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Obama Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism And Did Nothing
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 20, 2012

Posted on 10/24/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by raptor22

Credibility: When President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton stepped into the Rose Garden the morning of Sept. 12, they likely knew the attack on our Benghazi consulate the day before was organized by terrorists.

They knew because they were likely privy to a flurry of emails among administration officials discussing the attack in real time. Yet they said nothing about what they knew and, worse, had done nothing to mount a rescue despite American forces being less than an hour away during the seven-hour blitz.

According to Fox News, 300 to 400 national security figures received these emails in real time almost as the raid was playing out and concluding. These people work directly under the nation's top national security, military and diplomatic officials.

The first email was sent at 4:05 p.m. Washington time, about 25 minutes after the attack began, with the subject line "U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack (SBU)" It read: "Embassy Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (chief of mission) personnel are in the compound safe haven."

In the flurry of emails that fateful day and night, there was no mention of a protest turned violent by a little-seen, months-old Internet video trailer. But in a third email, sent at 6:07 p.m. to a distribution list that included the White House Situation Room and titled "Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU)," was this gem: "Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; ansaralsharia; bayobets; bayonets; benghazi; benghazigate; bnghazigate; consulate; dnctreason; ibd; ibdbenghazi; libya; obama4alqaeda; obamatreason; shadowwars; treason
They stood, they watched and our people died.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 4:38:34 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

No, he did less than nothing.

He immediately bashed Romney for pointing it out and then said it was a youtube video, showing how wrong Romney had been. Political points are all that mattered. He knew it was a lie when he said it, but politics too priority.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raptor22

Sure Obama did something. He jumped right into action and helped cover for the acts of terrorists. He had to cover for his peeps.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 4:43:54 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: raptor22
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4 posted on 10/24/2012 4:45:19 PM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: History Repeats; GeronL

You re both correct.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 4:45:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: raptor22

They spent months denying them additional security. Their first reaction after they watched this unfold was to bash Romney for pointing it out first, blaming a Youtube video to prove Romney was wrong. Politics too priority. Every day for 2 weeks they doubled down on the story. Their blaming the video likely sparked riots in Muslim countries, governments around the world and even the UN condemned free speech, even Obama at the UN condemned those who blasphemed Islam. ONLY later did they admit there was no protest over a video, only later did they admit it was a planned and coordinated terrorist attack. Then they tried to pretend none of this happened, that they NEVER blamed a video, then they accused Romney of making this a issue. Then Obama jokes on late night TV that it was “not optimal”. DID I MISS ANYTHING??


6 posted on 10/24/2012 4:50:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raptor22

We need Zippo to be pressured to let Petraeus speak entirely freely before a closed-door session of the House Oversight Committee. If the facts warrant impeachment, let the chips fall where they may.

HF


7 posted on 10/24/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT by holden
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To: MichaelAsher54

Even worse....TRAITOR!!!


8 posted on 10/24/2012 4:51:20 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: raptor22
Obama didn't "do nothing."

He arrested an innocent man on a trumped up parole violation just to protect himself. That man is still sitting in jail.

-PJ

9 posted on 10/24/2012 4:52:31 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: raptor22

What COULD he do.?.. He knew it was coming from the two attacks that happened a few hours and another couple days earlier..

He pulled some of the security and refused more asked for..
It was PLANNED.. it was no accident.. not incompetence..

What do you expect when you place an in your face Marxist as President of the United States.?.
It was not Obamas “fault” it was the American voters fault..
America just got what it asked for.. NO!.. begged for..

Obama seems to be punishment for the domestic murder of more than 75,000,000 babies..
and so many more moral crimes (that we know about) its hard to count them all..
Only God knows the smoky room crimes committed in secret..
Pretty much like the Clintoons on steroids..

America is on **NOTICE**, shape up or worse can happen..
Americas malls, sports stadiums and even cites have not been NUKED YET..
Stay asleep and it WILL HAPPEN..

The “Progressives” murdered hundreds of millions last century they are hoping for BILLIONS this century..
OH! the proegressives are presently intotal charge in Washington D.C...
And in case you’ve been asleep,, some of them are REPUBLICANS..


10 posted on 10/24/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Political Junkie Too

And the reason the main stream media has not been able, or willing to interview him is....??


11 posted on 10/24/2012 4:59:48 PM PDT by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Liar and traitor ping.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 5:01:53 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Just remember this if you’re an American citizen, even a federal government employee, and all of a sudden you find your @$$ in a sling, don’t bother calling the U.S. Government for help because they ain’t coming. Try the U.N. They might at least pass a resolution for you.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 5:02:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“Big Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets!” Sorry that’s all we’ve got! - the DNC)
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To: raptor22

Obama and Hillary both have blood on their hands.

