Reuters: White House, State Dep’t received e-mails within two hours of Benghazi attack about jihadi group taking credit

posted at 11:21 pm on October 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

No Quotes of the Day tonight. Read this instead.

We actually know most of this already, I think. Remember this Reuters story from October 2 describing multiple intelligence reports about a jihadi connection even in the first few hours afterward? How about the AP’s piece four days ago about the CIA’s station chief informing the White House within 24 hours that militants might be involved? The White House had plenty of reason to suspect more was going on than a protest that got out of hand, even from the very beginning. But that would meddle with one of O’s strongest reelection narratives, i.e. the president who demolished Al Qaeda (read this for a stark illustration of how certain key supporters are helping him out with that), so we didn’t hear about it until Eli Lake and CNN and Reuters all but dragged it out of him.

What we didn’t know until now is that the White House Situation Room got a heads up on whodunnit early enough that Chris Stevens may well have still been alive at the time.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks…

A third email, also marked SBU and sent at 6:07 p.m. Washington time, carried the subject line: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack.”

The message reported: “Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”

While some information identifying recipients of this message was redacted from copies of the messages obtained by Reuters, a government source said that one of the addresses to which the message was sent was the White House Situation Room, the president’s secure command post.

Carney mentioned afterwards that “extremists” might have been involved in the, ahem, spontaneous protest, but he didn’t name Ansar al-Sharia or suggest that U.S. intelligence had a particular group in mind. Which is curious, because the e-mails pointing to the group’s Twitter/Facebook claims weren’t the White House’s only piece of evidence against them. Eli Lake reported three weeks ago that American spies captured communications between Ansar al-Sharia and the local Al Qaeda affiliate after the attack.

More from Fox News:

Ansar al Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be a an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia…

Fox News was told that an estimated 300 to 400 national security figures received these emails in real time almost as the raid was playing out and concluding. People who received these emails work directly under the nation’s top national security, military and diplomatic officials, Fox News was told.

If I understand the White House’s Benghazi narrative in its current form, it boils down to this. There was no protest, but the attack was still kinda sorta spontaneous insofar as it was inspired by what was happening at the embassy in Cairo. And it wasn’t an official Al Qaeda or Ansar al-Sharia operation, even though members of AQIM and Ansar al-Sharia — including the founder of the latter group — were on the scene and/or participating. Essentially, the White House wants you to believe that members of two prominent jihadist paramilitary groups were kicking around on September 11 when one of them turned on the TV, heard about the Mohammed movie from coverage of the Egyptian embassy assault, and decided to quickly pull together a complex, heavily-armed attack on the local U.S. consulate involving 20 or so people. Never mind that there had been harassment of, and attacks on, western interests in the city for months; these guys apparently had no serious designs on Chris Stevens or his compatriots until they heard about the YouTube video and hulked out in the form of an organized armed raid. The only thing that makes this story plausible is that security for Stevens at the compound was so disgracefully poor that hardened jihadis probably could have drawn up a play in the dirt outside the building and gotten to the ambassador. That’s Obama’s defense here, essentially — that the consulate was so easily breached thanks to threadbare protection for Stevens that it’s quite possible the whole thing was put together by amateurs, without planning.

Update: Patterico e-mails with a good catch about the Fox News excerpt quoted above. It’s Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen that’s been designated by State as an Al Qaeda affiliate, not Ansar al-Sharia in Libya. There are, in fact, multiple Ansar al-Sharias in Libya; I wrote a bit about that here. Al Qaeda HQ in Pakistan has evidently been using that name as an alias for some of its affiliates. The Benghazi group may or may not be one of them, but given their contacts with AQIM after the attack as described above, it’s probably a matter of time before State designates them an official AQ affiliate too.


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OMG…hoping the main stream media is forced to do thier job!! This story needs to be everywhere…this is a HUGE coverup. What was Amb. Stevens doing in Benghazi (a “bad” neighborhood – know jihadi hot bed) with little to no security on anniversay of 9/11?? The information I have head about what may have been going on is truly chilling!! WAKE UP AMERICA…..this administration is LYING to us!!

azconservativegirl on October 24, 2012 at 1:56 AM

@NoEmptySuits: CBS reported that Libya had cleared the US for entry into their airspace. Still nothing was done!

