Graphic: Benghazi Fiasco Master Post with Links to All Posts, Map of DoD Assets Ordered to “Stand Down,” + RECAP Updated 11 May 13

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Below the Line:  Meta-Links & All Phi Beta Iota Benghazi Fiasco + Bimbo-Gate Posts

UPDATE 23 January 2013 (Chronological — Alphabetical at Bottom of Post)

23 Apr 13  Michael Brenner: Is CIA a National Liability?

11 Feb 13  DefDog: Was Petraus Bombed By a Zionist Bimbo Honey Trap? + Broadwell RECAP

10 Feb 13  Berto Jongman: Brennan Set Petraeus and CIA Up in Benghazi, CIA 7th Floor Also Betrayed Him, Dual Chain of Command in Africa + Brennan/Drone RECAP

30 Jan 13  DefDog: Panetta Forced to Testify on Benghazi

23 Jan 13  Hillary Clinton: Covering Up Benghazi

10 Jan 13  Berto Jongman: Sandy Hook Reprise — What? + Plus Lack of Truth in USA RECAP

4 Jan 13  Mini-Me: Hillary Injured in Secret Mission to Iran?

4 Jan 13  Marcus Aurelius: Benghazi Threat Flashing Red — Still No Answers — CIA and Pentagon Getting a Free Pass

1 Jan 13  DefDog: Panetta at Press Club — Pathetic! & Comment by Robert Steele with Remedial Reading List

31 Dec 12  DefDog: Senate Benghazi Report Slams State, White House & Pentagon But Still Covering Up…Seven Missing Charges Itemized by Phi Beta Iota

27 Dec 12  Jerry Boykin: Benghazi — Focus on Failure of DoD to Rescue with Comment & Links by Robert Steele

26 Dec 12  Marcus Aurelius: Army Spreading Troops Around Africa?

24 Dec 12  2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army + Sanity RECAP

21 Dec 12  NIGHTWATCH: From 1979 to 2012 – No Improvement in DoD Response to Ambassadors and Embassies in Extremis + EE21 RECAP

20 Dec 12  NIGHTWATCH: Benghazi – The Official Cover-Up

7 Dec 12  Mini-Me: Obama Approves CIA War on Syria, CIA & Arabs Arming Islamic Militants Instead — But Wait, Could This Be Smoke Related to Benghazi-Based Acts of War on Syria?

28 Nov 12  DefDog: Egypt Sentences Terry Jones to Death — Stanley Inc. CEO Next? What About CIA’s Covert Action Staff? CIA to the World Court Again?

21 Nov 12  Mini-Mi: Benghazi, Syria, Russia, & US Clear Violation of International Laws, Treaties, and Embargos

21 Nov 12  Berto Jongman: RAND Panel on Diplomatic Goals and Counter-Terrorism Centered on Benghazi — First US Ambassador Killed in 30 Years

20 Nov 12  Mini-Me: Spinning Benghazi

17 Nov 12  Search: benghazi compound map

17 Nov 12  Mini-Me: Hit Job on Petraeus and CIA Neo-Cons? The Panetta Narrative?

17 Nov 12  Penguin: Benghazi – The Case for Impeachment

16 Nov 12  Mini-Me: Petraeus as CIA Says Benghazi was Terrorist Attack — NSA Behind on Relevant Intercepts; DIA Not Being Allowed to Think, Zero HUMINT Sucks

14 Nov 12  DefDog: Bimbo-Gate Covering Up CIA’s Continuing Use of Proxy Terrorists, Regime Change, and Triad of Drugs, Arms, and Money-Laundering

11 Nov 12  Robert Steele: Post-Benghazi — Open Season on CIA?

10 Nov 12  Robert Steele: Intelligence for the President Revisited

10 Nov 12  Mini-Me: Benghazi — DoD “Timeline” and Reason for Not Dispatching Armed Aircraft (Incomplete Intelligence Picture on the Ground)

5 Nov 12  Owl: Dewey Clarridge of Iran-Contra in Benghazi — Part of the Stanley Inc. Set Up or Just Crummy Business as Usual?

