State Department’s own description:

The Foreign Emergency Support Team is the United States Government’s only interagency, on-call, short-notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide. Led and trained by the Operations Directorate of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, it assists U.S. missions and host governments in responding quickly and effectively to terrorist attacks. The FEST, which has deployed to over 20 countries since its inception in 1986, leaves for an incident site within four hours of notification, providing the fastest assistance possible.

The FEST provides round-the-clock advice and assistance to Ambassadors and foreign governments facing crisis. The Team is comprised of seasoned experts from the Department of State, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Intelligence Community. Once on the scene, FEST members help Ambassadors assess the emergency, advise on how best to respond, and assist in managing consequent operations. FEST provides:

Seasoned crisis management expertise
Time-sensitive information and intelligence
Planning for contingency operations
Hostage negotiating expertise
Reach-back to Washington agencies

Want to know how ignorant the State Department spokesman is about this issue? Responding to Griffin’s reporting he made the following idiotic claim:

As to why the FEST was not sent, State Department spokesman Philippe Reines responded that “the first thing to know is that it’s not a security team. It’s primarily a resource that State can send to help restore a facility. Best example is Nairobi after the bombing because the Embassy suffered such significant damage. It couldn’t function properly without resuming basic infrastructure needs like communications. In this case, that was not necessary as Embassy Tripoli wasn’t impacted and could, as it does today, continue to function normally.”

Look at the functions the FEST can provide:

Seasoned crisis management expertise
Time-sensitive information and intelligence
Planning for contingency operations
Hostage negotiating expertise
Reach-back to Washington agencies

Four of the five were relevant to Benghazi and Tripoli. At a minimum, the FEST would have made a difference in getting the FBI on scene much sooner. But, as Jennifer Griffin reports, Hillary and the White House opted to ignore established counter terrorism response procedures.

Sharyl Attkisson weighs in on the CSG:

CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

“The CSG is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies,” a high-ranking government official told CBS News. “They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon.”

Information shared with CBS News from top counterterrorism sources in the government and military reveal keen frustration over the U.S. response on Sept. 11, the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a coordinated attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

The CSG is an interagency group of terrorism experts. They are the people that the Principals, like Hillary and Panetta, are supposed to turn to for answers and guidance because they are the experts. Attkisson exposes the denial and incompetence of Obama.

The fact that several intelligence, law enforcement and defense officials are speaking out shows you how profound the level of disgust is among CT experts in the government. This was a total failure by Obama.

  • binky354

    Fox News was told by both American and British contacts who were in Benghazi that night that the CIA timeline rolled out this past week is only “loosely based on the truth” and “doesn’t quite add up.”

    Fox News was also told that the local guard force meant to protect the consulate perimeter “panicked” and didn’t know what to do as the attackers took up positions. Sources say other guards simply “walked away”.

    One former Special Op now employed by a private company in Benghazi said that even the safe room wasn’t properly set up. He said “the safe room is one of the first measures you take” and that he is “not sure how you can set a safe room without fire suppression and ventilation in case of fire.” He also said, “Ambassador Stevens would likely be alive today if this simple and normal procedure was put into place.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/03/exclusive-security-officials-on-ground-in-libya-challenge-cia-account/#ixzz2BH4vXgqt

    • TeakWoodKite

      “not sure how you can set a safe room without fire suppression and ventilation in case of fire.”

      That was one of the first things I mentioned…

  • getfitnow

    That One’s ’08 primary debate answer is instructive. Check it out in this article.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/a_president_without_shame.html

    • HObama HObamanana

      In this same article is a very interesting link to a timeline of events as they unfolded in Benghazi and Washington by Doug Ross which I highly recommend.

  • TexMexSoup

    i was raised Catholic but I never learned to pray the Rosary because I consider myself a Christian…. Well I really enjoy thirdeaglebooks on YouTube and let me tell you, I am praying the Rosary for the defeat of Obama. I’m scared folks…. I just don’t think this country can do it. Obama is our punishment but there is that chance. I pray… Sorry if I offend any one with my faith.

  • piattq

    Thanks for this update Larry, as usual you frame events and analysis in a clear and succinct way—and this is a whopper. This Benghazigate is absolutely unconscionable. This is the 3:00 am phone call and the failure to pick up the phone is just beyond imagination—how can we have anyone this incompetent as President of the United States. Two and half more days.

  • binky354

    Here’s what’s reported today in the Lexington (KY) Herald Leader by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press:

    Title: Pentagon reports on Libya attack, Assault ended while troops en route
    … Although two teams of special operations forces were deployed from central Europe and the United States, the attack, which began after 9 p.m. local time and ended by about 6 a.m., was over before they arrived at Signonella Naval Air Station in Sicily, Italy, across the Mediterranean from Libya.

    Pentagon press secretary said that after the attack began, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta quickly met with his senior military advisers. Little said that within a few hours Panetta had ordered units to move to Libya.

    “The entire U.S. government was operating from a cold start,” Little said.

    He said the military units were prepared to respond to any number of contingencies, including a hostage situation.

    The military also immediately moved an unarmed Predator surveillance drone to Benghazi airspace to provide real-time intelligence on the situation for the CIA officers on the ground who were fighting the militants.


    —————-

    Where did I miss Paneta saying he had ordered forces to Libya but they got there too late?

    My lying ears, one more time. I didn’t hear Paneta along with the rest of the spokespeople say this was a protest to a disrespectful video. Just saying…

    • DianaLC

      I read the same thing in my local rag which spent tons of ink on far too many column inches rationalizing their choice of O for POTUS. This paper is now such a pitiful ghost of its former self–after having won the newspaper war with the paper that had been around longer in our city, thus running it out of business.
      I’ve got my letter ready for when I get my next renewal notice. I’ll send the letter back but no money to renew.

  • MG6
  • getfitnow
    • HObama HObamanana

      Awesome!

    • piattq

      Glad somebody has integrity and they are risking everything for their stand. It is clear O is into revenge.