Flora Duh on October 24, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I hope in this lifetime..they pay-dearly.
Jet Black Hearts.
I hope will fall
Apart.

bazil9 on October 24, 2012 at 1:57 AM

You just know you’ve had too much when: http://themetapicture.com/sir-blow-into-this-breathalyzer-for-me/

davidk on October 24, 2012 at 1:58 AM

And I saw today that Apple is releasing a new 7 1/2 inch iPad thingy with two cameras, one front, one back!

Now there can be MORE danged iPad thingy fun!

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Will someone explain to me the appeal of the iPad Mini? It’s got a slightly larger screen than the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7(a whopping 9/10 of an inch), a 16GB hard drive(same as Kindle Fire HD and higher end Nexus 7), and inferior screen resolution compared to the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7. And Apple is asking for $329 for the cheapest model, 130 bucks more than its 7″ tablet competitors.

Unless your an Apple junkie, why in the world would you pick this over either the Kindle or Nexus(or the full-size iPad for that matter)?

Doughboy on October 24, 2012 at 1:59 AM

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 1:55 AM

me too. I played again

jrsrigmvr on October 24, 2012 at 2:00 AM

As The Years Go Passing By- Moore

I bid you all goodnight. Its been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 2:01 AM

jrsrigmvr on October 24, 2012 at 2:00 AM

It’s excellent, Fred. I miss ‘mountain time’, too. You’re lucky to have always lived where you do. :) Goodnight, my friend.

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Doughboy on October 24, 2012 at 1:59 AM

I don’t know, Doughboy. I’m not an Apple fan, either.

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 2:02 AM

I fear and do not trust our Govt.
Really.
May they reap what they sew.

Good night.

bazil9 on October 24, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Can you imagine what this will do to our troops morale? To know that you have a CIC that would just sit and watch while some of our finest fight and die and then CIC can just go to bed? Let’s not forget that he just had to make that Vegas fund raising trip the next day too. Ugh, this is so disgusting. What a sad day for our country.

Conservalicious on October 24, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Why isn’t this the lead story at Drudge? I don’t think it’s anywhere on the page.

Mark1971 on October 24, 2012 at 2:07 AM

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 2:02 AM

goodnite sweety pleasant dreams.
Fred

jrsrigmvr on October 24, 2012 at 2:08 AM

@NoEmptySuits: CBS reported that Libya had cleared the US for entry into their airspace. Still nothing was done!

Flora Duh on October 24, 2012 at 1:44 AM

WHO asked for Libya’s permission ? Looks like someone in DC was trying to do the right thing and understood the seriousness of the situation, if this is true, because Hussein’s liars were putting up a story that libyans denied visas for 17 days or something !

burrata on October 24, 2012 at 2:11 AM

And I saw today that Apple is releasing a new 7 1/2 inch iPad thingy with two cameras, one front, one back!

Now there can be MORE danged iPad thingy fun!

thatsafactjack on October 24, 2012 at 1:12 AM

The current ipad (4) has front and rear cameras too, but only the rear one is really good, the front-facing iSight camera (which is just like the one in the iPhone 4) is nothing to write home about. Am tempted by the smaller ipad, but just can’t find any justification for it yet :), have to find a better way to rationalize it :).. I mean the 9 in ipad is pretty small/slim as it is, not heavy, perfect for travel, fits in every imaginable type or size of carry on…what would the smaller version accomplish really, except for it’s probably a cuter looking gadget as an ipad miniature…anyways, have to see it and play with it, then I know I’ll find a way to justify buying it :)…

jimver on October 24, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Actually jimver, the front camera on the iPad 4 is like the one in the iPhone 5. It is 720p HD video. The iPhone 4 and 4S have a VGA front-side camera.
The iPad mini DOES have Siri, LTE and HD camera’s all around.

Strike Hornet on October 24, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Now it’s coming out that Stevens was sent there to help recover guns from Libya AND walk weapons to Syria. This is crazy. Way bigger than Iran-Contra. How does Obama survive this? It’s all been pure propaganda on his part.

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate/#.UIdhzDA7ZuQ.twitter

ModerateMan on October 24, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Nothing on this over at Daily Kos, though someone did mention it in a comment to explain why Obama may be dropping at intrade.

