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Busted! State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks
GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT by Fred

On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11.

The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State.

The OSAC memo said:

Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012

OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September 11. However, constituents often have concerns around important dates, holidays, and major events, Often times, these concerns are the result of increased media attention to the issue, rather than credible evidence of a terrorist plot.

But now it’s gone.


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To: Terry Mross

I am not much for conspiracies. If there is any conspiracy here it is the incompetence of this administration.

However, playing along with you for a second here.... there is NO CHANCE that Obama wanted these events to take place 2 months before the election. Some are tying themselves into a Machiavellian pretzel when the truth is simple. We are governed by idiots.

You can’t control a mob. Obama might not know that but the operators it would take to run something like this do. What if they had taken hostages? Certainly possible and what a mess that would be. At the DNC convention and weeks leading up to it and even on 9/10 the DNC talking points were all focused on how successful this administration was in foreign policy and how our Apologizer-in-Chief was responsible. The company line was “we have turned the corner and they like us so don’t jeopardize that with Romney.”

Obama could not run on the economy, but he was claiming foreign policy as a positive. Now that is in shambles and it’s not over yet. Every day more information comes out and it looks even worse.

They were caught with their pants down. Why? Because they are arrogant idiots who don’t have a clue how the real world works. Their foreign policy is built on the same rainbows and unicorn farts their economic policies are. Obama liked to blame Bush for the foreign policy problems he inherited, but Obama built this. He owns it.


61 posted on 09/15/2012 11:36:52 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: xzins; not2worry
Looks pretty damning to me.

Why? To whom? Certainly not Hillary or Obama, they would point to this memo and say, in effect, " I am entitled to rely on what the open source document recapitulation tells me."

If one wants to make an argument that the agency responsible for creating this memo is at fault, that is an entirely different matter. Then we have an argument that Obama and Clinton were negligent in their supervision of the State Department. We have already seen openly published travel advisory issued by the State Department itself which says:

...violent crime continues to be a problem in Tripoli, Benghazi, and other parts of the country. In particular, armed carjacking and robbery are on the rise. In addition, political violence, including car bombings in Tripoli and assassinations of military officers and alleged former regime officials in Benghazi, has increased. Inter-militia conflict can erupt at any time or any place in the country. Seven Iranian Red Crescent officials were kidnapped July 31 in Benghazi by local militia members, and as of the date of this warning, they have not been released. There have also been several reports of militias briefly apprehending and detaining foreigners....

(Hat tip to not2worry for providing this information here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2930218/posts). There have been, of course, other revelations about knowledge of the danger which can be imputed to Clinton and Obama.

One could rightly point to the State Department's own state of information as expressed in this travel warning to fault Hillary, and by extension, Obama for failing to draw the obvious conclusions. The memorandum which this article cites, on the other hand, would no doubt be cited by Hillary and Obama to the effect that they were not warned of danger in Benghazi but quite reasonably relied on contrary intelligence. Recall when George Bush was criticized for accepting faulty intelligence from the head of the CIA who stood in front of the president in the Oval Office and said, referring to the alleged existence of weapons of mass distraction in Iraq, "it is a slam dunk." We conservatives said that Bush was entitled to rely on that representation.


62 posted on 09/15/2012 11:40:15 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: mkjessup
"...it is going to be bloody."

Reason so dictates, depending on what the definition of "is" is...

;-\

63 posted on 09/15/2012 11:50:17 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barry O'Bunga ~ America's First Limp, Saggy Fag President")
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To: Gargantua
Mildly worrisom if true. We still outnumber them more than 100-to-1. I like our odds.

The Feds have tanks, aircraft, new automatic weapons, explosive munitions, and nukes.

64 posted on 09/15/2012 11:54:54 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Fred
Socks C. sez HEY!!!

I thought you were ded, fred. How's Ethyl?

65 posted on 09/16/2012 12:32:58 AM PDT by Phil V.
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To: SE Mom; Fred; STARWISE; penelopesire; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; Lakeshark

We have arrogance, icompetence and treason in the WH, Dept’s of State, Justice, Homeland Security, perhaps and likely the CIA, and the of course the complicit lamestream.

Hillary is a pig. She’d better STHU about that idiot film.


