Skip to comments.Obama Did Not Deny Requests For Help In Benghazi: Aide
Posted on 10/27/2012 1:07:27 PM PDT by edpc
The White House on Saturday flatly denied that President Barack Obama withheld requests for help from the besieged American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as it came under on attack by suspected terrorists on September 11th.
"Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.
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It’s OBAMA’S FAULT.
Thank heavens they can’t hang that one on Bush. I guess the question to ask is “What would Bush have done?”
He didn’t want to p*ss off the newly reorganizing Libya.
What utter bilge from this administration. Even Bill Clinton would have been decent enough to let US forces do what they do best.
Bush would have told all the forces to kick ass, and don’t bother taking names until the carnage is being cleaned up.
They’ve had all this time to scrub anything clean and creat any version they want.
Keep denying, more people will no longer buy it.
Here's the thing: Even if no request for aide was sent out, the Administration, including the President, knew they were in trouble and were under attack. A request for aide should not have been necessary. Aide should have been sent, regardless of requests. It is the Presidents job to assess situations such as Benghazi and act accordingly. Trying to fob it off as no request for aide is BS. They were watching a real time video and knew what had to be done, yet they(bozo)refused to do it. Bozo and the boys are guilty of murdering 4 Americans.
Video of some merit
What he did is a badge of honor in the Muslim Islamic world of the holy jihad on the infidels.
True in the Extreme! A Standing Order Should Have Been In Place. Why such an order was not in place is another question needing an answer from this zer0 crowd.
My follow-up questions to the Obama Aide would be -
Is/was Obama aware of ANY request being made?
When was he informed of such requests?
So these folks were rogue Americans in Benghazi with no bosses in DC? Haha
From the Petraeus response, I took it that these folks were not working for the CIA. So who were these folks working for? Was this intelligence operation under direct supervision of the Director of Intelligence (whatever he’s called) at the White House? Did no one who the POTUS hired ask the POTUS to give permission to aid these Americans? Is the POTUS that incompetent at hiring people who know how things work? Does no one at the White House have a conscience? We need to sweep the evil out of DC.
Congress needs to find out who was controlling this operation at the safe house. Follow the money. Will these dead contractors receive an insurance pay out since they were told not to run into the fire?
Interesting. CIA says it did not deny more help.
State Department says it did not deny help.
DOD says it did not deny help.
And now the White House says it did not deny help.
Someone or several folks are lying.
My bet is that it is the White House who is lying
These leakers need to start leaking names, so we can follow the trail of cowardness.
“Either theyre stupid, or theyre even stupider.”
I’ve been saying this for some time. If they say they were not informed and did not know what was going on they were derelict in their duty. If they knew and did nothing - especially when they had the means to do so they should resign
Petraeus essentially blamed Obama for this he should stand up and do that plainly and make any tapes or transcripts the CIA has public.
As Romney so eloquently said about the MSM “ Obama’s leads from behind “
Ding, ding we have a winner. They didn't issue a denial of assistance, they simply didn't approve the request of assistance. I really think this whole thing is on Valerie Jarrett. She was afraid of sending in the military in case there was a Desert One/Black Hawk Down type incident in an election year. So she sacrificed the lives of everyone in the consulate instead.
Well, there’s a third option, Valerie Jarrett could be calling the shots from outside the White House, where ever she is.
From: Charge of the Light Brigade— “Lord Lucan, you have lost the Light Brigade (Me, Sir? I will not be blamed— I followed both verbal and written orders in your handwriting- hands Lord Ragland the written orders—) and Ragland says: “Not MY handwriting, and looks at his adjutant to WHOM he dictated the orders” Adjutant says “ I will not be blamed”.
Here is short piece on the actual written order now in the National Army Museum in the UK.
There is a lot of precedent for chicken crap leadership all dodging. But in this case we ALL know who was “leading from behind” . I want to know where Valerie Jarrett was, since the p**sy can’t make any decision without her OK, poofter that he is.
Is there some kind of rule that you can’t quit your job as President? Obama has to know he looks like PeeWee Herman’s not very bright brother. He asked for this job. He spent a lot of time, money and effort to become the President. But he doesn’t want to do the job? He doesn’t want to make the hard calls? Then he should quit. He’s got enough money now to have a great retirement for decades. I’m sure Bill Maher and that idiot woman from “sex with me is a pity”, could give him some money. And I’m sure he could find something to do to keep busy. He could volunteer at the animal shelter to help make up for those dogs he ate. He could sit in a bar and give legal advice to drunks. The world is his oyster now! He just needs to resign as President and go find that oyster and open it up and reach inside and grab that pearl that’s waiting for him! The pearl may look like a black garbage bag, but who wants a racist white pearl anyway.