5 Nov 12  James A. Lyons: Admiral, Former PACFLT, Calls for Obama to “Come Clean” on Benghazi

4 Nov 12  DefDog: State Email to White House – Seven Hours Elapsed Time From Advisory to Death of Two in Benghazi

4 Nov 12  Penguin: Close Overhead Photograph of US “Consulate” in Benghazi — Looks More Like a CIA Villa

4 Nov 12  Mini-Me: Benghazi Update – Russians and French Playing Hard-Ball?

3 Nov 12  Mini-Me: Benghazi All CIA, State Off the Hook?

3 Nov 12  Dolphin: 30 Days Warning No Protest CIA Acts Pentagon Freezes

3 Nov 12  Penguin: (Un)Classified Cable – Three Updates All Sad

3 Nov 12 DefDog: Benghazi Update — In Three Parts

3 Nov 12  DefDog: Benghazi Round-Up Plus Meta-RECAP

2 Nov 12  Dolphin: Obama’s Katrina On Top Of Obama’s Dead Ambassador?

2 Nov 12  NIGHTWATCH: Syria & Libya Update – US Poor Judgment Faulty Intelligence on Multiple Levels

1 Nov 12  DefDog: CIA offers detailed account of attack in Libya

1 Nov 12  GI Wilson: American Thinker on US Arms Smuggling into Syria as Root of Benghazi Attack + Libya / Syria / Video Meta-RECAP

29 Oct 12  DefDog: Benghazi: No Intelligence, No Integrity, No Answers PLUS Planted Story in Washington Times?

28 Oct 12  Dolphin: CENTCOM/Navy Relieve Navy Flag from Middle East Strike Group

28 Oct 12  DefDog: AP – Libyan Witnesses Say Organized Attack, No Video Protest — Independent Report Finds USG Story Inconsistent with Facts on the Ground, No Real Investigation So Far

27 Oct 12  Gordon Duff: An Alternative View of the Benghazi False Flag Murder of US Ambassador

26 Oct 12  Marcus Aurelius: New Information on Benghazi Consulate Attack — Multiple Military Rescue Forces Told to Stand Down

23 Oct 12  Gordon Duff: Benghazi Story Revisited — Military-Style Operation, Set-Up By Terry Jones, GOP and Romney Campaign Complicit? + Benghazi RECAP

23 Oct 12  Graphic: Map Syria Iran + Syria-Iran-Regional RECAP

10 Oct 12  Mini-Me: Libyan Guards Tell Their Story

10 Oct 12  Richard Wright: Jim Clapper Speaks to Excessive Dependence on Technical Intelligence, and the Evident Non-Existence of Human Intelligence in the Middle East

7 Oct 12  Chuck Spinney: LIBYA – It’s About the Tribes, NOT Islam vs. “Democracy”

25 Sep 12  Mini-Me: CIA Loses Official Cover Site in Benghazi — No Plan B + RECAP

18 Sep 12  Penguin: Global Covert Campaign to Undermine Obama – Who, Exactly, Is Doing What?

16 Sep 12  Marcus Aurelius: CIA Scrambles to Rush Spies and Drones to Libya – Makes Budget Increase Play on the Side

15 Sep 12  Chuck Spinney: America, the Muslims, and a Video That Went from Zero to Mach 2 – Origin of the Video Known, Who Took It Into Arabia and Africa Not Known

15 Sep 12  NIGHTWATCH: Libyan Collaborators with USA Compromised – Embassy Breach, Captured Laptop(s) – Ambassador dies from smoke inhalation in an improperly designed “safe room”

13 Sep 12  NIGHTWATCH: Silence of the Diplomatic Gerbils, Failure of US Intelligence & USMC

UPDATE 2 Dec 2012:  Added two Face the Nation links.  The discussion continues to avoid the probability that this was an organized paid attack to slam down the CIA base known to be engaged in acts of war against Syria, still a legitimate governement, and that US assets 1-2 hours from Benghazi were not only not mobilized, they were told to stand down for seven hours — the first two US citizens did not die for seven hours from the time the full alarm reached White House.

