Was She Trying To Unseat Gadaffi "On The Cheap?"
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That's the contention that Roger L. Simon, an American novelist and political commentator, claims several new "whistleblowers" will make when they go public in the near future. In his commentary posted May 21st at pjmedia.com titled: "PJM EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama," Simon relays the following:

"More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.

These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.

According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.

Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.”

This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the “insurgents” actually were al-Qaeda – indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens.

The former diplomat who spoke with PJ Media regarded the whole enterprise as totally amateurish and likened it to the Mike Nichols film Charlie Wilson’s War about a clueless congressman who supplies Stingers to the Afghan guerrillas. “It’s as if Hillary and the others just watched that movie and said ‘Hey, let’s do that!’” the diplomat said.

He added that he and his colleagues think the leaking of General David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell was timed to silence the former CIA chief on these matters.

Regarding General Ham, military contacts of the diplomats tell them that AFRICOM had Special Ops “assets in place that could have come to the aid of the Benghazi consulate immediately (not in six hours).”

Ham was told by the White House not to send the aid to the trapped men, but Ham decided to disobey and did so anyway, whereupon the White House “called his deputy and had the deputy threaten to relieve Ham of his command.”

The White House motivation in all this is as yet unclear, but it is known that Ham retired quietly in April 2013 as head of AFRICOM.

PJ Media recognizes this is largely hearsay, but the two diplomats sounded quite credible. One of them was in a position of responsibility in a dangerous area of Iraq in 2004.

We will report more as we learn it."

See: http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2013/05/21/pjm-exclusive-ex-diplomats-report-new-benghazi-whistleblowers-with-info-devastating-to-clinton-and-obama/

And so - the plot thickens. Regarding Simon's comment that "this is largely hearsay" - I point out that "hearsay" is a legal term which only really applies/carries any weight IN COURT. To paraphrase Mrs. Clinton, WHO CARES if what Simon is reporting is "hearsay?" The only thing that's important now is whether what he is reporting is TRUE. If it IS true, it would add another layer of complicity to the potential wrongdoing in this scandal, and it would elevate the level of the wrongdoers to the highest strata of our federal government.

Interesting stuff.

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sebekm commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 17:52 PM

...and here's more on the Benghazi scandal and why it continues to grow "legs." In a recent joint statement by U.S. Senators Ayotte, Graham, and McCain, they list "What We Do Not Know" about Benghazi. It is also an interesting read.

See: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/s...

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Well Sebe my friend, I don't know if its just MY television or what but it seems that for some reason I am only picking up some freakin car race instead of Meet the Press. What the NBC Ceo's are thinking I do not know. I don't like car races of any kind. I, whether anyone believes it or not wanted to see if "the legs" were indeed there or not. Still got one more shot at FAce the Nation at 10:00.

But for now, one of the legs of the story(s) is missing in action.

So much for Headline making government foulups, I guess. A car race instead of "scandals" 1,2, and 3 getting before the cameras. For today at least.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 13:25 PM

Ok...I am smart enough to know that just by responding to these "scandal" posts gives them "legs" to some degree. Not on a Metro scale, but on an itty bitty small town blog scale. This here ain't Facebook, folks.

Anyway...just finished up watching every minute of Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer to which Sebe may provide the links and clips if desired. And guess What my conservative conspiracy freaks? It proceeded thusly:

The show consisted of the first 17 minutes of Gov. Fallin in Ok. describing the disaster in Moore and how grateful she and the people of Morre were to FEMA (gosh, I wonder who in BHO's Administration is running FEMA post Katrina??) volunteers, and the help and prayers of others in responding to this disaster.

At precisely 10:47 David Gergen of Harvard University and Michael Gerson of the Washington Post discussed the tri-fecta yall are getting all worked up about. They did this along with Mr.Schieffer for appx. 8 minutes. After which Mr. Schieffer added 1.5 minutes of his own commentary. Seems his primary concern was the layers of bureaucracy of the White House Press Office he had to go thru to get anyone to come talk to him and other news outlets. (mourning about the good ole days, I reckon).

The rest of the show consisted of a well deserved 16 minute discussion of a REAL Crisis regarding the weather, global warming (yes its real you right wingers. Ozone Al had it right from the beginning). Then there was an interview with Joseph Perisco about his Book on FDR for 5 minutes. Followed with a visual tribute to our fallen military men and women with visuals of monuments and statues. Then Schieffer signed off.

