Skip to comments.Bolton: Thereís no excuse for the White House to say that Obama and Biden didnít know about Benghazi
Posted on 10/13/2012 5:48:04 AM PDT by GonzoII
John Bolton says that it doesn’t fly for the White House to say they didn’t know about the security needs of Benghazi. He says of course they won’t be involved in the nitty gritty of hundreds of security decisions around the world, but Benghazi he says is very different:
But in a high threat mission where you’ve had evidence of Al Qaeda attacks against other missions, where for goodness sakes the Red Cross has withdrawn from Benghazi – the Red Cross that lives in the environment of war thought it was too dangerous – that’s something that the President, Vice President, and certainly the Secretary of State should be aware of ALL THE TIME.
Watch the full interview below:
I hope Bolton gets a top spot in the next administration.
This apparently is the “We didn’t know” administration with an “I can’t recall” secretary of state. Great combination.
He better be SecState...
-—— I cant recall secretary of state——
I can’t remember
My mind’s in a blender
It;s jello, jello, jello, jello
That needs to be a Romney commercial. You make the case well within the time of a 30 second spot.
Sorry Ambassador, on this point I disagree. There is an excuse: the Obama administration is simply incompetent!
Empty chair alert
Here is why they knew or should have known if Obama attended his meetings (which he did not)
Benghazi was a hot spot.
There are missing weapons that we supplied to terrorists. Those arms could be used against us. They likely were used against us in that attack.
The CIA is behind the cover up.
You will notice that the Blind Sheik was asked about in the Libya hearing. I believe some deal was going to go down with the Blind Sheik. Maybe in exchange for the arms. Maybe something else.
It went wrong.
Now it’s a matter if who takes the fall.
Some believe that there was going to be a staged kidnapping of Stevens and that the exchanges were going to take place as part of his release.
How were they supposed to know?
Those scurilous intelligence people were sneaky about informing anyone.
They snuck it in at the President's Daily Briefing when they knew Barry and Joe were still sleeping, on their way to golf or involved in some other more important personal business.
btw, I don’t believe that Rev. Terry Jones is just a Reverend who sometimes get mixed up in international events. The PJ Media story brings him up.
I think it is possible he is involved with our government in some kind of way.
“There is an excuse: the Obama administration is simply incompetent!”
Not only is there an excuse, there are several:
1. Obama needs to get himself re-elected.
2. Hillary can’t take the fall, she plans to run in 2016.
3. Biden was told, but he just laughed at the Intel guy.
4. Obama will not let the death of some gay-pissant islamo-sacrifice stand in the way of term #2.
5. Obama told you, it was all due to that movie nobody saw, so you all need to move on.org.
Maybe in exchange for the ambassador and a few other hostages kidnapped during the raid, but something went horribly wrong and they were killed.This ruined the plot to have Barry look like a hero,so much for the October surprise.
I was going to point out that Bolton forgot that this isn’t a competent administration.
One big question is this:
Why was Stevens is a dangerous area like Benghazi with basiclly no protection. Why was he in Benghazi and not Tripoli?
Was he set up? If so, who set him up? he met with the Turk ambassador and according to reports, Stevens walked out of the counsulate to say goodbyes. At that time all was quiet. Shortly after, all hell broke loose.
As another poster pointed out on another thread:
You have our weapons. Give them back. We will give you the Blind Sheik. But we have to have a cover to snow the American Public who will be outraged.
Let’s stage a kidnapping.
We know that Petraeus KNEW there was no protest but told House Intelligence Committee the event was due to an out of control protest.
We know that that a group of Senators sent a letter asking Clapper, Brennan, and Petraeus to explain their position. No explanation yet.
So why did Petraeus lie to the House??? It has to be something big.
The only way you can exchange missing guns for the Blind Sheik would be a staged hostage situation. Obama would have to have some kind of excuse to transfer the Sheik .
Last week I read that he had a meeting with a doctor in Benghazi.I’ll try to find that info.
This was a orchestrated effort to suppress our freedoms. They used the film as an excuse and as a bonus tried to make Romney appear unfit to be our next President.
They failed and most everyone knows it.
Like most political hacks they would rather stick with a lie or replace it with a new lie rather than level with the America people.
Col. Hunt, yesterday on the Howie Carr Show, said that the minute Ms. Lamb received the call that the embassy was under fire at least 12 agencies, including the WH situation room, the CIA, NATO, etc, were notified and they all listened to the entire 6 hours of the attack, and there is NO WAY that the WH didn’t know what was going on.
