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Posted on 02/25/2013 10:05:54 AM PST by marktwain
(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m. on the night of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com.
That was more than six hours after the attacks started, more than an hour before Tryone Woods and Glen Doherty were killedand about the time that Clinton first released a statement linking the attacks to inflammatory material posted on the Internet, a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube.
Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national security adviser, Carney told CNSNews.com on Tuesday. He was in regular communication with his national security team directly, through them, and spoke with the secretary of state at approximately 10 p.m. He called her to get an update on the situation.
Carney was responding to questions from CNSNews.com about who Obama communicated with on the evening of Sept. 11, 2012. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee they first notified the president of the attack during a Sept. 11, 2012 meeting that began at 5 p.m. and ran for about 30 minutes. They also told the committee they did not talk to Obama or anyone else at the White House after that meeting.
U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who worked for CIA, were killed in the Benghazi attacks.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey. (AP)
That night, while the attacks were still unfolding, and before Woods and Doherty were killed, Secretary of State Clinton released a statemententitled Statement on the Attack in Bengazi linking the attacks to an anti-Muslim video that had been posted on YouTube. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet, Clinton said. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
Over the course of a weekfrom Jan. 8 to Jan. 15CNSNews.com tried to get the State Department to simply say when exactly on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the department issued this statement. The State Department would not respond. CNSNews.com called again Tuesday to inquire what time the statement was released. The State Department again did not respond.
However, the Associated Press confirmed to CNSNews.com that at 10:58 p.m. Eastern time that night, it ran a story quoting from Clintons statement linking the Benghazi attacks to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. Also, FactCheck.or, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has reported that the State Department released Clintons statement about 10:00 p.m.which is when Carney tells CNSNews.com Obama phoned Clinton.
FactCheck.org also pointed out that MSNBC posted a Reuters story at 10:32 p.m. that night, which quoted Clintons statement linking the Benghazi attacks to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.
The Benghazi attacks later were determined to have nothing to do with a protest over the YouTube videoalthough administration officials, including the president, continued to make that inference for days after the attacks.
During her Jan. 23 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton stated she spoke with Obama the night of the attack, but did not say what time.
...blood on their hands...
timing on this admission by carney? and what more will come leaking out (and why)?
No kidding. They would have been run out of office by 9/12/12. This state-run media is criminal.
Is this the administration tiring to sticking it to Hillary (an under the bus moment for her) now that she is gone?
I thought that in the hearings it was said by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and others that the President made NO Calls...to no one.
What am I not seeing here, Is Carney lying?
He called her to feed her the talking point.
"...I never had any FBI files,*pound pound* I never made $100,000 dollars investing on insider info,*pound pound* I never knew anyone named Foster,*pound pound* my mother named me after Sir Hillary,*pound* there was a sniper dimmit *pound pound*,and I fell on my head as soon as I heard I had to testify, what does it matter, I never lie..dimmit *pound pound pound*"
great photo...:) :) :)
great photo...:) :) :)
This is the outcome of Obama’s mid-east gun running escapade. It has gone horribly wrong and the litter box is being refreshed. Ft. Marcy park all over again.
CNS news FEB 20
// Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national security adviser, Carney told CNSNews.com on Tuesday. He was in regular communication with his national security team directly, through them, and spoke with the secretary of state at approximately 10 p.m. He called her to get an update on the situation. ... ((sickening hands-off allowing this travesty to occur, and to CONTINUE without acting—this is NOT a CIC!!))...
Carney was ...((FINALLY))... responding to questions from CNSNews.com about who Obama communicated with on the evening of Sept. 11, 2012. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee they first notified the president of the attack during a Sept. 11, 2012 meeting that began at 5 p.m. and ran for about 30 minutes. They also told the committee they did not talk to Obama or anyone else at the White House after that meeting. //
0bama was more worried about HIS re-election than the lives of his troops in distress. They COULD have been saved, but 0bama saw such the possibility of a failed rescue attempt as a threat to his re-election, as was the case with Carter and his failed hostage rescue in Iran.
Hillary gets an award for the most CONTRIVED ‘feigned outrage’ in all of political history: “What difference does it make!!”.. Talk about talking points.. That was a scripted moment, designed as a shield to beat back further inquiry and to stop probative momentum.
Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifmans 17-year career.
Because she was a liar, Zeifman said in an interview last week. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.
Benghazi really happened, there was total chaos (Dave Mellon posted videos showing how/where it unfolded), brave people acted to save lives and mitigate damage, and NO ONE in the obamanation could be bothered to simply lift a finger to act, to save.
I continue to wonder... how were those in the military able to (be made to) "stand down" knowing what was happening?
This should not be dropped and should be an event that is used to define this administration and Obama’s presidency.
Thanks for posting that. When I first saw the blood on the wall at Benghazi Obama’s flag came to mind.