This is the reply he got:

That’s a concern… (0+ / 0-)

…fortunately, nothing contradicts the White House account on it, but it’s a bad distraction to have at the moment.

Seriously, what color is the sky in these people’s world?

Flora Duh on October 24, 2012 at 2:18 AM

The video, as everyone already knows, was the scapegoat. What many folks do not realize is that the apologies for the video that preceded the attacks were actually a signal to the enemy. That’s right, folks, someone communicated via our official channels to the jihadis in Benghazi. Of course, this raises the question of WHO is responsible, ultimately, for sending the signal? Hmmm…guess we’ll have to wait until after Romney’s election to find out.

TXJenny on October 24, 2012 at 2:20 AM

The video, as everyone already knows, was the scapegoat…
TXJenny on October 24, 2012 at 2:20 AM

But Chris Matthews told me if I read a newspaper that I’d know that wasn’t true!

happytobehere on October 24, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Now it’s coming out that Stevens was sent there to help recover guns from Libya AND walk weapons to Syria. This is crazy. Way bigger than Iran-Contra. How does Obama survive this? It’s all been pure propaganda on his part.

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate/#.UIdhzDA7ZuQ.twitter

ModerateMan on October 24, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Hussein shuts people up if he suspects that they know too much and might squeal on him .
His typical white grandma, 2 gay men from his “church”, the guy who peeked into his passport records, Rezko, Blago , SEAL Team 6, the pakistani doctor,
JJJr ( this one volunteered to become a nut )
and now the Benghazi 4.
And these are the ones we know about .

burrata on October 24, 2012 at 2:29 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqZ0Sdz_V40

see ya

jrsrigmvr on October 24, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Actually jimver, the front camera on the iPad 4 is like the one in the iPhone 5. It is 720p HD video. The iPhone 4 and 4S have a VGA front-side camera.
The iPad mini DOES have Siri, LTE and HD camera’s all around.

Strike Hornet on October 24, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Yep, right, sorry, am tired… ipad 3 (that I am using) has the VGA front-side camera (like the iphone 4), and the new ipad has the iphone 5 front camera (the HD one). Is your understanding that the mini ipad is in fact the ipad 4, or they will release both a normal size ipad 4 and the mini version of it at the same time?

jimver on October 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Nothing on this over at Daily Kos, though someone did mention it in a comment to explain why Obama may be dropping at intrade.

This is the reply he got:

That’s a concern… (0+ / 0-)

…fortunately, nothing contradicts the White House account on it, but it’s a bad distraction to have at the moment.

Seriously, what color is the sky in these people’s world?

Flora Duh on October 24, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Dunno, one will have to use their kind of psychoactive drugs to answer that question…

jimver on October 24, 2012 at 2:44 AM

Yep, right, sorry, am tired… ipad 3 (that I am using) has the VGA front-side camera (like the iphone 4), and the new ipad has the iphone 5 front camera (the HD one). Is your understanding that the mini ipad is in fact the ipad 4, or they will release both a normal size ipad 4 and the mini version of it at the same time?

jimver on October 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

The iPad mini is actually an iPad 2 (A5x chip and same display) with with HD front-side camera, Siri and LTE added. The iPad 4 is a separate release. Basically an iPad 3 with the newer, faster A6x chip (similar to the iPhone 5′s A6), improved LTE and WiFi, lightning connector and front-side HD camera.

Strike Hornet on October 24, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Nothing on this over at Daily Kos, though someone did mention it in a comment to explain why Obama may be dropping at intrade.

This is the reply he got:

That’s a concern… (0+ / 0-)

…fortunately, nothing contradicts the White House account on it, but it’s a bad distraction to have at the moment.
Seriously, what color is the sky in these people’s world?

Flora Duh on October 24, 2012 at 2:18 AM

It’s all the same when the glasses you wear are rose-colored.

itsspideyman on October 24, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Mourdock’s stupid comment will hurt him and his chance in the race, and potentially other ongoing races.

Romney had already expressed his disagreement with Mourdock’s statement.

bayview on October 24, 2012 at 1:24 AM

That statement was not stupid as its being made out to be, and people on the Right better not wilt and let the Dumbocrats control the messaging over it.

Anti-Control on October 24, 2012 at 3:43 AM

The efforts of the Bush White House to manufacture intelligence have been well documented.

