• Lamb to Slaughter: Benghazi, Cheryl Mills and Hillary Clinton

    January 4, 2013

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    An interesting bit of information, unconfirmed, raises new questions about how close Hillary was to the Benghazi decisions and decision-makers. Here is what we have:

    Lamb to the Slaughter

    One of the high level employees who was reassigned/resigned/was terminated because of Benghazi was Charlene Lamb.

    Ms. Lamb’s initial appointment to her position in Diplomatic Security was opposed by a number of career Department of State employees, we are told. Her biography has been disappeared from the State Department web site but is still alive in the Cloud.

    Sources inside State say objections to Lamb’s hiring were at the time overridden by Cheryl Mills, the Number 4 at State. Ms. Mills is a Clinton political appointee (see below).

    As a result, Lamb was terminated in order to prevent the inquiry from reaching higher, into the Secretary of State’s offices, where one could point the finger at Clinton for insisting on Lamb. Lamb in kind took the fall for Clinton, in what one commentator called a “bureaucratic firewall.”

    As we now know, the Benghazi facilities were CIA, and not State Department, offices. There were no permanent State Department employees assigned to either building in that city. State merely provided the cover story on the ground, over the air via Susan Rice’s lies about that stupid anti-Islam video, and now in person as Congress looks for someone to blame so this can all just go away.


    Where was Hillary?

    Lamb being disappeared also closes off a line of inquiry into exactly what Clinton was doing the night of the attack on Benghazi.

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb testified that on September 11, after the “full-scale assault” in Libya — “unprecedented in its size and intensity” — began about 9:40 p.m. Libyan time (4:40 p.m. Washington time), she was “in our Diplomatic Security Command Center [in Washington] monitoring multiple open lines with our agents [in Libya] for much of the attack.”

    A few days later a CNN reporter asked Hillary Clinton what she was doing as the attack occurred, and Clinton responded with a 400-word answer that avoided the question. Here is part:

    QUESTION: … could you tell us a little bit about what you were doing when that attack actually happened? I know Charlene Lamb, who as the State Department official, was mentioning that she back here in Washington was monitoring electronically from that post what was happening in real time. Could you tell us what you were doing? Were you watching? Were you talking with the President? Any details about that, please.

    SECRETARY CLINTON: … I think that it is very important to recognize that we have an investigation going on… So that’s what an investigative process is designed to do: to try to sort through all of the information, some of it contradictory and conflicting… So I’m going to be, as I have been from the very beginning, cooperating fully with the investigations that are ongoing, because nobody wants to know more about what happened and why than I do. And I think I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Mrs. Secretary, if you could, the question was –

    SECRETARY CLINTON: I know, but I’m going to leave it at that.

    Later that same day, the State Department spokesperson was asked why Clinton hadn’t answered, and provided this response:

    As you know, she’s not that interested in focusing on herself. But obviously, she was here very late that night. She was getting regular updates from both the DS Command Center and the senior NEA leadership in the building, she was making phone calls to senior people, and so she was obviously very much involved. But I think she was not interested in sort of giving a personal tick-tock. It’s not the way she operates.


    Who is Cheryl Mills?

    Cheryl Mills is an interesting person to have her name pop up in connection with covering Clinton’s role in Benghazi. As deputy counsel, Mills sat at the epicenter of the scandals in the Clinton White House for seven years, eventually delivering an impassioned defense of the president during his 1999 impeachment trial. Mills left the White House soon after, but her performance earned her a place in the hearts of the former president and his wife. When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pursued the presidency almost a decade later, she tapped Mills to be her senior adviser and counsel on the campaign. As her campaign imploded, Mills acted as a de-facto crisis manager.

    The Washington Post describes Mills as “close with many of the women in “Hillaryland,” including Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer; senior adviser to Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Health Reform Neera Tanden and Judith McHale, undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.”

    Quick Summary

    David Petraeus, head of the CIA when its offices were overrun in Benghazi, is gone, victim of an FBI email love-trap sting that still makes little sense except as a political assassination. We won’t be hearing from him. Susan Rice, who was voted to try and pass off some lies about an anti-Islam movie to cover this all up, was thrown under the bus and we won’t be hearing from her again. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State at the epicenter, has been incommunicado for over a month with a series of excuses and will be resigning soon.

    Why is it so hard to learn answers to some very basic questions about the decision-making behind Benghazi?




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    • pitchfork said...

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      quote:”Why is it so hard to learn answers to some very basic questions about the decision-making behind Benghazi?”unquote

      Ha, that one is so easy a cave man could answer it.

      quote:”We do not torture.” That’s why. I don’t need to elaborate. You know it. I know it. But they HAVE TO keep the world from knowing it…or Obomination’s ass is grass. Hell, just last week a few “alleged terrorists” showed up out of the clear blue in a New York courtroom, after being.. ahem..”disappeared” for months. Did someone mention we don’t render people either? right.
      BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      these lying sacks of shit never ceases to fucking amaze me.

      We don’t torture. Right. Just like drones don’t exist…er..that is unless your running an election campaign.

