President Obama said Friday he was "not personally aware" of any request for more security by U.S. diplomats in Libya before the Sept. 11 strike on the consulate. The president addressed questions about those requests during an interview on "The Michael Smerconish Show." Several weeks ago, former security officers testified on Capitol Hill that they had sought additional protection in the months leading up to the attack -- further, a recently released cable from Ambassador Chris Stevens himself on the day of the attack noted "growing problems with security" in Benghazi.
Comments: I'm sure it's President Bush's fault for not telling him he had to pay attention while in office instead of acting like a Marxist Soros stooge.
of course, he was "not personally aware"..remember where he hangs out..it ain't the Oval Office.he is upstairs in his recliner, in sweats and flip flops watching ESPN..NO ONE is allowed in, per Val Jar..and then don't take more than 10 min..Ulsterman and the Insider know...
BS, this would have been brought up at NSA briefings. Of course if he failed to attend he probably would be unaware. Instead of saying "not personally aware," he should say "I just don't give a damn about doing my job."
These are just bumps in the road. They're not optimal. This is above his pay grade. He was there, but voted "present". After all, ValJar didn't tell Ø about it and even if she did, it is George Bush's fault anyway. Get RID of this incompetent psychopathic narcissist on Nov 6 th. please. Øbama Lied. People died.
If he was aware of the attack within 15 minutes of the time he started then it was dereliction of duty.
If he was aware and lied about it he is incompetent
If as was reported today there was either an armed drone or a C-130 Specter over the site and it was given clearance to attack then he should be force to resign and the democrats should be allowed to insert another candidate in his place
There are no other option given what Obama has said and what is known of the situation
..but Zero was 'personally aware' of the Boston cop who got involved with a liberal black professor at Harvard and proceeded to issue erroneous and biased statements against the cop without having a clue as to what really happened.
We expect people to rise to meet challenges and to grow into the jobs they have. Line cook, foreman, roofer, president, makes no difference what the job is. We expect people to grow with their experience and become better.
That is why it is so jarring to witness someone actually shrink. It is worse than failure, because failure implies at least SOME effort, albeit inadequate. With this statement Obama confirms that he has gone from "present" to "absent." He is the antithesis of everything we value and everything we are as Americans.
Please -- I wish I could scream for the whole country to hear. "What can be said about this President that has not already been said -- he is an inadiquite, juvinile, dumb, not at all qualified leader for this country? Anyone that is breathing knows this.
The Benghazi Bullsitter is just limping along to re-election. He couldn't care less about the people that got killed so long as he can come up with enough Presidential sounding sock and bull stories to make it past the election. This is really bad and getting worse. I really hope some democrats in this country wake up and see this poseur for what he really is, but first they are going to have to realize how much interference the MSM is running for him and how much leftist kool-aid they have guzzled first. Unfortunately chances are the dumbed-down, self-absorbed, media-influenced, celebrity-obsessed lemmings don't want to admit to being duped, but every little bit helps!
There are only three reasons he'd say he "wasn't personally aware" of the long-standing requests for help:
1. He wasn't told, which is unconscionable. 2. He told everyone else to "Handle it and wake me when it's over", which is typical of him but still unconscionable. 3. He is lying, which is unconscionable.
If he really wasn't told, who was running this operation, Valerie Jarrett?
Who denied the requests for help?
Is the media that far gone that they put Obama's re-election ahead of American servicemen's lives? This gets more evil by the moment.
It seems like every member of the administration from POTUS down to clerks had no awareness of the Libya attack. Too,I scanned through the NYT, LAT and not one word about Lybia in their "global" or "world" sections of their front page. It is clear that the Obama gang has shut down all and any mention of Lybia from any news organs of the Obama propaganda machine. All these IDK 's are lies and fabrications are seeped in molassases pits of Obama's cadre of know-nothings.
"....While Bill Clinton wishes his wife would “exonerate” herself by releasing the documents that show she wasn’t at fault for the tragic security failure in Libya, the secretary of state refuses to do so because she doesn’t want to be viewed as a traitor to the Democratic party...."
There it is! The loyalty to the PARTY. These people are unbelievable!
