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CBS: Witnesses Say There Was Never An Anti-American Protest In Benghazi, Just An Attack
CBS News/YouTube ^ | 9/20/12 | CBS News

Posted on 09/20/2012 10:23:21 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

9/20/12: CBS News reports that in Benghazi there was never an Anti-American protest at the American Consulate, just an attack

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1 posted on 09/20/2012 10:23:23 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Obama lied, Americans died


2 posted on 09/20/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
...they had three days warning.

Typical Obama/Clinton foreign policy, cover up after the disaster.

fight the smears

3 posted on 09/20/2012 10:26:27 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Its funny to see the notion develop in the minds of the idiots in the news media that it might be better for Obama politically if this incident really WAS a terrorist attack and not a protest again the USA by people we were told last year were the good guys.

But no, they had to rush forward with the administration line about this being about a stupid movie.

Now they have to make themselves look like the stooges they are as they do a narrative about-face. Morons.

4 posted on 09/20/2012 10:28:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NonValueAdded

“What’s clear,” the CBS reporter concludes, “is that the public won’t get a detailed account of what happened until after the Presidential election.”


5 posted on 09/20/2012 10:29:07 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Nice to see CBS is ‘breaking’ a story I broke on Powerlineblog last Sunday.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/09/fools-and-knaves-part-2.php

A reader has forwarded links to a number of sources strongly suggesting, Susan Rice to the contrary notwithstanding, that the Benghanzi murders constituted a premeditated and organized attack:

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/09/13/4257683/guard-at-consulate-in-libya-says.html

A Libyan security guard who said he was outside the U.S. Consulate when it was attacked Tuesday night has provided new evidence that the assault that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was a planned attack by armed Islamists and not the result of anger over an online video that mocks Islam and its founder, Muhammad.

The guard was interviewed Thursday in the hospital where he is being treated for five shrapnel wounds in one leg and two bullet wounds in the other.

He said that the consulate area was quiet — “there wasn’t a single ant outside” — until about 9:35 p.m., when up to 125 armed men descended on the compound from all directions.

He said they struck without warning.

“Wouldn’t you expect if there were protesters outside that the Americans would leave?” the guard said. The guard, who said he had been hired seven months ago by a British company to protect the compound, said the first explosion knocked him to the ground and he was unable to fire his weapon.

Four other contracted guards and three members of Libya’s 17th of February Brigade, a group formed during the first days of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi and now considered part of Libya’s military, were protecting the perimeter of the compound

The Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, which claimed the June 6, 2012, bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, released a video of what it says is the attack. In a communiqué posted on jihadist forums on June 11, the group reported that its fighters planted an explosive in the wall of the consulate, the blasting of which injured a number of guards. It added that the attack came in response to the drone strike on al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi in North Waziristan, and also in response to American drones flying in Libyan skies.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/15/world/meast/libya-diplomats-warning/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.

Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.

He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.

“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.

The reader comments:

The above proves without question that:

1. Al Qaeda was targeting the consulate from at least June of this year, and had in fact attacked it once already and UPLOADED a YouTube video about the attack.

2. Three days before the attack, Libyan authorities had warned our staff in Benghazi about the deteriorating security condition in the area.

3. The security on the night of the attack was woefully inadequate, the compound was not sufficiently “hardened” to withstand an assault, and our Ambassador was sent to Benghazi without adequate personal protection.

A Boston Globe story (quoted by the reader following the URL) sheds additional light on the attack:

In addition, Al Qaeda probably KNEW he would be there. Even though the Administration said Ambassador Stevens recently returned from Europe and that his visit to Benghazi was “confidential,” the purpose for his visit was this:

http://articles.boston.com/2012-09-14/metro/33818187_1_thomas-burke-libya-emergency-department

Libya is a country of nearly 6.5 million people, and the availability of emergency medical care can be summed up this way: It is almost nonexistent.

It is for that reason that a leading emergency physician from Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Thomas Burke, chief of the Boston hospital’s Division of Global Health and Human Rights, found himself in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday. Burke was preparing to begin a 10-year cooperative effort between Mass. General and Benghazi Medical Center to develop an emergency care infrastructure, when tragedy struck.

Just hours before Burke was scheduled to meet with John Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, the US consulate was attacked. Stevens and three other Americans were killed, including Glen Doherty, a Winchester native and former Navy SEAL working for a private security company.

Burke’s colleagues had spoken with Stevens just 45 minutes before the attack, and Burke was on the phone with an embassy attaché when the shelling began.

