Skip to comments.Mr. President, who let them die?
Posted on 10/26/2012 11:33:15 PM PDT by Arthurio
October 26. 2012 9:10PM
Mr. President, who let them die?
(Note: With the President due to campaign in Nashua today, his answer to our Editorial Page Director Andrew Cline's question, if he has one, would no doubt be of great interest to New Hampshire voters.)
Every time President Obama is asked why the U.S. embassy in Libya was denied its multiple requests for extra security at the Benghazi consulate before Sept. 11, he changes the subject. No wonder, as yesterday it was reported that not only were previous requests for extra security denied, but three additional requests on the night of the attack also were denied.
FOX News reported that the two former SEALS killed in the Benghazi raid had requested military support three times after reporting that the consulate was under attack. Their requests were denied by someone up the CIA chain of command. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty rescued several personnel and recovered the body of diplomat Sean Smith from the consulate. At the CIA annex nearby, they came under mortar fire. Their request for a strike on the mortar site was denied. They were later killed by a mortar attack.
Who denied their request for assistance, and why? The families of those brave men deserve answers, as do the American people.
Wasn’t this the same Obama whose partisans complained about the minutes GWB supposedly wasted on “My Pet Goat” during the 9/11 attacks? Obama wasn’t even busy reading to kids; he hit the snooze button then later went off on his planned trip to Las Vegas and the View.
Thanks for posting this. I put the editorial on my Facebook page.
I know the ONE I’m holding responsible.
Mr. President, you let them die.
Yep. Same guy.
I suppose Obama could have told his underlings to make with the contingency plan in place before hitting the snooze button, but if he did, they handled it about as well as a herd of cats.
The crap impacted the propeller and where were you Barack?
Herd of cats would probably have done far better. Cats are smarter.
We’ve lost so many on Obama and NATO’s watch in Afghanistan that it is sickening.
referring to the storied difficulty in getting cats to form an (organized) herd. it’s easy enough, though, if you have a can of tuna fish.
0m0slem didn't plan on our US service men being honest God fearing American citizens.
God Bless America!
Now he knows what Republicans must face each day. But a Republican wouldn’t have left Americans to die like that.
dummies and dopes = the obama constituency
Sometimes they’ll form their own herd all by themselves; some of them are that smart.
But, again, still smarter than Democrats in a group. :D
When Obama first spoke in the Rose Garden, and I watched, my first reaction was how disengaged he seemed and how emotionless he was. I posted about it, but was not surprised. Obama only shows emotion if someone is threatening or attaching him, personally. However, every time I watch the video again I am struck once more about his demeanor. He hardly looked at the cameras. He kept his head down, reading notes. His voice was low...even trailing off sometimes...and it was clear that he had no belief in what he was saying.
Besides the discussion that has been had about whether he attributed the attack to Terrorists or not, and the exact words he used, he does state that he "learned of the attack" (he does not call it a demonstration) - "last night" (before he went to bed) - and we all know he went to sleep - still, it is his demeanor that is telling. It seems as though Obama was just trying to get through a task that he found distasteful to him, that he didn't want to be bothered delivering the speech, and could not surmount any real feelings that would normally be expected. I knew then he was lying about or hiding something, but we had no idea how just how much.
Of course, his supporters will just say he was being "somber" and "respectful" but that is not what I saw. I saw a man who showed absolutely no depth of concern and could have been reading the printing on side of a box of cereal for the amount of interest he had in his words. Watch it again and pay attention to his delivery.
Gotta say Hi Tech if I’m anyone in that chain of command I would have ignored the stand down. Those f-ing dirt bags would be dead and most if not all of my people would be alive. Worst thing is I’m Court Martialed by some cowards and I don’t go to bed at night wishing I was a man.
obama is bereft of empathy. He can’t even give a good imitation of ‘concern’. He is the shallowest, most empty man I have ever seen. At least clinton could act.
Africom says they were never ordered to respond. The cia is trying to lay this on the dod, but the responsibility is ALL obama’s. Period.
Obama, Hillary, Patreaus, Panetta, Lamb and all those Generals have BLOOD on THEIR HANDS!!!!
IMO Amb. Stevens was meant to die. He was deep into the White House gun running that was another Fast & Furious, times ten. He knew too much. Was Obama, Axelrod, Hillary afraid he’d talk? Never forget Ron Brown and Vince Foster and a few others. It’s not healthy to be an insider with this gang.
I sure hope the Romney administration investigates this and prosecutes the former administration officials (if they aren’t pardoned). Not like Bush who swept Clinton stuff under the carpet and said let’s move on.
“There’s a broader lesson to be learned here,” Mr. Obama told “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft at the White House. “And I — you know, Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. And as president, one of the things I’ve learned is you can’t do that. That, you know, it’s important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts. And that you’ve thought through the ramifications before you make ‘em.”
Romney will move forward as every new President does. If he digs up the dirt, the same will be done to the departing Republican administration the next time the Dems take power. It is the way of Washington.
Plus, consider the fact Romney has a number of complicated and politically polarizing issues to deal with that will consume considerable political capital and the goodwill of the people. Rolling back Obamacare, tax reform, and spending cuts will be fought by the media and te Democrats. He will have e big enough fight without also dealing with the potential the American people will perceive him as mean spirited for investigating and prosecuting Obama administration officials.
Who denied their request for assistance, and why?
The major TV networks are ignoring this story, but now, as the local newspapers are printing it, the local TV stations will begin to carry it.
