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Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling
Washington Post ^ | 11/02/12 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 11/03/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by Libloather

Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling By Jennifer Rubin
The Washington Post
Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 Nov 02, 2012 01:30 PM EDT

Well, it finally happened. The mainstream media have figured out that Benghazi is a big story and potentially a serious national security scandal. After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped.

As he has from the get-go, Eli Lake makes news, writing: “On the night of the 9/11 anniversary assault at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the Americans defending the compound and a nearby CIA annex were severely outmanned. Nonetheless, the State Department never requested military backup that evening, two senior U.S. officials familiar with the details of military planning tell The Daily Beast.” Lake observes that although assets likely would not have arrived in time to save Ambassador Chris Stevens, “military backup may have made a difference at around five the following morning, when a second wave of attackers assaulted the CIA annex where embassy personnel had taken refuge. It was during this second wave of attacks that two ex-SEALs working for the CIA’s security teams — Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods — were killed in a mortar strike.”

However, Lake is no longer the only reporter hammering away at the case.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; coverup; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; libyagate; media; obama; stonewall; waronterror
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1 posted on 11/03/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I’m sure that the Sunday talk shows will discuss Libya in depth. sarc


2 posted on 11/03/2012 4:58:39 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Libloather

Get your stories ready for Wednesdays papers, people!


3 posted on 11/03/2012 5:00:35 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Libloather; Travis McGee

I notice they waited until the last minute, the MSM scum.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 5:01:54 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Libloather

… 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. … 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.

This is the blatant lie that condemns the liar. The president says here that immediately, “the minute I found out what was happening,” he gave the order to the military, the CIA, to everyone, to secure our personnel in Benghazi and do “whatever we need to.”

Exerpt from excellent analysis here: http://www.realitybatslast.com/2012/11/02/about-that-investigation/
“About that Investigation...”


5 posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:49 PM PDT by Alex Baker (Still hopeful)
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To: Libloather
After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped.

Where is the evidence of that?

6 posted on 11/03/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Libloather
Say it LOUD, Say it Strong, HUMA ABEDIN...HUMA ABEDIN...HUMA ABEDIN...the arab woman at a HIGH POSITION at STATE DEPT...what was HUMA ABEDIN'S ROLE ? She has been the RADICAL ARAB VOICE...
7 posted on 11/03/2012 5:08:03 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Libloather

Media ‘notice’ too late to affect the election. No sale.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Libloather
[The mainstream media have figured out that Benghazi is a big story and potentially a serious national security scandal. After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped.]

Those individuals in the military and intelligence communities who have been leaking to Fox News have likely also been leaking to the big newspapers and networks. While Fox went ahead with its stories the mainstream have sat on what they know so as not to derail Obama’s campaign. This is evidenced by the fact that when reporters from ABC and CBS saw their stories cut from broadcasts they put what they knew on their networks websites.

9 posted on 11/03/2012 5:12:43 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Libloather

Where is the autopsy of the Ambassador ?

Where is HIS DIARY ?

This is about national security...and OBAMA is HIDING behind revenge


10 posted on 11/03/2012 5:13:04 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Alex Baker

I have re-read Obama’s statement several times....Still can not figure out how that statement defines three directives.....


11 posted on 11/03/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Understand the stimulus

Huma was whispering in Obama’s ear? I suspect the White House Whisperer was Valerie Jarrett.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Libloather

There is a plan in the works that addresses this travesty.. Lets get the White House in place, and I’ll let you in on the start my dear FRiend, it’s pay back time.. Carlo


13 posted on 11/03/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Libloather

However, i do not think that the major scandal is benghazi, although it plays a major role.

the biggest scandal is supporting the muslim brotherhood to take over the middle eastern countries and allow the radicals to rule.

reminds me of the peanut farmer ousting the shah of iran and look where that led.

better to have a dictator ruling their countries with an iron fist then to have the islam clerics doing it.

the muslim president has has destroyed American diplomacy for at least 20 years.

blessings, bobo


14 posted on 11/03/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Brad from Tennessee
From what I've seen the consulate looked as though it had been stormed and set ablaze. We know no one was killed by gunfire or explosions, as the two killed appeared to have died from smoke inhalation.

