Yahoo News: White House treated Benghazi as a terrorist attack on “Day One”

posted at 1:21 pm on September 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Eli Lake has owned the reporting on what the White House knew and when it knew it on the Benghazi attack, but he’s not the only reporter on the story.  Olivier Knox at Yahoo News confirms Lake’s reporting with his own story from last night showing that the Obama administration believed it to be a terrorist attack on  “Day One.”  Furthermore, it wasn’t just American intelligence that reached that conclusion:

When gunmen struck the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of this year, the response from American officials was almost simultaneous: They immediately set about collecting information about the attackers, some of whom were quickly identified as foreigners, and tracing links from them to known extremist groups, a knowledgeable source has told Yahoo News.

The source’s description came as fresh news accounts cast doubt on the White House’s insistence that it has been forthright all along about what it knew about the attack. (I tweeted on Sept. 21 that this same source informed Yahoo News that the administration privately labeled the attack as terrorism on“Day One.”)

“Friendly Libyans were saying almost immediately that the organized attackers (not the protesters) seemed to be mostly foreigners. By the 13th, people were beginning to be identified and rolled up,” the source, who has been critical of the administration in the past, told Yahoo News. One early asset: Social media, where videos and photos of the attack gave intelligence officials early clues to what really happened.

“In this case, the intel has been spot-on from the beginning,” the source said. American intelligence reached the conclusion that the assault on the consulate was terrorism “on Day One” and “the Brits, the French, Italians all said the same thing … within 48 hours.” The source agreed to detail the American response to the tragedy on condition of anonymity.

The White House has now decided to push back against critics, accusing them of playing politics:

Administration officials have underlined that there is an FBI investigation into the attack, and said they will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that probe wraps up. They have also accused Republicans, led by Mitt Romney, of trying to score political points with the death of Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, who died as a result of the attack.

However, that ignores the fact that the White House pushed its own version of events far ahead of the FBI investigation, insisting that the attack came from a “spontaneous” demonstration that “spun out of control.”  They blamed it on a months-old YouTube video, which had the effect of distracting attention from the connection to the anniversary of 9/11 and the al-Qaeda networks operating in eastern Libya, including in Benghazi itself.  The White House sent Susan Rice out five days afterward to make that case, apparently four days after they themselves had already concluded that it was a terrorist attack.

That’s a key point, Knox’s source says:

But the anonymous source pointed to the relative silence from Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

“They knew the real story from the beginning and were not paraded around to make statements,” the source told Yahoo News. “Understand that the first bits of information from something like this are usually not reliable, but at the end of 24 hours, folks should have a pretty good idea of what happened … or they are not doing their job.”

At the time, I wondered why they chose Rice to make that case.  The UN Ambassador has nothing to do with consulates or embassies elsewhere, nor with security decisions made by the State Department except at Turtle Bay and Geneva.  That should have been the first clue that the White House was fabricating a story.  And as I wrote earlier, the collapse of that story should be creating a demand for accountability from Ambassador Rice to resign, and to explain why she went on TV to tell what turned out to be a false story.

Of course, a case could be made for operational ambiguity to help lull the terrorists into a false sense of security.  Don’t expect that to fly, either.  Knox’s source calls the White House public response “clumsy … very sophomoric,” and for good reason.  If that was the strategy, then Rice should have avoided pushing any conclusions, and perhaps not appeared on the Sunday talk shows at all.  Instead, the Obama administration sent her out to tell the one fairy tale that let them off the hook for the lack of security at a facility known to be at risk by radical Islamist terror networks — including al-Qaeda — on the anniversary of 9/11.  They were more concerned with electoral security than operational security, and everyone knows it.


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Then why did (and still do) obama, failed SOS Clinton and that Susan Rice hoe say that the Benghazi attack was just some sort of muslim movie review?

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Bishop!

1921 C DRUM on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

GhaziGate

blatantblue on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Another source confirming what most of us already believed.

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Administration officials have underlined that there is an FBI investigation into the attack, and said they will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that probe wraps up. They have also accused Republicans, led by Mitt Romney, of trying to score political points with the death of Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, who died as a result of the attack.

But trying to cover your incompetent inaction by claiming it was spontaneous and triggered by YouTube is what?

gwelf on September 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

…they [the Obama regime] will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that [FBI] probe wraps up.

