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  • Intel Chair: Obama Knows Where Benghazi Terrorists Are Hiding – But Won’t Go After Them (Video)

    04/04/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 4,2014 | Jim Hoft
    House Intel Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) told TIME magazine this week that the Obama administration knows where the Benghazi Al-Qaeda terrorists are hiding but refuses to go after them. We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder, gentler approach we have not done that.
  • Disclose the locations and actions of the President during the 2012 attacks in Benghazi

    01/21/2014 2:25:51 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 15 replies
    We The People (Whitehouse.gov) ^ | 01/17/2014 | Whitehouse
    we petition the obama administration to: Disclose the locations and actions of the President during the 2012 terrorist attacks on the consulate in Benghazi It has been well over a year since the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya which took the lives U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. Yet, the White House has never disclosed any details on the location and actions of the President during the attack. His location before the attack is known, but the American people have never been told what the President was doing or where he was...
  • The Shame of Benghazi

    01/21/2014 6:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    When anything bipartisan comes out of a polarized Washington, one should be grateful. That's why a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans represents progress of sorts. The committee, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), faults the State Department and intelligence community for failing to prevent the attacks. The committee determined that the U.S. military command did not know about a CIA annex in Benghazi and that, writes The Washington Post, "...the Pentagon didn't have the resources in place to defend the State Department...
  • Rubio: Time for Congress to re-examine Hillary’s role in Benghazi (Obama's also)

    01/16/2014 8:58:12 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | January 15, 2014
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to re-examine former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role during the attacks against Americans in Benghazi in 2012. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Wednesday saying the attacks that killed four Americans — including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — were preventable. Rubio responded by calling for more hearings. [snip]“The committee should reexamine former Secretary of State Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security for our deployed personnel in Benghazi, as well as what actions she and others, including the President, took in the hours and days that followed...
  • Benghazi: They knew it was an attack within minutes

    01/15/2014 9:58:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-14 | DrJohn
    Following the attacks in Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans, including the Ambassador to Libya, the Obama administration blamed the violence on a spontaneous protest of a home-made video that is said to insult Islam. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not...
  • Sen. Graham: Obama Told Me to 'Take a Hike' on Benghazi

    11/07/2013 6:35:36 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Newsmax,com ^ | November 7 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama told him to "take a hike" when he pressed for access to eyewitnesses to the Benghazi massacre, and Graham will ask House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack.
  • Explosive New Report -- Obama Knew Benghazi Would Be Attacked

    10/31/2013 3:43:54 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 78 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | Oct. 30, 2013 | Onan Coca
    You have to give it to CBS. On Benghazi, they are the network holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire. At some point, Americans will have to begin to realize that there is a scandal hiding in all of the BS that the Obama administration has been peddling about the 9-11 Benghazi attack and its aftermath. Just this past weekend, CBS ran an explosive report providing first-hand accounts that the White House and the State Department (headed by Hillary Clinton) knew full well that the Benghazi attack was indeed an al-Qaeda orchestrated attack right from the start. Even more...
  • White House Says It’s “Largely Irrelevant” Where Obama Was During Benghazi

    09/24/2013 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 71 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/24/13 | Mr. Conservative
    Last fall, the White House and its lapdog media made it clear that nothing had happened in Benghazi other than an overblown protest about a video. To question this version of events proved only that Obama’s opponents were obsessive, vindictive, and paranoid. What a difference a Congressional hearing can make. The last round of Congressional hearings revealed what conservatives had suspected all along: the tragedy in Benghazi could have been avoided entirely if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had taken seriously Ambassador Stevens’ repeated requests for greater security. Although Hillary has fended off Congressional questions about her behavior, emerging evidence...
  • Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi Consulate

    08/22/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 146 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 8-22-2013 | Kris Zane
    Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi Consulate AUGUST 22, 2013 BY KRIS ZANE VIDEO-Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi ConsulateIt has been widely reported in Egyptian media that one of the leaders in the attack against the Benghazi consulate on September 11, 2012 was Mohsen Al-Azazi.According to Ahmed Moussa, a former high ranking intelligence official with the Egyptian government and several other sources, Al-AzaziÂ’s passport was found in the house of Khairat Al-Shater, the Number Two man in the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy, now under house arrest in Egypt by the Egyptian military. Al-Azazi has been implicated as the actual assassin...
  • Obama Predicts his Benghazi Failure, in 2008 (VIDEO)

