Benghazi: New video on CIA security team delays highlights old discrepancies

Something amiss here.

Baier CIA teamNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

State Dept called it terrorism on 9-12-12; Obama doing debate prep on the 11th?

Puzzle pieces.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

About that ‘Navy map of ships near Benghazi’

Less than meets the eye.

The map burst forth at the end of last week and quickly went viral.  It doesn’t show that the U.S. Navy had any assets that were capable of intervening in the Benghazi crisis, but of course it has excited much speculative commentary anyway.

Herewith a brief survey of what it shows.  (Map below.)

1.  No ship that is outside the Mediterranean Sea on this map was a candidate for responding to the Benghazi crisis.  That eliminates almost all the ships displayed.

Ships can’t “beam” from one body of water to another. Continue reading “About that ‘Navy map of ships near Benghazi’”

Hicks: Chris Stevens didn’t turn down military protection

Was Hicks talking to himself?

An assertion in the Senate report on Benghazi, which seems to indicate that Ambassador Chris Stevens turned down a military offer of security protection by special forces, has had some media commentators arguing that the debacle in Benghazi was basically his own fault.

Gregory Hicks, who was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli in during the period in question – and who has testified on multiple occasions before Congress – sought to correct this impression in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.

What appears indisputable is that Continue reading “Hicks: Chris Stevens didn’t turn down military protection”