Bombshell: US knew Stevens assassination was work of terrorists within 24 hours of attack

posted at 9:21 am on September 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Five days after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Obama administration sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice onto five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of the consulate was the result of a protest over a YouTube video that “spun out of control.”  The government of Libya was already scoffing at that story, and by the end of the next week the White House began reluctantly admitting that terrorists had attacked the diplomatic mission.  Today, however, Eli Lake reports for the Daily Beast that the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the attack had not been a spontaneous event, but a well-planned terrorist attack:

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. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya. …

The intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast did so anonymously because they weren’t authorized to speak to the press. They said U.S. intelligence agencies developed leads on four of the participants of the attacks within 24 hours of the fire fight that took place mainly at an annex near the Benghazi consulate. For one of those individuals, the U.S. agencies were able to find his location after his use of social media. “We had two kinds of intelligence on one guy,” this official said. “We believe we had enough to target him.”

Another U.S. intelligence official said, “There was very good information on this in the first 24 hours. These guys have a return address. There are camps of people and a wide variety of things we could do.”

A spokesman for the National Security Council declined to comment for the story. But another U.S. intelligence official said, “I can’t get into specific numbers but soon after the attack we had a pretty good bead on some individuals involved in the attack.”

In other words, either Susan Rice lied to the press, or was lied to by the Obama administration and sent out to the press deliberately.  That leaves the national media in a quandry.  Clearly, with only a couple of exceptions, the media hasn’t wanted to address the implications of a successful terrorist attack on an American diplomatic installation … at least not during the Barack Obama presidency.  Now it’s becoming very clear that the administration didn’t just tell them to “f*** off,” the White House actively lied about the attack in order to deflect further questions from the media.

Will national news organizations begin to demand answers about who told Rice to tell that story, and why?  Or will they continue the pattern of last week, in which the media suddenly developed a keen interest in economic policy when the White House narrative on Benghazi began collapsing?  I’m pretty sure I know which way I’m betting.


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The national media has no integrity. That’s why most people don’t believe or trust anything they write or speak.

In this age of the internet, there are plenty of original sources and a plethora of secondary sources folks can read. They can actually discern the truth for themselves- imagine that?

This current generation of “reporters” has largely killed the credibility of most people in their field. Their desire to fulfill a partisan line of thinking which avoids inconvenient facts and supplants real occurrences with fallacious memes has doomed them to history’s trash heap. They are nothing more than propagandists and should be ashamed. But they are not and still march on in complete denial of truth.

Good riddance.

Marcus Traianus on September 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM

You know all this Mideast crap is just strengthening the marxist in the polls and voters minds. That’s probably why it’s happening to begin with, boost his re-election chances, and the media is running interference for him.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Obama hurts Big Media’s feelings by lying again…

*Heartache*

workingclass artist on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Under what rational scenario would that ever happen given what went down in 2010(including in the three states you cited)?

Doughboy on September 26, 2012 at 9:51 AM

a scenario where every polling organization, including fox news, is going to destroy its reputation to help obama reelected is not extremely likely, dontcha think?

oh wait, we won’t need stupid polls by 2016 anyway.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Hey, whatever it takes to keep Barky and his steroidal wife living the good life on the public dime, right?

Any of you fence sitters should be crapping your pants right about now imagining a second term for this criminal. The word “flexible” is going to take on a whole new nightmarish meaning and it won’t end well for any of us.

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

blaming the death and the torched embassies on obama was such a predictable wingnut response.
 
sesquipedalian on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

rogerb on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Did you bother to read the sampling? Not sure Ed should even bother with those polls.

goflyers on September 26, 2012 at 9:53 AM

‘heads in the sand’ is not sound strategy in the long run, methinks.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Translated: “No, I don’t care at all that the “polls” heavily oversample Democrats, because they make me feel good!”

Remember, C-BS tried to affect the outcome of the 2004 Presidential Election using forged documents, and their “polling partner” endorsed O’bamna in 2008 and will do so again this year.

