7 Feb

The Benghazi Debacle – Obama MIA Night of Attack, No Help Sent Once Attack Underway

                                       

Today’s hearing on Benghazi is just sad. We have the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the outgoing Secretary of Defense testifying to the Senate hearing that even though it was 9/11, who everyone and their mother understood is the anniversary of the worst attack on American soil…even though, due in no small part to Obama’s actions, Libya had become a hotbed of al-Qaeda activity, AND even though the ambassador to Libya had sent warning of impending threats, they did nothing to ensure the security of the embassy and our citizens.

Their excuse?

“The United States military is not and should not be a global 911 service capable of arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world,”

Bullshit.

No one expects our military to have assets in place everywhere but everyone expects them to have assets in place where an attack is most likely to happen.

The President, the Vice President, the CIA, the State Department and our military didn’t know that Libya had been over-run with al-Qaeda? They didn’t know it was 9/11? They didn’t know about the warnings sent by Ambassador Stevens?

Bullshit bullshit bullshit.

YouTube Preview Image

And the Chairman was a bit surprised himself to learn that Hillary Clinton testified she didn’t know of the cables sent by the Ambassador:

YouTube Preview Image

When asked by Lindsey Graham if ANY assets were moved to help those under attack the answer by the chairman was

NO.

Got that?

No one was sent to help them.

His excuse? Because the attack was already ended to which Lindsey Graham stated the simple fact:

“but you didn’t know how long the attack was going to last.”

Why was our government so hesitant to protect that embassy, so hesitant to make this attack into a big deal?

Why?

What other nuggets did we learn today?

That Obama was MIA the night of the attack. He had one short conversation with Panetta, said “do whatever you need to do to be able to protect our people,” and then never asked about the attack again.

Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, “up to us.”

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

What a leader:

Lindsey Graham picked up where Ayotte left off, confirming the president only had one conversation with Panetta and Dempsey on 9/11 about the unfolding attack in Benghazi. Further, he found out no defense assets were launched to respond to the attack in real time. Visibly upset, Graham asked Dempsey: “is there a saying in the military, when you go in harm’s way, we’ve got your back? …Don’t you think that saying’s been undermined here?”

Graham question Panetta’s assertion that “the president of the United States was concerned about American lives,” saying he didn’t consider it a “credible statement” if the president never called to ask if the Americans on the ground in Benghazi were being helped or what was happening to them.

This is just so sad. So pathetic. So embarrassing.

About Curt

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.
This entry was posted in 9/11, American Intelligence, Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Benghazi Attack, Congress, Fanatical Islam, John McCain, Libya, Military, Politics, War On Terror. Bookmark the permalink. Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 10:51 am
| 1,118 views

29 Responses to The Benghazi Debacle – Obama MIA Night of Attack, No Help Sent Once Attack Underway

  1. Kalashnikat says: 1

    Fish rot from the head down…Obama’s exemplary carelessness is reflected in Hillary’s and Panetta’s (and their subordinates’) lack of attention to the events transpiring…and failure to respond appropriately. His leadership style, or lack thereof, sets the example for his handpicked cabinet members, and they in turn set the example for their immediate subordinates, who follow it, consciously or unconsciously…and so it goes.

    “What difference does it make” if the entire top echelon of the US government was paying no attention while four Americans, including an Ambassador, were dying in a clearly visible and undeniable terrorist attack with mortars and rocket propelled grenades against rifles and shotguns…no mere rowdy demonstration provoked by some movie trailer that no one could have even seen, in English…

    What difference does it make, that it was a terrorist attack on the 9-11 anniversary by an Al Qaeda affiliate and that they claimed the credit and walked away scot-free?

    Made a hell of a lot of difference to those four on the ground, and their loved ones at home.

    No ambassador any where should be feeling safe and comfy knowing the upper leadership that is supposedly watching over them.

    When Hillary dies, as all mortal flesh must, those words should be carved on her tombstone:
    What difference does it make?

    ReplyReply
  2. Budvarakbar says: 2

    “Ell – this time the SOB wasn’t even present! I would be willing to bet he was high 5-ing it with a bunch of his m00-slime buddies — celebrating the anniverasy of 9-11

    ReplyReply
  3. Mully says: 3

    4 more years of this kind of leadership. One can only hope they don’t get another chance to rise to the level of their incompetence.
    If only we had a media with just a micron of curiosity.