So here’s Obama’s justification for stonewalling.

jwolf on September 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

kingsjester‏@kingsjester1

#Benghazigate – Blaming an unwatched video means never having to say you’re sorry.

kingsjester on September 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Oops – sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that Susan Rice is a garden implement – she is in fact, a HO, not a hoe.

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Day one starts today.

Sheesh.

Rixon on September 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Yeah. A garden tool is useful.

kingsjester on September 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

The White House has now decided to push back against critics, accusing them of playing politics:

That’s fine. What is wrong with playing politics? Politicians play politics all the time, that is the point of them: to make policies. Here, we had a bad policy of deliberate undersecurity in a dangerous place. That’s bad policy from Dear Liar, and he has to be held accountable for the assassination of our ambassador.

As well, pushing a story that has so many big holes Ray Charles could drive a Death Star through it.

Amb. Rice could claim she was duped into telling a lie, but if that’s the case she should resign immediately on principle. If she had any principles.

rbj on September 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Administration officials have underlined that there is an FBI investigation into the attack, and said they will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that probe wraps up.

As Limbaugh was saying a few minutes back, the O’bamna Regime is Lying about this too.

Because they know the FBI won’t try to cover for their own incompetence, they can’t let them go in to “investigate”.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

R&R lack the foreign policy experience and expertise of the Obama/Biden duo. How many times does this have to be demonstrated?

a capella on September 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Yahoo News: White House treated Benghazi as a terrorist attack on “Day One”


OH REALLY….

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Susan Rice…meet Bus.
Check out the undercarriage.

connertown on September 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Amb. Rice could claim she was duped into telling a lie, but if that’s the case she should resign immediately on principle. If she had any principles.

rbj on September 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Marxists like Ambassador Rice only have ONE Principal… That one principal is “The End Justifies the Means”… No Marxist has ever resigned for staying true to that principal…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Administration officials have underlined that there is an FBI investigation into the attack, and said they will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that probe wraps up.

What kind of “investigation” can the FBI be doing if they haven’t even been to the “crime scene” yet?

Mitoch55 on September 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

But we just can’t say it was a terrorist attack. That would make us look like dumba$$es for spreading that Arab Spring/Rise of Democracy/Unicorn and Pixie Dust crap.

M240H on September 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Administration officials have underlined that there is an FBI investigation into the attack, and said they will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that probe wraps up

How can that be, the FBI can’t even get to Benghazi?

JPeterman on September 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Then why did (and still do) obama, failed SOS Clinton and that Susan Rice hoe say that the Benghazi attack was just some sort of muslim movie review?

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

.
“Trial balloon” on the idea of restricting free-speech.

They’re testing us (common American citizens) to see if we are willing to accept 1st Amendment restrictions “for the greater good”.

Ultimately they want to abolish free speech all together.

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Switched over to msdnc….. andrea mitchell not happy to discuss the Libya fiasco “according to critics ”

Defending dear leader to the bitter end on that station

cmsinaz on September 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Eli Lake has owned the reporting on what the White House knew and when it knew it on the Benghazi attack, but he’s not the only reporter on the story. Olivier Knox at Yahoo News confirms Lake’s reporting with his own story from last night showing that the Obama administration believed it to be a terrorist attack on “Day One.”

………and if 9/11 happens again, YAHOO / REUTERS/AP/NYT/LAT/WAPO/HUFFPO/ABC/CBS/NBC/etc. will proclaim that Obama was in the Air Traffic control tower trying to help the passengers break into the cockpits.

The mainstream media are TRAITORS to this country.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

This administration is like watching the Keystone Cops run around in circles. Who is in charge here?

portlandon on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

What I want to know is, why are these terrorists still alive if they have been ID’d? Don’t they ever walk outside?

cep on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

PERFECT KJ @1:25

cmsinaz on September 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

So…I guess treating Terrorism as a “crime”, instead of an act of War, isn’t turning out so well, huh?

kingsjester on September 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

How can that be, the FBI can’t even get to Benghazi?

JPeterman on September 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Going to be a long, ongoing investigation, isn’t it? Should last at least past the first week in November.

a capella on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

This has always been about Barky’s image. He did not want to have a major terror attack on his watch. Especially in a country that he helped ‘liberate’.