    05/29/2013 7:45:52 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-29-2013 | ChangetheChange2012
    Obama Predicts his Benghazi Failure, in 2008 ChangetheChange2012 Published on May 29, 2013 Obama gets the 3 a.m. call, and fails. Obama said this in 2008: "Here's the important thing about that 3 a.m. phone call. What you want is somebody who is, first of all, gonna get all the facts and gather up good intelligence. The second thing you want is somebody who is able to analyze the situation, the costs and benefits of action". If Obama had the facts, it is damning. If Obama did not have the facts, it is damning.....
  • KRAUTHAMMER’S POTENTIALLY DAMAGING THEORY

    05/29/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 180 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 May 2013 | Liz Klimas
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer on the “O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night said the “biggest scandal of all” regarding the Benghazi attacks on Sept. 11, 2012, has yet to emerge. “I think there is a bigger story here, here’s the one that will in time come out,” Krauthammer said. ”The biggest scandal of all, the biggest question is: What was the president doing in those eight hours?” “He had a routine meeting at five o’clock. He never after, during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger, he never called the Secretary of Defense, he never calls the Chairman of...
  • White House Aide Calls Criticism Of Obama "Offensive"

    05/19/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19,2013 | Brian Knowlton
    A senior adviser to President Obama mounted a combative defense of the administration on Sunday, saying that the controversies enveloping the White House were the result of Republican lawmakers trying to “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped-up hearings and false allegations.”
  • President Obama's Incredible "Referent Power"

    05/19/2013 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Realclear Politics ^ | May 19 | Salena Zito
    — from the State Department to the CIA, the military leadership, the IRS and Justice — filled with sycophants under the sway of Obama's referent power. Since Obama was elected president, the political right has been ridiculed for questioning his choice of people to fill administrative posts, creation of a quasi-Cabinet of policy “czars” to skirt Senate confirmation, heavy-handed executive orders, bullying of Supreme Court justices during a State of the Union address, unconstitutional recess appointments and use of the presidency as a celebrity magnet to enhance his image. The knee-jerk press reaction against the right was to blame any...
  • The 10 P.M. Phone Call Clinton and Obama discussed Benghazi. What did they say?

    05/18/2013 2:20:45 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2013 | ANDREW MCCARTHY
    What would you be focusing on in the Benghazi investigation?” I spent many years in the investigation biz, so it’s only natural that I’ve been asked that question a lot lately.… So if I were investigating Benghazi, I’d be homing in on that 10 P.M. phone call. That’s the one between President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — the one that’s gotten close to zero attention.... We have heard almost nothing about what Obama was doing that night. Back in February, though, CNS News did manage to pry one grudging disclosure out of White House mendacity mogul Jay...
  • Phone call between Hillary and Obama may be 'genesis' of anti-Muslim video lie

    05/18/2013 10:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2013 | Rick Moran
    Andrew McCarthy makes the case that the 10:00 PM phone call on September 11 last year between Hillary Clinton and President Obama may be the conversation that led to the bogus story of an anti-Muslim video setting off "demonstrations" in Benghazi that led to the deaths of Americans. Fraud flows from the top down, not the mid-level up. Mid-level officials in the White House and the State Department do not call the shots -- they carry out orders. They also were not running for reelection in 2012 or positioning themselves for a campaign in 2016. The people doing that were,...
  • The 10 P.M. Phone Call

    05/18/2013 5:30:51 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | May 18, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    Even in the conservative press, it has become received wisdom that President Obama was AWOL on the night of September 11, after first being informed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in the late afternoon, that the State Department facility in Benghazi was under attack. You hear it again and again: While Americans were under attack, the commander-in-chief checked out, leaving subordinates to deal with the crisis while he got his beauty sleep in preparation for a fundraising campaign trip to Vegas. That is not true . . . and the truth, as we’ve come to expect with Obama, is almost...
  • The 10 P.M. Phone Call

