For those of you who missed the recent “Voices of Montana” featuring Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMC Ret.), he’ll be the keynote speaker at a Montana Family Foundation event in Whitefish on May 15th. On Friday, he previewed his talk in Whitefish, and also gave us his reaction to the latest Benghazi news.
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Here’s some of the latest headlines with reaction from Lt. Col. North:
The committee today did not ask the right questions of the General Lovell. General Lovell was the J2. He was the senior intelligence officer for AFRICOM with responsibility for what’s going on, collection and dissemination of information for the military inside Libya. What they should have asked him wasn’t about the talking point. We all know they lied. The talking points are bogus. What we know is why they did it, because it was not the narrative that they needed for the election.
What we don’t know is, why didn’t they prepare for. This 9/11 is going to be a terrorist anniversary for the rest of our days on this planet. It’s going to be a time for heightened awareness, increased attention, putting forces into position. The questions that should have been asked were, General Lovell, did your staff warn people about 9/11? General Lovell, did your people communicate with the State Department about the threats that Ambassador [Chris] Stevens had already communicated?
— Ryan Zinke (@RyanZinke) May 1, 2014
Fox News First: THREE POLITICAL TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS WEEK’S BENGHAZI NEWS
Dude, there’s your bumper sticker – Former White House spokesman Tommy Vietor sought to mock and dismiss the growing attention to the administration response to a deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya. He did it wrong. Appearing on “Special Report with Bret Baier,” Vietor was deriding questions about changes he helped make to talking points about the attack – changes that hid the nature of the attack and blamed nonexistent mass protests for the violence. But like the taunting performances of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this week, it came off very poorly. The revelation this week of previously hidden emails that contradicted the second and third rounds of White House spin on the subject not only proved that the administration has not been on the level, but also infuriated reporters who had been previously defeated and shamed by Team Obama’s frat-bro communication’s shop. Vietor provided new leads for Benghaziologists, but from a direct political standpoint, he has provided a one sentence summation about the endless effort to spin past the incident: “Dude, this was like two years ago.”
CBS News President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, the White House deputy national security adviser who drafted the newly released document about Benghazi just days after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans. Ben Rhodes’s involvement was first revealed Tuesday when Judicial Watch obtained the document as part of a court case.
Last night, “CBS Evening News” did not cover the latest developments on the story, even though reporters peppered White House press secretary Jay Carney with questions earlier in the day.
The Washington Free Beacon reports CBS was the only evening newscast not to cover the latest details on Benghazi.
The Daily Beast- General: We Didn’t Even Try To Save American Lives In Benghazi (h/t Drudge Report)
A high ranking officer in the U.S. Africa Command on the night of the Benghazi attacks is now saying that the U.S. military did not try and was never even ordered to save the Americans under attack at the U.S. diplomatic outpost on the September 11, 2012 attack.
In explosive testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell, said bluntly about the military’s response on the night of the Benghazi attack: “The discussion is not in the ‘could or could not’ in relation to time, space and capability, the point is we should have tried.”