    ReplyReply
  4. where was he?
    IN VEGAS PLAYING CRAP? PERHAPS,
    IT PROVE A LOT, NOW THAT IT’S OPEN,

    ReplyReply
  5. Budvarakbar says: 5

    @Mully: Riight – I do not think we have seen much yet — with lurch taking over from the hildabeast — schmagle up to take over from pancetta and bo and his MB buddies still in full power — anybody at the hearing make any inquiries re the whereabouts of the iranian jezzie-belles valerie and the weiner broad – hill’s BFF? — hmmm? inquiring minds need to know.

    ReplyReply
  6. Common Sense says: 6

    @Budvarakbar: Thanks, I’m still laughing at your p0st!! Please keep it up!!

    ReplyReply
  7. bwax says: 7

    This is not the same media that investigated a 3rd rate burglary at a fancy hotel in the 70’s. I guess it all depends who is president at the time.

    Every one of the leaders who knew and/or covered up and lied about this incident should be impeached or court marshaled!

    And now we have a legitimate liar and traitor as our secretary of state.

    Pathetic!

    ReplyReply
  8. Budvarackbar
    so we learn that he is a part time PRESIDENT,
    cut his earnings
    PANETTA did his job, what job did he do?

    ReplyReply
  9. Budvarakbar says: 9

    @bwax: Uh — which one — the incoming or outgoing SOS? — hmmm! — very good intitials for those two — SOS!

    ReplyReply
  10. Brian Winkler says: 10

    Bees,Panetta was trying to insulate his boss from the blame he deserves and just opened up the whole issue again.The WH line has been a contrived exercise in duplicity from the get go. Logistics did not kill those people.Incompetency,mendacity and arrogance did.The assets of the greatest military extant were there to be used but were stood down.Risk aversion? Political Calculation?Disinformation to cover up the true nature of what Stevens and the mission were about? These issues need to answered to in a court with penalties for perjury and obstruction.

    ReplyReply
  11. joetote says: 11

    Curt,

    First and foremost, thank you for the descriptive adjectives! Man, I love it when someone actually let’s their true selves come out and int this case for good reason.

    The bottom line on this? The so called Commander in Chief was missing in action as usual. Whether voting “present” or staying incognito as the shit hit the fan, the treasonous bastard showed his true colors and Americans died because of it. Nothing, and I mean nothing can change those facts and this clown and his minions should be taken to task

    If the co-opted media would actually do their job, I think all hell would break loose. Mully says the following in his comment: If only we had a media with just a micron of curiosity. I want to pose something else.

    Where is the blood lust of a media sniffing a scandal? In the past when their were great journalists, the hounds were out, party be damned. What in the hell has happened to the so called Free Press? Answer that question and one in fact gets to the bottom of the snake pit that is today’s politics. A co-opted media controlled by a wanna be dictator (and yes, I know I’ve said this more than once) is a recipie for disaster. Either way, what happened to the “scandals are our meat” attitude?

    ReplyReply
  12. retire05 says: 12

    If there was one American who watched the testimonies of Panetta/Dempsey today and were not absolutely sick at their stomachs, they are brain dead.

    We finally got the true picture of the Benghazi failure. Panetta meets with Obama at 5:00 p.m. D.C. time, over an hour after the Benghazi attack had begun, for a prescheduled meeting and says that they spent a half hour together where at least 20 minutes were talking about the protests at the American Embassy in Cairo. Remember, Cairo was not violent, but during this time, the Benghazi mission was under heavy attack. And Panetta never spoke with Obama, or anyone from the White House, again.

    To add insult to injury, Panetta, and Dempsey, both admit they never spoke with Hillary Clinton that day. It was Clinton’s people, those who worked for her, that were under attack. Where was Hillary during all this time?

    We know how Obama spent some of his time; speaking with Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone of slightly over an hour. Obama was trying to tamp down the criticism because he had refused to meet with Netanyahu in the coming of weeks. The White House was quick to release the details of that conversation yet………………..
    the Benghazi attack continued and at the end of an over seven hour attack, two more Americans were dead.

    We were also told, by the lapdog press, that Obama had issued a directive to do what ever was necessary to help the American staffers in Benghazi. Can someone tell me who that directive was given to, if not Panetta or Dempsey? Did Obama send it to his dog, Bo?

    And why was Obama so concerned with Cairo, when Benghazi was actually being attacked, and he knew it by 5:00 p.m. that day? What was being covered up?

