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‘Is This an Act of War?’ Obama Turns His Back on Question about Libyan Attack
CNS ^ | September 12, 2012 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 09/12/2012 9:54:13 AM PDT by Hunton Peck

President Barack Obama took no questions at the White House Rose Garden press conference on the attacks in Libya, turning his back and walking away as a reporter asked, “Is this an act of war?”

“The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We’re working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I’ve also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world,” Obama said, flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“And make no mistake – we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people,” he said.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in attacks Tuesday in Benghazi.

“Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that accepts all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence – none,” the president said. “The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

“Many Libyans have joined us in doing so,” Obama said, adding that “this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya.”

“Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’ body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died,” he said.

“It’s especially tragic that Stevens died in Benghazi, because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution, Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya,” Obama said.

“Of course yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourned with the families who were lost on that day,” the president added. “And then last night we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

“As Americans, let us never ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because of people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. The country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe,” he said.

“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for,” the president said.

“Today we mourn four more American who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act, and make no mistake – justice will be done. But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast with those of their attackers,” he said.

“These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served and the hope that the flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity,” Obama added.

At the end of the press conference, Obama and Clinton turned to leave as reporters yelled out questions. “Is this an act of war?” one reporter asked.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012; 91112; actofwar; chrisstevens; elections; feckless; libya; nobama2012; obama; obamafail
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Jimmy Carter II -- a Yellower Shade of Fail
1 posted on 09/12/2012 9:54:18 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Great link to the movie behind the killing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmodVun16Q4&feature=youtu.be


2 posted on 09/12/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Hunton Peck
And make no mistake – we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people

What, by providing them with mirrors?

3 posted on 09/12/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Hunton Peck

COMBAT


4 posted on 09/12/2012 9:56:42 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Hunton Peck

His inner Muslim is showing.....


5 posted on 09/12/2012 9:56:58 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Hunton Peck

words.............


6 posted on 09/12/2012 9:57:56 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Hunton Peck

This is worse. Carter had hostages to be concerned about and, whether or not we agreed, chose not to put them at risk. Here there was a murder.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Regulator
What, by providing them with mirrors?

Well said.

8 posted on 09/12/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Hunton Peck

Perhaps, some might conclude, if it is too much for him to be both President Obama and Candidate Obama, he should resign one of the two positions. I seem to remember Bob Dole doing something similar in 1996.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 10:00:28 AM PDT by Hiryusan
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To: Hunton Peck
It's only an "act of war" when someone dares to question the Kenyan usurper.
10 posted on 09/12/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Regulator

Bringing the killers to justice? What a joke! The Libyan government will just line up a group of Christians in Muslim garb and execute them.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 10:00:49 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
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To: Lucky9teen

“It’s especially tragic that Stevens died in Benghazi, because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution, Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya,” Obama said. “

Then,
He was either CIA or worked closely with CIA.

It seems odd that Libya is so quickly admitting that Libyan security force led the protestors to Stevens.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Hunton Peck

The picture I saw didn’t look like they were trying to get the Ambassador to the hospital!

The lies just never stop....I need more duct tape for my exploding head.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 10:02:18 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: aposiopetic
...Carter had hostages to be concerned about and, whether or not we agreed, chose not to put them at risk. Here there was a murder.

Carter put those hostages at risk when he stabbed the Shah of Iran in the back and called the Assahollah Khomeini 'a godly man', precipitating the seizure of Iran by Islamic terrorists.

Re-read that history FRiend, and you'll discover that's the truth.
15 posted on 09/12/2012 10:02:42 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Hunton Peck; STARWISE; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; Lakeshark; RedMDer; hoosiermama; SE Mom

I sure don't want the Marxist and his evil, Moslem Cartering administration to win off of this unconscionable outrage, so Dear God, give Romney strength and continued backbone to pound away and ramp up his rhetoric, pointing out the failings of the Marxist and his mistreatment of Israel.

Rush is speaking the truth: The media are slamming Romney, more and even before they slammed the attacks!

VOTE THE MARXIST OUT!