F+

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Right about now is the point where I hang my head in a bucket and pray for November 7…0530. Alarm goes off…I pull up HA and Drudge and I find out that this national nightmare is over…BIG Red letters, BIG siren, the whole damn thing!

sandlin71 on September 26, 2012 at 10:03 AM

a scenario where every polling organization, including fox news, is going to destroy its reputation to help obama reelected is not extremely likely, dontcha think?

oh wait, we won’t need stupid polls by 2016 anyway.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Well articulated! Especially the part I bolded.

C-BS destroyed their “reputation” in 2004.

F+

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Lsm would rather focus on a heckler than this

cmsinaz on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

a scenario where every polling organization, including fox news, is going to destroy its reputation to help obama reelected is not extremely likely, dontcha think?

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

You’re right. I mean it’s not like the media threw away any semblance of journalistic credibility in 2008 to get Obama elected the first time….oh wait.

Don’t take this the wrong way, but if you believe anything from the so-called mainstream media at this point after the way they’ve abdicated their responsibility over the last few years, you’re an idiot.

Doughboy on September 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM

We can’t even feed our kids proper meals for lunch in school, how can he expect us to understand the complexities of the middle east.

tomas on September 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM

B-b-b-b-but Romney jumped the gun! How dare he! Gaaaaffffe!

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

… the White House actively lied about the attack in order to deflect further questions from the media.

So, business as usual.

GarandFan on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I really think some people are scared to change their vote.

tomas on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

All the real leaders who were in NY this week must be having quite a laugh about our lack of leadership. Don’t be surprised if one or more of them decides it’s time to make a move. What better time to flex muscles than with a pantywaist liar in charge of America?

scalleywag on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

So you’re saying that Spanish voters are smarter than American voters, right?

Old Fritz on September 26, 2012 at 9:54 AM

That remains to be seen…

Valkyriepundit on September 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Just more proof of Obama’s sympathy for muslim terrorists, can there be any doubt? He has company, and not just in the scummy circle of advisors and the Dem Party, the media to go along with this, and they will, have the same sympathies. Hate drive to extremes can become a death wish.

arand on September 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Will national news organizations begin to demand answers about who told Rice to tell that story, and why?

Rhetorical question, eh Ed?

Yesterday, Rush played a montage of the questions the lady at Univision asked Obama followed by a montage of the questions asked Obama in (I think) the 60 minutes interview. The contrast was astounding; the lady at Univision sounded like a reporter asking hard questions (“How come you didn’t pursue immigration reform when you had two years of an unstoppable Congress”, etc), the Spiffy Minutes Interview was providing Obama a foil to get out his campaign message (questions along the line of so how does such and such demonstrate that Romney is not qualified to be President?). The contrast was striking.

Univision, doing the jobs that American media just won’t do.

AZfederalist on September 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Why are you wasting your time? Obama clearly has this in the bag. Go relax and smoke a doobie or something.

forest on September 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Could it be that:

a) Obama kept telling the video lies so he could start riots and protests in Muslim countries that would allow him to apologize to Muslims and tell people at the UN that they should not “slander” the prophet of the Muslim cult religion?

b) Obama is more incompetent and anti-American/Western than we all imagine?

albill on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

scalleywag on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Not gonna happen. The world respects us now…since Obama got elected and that evil cowboy-wannabe from Texas was forced from the White House and all that….

The Arab Street is on our side…that Cairo speech thing…and Mohammedan leaders are just thrilled that we, the United States, is their friend…

What’s that?

Oh?

Well, then, guess you may be on to something there, scalleywag.

coldwarrior on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Well articulated! Especially the part I bolded.

C-BS destroyed their “reputation” in 2004.

F+

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

thanks. unfortunately, i think faster than i can type.

as for the polls, well, keep unskewing that chicken, pops!

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

You’re right. I mean it’s not like the media threw away any semblance of journalistic credibility in 2008 to get Obama elected the first time….oh wait.

