Skip to comments.WaPo opinion: What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?
Posted on 10/31/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT by maggief
On the White House Web site, the presidents 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 Obamas record of skipping his daily intelligence meetings, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote me the following:
Id 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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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
"It looks like the putt will break to the left Mr. President"
“Id 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.”
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
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)
“There is a rumor I want to be clear, its a rumor that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Advisers 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 Ive 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 presidents role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Advisers role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said dont 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.
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.
He’s not inept. He’s deliberate. He does understand what he is doing, but doesn’t care. He is malevolent.
The fact that they're both WaPo “bloggers” and not WH reporters speaks volumes.
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!
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.
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.
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?..
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’.
We’re moving along dandy today!
Two major news networks are sitting on proof of his “stand down” orders.
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.
OR here is a link.