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State Dept “Misplaced” $6 Billion Under Hillary Clinton

Weasel Zippers

What difference at this point does it make?

Via WFB:

The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.

The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report.

The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds “could expose the department to substantial financial losses.”

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Al Qaeda’s “Leaderless Jihad” Makes Obama A Fool

Gateway Pundit

Last week, the brutal incompetence of our president, and secretaries of state Clinton and Kerry revealed itself in a country we once controlled at the great cost of American lives.  Obama and his inept band of state department flunkies, headed by the most inept of them all, Hillary Clinton, failed to secure a status of forces agreement in Iraq.  As a result, men flying the flag of al Qaeda have taken over the streets of Fallujah.

Today, USA Today published an alarming article warning of the increasing spread of al-Qaeda…the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group that just a few months ago Obama said was “on the way to defeat.”  He was lying.  We are now facing a rapidly growing and spreading “leaderless jihad.”

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Justice and State departments blocking access to survivors of Benghazi attack

Fox News

The Justice and State departments are now citing a year-old FBI investigation and a future criminal prosecution to block access to survivors of last year’s Benghazi terror attack.

 

In an Oct. 28 letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Julia Frifield, refers to “significant risks” and “serious concerns about having the survivors of the attack submit to additional interviews.”

Graham has been asking since last year for the FBI’s transcripts of interviews with State Department and CIA survivors who were evacuated to Germany after the Sep.11 attack on the U.S. consulate.

He and other Republicans believe the transcripts will show the survivors told the FBI it was a terrorist attack and made no mention of a video or anti-U.S. demonstration at the consulate.

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Benghazi: One Year Later

Family Security Matters

Twelve years ago the bloodiest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil occurred.  But, last year, the American people received another mournful September 11th  tragedy.

One year ago today, the victims of the Benghazi, Libya attacks-Ambassador  Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods-lost their lives at  the Special Mission Compound and CIA Annex in Benghazi. Others were seriously  injured. Since then, no one has been held accountable for the inadequate  security at the Mission, which ignored the so-called Inman  standards, or for the failure to fully anticipate the attacks given Libya’s  deteriorating security environment. This in spite of numerous  requests for increased security, which were ignored by top officials in  Washington, D.C. Danger pay was increased for those in Benghazi, but the  security was not upgraded. “The takeaway from that, for me and my staff, it was  abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an  incident,” said Eric Nordstrom, former Regional Security Officer in Tripoli, at  a November 2012 hearing. “And the question that we would ask is, again, how thin  does the ice have to get before someone falls through?”

Last month, the American people were treated to the news that Secretary of  State John Kerry had cleared the State Department officials that former  Secretary of State Clinton had placed on administrative leave for their failure  to take appropriate action in the lead-up to the Benghazi attack. In December,  2012, The Accountability Review Board “found that certain senior State  Department officials within two bureaus demonstrated a lack of proactive  leadership and management ability in their responses to security  concerns…given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable  host government protection.” “However, the Board did not find reasonable cause  to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her  duty.” It was this lack of “breached” duty that compelled Secretary Kerry to end  the administrative leave for these officials and return them to State, albeit  into different positions.

Who, then, will be held accountable for the Administration’s failures in  Benghazi?

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John Kerry Stonewalls: Refuses to Make Benghazi Survivors Available to Congress

Freedom Outpost

While Congress debates and eventually votes on the possible military action  against Syria, it must also continue to deal with the unsolved and unresolved  terrorist attack on the American outpost in Benghazi, Libya.  It has been  previously reported that as many as 21 Americans were working in the CIA annex  near the outpost, and Congress  has been pushing to interview those survivorsPrevious  reports also indicated that the CIA was routinely  polygraphing its operatives in an effort to keep  secret any information surrounding the incidents on Sept. 11, 2012, in  Benghazi.

On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry, informed Congress he “will not  honor the request to make Benghazi survivors available for questioning,”  according to CBS news reporter Sheryl Attkisson and reported by The  Blaze.

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Kerry: We Have to Send Terrorists Into Syria to Make Sure that Chemical Weapons Don’t Fall Into the Hands of Terrorists

Washington’s Blog

From the Makes-No-Sense Department

Huffington Post reports:

In the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing over proposed U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war, Kerry pointed to the possibility that a cache of chemical weapons could fall into the hands of a terrorist group to make the case for military action.

Sounds reasonable….

But as the New York Times, (and here), Wall Street Journal, USA TodayCNN, McClatchy (and here), AP, TimeBBC, the Independent, the Telegraph, Agence France-PresseAsia Times, and the Star (and here) confirm,  supporting the rebels means supporting Al Qaeda and two other terrorist groups. Indeed, the the New York Times has reported that virtually all of the rebel fighters are Al Qaeda terrorists.

These terrorists – who we’ve been supporting supporting for many years – already have access to chemical weapons.

And the United Nations, Haaretz, and Turkish state newspaper Zaman - say that they’ve grabbed them and used them.

The American case for war makes absolutely no sense.

Benghazi Key Witness Made Available To Congress After “Administrative Error” Kept Him Hidden For Months

Freedom Outpost

Marine Col. George Bristol is a key witness in the Benghazi attack  investigation by Congress. On Friday, the Defense Department has now stated they  will allow members of Congress to speak with Col Bristol, who was in command of  the U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa (AFRICOMM) on September 11, 2012.   Officials had previously told Congress that he was retired and couldn’t be found  and so could not be made available.  Now they are claiming that was an “administrative  error.”  U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were  among those who have never accepted that excuse.

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Chaffetz: State Dept Hiding Benghazi Survivors

Breitbart

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in  Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering.

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Records Show Obama Met With Panetta, Biden 55 Minutes After State Department Notified White House Benghazi Consulate Was Under Attack…

Weasel Zippers

The more we know, the worse they look.

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM—just 55 minutes after a State Department email notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack.

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Marines Guarding Embassy in Egypt Not Permitted to Carry Live Ammo

Moonbattery

Only after having read Dangerous Diplomacy — which documents the moonbattery with which the State Department is rotten to the very core — could I believe this:

U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.

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