The story will overwhelm the abccbsnbccnn cabal and they will cover it if only to protect their own asses.
barry is as cooked as the dog that he ate.
I concur, except not Gen. Petraeus, and not anyone at the CIA.
"Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus" Petraeus will likely get fired now but he's not going to fall on his sword or take the heat for any cowards (luv it!).
Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.
Oh PLEASE!! Patreaus himself came out and said it was the VIDEO!! He is a LYING LIAR COWARD DEMOCRAT also!! Why do you not think so after this??
Those two ex-SEALS got a straight ticket to heaven...”no greater love than to save the life of a friend”.
A similar situation happened many years ago with historic reactions.
“this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” ...
Jesus forgave Peter but I am not forgiving or forgetting the White House or the SOBs in MSM!
My personal view is Victoria Jarret, as she did with the OSAMA event, told ZERO” do nothing”!
Then the corruption will continue unabated and Romney another puppet.
Mr. President, who let them die?
I wish all those attending his rallies would hold up signs asking this question. Since the MSM won’t ask, we the people must.
Unfortunately, the 0zombies and those paid to attend his rally’s won’t hold up signs or ever ask this question. And, if anyone protested outside of his rally, with signs asking “Who let them die?”, the MSM wouldn’t even cover it.
True but the Freepers would cover it!
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He knew from the initial phone call to Washington;
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 harms way;
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.
Patreaus backed repeal of DADT???? OMG!! I DETEST him even more!!! He is an IMMORAL COWARD!!
I’d love to see someone show up at a Zero campaign stop with a large sign reading, “Murderer! You let them die!”
More than a month and a half later we are still waiting for someone on our side to claim responsibility for the failure to defend.
“Then the corruption will continue unabated and Romney another puppet.”
History shows once large organizations are corrupted it is nearly impossible to eliminate the corruption. In the private sector corrupt companies decline, go into bankruptcy, and are liquidated (Enron for example). Corrupt governments keep stealing resources from the population until the economy collapses or a war ensues. Ultimately the economy collapses, or the country is defeated, and the political structure is rebuilt from scratch (Germany and Japan after WWII, or Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union).
I’m convinced the two party political system in the US has become throughly corrupted at the state and federal level as well as most mid size to large size cities. The banking system, the education system, the legal system, and many large corporations are also corrupt. The interconnected web of corruption and entrenched special interests is too large and powerful to be reformed. It will take the collapse of the currency and the economy before the system will be reformed or we will submit to dictatorship.
Furthermore, the election of 2010 demonstrated both political parties are in collusion. The everyday law abiding citizens of the nation, troubled about the direction of the country, organized themselves via the Tea Party to have a substantial impact on the selection of candidates and outcome of the election. The entrenched elites of both parties, academia, and the media did everything in their power to disparage these citizens and thwart their efforts. Once the concerned citizens succeeded in electing a Republican majority in the House, the Republican leadership successfully undermined the Tea Party agenda and went back to big government spending in collusion with the Democrat administration and Senate leadership.
Romney is already talking publicly about working with Democrats in Congress. It will be more of the same if he is elected.
You had an ambassador and communication professional (Smith) who were guarded by the February 17th Martyrs Brigade.
Were they trafficking heavy arms to Syria? Probably. Were they doing something hinky? Definitely.
Was what they were doing likely the province of the CIA? Most definitely.
Had people, including Stevens, raised alarm bells about the lack of security? Yup!
Was the CIA looking in on outright incompetence, while literally within earshot of rifle fire? Yes!
This all displays Obamas ideology, long held paranoia and bias world view. Im sure Obama and his people thought what Stevens was doing was sexy, because it was risky. Of coarse, a leftist cant trust the CIA, right? The CIA killed Che, Obamas hero, Obama is the self styled Che of the new Islamic caliphate.
Again, you cant trust the CIA, that is until your getting your ass shot off in a third world hell hole and your leftist party friends leave you for dead.
Stevens and Smith were expendable to Obama, but they werent expendable to Woods and Doherty.
Well for one thing I haven't read or heard anything about Gen Petraeus publicly saying the attack was over that dumb video clip. Granted that I haven't spent as much time of late on FR as I normally do so maybe I missed some article but still, I've haven't heard zero 'from him' or the CIA. It's all been from Obama, the State Dept and Leon Panetta.
Then given Gen Petraeus' military career and all the Command Posts in his years as an officer that he's had, including many in actual Combat, I would hardly say - even in the slightest - that the man is a 'Coward', nor a 'Liar'.
(worn as his Combat Service Identification Badge)
Now 'cowards', don't go into the Combat Arms like Infantry or Airborne and 'cowards' aren't awarded a Bronze Star with a V for VALOR during combat. And 'liars' don't earn a Ranger Tab.
As to the General being a 'democrat', nobody knows that, period. A Professional Soldier serves every POTUS no matter whom it is. And considering he graduated from West Point in 1974, becoming a Second Lieutenant in the US Army his first CIC was Richard M Nixon - soon to be followed by Gerald Ford. Then Carter, Reagan, Bush41, Clinton, Bush43, then Obama.
Okay you don't like him for serving under Obama, fine. But kindly don't slander an honorable Soldier. Call him a jackass, an asshat, or a jerk. But coward and liar? ... no.
Hey John Glenn ALSO went from HERO to ZERO!! It HAPPENS!! Deal with it.
Patreaus is RETIREDfrom the military. He;s head of the CIA and WORKING FOR OBAMA!!!!! THAT tells me a lot.