Attorney For Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Surface-to-Air Missiles Stolen In Benghazi

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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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August 12, 2013

Attorney Joe DiGenova who represents Benghazi witnesses in speaking with with WMA radio says 400 surface-to-air missiles were 'taken from Libya' during the attack, and that the U.S. intelligence community is terrified they might be used to shoot down airliners; and that the loss of those missiles is also the reason the U.S. State Department shut down 19 embassies across the Middle East last week.


DiGenova began representing the Benghazi whistleblowers last spring, there has been contact by several people eager to share information about what really happened the night of September 11, 2012, when four Americans were killed in the Consulate attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

"This information comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community," said DiGenova, "and it is pretty clear that the biggest concern right now is that 400 missiles, which have been diverted in Libya and have gotten into the hands of some very ugly people. And they are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner," he added.
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Until now it was well founded speculation that there was a supply of weapons to Al Qaeda
through Benghazi, and special operations....while recently we learned that there were dozens of
CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi, and that those involved were being closely monitered.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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Well, now we know what difference it makes.

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Additional Source
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Related Above Top Secret Thread:
Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:40 PM
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Seems kind of odd that we are just hearing of this.
Seems kind of odd that there wouldn't be better protection of that kind of arsenal. Boy, when our government messes up, they know how to cover up well. Why even have those missiles there if there isn't enough people to protect them.

I'm going to keep an eye on this thread to see if there is more verification that will be emerging. It is nice to see multiple sources.
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:42 PM
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This mess just keeps getting better and better. [/sarcasm off]

That's the first real idea I've heard that makes any sense for closing all the embassies (except to divert attention from the NSA.) This could be really bad. Would not want to be booking a flight out of any of the local airports anytime soon.

Let's send Sen John McCain back over there to ask his close terrorist buddies if they know where they went.



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:44 PM
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S&F OP. Just needed a little more info since the source is not familiar.

Jo DiGenova bio from law firm

Seems he's been involved in defending republicans congressmen and was involved in the Monica Lewinsky case.

Washington post article about DiGenova



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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yet another anonymous source



"This information comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community,


to compound the other 1500 anonymous sources who all seem to have conflicting intelligence.

Why would we have 400 anti-air missiles there, when we were making sure we held them with our air assets?
It seems a bit backwards leaving this stuff there... do we even have proof it was there? or is this just more guess work?

Do you really believe an administration would let 400 missiles just lie around a Arab land like that with no protection? 400 anti air missiles, that sounds like it would need a bit of room to store.

I don't know what happened or who was to blame, but it appears every week there's a new anonymous source with incredible information that just turns into hot air..



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:49 PM
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Yes, indeed. There are multiple facets to the story, and behind the scenes.
Di Genova was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for four years beginning in 1983
and has a line of higher profile cases since then...so this is going to be a very interesting
story.

And how interesting it just hits the news that the State Department now
confirms
that Al Qaeda has relocated to Syria.
www.longwarjournal.org...
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
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yet another anonymous source


who is protecting his life, his family and at least 35 others who were at Benghazi.
Makes sense to me.

And, the unprecedented shutdown of the Embassies, also we know
Congress had, even if reluctantly approved sending weapons to Syrian
rebels.


Do you really believe an administration would let 400 missiles just lie around a Arab land like that with no protection? 400 anti air missiles, that sounds like it would need a bit of room to store.


This administration? ohhella yes.

This was from our Secretary of State:


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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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What doesn't make sense is how people believe one anonymous source after another..

400 anti-air missiles just left lying around in a nation that was being torn by civil war and attacked from above by the west?

As bad as the CIA or government is, I highly doubt they leave something like that unguarded..
Hell, they could have even used a drone to strike it to ensure it didnt fall into bad hands.

Think about this..
its like leaving anti-air missiles laying around Baghdad once it fell.. its not logical, no matter how much you hate an administration its just not realistic.
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:06 AM
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Agreed, if this is true, it makes complete sense. The ones who were over
this "weapons" operation, whether it was approved by congress or whatever...
the ones who set out to cover it up, and we know there is a cover up...
now have on thier conscience the liability of future incidents.



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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:08 AM
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I think you need to look at Egypt's reaction to Obozo and his administration - I'm sure they know exactly what's going on.

How about another look at Fast and Furious, while we're at it.

This administration needs to be arrested, and jailed - to keep them out of the US and the rest of the world's business.

Bunch of criminal, chaos touting, assholes.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:12 AM
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Thanks for posting the DiGenova bio...
And the article says he works with his wife who is former chief counsel
for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee.
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:12 AM
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Why would we have 400 anti-air missiles there, when we were making sure we held them with our air assets?
It seems a bit backwards leaving this stuff there... do we even have proof it was there? or is this just more guess work?

Do you really believe an administration would let 400 missiles just lie around a Arab land like that with no protection? 400 anti air missiles, that sounds like it would need a bit of room to store.


