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White House says 'no intelligence’ could have been acted on to prevent attacks (blame the video)
The Hill ^ | 9/14/12 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 09/15/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by Libloather

White House says 'no intelligence’ could have been acted on to prevent attacks
By Jonathan Easley - 09/14/12 12:40 PM ET

The White House on Friday said a report stating the president failed to act on knowledge of a potential attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was “absolutely wrong.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney said there was “no actionable intelligence” ahead of the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

“There was no intelligence that could in any way have been acted on to prevent these attacks,” he said. “The report was false.”

Embassies in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia have been attacked by mobs protesting an anti-Islamic video circulating on the Internet.

Republican lawmakers have said the attack on the Libyan consulate, which took place on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, looked more like a coordinated effort by militants.

But Carney on Friday said there was no evidence it was a planned terrorist assassination. He said it appeared that, like the embassy storming in Cairo, Egypt, the attack was sparked by a trailer circulating on the Internet for a supposed anti-Islam film.

“We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack,” Carney said. “The unrest we’ve seen across the region was in response to a video ... not in response to a 9/11 anniversary, that we know of.”

A report in the UK newspaper The Independent on Thursday said “the U.S. State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown,’ under which movement is severely restricted.”

The report cited anonymous senior diplomatic sources, and received wide attention in the United States after a link to the Drudge Report.

Carney put the full blame of the Middle East unrest on the video, saying the reason the embassies seemed unprepared to deal with the attacks was because of the unpredictable Muslim reaction to the obscure film.

“What we have seen is unrest around the region in response to a video that Muslims find offensive,” he said. “We have seen incidents like this in the past in reaction to other actions, cartoons, other actions taken that have led to protests and violence in the region and we have managed those situations and we are working to ensure that our diplomatic personnel ... are secure as we deal with response to this video.”

The administration has also been criticized by some who say Stevens, the ambassador to Libya, was not adequately protected. There are conflicting and still emerging reports about whether his security detail was sufficiently armed to deal with an attack.

“It was unfortunately not enough to resist the attacks that we saw,” Carney said. “And it resulted in a tragic loss of life, but there was security. It's also the case that in reaction to this, the president has ordered that we review all of our security arrangements for embassy facilities and other diplomatic facilities around the world.”

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make remarks at a return of remains ceremony for the Americans killed in Libya at the Joint Base Andrews this afternoon.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attacks; house; intelligence; white
“We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack,” Carney said.

I heard reports about plans the day of the attack.

1 posted on 09/15/2012 2:15:30 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Of course not.

It was an inevitable WORKPLACE ACCIDENT.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 2:19:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Libloather

September 11.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Libloather

There was no intelligence because Obama withdrew the CIA from the “Arab Spring” countries a few months ago, according to complaints from the CIA (who have been blamed for not reporting). This was probably about the same time at which Hillary ordered Marine protection withdrawn from the embassies in these countries and replaced the with local “security” and a handful of contract American security, probably from Blackwater or something similar.

Follow this up and it all leads to Obama and Hillary.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 2:20:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Libloather

Not if you’re prostrated in bowing position.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by moovova ("I hope the Prophet had a sense of humor!”)
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To: Libloather

One! Two! Three! Four!
Hil-la-ry goes out the door!
Five! Six! Seven! Eight!
Hil-la-ry goes out the gate!


6 posted on 09/15/2012 2:22:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

It has to be true - when it comes to “No Intelligence” the Obama Administration is the true expert.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Libloather

What price silence, CBS?.......What price silence?


8 posted on 09/15/2012 2:24:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

but you could have sent Marines there with bullets


9 posted on 09/15/2012 2:24:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

What price silence, ABC?......What price silence?


10 posted on 09/15/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

Just another “man-caused disaster”, one supposes ...


11 posted on 09/15/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by dodger
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To: Libloather

What price silence, NBC?.......What price silence?


12 posted on 09/15/2012 2:26:07 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

What price silence, CNN?.......What price silence?


13 posted on 09/15/2012 2:27:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

“White House press secretary Jay Carney said there was “no actionable intelligence” ahead of the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.”

Then why did our Egyptian Embassy put out that ridiculous statement right before the attacks begin? By the way Mitt was right in criticizing that statement.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 2:27:34 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Libloather

If we didn’t have intelligence Panatta should be fired.

I believe this is all part of the plan. obama has told Iran and the rest of the muslim world that he is their man in the white house.

We’re paying for mosgues to be built in the Middle East and we’re probably paying for them to be built here. And there’s no telling what attack plans are being made inside of them.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 2:28:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Libloather

Wasn’t that appology from the American Embassy in Cairo that started this whole ball. They would have attacked but know they got a excuse to use. Hmmm all from this administration ...interesting isn’t it????

How many days till the election, yeah real interesting.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Libloather

Just a side note and off topic....Assad in Syria is a real happy guy these days, his country’s war is not on the front page anymore anywhere is it?


17 posted on 09/15/2012 2:33:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Libloather

smell the smell of fear coming from the WH


18 posted on 09/15/2012 2:36:18 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Libloather
Just another lie amongst millions told by this White House and obama... nephew of the lord of the lie.

LLS

19 posted on 09/15/2012 2:37:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Libloather

How would Obama even know if he did not attend the intelligence briefings?

