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Col. Ken ALLARD: Obama knew about the attack, ignored three requests for help
Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2012 | Col. Ken Allard, retired Army, is a former NBC News military analyst and author of national securit

Posted on 10/28/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The Benghazi debacle may yet make Mitt Romney president.

Barely 10 days before the election, the persistent whiff of scandal surrounding Barack Obama exploded into the banner headlines of a cover-up – at least among certain press outlets. Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress. Each time, they were shamefully turned down. One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a laser designator to pin-point the location of the mortar that eventually killed him. It would have been an easy shot for American pilots had any been ordered to respond. Another new and critical detail: An American drone was overhead transmitting live video of the battle scene below.

Only days before, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton airily dismissed new revelations of incriminating emails, also uncovered by Fox. Yet those messages provided startling proof of how Washington decision-makers – from the Pentagon to the White House Situation Room – must have known within minutes or hours that the incident in Benghazi was 9/11.2, the second successful al Qaeda attack on American soil. They also would have known that this well-coordinated assault killed the American ambassador to Libya, as well as three other Americans who fought valiantly to save him.

With all this information – from frantic messages sent by operators on the ground to highly detailed overhead battle-scene video – who invented the asinine idea that the attack was collateral damage from a flash-mob reacting to a provocative video? The record there is incriminating......

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; abdication; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazirescue; benghazistanddown; nationalsecurity; obama4alqaeda; octobersurprise; treason; whsitroom; wot
Did Obama Refuse To Aid Our Men In Benghazi?
1 posted on 10/28/2012 4:33:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bookmark


2 posted on 10/28/2012 4:36:05 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet; All

The newest AP “mop up and leave wiggle room because this scandal isn’t dying” story:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/16002826-418/libyan-witnesses-recount-organized-benghazi-attack.html


3 posted on 10/28/2012 4:38:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The ambassador was not meant to die i bet. Smoke inhalation. I bet all along he was going to be captured without a shot being fired hence the stand down orders. Obama frees him and boom,big positive public relations before the election. If,as is widely assumed we arm arming the rebels in Syria would these people attack us at this time?The whole narrative changed when the 2 CIA men went and engaged the enemy with full expectation of help. This story is likely far dirtier than it;s even being reported.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 4:42:26 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank You! bookmark


5 posted on 10/28/2012 4:52:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The responsibility goes all the way up the the current occupant of the oval office.

If he is reelected we will know that half the American public has its head up its a$$.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 5:06:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

Pres. Romney’s going to let the Fraud slither away and will call for “healing”, won’t he?


7 posted on 10/28/2012 5:19:03 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: I want the USA back

Then he had the audacity to go on TV and say “At least they took Ambassador Stevens body to the hosptial”. They were dragging his body through the streets a la Somalia.
Who are you going to belieave? Obama or your lying eyes.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT by Nothing could be finer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This whole thing is really starting to stink up the room - hoping the MSM will pick this up before election day ...


9 posted on 10/28/2012 5:26:16 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: treetopsandroofs
"Pres. Romney’s going to let the Fraud slither away and will call for “healing”, won’t he?"

I don't think so.

The fact that we lost four people and the White House/State Dept. refused repeated calls for help, which was immediately available, and then watched it all in real time, and further lied about it all is bad, very bad.

"Murder will out" as the ,man wrote and eventually we will know it all.

10 posted on 10/28/2012 5:28:02 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: wiggen

Your scenario makes a lot of sense.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 5:33:44 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: no-to-illegals; All
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffe Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen
12 posted on 10/28/2012 5:36:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: I want the USA back
If he is reelected we will know that half the American public has its head up its a$$.

Heh.
If he's reelected we'll know the half of American who had their heads up their a$$ in 2008 have not yet removed said heads.

13 posted on 10/28/2012 5:44:03 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump


14 posted on 10/28/2012 5:49:43 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is an excellent summary, but I believe it is worse than this. The video, and the fact that the Cairo demonstration took place earlier than the attack, raises more questions. I believe the attack was cover for lifting weapons of the Benghazi consulate, and the Cairo mob was cover for the attack. I also believe the subsequent protest in all the other nations can be hung around an administration attempting to cover their tracks.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 6:08:58 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

Check out story time-line and events that the AP is now reporting - LINKED above in Post #3.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 6:14:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 11th_VA

The alphabet networks are doing their damnedest to ignore the story.

We’ll remember...


17 posted on 10/28/2012 6:15:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: wiggen; SeaDragon
The ambassador was not meant to die i bet. Smoke inhalation. I bet all along he was going to be captured without a shot being fired hence the stand down orders. Obama frees him and boom,big positive public relations before the election. If,as is widely assumed we arm arming the rebels in Syria would these people attack us at this time?The whole narrative changed when the 2 CIA men went and engaged the enemy with full expectation of help. This story is likely far dirtier than it;s even being reported.

See Sea, this is what I was saying. I'm telling you, this was supposed to be Obama's October surprise that went so wrong when our people refused the "stand down" order.

I cannot express how much I loathe and detest this administration and the puppet known as Obama.

