Skip to comments.BREAKING...New Pentagon Benghazi timeline damns Obama (never in situation room)
Posted on 11/10/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by barryobi
The Pentagon has just released their version of the 9/11 timeline and I think it is very interesting and damning to Obama. Specifically, we know that Panetta, Obama, Biden, and Donilon were at the White House for a previously scheduled 5 pm meeting. The attack had been going on for 50 minutes before Panetta was notified, and he was aware it was ongoing ..........................Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser were notified of the attack about 50 minutes after it began and were about to head into a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama. The meeting quickly turned into a discussion of potential responses to the unfolding situ ation in Benghazi, where militants had surrounded the consulate and set it on fire
Now is where the plot thickens. It appears that POTUS 'delegated' the problem to Panetta. We know POTUS called Bibi Netanyahu and spoke with for an hour AFTER the attack had started and was still ongoing..............
By Lynn Sweet on September 11, 2012 8:18 PM | President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and other issues in a hour-long phone call on Tuesday night, the White House announced--along with a statement that Netanyahu, contrary to news reports, never asked for a meeting with the president.
Why was no picture of POTUS in the 'situation room' taken that night, showing him dealing with the crisis? We know after the OBL raid, pictures of him came out right away. During the election, there was POTUS in the 'situation room' monitoring Sandy. We can now surmise the reason there was no situation room picture taken is because HE NEVER WENT THERE.....
From the Pentagon timeline released today...............
As that was happening, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left the Oval Office and went into a series of meetings in the Pentagon with senior leaders to discuss how to respond to the Benghazi attack and assess the potential for other outbreaks of violence in the region. Between midnight and 2 a.m., Panetta began to issue verbal orders, telling two Marine anti-terrorism teams based in Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to Libya, and he ordered a team of special operations forces in Central Europe and another team of special operations forces in the U.S. to prepare to deploy to a staging base in Europe
The only conclusion that can be drawn by the Pentagon timeline is that when informed of the attack by Panetta at 5 pm DC time, Obama punted on responsibility for managing the response to the attack, which was still ongoing.
Even more damning is that at 5:30 DC time, the CIA rescue team was returning to the annex with the body of Sean Smith and the others rescued there. They would have certainly reported at this time they had recovered everyone at the consulate with the exception of AMBASSADOR STEVENS. Unless the meeting with Panetta, et al. was less than 30 minutes, Obama had to know the Ambassador was unaccounted for. If that did not necessitate a trip to the situation room, what would? Oh yeah, Hurricane Sandy a couple months later when a 'good' photo op was needed.
Impeach, impeach and again I say, impeach.
Of course Obama cannot be in the situation room......he needs an aliby/fall guy for Benghazi.
It wasn’t his fault everyone was told to stand down......it was Bush’s....er Romney’s....er Congress....or whomever we can pin this on to ensure the Protected One remains virgin.
The Empty Chair is dereliction of duty.
“Article 92 also applies to service members whose acts or omissions rise to the level of criminally negligent behavior.
Dereliction of duty may also be used to describe an elected official failing to perform his duty.
Dereliction of duty is a specific offense under United States Code Title 10,892. Article 92 and applies to all branches of the US military. A service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties. Such incapacitation includes the person falling asleep while on duty requiring wakefulness, his getting drunk or otherwise intoxicated and consequently being unable to perform his duties, or his vacating his post contrary to regulations. Article 92 also applies to service members whose acts or omissions rise to the level of criminally negligent behavior.-wiki
If an elected official is found guilty of dereliction of duty, he may be impeached
Again, pathetic, how we have a slacker president in the White House.
I would dearly love for that to happen, but doubt that it ever will with the dems having the senate.
As that was happening, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left the Oval Office and went into a series of meetings...
These men have to go. They have also carelessly set up the conditions to put Taliban on the Afghanistan bases resulting in the murders of US troops and the bombing of US airplanes. They have killed troops in multiple incidents, not changing course from one “mistake” of murder to the next. Obama, sadly the CIC, was wrong to delegate such a decision to them.
I don’t think that will ever happen..... the dems own the senate.
Great reporting, again.!
By all means let us extend ourselves to give cover to the untouchable one, the fuhgetaboutit, out-of-the-question Hillary. I mean the Ambassador was only under the pervue of the smartest woman in the world, Hillary Clinton’s U.S.State Department, to whom Stevens and Woods, and the third man cabled again and again for more security to be met with, “Don’t even go there.”
It was powerful. My reaction listening to first obama praising him for it, but then his talking about what he did and why, man, I got such a lump in my throat and almost teared up.
I guess such a swing from anger to admiration and respect for his sheer courage and heroics to do the right thing no matter what to save all those people and leave no one behind shook me up, the difference/contrast between them, their integrity and who gives and who takes the orders...it was too much.
The truth must come out and the Pentagon owes it to its own and to us to do what they can to make it happen.
The principles involved are the essence of what we are and what is at stake.
