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ABC: No Protest Outside Libya Consulate Before Attack
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Posted on 10/09/2012 5:06:16 PM PDT by kingattax

On ABC News’ World News Tonight, Jonathan Karl breaks the news that there was no protest outside prior to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


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1 posted on 10/09/2012 5:06:20 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Ping!


2 posted on 10/09/2012 5:08:46 PM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: kingattax

Wow, are they ever late to the parade.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 5:08:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: kingattax

Breaking news? LOL. We knew this less than a week after the attack.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 5:09:25 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kingattax

Hmmm. Where is Hillary?


5 posted on 10/09/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: House Atreides

yes waaay late,but the question is , how will they spin it?


6 posted on 10/09/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: kingattax

As others are noting, its interesting ABC is reporting this.

But at FR we knew this within a few days of the attack when all the network newsies were going with their phony cover story.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:17 PM PDT by marron
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To: Ignatz

On Sept 16, I proved conclusively there was no protest....THREE sources, two of them American, one of them from one of those killed.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2931897/posts

On the first lie, that the attack started as a protest, and that radical elements took advantage of the protest to launch an attack is TOTALLY false.

Sean Smith, was in the same building as the Ambassador when the attack started. He was online playing EVE and chatting with another game player. He never said anything about a protest outside the consulate. HERE ARE HIS WORDS FROM THAT NIGHT. “[vile_rat 9/11/12 12:54 PM]: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.” Smith was also known for his “interesting” and “morbid” sense of humor, something that is not unusual for those that have been deployed in war zones. No one knew at the time how prophetic his comment would be. Nearly two hours later, Smith typed: [vile_rat 9/11/12 2:40 PM]: F**K [vile_rat 9/11/12 2:40 PM]: gunfire He was disconnected from Jabber and never returned.

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/332776#ixzz26duPX4MU Note he is worried about security two hours before the attack, but never mentions any protest, only gunfire.

Not only did Smith not mention a protest, but one of the ‘guards’ was interviewed in a hospital after the attack. Here is what he says about that night (note the hour of attack is off by one hour, I am not sure why, but could have to do with time stamp of Smith’s computer) The guard, interviewed Thursday in the hospital where he is being treated for five shrapnel wounds in one leg and two bullet wounds in the other, said that the consulate area was quiet – “there wasn’t a single ant outside,” he said – until about 9:35 p.m., when as many as 125 armed men descended on the compound from all directions.

The men lobbed grenades into the compound, wounding the guard and knocking him to the ground, then stormed through the facility’s main gate, shouting “God is great” and moving to one of the many villas that make up the consulate compound. He said there had been no warning that an attack was imminent.

“Wouldn’t you expect if there were protesters outside that the Americans would leave?” the guard said.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/09/13/168415/no-protest-before-benghazi-attack.html#storylink=cpy

That is TWO sources who show there was never a protest besfor the attack, how about a third? It so happens a Doctor from Boston was in Benghazi and ON THE PHONE with the Ambassador’s attache when the attack began. Here is what he says about that night.

Just hours before Burke was scheduled to meet with John Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, the US consulate was attacked. Stevens and three other Americans were killed, including Glen Doherty, a Winchester native and former Navy SEAL working for a private security company.

Burke’s colleagues had spoken with Stevens just 45 minutes before the attack, and Burke was on the phone with an embassy attaché when the shelling began.

“He yelled, ‘Oh my God, Oh [expletive],’ and then he hung up,” said Burke, who was in a hotel about a mile from the consulate when the attack began. “Then we heard these deep blasts. We didn’t know what was going on. Nobody knew if the whole city was being attacked.”

http://articles.boston.com/2012-09-14/metro/33818187_1_thomas-burke-libya-emergency-department


8 posted on 10/09/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: kingattax

Well I find that hard to believe, ABC News.

Because in order for you story to be true, that would mean Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and just about everyone who works for the white house are bullshite liars of the most despicable sort.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 5:14:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: kingattax

Is there ever a breaking point at which the drive by media will get tired of being lied to by a Democrat?

I’m starting to think not.

DBM, you have been played for absolute fools and you just can’t get enough of it.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 5:14:55 PM PDT by randita
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To: kingattax

Whaaaaaaa????

No protests beforehand?????

Next, ABC will break news that ‘the video’ wasn’t involved.

ABC: News you already knew, but we are just finding out.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: House Atreides

Apparently only a few networks were given this information. Fox News was not one of them.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 5:15:23 PM PDT by wise counsel
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To: kingattax

This has got to be a joke. They didn’t run this story today. Did they?


