Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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With the help of allies in the United States Senate, OPSEC is turning up the heat on the Obama Administration's shameful retreat from responsibility on Benghazi.

Obama had no trouble taking credit for the actions of Navy SEALs when they killed Osama bin Laden but when they were in harm's way in Libya, Obama was nowhere to be found.

Sworn testimony before the Senate on the Benghazi attacks is raising more questions than answers hinting that a coordinated cover-up is likely underway. Last week, John McCain joined Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham dug in demanding answers on just what happened in Benghazi from the White House before before committing to a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary. OPSEC remains focused on revealing the truth about what happened in Benghazi, why Americans were left to die, and why the Obama Administration continues to lie about it to the American people.

Read on to see what OPSEC is doing to uncover the truth about Benghazi and expose politicians who use our national secrets for their own personal political gain.

Get It Here First: Former CIA Clandestine Service and OPSEC Member Fred Rustmann Publishes a Provocative Novel on Spy-craft

Dishonorable DisclosureTold by a former master CIA spy, realism is woven into fiction to create a gripping and authentic action packed tale of intelligence operatives at war. And by purchasing a copy today, you can support OPSEC.

"The Case Officer" may be fiction but, it's so almost didn't go to print. The CIA reviewed the book and almost delayed its printing because it was so close to the real thing! The final version is approved by the CIA's Publications Review Board and is an enjoyable fiction read for intelligence novel enthusiasts and former community members.

If you make a contribution of $40 or more, to OPSEC today, we'll rush you a complimentary copy of Fred's new book The Case Officer. For a generous contribution of $100 or more, Fred will include a personalized autograph just for you on the inside cover.

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Breaking News on Benghazi: McCain: 'We have had a massive cover-up'

By Jonathan Helman
February 17th, 2013

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that he is still looking for answers to what he called "a massive cover-up" in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

"The information has not been forthcoming," McCain said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I know that it hasn't, and I will be glad to send you a list of questions that have not been answered."

Among those questions, he said, were inquiries about the president's actions and whom he spoke to the night of the attack. McCain also wants to know why people who were evacuated from the consulate the next day were not interviewed at the time.

"They would have known that it was not a spontaneous demonstration," he said. Initial talking points from the government stated that the attack stemmed from a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam film, but the intelligence community later defined the violence as a planned terrorist attack.

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The State of the Union Can Never Be Considered Stronger When We Fail to Help Fellow Americans Under Attack

Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL and president of OPSEC, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union statement that "we will do whatever we must to protect those who serve their country abroad" and the contrast with his Administration's failure to order a real-time military response to the 8-hour long assault on Americans in Benghazi:

"At the most basic level the strength of our union is best measured by our willingness to come to the aid of our fellow Americans in need. No need was more grave than that of the Americans under attack in Benghazi last September 11th, but the Obama Administration failed to order available military assets to their immediate aid during the 8 hours when they might have meant the difference between life and death. That alone calls the strength of our union under the Obama Administration's leadership into question.

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Panetta's Excuses for Lack of Benghazi Response Fail to Align with Facts, Put Americans at Risk in the Future

Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL and president of OPSEC, issued the following statement on Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's comments about the lack of a U.S. military response to the Benghazi attack in advance of his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee today:

"Secretary Panetta's excuses for the failure to launch a military relief effort during the Benghazi attack fail to align with the facts and put Americans at grave risk in the future. The Obama Administration knew Benghazi was a flash point and that the most obvious day of the year for possible strikes was approaching, yet it still failed to prepare for a potential response and chose not to order one when it became necessary."

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OPSEC: It Makes a Difference Whether Obama Administration Has Been Transparent on Benghazi Attack and Response Scott Taylor, President of OPSEC, the non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization of former members of Special Operations Forces and the intelligence community, issued the following statement in response to Secretary Clinton's testimony on the Benghazi attack and the Obama Administration's response:

"Secretary Clinton's testimony failed to answer the most critical questions about why four Americans died with no additional support before or during the attack. This follows a similar failure by her State Department colleagues and the State Department's Accountability Review Board. What makes a difference at this point is whether the Obama Administration has been transparent on the Benghazi attack and U.S. response -- and all evidence suggests that it hasn't. Americans deserve answers to those questions and they are a critical part of ensuring such a catastrophe doesn't occur again."

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