So what does this maybe mean?

I think that with comments from Gergen and Gerson that the tri-fecta "does not rise to Watergate nor even Iran Contra", and that if anything this hype hurts the perception and 'trust' given to the Obama Administration, and indicates that on a three legged stool sample,(yes I said stool sample; think Beavis and Butt-Head here) I generously give this CBS one One Half of a leg. NBC: No leg and a generous whole leg to Faux News which I did not watch by the way, but I am familiar with their schtick, hence one Whole Leg rating. I mean, why should Faux News be concerned about Oklahoma and perhaps the end of the world type talk from weathermen when they have their 'real' story(s)??

So, at least for this week we are left with a tri-fecta 'scandal' review of perhaps an 'intact' three legged stool from last week, to one attempting to stand on 1 1\2 legs this week. Amazing isn't it?!!!

Now: That's Something We Can Believe In!

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 21:40 PM

JimmyMack, I’d like to play a journalist for you since you refuse to watch the most trusted news network “Of All Times” Fox. If you were to watch please do so M-F from 9:00 am till 5:00 to receive the most trusted journalism in America. Additionally please tune in to Bret Baier at 6:00-7:00, in between all of this is opinion news casters who also have high standards of news reporting.

Ok, let’s get to Julianna Goldberg from Bloomberg asking a true journalist question to BHO on 5/16/13. Ms Goldberg asked. “Mr. President, I want to ask you about the IRS?” Can you assure the American people that nobody in the Whitehouse knew about the agencies actions before your counsel’s office found out on April 22nd, and when did you find out? Do you think you should have learned about it before you learned about it from news reports last Friday? And also are you opposed to there being a special appointee to be the justice department investigation?

See it here, and what do you say about the Presidents response to the question at approximately 1:50 within the video recording?


This is a serious matter, my brother and if it were the other way around with this behavior from a Republican administration you would be in 100% agreement. What is your problem right now?

JimmyMack commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 08:37 AM

Hello Funk. First I would like to say that I hope you enjoy the Memorial day today and maybe treat yourself to some good food. And most of all, I sincerely THANK YOU for your service to our country. THANK YOU for placing yourself in harms way to protect the rest of us.

"What is your problem right now?" you ask of me.

I really don't have a problem Funk. You must remember that I sit on another another aisle and in a different seat on this political bus then the one you sit in.

No problem here Funk. Just a different perspective.

Enjoy your honorable day today.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:16 AM

Stupid me leaving out other veterans and especially Sebe. Sebe is indeed THE BEST Blogger on these pages. Sebe is rightfully referred to (began with Funk's acknowledgement of Sebe's abilities) as MVB, Most Valuable Blogger. I THANK SEBE for his service to our country. And I thank ALL the other veterans here and elsewhere for their service.


Funkentelecky commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 19:37 PM

Happy Memorial Day to you too, sir!

sebekm commented on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I, too, found the Indianapolis 500 far more interesting than the Sunday talk shows. I didn't catch ANY of them. But the investigations are still percolating, and with Congress out until next week, I expect they'll be ready to hit the ground running when they return. According to The Daily Caller, there are FOUR - count 'em - FOUR (!) investigations looking into IRSGate:


On the ReporterGate front, the House Judiciary Committe is investigating whether the Attorney General committed perjury in his testimony on May 15:


And as to BenghaziGate, the heretofore mentioned whistleblowing non-whistleblowers are ostensibly still consulting with their lawyers in an effort to minimize the inevitable attacks on their credibilty and on their families, friends, employers and co-workers, when they eventually do go public regarding the events leading up to the murder of those four Americans and the Obama administration's complicity.

Ah, yes - they're calling it "The Scandal Season" now. But there is one bit of good news. Apparently the banks are doing a lot better now, as the Moody's rating firm has elevated the grading of our economy from "negative" to "stable."


(Now if only Hinesville's financial rating would follow suit.)

I was away from the blogs this past weekend, so I'll pass along my Memorial Day thank-you's a day late. Thanks to all for participating in these blogs. Thanks to Jimmy and Funky for the kind words. Thanks especially to those of all political persuasions who are willing to debate here without trying to debase. Thanks to our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and veterans who served and continue to serve proudly.

I hope all had a great weekend.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 13:29 PM

...and when I read this I had deja vu all over again:


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