13 posted on 10/09/2012 5:16:44 PM PDT by Starstruck (Voting for Obama again is like a dog returning to its own vomit.)
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To: kingattax
uh oh.. they're getting too close to The One and Hillary!.

Time to get the 9/11 Truthers to go on their favorite "nonpartisan" shows and make the claim that Bush and Cheney staged the attack on our consulate.. Romney asked them to attack "like when you brought down the Towers."

14 posted on 10/09/2012 5:18:33 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kingattax; All

They are spinning it by saying they NEVER blamed the film. It was all a dream, you know like J R Ewing


15 posted on 10/09/2012 5:18:51 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: kingattax

Compare this to the worst thing the Bush Administration was accused of doing.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:19:00 PM PDT by AU72
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To: barryobi

You should make a post with this


17 posted on 10/09/2012 5:20:09 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: kingattax
I can remember many Freepers repeating the Obama Administration lies that it was a protest because of anger at an obscure unwatched Internet movie that was said to be anti-Muslim.

I remember on the Joe Scarboro show MSM experts saying that the film maker was at fault and should be prosecuted because he was guilty of murder.

It was all lies.

Everything the Obama Administration said and the MSM obediently parroted were lies.

It is sad that many Freepers believed and repeated the MSM lies about this.

18 posted on 10/09/2012 5:20:18 PM PDT by detective
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To: barryobi

bfl


19 posted on 10/09/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: TomGuy

YouTubeGate


20 posted on 10/09/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kingattax

Hillary just chucked Obama under the bus and apparently open warfare ensuing between state and the WH.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 5:27:52 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: wise counsel
Apparently only a few networks were given this information. Fox News was not one of them.

Yeah, FOX isn't breaking this news today as they were reporting this about three weeks ago!

22 posted on 10/09/2012 5:31:16 PM PDT by Starstruck (Voting for Obama again is like a dog returning to its own vomit.)
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To: sunmars

I would bet that after the last debate we’ll see bill Clinton come out and say that it’s time for a change...


23 posted on 10/09/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: FryingPan101

Hmmm. Where is Hillary?


And where’s the White House mouthpiece?

Hey, how come Jay Carney’s not holding televised press briefings anymore?

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/09/hey-how-come-jay-carneys-not-holding-televised-press-briefings-anymore/


24 posted on 10/09/2012 5:32:37 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: TomGuy

ABC radio news was still claiming the attack was a response to the video on Friday Oct 5.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 5:34:32 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: kingattax

Maybe Zero and Hitlery will try to back-pedal by saying the “protests” they were referring to were the ones in Egypt. Good luck with that one.


26 posted on 10/09/2012 5:40:37 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: All

The killers ran through the compound shouting “God is great!” Our troops should yell the same thing whenever they’re killing the enemy. And, we should drop leaflets saying “God is great!” (Allah Ak Bar) then 5 minutes later bomb the crap out of them.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 5:42:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: kingattax

“Breaking news from ABC: a senior State Department official, apparently trying to get bad news out in anticipation of a Congressional hearing tomorrow, has started to come clean on the Benghazi consulate attack. He admitted to ABC that there never was a protest at the consulate, as the Obama administration has always claimed. Rather, the first warning those inside the consulate had that something was wrong was an explosion. They looked out and saw a large number of armed men approaching. It was a terrorist attack, pure and simple, well-planned and well-executed. It had nothing to do with a YouTube video. One thing authorities apparently still don’t know is what happened to Ambassador Stevens. That is what they are saying, anyway. Here is the report:

Note that the administration’s lies are being exposed only because the Republicans control the House and Darrell Issa is willing to take endless heat from Democrats in order to carry out an investigation. I am not aware of a single Democrat in Washington who has pressed the administration to tell the truth about what happened in Benghazi.”

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/there-never-was-a-protest-in-benghazi.php


28 posted on 10/09/2012 5:46:10 PM PDT by ironman
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To: MNlurker

I think BJ is in Nevada tonight stumping for O .


29 posted on 10/09/2012 5:51:03 PM PDT by katykelly
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30 posted on 10/09/2012 5:52:42 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: FryingPan101

Yes. Where is Hillary? Suddenly making herself scarce. - I’ve heard in the news that the Ambassador had asked for more security; but Hillary thought not. - When the “smartest woman in the world” thinks not; well, you just don’t. - Comments?


31 posted on 10/09/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: kingattax

Wonder how this is playing in the homosexual community knowing that one of their brothers was sacrificed to the muslim terrorists


32 posted on 10/09/2012 5:57:33 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: kingattax

Let’s face it. Barry and Slick Willie’s wife lied and people died.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 5:59:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: kingattax

Maybe you posers at ABC (CBS, NBC, CNN, et al) should think about actually doing your fn jobs and then maybe you wouldn’t be getting called out every day by Fox. And maybe your ratings would be sinking like rocks.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Twinkie

Did Hillary set up Obama?

