General on Benghazi: ‘We Never Received a Request for Support from the State Department on Benghazi’ (Video)

On November 1, 2012, Alaan TV, a UAE channel, revealed that letters found inside the Benghazi consulate, and written by the U.S. Consular staff, had requested special security arrangements at the Benghazi consulate – but they were turned down.

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“The Letters Revealed That Since September 9, The Americans Had Been Requesting Special Security Arrangements In Preparation For Arrival Of Ambassador Chris Stevens” – But That These “Were Not Granted”

Reporter: “The letters revealed that since September 9, the Americans had been requesting special security arrangements, in preparation for the arrival of Ambassador Chris Stephens to Benghazi. These arrangements included the police guarding the front and rear gates of the consulate around the clock, in addition to a mobile patrol and a bomb-sniffing dog.

Today, General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the State Department never requested “support” in Benghazi.

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  • jharp

    ““The Letters Revealed That Since September 9, The Americans Had Been Requesting Special Security Arrangements In Preparation For Arrival Of Ambassador Chris Stevens” – But That These “Were Not Granted””

    That’s what happens when republicans cut funding for security.

    It is surprisingly difficult to find people who will do it for free.

  • Well, Obama did say that Americans will have to make some sacrifices…

  • serfer62

    Why would he need a “request” to respond?

    Oh, I see, the Kommiecrats have selected this general…

  • Lew in Colorado

    Suggestion for a cartoon—-based on today’s hearings-
    2 empty chairs with telephones ringing—-one empty chair for o-bow-mao and the second one for hilary—–neither one could take a Benghazi call !!!!!!

  • BurrmaShave

    What difference does it make? Hillary is stepping as SOS real soon now.

  • #1…another lie from jharpy, the state dept has enough money to buy millions of dollars worth of art each year. we all know that is more important then security.

    why would it take more money to deploy existing security forces. you’re as honest as you two heros hillary and obama.

  • You know, jharp, little Barry will never become a man if you won’t let go go his hand and stop coddling him.

  • jharp

    #4 February 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    Lew in Colorado commented:

    Suggestion for a cartoon—-based on today’s hearings-
    2 empty chairs with telephones ringing—-one empty chair for o-bow-mao and the second one for hilary

    Great idea!

    The last empty chair skit worked out so well for republicans.

    Why not remind everyone of it?

  • jharp

    #6 February 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    tommy mc donnell commented:

    “#1…another lie from jharpy, the state dept has enough money to buy millions of dollars worth of art each year. we all know that is more important then security.”

    Got it. Obama blew the money for security on art because he doesn’t care about our diplomats getting killed.

    And you wonder why everyone is laughing at you conservatives? And abandoning the party in droves?

    Good grief

  • Rachelle

    What was that these people were saying about giving up guns because father Obama will protect us?

    He won’t even lift a finger to protect his own ambassador.

  • Joe

    Obama said he gave the orders to send all assets needed and help needed to Benghazi. Now the SoD and a high ranking military man say there was no contact between the DOD and the WH?

    Who did Obama give that order too then and where is it? Was it verbal?

    How can TWO people now dispute Obama’s comments and what will be done about it?

  • Joe

    #1 February 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm jharp commented: “That’s what happens when republicans cut funding for security.”

    That is a flat out LIE and the testimony in congress by a State Dept wonk says it is a lie. She was asked point blank if there were any funding issues and she replied “NO”.

    Without lies you people got nothing.

  • BurrmaShave

    “That’s what happens when republicans cut funding for security.”

    Hey, Jharp, You may be an A**hole for hire; but if that is the best you can do or you think that is funny, Soros really should ditch you.

    Hillary, blew it when she ranted “What difference does it make?” Maybe she should have said: “That’s what happens when republicans cut funding for security.” Yeah, that would have put the investigating committee in their place. Kinda sums up Liberals’ sense of priorities and responsibility.

  • Joe

    For the LYING jharp!

