Fast and Furious, Benghazi Consulate, and State Department waivers

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and committee member, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a forceful letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today. In it, they chronicle 13 separate threats to security at the Benghazi, Libya consulate that date back six months. These threats likely contributed to the decision of Ambassador Christopher Stevens to keep a diary.

Despite attempts by embassy / consulate officials to get increased security by reaching out to the State Department, deaf ears seemed to be the only things that greeted their requests.

Via the letter:

Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012. It was clearly never, as Administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest. In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the Committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.

CNN actually reported that not only did the requests of the Libyan mission fall on deaf ears but the mouths and/or hands belonging to those deaf ears issued a security waiver when presented with evidence that the consulate did not meet minimum security standards, which include barriers, a safe room, and multiple layers of armed security.

Be sure to read the details of all 13 of the incidents chronicled by Issa and Chaffetz. You will be amazed that nothing was done to protect the consulate after these had been made known to the State Department.

As members of the House Oversight Committee, Issa and Chaffetz have been instrumental in the Fast and Furious investigation. That investigation began after the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December of 2010 and culminated with the House finding Attorney General Eric Holder in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress for not honoring subpoena requests for documents. Barack Obama asserted Executive Privilege to prevent those documents from being released.

It now appears that Issa and Chaffetz are entering similar territory with respect to the State Department. They want information about what the Department knew and want a response by October 8th. Two Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee are also demanding the release of cables between Ambassador Stevens and the State Department before the 9/11/12 attack.

On the subject of Hillary Clinton and waivers, she was involved in a very telling exchange with Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) last year, in which the congressman asked her if any waiver had been issued to the Department of Justice that would allow it to export weapons outside the United States. Such a waiver would have been required for Fast and Furious to have been even remotely legal.

On October 27, 2011, at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Mack boxed Clinton into a corner when he asked her if State had issued a waiver to Holder’s Department of Justice. If she answered yes, it would have meant that State would suddenly be on the hook for the failed gun-walking operation. If she answered no, it would have meant that Holder’s DOJ broke the law.

As you can imagine, she implicated herself by not answering in either the affirmative or the negative.

From that, one would rightfully assume that no waiver for gun-walking was issued. Yet, a waiver was issued to prevent the U.S. consulate in Benghazi from being secure.

In essence, Issa and Chaffetz spent nearly two years trying to figure out why the Department of Justice willingly put guns into the hands of bad guys in Fast and Furious.

Now, they have to figure out why Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused to put guns into the hands of good guys in Benghazi.

Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the book, Unsung Davids which features an entire chapter on Walid Shoebat.


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  • wtd

    re: Benghazigate: We all understand the gut wrenching desperation depicted in the image of the bloody fingers dragged in futility against the consulate wall, but what does the Arabic grafitti on the wall in the background of this iconic photo translate to?

  • sumsrent

    Folks… until we all realize that the Luciferian Globalists are aiding their satanic totalitarian government called Islam… nothing in this world will make sense…

    Protocols were changed just a couple weeks prior to the attacks on the WTC towers on 9/11. Basically… the doors were intentionally left wide open for the Islamists to do what they we’re dreaming about doing for years. While virtually every top US security organization was on maneuvers running simulated terrorist exercises, which was confused by the actual event and/or out of position at meetings, at breakfast or out of the country with substitutes standing in.

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that all the unfathomable coincidences on 9/11/2001 sparked the Muslim world into getting motivated and give an excuse for the Luciferian Globalist governments of this world to step in and help these Islamic nations cleanse themselves of all the Infidels/Unbelievers and non-innocents.

    Remember… these Luciferian Globalists have been calling for the spreading of wealth for decades.

    The Arab Spring which should more adequately be called… “The Islamic Springboard to Advance Islam”… was instigated by a top executive of Google. Evidence that the media spins the truth in favor of Islam.

    These Luciferian Globalists are aiding the Islamic World to smuggle drugs across this planet. Refer to the pictures of the Troops protecting the poppy fields and the drug War Lords of Afghanistan… the leading drug dealers in the UK.

    All tied up together with the Fast & Furious on the Mexican border and with smuggling drugs and sex slaves into America. These Luciferian Globalists intentionally put weapons into the hands of these drug running Muslims! And add to that the recent reports by Huffington and Fox… where a truck loaded down with ammunitions made a wrong turn into Mexico. How ironic… can we say “busted”!

    Q: Have you ever made a wrong turn and ended up in a different country?

    It was obvious what was up when the beheadings occurred down on the Mexican border. Tactics of the Great-Grand-Daddy of Terrorism… the Taliban. And Heroin use, has been on the rise ever since. Research the facts… it’s there.

    The point is… these drugs are part of the Soft Kill countermeasure program to kill off and destroy the families of the Infidels/Unbelievers/non-innocents while the Muslims capitalize on the profits which are used to expand Islam. A double whammy… coming from both ends. Those that are addicted to these drugs are being killed off and destroyed while the profits are being used to eventually kill off the remaining of us.

    All along… the Luciferian Globalists with their mainstream media sources are aiding and covering up for Islam… which is their satanic anti-Christ totalitarian government, cloaked as a religion.

    The birth pangs are intensifying… and according to Islamic prophecy… the Islamic Caliphate/Mahdi/12th Imam is expected to be revealed here in the next five to six years. You can research the eclipses of both the sun & moon during Ramadam and tie this in.

    Folks… we need to keep tuned in here with Walid Shoebat! Our loved ones are being sucked into this satanic government called Islam and they’ll need us to explain how all of this is coming down.

    I don’t claim to have the qualifications to be an expert on this subject… but I started my interest in End Times in the early 1990’s and I’ve been blogging for several years on the subject of Islam and seen most every twist, excuse and angle imaginable.

    It is my opinion that there is no other group of Christians… anywhere… that has a grasp on comparing Christian Prophecy to Islamic prophecy like Keith, Ted and Walid. With all respect to all the other anti-Jihad websites out there… IMO, getting a Christian perspective is first and foremost.

    Therefore; if you want to cut through the chase and understand the facts and truth… you’re at the right place. No doubt, like me, you’ve been led here for some reason…

    I pray that each and every one of y’all and I become part of the elect that sees, hears and stands firm against the deceptions of this world. The day is coming that our discussions and conversations will be banned under the laws of Islamic Blasphemy. We need to learn what we can, while we still can…