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The false conclusion from the White House teleconference was that the #Benghazi attack had been a singular event, resulting in Ambassador Stevens being taken hostage. The Pentagon shifted the mission from one of an attack on the Benghazi compound to one of rescuing Stevens. (1/7)
Pentagon decision makers assumed they were facing another hostage rescue operation, such as the 4/12/09 Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips rescue or the 1/25/12 operation that rescued Jessica Buchanan and Paul Hagen Thisted. (2/7)
Pentagon commanders should have used the joint operating planning process, as promulgated at the time in the August 2011 Joint Operation Planning (JP 5-0) document. (3/7)
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Kurt Tidd emailed orders he stated came from Leon Panetta, none of which directed any forces to #Benghazi. The CIF and SOF were to go to an "intermediate staging base" and the FAST was to prepare to deploy to Tripoli pending yet another final clearance from Panetta. (1/5)
Tidd testified one reason the CIF and the U.S. SOF were ordered to an intermediate staging base and not to Libya directly was due to concerns expressed by @HillaryClinton's @StateDept regarding the number of military personnel that would arrive in country. (2/5)
It is unclear why concurrence from anyone attending the White House meeting for forces to deploy was needed. The National Command Authority, the lawful source of military orders, consists of 2 people: the President and the Sec. of Defense. Neither attended that meeting. (3/5)
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According to @adamhousley and confirmed by 3 sources: A Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was in the Mediterranean, aware of the attacks on the #Benghazi compounds, and ready to respond. They were 7 hours away and under AFRICOM command. They never got the authorization. (1/3)
The #Benghazi staff never knew to ask the Marines about where their forces were and it was never communicated to them. AFRICOM commander Gen Ham, who happened to be at the Pentagon with Gen Dempsey and knew Panetta had authorized force, never issued an order to respond. (2/3)
Rotors on Osprey were spinning as the MEU thought they would get an order to respond. Gen Ham might not have known at the time the MEU was available, but he would have later learned about it. He never told the #Benghazi investigators & the investigators didn’t know to ask. (3/3)
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Assets that Panetta did NOT "choose" to deploy included 2 squadrons of F-16s at Aviano Air Base, 4 remotely piloted aircraft (drones) stationed in southern Europe, special operations aircraft stationed in Souda Bay, Crete, and the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST). (1/5)
On 9/11/12, the air squadrons in Aviano were not on any heightened alert status, despite the supposed call for a “heightened alert” from Obama. Instead, they were in training posture and in the middle of a 2-week inspection, meaning nothing was pre-loaded on any aircraft. (2/5)
Armed drones were heavily used in Obama and Hillary's war in Libya. Drone pilots testified that after the fall of Qadhafi, they received orders to disarm drones, making it time consuming to re-arm them to respond to the #Benghazi attack. (3/5)
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On 9/11/12 at 6:43AM, 3 men in a car with Libyan police markings arrived at the north side of the @StateDept #Benghazi compound. (1/3)
One man wearing a Libyan Supreme Security Council uniform stepped out, went to the 2nd floor of an adjacent building to gain a vantage point of inside the US compound and took several pictures with his phone camera. (2/3)
When confronted by an unarmed compound guard, the man taking pictures denied any wrongdoing then returned to the car with his 2 companions and left. (3/3)
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@IzzoNunzio @WNC_Politico @atensnut @alstarkey @JoeBiden @TheDemocrats @KamalaHarris “at this time”

As with @SenFeinstein, by the time there’s a problem, it’s too late to do anything about it.

Similarly with @SpeakerPelosi January 6d she learned nothing from all those #Benghazi hearings:

By the time they’re coming over the walls, it is already too late.

@IzzoNunzio @WNC_Politico @atensnut @alstarkey @JoeBiden @TheDemocrats @KamalaHarris @SenFeinstein @SpeakerPelosi Seriously, if you want @GOP to win in 2024 - with anyone other than Trump - then @TheDemocrats should just repeat their winning team from 2020.

But America has changed and so should they.

