Diplomatic sources: State Department had credible intel 48 hours before attacks that U.S. embassies might be targeted; Update: White House denies

posted at 9:03 pm on September 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m looking forward to having it explained to me on the news tomorrow why this is all a misunderstanding and not a very big deal at all.

Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted

According to security sources the consulate had been given a “health check” in preparation for any violence connected to the 9/11 anniversary. In the event, the perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of an angry crowd starting to attack it at around 10pm on Tuesday night. There was, according to witnesses, little defence put up by the 30 or more local guards meant to protect the staff. Ali Fetori, a 59-year-old accountant who lives near by, said: “The security people just all ran away and the people in charge were the young men with guns and bombs.”

I’m awfully curious to hear how thorough that “health check” was given how quickly consulate security crumbled. Two thoughts here. One: While the bit about credible information is new and important, you don’t need that detail to know that Obama and his team dropped the ball on protecting the consulate. We already know there were no Marines stationed there; even the locals couldn’t believe how lightly guarded the building was. There’s no earthly reason for security to be that thin on 9/11, especially when jihadis had targeted the consulate and other western diplomats in Benghazi before. Two: I wonder if the “credible information” described in the piece has something to do with the Zawahiri video eulogizing Abu Yahya al-Libi, a top AQ chieftain from Libya. The video appeared on jihadi websites on Tuesday to coincide with 9/11, but intel experts who watch those sites sometimes see new material show up on their servers in advance. If they knew that a new Zawahiri video was coming on 9/11, that alone might have been reason to think Al Qaeda was out for revenge and eager to make a splash against U.S. interests somewhere on the anniversary. Is that the sort of intel we’re dealing with here or do they mean something more concrete and specific about a planned attack?

While we’re on the subject of Obama’s foreign-policy failures, here’s a blast from the past for longtime HA readers:

An Iraqi militia that carried out some of the most prominent attacks on foreigners during the Iraq war on Thursday threatened U.S. interests in the country over a film that has triggered protests in Libya, Egypt and Yemen.

“The offence caused to the messenger (Prophet Mohammad) will put all American interests in danger and we will not forgive them for that,” said Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asaib al-Haq militia.

That’s the same Qais Khazali who led Iran’s “Special Groups” in Iraq, and who allegedly masterminded the famous 2007 operation in Karbala in which five U.S. servicemen were captured and executed. He was captured by American troops two months later. So why’s he back on the streets now and threatening to kill people over the Mohammed movie, you ask? Because, silly: We let him go as part of a prisoner exchange in 2009, over the strenuous objections of some military officers. Remember that, because Khazali’s expertly trained and sufficiently ruthless that he’s capable of following through on his threats in spectacular fashion. You might be seeing his name in the news again soon.

Exit question: Any word from the White House on whether Obama regrets not attending a daily intel briefing since September 5? I know he supposedly reads his briefing instead, but he’s been super busy lately doing interviews with morning-show DJs and scheduling appearances on Letterman, so maybe he hasn’t had time.

Update: It’s a big ol’ lie, says the White House.

The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a “continuing security breach,” and that “credible information” about possible attacks had been ignored.

A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There’s no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”…

Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, emailed: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

The Independent didn’t claim that the intelligence said there’d be an attack on the Benghazi consulate specifically. It claimed that American missions generally, including the one in Benghazi, could be targeted. The point is, security should have been ramped up at U.S. missions worldwide. Why didn’t that happen in Benghazi?


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“According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted …”

Two: I wonder if the “credible information” described in the piece has something to do with the Zawahiri video eulogizing Abu Yahya al-Libi, a top AQ chieftain from Libya.

Oh fer chrissakes, the Grand Mufti of Egypt condemned the the vid on Sunday, September 9th. Hello! It Pavlovian by now and as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1) Put out a dish of Muslim blasphemy,
2) Muslim clerics find dish and announce they are of outraged,
3) Muslims mobs attack embassy of the country which is the source of the outrage.

It’s impossible to believe Al Qaeda (slash Al Qaeda wannabes) in Libya doesn’t have links to Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, either via networks or directly. Egypt helped the rebels against Ghaddafi (or however you spell that on the ash heap of history dead guy’s name) and had to have facilitated their transit to Libya via Egypt.