  • MG6
  • graywolf

    The “anonymous sources” that are talking about the administration incompetence and venality are too little too late.
    This thing could have (and should have) exploded.
    These “anonymous sources” are a lot less enthusiastic about exposing Obama then they were when they were opening the floodgates against Bush.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      No, you’re wrong. They are taking some major risks. It is the majority of the mainstream media that are trying to impose the veil of silence. Fortunately, the two ladies at Fox and the gal at CBS have balls of steel.

      • mergeright

        They are confident in their reporting pushing back on more inconsistencies:
        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/03/exclusive-security-officials-on-ground-in-libya-challenge-cia-account/
        Why would anyone believe talking points, timelines or excuses over revealed documents and first hand accounts?

      • FloridaFI

        Larry, two days to go. Where are the patriots?

        • Retired_from_SPOnaj

          Ironically, a great many of them may well prove to be in New England. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist!

          • FloridaFI

            Like the humor, but actually Brady and company have a bye this w/e. Hopefully, all patriots don’t take a bye over the next couple of days.

      • Fred82

        Honest question.

        In modern day America, has the MSM ever been so staunchly dedicated to a political candidate as they are now?

        • mgm

          No.
          .

  • binky354

    O/T – Voter fraud. I think this is why the Obama campaign isn’t more worried. I received this today from a friend in Brevard, North Carolina:

    By the way, I just returned from the Republican Headquarters…….Some disturbing news. There were two machines at the Early Voting Station that had a major flaw. When someone voted for Romney, and then went down the line to pick other candidates, the voting for Romney changed to Obama.

    A guy came by and told the Rep. Headquarters about it, and he was asked if he told the people overseeing. He had repeated his vote which fixed his ballot, and he had not reported it (He had not hit the final vote button when he noticed what had happened.) This is what really worries me……there will be
    fraud, I know!

    I didn’t realize that the Head Judge in each precinct is a Democrat……it is based on what party the Governor is.

    • HObama HObamanana

      These machines can become uncalibrated and this does seem to be happening in various states. I know that I will be keeping an eye on what happens when I make my selections and if there are ANY problems I assure you that I will become extremely vocal and rather animated about it.

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  • getfitnow

    Saw this comment at another blog.

    *************************

    OT

    First photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge

    This photograph is actually a video still captured from an Al Jazeera video
    of the amazing scene at the U.S. Benghazi Consulate compound sometime before
    11:30 pm. Four additional captioned photos can be found at my Flickr page
    below.

    This is the first in a series of photos I will be posting over the weekend
    along with some new video. In each instance it is my goal to present
    information that the U.S. news media has by and large failed to present to the
    American public. Most of the video and video still images were obtained from
    Middle Eastern sources.

    I want to thank Congressman Issa for releasing the Benghazi compound
    photographs after the October 10th hearing

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/89009379@N04/8147128385/in/photostream/

    • HObama HObamanana

      Please continue to post this photographic evidence.

  • MG6
    • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

      Great video. Wonder whether it got to Breitbart from one of the participants. (Wonder who else got it but, like channel 7 in Chicago,refused to show it.)

    • DianaLC

      What will the Dems do when even more in the Black community begin to figure out how they are being taken for granted by the Dems and not served very well by them.
      Just wait for it. Some day soon we’ll hear a Black primary candidate say something like your supporters will vote for me but he Blacks who are voting for me will not vote for you (sound familiar). Then watch the PUMA tent get even bigger.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        We know the GOP will look after the best interests of thel black community and every other minority. The GOP has such a great track record of looking out for minorities and women.

        • DianaLC

          Hey, Billie Boy—I clicked a thumbs up on your comment since I’m not taking it as being spoken sarcastically. I know you think the many women who vote Republican and the many Black Republicans don’t really count, but someday the blinders will come off and you’ll feel like a fool.

        • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

          The GOP IS women, and blacks, and whites, and…

          Southern D’s tried to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by inserting the word “sex” along with “race,” “religion,” and “national origin” as classifications protected from discrimination, thinking (mistakenly) that no one would vote for a bill prohibiting discrimination on account of sex.

          http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1272&context=wmjowl

          And R Senator Robert Dole is responsible for the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)!

          http://dolearchive.ku.edu/research/hiswords/ada.shtml

          Know your history!

          • shelldoll2

            Thank you. Republicans fought for Civil Rights for years in the 1800′s. Who blocked them? That would be Democrats.

        • HObama HObamanana

          Actually, you idiot, they do.

          Who favored unending slavery? The Democrats. Who freed the slaves? The GOP. Who proposed and supported the 15th Amendment giving blacks the right to
          vote? The GOP. Who opposed the 15th Amendment? The Democrats. Who established the KKK? Democrats. Who created and instituted Jim Crow? Democrats.

          Who first proposed woman suffrage? The GOP. Who opposed women’s suffrage? The Democrats. Who pays women in his Administration a significant amount less than the male members of his Administration while at the same time claiming that the GOP is against equal pay for women? Barack Hussein Obama, the Democrat. Which Senator paid his female staff members an average of nearly $10,000 per year less than his male staff members? Barack Hussein Obama, the Democrat.

          Get to know a little history you nincompoop Obot. I know they don’t teach you stuff like that in Obama school but there is a whole wide world out there and people do actually have the capacity to think for themselves.

        • piattq

          Thank you for recognizing this truth. It was Republicans who fought a Civil War to abolish slavery and gave us the Emancipation Proclamation—a defining document in our painful national history. It was Republicans who provided the leadership to give women the right to vote in the USA. It was Republicans who gave us such safeguards as the Food and Drug Administration. Amazing how many people do not know that the first 20th century movements for better living conditions—political reforms like ballot initiatives directly from the people came from Republicans like Theodore Roosevelt. Glad you pointed this out and reminded us.

          • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

            The Emancipation Proclamation was given in September; it promised that slaves in those states still in rebellion against the union in January, would be free. In other words, only those slaves behind Confederate lines would be freed, but not for 5 (five) more months.

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1549.html

            Unfortunately, our archives awkwardly list the date of the Proclamation as January! But that was only the effective date of its provisions.

            http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/

            • Bill O’Reilly

              You are talking about 150 years ago. The Republican party of today is very very different. Nixon’s “southern strategy” is still very much being used today.
              A quick question: why is there not one single either woman or minority in any NATIONAL position of significance in the GOP?
              All grey faced men with two dollar haircuts.

