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No demonstration before attack on US Consulate, source says
Fox News ^ | September 17, 2012

Posted on 09/17/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News that there was no demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi prior to last week's attack -- challenging the Obama administration's claims that the assault grew out of a "spontaneous" protest against an anti-Islam film.

The intelligence source said no protests were happening before the attackers struck at about 9:35 p.m. local time last Tuesday. The account backs up claims by a purported Libyan security guard who told McClatchy Newspapers late last week that the area was quiet before the attack.

"There wasn't a single ant outside," the unnamed guard, who was being treated in a hospital, said in the interview.

These details appear to conflict with accounts from the Obama administration that the attack spawned from an out-of-control protest. The Libyan president also said Sunday that the strike was planned in advance

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/17/obama-administration-libyan-president-clash-over-explanation-on-consulate/#ixzz26kRlhH5s

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attack; embassy; libya; obamasfault; terror
The Obama regime's narrative that the attack was 'premeditated' seems to be crumbling.
1 posted on 09/17/2012 10:16:29 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Moderator, my apologies as I mistaken entered my username as author of this article. Credit should be James Rosen and Catherine Herridge


2 posted on 09/17/2012 10:19:22 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Susan Rice is not available for comment. She was last seen hiding under her desk.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 10:19:47 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

This is Emily Litella with the CBS Evening News...


4 posted on 09/17/2012 10:21:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Doesn’t fit the narrative. They have mobilized the entire government on a false premise.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 10:23:01 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

For goodness sake, the bloody film was on the internet MONTHS ago.

Ugh.

F-Troop in The White House.

Mr. Obama, these meatheads hate your (our) guts. Being nice to them isn’t going to help.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

What? The Obama Administration was deliberately lying to the American people about the cause of the attack, purely for political purposes? Nah. . .not possible. /s

Does anyone remember the Spanish elections of 2004? There was a terrorist attack on trains that killed almost 200. The then current administration was poised to win the upcoming election, but in fear of voter reprisals if they disclosed the true cause of the attacks—Muslim terrorists upset about Spain’s involvement in the Iraq war—they lied and told the public the Basque Separatists were responsible instead.

When it was discovered that the administration had deceived the public, the backlash at the box office was swift and the Socialists were voted in.

So, would the American public respond the same way if they realized that the Obama regime was lying to them? Maybe, if the lapdog press ever let them find out.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 10:24:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

This is fascinating- Catherine Herridge and James Rosen have really, REALLY good sources.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The Obama regime's narrative that the attack was 'premeditated'

Huh?

It's my opinion that THEIR narrative was that it was spontaneous, i.e. NOT premeditated.

9 posted on 09/17/2012 10:26:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

0 is finished now.
the american people have seen with their own eyes
how 0 appeased the muslims, and this is the result
of his incompetency.

romney must beat 0 at the debates,
otherwise 0 would just keep trying to pull
wool over the people’s eyes.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by indpndtguy
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
" 'There wasn't a single ant outside,' the unnamed guard, who was being treated in a hospital, said in the interview."

Oh you mean that ants don't decide to take a promenade at 10 o'clock at night? As well, protesters don't show up carrying RPG launchers, instead of signs at 10 o'clock either.

11 posted on 09/17/2012 10:29:17 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Thanks. I really botched this one. I meant ‘not premeditated’. Sorry about that!


12 posted on 09/17/2012 10:37:45 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The boy fool in the WH has been exposed. Schadenfreude.


13 posted on 09/17/2012 10:38:52 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: JPG

Why is the FBI investig actions which occurred in Libya? Isn’t FBI domestic? Could it be because Holder is in charge of the FBI??


14 posted on 09/17/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

They’re grilling Sick Harpootlian now. I wonder how the gasbag will spin this exposed coverup by the fraud in the White House.


15 posted on 09/17/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: indpndtguy
0 is finished now. the american people have seen with their own eyes how 0 appeased the muslims, and this is the result of his incompetency.

Wishful thinking, the american people are more concerned with Honey Boo Boo.

16 posted on 09/17/2012 10:43:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

These facts are why they will just stop answering questions about this.

The whole WH & State narrative is a pack of lies covering for something.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 10:43:01 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

You mean it wasn’t spontaneous oh good heavens..the media has been telling me this for almost a week now..oh goodness gracious you mean these scum bags who chant “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” wasn’t doing this because of some silly film..OH NO/sarc
The reason why they want to blame the film SO badly is because they want to deflect attention to the fact that this was a TERRORIST ATTACK ON 9/11..calling it what it was, a terrorist attack would make dear leader look really really bad and we all know the media won’t allow that to happen


18 posted on 09/17/2012 10:43:16 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
We do NOT know what happened. This story might be true, but there are so many different accounts, which one is true?