In most other countries, that would instantly be enough to end their political careers. But when you have a compliant, dis-interested media on your side ....


14 posted on 10/24/2012 5:05:13 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: hosepipe

You are absolutely correct about the traitor on all points! But the scariest part is that almost half the voters want this traitor to continue for four more years!


15 posted on 10/24/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: raptor22

The real reason behind Benghazigate

Was Obama gun-walking arms to jihadists?

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
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It now appears that Stevens was there — on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now copiously documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates — for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime’s stocks to the “opposition” in Syria. As in Libya, the insurgents are known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups, including none other than Abdelhakim Belhadj.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate/


16 posted on 10/24/2012 5:11:29 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: raptor22

BOMBSHELL: Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi with: Al Qaeda, Foreign Policy, Gunwalker, Islam, Libya, Scandals, Syria, Terrorism

It doesn’t get more serious than a sitting president funneling arms to Al Qaeda terrorists!
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http://5440fight.com/2012/10/23/bombshell-obama-admin-was-likely-running-arms-to-islamic-jihadists-through-benghazi/


17 posted on 10/24/2012 5:12:28 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: The Sons of Liberty

America has pretty much been brain washed..
Most think “democracy” is a good word.. when its nasty..
Democracy was, is and always will be Mob Rule by mobsters..

Democracy is a “Holy” word to most.. almost sacrosanct..
A word that does not appear anywhere in the United States Constitution... ON PURPOSE..


Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx


18 posted on 10/24/2012 5:12:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

And what is even worse is that we have 90% of the MSM wanting Obama for another term.

What does it tell you about our “journalists”?


19 posted on 10/24/2012 5:18:51 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: raptor22
Two possibilities:

1. Obama was advised the consulate was under attack by an Al-Qaeda affilliate, realized that such an affair would contradict his :Al-Qaeda is on the run" campaign claims and that reacting militarily would necessarily require him to cancel the celebrity fundraiser scheduled for Las Vegas the next day. For political reasons, he decided to cover up the truth of the matter and, thus, finesse having to make a military response.

2. Obama wasn't involved. Axelrod and/or Jarrett were in the situation room, serving in his stead. Independently, they concluded to fabricate "the video did it" cover and avoid any military action. Obama was briefed accordingly in the morning.

Take your pick.

In any event, another question remains. How did the "Innocence of Muslims" video enter the equation? Obviously, there had to be some prior knowledge of this incredibly obscure posting on You Tube. And how it might be employed in this, shall we say, puzzling capacity.

Which raises a second question: Why was the White House so familiar with this particular piece of Pallywoodian propaganda dross? Had it been spotted earlier and labelled as a possible source of trouble? Or a possible opportunity for misinformation? Or had the Obama network actually been involved in its funding, to further some other nefarious project?

Why was "The Innocence of Muslims" apparently top-of-mind in this drastic situation?

20 posted on 10/24/2012 5:28:11 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: raptor22

The King of Amerika DID do something. He went to bed.


21 posted on 10/24/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: raptor22

He is indecisive, a procrastinator, an AMATEUR! How long did it take for him to finally agree to the military surge in Afghanistan? How long did it finally take for him to give the green light on the Osama hit?

I am confident that there are dozens of other occasions that he dithered on, but the media always dressed those mishaps up and colored them a nice shade of victory ...even though they were NOT.


22 posted on 10/24/2012 5:49:08 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Para-Ord.45
THERE IT IS, the whole true story of what this is all about.

It is awful that 4 Americans were tortured and murdered for all this to be uncovered, but it is now what it is.

Those Men's Blood Must Be Avenged.

If their sacrifice was to bring this Son of a Bitch Barack Hussane Obama to Justice, arrested and escorted from the WH, then they will not have died in VAIN.

(I make no apologies for calling him a SOB, and a sorry one at that)

23 posted on 10/24/2012 5:51:23 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Just think what he might do if he loses the election.
Can you say sappers in the wire?


24 posted on 10/24/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: okie01; All

To me, the scenario that best explains everything is a planned hostage trade that went awry because of the last-minute & unplanned intervention by the 2 Seals. Obama and Hillary had the obscure YouTube video all ready to be used as explanation for the riots that led to the ‘kidnapping.’ But when things went bad, they didn’t have enough time to find a better Plan B, and they panicked. What else would explain that video being stupidly used except a last-minute change in their plans? They had PLANNED on everyone’s attention being on the ongoing hostage situation, not the original cause of the attack.

