The Senate Homeland Security Committee report on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed four people, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, makes for painful reading. The committee´s findings, following a review of thousands of documents, shed new light on the utter confusion that prevailed at the highest levels of the administration in the days following the attack. Although U.S. intelligence almost immediately recognized the incident as a premeditated terrorist attack, administration officials, from President Obama on down, hedged and pretzled their comments to a fare-thee-well.
"At a minimum, a careful reading of the Lieberman-Collins report should prompt editors and reporters to permanently retire "militant" or "fighter" or "guerrilla" when TERRORISTS strike. But sadly, don´t count on it. PC has too firm a grip on media." With the pressitutes cheering on the Won, for sure don´t count on anything he doesn´t want.
"Utter confusion" my jackass. Obama, Valerie Jarrett and the Axelrod team knew precisely what occurred and more importantly, how to spin this grievous failure so that Obama would not be held responsible. The blame the video smokescreen was concocted to shift focus away from Obama´s failure to protect the consulate, to respond to the 7 hour attack and to have to explain the failure of his Libyan intervention. In addition, the video blame game kept Obama from having to explain why there were 32 CIA agents at a Benghazi annex and why none of the 32 have yet to testify to Congress. Do these 32 all have the Hillary blood clot problem?
So, lesson in Benghazi is that Obama will issue & repeat any and all self-protecting lies. And, that our news media will work overtime not to see through the obvious lies in order to protect Obama.
Stevens sent security requests straight to the WH afer being stonewalled for months by the state dept.Obama has willful ignorance on this of course.
The people that bungled this were acting under orders,that´s why they weren´t fired. All they would had to do is file a wrongful termination suit and it would have all spilled out. Besides Obama just gave them a raise also.
What we need is a whistle blower to step up and give the real reason he was denied help. But who do you go to in a totally corrupt administration??
Timeline scattered and buried in report, Washington DC time:
3:40PM attack begins 4:32 Sec Def office informed 4:40 Stevens missing 50 Panetta, Obama, Dempsey in same room together in White House 50 President briefed 5:10 UAV arrives Benghazi; eyes open 60 Annex attacked with RPGs 60-80 Panetta discussions with DOD 71 First attacks on Annex end 7:15 Tripoli forces (TF) arrive Benghazi 7:15-10:15 TFs held at airport by Libyans 8:39 "GO" order transmitted to FAST team in Spain 114 TF arrive at Annex 11:14 Annex attacked using mortars, Woods and Doherty killed 11:26 Second attack ends 1:40AM Everybody out of Libya
Where was Obama and what was he doing from 50 pm until 14 am when it finally ended? Where was Jarrett during this time, and was she in contact with Obama? Does anyone else suspect the TF were held at the airport to set up the mortars for the second Annex attack? What in the world were they doing at DOD for TWO hours, when they watched the attack real time during the first hour, and did nothing? What was the “other location” the UAV was diverted from, and what do we think went on there while we no longer had eyes on it? Why did it take until 8:49 for a GO order to be transmitted to the FAST team? Why wasn’t a GO order issued at 5:11? What happened to the FAST team? Are they still circling the airport?
I watched lieberman on c span, along with collins, and he had the audacity to say that there was no direct evidence that showed any involvement by hillary. But no one interviewed hillary. Nor did anyone on that special commission, created by Hillary, bother to interview hillary. This is a joke. But no reporter will ask lieberman or collins why they didn´t interview hilllary.
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