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WaPo opinion: What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?
Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 10/31/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT by maggief

On the White House Web site, the president’s calendar for September 10, 2012 — the day before the Benghazi, Libya, attack — is blank and and the daily press guidance says “The President has no public events scheduled.”

But the president did have an important meeting that day. In an e-mail exchange over President Obama’s record of skipping his daily intelligence meetings, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote me the following:

I’d also note that this focus on just the PDB and not the countless other NSC meetings the President has each week really misses the point. For example, the President had a briefing with the Principals Committee to review 9/11 threats and mitigation efforts on September 10th. Seems like a relevant data point for you[r] piece.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghaziobama; benghazisecurity; christopherstevens; glendoherty; obama; obamabenghazi; obamamuteonbenghazi; seansmith; shadowwars; threatmatrix; tyronewoods

1 posted on 10/31/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Great timing, Marc A. Thiessen.

What took you so long to finally ask these questions, six days before the election?

I’m telling you, this stall tactic has worked out almost perfectly for the Marxist and his evil regime.

Keep praying.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 10:16:31 AM 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: onyx

Geeez, I nearly got a blister on the speed load by FR when I clicked on, even getting this story up! Not to highjack but was so thrilled I had to say so!


3 posted on 10/31/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: onyx

Something is coming down the pike ...

The WaPo is sitting on information. They have Stevens’ unredacted itinerary.

Since both the WaPo and CNN were on the ground before the FBI, it will be interesting to see how they play it out the next couple of days.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 10:23:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

So he had a meeting. So what? What was he told and if he wasn’t told why not? If he was told and still did nothing, it’s worse yet. This is insane.
I have used that word so many times with this pos, it seems meaningless. Is there a better word than insane? Criminally insane. I swear!


5 posted on 10/31/2012 10:24:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

How about criminally inept?

This is what we get for putting a lout in the White House who hadn’t even achieved Cub Scout status yet.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 10:29:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: maggief
What was Obama told on 9/10 by his advisors?

"It looks like the putt will break to the left Mr. President"

7 posted on 10/31/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: MestaMachine; onyx; hoosiermama; SE Mom; penelopesire; LucyT; ColdOne; ...

Hmm ...

“I’d also note that this focus on just the PDB and not the countless other NSC meetings the President has each week really misses the point. For example, the President had a briefing with the Principals Committee to review 9/11 threats and mitigation efforts on September 10th.”

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/2012/09/197186.htm

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

(snip)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/31/gingrich-rumor-says-networks-have-white-house-emails-telling-counterterrorism-group-to-stand-down-on-benghazi-rescue/

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Newt Gingrich said on FOX News. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

The hurt and anger is while Obama was engaged less than half the time, our military are hung out there engaged 100% of the time, used as props if and when something happens that may make Buhrock look good. Soldiers left at risk, under rules of NO ENGAGEMENT in some places and unarmed in others.

And Thiessen awakens only a little.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 10:36:04 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: DoughtyOne

He’s not inept. He’s deliberate. He does understand what he is doing, but doesn’t care. He is malevolent.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 10:40:26 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: onyx
Thiessen has been just about the only person at the Compost who has been on this story from the beginning. Jen Rubin is the other.

The fact that they're both WaPo “bloggers” and not WH reporters speaks volumes.

11 posted on 10/31/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: MestaMachine

I am inclined to agree with that to a point. You’re at least partly right with that. I’d say you’re more than partly right. The thing I can’t figure is why he would do something like Benghazi on purpose. Yes it would help his rag-head buds, but it was bound to come back to haunt him.

Perhaps he was stupid enough to think the media could cover this up. WRONG!


12 posted on 10/31/2012 10:57:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: DoughtyOne

Tithe to al qaeda, DoughtyOne. It isn’t the first time...or the first administration to do this. The SEALS ‘killed’ bin laden. al qaeda gets back a whole helicopter full of dead SEALS.
A drone gets yahya al libi and they get Stevens.
It’s the same sop that the clinton administration used more than once.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

Well, I’m not going to give you a hard time on any of that. I basically agree. I think it’s going to cost him big-time though.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: maggief

Well you got what the President says what happened OR
you got what actually happened.. NO HELP..

Zero lied.. not stretched the truth.. BUT LIED..
He always lies.. believe HIM or believe what happened..

No two choices.. The fog of WAR is not in Bengazi its in the WHite House..
America is being scammed, hokey pokied, boondoggled, rope-a-doped..

Of course, I’m TALKING ABOUT YOU... you are being snickered.. pockets being picked, bitch slapped..

What are YOU going to do about it.?.. Whine?..


15 posted on 10/31/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: maggief; MestaMachine; onyx

When the big story breaks...watch for the media to try to confuse and distract on irrevelant points and minutiae that is not important to the main points of dereliction of duty, abuse of power and possible treason. We will have to stay focused and not fall into the trap of chasing their ‘tales’.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 2:27:46 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: RitaOK

We’re moving along dandy today!


17 posted on 10/31/2012 2:34:34 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: penelopesire; maggief; MestaMachine

Two major news networks are sitting on proof of his “stand down” orders.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 2:36:31 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: onyx; maggief; MestaMachine

Trying to catch up with all this Benghazi news tonight...been busy all day and only caught bits and pieces. Thanks for keeping me pinged!

The prayers of millions are being answered. These men and heros who died deserve the truth to be told!! Our country deserves to know the truth before they vote for a commander in chief. This isn’t about politics...it is about honor, duty and country. Our media deserves to be put totally out of business at this point. They are complicit in the destruction of this great nation and in the cover up of MURDER!

So mad right now I can hardly breathe.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 8:20:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire
P, if upi hit the threatmatrix keyword, it will pull up every Benghazi thread I could find. Been gathering them for days and days. OR go to my profile page. There is a link.

OR here is a link.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 8:47:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

Bless you! Thanks.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 8:50:19 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: maggief; onyx

Brad Thor(the hunky conservative political thriller author) just tweeted:

“Funny, but my fantasies of being up all night getting scr3wed never included @DailyCaller... LOL”

ROTFLOL!!


22 posted on 10/31/2012 10:04:04 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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