Skip to comments.An October Surprise
Posted on 10/23/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
Political pundits have been warning about an October surprise that could affect the outcome of the presidential election. But this year's October surprise may have been the 9/11 murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, and President Obama's deceitful, cowardly response.
The fallout is the collapse of the false narrative that the assassination of bin Laden brought finality to Muslim threats, the proof of the failure of President Obama's Middle East policy, and the cover-up. A cover-up is a bad act or false statement followed by an effort to conceal or mislead public knowledge.
Obama got away with his war on Libya without congressional approval because no Americans were killed. Now four Americans have been killed.
The 9/11 attack in Benghazi, Libya was a preplanned, calculated, organized, military-style assault on U.S. territory and personnel. But the Obama administration persisted for two weeks in spinning the fairy tale that it was just the spontaneous outburst of a mob angry about an anti-Muslim video.
On Sept. 16, the Obama administration sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice onto five Sunday TV programs to redundantly present the party line that the torching of the consulate and murder of the U.S. Ambassador were merely an angry mob reaction to an anti-Islam video made in the U.S. Rice called the event "spontaneous, not a premeditated response" that seemed "to have been hijacked" by "extremists who came with heavier weapons."
White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted on Sept. 14 that the attack was all about an anti-Muslim video, saying, "We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack." He spent eight days denying the obvious before he admitted that the label of terrorism was "self-evident."
When Obama spoke to the United Nations on Sept. 25, he announced, "the vision we will support." Expressing "outrage" at the anti-Islam video (which he mentioned six times), but not at the terrorists or violent enemies of the United States, Obama proclaimed that, "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
In an emotional pitch to the U.N., Obama announced that it's the world's duty to condemn the video. Obama and Administration spokesmen almost sounded like they were empathizing with the rioters, and that it must be our fault for allowing a video to be shown that hurt the rioter's feelings.
Mitt Romney challenged Obama on the Libyan attack in the second presidential debate on Oct. 16. Obama responded by claiming he had called it a "terror" event the day after it happened, after which moderator Candy Crowley showed her bias by immediately backing up his statement.
Fact checkers emphatically pointed out Obama had made a vague reference to unspecified "acts of terror" in his Sept. 12 Rose Garden remarks, but he absolutely did not apply the "T" word to the fatal Benghazi attack. It took Obama two weeks to admit that we had suffered another deliberate enemy attack, meanwhile whining that suggestions that he would "mislead is offensive."
Obama spent more time discussing the evils of the video than castigating any particular violent attack from the Muslim world. He said Ambassador Stevens was "killed" in Benghazi without mentioning who murdered him, much less labeling them as terrorists.
Obama is deeply committed to the myth of a liberating "Arab Spring" and "the forces of change" to bring about democracy in the Middle East. He seems oblivious to the reality of how his policy of dislodging dictators friendly to the United States, such as in Egypt and Libya, has resulted in rule by Islamist forces who attack and kill Americans.
The evidence is overwhelming that Ambassador Stevens and his tiny security staff had made repeated requests to the Obama administration for enhanced security and more security staff. Fox News reported 230 prior security incidents in Libya.
Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb, who was in charge of diplomatic security, testified on Oct. 10 she had placed "the correct number of assets in Benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon." That doesn't square with the denials of repeated requests for enhanced security measures and staff.
Obama revealed his messianic self-importance in this interview given on New Hampshire Public Radio on Nov. 21, 2007: "The day I'm inaugurated, not only the country looks at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently ... If I'm reaching out to the Muslim world, they understand that I've lived in a Muslim country, and I may be a Christian, but I also understand their point of view."
We hope congressional investigations will keep digging. We still want to know what Obama and other administration officials know and when they knew it.
I would settle for this tv ad in 20 major cities of contention..
I will be held accountable, Obama said. Ive got four years and A year form now, I think people are going to see that were starting to make some progress, but theres still going to be some pain out there If I dont have this done in three years, then theres going to be a one-term proposition.
Why no TV ad like this ?
The wrong people are running this gig.
The worst part is, SecDef Panetta or others may have neglected sending in reinforcements. There were assets available in Sicily 1 hour away by plane, including AC 130s. The firefight went on 6 hours and no rescue came. Mogadishu all over again?
Was Christopher Stevens in over his head? Did he have knowledge that could have taken down a presidency?
BINGO! Perfect description!
Great Read! Thanks for posting.
Interesting supposition. It's also interesting that Sean Smith, his technical expert, was killed as well. Thus any information that he might have redundantly copied also became inaccessible if hidden on government servers or resources.
While it's interesting, I'm going to Occam's Razor and saying it's just what it is.
The surprise is that Big Gum is in cahoots with Al Qaeda. New "Big Mo" gum explodes in the infidel's mouth.
I doubt that we will ever know the truth, but there's more than meets the eye about this incident. I believe Hussein set it up and something went horribly awry. It could be, as some suggest, that Hussein planned for Stevens to be kidnapped, but the bottom line is that all our ambassadors and personnel overseas have to now believe that Hussein regards them merely as pawns to further his interests.
I think the coverup is the fact that the administration and state department have been overrun with Muslim rights activists and “advisers” who Clinton and Obama have deferred to in the name of tolerance and sensitivity in the Middle East, believing their judgement was sound.I believe it was on these Muslims opinion that security be pulled from Benghazi to show our confidence in the locals as well as the Muslim brotherhood. When things started heating up on 9/11 they sat on it hoping it would play out as a minor protest as they were advised and when they finally realized it was a terrorist attack it was too late. Documents and emails are going to show names of Muslim advisers at the state department making the decisions which lead to the murders.
Let It Go! What's the Big ******* Deal. Just a United States of America Ambassador dead. Dragged through the streets. Defiled. Let It Go! It's not like Big Bird being defunded or some middle class woman in a binder being deprived of taxpayer funded contraceptives. I say let it go!
My take on it is the exact opposite. Look at his total silence when the Iranians were trying to get out from under the rule of the islamists.
That is the opposite side of the same coin: NOT supporting the Iranian opposition which was trying to bring down a terrorist-supporting dictatorship.
It has become my belief that the most likely scenario is that Stephens was involved in the “mother of all gun walking” situation: Transferring weapons, especially MANPADs, that we secretly gave to the AlQ who were the “Libya opposition forces” paying NO attention to who they were, over to “Syrian opposition forces” through Turkey.
This “Mother of All Gun Walking” embarrasses the administration not only for what it is secretly meant to accomplish, but due to the actors involved in the deal, and the explicit admission that AlQ is not dead.