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Obama: Extremists used video as 'excuse' to attack
Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT | KEN THOMAS

Posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

President Barack Obama said Thursday that extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests overseas, including an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The president's comments came as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced questions from members of the House and Senate about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi in a series of closed-door classified briefings on Capitol Hill.

Republicans have accused the Obama administration of misreading the assault as the outgrowth of widespread demonstrations in the Middle East over the video. They insisted it was a terrorist attack, a term White House spokesman Jay Carney used on Thursday. Obama did not use the phrase.

"What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests," the president said at a candidate forum on the Spanish-language network Univision.

Asked if that meant al-Qaida, Obama said, "We don't know yet."

"We will focus narrowly and forcefully on groups like al-Qaida, the ones that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Those forces have not gone away," the president said.

Clinton also announced that, in line with federal law, she will appoint an independent panel to look at circumstances of the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and there other employees. The so-called Accountability Review Board will be chaired by retired diplomat Thomas Pickering, she said.

Democrats and Republicans emerging from the briefings provided some details about what the administration is still piecing together - who was responsible, how much of it was planned and what was the security.

Joining Clinton at the back-to-back briefings were Director of National Intelligence...

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; embassyattack; hestandswithmoslems; islam; libya; obama; wagthevideo; waronterror
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The latest in the continuing evolution of the administration's narrative about the attack.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

0bama used the video as an excuse to cover for his incompetence and to apologize.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 8:09:06 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Hunton Peck
So is Zer0 now going to apologize to the mooselimbs for previously apologizing for the wrong reason?
3 posted on 09/20/2012 8:10:20 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Hunton Peck

obama and klinton committed treason today by filming a propaganda enlistment film for our enemy. THEY AIDED AND COMFORTED OUR ENEMY!!!


4 posted on 09/20/2012 8:11:27 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Does anyone know if obammy can find his butt with both hands and his eyes closed?—Unless someone else helps him figure it out?


5 posted on 09/20/2012 8:11:46 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Hunton Peck

Stand back! Barry is evolving again!!!


6 posted on 09/20/2012 8:12:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: Hunton Peck

He’s OOT (out of touch)!


7 posted on 09/20/2012 8:14:52 PM PDT by notbuyingit2
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To: Hunton Peck
"We will focus narrowly and forcefully on groups like al-Qaida, the ones that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Those forces have not gone away," the president said.

Then perhaps another apology is overdue??

8 posted on 09/20/2012 8:16:18 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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I’m wondering if ‘the video’ was created. Hell if I KNOW. You decide.

I’m unfurling the Reynolds Wrap as we speak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7os9D-EsFmM&feature=player_embedded

Could be absolutely NOTHING. With this administration......I don’t doubt anything.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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Alternate link for this article (in case the posted one doesn’t work for everyone): http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/sep/20/obama-extremists-used-video-as-excuse-to-attack-ar-508051/


10 posted on 09/20/2012 8:19:16 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Obama is deranged as are all Islamists.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 8:20:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Hunton Peck

In the world of fast breaking news, Obama’s “grasp” of events is always at least a week behind that of the man on the street. Let’s elect the third guy in the phone book. Obama really comes off as a dufus How can even the Democrats stand him?


12 posted on 09/20/2012 8:21:39 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Roccus

“So is Zer0 now going to apologize to the mooselimbs for previously apologizing for the wrong reason?”

I’d expect that before I’d expect him to apologize to America for his corruption, incompetence, malfeasance . . .


13 posted on 09/20/2012 8:21:55 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: Hunton Peck
President Barack Obama said Thursday that extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests overseas, including an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

This is just sad, the killing of Osama was the only real foreign policy victory that Obama felt he could claim. And an attack by Osama's boys that kill the American Ambassador pretty much makes the killing of OBL unmentionable.

14 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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And this administration, along with the complaint main stream media kept on with their narrative that this so called film was their excuse for their incompetence and lies.

Joe Wilson and " THE PEOPLE " had it right the first time " YOU LIE ! " .
15 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It doesn’t matter. The PRESIDENT of Libya said it was a Terrorist Attack. Obama cannot defend that. The man is a liar complete and the spin that his weak policy is not to blame falls short of a diplomat being dragged by the hair through the streets. Obama is worse than Carter. He should know better.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Hunton Peck

What the heck is going on?