But even barring semi-official political or religious coordination, they still knew what the Mufti said the same day. They’re called cell phones and tv’s Besides, the Mufti condemnations were on the news the early the morning of 9/11, more than enough time to get something going when they did. They’re freakin’ next door neighbors.

Coincidence that the only two coordinated attacks on 9/11 were in the two countries Egypt and Libya and the attack in Libya was in the Eastern city of Benghazi, where there is much less control, instead of the western city of Tripoli? Not!

Where’s Anne Patterson? Why was she in Washington and and when did she leave Egypt?

Dusty on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Makes you wonder if this administration, which includes the State Department, is not the real enemy of the American people. To paraphrase Joe McCarthy “If they were merely stupid, the laws of probably would dictate that at least some of their decisions would serve America’s interest.” So far these people have done nothing in this country’s interest. We are looking more and more like a third world nation under the stewardship of Obama.

savage24 on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

OMG!!!!!

Video of Jimmy Carter saying, “some politicians shoot first, and ask questions later.”

THAT’S VERBATIM, FOLKS!

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

OH MY GOD!!!!!

I hear that Ronald Reagan also asked the question “are you better off than you were four years ago?” in 1980.

Time warp, hey?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

5 million people are going to hear about it tomorrow from Rush. This is one cat that won’t be contained by the leftist media trash, Bark Boy is in deep trouble.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Unfortunately most of those 5 millions already know about this story, and they would have been voting for Romney in the first place. It is the general public that need to know, but so fat no national newspaper or TV news had picked up the article.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Exit question: Where is the evidence that a film has anything to do with these protests? Normally, the media splashes up pictures of posters, but these are conspicuously absent.
faraway on September 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

When is the media going to report that there was already a MB demonstration planned for 9/11 at the US embassy in Cairo to demand the release of the Blind Sheik?

Ben Hur on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’ve always wondered who the five Hannity viewers were.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Is this a new one?

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

O Sarah, belovéd Sarah … I wouldst thee had been brought to the party in another coach.

Alas.

Axe on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Even squish Ed Rollins sounds tougher than McCain. Good lord.

SouthernGent on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Sesqui you think this is funny?

You’re mentally ill.

CW on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I read that it had just been in English and just last week someone dubbed it into Arabic. Surely would like to know who did that.
However, I agree with Sarah, just a red herring.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Film’s a red herring, as the Independent confirms:

Senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video, called Innocence of Muslims. Patrick Kennedy, Under-Secretary at the State Department, said he was convinced the assault was planned due to its extensive nature and the proliferation of weapons.

But more going on with that movie than meets the eye. The filmmaker, for example, claims not to know who translated the movie from English into Arabic, nor, presumably, who dubbed it into Arabic:

Bacile’s film was dubbed into Egyptian Arabic by someone he doesn’t know, but he speaks enough Arabic to confirm that the translation is accurate. It was made in three months in the summer of 2011, with 59 actors and about 45 people behind the camera.

And he hasn’t said who uploaded the Arabic version of the trailer onto YouTube in July. The Muslim world has known about this movie for several months.

de rigueur on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Page 9 of the QOTD…

Scrumpy on September 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Thanks, libfree was extra stupid on that one.

cozmo on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Are all these tough-talking terrorists and devoted muslims closeted homosexuals too? Is al Qaeda a gay organization?

slickwillie2001 on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Anything is possible, but I think that the implication is that Stevens was treated in the same manner as Qaddafi.

The videos and picture of Qaddafi are available, but I’m not posting any links.

Cody1991 on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Seems so…

Scrumpy on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Nah. He only posts when his mom isn’t home.

wargamer6 on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

You thought no one was in charge before, this is a clusterfuck and these clowns aren’t even trying any more. POSGRP doesn’t know how to respond to anything and his people are running around like retarded monkeys; this is about to get way out of control.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Kimberly Gilfoil is cute, but not so bright.

faraway on September 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

So, brains count? Maybe I missed the memo.

TXUS on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

And why, oh why, are Obama, Hillary, and our State Department apologizing for it? Disgusting!

texgal on September 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

They are apologizing because they know you will be disgusted, and not realize that the second 9-11 terror attacks were caused by Obama not protecting his Ambassador, after 48 hours notice.

faraway on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

cozmo on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Really…

Scrumpy on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

.
Is this a new one?

