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txradioguy
10-17-2012, 11:57 AM
April 5, 2011: Special envoy Christopher Stevens arrives in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to forge ties with the forces battling Moammar Gadhafi. President Obama appoints him as ambassador to Libya on May 22, 2012.

March, 2012: State Department Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom sends a cable to Washington asking for additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi, later says he received no response. He does so again in July, with the same result.

April 6: Two fired Libyan security guards throw an IED over the consulate fence.

May 22: An Islamist attack on the Red Cross office in Benghazi is followed by a Facebook post that warns “now we are preparing a message for the Americans.” Another Facebook posting a month later highlights Stevens’ daily runs in Tripoli in an apparent threat.

June 6: Unknown assailants blow a hole in the consulate’s north gate described by a witness as “big enough for 40 men to go through.” Four days later, the British ambassador’s car is ambushed by militants with a rocket-propelled grenade.

July: Anti-Islam video “Innocence of Muslims” posted on You Tube.

Aug. 14: SST team leaves Libya. Team leader Lt. Col. Andy Wood has testified that Stevens wanted them to stay on.

In the weeks before Sept. 11, Libyan security guards are reportedly warned by family members of an impending attack. On Sept. 8, the Libyan militia tasked with protecting the consulate warns U.S. diplomats that the security situation is “frightening.”

Sept. 10: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri calls on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan deputy, Abu Yahya al Libi, killed in a June drone strike in Pakistan.

Sept. 11: Protesters converge on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, scale its walls and replace the U.S. flag with the Islamist banner. The protests eventually spread to 20 countries around the world. That night, Republican candidate Mitt Romney criticizes an embassy statement denouncing the video before the events unfolding in Libya are known to the world. Late that night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a statement that “some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”

Sept. 12: Media outlets report that Stevens and three other Americans have been killed in an attack by well-armed militants. Obama denounces an “outrageous and shocking attack” without mentioning the video or terrorism. Reuters reports for the first time that some administration officials believe the assault “bears the hallmarks of an organized attack.”

Sept. 13: White House spokesman Jay Carney says “the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.”

Sept. 14: Carney says the administration had “no actionable intelligence” about a pending attack.

Sept. 16: Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, does the rounds on the Sunday talk shows and says the video is the “proximate cause” of the assault in Benghazi. “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 a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice tells ABC. That same day, interim Libyan president Mohamed Magarief insists on CBS that “it was planned, definitely.”

Sept. 19: National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the assault was a “terrorist attack” but goes on to call it an “opportunistic” attack in which armed militants took advantage of an ongoing protest.

Sept. 20: CBS reports that witnesses in Benghazi say there was no protest prior to the armed assault against the consulate. Magarief tells NBC the same thing on Sept. 26. Also on Sept. 20, Obama at a town hall meeting says: “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”

Sept. 21: Clinton says “what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” highest official until then to say so.

Sept. 25: In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama doesn’t mention terrorism but makes repeated references to the video. Asked about Clinton’s statement on ABC’s “The View” show, the president skirts the issue by saying: “We’re still doing an investigation,” blames “extremist militias.”

Sept. 27: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says it’s “clear that there were terrorists who planned that attack.”

Oct. 6: In a letter to Senate Republicans demanding an explanation for the shifting rhetoric, Rice lays the blame on the intelligence community, says she “relied solely and squarely on the information the intelligence community provided to me and other senior U.S. officials.”

Oct. 9: Senior State Department officials for the first time acknowledge that there was never any protest in Benghazi during a background call with reporters. They say linking the attack to the video was “not our conclusion,” suggesting they’re blaming intelligence officials.

Oct. 10: Lt. Col. Andy Wood and Eric Nordstrom testify at a House oversight committee hearing on security lapses in Libya. They say their requests for more security were denied by their superiors in Washington, testimony confirmed by cables made public by chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Oct. 11: During the vice presidential debate, Biden says, “We weren’t told they wanted more security there.” He also denies responsibility for the administration’s shifting explanation: “The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment.”

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/15/white-house-insider-obamas-benghazi-lie-valerie-jarretts-west-wing-meltdown/

Elspeth
10-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Wow. Thanks for this !:thumbsup:

txradioguy
10-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Wow. Thanks for this !:thumbsup:

I think it draws a pretty clear picture that this Administration as well as the SecState knew MONTHS ago this was coming...and sat on their hands.

Then there's this:


Col. David Hunt has persuaded me that the attack was followed in real time not merely by the State Department but more than a hundred people in the White House situation room as well as in similar facilities within DoD and intelligence agencies. Logs [would have been] kept noting what officials entered these facilities, when they were notified, what decisions were requested/made, what was said by officials, etc., etc.

