Skip to comments.U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice at center of storm over comments on attack in Benghazi
Posted on 10/15/2012 8:02:37 PM PDT by Nachum
By Monday, October 15, 6:38 PM
A month after the assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a fateful series of television appearances by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, is haunting the Obama administration in the face of allegations that it deliberately attempted to play down suspicions of terrorist involvement.
Rice made the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows on Sept. 16, five days after the attack in the Libyan city, and in each one she said the fatal assault appeared to have stemmed from a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video.
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The time is now to call Susan Rice and put her under oath for hearings about the lies.
Ambassador Susan Rice takes her orders directly from the White House. She doesn’t answer to the State Dept.
She was told what to say by Valerie Jarrett and BHO2.
Yes and start the Obama impeachment process now in case he wins (massive vote fraud is expected).
In one of the debates Romney needs to ask these questons:
Who told Susan Rice to say what she said?
Who within the intelligence community told YOU that there was a demonstration caused by the video?
Where did they get THEIR information?
Did you, Mr. President, ask them where they got THEIR information?
Why did you and your surrogates represent to the American people with certainty that their were spontaneous demonstrations resulting from the video that contributed to the Benghazi murders when no such evidence actually existed?
If necessary talk about transparency and the need to know the answers to these questions in order to prevent a reoccurence.
If Obama doesn’t answer these questions, then ASK THEM AT LEAST TWICE MORE so that people understand that Obama is refusing to give a straight answer to a straight question.
If he asks these questions he won’t need to label the President a liar - his inability to answer them will plainly demonstrate his intentional deception.
IIRC, didn’t Obama make the UN Ambassador a Cabinet-level position? As such, does she really report to State/Clinton? Is there any other example of a cabinet position reporting to another cabinet member? As a Cabinet member, doesn’t she really report to Barry O?
Susan like Hillary, victims, overrun by the Obama brutal machine...
Lets put her under oath and find out who gave her those lies.
I do not care at all about these meaningless underlings.
This is in the lap of the Messiah himself, Barack Hussein Obama, Master of the Universe, He is the one He’s been waiting for.
They're pointing the needle right back to the White House.
2nd tough article I've seen from the Post in 2 days...plus Woodward was on a Fox panel Sunday with harsh words for Obama.
I said it 2 days ago...and this article confirms my opinion. I think the WaPo may endorse Romney.
Yep. That is why I said Ambassador Rice takes her orders directly from the White House.
Hilliary can come out of this looking well just by taking responsibility for the poor security. Obama could have done this weeks ago and saved his presidency. Jack Kennedy made a much more egregious blunder at the Bay of Pigs and come out ahead just by saying he screwed up. We admire people who can take it on the chin.
You’re right. Impeach Obama now!
Also, when they say Romney is making this political, the correct response would be, “You’re damn right I’m making it political. It IS political. We are about to choose the next Commander-in-Chief - we should know what the current one is trying to pull on the American people.”
Ms Rice is just the latest to see the undercarriage of Obama’s Choom Wagon.
She was told what to say.
All of them were trying to float that video explanation for nearly 2 weeks.
Rice didn’t just come up with that on her own
This is a cover up of the cover up.
Who is “BHO2” ?
Barak Hussein Obama II = BHO2
. . . . Susan Rice
"Susan Rice was directly prepped by the Obama White House. She was told EXACTLY what to say when she went on television and repeatedly LIED to the American public. And she doesnt answer to Hillary. She answers to Obama/Jarrett."--- Quote from he who must not be named.
Susan rice is taking the heat. hillary is accepting responsibility. valerie jarrett is calling the shots (when michelle doesn’t)
. . . see the pattern? Yeah. the white house decision making circle is a testosterone free zone.
Pardon? I’m sorry did someone say “Pardon”....?
To whit Obama said... “Pardon”...?
I won't hold my breath, old FRiend, but it would be nice. Prolly sink 0bumbles ............................................................ FRegards
Correct. One of history's under-appreciated lessons. If subsequent presidents (Nixon, Carter, Clinton, Obama)had learned the lesson the world would be a different place.
Hillary, a victim?
You're a maroon.
“Rice has previously said little about the controversy generated by her TV appearances. Aides have said that her comments have been taken out of context and that she stressed at the time that the FBI was still investigating the attack.”
How can you be “taken out of context” on 5 different shows?
Dr. Susan Elizabeth Rice, the United States of America ambassador to the United Nations [UN],
is equally known as Madam Tea, for her involvement in the alleged murder of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola,
the acclaimed winner of June 12,1993 presidential elections, is found to speak Yoruba language, the native tongue of the late business mogul. Susan moved to New College, Oxford in England.- And visited Abiola along with Thomas Pickering, a one-time officer of records in the US security circle...
Susan Rice was adamant (that) OBL not be captured in 1998. Susan Rice was involved with Sandy Berger in fabricating evidence in to cover for Clinton administration. Soon after two American embassies were bombed and 9/11.