16 posted on 09/12/2012 10:03:13 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: mkjessup

BUMP!


17 posted on 09/12/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Hunton Peck

             

18 posted on 09/12/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT by tomkat (double ought . . cuz single ought gets lonely ;-)
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To: Hunton Peck

Gee,

An American embassy is attacked with rockets and gunfire, resulting in the murder of four people.

Hey Barry, its not a tough question to answer.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 10:05:12 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: mkjessup

I lived through it. Of course he put them at risk. But I am comparing the situation as it exists today to that which existed once the hostages were taken. You are comparing situations upstream. I still think this one is worse, since Obama is directly responsible for the regime change in Libya, whereas Carter just stood by while things happened in Tehran. So we disagree.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Hunton Peck

Barry, Barry quite contrary
How does your garden grow?

With American blood.....


21 posted on 09/12/2012 10:06:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: onyx
Absolutely Onyx, ***BUMP*** !!

Where are all those people who were telling us how that jug-eared freak 0bama was going to make the world love America again? And how about those morons who were telling us what a great Secretary of State Hillary PIAPS was going to be, based on her questionable 'achievements' as the junior Senator from New York?

Crickets ... nothing but crickets.
22 posted on 09/12/2012 10:06:51 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Hunton Peck
U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran: Netanyahu

Former deputy national security adviser: US response to embassy attack ‘bizarre and unacceptable’

We don't support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

Yesterday was a terrible day. Israel was rebuffed and there were signals being sent to the MB and Iran. 0bama is giving the "go ahead" signal to the Muslim world to take out Israel.

23 posted on 09/12/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Hunton Peck
I think Obama is going to have to get rid of Hillary....She knows too much....Marcy Park...whatever....

and I'm betting Bubba is geting po'd and will break the Obama speaking engagements.

24 posted on 09/12/2012 10:10:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hunton Peck

Is this the same guy who single handedly took out Osama Bin laden with his 9 iron?


25 posted on 09/12/2012 10:11:27 AM PDT by kempster
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To: aposiopetic
Obama is directly responsible for the regime change in Libya, whereas Carter just stood by while things happened in Tehran. So we disagree.

We'll have to disagree then FRiend, however Carter did not just 'stand by' as the Shah's government fell apart, he cut off U.S. aid, did everything possible to isolate Iran as the terrorists consolidated their control, and the historical record establishes that when Carter took office in January '77, Iran was a strong and reliable U.S. ally, a force for peace in that region, had cordial, even friendly relations with Israel (and a major trading partner with Israel), and that when Carter left office, Iran had been transformed into a terrorist state, a threat to the region, and as we can see now, an existential threat to Israel.

Believe me, Carter knew exactly what he was doing, and he did it behind the fig leaf of 'human rights', and we're seeing the rotten fruit of his actions today.
26 posted on 09/12/2012 10:11:35 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Hunton Peck; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

Turn up the heat on this.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: aposiopetic

Carter had his own murdered ambassador to worry about. Its like we’ve been put in a time machine. That last time a US Ambassador was murdered was, you guessed it, 1979.

In........Afghanistan.

By.....Afghan commandos, who were ‘resuing’ him

from....a guy in a police uniform.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 10:12:35 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: mkjessup
Carter and Khomeini had no history together like Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood, where Obama went to Egypt and basically asked publicly for change. There was also no Huma as Cyrus Vance's most senior aide.

Again, we disagree. I think Obama is worse.

29 posted on 09/12/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: lacrew

Yes, and that problem was “solved” for Carter by the Soviet invasion, at which point Carter did nothing. Sound familiar?


30 posted on 09/12/2012 10:16:48 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Hunton Peck
I am surprised that we haven't had an attack here these savages know that Obama won't do a thing to his Muslim Brothers..

It is time that this pathetic Muslim is voted out or thrown out..I just hope it is not to late..

None of this is because of a stupid film about their perverted god..We all know Mohamed is a child molester and murderer he can never compare with our God in Heaven..he is a made up bastard ..He is something like Jim Jones the American morons that had idiots following him to hell..

