U.S. intel cable warned Cairo embassy — but not Benghazi consulate — of possible violence on September 10; Update: Susan Rice caught lying?

posted at 9:47 pm on September 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

Just a little something to break up the monotony of “ROMNEY SAID WHAT?” concern-troll coverage that you’ll be submerged in tomorrow.

I take it this cable is what the Independent had in mind in its blockbuster last week about a 48-hour warning for U.S. intelligence.

The cable, dispatched from Washington on September 10, the day before protests erupted, advised the embassy the broadcasts [of the Mohammed movie] could provoke violence. It did not direct specific measures to upgrade security, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

However, under standard diplomatic procedures, Egyptian government officials and security forces were notified of U.S. concerns, since host governments are responsible for ensuring the security of foreign diplomatic missions on their soil, the sources said.

Copies of the cable were not sent to other U.S. outposts in the region, including the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where violence took the life of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The ties between the Benghazi violence and the crude anti-Muslim film are still unclear.

The reason they didn’t send the cable to other American missions across the region was, supposedly, because clips from the movie were broadcast on a cleric’s show in Egypt and therefore the possibility of violence was somehow “specific to Egypt.” I sure hope that’s a government lie, because if they seriously believed after the international demagoguery of the Danish Mohammed cartoons that this would be contained to a single country — on the anniversary of 9/11 — we’re in deeper trouble than I thought.

But maybe the State Department had reason to know about a threat to the Benghazi consulate beforehand after all:

Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.

Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security…

“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.

Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area.

It’s no surprise that security would be dodgy in Benghazi. NBC has a nifty piece today revisiting the area’s recent past as an incubator for international jihadis, from rank-and-file mujahedeen in Iraq to numbers two, three, and four in the Al Qaeda food chain. If there’s any consulate in the world where you’d want a little extra security, it’s Benghazi, especially with the new Libyan government pitifully weak right now. Instead, Chris Stevens had next to nothing. Why? Exit question: Was the protest of the Mohammed movie outside the consulate a diversion for the attack on the building? Or was there actually … no protest at all? Because if it’s the latter, that puts a big hole in Susan Rice’s claim yesterday that Benghazi was all about local demonstrations over a movie that got out of hand.

Update: A commendable bit of reporting here from NBC Nightly News. Yesterday Rice cited the two American contractors killed in the Benghazi attack as proof that Stevens and his staff did have some security. But NBC says she was wrong: The contractors weren’t part of the consulate’s regulate security detail. Apparently Stevens had nothing except a security supervisor and a local militia. Why?

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This is so shocking!!! /

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Can we have the melting bunny please?

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

What? an Obamanation Administration Official lied? Seriously Unpossible…

The Obamanation Administration Lies while the Middle East Burns.

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Update: Susan Rice caught lying?

…caught?…it’s the norm!

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM

ice cream man please.

buh bye, Mr Obama. Failing to acknowledge and act upon terror warning in a post 9/11 world, and on the anniversary of 9/11, is going to get you cast into the dustbin of history

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

another day more lies…same old, same old…..

crosshugger on September 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Susan Rice is lying when her lips are moving. When are these media fools going to stop dancing around this guy’s sexual proclivities? What sane person sends one of the rainbow boyz to a Muslim country, anyway?

Somebody who wanted him dead, in my opinion. Hillbuzz is all over this, and they are not happy about it.

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Apparently Stevens had nothing except a security supervisor and a local militia. Why?

his regular crew was out gettin’ some of those Tripoli hookahz IYKWIM….

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The MSM will not report the truth. The video narrative will continue. Nothing to see here. Let’s hope that undecided voters are getting their news from alternative sources.

Decoski on September 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

A commendable bit of reporting here from NBC Nightly News.

Commendable? why? because it is uncharacteristic of them?

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Dana Perino had a fascinating take on Susan Rice and what a lackey tool she is for the Obama administration. I guess any lie is acceptable if your goal is to move up the food chain. I hope she gets herself busted back to D.C. Crossing guard.