    I think that Obama had armed the Libyan rebels, and he, and his minions, does not want that to surface. I also think Chris Stevens was trying to facilitate the movement of arms, once given to the Libyans, to Syria. We know that two of the men there were trying to locate weapons given to the Libyans. Why was that? Why would we be concerned with weapons provided to the Libyan rebels we if didn’t give those weapons to them? Frankly, I think history will show this was a Fast & Furious, Libyan Style operations.

    Knowing that Obama let these men die, and did not do every damn thing possible to save them, makes me hate that Marxist/Socialist bastard even more than I did. My God, America; what have we done?

    ReplyReply
  13. Brian Winkler
    hi, yes
    you know, THEY NEVER MENTION WHO GAVE THE ORDER
    TO THE SEALS TO STAY DOWN, I watch for it and never seen it
    who did they connect, and that was before they left to go help STEVEN,
    I guess we’ll never know that one,
    nice to have you here again,

    ReplyReply
  14. retire05
    you’re feeling is legitimate, this is a real provocation on AMERICA ,
    and not answered yet,
    I think OBAMA FREAKED OUT BY HIS IMAGE BURNING IN FRONT OF THE WORLD,
    THAT ONE DESTROYED HIM,
    HE WAS LIKING THEM, HE HELP THEM, THEY FORSAKEN HIM,
    AND HUMILIATED HIM, PUBLICLY,
    not the killing of the four AMERICANS in that bloody place,
    he went to hide, and good that MITT ROMNEY CAME PUBLICLY TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE,
    CONCERNED ABOUT THE MASSACRE,
    NO PUBLIC WARNING TO LIBYA, WELL HE WAS HIMSELF THE MAKER OF THAT NEW LIBYA, HE COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING TO SAY TO THEM.
    HE KEPT SENDING TAXPAYER’S MONEY TO THEM,
    AND THEY BURNED HIS IMAGE AND BURN THE FLAG.
    YES RETIRE05, MY GOD, AMERICA WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

    ReplyReply
  15. Pingback: Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi, Clinton AWOL | The Tree of Mamre

  16. Budvarakbar says: 15

    @Common Sense: You – SIR — are very welcome!!!!

    ReplyReply
  17. The dude says: 16

    A thought: Meeting at 5PM EST. It was prescheduled. No one bothered to tell Panetta until the meeting. Obie knew at the meeting and left the meeting at around 5:30PM. He lied about being in the situation room. Panetta never saw or spoke to him. He surely did not go to bed at 5:30PM. He didn’t leave for Vegas until late morning the next day.
    Obie did nothing to help the situation. Panetta says Obie didn’t get involved. Well someone did and it probably was Obie. He was making sure those people died and all evidence was scrubbed. AlexMoron and Jarrett were the people working with Obie. Why involve the military when you have political startegists on hand.

    ReplyReply
  18. retire05 says: 17

    @The dude:

    No one bothered to tell Panetta until the meeting

    Actually, Panetta testified that it was he, at the beginning of the 5:00 p.m. prescheduled meeting, who informed Obama that the Benghazi mission was under attack. Remember, this was well over an hour before the attack commenced.

    Think about that for a minute; our American interests in Benghazi had been under attack by radical fractions with ties to Al Qaeda, for over an hour and the President of the United States was not aware of it. That call did not come at 3:00 a.m. It came at 3:40 p.m. and the President was clueless.

    He surely did not go to bed at 5:30PM

    No, after that meeting, Obama spent an hour on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu to try to tamp down the storm that was brewing because Obama had refused to meet with Netanyahu in the coming weeks. So while four Americans were being slaughtered, Obama was trying to protect his image.

    ReplyReply
  19. The dude says: 18

    @retire05:
    I agree. My point is that Panetta claims he advised Obama. I believe Obama alreay knew and was busy doing damage control. He didn’t care if people died. He had his operatives handle everything. Kept Panetta and others completely out of the loop.