66 posted on 09/16/2012 12:34:03 AM 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: eddie willers

eddie - Socks C. sez - uh - what’s fur dinner?


67 posted on 09/16/2012 12:38:03 AM PDT by Phil V.
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To: volunbeer

Conspiracy to destroy this country or sheer stupidity. Isn’t it scary that half the people in this country are stupid enough to vote for him again.


68 posted on 09/16/2012 12:51:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons are extremely afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: nicmarlo

I believe you would be referring to the John Nolte story over on Breitbart that Bill Maher, who has given a million to Obama’s campaign, did a religious mockumentary that made fun of Islam (as well as other religions).


69 posted on 09/16/2012 2:16:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Fred

Anybody angered that the State Department would do something like this? And likely get away with it?


70 posted on 09/16/2012 4:05:52 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: detective
It is difficult to believe that even the Obama Administration could be this incompetent. It is looking more and more like treason.

It's true - if you check you will find that folks on bases were told that the anniversary was upon us, so be alert, but don't worry because there ain't nothing in the mill. The bases didn't even bother upgrading their security posture to "be more alert and situationally aware". If something had happened State-side, it would have been the same sort of acceptable sacrifice to make it appear that the Admin was on top of things.

71 posted on 09/16/2012 4:14:43 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Fred

‘Connect the Dots’ Epic Fail!


72 posted on 09/16/2012 4:22:16 AM PDT by golas1964 (Obama must be defeated in 2012)
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To: George from New England

What does Obama gain by this?


73 posted on 09/16/2012 4:28:02 AM PDT by golas1964 (Obama must be defeated in 2012)
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To: Fred

And as we al learned from the Nixon years, the COVERUP is far worse than the original, naive memo. Scream it from the rooftops, they are in major damage control mode. Appalling.


74 posted on 09/16/2012 4:41:16 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Terry Mross

The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.


75 posted on 09/16/2012 4:45:53 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: machogirl

Would you give the link to the statement on our Embassy site on the IED attack?
Thanks.


76 posted on 09/16/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: volunbeer
I am not much for conspiracies. If there is any conspiracy here it is the incompetence of this administration.

However, playing along with you for a second here.... there is NO CHANCE that Obama wanted these events to take place 2 months before the election. Some are tying themselves into a Machiavellian pretzel when the truth is simple. We are governed by idiots. You can’t control a mob. Obama might not know that but the operators it would take to run something like this do. What if they had taken hostages? Certainly possible and what a mess that would be. At the DNC convention and weeks leading up to it and even on 9/10 the DNC talking points were all focused on how successful this administration was in foreign policy and how our Apologizer-in-Chief was responsible. The company line was “we have turned the corner and they like us so don’t jeopardize that with Romney.”

Obama could not run on the economy, but he was claiming foreign policy as a positive. Now that is in shambles and it’s not over yet. Every day more information comes out and it looks even worse.

They were caught with their pants down. Why? Because they are arrogant idiots who don’t have a clue how the real world works. Their foreign policy is built on the same rainbows and unicorn farts their economic policies are. Obama liked to blame Bush for the foreign policy problems he inherited, but Obama built this.

He owns it.

Exactly. I was just about to type up something similar.

77 posted on 09/16/2012 4:53:50 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: detective

The administration is not incompetent; everything is going according to plan.


78 posted on 09/16/2012 4:55:19 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Carry_Okie
You're shifting the focus from our government failing to protect us from the bad guys to the government targeting us, the good guys. That's not on point to this discussion, but a valid concern nonetheless.

The video lacks specifics and the lawyer in the video indicates that searches here have only come into play in follow-up investigations (FBI agents storming the house with guns drawn needs explanation for instance (for example, did they have a valid warrant or reasonably believe there was an emergency?). Government officials must have performed a search (or seizure) of one's "person, house, papers or effects" to have implicated the Fourth Amendment. Generally, a "search" must involve violating one's "reasonable expectation of privacy" which is determined based on the specific facts of the circumstances.

79 posted on 09/16/2012 6:17:45 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: detective
It is looking more and more like treason.

Bares repeating.

5.56mm

80 posted on 09/16/2012 6:27:11 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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