Skip to comments.Doomed Libya ambassador: 'We're under attack'
Posted on 05/08/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
Washington (CNN) -- Late on the night of last September 11, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens spoke to his deputy for the final time from the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
"Greg, we're under attack," Stevens told Gregory Hicks.
Within hours, Stevens and three other Americans were dead, victims of an armed terrorist assault that has since become a political and foreign policy flashpoint in Washington's partisan wars.
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>> Washington’s partisan war
Was Watergate a partisan war?
It's only a "partisan flashpoint" to those who don't care that four Americans died and don't want to hear why.
There was no protest. It began as an armed assault.
It was an armed attack, and the hospital was under the control of the attackers.
Watergate was a partisan war in that it served then what it serves now - the liberal/socialist agenda.
“We’re under attack”....”sorry,Chris,the Commander-In-Chief is boarding Air Force One momentarily to attend a pivotal fundraiser in Vegas.Keep your head down,OK?”
But isnt that the real question that these hearings have brought to light, taxpayers pay billions of dollars so the Pentagon has fast reaction military options available like the FEST, et.al., but at the very outset every military option was taken off the table even though admittedly no one knew how long the attack would last... The key question is why werent these options at least launched? If the media actually did its job then that would be the question that would be demanded a response... Obama said everything that could have been done was done.. That is a lie testimony reveals a whole host of options that were considered and then scrubbed but why? If you question this you are now partisan? How about if you question this you are an American, failing to question it shows just how far your head is up Obamao’s behind. It is way past time for a special prosecutor and he starts putting people under oath in the admin, then the sorry political truth will come out but of course the rats will contine to claim at this point ..... What Does It Matter? Credibility is the answer to that question...
It’s not partisan to the Media when the Right is under scrutiny.
She had more in her budget for protection.
When I heard that the situation had evolved to them going to a safe haven and then that we could not find the ambassador, I alerted my leadership that we needed to go forward and consider the deployment of the Foreign Emergency Support Team, Thompson said during his opening statement.
I notified the White House. They indicated that meetings had already taken place that evening [deciding against deployment], Stevens added, explaining that he was told it was not the right time and it was not the team that needed to go right then.
Obama and Hillary both got their “3 am phone call” and they failed utterly, abysmally to rise to the occasion.
Remember that fuss in the 2008 Democratic primaries, when Hillary ran the attack ad against Obama suggesting that he was too inexperienced to handle a national security “3 am phone call” as well as Hillary would.
Here they both got a “5 pm” phone call (or thereabouts), with hours and opportunities to save the lives of Americans under attack by jihad terrorists.
Both Obama and Hillary failed the “phone call” national security test, completely.
It is really much worse than failing to rise to the occasion. They actively worked against providing help both before and during the attack and then invented a lie out of whole cloth to cover it up.
If it ain’t AP it ain’t News ... the lack of coverage is Cover for Hildibeast and BO
Good points, they screwed up wildly before, during and after.
I was thinking simply that we need a viral video, starting in the style of Hillary’s 2008 attack ad (maybe using that exact footage), and then recounting all the failure and dishonest on display throughout this sorry saga.
Anyone know someone who can put together such a video with very high production quality? I think it could convey the essentials and go viral if done well enough.
Few in the public will wade through all the details even though they should!! We need something that can be posted and forwarded all over the web until enough “low information” voters get the message that the Obama/Hillary train wreck should keep the Demagogues out of office for many years to come.
That would be good. Someone is likely to do that.
This just continues to piss me off to no end.
What if our CIC or our SOS were in such a position ...have to “radio” for help ...and yet were denied that help from their fellow countrymen? From the military with all its assets?
Oh, but that will NEVER happen, because they are 1. never put into harm’s way and 2. they are constantly protected, at all times, round the clock, by our military!!!
Our representatives had neither of these luxuries. They were left hanging ...completely. They called for help. They were DENIED help, with the full knowledge that they needed help.
The cowardice and disinterest of the Democrats, their snowing and spinning in this matter just DISGUSTS me SO badly I just have no words for it.
What if this was THEIR kid??? Their son???
This STINKS to high heaven!!! What the F happened here??? Why cannot SOMEONE come clean on this?? This NOT American ...it’s total EVIL what is going on here. I just pray someone has the balls to come out and TALK on this, for God’s sake!!
There are few in DC that are going to say and do what is needed. They are either cowards or as dirty as Clinton and Obama.
First of all, it would have been just reward & reaping for her life of evil & deception.
However from an 0bama standpoint, I doubt anything would have changed.... 0bama is a die-hard muzzzie radical socialist & hater of America, and if Hillary had happened to be there, I believe the attack would have continued as it did. To hard core socialist radicals (like 0dumb0 & the American lefties) nothing & I mean nothing is more important than advancing the left-wing, socialist ideology at all costs, including pandering to the muzzies!!!
LITTLE KNOWN BENGAZI BITS:
The Safe-Haven contained a small bathroom with a mirror, and Stephens WROTE SOME MESSAGE on that mirror, something like, “This is Chris, from beyond the grave”
When the bodies were flown back they did NOT go 2 Dover, per protocol —they went to Andrews, and that was to save time for Obama, who was in campaign mode; even AFTER the tragedy Obama was STILL thinking about himself.
I am surprised it has not completely demoralized the libs in the State Dept. Maybe it has. They have to know what happened. I don’t know how they can trust anyone in DC.
Yes ... And Obama thanked the attackers for dragging ... Er “carrying” the ambassador to hospital. They wanted to make the ambassador as comfortable as possible so they “removed” some of his clothing. They knew he was gay so they thought they would “entertain” the ambassador with a pole up his you-know-what on way to hospital.
“We’re under attack.”
“What difference does it make?”
No! Not under Democratic Party rule!
You can say the same about our lawless borders, which we pay hundreds of billions to the government to protect, yet tens of millions form an endless conga-line and enter at will.
Once again, the American people get economically gang raped by government.
This time the scandal comes from the Dems!
As a Muslim, Obomba knows Islam is all about "triumphalism"
---thus the push to build a mosque near the 9/11 WTC site.
We need to consider the possibility that the 9/11
Benghazi attack was facilitated by Obomba---to celebrate
the WTC tragedy. He is one the 100 million America-hating Islamics.
Dennis Miller nailed it on O'Reilly----If American soldiers had killed four Benghazi jihadists,
the WH would not have hesitated---would have thrown them in jail, and publicly disgraced them.
NOT PHOTOSHOPPED---A photo trip to his Kenyan homeland---when Obomba was age 23-24.
2008 primary candidate Hillary had these pics but Teddy Kennedy warned the Clintons not to use them
Obama's brother Malik holds up photo.
Info like this makes me still think that a kidnapping was what was planned, but Al Qaeda found out and replaced the kidnappers with themselves.
My question is still why? It appears to me that this was a hit on Stevens by our current government. I don’t see any other conclusion to this. But why?
Because it gives the Muslim Brotherhood bragging points. Just like having the Muslim cleric at the funeral of Seal Team 6. Our government has been infiltrated by Muslims, and they are even bragging about it in Egypt.
That is why everyone on the Hill is tip toeing around and the Media won’t make a peep.
Our local Gannett newsrag's headline Partisan Fight Flares Over Libya Assault is a clear attempt to discredit the hearings to the low information public. It's not our fault that the RATs decline to investigate their own, leaving Republicans to do the dirty work.
That depends; Stevens was homosexual. Was he ever alone with Obama for more than a half hour? Fifteen minutes? How do you define a "quickie", anyway?