Also, the web apology by the Cairo embassy BEFORE Benghazi even happened makes sense in this theorized kidnap/Blind-Shiek-trade scenario. Didn’t that announcement by Cairo happen a couple of hours before the Cairo riots, supposedly in an effort to prevent it? And didn’t it allude to the video or am I remembering incorrectly?


25 posted on 10/24/2012 6:16:41 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: okie01

Regardless, I think gun-running was likely involved also. If this WAS a kidnap/hostage trade gone bad because of 2 heroes, it was because Obama made a Faustian bargain with Al Qeada to get reelected. After that, the gun running could continue and they could all finish what they started — their caliphate and destruction of America.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 6:23:23 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: raptor22

The Democrats made the decision to not aid the Americans in Benghazi with military support. Perhaps Secretary Clinton thought she could save the day with State Department security assets. Perhaps the tragedy of the failed rescue attempt for the Iranian hostages played in their minds. Regardless, four Americans died. No military forces were sent. Not sending military assistance was the wrong decision. If it was because of Hillary’s arrogance, then she needs to be immediately dismissed. Americans died. If it was because they were afraid of the political ramifications to the Democrat party, then they have forfeited their jobs and may God damn them to hell. The coverup is without excuse. They should be tried for that.


27 posted on 10/24/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nita Nupress

I like the way you think. That explains a lot and is the most plausible of quite a few competing theories.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 6:57:58 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: raptor22

Really bizarre......because Obama could have had a BinLaden rerun right before the election. Helicopters, assault teams, seals, 24/7 coverage on a rescue mission commanded by the president right up to Election Day, the whole shebang! It would have been a lock on another four years. What was more important?


29 posted on 10/24/2012 7:15:38 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: raptor22
They stood, they watched and our people died.

And then they lied, and lied, and lied.

Aid and comfort and weapons to multiple enemies.

TREASON

30 posted on 10/24/2012 7:40:30 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Nita Nupress
Didn’t that announcement by Cairo happen a couple of hours before the Cairo riots, supposedly in an effort to prevent it? And didn’t it allude to the video or am I remembering incorrectly?

You remember correctly.

The video was already on the shelf, ready for deployment. For reasons we can only guess at.

But, like you, I'm partial to the hostage/trade theory. And I wouldn't doubt that gun-running to the jihadists was in the background. It's not like Barry and Hill hadn't been co-conspirators in a similar plot not so very long ago.

I know it's a conventional "political courtesy" for an incoming administration to ignore the scandals of the outgoing one.

But I deeply believe that Fast & Furious and Benghazi require a complete investigation and full disclosure -- even if the guilty parties have presidential pardons and are immune to prosecution. Because Fast & Furious and Benghazi don't appear to be simple scandals of petty corruption or flawed judgment. Instead, they involve hundreds of deaths, probable corruption of a gigantic magnitude (given the drug trade) and possible attempts to subvert our Constitution.

If all this goes without illumination, the next Democrat administration (or even a Republican one) will push the envelope even further. The American public needs to recognize just how dangerous their government can be.

Don't forget Winona...

31 posted on 10/24/2012 7:50:02 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

It’s clear that the Zero admin is covering up a lot more than “oops, AQ isn’t weakened after all”.


32 posted on 10/24/2012 8:04:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: raptor22

Thanks for the ping.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 8:20:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: raptor22
After all, he wears a ring that has the inscription, "There is no god but Allah."

Why would he help infidels?

34 posted on 10/24/2012 8:28:05 PM PDT by stboz
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To: okie01

Agreed. If nothing is done about these things, then the country is doomed.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 8:32:00 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: okie01

I agree with everything you said. At this point, with so many people on public assistance, I don’t have much confidence that our country’s course is reversible, even if Romney manages to get enough votes to counter the voter fraud. Especially with people like Bohner at the helm. I’ll never give up trying, but they ALL disgust me!

How ironic that The Mother Road begins in Chicago. :-/


36 posted on 10/25/2012 4:01:06 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: SandwicheGuy

Thanks. :)


37 posted on 10/25/2012 4:03:30 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress
At this point, with so many people on public assistance, I don’t have much confidence that our country’s course is reversible, even if Romney manages to get enough votes to counter the voter fraud.

You're more cynical than I. I believe we're going to win this one handily. What we do with it, though, is an existential issue.

How ironic that The Mother Road begins in Chicago. :-/

And, fittingly, Obama traversed it backwards...

38 posted on 10/25/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

Where’s the ‘like’ button around here? ;)


39 posted on 10/25/2012 8:24:44 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: GeronL
No, he did less than nothing.

Excellent point.

40 posted on 10/26/2012 3:46:00 AM PDT by alrea
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