The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11. While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating
Finally, someone asks the BIG question. WHAT INTELLEGENCE "community" were Hillary and brack listening to??? Not a soul, in real time intellegence, is on record yapping about a video protest. Hillary started that fiction.
Names, please. What intellegence source laid that egg?
I know I am always urging you to "read this!" but this one is really, really a Must Read.
You will be horrified, but if they could be there enduring that, we can darned well read about it and get very, very angry at those fools who are now telling lies and playing politics over these four American men's bodies.
It is common knowledge that the American hard left is working with the jihadists. This sounds like the Obama crew knew there were going to be 9/11 demonstrations supposedly over the video, and they just assumed the Benghazi attack was a part of it. The Stevens murder freaked them because no one was supposed to get hurt, but having already rolled out the preplanned narrative, they just folded Benghazi into the trumped up story. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs made his planned phone call to the crackpot pastor and issued his press release linking the demonstrations to American Christians, Obama apologizes to everyone, and goes ahead with his preplanned UN speech declaring that the future does not belong to Christians or Jews.
If the US intelligence community could not almost immediately figure out that what happened, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was not another terrorist attack, the USA has been wasting a lot of money in beefing up it's intelligence assets in the Middle East by ending up with is surely an incompetent intelligence operation there.
If the US intelligence community is that incompetent, how are they ever going to figure out when Iran has harvested enough "fissionable" material to power a nuclear bomb? If they can't be relied upon to do that, how are they ever going to determine if Iran has not simultaneously built the bomb casing and trigger devises that Biden mumbled on about during the VP debate?
I read most of this last night and was sickened. I also watched nearly the entire hearing last week with that idiot Lamb woman and Amb. Kennedy, and their testimony is now rendered not only foolish but inconceivably deceptive. They need to be brought back before Issa's committee and explain this. And those moronic Dems who wanted to make the hearings all about a partisan trip to Libya and they were left behind, boo-hoo, well they too deserve a public flogging.
This transcript shows the complete, treasonous incompetence of Zippy's regime and the clown himself. Anyone who can read this and not get angry is simply not human. Ramona (the Pest)
Ulsterman posted a heads-up yesterday that said, There is a coordinated effort now underway over the next 72 hrs to continue to place this issue on the forefront of discussion among Americans so as to have it in its rightful place for Tuesday’s presidential debate.
It's all about National Priorities. Those Republicans are pumping this story to detract from the real issues America faces. Like Romney trying to kill Big Bird. Those guys would stop at nothing to make The Finest President in History look bad. It's all about dirty politics, something we've come to expect from those slimy Republicans.
At least that's what I read in the Washington Post. It must be true.
I cannot express in words how sick it makes me, that the American people elected such an incompetent, immoral group of lying professional politicians and that they are ready to give them a second term. Is it any wonder America is going belly up?
Barack, Joe, Hillary, Eric and a few others should be incarcerated for treason. And if our founders were still alive, would have hung them by now.
NOT a "game changer." A game-changer would be when an erstwhile high-profile, influential Obama supporter has finally had enough. For instance, if Bill "Dick" Clinton finally said what he really thinks about Obama...now THAT would be a game-changer.
Next week should be real interesting, as Obambi will want Hillary to fall on the sword, but she won't, and neither will the spooks....the regime will try the "let's just move along here" to the media but it won't go away...we need Jake Tapper and a few brave others to turn up the heat.
I was listening to an interview with Sean Smith's mother (Sean Smith was the IT expert/information officer who was killed in Benghazi).
His mother said she wasn't permitted to view his body. She said wants to know "everything" that happened, no matter how horrible; and that should be her right.
But her son's body was whisked away (and apparently buried) after arrival here in the US. When she asked for a viewing, she said she was told "it's already on the plane," presumably to a national cemetery?
Can't get away every time. You're just pushing the odds. At some point even Houdini got a surprise punch in the stomach or appendicitis or whatever caused his sudden demise that day in Detroit.
Obama and his crew are trying desperately to run out the clock on this one. It's a race between this tragic fiasco exploding or the calendar page turning to Nov 6. I don't know how the likes of Carney and Rice look themselves in the mirror in the morning. Makes you appreciate the enormous powers of rationalization and denial.
Let us hope so---I particularly would like Romney, also, to ask why, if Intel was so deficient in the BenGazi situation, why is it so accurate (a la Biden) re: Iran going nuclear? And I STILL want to know WHY the Ambassador was there to begin with....9/11, a particularly poorly defended outpost, a gay, even if really good guy, Ambassador---which is anathema to Muslims, etc.
#27, seems we were watching the same interview. It broke my heart to see this woman who hasn't even been told the cause of death of her son. You can see she's bewildered and with good reason. There's no excuse for the pain that's being inflicted on her.
I have a completely different take on this now. I am no longer interested in the evidence of administration inaction then. That was clear very early. No, what is important now is the continued lack of any concerted action.
