Skip to comments.Evolution of administration statements on Libya attack
Posted on 09/20/2012 12:34:04 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
The Obama administration's account of what may have happened in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last week has evolved by the day.
At first, officials were reluctant to say whether the strike that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya was premeditated. Top-ranking officials ranging from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice subsequently gave briefings and went on television to claim they had no evidence the strike was pre-planned. Carney and others then began to open the door to other possibilities, as accounts emerged that there could be an Al Qaeda connection.
After more than a week, Carney said Thursday it was "self evident" the strike was terrorism. He and others continue to stick by claims, though, that there's no evidence the attack was pre-planned.
The following is a look back at administration statements over the course of the past two weeks.
Carney, at White House press briefing, asked whether the attack was premeditated: "It's too early for us to make that judgment. I think -- I know that this is being investigated, and we're working with the Libyan government to investigate the incident. So I would not want to speculate on that at this time."
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, at briefing: "We are very cautious about drawing any conclusions with regard to who the perpetrators were, what their motivations were, whether it was premeditated, whether they had any external contacts, whether there was any link, until we have a chance to investigate along with the Libyans. So I know that's going to be frustrating for you, but we really want to make sure that we do this right and we don't jump to conclusions. That said, obviously, there are plenty...
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ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention
...but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend,... - Sept. 8-9
"It was planned, definitely. It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival," Magariaf said.
"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."
(Ambassador) RICE: -- "was a result, a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the US government had nothing to do with,..."
"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a continuing security breach, and that credible information about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated."
No doubt about it. There is no intelligence in the 0bama administration.
People still believe 0bama's foreign policy is simply bumbling and incompetence.
0bama has set Israel up the bomb...
Sept. 11, 2012
Netanyahu gets the cold shoulder.
The embassy in Cairo puts out an apology for a movie most of the rioters know nothing about.
0bama sends a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel taking that off of the table removing a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama's blessing.
The "movie" turns out to be a red herring excuse to cover for the rioters.
Quite a day of unfortunate coincidences. Israel was rebuffed and there were signals being sent to the MB and Iran. 0bama is giving the "go ahead" to the Muslim world to take out Israel.
Obama Admin Transferred 3,000 Detainees to Afghan Gov't Control Day Before 9/11
Is that all incompetence? Or did it take planning to make all that happen?
Cloward & Pliven strategy and community organizing on a global scale?
This isn't just about getting re-elected, that's certainly a side benefit, this is about the big enchilada. No more Israel. The United States of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ME. ie the new Caliphate.
The spin doctors in this administration no longer have any credibility.
Typical of this administration... three days warning ignored.
Weeks of briefings missed...
After the fact, manipulate the media and whitewash.
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But it is very scattered....
I get worn out from looking around and trying to get a keyword list going....
Lots of posters don't bother to add a keyword to what they post.
I spent an hour or two every morning for over a year putting a list of relevant keywords on the F&F threads. I quit doing it in July to tend to my garden and house.
This subject is a tough one to pick a keyword for. It ranges over a number of topics, events and locations. 'islam' seems to be being used fairly regularly. 'blindsheik' works for that aspect of it. Lots of threads go MIA for lack of any relevant keyword.
What keywords are you using for this subject? I’ve been using “embassyattack”. Is “benghazi” yours?
EatB is right, the OPs should be putting keywords in. Their threads will get more hits if they do.
I almost always add keywords to threads that I post, but I don’t know how to figure out which ones people who are actually keeping track of subjects would be looking for, except in the case of a few frequently-recurring topics.
I use Banghazi and 20120911
I use Benghazi and 20120911
I added all those plus 'doj,' 'dea,' 'dhs,' 'obama,' 'holder,' 'fbi,' and 'atf' because they were all relevant. A little overkill but anyone checking those KWs would see those thread titles. I also added 'zapata,' 'jaimezapata,' 'terry' and 'brianterry' to any thread that mentioned either of them by name or by reference to fed agents being killed.
That subject was an exception in my mind that I thought needed maximum attention. Basically I try to think of a few words that others might use if they were trying to find an old article and could only remember something basic yet specific about it.