He was very upset.
No it wasn’t. This is a CIA FUBAR. It’s not about suppressing freedoms - although that would be a side bonus.
The CIA will use anyone and/or anything to achieve their goals.
As I have mentioned, in the past they had a porn film made by A List Hollywood to overthrow a dictator. It’s possible they were behind the latest film to create unrest, to create a cover, or other insidious goals.
Not to suppress freedoms - but for a larger international goal.
This video is even better-
Rift Between Obama, Secy. Clinton Over Libya Attack?
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton on the political infighting within the Administration over the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
Date Oct 12, 2012
Senator Graham: Secretary of State Susan Rice? Impossible
By Charles C. W. Cooke
October 12, 2012 10:12 A.M.
Yesterday morning, I spoke to Senator Lindsey Graham about the Obama administrations responsibility for and reaction to Septembers embassy attacks. I asked him who was to blame.
Suppose that Obama wins a second term. Theres been some talk of Susan Rice as a potential secretary of state. How would you feel about that? I asked. That would be virtually impossible, Graham told me. I tend to defer to presidential choice, but there are some lines that I will not cross. Shes either incompetent or untrustworthy shes one of the two. [Though] ultimately, I blame the president.
Which one of the two explains why the administrations account was so at odds with the growing evidence? I asked. Was it a deliberate political ploy a cover-up, perhaps or the inevitable symptom of the worldview held by the president and his team? The problem with Benghazi, Graham replied, is that it doesnt fit Obamas narrative. He wishes to convey the idea that his administration has diminished al-Qaeda and ended the wars, and that the danger is now limited. To listen to him is to get the impression that al-Qaeda has been fatally weakened and the ball game is nearly over. The problem, he continued, is that bin Ladens death has not changed anything strategically. We seem to think we are in the last two minutes of the game, but the enemy is getting ready for the second quarter.
Thanks, that would be interesting.
Col. Hunt, yesterday, on Howie Carr, explains how at least 12 command centers get IMMEDIATE info when the embassy was attacked.
Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations
Ambassador died, Obama lied
However, the reason team Obama went along with the film story was not to cover for the cia but to use it for their own agenda.
Otherwise, all team Obama would have done from the start is say it was being investigated and its being looked into.
In the White House, a telephone is ringing...
Why won't this President answer it?
Because he's jetting off to Vegas for fundraisers.
Anyone wanna bet the Intel community has Bammy and Biden’s dirt on hand as proof that they do their jobs? Will they use it now?
The buck never stops at the desk of His Most Glorious Imperial Majesty. It’s ALWAYS someone elses fault.
Glenn Beck played an interview before 9/11/12 in which Obama appologized for his ignorance on how bad the economy was when he took office. I think this is a meme for him to claim ignorance and blame it on others. This makes me think even more that he is someone’s puppet. Keep him insulated from scandal, and the puppet and the puppet master stay in power. However, I think, I HOPE, they blew it this time.
This admin has a pattern from day one of doing audaciously illegal things with little to no cover story.
Just blatant lies.
They have the news media (most leaders of which are communists from their youth and hoping for communism to beat the U.S. for their whole life) to manage propaganda.
Since there is not yet a critical mass of citizens fed up enough to really get mad, the politicians just stumble on.
This admin could care less about getting weapons back; if one somehow is traced to the U.S. in the future no one would pay the price, it would just be a news item for about 1 day.
The real deal ? It’s a decades-long plan to erode American status. It’s not done all at once, but a small piece at a time. Politicians like Hellary and Zero are just foot soldiers, like the media.
Congress has no direct control over a large police force or military, so they have no sway over an Executive Branch that has been taken over by these idiot wannabee revolutionairies.
If we had true rule of law, when a Repub admin came in, they would prosecute all these numnuts for treason and hang them. But that’s not even the smart move, because that would use up too much political capital. It can’t be about specific people, it should be about reinstating communism, etc., as treasonous activities. The country then would need a complete housecleaning from the municipal level up to the Federal level.
The best direction would be to get rid of both “left” and “right” political parties, because left is actually treasonous in it’s core leadership; it plans on turning America into the USSR/Russia from the inside out. We should simply have 1-term citizen politicians who have a demonstrated history of improving their own moral character who just want to serve and go home. Career politicians are the problem. Citizen politicans who were solid intellectuals and real moral backbone would downsize government to it’s rightful size and keep it there.
