I agree: GOP Benghazi report is “full of crap”

There is a new internecine fight in the GOP based on what happened in the attack in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glenn Doherty, and Ty Woods. It seems that the recently released report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Benghazi has some steamed.

As reported by Fox News, “South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday criticized a recently released House Republican report that concludes no intelligence lapses in connection with the fatal Benghazi attacks, saying congressional investigators did a “lousy job.” “I think the report is full of crap,” Graham, a Republican, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence report released late Friday concluded the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The report also found no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria. “This report puts all the blame on the State Department and absolves the intelligence community,” Graham said.”

While it’s well-known to some, many are not aware of the conflict of interest for the Chairman of the HPSCI, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) — who somehow decided to resign. Rogers’ wife Kristi, who after years of government service in mid-level administrative positions, moved to the private sector and joined the British-based security contractor Aegis Defense Services to help open its U.S. subsidiary. Fox says, “The newsletter Intelligence Online noted that thanks to Ms. Rogers’ efforts, “Aegis won several major contracts with the U.S. administration.” Libya also was an area of activity for Aegis, Ms. Rogers’ company and Ms. Rogers’ rise at Aegis was swift. As reported by the Daily Caller, “Ms. Rogers was a strong advocate for Aegis. In 2010 testimony before the congressionally chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting, she noted that “contractors are a necessary reality of the United States’ missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and perhaps similar, future missions.” Aegis, she said, was a “threat driven and intelligence led” company with “seasoned professionals” and “exceptional performance.” She added that the firm “regularly meets with Members of Congress, their staff and other key decision makers.”

And if you’ve been following this episode, you know Aegis has been linked to security detail operations for the State Department in Benghazi. Indeed the plot thickens.

Within the GOP-led House of Representatives there has been some consternation between the House Oversight Committee and the HPSCI on the issue of Benghazi — with the HPSCI under Rogers’ leadership apparently trying to dismiss the issue. And with the appointed House Select Committee you have to wonder why this report has been released on a Friday during a lame duck session when the Chairman has resigned.

And so Senator Graham yesterday took up the cause against the HPSCI report. Fox says, “Graham, among the most outspoken Capitol Hill lawmakers about the administration’s handling of Benghazi, also told CNN the report does not exonerate the administration. He said the House committee is “doing a lousy job policing their own.” Graham suggested the findings are flawed because the information was supplied by former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell and other members of the intelligence community who have already misled Congress.”

People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue was nixed, that officials intentionally downplayed the role of Al Qaeda figures in the attack, and that Stevens and the CIA were involved in a secret operation to spirit weapons out of Libya and into the hands of Syrian rebels.”

I don’t believe we shall ever know what occurred in Benghazi in September 2012. There is no doubt that the list of those complicit and accountable for the tragic abandonment of Americans is long and probably one of a bipartisan nature. The families of those who lost their lives deserve the truth, but unfortunately in a town where responsibility is a foreign word, it may never be forthcoming. Everyone is so quick to just say move along, nothing to see here, but tell that to the mother of Sean Smith or the widow of Ty Woods, and his now fatherless young boy (both of whom I’ve met).

This– along with Operation Fast and Furious and the death of US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry — represents a dark moment for America. It’s clear evidence that politics trumps policy and even weighs greater than protecting American lives. I concur with Senator Lindsay Graham.

72 COMMENTS

  1. Of course you think it’s crap… because it debunks the BS conspiracies you’ve been promoting.
    Whatever happened to the secret info you posted you got back in May that was going to blow the lid off this whole thing?
    LIAR!

    Typical conspiracy wacko.
    if the investigation doesn’t support your beliefs, you blame the investigation.
    Allen West… do you remember this was the same investigation you supported and said would get to the bottom of things because of the people running it?
    i guess you don’t trust them anymore since they won’t tell you what you want to hear.

      • you can lead the arrogant stupid people to the water in the desert, then the truth will drown them. Day’s of denial are over, time to pay the Piper. Your link is proof to how you educate yourself with the most powerful tool of truth, you choose to watch cartoons, almost funny, barely!

      • Wow… why the hell did you send me a link to a 9/11 truther conspiracy video?
        Was it to make sure I got the point that you were crazy?

      • i read it… it’s a shame you didn’t.
        There was no stand down order from Washington.. just a local team leader hesitating.
        Nice try kid

      • Your denial is noted Obamite.

        Chew on this too coward………….

        The 6 Biggest Lies About Benghazi – Breitbart

        http://www.breitbart.com/Big…/The-6-Biggest-Lies-About-Benghazi

        Breitbart

        May 2, 2014 – But that’s hardly the only lie from this White House surroundingBenghazi. Here, then, are the top six top lies told by the White House with …

        Benghazi Timeline

        FactCheck.org‎ – Oct 2012

        There were no protesters at the Benghazi consulate prior to the attack, even though Obama and others repeatedly said the attackers joined an angry mob that had formed in opposition …

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        Benghazi Lies | The Weekly Standard

        http://www.weeklystandard.com/…/benghazi-lies_78898...

        The Weekly Standard

        May 12, 2014 – Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Ben Rhodes,Benghazi, Emails, Hayes, Judicial Watch and Susan Rice from The Weekly …

      • Sorry kid… I’m going with the facts of the investigation.
        You can continue to choose to base your reality on the postulations of right wing bloggers.