Wasn’t the narrative that this half baked video caused such outrage in the Muslim world, that rioting and attacks on our embassy happened???

Now, we’re saying that the video was an excuse for the mayhem???

Does Obama really know what’s happening in that part of the world?

What about Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world? How is that working out? Didn’t the rioters/attackers see Obama’s Cairo speech??? He pronounced “Koran” with an Arabic inflection. You mean these Al Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood types are NOT impressed with Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world??????? They aren’t impressed at Obama having said that America hasn’t always lived up to our highest ideals??????


17 posted on 09/20/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Hunton Peck

Going back to blaming the video for it all again. al-Qaeda wouldn’t have attacked if there wasn’t that video, you know! They didn’t need the anniversary of 9/11 as an excuse to attack. They didn’t need the killing of bin Laden as an excuse. Nope. They needed the youtube video. obama treats his lemming like supporters as total morons because he knows they will accept without question anything he says.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 8:26:39 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: grumpygresh

Her: “I think Obama is the best person for the job.”

Me: “That’s your opinion.” Click


19 posted on 09/20/2012 8:27:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: American Constitutionalist
Correction : And this administration, along with the complaint main stream media kept on with their narrative that this so called film was the reason for the terrorist attacks in Egypt and Libya.....

But now ? this administration, along with the complaint main stream media will kept on with their narrative that this so called film was the reason for their excuse for their lack of concern for American security over seas and their incompetence.
20 posted on 09/20/2012 8:28:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Hunton Peck

Thanks for the update, Mr. President.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 8:29:14 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: All

More like OUR GOVERNMENT used the video to attack. Think about it.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 8:30:51 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Vince Ferrer

Haha. Classic. I will have to use that sometime.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 8:31:32 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Hunton Peck
( Obama: Extremists used video as 'excuse' to attack ) ...... but we were told over and over again by this administration, Hillary and the compliant main stream media that they were loving, kind, peaceful caring Muslims just lending a helping hand to Chris Stevens in taking him to the hospital...

Joe Wilson and " THE PEOPLE " had it right the first time : " YOU LIE ! ".
24 posted on 09/20/2012 8:31:51 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Hunton Peck

The whole video thing is smelling like a story in which the terrorists and the U.S. preisdential administration were complicit.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 8:32:03 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Does Obama really know what’s happening in that part of the world?


Can’t be bothered with unimportant stuff like that. He wants another interview with the Pimp With A Limp.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 8:34:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Hunton Peck

If anything, the protests over the video were only used as a diversion.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 8:35:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Now you see. We now had a reason to move in. You need a reason during a campaign that holds a liberal base.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 8:36:02 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Now you see. We now had a reason to move in. You need a reason during a campaign that holds a liberal base.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 8:36:09 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Now you see. We now had a reason to move in. You need a reason during a campaign that holds a liberal base.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 8:36:19 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: American Constitutionalist

Hillary has no intention of US interests. These jokers in charge of our Republic are driving us to hell.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Can’t you just visualize it

O calls up the Terrorists:

O: Hey, this is Barry Hussein
T: Hey Bro, what up?
O: Can you guys say you are rioting because of this video called Innocence of Muslims?
T: What the hell is that?
O: Some stupid movie - you should see it - it’s so stupid it’s funny.
T: We’ll check it out (shouts to someone in the room) Hey Ish’ go on YouTube and look for this movie called....OK Boss)
T: OK, we’re looking for it
O: So how’s it going?
T: You Know, just redistributing the common goods
O: know that *chuckles*
(In the background men are laughing)
O: What’s going on?
T: Bwa,ha,ha - we’re watching that video, you can’t be serious...you want us to say this movie is why we are getting the plebes to riot?
O: Yup, can you do that?
T: It’s stupid, but OK, you’re the boss...Have a good night, kiss Michelle for me
O: Do I have to?*chuckles* Have a good one
CLICK


32 posted on 09/20/2012 8:40:22 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Hunton Peck
>"Obama: Extremists used video as 'excuse' to attack"

Obama: Osama bin Laden Dead - Full Video 9:46

I agree!