Demonstration run amok or planned attack?

Ambassador Chris Stevens was in a secure room or in a different building in the compound or in a safe house or in a vehicle preparing to leave or in a vehicle on the way to the safe house.

Ambassador Chris Stevens died from smoke inhalation at the scene or in the hospital, or after being beaten and sodomized and asphyxiated.

Ambassador Chris Stevens or his body was found alive and driven to the hospital in a car or was dragged through the streets or carried through the streets to the hospital or we don't know where he was for 12 hours.

I guess we are sure about ONE thing, he was GAY! I am SOOOOOO glad to know that. I mean who cares about trivial things like who killed him? Was it a planned attack? How did he actually die?

Not to mention the minutely reported “rescue mission” in the desert, where 2 soldiers were killed and more than a dozen Americans were wounded.

(Carter, “Desert One”, Obama “Desert Two”)

Barack Jimmy Husssein Carter Obama.

19 posted on 09/17/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Surprised Drudge doesn’t have this up under a siren.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 10:58:50 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

bump to follow story


21 posted on 09/17/2012 11:00:24 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I happen to come across this eerie photo from last year's Arab spring.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Very astute observation. The obvious is playing out.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: McGruff

McCain makes me sick. I still think he is the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 11:05:15 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
McCain makes me sick. I still think he is the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.

I don't know, the scarecrow was likable and didn't want to negotiate with the witch.

25 posted on 09/17/2012 11:09:57 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: McGruff
Hillary looked unbelievably dumbstruck after the embassy attacks. She just couldn't get it into her small idealogical brain the fact that radical muslim terrorists would attack the U.S. when her SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS PARTY of terrorist supporters were in charge of the U.S. As a matter of fact the whole terrorist supporting MSM can not believe it either. Hence the phony spin falsely claiming the attack was caused by the movie. In November we throw these anti american clowns out on their keesters.
26 posted on 09/17/2012 11:11:43 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: faucetman

This was a rapid response dis-information campaign out of the White House. All the initial media stories stalled for “direction”, from the ONE, while covering the on site, live film of smoke and ashes.

The direction from the WH was basically; “this is a nothing burger”; move along folks;protesters were just cranky (over a film they never saw).


27 posted on 09/17/2012 11:16:36 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: faucetman

I would very much like to hear what the survivors from the consulate have to say about the attack in which their boss and three co-workers were murdered. They could probably clear up the mystery in short order. Where ARE those people, incidentally? In the hospital? In a locked room? Why haven’t we heard anything from them?


28 posted on 09/17/2012 11:20:03 AM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Basil Duke

I believe there were only four and they’re all dead. 2 staff, 2 ‘former SEALs’ for security.


29 posted on 09/17/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: RitaOK

He’s been saying they knew from day one. Thank goodness for Drudge. He has more daily viewers than the three cable news networks combined.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 11:40:08 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That would explain things. I thought there was a sizeable group of survivors - I’ve heard a figure of up to 30 staffers - that was ultimately evacuated. Something sticks in my head about there being so many staff to get out that there weren’t enough vehicles to hold them all. I’ll have to do some digging.


31 posted on 09/17/2012 11:53:05 AM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Basil Duke
“I would very much like to hear what the survivors from the consulate have to say about the attack in which their boss and three co-workers were murdered.”
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There was an early report that Ambassador Stevens had been dispatched to the consulate to coordinate the extraction of local U.S citizens; presumably consulate employees. Later reports appear to discredit that report and indicated that Stevens was at the consulate the night of the attack to attend some sort of cultural event the next day.

There were also early reports of “Marines” dispatched to rescue the ambassador and his IT staffer/security detail. Later that was discredited by HQ USMC; who confirmed there were NO USMC PERSONNEL IN LIBYA at the time of the attack on the consulate. A USMC FAST was deployed from Rota, Spain to the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli the day after the ambassador and his staff were murdered.

It appears the initial report of the “Marine rescue team” sent to the consulate was a misidentification of a mixed force of Libyan militia and DoS security contractor personnel. Any wounded Americans would have been amongst that group and I seriously doubt they will be talking given the nature of their employment and likely contractual agreements limiting their ability to release any info regarding their duties w/o written permission from DoS ...which ain't gonna happen!

32 posted on 09/17/2012 12:06:46 PM PDT by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Basil Duke

Wouldn’t they evacuate Stevens first? Hmmmm.. Maybe all the staff were female. That’s about right for this administration.. One gay and all the rest female. But based on a video of Stevens being pulled out of the burned wreckage I would say only 4 during the attack. Why would looters be the ones extricating Stevens if so many people were there?