If the "dozens" of attackers, who we know had AK47s, RPGs and light artillery, had simply intended to kill the ambassador I'm pretty sure the entire unguarded staff at the consulate would be dead and there'd be evidence of gunfire and high explosives.

We do know the terrorists attacked the CIA annex with gunfire and artillery.

What were the attackers' objectives at the consulate?

15 posted on 11/03/2012 5:21:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Travis McGee
everybody please leave a comment - no registration required- and use CBA and Cross Border Authority in your comment saying ONLY 0bama has that authority!!!
16 posted on 11/03/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

Reporters jockeying for a good seat at President Romney’s pressers.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 5:24:14 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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18 posted on 11/03/2012 5:25:03 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: Chode
maybe it does after all... it let me enter a comment and acted like it took it but then ask me to register so i guess i'm wrong, sorry my bad
19 posted on 11/03/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

Special report! “What happened in Benghazi?” Tune in for the true story, Wednesday, 9:00 Eastern.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Libloather

On the opinion page of the Post.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: skeeter

Romney after popping his head up to mention Benghazi, got whacked for it, and burrouged deep under ground himself.

The media, as well as I, believe he should likely blast the story wide open, on Monday, before the media can skewer him for even asking questions about this travesty.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:10 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Chode

Leave a comment where?


23 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT by CaraM (Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens.)
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To: abclily

Huma is the conduit to the brotherhood.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 5:29:55 PM PDT by Josephat
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To: RitaOK
Romney has been playing prevent, which is a dangerous strategy but understandable given he's up against a partisan, dishonest media.

We'll see if he was correct on Tuesday.

I'll have even more respect for him if he goes after a lame duck Obama on Benghazi.

25 posted on 11/03/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: bobo1

Don’t forget how he stood by and did NOTHING to aid the Iranian students in their protest and attempt to overthrow that regime over there and win their freedom back. In fact, he said now was not the time. The BASTAD!!!


26 posted on 11/03/2012 5:33:18 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Understand the stimulus
There must be a lot of others sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood sitting in the White House, State Dept and Lord knows where else. Besides the TOTUS himself, Valerie Jarrett and Hillary to name a few. Huma's supposedly on pregnancy leave, last I heard.
27 posted on 11/03/2012 5:47:07 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: abclily

There is no difference...OBAMA is trying to BLAME HILLARY...the state dept faded with the arabs...jarret is as bad as abedin...both radicals...


28 posted on 11/03/2012 5:58:36 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: FrdmLvr

I agree with you. glad that someone else has problems sometimes typing.

i will correct you, if i may that is the “BASTARD”. you forgot the “R”

however, i consider them all “sissybitches”. a bastard didn’t have a choice. a sissybitch does.

blessings, bobo


29 posted on 11/03/2012 6:02:47 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: skeeter

Oh, me too. I *would* like to see him crack this story. It is a story worthy of courage to at least be seen questioning, “Why?”


30 posted on 11/03/2012 6:03:59 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: FrdmLvr

THINK THINK is OBAMA and the elite MEDIA acting like a WINNER ?

obama is running on the REVENGE NARRATIVE...why is NY getting 90% of FEMA’s Attention...on LINY huge FEMA TRUCKS are giving away free electric generators, pulling mobile home ...THERE IS NO SUCH THING in NJ ...32% of the states population is without electricity...Princeton 50 MILES from shore is running on its own cogeneration for a week BECAUSE two huge tramsmission lines, not easilt replaced have stopped compressors that pump nat gas for starters...


31 posted on 11/03/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: RitaOK

Has the MSM been taking a nap when they hear negative things about Obama? Are they waking up? It is getting late. They have one extra hour to get busy tonight when the clocks go backward not forward.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: CaraM
it's at the bottom under comments but i was wrong, it let me enter a comment and acted like it took it but then it ask me to register so i truly apologize for the previous post
33 posted on 11/03/2012 6:12:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Missouri gal

http://washingtonexaminer.com/ben-affleck-finds-david-petraeus-remarkable-is-buddies-with-huma-abedin/article/2510446

Petraeus was actually on hand, attending an event at the Canadian Embassy and then watching the film alongside other prominent Washingtonians at the movie theater in Chinatown. Also in the crowd were “Argo” cast members John Goodman and Bryan Cranston, along with former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, State Department official Huma Abedin. Affleck explained why he invited his “good friend” Abedin, who in turn brought along her husband. “The reason why she is here, is she was instrumental in helping us shoot at the State Department,” Affleck said. “As you noticed, we shot at the real State Department ... our production designers were allowed to go inside and look at the seventh floor and recreate it.”