A suggestion/warning for all ambassadors/embassy staff posted in dangerous areas.
Dont depend on help from POTUS, SOD, SOS or the CIA! They will not respond to any SOSs. Then they will deny that you asked for help.
Buy or rent an Iridium Sat Phone and put Fox News Desk, Rush, Drudge, Rush and Free Republic on your speed dial, to text or call when you dont want to be slaughtered and need help.
That way the liars of this administration in charge of denying protection for you, cant deny that you asked for help.
Dont waste your remaining time contacting ABCNNBCBS! They are too busy protecting Obozo and his liars while looking for binder and racism lies save the butt of the traitor and his fellow thugs!
If you read the comments after the article, it’s clear the Yahoo readers know the truth.
Obama didn’t want to tarnish his Peace Prize.
Very good question. I'd like to know where Valerie Jarrett was and where David Axelrod was.
Note that the White House has "declined comment" on a.) exactly when the President first learned of the situation in Benghazi and b.) when he first met with his National Security Council on the issue.
It may well be that the President was, for some reason, "not engaged"...
3. He walked away, and went to bed. No affirmative, no denial. Just walked away.
Well, it was reported on 9/12 that Obama had a meeting for with NSA in WA DC at 5PM on 9/11. I remember wondering if it was an internet meeting.
They have video and tape running 24/7 at those places. It is a flip of the switch to send it up to the satellite and out to several different locations.
He granted the request by outsourcing it to the 17th whatever brigade that had already failed to protect the Ambassador.
Remember when he complained that Bush “outsourced” the war in Afghanistan????
Interesting. I hadn't heard that. Timing is right, since the attack began at 3:40 PM Washington time on 9/11.
However, there was a recent report where that direct question was asked of a White House spokesman (not Carney) and the response was a flat "decline to comment".
Because if the rumors are true floating around Washington....THIS WAS HIS OCTOBER SURPRISE...it just went horribly wrong and he was not man enough to save his own people instead he turned an ran.
In diplomatic speech Patraeus was very clear where he was laying the blame and telling the Congress and Senate where this was going to go when pursued.
Obama slept through the 3am calls. There were three.
The buck always stops with someone else today. It's the Washington way today unlike back in Harry Truman's or Dwight Eisenhower's day when the buck stopped right on the President's desk no matter who screwed up. They were big enough men to handle it.
We went from that to "plausible denialibility" under Clinton to complete "denial of responsibility" under Obama in a short 15 years.
The government gets bigger and bigger, and no one ever accepts responsibility for anything that goes wrong even though more and more stuff always goes wrong, but it is never anyone's fault.
Not a good trend for our Republic.
Anytime an ambassador is under attack , the WhiteHouse gets a flash message, and another message is sent to the President’s ‘situation room ‘.
The president was notified AUTOMATICLY .
So he was advised .
The question is : “Where did the order to ‘stand down’ originate from ?
and ... why was the order issued ?
“Petraeus essentially blamed Obama for this he should stand up and do that plainly and make any tapes or transcripts the CIA has public.”
I was wondering, though, if they were going to say that sending help from a CIA annex would compromise their cover.
I call BS, Big Time.
Normally you'd hear the trolls singing: "But Bush did this...etc."
Even the trolls are silent.
I’m wondering why Obama hasn’t said he ordered a rescue.
People on the west coast seemed to have had a different view of events on 9/11. We heard that there was at least one confirmed dead before dinner, and were watching for updates from the White House that never came. We almost gagged when they announced the next day that it was tied to the silly movie trailer , and that Obama had met with the NSA in DC at 5 PM on 9/11.
This is from my IPad, I am a terrible one finger typist.
Well, it was reported on 9/12 that Obama had a meeting for with NSA in WA DC at 5PM on 9/11.
Has it been reported that Obama actually attended this meeting or was he off somewhere doing important things?
It wasn’t Petraeus are anybody under him, and it wasn’t the Joint Chiefs, and it wasn’t Ubama, so evidently Vladimir Putin is running the show.
The system was set to automatically help the Ambassador<<
I was thinking the same thing....... its the way it used to be at least.....The scramble happens on its own!!.....You wait for orders in the air....not on the ground