BettyRuth on September 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Yes. She will go the way of Sebelius.

Lanceman on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Obama lied our diplomats died…and embassies burned…and the AQ flag was raised…and the first amendment was attacked…and a US citizen was taken into custody…and Clinton grovelled to Egypt…and…

Weight of Glory on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

You mean to tell me Barry’s administration is… lying? *Gasp!*

Punchenko on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Someone asked in another thread why we are sending a gay ambassador to Libya and a female ambassador to Egypt. And the answer is????

Blake on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I hope she gets herself busted back to D.C. Crossing guard.

BettyRuth on September 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

You’d trust her with the kids? I wouldn’t.

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Was the protest of the Mohammed movie outside the consulate a diversion for the attack on the building? Or was there actually … no protest at all? Because if it’s the latter, that puts a big hole in Susan Rice’s claim yesterday that Benghazi was all about local demonstrations over a movie that got out of hand.

the operation had direct and indirect fire…..

that was coordinated…

they hit two targets—The ability to flex from one target to the next is a unique characteristic that many raids and military units have a great deal of difficulty performing.

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

buh bye, Mr Obama. Failing to acknowledge and act upon terror warning in a post 9/11 world, and on the anniversary of 9/11, is going to get you cast into the dustbin of history

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

You presume too much, sir. This is our first BLACK president!! Give him a break already! I know his legions of life’s ‘takers’ will.

Harbingeing on September 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

A commendable bit of reporting here from NBC Nightly News.

Commendable? why? because it is uncharacteristic of them?

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

…I guess we have to compliment them the 1% of the time they actually do their job!

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

This is going to be so ginormous. Word is Matthews if developing a cold sore and will be in makeup for an extra 30 minutes by Thursday’s show.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Shocked ! Absolutely shocking. !!! ( again)

FlaMurph on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

If there’s any consulate in the world where you’d want a little extra security, it’s Benghazi, especially with the new Libyan government pitifully weak right now. Instead, Chris Stevens had next to nothing. Why? Exit question: Was the protest of the Mohammed movie outside the consulate a diversion for the attack on the building? Or was there actually … no protest at all?

AP

Rice caught lying? Repercussions? No. We know where this ends.

“The world loves Obama, there was a bad movie, it’s really Bush’s vault.” – NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera etc., etc. etc. etc.

Security in BenGgazhi? It’s the Clinton State Department. You kidding? They don’t need to be bothered with details like that. That is what the small people that read the daily intel report are supposed to be thinking about.

oldroy on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

even the “takers’ need protection from terrorists. Ain’t no welfare check gonna do that for ya
./

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

How..How can these people flat out lie day in and day out and never be held accountable!?!? I am so mad I could spit! This has all got to END!!!

HoustonRight on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Re: Update

Why, indeed. Could it be that this brilliant foreign policy mind with strong ties and understanding of the region’s people was acting on his own?

BKeyser on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Someone asked in another thread why we are sending a gay ambassador to Libya and a female ambassador to Egypt. And the answer is????

Blake on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

The Choom Campaign has decided that being attacked and responding with military force is the only way the jugeared jac kass MIGHT get re-elected.

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Sesquireptilian will be here to explain the glaring difference between an embassy and a consulate, and how that exonerates everyone but Romney and Dubya for the deaths of our citizens.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Update: Susan Rice caught lying?

Has she ever been caught telling the truth?

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Where’s Shrillary? Are we to assume Susan Rice is going to take one for the team? Why wasn’s Shrillary on the Sunday shows?

we’re in deeper trouble than I thought.

How very optimistic of you, sir?

SouthernGent on September 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

If there’s any consulate in the world where you’d want a little extra security, it’s Benghazi, especially with the new Libyan government pitifully weak right now. Instead, Chris Stevens had next to nothing. Why?