33 posted on 09/17/2012 12:15:51 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

What was the time interval between the demonstrations (riots) outside the US Embassy in Cairo and the attack on the consulate in Benghazi? Did US installations in the Middle East get a state department advisory to increase security, first because it was the eleventh anniversary of nine-eleven and then because of the Cairo attacks? These are the questions I wish our so-called journalists would ask.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 12:27:38 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: McGruff

Look at the difference in the face between Mccain and Stevens.

Some official over there is saying Stevens was a Muslim.


35 posted on 09/17/2012 12:28:31 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: GeronL

The Collective has received the narrative and the Borg hive will not deviate from their instructions.


36 posted on 09/17/2012 1:08:59 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: JPG

bump


37 posted on 09/17/2012 1:13:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Romney is still the bad guy. Move along...s/


38 posted on 09/17/2012 1:23:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The obama regime's relationship with the islamists is akin to a co-dependent relationship with an abusive spouse.

Anything can set them off. They beat the crap out of the victim and tell them it's their fault. The victim apologizes, showing weakness and accepting blame, inviting more violence and confirming to the attacker that he is in the right.

39 posted on 09/17/2012 1:43:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: SE Mom

Maybe they are Freepers!:)


40 posted on 09/17/2012 1:51:55 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No- there were a LOT more than that- they were rescued and taken to the “safe house” where they ALSO came under ORGANIZED and SUSTAINED attack...it was COORDINATED.

The reporting in the first 48 hours was MUCH more forthcoming and accurate than the crap we’re being handed now.

This story has gone into SERIOUS lockdown on ALL media sources except overseas. It’s TERRIFYING because the CITIZENS are not being told the facts that are known. They are being DELIBERATELY misled, deceived and flat-out lied to.


41 posted on 09/17/2012 2:03:16 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Here is an early report that contains what you are talking about.

Libyan Attacks Said to Be 2-Part Militant Assault

The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S. security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior Libyan security official said on Thursday.

(snip)

Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American were killed in the consulate during the initial violence, as plainclothes Libyan security were evacuating the consulate's staff to the safe house about a mile away, el-Sharef said. The second assault took place several hours later and targeted the safe house — a villa inside the grounds of the city's equestrian club — killing two Americans and wounding a number of Libyans and Americans.

(snip)

The crowd built at the consulate — a one-story villa surrounded by a large garden in an upscale Benghazi neighborhood — in several stages, he said. First, a small group of gunmen arrived, then a crowd of civilians angry over the film. Later, heavily armed men with armored vehicles, some with rocket-propelled grenades, joined, swelling the numbers to more than 200. (yeah, right, angry over the film. pure conjecture)

(snip)

U.S. officials have said attackers broke into the main consulate building at around 10:15 p.m. and set the compound on fire. Amid the evacuation, Stevens became separated from others, and staffers and security that tried to find him were forced to flee by flames, smoke and gunfire. After an hour, according to U.S. officials, U.S. and Libyan officials drove the attackers from the consulate.

The next attack came hours later. Around 30 American staffers along with Libyans had been evacuated to the safe house while a plane arrived from Tripoli with a joint U.S.-Libyan security group that was to fly them back to the capital, el-Sharef said.


42 posted on 09/17/2012 2:21:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Thank you. That’s one of them- and there were others too- and a lot of them were from Other Than American Media (OTAM) my new nickname for somewhat reliable news.(as opposed to UNreliable).

Some were posted here as threads- others buried in the threads. I won’t have time tonight but I’m going to try and look through some of those threads to see what we knew in the BEGINNING before the Orwell/Obama police scrubbed the story.


43 posted on 09/17/2012 2:32:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

There was one by WaPo published on 9-12 that had even more detail about how organized the attack was but the article also had a good deal of propaganda in it that has since been debunked.


44 posted on 09/17/2012 2:43:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: SE Mom

This story keeps changing. Now there was no protest just prior to the attack?

You are correct - we are being lied to.


45 posted on 09/17/2012 2:44:01 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: spawn44
As a matter of fact the whole terrorist supporting MSM can not believe it either.

That is why, like a strong burst of Glade, they are currently spraying about stories of Zero "getting tough" on China.

46 posted on 09/17/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (oboy)
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To: TigersEye

Right- I know there was a lot of nonsense in some of those pieces too- but some of them were solid reporting.


47 posted on 09/17/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Mmmmm. That source just lost their job for leaking important government secrets.


48 posted on 09/17/2012 3:29:15 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SE Mom
Here is that WaPo article if you want to see it.

U.S. officials: Attack on consulate in Libya may have been planned

I may have been wrong about when it was published. I can't find a date on it at all.

49 posted on 09/17/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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