When a president fails to lift a finger to protect Americans, at home or abroad, in the face of overwhelming intelligence and evidence, by ignoring obvious warning signs and the advice of those entrusted to offer such protection…
It is treason.
Emails were sent to 400 people in the first 2 hours of the attack in Benghazi indicating that the attack was a terrorist attack.
Those emails went to the State Department.
Those emails went to the FBI.
Those emails went directly to the White House Situation Room.
At the time the email went to the White house Situation Room…Obama was in a meeting with his security team.
The first email – 4:05pm EST
“U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack (SBU).”
“The Regional Security Officer reports the diplomatic mission is under attack. Embassy Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM personnel are in the compound safe haven. The 17th of February militia is providing security support. The operations Center will provide updates as available.”
Second Email – 4:45pm EST
“Update 1: U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi (SBU)”
“Embassy Tripoli reports the firing at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi has stopped and the compound has been cleared. A response team is on site attempting to locate COM personnel.”
Third Email – 6:07pm EST
“Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU).”
“Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”
Let me make this absolutely crystal clear…
WHEN THOSE EMAILS CAME INTO THE WHITE HOUSE STTUATION ROOM…WHILE THE ATTACK WAS STILL IN PROGRESS…OBAMA WAS MEETING WITH HIS SECURITY TEAM.
At the Department of State…THEY WERE WATCHING THE ATTACK…IN REAL TIME…AS IT OCCURRED.
When asked “when did the president become aware of the emails?” Debbie Bird of the White House National Security Staff responded yesterday: “I have been asked by one of our spokespeople to relay ‘that we decline to comment.”
There is no way…NO WAY…On this earth that Obama didn’t know what was happening or who was behind it…WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING.
There is no way…NO WAY…On this earth that Hillary Clinton didn’t know what was happening or who was behind it…WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING.
4 Americans were killed…WHILE THEY WATCHED IT IN REAL TIME…at the State Department.
4 Americans were killed while Obama met with his security team as the email alerts came into the White House Situation Room.
Regardless of whether Obama said it was an “act of terror” in the rose garden the next day or whether he was referring to “acts of terror” in a generic sense…
For the next 2+ weeks…both Obama and Hillary Clinton blamed a You Tube video. They sent their minions…Jay Carney and the Obama campaign team out to any available microphone to blame it on a You Tube video.
They sent Ambassador Susan Rice to 5 Sunday shows to blame it on a You Tube video.
Obama blamed it on a You Tube video 6 times at the United Nations.
On Univision…Obama said they were still investigating the cause of the Benghazi attack.
On Letterman…Obama said they were still investigating the cause of the Benghazi attack.
When Obama and Hillary stood in front of the caskets of the 4 Americans killed in the Benghazi attack…They blamed the You Tube Video.
When Obama appeared on The View…He said they were still investigating the cause of the attack in Benghazi.
There was a drone over the Consulate in Benghazi monitoring the attack as it happened.
There were military personnel in Tripoli that were not sent into Benghazi.
There were Special Ops forces with Blackhawk Helicopters in Southern Italy, only 450 miles from Benghazi that were not sent to Benghazi.
And then, there’s THIS:
Bald-faced, unadulterated lies.
On The Daily Show, Obama said: “Every piece of information that we get, as we got it, we laid it out to the American people.”
Yesterday was October 23rd. The attack happened on September 11th.
It took 42 days to get the information contained in those emails that went to 400 people…The State Department and the White House Situation Room. “Every piece of information that we get, as we got it, we laid it out to the American people,” indeed.
More bald-faced, unadulterated lies.
Also from The Daily Show: “I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened.”
…After it happened.
Before it happened, there were 234 terrorist attacks in Libya in the last 16 months.
Before it happened there were 48 terrorist attacks in Benghazi in the last 16 months.
Before it happened, there were 2 bombings at our Consulate in Benghazi.
Before it happened, there were 2 attempts on the life of the British Ambassador.
Before it happened there was an attack on the Red Cross in Benghazi.
Before it happened, both the British and the Red Cross pulled out of Benghazi.
BEFORE IT HAPPENED…FOR SEVERAL MONTHS…OUR SECURITY PEOPLE IN LIBYA WERE LITERALLY BEGGING THE STATE DEPARTMENT FOR MORE SECURITY AND EVENTUALLY…JUST TO KEEP THE SECURITY LEVEL THEY HAD.
