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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,

Read what they actually said. They did not DENY the requests, they simply IGNORED them.

21 posted on 10/27/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: dforest; All

quote:
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. ~ Obama

CIA said not true. General Ham says not true.

Remember the fake indignation from Obama at the second debate? Puke worthy!


22 posted on 10/27/2012 7:15:26 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Mortrey
Anyone know where Valerie Jarrett is moving after the election?

Back to Tehran?

23 posted on 10/27/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Nifster; Travis McGee

My understanding from what the military folks here have said is that the default is set to the contingency plans. If Obama ignored the requests the answer would have been interpreted as “yes”. For the contingency plan to not be carried out, Obama had to specifically veto it.

Somebody please correct me if I’m misunderstanding this.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 7:16:40 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: dforest

you just may have hit the nail square on the head!!!


25 posted on 10/27/2012 7:19:14 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama voting “present” as usual.
26 posted on 10/27/2012 7:21:02 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: combat_boots
She wasn't in the White House at the time ~ obviously. But I think I'd rather target that Rice gal ~ she's played it as her just being a good soldier carrying on in a tough situation fed incomplete information.

Her apparent stupidity leads us all away from the obvious conclusion ~ that she was involved in this from the beginning ~ and might well have a boyfriend/girlfriend somewhere in the DOD chain of command who could side track everything and did so.

Don't let folks off the hook on this one just because they seem remarkably stupid.

27 posted on 10/27/2012 7:21:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Travis McGee

Did Obama authorize the drones to go into Libyan airspace then, an hour after the initial reports?

Once the drones were there Obama wouldn’t be needed to authorize anything more, would he? If there was an armed drone already in Libyan airspace, and a marked target, who would deny the requests for air support? Would it be a standing order from Obama to not engage?


28 posted on 10/27/2012 7:22:43 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: TigerClaws
General Ham says not true.

and now General Ham being replaced on his ship?~ Tangled web.... Oh I pray every day that this will open WIDE UP so that Obama, Hillary, Carney, Rice and Panetta won't have any more wiggle room!

29 posted on 10/27/2012 7:22:52 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Mortrey

The only one with the authority to mettle, block info, decide for the decider is Jarrett, but I remain highly suspect of Hillary with the power and independence she was negotiated by Bill to even come on board. She wasn’t all that eager until Bill brokered something, and it was more than a lousy 10 million payoff of her campaign debt.

After all Obama wasn’t all thst interested in foreign policy and power beyond smiley faces with Arabs. She and Bill thrive on global power.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 7:23:04 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: jjotto; battlecry; Army Air Corps

“Panetta ... and top military commanders had judged it too dangerous to send troops to the eastern Libyan city without a clearer picture of events on the ground.”

Isn’t that an admission that they were involved in the decision not to send help?
I don’t think they could finalize that without Bam’s okay.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 7:23:11 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whether he ordered it or someone else did, the fact remains that the response was utterly incompetent and with an election in less than 2 weeks I would think he would be most interested in getting the word out on who did deny the requests, not avoiding questions on the matter.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT by albionin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MUST watch the re run of Judge Jennine Pirro tonight if possible. IT WAS ON FIRE.

COL. HUNT, and others I can't remember. Ty Woods father and siblings, Ann Coulter & Pat Caddell.

Jennine was as furious as we are, Col Hunt called Obama a Coward. Pat Caddell nearly in tears at how the MSN's are handling this.

Go set your recorders, DON'T MISS THIS.

33 posted on 10/27/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we are finding out exactly what happened.

Who's "we" and why don't you already know, "PRESIDENT" Obama?! Where were you that afternoon? Or can't you remember that either?

34 posted on 10/27/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t believe you Obama. Not one f***in’ word. You’re not worthy of the honorific “President”. You are a disgrace.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 7:25:29 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All; Smokin' Joe; LucyT; Jim Robinson
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack
36 posted on 10/27/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dforest

BINGO df!!!!


37 posted on 10/27/2012 7:27:43 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: butterdezillion

That’s correct, UNLESS there are specific steps in the Rules of Engagement requiring clearances to proceed as inputs.


38 posted on 10/27/2012 7:29:49 PM PDT by the Original Dan Vik ("Men don't follow titles, they follow courage." -William Wallace in Braveheart, 1995)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see. Bush did it. The Republicans cut off funding. 0bama was never told until it was over. 0bama just said nothing.
0bama did tell the Denver reporter that when he first found out, he did three things- order forces to ‘secure’ all personnel, demand an investigation, and bring those responsible for the attack to justice. If, after first finding out, why would he ask for an investigation, during an action in progress, unless he first found out after the fight was over? But, if he ordered forces to secure the personnel, they still must have been alive. His statements are inconsistent because his answers reflect actions taken at different times. He has been caught in a lie.


39 posted on 10/27/2012 7:30:39 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: nuconvert

It does seem like Panetta can’t have it both ways.

He wasn’t asked but he decided not to? Was he channeling Bill Clinton?


40 posted on 10/27/2012 7:30:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: arasina

“Well, we are finding out exactly what happened.”

The American people are, as well, Bath-House Barry.


41 posted on 10/27/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: annieokie
MUST watch the re run of Judge Jennine Pirro tonight if possible. IT WAS ON FIRE.

BUMP to that!
Normally don't watch her show, but did tonight.
Have never seen Pat Caddell this mad.
Colonel Hunt called it like it is.

42 posted on 10/27/2012 7:32:25 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: jjotto

TOTAL BS this was playing real time in the situation room in the white house. No one needed to inform the president. It was done.


43 posted on 10/27/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: The Cajun

Pat Cadell and Coulter were like a duet of anger and i was i yelling right along.

Cadell expressed emotionally what many of us feel.

FUBO!!!! Rot in hell you communist THUG!


44 posted on 10/27/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: onyx

45 posted on 10/27/2012 7:34:43 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: TigerClaws

a hungred years ago a young man said to me “ that boy is a tweeker”

I ax’d what a tweeker was

He said a tweeker was a crack head who rips you off and then spends the next 30 minutes helpin ya find the SOB that ripped ya off

sound like anyone ?


46 posted on 10/27/2012 7:35:02 PM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: fortheDeclaration

fortheDeclaration ~:” They might not have denied it, they just ignored it.”

Treason by omission !!
(Check out the dictionary definition of treason )

However , the military must follow only the military command lines of authority .
Someone in the military must have instructed the military to “Stand Down” based upon those same lines of authority.
The qustion is : who is the source of that order ?


47 posted on 10/27/2012 7:35:04 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: the Original Dan Vik; butterdezillion

This needs to go viral!!!!!!

Very important! !!!!


48 posted on 10/27/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first question that needs to be asked is if the White House received a request for help. If they did and the president decided to do nothing then they would also have not “turned down” the request - but the result would be the same

Saying that they did not turn down a request for help could easily be parsing words. Technically true - maybe they did not actively deny a reauest - but not accurate in that the result is the same.


49 posted on 10/27/2012 7:35:48 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All righty then. He just ignored the requests. Or he told someone else to make a decision (wink wink). Or he said something while flushing the toilet, that was misheard.

Technically that may be different from denying them, depending on the definition of "is", blah blah blah. SecDef Panetta (Clinton's chief of staff during the Lewinsky era) is doubtlessly telling Zero exactly how to dodge this.

50 posted on 10/27/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by rfp1234
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