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The #Benghazi @CIA Chief of Base, "Bob," acknowledged that the Libya Transitional Government warned them of an impending threat before 9/11/12. (1/3)
All regional Combatant Commanders were summoned to Washington DC for meetings on the week of 9/11/12. Thus, none was at his post during the #Benghazi terrorist attack. (2/3)
The US interagency task force Counterterrorism Security Group, established precisely for attacks like what occurred in #Benghazi, was not convened on the 2012 anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on the USA. (3/3)
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@ChiefSund I have purchased your book and am looking forward to reading your perspective.

You need to know one thing, however, the biggest lesson from all those #Benghazi hearings:

By the time they’re coming over the walls, it is already too late.

DC Armory 2 miles away.

H e l - l o !
@ChiefSund @ChiefSund, I’m reading your book.

Page 43, no mention of the fact that our great nation’s free media only called the election at mid-day Saturday, November 7, 2020; they waited for Pennsylvania, as I recall.

“Election Night” lasted until Saturday.
@ChiefSund Page 48, line 10:

a fence line on “the north and south sides of First Street”

As First Street runs north-south, wouldn’t the fence line have been on the east and west sides of First Street? Image
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Democrats are serial liars!
Their paid for mocking bird media spreads conspiracy theories, much like, you know, @NBC “News,” which while promoting the Russian collusion hoax simultaneously suppressed real news about a Democrat serial rapist named Harvey Weinstein.
@MSNBC anchor Brian Williams did see a body floating by on Canal Street during Hurricane Katrina. He was also shocked by the murders he witnessed at the Superdome. This happened after his helicopter in the Mideast was almost shot down by a Scud missile.
Michael Avenatti was going to bring down former President Donald Trump. He was the lawyer for Julie Swetnick, who had accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and Stormy Daniels, a porn star who said she had an affair with Trump. Avenatti is now in JAIL🥴
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On Dec 6th, #Libya 's #HoR adopted a law establishing a constitutional court to be based in #Benghazi & transforming the Tripoli-based Supreme #Court into a Cassation Court. Background, validity, & implication: 🧵
1.a)In legal terms, the origin of Libya’s current crisis goes back to a ruling by the supreme court’s constitutional chamber issued in Nov. 2014 and annulling HoR election.
1.b) From a legal standpoint: the current HoR is not the elected house parliament of Libya, but a body revived by the LPA as a party to a conflict and partner in a process together with the HCS also revived by the same Agreement.
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1/Newest book on what happened in #Benghazi, Libya in 2012 is now available. I rep'd its two @CIA authors through prepublication classification review process to ensure public can read this first-hand account.…
2/Also available on other platforms:

#Benghazi #Libya #CIA
3/I previously represented 5 CIA contractors who were in #Benghazi that fateful day for prepub review of their book/film #13hours, as well as through congressional investigation.…
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It was Hillary, not Trump, who 1st started the rumor that Obama,
aka Barry Soetoro, was a muslim born in Kenya.

Her 2008 campaign distributed images & started the birther topic to smear and cast doubt on her opponent - Obama’s eligibility.

🪡 Thread 🧵
Hillary was losing to Obama, so her campaign started the birther rumor, that he is a Muslim and ineligible.

Her campaign manager
later admitted to the
the smear campaign against her adversary #Obama



In 2016, Hillary’s campaign hit rock bottom. To turn the tide, she resurrected the issue.
Trump finished it by saying:

“President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now, we all want to get back to making America strong and great again.”…
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This afternoon, a MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot-down by #Libyan National Army near #Benghazi. It was armed & approached #Benina air base from southwest. It is still not known whooperated this drone. First footage shows it falling to the ground while second shows its wreckage👇
Here are images of its wreckage. According to the spokesman of #Libyan National Army, the drone was armed which makes it highly possible to be operated by #USAF however #Italian Air Force & #RoyalAirForce also had their MQ-9 Reaper drones flown over #Libya within past few months.
This video shows final moment of the MQ-9 Reaper drone in question before crashing to the ground near #Benina Air Base at #Benghazi. It is said that the #Libyan National Army has used a medium-range air defense system to shoot it down. The system in question is possibly Buk M2E!
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With the first Sunday network TV news talk shows since the #Benghazi attacks approaching, the White House had to pick someone to appear and answer questions. Their 1st choice was @HillaryClinton. @brhodes sent her a request, but he claimed he never heard back from her. 🤣(1/7)
This was obviously an embarrassing moment for @HillaryClinton, who had planned to use her war in Libya and the assassination of Qadhafi as a success story for her future campaign for president. (2/7)
Flashback to the statement by her Deputy Chief of Staff @jakejsullivan long before the #Benghazi attacks: "Hillary's role is leadership/ownership/stewardship of Libya policy from start to finish." (3/7)
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When pressed by the @HouseBenghazi committee on why his overhaul of the talking points did not include the fact that there was NO 9/11/12 protest at the #Benghazi compound, backed by numerous documented witness accounts, @MichaelJMorell used an "It's not my job" excuse. (1/6)
Morell's argument was that he would have overstepped his bounds as a CIA manager to change the assessment of analysts in the talking points: "Look, managers at CIA don’t do analysis. When they are perceived to be doing the analysis, the analysts go nuts, right?" (2/6)
Morell's argument was intentionally misleading and false. He was NOT creating an analytic assessment. He was editing talking points that would be used for public consumption. The CIA analysts were not involved in the talking points process; only managers (i.e. Morell) were. (3/6)
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Another document that @MichaelJMorell reviewed before he overhauled the #Benghazi talking points was an email from the CIA Tripoli Chief of Station stating his assessment "that the attacks were not/not spontaneous and not/not an escalation of protests." (1/4)
The email referred to the press reports quoting the @StateDept #Benghazi compound guards who witnessed that the attack began without warning and in the absence of any protests outside the compound beforehand. (2/4)
The email also cited a CIA officer on the scene who noted that there was no sign of a protest at the compound, and Libyan President Magaryaf who stated "the attacks were planned in advance by experienced individuals, most likely al-Qa'ida and not former regime elements." (3/4)
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Considering all the information that @MichaelJMorell had at the time that he overhauled the #Benghazi talking points on 9/15/12, it's abundantly clear he chose to ignore the facts and follow his marching orders from the Obama White House to describe the attacks their way. (1/5)
A 9/15/12 New York Times article quoted a guard who was at the @StateDept #Benghazi compound when it came under attack. The guard confirmed that the attack began without advance warning or any peaceful protest. (2/5)
"Attack, attack," the guard said over his walkie-talkie as the chants from the attackers came closer. Suddenly, according to the guard, there came a barrage of gunfire, explosions, and rocket-propelled grenades. (3/5)
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#Muskogee #Oklahoma #MassShooting #GunSense #BanAR15s - Sunday night Memorial Day festival in Taft, Oklahoma (1 hr. SE of Tulsa) w/ 1,000 to 1,500 people; mass shooter fires 40 rounds; kills 1; wounds 7 ages 9 to 56. Skyler Buckner, 26, jailed. THREAD 1/…
2/ #2A #GunsOverPeople #GunSense Sin tax guns and ammo. End ALL private sales/transfers without background checks. Background checks are very weak. People who are bipolar, heavily medicated, etc., can still purchase guns legally. Require gun insurance.…
3/ I'm sick of crap. But #2A US Constitution #FederalistSociety "original intent" folks: I’m okay if you own arms if you're serving in a well-regulated militia with 18th C rifles, muskets and pistols. Meanwhile, another #massshooting in #Taft #Oklahoma…