Bayam

If you’re going to argue that Bush manufactured evidence for Iraq, shouldn’t you provide…I don’t know…some evidence showing Bush manufactured evidence about Iraq? Because you didn’t do so in the post I’m quoting from….most likely because you don’t have that evidence. Guess what? No one else does either. But don’t feel bad. Plenty of lefty losers bigger than you have failed to produce that non-existent evidence too. Maybe Harry Reid can ask his expert on Romney’s tax returns if he has that info.

Yes, no one in the intelligence community saw 9-11 coming or tried to warn Bush that a massive attack was imminent. You’re well informed.

Bayam

Apparently he’s better informed than you if you’re still clinging to a PDB originating in 1998 as some sort of actionable warning.

By the way, your desperation is obvious. We know exactly what you’re trying to do, but guess what? It ain’t going to work. Your attempt at diversion isn’t going to save your king.

Stephens was molested while Obama rested.

xblade on October 24, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Two things I learned about Drudge in many, many years since I follow: 1) he’s not a night owl (not staying up late to update on a story or put a new one up there, regardless how big it is) and his beauty sleep is quasi sacred :)

jimver

That’s why he stopped doing his Sunday night radio show….because it kept him up past 1:00 am one night each week.

xblade on October 24, 2012 at 3:54 AM

And the regime watched the attack video for how many hours? 6 hours I heard. Since there is a large air base on Sicily which is about 450 miles from Bengahzi, Could one of the Obama morons have said lets put some jets in the air to support these people, Since these fighters fly at Mach 1 at least, the air assets could have been there in less than 2.5 hours. But they let the people they sent into that situation die. Kinda makes you wonder if Barry and the boys wanted Stevens dead to cover up their gun running activities. For not liking guns these people sure have their hands in every dirty deal across the globe either running guns or trying to overthrow other governments, by supplying guns to radical revolutionary groups. After proclaiming how transparent this administration was going to be, they sure seem to like to deal in dirt and corruption. If we don’t get rid of this POS in the White House, all their double dealing and corrupt activities are going to get us in a real shooting war.

stormridercx4 on October 24, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Holy smoikies Batman, Obama is down to 53.8 on Intrade.

mitchellvii on October 24, 2012 at 5:12 AM

I want hearings to find out where this video crap came from

Jackalope on October 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Yes, (1) who dreamed up the YouTube video crap, and (2) who decided that there would be no rescue attempt.

I guess we know already why the ambassador was in Benghazi.

petefrt on October 24, 2012 at 5:43 AM

Oh JEEEEZZZ.

Could Gloria Alred and Donald Trump put their “October Surprises” on speed dial to take the idiot Mourdock out of the news? Thanks Dick.

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM

They Begged for help,and were left there to Die.!! .

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have now taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East.

the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, the leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

In a Nut Shell….send a gay American to POST-ISLAMIC REVOLUTION LIBYA. As your AMBASSADOR. And yes – he was a pawn – and yes, he was not supposed to die – but rather be kidnapped.

Look – its simple – if you want to curry favor – rescue a lamb – be a hero. And what would be more “touching” than rescuing a brave american patriot from the clutches of the evil jihadist forces of al-Qaeda just weeks before the election…and a gay american patriot to boot.

Women would swoon, the left would rejoice, the msm would wet all over themselves – hell – they’d have a ticker-tape parade in new york – think about it.

He would have been bullet-proof. And in January – the blind sheik would be on a plane to Egypt – AND NOT ONE DAMN THING COULD HAPPEN TO STOP IT.

Now they are trying to cut a deal with iran prior to the election.

This is Aid and Comfort to the Enemy.! = TREASON.!

http://thecaptiansquarters.blogspot.com/2012/10/treason.html

Capt-Dax on October 24, 2012 at 5:58 AM

This story has a life of its own. We can only hope that the lies are becoming so stark that they can no longer be ignored over the next 2 weeks. Mitt was right not to overplay his hand on this. He got burned a little by addressing the attack the morning after it occurred. He became the focus of the story. I have to ask, however, where are the GOP Congress critters. They should be running around the nation bringing attention to this scandal.

