Skip to comments.Libya storyline still crumbling
Posted on 11/01/2012 6:55:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Fox News reports:
>>>The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an emergency meeting less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a coordinated attack . . . .
Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked SECRET said that the State Departments senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected. . . .
According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to Takfirist thugs. Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning.<<<
This is yet another contradiction of the White House narrative. (While the administrations public statements have suggested that the attack came without warning, the Aug. 16 cable seems to undercut those claims. It was a direct warning to the State Department that the Benghazi consulate was vulnerable to attack, that it could not be defended and that the presence of anti-U.S. militias and Al Qaeda was well-known to the U.S. intelligence community.) If the president had spent a fraction of the time he is now play-acting as Sandy disaster commander to the deteriorating situation in Libya, would the pleas from Ambassador Stevens have gone unheeded?
Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies e-mails Right Turn: Based on this cable,...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Let me guess: this one didn’t make to the Post’s print edition just like the David Ignatius piece the other day.
You’ve got some editors over there who are afraid of their own shadow.
This will get mentioned on page 19 the day after the election
He just so happened to be in a meeting with Leon Pathetta when the attack began.
What a coincidence!
Pretty much - this comes from Jennifer Rubin, the Post’s sole conservative voice. Well, more of a moderate by my standards, but conservative as far as the Post goes...
This “story” seems to be getting most coverage in the “blog” sections of the msm.
“Let me get this straight. A month before the attack in Libya, an Aug. 16th secret cable was sent to Sec Hillary Clinton and others in the State Department from the senior security officer that said the Benghazi consulate could not be protected, and the mainstream media is completely ignoring it? Imagine for a moment if Bush was President. It would be on a 24/7 news loop on all networks, including the news that Pres. Obama misled Americans on purpose on why the attack happened at Benghazi by blaming it on a video over and over. This cable also tells us that the administration lied about not having any warning of this attack. Our Ambassador and four other Americans are DEAD, and our media (other than Fox News) doesnt see this as newsworthy. The mainstream media doesnt want anything to hurt Obama re-election campaign, and that is why true journalism is dead.
Yes, Fox News opinion shows are conservative, but no matter what part of the political spectrum you fall into, if you want ALL the news, you should be watching Fox News............................”
According to Youtube records. The “Video” on Sept. 10, 2012 had been up for three months with exactly 17 Views.
Look at the hostility in the comments toward the writer. Trying to black list her for reporting anything against the Soviet official position.
Very ugly extreme partisan hackery on display. Imagine what they'd be saying if Bush were still the president!
The comments there are quite bizarre!
One thing about the Benghazi massacre. It appears that no one, not the on-scene commanders, or theater commanders were authorized to exercise judgement to come to the rescue of Americans under attack. In this case it may have been by design, because Hussein set up Steven for assassination, but apparently this is standard operating procedure - put a foreign muslim, with limited experience in anything, much less war, in charge, and let him run the show from thousands of miles away in the safety and comfort of a “situation room”. When he gets bored and goes off to take a nap, those in danger just have to fend for themselves. After all, they are just “bumps in the road” and if they die it is “not nominal”, but the campaign must go on. Back in the days when we were in wars to win, and we revered American lives, on scene commanders were allowed to make decisions and they were reprimanded for failing to act. No more! Gen Ham can testify to the fact that inaction is the “career safe” strategy now.
We’re playing checkers while the Democrats are playing chess. The facilities in Benghazi were over run. Nobody denies that. That is a fact. It is obvious to even my little dog that there wasn’t enough security at the facilities in Benghazi. They were over run. We can go through all the correspondence and affix responsibility later. What were we doing in Benghazi? What were we doing in Libya? Why has President “Fore!” been messing around in the Middle East? The Democrats have people who are paid to sit around all day and figure out which lies and distractions work best. Then, they throw them out. What are Obama’s motives in all this? Was he ever in the military? Was he ever an American patriot? He’s been a lazy, spotlight-seeking, choom smoking grifter his whole life. Why would he care about Libya and Egypt and Syria? Look at the three part story at illinoispaytoplay.com. He’s doing all this to put some dough in his pockets. This President gig won’t last forever for him no matter what. He’s burning up the Middle East because he’s a greedy little grifter. That’s the secret they are trying to hide.
It was about Syria .
Many of us have blamed GWB for giving us BO including myself. I was wrong.
I feel the vast majority in our country has become nothing more than cowards we voted in what we wanted. Our Country voted in a smooth talker that was gonna restore our ties to the world.
All he did was bow to every two bit third world dictator and their is the possibility he may win again Tuesday. Now we hear they had advanced warning and did nothing but watch.
That in itself should force him to have to resign but no.
The only ties I want restored with the world is. Peace through Strength. We will leave you alone unless you ask for our help, But if you F with us or our allies then Prepare to die.
I say it is fairly obvious that there was malfeasance reaching to the highest levels of our gubermint. The newsies know far more than they are telling, but we are seeing glimpses of the wall crumbling. They know that if this breaks after the election and the wrong guy wins, there will be hell to pay. Watch for the careful calculus of when it is too close to election day for the news to make a difference but long enough before election day that the newsies can claim they properly reported the story. By no means will that give them clean hands, however.
The state run media are being consistent in ignoring this. After all, they completely ignored that August 6, 2001 briefing Bush got about Bin Laden being determined to strike the U.S. Never said a peep about it. Nope, not a single word. And it certainly wasn't the NY Times eleven years later on September 10, 2012 running an editorial about that very same August 6, 2001 briefing. No, not that state run media.
Did you catch the survey done by Fox News?
Only 11% of Democrats believe that Obama misled folks regarding Benghazi.
Misled is actually a kind word, and if the facts present aren’t enough at this point, they never will be. I find this very disturbing and depressing.
You really need to put the /S tag on. Some people might not know the facts.
This will get mentioned on page 19 the day after the election......mixed in among the recipes and dress patterns.
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