33 posted on 09/20/2012 8:40:42 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: smokingfrog

Thank the French cartoon guy for bringing this to the top. The folks that follow Islam need to know this world is free.

Satan disagrees


34 posted on 09/20/2012 8:42:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress
" Hillary has no intention of US interests. These jokers in charge of our Republic are driving us to hell. "


Hell's Rebel Rousers
35 posted on 09/20/2012 8:44:20 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: libertarian27

American Professors Gather in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference: News at 11 O’clock.


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:45:32 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
Let’s elect the third guy in the phone book.

Looked him up and called him. He thought I was nuts.

37 posted on 09/20/2012 8:45:32 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: libertarian27

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2934185/posts


38 posted on 09/20/2012 8:46:24 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: libertarian27

Probably didn’t go down like that. lol. With Osama dead, Obama needed an excuse to go over or else he would lose his base.


39 posted on 09/20/2012 8:48:00 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: chessplayer
" Can’t be bothered with unimportant stuff like that. He wants another interview with the Pimp With A Limp. "

Is that the front man that the White House used to hook those prostitutes up with those secret service men ?
40 posted on 09/20/2012 8:49:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: libertarian27

You’ve wiretapped the White House phone! How’d you do that?


41 posted on 09/20/2012 8:52:09 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

42 posted on 09/20/2012 8:52:26 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Exactly Mr. President - welcome to the party. Us little people pretty much knew that when this whole mess started...everyone except you and your administration.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 8:54:19 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Hunton Peck
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2931496/posts

“AL-Qaeda said the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was in revenge for the killing of the network's number two Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, SITE Intelligence Group reported.

“The killing of Sheikh Abu Yahya only increased the enthusiasm and determination of the sons of (Libyan independence hero) Omar al-Mokhtar to take revenge upon those who attack our Prophet,” said al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement, quoted by the US-based monitoring group.

Al-Qaida’s Yemen-based offshoot did not claim direct responsibility for Tuesday's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans.

But it stressed that “the uprising of our people in Libya, Egypt and Yemen against America and its embassies is a sign to notify the United States that its war is not directed against groups and organisations ... but against the Islamic nation that has rebelled against injustice.”

The statement comes four days after al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a video eulogisin

g Libi, his late deputy and propaganda chief who was killed in a drone strike in June.

Mohammed al-Megaryef, the head of Libya's national assembly, said today that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was planned and “meticulously executed.”
___________________________________________________________

Who to believe? AL-Qaeda or Obama? Notice the date of this report....9/15/2012, I guess like the warnings given by the president of Libya this report has not yet reached the president's teleprompter.

44 posted on 09/20/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Ohiobelle
The make believe video was only a distraction that got out of control. We had our excuse to finally go over. That's why Obama has been so quiet. He thinks he made everyone happy yet the deaths and how they died will never be acceptable!!!
45 posted on 09/20/2012 9:04:35 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Ohiobelle

They knew the attacks were going to happen and so did Stevens. It could have been prevented! Stevens warned them well in advance.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 9:08:15 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Hunton Peck
Nooo, the terrorists attacked because they correctly perceived weakness and 0bama is the weakest sad sister in the White House since Jimmy the Buffoon. 0bama is so utterly limp that he makes Jimmy look like Chuck Norris.
47 posted on 09/20/2012 9:08:19 PM 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
courtesy ping.
48 posted on 09/20/2012 9:09:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Obama: Extremists used video as ‘excuse’ to attack
Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2012,

This dumb ass actually got elected to be President!
Well Mr Dumb ass a few points.
1.They are not extremists. They are muslims. They hate America and Western Civilization. PERIOD.
2. muslims declared war on America over 15 years ago and they have never left up. They need no excuse to kill Americans.
3.Please do America a favor and go away in January!


49 posted on 09/20/2012 9:11:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Ohiobelle

Am still thinking the moles or a mole at State decided he had to die. Not certain why that was thought, but the Ambassador is gone. Maybe is as simple as the plan concocted was not the way it went down, in more ways than one. D.C. is full of murderers, and most of them wear suits, or dresses (barney the frank alternates) and carry briefcases and oh the power of the purse.


50 posted on 09/20/2012 9:16:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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