Night Owl
on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

.
New to me.

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Is this a new one?

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Naw, I’ve been around for years. I am generally amused just by reading the comments here, but I thought I’d play a little today.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

OH MY GOD!!!!!

I hear that Ronald Reagan also asked the question “are you better off than you were four years ago?” in 1980.

Time warp, hey?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

The one comment is famous.. the other one obscure. 0bama just directly quoted Carter when attacking Romney yesterday…. in the context of a middle-East disaster.

Troll all you want… I’m saying there’s something hinky going on.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Second source now says US was warned

ConservativePartyNow on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Naw, I’ve been around for years. I am generally amused just by reading the comments here, but I thought I’d play troll a little today.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

wargamer6 on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Is this a new one?

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Yeah, he gets his handle from what he is and that scummy stuff at the bottom of a septic tank.

He ain’t very bright, or very good.

Something for noobs to toy with.

cozmo on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

haha, you’ve got nothin.

sesquipudalian on September 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Nice…You showed him,,big time…

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

New to me.

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Hey, how is Glenn these days? Is he still reporting about China launching SLBMs off the coast of California?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

If there is a Double Agent in the Department of State, perhaps Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, can use her connections with the Muslim Brotherhood to find out who gave them the confidential information.

First thing I thought of. She’s been placed. They are ashamed and broke.

crash72 on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Bark Boy is in deep trouble.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

You don’t like Barky, do you? It’s OK. You can tell me. 7% will never see it anyway.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Is this a new one?

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

No, not new.

Get ready. You’re gonna see old trolls who haven’t been heard from in years.

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Cody1991 on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Said the same thing earlier, it’s the Islamist ‘theme’ desecrate the person and parade them thru the streets…

Scrumpy on September 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

wargamer6 on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I accept your correction!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Sesqiuopedilunatic- This is pretty large, jackwad.

wolly4321 on September 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

The Goat Banger in Chief is just like John Gotti, the Teflon Don…nothing seems to stick to that jackass…

PatriotRider on September 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Naw, I’ve been around for years. I am generally amused just by reading the comments here, but I thought I’d play a little today.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

High gas prices getting you down and you needed a little Axelrod overtime?

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Does your mom know you’re using her computer? Isn’t it a school night for you?

wargamer6 on September 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Imagine if Obama had received a PDB that said Bin Laden was preparing to hijack planes in the US and then did nothing about it…

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Naw, I’ve been around for years. I am generally amused just by reading the comments here, but I thought I’d play a little today.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I’m glad you graced us with your presence….

Thrall us with your plainly superior intellect…

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Tomorrow the world will see the kind of Friday Prayers that Obama was involved in as a kid.

faraway on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

If the one tries to throw Hillary under the bus on this i am afraid he just might get pulled under also.

logman1 on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

.
Hey, how is Glenn these days? Is he still reporting about China launching SLBMs off the coast of California?

bileduct
on September 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

.
That was a one time, one shot (pun intended) story.

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

That reminds me – I need to have that gall bladder excised…

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Americans are dead, and the President and Secretary of State are culpable.

AshleyTKing on September 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Are all these tough-talking terrorists and devoted muslims closeted homosexuals too? Is al Qaeda a gay organization?

slickwillie2001 on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Anything is possible, but I think that the implication is that Stevens was treated in the same manner as Qaddafi.

The videos and picture of Qaddafi are available, but I’m not posting any links.

Cody1991 on September 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

No. Here. The sickness of the on-the-table homosexual behavior is a little deeper than that kind of thing. If you missed this headline the other day, here’s a cut and a link. It’s worth gaping at with fear and wonder, in my opinion:

The film’s plot turns are less funny. The schoolteacher, reading about the Abu Ghraib scandal in Iraq, fears his daughter will be raped by U.S. soldiers. When the Americans finally invade Egypt near the movie’s end, one Egyptian who goes to greet them is shot dead. “The problem is not only that Egyptian men are impotent, but that they are feminized: American dominance is translated on the screen into sexual dominance of Arab men (this is not hinted at; it’s quite explicit),” a feminist Arab blogger wrote at the time. “In one key scene in the film, at a moment of frustration and defeat, the main character shows them that now that they have failed in inventing a weapon, they can only go on their knees in front of the invading Americans, raise their hands, and say in English: ‘Please, do not f— me.’”