Many reasons come to mind.

Track Records speak for themselves.

Fast & Furious had thousands of guns all over Mexico.

Or how about smuggling.

Iran-Contra v.2.0 ?

How about secret delivery to arm somebody ?

Conventional methods were/are too politically sensitive.

""Do you really believe an administration would let 400 missiles just lie around a Arab land like that with no protection?""

Yes, with this administration --- Ab soul freek'n lootly



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:14 AM
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This needs a bit more credit than it is being given. Here is a little more on DiGinova and his partner/wife Victoria Toensing

CNS News


Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova said today that the State Department is denying clearances to attorneys who want to represent Benghazi whistleblowers - even though one of the attorneys already has a current Top Secret security clearance.

"The Department of State is refusing to grant clearances to Victoria and other people who want to represent the whistleblowers in an attempt to prevent the testimony," DiGenova, founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm of diGenova & Toensing, LLP, charged in an interview on Washington DC's WMAL radio.



Rep. Darryl Issa (R-) is demanding Sec. of State John Kerry grant clearances to attorneys like his partner, Victoria Toensing, who has an active Top Secret security clearance:

"Victoria Toensing, my partner, has just been retained by one of the Department of State whistleblowers who are going to appear before the Issa committee. On April 26, Congressman Issa sent a letter to the new Sec of State, John Kerry, demanding that the lawyers who are going to represent the whistleblowers be cleared - be given clearances - so they can talk to their clients and the committee about classified information."f


At the same time the theory that the closing of the embassies in the mid east was because of the missing missiles doesn't make sense. We announced we were moving embassy officials out of the area and then flew them out. A perfect target. It is unlikely they have gotten all missiles out of the country so seems some would be available to hit their target.

My logic may be a little flawed here....just thinking.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:16 AM
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Well there are names in both articles, I just did not post them.
In reading the entire article, this stands out. Hence, we can expect a lot
of anonymous sources.



Today diGenova and Toensnig, a former chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, represent Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi attacks; and Mark Thompson, a former Marine who serves as Deputy Coordinator for Operations in the State Department's Counterterrorism Bureau.

The attorneys say Hicks' and Thompson's superiors subjected them to an intimidation campaign after then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's Accountability Review Board ignored their accounts of the Benghazi attack.

Toensing told Fox News in April that one of the two men was warned about the impact on his career if he cooperated with Republican investigators in Congress.

'It's frightening, and they're doing some very despicable threats to people,' Toensing said.
'Not "we're going to kill you," or not "we're going to prosecute you tomorrow," but they're taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over.'
www.dailymail.co.uk... s-new

Put this together with some other recent news, and it all fits like a puzzle.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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Certainly, we cant just take anything at face value, especially these days.

One thing to point out about the embassy officials, not like they were on
a regular flight....nor were their flights announced. Sure you can take one
of these and aim it at an airliner, but which one?

Just thinking outloud. I dont know how these Al Qaeda operatives think...



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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Here's some 'ammo' from last year....

Dec 10, 2012

Shortly after the October 2011 death of Qaddafi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Tripoli that the U.S. was committing $40 million to help Libya “secure and recover its weapons stockpiles.” Department of State Assistant Secretary Andrew Shapiro confirms DOS had a weapons buy-back program in Libya that was also supported by the UK who gave $1.5 million, the Netherlands gave $1.2 million, Germany gave about $1 million and our neighbor to the north, Canada gave $1.6 million to purchase the deadly arsenal that went missing after the fall of Qaddafi.
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The State Department was specifically looking to acquire the 20,000 MANPADS (they are commonly known as man-portable air shoulder-fire missiles) that went missing once Qaddafi was killed.



OOps !!!


Did CIA and State Department Run Illegal Arms Trafficking in Benghazi?


Oh wait, never mind......I forgot:
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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This is actually old news. They were running missiles through bengazhi to Al Qaeda in Syria and had the ambassador executed so they would not be able to trace the missles back to the US.
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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So, the State Department donates 40 million to Libya in thier
quest for SAMs. Whats 400 when you have 20,000?

And now supposedly Al Qaeda has them!
I guess this means that Al Qaeda is not defeated then.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:32 AM
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biased much?
If the world didn't arrest GWB and his cronies for their actual crimes.. then Obama's got nothing to worry about.
Don't get me wrong, he had the chance to change the world for the better and remove these cancers in our society and he didn't.. he's just as in the wrong as everyone else. But some of you act like he's the only man in the world who's ever done wrong, it shows what type of society we've become..
Me me me, now now now.
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by burntheships
Put this together with some other recent news, and it all fits like a puzzle.


What the hell are you talking about?
Put this together with the other x amount of anonymous sources and you have complete bupkiss, still!

Perhaps your all just willing to jump on the first story that blames Obama and his administration, no matter how realistic?

fits like a puzzle





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