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Benghazi – Five months later the degree of the media’s dereliction of duty becomes clear…
Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-13 | Vince

Posted on 02/11/2013 3:13:17 PM PST by Starman417

Of all of the characteristics one might ascribe to Susan Rice, prescience is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Surprisingly however, five years ago she said something that demonstrated a momentary clarity of vision that is staggering. In a March 2008 interview she said the following: “Clinton hasn’t had to answer the phone at 3:00 in the morning, and yet she attacked Barack Obama for not being ready. They’re both not ready to have that 3 AM phone call.” If the events immediately following Benghazi showed Ambassador Rice to be a hapless marionette of the administration, the event itself demonstrated clearly that she was spot on five years ago.

Unfortunately, Benghazi demonstrated something far more sinister than just an administration’s feeble attempt to cover up its incompetence. It demonstrated the role that a pliant media can play in impacting world affairs.

Here we are five months after Benghazi and we’re only now discovering that President Obama was detached during the entire attack. According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, on September 11, 2012 he attended a pre-scheduled 30-minute session with President Obama at approximately 5:00 PM EST. During that meeting they spent about 20 minutes talking about the surrounded American embassy in Egypt and the emerging situation in Benghazi. Panetta states that the President left operational details “up to us.” After that, for the next seven hours during which the American consulate and annex in Benghazi were under attack and the American Ambassador killed, Panetta heard nothing from the Commander in Chief, nor from anyone at the White House. Nothing. Not a call, not a text, not an email, no smoke signals. Nothing. Our ambassador was dead along with three other Americans and President Obama was not engaged.

We later learned that Washington sent not a single ship, plane, soldier, or marine to help. Between midnight and 2:00 AM EST – between five and seven hours after the attack began – Secretary Panetta issued orders telling two Marine anti-terrorism teams in Rota, Spain to prepare to deploy to Libya. They would not arrive for another 10 hours, long after the attack was over.

Why were there no assets closer to respond more quickly? According to General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, because the State Department did not ask for them. But one would expect, given that the American Ambassador in Libya wrote a letter on August 16th stating the consulate in Benghazi could not sustain an attack, that the State Department would either request more security or close the consulate. You’d be wrong. Why? Because Hillary Clinton claims that neither she nor anyone in her office ever saw the Ambassador’s cable.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 20120816; 20120911; 3am; 3amphonecall; alqaeda; awol; benghazi; chrisstevens; christopherstevens; inextremis; libya; martindempsey; msm; obama; panetta; rice; spain; susanrice; usambassador

1 posted on 02/11/2013 3:13:21 PM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

as ordered


2 posted on 02/11/2013 3:20:36 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Starman417

Cover up.....I don’t know what but they are covering up something.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 3:20:36 PM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: Starman417

I can’t believe its been 5 months already


4 posted on 02/11/2013 3:20:44 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Starman417
The one unasked question by our members of Congress is "what were your contingency plans". Every post, every base has contingency plans to cover almost every eventuality. What were the plans for Benghazi? Who wrote them? Who had overall responsibility?

Somehow we missed asking this of Barry or Hillary or Leon or Davie Petraeus. Whatever the plans were, they were either completely inadequate or they were not followed. Which was it?

5 posted on 02/11/2013 3:26:25 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Starman417

bump


6 posted on 02/11/2013 3:37:38 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Starman417

The American Press - cowards, thieves and lackeys.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 3:43:41 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: al baby

“I can’t believe its been 5 months already”

Believe it! Remember Travelgate”, Vince Foster, Lewinsky, etc.? They defied orders to produce information, refused to testify, gave false testimony, etc. This is that all over again, multiplied by 100 or more. Those that love the left scream and holler all kinds of vile stuff towards anyone who looks at the democrats cross-eyed, and scream and holler about how intolerant the right is and nobody does anything. It works for them. What a system! It produces a good result EVERY SINGLE TIME. No one on the right wants to put up with all the hassle.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 3:44:58 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Starman417

Did you ever notice that the media knows exactly what to do, right away? All media bots know just how they should distort the news to favor their politicians?

