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Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen
The Blaze ^ | October 28, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 10/28/2012 5:32:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold.

Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate and recorded the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

“This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”

Shaffer served as a senior operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan in 2003 and wrote a book critical of the policies there. The U.S. government purchased the entire print run for $47,000 in an attempt at censorship just before its 2010 publication, claiming it contained classified material.

Shaffer said the question now is what precisely Obama did or didn’t do in the moments he saw the attack unfolding. The CIA reportedly made three urgent requests for military backup that were each denied...........

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazistanddown; cia; middleeast; terrorism; tonyshaffer; whsitroom
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1 posted on 10/28/2012 5:32:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Col. Ken ALLARD: Obama knew about the attack, ignored three requests for help
2 posted on 10/28/2012 5:37:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WTF Drudge has pulled everything concerning bengahzigate! ??


3 posted on 10/28/2012 5:39:23 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. Graham On Obama’s Libya Remarks: ‘Sounds Like A Lot Of B.S.’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., continues to pummel the White House over a deadly consulate attack in Libya, on Friday labeling comments by President Barack Obama “a lot of B.S.”

Graham’s sharp criticism was followed soon on Friday (Oct. 26) after by him joining fellow GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire in urging the Pentagon, CIA and Justice Department to declassify all surveillance footage of the events at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador and three others dead.

http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2012/10/sen-graham-on-obamas-libya-remarks-sounds-like-a-lot-of-b-s/


4 posted on 10/28/2012 5:39:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: foundedonpurpose

Noticed that too. Double coverage of the storm that isn’t yet a storm.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 5:41:50 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama Was in the Room Watching
Øbama eyed and Americans died.
6 posted on 10/28/2012 5:42:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

America has a pRes_ _ent who gets his orgasms by watching
Americans be murdered in cold blood, and by watching
the Twin Towers collapse onto 3000 Americans.

I have NEVER been so ashamed of this country.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 5:42:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My bet is that Obama could not make this decision by himself and sought counsel from his political operatives, Axelrod, Ploufe and especially Valery Jarret who advised him to do nothing. It has been rumored that Jarret quashed two opportunities to kill Bin Laden and is a lot like Obama’s Lady McBeth.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 5:42:43 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: gotribe

NOAA is doing everthing it can to get Obama’s complicity in Benghazi off the front page.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 5:43:33 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: KeyLargo

Looks like not much on the Sundays shows???


10 posted on 10/28/2012 5:44:54 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: foundedonpurpose; All

http://www.therightscoop.com/emotional-pat-caddell-on-the-msm-ignoring-benghazi-these-people-have-no-honor/

Video: Pat Caddell lets loose!


11 posted on 10/28/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: gotribe

Yes it is odd that he isn’t continuing the pressure. He still has the previous stories in his archives.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT by classified
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Analyze until you paralyze, then apologize.

The job is STILL above his pay grade. Even with an army of “czars” to provide “advice and consent”.

I blame Valerie Jarrett, the Muslim mole in the White Hut, and unofficially the acting president.


13 posted on 10/28/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT by alloysteel ("If you are going to follow the road less traveled, at least consult your GPS first.".)
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To: Hojczyk

AP Report: 150 Gunmen Involved In Benghazi Attack, Arrived In Trucks That Bore The Logo Of Ansar Al-Sharia….

Versus a couple of local security guards who were never taught how to fire their weapons.

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses.

The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship.

Read at:
http://weaselzippers.us/


14 posted on 10/28/2012 5:50:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: alloysteel; All

The newest AP “mop up and leave wiggle room because this scandal isn’t dying” story:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/16002826-418/libyan-witnesses-recount-organized-benghazi-attack.html


15 posted on 10/28/2012 5:51:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis

If true—this is the greatest disgrace our nation has ever held. An act of treason at worst, incompetence at best. What was he thinking? He’s banking on the USA forgetting this like it did Fast and Furious and all the other “little” things that didn’t work out. I was shocked to see Hillary playing along with this—he must have something on her. Even she looked disgusted—like she was sucking on a lemon. The truth must come out! Why were these people left out to dry? Why did they have to die? I believe there was more too this than meets the eye. I believe —when all is said and done—that what was done was some dirty plot to keep power! Obama must go!