Biden said during his Tickle Me Biden debate that that Pickering Guy is investigating what happened with Benghazi security. Pickering is old friend of Susan Rice.
This is why Obama trotted out Susan Rice and she once again fabricated making the video as the reason for the riot. As we all wait to see Hillary and Obama take each other down it may not happen. Obama has this on Clinton and it may silence her.
We need to link 1998 to what is going on now.
Assistant Secretary of State for East Africa, Susan Rice politicized intelligence data, relied on and even circulated fabricated evidence in making critical national-security decisions, and presided over a string of intelligence failures during the months leading up to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
“Susan Rice involvement in 1998 and today. All the same people. This time the lies are to protect Obama.
“Pickering is a friend of Susan Rice and Biden said he was investigating the security problems at Benghazi.
“Joe Biden indicated that Thomas Pickering was investigating Benghazi. Pickering is a FRIEND OF Ambassador Rice http://is.gd/pepRAv
“Sound familiar? Bergers reply: “Well evaluate this after the election.” Election day came and went. http://is.gd/xQVJDd
“Ambassador Rice; Susan Rice and her cronies, who were hell-bent on destroying the Sudan”:
April 29, 2003 8:45 A.M.
The Clinton Intel Record
Deeper failures revealed.
By Mansoor Ijaz
The unearthing of documents directly linking Osama bin Ladens al Qaeda organization to Saddam Hussein this weekend may have hermetically sealed the Bush administrations case that dismantling Iraqs Baathist enterprise was in part necessary to undo terrorisms dynamic duo. But closing that case may reopen a Pandoras box for ex-Clinton administration officials who still believe their policy prescriptions protected U.S. national interests against the growing threat of terrorism during the past decade.
The London Telegraphs weekend revelations raise deeply disturbing questions about the extent and magnitude to which President Clinton, his national-security adviser Samuel R. Sandy Berger, and senior terrorism and State Department officials
including Assistant Secretary of State for East Africa, Susan Rice politicized intelligence data, relied on and even circulated fabricated evidence in making critical national-security decisions,
and presided over a string of intelligence failures during the months leading up to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Analysis of documents found in the rubble of Iraqs intelligence headquarters show that contrary to conventional wisdom, Iraqi military and intelligence officials sought out al Qaeda leaders, not the other way around, and ultimately met with bin Laden on at least two occasions. They also show that channels of communication between al Qaeda and Iraq were created much earlier and were wider ranging in scope than previously thought.
The timing of the meetings sheds important new light on how grave the Clinton administrations intelligence failures may have been.
On February 19, 1998, about six months prior to the attacks in Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi, Iraqi intelligence officials set in motion a plan to bring a senior and trusted bin Laden aide to Baghdad from Khartoum. One of the key Mukhabarat intelligence documents shows that a recommendation was made for the deputy director general to bring the [bin Laden] envoy to Iraq because we may find in this envoy a way to maintain contacts with bin Laden. The meetings took place in March 1998.
OCTOBER 27, 1996. In a confidential memorandum ... to Sandy Berger to follow up on the August 1996 meeting he and Susan Rice (then a National Security Council official) had called me to the White House for to discuss U.S.-Sudan relations, I recounted events of my first meeting with the new Sudanese intelligence chief, Lt. Gen. Gutbi al-Mahdi, just days earlier a meeting whose consequence even I did not fully grasp at the time:
OCTOBER 1, 1997. As the reengagement policy was taking shape, Rice, the incoming Assistant Secretary for East Africa, informally confronted the same foreign-service officers who had recommended returning diplomats to Sudan to Albright and vowed that the new policy directive would not stand. On October 1, State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin sheepishly announced an abrupt reversal of the September 28 Albright decision. Rice was confirmed by the Senate on October 9, 1997. To this day, neither Berger nor Albright nor Rice have explained to the American people why a deliberative decision of the U.S. government, made through interagency review, was overturned in such a cavalier fashion by a narrow clique of Clinton advisers when Sudans April offer to cooperate on terrorism issues had been made unconditionally.
SEPTEMBER 12, 1997 and DECEMBER 5, 1997. On the very day Rice was delivering testimony for her Senate confirmation, Sudans ambassador to the U.S., Mahdi Ibrahim, met with David Williams, special agent in charge of the FBIs Middle East and North Africa Department.
Future circumstances was code, as I found out later from career officials at State involved in the discussions at the time, for a point at which the politicizing that had come to characterize Clinton administration terrorism policies would end.
Blockages created by States East Africa department under Rice, and by Berger at the National Security Council, remained as both vehemently argued against allowing FBI delegations to visit Khartoum under any circumstances.
U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed six weeks later. Cruise-missile attacks against Sudan and Afghanistan, based on faulty and inaccurate intelligence, followed and ignited the fires burning inside radical Islams criminal core.
As we now know, planning for the September 11 attacks on America began soon thereafter.