              • TexMexSoup

                OK, well I am not a “NATIONAL” political figure however, I am a Woman, I am Hispanic, I am an American, I’m pro choice,I don’t support illegal immgration and I’m a business owner who has worked my ass off to build my business. And there are plenty of ‘minority’ women out there like me.
                Keep fooling yourself fool. Your party is nothing but racist, prejudiced pricks who assume women should know their place and tow the line for the dems who assume we are all looking for handouts, we need to be on welfare, we vote with our uterus and vagina, and especially for us Hispanic Americans, we are just beaners hung up on immigration. You are plain f****ing wrong. This chick right here took her rose colored glasses off in 2008 and I thank God everyday that I did.

                And while I am at it, YOU need to start acknowledging that Obama is WHITE, born from a ‘WHITIE’ momma. If it wasn’t for WHITIE mommy, Obama would not be here today.

                • TeakWoodKite

                  Spot on.

              • Hokma

                It is not different. The GOP today are blacks, latinos, and women. The Dems are about trying to keep them as victims so that they get their votes.

                • Bill O’Reilly

                  Keep living in your bubble.

                  • Hokma

                    moron

        • Dave L.

          The very first Democratic platform, was the continuation and formation of a better slavery program.( Check it out, its easy to find ). The Democrats have continued to provide a plantation for the blacks to reside on as long as they continue to vote for Democrats, they will be taken care of , just like on the plantation, thats Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society idea. …

  • binky354

    From the mountains of western North Carolina:

    • binky354

      Can’t believe this posted twice. Go figure.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Definitely worthy of an encore.

  • binky354

    From the mountains of western North Carolina:

    • binky354

      tried to post a picture. Try again:

  • arabella_trefoil

    Obama was unqualified and lazy to begin with. I don’t think he likes being president. It’s not fun.
    All the more reason to vote him out. He not only botched this crisis, his “infra-structure” did. Disgraceful. He is a danger to our country.
    He just doesn’t care.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Why would they deploy a FEST to Libya when the problem was a YouTube made in California? Wouldn’t it make more sense just to arrest the film’s maker in LA for inciting a riot? I’ asking this question because the OBorg seems to be MIA, and we need some comic relief.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Shhh! :) They be down in the basement

  • HARP2

    Important reminder:

    Don’t forget to change your clocks tonight and your president on Tuesday.

    Another Chick-Fil-A day

  • TeakWoodKite

    Meanwhile, Ansar al Sharia (“Supporters of Islamic Law”), the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have led the consulate assault in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, but that didn’t scratch the lacquered political surface, either. And even as reports remind us of ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web of jihad-poison spun by Qatar’s Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Libya’s Ali al-Salabi – the latter having been tapped by the Qatari dictatorship to distribute $2 billion to Libyan “rebels” – the focal point remains elsewhere.

    Diane West.
    Anyone care to venture how much of that $2 billion dollars the US tax payer is on the hook for?

    • HObama HObamanana

      A link to the article by Diana West that you quote.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Thanks, HObama, I had closed the page before scraping the link.
        I am wondering what part of the 2 billion was proxy financing or in leiu of that “drop shipped” arms.

  • HARP2
  • HObama HObamanana

    It seems as if the proverbial shit is beginning to hit the fan. Even the Brits are questioning the lie told by the CIA about the Benghazi timeline, their response and any number of other BS lines they are putting out to hide the Obama Administration’s complete and dangerous incompetence.

    As details emerge of serious security issues before the attack on Sept. 11, Fox News is also beginning to hear more frustration from sources both on the ground in Benghazi and in the U.S. Multiple British and American sources insist there were other capabilities in the region and are mystified why none were used. Fox News was told there were not only armed drones that monitor Libyan chemical weapon sites in the area, but also F-18′s, AC-130 aircraft and even helicopters that could have been dispatched in a timely fashion.

    British intelligence sources said that unarmed drones routinely flew over Benghazi every night in flight patterns and that armed drones which fly over chemical sites, some a short flight from Benghazi, “were always said to be on call.” American sources confirmed this and questioned “why was a drone armed only with a camera dispatched?”

    Hmmmm….. And our closest ally also wonders why we didn’t ask it for assistance, considering they we already in country.

    British sources on the ground in Benghazi said they are extremely frustrated by the attack and are still wondering why they weren’t called for help. “We have more people on the ground here than the Americans and I just don’t know why we didn’t get the call?” one said.

    And don’t we have another “ally” that might have been able to assist us? I mean, their Ambassador had just spoken to our Ambassador.

    They also point out that these questions “don’t even address the military capabilities of our United Nations ally Turkey, who (has) forces available a similarly short flight away.” Fox News has learned that Turkey had a number of embassy staff in town the night of the attack and that the Turkish consul general met with Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi the night he and the three other Americans were killed.

    You know, asshole Dimwits and other Obama worshipers and splainers may not care about what happened in Benghazi, but I can tell you for a fact that the people I met last evening at the Romney rally in Ohio were very concerned. And they are fired up about defeating the Pretender in Chief so that we can have a President of the United States again.

    • HARP2

      50 Years from now, they will make a movie about this and will go down like the Lincoln Assassination.

    • HARP2

      Excellent job on last night`s rally. Have you given any thought to changing careers to reporter ?

      • HObama HObamanana

        No I haven’t, but thanks for the compliment. I say what comes to my mind. As a reporter I would need to conform to someone else’s idea of how I should express myself and what I cover. Getting much too old for that.

        • FloridaFI

          I watched this morning on ABC that Mayor Giuliani was given the Benghazi torch to dispaly at the Romney rally. What were your impressions and do you feel that this opened the eyes of the MSM?

          • HObama HObamanana

            I don’t and can’t speak for the MSM. Your guess is as good as mine. I sure don’t watch them on television except on Sunday mornings but do check out their websites (with the exception of MSNBC) on a daily basis.