Because it’s easier to kill Americans that way?

burrata on September 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

And this is exactly why I wasn’t concerned with the, “concern trolling,” of the media. That was a stale recycled story, the sort of thing nobody outside of political junkies really cares about.

The unfolding meltdown in the middle east however, and the incompetence that led up to it, is a REAL story. This is the sort of thing that tends to cut through the clamor and get attention.

Oh, sure, portions of the media will fixate on the concern trolling anyway, but feigning concern over “optics,” when this sort of crap is going down is almost hilarious!

WolvenOne on September 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Sesquireptilian

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

You really need to stop making me blow soda pop out my nose.

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

************ ALERT ****************

Kristie Kenney ‏@KristieKenney

Good morning. Reminder that @USEmbassyBKK will close at noon today, September18, due to possible protests.

https://twitter.com/StateDept
==============================

Security Message to American Citizens: Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Bangkok on September 18
September 18, 2012

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand has been informed by the Royal Thai Police that a demonstration involving several hundred people is planned on Wireless Road in front of the Embassy beginning between 1 PM and 2 PM on Tuesday, September 18. Demonstrators will assemble at Lumpini Park and march to the Embassy. The large number of demonstrators is expected to disrupt traffic in the area. Consequently, the Embassy will be closing to the public at noon and non-essential personnel will be sent home. Visa and citizen services appointments scheduled for the afternoon of September 18 are being cancelled and rescheduled for later dates.

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is not aware at this time of any specific threat to U.S. citizens in Thailand. As a general precaution, the U.S. Embassy advises you to exercise caution and to be aware of your surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence with little or no warning. You should avoid areas that may be targeted for demonstrations and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations or large gatherings. You should monitor local media to keep updated with the latest information about demonstrations and areas to avoid.
==================================

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/091812securitymessage.html

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

The two Navy Seals were at the consulate on other business, and not part of consulate security. That news is old, and is no scoop by NBC.

For some reason the British papers don’t seem to have so much difficulty getting information.

Curtiss on September 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Instead, Chris Stevens had next to nothing. Why? Exit question: Was the protest of the Mohammed movie outside the consulate a diversion for the attack on the building? Or was there actually … no protest at all?

From what I have been given to understand the “protesters” were shouting “One Billion Osamas – Obama!!!”, so they were torqued off not by some movie trailer that they had never even seen, but by all Obama’s bragging about killing Obasa, murdering him in their eyes. And it was the anniversary of 9/11 after all, Osama’s big victory.

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

How..How can these people flat out lie day in and day out and never be held accountable!?!? I am so mad I could spit! This has all got to END!!!

HoustonRight on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

What you said.
But who will hold them accountable?

bazil9 on September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Susan Rice
@AmbassadorRice

Representing the U.S. at the UN

New York, NY · http://usun.state.gov

https://twitter.com/AmbassadorRice

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Republicans need to start demanding for Rice to resign and hold this administration accountable for this terrorist attack..Obama after all armed the Rebels when they knew full well that they weren’t good people

sadsushi on September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

The obvious solution is the same one that worked during the Vietnam War.

“I’m not American. I’m Canadian.”

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Meanwhile……..Security a wee bit tooooooooooo late……..
_____________________________________________________________

Ayman Mohyeldin ‏@AymanM

Outside the US consulate in Benghazi, Libyan security have sealed off the compound. http://fb.me/1IoeTGvTE

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=25709728&l=3f4f3bbdd2&id=617260003

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Perhaps she is in post global warming Ramadan fasting shock and isn’t responsible for what she says, like so many others.

BL@KBIRD on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Lying?! She was not lying! She was sitting perfectly upright!

That other stuff we just call talking these days – it avoids judgment toward minor things like truth, plausibility, or not embarrassing the crap out of oneself. Susan Rice, Stephanie Cutter, Debbie Whatsamatta-Schlitz… it’s what they do. Y U NO likes wimminz, Hot Gas?

