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The growing stench of Obama's Libya cover-up

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-the-growing-stench-of-obamas-libya-cover-up/article/2509347
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toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM

 Your link does not take us to any article.  I'm SURE that's why no one has bothered to comment. 

Your post will get buried, just like the majority of posts offering a right-wing take on a story. 

They only want liberal views here, OP.  You're wasting your time. 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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I'm a socialist and I know some crazy shit went down/is still going down in Libya orchistrated by the Obama administration. 

What is it? Usually we find out 30 years after the fact. 

p1r4t3cr0pc1rcl
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Eh more crap.

p1r4t3cr0pc1rcl
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Not true, many want all sides, not one or the other. 

I want to see unbiased information, that is all. Which if it comes from a media source or by someone who is strictly one sides, its not. 

Quoting toomanypoodles:

 Your link does not take us to any article.  I'm SURE that's why no one has bothered to comment. 

Your post will get buried, just like the majority of posts offering a right-wing take on a story. 

They only want liberal views here, OP.  You're wasting your time. 


diospira
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM


Quoting toomanypoodles:

 Your link does not take us to any article.  I'm SURE that's why no one has bothered to comment. 

Your post will get buried, just like the majority of posts offering a right-wing take on a story. 

They only want liberal views here, OP.  You're wasting your time. 

Works fine for me.


http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-the-growing-stench-of-obamas-libya-cover-up/article/2509347



candlegal
by Judy on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:46 PM


As reporters obsessed over Mitt Romney's "gaffe" in criticizing President Obama's initial handling of a national security crisis in Egypt and Libya, the chief executive and his top officials were misleading the media about the true nature of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Despite the public clues that the attack in Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered, was a highly coordinated, preplanned terrorist strike (most notable among the clues was the attackers' use of mortars and rocket-propelled grenades on Sept. 11), the Obama administration repeatedly tried to portray it as part of an impromptu response to an obscure anti-Islamic movie posted on YouTube. This was demonstrated in a timeline of official statements compiled by the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler.

The morning after the attacks, for example, Obama implicitly connected the video to the violence, stating, "We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence." The next day, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "I think it's important to note with regards to that protest that there are protests taking place in different countries across the world that are responding to the movie that has circulated on the Internet." U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sept. 16, was explicit: "Based on the best information we have to date ... it began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo, where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video." Then just four days later, Carney conceded, "It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."

It's one thing if the Obama administration's narrative shifted as more information became available, but two blockbuster reports by Newsweek/Daily Beast national security reporter Eli Lake have shown that from the very early stages following the attack, evidence pointed toward preplanned terrorism. On Wednesday, Lake reported that, "Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda-affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers." On Friday, he reported that in the hours after the attack, U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted communications in which members of the Libyan group Ansar al-Sharia "bragged about their successful attack against the American consulate and the U.S. ambassador" to members of al Qaeda's North African affiliate.


One could argue that the initial evidence may not have been definitive enough to brand the event a terrorist attack. But ABC News also reported that "intelligence officials on the ground immediately suspected the attack was not tied to the movie at all" -- yet that didn't stop officials from Obama on down from publicly promoting the canard that the controversial film was the culprit.

It may be awhile until Americans get the full story of what happened in Libya. But the president's effort to cover up evidence of another terrorist attack against the U.S. on Sept. 11 just two months before the election is deeply troubling.

toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:48 PM

 

Quoting diospira:

 

Quoting toomanypoodles:

 Your link does not take us to any article.  I'm SURE that's why no one has bothered to comment. 

Your post will get buried, just like the majority of posts offering a right-wing take on a story. 

They only want liberal views here, OP.  You're wasting your time. 

Works fine for me.


http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-the-growing-stench-of-obamas-libya-cover-up/article/2509347

 

 

 This time it worked.

I'll do her a favor and put the text up for her.

 

As reporters obsessed over Mitt Romney's "gaffe" in criticizing President Obama's initial handling of a national security crisis in Egypt and Libya, the chief executive and his top officials were misleading the media about the true nature of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Despite the public clues that the attack in Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered, was a highly coordinated, preplanned terrorist strike (most notable among the clues was the attackers' use of mortars and rocket-propelled grenades on Sept. 11), the Obama administration repeatedly tried to portray it as part of an impromptu response to an obscure anti-Islamic movie posted on YouTube. This was demonstrated in a timeline of official statements compiled by the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler.

The morning after the attacks, for example, Obama implicitly connected the video to the violence, stating, "We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence." The next day, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "I think it's important to note with regards to that protest that there are protests taking place in different countries across the world that are responding to the movie that has circulated on the Internet." U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sept. 16, was explicit: "Based on the best information we have to date ... it began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo, where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video." Then just four days later, Carney conceded, "It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."

It's one thing if the Obama administration's narrative shifted as more information became available, but two blockbuster reports by Newsweek/Daily Beast national security reporter Eli Lake have shown that from the very early stages following the attack, evidence pointed toward preplanned terrorism. On Wednesday, Lake reported that, "Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda-affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers." On Friday, he reported that in the hours after the attack, U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted communications in which members of the Libyan group Ansar al-Sharia "bragged about their successful attack against the American consulate and the U.S. ambassador" to members of al Qaeda's North African affiliate.

candlegal
by Judy on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I already did

Quoting toomanypoodles:

 

Quoting diospira:


Quoting toomanypoodles:

 Your link does not take us to any article.  I'm SURE that's why no one has bothered to comment. 

Your post will get buried, just like the majority of posts offering a right-wing take on a story. 

They only want liberal views here, OP.  You're wasting your time. 

Works fine for me.



http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-the-growing-stench-of-obamas-libya-cover-up/article/2509347



 This time it worked.

I'll do her a favor and put the text up for her.

 

As reporters obsessed over Mitt Romney's "gaffe" in criticizing President Obama's initial handling of a national security crisis in Egypt and Libya, the chief executive and his top officials were misleading the media about the true nature of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Despite the public clues that the attack in Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered, was a highly coordinated, preplanned terrorist strike (most notable among the clues was the attackers' use of mortars and rocket-propelled grenades on Sept. 11), the Obama administration repeatedly tried to portray it as part of an impromptu response to an obscure anti-Islamic movie posted on YouTube. This was demonstrated in a timeline of official statements compiled by the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler.

The morning after the attacks, for example, Obama implicitly connected the video to the violence, stating, "We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence." The next day, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "I think it's important to note with regards to that protest that there are protests taking place in different countries across the world that are responding to the movie that has circulated on the Internet." U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sept. 16, was explicit: "Based on the best information we have to date ... it began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo, where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video." Then just four days later, Carney conceded, "It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."

It's one thing if the Obama administration's narrative shifted as more information became available, but two blockbuster reports by Newsweek/Daily Beast national security reporter Eli Lake have shown that from the very early stages following the attack, evidence pointed toward preplanned terrorism. On Wednesday, Lake reported that, "Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda-affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers." On Friday, he reported that in the hours after the attack, U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted communications in which members of the Libyan group Ansar al-Sharia "bragged about their successful attack against the American consulate and the U.S. ambassador" to members of al Qaeda's North African affiliate.



toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

 There!  Now we can all read it and respond. 

toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM

 

Quoting candlegal:

I already did

 


 lol, I guess I was copying while you were pasting.  ;)

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