Don’t take this the wrong way, but if you believe anything from the so-called mainstream media at this point after the way they’ve abdicated their responsibility over the last few years, you’re an idiot.

Doughboy on September 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM

why are you wasting my time?

sesquipedalian on February 22, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

unfortunately, i type faster than i can think.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Fixed.

Now, back to the subject of this thread. What exactly are Hillary Clinton’s “Qualifications” to be Secretary of State?

(starts stopwatch)

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM

LIER,LIER,LIER,4 Americans are dead

logman1 on September 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Oops,maybe its Islamic Jihady Diplomatic Immunity!(sarc)

The Associated Press ‏@AP

Pakistani Taliban announce amnesty for minister who offered bounty for anti-Islam filmmaker:

http://apne.ws/QUpDw7 -SC

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/pakistan-taliban-amnesty-bounty-minister

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I’m pretty sure Susan Rice knew exactly what had gone down in Libya. The administration’s MO is fairly predictable at this point. Lie, obstruct, deny, do anything necessary to deflect blame…

Doughboy on September 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM

The common MO I see them using is to trot out someone either too distant or too junior to know what really happened in order to establish plausible deniability later.

Hence, Susan Rice on the talk shows; Victoria Nuland saying the consulate is an FBI crime scene; Bernadette Meehan saying there is no link to the blind sheikh; etc.

After her statement following the initial event, where is Hillary in all this? She knows what is going on, but is kept from having to speak directly to the American people.

Agreed, they “lie, obstruct, deny”, but they have raised their methodology to an art.

Droopy on September 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

squid on September 26, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Really? a CBS/NYT poll? Not worth the trouble.

BettyRuth on September 26, 2012 at 9:42 AM

What is SeeBS/NYT at now, D+12? That’s fantasy land.

slickwillie2001 on September 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

a scenario where every polling organization, including fox news, is going to destroy its reputation to help obama reelected is not extremely likely, dontcha think?

oh wait, we won’t need stupid polls by 2016 anyway.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Yes and they do not give a damn… The media lie to us everyday, their reputation is already destroyed and in fact the majority of voters do not believe a thing they say… So of course they are going implement Obama final strategy “Operation demoralize Republicans” by unleashing their polls with insane oversampling of democrats and undersampling of Republicans and Independents in order to show Obama in the lead…

Now since you are left wing lunatic you cannot see what almost any sane person sees and that is the enthusiasm among democrats is much lower in 2012 when compared to 2008 and hence the extreme oversampling of democrats in these polls (equal or higher than 2008 democrat numbers) is a lie and totally against the reality on the ground…

mnjg on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

So remind me again why CNN is able to find Stevens’ journal three days after the attack. Why State didn’t secure the remains of the consulate. Why they sent out Rice to lie her arse off on virtually every Sunday Morning show but the Home Shopping Network.

At this point its about the credibility of the administration who is seemingly still trying to spin the story so that it is somebody elses fault and the failure of a Muslim-loving President with failed policies.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Now, back to the subject of this thread. What exactly are Hillary Clinton’s “Qualifications” to be Secretary of State?

(starts stopwatch)

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM

there’s no greater qualification than our great leader’s approval.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Maybe the Press will do what Stewart did last night.

I mean is not the default attack Romney.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM

blaming the death and the torched embassies on obama was such a predictable wingnut response.

sesquipedalian on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Wow, just wow!

You don’t give a damn about anything but making this somebody else’s fault and not the failed foreign policy decisions of the rat-eared Muslim in the White House.

Doesn’t it bother even something like you when the administration so clearly has lied? And continues to lie as they make the claim that this was all over a stupid video and not in realation to the first 9/11 since Obama got Osama. Are you really that damned stupid? It was clear very quickly that those bodies were not being rushed to the hospital by loving Libyans. It was very clear that this was a concentrated and planned attack not a spontaneous action. And yet your filthy President and his worthless minions whored their way through day after day of lies. And even more worthless supporters are willing to believe the lies without question. Unfreakin’believable.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Obama always was a liar, and continues to lie. That’s my “View”.

paul1149 on September 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

When Nixon lied to us, he at least had the decency to sweat like a pig. Unlike Obama, he didn’t smile the smile of a con man, and unlike Clinton, he didn’t wave his index finger at us.