The gutless, Obama shilling left wing media is sticking to the oncoming storm to avoid discussing the Libya attack. The media and Obama's gaggle are one amorphous mass working together to destroy our country as we've known it.
This thing is getting more suspicious as it goes along. Read a blog this morning about how Chris Stevens was riding in an unarmored car and something struck me.
We have friends whose son works for the US State Department in that part of the world. In fact, he was in Libya when this went down. (He's fine-he wasn't in Benghazi.) One thing I remember that he says you make yourself look non-descript in every way -your car, your appearance, everything. But our ambassador? He would be easy to pick out - photos of him would be everywhere. How could he possibly get around without security or in an unarmored vehicle??? That's insane.
I don't wear a tinfoil hat by an stretch of the imagination, but this entire thing smells, beginning to end.
The fact that the press (except Fox and maybe Jake Tapper) can't see anything odd about it, just shows how stupid or corrupt they really are.
Like others, I heard the very detailed, very knowledgable retired military officer speak in no uncertain terms the protocol for informing the POTUS of matters relating to diplomats and diplomatic consuls. It is protocol that news is walked directy to the President, and told to him directly. There is no way in living heck that Obama did not know what was happening WHEN it was happening.
He and all of his minions are guilty of watching and causing the murder of American heroes. Period.
Surprise! Surprise!...This is what you get when an undocumented, third-rate street agitator, with zero regular private sector work/management and military experience, is "hired" for the biggest, most important position in The Free World!
Obama is a cowardly weasel who has never taken responsibility for one thing in his entire life. Unless he is forced, he will continue to lie about this because it is who he is. The man has no character, honor, and his soul is dead. It sickens me to know that men of courage, honor and principle were left to die on the altar of Obama's ego.
#41, I disagree. Hillary, like her husband and her boss is only out to help herself. I think she's holding out either to let zippy hang himself or to release the info at an opportune time to do the most damage to him.
Obama is rounding up the scape goats. Now would be a really good time for each of them to go on record:
I, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, requested increased armed military protection for Benghazi on the following dates. Protocol dictated that security requests by Cabinet level leaders be denied by someone of cabinet level rank. Denials are documented for higher level review.
This is how obama operates. He says the opposite of the truth or he tells you who he is or what he's doing by projecting onto others. He says Romney is/has Romnesia (stupid) because he doesn't remember the lies he's told and it shows. He (his surrogates) call Romney a liar b/c obit's a liar. He says the buck stops with him (Benghazi)...not, he's saying, "I-I-I-I-I-I didn't know). So, this statement (lie) means he was absolutely aware of the requests.
If this had happened on a Republican president's watch, you can bet there would have been 24/7 wall-to-wall coverage and no way the President could weasel out of responsibility.
Liberals have seriously decided that they are so morally superior to conservatives, things they do wrong are accidents and understandable - and far less important than pointing out the evil of their opponents. That's why the empty chair is so annoyed about being questioned. How dare they?!!
As Dan Frisa says, "The left cares not about the truth, only about wielding political power to impose their know-it-all will on the American people."
Some of those who were involved in Benghazi are still living. They can confirm the order to stand down and where that order originated. Undoubtedly, they are under a gag order. Will they come forward to honor the memory of their dead brothers and see that justice is done?
Bush was expected to read, memorize and pice together a million documents a day generated by the federal government. Obama isnt expected to know what he should know. The Ambassador works for HIM. Defense and foreign affairs are specifically in his job description.
The White House approves all stories with statements from the President. Does the MSM Press honestly believe that the President doesn't make the final call on security requests made by the Secretary of State?
FTA Obama said public statements made at the time about the nature of the attack were based on initial intelligence -- and that nobody was playing politics.
Nobody was playing politics? Who are they kidding. That's all the Dim party does. EVERYTHING they say, think, or do is colored by the lens of politics. Of how to gain and keep political power. They are consumed by it. And most people with a modicum of common and horse sense knows it.
I really can't believe I started out early in life calling myself a democrat. Of course that was before I was properly educated and had the blinds remove from my eyes.