            Giuliani definitely lit the Benghazi torch last night and he fired up the crowd something fierce. He was followed by McCain who did everything but call Obama a traitor. Kelly Ayotte was firm and to the point on Libya as well. All very good.

            My impression is that there are a lot of Americans that are very concerned about what happened in Benghazi. As much as many of them hate Obama that is not the motivation of their concern. It bothers them intrinsically as Americans that something like this could happen and that any Administration would devote so much time and energy to obviously lying about it and covering up what actually happened. I believe that there are Democrats that feel the same way even if they are not expressing it publicly.

            • FloridaFI

              Treason and Sedition: Uniform Code of Military Justice. The word has been put out to our active duty military. Do not criticize the CIC. It may also apply to those on military retirement benefits. There are a lot of voices being silenced right now.

              General Ham has not been spoken of in any of the TV news media, including FOX.

              So, who really has balls the size of cue balls?

              Many who read this blog have access to people that can answer this question.

              Where are the patriots?

    • jrterrier

      The only explanation is that it was a decision made for domestic political reasons. But to let an Ambassador die & be dragged through the street (to the hospital or so as to demean him) is unforgiveable. And to allow the two brave Seals to die 7 hours later without even trying to rescue them is criminal.

  • HObama HObamanana

    A few photos from last night’s Romney event.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Well, that didn’t work. I’m going to try adding the photos another way.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Here is one more photo I took of some of the honored guests.

        As you can see, I’m not very far away from the stage. Most of the photo links out there show you a huge crowd inside the staging area. And believe me, it was packed. But I did find a photo of what it looked like outside of the stage area, where the concessions were. Have a look!

        http://www.dermandar.com/p/aSciJH

        • beachnan

          Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures and experience. I am so envious, as I would have loved to have been there. You were witnessing the next President of the United States of America!!!

  • MG6

    Saw this…..a message from Japan

    http://global.the-liberty.com/2012/3245.html

  • Bill O’Reilly

    “Yesterday the story busted wide open.”

    LMFAO.

    Nobody cares about this or is blaming the President but you and your buddies over at FOX News and nobody gives a shit about FOX News these days. FOX “News” has no credibility, just like NQ.

    So now you are complaining that the U.S. did not get to the site fast enough to investigate. Give me a break! You are a joke.

    • Hokma

      No one cares?

      Obama’s joke of a cover up with a youtube video will cement his legacy as the most failed President in history and if he were to be re-elected he will be impeached over this as well the cover up of Fast and Furious with a few other Holder abuse of power situations.

      Laugh over that jack-a**

    • HObama HObamanana

      I believe that you and your political party do not care that 4 American citizens were murdered because of the incompetence and neglect of your Dear Leader. You are immoral pieces of donkey shit.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Incompetence my ass? That is not proven. It is you morons who have made the tragic death of four Americans a political football for election gains who could care less about the sacrifice. Romney is a scumbag for making this a political issue. He knew it was a losing strategy, so they have stopped talking about it.

    • MG6

      Fox News has the highest rating and the largest following then any other network.
      So, the truth is told.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Bid deal they cornered the market of right-wing nuts in the country. They have no competition. You lose brain cells every minute you watch FOX “News”.

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          How would you know? You have no brain cells. Truth is, if you dared watch you might actually gain a couple of points on the IQ scale.

          • Bill O’Reilly

            Any television appears on CNN recently Larry Johnson? You are the man with all the inside scoop and opinions, why has CNN not call you to comment on Bengahzi? Has FOX even called?
            4 years of running a 24-7 hate Obama website and it has gotten you exactly no where. In fact, it may have actually hurt you. Although I am sure it helps your monster sized ego.

            • Hokma

              Hate? Obama is the divider who wants people to cast their vote for revenge.

              • Bill O’Reilly

                Damn right… vote out the Tea Party bums. They have hurt this economy and this country with their bullshit. Also, send the ultimate bullshiter Romney back to his pile of money. Call it revenge voting if you want.

                • Hokma

                  Psycho – juat like your fake President Obama – another hate monger.

            • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

              I choose not to go on. I think it is a waste of time and I reach more people via this site and Batchelor’s radio show.
              Fox will not call, you fucking tool, because I appeared in OUTFOXED and told the truth about how Fox manipulated news when I was a paid pundit. Your ignorance really is breathtaking.

              • Bill O’Reilly

                The funny thing is they could have made a movie called OUTNQed, given the same bullshit on this website as is on FOX. Funny how over the years your website has been a huge supporter of FOX, quoting it whenever you can. How does that jive with your particpation in the movie OUTFOXED.

    • randi

      Actually, there are some people that are still concerned about the video lie. The press gave BO a pass, but I have not. Nor have some of my friends and 2 family members. This is the ‘trust factor’ – do I trust that the press will hold whatever person is in office accountable? Personally, I do not. This issue specifically moved me from voting for Green Party to voting for MR. I have a feeling that the press will hold him accountable.

      • binky354

        I haven’t forgotten about the video lie and that’s a major part of this whole Benghazi failure. They lied and kept on lying. Unforgiveable.

        • Bill O’Reilly

          Lied about what?

          • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

            Lied about the role of the video. The video was irrelevant. Engaging you in a dialogue is a complete waste of energy. That’s why I delete your stupidity. You can’t spell, you obviously are deficient in reading comprehension and logic. Hell, to call you stupid is an insult to stupid people.

            • Bill O’Reilly

              The video was so irrelevant that in Larry Johnson’s very first post on this issue he talked about a mob attack in Benghazi and dragging Stevens’ body through the streets and he told all Muslims to go fuck themselves for it. As usual we get nothing but two-faced comments from Larry Johnson. Just like his boy Romney.

              • Hokma

                The video was not irrelevant according to Obama/Rice/Hillary/Biden.

                It was relevant as a criminal cover up by Obama

                • Bill O’Reilly

                  Actually according to the CIA was well. They said the video either motivated the first protest/attack on the compound or provided cover for the overall attack.

                  • Hokma

                    Do you read? Or do you just this crap up as you go along? What a loser . . . .

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      I realize that you spend an inordinate amount of time in your mother’s basement huddled under a dusty shroud, furtively scanning bestial pornography, but that’s no excuse for not knowing that Fox bested all of the networks in the last debate.