All I see in the mideast is big business thinking they can “tame the savages” and turn them into customers (and muslims will magically “get along” with others). And seperate from that, hard line left wing intelligentsia (LWI) is hoping to see the growth of power in the mideast as a drain on American power. The LWI is trying to make things bad in America so the population, in it’s desperation, relies increasingly on the government and ultimately gives in to statism completely.
That is why the left is lie on top of lie, the core of their political-economic theory results in the taking of things from the masses instead of the giving of things to them, so in order to remain in power they need everyone to be in a state of denial.
If only some people inside the State dept, intelligence and white house would come forward before the election with some smoking emails.
What a novel idea for a change, finding out the truth.
The only way you can exchange missing guns for the Blind Sheik would be a staged hostage situation. ...And Al Quaeda, realizing that one blind, about to die from old age, turd, didn’t mean shiite against all the arms Obama gladly gave them. Voila! World War 3, (In their minds). Some dude is gonna jump out of a well and they are armed, by us.
“This admin could care less about getting weapons back; if one somehow is traced to the U.S. in the future no one would pay the price, it would just be a news item for about 1 day.”
Fast and Furious may have changed that.
CIA was helping to arm drug cartels and we are still in the middle of that investigation. Of course, they aren’t bringing the CIA to the table on that one.
There is definitely more to the Benghazi story and it involves the CIA.
Maybe that perp walk was not a perp walk. Perhaps it was to get him in protective custody and/or to convince him not to disclose any prior contact he may have with our agencies.
That video could very well have been part of some sort of operation in Egypt. What no one counted on was the attack in Benghazi which could have been the luck of the draw as far as timing goes or planned by someone who knew about an operation in Egypt.
It might explain why Patraeus was pushing the video excuse. The events in Egypt are unrelated. But we could have been caught with our pants down in Benghazi because of something bigger we had going on in Egypt.
(Sorry if long-winded and wandering—grandkids left but not before making Grandma sick)
“Some believe there was going to be a staged kidnapping of Stevens...”
But things got out of control when the attack became too Fast & Furious.
I don’t know if they knew. General Petraus, the head of the CIA told Congress after the murders that it was caused by a protest over the you-tube video.
General Dempsey, Chief of the Joint Cheifs of Staff, was playing the same intellegence disinformation game:
The same ones who, thru Laughin' Joe Biden, assure us that Iran isn't a nuclear threat because they don't have a "weapon to put the uraniam in."
God help us.
I agree, I think something is there.
It’s very frustrating when those in high places, more and more, are not held to the rule of law.
The warning lights are flashing, IMHO, for politicans and their cronies.
Lying means nothing according to our current prosecution of the law.
The Justice department is a joke at the top.
The WH is commies and cronies.
State Dept is being run by a communist if you check out her youth.
Everyone sees Bill’s smile and slickness discounts his immorality. Immorality does not matter it seems to many people. Many people discount the evil that is the Klintonistas. Nothing - nothing - would surprise me about Hellery.
The rest of the top Dems are of the same mold: immoral and communist. They just keep on a civilized face for the public.
That clip deserves a thread of its own.
Please feel free to post it.
When you get a chance listen to the Howie Carr/Hunt clip. Did we turn a blind eye...for SAMs and maybe a blind sheik?
Requests for added security denied, Benghazi police didn’t repond, nothing from our Command Centers watching in real-time ... WTH?
9/11/12, Benghazi Information Management Officer, Sean Smith: (12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we dont die tonight. We saw one of our police that guard the compound taking pictures
Benghazi, Libya (dpa) - The police chief in Libyas eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday survived an assassination attempt, security sources said.
The car of Colonel Mohammed bin Haleem exploded when he remotely switched it on. The blast caused no injuries, the state-run news agency reported.
The bomb was carefully placed inside the car, it quoted an unnamed source as saying.
You’re right, this would be a fantastic commercial & image to put into the voters minds. The narrator could just read the captions....and close with Mitt - I endorse this message.
Travis McGee (and others) have provided all the needed materials -- right here...
Meeting with doctor.
“What Libya Lost” from NY Times( for what it’s worth)
Wow, that is pathetic. What doesn’t make sense is how Stevens was obviously terrified for his security but still proceeded with a medical center, which would be totally unappreciated, in a region overtaken by terrorists.
Nothing smells right about all of this.
The people in charge of our country have no clue it is all about the religion, it has nothing to do with poverty or anything else.