    05/18/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/18/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Clinton and Obama discussed Benghazi. What did they say? ‘What would you be focusing on in the Benghazi investigation?” I spent many years in the investigation biz, so it’s only natural that I’ve been asked that question a lot lately. I had the good fortune to be trained in Rudy Giuliani’s U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan. Rudy famously made his mark by making law enforcement reflect what common sense knew: Enterprises take their cues from the top. Criminal enterprises are no different: The capos do not carry out the policy of the button-men — it’s the other way around. So...
  • Four Pinocchios for Obama on Benghazi terror claim

    05/14/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Barack Obama tried to shrug off another of the burgeoning scandals in Washington during a joint press conference with UK PM David Cameron.  Allowing the US press just one question, Obama called on the AP’s Julie Pace, and probably regretted doing so almost immediately.  (It could have been worse; had it been later in the day, she probably would have asked him why he wanted to look at her phone records.) Pace managed to offer a multi-tiered question, one portion of which asked Obama why the post-Benghazi talking points got massaged so heavily as to remove any hint that...
  • About That 2 a.m. (i.e. 8 p.m.) Hillary-Hicks Call . . .Before the 10 p.m. Hillary-Obama Call

    05/13/2013 12:44:37 PM PDT · by thouworm · 28 replies
    NRO ^ | May 10, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    Andrew rightly points out that, among the very interesting news that came out of the Benghazi hearing was the revelation that the State Department’s Gregory Hicks, then the No. 2 American official in Libya, spoke with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 2 a.m. on the night of the attack. Just to flesh that out a bit, Hicks said he briefed Clinton and her senior staff on what was happening on the ground at the time. As Andrew notes, no one mentioned the Internet video — which Hicks testified was a “non-event” in Libya. More significant, Hicks and the...
  • Did Clinton and Obama Believe Their Benghazi Baloney?

    05/13/2013 7:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton thinking? Why did they keep pitching the line that the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans started as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video? One possible explanation is confusion. There was such an attack on our embassy in Cairo earlier that day that fit that description. When Hillary Clinton on Sept. 14 talked of a "mob" and "violent attacks" over the caskets of the Americans slain in Benghazi, she could have been referring to the attacks in Cairo. In that case, she would not exactly be...
  • Obama Cheated, That’s How

    05/11/2013 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2013 | John Ransom
    Conservatives who have been wondering how Obama survived the 2012 election now have fuel for the common complaint that he stole the election by cheating. And no, I’m not talking about the vote rigging in precincts where he had more votes than voters. Nor am I talking about petitions where signature gatherers illegally forged names in order for Obama to qualify for a state primary ballot. I’m also not talking about Obama’s failure to vote on much legislation when he was an Illinois state senator, nor on his ability to produce any meaningful legislation for the three weeks he acted...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over ‘Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History’

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that “of all the great cover-ups in history” — including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate — Benghazi “is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.” “We may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based “Rusty Humphries Show.” “The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked. “Yeah,” Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • Obama has explaining to do on Benghazi

    05/11/2013 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2013 | Rep.Jason Chaffetz
    Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District. Washington (CNN) -- In testimony that sharply contradicted the Obama administration's initial narrative of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, three witnesses shared firsthand accounts this week of what happened before, during and after the attack. The three testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, recounting the horrific events that took the lives of four heroic Americans that day at the U.S. Consulate. Much of what we have known about Benghazi to this point has come from Obama administration sources. The accounts of these...
  • Does Obama Care More About Benghazi Families, or Himself?