      Your attitude is indicative of the Obama campaign, who also is dismissing this as meaningless. You do so at your peril. In my 20 plus years working with this community, I have never seen this level of resolve and anger. Good luck with that backlash sport.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Another juvenile response by Larry Johnson. I would expect no less on this amateur and varsity NQ website. No real intellect here. Just a bunch of partisan whiners and haters. Looking forward to another four years of Obama just to drive you and your NQbots nuts. Nobody is believing your bullshit expect your NQ blackslappers. I do no think you are much in the loop these days. I am sure your relationships in the intellegence and military communities these days is with a bunch of partisan ideologue right-wing nuts like yourself, so your opinion does not mean much.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Another 8-year old reply from Larry Johnson. You and yoru website are increasingly a joke.
        You have zero read about what the “community” thinks outside of your group of ideologues like yourself.

        • Hokma

          It is because you are an 8 year old.

    • DianaLC

      What bothers me the most about this comment from you is that you are more concerned about whether or not the President receives blame and not enough about whether he deserves blame. It makes me think that people who are still Obama supporters do not care about the men and women who serve this country in the diplomatic corp (not corpse, as your POTUS would say) and the military.

      I wish there could be a way for our military and diplomatic corp to be able to care and serve only those who care about them and leave the rest of you ignorant and self-important jerks hanging in the wind if you would ever need them.

      The only joke is you…..

      Argue the facts of what Larry and others have been discovering and reporting about this colossal failure in regard to foreign policy on the part of the narcissistic fancy man that you all voted into our WH.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        My ass. Blame for what? Another faux outrage by NQ and Larry Johnson. Using the death of our people for political gain. Shameful. Disgusting.

        • DianaLC

          See, you just proved my point. You have obviously not been reading anything seriously. Why don’t you tell the families of the four men who died that they died so that the POTUS could lie to the public about some Youtube video and then jet off to spend time with Jay-Z, Beyonce and have fun in Las Vegas, where he told us all not to go one time.

        • mgm

          Isn’t it for political gain that Obama refuses to answer any questions about Benghazi? I hope he still isn’t insisting that it was all the result of a video as he did at his press conference. This is not a man who should be in control of our national security. His inexperience is frightening.

    • mgm

      You sound remarkably ill-informed. If no one is “blaming the President,” why are so many senior members of our military up in arms about Benghazi? Maybe you should use more sources for your information. At the very least you should stop posting until you have done more research. Credible you are not.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        “why are so many senior members of our military up in arms about Benghazi”
        Bullshit! Can you name me just one?

        • Hokma

          actually 500 senior military have come out in support of Romney.

          • Bill O’Reilly

            Not the same moron. Name me a senior military leader who is up in arms about Benghazi. Just one.
            Great a lot of ex-military leaders who are now likely all working in the military contracting business support a guy who wants to spend another $2 trillion on military spending. Big deal.

            • Hokma

              “There is a heck of a lot more support for Obama in the military rank and file”

              Prove it or get lost/

              And any idea what happens to a currently miltary officer who publicly questions their superior officer and is insubordinate? That is why you ONLY have former officers able to speak freely.

              You are pathetic and ignorant.

  • Escoffier

    The national security and state department bureaucracies seem to be riddled with political appointees. Philippe Reines worked for Jane Harman (shudder). Every administration has political appointees to implement their policies but they usually have some sort of knowledge about whatever they are administering. The Obama administration is the most ignorant group of ideologues ever to bulldoze the federal government. Not only do they not know anything, they are too full of hubris to listen to anyone or attempt to learn. I am sure they were told any number of things but due to bizarre ideology and the conviction that they know more than anyone and what is best for political purposes, they blew it. This has Jarrett the professional screw-up written all over it.

  • Dave L.

    Is there anything that this pos administration has handled above board and correctly ?? Each and every day, more and more comes out about the incompetence of this administration, and yet he still has support form the lefty wackos. I find it hard to believe that there are people stupid enough to vote this asshole a second term. If intelligence tests were a requirement to vote, no democrat would ever get elected .

  • http://twitter.com/StrayYellarDawg SYD

    The amazing thing is…. how can people still be voting for this?

  • Dbb3

    Hey Larry, what do you have to say about this from your mentor, Pat Lang. Perhaps he had an Obotomy. There is another post further down that calls BS on the whole Drudge/Fox take on Benghazi:

    FWIW I run a blog that is all about foreign policy, military affairs
    and my other various interests. I generally do not endorse candidates but the choices in the coming national and local elections are so stark that it would seem cowardly to stand aside and await an outcome. I recommend the following choices for president, congress and in the city of Alexandria:

    For president and VP of the United States – Barack Obama and Joseph Biden. The US economy is recovering slowly from the disasters inflicted on it by the profligate actions of the Bush Administration and the Congress on both sides of the aisle. GDP is rising, unemployment is falling, employment is rising, the stock market is doing well. Profits are high in corporate America. What is needed now is the patience needed to let the recovery continue. What is NOT needed is an administration intent on renewed de-regulation of the financial industry, a de-regulation that could only lead to further “looting” of the economy by the Gordon Gecko crowd. In foreign affairs, another Obama Administration is a lesser evil for me. Like Romney, Obama appears to subordinate the interests of the US to those of Israel, but at least he has shown the courage to “push back” against Zionist demands for effective operational control of US forces in an attack against Iran. Neo-Wilsonian influence is strong in the Obama foreign policy apparatus. An ideologically driven sponsorship of revolution in the Islamic World regardless of the identity of the revolutionaries is only acceptable because it is not as bad as the probable domination of a Romney policy by the neocons who surround him. Is Romney really interested in foreign affairs? It is probably true that he is not and that he is shamming interest in pursuit of the only thing he seems to want – the presidency as a life prize with which to feed his CEO ego.

    pl

    • Justine00

      “…What is NOT needed is an administration intent on renewed de-regulation of the financial industry…”

      Excuse me, please, but provide a link to show that the Romney-Ryan administration is in favor of deregulation?
      [http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/us-usa-campaign-economy-idUSBRE8930A020121004]
      .