MJBrutus on October 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate/#.UIdhzDA7ZuQ.twitter

ModerateMan on October 24, 2012 at 2:16 AM

From the Washington Times article (Frank Gaffney):

What we do know is that the New York Times — one of the most slavishly pro-Obama publications in the country — reported in an Oct. 14 article, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster.”

In short, it seems President Obama has been engaged in gun-walking on a massive scale. The effect has been to equip America’s enemies to wage jihad not only against regimes it once claimed were our friends, but inevitably against us and our allies as well. That would explain his administration’s desperate and now failing bid to mislead the voters through the serial deflections of Benghazigate.

petefrt on October 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM

unstinkingbelievable

and no heads are rolling on this travesty….

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:17 AM

…the air assets could have been there in less than 2.5 hours. But they let the people they sent into that situation die. Kinda makes you wonder if Barry and the boys wanted Stevens dead to cover up their gun running activities.

stormridercx4 on October 24, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Ruh roh, what you just said.

petefrt on October 24, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Oh JEEEEZZZ.

Could Gloria Alred and Donald Trump put their “October Surprises” on speed dial to take the idiot Mourdock out of the news? Thanks Dick.

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Did you hear what Mourdock actually said, not just the sick & twisted Dumbocrat spin on it?

“God creates life, and that was my point. God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick,” Mourdock said in a statement sent out minutes after the DSCC attack.

Don’t let the evil idiots win this one.

Anti-Control on October 24, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Schmoe Scarborough is so boring when he’s running for President. He sits there with his arms folded yakking and almost puts himself to sleep. Mark Halperin and Mika and Willie have this “Will you shut-up!!?” looks on their faces. Yeah, Schmoe, nobody knows what they’re doing or how to fix things but you. No one ever did know and no one ever will know.

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 6:27 AM

For most of the people here at Hot Air and people who pay attention to what,s going on with this administration can understand this massive cover up of lies and deceiving the American people.But most of the people are not paying that much attention and can not understand the complete gravity of this massive cover up.All they hear from the elite media is the administration side and no mention of any Emails real time video or cover up.Imagination trying to tell this complete story to the people in a 2 min. sound bit in a debate .Except for Fox news and talk radio and a few other places like Hot air the whole truthful and complete story is not getting to the American people in a way they can understand.The News media in this country has completely sold out their constitutional responsibility to truthfully inform the American people.

logman1 on October 24, 2012 at 6:29 AM

This story is still unfolding. Oh, what a tangled web we weave.

kingsjester on October 24, 2012 at 6:35 AM

tingles and the rest of the lsm are to blame for sweeping this story under the rug and just kowtowing to the wh whims on this

wh really thought they could get away with this based on what the lsm has done for them these past 5 years

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Anti-Control on October 24, 2012 at 6:27 AM

I’m not even arguing it because I’ll get upset and go crazy.

That statement wasn’t from him, it was written by staff after the debate. He’s too thick to have actually SAID IT WHEN PEOPLE WERE WATCHING AND LISTENING!

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 6:38 AM

B.b.b..but wait! Mitt Romney was involved in a divorce settlement.

/Obama 2012

Key West Reader on October 24, 2012 at 6:40 AM

logman1 on October 24, 2012 at 6:29 AM

well said friend

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:41 AM

petefrt on October 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM

unstinkingbelievable

and no heads are rolling on this travesty….

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:17 AM

…guess I’ll be scanning the radio for the hour or more it takes me to get to work…and see who is talking about this…what are the chances I’ll hear something?

KOOLAID2 on October 24, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 6:27 AM

1st class idiot…did you hear that new clint eastwood ad….i like it….

funny how they complained that mitt wouldn’t give them specifics and how about dear leader? yeah, now they are worried

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:43 AM

“[O]ne of the addresses to which the message was sent was the White House Situation Room…”

When the White House is claiming ignorance and incompetence as a defense, then you know there is a powerfully damning story to be learned.

Stupidity and ignorance are the default positions of this affirmative action President, but this one is going to blow up in his face.

Jaibones on October 24, 2012 at 6:44 AM

KOOLAID2 on October 24, 2012 at 6:42 AM

between nada and nil

i’ve noticed on the top of the hour news flashes they lean heavily for dear leader and barely anything positive for mitt and this is on the salem radio network…pretty disappointed

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Key West Reader on October 24, 2012 at 6:40 AM

…Morning sushine!…(I don’t comment in a m until I get to work….but seeing you this early..started my day out right!)