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/09/a-place-of-dreams-a-source-of-villainy-how-foreign-movies-portray-america/261876/

Axe on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

That was a one time, one shot (pun intended) story.

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

That turned out to be completely wrong.

But remember, Glenn asked us not to trust Glenn Beck, but to trust “Glenn Beck who knows an awful lot of people in the military”.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Imagine if Obama had received a PDB that said Bin Laden was preparing to hijack planes in the US and then did nothing about it…

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Bill Clinton says Hello.

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

haha, you’ve got nothin.

sesquipedalian on September 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Other than this report, you mean?

Ok.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Joe Trippi: “Democracy is going to Iraq”

faraway on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Imagine if Obama had received a PDB that said Bin Laden was preparing to hijack planes in the US and then did nothing about it…

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

.
Impeachment.

Why do you ask?

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Does anyone reading this believe that Obama cares if Americans die?

tom daschle concerned on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

‘credible information’ is a legal term of art….

equanimous on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Imagine if Obama had received a PDB that said Bin Laden was preparing to hijack planes in the US and then did nothing about it…

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Well, I guess we’d have to ‘Imagine’ it since the JEF pretty much skips them in favor of schmoozing with zipper heads just like you to beg for money…

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Is Hannity a secret liberal? What a nutcase.

faraway on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Impeachment.

Why do you ask?

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Oh, gee, I dunno.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

haha, you’ve got nothin.

sesquipedalian on September 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

4 dead because of the malfeasance and ignorance of the Obama administration.

If Bush did it, you’d be sounding the ‘impeachment’ horns.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Some security folks might want to chime in on this but what is the main reason that Dear Leader reading (if he does) security briefs rather than actually being “briefed” is a notoriously bad – yes, you can raise that to stupid – idea?

Well, first, we don’t know if he reads them at all, do we? There’s nobody there to tell us. Does he really read them, or does he skim them so he can make his tee time at Congressional? That’s the first flaw in this “reading is better because he’s brilliant” spin job (which simply doesn’t make any logical sense at all but that’s their story).

But, the most glaring flaw is this.

If no one is there to brief the (supposed) Commander in Chief in person, he can’t ask them any questions. For clarification, elucidation, further information or follow up.

What commander in their right mind would prefer to read a written report rather than hear from intelligence operatives in person? If the media is buying this one, they’ll buy anything he says. Nobody does this. Certainly not in the days surrounding the 9/11 anniversary.

We can’t remove the Commander in Chief of his command, but we can vote him back to Chicago where he can organize some marches on banks to demand no interest loans to people who can’t afford them. Or settle the teacher’s strike. Or go back to church and hear the same thing you can hear tonight in Egypt outside the walls of the U.S. Embassy.

IndieDogg on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Imagine if Obama had received a PDB that said Bin Laden was preparing to hijack planes in the US and then did nothing about it…

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Are you inferring that this actually happened…
The way you just stated it?

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

RJL on September 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

This is the site about the Marines not having live ammo and who makes that decision.

http://freebeacon.com/reports-marines-not-permitted-live-ammo/

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Obama’s best friend and colleague postulated that 25 million white Americans needed to be killed to remake America into a communist state.

What are a few broken eggs overseas, when the homeland needs to be destroyed?

tom daschle concerned on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Well, I guess we’d have to ‘Imagine’ it since the JEF pretty much skips them in favor of schmoozing with zipper heads just like you to beg for money…

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

What was George’s excuse then?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Does anyone reading this believe that Obama cares if Americans die?

tom daschle concerned on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

It is part of his plan…hello!!!

texgal on September 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I had the displeasure of hearing Zero speak today. There was no passion or anger when he spoke of the murders.

Sasha List on September 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM
Did he have a grin on his face like Mutt Rmoney did?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

No, he had a DUMBA$$ look on face. I imagine it was very similar to yours. (Now I have a grin on MY face)

Sasha List on September 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

If this didn’t have legs before, it’s now growing them like a centipede.

Dog Eater going to have lots o’ explaining to do, unless of course he simply walks off like he did yesterday.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Does anyone reading this believe that Obama, or Clinton, or any ‘rat for that matter, cares if Americans die?

tom daschle concerned on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

No. As long as the regressive agenda moves forward.