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Hey moron Romney has made it very clear he will get rid of Dobb-Frank. He will completely hand the keys back over to his Wall Street buddies so they can do what they want with no transparency or regulation. Now that Wall Street has completely thrown their support behind Romney (who is one of them) then the great thing is in a second Obama Adminstration he will not owe them a thing. Now we just have to get Warren elected. Wall Street’s worst nightmare.

        • Hokma

          Moron – Dodd Frank resulted in making banks even bigger and made sure to kill of community banks. But socialists like Obama count on brain dead morons like you.

        • HObama HObamanana

          You call someone else a moron and then refer to a piece of legislation as Dobb-Frank. Priceless!

          Thanks for the comedy relief.

          • foxyladi14

            Dobb-Frank. roflmao!!!

        • sassysyl

          Would that be Lou Dobbs?

          You are such an effective spokesperson for the Obama administration that I am rushing out right now to cast my vote for Romney Ryan and America in early voting in OHIO!

          • HObama HObamanana

            Hey sassysyl. How did you like last night’s awesome event?

            • sassysyl

              Was blown away by the size of the crowd, their enthusiasm and wide range of ages – not just a bunch of old white geezers like the Dimwits and LSM, but I repeat myself, like to portray the GOP.

              I’ll comment more later. Loved your summary – you are a much better writer than I am.

              I’m am leaving soon to go vote. Today is my aunt’s 93 birthday so am also busy celebrating with family.

              • HObama HObamanana

                Have a great time celebrating your wonderful aunt.

              • piattq

                According to Breitbart and Drudge the O event in Ohio only drew a crowd of about 4000 and Stevie Wonder got an audience of about 200 in an Ohio event. Maybe those Ohioans are just tired from all their rallies and parties and decided to forget O for awhile—since he really doesn’t need any help/snark.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Hey moron, that’s Dodd-Frank.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Last week I think it was, Lang said that supporters of Romney were racists. So I really don’t give a shit what he thinks.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Are you really so stupid as to not understand that if someone is endorsing a particular political party then they would report incidents favorable to them? You Obots are making the word retard fashionable (and applicable) again.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      It is a free country and Pat is entitled to his opinion, no matter how wrong.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      More to the point. Pat is in a minority on this:

      Admirals & Generals

      Obama’s Endorsements from the Military:

      General Wesley Clark, USA , (Ret)
      General Colin Powell, USA (Ret)
      Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
      Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret)
      Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)

      Mitt Romney’s Endorsements from the Military:

      Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)
      General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)
      General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)
      Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)
      Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)
      General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)
      General Tommy Franks, USA , (Ret)
      General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)
      Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward , USN, (Ret)
      General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)
      Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)
      General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)
      General William Kernan, USA , (Ret)
      Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)
      General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)
      General James J. Lindsay, USA , (Ret)
      General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)
      General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)
      Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)
      General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA , (Ret)
      General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)
      General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)
      Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA , (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA , (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA , (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA , (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral John Theodore “Ted” Parker, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Charles Henry “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General E. G. “Buck” Shuler, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA , (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, USCG, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Robert Allen “R.A.” Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Claudius “Bud” Watts, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welser, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Richard “Rick” Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)
      Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John E. Bianchi, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General Tom Braaten, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General David P. Burford, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General James D. Delk, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Hunt Downer, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Charles Fletcher, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)
      Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John A. Hemphill, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)
      Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General James T. Jackson, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)
      Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas , USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Mario Montero, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General William Moore, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert W. Paret, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard E. Perraut Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General David C. Ralston, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.)
      Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.)
      Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.)
      Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.)
      Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral David Oliver “D.O.” Smart, USNR, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert H. “Bob” Spiro, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Hugh Banks Tant III , USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General J.B. Taylor, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.)
      Major General Richard L. Testa, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Byron E. Tobin, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Larry Twitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Russell L. Violett, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General David E.B. “DEB” Ward, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Charles J. Wax, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John Welde, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Gary Whipple, USA , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Charles Williams, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, USCG, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General John R. Allen, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard Averitt, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling , USANG, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Fred F. Caste, USAFR, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA , (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA , (Ret.)

      • beachnan

        LJ-that list-WOW!

      • DianaLC

        Dbb3 is now in the closet of the WH basement shivering in fear.

      • Bill O’Reilly

        Big deal…. I hardly think those are the only military leaders who will be voting for Obama. Obama has very strong support among the rank and file.
        And not surprising on Romney’s military support among many ex-military leaders, as he had to bribe many of them with an additional $2 trillion of military spending and many of those ex-military leaders I am sure work in the military/Pentagon contracting business/game/tax payer rip-off business. Just like yourself.
        That list is also rather dubious. Do you have any actual proof that everyone on that list is a Romney supporter.

        • Hokma

          chirp . . . .chirp . . . .chirp

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          Overwhelming numbers of active duty and retired General Officers oppose Obama.

  • Popsmoke

    Man its a shame that we continue to pound on who could or could not do what when and how fast when the story that we were training, arming and sending these eh….freedom… fighters to Syria has not even been mentioned by Fox nor the other outlets. Wonder why? Nor has it been mentioned who’s MANPADS they were. Wonder why?

    • Hokma

      I was watching Debra Burlingame this morning who represents a super pac and running a commercial supporting Romney.

      The commercial is about Obama coming clean about Benghazi and was speaking about just what you raised.

      The fact that this was not a consulate with no American flag flying over it – was a CIA front – and was being used to recruit and train anti-Assad fighters in Libya.

      One thing she was disturbed about the fact these fighters were anti-American Islamist jihadists – like a replay of our early alliance with Bin Laden when Russia took over Afghanistan.

  • mgm

    Tonight on Greta, Rudy Giuliani commented that he had always feared Obama’s inexperience if confronted with something like Benghazi. I remember how in ’08 Obama supporters expressed utter contempt for experience and how uneasy it made me, because it was proof of how naive they were. And they don’t seem to have grown up any since then. If what’s known now about Benghazi were carried by the networks and cable with the same enthusiasm that they covered, say, the OJ Simpson trial, the only ones left to vote for Obama would be those same adolescents. He was not then, and is not now, presidential material. How did Americans get so gullible (and/or stupid)?

