Obama’s “It was the video’s fault” lie may now officially rest in hell where the lie originated in the first place. Contrary to the Obama administration’s lie that was repeatedly stated at the very top levels of his administration, THERE WAS NO “SPONTANEOUS UPRISING.” THERE WERE NO CROWDS. THERE WAS NO PROTEST. And THE COMPOUND WAS QUIET UNTIL INTERRUPTED BY THE LOUD NOISES OF THE ATTACK ITSELF. It was a lie from the devil all along.
New details of Sept. 11 consulate attack in Libya
By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press
October 9, 2012
Updated: 8:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) Senior State Department officials provided a more detailed picture Tuesday of the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. A look at how they say the attack took place:
Sept. 10-11, 2012
Stevens arrives in Benghazi and holds meetings on and off the consulate grounds on Sept. 10. He spends the night, and for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. holds meetings only inside the compound. It is an enclosed area about 300 yards long by 100 yards wide, with a 9-foot outer wall topped by barbed wire and augmented by barriers, steel drop bars and other security upgrades. There are four buildings in the compound. Five diplomatic security officers are present, along with four members of a local militia deployed by Libya’s government to provide added security.
Around 8:30 p.m.
Stevens finishes his final meeting of the day and escorts a Turkish diplomat outside the main entrance of the consulate. The situation is calm. There are no protests.
Around 9:40 p.m.
Agents hear loud noises, gunfire and explosions near the front gate. A barracks at the entrance housing the local militiamen is burnt down. Agents viewing cameras see large group of armed men flowing into the compound. Alarm is sounded. Telephone calls are made to the embassy in Tripoli, officials in Washington, the Libyan authorities and a U.S. quick reaction force located at a second compound a little over a mile away.
It’s not enough to say that Obama administration officials such as Susan Rice, Jay Carney and yes, even Hillary Clinton, were incompetent. They lied to the American people, and they lied over and over again. And for what it’s worth, I do not believe that Barack Hussein Obama has YET publicly acknowledged that the attack on the US Consulate in Libya that resulted in the murder of an American ambassador and three other Americans was a TERRORIST attack. And when Obama gave his speech at the United Nations fully TWO WEEKS after the attack, he not only refused to use the word “terrorist,” but AGAIN deceitfully referred to the stupid video. And referred to it SIX TIMES in his damn speech.
Which is to say it is now a documented fact that the Obama administration from Obama on down lied to the American people. And are now trying to cover up their lies.
We now know that Ambassador Chris Stevens was begging for more security. We know that Ambassador Stevens’ personally recorded his fears and his recognition that he needed more security in his personal journal (that was found after his murder):
The channel said in the story online that it took “newsworthy tips” from Stevens’ diary and confirmed them with other sources. Citing an unidentified source “familiar with Stevens’ thinking,” CNN said that the ambassador was concerned about security threats in Benghazi and a “rise in Islamic extremism.” [...]
The public has a right to know what CNN learned from “multiple sources” about fears and warnings of a terror threat before the Benghazi attack, the channel said, “which are now raising questions about why the State Department didn’t do more to protect Ambassador Stevens and other U.S. personnel.” [...]
The diary was first mentioned on-air Friday by Anderson Cooper, following previous CNN reports that Stevens feared he was on an “al Qaeda hit list” but did not mention the journal. Cooper said that some of the information in the reports was based on Stevens’ personal journal, which he said CNN came across in its reporting.
In its online story, CNN said it found the journal on the “floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where he was fatally wounded.”
We now know that Consulate officials in Benghazi made REPEATED requests for more security that were ignored (see also here):
An investigation by a House committee into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 found 13 instances of alarming events in the months before the attack that killed four Americans, prompting diplomats to make repeated requests for heightened security.
Those incidents were outlined in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with a request that the State Dept. reveal whether or not it was aware of these attacks and explain what steps were taken to beef up security.
The letter to Secretary Clinton states that, “Based on information provided to the committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012.” They added, “In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.”
There is the smoking gun and the reason for the coverup, the Obama White House knew Ambassador Stevens had been DENIED requests of additional security due to multiple smaller attacks on the consulate. The public finding out this information would be devastating to Obama’s reelection bid, so they conjured up the “spontaneous protest from the video” ruse knowing the corrupt media would go along with their version of the tragedy. This is why Democrat Pat Caddell stated last week ”the media is the enemy of the American people,” if we had a real press they would have investigated Benghazi and reported truth, not just dictated everything Jay Carney said as fact.
We know that not only did Obama NOT give Ambassador Chris Stevens more security as he had repeatedly asked for, but that he actually CUT Steven’s security prior to the attack on the compound which led to his murder and to the murders of three other Americans:
The former head of a Special Forces “Site Security Team” in Libya tells CBS News that in spite of multiple pleas from himself and other U.S. security officials on the ground for “more, not less” security personnel, the State Department removed as many as 34 people from the country in the six months before a terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Lt. Col. Andy Wood will appear this week at a House Oversight Committee hearing that will examine security decisions leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Speaking to CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, Wood said when he found out that his own 16-member team and a six-member State Department elite force were being pulled from Tripoli in August – about a month before the assault in Benghazi - he felt, “like we were being asked to play the piano with two fingers. There was concern amongst the entire embassy staff.” “They asked if we were safe,” he told Attkisson. “They asked… what was going to happen, and I could only answer that what we were being told is that they’re working on it – they’ll get us more (security personnel), but I never saw that.” Wood insists that senior staff in Libya, including Ambassador Stevens, State Department Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom, and himself, all wanted and had requested enhanced security. “We felt we needed more, not less,” he tells Attkisson. Asked what response their repeated pleas got from the State Department in Washington, Wood says they were simply told “to do with less. For what reasons, I don’t know.”
