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May 21, 2013

PJMedia: Two More Benghazi Witnesses May Step Forward with Explosive Revelations
Caution: Don't Get Too Attached to the Story Until It's Actually Out

The key here is "may." They feel -- rightly -- that they may be prosecuted or otherwise punished for their truthful testimony, and do not want to offer the testimony until they have protection.

I don't know how that will happen. This Administration is punishing anyone who crosses them.

But if they do speak, they'll have a tale to tell.

According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.

And there's more. Guess who urged arming the "insurgents" with the Stingers, despite the warnings of their membership in Al Qaeda?

Via @dostoevskyghost

Update: I missed the most important part. Read Page 2. Holy shit.

Caution Flags: There are questions being raised about this story. The chief questions are "Why would Panetta call Ham's subordinate when he could just talk to Ham, right in the room with him" and "Why arm the insurgents with Stingers when we had air power committed to the effort?"

On the "Stingers" point, I honestly never thought they actually armed anyone with "Stingers." I assume they mean any kind of heavy rocket arm.

At any rate, while this all looks like Very Serious News, it has to be noted, at the very least, that this information is not on the record yet. It's just being whispered about, what so-and-so would say if he were asked, and had whistleblower protection.

I think the major problem that animates skeptics is that this article has a strong odor of Too Good To Be True. I didn't even see the stuff about the Petraeus stuff at the end; that has long been suspected by some, and this seems a little Too Good To Be True on that ground.


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