Basilsbest on September 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Maybe the Press will do what Stewart did last night.

I mean is not the default attack Romney.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I can’t argue with the Romney getting dumber part.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Breaking News: the MSM doesn’t care if they were lied to.

Hands over ears, eyes wide shut, singing loudly, “LA-LA-LA-LA”, the press only will print what the God-King commands.

MTF on September 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Maybe the Press will do what Stewart did last night.

I mean is not the default attack Romney.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Second thread you’ve posted this in. Tell us again how you’re not pro-Obama.

Flora Duh on September 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

In all of the news related to Benghazi, I’ve never seen anything mentioned about the possible existence of a tape of this attack. The consulate did have a closed circuit monitoring system. Could a tape exist?

Just wondering…

lynncgb on September 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

We can’t even feed our kids proper meals for lunch in school, how can he expect us to understand the complexities of the middle east.

tomas on September 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Slightly OT but you brought it up so, my wife is doing what we were brought up on – brown bagging the lunch. The kids actually enjoy it they get what they want and it saves me money as well. The utter crap they started serving this year along with the “you must take at least 1 fruit & 1 veggie” BS did it for us and our kids. We even give them candy – oh know!!!!

Back on thread, the media will either be forced kicking & screaming to cover this – or they will continue covering for their patron saint. I think we all know what that choice will be, cause you can bet the farm they will not cover this willingly.

I loathe them and their god.

D-fusit on September 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Unlike Obama, he didn’t smile the smile of a con man, and unlike Clinton, he didn’t wave his index finger at us.

Basilsbest on September 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I’m convinced that Obama is such a sociopath that he doesn’t even recognize the lies he is telling.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Like a battered spouse the Presstitutes and liberal America haters continue to waltz back to their boy.
The difference is in spousal abuse there is usually an apology and reguest for forgiveness with promises to cease and desist in the behavior.
In The Lyin kINGS world there are lies and then when the Presstitutes and watercarriers are the most butt hurt, a trip to the mistresses house (Entertainment Weekly, the View, Letterman)
This lying narscisstic jerk is going to avoid at all costs taking responsibility for the to numerous to mention messes he has made. And since the Butt Hurts won’t report that teh stupid will blindly follow while the Lyin kING leads us all off the cliff, Unless someone honors their oaths of office!

ConcealedKerry on September 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/criticism-romneys-campaign-grows-six-10-rate-efforts-100132981–abc-news-politics.html
I am a supporter of Romney and want very much for him to win and throw the incompetent and corrupt con man out of the White House, but I am increasingly resigned to the unpalatable prospect that Barry will win. It is a combination of an ill-informed public, a large dependence class, racists voters, liberals and moonbats, but Romney’s campaign is not really getting traction. Ans while it excited a lot of people here, Romney’s calling out of Barry’s base did not go down well in the country. I am still working and hoping for the best, but at the same time, prepare for the worst,

bayview on September 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Don’t just moan and groan that the media won’t ask questions about this. If you’re on Twitter, retweet this.

Flora Duh on September 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Now, back to the subject of this thread. What exactly are Hillary Clinton’s “Qualifications” to be Secretary of State?

(starts stopwatch)

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM

there’s no greater qualification than our great leader’s approval.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Translated: “I can’t answer Del’s question!”

Don’t worry, Dear. You’re not the first to fail to explain her resume.

H+

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Wow, just wow!

You don’t give a damn about anything but making this somebody else’s fault and not the failed foreign policy decisions of the rat-eared Muslim in the White House.

Doesn’t it bother even something like you when the administration so clearly has lied?

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

you’re a little late responding to a comment i made more than two weeks ago… maybe you should look at the entire conversation for context.

in any case, no, it doesn’t bother me all that much. i’m not sure why i should. the government regularly feigns ignorance about what terrorism-related information it possesses. the cia, for example, continues to refuse to confirm or deny the covert military use of drones to kill suspected terrorists. does it bother you that they’re obviously lying?

