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White House narrative on Libya all but collapsed
Hotair ^ | 9:21 am on September 21, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/21/2012 1:57:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

On Sunday, the White House narrative on the assassination of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi was that they died in a protest that “spun out of control,” as UN Ambassador Susan Rice insisted on multiple talk shows. That narrative hasn’t even lasted out the week. By Wednesday, officials in the US government began acknowledging that the so-called “riot” at the consulate in Libya had elements of planning and heavy weapons; by yesterday, Barack Obama himself refused to answer questions about the nature of the attack. There may not have even been a protest at the consulate before the attack.

Today, The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake looks at the collapse of the Obama narrative on the attack, and the questions it raises about the administration’s handling of consular security in an area known to be rife with Islamist militias and terrorists:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; benghazi; bluemountain; feb17; february17; february17brigade; february17brigades; intercept; jchristopherstevens; libya; waronterror
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1 posted on 09/21/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Cannot hide the lies anymore...


2 posted on 09/21/2012 1:59:52 PM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: Shady

As if the media will report this.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 2:01:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No one left to LIE to??? Oh PLEASE.....HALF of America is GIMME, GIMME.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 2:02:01 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama and Hillary are derelict.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 2:05:33 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Libya has collapsed, too!!!!

EPIC FAIL!!!!


6 posted on 09/21/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: All; TigersEye; Shady; dfwgator; Ann Archy; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Nachum; SunkenCiv
I think this is new:

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What’s more, two U.S. intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that the intelligence community is currently analyzing an intercept between a Libyan politician whose sympathies are with al Qaeda and the Libyan militia known as the February 17 Brigade—which had been charged with providing local security to the consulate. In the intercept, the Libyan politician apparently asks an officer in the brigade to have his men stand down for a pending attack—another piece of evidence implying the violence was planned in advance.

7 posted on 09/21/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Honorary Serb
Well....see this thread:

30,000 Libyans protest against militias

8 posted on 09/21/2012 2:11:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is the MSM a part of the Obama lies and cover-up? Also, Savage has said the Ambassador was abused before his death.
Why is that information hidden from the public?


9 posted on 09/21/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Ann Archy

They’re not Democrats. They’re Gimmedats.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 2:14:21 PM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: mo

Hillary looks worn down on t.v. She looks like she is at least 72 years old.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird

I’m sure being a road warrior is tough on the old girl.
Even traveling private jet and staying in 5 star hotels, it’s not easy at her age.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 2:16:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...a Libyan politician whose sympathies are with al Qaeda and the Libyan militia known as the February 17 Brigade—which had been charged with providing local security to the consulate.

That's some security arrangement there, 0bozo!

13 posted on 09/21/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: nascarnation
I’m sure being a road warrior is tough on the old girl.
Even traveling private jet and staying in 5 star hotels, it’s not easy at her age.

Especially when you hit the booze as hard as she does.

14 posted on 09/21/2012 2:33:11 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

1. Warned before the attack
2. Did absolutely nothing
3. Failed to defend people operating on his behalf letting them be killed
4. Immediately tried to deflect the attack as an escalation of a protest of a video
5. Refused to call it an act of terrorism
6. Refused to admit it was anything other than what he said it was
7. CBS reports there was no demonstration
8. It is reported that 125 well armed men attacked and executed a well made plan to kill our diplomats and their staff
9. A member of his own administration calls if obviously terrorism
10. Obama and Clinton continue to refuse to admit it was terrorism publically
11. A blue-ribbon panel has been assigned to investigate
12. The Obama team now says it would be inappropriate to comment until the investigation is done

Collapsed?

He won’t even talk about it anymore. It didn’t just collapse. It vaporized.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 2:38:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Shady
Just looking at the Daily Beast website....found this:

Obama Foreign Policy is Appalling outsie of the ME also

16 posted on 09/21/2012 2:40:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: nascarnation

Her Husband is probably having fun. When the cat is away, the ___________will play!


17 posted on 09/21/2012 2:42:10 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: DoughtyOne; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx
Obama wants the discussion to be vaporized off of the Airways....don't think that is gonna happen...

Did you see the little note I picked out of the Daily Beast regarding US Intelligence intercepting a message to the Libya Militia to stand down for the attack.....

I hadn't seen that before....

18 posted on 09/21/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ann Archy
In that 47% they count as receiving government assistance are people who get the “earned income tax credit” which is easy to get for any young couple.

That said I have 5 adult children, their spouses and mates and out of 10 all are voting Romney. They understand their civic duty as voters and that you do not ever vote just your wallet. That 47% is a BS number because it hides all the details of it's existence.

19 posted on 09/21/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; bronxville

February 17 Brigade *ping*

bronxville was interested in them last week, I believe it was.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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