Do the media bots all talk to each other and discuss what to do? I doubt it, there wouldn’t be enough time.

Do they get a memo from the politicians telling them how to slant the news? I think this is very possible and likely, but I haven’t seen any proof.

I think that none of that is needed. The media people and the politicians on the left all think alike. Their minds see the same reality and interpret it all the same way. It’s as if they all share one great big collective mind.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 3:49:41 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Starman417

It’s far more than dereliction which implies negligent disregard or carelessness. No, this coverup by the media is corruption at best, and subversion at worst. The fourth estate has become a fifth column.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 3:53:22 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starman417
Three Facts

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

11 posted on 02/11/2013 3:59:44 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack video 10-27-2012

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:03:56 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Obama Blew Off Benghazi After Scheduled Meeting February 7, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified that they spoke to President Barack Obama only once on the evening of the Sept. 11, 2012, when U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya were under attack by terrorists.

Panetta and Dempsey had a pre-scheduled meeting with Obama at 5:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on Sept. 11. After that they did not speak to Obama and Obama did not speak to them. Neither Panetta nor Dempsey spoke to anyone in the White House that night after their meeting with Obama.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:05:57 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Starman417

0bama did not call a meeting in the situation room. IMPEACH. He was worried a failed rescue mission like Carter’s Iran hostage rescue failure would HARM HIS RE-ELECTION. Americans died because 0bama’s re-election was more important to 0bama. WHAT A SURPRISE! /S


14 posted on 02/11/2013 4:06:01 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: I want the USA back

“The media people and the politicians on the left all think alike. Their minds see the same reality and interpret it all the same way. It’s as if they all share one great big collective mind.”
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While that is certainly true, the alignment of liberal and media views is far more than a certain like-mindedness. The media’s agenda is far more insidious than that. It wants to attack our institutions and any and all politicians who dare to espouse conservative principles. The media exhibits and harbors resentment of American exceptionalism, sees our wealth as greed, and always blames America first. Like their liberal soul mates, they want to completely re-shape us into their vision of a collectivist utopia.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 4:07:00 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Shortly after the attack, the WH realized it didn’t look good not to act.. SO.. They wanted America to think THEY thought it was only ‘a protest over a video’.. Nice try, WH. Nice attempt at a COVER-UP.. IMPEACH!


16 posted on 02/11/2013 4:12:16 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Starman417

How many years has it been since you made a comment, pimp?

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:starman417/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


17 posted on 02/11/2013 4:27:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: I want the USA back
Do the media bots all talk to each other and discuss what to do?

Read ADVISE AND CONSENT, a novel originally published in 1959. It portrays how the media work together because they all "think alike." Formal consultation isn't necessary.

The novel itself deals with the nomination and Senate consideration of a controversial nominee for Secretary of State, hence the title.

18 posted on 02/11/2013 4:43:31 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Most beginning journalists get their jobs through who they or their families know. They are obligated to prove their loyalty, follow tradition, and not make waves. They aspire to parties in the Hamptons, the press pool on AF1, being called on at pressers, and getting perks from their liberal bosses.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 5:03:00 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Starman417

When W delayed response for 5 min to finish a kindergarten goat story, the media was apoplectic —FIVE MINUTE DELAY (followed by a “shoot ‘em down”-order).

HYPOCRISY LEVEL: MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 5:08:48 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Starman417

5 months later and still...TREASON - continuous, pre-meditated, in-your-face, agency-abetted, unquestioned, in real-time, unchecked, ongoing...


21 posted on 02/11/2013 5:59:51 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Starman417

R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 6:02:08 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No, the Turkish Amb. had been meeting with Stephens. This was a gun-running scheme. Obama is trying to topple Asad in Syria. This is being done for the Saudi’s, in order to create another Muslim-run state. This is Treason.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 4:42:22 PM PST by drs1969
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