Benghazi: What you need to know and why

Just before the election, the biggest scandal is brewing and you need to hear the truth.

"Never leave a man behind"-- this quote encompasses the promise to ensure the return of every deployed person to American soil.  As Commander-In-Chief during wartime, Obama should know this.  Just like a soldier who is deployed to an active area, Ambassador Christopher Stevens was deployed to an active area and should have expected the full protection of the Unitied States, as well as those who worked around him in his deployment.  That didn't happen, and he, as well as three other Americans, are dead.  The more we learn, the more we are finding out that their blood is on the hands of President Obama.

It is hard to determine what is fact or fiction, but was is absolutely appalling to this writer is the Administration's refusal to answer questions to disspell acccusations being made by not just some in the press, but of the parents of those who died.

What we do know, is that there were prior attacks on U.S. installations in Libya prior to the September 11th attack, including an IED attack on the U.S. Consulate on June 6th.  What we do know, is that there were at least three attempts made by the Ambassador to have more security prior to September 11th, with the most recent being September 6th.  What we do know is that they were denied, even though the State Department granted more security to Egypt for September 11th.  What we do no is that the Secretary Panetta ordered the military to "stand down" twice during the attack when they wanted to attempt a rescue operation.

What we also know is that Susan Rice, went out to five Sunday morning new shows to claim that these attacks were due to some obscure You Tube video mocking Muslims  and clear denials that this was not a terrorist attack.  What we also know is the President's Press Secretary made the same claims, as did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama himself, made similar claims over an 18 day period.  Even after a hearing was held and it was made clear by military officials that this was clearly a terrorist attack, Obama went on his talk show tour and could not acknowedge what was obvious.

"It’s either willful deception or a degree of incompetence and failure to understand fundamental facts on the ground. Either one of those is obviously totally unacceptable. There’s failures (by the administration) all over the Middle East,” said McCain. I would concur with Senator McCain.

This administration is in "cover-up" mode.  Susan Rice refuses to answer questions from the media.  Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions, as well as Panetta, Carney and the President himself.  Meanwhile, General Ham, who at the time of the attack was the regions Supreme Commander, was relieved of his duties during the attack for failure to follow orders because he wanted to respond to the 7 hour attack early on.

Well, we have a chance in a few days to relieve the Cammander-In-Chief from his duties.  Whether it is deception or incompetence, both suggest that Obama has neither the courage or ability to hold this post.  Common sense should have dictated higher security on the anniversary of September 11th in a region that was unstable, had attacked at least once prior and warnings as recently as five days before were given to him.

Clearly, the only "lack of intelligence" lies with the President.

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conservachick October 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
The order to stand down came from the top. PERIOD. Why? For political optics. Obama got Osama. That was supposed to be the end of story. This situation didn't fit that narrative. This isn't the first military officer that has been telling accounts like this: "The e-mails that have been released are unclassified e-mails. On the top secret side, a flash traffic message from the embassy Tripoli to the White House Situation Room, it’s like an IM. I mean, it’s immediately responded to. You have to acknowledge receipt of it. Okay? So it’s immediate. It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt. And then there’s a protocol for who he then sends it to. He physically turns to someone, the senior guy on watch, “This is a critical element of information. POTUS needs to hear this,” and that’s what would have happened. So no one in the White House can deny that — well, they can deny it, but the fact is the protocol says someone marched their happy little (butt) up to the senior guy standing next to POTUS and said, “Sir, ambassador in Libya is in peril.” And if he was missing, that is even a higher precedence." http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2012/10/breaking-intel-military-officer-says-obama-gave-stand-down-order-during-benghazi-attack-cia-corroborates-2-navy-admirals-plot-coup-2444482.html
conservachick October 30, 2012 at 02:45 PM
More: "And then the chain would have also gone out automatically to the geographic combatant commander, AFRICOM, and he would have then turned to his special operations commander and said, “I want the In-Extremis Force, you know, strip ready in five minutes.” And evidently they were strip ready in Sigonella and they would have the assets to penetrate the airspace, you know, an MC-130 papa, which is a C-130 specially equipped with electronic countermeasures. They didn’t need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay? I’m giving you a lot of Inside Baseball stuff, and maybe putting myself in a little peril by doing it, but the In-Extremis Force, they would have been chomping at the bit to do this. It was turned down, POTUS, at his five p.m. Eastern time meeting with the principals, that’s when he put the kibosh on everything. It was a conscious act. It has to be because, you know, the In-Extremis Force is required to be prepared to do In-Extremis non-combatant evacuation operations for its geographic responsibility, the entire continent of Africa. So there’s always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go." Intelligence was there. "An intelligence guy is not a decision-maker. He’s just some analyst dude that tells the decision-makers this is what we know." http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2012/10/breaking-intel-military-officer-says-obama-gave-stand-down-order-during-benghazi-attack-cia-corroborates-2-navy-admirals-plot-coup-2444482.html
Avenging Angel October 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
This must be the most under reported story in the history of the U.S.
Stormy Weather October 30, 2012 at 03:12 PM
President Obama and his administration need to stand up and tell the truth about what they did and didn't do.
Stormy Weather October 30, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Even retired Admiral Jame Lyons, wants full disclosure! http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/30/admiral-james-lyons-we-need-full-disclosure-on-benghazi-now/


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