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The Fog of Benghazi: What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2012 | Masthead Editorial

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.

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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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazi4; benghazigate; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; obama; rememberbenghazi; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi; waronterror

1 posted on 11/03/2012 2:03:20 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
I know this...

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

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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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!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama was MIA. 0bama Is A Deserter!

2 posted on 11/03/2012 2:06:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: neverdem

It’s called...

Muddying the waters


3 posted on 11/03/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: TigersEye
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

IF this is true; then we have a more serious problem than BenghaZI!

4 posted on 11/03/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: TigersEye

The ‘video did it’ excuse was already in place for Stevens’ planned kidnapping. 0bama decided to stick with that narrative.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 2:17:25 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: neverdem

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...


6 posted on 11/03/2012 2:20:13 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: TigersEye

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.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 2:25:41 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Voter62vb
It's like something straight out of a Franz Kafka novel.
East Germany pre-reunification.
8 posted on 11/03/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: neverdem

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.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 2:43:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: neverdem
If you're a member of the military and you are pinned down by al queda, the taliban, whomever and call for help. If Barry Benghazi is still in the white hut, how much confidence do you have that you won't just be abandoned to be slaughtered?

Does 0bama still enjoy ANY confidence from the military?

10 posted on 11/03/2012 2:45:37 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Win One For The Gipper!!!!!! Nov 6, 2012)
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To: neverdem
The Fog of Benghazi: What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.

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.

11 posted on 11/03/2012 2:53:13 PM PDT by norton
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the links.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:56:01 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

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


13 posted on 11/03/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: neverdem

“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...”

I’ll bet not. Obama is worried and trying to get past the election before this thing blows up any further.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 3:41:12 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TigersEye; All
Judge Jeanine Pirro Nov. 3, 2012 with Retired Army Colonel David Hunt and Former CIA operative Mike Baker
15 posted on 11/04/2012 12:12:48 PM PST by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2; All

Everyone should watch that video!


16 posted on 11/04/2012 12:29:37 PM PST by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Larousse2

Thanks for the link.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 10:56:59 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

You’re welcome.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 5:21:03 AM PST by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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