Gingotts on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Susan Rice is lying when her lips are moving. When are these media fools going to stop dancing around this guy’s sexual proclivities? What sane person sends one of the rainbow boyz to a Muslim country, anyway?

Somebody who wanted him dead, in my opinion. Hillbuzz is all over this, and they are not happy about it.

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Rice is an admitted socialist and known radical, perfect for this administration.

As to his sexual orientation, if true, they should’ve known to intensify security as a result, even more than normal, despite the fact, or maybe because of it, that many of these jihadis are closet queens anyway.

TXUS on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be able to win an election for dog catcher after this.

wildcat72 on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

None of this matters. Porkulus + ObamaCare + the Media + Hollywood will see to it Romney’s “47%” + at least 3% of the “moderates” will carry Barry’s sorry carcass over the finish line.

bobcalco on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

buh bye, Mr Obama. Failing to acknowledge and act upon terror warning in a post 9/11 world, and on the anniversary of 9/11, is going to get you cast into the dustbin of history

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

No way.
He is black and he lived in Indonesia as a kid and visited Pakistan, and he has to pay for Peggy’s mortgage and gas and Fluke’s contraceptions and abortions out of his stash of Obama money. America needs him .

burrata on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

UH OH

gophergirl on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Dave Rywall will not post here…

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

The obvious solution is the same one that worked during the Vietnam War.

“I’m not American. I’m Canadian.”

platypus on September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

platypus:

And that worked,in getting some hostages out of Iran,in 79′!!

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

F

or some reason the British papers don’t seem to have so much difficulty getting reluctance reporting information.

Curtiss on September 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

FIFY

BacaDog on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Republicans need to start demanding for Rice to resign and hold this administration accountable for this terrorist attack..Obama after all armed the Rebels when they knew full well that they weren’t good people

sadsushi on September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

They need to but will they? LOL..I’ll be waiting. The R leaders have shown no backbone and umm ..just about anything. I wont hold my breathe.

btw..how is F&F going?

bazil9 on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Outside the US consulate in Benghazi, Libyan security have sealed off the compound. http://fb.me/1IoeTGvTE

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=25709728&l=3f4f3bbdd2&id=617260003

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

yep, get that barn door closed fellers…… let us know how that works out for the ambassador. He’s now room temp.

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

For some reason the British papers don’t seem to have so much difficulty getting information.

Curtiss on September 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

It’s not getting the information that is easier for them it’s just printing it.

HoustonRight on September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Falcons shelling Broncs on MNF.
20-0 end of 2nd

Peyton’s neck? meh

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Dave Rywall will not post here…

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Why? is DRywall getting plastered?

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be able to win an election for dog catcher after this.

There is no excuse for this kind of profound naivete, after she won a carpet-bagged Senate seat because, and only because, her husband was a serial philanderer, who remains a hero to 47% of the population precisely because he was impeached for lying about boning an intern in the Oval Orifice.

bobcalco on September 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Outside the US consulate in Benghazi, Libyan security have sealed off the compound. http://fb.me/1IoeTGvTE

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Maybe they can work on the timing just a bit..

..Oh wait….

They did warn the US with time to spare…

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Countdown until Obama leaves Office
124 Days, 16 Hours, 48 Minutes,

That is if he does not declare marshal law and the Media will be the one manning the guns to enforce it.

tjexcite on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

They need to but will they? LOL..I’ll be waiting. The R leaders have shown no backbone and umm ..just about anything. I wont hold my breathe.

btw..how is F&F going?

bazil9 on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

you are right sir =( not sure what i was thinking there with that statement..wishful thinking i guess

sadsushi on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Why was Susan Rice chosen for the spokesperson yesterday..?
And she did qualify by saying that it was the best intel they had at the time…so she has an easy out.

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

So more of the true story leaks out.

This weekend has seemed like the Tet Offensive in reverse.