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#WhiteSupremacy Ted Nugent Rittenhouse trend with Buffalo Tops Shooting: The real issue is the easy access and carrying of guns and cheap ammo, high-capacity magazines and high-power guns that fit in backpacks, etc. #GunSense #2ndAmendment #2A
2/ #2A US Constitution #FederalistSociety "original intent" folks: I’m okay if you own arms if you're serving in a well-regulated militia with 18th Century rifles, muskets and pistols. Meanwhile, another #massshooting in #Buffalo w/ 10 dead, 3 wounded.…
3/ A #massshooting is defined as four+ victims. #Benghazi had four dead. #2ndAmendment people think Benghazi was bad but think anyone should have guns. ALL gun transactions MUST require a background check including gifts. FBI background checks are weak. #GunSense
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Buffalo Tops shooting; eight killed. AR-15 #2A Truth Social – You can't carry loaded #guns at #ShotShow (America's biggest gun show), #Glock, Mars-a-Lago, US Army bases, etc. (all places w/ lots of security) as they fear gun nuts!…
2/ #2A #2ndAmendment - #NRA #SCOTUS / Supreme Court, legislators, executives, etc., for open carry, concealed carry, etc., must ensure THE EXACT SAME LAWS APPLY IN THEIR OFFICES, HOMES and at all times around them, and THEY MUST HAVE NO SECURITY. That’s how the rest of us feel.
3/ Texas, Georgia, etc., have enacted or will permit carry handguns without a license or training Why stop there? How about allowing anyone to drive, do brain surgery, teach school, fly an airliner or be a cop or governor? #GunSense #2A #Idiots #Trump…
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At the time the @HouseBenghazi Select Committee released its final report, a detailed inventory of all armed drone assets available on the night of the #Benghazi terrorist attacks was not produced by the Department of Defense. (1/4)
The explanation that, because of time and distance, armed drones may not have arrived in #Benghazi in time is false and is no excuse for the fact that the Obama Administration didn't even try to help. (2/4)
Under the command of President Obama, the military failed to provide an inventory of every armed aircraft, whether manned or unmanned, that could have flown to #Benghazi during the 7-plus hrs. from the beginning of the attack to the mortar rounds hitting the CIA Annex. (3/4) Image
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Will Kotel was Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge at the Global Command Control System, Central Command in Tampa Florida, tasked with marking all air and sea military assets in Mediterranean region on 9/11/12. (1/6)
Will Kotel confirmed there was substantial intelligence from highly vetted sources of threats in #Benghazi in advance of 9/11/12 that were significant enough to require both the removal of key personnel and increased security. Neither happened. (2/6)
Will Kotel was in a training exercise on 9/11/12 named IL12 that required 75% of Central Command personnel around the world. He confirmed that they were not allowed to stop the training exercise as the #Benghazi attacks unfolded, but were ordered to continue for 8 1/2 hrs. (3/6)
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Multiple members of the military who were on duty during the #Benghazi attacks on 9/11/12 attempted to come forward to the @HouseBenghazi Select Committee with evidence of military assets in the Mediterranean region that were available but never deployed. (1/5)
Nick Noe, former 603d Air and Space Operations Center personnel member, working in combat operations based at Ramstein, Germany AFB was tracking assets through the Mediterranean using the CSS system on 9/11/12. His job was to know where military assets were at all times. (2/5)
Nick Noe confirmed that there were several drones, both armed and unarmed over open airspace in Libya. He confirmed that there were F-16s at Aviano, Italy AFB; F-15s at Lakenheath, England AFB; and a pararescue team ready to respond 24 hrs/day. (3/5)
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Mahan Air's (Iranian Airline) A340 EP-MMR 3/29/22 Tehran-Moscow 2h 59m-Tehran, en route

"Russia says it has written guarantees on Iran nuclear deal"… ImageImage
Andy Beal's (Beal Bank) N123AB 3/23/22 Dallas-Istanbul 3/26/22 Istanbul-Nice-Miami

1st time I've seen him in Istanbul

ICYMI: There seem to be/has been Beal Bank branch in Minsk, #Belarus.
Giuliani, Parnas, & Fruman used N123AB for some of their trips
Oneida II's (Jeffrey Sudikoff) N70PS 3/27/22 Teterboro-London 1h-Dubai 3/31/22 Dubai-Heading NW

Dubai is the new favorite for Russian oligarchs

Sudikoff's IDB established ties with Russian govt in the 1990s'. In 1999 he went to prison 4 insider trading. ImageImage
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