Skip to comments.Did Obama Watch While They Fought for their Lives?
Posted on 10/26/2012 6:19:16 AM PDT by Snuph
They fought for their lives for seven hours. 9/11/ 2012. Benghazi. The White House watched. No help was sent and they died.
Four Americans died in the jihadi attack on our consulate in Benghazi. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, two retired SEALS who were working as civilian security specialists in Benghazi, learned that Ambassador Stevens and nine other people at the consulate were under attack and rushed to their defense. The fourth man was Sean Smith, father of three, an Air Force veteran, working for the State Department in Libya.
The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and our military monitored the battle in real time starting with the first phone calls directly from Benghazi. A small military force from Tripoli was dispatched and was able to rescue some personnel hiding in other buildings. Ambassador Stevens remained missing, as did these three men. The fire-fight raged on.
The shocking news of October 22 was that a drone ordered in from Tripoli sent back images of the attack in real time. The battle was sent on streaming video direct to the Situation Room in the White House. Within two hours, emails from Benghazi reported that Al Qaeda in Libya was claiming responsibility.
President Obama, our Commander-in-Chief, had military options available to try and save our men. He could have had the drone armed with Hellfire missiles. He could have scrambled fighter jets from Sicily to drive off the attackers. He could have dropped in Special Forces. He had seven hours to take action.
He did nothing. Doherty and Woods died in the last hour of the attack.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Bill Clinton left our men in Mogadishu.
Barrack HUSSEIN Obama left our men in Benghazi.
Anyone see a pattern here with Democrat Presidents?
Cowardice is not a trait most Americans respect.
They didn't want to admit that a terrorist attack happened while they were in charge.
He's a disgusting excuse for a human being!
No, he didn't care enough to watch, so the POS went to bed.
Hey don’t forget: the “saint” of the dims, JFK, left men on the beaches at The Bay of Pigs.
He really sat and watched them die just as if it was cock fights, dog fights or gladiators in the coliseum. his soul is dead. he has nothing good at heart for any American.
Bush deployed a quarter of a million guys (or just about) and materiel to Iraq tout suite and “O” stumbled with a rescue force for 5 people in a country which was ENJOYING US diplomatic and political favor????????
Barrack HUSSEIN Obama left our men in Benghazi.
And, lest we forget, Jimmy Carter left 52 Embassy personnel in Iran for 444 days.
With this feckless gaggle, that wouldn't surprise me at all. What do they EVER do right? GWB would've had aircraft in the area in minimal time.
What should anyone expect from the MOST un-American president we have ever elected? He was bored, and went to bed that night. He had a date with Hollywood the next day—which was much more important. He must be defeated . . . and soundly.
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Which is it? Zero went to bed or he watched live and had an orgasm?
Obama probably sat there with a bag of popcorn and a mirror with a couple lines of coke, watching and cheering on the invaders.
He’s got to go, America. Please... he’s got to go.
“GWB would’ve had aircraft in the area in minimal time.”
WHILE “O” is still waiting for the EPA reports on whether or not we should condider it!
It is well known he likes snuff films and gets excited watching drone attacks on people he designates.
Obama playing 'god' with peoples lives, just as he does with the kill list and drone attacks. Supposedly he 'enjoys' watching the drone 'snuff' films and watches them over and over.
Did he watch it?
Like EVERYTHING else he’s ever ‘done’ as POTUS, he probably had underlings watch and report to him in the morning while he got his ‘rest’.
(...and I’ll not rest until every American is safe; has a job; is fed; has healthcare...)
I subscribe to the conspiracy theory, myself. I think that Amb. Stevens was involved with sending weapons to al Qaeda in Syria and elsewhere and Obama was concerned about his story getting out; he was content to let him die rather than take the political risk.
Obama watched while they begged for their lives. They went unarmed.
Excellent and thanks for that comment.
I have written similar comments but obviously not so eloquent as yours since no one seemed to understand not only that it is rank hypocrisy claiming credit for the one action and denouncing all responsibility for the other, but also that the GOP and the R/R campaign have a perfect opportunity to make the pro-Obama Hollywood propaganda a shot-in-the-foot for the soon to be deposed incumbent.
After reading this article it is discouraging that 47% of Americans still want this man to remain our President. It shouldn’t be that close. It wouldn’t be that close if the press was pounding him relentlessly with the questions asked in this article, and were willing to ignore his outrage at being questioned about this.
I noticed there was a nice exculpatory puff piece for Hillary yesterday in the WSJ. I’m wondering if a deal has been made where Hillary has agreed to leak enough on this to hang Obama in exchange for whitewashing her role in it. Where did the leaked emails come from? It will be interesting to watch how close or not Hillary remains in the Obama orbit in the remaining days. Also if there is such an agreement, is there more material from Hillary coming?
The emails you posted above - the addresses might as well have not been redacted.
You get a valid email address if you take the “name” from the one email, and put it at the front part of @state.gov, for many of the emails. (The redacted portions on the emails are provided in the third email.)
You too can send a personal note to the people that stood by and did nothing as Americans were killed in Benghazi.
I wonder who gets mail at “email@example.com“? It is one of the valid addresses.
Just piece together the addresses from the emails, and you too can have a new pen pal.
Hillary’s 3PM phone call ...
Watching Obungo and none of the media is reporting where he was, this has always been my conclusion
Lawmakers turn up the heat on the administration:
Seems like sources have said that’s what was going on - that the arms were being routed to Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, who were giving them to ISLAMIST Syrian rebels aligned with Al Qaeda.
