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An Incriminating Timeline: Obama Administration and Libya
Heritage ^ | October 8, 2012 | Helle Dale

Posted on 10/10/2012 5:27:05 PM PDT by Ron C.

The latest incriminating information on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya indicates that the State Department turned down a request for additional security from concerned U.S. embassy staff.

New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves.

And when the terrorist attack did take place, the Obama Administration peddled the ridiculous story that an offensive, amateurish, anti-Islam YouTube video was to blame in order to avoid characterizing the murders of four Americans as terrorism.

On October 2, a letter was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R–CA) and Jason Chaffetz (R–UT), Chairman of the National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations Subcommittee. The letter detailed 13 known security threats against U.S. facilities in Libya in the six months prior to September 11.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911ii; benghazi; benghazitimeline; coverup; libya; lies; obamunism; waronterror
This is now old news - but, unseen (that I know of) here on FR is the complete time-line (with links!) of events, completely exposing this administration as the LYING CRIMINALS they are... here is that timeline from the article:

To help our readers follow the path to tragedy on September 11 and its aftermath, below is a chronology of key events:

April 6: IED thrown over the fence of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

April 11: Gun battle erupts between armed groups two-and-a-half miles from the U.S. Consulate, including rocket-propelled grenades.

April 27: Two South African contractors are kidnapped by armed men, released unharmed.

May 1: Deputy Commander of U.S. Embassy Tripoli’s Local Guard Force is carjacked, beaten, and detained by armed youth.

May 1: British Embassy in Tripoli is attacked by a violent mob and set on fire. Other NATO embassies attacked as well.

May 3: The State Department declines a request from personnel concerned about security at the U.S. Embassy in Libya for a DC-3 plane to take them around the country.

May 22: Two rocket-propelled grenades are fired at the Benghazi office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, less than 1 mile from the U.S. Consulate.

June 6: A large IED destroys part of the security perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Creates hole “big enough for 40 men to go through.”

June 10: A car carrying the British ambassador is attacked in Tripoli. Two bodyguards injured.

Late June: The building of the International Red Cross attacked again and closed down, leaving the U.S. flag as the only international one still flying in Benghazi, an obvious target.

August 6: Armed assailants carjack a vehicle with diplomatic plates operated by U.S. personnel.

September 8: A local security officer in Benghazi warns American officials about deteriorating security.

September 11: Protesters attack the U.S. Cairo embassy. U.S. Embassy releases statement and tweets sympathizing with Muslim protesters/attackers.

September 11: U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans are killed.

September 12: Secretary Clinton and President Obama issue statements condemning both the video and the attacks.

September 12: U.S. intelligence agencies have enough evidence to conclude a terrorist attack was involved.

September 13: Press Secretary Jay Carney condemns video and violence at a news conference.

September 14: Carney denies Administration had “actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

September 14: The bodies of slain Americans return to Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama again blames the YouTube video.

September 16: U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appears on Sunday talk shows and says the attacks were provoked by the video, exclusively.

September 16: Libyan President Mohamed Magarief says, “no doubt that this [attack] was preplanned, predetermined.”

September 17: State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refuses to call attacks an act of terror.

September 19: CNN reports having found Ambassador Stevens’s diary, which indicates concern about security threats in Benghazi.

September 19: Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen tells Congress the attack in Libya was “terrorism.”

September 20: Carney tries to back up Olsen, says it was “self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”

September 20: Obama refuses to call attack terrorism, citing insufficient information.

September 21: Secretary of State Clinton, at meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister, says, “What happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”

September 25: On ABC’s “The View,” Obama says, “we don’t have all of the information yet so we are still gathering.”

September 25: To the U.N. assembly, Obama blames “A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.”

September 26: Libya’s Magarief on the “Today” show says, “It was a preplanned act of terrorism directed against American citizens.”

September 26: Published reports show U.S. Intel agencies and the Obama Administration knew within 24 hours that al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist were involved.

September 27: Innocence of Muslims filmmaker Mark Basseley Youseff (aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) is arrested and denied bail on the charges of “probation violation.”

September 28: Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr., issues a statement backing the Obama Administration’s changing story about the Libyan attack. Says facts are evolving.

October 2: Carney declines to comment on reported requests from diplomats in Libya for additional security, citing the State Department’s internal investigation.

1 posted on 10/10/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

..they both bunny humped the 3AM phone call


2 posted on 10/10/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ron C.

I think what happened is, there was a plan concocted ahead of time to address the situation if a terrorist attack were to occur on 9/11. The State Dept. already knew about the stupid video, and had it in the bag to pull out in the event something were to happen, which did in fact happen, first in Cairo. So the embassy in Cairo issues an apology immediately, and a few hours later the consulate in Benghazi is attacked. The meme about a video is already out there, and is seized upon by the White House.

I think that’s what happened.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 5:36:31 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: Ron C.