Truth be damned. It’s all about the optics.

CorporatePiggy on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

KJ… Clinton 2.0

cmsinaz on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

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Who cares about the Middle East, get yoh phone, social security and disability, and food stamps, and fuel credits, and stops your complaining.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

What kind of “investigation” can the FBI be doing if they haven’t even been to the “crime scene” yet?

Mitoch55 on September 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

And if they treated this as a terror attack , wouldn’t they be on site as fast as possible?

Secure evidence , show of force?

the_nile on September 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

cmsinaz on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Yep.Clinton on steroids.

kingsjester on September 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

cmsinaz on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

And, without the personality.

kingsjester on September 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Still waiting for anyone in the Obama administration to show emotional outrage over the killing of our ambassador and three of his bodyguards.

Just more proof, as if we needed any, that our president hates America and has no problem watching the terrorist world go on a rampage. The Kenyan communist is smirking and enjoying America getting taken down a peg or two on the world stage.

If the terrorists took down the Sears Tower in Chicago would he take a break from campaigning?

fogw on September 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

CNN reported this as a terror attack within 24 hours.

Yet, we fell for the film.

Shame on us.

faraway on September 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Going to be a long, ongoing investigation, isn’t it? Should last at least past the first week in November.

a capella on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I don’t understand why the FBI is even investigating a war crime. Someone needs to explain this to this dumb azz’d immigrant.

JPeterman on September 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I especially enjoyed this spin from that Yahoo News article:

Asked about the evolving administration line, the anonymous source said that “confusion and misinformation always helps an operational response. How much is subjective, but it is always good not to let your opponent have insight into what you know and don’t know,”

um…right. It’s the Pee Wee Herman defense about blaming the video for a known terrorist attack: ‘I meant to do that!’
I presume that was a trial balloon for that meme.

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Oops – sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that Susan Rice is a garden implement – she is in fact, a HO, not a hoe.

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

..recant, sir or madam, you have insulted the garden implements of this nation.

The War Planner on September 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

This has always been about Barky’s image. He did not want to have a major terror attack on his watch. Especially in a country that he helped ‘liberate’.

Truth be damned. It’s all about the optics.

CorporatePiggy on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Yup , Al Qaida is still active and they managed to attack on 9/11 even though the ambassador had warned about it.

Did carter lie about his failures?

the_nile on September 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

So what? Romney’s alleged tax returns can only be fakes. Really–people on welfare…errr…public assistance…pay more in taxes than Romney.

Now, about that heartlessness of Mitt’s dog on the roof of his car and how he HATES half the American public with his “47%” comment…

Love,
The MSM
(PS: We love you and are all for you under Obama. But of you question our integrity, we will cut you down to size.)

Liam on September 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Going to be a long, ongoing investigation, isn’t it? Should last at least past the first week in November.

a capella on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I don’t understand why the FBI is even investigating a war crime. Someone needs to explain this to this dumb azz’d immigrant.

JPeterman on September 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Because of the automatic gag order placed on ongoing investigations. If it’s under investigation by the FBI/DOJ, then no Obamanation Administration official can be questioned about it by law. It really is that simple.

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Megen Kelley talking about October Surprise….Obama doing something like striking back for political gain. Romney should get in front of this and make sure he holds Obama accountable for any half-baked operations done in the interest of boosting his re-election chances.

Nothing like this idiot doing something with wide support and paving his way to a second term from this disaster. What a nightmare scenario.

freedomfirst on September 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Yahoo News is ordinarily wildly biased. Their headlines are almost a self-parody of anti-Romney slant.

rrpjr on September 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Oops – sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that Susan Rice is a garden implement – she is in fact, a HO, not a hoe.

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

..recant, sir or madam, you have insulted the garden implements of this nation.

The War Planner on September 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Garden implements and tool have filed a restraining order and are suing for restitution for the defamation of their good name and public image…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Until Americans have the gumption to surround the TV studios and demand truth from the scum broadcasters, nothing changes.
They will continue to promote the Cloward-Piven-Alinsky strategy to destroy the Republic.

dirtengineer on September 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Nothing like this idiot doing something with wide support and paving his way to a second term from this disaster. What a nightmare scenario.

freedomfirst on September 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Bank on it. I’m guessing late October.

rrpjr on September 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

GhaziGate

blatantblue on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Exactly – although I like Benghazigate better.

Remember: People Died, Obama LIED.

Chip on September 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

There should be a website, just for the lies and Commie desires of The Commie and his apparatchiks.

It should be called:

Duh.com

OhEssYouCowboys on September 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Megen Kelley talking about October Surprise….Obama doing something like striking back for political gain. Romney should get in front of this and make sure he holds Obama accountable for any half-baked operations done in the interest of boosting his re-election chances.

Nothing like this idiot doing something with wide support and paving his way to a second term from this disaster. What a nightmare scenario.

freedomfirst on September 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Romney ought to go one better and steal a page from the Obamanation play book, and demand that Obama order a strike against Libya in retaliation, such a move would checkmate any attempt by the Obamanation Administration to strike Libya for political advantage.

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

CNN reported this as a terror attack within 24 hours.

Yet, we fell for the film.

Shame on us.

faraway on September 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

What’s this “we” stuff? Got a mouse in your pocket? Speak for yourself. There are plenty of people who didn’t buy it for a second.

Mitoch55 on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Nobody died in Watergate.

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Lol! The ridiculous contradictions from paragraph to paragraph & the childish “Anonymous Reliable Source”, shows this clown to have the intellect of a coconut & writing the story for the “Obama Phone Moron Crowd”. This Moron couldn’t believe that anyone who can put together a sentence would buy any of this BS, does he? He really should just walk around with the Big Red Nose & Floppy Shoes!

Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

There should be a website, just for the lies and Commie desires of The Commie and his apparatchiks.

It should be called:

Duh.com

OhEssYouCowboys on September 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Yea, but that would take up all of the collective harddrive space of the entire internet…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Well regarding an “October” surprise, I think this is why the administration was running with the ‘Film” story. Now they have been exposed as having lied about the whole thing. It’s gonna be a little harder to run an attack now..

sandee on September 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

But, but, ….how much is Honey Boo Boo making an episode?…did you see the line for Iphone5?…and how ’bout those replacement refs?…

Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be journalists…

hillsoftx on September 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I don’t suppose that, say, Ridley Scott will get special unfettered White House access to prep for the film version of this event, a-la zero dark thirty.

TexasDan on September 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Nobody died in Watergate.

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

What a RAAAAACIST statement….

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Nobody died in Watergate.

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

But, according to the modern MSM, that’s far worse by light years over what Obama might ever possibly do or has done.

Liam on September 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Didn’t the administration try to classify Major Hassan’s mass murder at Fort Hood, at which he scream Alllah’s SNACKBARRR!!, as workplace violence?

These people are corrupt to the core.

CorporatePiggy on September 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

“It depends on what your definition of is, is.”

John the Libertarian on September 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Nobody died in Watergate.

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

A lot of people died in New Orleans when Cheney engaged his hurricane machine.

CorporatePiggy on September 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Nothing new, just another extension of the White House political team. The only problem, those that actually believe this crap will be voting for Obama.

DDay on September 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

These people are corrupt to the core.

CorporatePiggy on September 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Even their core is corrupt to it’s core…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

OT: I’m reading that France passed the insane 75% tax rate?!?! WOW

El_Terrible on September 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

The FBI is not even at the “crime scene”, they cannot get there,,what a farce. Two weeks worth of human vultures tearing up the scene,,,lots of evidence going to be left and of course all witnesses will give honest answers to questions,,give me a break. This is the biggest nest of lieing snakes in the history of the country. Also probably have caused more deaths than most admins as a result of those lies as well as bringing willfull incompetence to a high level of excellence.

retiredeagle on September 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

OT: I’m reading that France passed the insane 75% tax rate?!?! WOW

El_Terrible on September 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Stand back and watch the smoke rise… Nothing else left to do for France…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

…I’m sure the news networks that had all of JugEars people lying to them on their shows…are just outraged!

KOOLAID2 on September 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Where are the Americans that were wounded in this terrorist attack? Why haven’t we heard from them?

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

The thing that ticks me off the most is not the fact that the lying scum reports this crap, but they try to turn it into a Romney problem. I pray that the majority of Americans are smarter than this.

DDay on September 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

portlandon on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The Keystone Cops were funny. Nothing funny about this administration and the ME fiasco.

chemman on September 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I guess a great portion of the American electorate doesn’t mind being lied to anymore.

*shrug*

RedNewEnglander on September 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

They were more concerned with electoral security than operational security, and everyone knows it.

Well, everyone except the 47%. And the entire media.

williampeck1958 on September 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Yea, but that would take up all of the collective harddrive space of the entire internet…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

God willing, this next election will be one huge ObamuhDefragger/RecyclyeBin/Deletion.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

What Law? I saw an article, by a lawyer, last week when this meme first was aired stating that the only laws restricting comment involve Grand Jury investigations but that on going DOJ/FBI investigations don’t have that restriction. If the lawyer was correct then this is a cover up.

chemman on September 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Timeline:

@AlArabiya_Eng tweeted:
AlArabiya_Eng
BreakingNews: Militant Islamists attack American consulate in Benghazi: correspondent

Sep 11, 2012, 4:22 p.m. from twitter.com by editor

@JomanaCNN tweeted:
JomanaCNN
US Embassy in #Tripoli confirms an attack on the embassy’s #Benghazi office. gathering more info now.. #Libya

Sep 11, 2012, 4:52 p.m. from twitter.com by editor

US State Department confirms Benghazi, Libya, office was attacked – AAP

Sep 11, 2012, 7:01 p.m. from http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au by editor

Report: White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the US – @politico

Sep 11, 2012, 10:15 p.m. from http://www.politico.com by editor

Secretary of State Clinton confirms State Dept. officer killed in Benghazi, Libya, after anti-US protests – @NBCNews

Sep 11, 2012, 10:27 p.m. by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-consulate-attacked-in-libya

canopfor on September 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Obama used the three people in his admin that have the least credibility to push what almost everyone knew to be BS. They were Jay Carney, Susan Rice and the Cutler bitch. If you notice no one else with any athourity or credibility with the press would go before the cameras and utter this crap because they knew they would be made to look like fools. Oh, wait a minute! I forgot the most credible person on the planet as well as the smartest……..Hillary!!! I’ll bet she has always wondered what crow tasted like!

inspectorudy on September 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

If the lawyer was correct then this is a cover up.

chemman on September 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Of course it’s a effing cover-up…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Nobody died in Watergate.

dont taze me bro on September 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

But, according to the modern MSM, that’s far worse by light years over what Obama might ever possibly do or has done.

Liam on September 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

That’s just a ‘bump in the road’

/‘president’ Barack Hussein Downgrade, mmm mmm mmm!

People Died, Obama LIED.

Chip on September 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

get yoh Obamaphone here…..

http://obamaphone.net/obama-phone

Who cares about the Middle East, get yoh phone, social security and disability, and food stamps, and fuel credits, and stops your complaining.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

That’s gotta be a fake link.

Even this administration isn’t stupid enough to use a picture of a Portugese hotel in one of their websites, I mean…ummmm…oh…nevermind.

bigmacdaddy on September 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

TimeLine Part Deux…………………

Sec. Clinton statement: ‘I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today’ – via @stevebruskCNN

Sep 11, 2012, 10:45 p.m. by editor

@StateDept tweeted:
StateDept
SecClinton Statement on the Attack in Benghazi, #Libya: http://t.co/Ea1d7tXL

Sep 11, 2012, 11:24 p.m. from twitter.com by editor

S Embassy in Cairo deletes controversial tweets after Obama administration disavows statements – @BuzzFeed

Sep 12, 2012, 12:06 a.m. from http://www.buzzfeed.com by editor

Obama says US rejects denigration of religious beliefs, but opposes ‘senseless violence’ that killed US diplomats in Libya – @Reuters

Sep 12, 2012, 7:32 a.m. by editor

US working to determine motivations of those who carried out assault in Libya, Clinton says – broadcast

Sep 12, 2012, 10:05 a.m. by editor

Clinton says it is especially painful that Libya attack took place on Sept 11 – via broadcast

Sep 12, 2012, 10:07 a.m. by editor

Update: US officials tell @NBCNews that Marines are preparing to send as many as 200 Marines to Libya

Sep 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m. by editor

‘No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation,’
*****************
*****************

Obama says – broadcast

Sep 12, 2012, 10:47 a.m. by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-consulate-attacked-in-libya

canopfor on September 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Petraeus has really turned into Betrayus.

rubberneck on September 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Then why did (and still do) obama, failed SOS Clinton and that Susan Rice hoe say that the Benghazi attack was just some sort of muslim movie review?

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

It a coordinated propaganda campaign directed at the Muzzies to appease them. It’s the closest they can come to ‘Im sorry’ without actually saying it.

joejm65 on September 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

…they [the Obama regime] will not offer definitive conclusions into what happened in Benghazi until that [FBI] probe wraps up.

The Administration ALREADY offered definitive conclusions. This is about the video.

Washington Nearsider on September 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

‘Spring’gate

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

“They knew the real story from the beginning and were not paraded around to make statements,” the source told Yahoo News. “Understand that the first bits of information from something like this are usually not reliable, but at the end of 24 hours, folks should have a pretty good idea of what happened … or they are not doing their job.”

Yeah but what do we know 16 days after the attack?

We don’t know if the ambassador was killed by asphyxiation or a mortar attack (both were reported). Nor do we know anything about the circumstances of those deaths.

We don’t know if the attack was led by a guy released from Gitmo in 2008 or not.

We barely have got the administration to use the words Al Qaeda and terrorism to sum up this attack.

We don’t know who those Navy SEALs were working for (my guess is one of the alphabet agencies and I don’t mean the EPA).

We know that the FBI has pretty much decided to phone in its investigation.

We know that the ambassador knew he was being targeted and had little security but we don’t know why he was in such an unprotected location on the 9/11/01 anniversary.

We don’t know if this was just gross incompetence in terms of security and intelligence or if the administration sought to downplay the consequences of its actions.

In short, the more the administration lies, the deeper the hole they are digging with fewer and fewer answers.

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Petraeus has really turned into Betrayus.

rubberneck on September 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

No transition. He was never anything else.

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

At the time, I wondered why they chose Rice to make that case. The UN Ambassador has nothing to do with consulates or embassies elsewhere, nor with security decisions made by the State Department except at Turtle Bay and Geneva. That should have been the first clue that the White House was fabricating a story. And as I wrote earlier, the collapse of that story should be creating a demand for accountability from Ambassador Rice to resign, and to explain why she went on TV to tell what turned out to be a false story.

The reason for all of this obfuscation and the reason for Rice being chosen is because she is running point on the administration’s efforts at building domestic support for the anti-blasphemy bull**** being pushed at the U.N.

This is more of the same from the Constition-evading oath-breaker-in-chief.

Simple.

hillbillyjim on September 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Beluga-gate

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Constition s/b Constitution, of course.

Bad hillbilly.

hillbillyjim on September 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

The Administration ALREADY offered definitive conclusions. This is about the video.

Washington Nearsider on September 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Yeah but even here they are lying. It is about the September 10th Al Qaeda video not that one from California. Granted much of the rioting in other places was on the pretense of offense over the California video but that was not the case in Benghazi. It is truly mind-boggling that Obama was still blaming the attack and deaths on the California video at the UN this week.

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

So the administration knew it was a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and Obama still goes to Vegas for a fundraiser.

monalisa on September 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

So the administration knew it was a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and Obama still goes to Vegas for a fundraiser.

monalisa on September 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

What’s your point? It’s not like he was needed in the situation room for a photo-op of him “getting” anybody. /

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Eli Lake better watch his backside…I wonder if he has gotten a phone call..?

d1carter on September 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Who cares as long as I get my free damn phone.

/O Voter

mankai on September 28, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Is there no end to this GhaziGate cover up?

The white house lied and people died.

Willing suspension of disbelief.

Obamahamas has blood on his hands.

911 happened on his watch.

SparkPlug on September 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Why isn’t the news media asking any questions about the events leading up to Stevens death? We still don’t know what happened 2 weeks later. The silence from MSM is deafening. The general public doesn’t even seem to care about this story. I give up

steel guy on September 28, 2012 at 4:09 PM

another case of liberal, marxist, blatant, liars in this administration. Who knew? And yet this absolutely disgraceful liar and incompetent clown has people supporting him…. oh right, he gave them a phone.

ultracon on September 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

When you’re lost the 20 year-old leftwing idiot hacks at Yahoo News…

TexasJew on September 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

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