    • binky354

      Rudy G. was great on CNN tonight. He burned the media on their lack of coverage on Benghazi. Of course, good old Wes disdained making Benghazi political. Not our fault it was a Dem in charge of security.

      • jrterrier

        Very disappointed with Clark. I expected better from him.

  • Indy

    Thank you Larry for your post. I have been checking for it all day as you always post such useful information and insight on the Benghazi situation. This is such a travesty, and in my opinion is criminal. The fraud in chief deserves jail time for this. Fat chance I guess but a girl can dream. I have to say I am extremely disappointed in both of the Clintons-I once thought that they loved our country.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    I was still a dem back during the timeframe when Valerie Plame’s name was outed, and I remember being furious. And these damn sanctimonious dems acted like how horrible, we have to investigate, and I agreed with them.

    Fast forward a few years and these Benghazi murders of our people, they were pleading for help and Barry and his minions did nothing to help, and what do the dems do now? NOTHING… nothing to see, move along they say. Utter pure scum.

    • binky354

      Sometimes, when thinking back, I wonder about my judgement. Did I always have bad judgement or was it just in the years I was so busy taking care of family and working two jobs? I can’t believe I was ever a supporter of Wesley Clark. Makes me sick to my stomach to think of it.

      • http://twitter.com/StrayYellarDawg SYD

        Same here.

      • HObama HObamanana

        As a former Dimwit myself I’ve often questioned how I could have been so damned stupid. I joined the Dim party because of Kennedy and stuck with them through thick and thin (and there sure were a lot of thin years) because I was a believer, or at least that’s what I thought.

        I kept this silly little thought in my brain about the Dims being a party of principle and I am thankful every day that they proved me wrong and opened my eyes. I consider myself an Independent but I’ll support the Republicans entirely until the Dims change their evil ways. That’s the least I can do for all the blind obedience I offered them for so many years.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Another former Dem here. There are a whole lot of things I do not like about the Republicans. But at this time and place I find then infinitely better than the Democrat Party.

          I will vote GOP until the evil Dems are gone and new ones show some sign of integrity and honesty.

          I will NEVER trust any thing the MSM says without verifying their b.s. from several sources that I don’t believe have any connection with the JournoList scumbag traitors.

          • Madame_deFarge

            Ditto here, Kennedy all the way to Clinton. Carter and Clinton were the beginning of the end for me. Loved Bill at the start…so disappointed in the long run.

        • FloridaFI

          I will always be proud of campaigning for and voting for McGovern in 1972 as an 18 year old (first time for 18 year old’s). Looking back, he was not what democrats are now. What I do not understand, and I mention this to my grown sons often, with access to unlimited knowledge through the internet – WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE FOR OBAMA! I just don’t get it.

        • piattq

          I must be your “evil” twin—your story is my story and I am trying to make amends for the hole in my head every day.

  • binky354

    I stopped watching most msm back in 2008. Tonight I turned on CNN, first time in months. I was surprised to see an anti-socialism ad by a private citizen and an informative piece by Erin Burnett on Benghazi. She (her guest) reported that Wall Street Journal had written about the CIA’s role in Benghazi, explaining that the Seals and Ambassador Stephens were on a CIA mission to retrieve missiles. I was surprised to see this information coming out on CNN.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Yes, but one has to ask: Why is CNN reporting on Benghazi? Take a look at the video below. Notice what is stated about the CIA briefing, that Suzanne Kelly of CNN is the only television reporter invited to the briefing. Why do you think that is?

      Please remember what Amber Lyon, former CNN reporter, had to say about the network she went into battle zones to report for. To sum it up, they are corrupt and bought off by foreign governments. Reporters are told what they may and may not report. There is no reason someone of her credibility would lie. And if foreign governments can buy them off it’s not much of a leap to consider that our own government would do so as well.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U4ZeDlDPdsE

      • TeakWoodKite

        Amber Lyon is blunt about it.

  • Cahill

    The incompetence of this administration is equaled by the incompetence of the lamestream media in their lack of reporting on this horribly tragic event. The Obumble administrations bumblingly pathetic attempt at covering up their gross negligence is a further demeaning of the deaths of these courageous souls. Shame on Obumble and shame on the media for their lack of conscience.

    • jemblue

      Definitely. It is shameful that the “mainstream” media will not do its job reporting this.

  • HObama HObamanana

    I’m back from a great Romney rally in West Chester, Ohio. It featured a virtual who’s who on the Republican party. It was billed Convention II for good reason. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, John Thune and Marco Rubio were all there. Cindy McCain was there as well as Jana Ryan and lovely!!! Ann Romney. Governor Kasich, Rob Portman and Speaker Boehner were there. Bobby Jindal, Tom Ridge, Reince Priebus, Bob McDonnell, Sam Brownback, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum were there. Artur Davis was there. So was Rudy Giuliani. AND John Sununu! All the Romney boys were there too. And so many others that I can’t recall at this moment.

    The place was packed. The estimate I heard is 30,000, in tiny little Union Centre Square.

    Kid Rock was awesome. He really fired up the crowd. Giuliani went right after Obama with both barrels blasting and so did McCain. The focus of their ire was Benghazi and the crowd ate it up. And for those who remember the meager, boring Republican response once delivered by Bobby Jindal, forget about it. He ripped Obama a new asshole more than a few time. The guy was dynamite.

    Paul Ryan was very uplifting and actually knew what he was referring to about West Chester and Butler County. He attended Miami University which is in Butler County and he worked for Speaker Boehner while in school.

    Mitt was as I’ve never seen him. Even though this was my first in person experience with him I’ve watched LOTS of videos of him. The way he spoke tonight was so comforting and reassuring. Inspirational actually. He spoke with such confidence and I believe that he instilled it in others.

    I’m very sore and tired having stood in one place for 5 hours. Not to mention that it wasn’t exactly warm outside. But I wouldn’t have traded any comfort in the world for the experience I had. Mitt Romney is the real deal. And if the enthusiasm I experienced tonight is any indication of Republican enthusiasm all over the country, it’s going to be a very satisfying November 6th, 2012 and beyond.

