House Intelligence Committee Finds No Wrongdoing by the Administration in Benghazi

Conservatives have now spent 2 years shrieking hysterically about BENGHAZI, convinced of some sort of malfeasance or deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama Administration. According to the Republican led House Intelligence Committee, not so much.

Among the key findings:

– Intelligence agencies were “warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened.”

— “A mixed group of individuals, including those associated with al Qaeda, (Moammar) Khadafy loyalists and other Libyan militias, participated in the attack.”

— “There was no ‘stand-down order’ given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, no illegal activity or illegal arms transfers occurring by U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and no American was left behind.”

— The administration’s process for developing “talking points” was “flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis.”

Anyone betting this will mean conservatives will stop hysterically shrieking about Benghazi is taking a sucker’s bet.

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  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on August 4, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was lackluster, but for the most part competent. Benghazi was the worst thing that happened on her watch, so the Tea-GOP has seized on it in a desperate attempt to derail her presidential campaign before it starts.

    • #2 by brewski on August 4, 2014 - 4:57 pm

      Desperate campaign or factual campaign?

      She lied to the grieving parents. What more do you need?

      • #3 by Richard Warnick on August 4, 2014 - 5:11 pm

        Faux News Channel’s shameless exploitation of Pat Smith marked a new low for Clinton haters.

        • #4 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 7:00 am

          And Woods?

          • #5 by Richard Warnick on August 5, 2014 - 8:56 am

            Faux News: Family members of Benghazi victims confident House probe will produce truth

            And the committee concluded there was no administration wrongdoing regarding the Benghazi attack. Don’t forget, this is the 7th or 8th government investigation of Benghazi. Hopefully, that’s enough.

          • #6 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 9:31 am

            Then why am I still being censored?

          • #7 by Richard Warnick on August 5, 2014 - 9:35 am

            Not by me.

          • #8 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 9:50 am

            Plausible deniability.

          • #9 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 9:52 am

            You have a copy of the report? Or just leaked conclusions by lefties for lefties?

          • #10 by Richard Warnick on August 5, 2014 - 11:58 am

            If you read the article, you would know that the committee voted to declassify their report, but before it reaches the public it has to go through an intelligence review.

          • #11 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 12:48 pm

            So in other words, you and no one else has seen the report.

          • #12 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 12:50 pm

            So the alleged conclusion is that they didn’t “lie” per se, they just had bad intelligence.

            Gee, where have I heard that before?

            You dismissed that conclusion before, and now you embrace it.

            You’re a partisan hack.

          • #13 by Richard Warnick on August 5, 2014 - 1:05 pm

            Again, read the article. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), the second-ranking Democrat on the committee, has read the report.

            Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given.”

          • #14 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 6:24 pm

            So your sole source is some hack Democrat?

            Hahahahahahahaha!

          • #15 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 7:36 pm

            Is he going to run across the floor of the House too wagging his finger like a deranged lunatic like his boss is?

          • #16 by Richard Warnick on August 6, 2014 - 7:25 am

            It has been noted that Republicans on the committee are unusually silent regarding the report’s conclusions. What does that tell you, brewski?

        • #17 by brewski on August 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

          “When I was approached by Hillary Clinton at the coming-home ceremony of the bodies at Andrews Air Force Base, and she said, ‘We’re going to go out and we’re going to prosecute that person that made the video,’ I knew that she wasn’t telling the truth, and I think the whole world knows that now,” he explained.

  2. #19 by Johnsonville brat. on August 4, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    More like flat bluster..and murderess incompetence…” We came, we saw, he died” ? Now look at Libya..jihadi training school.

    Benghazi is the least of the stupid bitches disaster.

    She basically helped lay the groundwork for what ISIS is now doing in Iraq..sawing off shia heads.

    She prevailed over installing our stooge puppet poreshenko in Ukraine to the evolving disaster that is possibly going to emerge as WW3.

    Hillary as president? People have to be out of their cotton picking minds.

  3. #20 by Johnsonville brat. on August 4, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    She’s a loser, that’s what matters to America.

    She’s has so many negatives and is unelectable. Can’t even win her own party, so president? After the ass fucking this president has given the people they will well be looking elsewhere than granny pants democrats.

  4. #21 by clear! on August 5, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    Nobody internationally gives a whack about what this lying government presents..it’s all bullshit and the world knows it. Hell, we all know it too, except for the 20%ers.

  5. #22 by Richard Warnick on August 6, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Fox News Quiet After Congressional Report Finds No Benghazi Scandal

    It’s a clinical, point-by-point refutation of the Benghazi hoax Fox has pushed for nearly 2 years.

    Yet Fox News made no mention of the report on Monday. In sharp contrast to its current silence, when House Speaker John Boehner announced the formation of a select committee to investigate Benghazi in June, Fox devoted at least 225 segments to the topic over just two weeks, an estimated publicity value of more than $124 million.

    Fox’s sudden lack of interest in congressional investigations into Benghazi comes less then one week after Rep. Trey Gowdy, head of the select committee, announced – in what Fox News billed as an “exclusive” interview – that he would hold more public hearings on the attacks in September.