      01/4/13 3:39 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      ps. Fuck the CIA. I pray these deviant bastards burn for eternity. Especially Jose Rodriquez and everyone connected to the despicable drone program, from Obuttface clear down to those fucking cowards behind the screens.
      Speaking of drones, last week, as I’m sure you are aware, a fuckface Judge acquiesced to the Fed’s standard “national security” bullshit in denying Charlie Savage and the NYT’s suit regarding the legal underpinnings of the drone program, whereby the Fed’s refuse to either deny or acknowledge the existence of said program.

      Well, I don’t know bout you, but when I come across things like this, I just have to fucking ROTFLMFAO.

      http://www.informationweek.com/government/security/military-drones-present-and-future-visua/240144476?google_editors_picks=true

      If lying were weather, these motherfuckers would
      be a goddamned Class V hurricane.

      01/4/13 3:55 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      ps..I just wanna puke.

      http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/

      01/4/13 4:01 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Pitch- Maddow? A clueless weasel like the others who work for empire. Why not Ellen Degeneres doing interviews? There is another well off empire type who many feel is on the side of humanity. Clever gals both but hollow ciphers of empire.

      01/4/13 6:05 PM | Comment Link

    • JVC said...

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      Wow. The Bengazi attack is an epic cover-up. I expect lies and cover-ups in matters more opaque and behind-the-scene… Seeing the Bengazi Affair get swept under the carpet in broad daylight should get everyone to sit up and take notice that this president and his government have carte blanche in all maters foreign and domestic. George Bush must be jealous. I for one am scared shitless but on the otherhand this is just one more nail in the coffin for the great American experiment. The sooner we lose the ability to project American power and policy beyond our borders, the better off, I like to think, everyone will be. Supranational policies, more than anything, belie arrogance and hubris, exact qualities we need not manifest in our political “leadership”. On the otherhand, bringing the drones home will almost guarantee that they’ll be flying in a neighborhood near you. Will worry about that when the time comes. I’m just savoring the chance to watch the diplomatic missions get shut down, the bases close and a nation reprioritize on what matters most, its own people.

      01/4/13 7:17 PM | Comment Link

    • Steve said...

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      Pitchfork-I agree and if incompetence were a nickel and I had one every time the CIA screwed up…I guess Jason Bourne really was just a movie character.
      JVC-I agree, just more sign of the decline.

      01/4/13 8:47 PM | Comment Link

    • Lafcadio said...

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      Cheryl Mills is a Class A asswipe.

      She’s known mainly for taking charge of Hiati policy and fucking that up beyond redemption.

      She also sticks her nose it where it shouldn’t be on a frequent basis. The link below is to an Al Kamen column that notes her “assistance” to a U.S. citizen arrested in Yemen.

      In fact, it’s said that this guy had some seriously questionable associates, as in “terrorists.” It’s also said that Mills was on the phone every day, trying to get off the hook, because he apparently had some big time questions. Sure nuff, the guy was sent back to the U.S.

      Some people get killed by drones, some get rescued by Cheryl Mills. It all depends on who ya know and who ya blow.

      When Mills got to State, she probably knew only one thing about DS: it was pretty much pale and male. So I could see her forcing Lamb into a position she couldn’t handle in the name of “gender equity.”

      http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-05-26/politics/35264141_1_president-obama-israeli-president-state-hillary-clinton

      01/5/13 12:57 AM | Comment Link

    • Lafcadio said...

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      Cheryl Mills is a known asswipe and incompetent. No question she had some influence in Lamb’s hiring. When Mills got to State, the only thing she knew about diplomatic security is that it is pale and male (which actally is undeniably true). So there’s no doubt she would be the type to pressure the managment to promote some females into management positions, even if they weren’t ready/qualified for it.

      Mills likes to stik her nose in where it doesn’t belong. The link below is to an Al Kamen column and alludes to Mill’s interest in an American citizen arrested in Yemen who had some really questionable pals there. Questionable as in terrorist questionable.

      It is said that Mills was constantly calling everyone at the post, from the Ambassador to the Consular Section, demanding that they save her good bud.

      Which they did.

      Some people get killed by drones, some get rescued by Cheryl Mills. It all depends on who ya know and who ya blow.

      http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-05-26/politics/35264141_1_president-obama-israeli-president-state-hillary-clinton

      01/5/13 1:07 AM | Comment Link

    • Lafcadio said...

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      Sorry about the double post, internet connection is playing tricks on me.

      01/5/13 1:07 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Hillary fears comparison with not-so-curious George in failing to respond to the reports the security situation in Benghazi was “flashing red.”

      http://www.hstoday.us/blogs/the-kimery-report/blog/the-benghazi-attacks-a-story-of-obfuscating-and-ignoring-evidence-of-jihadi-terrorism-in-the-land-of-arab-spring/a2fbff99ecae642d62b0cd0646057f48.html

      01/5/13 5:23 PM | Comment Link

    • thebigsuck said...

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      How many Department employees have had their security clearances suspended or revoked and sit in an office or at home doing nothing, while other employees get to keep their clearances and are placed on paid administrative leave? Great way to treat everyone equally.

      02/25/13 2:35 AM | Comment Link

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