16 posted on 10/28/2012 5:52:12 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: KeyLargo

Beat me to it!!

Bump!


17 posted on 10/28/2012 5:52:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“.....The American special operators, Woods, Doherty and at least two others were part of the Global Response Staff, a CIA element, based at the CIA annex and were protecting CIA operators who were part of a mission to track and repurchase arms in Benghazi that had proliferated in the wake of Muammar Qaddafi’s fall. Part of their mission was to find the more than 20,000 missing MANPADS, or shoulder-held missiles capable of bringing down a commercial aircraft. According to a source on the ground at the time of the attack, the team inside the CIA annex had captured three Libyan attackers and was forced to hand them over to the Libyans. U.S. officials do not know what happened to those three attackers and whether they were released by the Libyan forces.......”

http://www.israpundit.com/archives/50224


18 posted on 10/28/2012 5:53:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis

It is very sad to say, and I really don’t mean to offend anyone, but Obama is Chauncey Gardner. Likes to watch.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 5:56:58 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Had said about a month ago or rather typed a month ago, what was known was known within two hours, administration wide. Due to more information becoming available have to now revise prior estimate of two hours to less than thirty minutes or certain it was less than an hour. No go, from zer0, took place within less than thirty minutes to an hour is best guess. Maybe will be proved wrong. Am doubting it though. To be honest, for our Nation's sake, am praying to be proved wrong.

btw ... Thank You for this thread.

20 posted on 10/28/2012 6:02:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Four Americans left to die in direct enemy fire when something could have been done?

In my opinion it is clearly MURDER.

They must resign: Obama, Biden, Clinton, Panetta. If I were a prosecutor, I would indict them on murder charges.

21 posted on 10/28/2012 6:05:45 AM PDT by Rapscallion ( Has the House Judiciary Committee also gone AWOL?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

maybe barry knew he was watching a group of Russian-Iranian (or Morsi) backed mercenaries (not “terrorists”) take down a Benghazi based clandestine not-authorized-by-Congress US weapon smuggling (or anti-smuggling) operation to Syria

Maybe barry or his man John Brennan got word from Russia, Iran, or ?? to not interfere in an act of frontier justice designed to wipe out inept extra-legal US meddling

Maybe barry’s inner circle indeed knew this was not “terrorism” but cover for a state sponsored attack on a clandestine US paramilitary operation, to protect the interests of Syria, a client of Iran and Russia - and to send lil’ barry a message

If these weapons were going from Benghazi to Syrian jihadis with MB/al Qaeda links, then why would “al Qaeda” take it down?

Robbery? Lack of adequate payoff to somebody? blood revenge by pro-0addafis?

Or was the US trying to control or staunch the weapons flow out of Libya? In that case who was the more powerful actor that eliminated the US effort at control? Morsi?

Tom Clancy could have written this one

Whatever happened seemed to have give our CinC a bad case of the buckwheats


22 posted on 10/28/2012 6:06:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

An act of treason

http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/


23 posted on 10/28/2012 6:07:09 AM PDT 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: foundedonpurpose

I was wondering that myself! Maybe he got an offer he couldn’t refuse? Drudge doesn’t strike me as the bravest cat under a hat...


24 posted on 10/28/2012 6:07:16 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

There are times, like this, that I wonder!


25 posted on 10/28/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Another who I thought would be all over this but hasn't put a thing out about it, is Alex Jones.

Something very strange is going on here, IMO.

26 posted on 10/28/2012 6:15:12 AM PDT by Errant
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To: foundedonpurpose
Drudge has pulled everything concerning bengahzigate

Curious indeed...

Matt moves in mysterious ways sometimes.

IMHO this story breaks wide open after 11/6. It wouldn't suprise me we see Ford like pardons out of Romney just to put it behind us, it gets so ugly.... Yes I am an outlier with that thought, but I am usually way ahead of the curve...

27 posted on 10/28/2012 6:15:35 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good morning Cincinatus’ Wife,
Gonna get interesting to see how obammy tries to tap dances around this mine field.


28 posted on 10/28/2012 6:17:36 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

Good morning Joe Boucher.

Indeed it will.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 6:18:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: foundedonpurpose
I wonder!