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

bayview on September 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

haha, wum alert.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

So THIS is the story that will finally bring Obama down. This is the opening Romney will surely exploit.

Nick_Angel on September 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Bush good: Axis of Evil (Iran, North Korea, Iraq)

Bush bad: Islam is a religion of peace.

williampeck1958 on September 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

the government regularly feigns ignorance about what terrorism-related information it possesses. the cia, for example, continues to refuse to confirm or deny the covert military use of drones to kill suspected terrorists. does it bother you that they’re obviously lying?

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Refusing to confirm or deny is not the same thing as the highest officials in the government lying their asses off so that brainless idiots like you can continue to spout the lies as if they are truths!

A substitute teacher in one of the local school systems is in trouble this morning. She’s been going into classes and telling elementary children that they need to tell their parents to vote for Obama because Mitt Romney wants to take control of womens’ bodies. You are like those children- merely spouting what you are told to spout without any integrity or critical thinking.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

there’s no greater qualification than our great leader’s approval.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

You’re saying Bill married her but why is she in Obama’s cabinet?

Fallon on September 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

‘heads in the sand’ is not sound strategy in the long run, methinks.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Our First Class, A number 1,hypocrite is back. Speaking of heads in the sand you were posting that it was just a little old protest 3 days after it happened. Have you pulled your head out of the sand yet? At least when an Ostrich puts its head to the ground it is listening for vibrations coming towards it as it might indicate a potential danger. Your Jedi-master just went back to bed to get his beauty rest.

BTW have you learned the difference between a protest, riot and assault yet?

chemman on September 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Of course she did:

These people know – they just have to cover up their incompetence.

Obama, Rice, Clinton – The new 3 stooges…..

After we kick them out, they could take this act on the road to sellout Muslim crowds…..

redguy on September 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Knowing that he knew this within 24 hours and CONTINUED to blame the video, he placed the video in the spotlight which may have influence even more rioters causing deaths in Pakistan etc.

Terri G on September 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Terri G on September 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

But sessquatch says he is a great leader and can’t be held responsible for his lies.

chemman on September 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Don’t worry, Dear. You’re not the first to fail to explain her resume.

H+

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

What’s to explain?

Bill Clinton was President. After his second term, it was time to set Hillary up for a run so he bought her a Senate seat in NY by pardoning (among others) Mark Rich and 16 FALN terrorists. Then after a couple years in the Senate she ran for the Presidential nomination but lost to the rat-eared coward.

That might have been the end of it but Obama needed to placate Hillary supporters and Hillary needed help paying off her campaign debt. She accepted the SecState position with visions that it would give her “gravitas” for a future run. But the bitter reality is that she’s not running foreign policy, the White House is.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I am a supporter of Romney and want very much for him to win and throw the incompetent and corrupt con man out of the White House, but I am increasingly resigned to the unpalatable prospect that Barry will win. It is a combination of an ill-informed public, a large dependence class, racists voters, liberals and moonbats, but Romney’s campaign is not really getting traction. Ans while it excited a lot of people here, Romney’s calling out of Barry’s base did not go down well in the country. I am still working and hoping for the best, but at the same time, prepare for the worst,

Just how can someone be a ‘supporter’ of Romney? I am a conservative that will vote for him because the alternative is a non-option…but I am DEFINITELY not a supporter. What does Mitt Romney stand for? What has he EVER stood for in his political life? Being pro-choice, raising taxes and signing Romneycare as governor? How can anyone believe whatever comes out of his opportunistic mouth?

With the GROWING minority vote (the white vote is shirking at every Presidential Election year), it’s going to be tougher and tougher for Republicans to win the presidency unless they reach out to blacks, Latino and other immigrants. Reagan was a governor of California so he had support from minority groups and many democrats. Bush was a governor of Texas and has very good standing among Hispanics so he was able to reduce the democratic Latino advantage. That’s what it will take for a Republican nominee to squeeze in a victory.