KOOLAID2 on October 24, 2012 at 6:46 AM

It will be Fox and the bloggers that push this story. The American MSM will be reticent to do it, because they are still hanging on to the hope that somehow Scooter will be re-elected.

But, hey. He said not to worry about him.

kingsjester on October 24, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Well, I’m off and going to go make breakfast and head for work.

Oh why oh why when there is a euphoric high does something like Mourdock’s rape and God comment have to ruin everything. I hope by the weekend that story is over and he didn’t hurt Mitt. But I know he did. The lame stream media is going to pounce. It’s all they have.

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM

i’ve noticed on the top of the hour news flashes they lean heavily for dear leader and barely anything positive for mitt and this is on the salem radio network…pretty disappointed

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:45 AM

…I hit the ‘scan’ button for dozens and dozens of stations…and after a while settle for Morning in America with Billy B…it affirms my love for the MSM…not hearing anything I read here or at Drudge!

KOOLAID2 on October 24, 2012 at 6:52 AM

I’m not even arguing it because I’ll get upset and go crazy.

That statement wasn’t from him, it was written by staff after the debate. He’s too thick to have actually SAID IT WHEN PEOPLE WERE WATCHING AND LISTENING!

Marcus on October 24, 2012 at 6:38 AM

The focus here should be, was the Dumbocrat interpretation of Dick’s statement accurate, or not? If it wasn’t (which I’ll say right now that it was not), then indulging their hysterical desire to score cheap political points by not staunchly defending Mourdock is to stupidly cede them ground they don’t deserve to have.

Anti-Control on October 24, 2012 at 6:53 AM

“[O]ne of the addresses to which the message was sent was the White House Situation Room…”

isn’t this supposed to be the “tech savvy” White House? Did they forget their password? How do you plead ignorance when they sent messages to everybody except santa@northpole.org??

ted c on October 24, 2012 at 6:56 AM

KOOLAID2 on October 24, 2012 at 6:52 AM

:)

like bill bennett myself, i just don’t like the news flashes at the top of the show before his show…pretty liberal leaning imo

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:57 AM

kingsjester on October 24, 2012 at 6:48 AM

good one KJ….

suprised his library would be in hawaii instead of chicago…does hawaii think tourism will increase with the one’s library there? just curious

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Thank you. Courtesy of the Choom Gang Foundation, I’m sure.

kingsjester on October 24, 2012 at 7:04 AM

kingsjester on October 24, 2012 at 7:04 AM

:)

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:09 AM

i just don’t like the news flashes at the top of the show before his show…pretty liberal leaning imo

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Used to be that even the talk radio stations around here relied on leftist news services, such as NPR. So the news sounded like it came from an alternate universe. I guess I wasn’t the only one complaining, as now most stations have switched over to Fox or some other less biased news service. Big improvement.

petefrt on October 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM

joe taking this idiot new yorker editor to task…about dang time

new yorker endorsing obama because of bush and cheney…they are still blaming bush and cheney….
holy cow

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM

petefrt on October 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM

gotcha….wished bill bennett would :)

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:14 AM

The WH lied? Really?
/

Hmmm and now Romney’s favorable poll number beats Obama..delicious.

CW on October 24, 2012 at 7:17 AM

What I gind most disgusting about this whole affair is how the MSM are so dedicated to Obama they’re willing to just ignore it.

I wonder, though, how it would play in the news if Obama had let four reporters be raped and murdered.

Liam on October 24, 2012 at 7:19 AM

crickets chirping on the lsm big time on this issue…

SHAMEFUL

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM

joe taking this idiot new yorker editor to task…about dang time

new yorker endorsing obama because of bush and cheney…they are still blaming bush and cheney….
holy cow

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM

An abundance of pomposity over there today. Blechhh!

Naturally Curly on October 24, 2012 at 7:23 AM

I seem to remember blackhawk down where a CIC would not order in armor because of sensibilities. Our self interest should be the only factor used in making these decisions. What is wrong with the leadership. No one will resign in protest. Disgusting

scboy on October 24, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Naturally Curly on October 24, 2012 at 7:23 AM

it boggles the mind how they think

cmsinaz on October 24, 2012 at 7:24 AM

CNN.COM has the story at the top though it appears smaller than a Bachmann story. Nothing at ABC or CBS sites but of course they have the Murdock story. And of course nothing at NBC’s site.