Before it happened, every single request for more security in Libya was denied by the State Department.
Before it happened, rather than leave in place the security team that was already there, the State Department DECREASED security by pulling that team OUT of Libya.
Before it happened…the anniversary of 9-11 was approaching.
“I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world …right AFTER it happened.”
Again, from The Daily Show: “And I wasn’t confused about the fact that we were going to hunt down whoever did it and bring them to justice.”
For 22 days, the FBI stayed in Tripoli because it was deemed too dangerous to go to the scene of the attack in Benghazi.
Within 3 days of the attack, CNN sent in a reporter who came out of Benghazi with the journal of Ambassador Stevens.
It’s now been 42 days and Obama continues to say, “we were going to hunt down whoever did it and bring them to justice.”
A reporter from the New York Times and Fox News reporter Greg Palkot both found one of the key suspects, who was seen in the video of the terrorist attack…SITTING IN A CAFÉ…SIPPING ON A STRAWBERRY FRAPPE…and laughing at Obama and the United States.
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton spoke regarding the emails which indicated Ansar al-Sharia, a known al Qaeda affiliate, had claimed responsibility on a Facebook post and said: “Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence.”
Yet, for 2 weeks…In front of the caskets of the 4 dead Americans…On the U.N. podium…From the White House Briefing Room and from 5 separate Sunday shows…IT WAS A-OK TO BLAME THE BENGHAZI ATTACK ON A…YOU TUBE VIDEO?????
Put it all together and ask the question.
The answer or answers seem clear.
234 red flag warnings ignored because politically, Libya was supposed to be a shining example of the success of Obama’s “lead from behind” strategy.
Numerous attempts from heads of security to increase or keep current security levels ignored because, politically, to publicly admit Libya or Benghazi was deteriorating into a haven for al Qaeda would not fit the Obama narrative that al Qaeda was on their heels.
During the attack, moving military elements into Benghazi would have exposed the false narrative and the false claim that Libya was an Obama success.
After the attack…All of the above…The ignoring of the red flag warnings, ignoring pleas for added security, and not doing everything possible militarily to beat back the attackers or rescue our personnel, would have pointed to a known threat of terrorism and it’s devastating conclusion being shoved aside for purely political reasons therefore…Blame it on a video and call it a “spontaneous” event.
The strategy…Ride it out for a few weeks until after the election and throw anybody under the bus except Obama…Susan Rice…Hillary Clinton…The State Department…The Intell Community…James Clapper…Jay Carney…Anybody but Obama.
Blame Romney for “shooting first and aiming later”…Blame Romney for keeping this in the news for political reasons…
This was orchestrated by the Obama Campaign Administration. Do anything, say anything, blame anything or anyone other than Obama…Keep the candidate out of it…ride it out until after the election…Paint Romney as the war monger…Then the campaign…The Obama puppet masters can make Obama look tough…After the election we’ll get to the bottom of it…after the election we’ll go after the terrorists…after the election.
The Obama Campaign Administration never counted on Fox News, never counted on Catherine Herridge who should get a Pulitzer for her work on this story, never counted in CNN getting the Ambassador’s journal…NEVER counted on the NYT or Palkot finding the ring leader sipping a strawberry frappe, never counted on career people at the State Department or the Intell Community being upset about being thrown under the bus, never counted on whistle blowers.
The campaign, it seems, felt it was more important to keep their socialist in the white house than admit Libya was not the success that it was being portrayed to be.
Obama’s myths, it appears, were NOT expendable but, our people…Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty…Were expendable.
Of so little value were those expendable Americans to Obama…Knowing what was happening TO them WHILE it happened…KNOWING it was a terrorist attack because the emails stating that arrived IN THE SITUATION ROOM WHILE THE ATTACK WAS STILL IN PROGRESS…Knowing that people in the State Department WERE WATCHING IT HAPPEN IN REAL TIME…The next day, Obama flew to Las Vegas for a fund raiser and over the next few days…Appeared on The View, Letterman and a radio show with somebody called, “Pimp With a Limp” and partied with Jay Z and Beyonce.
What happened BEFORE the attack in Benghazi, leaving our own unprotected amid the growing lethal threat of terrorism, for purely political reasons, was treason…Everything that’s happened after, the lies and misdirections, the blame came and stalling has been to cover up the treason.