So many of you are wrongly using low turnout midterm composition to deny the current polls. The minority vote does not turn out during midterm Elections and the Party that loses the presidency is usually determined to be relevant in Congress. Midterm turnouts are not comparable to Presidential turnout.

Presidential Elections are about gender and demographics. It can be broken down into white men, white women, blacks, Latino, Asians and other ethnic immigrants. The only section Republican have ALWAYS had an advantage is among white men. Republicans can only close the gap with the other sections to make it close. With Obama solidifying the minority vote (blacks, Latino mostly), Romney’s only chance is to outperform among white women which will be difficult because younger single white women are strongly on the Democratic camp.
Those that are praying for the minority vote to stay home are in denial: they will turn out unlike the 2010 midterm Election where there were no incentives for them to do so….and just like in 2012, they will make the difference. Mitt Romney just isn’t a candidate that appeals to them. In fact, his 47% comment scared them enough to fear he will be the President of the rich. That 47% debacle is going to be Romney graveyard unless he can give it a positive spin during the debates.

jules on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

“Oh we have embassies under attack? Ok…well…I’m off to bed.”

-Profile in Courage

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Now it’s becoming very clear that the administration didn’t just tell them to “f*** off,” the White House actively lied about the attack in order to deflect further questions from the media.

The White House LIED about the attack. Over and over again, LIED. Repeatedly, on multiple shows. They knew what happened and failed to tell the truth when the truth was apparent.

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Romney’s bad week.

faraway on September 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

thanks. unfortunately, i think faster than i can type.

as for the polls, well, keep unskewing that chicken, pops!

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I have visited this site for many years, finally becoming
a member last year. Your posts on here have not changed
one iota over all those years. You have the most pathetic,
childish comments, and that is saying something considering
all the left wing trash that has washed in here over those
years.

Regarding your Declaration above in Bold, let me help you
by “proofing” your post.

You do not think, you merely Type. Many, many individuals
engage in that from all points on the political spectrum, on
websites everywhere.

You do have one “talent” that you can be proud of. You are
determined to change the topic of this thread. For that you
get an A+, but then again, isn’t that what all Leftists do,
when the topic does not portray them in a positive light??

ToddPA on September 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

All that matters to the administration is the original story that gets out to the press. They know that most news organizations won’t bother with corrections and even if they do most viewers will either ignore or not understand it.

29Victor on September 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

“Oh we have embassies under attack? Ok…well…I’m off to bed.”
 
-Profile in Courage
 
Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

 

nobody cares. staying awake wouldn’t have made any difference.
 
sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

rogerb on September 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

jules on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I am a Conservative voting for Romney, as well as are a lot of us around here. However, he’s not the traitor to our nation that needs to be called to account immediately, re: the subject of this thread.

Direct your anger at Benedict Obama. Let’s get the Manchurian President out of OUR house. Now.

kingsjester on September 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Any of you fence sitters should be crapping your pants right about now imagining a second term for this criminal. The word “flexible” is going to take on a whole new nightmarish meaning and it won’t end well for any of us.

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

..and “Supremes” won’t mean that three-woman Motown group led by Diana Ross either.

The War Planner on September 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

What does Whoopie say about this?

faraway on September 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

They knew all along and continued to deny.

This administration doing what they do best – lying.

TerryW on September 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Bombshell? More like the shot that won’t be heard anywhere in the world…

TBBT on September 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

blaming the death and the torched embassies on obama was such a predictable wingnut response.

sesquipedalian on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM
rogerb on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM

…ha!…shouldahadabrain

KOOLAID2 on September 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

What a surprise, the intelligence community is not going to allow the Obama administration to make them take the fall for this debacle. Expect these people to keep leaking like a rusty gutter.

Mr. Arkadin on September 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

In all of the news related to Benghazi, I’ve never seen anything mentioned about the possible existence of a tape of this attack. The consulate did have a closed circuit monitoring system. Could a tape exist?