        Oh… and for the record… the investigation did say there were no protesters at the Consulate prior to the attack.
        So i guess the only reason you cited that tidbit from FactCheck.org was because you did not even bother to red the investigation that you are disputing.
        typical

      • [[ Sorry kid… I’m going with the facts of the investigation. ]]

        The fact that Obama&co. lied? We agree.

      • If you read it carefully starting at paragraph 11..their leader did tell them to stand down. He was in contact with someone either on the phone, or radio.. higher up than him, who would be on contact with someone higher up than him, etc., that was giving them orders to “STAND DOWN”!! It doesn’t take a moron to understand this. You, like others, just don’t want to believe that our government is corrupt, and only want to do whatever is their agenda!! Past and present administrations.

      • You are making an assumption.
        Because the team leader was on the phone… you assume he was getting stand down orders from Washington.
        Your assumption is not evidence.
        The Republican led congressional investigation concluded that no stand down order came from Washington.

        I never said that the government is not corrupt.
        But that does not mean i hold them accountable for things they may not actually have done just on an assumption.

      • the only conspiracy is that it did not happen the way I say. You have absolutely no hard proof that it didn’t happen the way I say and I have files and files of hard evidence it did. Show me yours, please. Other then a news media and a lying ass government telling you. I worked for the DoE and built Advanced Laser Research Center at Kirtland AFB in 1997-99 and worked at Kirtland, Monzano Base and Sandia for 16 years. I sure as hell know plenty!

      • Oh … so you demand proof… but you don’t actually want proof gathered from any government investigation or the press?
        HAHAHA!
        That is crazy.

        You know nothing.

      • Pretending to be a fictional character from Hogans Hero’s is your choice. The days of denial are in the past and won’t work anymore. Better brush up, it’s important!

      • Pretending to be a fictional character?
        What?
        The only denial of reality is you clinging to your conspiracy theories, while refusing to accept the findings of any investigation that doesn’t tell you what you want to hear.

      • the only theory is your point of view, you have absolutely no proof to back yourself up that isn’t what someone told you to think. The investigations into an entity telling you what they want you to hear is your side. They and any mainstream media are liars, dependent on a grant for a paycheck in the science industry, and sponsors for the media. Tell you what, despite having all the facts and data to back my side of the story versus this bought and paid for side. Google the top 10 alternative news media’s, pick 3 and start there. Don’t ever turn your TV on again, boy are you going to be shocked. Either that if you keep coming back with BS remarks, you to are a traitor, a shill, or worse yet, you actually believe them! Jeez, I hope not.

      • I read it, I also know of. 17 of the 30 witness’s have met shall we say, untimely deaths. Trey is stalling because that is what they intended all along. Traitors!

    • Too many who’ve already testified agree that stand down orders were given. Main 3 who’d be giving those are obama, hillary or jarrett…..or all 3 together, but of course denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

      • The investigation determined there was no stand down order.
        if you have a link to someone actually offering first hand testimony that a stand down order was given, I would love to see it.

      • Wrong idiot.. I read it.
        there was NO stand down order from washington, the state department, or teh white house.
        Did you even read the article you linked you friggin moron?
        A couple of the guys on the ground said their team leader told the m to stand down and wait for support… and then changed his mind and said go ahead.

        HAHAHA
        Nice try loser.
        There was no stand down order.

        i know since a cowardly fag like you never served you wouldn’t understand the difference between a hesitation from a team leader on the ground on a stand down order from Washington

      • [[ A couple of the guys on the ground said their team leader told the m to stand down and wait for support ]]

        And where do you think that order came from? Keep sucking Obama’s joint coward.

      • According to a congressional investigation, it did not come from Washington.
        According to your paranoid presumptions, based on no evidence whatsoever, it did come from Washington.

        Hmmm… Sorry Mary… I’m going to pick the Congressional investigators who spent many long months gathering facts and conducting interviews over your paranoid delusions.

      • [[ According to a congressional investigation, it did not come from Washington.]]

        Based on testimony from liars. Agreed.

      • One day later, no response with the list of alleged witnesses who testified. Must be top secret.

        How surprising.

  2. is anyone surprised what west or fellow idiots like him believe or don’t believe??
    sniff, sniff, “I guess we’ll never know”
    give it a rest west…

  3. Allen – It is time to let this go. A constant stream of
    conspiracy thinking is not good for anyone’s mental landscape. I know there is
    power in pandering to the tin-foil hat crowd, they will buy any story that
    supports a right wing worldview. As for you my friend, you must decide what
    your personal integrity will support. This subject has been pretty well analyzed thoroughly and has come up each and
    every time supporting the previous findings.

    Just for fun and novelty, assume that all eight of the
    previous investigations are correct. Your intellectual stock just might go up.

    Just saying .

  4. Down the road, when Trey Gowdy and Republican House Select Committee come to the same conclusions, I’m sure we’ll get the same response “I agree: GOP Select Committee report is full of crap”

  5. Funny, the protesters in Ferguerson don’t believe the report from the GJ and you don’t believe the Benghazi report. I think we are stuck in this country.
    Ps, West did your confidential infirmer ( drunk illusion) testify ?

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