Skip to comments.President Obama Lied About Benghazi
Posted on 01/14/2014 3:28:53 AM PST by LD Jackson
This will be a simple post. We can now confirm what many of us suspected all along. President Obama, indeed his entire administration, has been lying about what happened in Benghazi. When it became clear that our compound was under attack, it was known, almost immediately, that it had nothing to do with a protest over the obscure YouTube video denigrating Islam. That's what we have tried to tell the American people since the attack took place, but we were shouted down and lied to. "It was the video" was the mantra we were sold by the Obama reelection campaign. They knew how damaging it would look to their man in the White House. We now have proof of that.
I want to include a rather long quote from the source of this new information. Most of the quotes I have seen used deal with the events leading up to the meeting of General Dempsey and Secretary Panetta with the President. I want to focus on the events after that meeting.
Fox News - Also among those whose secret testimony was declassified was Dempsey, the first person Ham briefed about Benghazi. Ham told lawmakers he considered it a fortuitous "happenstance" that he was able to rope Dempsey and Panetta into one meeting, so that, as Ham put it, "they had the basic information as they headed across for the meeting at the White House." Ham also told lawmakers he met with Panetta and Dempsey when they returned from their 30-minute session with President Obama on Sept. 11.I now throw out a challenge to all the liberals who have supported President Obama and his version of the events that took place, before, during, and after Benghazi. I am constantly informed it is time to "move on". Can you still hold that train of thought, knowing your President has been lying the entire time about what he knew about Benghazi and when he knew it?
Armed Services Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., sitting in on the subcommittee's hearing with Ham last June, reserved for himself an especially sensitive line of questioning: namely, whether senior Obama administration officials, in the very earliest stages of their knowledge of Benghazi, had any reason to believe that the assault grew spontaneously out of a demonstration over an anti-Islam video produced in America.
Numerous aides to the president and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly told the public in the weeks following the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans that night -- as Obama's hotly contested bid for re-election was entering its final stretch -- that there was no evidence the killings were the result of a premeditated terrorist attack, but rather were the result of a protest gone awry. Subsequent disclosures exposed the falsity of that narrative, and the Obama administration ultimately acknowledged that its early statements on Benghazi were untrue.
"In your discussions with General Dempsey and Secretary Panetta," McKeon asked, "was there any mention of a demonstration or was all discussion about an attack?" Ham initially testified that there was some "peripheral" discussion of this subject, but added "at that initial meeting, we knew that a U.S. facility had been attacked and was under attack, and we knew at that point that we had two individuals, Ambassador Stevens and Mr. [Sean] Smith, unaccounted for."
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, a first-term lawmaker with experience as an Iraq war veteran and Army reserve officer, pressed Ham further on the point, prodding the 29-year Army veteran to admit that "the nature of the conversation" he had with Panetta and Dempsey was that "this was a terrorist attack."
The transcript reads as follows:
WENSTRUP: "As a military person, I am concerned that someone in the military would be advising that this was a demonstration. I would hope that our military leadership would be advising that this was a terrorist attack."
HAM: "Again, sir, I think, you know, there was some preliminary discussion about, you know, maybe there was a demonstration. But I think at the command, I personally and I think the command very quickly got to the point that this was not a demonstration, this was a terrorist attack."
WENSTRUP: "And you would have advised as such if asked. Would that be correct?"
HAM: "Well, and with General Dempsey and Secretary Panetta, that is the nature of the conversation we had, yes, sir."
Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February of last year that it was him who informed the president that "there was an apparent attack going on in Benghazi." "Secretary Panetta, do you believe that unequivocally at that time we knew that this was a terrorist attack?" asked Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. "There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack," Panetta replied.
Senior State Department officials who were in direct, real-time contact with the Americans under assault in Benghazi have also made clear they, too, knew immediately -- from surveillance video and eyewitness accounts -- that the incident was a terrorist attack. After providing the first substantive "tick-tock" of the events in Benghazi, during a background briefing conducted on the evening of Oct. 9, 2012, a reporter asked two top aides to then-Secretary Clinton: "What in all of these events that you've described led officials to believe for the first several days that this was prompted by protests against the video?"
"That is a question that you would have to ask others," replied one of the senior officials. "That was not our conclusion."
Point of fact, President Obama lied about Benghazi. I rest my case.
Obama is a proven liar.
President Obama Lied About Benghazi
The entire world knows this. But only Congress can do anything about it. But they won’t because they are cowards.
What can we the people do other than continue to press Congress to do something and spread the word all over?
President Obama Lied About (FILL IN THE SUBJECT)
Obama lied. People died.
Obama was playing spades with Reggie. Sadly, i believe Obama knows nothing about his administration.
The entire world knows this. But only Congress can do anything about it. But they wont because they are cowards.
...his existence is a lie
We need to reconcile ourselves to the fact that if Benghazi was in fact a planned terror attack, the earlier incident in Cairo was almost certainly a false flag cover and distract operation, including the curious timing of the “ video” excuse.
The American people must demand the name of the person
responsible. Who thought it a worthy idea? If it
takes a special prosecutor or better yet impeachment hearings
we deserve the truth.
“President Obama Lied About Benghazi”
The dude lies about everything, thus the label “liar in chief” is befitting.
What Difference Does It Make!!!! /sarc
No, People died, Obama lied. Got to get the timeline right.
Yes. Hillary and Obama lied about this.
Then why did they use American taxpayer funds to make and air a commercial apologizing for that meaningless video?
What hasn’t he lied about? There once was a time where he got caught telling the truth, but he lied his way out of it.
President Obama lied about__________.
EVERYTHING ALWAYS. He is incapable of speaking the truth.
LETTERMAN: Now, I dont understand, um, the ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Is this an act of war? Are we at war now? What happens here?
OBAMA: Here’s what happened. ... You had a video that was released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character who — who made an extremely offensive video directed at — at Mohammed and Islam —
LETTERMAN: Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed.
OBAMA: Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed. And so, this caused great offense in much of the Muslim world. But what also happened, extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies, including the one, the consulate in Libya.
-——Point of fact, President Obama lied about Benghazi.———
So what? What difference does it make?
He was reelected
What is to be done? Drag him whining and screaming from the White house and drag hin 13 times around the mall. I think not. He is immune from any action.
>> only Congress can do anything about it. But they wont because they are cowards.
Or complicit. A key person has neutralized the House and the Republican party: John Boehner. He will not allow any investigation of Benghazi. Or the IRS. Or any other criminal act of Obama et al.