    05/06/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    The Benghazi scandal is easy to understand, and that’s what makes it so dangerous for the White House. Simply, the Obama administration’s narrative — that al-Qaeda was on the run, that Hosni Mubarak had to go, and that the Arab Spring was a good thing — was proven false when four brave Americans were killed. Because the administration was a slave to their own narrative, rather than aggressively fighting al-Qaeda, rather than recognizing the $50 billion investment in Mubarak’s stability, and rather than realizing that the upheaval they sponsored in the Middle East empowered Muslim Brotherhood radicals, they lied repeatedly...
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office

    05/06/2013 1:41:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-6-2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 5/6/13 2:50 PM EDT Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term in light of the “cover-up” of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the former Arkansas governor called the affair “more serious than Watergate.” “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. I know that puts me on a limb,” the former Arkansas governor said on “The Mike Huckabee Show.” “But this is not minor. It wasn’t minor when...
  • CNN: Al Qaeda Involved in Benghazi Attack; FNC Source Says WH, State Department Ignored Rescue Plans

    05/03/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 3, 2013 | Guy Benson
    For a story that the White House ("happened a long time ago") and our last two Secretaries of State ("what difference does it make?" / "more important things to worry about") insist is basically over, the Benghazi attack continues to make headlines. CNN is reporting that at least three Al Qaeda operatives took part in the 9/11 raid. The administration knew within the first few hours of the assault that it was the work of radical Islamist terrorism. How long have they known that the specific organization that attacked America in 2001 was directly involved? Several Yemeni men belonging to...
  • When America Is Weak, Its Enemies Attack-Obama’s weakness is America’s vulnerability

    04/23/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 12, 2012, Obama stepped out into the Rose Garden and told the millions of Americans watching at home, “We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.” More than half a year has passed since then and justice is nowhere in sight. The perpetrators of the attack openly walk the streets of Benghazi long after the FBI team sent there has gone home. It may well be a coincidence that the first major successful terrorist attack comes as the administration plots a...
  • WH: Obama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack–About Same Time Clinton | CNS News

    02/25/2013 10:05:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    redstatetalkradio.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | CNSnews.com
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m. on the night of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com. That was more than six hours after the attacks started, more than an hour before Tryone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed–and about the time that Clinton first released a statement linking the attacks to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. “Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national...
  • The Twisted Truth on Obama's Benghazi Response (Completely aloof from the events in Libya)

    02/08/2013 7:11:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, as reported at The Weekly Standard, President Obama was completely aloof from the events in Libya on September 11. He neither asked nor ordered anything. He did not respond to information sent to the White House. He was not involved at all, during the seven-plus-hour attack that resulted in the deaths of four American government employees, including an ambassador. A few months back, when, for the sake of argument, we were all giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on being human, albeit wretchedly so, I felt compelled to qualify a critique of the...
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies
    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Panetta said...
  • Obama: U.S. has good leads on who carried out Benghazi attacks

    12/30/2012 6:43:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Obama: U.S. has good leads on who carried out Benghazi attacks 9:06am EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has some "very good leads" about who carried out the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador in September, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the United States would carry out all of the recommendations put forward in an independent review of the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. "We're not going to pretend that...
  • Rush military caller says beyond shadow of doubt Obama knew about Benghazi

    10/26/2012 12:59:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 103 replies
    Retired Lt. Col discussing standard operating procedures on how this would have worked its way up the chain... Rush military caller says beyond shadow of doubt Obama knew about Benghazi attack and ordered no response quote: This is an amazing phone call from a retired Lt. Col. and Special Operations Planner for 15 years who knows the inside baseball of what goes on in the White House. He told Rush that protocol dictates that as soon as the situation room got the email about the Benghazi attack, someone marched up to the president and informed him of the attack. He...
  • WaPo opinion: What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?

    10/31/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    On the White House Web site, the president’s calendar for September 10, 2012 — the day before the Benghazi, Libya, attack — is blank and and the daily press guidance says “The President has no public events scheduled.” But the president did have an important meeting that day. In an e-mail exchange over President Obama’s record of skipping his daily intelligence meetings, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote me the following: I’d also note that this focus on just the PDB and not the countless other NSC meetings the President has each week really misses the point. For example,...
  • Gingrich: A “reliable Senator” tells me two networks have stand-down e-mails from Donilon’s office

    10/31/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via the Daily Caller, Newt Gingrich thinks that the Benghazi scandal might blow wide open over the next two days, thanks to e-mails that he claims two networks now possess from the office of the National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon. According to a "reliable Senator" who tipped him to the information, Gingrich says that the e-mails came in response to the request to aid the consulate in Benghazi after the attack began, and asserted that the attack wasn't a terrorist action and therefore didn't need a response:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “There is a rumor — I want to...
  • Petraeus and Panetta Speak—But Not the President

