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Obama Admin threatening Benghazi whistleblowers

Written By: Bob - Apr• 29•13

It looks like the Obama Administration’s Benghazi scandal is ramping up again, as well it should, now that there are allegations that the White House is threatening witnesses to save Barack Obama’s skinny yellow neck:

At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.

Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.

“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”

Toensing declined to name her client. She also refused to say whether the individual was on the ground in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, when terrorist attacks on two U.S. installations in the Libyan city killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

However, Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded, and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.

Yes, Hillary Clinton’s State Department utterly failed to provide security to known and expected threats against the embassy staff.

Yes, there are legitimate question’s about the embassy’s mission, and whether they were running weapons to al Qaeda-affiliated fighters in Syria through Turkey.

Yes, the Administration scapegoated a YouTube video that almost no one saw, and put the filmmaker in prison on the flimsiest of charges.

Yes, there may be a Watergate-style cover-up or one that s even worse.

All that allowed, the biggest scandal is that only Barack Obama had cross-border authority, and he refused to allow an already airborne force of 100 Recon Marines to swoop in and save Americans and allied nationals under attack in Benghazi.

Put bluntly, he left more than two dozen men to possibly die, and crawled into bed so that he could make two campaign stops in Colorado the next day. Think about the kind of man who could do that to American citizens, and wonder why he isn’t already in a federal prison for the rest of his days.

Update: A Spec Ops type has come forward to state there were even more options to rescue the forces pinned down in Benghazi, including C-110, an elite commander’s in extremis force  (not, as some dolts are reporting, a “commanders and extremists force”) that Obama declined to put into action. A CIF recruits from Green Beret units and is given specialized training, and from what I gather, does in real life what gamers pretend to do in the Modern Warfare FPS games.

They were created to deal with situations like the consulate attack in Benghazi.

C-110, the Recon Marines, and the Marine FIST unit in Spain are just three special operations-capable units we know that were in theater and could have extracted the 30 American and allied forces under attack that night in Benghazi, either with a minimal footprint if so commanded, or they could have likely smoked the entire terrorist group, as could have the MC-130W “Dragon Spear” that some still insist was within striking distance that night.

Regardless of these details, the larger facts remain. The Obama Administration left a U.S. consulate  undefended when the threat level in the area was so high all other nations had removed their diplomatic staff. They hung Chris Stevens and Sean Smith out to dry… for reasons that have not been satisfactorily explained, but which appear to be related to smuggling Libyan weapons to Syrian militiamen that oh, by the way, are aligned with al Qaeda.

If this is true, Barack Obama got Americans killed while providing aid to the enemy.

What is the word for that again?

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28 Comments

  1. louielouie says:

    and wonder why he isn’t already in a federal prison for the rest of his days.

    there is no need to wonder.
    this, today, from rasmussen:

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) now disapprove.

    you see that?
    50 friggin percent.
    that means everyone reading, and agreeing, with bob’s essay, is in the minority in what’s left of this country.
    i was considering writing more, but my language would be cause for bob to say something to the effect of, don’t ever post at my site again.
    i’ll just say this.
    hussein could walk into a deecee convenience store. take a service weapon from a SS officer, shoot the clerk in full view of witnesses, return the weapon to the officer, walk out of the store, and no one, no one, NO ONE would do a damn thing about it.

    • Sharpshooter says:

      I would wager that the 50% is utterly clueless of what is going on.

      Ask them about sports or the entertainment world and they’ll score very well. Ask them about the economy or world affairs and like those on Jay Leno’s “JayWalking” they’re sickeningly clueless.

    • Kevin J Kehoe says:

      Please stop those numbers from a Treasonous Staged Poll,are a lie,
      He has all the votes from the Folks on the Dole. Keep it coming and it will grow but the Walls are crumbling.

      Spoke to a couple of federal officers looking for Ammo.

      Why I ask , they are afraid something is coming. So I will sell it to them , if it is a setup I doubt it
      I will say GOOD BYE now.I wish you all good luck. But I believe them for some reason. Fear is growing.

      We will have to rip him out of office along with the Traitorous Congress and Judicial .All branches are corrupt. Now as MEN it is time for all Men and women of the Republic to do their DUTY per the DOI. Evey time I see his filthy Muslim feet on my Desk I scream.

  2. NY OEF vet says:

    He can and will get away with it because the media will cover up what they can and deny the rest. The U.S. is now under mob rule. It doesnt matter whats legal or right all that matters is that the majority of americans are fed a steady diet of fecal matter and they will ignore reality.

  3. john says:

    The voters no longer care, as long as their meager monthly stipend rolls in un-interrupted. I fear that those of us who wish to try are outnumbered now by those that refuse to try and I am ashamed for my nation.

    • Greg B says:

      Nothing meager about it.
      When it’s all added up, the leeches are pulling in close to 60K per year of someone else’s money.

      • Kevin J Kehoe says:

        That is with Only one False Id, according to my Bro’s in the IRS they all have several.

      • Sharpshooter says:

        As early as 1750 Ben Franklin observed that many would rather live in squalor than work and improve their situation.

        This was verified again during the Occupy Wall Street fiasco.

  4. parker says:

    With few exceptions, everyone inside the beltway is a waste of oxygen. They do not have the interests of the people — even the welfare queens — foremost in their agendas. A great house cleaning is required. Live your life, become debt free, and prepare for the inevitable crash-clash. Hold family and friends close to your heart. Never give in to negativity. Its always darkest before the dawn.

