Skip to comments.Benghazi Stand Down Denials Don't Stand Up To Reason
Posted on 11/01/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
There are some large disconnects between Obama administration explanations concerning security and response actions taken before, during and after the disastrous terrorist attacks on our Benghazi consulate and accounts,compared with those which continue to emerge from outside sources. Following numerous White House claims now known to be inaccurate and intentionally misleading,we are repeatedly assured that we will get the real scoop in due time after full investigations are complete. One perplexing issue,among many, evolves around conflicting accounts regarding requests and denials of military aid which might have saved American lives.
Further delays only increase wide-spread suspicions that there are no legitimate answers,and that the presidents strategy is to run out the clock until after his final election is over. If this were not the case, it would seem logical that he would seize upon every opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the leadership and transparency he has repeatedly promised. Meanwhile, those who dare to raise those questions and express such suspicions are often subjected by his supporters to scornful reproach. And yes,I speak from experience on this a subject I will get to later.
Putting serious questions aside regarding why early requests for enhanced consulate security had been repeatedly denied, along with misplaced blame for the attack on an obscure anti-Muslim video,lets focus exclusively upon controversies surrounding that fateful seven-hour assault period.
During an October 16 interview, Denvers WUSA-TV reporter Kyle Clark asked President Obama a two-part question: Were the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi,Libya denied requests for help during that attack,and is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation until after the election? Expressing his regret about the casualties and sympathy for their families,plus a determination to bring the perpetrators to justice,the president didnt answer either question.
After dodging, Clark asked the first and most important part again:..
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
There is nothing to ‘investigate’ Obama was responsible-period.
Glenn Beck just said he has the memo that includes the stand down order. He knows which networks are sitting on it and if they don’t run the story he is going to expose them. He is only holding it to cover his sources. This is going to get very hot quickly.
” Following numerous White House claims now known to be inaccurate and intentionally misleading....”
BINGO! CNN is picking this up and now WSJ....maybe hurricane Sandy just pushed these questions closer to election day,,hmmmm?
All the investigation needed is:
Ask Obama, what did YOU do when confronted with this situation. Where were you? What did you see, hear, KNOW about what was happening? What did you order? What did you sign. And why? What were you thinking?
As usual, the peekaboo President (who comes out into the light when he wants and hides when he doesn’t, and who changes colors like a chameleon depending on the landscape, and who does it all to advance an anti-American agenda), has been answering a question nobody is asking.
Nobody is wanting him to investigate what happened over in that place at that time. What they want is for him to answer for his actions as President of the United States.
And that he refuses to do, even morphing the question into something nobody is asking because we already know, well enough, what happened over there on that day.
So far, he appears to be getting away with it.
But reckoning of one kind or another is on its way...
Why does it say at the top that this is from the Wall St. Journal, but then the link to the article is to Forbes? Did the WSJ reprint it?
Have we retaken either the Annex or the mission buildings in Benghazi? I thought those were “American soil”? We were defeated and run out of Benghazi by Al Qaeda. Ohhhhh....that doesn’t look good for Obama.
Thanks for the ping!
Code for 'they're up to their eyeballs in lies'...
Thank Goodness one of “the good guys” has it!
Thank Goodness one of the good guys has it!
Yes and my guess is he will make an offer to hire the reporter who feels he or she is getting shut down by the network. He said he had 100 people who are so scared for this country who have this information that want to get it out before the elction.
Also from Beck, just now, “I agree with what Morris predicted, 300 EVs and somewhere between 5% and 10% popular vote margin for Mitt Romney”.
Maybe they’re looking at the election this way:
***Pols see polls point to Romney triumph; hidden vote to crush Obama***
That's a problem with lies. It is hard enough for one person to keep the story straight but when several have to parrot it, it is impossible. A coherent story consisting of the truth is so easy to remember.
Obama, the cowardly lyin’.
“He said he had 100 people who are so scared for this country who have this information that want to get it out before the elction.”
100 people affiliate with the news networks/outlets?
One must be CNN??
I’ve been looking at a lot of sources and had a brain hiccup. I’ve asked the moderator to correct it to “Forbes.” Thank you for letting me know.
That appears to be an error on the part of the person who posted the article. I doubt WSJ reprints material from Forbes.
I've copied admin moderator, who has the power to correct the mistake.
100 people affiliate with the news networks/outlets
No in the Gov. He said they can’t sleep because they are afraid for the country and their lives.
Thanks for the clarification. So, Beck’s sources are government? Did those sources pass it on to MSM?
Much what is coming out about the stand-down order is fragmented.
While no Americans died in the other attacks, there were Islamic flags flying over embassies in other countries too, but besides (mostly) ignoring Libya, they also ignore the many attacks we faced in the days after Libya.
A reelected obama has impeachment to look forward to...
Benghazi... oh, we'll get to that...
I think the youtube video meme was meant to give us the impression that a run of the mill protest suddenly got out of hand...and there was nothing anyone could do to help.
Once the whole seven hour battle comes to light, its obvious that somebody denied help.
Thanks for the clarification. So, Becks sources are government? Did those sources pass it on to MSM
He said he knows from inside the media outlets that this memo is in their hands. He said he will expose the media outlet. He said he had the same memo they have. He is giving them time to do the story or he will do it and then expose they knew and didn’t act.
Bambi & Co. also seem to have missed the fact that there was a major attack on our embassy in Cairo that ended up with the black flag of AQ flying over the American Embassy...earlier that very same day.
That was their first apology for the video; you’d think they wouldn’t have forgotten so soon!
They laughed it off when it was mentioned that the President did not attend intelligence briefings. He didn’t need to. He read and absorbed his daily written summaries.
Did the President attend a briefing between August 16th and September 11th? Was this on the agenda for any of those meetings.
Was it on the agenda of a briefing he missed?
Where’s Travis McGee today?
“Did the President attend a briefing between August 16th and September 11th? Was this on the agenda for any of those meetings.”
“Was it on the agenda of a briefing he missed?”
Do you think he cared? Do you think he cares now?
Yup. Does that make sense? Nope. One has to belay everything we know about the past records of both Hillary and Zero and believe their public faces totally to accept such weird idealism at root.
No way. Both Hillary and Zero are demonstrably hardened cutthroat politicians mad for power. So then one must seek another thesis.
What makes this so hard to understand and accept is that the only rational explanation for what happened is that Stevens' death was a conscious decision on the part of BOTH Zero and Hillary, IOW, they wanted him dead. Stevens could not be allowed to be kidnapped and forced to talk (by either AQ or the Russians) about running weapons to Syria, never mind what he knows about Zero personally.
Standing him up and standing down the military might well have been a condition on the part of the Russians to belay retaliation for our intrigue on their turf (Syria), but only as long as we spilled the beans by leaving the site open for "inspection."
THEN it all makes sense. Of course, THEN one must accept that Hillary and Zero are both murderous thugs. What's so hard about that? They're both perfectly happy to argue for letting a doctor stab scissors into a baby's head and suck out the brains, so why would they balk at a hit on Stevens?
I hope so.
You are right.