Another Clinton Terror War Bungler in Key Kerry Post
Another ex-Clinton official who played a leading role in bungling efforts to capture and/or neutralize Osama bin Laden has turned up in a key advisory position with the Kerry campaign.
Susan Rice, who served as President Clinton’s Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, had earlier been tapped by Gov. Howard Dean’s anti-war campaign.
(Then) Rice emerged as a foreign policy advisor to the Kerry Edwards campaign, which was still reeling from revelations that another key advisor, former Clinton national security chief Sandy Berger, had stolen national security secrets.
Rice was also acting as the campaign’s designated apologist for former ambassador Joe Wilson (Valerie Plume’s husband), the Kerry advisor whose claims that “Bush lied” about Iraq uranium were exposed as bogus by the Senate Intelligence Committee two weeks ago.
“As far as I know, we have no reason to believe that Mr. Wilson’s words and deeds were not as he spoke them,” - Rice told reporters this week. “I have great respect for his integrity.”
The same can’t be said of Rice, however, at least according to several of her former colleagues,
who say she deserves a hefty portion of blame for the fact that Osama bin Laden wasn’t neutralized during the 1990s.
“The FBI, in 1996 and 1997, had their efforts to look at terrorism data and deal with the bin Laden issue overruled every single time by the State Department, - by Susan Rice and her cronies, - who were hell-bent on destroying the Sudan,” one-time Clinton diplomatic troubleshooter Mansoor Ijaz told radio host Sean Hannity in 2002.
Richard Miniter, author of the book “Losing bin Laden,” concurred,
saying Rice played a key role in scuttling the deal that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington.
In November 2003, Miniter told World Magazine that while Sudan was anxious to turn bin Laden over to the U.S., Rice - then a member of Clinton’s National Security Council - questioned Khartoum’s credibility.
By the end of summer 1997, [those officers] persuaded incoming Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to let at least some diplomatic staff return to Sudan to press for a resolution of the civil war and pursue offers to cooperate on terrorism.
“Two individuals, however, disagreed.
NSC terrorism specialist Richard Clarke,
and NSC Africa specialist Susan Rice...”
Rice and Clarke persuaded Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger to overrule Albright on the Sudanese terrorism overtures, said Ijaz and Carney.
Still, Sudan made yet another attempt to share intelligence on bin Laden and al-Qaida with the White House, repeating the unconditional offer to hand over terrorism data to the FBI in a February 1998 letter addressed directly to Middle East and North Africa special agent-in-charge David Williams.
“But the White House and Susan Rice objected,”
wrote Ijaz and Carney. “On June 24, 1998, Williams wrote to Mahdi, saying he was ‘not in a position to accept your kind offer.’”
U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were destroyed by bin Laden six weeks later, in a suicide bombing attack that killed 253.
[Susan Rice involvement in 1998 and today. All the same people. This time the lies are to protect Obama.]
Susan Rice involvement in 1998 and today. All the same people. This time the lies are to protect Obama.”
In the contrary, the exact same people are protecting THE EXACT SAME PEOPLE. These are clinton people, not obama people.
It’s still hillary and susan rice protecting bill clinton.
Thanks for the excellent pings on the Rice-Clarke cabal of traitors. These two really burn me up...and the Clintons who empowered them. Rice must be removed along with Barry and Hillarious ASAP!
“Rice must be removed along with Barry and Hillarious ASAP!”
I agree, but Waco and Fast & Furious have shown us that even with Congressional hearings, top government officials responsible for the deaths of Americans will NOT be held accountable for their crimes.
Benghazi will be no different.
Einstein’s definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things over again and expect different results.
I'm sure - that of all the questions Candy Crowley gets to prick from - she'll choose one on Rice... /s
The MSM is helping them with this coverup by throwing a media blackout over the coverup, lies and whitewash.
After she leaves office, she can write a book: “Susan Rice: The View from Under the Bus”.
The continual narrative from this regime plays like a bad Mexican soap opra with half the talent and none of the silicon.
ping to Rice’s history of massive incompetence...see whole thread!
Rice is a distraction
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Thanks for all your work on the ping list. Every day we learn something on FR.
Rice is another evil doer. America needs leaders who can block these monsters from coming in and who can squash those who are doing their evilness within our borders. Sadly, we may have already passed the time something can be done.
It’s only a conspiracy when they do it in secret.
“Interesting that the WaPo is reporting this in the wake of Clinton’s mea culpa.”
The WaPo recovered Steven’s full internal itinerary and other sensitive records. They know there’s a coverup, perhaps due to the nature of Steven’s (likely covert) dealings.
Issa mentioned a whistle-blower, and worries about MSM releasing video. I wouldn’t doubt some media source already has real-time or surveillance video.
And thanks to you and all the other ping list FRiends.
It’s very much deliberate.
But when they don’t do it in secret, and it’s out there for ‘all with eyes to see’, and no one in any position to do or say anything about it does, well, then it’s firmly in Nut-Job Conspiracy Theory territory...