Oh wait, it seems plausible that Hillary’s “body woman” Huma could have told Hillary, who then could have told Valerie, who then could have told Reggie, ...


21 posted on 09/15/2012 2:40:13 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Libloather

Ohomo is a cowardly little fag, and no matter that he is the most powerful man in the world, he is impotent. He isn’t even a man, he is part of an aggrieved group, gays or blacks. Take your pick.


22 posted on 09/15/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Libloather

The question is: Why where there no marines there??


23 posted on 09/15/2012 2:49:35 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Berlin_Freeper
September 11

How soon they forget. Me, I'm still on high alert April 18th, 19th and 20th as well as Sept 11th.

24 posted on 09/15/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Obama blaming Freedom of Speech for Al Qaeda attack on Embassies in Libya and Egypt on Sept 11)
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To: Libloather

BS

The Independent already uncovered this deadly show of incompetence. You had 48 HOURS notice about these attacks and did nothing.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Libloather

White House and ‘no intelligence’...but I repeat myself.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Libloather

“No intelligence” is the new SOP for the White House.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Libloather
They didn't realize what they had AS intelligence.

It's too easy for a management team like Obama's to dismiss "intelligence" as whiners and complainers.

-PJ

28 posted on 09/15/2012 3:06:09 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Libloather
"“We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack,” Carney said."

Well, you should have. For Heaven's Sake. It was a 911 anniversary; you got a 48-hour warning. Pretty worthless State Department. Worse than worthless.

29 posted on 09/15/2012 3:10:28 PM PDT by hummingbird (PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. THE DEVIL ROAMS.)
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To: Libloather
"President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make remarks at a return of remains ceremony for the Americans killed in Libya at the Joint Base Andrews this afternoon."

A solemn memorial to the dead should never be combined with CYA speakings.

Wrong time; wrong venue.

30 posted on 09/15/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by hummingbird (PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. THE DEVIL ROAMS.)
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To: livius
"Follow this up and it all leads to Obama and Hillary."

If you want to be president or secretary of state, work your butts off to protect the country, including embassies.

Cut back on drunken dirty dancing, Hillary.

Show up for work and meeting with advisers, Obama.

POTUS and SOS are obviously above your pay grades. Too bad we had to see this confirmed with the assault in Libya with precious loss of life.

31 posted on 09/15/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT by hummingbird (PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. THE DEVIL ROAMS.)
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To: Libloather

BS


32 posted on 09/15/2012 3:24:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SteveH

I smell a lie. Hey, the Canadians had intelligence on this. Now obama says he didn’t? On Sept 11? He was probably drunk.


33 posted on 09/15/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Libloather
“There was no intelligence that could in any way have been acted on to prevent these attacks,” he said.

Notice the precise wording. I believe that statement to be quite true.

But there was significant intelligence that would have allowed us to repel the attacks and avoid the rape and murder of our innocent citizens and dignitaries.

34 posted on 09/15/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Libloather

“We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack,” Carney said.

...other than it happening in multiple countries on Sept 11th and many people wearing Guy Fawkes masks saying “we’re all Bin Laden’s”! ...that doesn’t count! ;)

Somebody might want to tell them that the 2nd plane that hit the WTC wasn’t an accident, I’m not sure they’ve realized yet ;)

Seriously, the Bin Laden bragging was a total miscalculation, they didn’t see this coming (and weren’t paying attention either). Obama/Biden have blood on their hands. This is what happens when you’re an amateur and have proven that you’re not really going to do anything by force.

They think he’s weak....they’re correct. What now Obama? Please, put on a display of foreign policy genius for all the world to see! Because you’re soooOOOOooo intelligent, nuanced, wise and cultured. Tough $hit Mr President, you can’t be “absent” on this one, make a call - that’s what presidents have to do. He’s always been able to hide behind excuses, not this time!

If this were Bush in office the media would be tearing him apart.


35 posted on 09/15/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Libloather

rather curious statement....the Canadians, closed their Iran embassy a week before this incident....


36 posted on 09/15/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT by B212
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To: Libloather

Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.
From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” the THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.
NOW GET THIS !!’Senator Obama replied:
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”
(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)
Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......”

When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.
“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America “
Yes, you read it right.
I, for one, am speechless!!!

Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post


37 posted on 09/15/2012 4:40:31 PM PDT by B212
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To: fuzzylogic

“We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack,” Carney said.

...other than it happening in multiple countries on Sept 11th and many people wearing Guy Fawkes masks saying “we’re all Bin Laden’s”! ...that doesn’t count! ;)

__________________________________________________________________

No, doesn’t count. I always keep a stash of Guy Fawkes mask and RPGs in my closet in case neighbors drop by and we decide to party. It’s kind of like having that special bottle of scotch and wine on hand. /sarc


38 posted on 09/15/2012 4:42:20 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Libloather

To paraphrase:
“We don’t need no stinckin’ security!”


39 posted on 09/15/2012 5:04:54 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
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To: Libloather

To paraphrase:
“We don’t need no stinkin’ security!”


40 posted on 09/15/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
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To: Libloather

Oh, I don’t know - how about some Marines with LIVE AMMO in their guns? This administration is full of idiots from top to bottom.


41 posted on 09/15/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: B212
Those quotes are false.
42 posted on 09/15/2012 6:13:29 PM PDT by what's up
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