    ReplyReply
  20. Pingback: Obama Builds Personal Army & Gives Himself Power To Kill | Sword At-The-Ready

  21. The dude
    you have a point there,
    the SEALS CALL FOR THE OKAY TO GO AND HELP THE AMBASSADOR
    and where told to stay down, WHY WHO ANSWER?
    THE 3 OF THEM WENT ANYWAY BUT THEY COULD NOT FIND HIM,
    THEY WHERE ATTACK AND DEFENDED THEIR PLACE KEEPING ASKING AMERICA FOR HELP,
    THERE WAS A DRONE OVER, THEY DIED FIGHTING HEROICLY, IT WAS SAID THEY SAVE THE LIVES OF
    MANY OTHER WHO WHERE RESCUED AFTER,
    BUT WHO DID THE SEALS CONNECTED WITH, WHO SAID STAY DOWN,
    WAS IT MILITARY , WAS IT CIA, WAS IS A CLERK OF HILLARY STAFF, ???
    and why don’t we hear of the rescued group?

    ReplyReply
  22. john says: 20

    some people prefer to believe that the entire US military is in on this cover up, they must have a lot lower opinion of the US military than most Americans. If there was a cover up why hasn’t any active duty come forward and testified before Congress ?

    ReplyReply
  23. The dude says: 21

    John, where do you base this assumption? I tend to believe that very little of the Military knows anything. If they did they would be in the same position as SEAL TEAM 6. The only military that ever knows are the brass.
    In Bengahzi, there were no military. The two former seals were not even Gov’t employees. They were hereos because they did what they thought was right. The others may have been various Gov’t employees involved with the gun running. They and their families will be terminated with extreme predjudice if they speak. Are you really that naive to believe that people running a $billion gun running business are going to let a lowly soldier talk about their illegal activities.
    .

    ReplyReply
  24. John
    hi,
    I THINK THE MILITARY HAVE OBAMA FIGURED OUT BY NOW,
    THEY KNOW MORE THAN THEY ARE READY TO SAY, BUT THEY
    WHERE NOT ASK EITHER , BUT WITH OBAMA WANTING TO CUT THEIR NEEDS
    THEY SURELY ARE NOT HAPPY, BUT THEIR OATH REFRAIN THEM OF SAYING ANYTHING,
    FOR NOW I’M SURE THEY WATCH WHAT IS GOING ON.
    WHO KNOW, IN THE NEAR FUTURE THEY MIGHT HAVE TO DECIDE THE DIRECTION OF THIS NATION
    GONE BAZURK FOR MANY POLITICIANS COVERING THEIR LEADERS, WHO LOST THEIR PURPOSE
    OF WHY THEY ARE IN THE GOVERNMENT WHICH IS NOT FOR THEMSELVES, BUT FOR THE PEOPLE

    ReplyReply
  25. Alessio says: 23

    They were speaking out of both sides, frick and frack there. Mr. Panetta says there was no time to get boots on the ground? How far is Sicily from Benghazi? How far is the Italian mainland from Benghazi? Don’t we have military “assets” in Sicily and the Italian mainland? How long would it take to get a few spotters on the ground in Benghazi then call in an air strike? How long would it take for an F16 to fly from northern Italy to Benghazi? Were there any aircraft carriers in the region? Didn’t the warning flags go out in August that Benghazi did not have adequate security for a sustained attack? Isn’t that the end of the argument right there? I mean, people were telling these clowns the mission was not protected, they all admit they received that message/warning in August, and they all said they “did nothing” because “they were not asked to”. Excuse me? NOBODY ASKED THEM? Isthat the excuse now for failing as a leader, “nobody asked me”? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING, AND WE LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THAT ANSWER? Folks, don’t ever become a US Diplomat or a member of Foreign Service, because some clown in charge is going to let you get killed and then say “nobody asked me to protect Joe Shmoe American.”. Folks, the fish stinks from the head and this fish STINKS BAD!

    ReplyReply
  26. Alessio
    yes , and there was another message in JUNE from STEVEN,
    7 MESSAGES ALL TOGETHER,
    BYE

    ReplyReply
  27. CURT
    we must come back to POST and it fit right in again TODAY,
    IT bring so many fresh at that time to today inquiry of exactly this,
    bye

    ReplyReply
  28. retire05
    I’M here in FEBRUARY 2013, and the same question was raise,
    WHO gave the order to stand down?,

    ReplyReply
  29. Alessio
    hi,
    I’m just thinking that an arm drone, could save time enough
    to get help from MILITARY,
    I’M in MAY2013 now, and we are in the same dilemma,
    except for new information from the one who where on the ground at the attack time,
    they took a long time, they where intimidated by the WHITE HOUSE gang,
    check it up,
    bye

    ReplyReply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>