Are you getting this? Do you understand how truly despicable and reckless Barack Hussein Obama’s conduct was?
There’s more. Obama did all of this in spite of crystal clear warnings about what was very likely to happen.
Two-hundred and thirty documented security incidents in Libya. That’s right: 230 documented security incidents prior to Obama pulling out the security team that could have saved Ambassador Stevens’ and the other Americans lives:
Records show calls for more protection in Libya, 230 ‘security incidents’ before strike
Published October 09, 2012
The U.S. mission in Libya recorded 230 “security incidents” over a one-year period between 2011 and 2012, according to a State Department document that provides the most expansive view yet of the concerns on the ground in the run-up to the deadly Sept. 11 consulate attack.
The document was obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is preparing to hold a high-profile hearing on Wednesday featuring security officers who served in Libya.
One of them, Eric Nordstrom, claimed in an Oct. 1 email — obtained by Fox News — that he had argued for additional security, citing the “number of incidents that targeted diplomatic missions.”
However, Nordstrom suggested the U.S. government was eager to give the impression that Libya was safer than it was and declined.
“These incidents paint a clear picture that the environment in Libya was fragile at best and could degrade quickly,” he wrote. “Certainly, not an environment where post should be directed to ‘normalize’ operations and reduce security resources in accordance with an artificial time table.”
The account is similar to that of Lt. Col. Andy Wood, the former head of a Special Forces security team who has also agreed to testify. He has given similar accounts in the media of being rebuffed in calling for more security.
The testimony is sure to fuel the firestorm on Capitol Hill over the administration’s handling of the attack — both in terms of security before the attack and the public explanation afterward of what happened.
Pushed on whether security was pulled back before the Sept. 11 strike, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland declined to get into specifics.
“I’m not going to go into all of these kinds of timeline details as to what we had when and where,” she said.
Nuland said that in advance of the Sept. 11 anniversary, the department evaluated the “threat stream” and determined “security at Benghazi was appropriate for what we knew.”
The document on the 230 incidents, which spans June 2011 to July 2012, goes well beyond high-profile attacks, like the attempted assassination of the British ambassador in June, to include gunfights, the murder of foreign nationals and an explosives attack on the Benghazi consulate on June 6.
In one June 26 attack, the Tunisian consulate was targeted by a “crude IED,” though no one was injured, the report said. A border security officer was assassinated in Benghazi on July 4. The report detailed a string of kidnappings later that month.
A “general assessment” at the end of the document then states: “The risk of U.S. Mission personnel, private U.S. citizens, and businesspersons encountering an isolating event as a result of militia or political violence is HIGH.”
A senior Republican with the House oversight committee says there’s a pattern — one where help was requested by teams in Libya and consistently denied.
“It seems to be a coordinated effort between the White House and the State Department,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who visited Libya over the weekend.
“They wanted the appearance of … ‘normalization’ there in Libya,” he said. “And building up of an infrastructure, putting up barbed wire on our … facility would lead to the wrong impression.”
Ahead of Wednesday’s hearing, Democrats were accusing Republicans of exploiting the situation for political purposes.
A memo by Democrats on the oversight committee reportedly accused Republican leaders of keeping them largely out of the loop on “unverified allegations,” as well as the fact-finding trip.
One Democratic aide also stressed “GOP cuts in spending for embassy security” ahead of the attack.
Four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed in the attack.
An independent investigation launched by the State Department is under way – it presumably will examine why the administration at first claimed the attack was a “spontaneous” reaction to protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film despite evidence of terrorism.
A law enforcement investigation is also underway.
New details, confirmed by Fox News, show the attack on the consulate and nearby annex used by the CIA unfolded over five hours. In addition to rocket-propelled grenades, AK-47s and assault rifles, the terrorists used gun trucks and mortars.
After Republican Sen. Bob Corker, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who traveled to Libya, confirmed to The Washington Post that U.S. agents were analyzing security camera video from the consulate, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested lawmakers pull back on their public discussion of the investigation.
Holder urged “people in Congress” to be “a little mindful of the fact that there is an ongoing investigation and not reveal anything that might compromise our law enforcement investigation.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
The evidence is so overwhelming that this is a lie and a cover-up that far exceeds ANYTHING that ever happened in Watergate. Obama should not only be forced out of office, he should be criminally prosecuted just as he wanted to criminally prosecute the brave CIA officials whose “crime” was doing their duty in waterboarding three terrorists (who ultimately gave us Osama bin Laden).
Mitt Romney needs to punch Obama in the face with these facts and simply keep on punching him so that the American people may know just how utterly depraved Barack Obama is in the murder of the first United States Ambassador to be murdered since Jimmy Carter held the title of “most failed president in history.”