CW on October 24, 2012 at 7:25 AM

CNN.COM has the story at the top though it appears smaller than a Bachmann story. Nothing at ABC or CBS sites but of course they have the Murdock story. And of course nothing at NBC’s site.

CW on October 24, 2012 at 7:25 AM

The email story is also on CBS and ABC websites. ABC’s big headline is Mourdock.

bayview on October 24, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Look at Drudge. He knew.

Night Owl on October 24, 2012 at 7:38 AM

CNN.COM has the story at the top though it appears smaller than a Bachmann story. Nothing at ABC or CBS sites but of course they have the Murdock story. And of course nothing at NBC’s site.

CW on October 24, 2012 at 7:25 AM

The email story is also on CBS and ABC websites. ABC’s big headline is Mourdock.

bayview on October 24, 2012 at 7:36 AM

CBS even has the emails posted.

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/Benghazi_alerts.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 7:40 AM

What we didn’t know until now is that the White House Situation Room got a heads up on whodunnit early enough that Chris Stevens may well have still been alive at the time.

They knew within minutes of the start of the attack, not hours.

dogsoldier on October 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM

My son had a near-death experience six years ago, went all the way up to Heaven and was told, “It’s not your time, kid.” Came back with a sixth sense, particularly with regard to good and evil. When Obama was elected, he told us that he and his family were going to come to a very bad end. An end that committing Treason has traditionally led to.

What happened in Benghazi is Treason.

Naturally Curly on October 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Essentially, the White House wants you to believe that members of two prominent jihadist paramilitary groups were kicking around on September 11 when one of them turned on the TV, heard about the Mohammed movie from coverage of the Egyptian embassy assault, and decided to quickly pull together a complex, heavily-armed attack on the local U.S. consulate involving 20 or so people.

Essentially, the White House wants to throw so much crap out there that they can hide their incompetence and the fact they lied their asses off for weeks because an actual terrorist attack was politically inconvenient for the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2012 at 7:47 AM

What happened in Benghazi is Treason.

Naturally Curly on October 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM

No, what happened in Benghazi was incompetence. The treason happened in Foggy Bottom, the White House, and those Sunday talk shows where Susan Rice deliberately lied her ass off.

Happy Nomad on October 24, 2012 at 7:49 AM

CBS even has the emails posted.

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/Benghazi_alerts.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 7:40 AM

I just noticed on the 3rd email that the first address is blacked out, but it’s not a single address as they only black out the name. Makes me wonder if it’s White_House (as in all the emails to the officials in the White House) because it’s not long enough to be a full email address.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 7:50 AM

http://youtu.be/dabH45Af2bo

jrsrigmvr on October 24, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Thanks Fred – I just saw this.

22044 on October 24, 2012 at 7:53 AM

but, but…..
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-ohio-romney-not-trusted-214333569–election.html

diogenes on October 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM

This may end up being his… “My dog Millie knows more about foreign affairs than these two bozos” comment.

It really is over for Obama.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Rasmussen now has Ohio tied in new poll.

Zybalto on October 24, 2012 at 8:10 AM

MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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Integrity matters.

diogenes on October 24, 2012 at 8:13 AM

It really is over for Obama.
MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Not so fast, MVE

>http://myfox8.com/2012/10/23/guilford-county-voters-say-they-voted-for-the-wrong-candidate/

Cleombrotus on October 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I’m sure Obama knew that Ansar al-Sharia in Libya was a terrorist organization with links to al-Qaeda, but he probably didn’t want to add them to the list of official terror organizations because it would ruin his narrative that Libya is a success.

Wigglesworth on October 24, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Maybe he realizes the general public just isn’t that interested.

gumbyandpokey on October 24, 2012 at 12:50 AM

‘Morning, Sunshine! Drudge has two words for you:

HE KNEW.

Still want to argue that Drudge “realises the general public just isn’t that interested”?

Didn’t think so.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Hang on; someone said above that at mach one it would take our fighters 2.5 hours to get there from 450 miles away – um, mach one is over 700 mph – would’ve taken more like 0.5 hours of flight time to get there after a less-than-15 minute scramble – not sure what they’d do, but with airspace clearance some low altitude fly-by’s making quite a bit of noise would’ve caused some ‘locals’ to pause and re-consider their actions, perhaps. Better than nothing.