Just wondering…

lynncgb on September 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I believe there was a good 48-hour window before Holder’s FBI made it in to tape off the crime scene, during which time any random terrorist or journalist was free to rummage through the burnt-out rubble to pick up anything of interest… ambassador’s journals, laptops, file cabinets, whatever…

The surveillance tapes likely now are sitting in the L.A. Times vault, alongside the tape of former PLO spokesman Rhashid Khalidi’s big bash in Chicago, at which Obama purportedly bashed Israel, which the Times refuses to release.

de rigueur on September 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

jules on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I agree that using the 2010 turnout model is just as invalid as using the 2008 model. The number of voters were 28% lower. Black turnout was 39% lower and Hispanic was like 30% lower than in 2008.You know they will come back in much larger number in November. The GOP and right of center independents were out in force in 2010, that R/D ratio in 2010 may represent the peak for GOP/right of center independents, but the Dem number will show up much larger. All and all, my eeyore is taking over.

bayview on September 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Second thread you’ve posted this in. Tell us again how you’re not pro-Obama.

Flora Duh on September 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Hey I just thought he was funny last night.

I did warn he was attacking Romney after all.

Obama sucks so badly all his friends in the press can do it attack Romney. There is no defense of Obama.

Obama is a disgrace to the office.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

All that matters to the administration is the original story that gets out to the press. They know that most news organizations won’t bother with corrections and even if they do most viewers will either ignore or not understand it.

29Victor on September 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

They don’t even follow up on the stories they started to tell. Anyone heard any accounts of the rescue of the 37 diplomatic personnel by the 8-man squad of Marines helicoptered from Tripoli to Benghazi? I mean, any accounts by the Marines themselves, or any of those they rescued?

One Marine died, two were wounded (along with several diplomatic personnel) in the coordinated mortar attack that awaited them. No one’s interested in that story?

de rigueur on September 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I guess on Sunday morning people should go to church and pray to Eli Lake because he is apparently God ,he writes this so it has to be fact …

U2denver on September 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Where’s Biden? Shouldn’t the self-described foreign policy genius have something to say about this?

RobertE on September 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

One Marine died, two were wounded (along with several diplomatic personnel) in the coordinated mortar attack that awaited them. No one’s interested in that story?

de rigueur on September 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Never heard about it. Seriously. What the heck is going on?

Fallon on September 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

the government regularly feigns ignorance about what terrorism-related information it possesses. the cia, for example, continues to refuse to confirm or deny the covert military use of drones to kill suspected terrorists. does it bother you that they’re obviously lying?

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

They weren’t feigning ignorance to protect an operation. They were lying about what happened to cover themselves politically. The Joint Chief of Staffs also called up an American citizen and asked him to stop talking. The Copt “film maker” was taken from his home in the dead of night to answer questions regarding some “parole issues”. Liberals in the media were calling for curtailing the first amendment so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities.

gwelf on September 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

The Rasmussen Reports shows Romney and Obama tied now. It also shows that Obama is less liked showing his failings this week are having a negative effect on him.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I cant decide if I feel as if it is 1972 or 1979 again. A bit of both. Scandalous lies from crooks and incompetent idealogue apologist bumblers.

Philly on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Team Obama knew that Romney made a big deal out of the Cairo embassy messages about the pathetic YouTube video, so they don’t want to separate, in voters’ minds, the Cairo screwup from the Benghazi screwup by saying that it has no connection to that protest that the media told us “Romney was dead wrong about,” even though he wasn’t.

Or simply, a few dead bodies aren’t to get in the way of Obama’s re-election.

J_Crater on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Do you think that’s why they sent out this lady? She hasn’t been very high profile.

Cindy Munford on September 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I wish the media would bend over so I could give them a message from my Maxwell Smart shoe-phone.

drunyan8315 on September 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Just this morning on F and F Ed Gilespi said it was Boston policy not to whine about the media.