“He yelled, ‘Oh my God, Oh [expletive],’ and then he hung up,” said Burke, who was in a hotel about a mile from the consulate when the attack began. “Then we heard these deep blasts. We didn’t know what was going on. Nobody knew if the whole city was being attacked.

Our reader adds: “In short if Dr. Burke knew Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi, certainly many local Libyans connected with the hospital knew as well. It sounds like some sort of signing ceremony was to take place on 9-12.” He draws three inferences from the Globe story:

1. That when Burke’s colleague was on the phone 45 minutes earlier, the Ambassador said nothing about a protest

2. When Burke was talking on the phone with the attaché, he also said NOTHING about a protest until the shelling started, and he hung up.

3. Burke’s hotel was less than a mile from the consulate and he could hear the explosions from his spot in the hotel.

He also adds this context stemming from the June attack on the consulate:

Another interesting twist in the Benghazi attack is the Administrations protestations that the attack was the result of a YouTube video, and they were not sure Al Qaeda was behind it.

Back in June, the State Dept took EXACTLY the same position after the consulate was bombed on June 6.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/06/us-libya-attack-us-idUSBRE8550GX20120606

The administration’s talking points, parroted faithfully by Susan Rice on each of the network talk shows this morning, leave a lot to be desired.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 10:29:38 AM PDT by barryobi
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To: NonValueAdded

7 posted on 09/20/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

So, it’s not anti-American? They were just burning the American flag to keep warm?


8 posted on 09/20/2012 10:39:05 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Unbelievable. Some BS 60 day law that prevents us from knowing the facts which we already know.

Somebody on our side with a public face had better stink this thing up and pronto.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 10:39:34 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Bon mots
Incompetence has consequences
10 posted on 09/20/2012 10:39:43 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Bon mots
... President psych-Obama

11 posted on 09/20/2012 10:45:09 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: mkboyce

Now that is one POWERFUL image .... accurate, too.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

May I suggest that this Administration was simply not allowing “a good crisis to go to waste”? We now know that they knew the attack was coming. They did not bother to beef up security even though aware of impending danger. I think that they just came up with this stupid story line in order to attack free speech. In my mind, this is just another Fast and Furious moment (where we discovered that gun control was the true goal). I believe that freedom of speech was the target here and the ambassador is another Brian Terry.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 10:55:12 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: sickoflibs

save the pic in http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933937/posts?page=10#10 for future use...


14 posted on 09/20/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

So Obama and Clinton lied about all of it.

I can’t help but fantasize about the possibility that this entire event was started as a very expensive and risky wag the dog.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 10:58:32 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: NonValueAdded
Obama lied, Americans died!

Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers, who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

1979

2012


As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:

It is past time to fire Barack and his empty chair and have both of them hit the road back to Chicago!

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities

16 posted on 09/20/2012 11:02:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: barryobi
A reader has forwarded links to a number of sources strongly suggesting, Susan Rice to the contrary notwithstanding, that the Benghanzi murders constituted a premeditated and organized attack:

Then the question of our lack of security intelligence comes into play. Unless of course, we were warned and it was ignored. We'll never hear about that, of course.
17 posted on 09/20/2012 11:04:02 AM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
protest attack
18 posted on 09/20/2012 11:09:28 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: mkboyce

Nice one!


19 posted on 09/20/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: Bon mots

Hillary scrubbing the evidence? Sheesh. You'd think she'd be grateful that it wasn't she who was in the middle of that attack. Of course, if she had been, she'd know exactly what to do. She has experience with avoiding sniper fire, remember.

20 posted on 09/20/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

But... uh... erm.... uh... everyone on this thread is a racist!

In all seriousness though, I wonder what asinine spin Jay Carney is going to have for this.

I wonder what it is truly like to be Jay Carney. His job is tell lies, even when they’re totally transparent and he knows it. Is he so far gone that he thinks he’s doing the right thing? Or does he look at himself in the mirror and wonder why it is that the truth is something so often feared by the administration that he represents..?


21 posted on 09/20/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Breitbart: “Obama Reverses Position on Intel Briefs, Drops I-Pad for Live Meetings”

Jay-Z sent his new demo to Obama’s I-Pad on September 3rd, there wasn’t then room in the memory for the pre 9-11 Intelligence Briefing...!


22 posted on 09/20/2012 11:21:09 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: verum ago
"I wonder what asinine spin Jay Carney is going to have for this."

via Twitter.... Jeff Zeleny ‏@jeffzeleny A White House shift, w/Jay Carney telling reporters: "It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."