The January 1968 Tet Offensive, a series of coordinated attacks on cities across South Vietnam launched by the Vietcong and ARNV, was portrayed by the media as a major U.S. defeat. It was the occasion for Walter Cronkite, the most trusted broadcaster in America, to declare on the “CBS Evening News” that the Vietnam War was in stalemate and could not be won militarily, a broadcast generally cited as the turning point of popular American sentiment against the war. In fact, the Tet Offensive had been a huge military victory for the U.S., the Vietcong and ARNV suffering enormous losses, but was so misreported by the media that it proved to be a psychological defeat.

And now we’ve had a weekend of U.S. diplomatic and military disasters across the Middle East– an entire squadron of Harriers taken out by terrorists in Afghanistan! a U.S. ambassador murdered, riots at every U.S. embassy– and all the media can do is look for a sleazy filmmaker in Cerritos, as if Obama has no responsibility for this, and it affects Obama, not at all. What has been nothing short of a devastating defeat of this Administration’s foreign policy has been portrayed by the media– well, almost not as anything, except the usual Muslim unrest that follows upon “unhelp” and “offensive” speech. The major stories about what’s really been happening have come from the foreign press. Tet Offensive in reverse, the bad news is no news.

de rigueur on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Exit question: Was the protest of the Mohammed movie outside the consulate a diversion for the attack on the building? Or was there actually … no protest at all?

Allow me to answer that with a question of my own – was the Cairo “protest of the Mohammed movie” intended to be merely a diversion for the attack on the Bengazhi consulate, one that was far more effective than anticipated because the Obama/Clinton regime decided to take advantage of a crisis?

Steve Eggleston on September 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

The Mohamed movie was posted on Youtube in July.

CW on September 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Why? is DRywall getting plastered?

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

About class warfare…

It perks his eyebrow like Mr. Spock..

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

A nation in turmoil and brought to that condition partly because of U.S. intervention, the anniversary of 911, known threats circulating, local security warning you of danger; I wouldn’t even be in country if I was the ambassador. Stevens was running around with an aide and relying of locals to protect him?

More defense cuts, President Bark, I want to be as safe as Stevens was.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Countdown until Obama leaves Office
124 Days, 16 Hours, 47 Minutes,

That is if he does not declare marshal martial law and the Media will be the one manning the guns to enforce it.

tjexcite on September 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Ironically, I drove by Claude Rains’ grave today. He’s still spinning.

Del Dolemonte on September 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

OT. Manning SUCKS!

katy on September 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

STOP Talking about OBAMA’s Negligence in the death of one of America’s Ambassadors and 3 others!!!!

Romney said, “Half of America thinks they are victims.”

/sarc

In seriousness, WWJ 760 AM Radiostation in Detroit Michigan is already pumping out the single sentence without any context.

Romney spoke THE TRUTH about the ever growing Governmental Dependance our society has become. Over 8 million now on Social Security Disability.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of State Clinton, and Pres. Barack Hussein Obama have willfully lied about the circumstances of a Terrorist attack on our soil on 9/11.

Varchild on September 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Dave Rywall will not post here…

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Why? is DRywall getting plastered?

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Check the thread with 600+ posts already. Sheetrock is into the Labatt’s Blue, that’s for sure.

Del Dolemonte on September 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

And now we’ve had a weekend of U.S. diplomatic and military disasters across the Middle East– an entire squadron of Harriers taken out by terrorists in Afghanistan! a U.S. ambassador murdered, riots at every U.S. embassy– and all the media can do is look for a sleazy filmmaker in Cerritos, as if Obama has no responsibility for this, and it affects Obama, not at all.

The major stories about what’s really been happening have come from the foreign press. Tet Offensive in reverse, the bad news is no news.

de rigueur on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

spot on, dude. Love your posts.

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

bazil9 on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

you are right sir =( not sure what i was thinking there with that statement..wishful thinking i guess

sadsushi on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Not a sir- but I understand wishful thinking. But in this case and many others- it should not be wishful. A shame we “wish” for what should be the norm and right/correct response.

bazil9 on September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

OT. Manning SUCKS!

katy on September 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

and he just about got picked off!