Of course. This is the kind of behavior that begets success in politics, and unfortunately many other avenues of life. Remember, it's not necessarily that the ‘cream rises’, but clearly that some feces floats.
Someone needs to photoshop that picture with a shoe being banged on the table.
That’s an interesting link... The problem is, I can hear Hillary’s response immediately: “I’m sure you won’t find a shred of evidence of that... I don’t recall... I won’t dignify that with an answer...” and finally, “what difference does it make?”
Yes, Hillary Clinton isn’t supposed to be challenged in any way. She deserves her 8 years in the Oval Office and she will get them.
Speaking of "survive," weren't there survivors of this attack? That's another aspect of this tragedy that's been obscured.
Hillary Clinton is THE original source of the 'video did it' excuse for Benghazi, Cairo and all the rest of the embassy riots around the world. Hillary did it!
US Embassy in Cairo quietly deletes its we stand by our condemnation tweet; Update: More deleted tweets!
Here is Hillary pushing it again on Sept. 13th.
Clinton: Anti-Islam Video 'Disgusting' (video 2:56)
Here is a 'senior administration official' trying to distance 0bamugabe from Hillary's f-up and at the same time admitting by inference that she was the source of the 'video did it' meme.
Senior administration official: The Cairo embassys statement does not reflect the view of the U.S. government; Update: Romney calls embassy statement disgraceful
posted at 10:34 pm on September 11, 2012 by Allahpundit
The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.
The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government, a senior administration official told POLITICO
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.
And here 0bamugabe and Hillary work together to try to prop up her 'video did it' nonsense and spread it even further.
Nope, she never said anything about a 'video.'
Father of Fallen SEAL: Hillary Told Me Theyd Get That Filmmaker Good 10/25/2012 videos at link
But that's not when the 'video did it' story started. The Cairo embassy started Tweeting apologies for the 'video' early in the morning on Sept. 11th long before the attack in Benghazi started. Before the crowds even showed up in Cairo. Embassies are under State Dept. authority. IMO Hillbilly cooked up the 'video did it' story and Skeet Shooter 0ne just went along with it.
This is a big @#$%!*^ deal! It’s just kinda sneaking in.
What’s getting me is, this is from Feb 20 and despite several diff kinds of searches, it wasn’t — it seems — posted to FR until today, here... did I miss something?
google of partial title to fr showed it was on nachum’s list: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2990281/posts
Wow! Five day old news and it’s just now hitting FR. The MSM is doing a dutiful job of covering this up. Not even a word on Fox News about it. This is big, no doubt about it. It very nearly answers the big question, asked over and over again in House and Senate hearings, “who started the ‘video did it’ story?” Usually phrased as “who changed the talking points” because the WH has put out several versions of excuses for altered talking points to explain it.
Well, nachum caught it right away, looks like, just the article hadn’t been posted to FR ... it was while we were down(!) for several days. Breitbart had it, ....
YEAH — this is SO old-playbook, coming out in dribs and drabs. I just have to ask, WHY NOW??
Sorry for caps, really trying not to yell, but those images of the chaos in Benghazi are impossible to ignore — yet admin/media/sheeple are.
“Yeah, dad, what’s up with that?” (carryover from Breaking Bad)
Amazing another filthy communist could be President. Again.
Because they won and we cannot make them pay for their murderous lies.
The only way this will be important is if conservatives can win in both houses in two years. They won this and are pushing forward with their plans to attack our freedoms with even greater abandon.
Well, any of the MANY holders of the damning Benghazi truths can, if they are willing to share what they have.
Timing, in terms of what it means to the powers-that-be, esp the hillary! -v- obamanation face-off.
Q: What do you get when you cross a crooked lawyer with a crooked politician?
A: Chelsey Clinton.
IMO Carney was reading a statement that was carefully crafted by Barry's personal and campaign lawyers.
I don't believe for a minute that Barry called Hillary “to get an update” but rather to dictate the campaign team's talking points deflecting blame from Barry and Hillary onto the “totally unanticipated” video for which neither of them could be held responsible.
These are rhetorical equivalents of her pathetic husband sending in the bulldozers into Waco, the day after he burned 26 children to death, along with many of their parents. Some things never change.
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And suddenly ....oops, yes, he did?
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What a wee little man-child he is, calling his sos instead of conferring and planning with the big boys and generals.
What update did he expect? HE was not making anything happen!! As TigersEye posts, only HE could give the permission to cross borders to rescue or attack, WHAT DID HE THINK WOULD HAPPEN?
I pray that he will be unmasked to the masses, that he will be seen for the evil little man he really is. As with the emperor with no clothes, may more and more people shed the deception they've fallen for and be willing to say so.
Lawyers instead of generals.
As we knew from the beginning, it was more important to deflect blame than to save lives. He had his crisis (yet another), and yet again it was only about HIM.
He is indeed a most miserable wretch.
That begs the question of who ... WHO was the _resident?
what an image...