    “It’s difficult to tell how much was specifically allocated for Benghazi. Tripoli was the only post mentioned in the department’s fiscal 2013 request — funding for that location did slip, from $11.5 million in fiscal 2011 to $10.1 million the following year.

    Slightly more has been requested for fiscal 2013.

    Still, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb testified in October that the size of the attack — and not the money — was the issue.

    Asked if there was any budget consideration that led her not to increase the security force, she said: “No.”

    She added: “This was an unprecedented attack in size.” Asked again about budget issues, Lamb said: “Sir, if it’s a volatile situation, we will move assets to cover that.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/24/republicans-challenge-clinton-claims-on-budget-cuts-benghazi-cable/#ixzz2KFiQ7WLg

  • Joe

    Now what does the liar say?

  • jharpy i’m a democrat.

  • jharp

    #13 February 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    BurrmaShave commented:

    “Hillary, blew it when she ranted “What difference does it make?””

    So then. Please share what difference it makes whether it was a riot turned into an attack or some guys simply decided to attack.

    At this point, “what difference does it make?”

    This ought to be good. And Hillary made McCain, Johnson, and Paul look stupid.

  • jharp

    #16 February 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    tommy mc donnell commented:

    “jharpy i’m a democrat.”

    And a damn stupid one if you posted this.

    “the state dept has enough money to buy millions of dollars worth of art each year. we all know that is more important then security.”

  • jharp

    #14 February 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Joe commented:

    Fox News? Seriously?

    You still have a ways to go til you hit bottom. Please pass the popcorn so I can enjoy watching you self destruct.

  • does this mean that no one in bengazi asked for help after they were attacked that night?

    #18…you are he one that said the attack happened and the people were killed because the republicans cut spending for the state dept. they cut spending for the state dept not security, it security was cut that was the state dept’s choice. they could’ve used the money that they spend on art for security instead, even you admit security is more important then art.

    and as for obama caring about the lives of the people in benghazi, after learning of the attack he went to bed and nobody heard from him for the rest of the night.

  • Bigkahuna

    Jharp they have shown and quoted officials saying cutting budgets were not the problem. Besides Obama And the liberals have increased spending since they came in $850 billion a year and they can’t find money give me a break. They spend $1 trillion on welfare programs. You are a clueless pos. the democrats have not done their lawful job and passed a budget in 4 years. It’s l&l their fault

  • Bigkahuna

    It seems neither Hillary or Obigears is ready or qualified for the that 3 am call.

  • Bigkahuna

    Maybe obigears the liar n thief in chief could sell the bluest it’s been buying to kill us .

    The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.

    To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.”… Maybe they are just trying to buy them all out so regular citizens can’t find them anymore. I know i haven’t been able to find 9mm ammo anywhere in stores.

  • Look-Out

    Hillary made McCain, Johnson, and Paul look stupid.

    Hardly.

    But we did get a peek at the lamp-throwing, screaming harpy Hillary’s known to be:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPX3JaS1XOI

    Har·py
    noun, plural Har·pies.
    1. Classical Mythology . a ravenous, filthy monster having a woman’s head and a bird’s body.
    2. ( lowercase ) a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; shrew.
    3. ( lowercase ) a greedy, predatory person.

  • Bigkahuna

    Sorry sell the bullets…….

  • Bigkahuna

    C’mon look out……What does it matter…you can’t question this administration…only Bush

  • Pink Tie Republican

    Don’t feed the troll.
    Look, Stevens and the other three were just four eggs that needed to be broken for Barry and Hill’s omelet, for the greater good.

  • Bigkahuna

    Pink…I guess they were just very late term abortions.

  • pagar

    “Obama blew the money for security on art because he doesn’t care about our diplomats getting killed.”

    The truth comes out!

  • BurrmaShave

    “Hillary made McCain, Johnson, and Paul look stupid.”

    You, jharp, and other kool-aid drunks may think so; but I doubt that anyone who thinks what happened in Benghazi is more important than Hillary’s and Obama’s legacy would agree.

