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May 1, 2013
I think you will see — again I can’t release any names to you yet, but next Wednesday I think those of us who are concerned about this issue … we’re finally going to get some answers.
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz • Discussing an upcoming House oversight committee hearing which many GOP members believe will expose new information that the Obama Administration has previously tried to keep quiet. Sources say that previously unidentified witnesses, with firsthand knowledge of the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, will reveal new information about the events which claimed the lives of four Americans. source
15:20 // 11 months ago
February 22, 2013

reportagebygettyimages:

Can you imagine A Day Without News?

One year ago, legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria. Evidence from eye witnesses suggests that the journalists were targeted by the Syrian regime in an attempt to limit exposure of the war’s atrocities. Their deaths struck an industry still reeling from a string of tragic losses, including the deaths of photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington in Misrata, Libya, in April 2011.

Watch the U.N. Secretary General’s message of support

“It is unacceptable that those looking to report objectively from conflict zones around the world are deliberately singled out, targeted and murdered with impunity, with those responsible for their deaths not facing any repercussions. Without these journalists bearing witness, atrocities committed in war would go unremarked and it is an equal cruelty that their deaths go without justice. This is a situation that has to change. We are heading towards a day when it will be too dangerous for journalists to enter into or report from war zones.” - Aidan Sullivan, Vice President, Photo Assignments, Editorial Partnerships and Development for Getty Images and founder of A Day Without News?

A Day Without News?, launching today, will raise awareness of the risks faced by journalists and photojournalists in war zones, and lobby governments and tribunals to pursue and prosecute those who harm members of the news media. Many media professionals find themselves deliberately targeted when attempting to cover conflicts, and, while it is considered a war crime to do so, there has been little to no enforcement of this international humanitarianlaw.  Over the past decade, 945 photojournalists and correspondents have been killed while covering conflict zones, 583 of these without any resulting prosecutions as war crimes. Ninety journalists were killed in 2012 alone, the deadliest year on record.

Please visit A Day Without News? to learn more and to add your name in support.

The people who risked life and limb to tell you about the stories you care about. Learn more about them—along with the risks involved.

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9:48 // 1 year ago
January 23, 2013

reuters:

Video: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson clash over Benghazi consulate attack (via Talking Points Memo)

"With all due respect, we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of some guys out on a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.” Damn, Hill brought her A game.

(via brooklynmutt)

11:41 // 1 year ago
9:45 // 1 year ago
January 14, 2013
Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi Jan. 23rd: New talking point for skeptics — “it’s not her, it’s really a hologram, Tupac-style!”

Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi Jan. 23rd: New talking point for skeptics — “it’s not her, it’s really a hologram, Tupac-style!”

19:29 // 1 year ago
December 31, 2012

Hillary, Conspiracy, and Blood Clots

kohenari:

From Reuters:

FLASH: Secretary Clinton suffered blood clot between brain and skull, behind right ear, doctors say. Clinton did not suffer stroke or neurological damage according to doctors.

From a million idiots all over the country:

So, then, when is she going to testify about Benghazi? #tcot #faker #conspiracy #foxnews

First we had truthers. Then we had birthers. Now we have clotters.

(Source: reuters)

17:03 // 1 year ago
reuters:

The State Department made a “grievous mistake” in keeping the U.S. mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly alarming threat assessments in the weeks before a deadly attack by militants, a Senate committee said on Monday.
A report from the Senate Homeland Security Committee on the September 11 attacks on the U.S. mission and a nearby CIA annex, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans died, faulted intelligence agencies for not focusing tightly enough on Libyan extremists.
It also faulted the State Department for waiting for specific warnings instead of improving security.
READ ON: Senate report finds State Dept made “grievous mistake” over Benghazi

What lessons can be applied here that weren’t in Benghazi?

reuters:

The State Department made a “grievous mistake” in keeping the U.S. mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly alarming threat assessments in the weeks before a deadly attack by militants, a Senate committee said on Monday.

A report from the Senate Homeland Security Committee on the September 11 attacks on the U.S. mission and a nearby CIA annex, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans died, faulted intelligence agencies for not focusing tightly enough on Libyan extremists.

It also faulted the State Department for waiting for specific warnings instead of improving security.

READ ON: Senate report finds State Dept made “grievous mistake” over Benghazi

What lessons can be applied here that weren’t in Benghazi?

14:56 // 1 year ago
December 30, 2012
Can we talk about this? I recently courted a phone call from my brother where he actively accused Hillary of faking an illness to get out of testifying on Benghazi. And now people are responding like this. I mean, is it possible that she just got really sick? I mean, things happen. And as we all know, a Jump to Conclusions mat is a terrible idea. — Ernie @ SFB

Can we talk about this? I recently courted a phone call from my brother where he actively accused Hillary of faking an illness to get out of testifying on Benghazi. And now people are responding like this. I mean, is it possible that she just got really sick? I mean, things happen. And as we all know, a Jump to Conclusions mat is a terrible idea— Ernie @ SFB

20:18 // 1 year ago
October 22, 2012
Keep in mind that I and Americans took leadership in forming a coalition [in Libya]… Liberated a country that had been under a dictator for 40 years… and as a result, you had thousands of Libyans in the streets saying, ‘America is our friend.’
President Obama, touting his decision to enter the coalition that deposed former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
21:10 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012
theatlantic:

Romney’s eyebrows fact-check Libya.

I sense a little gulping as well.

theatlantic:

Romney’s eyebrows fact-check Libya.

I sense a little gulping as well.

22:55 // 1 year ago