31 posted on 09/12/2012 10:19:58 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Hunton Peck

Why shouldn’t they commit an act of war? Maybe they were Kadafi’s clan. Maybe they’re just your garden variety anti-American Muslims.

But our foolish government blithely led our nation in committing acts of war against their government, deposing a man who was our son of a bitch near the end of his life, knowing perfectly well that what replaced him was going to be somewhere between anarchy and Islamism. But hey, we looked good at the time, supporting democracy.

This IS democracy is the dar-al-Islam - honor killing, lynching, riot and war, brother against brother, brothers against cousins, cousins against clan, clans against the outsider and the heretic and the kufar.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 10:25:49 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Hunton Peck

F*ck YES it’s an Act of War!


33 posted on 09/12/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: lacrew

The two attacks were co-ordinated and had government support. Time to expel the ambassadors, cut all aid, pull all support for the so called Freedom Fighters. Barry O will not do that—so we will have to vote him out or urge his impeachment! The man should be shunned by all Americans!


34 posted on 09/12/2012 10:29:29 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: dinodino

actually europe, with our support, started the war against libya.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 10:31:51 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: kevslisababy

“....I need more duct tape for my exploding head.”

There is not nearly enough duct tape in the world to secure all the heads that are near to exploding.

Just who the H*ll elected this rectal orifice to office? Are we through with our little “social experiment” with putting an anti-Jewish Muslim-supporting pro-Marxist socialist in the Oval Office? He is no President, never has been, and is undeserving of the title. However much you may not have liked Herself, the Cold and Joyless, Herself had it right on one thing - whom do you trust to answer the phone at 3 AM?

The Muslim Brotherhood had sown seed that is coming to fruition. And those were the people who were supposed to bring “democracy” to the Middle East.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 10:32:09 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: Hunton Peck

The Obama Appeasement Tour in 2009 has fulfilled it’s promise of “Peace in our Time”.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 10:32:09 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: PLD

‘I just hope it is not to late..’

I was thinking last night we have to have an election and then must wait another 75 days before the new President would be sworn in. That is a long time in today’s terms.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 10:34:13 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Hunton Peck
Perhaps a white feather to the White House is in order.
39 posted on 09/12/2012 10:34:24 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: All
Meanwhile, over in Tunisia . . .
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews

Tunisian police fire teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protest over film near US embassy - @Reuters


40 posted on 09/12/2012 10:36:48 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Meanwhile Obama is preparing to buy Egypt a couple of Super-U-boats from Germany.
41 posted on 09/12/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Hunton Peck
I would be interested to know who the disrespectful journalist that yelled at Obama was.

Rush stealing my thunder right now.

42 posted on 09/12/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Hey cut Obama some slack, he was in a rush to go to one of his many campaign rallies, obviously they are much more important than this/sarc


43 posted on 09/12/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hunton Peck

Well this is certainly going to put a crimp in campus recruiting at Foggy Bottom...


44 posted on 09/12/2012 10:45:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hunton Peck
At the end of the press conference, Obama and Clinton turned to leave as reporters yelled out questions. “Is this an act of war?” one reporter asked.

I am suprised the asshat didn't turn around and tell the world this was an act of Workplace violence!

45 posted on 09/12/2012 10:45:32 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Hunton Peck

It’s 3 AM and the phone just rang. Obama hung up.


46 posted on 09/12/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Travis McGee

“Great link to the movie behind the killing...”

Well, THAT was a little hard to keep looking at. My explanation for Mohammed’s behavior has always been that he was very definitely schizophrenic, with moments of mania thrown in.

Maybe just living out there in a sun-blasted desert can do that to a man.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 10:55:31 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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48 posted on 09/12/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Hunton Peck

You are free to practice any religion, but you are equally free to speak poorly about a religion.

There is no religion that is exempt from criticism.

Also, this is another diversionary tactic. Islam is not a religion, it is a bogus, made-up, political, death cult.


49 posted on 09/12/2012 11:02:43 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: Hunton Peck

BTTT


50 posted on 09/12/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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