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White House: Didn't Order 'Stand Down' in Benghazi-Rebuts allegations O denied requests for help
Politix ^ | October 27, 2012 | PolitixMary

Posted on 10/27/2012 7:02:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On Saturday afternoon a White House spokesman emphatically denied that President Obama had denied requests for help during the Benghazi attack. "Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," wrote National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor in an email to Yahoo News.

That rebuttal follows a TV interview on Friday in which Obama avoided responding to a question about whether CIA operatives were told to "stand down" during the Benghazi attack.

KYLE CLARK, KUSA-TV, Denver: Were they denied requests for help during the attack?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I've said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we're going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn't happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe.

In a separate radio interview on Friday, Obama pushed back on Fox News allegations that he lied about the administration's response.

"I've always been straight with the American people," the president told Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish.

"What's true is that the intelligence was coming in and evolving as more information came up," Obama said, explaining why his administration's explanation had changed in the hours and days after the attack.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; libya; muslimbrotherhood; obama; shadowwars; standdown; standswithmuslims; threatmatrix; treason; waronterror
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1 posted on 10/27/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then who did? Name names.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 7:05:49 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,”

The CIA said they didn’t deny requests for help.

Who’s left?


3 posted on 10/27/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is MURDER by OMISSION. The friggin coward didn’t want to offend his friends in the ROP so HE DID NOTHING. By IGNORING the request he can claim he did not deny it. WHAT A ....a bunch of not suitable words that can’t be printed in the newspaper. I hope he and Panetta and Clinton and ANYONE ELSE associated with this fiasco burns in hell


4 posted on 10/27/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well. See there. It didn’t happen. Nobody denied help, nobody heard a need for help. Therefore, Benghazi just didn’t happen.

Move along, now.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well. See there. It didn’t happen. Nobody denied help, nobody heard a need for help. Therefore, Benghazi just didn’t happen.

Move along, now.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 7:07:50 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: nuconvert

Paneta or Hillary. Take your pick.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 7:07:50 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They might not have denied it, they just ignored it.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 7:09:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s not to trust from the Choom Gang member who smuggled machine guns to narco king-pins and who cut a secret deal with the Sinaloa Cartel...?


9 posted on 10/27/2012 7:09:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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no, the boy went to bed!!! he was simply unavailable when the time came to make the call... you have to parse EVERYTHING RATS say
10 posted on 10/27/2012 7:09:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I'm sure this sniveling little coward didn't order a Stand Down. He does not have the guts. He just did not respond at all. Obama just voted Present one more time. When the DOD asked for a response, there was just dead air - a non-response.
11 posted on 10/27/2012 7:10:05 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s worse? Lying to your boss or not knowing what’s going on.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 7:10:06 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s continues to lie his Marxist ass off.

He’s the CIC, like he loves to remind us.

The orders had to come from him.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 7:10:52 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YOU LIE.

Taqiyya

He wasn’t denying assistance to those who needed help in Benghazi. He didn’t order them to stand down.

That’s why they came. With trucks. And attacked.

Whose numbers do we think he actually has on his IMs, hmmmm?

As for telling our guys to stand down, he didn’t do it. He had Jarrett do it.


14 posted on 10/27/2012 7:11:18 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Notice that obama never answered this direct question. He makes a statement about security and investigations afterwards, but he says nothing about his knowledge of or his actions during the attack itself.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Chode

16 posted on 10/27/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nuconvert

State Dept. and Defense Dept.

But Panetta says Defense never received a request for help, so that leaves Hillary...

I love the smell of burnt Clinton in the morning!


17 posted on 10/27/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s got that “Taqiyya” thing down real good.

Stand down, Bath-House Barry. People just might memorize your new address in Hawaii. I wouldn’t let Manchelle start picking out drapes for THAT place yet; you might want to move a little farther away.

Anyone know where Valerie Jarrett is moving after the election?


18 posted on 10/27/2012 7:12:01 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: nuconvert

Actually. I have been begging to know where Hillary was mysteriously located those seven hours. Not a soul seems willing to utter her name. It was her dept live streaming, doing the rejecting for security, her man, her responsibility, her mission house.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 7:12:04 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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There is still one theory out there that explains why the two seals were repeatedly ordered to stand down. It also explains Panetta’s remark about not having enough info.

Perhaps this was really supposed to be a hostage situation from the start that went awry.

The two Seals supposedly defied orders to stand down because they knew killing was happening. But what if the O admin only thought the result would be Stevens and Smith taken hostage and they figured those two Seals were going to screw it all up.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 7:12:22 PM PDT by dforest
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