Where is the address to the nation about what we will do to respond to the killing of our ambassador and the sacking and burning of our embassy? That was an act of war. Are we going to ignore that? Where is the mobilization of our military to configure and prepare future defenses of similar embassies around world hotspots?
Instead, silence, campaign yadayada, Joker grins , and hip hop parties.
Here's a question for the next debate: Mr. President, I'm not interested in what you knew about Benghazi then, I'm interested in what you're going to do about it now. What ARE you going to do about it and why is it taking you so long to do it?
The jetting off to Vegas by Obama (and Hillary celebrating the end of Ramadan with Libyans? as was reported elsewhere) shows such an immoral, horrendous view of life and defending our consulate---all Obama wanted/wants is to have the political plank of master of foreign affairs on his resume' for the election...he literally has nothing else. The mother of Shawn Smith said she cried on Obama's shoulder, he said "there there" and then looked away---and that's the last she heard from ANYONE re: how her son died. I hope Romney has the guts to bring this all up, and that Candy Crowley does not prove to be as biased and inefficient as the ABCF reporter.
And yet look at all the ballyhoo we had to endure about President Bush waiting 7 minutes before leaving the children when informed of the 9/11 attack!
No one died in Watergate, yet a Las Vegas fund raiser evidently trumps an attack on an American embassy and four lives as well as the justification to lie about from the say guy that said "don't go to Vegas"
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your government. Inadequate security in a country overrun by terrorists encouraged the attack, followed by the expected Charlie Foxtrot response, followed by gross lies and coverup. This incident is about as incompetent as it gets.
How does this administration's admission of "we didn't know..." excuse them from responsibility? Why the heck didn't they know? Where were they when the call came? This shameful incompetence is dereliction of duty. 36 hours after the breaking news of this incident, even I knew most of the truth. How is it possible the administration didn't know the facts. These guys are lying and covering up one of the worst foreign policy disasters in modern history. EVERY American should be outraged! And these criminals should be removed from office!
So Ms. Rodham Philanderer Coattails was forced to lie for the BHO narrative that the war on terror is over? She sure did it dutifully including buying airtime to apologize in the mid-east. So many questions here.
A college football coach has more security at a football game then our people had. But that shouldn't surprise us since the fraud in our White House is more interested in be being entertained than protecting our nation.
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Bad Dog, 10/14/2012 9:09:27 AM (No. 8931934)
Concluding paragraph FTA: It is hard to imagine what ''intelligence'' reports Obama could have received that blamed the YouTube video. He is lying, evidently.
He didn't 'receive' ANY intel reports.
He wrote his own.
I'll even go so far as to posit that he wrote the SCRIPT of this entire incident. Ambassador Stevens became a ''bump in the road'' to Obama's ultimate goal of worldwide (including U.S.) islamist upheaval. This stupid video excuse was (IS) intended (still) to become the fuse.
Maybe those sacrificed Americans in Benghazi were intentional...., maybe not. Those figures attacking the compound were in total darkness - do we have any real proof they were al-qaeda or Libyans or even Middle Eastern?
So as our diplomats were dying and our sovereign territory was being attacked, our President, viewing the event in real time, completely abdicates his duty as Commander in Chief. That's what this boils down to. Barack 0bama has completely abdicated his responsibilities as the leader of this nation.
If she were the smartest woman in the world, as we have been told by Bill, then could she not have seen the danger of putting out such a false statement about a video and the potential for backfire? She even doubled down on it by sending out an apology to Muslims. Rice is her competitor, so she happily allowed her face time with the lies in front of the camera. I would like Obama, Clinton, Biden and Rice to go out with a bang. Throw in Carney with the lot. I've noticed Jarrett has managed to keep out of it.
I read the article and went to the link. This is indeed horrifying to read. But in all the chaos the agents lost the Ambassador. According to the briefing, no one knew what happened to him until someone at the hospital randomly dialed his cell phone numbers and our people picked up the call. How can you lose an Ambassador? And BTW, no author today could write anything as chilling as this account. And, Obammy zips out to Vegas. Yuck.
I may be a little twisted, but, you know how Obama apparently gave a UN diplomatic position to the wife of the Univsion owner? With his disregard for the safety of diplomats, was that a payoff or payback?
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: ... we outlined what happened. The Ambassador walked guests out around 8:30 or so, there was no one on the street at approximately 9:40, then there was the noise and then we saw on the cameras the – a large number of armed men assaulting the compound.
Obama went to Las Vegas and Hillary partied. They had discounted the underwear bomber. They had called the Ft. Hood massacre "workplace violence." Why should this be any different? And unless we raise our voices, it may not be any different.
I read this last night from NRO Mark Steyn and Powerline. Incredible. The Powerline blog generally has a bunch of trolls yammering on about the president makes grave decisions. Yeah. Fill up those graves... empty those graves... right. The trolls were absolutely missing. No comment. No noise. Nothing. Nada. When they know they have been caught the scurry away like little bugs. Please Lord, say we can throw him in jail even after the election, Mr. Smiley Face and that old witch Hil-liar-y too.