I reserve the right to have the math wrong, still half asleep.

Midas on October 24, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Since there is a large air base on Sicily which is about 450 miles from Bengahzi, Could one of the Obama morons have said lets put some jets in the air to support these people, Since these fighters fly at Mach 1 at least, the air assets could have been there in less than 2.5 hours.

Um…math teacher here. If Sicily is our closest base and it’s 450 miles from Benghazi, then air assets could have been there within 30 minutes, easily.

In WWII, P51 Mustangs could have traveled the distance in just over an hour. Dear Mr. President, we now have these things called jets. They go through the air, and can even land on ships called carriers (I believe you’re familiar with them.) They’re really, really fast so they can get to areas where Americans need help in a hurry. You should think about educating yourself about today’s modern military and how to properly USE it.

Church

PS. Anyone know if we still have a carrier group in the Mediterranean?

y2church on October 24, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Hang on; someone said above that at mach one it would take our fighters 2.5 hours to get there from 450 miles away – um, mach one is over 700 mph – would’ve taken more like 0.5 hours of flight time to get there after a less-than-15 minute scramble – not sure what they’d do, but with airspace clearance some low altitude fly-by’s making quite a bit of noise would’ve caused some ‘locals’ to pause and re-consider their actions, perhaps. Better than nothing.

I reserve the right to have the math wrong, still half asleep.

Midas on October 24, 2012 at 8:32 AM

The speed of sound is about 768mph. So (450/768) * 60 = 35.15625 minutes.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 24, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Cleombrotus on October 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM

For those using machines, don’t just click on ‘straight R’ and then ‘cast ballot !!
Be sure to continue to VERIFY what the machine clicked .. Simple to simply scroll through to see what your ‘straight R’ actually CHOSE !!

pambi on October 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The Olympic Committe knew exactly how corrupt Scooter and Mooch and their Administrative lackeys are. That’s why Chicago did not get the Olympics. No repect for them at all.

I hope the Donald’s revelation today is worthwhile.

kingsjester on October 24, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Um…math teacher here. If Sicily is our closest base and it’s 450 miles from Benghazi, then air assets could have been there within 30 minutes, easily.

In WWII, P51 Mustangs could have traveled the distance in just over an hour. Dear Mr. President, we now have these things called jets. They go through the air, and can even land on ships called carriers (I believe you’re familiar with them.) They’re really, really fast so they can get to areas where Americans need help in a hurry. You should think about educating yourself about today’s modern military and how to properly USE it.

Church

PS. Anyone know if we still have a carrier group in the Mediterranean?

y2church on October 24, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Even been generous with spin up time and loading for the aircraft, they should have been able to e there in 1.5-2 hrs tops.

Animal60 on October 24, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Ohh Look how Sick he is!!., Making a video showing us how Cute is!..

Singing about the Rape and Bloody Murder of four Americans, who begged for help wile he watched!!.

Obama Debate Prep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P_msTasXL7o

Capt-Dax on October 24, 2012 at 8:45 AM

October Surprise.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I’ll bet Mitt knew this was coming out and therefore laid off the Libya issue.The truth is FAR more damaging than any jab he could have gotten in. Just like the folks at FNC said after the debate: Let the lies stand on their own and they reverberate much louder and farther.

R/R 2012

NCPatriot75 on October 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Soviet rulers, pick one, lied to the people, the people knew they were lying and the rulers knew the people knew but they did it anyway. Sound familiar? Basically, Barry and the boys left those 4 Americans hung out to die since we already know the battle lasted for 4 to 6 hours. Isn’t this negligent homicide on somebody’s part?

Kissmygrits on October 24, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Hussein shuts people up if he suspects that they know too much and might squeal on him .
His typical white grandma, 2 gay men from his “church”, the guy who peeked into his passport records, Rezko, Blago , SEAL Team 6, the pakistani doctor,
JJJr ( this one volunteered to become a nut )
and now the Benghazi 4.
And these are the ones we know about .

burrata on October 24, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Kam Kuwata …Breitbart …

Right Mover on October 24, 2012 at 9:04 AM

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