18 posted on 10/28/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Retired Lt. Col. Tony Schafer on FOX News has said the very same thing.

This makes two very reputable sources saying Obama watched or knew of the event in real time and left our Ambassador and soldiers behind to be murdered.

19 posted on 10/28/2012 6:20:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I see you posted Lt. Col. Shaffe's interview also. Great!.

Biggest scandal and coverup in my lifetime, maybe America's lifetime.

20 posted on 10/28/2012 6:22:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The AP can no longer afford to be complicit in Obama’s cover-up.
21 posted on 10/28/2012 6:32:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

The AP “worm” is beginning to turn.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RikaStrom
Theories abound.

...was the Ambassador to be captured, only to be traded for the blind sheik?

23 posted on 10/28/2012 6:36:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress.

More stunning than this was the CIA spokesman's comments later that day. If you understand how governments speak it was an amazing statement and a very damming finger pointing one.

24 posted on 10/28/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: wiggen
The ambassador was not meant to die i bet. Smoke inhalation. I bet all along he was going to be captured without a shot being fired hence the stand down orders. Obama frees him and boom,big positive public relations before the election. If,as is widely assumed we arm arming the rebels in Syria would these people attack us at this time?The whole narrative changed when the 2 CIA men went and engaged the enemy with full expectation of help. This story is likely far dirtier than it;s even being reported.

Quite possible the "sodomy" by bayonet 9or other sharp pbjects) was done as a frustration over him not being alive to use in the preplanned swap for their terrorist blind brother.

25 posted on 10/28/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Lady Heron

Remember Benghazi!


26 posted on 10/28/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks. :)


27 posted on 10/28/2012 6:54:27 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film.

Hilarious.

28 posted on 10/28/2012 7:05:26 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 11th_VA

hoping the MSM will pick this up before election day .....Hope in this hand and shiite in the other and you got Hope and Change.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 7:12:29 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

“Pres. Romney’s going to let the Fraud slither away and will call for “healing”, won’t he?”

I don’t think so. ..THIS is the chance to destroy the Socialists for a millenium (OK a generation).


30 posted on 10/28/2012 7:15:04 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is Huma taking care of Hillary through all this?

Who scripted the ridiculous , "It's because of a YouTube video" response?

Who are these people ? What is their motive? Obama let those Americans die.

31 posted on 10/28/2012 7:15:34 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Remember, Obama was intent on letting THIRTY people die!


32 posted on 10/28/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: wiggen

You may be on to something.
Very interesting post.


33 posted on 10/28/2012 7:18:26 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Remember, Obama has taken great pride in saying that Libya was liberated without American blood being shed. Obama did not want potential voters to wake up to our uniformed military being KIA.

So, DOD assets were told to stand down as CIA subcontractors, whose presence could be concealed, were tasked with extracting diplomatic assets from the Mission. Also, those operators were familiar with the battlefield and were leveraged with local friendly militia.

As the battlefield was so unshaped and on/off and populated by hostiles of unknown strength and unknown weapons, this was a reasonable tactical choice anyway.

Other rapid response units that could have gotten there would have been too little and too late.

General Ham and Africom, were frustrated that in this theater of their responsibility, they were not in position to act effectively.


34 posted on 10/28/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: wiggen; Nachum; Cindy; G8 Diplomat; AdmSmith; Dog; nuconvert; Straight Vermonter; dervish; ...

Good post.

The Ambassador’s loss was collateral.

The goals of the hostiles were to:

1. Exploit document and computer file intel regarding oil contracts and weapons movements.

2. Acquire the weapons that the Brits stored at our Mission after they shut down their Mission.

3. Revenge the death of Yahya al-Libi the AQ 2nd in command.

4. Take our Ambassador hostage to pressure the release of the “Blind Sheik”. The hostiles tried very hard to find Stevens but could not. He would have been far more valuable alive to the hostiles.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 8:43:11 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: ez

I agree. And that’s why the FBI couldn’t gain entrance to investigate for a long time. There were lots of weapons that had to be shipped out. These scums know that the more in on the deal, the better change for leaks. But apparently someone in the loop is ashamed and is giving Fox information. They’re probably giving info to all the press but only Fox is reporting it.


36 posted on 10/28/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Terry Mross

Hand pick a team from the FBI and spoon feed them a narrative in drive and drabs for three weeks, all while subtly and continually congratulating them on their individual selection. Send them to Libya to do an impossible investigation, upon return review a moronically simple power point presentation and graffiti pictures over a brunch conference. Finally... Congratulate them on a job well done.


37 posted on 10/28/2012 10:57:49 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: gandalftb

I have no clue about revenge or anything. Lets not forget these people are semi autonomous in the field. Any group can be working with anyone at any point in time. Motive is way beyond me. Maybe they were paid by Syria since Stevens was likely involved in getting weapons to the rebels there. Maybe a publicity stunt since there were apparently a bunch of attackers and very few deaths considering only 2 people fired back and one seemingly by accident. How could they fail to kil or capture more people?


38 posted on 10/29/2012 12:39:36 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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