    10/31/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 10/31/12 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Seven weeks later, the White House still hasn't explained what President Obama did and didn't do during the seven hours of the attack on Benghazi on September 11. And there's been no response from the White House to questions asked by senators or THE WEEKLY STANDARD or David Ignatius in the Washington Post. We have, to be sure, heard from some government officials. But the information they've provided raises still more questions. CIA director David Petraeus authorized a statement pointedly saying that "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to...
  • White House shoots down rumors it nixed Benghazi intervention

    10/31/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT · by PhxRising · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2012 | Julian Pecquet
    The White House on Wednesday shot down rumors that President Obama nixed an operation to rescue U.S. diplomats under attack in Benghazi after former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made the claim on national television. “Neither the President nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi during the attack,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told The Hill via email.
  • Aide: Obama didn’t deny requests for help in Benghazi #standdown

    10/28/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/28/12 | Doug Powers
    That according to a National Security Council spokesman. Rick Moran breaks down the past few days (via Doug Ross): The CIA is denying. The Pentagon is denying. And now the White House is denying that anyone refused to send help to our embattled CIA and State Department personnel engaged in a seven hour running firefight with more than 150 jihadists.It just doesn’t get any lamer than this: 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...
  • Obama: My "Biggest Priority" is Bringing the Benghazi "Folks" to Justice

    10/26/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The president appeared on Michael Smerconish's radio program earlier today and addressed the Benghazi attack:   Obama Says His "Biggest Priority" Is Bringing Benghazi Attackers To Justice What happened in Benghazi is a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for that fact. I send these folks in harm’s way, I want to make sure they’re always safe and when that doesn't happen, that we figure out what happened and make sure that doesn't happen again. But my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a...
  • Benghazi: Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans Were Denied Help

    10/26/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | Jake Tapper
    In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he's waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong. After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it's fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won't be released until after the election, the president said, "the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting...
  • Obama: Election 'has nothing to do' with Libya deaths

    10/26/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/26/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama again on Friday defended his administration's handling of the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, and said he's not holding back information ahead of Election Day. "The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened," Obama said in an interview with KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver. "Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do. But we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I've made a commitment to the families impacted as well as the American people, we're...
  • Obama's parsed statement on Libya attack suggests a 'crime,' not terrorism

    10/18/2012 5:43:04 AM PDT · by NMRed · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2012 | William Tate
    A review of Barack Obama's statements shows that Barack Obama Tuesday night lied to the American people, live on nationwide TV, about his response to the attack in Libya. In perhaps the debate's most heated exchanged, Obama claimed that the day after U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi he called the attack on the U.S. consulate "an act of terror." He did not. (Snip.) His was a carefully parsed, umbrella statement. It does not declare that the Benghazi attack actually was an act of terror. Instead it merely espouses general platitudes about "acts of terror."
  • Did Obama stage the Benghazi attack?

    10/15/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT · by mgist · 73 replies
    Impeach Obama ^ | 10/15/2012 | CO Jones
    I received a phone call from an old friend that has been in Washington D.C. for years and is fairly well-connected politically. What she told me was ugly and sinister, yet very compelling. She said she had received information from someone high up in White House circles, and wanted my thoughts. No, there is no leaked email, no concrete proof, and this article is based on “hearsay.” I’m not one that usually engages in or repeats hearsay, but if this is true, it could be the biggest story in 50 years. According to her, Barack Obama, wanting an “October Surprise,”...
  • Benghazi attack: Why the White House changed its story (because Obama is a liar!)

    09/22/2012 3:03:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/22/2012 | Patrik Jonsson | Christian Science Monitor
    President Obama has been forced to reassess his view of what caused the attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, raising questions about whether the White House has a solid grasp on the underpinnings of the angry convulsions rocking the Middle East and the impact of the so-called “Cairo doctrine” laid out by Obama shortly after he took office in 2009. The White House initially laid the blame for the attack, as well as dozens of other protests that continue to roil the Mideast, on a YouTube clip from a movie called “The Innocence of Muslims” insulting...