"I wonder what it is truly like to be Jay Carney. His job is tell lies, even when they’re totally transparent and he knows it. "

He's FAR from alone. Pretty much everyone in hussein's administration is not there because they are smart, talented, or gifted. They are there because they are willing to look like the lying fools they are.

23 posted on 09/20/2012 11:26:45 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

at least CBS used the words “indirect contradiction to” the administration’s statements.

Mr. Heartwood says the MSM never calls the president and his crew on their lies - this comes close to it.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: marstegreg
I believe that freedom of speech was the target here and the ambassador is another Brian Terry.

Oh.... you mean like the CIA smuggling weapons to Terrorists both in South America and the Middle East?

Like.... pretending it is a 'sting' action where they are going to catch these terrorists with 'weapons' and stop them?

25 posted on 09/20/2012 11:50:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: yorkiemom
Then the question of our lack of security intelligence comes into play.

It's not a question of 'lack of', it's a question of WHOSE SIDE they are on.

26 posted on 09/20/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Thanks...please pass around.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 11:54:31 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Bon mots

28 posted on 09/20/2012 12:06:08 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: UCANSEE2
It's not a question of 'lack of', it's a question of WHOSE SIDE they are on.

Scary. We need to get rid of this traitor.
29 posted on 09/20/2012 12:06:08 PM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: mkboyce

I have already! Sometimes a picture IS worth a thousand words.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 12:13:19 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
" What’s clear,” the CBS reporter concludes, “is that the public won’t get a detailed account of what happened until after the Presidential election.”

Translation: What's clear is that CBS won't be pressing the administration for a detailed account of what happened until after the Presidential election.

-PJ

31 posted on 09/20/2012 12:15:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

32 posted on 09/20/2012 12:34:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Didn’t Hillary grow up in Chicago? Send her back to wherever she’s from!


33 posted on 09/20/2012 1:20:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. THE DEVIL ROAMS.)
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To: arasina

I bet Hillary has excellent protection and many guards armed to protect her useless/diabolical ass from the ambassador’s fate.


34 posted on 09/20/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by hummingbird (PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. THE DEVIL ROAMS.)
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To: barryobi
Even though the Administration said Ambassador Stevens recently returned from Europe and that his visit to Benghazi was “confidential,”

Have you ruled out the probability of a mole inside State?

35 posted on 09/20/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Obama and Hillary should both be arrested. They knew our Ambassador was at risk in Libya yet they provided him no real security. They also had to have known that the “rebels” were actually Al Qaeda.
36 posted on 09/20/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: hummingbird

Doesn’t she still have Secret Service protection? IIRC, the Clintons are the last presidential family to have permanent protection. Subsequent presidential families are limited to 10 years of protection.


37 posted on 09/20/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Fred

Thank you for the pic. I just ordered that as a bumper sticker.


38 posted on 09/20/2012 2:17:46 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: NonValueAdded

On the other hand, his lies did not cause the deaths, but were merely to cover up his folly, which did.

The war on terror is over./s Pay no attention to that little man over there. The Great Oz has spoken.


39 posted on 09/20/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Grampa Dave

The O reigme is running ads in Pakistan apologizing for the ‘Anti-Islam’ video. NO JOKE! This is SURRENDER, folks. S.O.B.’s!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 09/20/2012 3:23:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Here is still hoping the good guys win.


41 posted on 09/20/2012 3:41:38 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: skeeter

They sure do ***walk back*** a lot of statements, don’t they?


42 posted on 09/20/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: evets

Those 3 pics make the hair on my neck stand-up... in ANGER.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: verum ago

There are no mirrors in Carnival’s world; they’d be empty of and image whatsoever.


44 posted on 09/20/2012 4:10:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: arasina
Hillary scrubbing the evidence...

She has a lot of experience....Whitewater, Vince Foster ....

45 posted on 09/20/2012 4:20:25 PM PDT by stboz
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To: barryobi

Reference BUMP.

Thanks!


46 posted on 09/20/2012 4:49:43 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: no-to-illegals

Actually I have developed more information on that. On 9/11 Stevens met with Libyan authorities and a Turkish diplomat, so his presence was known to many.


47 posted on 09/20/2012 4:54:39 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: UCANSEE2

I’m thinking you agree with me!


48 posted on 09/20/2012 5:29:25 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

yeah, you hope!


49 posted on 09/20/2012 6:22:52 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It was personal vs Stevens


50 posted on 09/20/2012 6:22:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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