Skip to comments.Where Did the Benghazi Video Excuse Come From?
Posted on 05/17/2013 11:12:28 AM PDT by SampleMan
The question keeps being asked, "Where did the claim come from that the Youtube video was responsible for the attack in Benghazi?"
The total lack of references to the video in the raw intelligence reports and even the CYA email chain indicates that it was a late construction in the story.
But why would it be put out and why so prominently? I truly believe the answer is self-evident. Benghazi is a three part scandal: 1. Incompetent handling of security warnings and concerns prior to the attack. Warnings were ignored and no response plan was in place. 2. Criminal negligence in the response during the attack. Not only was no action taken, but no action was even contemplated. They waited 7 hrs for help, but had they survived 12, 18, or even 24 hours, no help would have arrived, because the entire process had been shut down as a no go quite early on. They were simply left to die. 3. Cover-up of #1 and #2.
Obama/Clinton needed something to explain their massive failings concerning #1. They needed an unexpected, unpredictable catalyst for the attack. Something that would divert attention from the truth. In the world of Muslim Rage, there is always some trivial event that is the latest outrage, and given nonsensical and violent responses to cartoons, most anything is believable.
Before the bodies were even cold, the story tellers went to work, We need something to pin a sudden unpredictable attack on, what are those crazy SOBs mad at now? . Someone in the room knew about the video and floated it. As a canard it was almost perfect, no one had heard about it, and who wouldnt believe Muslims would kill over it. After it was seized on, it was hard sold, over sold, by the administration, something that Freepers picked up on immediately. As the video was unknown, Obama felt he had to explain it in simple terms to the press (projecting his own intelligence) and then direct them to the proper narrative, Crazy Muslims gone wild about video. He made the mistake of over selling it. Hillary was even hard selling the families at Dover on it. Very heavy handed.
The video was the deflection for all of the standard why questions, and 95% of the media ran with it, no questions asked. But now that part 3 of the scandal is being investigated, the video is being revealed as a magical creation that came out of nowhere, with no trail, not even a reference in the intelligence.
The vacuum created by the videos origin is now the gateway back to part 1 of the scandal. Why were the clear warnings of a predicted attack ignored?
I think they just decided to surf youtube.....
I think they just decided to surf youtube.....
I think that’s all they do at the White House
They got it from a cleric in Egypt who mentioned it a Friday prayers.
There is a vid floating around where I guy has tied ‘the video’ back to a sub-constractor to the State Dept. It’s pretty interesting. I can’t post it b’cause I’m on a BBerry.
BENGHAZI DOT ONE, WHY THE VIDEO AND WHY AP
I think you’re right.
Huma Mahmood Abedin
There really was (supposedly) a protest in Egypt and they just decided to make it seem like a ‘movement’ of some sorts.
Are we sure about that? The cleric in Egypt was part of the original story put out, a small segway to explain how the video surfaced.
I believe nothing at face value concerning this story, as they have shown to be liars from the start. Why is this bit any more believable? Its not mentioned in the CIA reports.
No question, it helped to gin up protest demonstrations in a variety of wog locales. However, Benghazi was not among them, as any moron reading the New York Times or the Boston Globe would have known a day or two later. Benghazi was a military assault, not a protest demonstration gone out of control.
We have, for example, the testimony of Ethan Chorin, who was in Benghazi with Dr. Thomas Burke of Mass General, Boston. They were there to assist Libyan doctors in setting up an Emergency Room operation at the Benghazi Medical Center. They and the Libyan doctors were slated to meet with Ambassador Stevens Wednesday morning, the 12th.
On the evening of the 11th, Chorin was on the phone with the Ambassador's security detail arranging the meeting, when the call ended abruptly with a shout of "We've got a problem here". Then Chorin and Burke were left to hole up in their hotel listening to sounds of the distant violence. And the Libyan doctors ended up treating the Ambassador unsucessfully at the BMC for severe asphyxia.
IOW, no demonstration, no build-up. Just a sudden surprise attack by Al Qaeda. Which we now know would not have been a surprise, but for the incompetence of the Obama / Clinton State Department.
Very compelling chronology of the events and analysis on the who, why and when the video excuse came from.
We’re supposed to be talking about the IRS scandal and forget the Benghazi tragedy. I’m going to join the Tea Party if the media lets Benghazi drop.
10:38-39 p.m., 9/11/12. @StateDept tweets: " #SecClinton: I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. http://state.gov #Libya" and "#SecClinton: We have confirmed one @StateDept officer was killed in #Libya. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss." Hillary Clinton issues a statement, saying, "I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack." She adds: "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."
That was when Hillary herself took over the Cairo embassy Twitter account and personally posted. (anyone who thinks she wasn't directing the earlier Tweets is smoking something) That was at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. That would have been 4:38 AM Sept. 13th in Benghazi. About the time Woods and Doherty were making their last stand.
The first known non-specific reference to "the video" was made in apologies tweeted by the Cairo embassy in the early morning of Sept. 11th before any crowd had assembled there.
Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif: “The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous. We firmly believe that this was a pre-calculated, preplanned attack that was carried out specifically to attack the U.S. Consulate.
Not to seem dismissive of those murdered at Benghazi, I find the assault against the 1st Amendment to be an incredibly egregious crime against the Country, its citizens, the Constitution.
