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.
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?
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
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.
Zer0 is known to kick-back a few. I’ll bet he was in a drunken stupor.
it’s a better excuse than to say the bum is lazy.
Petreaus. Who’s going to believe an adulterer? He’s disqualified himself from being trusted. His testimony is instantly impeachable.
How about lazy, drunk, and stupid?
Nothing will come of this, the American People don’t care.
Why does it matter that obama wasn’t in the Situation Room?
And why would we want him there anyway???
“So far it is surviving the drip of information being leaked.”
You make the mistake of not going back far enough in time and/or not starting at the start. You also make the mistake of not allowing for the misinformation that is coming from every branch of government.
It might also be helpful to realize that OFTEN, more often than you might think, the cia works against itself...as does the dia...as does the nsa. And that betwixt and between them, they work against each other. Add doj and state into the mix and you have FUBAR from the jump. The right hand doesn’t always know what the left hand is doing.
But, he will be under oath, and he will tell the truth, he has nothing to lose. His testimony will be verifiable by the tesimony of others. Many know what happened.
Petreaus at this time is at the lowest point of his lifetime, he has been humiliated and has the disdain of so many of his Military friends, that is not something a man of his Military character wants to die with. He will do the right thing and Redeem himself, with TRUTH.
PLEASE don’t compare petraeus to Ollie North. There is no comparison there. NONE.
So which part of the hypothesis has been proven wrong?
I am sure glad we are getting on this so swiftly.
After all, there is an election coming up and I figured they would hold this till after the election.
In the REAL world, I seriously doubt this would have had any bearing on the results.
MAYBE, just MAYBE, a few more of the R’s would have come out BUT then we would be hearing reports of 120% turnout etc.
Those of us that seemingly pay attention - on both sides - had a good idea of what was going on, they just kept it from the sheeple, who, unless they hear it on the view or oprah, wouldn’t have heard it anyway.