The Progressive Fairness Organization Weighs In On The Benghazi Investigation

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The Progressive Fairness Organization issues an update and timeline in response to the recent Benghazi Investigation and National News reporting on the U.S. Administration actions, on their website.

U.N. Ambassador Rice said in a statement, "the Talking Points provided by the Intelligence Community and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi.

The Progressive Fairness Organization now learns through the ongoing Benghazi Investigation that the White House Administration, including U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, made incorrect statements and assessments regarding the Benghazi Attack of September 11th. Ambassador Rice personally admitted her error when meeting with three U.S. Senators, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. ABC News, Nov. 27, 2012

There is now mounting evidence that, in fact, the White House Administration had plenty of warning that additional security was needed at the consulate, in the months prior to the attack that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. New York Times, October 29, 2012

It has been reported that American Officials and Ambassador Susan Rice, mislead U.S. citizens by reporting that there was an assault on the US Consulate in Libya, as a result of a spontaneous mob, angry about an Islamic YouTube video. They disregarded the reports that it was a well-orchestrated massacre by Islamic extremist tied to Al-Qaeda. Also, reported was that American Intelligence agencies, as well as Libyan Officials in Benghazi, provided warnings over the past year that a weakened Libyan government had little control over militias including Ansar al-Shariah. Forbes, November 19, 2012

The Progressive Fairness Organization maintains its position that the American People deserve to know the truth as to what contributed to the death of four Americans in Benghazi. Although, we are aware that many other Americans have died for our freedom in Benghazi, Afghanistan, Iran, and many other countries. What makes the Benghazi Attack on 9/11 so unbelievable, is the fact that the White House Administration did not report the truth and continues to avoid the truth. NBC News, November 28, 2012

The Progressive Fairness Organization provides a brief timeline of events that led up to the attack, what happened during the attack, and the aftermath of the attack. Some sources include, ABC News, NBC News, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Forbes, and South Dakota Politics. A brief timeline to follow below or visit The Benghazi Attack Timeline.

The Benghazi Timeline:

  •     April 2012: Libyans Had Thrown Improvised Explosive Devices Into US Consulate Compound on Two Separate Occasions
  •     June 10, 2012: Rocket-Propelled Hangernades Were Fired At A Convoy With British Ambassador
  •     June 2012: British Consulate Closed Due To Increase In Violence
  •     June 2012: Red Cross Leaves Benghazi Because Security Deteriorated Significantly
  •     June 2012: US Officials In Washington Turn Down Repeated Pleas From American Diplomats To Increase Security At US Consulate In Benghazi
  •     June 2012: Two Bombings On The US Consulate In Benghazi And Increase In Security Threats
  •     July 2012: Many Attacks On Western Diplomats and Officials In Libya
  •     August 15th 2012: Ambassador Stevens Cable Concerns The Region Is Becoming Unstable Requesting 11 Additional Security Personnel
  •     Fall 2012: Weeks Prior To September 11, 2012 Libyan Guards For the US Consulate Were Warned to Quit Their Jobs Due to Rumors of an Impending Attack and CIA Notification of Region Falling Into Hands of Al Qaeda
  •     September 11, 2012: No Help For Over 8 Hours From Initial Request For Reinforcement On The Night Of The Attack
  •     Libya's Deputy Ambassador To London, Ahmad Jibril, Tells The BBC That Ansar al-Sharia Was Behind The Attack
  •     September 16, 2012: Libya President Mohamed Magariaf Insisted It Was A Planned Terrorist Attack
  •     September 16, 2012: President Magariaf Said "the idea that the attack was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous."
  •     September 18, 2012: White House Spokesman Says "Ambassador Rice and I understand and believe, based on the information, we have, it was the video that caused the unrest in Cairo and help precipitate some of the unrest in Benghazi and elsewhere."
  •     September 19, 2012: At A Congressional Hearing, Matt Olson Director Of The National Counter-Terrorism Center, Was The First Administration Official To Call It "a terrorist attack."
  •     September 20, 2012: White House Spokesman Carney, Calls It A Terrorist Attack After Being Asked How the White House Now Classifies The Attack As "a terrorist attack"
  •     September 21, 2012: Hillary Clinton Speaking to Reporters Calls It "a terrorist attack" For The First Time
  •     September 25, 2012: Obama Speaks at the United Nations and Condemns The Anti-Muslim Video, But Does Not Describe the Attack as a Terrorist Attack
  •     September 27, 2012: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Says That " it was a terrorist attack," at a Press Briefing
  •     October 9, 2012: State Department Disclosed: No Protestors at the Benghazi Consulate Prior To The Attack.
  •     October 10, 2012: The House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform Releases The State Department Memos Requesting Additional Security in Libya, Charlene Lamb, A State Department Official, Who Denied Those Requests, Tells the Committee That Additional US Security Personal Were Not Needed
  •     October 15, 2012: Hillary Clinton, In An Interview On CNN, Blamed The "fog of war" When Asked Why the Administration Initially Claimed the Attack Began With the Anti-Muslim Video, Even Though The State Department Never Reached That Conclusion.
  •     October 2012: Ambassador Rice Announces The Benghazi Attack Was Attributed To A YouTube Video, Contrary To CIA Reports
  •     November 27, 2012: After The Benghazi Investigation Hearings, Three US Senators Expressed Deep Concerns Of Troubling Inconsistencies Regarding The Benghazi Attack
  •     November 28, 2012: Ambassador Susan Rice Creditability Is A Concern for Senator Susan Collins, Former Committee Member of Home Land Security and Government Affairs. Reason: In 1988, when Susan E. Rice served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, there were similar attacks by Al Qaida on our Embassies in Kenya and Somalia, where 12 Americans and many Foreign Nations were killed.

In an effort to continue to provide truth and clarity to reported complex tragedy, the Progressive Fairness organization suggests you visit their website at progressivefairness.com

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