Col. Hunt paints this picture based not on direct knowledge but on his extensive knowledge of how these government agencies conduct crisis management operations. Obviously, in a six hour crisis there was plenty of time for all the various crisis management facilities to come on line, something that Col. Hunt depicts as happening pretty much instantly.

He made those comments on Howie Carr's show in Boston.

http://audio.wrko.com/a/64657882/col-hunt-on-the-newest-libyan-revelations.htm

marv
10-27-2012, 09:19 AM
This is really creepy..........



http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/obamahandshake.jpg

"…Like Shaking Hands With Dead Fish…"


http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/26/father-of-slain-navy-seal-insincere-obama-could-not-look-me-in-the-eye-like-shaking-hands-with-dead-fish/
(snip)

Woods says that shaking President Obama’s hands at his son’s memorial service was “like shaking hands with a dead fish.”

“It just didn’t feel right,” he says of his encounter with the commander in chief. “And now that it’s coming out that apparently the White House situation room was watching our people die in real time, as this was happening,” Woods says, he wants answers on what happened—and why there was no apparent effort to save his son’s life.

(snip)

txradioguy
10-27-2012, 02:13 PM
I heard people say the same thing about Clinton when he visited us in Kuwait in 1994.

Odysseus
10-31-2012, 05:34 PM
(snip)

Woods says that shaking President Obama’s hands at his son’s memorial service was “like shaking hands with a dead fish.”

“It just didn’t feel right,” he says of his encounter with the commander in chief. “And now that it’s coming out that apparently the White House situation room was watching our people die in real time, as this was happening,” Woods says, he wants answers on what happened—and why there was no apparent effort to save his son’s life.

(snip)


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MjuPTUTxFNg/UI2n9yGTI9I/AAAAAAAAG48/zLPj91Aq4eQ/s1600/BenghaziSituationRoom.jpg

Black Phoenix
11-28-2012, 08:05 PM
Okay, I said I wouldn't have been surprised that an attack was spurred by a youtube video, but in all realism, what do some people think happens? A video goes up on the net and suddenly several armed militias, who would otherwise not have been doing anything, get together and knock over an embassy?

I have only one question, to which I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, are we hunting any of the attackers who got away?

Rockntractor
11-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Okay, I said I wouldn't have been surprised that an attack was spurred by a youtube video, but in all realism, what do some people think happens? A video goes up on the net and suddenly several armed militias, who would otherwise not have been doing anything, get together and knock over an embassy?

I have only one question, to which I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, are we hunting any of the attackers who got away?

I may be mistaken but I think they were holding one in the Sudan or something and we were not interested.

txradioguy
11-29-2012, 04:02 AM
Okay, I said I wouldn't have been surprised that an attack was spurred by a youtube video, but in all realism, what do some people think happens? A video goes up on the net and suddenly several armed militias, who would otherwise not have been doing anything, get together and knock over an embassy?

I have only one question, to which I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, are we hunting any of the attackers who got away?

Not that I've heard. And as far as the administration is concered...the "attacker" is serving a year in jail in California.

Gina
11-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Thanks tx. It's always good to have things all in one place. :smile-new:

Novaheart
11-30-2012, 08:01 PM
I keep telling youze: no one cares.

Meshuga Mikey
11-30-2012, 10:03 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MjuPTUTxFNg/UI2n9yGTI9I/AAAAAAAAG48/zLPj91Aq4eQ/s1600/BenghaziSituationRoom.jpg

THAT about sums up the "evolving perceptions" of the bronco bama regime !!


this will bite em sooner or later


http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb157/VLUX1/barryweepsbig3.gif

txradioguy
12-03-2012, 03:55 AM
I keep telling youze: no one cares.

To Novatwit "no one" = the media and this administration.

People care DUmbass...it's the peopel YOU supprt that are trying to sweep this under the rug.

Different President...different set of rules.

SaintLouieWoman
12-04-2012, 01:13 AM
To Novatwit "no one" = the media and this administration.

People care DUmbass...it's the peopel YOU supprt that are trying to sweep this under the rug.

Different President...different set of rules.
Scary rules. No matter what they do, the press tamps down any coverage of the negative. Fast and furious, then Benghazi, what more will they get away with?

Zathras
12-04-2012, 09:40 AM
Scary rules. No matter what they do, the press tamps down any coverage of the negative. Fast and furious, then Benghazi, what more will they get away with?

Everything they can SLW. And with a compliant media in their pocket, it will be quite a bit in the next 4 years and beyond.