Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers

It’s on. As the White House grapples with a growing backlash over its Libya lies and lapses, President Obama’s apologists are gearing up for battle. Put on your hip-waders. Grab those tar buckets. Get ready for Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers.

Capitol Hill hearings this Wednesday on the deadly 9/11 consulate attack by jihadists will feature three compelling witnesses, all State Department veterans: Gregory N. Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat in the country at the time of the Benghazi jihad attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine who now serves as deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the top security officer in Libya.

Nordstrom first testified last fall about how State Department brass spurned his requests for increased security at the compound. Hicks and Thompson are coming forward publicly for the first time this week with more damning evidence contradicting Team Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s claims about the administration’s response the night of the attack and in the ensuing months of cover-ups.

According to the House Oversight Committee, Hicks reportedly will refute Team Obama’s claims that nobody was told to stand down and that all military resources available were used in the rescue efforts. As Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi to save lives during the attacks, Hicks says the team received a phone call from the U.S. Special Operations Command Africa telling them “you can’t go” and that the decision was “purely political.”

The State Department press office already has accused Victoria Toensing, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, of “lying” about administration pressure on her clients. Left-wing operatives funded by billionaire George Soros have taken to Twitter to mock reports of fear and intimidation among the new witnesses. White House press secretary Jay Carney continues to sing “Long, Long Ago” and deny all wrongdoing.

And one anonymous State Department official told Fox News reporter James Rosen that Hicks and Thompson have “axes to grind.”

Gee, who wouldn’t have an “axe to grind” if your bosses lied to you, blocked you from saving your co-workers and friends, and lied shamelessly and repeatedly to the American public about the reasons for their deaths?

It’s this corrupt and vengeful White House that wields the sharpest axes and biggest grindstones. The casualty count in Obama’s war on whistleblowers is double-digit.

ATF insiders who testified before Congress about Obama’s Fast and Furious gun-running nightmare faced systemic retaliation and harassment — both from government supervisors who openly declared witch hunts against them and from liberal media water-carriers.

Maverick journalist Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News faced White House retaliation of her own over her Fast and Furious investigations. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler “was just yelling at me,” and White House spokesman Eric Schultz “literally screamed at me and cussed at me,” she told radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in 2011.

Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams, who blew the whistle on Attorney General Eric Holder’s rule of law-perverting, race-baiting reign, was basely smeared as a “liar” and perjurer by DOJ proxy and Washington Post tool E.J. Dionne — who ignored Adams’ stellar career record at DOJ and unassailable sworn testimony.

Gerald Walpin, former AmeriCorps inspector general, was pushed out of his job by the Obamas after exposing fraud and corruption perpetrated by Democratic mayor of Sacramento and Obama friend Kevin Johnson. The White House baselessly questioned the veteran watchdog’s mental health and never apologized for slandering him.

The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly was bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty. The San Francisco Chronicle was punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cellphone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser.

And in case you needed reminding: Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius threatened to crack down on health insurers for candidly tying Obamacare mandates to rising premiums — something that Sebelius herself now acknowledges. Team Obama lambasted other whistle-blowing companies such as Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and ATT for speaking out about the cost implications and financial burdens of Obamacare — and then cheered from the sidelines while Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman attempted to haul the firms up for a congressional inquisition.

If you thought Chicago-on-the-Potomac was dirty, you ain’t seen nothing yet. No stone will be left unturned in the effort to slime, sully and squelch the Benghazi truth-tellers. Mark my words: This is how Obama’s thugs roll.

Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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  • impeachbho

    Obama helps, supports, what-plays golf with? the muslim brotherhood. Since he, Hilary, Valery, and the rest if the White House gang come to their defense always “don’t call them terrorists”, “it was the you tube video”, “the you tube video hurt their feelings”, “don’t wake the president up for this-he needs his sleep, that golf game and constant campaigning is H A R D !!!”, “that wasn’t terrorism-it was workplace violence”…Obama’s ongoing relentless defense of this extremist jihad loving group-what, Hillary and Valery, do you have a neck guard to save your heads from a group that wants to impose Sharia law on the world? You too, Nancy, do you get it? Your boss is a member…

  • Dan Peters

    I have wondered, since we first heard about Benghazi, that it seems to have been a planned event that includes the White House. There was no rushing around at the time of the attack – except for the people that were on the receiving end of this premeditated murder. This Administration may have given up the ambassador in exchange for the political Bin Laden. Why couldn’t this be true in some respect? There are only lies.

    • Wil

      Well, one thing we know for sure. The fact that this continuing saga could compromise CIA secret operations will in no way deter the vandals running the Republican party. We already know that they would unhesitatingly out a CIA agent if they thought it would further their political goals.