    • #23 by brewski on August 6, 2014 - 4:30 pm

      Media Matters? Hahahahahahahaha!

  6. #24 by Richard Warnick on August 6, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    How The Newest House Benghazi Report Should Change Media’s Approach To Gowdy’s Select Committee

    The findings present a new challenge for media outlets in the runup to Gowdy’s Benghazi select committee, explicitly formed to investigate “unanswered questions” that previous Benghazi investigations have long-since asked and answered. When House Republicans announced plans to form the committee in May, many in the media presented Gowdy’s premise of “unanswered questions” as legitimate.

    Fox News, which relentlessly campaigned for a select committee, has dutifully continued to promote it, regardless of the investigation’s $3.3 million price tag.

    • #25 by brewski on August 6, 2014 - 4:30 pm

      Report? What report?

      • #26 by Richard Warnick on August 6, 2014 - 10:03 pm

        That’s what Faux News Channel says. ;-)

        • #27 by brewski on August 7, 2014 - 7:23 am

          How would you know?

          • #28 by Richard Warnick on August 7, 2014 - 9:53 am

            Media Matters watches Faux News so I don’t have to.

          • #29 by brewski on August 7, 2014 - 8:50 pm

            Media Matters makes Trotsky seem reasonable.

          • #30 by brewski on August 12, 2014 - 10:10 am

            The Service Employees International Union probably expected a warm welcome when it tried to unionize the nonprofit Media Matters, or that it would be able to do so using the very card-check vote Media Matters champions.

            But then the union discovered that Media Matters’ management doesn’t believe a word of the union propaganda it’s been peddling.

            Media Matters says it’s not “actively opposing” the SEIU’s effort. But it isn’t exactly putting out the welcome wagon, either.

            First, it rejected the card-check proposal, forcing the union to petition the National Labor Relations Board for an election. Then it hired a top-flight firm that specializes in helping management with union disputes.

            “For an organization that says they are not opposing employees’ efforts to unionize, it’s a little suspicious that they hired such a fancy legal team,” an SEIU spokesman told the Washington Examiner.

          • #31 by Richard Warnick on August 12, 2014 - 2:29 pm

            As long as Media Matters keeps watch on the right-wing media, they can do it with either union or non-union people.

          • #32 by brewski on August 12, 2014 - 3:40 pm

            You are a True Believer.

          • #33 by Richard Warnick on August 12, 2014 - 9:13 pm

            I believe the truth when I can find some.

          • #34 by brewski on August 12, 2014 - 9:54 pm

            You accept as the truth what someone else echoes back to you what you already thought without any data so when you hear it you exclaim “aha! see, I knew I was right” even when you are wrong.

            MM is anti union for themselves and pro union for everyone else. You and they are slimy hypocrites.

          • #35 by Richard Warnick on August 13, 2014 - 7:56 pm

            The people without any data are the conspiracy theorists alleging a Benghazi coverup.

          • #36 by brewski on August 13, 2014 - 9:12 pm

            Lots of data.

            Are you trying to be funny?

  7. #37 by Richard Warnick on August 10, 2014 - 11:26 am

    Will Fox News Finally Stop Pushing The Benghazi Hoax?

    Media Matters simply records what right-wing media says, and plays it back.

    • #38 by brewski on August 10, 2014 - 10:39 pm

      Media Matter are a bunch of dishonest whores.

      • #39 by Richard Warnick on August 11, 2014 - 6:20 pm

        Explain how recording what people say and then playing it back verbatim is “dishonest.”

        • #40 by brewski on August 11, 2014 - 9:23 pm

          Show me the report.

          • #41 by Richard Warnick on August 11, 2014 - 10:30 pm

            I will post a link when it’s declassified, that’s a promise.

          • #42 by brewski on August 12, 2014 - 10:09 am

            So until then, you have no source at all. You’re just making shit up, as usual.

  8. #43 by piss poor website on August 13, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    After the discovery now that this admin has been funding jihadi terrorists in Libya, Syria, and now Iraq, the maiden Nazis in Ukraine…its no stretch to know that the Benghazi affair is a complete coverup.

    The revelations of these truths would tear faith in government to shreds.

    Hey news flash..the faith is gone, and the US government is torn to shreds.

  9. #44 by Richard Warnick on August 14, 2014 - 7:38 am

    If the Tea-GOP wants something real to attack President Obama, why not go after him on drone attacks and warrantless surveillance? Rand Paul is showing them the way.

  10. #45 by piss poor website on August 14, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Benghazi is the tip of the iceberg, to anyone who cares about the good name of the United States attacking obama for anything that would diminish him would be a patriotic duty.

    The question is why aren’t any in his own party going after him for his obvious crimes and malfeasance?

  11. #46 by piss poor website on August 14, 2014 - 12:27 pm

    This is then a nation of expedient losers,whose morality and ethics is as malleable as play doh if their own ox be gored or self interest is at risk.

    This goes as far as pride…I cannot count the addled progressives who still avail themselves to obama simply because they cannot admit to themselves how bamboozled they have been by him and his host of miscreants.

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