Well listen here jackasses, Newt made it to the top of the mountain by turning every media Presstitute question into an attack on the media or Obama. Team Mittens should learn a lesson, the public hates the lyin Presstitutes, link them to the Lyin kING!

ConcealedKerry on September 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I am a Conservative voting for Romney, as well as are a lot of us around here. However, he’s not the traitor to our nation that needs to be called to account immediately, re: the subject of this thread.

I am not angry at Romney. I am just against covering his inept campaign by only focusing on Obama nay misgivings. Barack Hussein Obama has a Muslim name, has Muslim father, mother, step father, was raised a Muslim so of course is a Muslim sympathizer. Deep inside him, he has Islamic values because you can’t be exposed to Islam growing up then totally reject the religion. He must agree with Muslim regarding Israel reason for the cold shoulder he has been giving them since being elected.
We have to understand that most Muslim are against the extremist within their religion. They share their animosity toward the West but extremists are as much of a threat to them as the West. They don’t accept them; they FEAR them because they will KILL anyone that speak up against them. So Obama took pleasure killing Osama because the majority of Muslims wanted him dead…But Obama is not against Islam or Muslim so he will or allow an invasion or bombing of Iran or any other Muslim country. His foreign policy is about reaching out to moderate Muslims and that won’t work because Extremists are in charge and the only way to deal with them is fire not kisses.
Obama is the wore President America could wish in this point in history with the threat of Islamic extremists so I want him to lose…Mitt Romney is just too wishy-washy and unlikeable to seal the deal. I believe McCain/Palin would win this time around since the economy is in their favor (they led until the financial meltdown)… Republicans needed to nominate a Tea Party conservative this time around, they BLEW it but pick the out of touch rich guy that stands for NOTHING…

jules on September 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Liberals in the media were calling for curtailing the first amendment so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities.

gwelf on September 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Obama himself called for this.

No one at this point should doubt Obama is a Jihadist Muslim. He practices Jihad in politically changing America. Who knew he meant Change to Sharia Law in America?

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Usually not the mistake that nails you, but the coverup.

STL_Vet on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

jules on September 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

And, your ranting will make things better, how?

kingsjester on September 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I cant decide if I feel as if it is 1972 or 1979 again. A bit of both. Scandalous lies from crooks and incompetent idealogue apologist bumblers.

Philly on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

1974 a lying president was rightfully forced to resign.

And nobody died because of his actions – or inactions.

My how times have changed.

Flora Duh on September 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

the government regularly feigns ignorance about what terrorism-related information it possesses.

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

And you know this how, exactly?

BTW the number of drone strikes under Dear Leader has increased 5 times over the number while Chimpy was President. Just sayin’.

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

U2denver on September 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

Here, Skippy. Have a Kleenex.

kingsjester on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I wish the media would bend over so I could give them a message from my Maxwell Smart shoe-phone.

drunyan8315 on September 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Red Foreman could not be reached for comment.

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

In other words, either Susan Rice lied to the press, or was lied to by the Obama administration and sent out to the press deliberately.

They trotted out Susan Rice to protect Swillary’s job. If Swillary claimed ignorance of the facts, there would be calls for her resignation. Rice is distant enough from DoS to claim she was only saying what her briefings had indicated.

petefrt on September 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Mitt Romney is just too wishy-washy and unlikeable to seal the deal. I believe McCain/Palin would win this time around since the economy is in their favor (they led until the financial meltdown)… Republicans needed to nominate a Tea Party conservative this time around, they BLEW it but pick the out of touch rich guy that stands for NOTHING…

jules on September 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Correct analysis.

Rasmussen had a poll yesterday up in their little video saying that in 08 72% favored McCain or Obama this year that figure is only 54%. 42% prefer neither be President.

But just watch.

The folks here think Mitt should be loved by every one that post here.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Why this isn’t a blaring on every front page in America is confounding to me. How infuriating, that these bald-faced lies go unchallenged by a willing and complicit media.

Matticus Finch on September 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

The media will do whatever they are told to do, by the Obama administration;just like they have been doing all along.

MikeA on September 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

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