    I’m an old fart, but I can still hoist the black flag and slit throats.

  5. A says:

    South Carolina State Rep Troy Gowdy has started an investigation: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/28/rep-trey-gowdy-explosive-benghazi-hearings-coming-/

    write your state reps and ask them to back him up. he will need all the help he can get. spread the word.

    • menotu says:

      Where is Troy Gody now? The other day Obama comes out and says he knows nothing of Whistleblowers being silenced and there is nothing from Gowdy. Is Gowdy now being silenced, as well? I would bet a liberals life that he is.

  6. TMR says:

    This was a golden opportunity for the Fraud king to defend our embassy and he willing let our people die.

    He chose to vote “present” and fly to Vegas to fundraise.

    • Kevin J Kehoe says:

      So when are we going to war instead of wasting Oxygen?

      • Sharpshooter says:

        War again whom?

        And what will replace it?, a theocracy?

      • menotu says:

        Exactly Kevin. People post their comments about how they hate what Obama’s doing or what Holder is doing and we all know it’s treasonous, but beyond that, no one will do a damn thing. Even this guy Sharpshooter. So you’re a sharp shooter…. so what. It’s not like you’re really going to go out and shoot anything but targets. But hey, it makes him sound like a bad ass, so in the end, he and the rest of the folks can have joined feeling of accomplishment, so they can go back to their ESPN.

  7. Chuck says:

    “Think about the kind of man who could do that to American citizens…”

    Yup, and he did this to his loyal Ambassador. The others were just collateral damage. Just think about what he would do to those of us who openly oppose him.

    Dangerous times we live in. Keep your powder dry, watch your six and sleep with one eye open.

    • Kevin J Kehoe says:

      Well when you run guns like in Mexico , it is best to leave no witnesses.

      And he is not the Brains, Valerie and his paid entourage are the Real Traitors. Start with them eventually he will stumble and his teleprompter will break.

  8. Dave says:

    Actually it was the Marine Corps FAST unit in Rota, Spain not Recon Marines.

    • Bob says:

      The FAST team went a day later, after the damage was done.

      My source said it was a force of 100 Recon Marines spinning up from NAS Sigonella (Italy) that were told to stand down during the attack.

      In any event, the larger point is that their are contingency plans that kick off immediately when an embassy comes under attack, and part of that plan is launching a rescue. That rescue effort must get cross-border authority before entering foreign territory, however, and Barack Obama refused to allow whichever Marine unit it was to rescue our men. They would have been too late to help those killed at the embassy on the night of the attack, but they certainly would have been there in time to have boots on the deck before the CIA contractors were killed.

      • Comrade X says:

        The big question isn’t what happened during and after the attack but what happened before the attack.

        This embassy asked for more security and this embassy knew they were vulnerable, but Hilary, Obama and all those who answered to them (and promote them in our lame-stream media) really didn’t care did they, to me actions always speak louder than words.

        Someone mentioned a federal pen for the culpable; methinks a wall would be the right ending.

        Death before slavery!

  9. Jaynie59 says:

    Obama was asked about it during the press conference this morning. He said he knew nothing about it. And the press will just let it go. Sarah Palin was destroyed because she didn’t want to answer an insulting question about what news sources she read. But the president of the United States can stand before the White House Press corps and admit to complete ignorance of a major story and the press will just accept it.

    • Right_2_Bear says:

      +1

    • menotu says:

      As the people will accept it, too. We all may complain about it in a post somewhere’s, but in the end, not you, me, Troy Gowdy or anyone else is going to do a damn thing about it.

  10. Klingonwork says:

    LouieLouie says, “no one will do a thing”, and john says, “nobody cares”. Both correct but both statements more properly belong together, and it is highly symptomatic of the low info voter.

    As long as someone life doesn’t change, they will look away from and approve simultaneously of any action der Fuehrer takes or does.

    Forgive my repeating, but this country is spiraling towards a major reset and simply awaiting a trigger event such as dollar collapse, southern EU collapsing dragging the entire EU with it, then us with it (back to the dollar collapse). We will see a temp surge here as EU money starts coming for safety, but we cannot back financially the entire world…we can’t back ourselves financially right now(kudos to helicopter Ben) let alone the world.

    Perhaps a large scale war in the Middle East, der Fuehrer has moonwalked on his “Red Line” statement, so war there soon is inevitable as at some point radicals will get a hold of WMD, or, Iran releasing it has the big one…which will disrupt oil flow…dollar collapse. War in the Middle East now where have I read that before? Hmmm…There is this book…

    Molon Labe

  11. gbm says:

    “All that allowed, the biggest scandal is that only Barack Obama had cross-border authority,”

    And that is all you need to know about Fast and Furious also.

  12. A says:

    write your state reps and ask them to back up Gowdy in South Carolina. it will only take a minute or two.

    • menotu says:

      … a minute or two for Obama’s henchmen to get to those elected officials and tell them to shut up. Where’s Gowdy right now? Did he not say that we would be hearing from these Whistleblowers very soon, yet not a word.

  13. Donnie says:

    When Obama Etc. Leave Office!

    When Obama administration officials and members of Congress retire from office, there will be no place on earth where they can hide from those who wish to belatedly express their appreciation, in tangible ways, to those who tried to destroy the greatest nation ever!