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Obama: 'Not personally aware' of security requests before Libya attack
Fox News ^ | 10/26/2012

Posted on 10/26/2012 2:48:54 PM PDT by antidemoncrat

President Obama said Friday he was "not personally aware" of any request for more security by U.S. diplomats in Libya before the Sept. 11 strike on the consulate.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 3amcall; benghazi; benghazigate; clinton; coverup; dripdripdrip; excuses; hillary; hillarysos; intelligence; libya; obama; scandal; security; statedept; themeaningofis; waronterror
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Maybe if he went to his daily security briefings instead of playing golf or campaigning, he might have been aware of the situation.
1 posted on 10/26/2012 2:49:00 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

Setting up fall guys and deniability.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 2:50:28 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: antidemoncrat

“The buck never got here!” - Barack HUSSEIN Obama


3 posted on 10/26/2012 2:51:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Big Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets! Sorry, that is all we have to offer! - the DNC)
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To: antidemoncrat

President Jarrett, please pick up the red courtesy phone...


4 posted on 10/26/2012 2:52:00 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: antidemoncrat

Sounds like some classic Bill Clinton league word parsing going on here.

......There’s blood in the water.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 2:52:00 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: antidemoncrat
He is either lying or incopentent and maybe both.

From Rush
http://www.therightscoop.com/must-watch-rush-military-caller-says-beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt-obama-knew-about-benghazi-attack-ordered-no-response/

6 posted on 10/26/2012 2:53:05 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Boy, THAT’S lawyerspeak in high CYA mode.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 2:53:22 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: johniegrad

It doesn’t matter. His administration’s handling of this mess can be criticized on so many grounds.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: antidemoncrat

This confirms my initial reaction:

Obama pounded the table and declared:
“We will NOT inject American forces into another mid-East country and create the impression we’re involved in a civil war!”

From there, the team set about inventing excuses.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 2:53:49 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: antidemoncrat

And another one down,
Hillary down,
another one under the bus...


10 posted on 10/26/2012 2:53:50 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: antidemoncrat

That is possibly true. State may have been entirely to blame for pre-9/11 security. Of course Obama is still responsible for State. So he still owns it. But he may not have been personally involved in those policy decision because we know he doesn’t care about security.

However there is no question that Obama PERSONALLY owns the lack of a response to those poor souls during the 5 hour battle. He would have known within minutes that our consulate was being attacked.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: antidemoncrat

Obama....Y O U L I E


12 posted on 10/26/2012 2:54:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"not personally aware" of any request for more security by U.S. diplomats in Libya before the Sept. 11 strike on the consulate

The evidence is that he was aware of the strike as it was happening ... and did nothing to help.

We have a do-nothing President that needs to go.

13 posted on 10/26/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: antidemoncrat; KoRn

“personally”

Yes, KoRn. Memories of Bubba.

“Emergency! Paging Bill Clinton. Translation needed. Stat!”


14 posted on 10/26/2012 2:56:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: antidemoncrat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950613/posts


15 posted on 10/26/2012 2:57:00 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: antidemoncrat

Obama votes ‘Present’ yet again.

Must have been a hard day on the golf course or hangin’ wit da Pimp With The Limp.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 2:57:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: johniegrad; All

and at the same time setting himself up for disaster if they find the smoking gun....


17 posted on 10/26/2012 2:58:37 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: antidemoncrat

I am suprised that 0bama is talking about Benghazigate.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: antidemoncrat

Even if he didn’t know (which I highly doubt), why didn’t he know, and what’s his excuse for the deliberate ‘stand down’ on requests for help WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING? What’s his excuse for KNOWING, that very night, that it was a terrorist attack and continuing to blame the video?

There just are NO valid excuses that will cover his azz. I just can’t imagine that the truth won’t eventually be made known. Worse case he’s re-elected, then impeached and we get Biden? Can’t be allowed to happen, it just can’t.


19 posted on 10/26/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: antidemoncrat

To which I quote the President himself: Bullshit


20 posted on 10/26/2012 3:00:02 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: antidemoncrat

He knew a long time before today, this is not news to him.

This guy should have impeachment charges brought against him in the House, one day after the election, win or lose. Then the rats cannot say it’s political or racist.

Amended - they’ll cry racism. in any case.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 3:00:09 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: antidemoncrat
Nominating this for, "Lie Of The Day."
22 posted on 10/26/2012 3:00:23 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: antidemoncrat
‘Not personally aware’

Either he's a liar or he's incompetent.

23 posted on 10/26/2012 3:00:37 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
OK, so his Teleprompter was aware. Or his iPad.

BTW, who the heck is Obama's Chief of Staff now? After Daley left, hardly any mention; it must be a real low profile person. Usually, they play big parts in addressing POTUS scandals.

24 posted on 10/26/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: KoRn
Absolutely, the above sentence could have a half dozen lies in it.

It seems official now, we have a president whose only defense against removal from office is to lie to the American people.

25 posted on 10/26/2012 3:00:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: antidemoncrat

Skipping security briefings is a good way to remain in the dark.


26 posted on 10/26/2012 3:01:34 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: antidemoncrat

So he was saying his layers of people PURPOSEDLY screen him from natl security info?