  • Ghost

    How bad is America anymore?
    this isn’t even the Lead Story on Drudge, for God’s sakes!
    you think Big State media will highlight the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs selling out the President and Secretary of State? this should be the Screaming Headline all over the world, but it won’t be and this is Your America.

    so, whaddya gonna do’bout it?

  • Joe

    #19 February 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm jharp commented: “Fox News? Seriously?
    You still have a ways to go til you hit bottom. Please pass the popcorn so I can enjoy watching you self destruct.”

    So, the height of your intellectual ability is to deny the source and not the story? To not look for the source of your choice to see that you slur the source even though you will find the same reporting elsewhere?

    It is on youtube. Here is another site. It’s funny how this works, you use sources that NEVER would cover the story therefore you feel comfortable in denying it altogether and slurring the few places that do cover it.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/330408/libya-isnt-about-funding-cuts-katrina-trinko

    “It has been suggested that budget cuts are responsible for a lack of security in Benghazi, and I’d like to ask Miss Lamb,” said Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.). “You made this decision personally. Was there any budget consideration and lack of budget which lead you not to increase the number of people in the security force there?”

    “No, sir,” said Lamb.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/329977/top-revelations-libya-hearing-katrina-trinko

  • Winston Wolfe

    Stop wasting your time with jharp, the punk.

    He’s not interested in debate. He’s fifth-column scum. Treat him as such.

  • jharp

    #37 February 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Joe commented:

    “So, the height of your intellectual ability is to deny the source and not the story?”

    National Review? Seriously? Why not World Net Daily?

    Have. Not. Yet. Hit. Bottom.

    Another large popcorn please. This is really getting good.

  • Bigkahuna

    Obama spends tons of money flying that big jet around the country polluting our air to give a speech to take away our second amendment rits..you think he cares about letting for Americans die a cruel brutal death? Get a clue. They are collateral damage in Obamas war on the constitution.

  • It looks like the Hillary ad about the 3 AM phone call was right.

  • USMC Thomas

    general, with a little G, Dempsey, your uniform should be yellow instead of blue.

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  • Flintstone F.

    The troll will never address the points in a fair way. You can prove over and over that the poor thing is wrong but there will only be a response to posts where a quick sarcastic come back is available.

    She does this to keep from having to remember that she’s unattractive to men and has no chance of getting a date for Friday night. Her only source of fulfillment is to hurl insults at people she doesn’t know on a blog.

    She’s the same as the people that spend their Saturday afternoon’s protesting fur stores or sitting at home putting the final touches on their pink labia dresses. Her indigestion is because of all the ice cream she eats and she thinks the people at Blockbuster really are her friends.

    Stop feeding the lactose intolerant diarrhea bomb.

    How much does it cost for Obama to play war with his drones and kill list? Not short of cash on hand for that.

  • dwdude

    j(izz)harp
    didn’t your unemployment run out yet?

  • dwdude

    dempsey is just an obama shill…saw a piece on cspan when he was touting his degree in english…said it was important to know how to craft your words while explaining military stragey. problem is, benghazi never had one. obama was snoozing and hillary was munching on a slice of new carpet somewhere

  • JoyO

    Well, now we see there was no leadership from the White House, the State Department, nor the Department of Defense! Obama “cared” so much that he went to bed after being briefed; he did not sign a written order for the Department of Defense to take action to save the Ambassador and the three other Americans as White House procedures require in events like Benghazi. Panetta went home and neither the President nor Hillary called him … nor did he call them. Hillary did not request assistance from the Department of Defense. WE STILL CAN ONLY SURMISE THAT THE PRESIDENT AND HILLARY LIED ABOUT THE VIDEO FOR TWO WEEKS TO HIDE THEIR INCOMPETENCE IN HANDLING BENGHAZI AND TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT BEFORE THE ELECTION.

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  • midusdew

    opinko, hilldahag, and this guy are a disgrace and should be brought up for treason.

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