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UPDATE 28 Nov 2012:  Ambassador Rice should not be blamed for the manipulation of the talking points, a manipulation that was directly sanctioned by the Secretary of State, whose decision to not speak to the matter herself was assuredly calculated–the suffering inflicted on Ambassador Rice is no doubt very satisfying to the Secretary of State, not only because she herself avoided doing a Colin Powell, but because Rice, in switching from Clinton to Obama in the primaries, has been a grudge factor for the Secretary of State ever since.  We continue to maintain that this was not a terrorist attack — it was a hired militia attack, probably funded by Syria if not Russia, and the US Intelligence Community was deaf, dumb, and blind throughout.  If CIA did have a couple of prisoners and it was a rescue attempt, this will come out eventually.  DoD lost its nerve at the highest levels, perhaps intuiting that it was a state-sponsored attack, and chose not to reinforce the CIA base (it was never, ever, a consulate).  Everyone has blood on their hands except Ambassador Rice — she’s merely the fall gal.  Right now, what we would be asking for is the NSA transcripts, the FBI witness debriefs, and volunteer testimony from relevant foreign services with no CIA interference.

Amid GOP rage against Susan Rice, how Hillary Clinton has remained unscathed

Phi Beta Iota:  Pending a national  IG investigation in the public interest, Benghazi appears to have been a six part failure:  a)  CIA did a Khost Kathy — obliviousness ruled; b) State felt no responsibility for a CIA base under official cover, never mind Ambassador being at risk; c) JCS lost sight of why a Marine Corps-Navy team should be on call everywhere and left the Med without a MEU; d) Secretary of Defense misplaced his center; e) White House chose to waste seven hours during which any of a variety of assets could have swept in within 1-2 hours to stabilize the situation; and f) General Ham’s deputy was all too eager to relieve his boss.  The safety of US personnel is an inherent responsibility of Command that cannot be delegated, only shared.  Benghazi appears to be a microcosm of everything that is wrong with both our political system and our bloated confused military chains of command.

Note:  this is a perfect example of why Inspectors General need to rise to a new standard, working together to find and seal — in a constructive manner, not a punitive manner — the seams between and among the disparate cultures and capabilities of the various and generally isolated pieces of the larger enterprise of governance.

Slide:  Benghazi Support Map 1.2

Best timeline to date–how they lost an Ambassador still not explained

The Benghazi-Syria Connection

Day After BBC Report with eye witness account

BBC Newshour interview with eyewitness to Benghazi consulate attack (Broadcast Sept 12, 2012)

This remarkable eyewitness account of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was broadcast the day after it took place. Given the current controversy over who knew what and when about the attack in the Obama administration, the interview is even more remarkable. The speaker is named as Mohamad Al-Fitouri, who says he lives next door to the consulate and witnessed the deadly attack on the night of September 11. Crucially, Mr Al-Fitouri says there was no demonstration at the consulate. A large fleet of cars arrived flying black flags and shouting Takbeers arrived; the street was closed off; and the attackers launched a rocket propelled grenade at the facility. This began the attack. [Tip of the Hat to Theo166 at The Daily Beast]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnk

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9 Oct 2012 Best general account of attack details:

Hillary Clinton reveals what REALLY led to Benghazi massacre – and demolishes White House claim it was triggered by anti-Islam film

See Also [BimboGate in bold, but off-topic]:

DuckDuckGo / Benghazi

2008 U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century [450-Ship Navy]

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Inspectors General

AFP  White House denies heavy editing of Benghazi memo

Ambassador Stevens Death may Be Result of Arms Deal Gone Bad

Ansar al Shariah issues statement on US Consulate assault in Libya

Anti-War.com (Justin Raimondo)  Why Paula Broadwell Sent Those Emails

AP Petraeus said to be shocked by girlfriend’s emails

At home: Thomas Burke “After the attack there were cries back home that we needed to attack Libya – many Americans were assuming that all Libyans are extremists. But the Libyans were incredibly welcoming. The day before the attack, I went out for walks and people would wave, jump out of cars to greet me, hold my hands. And what was hardly publicised was that after the attack, there was a pro-democracy, pro-ambassador march with thousands of people disbanding extremist militias. The American ambassador was a popular local figure.”

