Security Contractor Says He Was Silenced By Clinton State Department On Benghazi

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In the days following the September 2012 terrorist attack on the Benghazi embassy in Libya, the Clinton State Department and Obama White House launched an all-out media propaganda blitz designed to convince Americans that the whole thing had been sparked by an 'insensitive' YouTube video that Muslims in Libya apparently found offensive. As you'll undoubtedly recall, Susan Rice became the face of that propaganda blitz after appearing on every major TV network to blatantly lie to the American public.

 

As punishment for her lies, Rice was promptly promoted to National Security Advisor by the Obama administration.

Of course, for anyone capable of rational thought, the lies concocted by the State Department and White House were obvious attempts to coverup an inconvenient terrorist attack which occurred just weeks before the 2012 Presidential election as voters were considering whether the Obama administration had been too soft on terrorism.  Apparently it worked. 

That said, just in case you need more evidence that Hillary's State Department lied about Benghazi from the start, Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, owners of the security contracting firm Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, told Fox News earlier that they were instructed by a State Department official to "stay silent and get on the same page" with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi.

But as the Obama administration and Clinton’s team struggled to answer questions about the attacks, Visintainer apparently took it one step further -- summoning Jerry Torres from overseas to attend a meeting at her government office in Rosslyn, Va., in early 2013.

 

Torres took Fox News back to the Virginia office building where he recalled that day's events.

 

"[Visintainer] said that I and people from Torres should not speak to the media, should not speak to any officials with respect to the Benghazi program,” he said.

 

Torres said he was afraid for his company – and hasn’t spoken publicly until now.

 

"We had about 8,000 employees at the time. You know, we just didn't need that level of damage because these guys, their livelihood relies on the company,” he said. “I trust that our U.S. government is going to follow chain of command, follow procedures, follow protocols and do the right thing."

 

Another part of that conversation stuck out to Torres. He said Visintainer told him “in her opinion, that guards should not be armed at U.S. embassies. She just made that blanket statement. … And she said that they weren't required in Benghazi. So I was kind of confused about that. And she said that she would like my support in saying that if that came up. And I looked at her. I just didn't respond."

Meanwhile, and perhaps even more disturbing, Owens and Torres say they know for a fact the State Department knew the Benghazi attack wasn't a spontaneous event because their firm was contacted on 8/31/12, 11 days before the attack, with regards to providing additional staffing in response to a "deteriorating" environment at the embassy.

Problems soon arose. One month before the attack -- in August 2012, with The Blue Mountain Group still in charge of compound security -- Ambassador Stevens and his team alerted the State Department via diplomatic cable that radical Islamic groups were everywhere and that the temporary mission compound could not withstand a "coordinated attack." The classified cable was first reported by Fox News.

 

By Aug. 31, 2012, the situation had deteriorated to the point that Owens and Torres said the State Department asked them to intervene – as Owens put it, an "admission of the mistake of choosing the wrong company."

 

"They came back to us and said, ‘Can you guys come in and take over security?’ Owens said. “So we were ready.”

 

But Torres emphasized that time was against them, saying it would have taken two-to-three weeks to get set up.

 

Twelve days later, the ambassador was killed. Torres learned of the attacks by watching television. He called the circumstances leading up to the tragedy "bad decision-making from top to bottom."

 

“There was nothing we could've done about it. If we'd had one month warning … who knows what might've happened,” Owens said.

And, worst yet, Torres notes that all of the Obama lackeys responsible for the bad security decisions leading up to the Benghazi attack are still performing their duties under the Trump administration today.

Jerry Torres remains haunted by the fact that specific bureaucrats and policies remain in the State Department after the Benghazi attack despite the change in administrations. "A U.S. ambassador is dead and nobody is held accountable for it. And three guys … all died trying to defend him," said Torres, the company’s CEO and a former Green Beret.

 

Asked if there was a specific effort by a senior State Department contracting officer to silence them, Torres said, "Absolutely, absolutely."

 

Owens, a former Army intelligence officer, echoed his colleague, saying those “who made the poor choices that actually, I would say, were more responsible for the Benghazi attacks than anyone else, they're still in the same positions, making security choices for our embassies overseas now."

Here are Owens and Torres confirming that Obama led a "scandal-free" administration:

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MozartIII's picture

The body count to rise again!! How much longer until she reaches Pol Pot, Hitler or Stalin as a mass murderer????

BennyBoy's picture

 

Green Beret?

Contractors?

No balls. Like taking orders from obvious lying sacks of shit.

Never One Roach's picture

When will the lefties start lining conservative people up and shotting them in the back of the head, Pol Pot style?

 

Is Sessons incompetent or just stoopid?

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Security Contractor Says He Was Silenced By Clinton State Department On Benghazi

My response: Everything I have ever said on the ZH posts about HRC were SPOT ON. She is DIRTY!!!!!