Outrageous...and there were many points at which Obama could have reversed his earlier mistake. In classic Obama fashion, however, he “doubled down”.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 5:36:44 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Ron C.

Excellent timeline. Thank You


5 posted on 10/10/2012 5:41:44 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: oblomov
"In classic Obama fashion, however, he “doubled down”."

In spite of the fact that they had to know it had nothing to do with an obscure internet video! They just thought they could get away with the lie!!

6 posted on 10/10/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

This means Obama gets away with such stuff on a regular basis. He thinks the MSM will protect him, even when he lies.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: steerpike100

Yes, obviously they knew about the video - but, none the less how on earth did they expect to get away with the lie that the video caused this... when they also had to know that there were NO DEMONSTRATIONS going on anywhere that were already claimed by foreign demonstrators to be the cause of their actions?!


8 posted on 10/10/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: FreedBird
"He thinks the MSM will protect him, even when he lies."

And, most of the time the MSM does just that - and did so this time... until the facts began to emerge because of the congressional investigation!

9 posted on 10/10/2012 5:48:17 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: New Perspective

8^) - tx to you too!


10 posted on 10/10/2012 5:49:48 PM PDT by Ron C.
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11 posted on 10/10/2012 5:51:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Ron C.

Will the MSM carry water for Biden? He may look and act like an old man tomorrow nite.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Ron C.

What happened in Cairo was more in the nature of a demonstration, in keeping with the video meme. They wanted it out there to forestall any connection to a terrorist attack on 9/11 during Obama’s watch.

Later, realizing the difficulty in blaming Benghazi on the video, they peddled the 75K advertizement to Pakistan, knowing it would set off a few firebrands there.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: steerpike100

They tried to cover their lying asses, and got caught! I love it, because this is just one more nail in Obama’s ouster.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 5:57:52 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: FreedBird
"Will the MSM carry water for Biden?"

You betcha... it's in their genes... or is that 'jeans'?!?

15 posted on 10/10/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

The Vice President Irish debate. Biden the fatherly figure suffering from memory disorders against the young fighter who knows the facts.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:49 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Ron C.

Will the Moderator give Biden the questions in advance?
Maybe a deal was worked out to mark the cards.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird
"Will the Moderator give Biden the questions in advance?"

More than likely already emailed! (Just my bet...)

18 posted on 10/10/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

If they can all lie about the video, they can all lie about the debate. When people lie over and over they are capable of telling lies about anything and everything.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird
"Biden the fatherly figure..."

lol - The slightly demented one. Yes, you can bet that they've laid out a sure-fire way to help him 'beat the tar' out of Ryan. I just think they'll overdo it so badly, they'll lose again! 8^)

20 posted on 10/10/2012 6:23:58 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: FreedBird
"... capable of telling lies about anything and everything."

... and they do, and they're caught, and yet they do it again and again because there's never any real consequences that hurt.

But - this time, they WILL be hurt... not because they lied, but because their lies will not produce the results they so passionately desire!

21 posted on 10/10/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

These last two weeks are the first times the administration has been challenged. Maybe the night of the debate, Obama knew lots of this stuff was going to come out. He is now caught in a cover-up. People died and why are they lying?


22 posted on 10/10/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird
"People died and why are they lying?"

I don't know that this prez will pay for his crimes (in this life,) of which there are many, but he will pay dearly - and even for his lies too.

23 posted on 10/10/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Where was our president, hour by hour, during the attacks, when he learned of the attacks, and when it was time to respond?


24 posted on 10/10/2012 7:29:32 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Voter62vb
"Where was our president, hour by hour, during the attacks, when he learned of the attacks, and when it was time to respond?"

He was sitting in the sauna, drinking $10,000 bottles of wine during the attacks, and it took 48 hours to dry him out.

25 posted on 10/10/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

I think we should add the Cairo protests to the timeline...as the administration used them as an excuse for everything that followed. Which is hilarious, since they too were planned ahead of time and announced on August 30th, before there was any knowledge of the video.

Gateway pundit has a nice summary of how they occurred.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/obama-is-wrong-protests-were-planned-before-youtube-video-was-ever-released-video/

They direct readers to the following article from USA Today, who has very useful info on the pre-planning for the Egyptian protests. The USA article is written as if the Libyan consulate also experienced protests, what is important is that the administration should have expected the 09/11 protests at embassies throughout the middle east, as none of this was spur of the moment.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012/09/12/deadly-embassy-attacks-were-days-in-the-making/57752828/1


26 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:19 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Ron C.

Issa for AG
Chaffetz for Speaker of the House
Kelly for Majority Leader


27 posted on 10/11/2012 1:09:40 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Voter62vb

On the evening of 9/11/12 President Jarrett must have urged Barry to get to sleep early so he wouldn’t miss the 8 AM tee time. Meanwhile she burned the midnight oil concocting a ‘plausible deniability’ scenario.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 1:14:47 AM PDT by rfp1234
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