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First Mention of Attack on U.S. Consular Station at Benghazi (09/11/2012 Revisited)
several | 09/11/2012 | various

Posted on 05/30/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by First_Salute

Prelude

09/10/2012 USA / Breitbart report by Wynton Hall: Obama Misses Over Half His Intelligence Briefings

During a White House press briefing ... White House Press Secretary Jay Carney blasted the Government Accountability Institute's ["GAI"] findings as being "hilarious" and said:

The President of the United States gets the presidential daily briefing every day. He always reads it, every day, because he's a voracious consumer of all of his briefing material...

This president is very much steeped in the details of national security issues.

09/10/2012 USA / Washington Post Opinion [article] by Marc A. Thiessen: Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?

I asked National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor about the findings, and whether there were any instances where the president attended the intelligence meeting[s] that were not on his public schedule."

Vietor said the fact that the president, during a time of war, does not attend his daily intelligence meeting on a daily basis is "not particularly interesting or useful..."

Yet Vietor also directed me to a Post story written this year [01/14/2012] in which Obama officials discuss the importance of the intelligence meeting and extol how brilliantly the president runs it.

Egyptian Intelligence Warning

09/11/2012 11:06 AM EDT USA (5:06 PM Benghazi) (6:06 PM Cairo) / Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com) report by Rachel Hirshfeld: Intelligence Warns of Attacks Against Israeli and US Embassies

Egyptian intelligence warned that a radical jihadi group is planning to launch attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo.

The Egyptian Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reportedly obtained a copy of a top secret letter addressed to Major General Samy Sedhom, first assistant Interior Minister for Social Security, on September 4, which stated that intelligence services notified the ministry's national security body that elements from the organization in Egypt and Gaza were planning attacks on the two embassies.

Protestors Climb Walls of U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

09/11/2012 2:06 PM EDT USA (8:06 PM Benghazi) (9:06 PM Cairo)

CNN Breaking News @ 14:06 EDST, from Egypt

In an expanding story with updates that spanned into 09/12/2012 ("Protesters attack U.S. diplomatic compounds in Egypt, Libya"), CNN would report that "An embassy phone operator told CNN that the compound had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier in the day, ahead of the apparent threat, while Egyptian riot police and the army were called in."

09/11/2012 2:11 PM EDT USA (8:11 PM Benghazi) (9:11 PM Cairo)

A Reuters story was posted at FR: Militants attack U.S. embassy in Egypt, Raise black flag in progress...

Reuters later changed the time of the story to 1957 EDT.

Attack on U.S. Consular Station in Benghazi, Libya

09/11/2012 5:22 PM EDT USA (11:22 PM Benghazi) (09/12/2012 12:22 AM Cairo)

FreeRepublic.com member SE Mom posts reply 36, that refers to an AFP/Reuters story: Mob sets fire to US consulate in Benghazi, staffer dies

The AFP/Reuters story included a photo of the burning Consulate station, with the caption: "The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States September 11, 2012."

FreeRepublic.com member SE Mom's reply is among other replies to a story originally posted by FreeRepublic.com member kristinn:

(Egypt) U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement (U.S. bows to Islam)

The attack was worldwide public information by at least 11:22 PM Benghazi time.

Consider the following scenario (all times Benghazi local) [excerpts]:

Hicks in Tripoli received a call at 9:40 PM from Ambassador Stevens informing him, "Greg, we are under attack!" (Stevens' last words).

By 10:30 PM, a drone was over the compound and streaming live feed to U.S. commands.

At 11:30 PM, Woods, Doherty and five others leave Tripoli, arriving in Benghazi at 1:30 AM on Wednesday morning, where they hold off the attacking mob from the roof of the compound until they are killed by a mortar direct hit at 4:00 AM.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazitimeline; consulate; military; rescue

1 posted on 05/30/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: SE Mom

You appear to be the first to have posted a story re the 09/11/2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate station at Benghazi, Libya.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 3:01:18 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

“Vietor said the fact that the president, during a time of war, does not attend his daily intelligence meeting on a daily basis is “not particularly interesting or useful...”

Umm...yeah, SURE! I expect FDR DID attend all such intelligence meetings. Even though I don’t respect him for being a Democrat, at least we won the war.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 3:22:17 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: First_Salute

4 posted on 05/30/2014 3:23:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: First_Salute
A good start.

I have posted previously that we need a full timeline with exact times, including time zones, etc. Too many things got lost between agencies and individuals.

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Posted earlier today:

First order for Benghazi committee members: drawing up attack timeline
 
05/30/2014 9:37:24 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
Fox News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
Members of the Republican-led Benghazi select committee are getting down to work, with the first order of business a detailed timeline of the attack. But it already is apparent to some committee members that previous investigations, including the State Department review known as the Accountability Review Board, were not as exhaustive as the administration claimed. "If you go look at the other reports that were done, whether it be the Accountability Review Board or the Senate case (last January’s intelligence committee report), there are places where they have enough details but many, many gaps in the fact pattern," Rep. Mike...


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5 posted on 05/30/2014 3:23:59 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kitkat

The inference that Obama “is not particularly interesting,” was a gem.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 3:58:26 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: TomGuy

Yep.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 4:05:50 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute; SE Mom; kristinn; caww; maggief; Texas Fossil; LucyT; azishot; All
From the CNN link on 9/12/2012 above, second paragraph:

In Libya, witnesses say members of a radical Islamist group called Ansar al-Sharia protested near the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, where NATO jets established no-fly zones last year to halt ground attacks from then-Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

CNN SAID ALREADY IT WAS ANSAR AL-SHARIA!