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Rice lied people died.

WisCon on September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Duh!!!

Momma on September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

one that was far more effective than anticipated because the Obama/Clinton regime decided to take advantage of a crisis?

Steve Eggleston on September 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Asking questions like that can only mean one thing, that you are planning on joining the Hot Air QOTD crew in the gulag… Don’t forget to bring your potato… ;)

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

BacaDog on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

A point well taken.

Curtiss on September 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

heh! Manning just went for it on 4th and 2 and threw it away. got a lucky holding call to save his neck….er.

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Update: Susan Rice caught lying?

…caught?…it’s the norm!

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM

KOOLAID2:Its TRANSPARENCY…. baby!:)

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

But NBC says she was wrong: The contractors weren’t part of the consulate’s regulate security detail

The two she cited as security weren’t. This has been known for several days (since the 13th):

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/glen-doherty-navy-seal-killed-libya-intel-mission/story?id=17229037

The other man was Tyrone Woods and was also a former Navy Seal.

I would guess that it is likely that he was helping with security at the time of their deaths, but they were not security for the embassy, and were most likely offering to help out in a very bad situation. Who knows if they even had real weapons.

strictnein on September 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Wonder if he’ll get hammered like Tebow did for a bad game?

Probably not. Manning is the lib. Tebow the Conserv.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Maybe they can work on the timing just a bit..

..Oh wait….

They did warn the US with time to spare…

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Electrongod:*Sigh*….yup:)

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I keep coming back to Valerie Jarrett…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Who knows if they even had real weapons.

strictnein on September 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Former Navy Seals are weapons, but, yes you can pretty much bet that they were armed.

Navy Seals

A) Do not lay down and die.
B) Are never Unarmed
C) Do not walk quietly into the night
D) And in a combat situation, they never die alone (They always take a bunch of the bad guys with them)

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

manning wuz robbed!! it was his TD!

sorry allah OT

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Vietcong and ARNV

de rigueur on September 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I think you mean the NVA.

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

yep, get that barn door closed fellers…… let us know how that works out for the ambassador. He’s now room temp.

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

ted c:So true Ted:)

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

SACKED!

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I have a question.
There were reports that one of the SEALs who was killed in Bengazhi was online at a gaming website, and said something about the situation being serious and he might get killed.
WHO plays an online video game when there is death knocking at your door, literally ?

burrata on September 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

A commendable bit of reporting here from NBC Nightly News.

Commendable? why? because it is uncharacteristic of them?

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Precisely. NBC has set the bar so low and is so widely seen as an Obama campaign propaganda operation that anything resembling actual journalism becomes worthy of note and praise…even from AP.

Outrageous.

Jaibones on September 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Dave Rywall will not post here…

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Why? is DRywall getting plastered?

SWalker on September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

‘humming…DAISY?

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The reason they didn’t send the cable to other American missions across the region was, supposedly, because clips from the movie were broadcast on a cleric’s show in Egypt

Guess Hillary! and the rest of the State Dept are unaware of that new thingy called THE INTERNET.

GarandFan on September 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

*yawn*

And we’re still waiting for Eric Holder to go to jail too, right? Or for there to be any consequences for Obama or any of his minions for the long list of criminal actions that have occurred over the last few years?

Please.

Midas on September 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

HA! The toe touch lives!!!

katy on September 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

…‘humming…DAISY?

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I have seen this many times..
I missed something…
I guess…:)

That…and HAL

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Guess Hillary! and the rest of the State Dept are unaware of that new thingy called THE INTERNET.

GarandFan on September 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

….and Al Jazeera

burrata on September 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Not planned? Then why did one of the murder victims tell his friends in an online gaming guild that night:

Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.

LIARS. Self-serving, despicable, repulsive LIARS.

tree hugging sister on September 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

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