And the only person who could have denied Hillary Clinton’s request for more security for Stevens was Barack Obama. Obama personally set the stage for this attack. I’d really love to know how the US government was even aware of that video that had hardly any views and was created and uploaded by someone with ties to both the Muslim Brotherhood and Barack Obama. If Obama colluded in advance to create that video to use an excuse for this attack, then Obama not only ALLOWED this attack but actually may have been part of PLANNING it.
There’s a lot of information we need to have. The fact that the Obama regime is not cooperating with Congressional efforts to get to the bottom of this greatly increases the odds that this was not just incompetence but something much bigger.
Thanks! Lots of people read these threads. Some people with capabilities to assist us no doubt lurk, first thing in the morning in the USA.
Just curious: did Obama, or anyone else in the administration, even pick up the phone and call whomever is nominally in charge in Libya with an urgent request for intervention by the locals? Or did they just watch?
there once was a day when the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, State Dept, WH, etc. all had detailed contingency plans for every eventuality to respond to hot spots around the world, and within the US. And, when planned events could possibly cause a problem, as on 9/11, their plans would activate.
Everyone with a shred of smarts know the Muslims went beserk on the first 9/11 and only a fool would think it would not set off adverse Muslim activity this year.
In short, our executive branch is populated with a bunch of fools!!!
Only thing is, why would Obama have planned on or prepared for this attack, if he was trying to hide the arms trafficking? I would think he’d want the area to remain as quiet as possible until after the election, unless Stevens was at risk of revealing what was going on. It just seems to me like there was too much advance preparation for this to have been planned by Al Qaeda without Obama’s help.
I’m thinking this was supposed to be an Obama-saves-the-day hostage crisis, planned together with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood (as coordinated in both Egypt and Libya by Ayman Zawahiri’s video and the Egyptian consulate attack directed by the newly-released brother of Zawahiri at the behest of Egyptian President Morsi).
But Stevens died instead of being merely taken hostage. Did they not realize that the smoke would kill him? What went wrong in the plan?
And they had to be high if they thought that the lowered security would not be a red flag. Maybe they were counting on the threatened media being the only voice heard? Maybe the Obama heroic theatrics were supposed to be so overwhelming that nobody would look at the run-up to the crisis?
Seems to me like no matter what happened, there had to have been massive doses of both treason and incompetence.
What did we expect from mac daddy who has NO problem with tiny babies having their brains sucked out or left to die on the table by a doctor.
GWB and the Pentagon would have been prepared for this probable Libyan scenario., IMO.
This was an unarmed consulate which to an Islamist is like sending an engraved invitation to attack. Had it been defended, they would never have considered what they did. Peace only exists with strength.
Didn’t I hear a rumor somewhere that BO loves to watch and rewatch those predator “snuff films”? Can you imagine someone who gets off on that kind of stuff being able to watch it live? The Tacops room might need to get the same treatment after BO leaves, as the Oval Office bathroom after Clinton left.
The whole incident is so sickening I can hardly bear to read about it. It was the 3:00 AM call and nobody answered the phone.
We had drones that could have put a few Hellfires into that crowd of terrorists and I have a feeling the fight would have broken up pretty fast.
The truth is that that POS and his sorry Sec of State didn’t have the guts to make a move so they just watched their ambassador and 4 brave SEALS endure unimaginably horrific deaths. Thats why they couldn’t look Tyrone’s father in the eye at the memorial service. Maybe they at least had the intuition to be ashamed.
Obama simply went to bed and allowed these men to die.
Obama was worried about himself, his reelection chances. He simply went to bed. He already had a plan for the next day, Las Vegas, and he refused to allow this problem to change his plans.
While those brave men fought for their lives, Obama simply went to bed.
I didn’t forget that.
It just wasn’t in my train of thought at the time, but you are right of course.
I’ve read the Obama-saves-the-day story and it does have a lot of adherents. Perhaps Ambassador Stevens expressed reservations about the program — not enough to cause him to stay out of Benghazi on September 11, but enough to cause the Obama cabal to fear that he would go public.
When Genghis Khan was buried, they sent out a group of loyal soldiers to bury him in a hidden place. Then, when they returned, these loyal soldiers were murdered by their own people, so that the location would never be revealed.
This is a tried and true strategy.
another correct statement.
The Democrats seem to have no problem with writing human beings off as so many assets they no longer need.
Another theory is that the Islamists who have been supporting Obama really wanted the blind sheikh to be released. Obama was going to have to brag about killing Osama Bin Laden in order to get the support of Americans (which he did at the dem convention the week before the 9-11 attack), but that could jeopardize the world Muslim support - which may well be where a lot of his campaign contributions came from.
Obama walks a fine line, having to publicly pretend he is against the Islamists at the same time as letting the Islamists know he is really working for them.
There were stories about private negotiations to try to get the blind sheikh released, but it was pretty much known that Obama would be toast if he did so without some kind of political cover for doing so. I should look up and see when those stories came out, and when those secret negotiations were going on - how it ties into the timeline of security problems in Libya. Although we can’t know when Hillary requested additional security and was refused by Obama, since that information hasn’t been released yet.
Former Assistant Defense Secretary Bing West told America Live:
For the United States military to say that they were 480 miles away and they couldn't do anything, and they couldn't move one aircraft in 8 hours? I'd say it's time to relieve a lot of people in the chain of command... If your ambassador has been either killed or captured, and is missing at the hands of terrorists, you do not ask any country for "Mother may I?" before you come across the border to save your own."
I am furious about the whole thing. There are so many aspects that any sane person would have addressed (leaving me to wonder...).
Then there's the line clearly crossed by the media refusing to do their job, and instead aiding and abetting the usurper. Not a new thing, granted, but done here in a grand sweeping gesture of "Who cares?".