Skip to comments.The Fog of Benghazi: What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.
Posted on 11/03/2012 2:03:13 PM PDT by neverdem
The Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered September 11 in Benghazi. That we know. But too little else about what took place before, during and after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission is clear.
The White House says Republicans are "politicizing" a tragedy. Politicians politicize, yes, but part of their job is to hold other politicians accountable. The Administration has made that difficult by offering evasive, inconsistent and conflicting accounts about one of the most serious American overseas defeats in recent years. Unresolved questions about Benghazi loom over this election because the White House has failed to resolve them.
Why did the U.S. not heed warnings about a growing Islamist presence in Benghazi and better protect the diplomatic mission and CIA annex?
From the start of the Libyan uprising in early 2011, the Central Intelligence Agency built up an unusually large presence in Benghazi. By this September, two dozen or so operatives and contractors monitored Ansar al-Shariah and other militant groups. Deteriorating security after the war was no secret. U.S. intelligence noted militant camps in the mountains near Benghazi, including "al Qaeda leaning" fighters, according to Tuesday's New York Times.
Late last week, Mr. Obama was twice asked by a local Denver television anchor whether Americans who asked for help in Benghazi were turned down by the chain of command. He didn't answer...
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Only the POTUS had the authority to act!
0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.
Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker
There are three scandals here...
Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.
The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.
ONE man had the authority to act that night.
ONE man deserted his post!
0bama was MIA. 0bama Is A Deserter!
Muddying the waters
IF this is true; then we have a more serious problem than BenghaZI!
The ‘video did it’ excuse was already in place for Stevens’ planned kidnapping. 0bama decided to stick with that narrative.
Not complicated at all... really..
What you do is pull your office help out first... under cover of your security forces.. The security forces have been trained to fight their out of dangerous places.. and can if need be.. with tactical support..
WHAT HAPPENED WAS....
Zeros team of prat fall artists.. pulled the security forces out FIRST and then expected the office help to fight their way out of a dangerous situation... or surrender to kidnap forces.. or both..
Maybe Zero wanted them kidnapped, maybe not..
The SEAL that saved 30 of them was the fly in the ointment..
What happened to them(office help), are they being secured out of the country so they cannot testify?..
Or being intimidated to SHUT UP about it?..
Well.... duuuuugh, obviously YES...
BArry is whistling pass the graveyard.. trying to look busy...
Among the minor themes of this complete travesty is that the Obama Regime BLAMED THIS ON A VIDEO AND JAILED THE FILM-MAKER!!!
How in the hell can a citizen, advocate of free speech, or Hollywood Entertainer remotely support that enormously chilling tactic?!?!?!
Obama Regime is absolutely a dangerous #FAIL and veiled attempt to move this country into the chaos of their thugocracy.
They said it was a demonstration. A lie. They said it was because of a film. A lie. They said there was no American military in Libya. A lie. They said they couldn’t violate Libyan air space. A lie. How will you ever know when they start telling the truth? Look at the three-part story at illinoispaytoplay.com. Look at Aaron Klein’s article in WND today. It was for money. Soros is behind it. Why would Soros care about Libya? Money.
Does 0bama still enjoy ANY confidence from the military?
It might be useful to search for any deals Obama thought he had in place based on his overthrow of Qaddafi, handover of arms to the "freedom fighters", and steadfast insistence that Libya is now safer than before those conscious acts.
Personally, I think Obama & his minions withheld support (and ignored prior omens) because Himself could not give up the hope that his machinations had worked.
Thanks for the links.
He was not an ambassador.
He was a gun runner and threw in some heavy weapons for good measure. He was arming forces against Assad and violating a whole slew of laws.
Still, Obama let our men die. I hope it comes out but, I’m still waiting for a credible report about a jet that was shot down off the shore of New Jersey
Everyone should watch that video!
Thanks for the link.