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President Obama on Libya attack on Oct 26, 2012
television interview transcript | Oct, 27, 2012 | myself

Posted on 10/27/2012 5:11:28 AM PDT by FR_addict

Obama yesterday in an interview said he gave three clear directives the minute he found out about Benghazi.

1. make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.

2. we're going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn't happen again

3.find out who did this so we can bring them to justice


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: benghazi; dnc4alqaeda; dnctreason; libya; obama; obama4alqaeda; obamadelay; obamadenial; obamatreason; obamaweakness; treason; vanity
So if he gave the order to do whatever it takes to help our people in Benghazi, who gave the order to stand down, which goes against the president's first directive?

Why weren't they fired?

When did he find out about Benghazi?

Was he in the Whitehouse?

Did he go to the situation room?

Who watched the videos in Real-time and where did they watch them in real time? the state department, the Whitehouse situation room? CIA headquarters?

I couldn't post this because of the source, but wanted to make sure FR had Obama's interview from yesterday.

One of Greta's guest last night mentioned what Obama had said, but I didn't get his name.

1 posted on 10/27/2012 5:11:38 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
Exactly, this is what everyone wants to know except for the lameass, deceptive MSM!

I say the American people go around the MSM and demand answers from this POS President, who refused to answer Clark's questions yesterday!

2 posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:49 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: FR_addict

His order was to lie lie lie..this looks like they let those men die to creat a situation that was supposed to bring the nation together and get the press of the economy which was giving obama a big headache on the campaigne trail. he needed it to look presidential. OOps it was botched. too much news got out.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:10 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: FR_addict

Wow, it took them SIX WHOLE WEEKS to come up with THIS ?


4 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: sirchtruth

Like we’re going to believe this liar in chief?


5 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: FR_addict

Obama is simply lying about this. He can do it because the LSM let him

At one point I had some sympathy for him because I thought he was a tool or pawn.

No more


6 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by Fai Mao
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To: FR_addict

oh yeah 6 weeks later he has a coherent answer uh huh


7 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:55 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FR_addict

What attack? it was a work place event


8 posted on 10/27/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: FR_addict

If he had gone into the situation room and directed, or appeared to have directed a rescue mission, he would have achieved the most stupendous , smashing election victory of all time. Since something apparently was even more important to him than that, whose interests is he protecting?


9 posted on 10/27/2012 5:23:10 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: FR_addict

IIRC, it was DAYS not WEEKS when W went before a joint Session of Congress off 9/11/2001 to name the perps and announce his plans.

I guess investigations take longer when you got Vegas and Letterman to attend to.

Lies, OTOH, can be cranked out hourly.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 5:26:18 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: gusopol3

whose interests is he protecting?

muslim lives, apparently.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 5:33:47 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: FR_addict

The fact he is talking about this is telling- must be affecting polling for him.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 5:38:37 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: FR_addict

Guess he is figuring out these “bumps in the road” are really screwing up his campaign of Big Bird, Binders and Bayonets....


13 posted on 10/27/2012 5:43:55 AM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: FR_addict

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/10/26/ac-130u-gunship-was-on-scene-in-benghazi-obama-admin-refused-to-let-it-fire/?singlepage=true

Update: BlackFive confirmed with a retired Delta operator: The fact that ground personnel were painting the target says there was a Spectre on station.

Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me.
One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.
Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.
If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Penetta [sic] says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.
If that SEAL was actively “painting” a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!


14 posted on 10/27/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: sirchtruth
In light of the order to stand down and the fact that the operatives were painting targets, we need to know who was in charge giving the orders.

BOMBSHELL: US Troops Wouldn't Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless There Was Air Support..
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950841/posts

Obama said he gave a directive to do everything possible to help our people. So who decided to tell the former seals and other people at the annex not to go and help. If that happened and Obama actually gave the directive above, why isn't he outraged that his order was defied?

According to Petraeus, the CIA didn't give the order to stand down. So who did? If the Secretary of Defense was responsible for the stand down order, why is the President protecting him? Petraeus did not deny that there was an order given. He just said the CIA did not give the order.

They are painting themselves in a corner.

15 posted on 10/27/2012 5:48:39 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: dalebert

When someone tells the truth from the beginning, they do not have to lie over and over and coverup anything.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 5:49:10 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Fai Mao
Obama is simply lying about this. He can do it because the LSM let him.

