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ACQUAINTANCE OF BOMBING SUSPECT KILLED

Questioning Turns Deadly
By Harold Hutchison

An acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the 15 April, 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, was killed by an FBI agent after questioning turned deadly.

Benghazi and the Navy SEALS

MORE VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA

Gunmen Attack Police Station; Airstrikes Launched Against Militants
By Harold Hutchison

Islamist gunmen attacked a bank and a police station in the northwestern part of Nigeria. The attacks occurred across the country from the strongholds of Boko Haram, in the northeastern part of the country.

The Nigerian government launches air strikes against Boko Haram’s camps, killing a number of insurgents. According to a report by VOA News, a number of other camps have been taken over. Boko Haram had also carried out a number of attacks, including one that killed 50 people in Bama.

THE SMALL DOCUMENT DUMP

Petraeus Dismissed Talking Points
By Harold Hutchison

The recent release of 94 pages worth of e-mails between Obama Administration officials in the wake of the Benghazi attack might sound impressive, but in reality, the e-mails, while still having some relative value, is still a small fraction of what has been requested by Congressional investigators.

ISSA TO PICKERING: TALK TO US

House Oversight Chairman Seeks Interview
By Harold Hutchison

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has formally asked former Ambassador Tom Pickering and retired Admiral Michael Mullen to meet investigators for interviews.

BENGHAZI MATTERS

BOKO HARAM RAGES BACK

Piracy Also Rising Off Nigeria
By Harold Hutchison

The Islamist terror group Boko Haram is coming back despite a military crackdown in West Africa. The group has taken advantage of porous borders with Chad, Cameroon, and Niger to start taking control of the area around Lake Chad.

The Islamist group, whose name means “Western Education is sinful,” was founded in 2002 with the goal of establishing an Islamist state in the oil-rich nation. One recent operation bythe group killed 55 people and resulted in the freeing of 100 prisoners.

FALLOUT FROM BENGHAZI HEARINGS

Republicans Seek Depositions As New Scandal Emerges
By Harold Hutchison

The fallout from the hearings held by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday hit over the Sunday shows. On Fox News Sunday, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, predicted that more whistleblowers would come forward. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee also said he was seeking depositions from officials.

COMMON SENSE: Reassuring Words

By Lt. Col. Oliver North

INDONESIA TAKES OUT SEVEN TERRORISTS!

Elite Anti-Terror Unit Also Captures 13
By Harold Hutchison

Elite Indonesian anti-terror personnel have killed seven terrorists and captured 13 more during operations in Java. The Indonesian government claimed that the terrorists were planning a number of attacks.

According to a report by VOA News, four of the terrorists were killed during a lengthy gun battle near Kebumen. Three others were killed in Bandung after a lengthy stand-off.

23 NIGERIAN COPS GUNNED DOWN!

“Cult” Ambush Slays Lawmen
By Harold Hutchison

At least 23 policemen were killed in Nigeria after they were attacked by members of a cult. The fighting occurred in Nassarawa state in the African country, which is located where the mostly Moslem north meets the Christian south.

According to a report by VOA News, the policemen were approaching a shrine for the Ombatse cult. The officers were heading towards the village of Alakyo to arrest the cult’s leader.

HICKS DEMOTED SINCE ATTACK

DCM Now A Desk Officer
By Harold Hutchison

Greg Hicks has recently been serving as a desk officer in the Foreign Service, a demotion from his former position as Deputy Chief of Mission. Hicks also detailed how he began receiving a “blistering critique” of his management style.

HICKS: YOUTUBE VIDEO A NON-EVENT

DCM Hicks Blows Susan Rice’s Story Out of the Water
By Harold Hutchison

The infamous YouTube trailer for the movie “Innocence of Muslims” was described as a “non-event” in Libya, according to then Deputy Chief of Mission Greg Hicks. Hicks, who earlier testified that he had not been consulted in the preparation of the infamous “talking points” used by UN Ambassador Susan Rice, also re-iterated that no protest had occurred.

The testimony comes during the House Oversight Committee hearings on the 11 September, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

HICKS TOLD NOT TO TALK TO CONGRESS

State Department Told DCM Not to Talk With Chaffetz
By Harold Hutchison

Former Deputy Chief of Mission to Libya Greg Hicks reveals that he was told by a State Department lawyer not to talk with members of Congress, including Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

Hicks went on to reveal under questioning from Congressman James Jordan (R-OH) that the lawyer was later barred from a classified briefing for which the lawyer was not cleared.

HICKS: NO WORD OF PROTEST

Never Consulted By Susan Rice
By Harold Hutchison

Greg Hicks revealed during questioning by Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) in front of the House Oversight Committee that prior to the attack on 11 September, 2012, Ambassador Chris Stevens did not report any protest or demonstration prior to the attack.

Hicks also revealed that UN Ambassador Susan Rice did not consult with Hicks prior to her appearance on five Sunday talk shows in which she claimed the attacks stemmed from a demonstration regarding an internet video.