Very true, but with the Chicago Tribune article I just posted, Obama spent less than 1 hour involved in this serious situation. Panetta was back at the Pentagon by 6 pm.
The point is, Obama SHOULD have been in the situation room. A consulate is considered American soil, an Ambassador has diplomatic immunity, so in essence our country was UNDER ATTACK. If that does not call for a trip to the situation room, I do not know what does.
Does it matter anymore?
If the BFN is planning no budget, increased taxes, enforcement of healthcare against the will of the people, the least we could do as is make a big stink about Benghazi to the point of impeachment.
I’ve been wondering the same thing, lately...sadly, I don’t think it does matter any more.
I’ve been wondering the same thing, lately...sadly, I don’t think it does matter any more.
0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.
Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker
There are three scandals here...
Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.
The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.
ONE man had the authority to act that night.
ONE man deserted his post!
0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!
And that he nails Odumbass to the wall....
That’s my take on it.
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Obama = The Butcher of Benghazi
He can’t without nailing himself. Huge.
He fessed up to infidelity and resigned in disgrace. I would call that “nailing yourself”.
Time to bring down Obamugabe.
HOUSE IMPEACHES, SENATE TRIES.
No, the House votes to impeach. The senate would try him for removal, with scotus chief justice presiding. It’s what happened to Clinton.
Better to resign as a wolf in sheep’s clothing than to be exposed as the wolf.
Surely there are decent dems that may be up for reelection whose constituents will demand that they vote BO out for the murder of these 4 men. This is much more serious than the Monica Lewensky scandal. I think it may be risky for the dems to protect BO if really horrible things come out about him. But really horrible things were already out about him and he won again so who knows.
Well then, who decided that these forces who were put on alert would not be sent to Libya???
Are you implying the CIA chief has more power than Obamugabe?
I believe that when the full scope of Obama’s treason(arming ALQEDA) and dereliction of duty(leaving our citizens to die) and abuse of power( major corruption and crimes) becomes known....the dems will be forced to turn on Obama for their own political power and survival.
Impeachment is a real possibility. The key will be the media and the rest of the idiots in the country. Will they even care?
LOL! Someone mentioned earlier that Romney sits down to pee...if impeachment came about; you woulod find that most of the 'men' in the House sit down to pee, as well.
Wonder if Ryan has the balls to...ah, never mind.
What I am saying is obama did not have to force petraeus to resign. petraeus resigned to protect HIMSELF, this op, and previous ops in which he was involved.
No argument here ... just wishful thinking. LOL!
Well...it WOULD be nice...
I think he resigned because he said to hell with the blackmail. JMHO
I think Petreaus will nail them. No matter what, he is a patriot. Reminds me of Ollie North.
I have posted my Benghazi hypothesis multiple times. So far it is surviving the drip of information being leaked.
My hypothesis: this was to to have been a kidnapping of the Ambassador. The purpose to drown out any message of Romney.
What I believe supports this hypothesis:
1. The denial of security upgrades for the consulate.
2. Why did the mob gather at a consulate in Benghazi versus the embassy in Tripoli? How did they know the Ambassador was in Benghazi?
3. The “video” was a cover story for the mob to gather. That is why it was so intricately woven in the post event narrative. It was the reason for the mob to have gathered, upset with American culture, not Obama policies,
4. Why was there a drone flying over the consulate to begin with, prior to the hostilities.
5. What was the meeting in the Oval office about on the 11th.
6. Why were the members of the Muslim Brotherhood shouting “Allahu Akbar” when they found the Ambassador breathing? Dead men make poor hostages.
7. The non-response was due to the ex-seals not reading the script. The made the plan go FUBAR.
8. Since the Muslim Brother hood was part of the plan, the military was denied the ability to respond. Is there any other reason for a standdown?
9. I believe the Israelis knew the plan. They had been tracking the gun running to their northern border.
10. I believe the Adminstration took the chance anyway.
11. The behavior of Obama: in the Rose Garden, at Andrews AFB and at the first debate. Same for Hillary, look at their countenances.
12. The “coincidence” that Donilon was an Iran Hostage crisis advisor to Carter. Was he trying to shake the demons of the past?
So, Petraeus quits. It is another of a long line of “hmmm’s, this doesn’t make sense”.
Shiny objects not to get distracted about:
a. the gun running - Why would the Muslim brotherhood in Libya be upset that guns were being run to the Muslim brotherhood in Syria.
b. Petraeus sex story. It is not important.
c. Keep focused on why the Ambassador was unguarded and in Benghazi and who told the Muslim Brotherhood?
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Obama makes a phone call to the one person in this world he hates more than anyone, and he talks for an hour????????????
Not excusing Panetta, yet can you imagine the panic he was under being left to make decisions he knew he had no authority to make?.......if this is all true..
Hide and watch, he will, as soon as he know his family is safe from ALL HARM.........I just feel he will do the right thing.
Short answer - no. Long answer - look at Tuesday's election results.