Attaque de Benghazi : des questions demeurent  TRANSLATED: FBI Assistant Director Kevin Perkins, also confirmed lip that they had telephone intercepts revealing repeated contacts between members of the branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the local Islamic group Ansar al-Sharia, the day of the attack.  . . . . .  Known for his strong religious beliefs, Mohammed Boussidra who advised President Moustapha Abdeljalil since the beginning of the revolution, is perhaps the most familiar leaders of Ansar al-Sharia. “They are not as bad as they say,” says he. As its name suggests, Ansar al-Sharia (“Partisans of Sharia”) has only one policy objective. “But all Libyans want Sharia law is the fundamental law of Libya,” he says calmly in his apartment in Benghazi.

Benghazi : le récit de l’assaut anti-américain  TRANSLATED:  Both Ali and fifties Falih took the charge on their doorsteps, twenty meters from the U.S. consulate when they saw a hundred men to take part, around 20: 30 pm, police stationed who quickly packed up. “A man, dressed in a tunic and a long beard, shot with an RPG, they said. Others threw loaves explosive. Around 22:30, a pick-up in the February 17 Brigade took position and fired anti-aircraft weapon, then left. ”  Ahmed, another witness, said: “There were hundreds of men, the Afghan extremists dressed and wearing long beards. They were all armed with AK47 and RPG. There were also several men whose face was hidden. Around 22:30, they left, we thought it was over. I heard someone say that there were people in them inside the embassy. The fighting became more violent. The police did something stupid by pulling out at 14.5. I saw a big black 4 × 4 out of the consulate. At one in the morning, everything is calm again. “

Berto Jongman: Brennan Set Petraeus and CIA Up in Benghazi, CIA 7th Floor Also Betrayed Him, Dual Chain of Command in Africa + Brennan/Drone RECAP

Berto Jongman: RAND Panel on Diplomatic Goals and Counter-Terrorism Centered on Benghazi — First US Ambassador Killed in 30 Years

Chuck Spinney: America, the Muslims, and a Video That Went from Zero to Mach 2 – Origin of the Video Known, Who Took It Into Arabia and Africa Not Known

Chuck Spinney: LIBYA – It’s About the Tribes, NOT Islam vs. “Democracy”

Daily Beast:  Congress Receives Confusing Benghazi Briefing From Administration

Daily Beast: David Petraeus’s Secret Trip to Libya After the Benghazi Attack

The Nonexistent Case Against Susan Rice Crumbles

DefDog: AP – Libyan Witnesses Say Organized Attack, No Video Protest — Independent Report Finds USG Story Inconsistent with Facts on the Ground, No Real Investigation So Far

DefDog: Benghazi: No Intelligence, No Integrity, No Answers PLUS Planted Story in Washington Times?

DefDog: Benghazi Round-Up Plus Meta-RECAP

DefDog: Benghazi Update — In Three Parts

DefDog: Bimbo-Gate Covering Up CIA’s Continuing Use of Proxy Terrorists, Regime Change, and Triad of Drugs, Arms, and Money-Laundering

DefDog: CIA offers detailed account of attack in Libya

DefDog: Panetta Forced to Testify on Benghazi

DefDog: State Email to White House – Seven Hours Elapsed Time From Advisory to Death of Two in Benghazi

DefDog: Was Petraus Bombed By a Zionist Bimbo Honey Trap? + Broadwell RECAP

DefDog: Whither the CIA & Should David Ignatius Stop Talking?

Dolphin: 30 Days Warning No Protest CIA Acts Pentagon Freezes

Dolphin: CENTCOM/Navy Relieve Navy Flag from Middle East Strike Group

Face the Nation: House Intel chairman on Benghazi: “Gross negligence”

Face the Nation: Noonan: Petraeus resignation “mysterious”

FARS News Agency: US Press Reveal White House’s 6-Year-Long Support for Syrian Rebels

GI Wilson: American Thinker on US Arms Smuggling into Syria as Root of Benghazi Attack + Libya / Syria / Video Meta-RECAP

Gordon Duff: An Alternative View of the Benghazi False Flag Murder of US Ambassador