  • Otsie Bochte

    Dear Mr. Goldman, I believe most people care deeply about Benghazi, but feel powerless to do anything. Congress is in a turf war to accomplish nothing and all of them belong to the highest bidder. What can we do? I believe America is numb with shock, not disinterested.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

    I am screaming mad about the bengazie and the obama clinton game. thy lie cheat and steal our soul with their homosexual agenda, since obama first got in there he booted out the national day of prayer. they both lied about bengazie they did nothing…nothing….and they knew it was happening. verybad. they are both in bed with the muslim’s and we are up shits creak without a paddle. God will not turn His back on this. they are liers cheats and muslim which is against our Christian nation….against Israel…Israel is our friend and the apple of God’s eye. if we turn our back on them God will turn His back on us. someone needs to hold these two yahoo’s accountable. what is it going to take to do that? LIes….Mercyfull God forgive us. Lord open their eyes so they can see Jesus and the trut…Let not the enemy tryiump over America. In Jesus Name I was listenig to ths that nigh i head them say the pres went o bed HE WENT TO BED>>>>>>Pleas God Dont’ let hilliary be presedent rise up a man of God to bring us back in right relationship with the Lord God All Mighty…And put a hedge of protection around Israel…IN Jesus name. Patricia

  • RealAmerican

    The American People see the Benghazi Blitz 2.0 for what it is -Get Obama & Stop H. Clinton – Everyone has seen the polls saying Clinton is leading all Republican front runners by large margins IN THE SOUTH. “Benghazi is all we have”. Home prices up – unemployment down, Damn Obama! “Benghazi is all we have” “This is our Watergate”

    • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

      Yes it is a watergate you are right this is a cover up for distruction of america. these two people stand for everyting America dose not stand for …I pray God will open the eyes of America as these two are in bed with the enemy of America. Israel is our friend and obama and clinton is not….wke up america before it is to late.

  • Bruce A.

    I also find it very hard to believe that in a hot area such as the Middle East there were no military assets on stand by or alert to respond to any emergencies. Maybe our military has been degraded to a 9 to 5 job.

    • Iowa48

      I keep hearing Panetta and Clinton and Obama and that
      military genius Elijah Cummings repeating their mantra that there wasn’t enough time to send help to our people in Benghazi. That begs the question of how did they know there wasn’t enough time once the attack started? How did they know from when it started that the attack was only going to last one hour, or four hours, or eight hours, or even twelve or eighteen hours? The fact is that nobody knew how long the attack was going to last, and they should have sent help immediately on the assumption that help would get there in time to save somebody,
      or at least tried to save somebody.

      They had commo with trained special operations veterans on
      the ground in the persons of the two former SEALs, who could have directed close-air support and incoming rescue troops. Aviano airbase could have had F-16s overhead within a couple of hours. NAS Sigonella on Sicily is only 420 miles from Benghazi and had
      410 mph AC-130 H/U gunships, , which could have been overhead inless than two hours.
      “The AC-130H Spectre and the AC-130U Spooky primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Close air support missions include troops in contact, convoy escort and point air defense. Air interdiction missions are conducted against preplanned targets or targets of opportunity and include strike coordination and reconnaissance and armed overwatch mission sets.”

      “Features: These heavily armed aircraft incorporate side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, navigation and fire
      control systems to provide surgical firepower or area saturation during
      extended loiter periods, at night and in adverse weather. The sensor suite consists of a television sensor, infrared sensor and radar. These sensors allow the gunship to visually or electronically identify friendly ground forces and targets any place, any time.

      There were teams of US Special Operations troops in Croatia, and Split Croatia is only about 800 miles from Benghazi. The Spec Ops could have gotten there in about 3 hours on a C-130.
      Failure to even try to send help to the Americans under attack in Benghazi rises to the level of Criminal Negligence.

      • Wil

        410 mph AC-130 H/U gunships, , which could have been overhead inless than two hours.>>

        And, do what? Remember, this all happened at nighttime!

        • Iowa48

          “The AC-130H Spectre and the AC-130U Spooky primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Close air support missions include troops in contact, convoy escort and point air defense. Air interdiction missions are conducted against preplanned targets or targets of opportunity and include strike coordination and reconnaissance and armed overwatch mission sets.”

          “Features: These heavily armed aircraft incorporate side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, navigation and fire control systems to provide surgical firepower or area saturation during
          extended loiter periods, at night and in adverse weather. The sensor suite consists of a television sensor, infrared sensor and radar. These sensors allow the gunship to visually or electronically identify friendly ground forces and targets any place, any time.
          With Woods and Doherty on the ground to call the close-air support, the AC130s would have been devastating, and the attackers would have ceased and desisted upon their arrival, saving the lives of at least Woods and Doherty. Don’t let facts get in the way of your opinion.

          • Wil

            The heavily armed aircraft would have been useless What would it have done, bomb the entire outpost. Are you thinking clearly? I think not!

          • Iowa48

            “These heavily armed aircraft incorporate side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, navigation and fire control systems to provide surgical firepower” Like I said, don’t let any facts interfere with your opinion. Having used their services in the past, I am quite confident they could have resolved the issue in our favor without any friendly casualties. You may now return to watching Dancing With the Stars.

          • Wil

            Do you recall Mogadishu? We sent in a rescue team without knowledge of the situation, and the results were predictable. There’s a lesson there.

          • Iowa48

            You mean Mogadishu where Clinton pulled the rug out from under our troops and denied their requests for adequate armaments? That Mogadishu? Which was not in any way shape or form a “rescue.” I think you may be missing a rerun of “Golden Girls” on cable. I predict you will be less stressed with some light comedic fiction, as you seem overwhelmed when faced with facts.

