Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-45 next last
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Whitehouse Narrative” new euphemism for lying sack of dogpoop!


21 posted on 09/21/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT by databoss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Actually no, I hadn’t seen that.

I had seen reports that the Libyan security forces had directed the attackers toward the ‘safe’ house.

I tend to take most of this with a grain of salt.

There are so many sources and misrepresentations that get made, that it’s almost impossible to believe it all, or know which parts to believe.

Some of the wire services reporting out of the region have their own agenda too, so it’s hard to know how much is true, embellished, or flat out lies.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 2:59:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ok these articles state he was scheduled for a public appearance in the most heavily occupied city the day after 9-11. They also state the tribes were all informed. Why not fly a blimp over the city saying come kidnap me. So if the White house had the information as reported were they stupid or was it a setup?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/opinion/what-libya-lost-when-ambassador-stevens-died.html?pagewanted=all&_moc.semityn.www

http://www.boston.com/whitecoatnotes/2012/09/13/mass-general-doctor-who-spoke-with-ambassador-stevens-just-before-his-death-pledges-commitment-for-peace-libyan-colleague/yEjOeOE7dQksPv64SGsidM/story.html


23 posted on 09/21/2012 3:01:41 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: liberty or death; All
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.

You are correct. It is not even 47 percent of people, it is 47 percent of households. If your mother is living with you, and she gets social security, your household is one of the 47 percent. If your spouse is getting a military pension, your household is one of the 47 percent.

A considerable number of the 47 percent are conservatives.

I understand the point Romney was trying to make, which is that we are becoming a dependant nation, but he has said that he could have said it better, and it is true.

There is also a good bit of the tape missing and we do not know the context for that. Presumably it was to make the worst possible cut for Romney.

24 posted on 09/21/2012 3:06:34 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

Plus keeping Huma happy.....


25 posted on 09/21/2012 3:20:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne


Obama owns this. If I was in the Obama's diplomatic corps stationed in harms way I'd be making sure my affairs were in order.
26 posted on 09/21/2012 3:30:12 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

I’m not convinced you’re wrong. I’m not convinced you are right, because this may turn out to be a change of direction in the region.

Right now, things are settling. I tend to believe you are on the right track, but some strange things are going on right now, and it’s plenty tough to read.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 3:41:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Noumenon

“They’re not Democrats. They’re Gimmedats.”

LOL!


28 posted on 09/21/2012 3:44:00 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Foreign policy is all Obama has to hang his hat on. They F**Ked up big time. Romney better get his talking points sharpened for the debates


29 posted on 09/21/2012 3:48:42 PM PDT by Starstruck (It's all Obama's fault)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

This whole 47% argument is a major decoy to get the other 53% to feel things are hopeless. The reality is we have about 35 to 37% who are either severe dependents who have no choice, total losers who love free sh!t, hard core Marxists & the brain dead Hollywood/Broadway/Media Elites. The percentage that are truly in need of assistance are some of the most conservative people I know. 47% to Obama is BS.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 3:56:17 PM PDT by liberty or death
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: liberty or death

the brain dead Hollywood/Broadway/Media Elites.

I should not have thrown them in but they only represent about .25 percent of the population.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 3:58:48 PM PDT by liberty or death
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: FreedBird
When the cat is away, the ___________will play!

Mouse in the House: The Memoirs of Monica Lewisky

32 posted on 09/21/2012 4:08:09 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Fester Chugabrew

The Democrats made Clinton a Rockstar, for his performance with the Intern.


33 posted on 09/21/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT by FreedBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Obama wants the discussion to be vaporized off of the Airways....don't think that is gonna happen..."

I wouldn't care to bet against that statement. Thank you for your continued coverage on these issues, as they surface.

34 posted on 09/21/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
As if the media will report this.

Where's Fox News?

One would think that if Fox reported on this angle that the other mass media outlets would also have to address it.

Has Fox News run with this yet?

Where's the outrage?

35 posted on 09/21/2012 4:23:40 PM PDT by sargon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Buffoons.

Check out my new tagline.


36 posted on 09/21/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: databoss
“Whitehouse Narrative” new euphemism for lying sack of dogpoop! "


Joe Wilson and " THE PEOPLE " had it right the first time " YOU LIE ! " ....
37 posted on 09/21/2012 5:25:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Starstruck

4 dead Americans. 4 times as bad as Carters 1979 F***up.


38 posted on 09/21/2012 5:42:50 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This “Middle East” crap is nonsense.

All of these events are happening in the NEAR East, not the middle east.

The Near East are all Shemitic peoples (Arabs, and Hebrews, etc.) while the Middle East are all Caucasian peoples (descendants of Japeth) and their politics do not mix well with the Shemitic nations of the Near east.


39 posted on 09/21/2012 9:29:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 5:55:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-45 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson