Breaking: Fox News confirms Obama admin designated Benghazi sacking a terror attack within first 24 hours

posted at 10:35 am on September 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Fox News follows up on Eli Lake’s excellent reporting on the intel after the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens, confirming from their own sources that the US knew within the first twenty-four hours that the sacking of the Benghazi consulate was no “spontaneous demonstration” that spun out of control.  In fact, they already suspected al-Qaeda of masterminding the planned terrorist attack on the compound days before even admitting that it had been a terror attack at all — and had designated the incident as terrorism in order to pursue one suspect:

U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that it was a terrorist attack and suspected Al Qaeda-tied elements were involved, sources told Fox News — though it took the administration a week to acknowledge it.

The account conflicts with claims on the Sunday after the attack by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice that the administration believed the strike was a “spontaneous” event triggered by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film.

Two senior U.S. officials said the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first day in order to unlock and mobilize certain resources to respond, and that officials were looking for one specific suspect.

Four days later, the White House sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice to five different Sunday talk shows to claim that the sacking and assassination sprang from a “spontaneous” demonstration.  That no longer can be explained as initial confusion over conflicting reports; it is now clearly a lie told by the White House.  Jennifer Rubin pointed this out at the Washington Post even before the Fox report, and wondered where the national media that screeched at every claim by George W. Bush has suddenly become so comfortable with an administration that flat-out lies to them:

Eli Lake let loose a bombshell yesterday: “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.”

Obviously the report, if true, suggests that the White House lied to the American people by insisting for over a week that this was a spontaneous attack. It is one thing for the president to be so benighted as to think a video sets off multiple attacks on Sept. 11. It is quite another to send out his advisers, including his own spokesman, to mislead voters. …

And finally, now is the time when we see if reporters and pundits are more than shills for the president. The incompetency, and perhaps mendacity, of thee White House here is severe. The media’s glaring unwillingness to hold the president accountable for his actions can be at least partially remedied if they pursue the story vigorously. Even though Bush in good faith believed his intelligence community’s take on weapons of mass destruction, the left-leaning elites hollered, “Bush lied, people died!” But here we have dead Americans and an cover story in shreds. Why is there not, at a bare minimum, a call for answers? Isn’t this a top-of-the-fold issue? Well, my guess is that pundits and reporters alike in the mainstream media will do their best to soften and downplay the story.

I hope I’m wrong and that the media live up to their journalistic responsibilities, but I see little evidence that an epidemic of fairness is breaking out in the mainstream media. All the more reason, then, for lawmakers and Romney to push for answers. Certainly, we shouldn’t have a president in office who would lie to the American people about a critical national security issue for the sake of his own reelection, right?

Jennifer should start by asking her own colleagues at the Post.  Aside from Glenn Kessler, who began pointing out the politics involved in the cover story today, the newspaper hasn’t done much to challenge Rice’s account or the fallout from its collapse.

Update: Jim DeMint called for a complete investigation into the White House’s “misleading” statements even before Fox broke this news:

Officials claimed the attacks were “spontaneous” and a result of a
 protest that had “spun out of control.”  Ambassador Rice denied it was 
premeditated, stating that the protest was “hijacked by some
 individual clusters of extremists…and then it evolved from there.”

Then, finally, the National Counterterrosim Center Director Matthew 
Olsen stated in a Senate hearing the four Americans were killed “in
 the course of a terror attack” that may have connections to al Qaeda, but that we do not have specific intelligence of “significant advance
 planning”.

Again, this is a different narrative described by Libyan President
 Megariaf, who said the attack was carried out by foreign militants who
 had infiltrated Libya and had been planning these events for months.
 The contradictory and changing stories stemming from the same events 
are worrisome.

It’s far past time to get all the facts. We need a comprehensive
 detailed report rather than waiting for various officials to dribble
 them out one interview at a time.

Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and I have introduced legislation to require the Obama
 Administration to conduct an official investigation and issue a report
on the September 11-13, 2012 attacks on United States missions in
 Libya, Egypt, and Yemen within 30 days. It also requires the Secretary 
of State to submit recommended changes to security procedures.

It’s time to flush out the liars.  As Glenn Reynolds says — faster, please.


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verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

You are an empty head.

Just having had the great SEALs kill Osama was not the end of terrorism.

It’s the mantra you and Obama want to perpetuate. It ain’t working.

AlQuida flourishes, under the guise of the Arab Spring. Even Hillary said yesterday that they now “move more freely”.

Plankton will never get it and they will be consumed by sharks.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I was ranting for Hillary’s resignation 2 weeks ago. I still don’t hear anyone else. Despite the lies of the rest of the administration she is still the one responsible for diplomatic mission security.

She failed before the attack.

TerryW on September 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The narrative you’re buying/selling is all spin – driven by a (yet again) desperate attempt to vilify Obama’s foreign policy credentials. It’s not criticism or analysis. It’s just another political attack. This is just further residue from the deep conflict the right has suffered through following Bin Laden’s killing.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Analysis fail.

They’ve been caught lying about the nature of a terrorist attack. Plain and simple. You can’t spin this no matter how hard you try.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Fine.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Fine, you’re still plankton.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Are you attempting to justify the murder of Ambassador Stevens?

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Are you trying to prove you are a complete a$$?
By all means, say more stupid things.
I guess the hat you wear leaves you no choice.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

This is just further residue from the deep conflict the right has suffered through following Bin Laden’s killing.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

The residue is the blood you liberals keep wiping on your faces over the OBL killing. BTW, libs saying they were voting for Obama in a large Howard Stern on the street interview netting a majority of respondents who said they hoped Obama would get Osama in his second term. Smart voters there. They also claimed Obama’s Mormonism would not affect their decision to vote for him.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Breaking: Fox News confirms Obama admin designated Benghazi sacking a terror attack within first 24 hours

…but Fox News lies…so the rest of the news networks will be all over this 24/7.

KOOLAID2 on September 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

That there are people in this country who think like you do is truly terrifying.

So are you willing to go on the record that Watergate was just a “‘story’ that lives almost sole[sic] on and is propelled by [Bob Woodward]?”

Longing4Lincoln on September 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Interesting cowardice you show there, only responding when you can claim victory on semantics. Now you can comfortably return to whining like a b*tch when anyone infers meaning from your statements.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:16 PM

No, you’re right. Your constant name calling, personal attacks, and profanity are so respectful, how could anyone possibly choose to ignore you?

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Analysis fail.

They’ve been caught lying about the nature of a terrorist attack. Plain and simple. You can’t spin this no matter how hard you try.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

They have been attacked, at the most inopportune time in the elections cycle.

They’re with their diapers and Depends down, nakid, when they can least afford it. They thought that the foreign policy ‘brilliance’ would divert the fools’ attention from the domestic malaise they have perpetuated.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

One feels like Mogatu, ‘am I the only one, not on crazy pills’

narciso on September 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

The narrative you’re buying/selling is all spin

Really?

Then why did the state department scrub documents from its website?

BacaDog on September 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

One of these is verbaluce.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM

This administration lies to us about terrorism!
Shocker.
This President has been lying about his entire life, his entire life.
Why are we surprised about some “minor” incident in Libya; or the greatest loss of military aircraft in one incident since at least the Korean “Conflict”?
And what superlatives can we use to describe the record of the media in these matters?
Whatever they are, they aren’t fit for mixed company.

Another Drew on September 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No mater how many mountains of lies Obama tells, if you call him a liar, you are a racist. If the thought even occurs to you, you are a closet racist.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Just for you in the spirit of detente.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Fine, you’re still plankton.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Well you’re still…ahhh…um…coccolithophores.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Your original comment inferred that al Qaeda had the right to invade the consulate and murder and pissibly sodomize Ambassador Stevens?

Is that not the point you were attempting to make by arguing against the sovereignty of the consulate?

Now, hurry up and answer, child. Mom has your spaghettios ready.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

No, you’re right. Your constant name calling, personal attacks, and profanity are so respectful, how could anyone possibly choose to ignore you?

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Passive-aggressiveness is the height of disrespect, so you have no f**king room to talk. You intentionally drop vague, incoherent statements to imply numerous suggestions, and then whine and complain when people address the obvious implications. You have zero respect for anyone on here, because you’re nothing more than a troll. You don’t focus on the actual meat of the debate. You reduce it to any semantic battle and then focus in on whatever linguistic misstep someone makes in order to deflect from the issue at hand.

You’re a troll. Nothing less, nothing more. You’re not here to discuss anything substantively. You’re here to be an a**hole.

You should be celebrating your success. It’s apparent you don’t get any in the rest of your life, you coward.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

One of these is verbaluce.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM

One of these is Schadenfreude

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

If we had the missing journal, we would know everything.

Hillary has hidden the journal from Congress.

faraway on September 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Your original comment inferred that al Qaeda had the right to invade the consulate and murder and pissibly sodomize Ambassador Stevens?

Is that not the point you were attempting to make by arguing against the sovereignty of the consulate?

Now, hurry up and answer, child. Mom has your spaghettios ready.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Implied, not inferred. The speaker/author implies; the listener/reader infers.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Passive-aggressiveness is the height of disrespect, so you have no f**king room to talk. You intentionally drop vague, incoherent statements to imply numerous suggestions, and then whine and complain when people address the obvious implications. You have zero respect for anyone on here, because you’re nothing more than a troll. You don’t focus on the actual meat of the debate. You reduce it to any semantic battle and then focus in on whatever linguistic misstep someone makes in order to deflect from the issue at hand.

You’re a troll. Nothing less, nothing more. You’re not here to discuss anything substantively. You’re here to be an a**hole.

You should be celebrating your success. It’s apparent you don’t get any in the rest of your life, you coward.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

That you may struggle to understand something doesn’t make it vague. Your profanity is nothing but a sign of a feeble mind trying desperately to express itself forcefully.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Yes, BC –
You’ve always ‘known’, Jim Demint has always ‘known’, Fox News has always ‘known’.
Ha.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Might as well add me to the list of people who have always ‘known’. No one needs to be a brain surgeon to figure out that an attack on an American embassy in a country full of jihadists ON 9 F**KING 11 (!!!!!) is related to terrorism. In fact, I pity those who didn’t make that connection immediately, and I condemn those who tried to convince themselves and others it was something else.

joejm65 on September 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Implied, not inferred. The speaker/author implies; the listener/reader infers.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Here we go. The coward will not clarify their statement. The coward will not respond to the issue-related substantive questions. The coward, instead, will only attack irrelevant minutiae such as grammar.

I’ll give you this: if you were president, you’d have quite the transparent administration.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Obama is a fraud wrapped in a lie inside a fabrication and his whole life is a phantasm wrapped in an illusion inside a delusion. Or if you’d like it put more simply, the man is coco for cocopuffs.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Bravo!

But, why even engage them MC? I learned along time ago to just ignore and not feed the trolls.

Unless I’ve had a couple of beers.

BacaDog on September 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Implied, not inferred. The speaker/author implies; the listener/reader infers.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

If I wanted you to parse my words, I would have had MS. Lewinsky summon you, Mr. President.

Weasel.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Well you’re still…ahhh…um…coccolithophores.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

They were real prevalent at Occupy Wall Street, huh?

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

wonder how that video suddenly appeared translated and widely available to the Muslim masses… months after it was released.

equanimous on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

That you may struggle to understand something doesn’t make it vague.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Obama called. He wants his gold medal for narcissism back.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Implied, not inferred. The speaker/author implies; the listener/reader infers.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Turning grammar cop to avoid answering? The inference I take is you’re dodging.

Did they have the right to enter the embassy?

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Bottom line – no body cares. Sad but that’s a fact.

Alibali on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Do you agree that Richard Nixon should have been forced out of office for lying and covering up a burglary at the Watergate Hotel?

chemman on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

But, why even engage them MC? I learned along time ago to just ignore and not feed the trolls.

BacaDog on September 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

It’s like hitting a punching bag. Sometimes it feels good to sock a mindless, inanimate object whose only purpose is to draw punches.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Something is not right…

The Marine Corp reported that no Marines were in Libya at the time of the Benghazi attack…see link below

Reuters reported at the time of the attack that a squad of eight Marines arrived by helicopter on a rescue mission and were attacked with casualties…see link below

Marines say there were no Marines in Libya

Reuters reports that an eight man squad was flown from Tripoli by helicopter to Benghazi and were in the firefight

d1carter on September 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I suspect a bunch more of them were killed, and that is being hidden from us in order to keep the death toll down. Maybe the helicopter was even shot down and all dead. At this point my imagination is as credible as what we get from Jackass.

slickwillie2001 on September 27, 2012 at 11:56 AM

The two accounts– the Marine version and Reuters– do not necessarily contradict each other, although I’ve seen another source that says there were no Marines in Libya at all, which completely contradicts the Reuters account (unless the 8-man squad from Tripoli was flown to Tripoli first from off-shore or some other country).

The Reuters story appears to be derived from the Captain of the Libyan Shield Brigade, which purportedly accompanied the Marine rescue squad. If we’re going to believe that Ambassador Stevens was sodomized, based on Libyan and Lebanese press reports, the Reuters report deserves at least as much credence.

It is altogether predictable that U.S. media would have no interest in getting to the bottom of this… but I remain astonished, dismayed… and infuriated. What is going on?!!

de rigueur on September 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Thanks, cute, really. I love puppies. I also don’t mind being algae either. It’s very useful.

1. Stephanie Cutter canceled appearances on TV today, since the truth about terrorism having been known in the 24 hours came out.

2. Obama will be ‘studying’ for the debates, in Vegas, where he says “don’t go there”.

3. Documents were deleted off the State Dept. site as soon as it became known that they were terrorists who killed the good men in Benghazi.

On and on and on…

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM

What I am not concerned with is the latest ‘outrage’ from the right that is primarily motivated by unhinged rage over Obama.
The narrative you’re buying/selling is all spin – driven by a (yet again) desperate attempt to vilify Obama’s foreign policy credentials. It’s not criticism or analysis. It’s just another political attack. This is just further residue from the deep conflict the right has suffered through following Bin Laden’s killing.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

The Obama administration lies through it’s teeth for over a week to protect itself politically and you’ve got the gall to claim I’m the one who is making it political?
Be honest, if this had happened under Boooooosh you’d be having an aneurysm.

This isn’t a desperate attempt to vilify Obama’s foreign policy credentials – it’s proof he sucks at foreign policy.

The only conflict I’ve seen on the right regarding the Osama killing was the Obama and media claim that it was a brave and courageous call to make, that it’s occurrence was leaked too soon after the event, that Obama has failed to protect a Pakistani informant that helped to make the raid possible, and that this one decision and a speech he made in Cairo don’t constitute solid foreign policy credentials.

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Turning grammar cop to avoid answering? The inference I take is you’re dodging.

Did they have the right to enter the embassy?

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

No. Why? What difference does that make?

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Bombshell – we lost the consulate and the city of Benghazi

From Bob Baer on AC360 last night
The FBI can’t fight it’s way into a crime scene…

I’ve heard that this quick reaction force tried to get to the consulate but was attacked at the airport, Benghazi airport. This hasn’t been confirmed, but what’s happened in Libya is we’ve lost complete control of this.

And every investigation I’ve been involved in, whether assassination or blown-up embassy, there’s always been a local force or Marines to secure the site, otherwise the FBI can’t do its work. It just can’t. If it’s completely wrecked like it was in Benghazi, and I think the reason that the State Department is so sensitive about your finding the journal is because they’ve lost control.

faraway on September 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I won’t know HOW to FEEL on this topic
until Kunte Kinte weighs in….

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

No. Why? What difference does that make?

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM

It makes a big difference when you seek to diminish the significance of what happened. They attacked the US for the sake of an attack on the US. It was a terrorist attack. You can’t change that with semantics or trying to be a grammar cop.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

W T F

msdnc talking heads are BLAMING MITT for getting in the way of dear leader not addressing this as a terrorist attack

dear leader has the advantage on foreign policy, yada yada yada

UNSTINKINGBELIVABLE

cmsinaz on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Bottom line – no body cares. Sad but that’s a fact.

Alibali on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Oh I think they may…after Romney brings this up
in the debates.

Of course that’s based on the Assumption he
DOES BRING IT UP.

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

verbaluce: [trying to read a note] “See you soon, pl…… ” “pl…… “, “Pla….. “.
Schadenfreude: [taking the note] “Plankton. It’s for you.”

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM

the slobbering love fest on msdnc is absolutely incredible…

cmsinaz on September 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Just wait. The clock is ticking. He’ll blame Reagan’s bombing of Libya for this.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I won’t know HOW to FEEL on this topic
until Kunte Kinte weighs in….

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

It’s probably his day off.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The only conflict I’ve seen on the right regarding the Osama killing was the Obama and media claim that it was a brave and courageous call to make, that it’s occurrence was leaked too soon after the event, that Obama has failed to protect a Pakistani informant that helped to make the raid possible, and that this one decision and a speech he made in Cairo don’t constitute solid foreign policy credentials.

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Oh, that’s all you’ve ever seen/heard on this from the right?
Well ya missed alot.
This drove ‘em NUTS.
And this latest bit is just an extension of it.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Are you attempting to justify the murder of Ambassador Stevens?

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Are you trying to prove you are a complete a$$?
By all means, say more stupid things.
I guess the hat you wear leaves you no choice.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Verbaluce will get into a pi**ing contest with us, but she still won’t actually articulate a coherent case in defense of her hallowed punk of a president.

Because she can’t.

Right Mover on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

verbaluce: The Obama administrations statements regarding the violence in the middle east is a non-story. What Mitt Romney said about the violence in the middle east – now that’s a story!

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

OT – durable goods dropped by 15% last month.

On topic, this

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

It makes a big difference when you seek to diminish the significance of what happened. They attacked the US for the sake of an attack on the US. It was a terrorist attack. You can’t change that with semantics or trying to be a grammar cop.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It was an attack. How does recognizing that the attackers did not have a right to enter the embassy grounds make a difference? Why you would be caught up in “right to be there” in an act of force is very odd.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The timeline of WH lies about Benghazi

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Turning grammar cop to avoid answering? The inference I take is you’re dodging.

Did they have the right to enter the embassy?

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

No. Why? What difference does that make?

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM

…AAAANNNNDDD, the award for Stupidest damned post
on this thread goes to…..INFERNO MAN!!!

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Oh, that’s all you’ve ever seen/heard on this from the right?
Well ya missed alot.
This drove ‘em NUTS.
And this latest bit is just an extension of it.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

So why don’t you catch me up on in then?

You don’t deny that Obama and his administration lied? Or are you saying it doesn’t matter?

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Just wait. The clock is ticking. He’ll blame Reagan’s bombing of Libya for this.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Probably, and by the way Dos Madison

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

cmsinaz on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Would you expect anything else?

Honestly, I’ve decided to tune it all out. Just to keep my sanity.

Between now and election day, I’m going to focus my nervous energy on knocking on doors, manning the phone banks and stuffing envelopes. Come Nov. 6th, I’m going to drive folks to the polls and be a poll watcher.

Take action. Make a difference. Help out. That’s the way we win and stuff it up their arses.

But most importantly, VOTE.

BacaDog on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

To Whom It May Confound,

I explicitly do not trust POTUS Barack Hussein Obama, nor his entire Cabinet, nor his entire Administration. I do not trust Democrats in our Congress, and I do not trust our Democrat dominated Senate. I am far more fearful of the attack on the United States of America that has long ago been initiated and is most certainly presently underway — at the behest and direct guidance and involvement of our present Government officials within — than I am of any potentiality of attack from a foreign group and/or Government from outside of America.

Two World Wars later and a mere 236-years after decisively winning our independence from a despicable Monarch whom held this entire land hostage under his grinding boot heel and whom divided and very nearly conquered us from half a world away; We are once again under the rule and under the boot heel of a despicable Monarch — in the guise of a democratically elected leader — whom divides us and attempts to conquer us, from within.

It is all taking place right before our very eyes and right under our very noses. Pshaw and dismiss the blatant lies, the subversive and seditious mandates, and the pandering decrees of President Barack Hussein Obama, his Cabinet, and his Administration at your own peril.

However — truly — the real long-term danger to America and the rest of the Free-World is not Barack Hussein Obama but an American electorate citizenry capable of entrusting a person like Barack Hussein Obama with the Presidency. An abundance of America’s problems are much deeper and far more serious than just President Barack Obama. It will certainly be far easier to limit and undo the follies of this Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a despicable person for their President.

Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is far less likely to survive a vast multitude of fools such as those who have made someone like him our President and whom even now feverishly endeavor to keep him there.

 

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

FlatFoot on September 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

verbaluce: [trying to read a note] “See you soon, pl…… ” “pl…… “, “Pla….. “.
Schadenfreude: [taking the note] “Plankton. It’s for you.”

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Schadenfreude deserves higher quality lackeys.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Just for you in the spirit of detente.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

The Race Card is the most rapid-fire, all purpose, over used and abused, ad hominem and vapid weapon of smear, mass deception, diversion and greed ever conceived by man. It is a weapon under which the most feeble minds are severely crouched and can be played with the greatest of ease by even the most reason and integrity challenged, and in fact, was designed especially for use by them. It is void of justice. It is void of liberty. It needs no footing in rationality. It is, in plain and clear fact, similar to a lynching. At times it is the last refuge of moronic scoundrels and at other times the first as they attempt to murder intellect and freedom of speech. It has no expiration date. It doesn’t even appear to have a half life. There are those who theorize that it may continue to exist indefinitely in some form even after time itself has come to an end.

Anyone who actually thinks that opposition to Barack Obama and his policies, and his serial mendacity and calumny, makes someone a “racist” is mentally ill and profoundly so and so filled with hate they can’t even see straight. Anyone who makes that claim but does not actually believe it is a liar and a smearier and a verbal lyncher. In any case as the line goes, give me a million years and I could not think of anything STUPIDER than “If you oppose Barack Obama and his policies, you are a racist”. It does not get any STUPIDER and is all but a signed confession by his most witless sheeple that they can not rationally and honestly defend their feeble and failing god, the Screwball Mad Child Emperor.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

It is altogether predictable that U.S. media would have no interest in getting to the bottom of this… but I remain astonished, dismayed… and infuriated. What is going on?!!

de rigueur on September 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM

It is simply amazing that two weeks after the attack, the only information has come from CNN..? If the story from Reuters is incorrect wouldn’t they take it down? It seems as if they do not want to investigate until after the election. The American media seem to be putting their candidate above the safety of America. I never thought I would see this level of corruption out in the open.

d1carter on September 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

For the feller that says words do have meaning….

ter·ror·ism/ˈterəˌrizəm/
Noun:
The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

ter·ror·ist/ˈterərist/
Noun:
A person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.

at·tack/əˈtak/
Verb:
Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force: “in DecemberSeptember, the Japaneseterrorist group Al Qaeda attacked Pearl Harborour Coonsulate in Benghazi and killed the US Ambassador and 3 other Americans”.
Noun:
An aggressive and violent action against a person or place: “he was killed in an attack on a checkpoint

Now that we’ve settled that it was in fact a TERRORIST ATTACK….. you can go back to arguing about stupid sh!t.

StompUDead on September 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It was an attack. How does recognizing that the attackers did not have a right to enter the embassy grounds make a difference? Why you would be caught up in “right to be there” in an act of force is very odd.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Not if you consider it an attack on the US. What about this don’t you get? The US was attacked on 9-11, again, and you’re acting like someone was mugged in Cleveland.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Schadenfreude deserves higher quality lackeys.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

You don’t even deserve a brain and a clue, which is fitting as you have neither.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

But it was funny, right?

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

BacaDog on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

i guess it is the AUDACITY of these talking heads to LIE like that without any consequences

cmsinaz on September 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Always wondered what the deal is with that guy.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Always wondered what the deal is with that guy.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM

He’s fuuunny.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Obama and his administration blame some YouTube video for the violence in the middle east for over a week. The Joint Chiefs of Staff calls up a private citizen who likes said YouTube video to tell him the US government would prefer he not endorse the video. The video maker is harassed by the media and is taken in for questioning in the dead of night regarding some “parole” issues. The Obama administration then says it’s going to start investigating what happened and will send in the FBI, only they haven’t started yet when news organizations like CNN are already on the site picking through things. But his is a non-story, just something dreamed up by crazed conservatives who are upset that OBAMA KILLED OSAMA1!!!!!11111

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

He’s fuuunny.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The beard does seem to have magical powers.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Well, Verbal has been nabbed:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/19648184/60-dead-cats-found-in-van-of-elgin-man

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Unrelated…but kinda related –
At Fox News today…the shocking reveal that:

Networks gave big play to Romney’s ’47 percent’ video — 13-1 over Obama’s ‘redistribution’ audio

Ha.
OMG, the bias!

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Not if you consider it an attack on the US. What about this don’t you get? The US was attacked on 9-11, again, and you’re acting like someone was mugged in Cleveland.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I didn’t say it wasn’t an attack on the U.S., or against a representation of the U.S.

I said that people have been conditioned to call actions to be labeled terrorist attacks and that the State couldn’t be happier.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

But it was funny, right?

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Indeed.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Ha.
OMG, the bias!

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Can’t give an intelligent answer. Attempts to change the topic.

Noted.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

You don’t deny that Obama and his administration lied? Or are you saying it doesn’t matter?

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Not if you consider it an attack on the US. What about this don’t you get? The US was attacked on 9-11, again, and you’re acting like someone was mugged in Cleveland.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I imagine he believes the original 9/11 attacks were an inside job by Bush and the Zionists.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

So you believe it was all over a video, too?

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM

You don’t deny that Obama and his administration lied? Or are you saying it doesn’t matter?

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

SANTA CLAUS IS REAL.

No, I didn’t lie to you.

ToddPA on September 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Thanks for making my point.

Terrorist attack!

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

An insufferable fabricator is an insufferable fabricator, of course, of course
And no one can talk sense to an insufferable fabricator, of course
And especially, of course, if the insufferable fabricator is the famous Barack Obama
Go right to the source and ask the insufferable fabricator
He’ll give you the answer that deceivers will endorse
He’s always on a dissemblers course
Talk to Barack Obama

Barack Obama just yakkity yaks a streak and wastes your time of day
Does any sane person even believe anymore a single thing he has to say?
An insufferable fabricator is an insufferable fabricator, of course, of course
And this one’ll talk in prevaricating circles til his voice is hoarse
You never heard of a talking insufferable fabricator?
Well, listen to this
He is Barack Obama!

Cheshire Cat on September 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I’ll repeat it since you missed it the first time.

I said that people have been conditioned to call actions to be labeled terrorist attacks and that the State couldn’t be happier.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

“ter·ror·ism/ˈterəˌrizəm/
Noun:
The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

ter·ror·ist/ˈterərist/
Noun:
A person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.

at·tack/əˈtak/
Verb:
Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force: “in DecemberSeptember, the Japaneseterrorist group Al Qaeda attacked Pearl Harborour Coonsulate in Benghazi and killed the US Ambassador and 3 other Americans”.
Noun:
An aggressive and violent action against a person or place: “he was killed in an attack on a checkpoint

Now that we’ve settled that it was in fact a TERRORIST ATTACK….. you can go back to arguing about stupid sh!t.”

StompUDead on September 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Lied or incompetent. Take your pick.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Can’t give an intelligent answer. Attempts to change the topic.

Noted.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Also noted that she cannot and will not make an actual case for Obama. That’s too difficult, and it’s not in the cheat sheet of talking points she has been fed for today’s session.

Challenge these mind-numbed trolls to coherently defend their president, and they will ignore the challenge, insult you or say something along the lines of, “Mitt sucks.”

Leftists can never compete in the arena of facts and ideas.

Right Mover on September 27, 2012 at 1:03 PM

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Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Several commenters have criticized you rather harshly in this thread, Dante.

They’d all like to thank you for validating their criticisms.

listens2glenn on September 27, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

With this statement you’ve shown you’re either too stupid to make sound judgements or you yourself are a despicable liar just like the entirety of the O Administration.

StompUDead on September 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Did you read what Ed wrote? What part of it do you disagree with?

gwelf on September 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Oh what a disgrace if such a despicable and base man, who hates America and it’s constitution and all Christians, and worships himself, should be allowed to assault a people which has the faith of omnipotent God! With what reproaches will the Lord overwhelm us if we do not promptly and fully aid those who’s conscience is being brutalized and murdered because they profess the Christian religion! Let those who have been accustomed unjustly to wage private warfare against other of the faithful now all unite and go against the tyrant in a Holy Crusade and end with total victory in November!

Let those who have been in service of this tyrant against their own brothers and sisters now fight in a proper way against this tyrant. Let those who have been wearing themselves out in both body and soul in vain attempt to appease him now labor for glorious honor against him. Behold! On the one side will be the completely destroyed tyrant, on the other the fierce and righteous protectors of the Constitution and Christianity. On the one side will be the destroyed enemy of the Lord and the Constitution, on the other, their friends who will shout at the tyrant as they destroy him in November, “It is for the Founding Fathers!”, “It is for the Founding Fathers!, and “Deus vult! Deus vult! Deus vult!”

RasThavas on September 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Another thread ruined by trolls.

farsighted on September 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I imagine he believes the original 9/11 attacks were an inside job by Bush and the Zionists.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I do not, but you do have an active imagination.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

After drinking a potion of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, Benito Mussolini, King George III, King Louis XVI and his own creation, Barack Obama is transformed into the cruel, remorseless, pathological, narcissistic, misanthropic, pyromaniac (clinical reference note #1) Herr Hussein, representing the hidden side of Obama’s dual nature brought to the fore. As Barry he has many friends and, with great effort, is able to affect a pleasing personality, but as Herr Hussein he has become more and more fanatical, more and more dictatorial, more and more scape goating, makes ever longer enemies lists, encourages demonization and dehumanizing of political opponents and becomes ever more isolated and fascist like as time goes by as Herr Hussein grows in dominance. After taking this potion repetitively, he now no longer needs to rely upon it to unleash his worst inner fascist demons.

Clinical reference note #1: Such individuals who lack ulterior motive have traditionally been referred to in layman’s terms simply as a variation of a pyromaniac. Most such maniacs lack conscious motivation although they are fully aware of the acts they are failing to stop or they themselves are committing. Typically they will feel intense pleasure, gratification, or relief when causing destruction or when witnessing or participating in the aftermath. Motivation is also classified as pathological and non-pathological. Some research suggests that feeling such joy at horrific situation is pathological. Other research suggests that some motivation for this comes from rational thought. Taking joy in horrific situations for envisioned gains in political power and/or the concealment of the imposition of devious plans are examples of supposed rational decision making.

I must say in conclusion that history has repeatedly and harshly proven that elevating such a profoundly disturbed man to the highest office in any country is never a good idea. Unfortunately it is a lesson that must be learned first hand in every nation and some of those nations survive and some do not

Sigmund on September 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Terrorist attack!

hawkdriver on September 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

And we’ve gone full circle now to your proving my point again.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I imagine he believes the original 9/11 attacks were an inside job by Bush and the Zionists.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

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I do not, but you do have an active imagination.

Dante
on September 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

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Well, that’s one criticism invalidated.

listens2glenn on September 27, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Go back to school, you moron.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Clarity.

VegasRick on September 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Brevity

Jvette on September 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I imagine he believes the original 9/11 attacks were an inside job by Bush and the Zionists.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I do not, but you do have an active imagination.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

But would you classify them as a terrorist attack? Inquiring minds want to know.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

And we’ve gone full circle now to your proving my point again.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

You never made a point. Just weasely inferences.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I deny that they lied.

verbaluce on September 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

The sun rose in the East.

God help you.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM

But would you classify them as a terrorist attack? Inquiring minds want to know.

Bitter Clinger on September 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Of course.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM

You never made a point. Just weasely inferences.

kingsjester on September 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Implications, you mean. Not inferences.

Dante on September 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Obama doesn’t even know what his biggest failure was.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM

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