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August 6th, 2013
01:23 PM ET

The Truth about Benghazi: An OutFront Special Investigation (LIVE BLOG)

“The truth about Benghazi: An Erin Burnett Outfront Special Investigation” will air on CNN Tuesday, August 6th at 10 pm ET and 7 pm PT.

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  1. Tom Fitzgerald

    The Benghazi production was excellent. I am at a loss for Erin Burnett finding culpability with the Republicans. Is it just SOP for CNN hosts? I don't blame the RNC for their stance against your network.

    August 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  2. diggingdahlias

    FAIR , & , true investigative journalism. Maybe it's time I give CNN another chance.

    August 7, 2013 at 7:52 am | Reply
  3. Richard

    That was an Awesome Special. The best I've seen. Straight in face, no BS and leaves you wondering about things. Getting Obama re-elected was way more important and the Clinton Brand is like the GM Brand is to the Kennedy Brand. Bless their hearts....

    August 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  4. J. Clarke

    Remind me when CNN looked into what happened on 9/11/01 and the amazing time when President George Bush caught the mastermind(Bin Laden) behind it. Oh wait, President Bush did not catch the mastermind the whole 8 years he was in office. Matter of fact, he said that he did not give the mastermind much thought. Where was the cover up then? Just how did Bin Laden get out of Afghanistan and into Pakistan before President Bush could catch him, I keep forgetting Bush did not catch him? Erin, where is the investigation into the cover up on Bin Laden quick get away? Just how did the Bin Laden family get out of the USA after 9/11? When will Erin's investigative team look into how President Bush got Bin Laden, oh sorry messed up again, how President Obama got Bin Laden? During Erin's look at Benghazi she interviewed Senator chaffetz, one of the biggest critics of this President. I am waiting for the RNC chair to protest this investigative look at Benghazi and not let CNN in on the republican's debates. Keeping Erin honest, you did not provide specific facts to show how you came to the conclusion that the President put the election ahead of Benghazi, where is the hard facts to back up your conclusion. You conjectured that the President put his election before Benghazi. Great job Erin, fair and balanced, oh wait this is CNN, I keep messing up, thought it was Fox entertainment.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Reply
  5. rich

    the biggest political price paid by candidate Romaney when your moderator worked for Obama???and we still don't know why 4 American died......

    August 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  6. Elly

    You want to know what happened in Benghazi? Read this. It's from one of 2 CIA agents that was with the Navy Seals when they captured (not killed) Bin Laden. 29 of those seals are dead. The other CIA agent? Ambassador Chris Stevens. THIS IS NOT A JOKE! IT IS VERY REAL AND WE ARE ALL LIVING IT!

    I have 'contact(s)' let's say, who is in the middle east right now. No... he/she is not Pakistani or any other middle easterner. No.. she/he is not muslim... yes... she/he is American and yes fighting over there and yes... the name(s) shall remain anonymous. For the past 3 months we have been conversing and now we feel it is time for the US citizens to understand some things about what our Government is doing there... and here...from inside sources of those who are living it and of high ranking positions. All the quotation marks will be direct quotes from this person(s).

    This person(s) works for a company called DynCorp Int'l, who according to sources is a "shell company for a US Intelligence agency"... try guessing which one or ones. At one point, "We (DynCorp Int'l) received 97% of our contracts from the US Government. Obama has cut us back 48%. He (is) staging is plan to stay in power past 2016."

    DynCorp is not military but a 'contract' company which performs in many functions of military. 'Guns for hire' maybe? They basically do the REALLY dirty work for our country. Look them up and you will see all kinds of fuzzy, brilliantly put together information that covers up the reality of their underlying mission. Remember... Satan always gives you a little bit of truth so you will focus on that and not the lies that are the foundation of his plan. When attempting to find the US Intelligence agency that DynCorp is a shell company for I met with confusion. They actually work/develop for the DIA, CIA, NSA, NGIA,NRO and USOC. Did you even realize we had so many Agency that basically all do the same thing? That's our tax dollars being wasted! Ok.. back away from my personal opinion.

    At this point you could shrug this off as just another military person(s) who is dissatisfied with Obama and has joined the bandwagon to 'de-throne' the wanna-be king. But read on. This person(s) have contacts throughout the world... He was a friend of Ambassador Chris Stevens. More on that shortly. When asked if there was inside information on Obama's plan to stay in power the comment was "No. It's just what I see... and hear...and know. It scares me Elly. I love my Country." My response to that?