President George Bush would have known this. President Romney would have known this. Obama can recite a minute by minute replay of every NBA game. He goes into great detail about the skills of Tim Tebow and LeBron James. He appears every year on ESPN discussing at great length the pros and cons of over 60 college basketball teams. But, when it comes to the official duties of the POTUS and Commander in Chief .. he's ahhhhh, uhhhhhh.. clueless. Obama sounded like he was the WH spokesman and not the president. General Petraeus issued a statement yesterday denying that the CIA had ever refused requests to help those trapped in the consulate. Congressman Chaffetz of Utah said he asked General Ham, Commander AFRICOM and he said something similar. Obama is the Commander in Chief. He and he alone , refused to send military help to those Americans being slaughtered in Benghazi. The image of SEAL Tyrone Woods , wounded , under fire on the burning roof , lasing the target and expecting the cavalry to come to his aid , as a cold blooded Obama gave the thumbs down - should haunt every American. It haunts and enrages me.
Who can twist the facts, folks, lie just like a dog, Sit there for four years just like a big bump-on-a-log. Obama can-yes Obama can Obama man can ’cause he mixes lies with spin and makes himself look good.
Who can take the public, fool some voters, too, Sprinkle them with kool-aid-that’s what he will always do Obama man-yes Obama man-Obama man can ’cause he mixes lies with spin and makes himself look good.
Obama man fakes, every buck he takes-gives them to the undeserving, Talk about wealth-distribution, ‘Even hates our Constitution.
Oh, who can take the rag-heads, bow to them in shame; make-up useless apologies-and STILL believe his game, Obama man-Oh Obama man-Obama man can ’cause he messes with the truth and makes himself look good,
Here's the signal I'm picking up while I wear my baseball hat with the tinfoil inside:
Obama --- master planner of Fast & Furious --- expected a hostage situation where he could "rescue" the Ambassador and show leadership. But the darn Muzzies didn't co-operate and offed the Ambassador instead while yelling "We don't need no stinking hostages!".
When I use extra thick foil I pick up a signal that Obama wanted the good Ambassador killed because he knew too much ... about something!
He is not much of a President then. Question comes to my mind, just who is running this country? Scares me to death that it could be all the wanna be folk from Chicago hanging around him, some with Secret Service detail on them.
"He must have been misled." [Humphrey Bogart -- Csablanca]. By Hillary and the State Deptartment. By his staff getting reports in real time. By somebody who gave the order to "Stand Down" without checking with him. By somebody else who said "the video did it." And the heads of state who said "U.S. presidents always bow when the meet us." And then there was the person who said he was collectively coverting him to Christ. And the person who taught him how to throw a baseball like a popover. And his Indonesian mentor who gave him dog to eat and said it was wagyu steak. Everyone.
I put these links out there on 10/19/2012 and not many may have seen them, so I guess it's time to do it again, but it's best to add them to the beginning of a thread so more people will see them. Once you have read a thread, most do not return to read it again unless you contribute to the thread and want to see if there are any replies or rebuttals.
As for our commander in chief and leader of the free world, he is going to eventually end up in the oval office under his desk with his eyes closed and both ears plugged by his fingers saying ah-la-la-la, ah-la-la-la over and over again. May God have mercy on his deceitful soul.
A game called "Point-em-out, Knock-em-out" has made its way to Lansing, and it´s exactly how it sounds. The game consists of someone being randomly targeted, then attacked. It´s a game that has been growing with popularity on the internet, with teenagers filming themselves punching unsuspecting victims. Lansing had its first case of the game brought to light this summer, but it´s possible that it has been happening under the radar for months. On February 26th a man waiting for his six-year-old daughter to be dropped off from school, had no idea
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Here’s a tip — don’t tweet about getting stiffed! A fed-up cook who worked at the popular food cart Milk Truck was canned for using Twitter to call out Wall Street executives who racked up a huge tab and didn’t leave a tip. “I’ve had plenty of food-service jobs and I’ve kept my mouth shut — but this time I figured, I’m sick of this,” cook Brendan O’Connor, 24, told The Post yesterday. O’Connor was flipping fancy grilled cheeses near the South Street Seaport in the Financial District on July 22 when a group of workers
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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
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