    • HObama HObamanana

      And here is a link to a CSPAN video of most of the event. Enjoy!

      http://www.c-span.org/Events/Mitt-Romney-Holds-Friday-Night-Rally-in-Ohio/10737435535/

    • binky354

      Thanks for your post. John King was on CNN talking about polls and he wasn’t encouraging about Ohio.

      • JohnnyTwoDog

        I thought he was very incouraging for a lefty. John and the gang all kept repoting the CNN poll showing Obama up by three.John King said he was suprised buy they number because it did not feel that way on the ground with thousand of actively busy campaign workers for Romney
        John King said Obama staffers were talking, not phoning anyone.

        • binky354

          I must have missed part of King’s report. Thanks.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience Hoho. It is uplifting to hear the truth right from a source who was there.

      Will media portray it as two losers on a street corner or just ignore it if it doesn’t fit their narrative that the right isn’t excited about Mitt Romney.

      Oh and by the way, did you read that asshat Harry Reid is all ready saying the Dems won’t work with Romney should he win? Hows that for some hypocritical Party of No posturing? If you combined Harry Reid and Joe Biden would you get a half-wit?

      Reid says he can’t work with Romney

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/nov/2/reid-says-he-cant-work-romney/#ixzz2B5SyCxXb

      How’s that for some preemtive obstructionism? Now let’s all get to the polls on Tuesday and put Mitt Romney into the White House.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Harry Reid’s problem is that his Magic Underwear is always full of shit.

        • KenoshaMarge

          That explanation works for me although I would have said the space between his ears was the spot he filled with shit and/or toxic waste.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I neglected to mention that Scott Walker was also on stage last night. And one thing I would like to say about Ann Romney that I couldn’t help but notice. She is pure class. Yeah, she has money and all that and can wear the best clothing but that’s not what I mean by class. I do mean that she has class as an individual person, that she is someone with integrity and compassion and that she is every bit the same real deal as her husband Mitt. I like her bunches.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Doesn’t take money to have class or integrity. Nor does having money mean you don’t have both. Class warfare is such bullshit!

          • elizabethrc

            The Obamas have money and good educations. Someone want to point out any semblance of class either of them displays? I’m not even going to approach the integrity question!!!!

            • KenoshaMarge

              A thin veneer of “class” wears off quickly. As it has done with FLOTUS, POTUS and VPOTUS. All three are basically vulgarians.

              With of course crazy Joe Biden being the worst offender.

              Integrity? Not even in their DNA!

              • HObama HObamanana

                They all need their code names changed. POTASS, FLOTASS and VPOTASS

                • KenoshaMarge

                  Works for me!

      • jrterrier

        Let’s put it this way, I watched CNN for a while this morning and when they got to politics, they started with a report of the Obama-leading poll in OH; no mention of the extraordinary rally by Romney last night. Then they moved on to another Obama-leading poll in FL. Then I changed the channel. I know they lie but I don’t have to watch them lie.
        So in answer to your question, more often than not the media will ignore the enthusiastic crowds for Romney.

        • KenoshaMarge

          CNN showing bias for Obama? What a surprise! s/

      • DianaLC

        “If you combined Harry Reid and Joe Biden would you get a half-wit?”
        No, that would be too generous an assessment of their combined mental powers.

        • KenoshaMarge

          That would be my assessment too Diana. Two lunatics combined only makes a bigger lunatic.

          What continues to baffle me is how anyone, even a rabid partisan, could bring themselves to vote for either of these men. Are the standards on the left really that low?

    • HObama HObamanana

      As a followup to a comment Harp made concerning me becoming a reporter, I thought it might be fun to share something about last night that no one else has reported elsewhere. You might want to classify this under the Entertainment Tonight category, but here goes.

      After the rally last night, 3 separate parties went to Jags Steak and Seafood in West Chester for dinner. This is located very near where the rally took place at Union Centre Square, easily within walking distance.

      One party was hosted by Speaker John Boehner and had approximately 30 guests. Another party was hosted by West Chester Township Trustee, George Lang and had approximately 25 guests. The final party was reserved under the name Governors and was approximately a party of 10.

      The Hostess I spoke with said that the three parties all stayed until after 11pm and everyone tipped very well. Local residents complained that they were unable to dine at Jags due to all the high profile politicians. I know this from a source that prefers to remain anonymous. You will just have to take my word for it.

    • jrterrier

      So glad you were an eyewitness. Thanks for sharing with us. I watched a lot of it on CSpan. Great.

    • FloridaFI

      Thank you for the great eyewitness report.

    • piattq

      What a great report; I wish I could have been there but you have painted an inspiring picture. Thanks for your more than 5 hours for the cause.

    • piattq

      This is an after thought. Do you remember any presidential campaign that put on a political rally with all the top names in the party sharing the stage with the presidential candidate as their finale? I don’t but I maybe wasn’t watching the detail. I know that the plan is to go from the grand gathering in westchester to fan out across the US. I can’t imagine a similar gathering of Dem leaders with Obama on the stage or even O sharing the stage with other Dem big names from across the US. More likely to be a bunch of Hollywood types who would probably expect a payoff performance at a state dinner.

      • jrterrier

        Yes, nice touch. It’s a sign that the Romney campaign is really trying to do what is necessary to win. I’m glad that Romney enlisted Gingrich after all the bad blood in the primaries. Gingrich is very articulate and has a lot of good ideas, just not enough discipline

      • HObama HObamanana

        Those Hollywood types ARE the top names in the Dimwit party.

    • Eyes Wide Open

      Nice, thanks for the report. Here in Florida my husbands niece a doctor who has a home in Florida and is registered to vote in Florida but works in another state , flew in to vote for Romney. She waited in line for 1 1/2 hour but that woman she did cast that vote. Hubbys 18 year old niece went to a Romney rally the other day. So the enthusiasm is high here in North Florida. We voted ourselves this week and only 1 out of 20 voters were what I would call obvious Obama voters. The voting place had about 40 booths and they all were full.