    "Scares me, too... and millions of people. But we, the people, feel at such a loss as to how to stop this stone from rolling. Our laws have become so complicated that it's not as easy as staging a coupe or impeaching him. Even if there were enough to impeach him (which there is), it would take years. So my thought is exactly what I placed on my FB. He sets an EMP over our country and then sits back while the weak die off and the strong fight and then he acts like God and comes in to 'save' us. If this were to happen, then every town, city, county, state would declare martial law and then all that would fall under Federal jurisdiction putting Obama at the head of it all. There's so much that could happen but something IS going to happen. We ALL feel it."

    Her/His response? "Domestic terrorism. That's how it happens. Can't blame it on another country. The Government will say it's domestic terror but in actuality it's the government. When I talk to friends they act like I'm paranoid." Paranoid? From a person(s) who is living, breathing, eating fighting every day, listening, watching and paying attention to who is controlling what? How many people does it take to cry wolf and have those who believe the sheep are safe finally realize the sheep are being needlessly slaughtered?

    So what have we been talking about? Many things so let's break them down.

    EMP – very real and our Government has already deployed them in 3rd world countries... at times for experimenting. Example. A year or so ago we had a friend who had family members in Africa. While there, the entire town they were in was hit with a 'solar flare' or so we thought. It completely fried all electronics in this 'no one cares about it' small village and so it went unnoticed. Now I come to find out that in 2012, the same year, month, etc... that this happened, a 'Ground based' EMP was deployed in the Sudan... This was the likely reason for this small village being fried.

    "We have certain ground based weapons that the Gov. will only deploy in 3rd world countries." "China and Russia have the technology too. And yes it can be used stateside."

    This person(s) went on to say that "If the general public knew what the government does REAL TIME we would freak."

    When asked if he thought the book One Second After by William R. Forstchen could become a reality the comment was "It could happen..."

    So during all this, I was kept informed of each trip this person(s) took. I found it interesting and wondered why. I have come to an understanding that should something... such as Benghazi happen and these people fell, I could tell their story and try to get the truth out in some way. So just real quick chronology of events:

    * July "had to do a medical escort today." later "leaving here in an hour for Kuwait City." A few days later... “Using a sat. uplink. Right now my crew and I are on the Syrian border waiting for instructions. Hoping and praying we won't be sent in to train the opposition..... most are Al Qauda...." When asked how he felt about having to be ordered to train the enemy... the same ones that killed Ambassador Stevens, his response: "This job pays $2700/day... but no amount of money is worth it. Ambassador Chris Stevens was a friend of mine. We worked together in Benghazi in 2010."
    * Later.... "We were recalled back to Kuwait. So all is well. Then on July 30th, "Currently beefing up security at our Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan." "Been busy trying to get the station chief (CIA) to listen to me for the past 24 hrs."
    * Then this past week, Thursday... before it hit the news: “All Embassies and Consulates’ in the Middle East are on high alert. Here in Kabul we have moved everyone to the airbase. All that is left are myself and my crew. The State Dept. even pulled the Marine detail out of here. Be me and my guys are loaded for bear. Intelligence says Sunday may be a bad day." My concern was for the information he had just given me… was it okay, was he putting himself at risk? “It’s fine that I tell you. The Obama Admin. has already release all t6his to the news outlets. (I looked… only one small internet paper had it out at that time. The following morning it was splattered all over the papers). “I’ve let all my guys use the sat. phone and call loved ones. Now we are holed up on the roof of the Embassy playing a waiting game.”
    *Friday…”We had several firebombs thrown at us today. I think tonight will be bad. But we’re ready.” Almost daylight here….uneventful night. Got word 10 mins ago that Monday morning a squad of Marines will relieve us. Just gotta make it 2 more days.” “Just had a convo with my CIA counterpart….intel chatter is that there is a high probability of a terrorist attack on Sunday there in the U.S. Stay alert Elly!
    *Saturday… “Sometime over night the Afghan Police that guard the front gate to the Embassy left. Guess everyone thinks something’s getting ready to go down. Getting day light now….there are usually people out in the streets now…way to quiet here. Calm b/4 the storm?”
    *Sunday…”Just finished backing down a mortar attack. My sniper took him out. Just waiting now…” and “We are ok for now. I’m sure they didn’t expect me to have my snipers on different buildings. Nothing has went down for several hours now and Sunday is over in less than 2 hours. Plus we will be relieved in 10 hours. My company monitors me on here. I’ve been told to ‘stand down’ several times. But I am what I am. I will post about this administration until Obama is out of office.” My response to that?