Ditto!

30 posted on 10/28/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Alex Jones isn’t on this?? Now that is beyond bizarre, somethings wrong!


31 posted on 10/28/2012 6:21:08 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Yep, it’s what I’m thinking. Can’t imagine why though. Drudge does run many of his stories, that is the only link that I know of.


32 posted on 10/28/2012 6:27:14 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The White House is into watching Military-Porn observing America getting screwed.. with the drones..
They are some sick puppies..


33 posted on 10/28/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I may not agree with Mitt on all of the issues; but at an absolutely critical time for the future of our great republic, I am beginning to think he is just the type of leader we need to navigate the chaos and evil. His campaign has been, in retrospect, very smart. You can’t fix it if you don’t get elected.


34 posted on 10/28/2012 6:35:38 AM PDT by Thickman (Obama - President Ubiquitous (a.k.a. P.U.))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The CIA reportedly made three urgent requests for military backup that were each denied

But during the Presidential debates on October 22-

"as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm's way"

Soooooo first he says the call for help was received and help sent and NOW he says they didn't get any calls for help at all

Yet the CIA says they did.

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ESH! Treason makes my head hurt.

35 posted on 10/28/2012 6:36:22 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Either Obama was fully appraised or should have been. That’s not the question

The question is, “Mr. President, why didn’t you send units to help after the attack started, given that you didn’t know how long it would last?”

Keep in mind that this could have gone on for 12-24 hrs, and at hour 7 they still hadn’t done anything.


36 posted on 10/28/2012 6:38:57 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MamaTexan

Remember Benghazi!


37 posted on 10/28/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BerryDingle

Yes, our POTUS is a traitor.

It doesn’t get any worse than this. And yet he’s still in the high 40% range in the polls. If Obama wins everything our ancestors fought for is lost.


38 posted on 10/28/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

I have seen some claim that Alex Jones is a propaganda arm for Russian intelligence.


39 posted on 10/28/2012 7:02:59 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I think Obama’s got him beat!


40 posted on 10/28/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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41 posted on 10/28/2012 7:17:20 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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42 posted on 10/28/2012 7:23:22 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Travis McGee
I'm still very curious about the full circumstances behind the relief of Gen. Ham. I hope somebody breaks the silence and we find out if in fact, he was pressing on and had to be forcibly relieved at the direction of Panetta or Obama.
43 posted on 10/28/2012 7:26:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Shaffer served as a senior operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan in 2003 and wrote a book critical of the policies there. The U.S. government purchased the entire print run for $47,000 in an attempt at censorship just before its 2010 publication, claiming it contained classified material.

Well...to publish a book he needs a Library of Congress number and an ISBN number (from Bowker company)....

and needs to send one copy to the Copyright Office and another copy to the Library of Congress.

So it's possible to get a copy of the book.

44 posted on 10/28/2012 7:34:54 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: BerryDingle

Thanks! I have posted the link on my FB page, with the caption “On November 6 REMEMBER BENGHAZI”. I know a lot of people who are on FB but won’t read FR, so by the time they decide not to read the story, at least they will have read the caption. Some may even be curious enough to click on the link...


45 posted on 10/28/2012 7:42:32 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate”

Two armed drones shooting 4 hellfire missiles into that crowd of terrorists might have scared them off especially if they were backed up by a C130 gunship that was reportedly in the area. Everybody on this thread would have made a better call than the POS in charge.


46 posted on 10/28/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Diogenesis
America has a pRes_ _ent who gets his orgasms by watching Americans be murdered in cold blood, and by watching the Twin Towers collapse onto 3000 Americans. I have NEVER been so ashamed of this country.

AND if this clown is given another four, we should also be ashamed of the ignorant dumb a$$ voters walking amongst us. AND the "media" not doing their job for which they were given special Constitutional protectin to carry out.
47 posted on 10/28/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: patriotsblood

May that storm depress voter turnout... and returnout in Philly!


48 posted on 10/28/2012 10:23:05 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Note: this topic is from 10/28/2012. Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.

49 posted on 08/10/2013 6:10:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hope this breaks big while he’s slurping ice cream at the Vineyard.


50 posted on 08/10/2013 6:16:58 AM PDT by jersey117
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