The media is next on our list. They have to be taken down. And we CAN do this by organizing boycotts against advertisers on network news programs.

17 posted on 10/27/2012 5:53:43 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: FR_addict

One reference to the order mentioned on Greta;

TRANSCRIPT: Presidential debate on foreign policy at Lynn University
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/22/transcript-presidential-debate-on-foreign-policy-at-lynn-university/

Obama “Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm’s way;”


18 posted on 10/27/2012 5:56:46 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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I heard yesterday they are blaming it on “The Fog of War.” The Fog of War, my Ass!


19 posted on 10/27/2012 5:57:57 AM PDT by worriedinoregon
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To: FR_addict

“1. make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.”

And exactly HOW did he do THAT???


20 posted on 10/27/2012 5:58:54 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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Michael Weaver posted this on Facebook:

Michael Weaver

21 posted on 10/27/2012 6:03:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks FR_addict.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 6:03:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FR_addict

Mr. President, you told the U. N. the cause was a video on YouTube. Now you’re telling us this other thing.

Were you lying then, or are you lying now?

Or both times?


23 posted on 10/27/2012 6:04:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: FR_addict

“When did he find out about Benghazi?”

That is the critical question. When did he get his very first piece of information. Either the information was woefully late (doubrful) or he is woefully lieing.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 6:08:15 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: worriedinoregon

I heard Hillary use that ‘fog of war’ phrase too, and if as state in this sequence of events video a “crowd” fired upon our Personnel, Libya has to be seen as the enemy too, unless they bring this “crowd” to justice too.

At 2:10 you see the escape vehicle(armored car) gets fired on from a ‘crowd’, 2 grenades were thrown under it, then hit with machine gun fire from 2 feet away;

Video
Timeline: Libya attack minute by minute
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1925141359001/timeline-libya-attack-minute-by-minute/?playlist_id=903226511001


25 posted on 10/27/2012 6:11:13 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House
Thanks. So he said the same thing in the debate.

I didn't pick up on it then, because we didn't know at the time of the debate that there was an order to stand down that night, nor that there had been an order given not to take out the painted mortar target.

It would have meant more at the time of the debate if we had the details like we do now. He can't have it both ways. If he gave the order to help in every way possible, someone defied him. Why isn't he outraged? Where was he when the decision was made? Asleep?

If he was the one who gave the order to stand down, then he lied to cover up what really happened and is directly responsible for the deaths of at least two of the four. They were killed much later at the annex.

Here's Petraeus’s statement:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/petraeus-wont-let-agency-be-benghazi-scapegoat/?cat_orig=us

26 posted on 10/27/2012 6:15:34 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: worriedinoregon
Yes, Even Condi Rice was letting them get away with that Fog of War. I was so glad, Romney didn't pick her.

Fog of War made sense in WWII and other wars where they couldn't watch in real time.

27 posted on 10/27/2012 6:18:31 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
Obama yesterday in an interview said he gave three clear directives lies the minute he found out about Benghazi.
28 posted on 10/27/2012 6:24:31 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: rod1; All
They knew in Washington from the the initial phone call according to his statement:

Obama “Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm’s way;”

Initial phone call (which would have been approx 9:40pm at the consulate);

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/10/198791.htm

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL:“...I neglected to mention from the top that that agent from the top of this incident, or the very beginning of this incident, has been on the phone. He had called the quick reaction security team, he had called the Libyan authorities, he had called the Embassy in Tripoli, and he had called Washington.”

29 posted on 10/27/2012 6:32:19 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Good. You’re geting the timeline down. When the President would have first known about the attack.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 6:36:22 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Son House

Good. You’re geting the timeline down. When the President would have first known about the attack.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 6:36:50 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Son House
How they can say away with saying the “fog of war”, when they had up to minute real-time information from video, drones, phones, emails, etc. is beyond me.

How about the “fog of the Obama admin” instead? We can't even find out who gave the orders in the situation room and what orders to help or to stand down were given.

I think Obama went to bed and he left someone else in charge to give the orders.

32 posted on 10/27/2012 6:42:19 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

The entire DC “establishment”, including the media, has got their necks on the block on this cluster****, and they know it.