34 posted on 11/03/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Right Wing Assault
Special report! “What happened in Benghazi?” Tune in for the true story, Wednesday, 9:00 Eastern.

Postelection Benghazigate ping

35 posted on 11/03/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by alrea
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To: FreedBird

They plan to save themselves, and Obama if they can, but will break with but a few drips until he is elected, or run off.

Afterwards they will try and salvage Hillary’s and buhrock’s reputation, as cover this. Democrats are Marxists now and should be watched like a hawk for what they have done to the foundations of a once great country, for treason.

Start with cleaning them out of our schools and bring back our classical education, or we are done.


36 posted on 11/03/2012 6:23:58 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Libloather

I wonder if this means that the media think their man is going to lose. This way they’re covered when the Republicans start impeachment proceedings.

(dream on)


37 posted on 11/03/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: RitaOK

Romney has been getting daily intel briefings. He cannot legally discuss classified info, unless it’s already been leaked. That’s why some of his surrogates are talking about it, they don’t get the briefings. Issa and Chaffetz haven’t been talking about the ‘annex’ issue. They can’t do so publicly.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 6:35:33 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Missouri gal
There must be a lot of others sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood sitting in the White House, State Dept and Lord knows where else.

Correct. The time nears where America has to clean out the White House stables of the human excerement. Anyone with divided or un-American loyalties must be put out of government, even those elected!

39 posted on 11/03/2012 6:38:46 PM PDT by Rapscallion ( Has the House Judiciary Committee also gone AWOL?)
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To: Libloather

I have come to the conclusion the MSM was waiting, waiting, waiting for Romney to bring up Benghazi again and then they would spring into action with that CIA timeline they were holding back. They could then spend the rest of the election cycle criticizing Romney because they had the correct story.

Romney remained quiet.

democrats play checkers; Romney plays chess.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 6:44:06 PM PDT by glm
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To: bobo1

I was trying to say it with a Brooklyn accent.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

that’s a good one!

i didn’t think of that!

blessings, bobo


42 posted on 11/03/2012 7:12:41 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Josephat
Huma is the conduit to the brotherhood.

And Valerie Jarret is the conduit to Iran...

Mark

43 posted on 11/03/2012 7:16:24 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: abclily
"Huma was whispering in Obama’s ear? I suspect the White House Whisperer was Valerie Jarrett."

Jarrett always "whispers" in Obama's ears. On everything.

Huma "whispers" in Hillary's ears.

44 posted on 11/03/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: Josephat
"Huma is the conduit to the brotherhood."

Her deceased father was Muslim Brotherhood.

Her mother and brother still are.

45 posted on 11/03/2012 7:47:23 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: skeeter
"I'll have even more respect for him if he goes after a lame duck Obama on Benghazi."

Surely Romney will make this a number one priority. It shows systemic issues dangerous to American security. CIA, FBI, SOS immediately need to be cleaned out. It would only be natural to see how these agencies are working - only natural for a new president to do as part of their duty.

If he goes out about this way (with Congressional hearings, etc.) it won't be him gunning for Petraeus, Panetta, Clinton, etc.

But, during the course of hearings surely Petraeus, Panetta, Clinton, etc. names will come up. Obama wanted justice for this.

I hope Romney supplies it.

46 posted on 11/03/2012 7:57:08 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: skeeter
Romney has been playing prevent, which is a dangerous strategy but understandable given he's up against a partisan, dishonest media.

Playing prevent defense is usually a loosing strategy, I hope that it is not in Romney's case.

47 posted on 11/03/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Libloather
Last paragraph of the story:Bingo! Jennifer Rubin BUMP.
48 posted on 11/03/2012 9:04:57 PM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November 6th MUST BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: Kahuna

[ I’m sure that the Sunday talk shows will discuss Libya in depth. sarc ]

They might. They’d rather talk about that than Sandy.


49 posted on 11/03/2012 9:15:44 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Understand the stimulus

Lets not forget the Iranian-born White House staffer Valerie Jarrett.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:11 PM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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