This lady needs to be brought to Justice now. Enough said.

illuminatus's picture

Yeah, and who's going to do that? Any ideas?

nope-1004's picture

Arkancide will strike again.

 

cheeseheader's picture

Make that reverse-Arkancide.

 

Please.

 

Edit: Oh, times two...forgot she was married...

Praetorian Guard's picture

Yep, lucky he did not find himself seld suiciding with three shots to the back of the head, heroin syringe in his arm, holding a nail gun, while peter panning out of a 30 story building...

 

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caconhma's picture

"This lady (Hillary) needs to be brought to Justice now."

Don't count on it. After all Hillary and Trumps are Old and Very Good Friends. The rest is just a screen-smoke and a cheap play.

As for Trump, he always was a part of the NY City lib/gay, neocon establishment. From now on, Trump will show his real face and intentions. Draining the swamp, repealing of Obamacare, building the border wall, stopping endless wars of aggression, helping the US middle class, limiting government runaway expenditures were/are just lies.

Trump deliberately creates an endless array controversies for the purposes of hiding his real intentions & agenda.

Oldwood's picture

But "what does it matter anyway"???

Progressives will conveniently dismiss all of this as old news. Only Trump's tax returns of twenty years ago are relevant now.

11b40's picture

This is not an either/or question.  Stupid and incompetent are not mutually exclusive.

e_goldstein's picture

Is Sessons incompetent or just stoopid?

Just complicit.

11b40's picture

Yep.  I am glad they came out, finally, but really have no respect for them for this long silence.

Another questions is the sheer incompetence of the investigating committees in Congress.  Gowdy's was the biggest shit show. but there were 3 or 4 others as well.  These Congressional douche bags managed to spend $15,000,000 and over a year talking about Benghazi, but somehow never got around to asking the right questions, or calling the right witnesses.  Grand theater, conducted by Mr. Gowdy, a former Federal Prosecutor.  Think about it.

Oldwood's picture

When you have other people's welfare dependent upon you it makes for hard choices.

I keep my mouth shut around most clients unless I know them really well as my business and employees depend upon discretion. So days it is extraordinarily hard.

You can judge these guys on the impact of their testimony, as if it actually changes anything, then maybe yes, they should have risked everything to speak up. But in reality we know they did the right thing keeping their mouths shut, because NOTHING WILL EVER COME OF IT.

Maybe we can all chip in for a statue commemorating their honesty.... posthumously after their Arkancide......something else for AntiFa to tear down.

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Wow you got some twisted ass logic. You assert that these guys gave testimony? Huh? They gave a media interview. Then you admit it won't change anything (post-election after all) then you assert the moral case that they SHOULD HAVE spoken up (when it would have done something) but you assert finally that they did THE RIGHT THING BY SHUTTING UP....AND KEEPING THEIR PAYCHECKS FOR KILLING PEOPLE...because nothing will ever come of it.

Wow. Hey next time I'd like to hear how you decide what to have for breakfast.

I wanted fruit but that's not low cal so I decided oatmeal but that's too much carbs and the right thing would be bacon and eggs cause protein! but it won't do any good so I had a box of donuts because nothing will change.

Eyes Opened's picture

"When you have other people's welfare dependent upon you it makes for hard choices."

 

I'm going to assume u mean the 8,000 "employees" or MERCENARIES as the rest of humanity would call them...

I mean , u certainly don't mean the victims if your staffs implementation of the banker-war orders....

If ANYONE deserves to be Arkansidedtm  its scum like this... its called karma baby, & its comin to u & your army of psychopaths....

Arrowflinger's picture

Brad Owens has balls of steel.

He has proven it abroad and at home.

Not many on this site have demonstrated the will, courage, or cunning to take the fight down to the local level as he has done repeatedly.

Until the rest of us bridge the chasm between furor over national events and bring the local reasons for that furor to light, America is doomed.

Owens has gome not just the extra mile, but the extra 100 miles.

 

Crazy Or Not's picture

 In the words of one Democrat.... "I have a dream!"
https://i.imgur.com/TBweom6.jpg

JSBach1's picture

Who wasn't silenced?

Cynicles II's picture

Who wasn't silenced?

People living like the guy who claims he was silenced by Clinton.

Bigly's picture

Dude, get some bodyguards quick and put testimony on video asap.  Go for it!!!

Thanks!!!!!!!

PlayMoney's picture

And get rid of all exercise equipment

Termin8or's picture

so what,  nothing will happen to the power elite.   Trump and team are hand in hand with these criminals.....

saldulilem's picture

"What difference does it make?"

ChimiBonga's picture

Incoming Arkancide in 3... 2...

khnum's picture

Yes theres a difference between being silenced by the State Department and being silenced by the Clintons

venturen's picture

time to bring Obama up on TREASON!

Soph's picture

Good luck. Trump went full - chickenshit just minutes after winning the election on bringing Hitlary to task for all of her crimes. There's not a snowflakes chance in hell he has the balls to go after Obama.

consider me gone's picture

In his defense, he tried to stop a lousy couple of thousand refugees from coming in and all he'll broke loose. The courts denied his right to do so even though the statute clearly said he could. All the while every liberal cunt on the nation went on their insane Russian collusion trip including the FBI. His AG recused himself in a nanosecond.  All the while liberals leaks were a dime a dozen. Etc. Etc. Now he might nor be the sharpest tool in the shed but I think Trump clearly saw that he and his agenda was totally fucked from the get go. No President ever had had to deal with a full scale cold internal civil war. At least Lincoln had the backing of most of the industrialized and monied North on his side. Trump was up against everyone except his base in flyover land. In DC, he could count his allies on one hand. 

Oldwood's picture

Also he fired the widely despised Comey and now has a massive progressive probe up his ass.....

So sure, definitely it would be really really smart to go after the Clinton's. 

They are busily trying to indict his ham sandwich before lunch, but I'm sure they'll be way too busy to defend Hillary with every nasty tactic they have.

Progressives are not just attacking Trump for his policies or his character, they genuinely FEAR the damage he can do to their agenda and organization by simply exposing them. For him to actually legally  and openly pursue them would be absolute war....a war from their perspective without limits. They will burn it all to the ground to preserve what they have "built".....and Trump knows this. I do not think he wants to start a civil war.

navy62802's picture

Of course he was. She was running a fucking weapons smuggling operation there.

Oldwood's picture

Evidently the Pentagon still is.

roadhazard's picture

Still beating a dead mare.

Fiscal.Enema's picture

Sessions ain't going to do jack shit. Either will FBI director Wray.

bobert727's picture

Clearly Susan Rice was given the promotion in exchange for keeping her mouth shut

Blazing in BC's picture

There's only one way to silence her...and when he chokes her out he will go back to making the "GoneBlack" videos.

Dickguzinya's picture

Typical nagging wench.  When they don't get what they want, watch out.  You'll never hear the end of it.  She needs a hobby like knitting, or taking long walks off short cliffs.

Rich Monk's picture

Even when these political pricks in Washington are filmed lying, commit teasonous acts the AG will do nothing because he too is just as corrupt!

jmack's picture

   A shame these guys didnt man up and make a stink when it would have mattered more, and fought the battle to protect thier 8000 employees at that time.   Instead they allowed themselves to be intimidated, and damned this country and the world to untold misery due to 4 more years of Obama and his lackey's.

 

 

dchang0's picture

They were probably waiting to see if Clinton would be elected POTUS. Had she been, they would have stayed silent even longer.

Gorgeous's picture

"Stayed silent."  Clinton style.

 

cheech_wizard's picture

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

buzzsaw99's picture

he's lucky he wasn't silenced with a bullet.

consider me gone's picture

Armed guards who aren't armed! There needs to be a new word for that level of stupidity. That though someone can walk through life projecting an appearance of intelligence and even passing college exams, etc., in reality they are more cognitively impaired than a village idiot who knows that guards are useless if not armed.

Oldwood's picture

But just think of the money we could save by not arming our soldiers. 

The pasifist army. We will overwhelm our enemies with kindness. I'm sure it will work....never has before, but this time will be different...I'm sure of it.

The radical Muslims LOVE that shit!!

itstippy's picture

Every administration since George Washington seeks to control the narative.  Every poitician everywhere seeks to control the narrative.  Every corporate CEO everywhere seeks to control the narrative.  Asking the hired security people not to talk to the press is Standard Operating Procedure.  It's the only way to keep a lid on fuckups.

Do you think the Trump administration would be OK with hired hands talking to the press?  Trump gets appoplectic at the thought of "leaks".

Obviously Hillary Clinton and Barrak Obama are swamp critters.  They're powerful Washington insiders.  They're not going to allow a bunch of hired peons to contradict the contents of their press releases.

Oldwood's picture

Do you think the Trump administration would be OK with hired hands talking to the press?  

 

That there is some FUNNY SHIT!

Trump can't? take a piss without it being "leaked". His administration has had more leaks than any in history, so yes, I'm thinking he's a bit touchy about it at this point.

Heroic Couplet's picture

Nothingburger. Contractors in all professions do not speak for the hiring corporation or hiring entity. Contractors by nature are temporary.

Four people died in Benghazi. When Donald Trump, Jr., wanted dirt on Hillary Clinton, he did not go to the Benghazi hearings. Oops. George W. Bush sent thousands of American troops to their deaths in Afghanistan. No hearing. I expect when the first person dies in Afghanistan under the Trump administration, the hearings for Trump had better already be scheduled.