You think Lenin had a fit of conscience? Hitler? Mao? That clown in Cuba?

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Imagine if Obama had received a PDB that said Bin Laden was preparing to hijack planes in the US and then did nothing about it…

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Oooooo…a twoofer twoll!

AUINSC on September 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

What was George’s excuse then?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Excuse for what di#&HEad…??

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Two birds, one stone.

Obama is going to swing and Hillary, well, in 2016, you play her Muslims are great speech this morning, next to a photo of Chris Stevens and this. 48 Hours is an eternity.

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Bark Boy is in deep trouble.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Remember yesterday when we commented that the Hill & Barf show looked and sounded peculiar? They sounded like robots. Their comments were not appropriate. It was more like a memorial. No outrage. No anger.

They both had that look of, ‘Oh, $shit. We really phucked up’.

They most certainly did, and it appears that it’s all going to hit the fan.

Cody1991 on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Unfortunately most of those 5 millions already know about this story, and they would have been voting for Romney in the first place. It is the general public that need to know, but so fat no national newspaper or TV news had picked up the article.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Then it is up to the 5 million people who listen to Rush, and the multitude of people who read Hot Air, and the rest of the people who are already planning to vote for Romney to EDUCATE at least 10 Obamabots before early voting begins in October.

We’ve got a country to save! Let’s Roll!

wren on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Is this shocking that Obama didn’t care?

The anti-American douchebag launched his political career from left-wing terrorist Bill Ayer’s living room.

sentinelrules on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

wren on September 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Nice!
I see what you did there.
And I agree.

kekelaward on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Where you get it right is that the A$$hole media is his accomplice to this horrid nightmare! They must be stopped!

texgal on September 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I agree. It’s always been the media. Actually we have no media, just new media. That is what Breitbart always said. His book Righteous Indignation was a great read.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Bile is having trouble figuring out that Dubya isn’t POTUS any longer.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Excuse for what di#&HEad…??

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Doing nothing about a PDB that warned of an attack that killed over 3000 Americans.

Wow, some short memories here!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

What was George’s excuse then?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Excuse for what? Not shutting down all air travel for a month and a half and posting armed guards at every terminal because of a PDB that said “Bin Laden determined to strike”?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Obama’s best friend and colleague A guy in Barky’s neighborhood postulated that 25 million white Americans needed to be killed to remake America into a communist state.

What are a few broken eggs overseas, when the homeland needs to be destroyed?

tom daschle concerned on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Man, you need a lot of correctin’ tonight! :D

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

This should not come as a suprise…if you would only open your Eyes. Our economy is on the verge of collapse. They are trying to drag us into another war. Dont be suprised when they try and blame Iran. Another war will give them the political cover and allow them to shift blame for the collapse of the economy. They will use it to get rid of even more of our freedoms and unfortunately most of the sheeple out there will welcome it as they did the patriot act. Dont forget we helped Al Qeada into Lybia and Syria…it was by design. Now we have an enemy to go after and a reason to enter. The movie was the go signal….of course we knew it was going to happen, just in time for the election

dom89031 on September 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Doing nothing about a PDB that warned of an attack that killed over 3000 Americans.

Wow, some short memories here!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Take your Bush red herring and shove it up your arse.

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

“The Arabic Call to Prayer is the most beautiful sound on Earth” – Barack Hussein Obama

SailorMark on September 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Oooooo…a twoofer twoll!

AUINSC on September 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

ANd then it will say fire doesn’t melt steel..

I wonder how old this troll is?

Because prior to 11 years ago, hijacks happened more and none of them had ever been used as missiles..

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Any word from the White House on whether Obama regrets not attending a daily intel briefing since September 5?

Perfect.

Tim_CA on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Yes, *after* 9/11.

If only George Bush had a PDB before 9/11 that said that the FBI had collected information that “indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings”, it could have been prevented altogether.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Yeah, what the f*ck was he supposed to do with that? Shut down the whole country until they could be a little more specific? You leftists are really, really stupid. You can’t see that what you are trying to do is pathetic? If Bush had acted on information that vague, you would have been screaming that he instituted martial law, that he was a fascist, blah, blah, blah.