Gordon Duff: Benghazi Story Revisited — Military-Style Operation, Set-Up By Terry Jones, GOP and Romney Campaign Complicit? + Benghazi RECAP

Graphic: Bimbo-Gate Flow Chart with Jill Kelley in Center

HillBuzz: BREAKING NEWS: Two sources in Chicago diplomatic circles identify Ambassador Chris Stevens as gay (meaning State Department sent gay man to be ambassador to Libya)

Marcus Aurelius: CIA Scrambles to Rush Spies and Drones to Libya – Makes Budget Increase Play on the Side

Marcus Aurelius: New Information on Benghazi Consulate Attack — Multiple Military Rescue Forces Told to Stand Down

Michael Brenner: Is CIA a National Liability?

Mini-Me: Benghazi All CIA, State Off the Hook?

Mini-Me: Benghazi — DoD “Timeline” and Reason for Not Dispatching Armed Aircraft (Incomplete Intelligence Picture on the Ground)

Mini-Mi: Benghazi, Syria, Russia, & US Clear Violation of International Laws, Treaties, and Embargos

Mini-Me: Benghazi Update – Russians and French Playing Hard-Ball?

Mini-Me: Bimbo-Gate Sisters Khawam Family Fronted for Sadaam Hussein, Grayson Wolfe DC Insider, Akkadian Private Ventures LLC…

Mini-Me: CIA Loses Official Cover Site in Benghazi — No Plan B + RECAP

Mini-Me: CIA Bimbo Eruption or Hit Job with Vickers Replacing Patreaus? Great Photos

Mini-Me: Hit Job on Petraeus and CIA Neo-Cons? The Panetta Narrative?

Mini-Me: Jane Harman at CIA? Over Many Dead Bodies + CIA RECAP

Mini-Me: Libyan Guards Tell Their Story

Mini-Me: Married Lebanese Jill Kelley Takes Down FBI Agent, USMC General — FBI’s Lack of Internal Discipline Now Hurting Obama

Mini-Me: Obama Approves CIA War on Syria, CIA & Arabs Arming Islamic Militants Instead — But Wait, Could This Be Smoke Related to Benghazi-Based Acts of War on Syria?

Mini-Me: Petraeus as CIA Says Benghazi was Terrorist Attack — NSA Behind on Relevant Intercepts; DIA Not Being Allowed to Think, Zero HUMINT Sucks

Mini-Me: Obama Fears of Coup Put FBI Into Emails of Multiple Flag Officers? How Many Walking the Plank?

Mini-Me: Spinning Benghazi

NIGHTWATCH: Libyan Collaborators with USA Compromised – Embassy Breach, Captured Laptop(s) – Ambassador dies from smoke inhalation in an improperly designed “safe room”

NIGHTWATCH: Syria & Libya Update – US Poor Judgment Faulty Intelligence on Multiple Levels

NIGHTWATCH: Silence of the Diplomatic Gerbils, Failure of US Intelligence & USMC

Owl: Paula Broadwell nee Kranz as Zionist Honey? — Probably Not But Some Questions Do Need to Be Asked

Penguin: Benghazi – The Case for Impeachment

Penguin: Close Overhead Photograph of US “Consulate” in Benghazi — Looks More Like a CIA Villa

Penguin: Jill Kelley, Lebanese (Honorary) Consul General, Facing Multiple Foreclosures, But Her Story Now Worth Millions….

Penguin: (Un)Classified Cable – Three Updates All Sad

Reauters: Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

Richard Wright: Jim Clapper Speaks to Excessive Dependence on Technical Intelligence, and the Evident Non-Existence of Human Intelligence in the Middle East

Richard Wright: Petraeus A Political Execution – Bad for CIA – Vickers (or O’Sullivan, of the Clapper harem)?

Robert Steele: Intelligence for the President Revisited

Robert Steele: Post-Benghazi — Open Season on CIA?

Search: benghazi compound map

Search: CIA tri-fecta — Bimbos, Benghazi, Open Season

Search: integrity [as of 5 Oct 2012]

Vernon Loeb on Paula Broadwell and the Book — Dumbfounded!

WizBang What exactly were we doing in Benghazi anyway?