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Was Obama briefed that Benghazi was a terror attack before Rice went on TV? ^ | November 17, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 11/17/2012 9:36:03 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike

So says John Solomon at the Washington Guardian, citing sources within the intelligence community. Within 72 hours, the Presidential Daily Briefing made it clear, according to Solomon, that the attack did not arise from a spontaneous mob protesting a YouTube video, but instead resulted from a planned, coordinated attack by radical Islamist “extremists” with links to al-Qaeda:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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41 posted on 11/17/2012 11:35:48 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Please. Obamugabe knew IN REAL TIME it was a terrorist attack! He chose to go to Las Vegas.

42 posted on 11/17/2012 11:59:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Enterprise

The Egyptian American who made the supposed video went to jail on “so called “ unrelated charges 2 days after the election has anyone checked on his story yet? Has everyone forgotten that he might have been a patsy and needs to be let out of jail?

43 posted on 11/17/2012 12:21:18 PM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Obama dared McCain and Graham to come after him. That’s a trap. He wants them to make this about Obama. He’ll just smile and say the mean Republicans are after him and then the media and his base go after the Republican leadership. Make Benghazi about Obama AND the failed Democrat thinking and policies that caused it. The minute the Democrats see Obama bringing the party down with him, they’ll throw him overboard faster than you can say”Chicago Grifter”.

44 posted on 11/17/2012 12:25:47 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

WSJ: Hillary’s on the hot seat, not Rice

“Actually, both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice have a lot of questions to answer, but the Wall Street Journal is correct — the buck on the failures that led to Benghazi stop at Clinton’s desk, if not Barack Obama’s.”

45 posted on 11/17/2012 12:48:33 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Eva

The phone camera video showed up after the fact on YouTube. . So your theory is flawed.

46 posted on 11/17/2012 1:18:08 PM PST by ironman
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To: ironman

Of course there is a way to know in real time.


47 posted on 11/17/2012 1:27:53 PM PST by combat_boots (Catho)
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To: combat_boots

Video from what? if you think the night time drone camera video would show something this distinguishable you would be mistaken.

48 posted on 11/17/2012 1:59:09 PM PST by ironman
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To: ironman

They didn’t say that it was a phone camera video.

49 posted on 11/17/2012 2:49:29 PM PST by Eva
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Jennifer Rubin calls this game over for the administration’s defense of Susan Rice, and of the President himself:

That is ridiculous. It all depends on how much the young white media guys (and gals) cover up for their black god Obama. So far the cover up and non-investigation has been effective. Why should the game be over when the media is compliant?
50 posted on 11/17/2012 2:58:36 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Eva

“Then a little later they see the dead or dying body of the ambassador being dragged out of the building and paraded in the streets of Benghazi by the terrorists.”

How was this done? How did they see it? From what? I don’t believe this happened.

51 posted on 11/17/2012 3:26:32 PM PST by ironman
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To: ironman

drones with cameras.

52 posted on 11/17/2012 3:44:39 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: lucky american

Unfortunately for the guy who made the film, he was on federal probation and was under restrictions regarding computer an internet activity. Even though he had nothing to do with the violence, he got caught violating his federal probation. There isn’t much chance that the federal judge who sentenced him is going to let him out.

53 posted on 11/17/2012 3:49:02 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ironman
Senator Dan Coats told CNN the video was 'combination of video from a surveillance camera and a drone'. He added: 'It gave us a good picture, from the surveillance standpoint, what was happening.' Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
54 posted on 11/17/2012 4:50:51 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Impossible to identify the ambassador from drone video. The video that did show him being dragged was posted on the net post event. The CCTV surveillance video was retrieved much later by the FBI. The ambassador went missing. In real time DC they did not know where he went. They didn’t see him being dragged out so that could not have influenced any decisions.

55 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:16 PM PST by ironman
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To: ironman

The State Dept woman, testified that she was watching the surveillance camera feed in real time. If the State Dept woman was watching, so was Obama. They saw what was happening.

Why do you doubt that? Of course, they couldn’t identify the ambassador from the drone, but knew that he had been dragged out and they knew that someone was being paraded through the streets.

Obama knew the ambassador was dead and he ordered the Stand Down at that time and went to bed, leaving the “senior advisors” in the situation room to watch the rest of the attack.

56 posted on 11/18/2012 6:32:57 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Charlene Lamp testified she was communicating via open lines in “almost real time”. As far as I can tell she did not say she was able to watch the facility CCTV in real time. Did the CCTV even show the ambassador being dragged out? Open lines I read as telephone lines.

Then you have a leap of logic and claim without substantiation that if she was watching so was Obama.

Look, I agree Obama choked but your argument breaks down when you get some facts wrong.

The “stand down orders” as reported by Fox were early in the battle, way before he ambassador was dragged out so your sequence of events is incorrect.

It’s much more likely Obama was derelict and just blew the whole thing off and said “you guys deal with it I need to get to bed, I got to go to Vegas tomorrow and raise some money and campaign.” Your contention he saw in real time and knew the ambassador had been killed and gave a stand down order is speculation at best.

57 posted on 11/18/2012 9:08:25 AM PST by ironman
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To: ironman

You are wrong, look it up. Charlene Lamb testified that she both watched the attack live on the surveillance cameras and followed on open communication lines.

I maintain that if Lamb was watching, so were Obama and his buddies in the situation room. If they weren’t there is not excuse for their incompetence. They should have been watching.

58 posted on 11/18/2012 12:06:15 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva
I read her testimony. I just watched her testimony. No dice. Unless during the open questions she revised her statement. The following news story corroborates my contention that real time video was not available. So show me a link to change my mind.

"Meanwhile, CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports that the FBI and State Department have reviewed video from security cameras that captured the attack on the consulate.

The audio feed of the attack was being monitored in real time in Washington by diplomatic security official Charlene Lamb. CBS News has learned that video of the assault was recovered 20 days later from the more than 10 security cameras at the compound.

The government security camera footage of the attack was in the possession of local Libyans until the week of Oct. 1. The video will be among the evidence that the State Department's review board will analyze to determine who carried out the assault."

59 posted on 11/18/2012 12:41:43 PM PST by ironman
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