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Whistleblowers For Benghazi

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Initial Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012

About 8 months ago on Sept  11, 2012, 4 Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in a terrorist attack at a US Outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The attack was suspected to be produced by Al Qaeda extremists.

Now for the past 2 weeks, we find out we have 3 whistle-blowers that are willing to give information on what happened, but the Obama administration is trying to stop them from speaking the truth, even “bullying” them to keep quiet.

In March, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested that the Obama administration was blocking access to these witnesses and told them to “keep quiet.”

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(R-SC) Senator Lindsey Graham on Benghazi Hearings

Every time congress asks the President, why he didn’t pick up he phone and ask if they needed assistance, he leaves no comment. Hillary Clinton was questioned on this situation. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that her actions were inexcusable. Actions like: ignoring requests for more security, ignoring the fact that Libya was and still is a hot spot  These little things that had costed these 4 men’s lives. Also on several questions that he asked, like weapons transporting to other countries in the region, like Turkey, she states that she “doesn’t know,” or simply ignoring the question, and stating the she is “The Secretary Of State” and that she will be willingt o answer any questions. First off, we already know you’re the Secretary Of State, and Rand just asked you a question! So where is the response?

Now congratulations to her for taking responsibility, but another thing that was unacceptable was that the delegates sent to Libya were not accompanied by a military detachment, and all requests by the delegates for one, were simply ignored.

In a news conference two Mondays ago, Obama stated that he didn’t know of any whistle blowers  and that he would contact them. A week and a half has passed, where is the contact?

Finally, today on May 8th, these three men reported the information to congress. Their names, Gregory Hick-s Deputy Chief of mission, Mark Thompson- Deputy coordinator for Operations in Counter terrorism bureau, and Eric Nordstrom- diplomatic security officer.     According to Hicks, there were teams ready to administer assistance, one ready to board a Libyan C-130, but were ordered to stand down. Gregory Hicks…confused as to why.

House Holds Hearing On Benghazi Consulate Attacks

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Eric Nordstrom

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From the left: Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks, Eric Nordstrom

UN Ambassador Susan Rice went on 5 talk shows to state that the blame goes on a “video,” and also stated that it was a “Spontaneous” event not “Premeditated.

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UN Ambassador Susan Rice on Benghazi

These hearing that will be taking place like today’s, will determine who is at fault and what really went on. Will it be members of the State Department? What other agencies were in charge of keeping these men safe? What must we do to prevent something like this from happening again?

Marathon Madness: The Suspects

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The Boston Bombings struck the US by surprise, as 3 were killed in the two bombs that went off. Later in the week, MIT officer Sean Collier was assassinated by Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The death toll, 4 total. About 200 injured from the blasts. Now that the suspects have been apprehended (Dzhokar Tsarnaev) (Tamerlan Tsarnaev deceased), the investigation goes deeper, as to who else could have been involved.

May 1st, 2013, 3 more suspects are arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice, and Lying to the authorities. One an american citizen, the other two, Kazakh. Their names, Azamat TazhayakovDias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. These boys allegedly went into Dzhokar’s dorm room and rid’d the evidence, including a laptop that the authorities have been searching for, in a landfill near U Mass. On May 6th, Robel Phillipos was released on $100,000 bond to his mother, with a GPS tracker device on his ankle. He will still be closely watched.

Now to Mother of the bombers. She was a citizen of the US till she fled the country after skipping out on “Shop Lifting” charges. Russian authorities later released that she is in fact on a Terrorist Watch List, and on the same week, released a transcript of her talking to ‘someone’ about Jihad.

One other person of interest, is the wife, now widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Katherine Russel. In the beginning of the investigation, she has cooperated with FBI and local authorities on the investigation, and still is. As the story grows though, we soon find out that the small Cambridge apartment where the couple lived at, was a bomb factory. Now Katherine did work long hour shifts, but, how come she didn’t notice the bombs, or the residue for that matter. How come she called Tamerlan after the FBI released photos of the two on April 18th? Why did she send an email with an attachment of the images the FBI released? And why didn’t she call the authorities if she recognized the men in the pictures?

Several sources state that Tamerlan may have been self-radicalized and then passed on his ideology to Dzhokar, and then maybe even to Katherine.

The Laptop was later given up by Robel Phillipos. Investigators have found “Inspire Magazine” images on it (possibly a PDF). Which begs the question, did Katherine know about this?

I am not saying she is guilty, for we don’t have enough evidence. Only time will tell weather or not she knew more about the plot, or not.