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White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails
Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2012 | Mark Hosenball

Posted on 10/24/2012 8:06:19 PM PDT by forty_years

Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a "terrorist" attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; libya; obama; stevens; terrorist; waronterror

1 posted on 10/24/2012 8:06:32 PM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

Who received this e-mail in the situation room?
Who, in the White House received this information?
When did Obama know and who told him?


2 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: forty_years

Wow, Rooters sure twisted themselves into knots desperately trying to pretend that Obama wasn’t lying through his teeth.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: tennmountainman

.....and who told obama to go get some sleep because he had an early flight to Vegas the next morning?


4 posted on 10/24/2012 8:12:56 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: forty_years

It’s not uncommon for trouble making jihadist groups to claim to be behind some kind of dastardly jihadist act in the world whether or not they were. But still, this ought to have been followed up, and candidly reported. Especially if those claiming credit were not previously known for vain public puffery about the works of others.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: tennmountainman

Apparently nobody with sense.

Sounds like it was seen by some doting ex school teacher giggling that boys will be boys.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: forty_years
So exactly when did Obama and Clinton first become aware of that ‘offensive video’? Why did they pick that video? AND what was the loot these killers took, and have the killers showed up yet in Syria?
7 posted on 10/24/2012 8:16:10 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: forty_years; Admin Moderator

Did you just roll out of bed?


8 posted on 10/24/2012 8:28:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: forty_years

I just watched Gen Wesley Clark lying on CNN...a rerun from early in the evening I believe.

Not the first time I watched Clark lie on TV, he has done it manty times over thew years, so I do not take this lightly, what I am about to say...

In my opinion Gen Wesley Clark is a disgrace to the US military, he is NOT someone to look up to..I personally have zero respect for him, he is a disgrace to the uniform period.

If it was up to me he would lose his pension, and be discharged, yes I know he is retired


9 posted on 10/24/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: tennmountainman

Exactly! Where was the President when this was happening and what was he doing!


10 posted on 10/24/2012 9:19:07 PM PDT by Warriormom
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To: tennmountainman

Exactly! Where was the President when this was happening and what was he doing!


11 posted on 10/24/2012 9:19:07 PM PDT by Warriormom
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To: forty_years
Glen Beck has an interesting synopis :

Libyan gunrunning

12 posted on 10/25/2012 12:36:58 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Warriormom
[quote]"Exactly! Where was the President when this was happening and what was he doing! [/quote]

He was probably off counting Gaddafi's Billons

13 posted on 10/25/2012 12:46:09 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: forty_years

The disturbing part is the initial phone call never got a response for help.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/10/198791.htm

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL:“...I neglected to mention from the top that that agent from the top of this incident, or the very beginning of this incident, has been on the phone. He had called the quick reaction security team, he had called the Libyan authorities, he had called the Embassy in Tripoli, and he had called Washington.”


14 posted on 10/25/2012 2:13:43 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: forty_years

Obama’s acknowledgment on receiving a phone call from consulate in Benghazi.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/22/transcript-presidential-debate-on-foreign-policy-at-lynn-university/

Obama “Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm’s way;”


15 posted on 10/25/2012 2:15:11 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: forty_years

Obama didn’t say “we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm’s way” in the second debate;

Transcript of Second Presidential Debate
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/16/transcript-second-presidential-debate/

OBAMA: “So as soon as we found out that the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team and I gave them three instructions.

Number one, beef up our security and procedures, not just in Libya, but at every embassy and consulate in the region.

Number two, investigate exactly what happened, regardless of where the facts lead us, to make sure folks are held accountable and it doesn’t happen again.

And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we’re going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I’ve said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them.”


16 posted on 10/25/2012 2:17:23 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Wesley Clark, AKA , “Waco baby killer”...lest we forget..


17 posted on 10/25/2012 2:56:54 AM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: catnipman

Will Romney order PROSECUTION in 2013?


18 posted on 10/25/2012 3:37:24 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: forty_years

I watched for over an hour different channels this morning to see who mentions Libya.

Zilch,except FOX, the other channels never once mentioned Libya, they did not cover the lies, the cover up, the mail, the intercepts, where was obama, where was Biden, why did they say this was a protest.

FRIGGING NOTHING FROM THIS MEDIA and then I saw FOX friends with FOX’s white house guy get asked by Gretchen Carlson why are the press corps [or is it corpse ] not asking about this to which FOX’s guy replied”well he;s not held a press conference”

Carlson had a great comeback”well don;t you get a white house press briefing with the white house spokesman, why not ask Jay Carney”

HEY MEDIA THIS IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE, the lies, white house watched as Americans died, , they lies about it, how it happened, and THIS MEDIA CRAP DOES NOT EVEN MENTION THIS LET ALONE INVESTIGATE IT.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 7:33:15 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Terry Mross

exactly

We now know that the white house watched and knew about this attack.
We know they lied about how it went down.
Americans were left out to die.

This media has ignored all of this but my question is .
Obama must have been aware of this at the time, if not then he needs to fire a lot of folks but if he is aware then why did he refuse to send in help, why not a QRF sent in,
why did Obama go to Vegas after this attack.

Did oabma go back to sleep or did he watch the attack?

MEDIA DO YOUR JOB AND STOP BEING BIAS AND IF YOU THINK YOU’RE NOT BIAS THEN ASK YOURSELF IF BUSH HAD DONE THIS WOULD YOU HAVE IGNORED IT TOO.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 7:37:07 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Two days now this story has been out there and Philly.com still has not reported on it. It’s like it never happened.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 10:14:51 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

most of the media in this country , local or national has ignored Libya and yet we have these deaths, attack and lies, hell this couldn;t be more of a cover up if Hollywood did a movie.

When I go to a gas station or anywhere with news papers selling I always look at the front pages and the only paper I see mentioning this is the WSJ, all the others, from ABC, NBC, to the NY Times Boston globe and local rags etc have all covered for their messiah obama .

We should have marched onto the media’s HQ’s when the tea party was marching, If Romney wins then this will go down in recent history as the greatest win this country has ever seen.

He fought through corruption, lies, attacks like we have never seen, and a media which has totally been telling lies since obama came on the scene years ago.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 10:31:33 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: forty_years; Free ThinkerNY; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Snuph; frankenMonkey; madmominct; ...

The longer Secretary of Statements Hilly takes to “get to the bottom of this,” the more obvious it is that the Benghazi Cover Up was hastily designed to hide a VERY BIG US SECRET TOPIC.

My guess is that the CIA had discovered that some of the 20,000 Libyan Missiles were found in the possession of Ansar al-Sharia who were shipping them to Syria, and Obama knew all about it.

Can Hilly and Billy keep this a secret until after November 6, 2012? Their lives just might depend on it - - - .


23 posted on 10/25/2012 9:53:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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