Like the SF Col caller on Rush Limbaugh program said, Amb in Libya would rank 4 stars, (one of the highest ranks), communication would go directly to the very top of the command chain.

What OTHER important information was Obama not privy to? Who made the decision to screen Obama from such information?

E P I C

F A I L !


27 posted on 10/26/2012 3:02:14 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: antidemoncrat

This is one thing he’s probably honest about. Obama is completely disengaged from his reponsibilities and has no idea what’s going on anywhere.


28 posted on 10/26/2012 3:03:14 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: antidemoncrat

President Know Nothing. Fills ya with confidence, eh folks?


29 posted on 10/26/2012 3:03:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: antidemoncrat
The man that called Rush today stating when the Top Secret flash traffic code indicating the consulate was being overrun arrived in the WH it would have been handed to the highest person standing next to the clown. HE CANNOT DENY IT.

My question to John Boner - IF you wake up on Nov 7 and the clown is reelected are you ready to introduce Aritcles of Impeachment for this treason? The AC-130 Gunship was told to stand down.

AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (Updated)
30 posted on 10/26/2012 3:03:50 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: OldNavyVet

Given the 40 foot hole in the mission where the ambassador was smoked, perhaps Obama might have deduced that there was a security need.

Who keeps all this stuff from Obama? I have no sense that Obama DID know, actually, but Hillary? Not a chance. Jarrett? Not a chance.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 3:03:50 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: mountainlion
He is either lying or incompetent and maybe both.

In my read of history, there's never been this level of both in the history of the presidency.

This treasonous bastard has to be stopped before he's responsible for the death of even one more American.

32 posted on 10/26/2012 3:04:06 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: antidemoncrat

He was unaware and on crack at the time.


33 posted on 10/26/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: antidemoncrat

Does it even need saying??? Probably not but I’ll say it anyway: can you imagine if GW Bush had said this, about anything?


34 posted on 10/26/2012 3:04:49 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: antidemoncrat

The question then is was he aware from ANYONE for more security? This guy is the biggest BSer, besides Clinton who has ever lived!


35 posted on 10/26/2012 3:05:16 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Hillary, trying to sneak out from under the bus, doesn’t quite make it, and is rolled over again. Cankle puts dent in wheel, but the bus limps onward. It’s a rough ride.


36 posted on 10/26/2012 3:05:29 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: antidemoncrat

Who the hell is Mike Smerconish and why does he have a right to ask questions and the parents of dead Americans don’t?


37 posted on 10/26/2012 3:05:52 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: antidemoncrat

Mark Levin will be on in a couple of minutes and no doubt will have a lot to say about this. Listen live here (maybe silence until 7 minutes after the hour):

http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/citadel/?sid=2059


38 posted on 10/26/2012 3:05:55 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: OldNavyVet

” ... and did nothing to help.”

That’s what I was saying yesterday too! Today I realized that he didn’t just stand around and ‘do nothing to help’... rather, when asked, several times, in real-time, he OUTRIGHT REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING!


39 posted on 10/26/2012 3:06:26 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: antidemoncrat; All

I don’t believe there is a man alive as COWARDLY as Obama.


40 posted on 10/26/2012 3:06:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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41 posted on 10/26/2012 3:07:05 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: antidemoncrat

Obama you lie.


42 posted on 10/26/2012 3:07:17 PM PDT by Red Steel
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Obama: 'Not personally aware' of security requests before Libya attack

Try again you lying bastard!
Oh, another question you lying bastard, were you personally aware of the request for help during the attack?

43 posted on 10/26/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: antidemoncrat

He’s the Chief Executive of the United States. It’s his team. If he were just a bumbler others would step up. Instead he is actively undermining our nation. Literally stopping others from doing their duty.


44 posted on 10/26/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tomkat

8 SECONDS....not bad : )


45 posted on 10/26/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: tobyhill

>>>Either he’s a liar or he’s incompetent.<<<

THAT’S NOT TRUE!

He’s almost certainly both.


46 posted on 10/26/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: antidemoncrat
Lt. Col. "Doug from San Antonio" has effectively explained why this just cannot be. The military and State Department have protocols in place that within minutes of the Ambassador and the Consulate being in peril the information would have been physically relayed to the POTUS. In fact, it looks like POTUS himself said, "no." This goes to the top and the man is guilty of treason.

Lt. Col. Doug spoke to the Rush Limbaugh show beginning in the 2nd hour at 22:22.

47 posted on 10/26/2012 3:08:33 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: antidemoncrat

Excellent point. And that criminal has the nerve to ask to be reelected


48 posted on 10/26/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: antidemoncrat
What about the ones Hillary asked for...you know, your Secretary of State> The ones she says were denied by the White House? Hmmm, you treacherous, treasonous, POS?

Walking Al Quida in Benghazi - Why Ambassador Stevens, two Navy SEALS and Sean Smith died there

49 posted on 10/26/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: antidemoncrat
It seems as if they were following the Kathleen Blanco style of governing - wait until the politics is all worked out. The problem is, by the time that happens, the crisis is worse.

, -PJ

50 posted on 10/26/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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