          • Wil

            Bush senior sent those troops to Mogadishu!

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.knupp.7 John Knupp

            WRONG. Clinton become president Jan 1993, Somalia happens Oct 1993. This fiasco happend because Clinton and Sec. of State Albright thought they had a clue about foreign policy. Democrats and foreign policy – funny and pathetic if not so tragic.

          • Iowa48

            OMG, I am so embarrassed and ashamed that I was wasting my time on somebody as completely ignorant and uninformed as you are re history and the realities of the world. My bad, should have figured it out much sooner! I think I will go outside now and enjoy the sunshine and the birds and flowers, and not waste any more time. I will never get those minutes back. Never!

          • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

            we knew alot about what was hapening. it was very clear…don’t make excusses for the lame excuse obama and clinton are makeing. they lied.

          • Wil

            ’bout what?

          • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

            You re so right they really need to be held accountable….don’t let this go away..hillary and obama need to be held accountable..

        • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

          There were armed planes ready and waiting forthe call…they see in the night this is a lame reason….He did nothig….lier liler him and clinton

          • Wil

            What would those plane have done, when they finally got there?

      • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

        Yes they lied and now they are still lying….who will hold these two accountable. Nixon should get an appology if these two get way with this.

    • Wil

      Hey, prevention of the incident would have been better. But, so would have
      preventing the twin towers from falling been better 11 years ago.

      • blusportie

        An unfair comparison, as the same could be said of the attack on Pearl Harbor. But prevention prior to the commencement of hostilities is quite different from steps taken later.

        • Wil

          Hmmmmm…….over 3,000 dead at the World Trade Center and 100,000 dead in Iraq and Afghanistan while a couple of DUI, draft dodging cowboys led us on a fabricated hunt for WMD. They want answers? Try giving a few answers.

          • blusportie

            Ideologues such as yourself don’t really want answers; they only want to talk & firmly adhere to the party line.

        • Wil

          Bush received a PDB on August 6, 2001 titled “Bin Laden determined to strike in
          US.” This was not the only such warning Bush
          received. And, he went on vacation!

          • blusportie

            Bin Laden to strike when? Where? Using what method? Hardly the same as pinpointing Benghazi, is it? And had Slick Willie pulled up his pants long enough to pay attention, he was offered UBL on a platter five years before, which would have rendered all of this moot.

          • Wil

            Benghazi was going to be attacked when? Where? BTW, Clinton was never offered Bin Laden.

          • blusportie

            You need to do some reading, my friend. Have a good day and a great life, I’m 10-7.

    • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

      did you not here the testimoney they were waiting for the pesident to ingage..to send the troups…He went to bed he did not send them….Hello they were waiting for the order…..Obama lied. are you blind….hillary is just as bad…this could have been avoided. Obama went to bed..stand down….let them be killed murder..murder…

  • Wil

    The Benghazi Hearings … Somehow I missed yet another Republican circle jerk. There
    is no issue there, no matter how much you conservatives want to stomp your feet.
    Terrorists attacked our temporary consulate. The military responded, but not
    quickly enough to save the lives of the four people who died of smoke inhalation
    due to the fires that were set by those terrorists.

    • Iowa48

      There were Air Force and Special Operations assets within 2 to 3 hours flight time from Benghazi. AC130s at Sigonella, Sicily (420 miles), F-16s at Aviano Italy (2 hours), and Spec Ops troops in Croatia (800 miles). All of these assets had the advantage of trained SEALs on the ground in Benghazi with the commo to direct their rescue efforts. Dempsey, Clinton, Pannetta, and Obama had no idea how long the attack was going to last once it had started, and should have sent assets on the presumption that they had a duty to at least try to get there in time to help.
      Their after-the-fact assertions that there wasn’t time to send help is complete BS, since they had no idea as to whether the attack was going to last two hours, ten hours, or two days. They should all be charged with four counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide. Complete lack of cojones and leadership.

      • Wil

        You know all this how? The testimony yesterday, disputes everything you are saying! Our own CIA got our consulate workers OUT within 90 minutes.. They lost one
        agent in the evacuation battle and could not find the ambassador..

        Five
        hours later they went back in an attempt to disburse the enemy and locate the
        ambassador.. Two of our agents were killed in this battle. The enemy was
        disbursed. The ambassador was located and found to have been killed in the first
        wave (five hours earlier)…

    • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.clowers.7 Patricia Clowers

      You seem to have a problem with the President being a democrate. Republicans are much more American in this day and age.

  • Wheels55

    Pointing fingers and throwing mud is what Obama and company do best. For this Benghazi deal, Republicans best just seek to separate the facts from fiction and let the results speak. The goal isn’t to impeach Obama or even show him as a fool, but to make Hillary unelectable in 2016.

  • ClaudeinSocal

    Tonight on The Factor, all I know Bill O’Reilly & Bernie Goldberg will run to defend & protect President Barack H. Obama & they will use the lack of the elite MSM coverage as a ploy once again.