    “They are either tolerating you or secretly agree with you. Ya.. makes we wonder a lot as well as millions of other people wonder the same thing about our government. I just don’t get it. People KNOW how dangerous he is to the American peploe while in office… why is he still there? Too many Sheepies.” His response…”To be honest, I feel that if Obama is ‘removed’ from office we get Slow Jow… I’ve had discussions with ‘certain’ folks who all agree that giving him enough rope will do the trick!

    The last time I heard from my contact(s), there was a desperate, angry sounding message sent. “Don’t ask me how I know but the terror threat (this last weekend) is a hoax to draw attention away from the IRS and NSA scandals… and Benghazi. This comes from a credible source.” At this point I commented that ‘someone had to plan it…” I also asked if I could use the information received in previous messages to try and get it out to the country that which is going on. I was given permission from my contact(s) as long as names and genders were not used.

    After I conveyed a posting I had read regarding the whole Bengahzi situation being a hoax and the pictures on the internet photo shopped, this piece of information was given to me “Chris was given a ‘hot shot’. An overdose of a sedative. I’ve talked to his brother.” That’s when I received the information that “DynCorp is a shell company for a U.S. Intelligence Agency.” I began to research DynCorp. Further “This situation gets a lot worse than you can imagine. Just bare with me. WE, my crew, have been diverted to Yeman. Ever hear of the term “A mother eating her young?” I feel that’s what is happening to me. Something is not right. I have contacts all over the world. A friend in the Mossad has told me to watch my back.”

    When asked if I ever wondered how my contact(s) and I became F/B friends, I was told, “been looking for someone who was passionate about their rights and country…… someone who I could communicate things that if I told it publically it would break his secrecy agreement.”

    I had completed this much of my posting when I was sent a message by my contact(s). This is where it gets really scary.

    “On May 2, 2011 Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in his compound in Pakistan. Within 94 days after this announcement, 5 of the top leaders of Al Qaeda were assassinated by drone strikes and wetwork. Hypothetically speaking…. What if Bin Laden was not killed but captured, sedated, put in a bodybag and transported to a Class 3 Black Prison off the coast of South Carolina. Where he was chemically interrogated. Then let’s say on May 11, 2011, after all info had been gotten… he was given a ‘hot shot’… cremated. Did you know that there were 2 CIA agents witht eh Seals that night? One was Chris Stevens (Ambassador Chris Stevens)…hmmm…. Did you also know that since May 2, 2011 that 29 Seals that were involved with Bin Laden have been killed also? Hmmmmm The operation’s call sign was Extortion 17.”

    So there you have it. The contact(s) I have know this information first hand. They know who the other CIA agent was and we all fear for his life. We need to spread this as quickly as possible. Print it off, save it to your computers, email it, facebook it. This SHOULD NOT BE LEFT BEHIND. It shows Obama for the liar he is, his administration for the corruptness they have made prevalent in our beautiful America and it’s time to bring it back the way it was… I hold this accounting to be true to the best of my knowledge and sources. If I should die because of spreading this truth then I die with truth and the truth shall set you free. Benjamin Franklin said, “The truth may not make you many friends, but it will make you the right ones.” I hold by that… do you?

    August 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  7. Carolann Carroll

    Where was this special when Obama was running for re-election? CNN avoided this topic when it happen, when President ran for second term;and shortly after complete silence.

    Now a year later, very sad for the 4 wonderful men that lost their lives. What a shame for the families.

    I urge you to keep pushing on this! Let us not forget Obama's famous speech as part of campaign "We have them on the run"; who is running now?

    Please keep this topic on the front!,
    Carol Carroll

    August 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  8. Kathleen

    This is such a tragedy on so many levels. How could the State Department IGNORE a request from Ambassador Stevens for more security prior to this attack? Other countries pulled out of Benghazi – why not the U.S.? "The only Western Flag that was still flying in Benghazi"...unbelievable. Clinton and Obama did a lot of dancing to avoid exposing their role in both the disaster and the cover up afterwards.

    August 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  9. AmericaFirstNow

    Fmr CIA Bin Laden unit head Michael Scheuer warned of Al Qaeda terrorism motivation for Benghazi (and elsewhere) via http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal via Youtube but CNN and other US media refuse to discuss such!

    August 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  10. Alex

    They are endorsing Clinton, so this won't be one bit truthful.

    August 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  11. brenda Anderson

    No matter how low key it was our men did not have the support they should have and this lays at the feet of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. They tried to hush it up, but our men ask for help and it was denied.

    August 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Reply

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