Juxtapose the image of our people hiding in greasy smoke and dying at the hands of islamic savages... against Joe Biden's grinning denial of any knowledge - as if it's a reasonable excuse for the highest constitutuional officers in America.
Tossing these miscreants out of office isn't nearly enough justice for my taste.
Perhaps the most chilling part of the account was when those fleeing the compound were traveling in the armoured vehicle and were being guided to 'safety' by a group of men. Fortunately, their instincts told them to steer clear whereupon these 'helpers' began firing on them. Whether it's Benghazi or Afghanistan, our guys can't distinguish friend from foe, yet we are increasingly moving toward joint security efforts. God help those around the world trying to keep us safe under nearly impossible circumstances.
We have to remember that there’s a 6 hour time difference. Libya is 6 hours ahead of us, so when the attacks started around 9:40 pm (Tues. night) Libyan time it’s 3:40 pm (Tues. afternoon) our time. I think this fact makes Obama and his Flying Monkeys look far worse than they already do.
Here's the President's Schedule - September 11, 2012 http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-09-11 This is the last entry: 50 pm The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Oval Office Closed Press Wouldn't it be fun if some enterprising reporter asked Obama/Biden where they was and what the hell they were doing after 5pm while the attacks were still on going?
They are trying to blame the IC. I pray this blows up in their face the way it should. I hope streams of information is flowing to key Republicans and don't forget, Romney is now getting Intel briefings. The consulate should have been secured within 8 hours of the attack and could have been. People need to start asking why it was not.
My conclusion concerning the millions spent on Videos apologizing for a "Video" inciting violence in Cario had to have been done prior to the incident in Benghazi and was used to fuel additional violence across the spectrum. How was it Cario immediately was able to apologize in a short time frame for an "offensive" video and where did they get the idea to use this as the scape goat? Apparently captain zero wanted to diffuse attention only on Benghazi and spread it widely across the areas.
My thought exactly #34. Reported to media on 10/9. They knew this when Biden was spinning his lie at the debate and they let it slide. It is the 14th today and just coming out and only because the conservative media got it. If the media doesn't blow this story soon then it will be completely obvious how hard they are working for the Obama team. Worst thing I have seen coming from an Administration in my long lifetime and the media is helping to cover. UNBELIEVABLE.
I am SO happy to see that this article survived the overnight posting ''fog''.
Originally, we wondered - in this house - why the word of Libyan medical ''authorities'' was taken as the be all and end all. Did no American medical examiner perform an autopsy on these men? The families weren't given the remains to do with as they wanted? Why is Mrs Smith the only family member to speak out? Are the other families being paid off - bribed - threatened - promised???
Either there is something really really big being hidden here or there are really really stupid people in DC making decisions. Perhaps both.
Con't....the White House schedules people to go on the Dunday talk shows....The White House was the only one that scheduled Susan Rice...to go out 5 days later when the knew absolutely knew what had taken place in Bengazi...The WH had to have instructed Rice to LIE on 5 different Sunday shows...an administration that cannot be trusted as they are LIARS
I stated from the beginning that many facts about this smelled of a campaign wag the dog fiasco gone awry. The objective was to change US headlines.
1. Obama was being hammered over "you didn't build that". People were laughing at him over the empty chair. 2. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood needed to be assured of continued US billions in aid. 3. They visit White House. Aid is approved. 4. Now it is learned that people were paid to demonstrate at US embassy in Egypt. 5. Movie excuse had been cooked up in advance. 6. Egyptian embassy apologizes. 7. Headlines changed.
Simple enough, but one problem. It's my contention that Libya blindsided them. They only counted on Egypt. They were locked into the movie ruse and weren't nimble enough to change course and admit the obvious. End result? Political disaster.
Another chicodon conspiracy theory? Probably, but who knows. Nothing about this story makes sense.
This horrifying account reads like a Hollywood script, but this is real and real people died. It will never be a Hollywood movie because it makes their pals in the Administration look bad. Remember how quickly it was announced that a movie about killing bin Laden would be made? It would proclaim the heroics of this One-duh-full president. But this story made into a movie? [Crickets]
So what is going to happen next? Right before the election look for either a drone, missile, or a special operations raid to happen in Libya, or someplace nearby, for a bunch of people to be killed, and for Barack Obama to hold a special national prime time address to the nation saying that he ordered whatever happens in response to the Benghazi attack.
This timeline does not say when Ambassador Stevens was raped. One must deduce it was after he died of smoke inhalation. Then dragged through the streets of Benghazi.
Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice propagated the video lie. Muslims as enraged movie critics but at least the despicable Christian is now in Federal prison in Los Angeles. The biggest lie was the speech by Obama on September 25 at the UN. Video, video, lie and lie all the time.
I read the Conference Call info and I just wondered if the Seals and the rest of the agents actually fired their automatic weapons at the terrorists at all. Seems like there would have been some mention of an estimation of how many we killed defending ourselves and the consulate in Benghazi?
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