At the time, I heard on Egyptian TV that Morsi's MB, the good buddies of and supported by 0b0z0, were DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF THE BLIND SHEIKH FROM PRISON!

There was no damn video.

Here are some dots to connect:

1- one of the first Morsi "requests" from 0b0z0 was to release the blind sheikh

2- there were accounts about that night in Benghazi stating that Egyptian MB were there and Egyptian dialect was heard shouting: don't shoot; Morsi sent us!

3- there was a theory that said that the Benghazi incident was a set up to "kidnap" Stevens and not hurt him in order to trade him for the blind sheikh. 0b0z0 was supposed to be "forced" to accept the deal and "save the ambassador's life" just before the '12 election!

As we know now, things went wrong, perhaps because of the safe room and the perpetrators couldn't capture the ambassador they torched the embassy and the rest is sad history!

That what could have happened, BUT NO VIDEO BS!

8 posted on 05/30/2014 4:06:51 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: First_Salute

Above and beyond what actually happened before, during and after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

What kind of half-wit idiots-in-charge of the federal government would not beef up and tighten up security at every US installation in every foreign country on 9/11 every year?

Just for that failure alone Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama should be sitting in prison.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 4:13:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: First_Salute

Check this, it seems to be fairly comprehensive:

The Complete Benghazi Timeline in Spreadsheet Format

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/05/the_complete_benghazi_timeline_in_spreadsheet_format.html


10 posted on 05/30/2014 4:25:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: First_Salute

“he’s (Obama is) a voracious consumer of all of his briefing material”
John Semmons, right?


11 posted on 05/30/2014 4:53:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: TomGuy
Thanks. I found a *latest version* by the author of the spreadsheet, Doug Ross, here.
12 posted on 05/30/2014 5:47:29 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: melancholy

Hilliary is STILL talking about the fact that video could also be part of what caused 9-11-12 to happen. She subscribes to the if-I-throw-enough-s**t-against-the-wall-some-of-it-will-stick schtick. And sadly, there are many who will defend and adore her.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT by azishot
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To: melancholy

9/11/01 al Qaeda declared War on the US.

Before Gadaffi was overthrown, Obozo was arming al Qaeda who was still openly at war with the US.

We gave them weapons in Libya to overthrow Gadaffi, we were trans shipping them to Syria from Benghazi using Turkey as the carrier.

Obama gave weapons to our enemies who had attacked us on 9/11, during a time of War. (we had not declared war but they did)

What is aiding and abetting the enemy during time of WAR called? TREASON.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 6:51:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: azishot

“She subscribes to the if-I-throw-enough-s**t-against-the-wall-some-of-it-will-stick schtick.”

She is the POS that wants to stick to the white hive.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 8:05:34 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: Texas Fossil

“We gave them weapons in Libya to overthrow Gadaffi, we were trans shipping them to Syria from Benghazi using Turkey as the carrier.”

I’m afraid 0b0z0 is arming al-Qaeda in Syria, again. They’re slaughtered by Assad and Hizbollah who are doing what he is supposed to be doing.

He’ll welcome the American suicide bomber’s cohorts when they come back here to the neighborhood near you.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 8:05:41 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: melancholy

We’ll see about that.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 8:17:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: melancholy
Yes, BTTT!

" Here are some dots to connect:

1- one of the first Morsi "requests" from 0b0z0 was to release the blind sheikh

2- there were accounts about that night in Benghazi stating that Egyptian MB were there and Egyptian dialect was heard shouting don't shoot; Morsi sent us!

3- there was a theory that said that the Benghazi incident was a set up to "kidnap" Stevens and not hurt him in order to trade him for the blind sheikh. 0b0z0 was supposed to be "forced" to accept the deal and "save the ambassador's life" just before the '12 election!

Good points. The plan failed when two former Seals went above and beyond the call of duty, and against orders to stand down, and rescued the survivors taking out 60 jihadis in the process. They were then abandoned to die by o and h as their reward.

18 posted on 05/30/2014 10:38:53 PM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Hoorah, Arizona!)
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To: Spitzensparkin1

“The plan failed when two former Seals went above and beyond the call of duty, and against orders to stand down, and rescued the survivors taking out 60 jihadis in the process.”

Very true. More details about reduced security for the compound fit what happened.

- when Stevens asked for increased security he didn’t get it.
- security was actually reduced in the months preceding the attack
- the Libyan militia “security” contractors left the complex grounds before the attack; thus leaving the complex totally unguarded

And, there must have been a “stand down” order to the rescue troops or contractors, otherwise, why didn’t they go?

The vanishing of 0b0z0 and Hitlery at that crucial time tells a lot about this, especially when they were told that Stevens’ whereabouts were unknown for several hours, they must have thought that the “kidnapping” was pulled off although the operation didn’t go as smoothly as planned.

As I mentioned in my previous post, there was talk about “kidnapping” Stevens and trading him for the blind sheikh. I have no way of knowing whether it was true.

If it were true, the scheme would connect many dots and answer many questions.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 6:51:10 AM PDT by melancholy
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