It could have been prevented by Clinton, for certain, since he knew exactly where Bin Laden was and declined to do anything about it. But he’s a democrat so you wouldn’t think to mention that.

Night Owl on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Take your Bush red herring and shove it up your arse.

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Red herring?

3000 American deaths are a red herring?

I thought Hot Air was all about honor and respect. I guess I was wrong.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

The Axelturf bat signal has been flashed!
Ass-covering,change the subject, extra shift to their keyboards!
Stat!

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

That was a one time, one shot (pun intended) story.

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

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That turned out to be completely wrong.

bileduct
on September 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

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So our military finally admitted it was one of ours?

I missed that report (I do miss pertinent info sometimes).

listens2glenn on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Doing nothing about a PDB that warned of an attack that killed over 3000 Americans.

Wow, some short memories here!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Orchestrated by bin Laden, whom Clinton had in his grasp and decided to let go…

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

They both had that look of, ‘Oh, $shit. We really phucked up’.

They most certainly did, and it appears that it’s all going to hit the fan.

Cody1991 on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Now that you put it together, it certainly seems that way. They had that intel report saying something was in the wind, chose to brush it off, and then got caught with their pants down.

No wonder Dog Eater walked off leaving Hillary at the podium, his ass was puckering and he made a break for it.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

This is pretty large, jackwad.

wolly4321 on September 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

ah yes, enormous. there were vague warnings! because al-libi was killed!

a propos al-libi, this obama chap has been pretty lively on the kill button lately.

sesquipedalian on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

They most certainly did, and it appears that it’s all going to hit the fan.

Cody1991 on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

If you don’t mind, I’ll see it when I believe it.

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Excuse for what? Not shutting down all air travel for a month and a half and posting armed guards at every terminal because of a PDB that said “Bin Laden determined to strike”?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Ahhh yes, “too hard, easier to do nothing.”

3000 dead Americans as a result.

Thanks George!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Just what I was thinking….very Sun Tsu- ish.
I wouldn’t be all that surprised if the NoKors try something too.

kekelaward on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Obama and Hillary’s 9/11.

Press is silent…

katy on September 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

When the 3 a.m. phone call came, neither one of these America-hating Marxists was there to answer the call.

Right Mover on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

You could hear the bushes rustle as they crawled away. One was heard to whisper “Retreat,retreat. Bishop is here, and he was first. Axelrod didn’t say anything about this”.

Yoop on September 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

LOL, true as Bishop has whale size hooks if he needs them:-)

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Red herring?

3000 American deaths are a red herring?

I thought Hot Air was all about honor and respect. I guess I was wrong.

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Shifting the subject is a red herring. Maybe you really are this obtuse. Who knows.

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Please people, Obama didn’t have time to read the warnings:

1. It wasn’t fed through a teleprompter – TOS
2. Obama had to attend fundraisers and play golf.
3. He was busy filling out the 2013 NCAA Womens Basketball tournament brackets.

sentinelrules on September 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

nice post Allah

rndmusrnm on September 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Orchestrated by bin Laden, whom Clinton had in his grasp and decided to let go…

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Is that the same Bill Clinton whose attempts to kill Bin Laden were deemed a diversion from domestic issues (Monica Lewinsky) by Republicans?

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This is the site about the Marines not having live ammo and who makes that decision.

http://freebeacon.com/reports-marines-not-permitted-live-ammo/

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

If the Marines had live ammo, I wonder why aren’t we hearing about all the dead Libyan terrorists at our Libyan embassy?

RJL on September 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Don’t let the young lady change the channel on this.

Concentrate on the Dog Eating Boy and his culpability for the needless deaths of 4 Americans.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Doing nothing about a PDB that warned of an attack that killed over 3000 Americans.

Wow, some short memories here!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Ok, let’s go with that.

Jacka$$

BigWyo on September 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

“The Arabic Call to Prayer is the most beautiful sound on Earth” – Barack Hussein Obama

SailorMark on September 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

“I will stand with the Muslim world should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

-Barky

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Ahhh yes, “too hard, easier to do nothing.”

3000 dead Americans as a result.

Thanks George!

bileduct on September 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Off topic troll is off topic.

Axelrod would be proud.

fossten on September 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

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