All that ANY of ‘em are doing right now is hiding out behind the gross lying that’s come from the WH in hopes that the blowback won’t work down the chain to them.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 6:42:44 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet
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To: FR_addict

Why would you call for an investigation of an event the moment you heard about it?


34 posted on 10/27/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT by gidewey52
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To: FR_addict

As I understand it, the CIA cannot give orders to the military to do anything, their mission is the collection of foreign intelligence.

In some situations, the on site military can give orders to engage in foreign defensive operations, i.e. a ship at sea under attack, a military compound overseas under attack. The embassy in this situation is kind of different, it is US soil and had no on site military presence.

So to me, the NCA is the responsible agency here which should have ordered help. The NCA is His Excellency through the Sec of Def....sounds like Panetta is falling on the sword for his excellency who was probably too involved in honing his basketball game or running for office to worry about our embassy.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: FR_addict

If ‘Washington’ knew at the 9:40 phone call, they had approximately a one hour window for reinforcement aircraft from Italy.


36 posted on 10/27/2012 6:55:58 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Mouton
“As I understand it, the CIA cannot give orders to the military to do anything, their mission is the collection of foreign intelligence.”

I'm sure you are right that the CIA cannot order the military to do anything, but evidently there were CIA operatives at the annex who were begging to go to the aid of the ambassador and the others. I would think only the CIA could order these operatives to stand down. That the military could not order them to stand down. It would seem only the President could over rule the CIA head.

So we have two things happening here - the military orders and the CIA orders. I doubt either can over rule the other. So that leaves the President unless he designated some one to handle this incident, while he went to bed.

37 posted on 10/27/2012 7:07:08 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Mouton
“As I understand it, the CIA cannot give orders to the military to do anything, their mission is the collection of foreign intelligence.”

I'm sure you are right that the CIA cannot order the military to do anything, but evidently there were CIA operatives at the annex who were begging to go to the aid of the ambassador and the others. I would think only the CIA could order these operatives to stand down. That the military could not order them to stand down. It would seem only the President could over rule the CIA head.

So we have two things happening here - the military orders and the CIA orders. I doubt either can over rule the other. So that leaves the President unless he designated some one to handle this incident, while he went to bed.

38 posted on 10/27/2012 7:09:54 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Yes, unfortunately, the media isn’t getting this timeline, they are too focused on emails and not the initial call for help, and this may go no farther then Free Republic as far as we know.

one other point;

Obama didn’t say “we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm’s way” in the last (2nd) debate as he stated in the Lynn (3rd) debate;

Transcript of Second Presidential Debate
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/16/transcript-second-presidential-debate/

OBAMA: “So as soon as we found out that the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team and I gave them three instructions.

Number one, beef up our security and procedures, not just in Libya, but at every embassy and consulate in the region.

Number two, investigate exactly what happened, regardless of where the facts lead us, to make sure folks are held accountable and it doesn’t happen again.

And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we’re going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I’ve said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them.”


39 posted on 10/27/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: FR_addict

The urgent request from the CIA to go help were ‘when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m.’

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/#ixzz2AVbdH1VP

an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.


40 posted on 10/27/2012 7:22:41 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: gusopol3

That is a VERY good point. He was just fresh off the I killed Ben Laudin trail, why did he balk at this one?

The more this goes on, the more it smells. Something is rotten in Washington.


41 posted on 10/27/2012 7:55:44 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel; gusopol3
You're right. Why did he balk at this one?

Maybe the stories that he didn't authorize the Ben Laden attack are true.

The photo of him in the situation room during the Ben Laden attack is revealing. He certainly didn't look like the driving force, just someone who stopped by after he finished his golf game that day.

42 posted on 10/27/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
They are painting themselves in a corner.

Yep. However, it looks like WE'RE gonna have to keep the pressure on because the lameass MSM sure isn't doing their job!

43 posted on 10/27/2012 8:42:41 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth

You are absolutely right!


44 posted on 10/27/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
There are so many threads....this one has some early history:

Why Benghazi Matters

45 posted on 10/27/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: American in Israel
"Something is rotten in Washington."

CORRECTION: EVERYthing is rotten in Washington.

46 posted on 10/27/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: FR_addict

47 posted on 10/27/2012 10:46:27 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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