Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Saga of the Benghazi Report!

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Flashing red lies of Benghazi
Murder, lies and videotape
Doug Hagmann
Late on Sunday, December 30, 2012, under the cover of the holiday weekend, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs quietly released their investigative report of the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The
29-page investigative report titled Flashing Red, additional to the State Department’s own Accountability Review Board’s (ARB) report, was released by Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman and Ranking Committee member Susan Collins.
The report contains ten “findings,” eleven “recommendations,” 117 heavily redacted footnotes and even a prominent mention of the dialogue between Barack Hussein Obama and Joy Behar of The View. The conclusion reached by this report is a mere six sentences long, ultimately determining that the Benghazi deaths are “a tragic reminder that the fight our country is engaged in with Islamist extremists and terrorists is not over,” and that the U.S. government failed to protect its public servants in Benghazi.
As fully expected, the majority of the findings and subsequent recommendations in this report directly relate to security of the physical assets and personnel in Libya. These are deliberate deflections to divert attention away from certain key elements, including but not limited to identifying those who were behind the attacks and their motive. The most critical aspect of this investigation that would provide the context necessary to understand what took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2102, was missing from this report: the reasons that Obama and certain members of his administration deliberately withheld and even purposely misrepresented the facts to the families of the slain victims and the American people collectively.
Contradictions and lies
Most Americans will recall that Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney and others under the direct control of the Chief Executive immediately identified a little-known video as the motive for the attack in Benghazi, and the existence of a crowd of protestors motivated by anti-American sentiment gathered outside of the “embassy” or “consulate” in Benghazi due to this video. This is one of the most critically important aspects to the official version of events in Benghazi as well as the events that followed at the highest levels of our government.
The video is the metaphorical “smoking gun” in the intentional cover-up implemented at the highest levels of our government. Its importance is comparable to the Nixon tapes of the Watergate era, or the infamous blue dress in the Clinton scandal. Despite its importance as the cornerstone of an immense cover-up not seen since the Watergate era, this report not only downplays its significance, but allows obvious factual contradictions to exist unimpeded. It is unconscionable that any investigative inquiry with a genuine intent on uncovering the truth in the murders of four Americans would avoid pursuing this issue as exhibited in this report.
The video was referenced four times within this report, with the most important reference appearing on page four as follows (Washington timeline of 9/11):
“From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST, Secretary Panetta met with senior DOD officials to discuss the Benghazi attack and other violence in the region in reaction to the anti-Muslim video.”

Having the benefit of retrospect alone, it is unthinkable that this report fails to question the truthfulness of this assertion which we now know cannot be true. The veracity of this claim becomes even more absurd when it’s now known with absolute certainty that the Benghazi compound was¬† not an embassy, consulate, or even an overtly obvious diplomatic mission. The facts now prove that this compound was operating “under the radar” for non-diplomatic purposes, a fact that was well known to Panetta, Clinton and others.
Accordingly, there could not have been a protest of any kind at this location. By deliberately and incorrectly calling the Benghazi compound an embassy (initially) and later a consulate, the deception was further advanced to allow for the possibility of a protest. This is not an act of omission by elected and appointed officials, but one of commission. Yet the investigative report fails to address this deception for what it is by outright dismissing this deliberate lie with the concession that the attacks in Benghazi were, in fact, terrorist attacks.
This absolute deceptions relative to the video, the alleged protest in Benghazi, and the ultimate murders of four Americans were dismissed on page 23 of this report by the following statement:
“In short, regardless of questions about whether there had been a demonstration or protest outside the Temporary Mission Facility in advance of the attack, the extent to which the attacks were preplanned, or the role of an anti-Islamic video which had sparked protests at the U.S. embassy in Cairo and elsewhere earlier on September 11th, there was never any doubt among key officials, including officials in the IC and the Department of State, that the attack in Benghazi was an act of terrorism.”
In one single run-on sentence, the report of investigation blatantly dismisses the deception of the Obama administration relative to the video and nature of the compound by merely admitting that the event in Benghazi was indeed a terrorist attack. The report further gives passes to Obama, Clinton and Rice as they knowingly misled the American people in multiple venues, from Sunday morning panel shows to daytime shows such as The View and late night talk shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman. It would appear that the choice of venues is indicative of the utter contempt shown for the victims, their families and every thinking American.
Murder, lies and videotape
It is often said that it is not always the crime, but the cover-up that creates the most serious problems to those involved in criminal activity. So too will it be with Benghazi. The evidence of a massive cover-up exists within reach, waiting for the spotlight of truth to bring it into focus. The video that was identified as being the spark that ignited the protests and ultimately, the attack that resulted in the murder of four Americans plays an important and very telling role, but not in the manner believed by many Americans.
The video holds certain clues in the activities of this administration, as do those associated with it. Based on my own extensive research, investigation and inquiries, it is my professional belief and opinion that it contains the “fingerprints” of certain key individuals acting within and on behalf of this administration, including, perhaps, one who is presently being considered to head a large government agency.
Additionally, it appears that the video can be traced back to individuals and groups who were involved in a case of political intrigue in 2008. A case that when viewed in a certain manner, when focused in a certain way, might also involve the unsolved murder of a young man who was caught in a situation way over his head. Having no choice but to turn government informant, he never got the chance to testify on record, as he was found with a bullet to his head.
As we have seen with such cover-ups as Watergate and the Clinton sex scandal, it is the hubris of those involved in the cover-up that leads to their downfall. However, no one was murdered in either of those two scandals, and the motives of both did not involve taking a country to the brink of a world war.
The truth behind Benghazi, however, is the key to it all.
Copyright © Douglas Hagmann
Douglas J. Hagmann and his son, Joe Hagmann host The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, a live Internet radio program broadcast each weeknight from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
Douglas Hagmann, founder & director of the
Northeast Intelligence Network, and a multi-state licensed private investigative agency. Doug began using his investigative skills and training to fight terrorism and increase public awareness through his website.
Doug can be reached at: director@homelandsecurityus.com
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The wretched absurdity of the Benghazi report
Only if this report was written with the blood of the dead Americans could it be more insulting to their memory, their families and to the intelligence of the American public
Doug Hagmann
Thursday, December 20, 2012
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51881?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=298519cb6a-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email
Under the cover of the Newtown school shooting, an “independent” five member investigative panel quietly released an unclassified, 39-page report Tuesday night, detailing their findings of the attack that led to the murder of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The
report cites five main reasons for the loss of life, all primarily related to inadequate security for U.S. personnel. However, the independent panel found that no “U.S. Government employee engaged in misconduct or willfully ignored his or her responsibilities, and, therefore, did not find reasonable cause to believe that an individual breached his or her duty so as to be the subject of a recommendation for disciplinary action.” Stated another way, no one is to blame nor will be held accountable for the murders of Americans Sean Smith, Glen Dougherty, Tyrone Woods, and Ambassador Chris Stevens, so just continue with your business.
The report was released in advance of closed-door congressional testimony scheduled for today by two senior panel members, retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was also scheduled to testify this week, but has declined to do so as a result of her recent fainting spell. Others are unavailable to testify or have not been asked, which is a common tactic when the outcome of an investigation is fixed from the beginning, and this, based on an extensive review of all available evidence, most certainly was.
2012 Game show panel: To Tell The Truth
It is an interesting bit of trivia, perhaps, that the popular television game show To Tell the Truth premiered exactly 56 years to the day that the Benghazi report was released. The objective of the 2012 real world panel appears to be the antithesis of former game show, as ferreting out the truth did not appear to be the panel’s objective.
The panel report offers nothing more than obligatory eye candy in the form of a stinging rebuke of State Department management and leadership failures that led to the murder of four Americans. The panel deliberately convolutes the pertinent issues with unrelated historical accounts of security issues in Libya dating back to 1967, giving the reader a sense of thoroughness while leaving the main issues untouched by design.
Ironically, the report opens with a 1905 quote from George Santayanna: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Included perhaps to add legitimacy and a veneer of integrity to an investigative report unworthy of such a definition, it is an insult to those aware of the actual events leading up to the murderous attacks of 9/11.