US officials advanced to the World the opinion that speech in the form of art/video is responsible for the terrorism inflicted against the US, US Citizens, US interests. In this Benghazi case, these same officials held that speech was the catalyst for murder.
“I think they just decided to surf youtube.....
I think thats all they do at the White House”
No that’s not correct! They use the Presidency as their personal travel agent! No expense spared. Mychal Massie has it right, it’s called “living Nixxer Rich.”
Notice they call Nakoula, 'Sam Basile' (sounds like a CIA play on the word "Imbecile"), and that they call him an "Israeli American" when in actuality he is a Coptic Christian American?
That was the 0bama-MSM propaganda line.
The protests and attack in Cairo weren't about that stupid 'video.'
Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the muslim riots
Interviews on the streets of Cairo. 'Video' had nothing to do with protests and attack.
Well thought out, simple and to-the-point synopsis of the Benghazi cover-up. There’s been a lot of talk floated about gun running, prisoner exchanges to make Obama look heroic, etc. I’m of the opinion the whole scenario is much simpler, basically what you’re claiming, SampleMan. This administration was asleep at the switch, got caught with their pants down, and then, because of the impending election, they had to cover up their mistakes.
So where do we go from here? Just keep connecting the dots and watch where the line leads. I think we all know where.
Go back earlier in the day when the embassy in Cairo Egypt was attacked. The walls were breached and our flag was torn down. Embassy personnel sent out tweets apologizing for the video at some point either before or during the attack. This whole thing about The Video was staged long before.
To: Cincinatus' WifeIt had actually been online since July, but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend, calling for the film-makers to be executed.
That clearly is not an explanation for these warnings then.
Egyptian intelligence warns of attacks on the U.S. and Israeli embassies a month before Sheik Khalid Abdullah aired his little seen outtakes of Innocence of Muslims.
That is significant, since I have posted previously a recording from a guy who was guarding Coptic churches in Cairo at that time. He told a radio host in Tucson that the US Embassy in Cairo (and the WH) KNEW an attack was planned for 9/11 as early as August 25th.
The complete absence of the video in the released e-mails indicates:
We don’t have the really important e-mails.
The analysis you are referring to. Montagraph has several videos about it.
And who would have fed Hillery the story about the video?
Her assistant, Huma Mahmood Abedin who has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood that would have likely been aware of the video. Also blaming Bengazzi on the video would have been politically beneficial to the MB.
Concur, and the lack of reference to the video in the one's we do have proves it.
Exactly. See post #24. Egyptian intelligence warned on Sept. 4th that the Cairo embassy would be attacked. It was no surprise and was not spontaneous.
“Huma Abedin or John O Brennan?”
Another MB plant in our government. Civilization jihad is alive and well in the highest reaches of our government.
IMO, the video of the was always going to be part of the cover story...when or if things went south with the “kidnapping operation”. It was a CIA contrived and produced part of the caper.
That’s what angers me the most about this whole thing....they wanted by attacking the video, to attack our rights to Free Speech.
I’ll have to go with Valerie Jarrett on this one.
For some reason 0bama and Hillary wanted the press to blame something other than the real reasons for the protest.
I also want to know where the video maker is. Does anyone know?
In prison in LA. Not one reporter has been curious enough to ask for an interview with him.
And did the videographer ever get out of jail?
To my recollection, the “video” only had a few hundred hits when I found it, which was well after it was used as the excuse.
A question that reporters need to ask Jay Carnage.
Actually, in all this time, no talk shows, statements, from outraged attorneys? How about a shocked, saddened family member? After all, this one man was blamed by the US government for causing the death of an American ambassador and three others. He sparked riots all over the Middle East...not a peep...it’s almost as if he doesn’t exist.
The survivors don’t exist either. 37 people who just teleported to another universe.
Only the final one was forwarded, by persons unknown, to Sheikh Khalid Abdullah the cleric in Cairo who aired it on TV. Nakoula, the maker of the original film, was not the one who uploaded the final version, Innocence of Muslims, to the internet.
You can hear some interesting things about the timeline of all these iterations of "the movie" in the Youtube video linked below. Start at 9:30 and watch to 16:00 for the meat of that.
Hmm... still in the pocket of the admin.
Not enough porn for them on youtube.
Java4Jay~:” Go back earlier in the day when the embassy in Cairo Egypt was attacked. The walls were breached and our flag was torn down. Embassy personnel sent out tweets apologizing for the video at some point either before or during the attack. This whole thing about The Video was staged long before.”
True that !
As I recall , the State dept. told the American embassey in Egypt to retract and stop the apology for the video.
The American embassey in Egypt replied that they had already issued the apology through the Egyptian media.
Then the Benghazi terrorist attack happened.
Then the State Dept. stated that they had almost ‘real time’ observation of the situation ( while we Freepers saw it for ourselves)
Then later, the State Dept. played out the video excuse
Then the State Dept. spend $70,000 on an apology commercial by Hillary and Obama addressed to Pakistan muslims
Then the Video apology was played to everyone , including the US population.
So yes , it was an already prepared situation (prior to the Benghazi attack)
Why ? .. and when prepared ?
.. and prepared in advance by whom ?