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[26 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]
Edward Snowden’s GCHQ journalists’ intercept threat revelation: How I became a risk to UK security after filing Benghazi FOIAs

This is what the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), Libya Group, Middle East and North Africa Directorate, wrote me: “Additional resources would be required to deal with what is your fifth substantive [FOIA] request within three months, requiring the diversion of resources away from foreign policy work on such areas as security, counter-terrorism and developing the bilateral relationship with Libya.”

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[20 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Egyptians on US Policy: Obama, Clinton and Patterson supported terrorism in Egypt

About month after Morsi was elected, in July 2012, Egyptians were throwing tomatoes and shoes at Secretary Clinton’s motorcade and chanting “Monica.” They also held signs stating that Secretary Clinton was not welcome in Egypt. Neither was US Ambassador Patterson. “It didn’t help Patterson’s standing when she met with senior Brotherhood officials. For some liberal Egyptians, this was seen as nothing less than conspiring with the enemy.”

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[6 Jan 2015 | 19 Comments | ]
Why were we in Benghazi? Docs confirm MANPADS and gunrunning into Syria

As Shapiro’s remarks specify, the MANPADs Task Force, led by Clinton’s State Department, was an “interagency effort.” Those agencies included the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. The Central Intelligence Agency was also in Libya “collecting intelligence.” Updated with MANPAD FOIA release.

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[30 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

“On 11 September 2012, one KC-130T (AIC BUNO 022) was on station in Sigonella, Italy and the other KC-130T (AICBUNO 311) was in Djibouti, Africa. Neither aircraft was in an alert status. The two aircraft were in a full mission capable status, ready to be employed, but both aircraft lacked Aircraft Survivability Equipment (flares) which increased operational risk… There were seventy total SPMAGTF-A personnel at NAS Sigonella on 11 September 11, 2012.”

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[7 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Memo to Rep. Martha Roby: Marines were Deployable—Benghazi FOIA exclusive

So the highly anticipated Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), held its first open hearing on September 17, and the Committee is determined to get to the truth of the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, right? Then why did Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) make assertions about the Marines that were inaccurate and omit critical information?

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[15 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Hours after the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks, members of the U.S. Armed Forces were asking the million-dollar question: Why wasn’t Ambassador Christopher Stevens properly protected? According to information obtained in a Freedom of Information Act Request, they were in the dark. Just like the American people.