To understand how the truth behind the murders and the events of the attack is being buried amid familiar terms and talking points suitable for both political parties and their spokespeople, it is vital to understand the origin and makeup of the “independent” panel. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton convened the Accountability Review Board (ARB) in the wake of the attacks, quietly appointing retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering to chair and direct the panel. His appointment unceremoniously appeared in the October 4, 2012 edition of the Federal Register.
As noted in a previous report by this author, Thomas Pickering is an obvious choice to direct an investigation that could have any negative implications to Iran or this administration’s associations with the Muslim Brotherhood. Pickering is an advisory board member of the pro-Iranian organization known as the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and co-chairman of the board of directors of the International Crisis Group (ICG), whose executive committee includes the infamous George Soros. Pickering is also vice-chairman of Hills & Co., global consultants founded in 1993 by CFR and Trilateral Commission member Carla Anderson Hills.
The significance of Pickering’s appointment cannot be overstated or underestimated considering that the trail of blood from four Americans leads directly to Ansar al Sharia, a terrorist group funded by Iran. Who better to redirect or cover up the operational conspiracy that exists between Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and that Muslim Brotherhood that exists at the core of the 9/11 attack? Pickering is the obvious choice.
From the untouched to the absurd
Left untouched by the Pickering panel are the intrinsically sinister machinations of Obama, Jarrett and Clinton, as they as are methodically taking us to the brink of a new war in Syria through their weapons running operations in Benghazi. The report intentionally offered only a very narrow view of the events in Benghazi, limiting their scope to the already exposed security deficiencies that were secondary to the redefined Benghazi “consulate.” Using this tactic effectively diverts attention away from the real issue and thus, the actual cause for the attack.
Beyond the narrow focus of the security issues and the subsequent inconsequential wrist slap, the investigative panel descends further into the abyss of absurdity and insult by incredibly asserting that everything possible had been done to rescue and save our Ambassador and Sean Smith, and further asserted that “the interagency response was timely and appropriate, but there was simply not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference.”
That finding alone should alarm every thinking American based on open source intelligence and what is known, as well as what has yet to be disclosed. Only if this report was written with the blood of the dead Americans could it be more insulting to families of the dead and to the intelligence of the American public.
Perhaps Pickering and his cadre of co-conspirators would like to disclose to the American people the strange odyssey of a certain C-130 aircraft that left Croatia for Libya to provide assistance to the Americans under siege at the onset of the attack. The portal-to-portal flight time is about four hours, yet it did not officially “appear” on site for 23 hours. Perhaps it’s time to address the fact that the lie is different at every level, and for Pickering to stop being a firewall between his bosses and the truth owed to every American, and particularly to the families of those who were murdered.
It’s time to ask whether the crew of that C-130 was ever identified and interviewed. It’s time to locate and ask the personnel on board that aircraft how long it was, after they changed from their military uniforms into their street clothes to enact a rescue, were they forced to wait while the embattled Americans endured the attack and met their deaths. Oh yes, there is information known and crying out to be made public despite the contempt for the truth and equally important, the contempt for the American people by Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett.
Four Americans were murdered in Benghazi. Over forty thousand are dead in Syria. Soon, it will be four million dead as a result of the hidden agenda of our elected leaders, the complicity of a corrupt media, and the complacency of a brainwashed public. Today we cry over the deaths in Newtown, but tomorrow, our sobs will be for the masses.
Added for clarification: The C-130 referenced in this article departed from Croatia but was officially reported to be present at Naval Air Station Sigonella 23 hours later, despite an average flight time for that trip of approximately four-(4) hours.
Additionally, it is reasonable to ask how the panel report could conclude that “there was simply not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference,” given what we know and the specific information that has been officially confirmed. The firefight lasted approximately nine hours. Nine hours. Also notice that the report is very specific in specifying armed U.S. military assets. One must ask whether any other non-U.S. assets were in the area that offered to assist, waiting for the call that never came. Anyone?
Copyright © Douglas Hagmann
Douglas J. Hagmann and his son, Joe Hagmann host The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, a live Internet radio program broadcast each weeknight from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
Douglas Hagmann, founder & director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, and a multi-state licensed private investigative agency. Doug began using his investigative skills and training to fight terrorism and increase public awareness through his website.
Doug can be reached atdirector@homelandsecurityus.com
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Also See:
What Happened in Benghazi?
31 October 2012
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