Did Obama set up Hillary?

Did both of them set each other up in different perspectives, so neither can out the other without bringing themselves down?

Or were neither in control?


35 posted on 10/09/2012 6:08:29 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Twinkie

From the ABC text : “ The men lobbed grenades into the compound, wounding the guard and knocking him to the ground, then stormed through the facility’s main gate, shouting “God is great” (sic Allah Akbar )... “

I am surprised that she didn’t refer to it as “Workplace Violence”.

It only took 12 days for the administration to figure out that it was an act of terrorism.
It only took 25 days for the FBI to get in there to investigate.
It only took ABC 29 days to realize that there was a story here . There is still much to tell about “Fast and Furious”.
And the media wonder why they are losing viewers and readership ?


36 posted on 10/09/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
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To: uncbob

HOLY COW this is huge breaking news.
This has impeachment written on it.
Notice the HUGE media bias.
ABC only says “THEY” - can’t even bring themselves to refer to Obama or his administration.
UNREAL.
This is how I described it on Facebook in order to see if I can get any idiot liberals to bite:
rtsp://v8.cache3.c.youtube.com/CjYLENy73wIaLQmZrM_4Q_qXhBMYJCAkFEIJbXYtZ29vZ2xlSARSBXdhdGNoYJ7J38_nheifUAw=/0/0/0/video.3gp


37 posted on 10/09/2012 6:17:03 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: sunmars

Hill and Stephens were apparently quite close. Maybe it takes the murder of a friend to break the dam.

I would still like more info on where dear Huma fits into all of this. I’ll probably have to wait for the book.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 6:17:59 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: randita

“DBM, you have been played for absolute fools and you just can’t get enough of it.”

Was it Hitler who called them his “useful idiots”?


39 posted on 10/09/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: jivin gene

This is what I posted on FB to pull in some liberal suckers.
Huge breaking news - Rush Limbaugh confirms the attack on the US consulate in Libya was not due to a protest over an anti-Muslim movie. He confirms there was NOT even a protest that night - much less one based on that movie. He confirms they lied about that whole unprecedented attack. rtsp://v8.cache3.c.youtube.com/CjYLENy73wIaLQmZrM_4Q_qXhBMYJCAkFEIJbXYtZ29vZ2xlSARSBXdhdGNoYJ7J38_nheifUAw=/0/0/0/video.3gp


40 posted on 10/09/2012 6:22:19 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: detective
I can remember many Freepers repeating the Obama Administration lies that it was a protest because of anger at an obscure unwatched Internet movie that was said to be anti-Muslim.

Care to elaborate about the many Freepers? That's not how I remember it.

41 posted on 10/09/2012 6:22:24 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Cvengr

Bill Clinton is not going to allow Hillary to get thrown under the bus.

Wonder if WH knew State Dept was going public tonight.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 6:24:27 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: potlatch

Great job on the graphic, potlatch.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: kingattax

I believe most of us Freepers were tryig to peel back the onion skins of this obuscation drama from the start.

People died.

An Abassador of the USA.

I remember when that meant something.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 6:30:47 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Starstruck

Conference call with select news groups...Fox left out...today.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: arasina

Thank you. I don’t remember that either.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 6:33:29 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: TomGuy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942550/posts


47 posted on 10/09/2012 6:33:50 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: jivin gene

Useful idiot
Term invented in Soviet Russia to describe people who blindly supported the likes of Lenin and Stalin while they committed atrocity after atrocity.

Today, it refers to brainwashed liberals and leftists the world over (usually college students that aren’t necessarily idiots, but just misinformed, naive, and ignorant of facts due to being indoctrinated with liberal/socialist propaganda through their public education) who believe that George W. Bush has committed more crimes against humanity than leftist darlings like Saddam Hussain, Yasser Arafat, and Osama Bin Laden, and still defend Communism, the cause of over 100 million deaths to this day.


48 posted on 10/09/2012 6:35:28 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: TomGuy
To late... AP is reporting that " The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam "

What a blatant lie..... that's all they were saying in the 12 days after the attacks, because the MOOSLIMS were offended by this video therefore did their public apology tour and spent $ 70,000 in Pakistan to publicly apologize.
49 posted on 10/09/2012 6:36:52 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: arasina

Thanks so much. I double posted and asked the Mod to remove one, haven’t looked to see yet, lol.


50 posted on 10/09/2012 6:44:25 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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