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Originally posted by Grimpachi
reply to post by Swills
Actually one drone replaced the other.
I like to look at the facts and you are making a lot of assertions based on your opinion. Cherry picking if you will. You even contest the time of the drones being there. I have my own opinions on what the Intel would have been like based on my personal experiences so I guess we will just have to leave this as we agree to disagree with no hard feelings.
Sounds like there is a possibility that the U.S. Embassy attack in Cairo on the same day might have been arranged between Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood to get the movie protest established and set to go viral. The Cairo embassy was warned of an attack and issued the apology statement that Obama claims did not originate from him. The Cairo Embassy attack then laid the foundation for all following riots including Benghazi. The President tried like a screamin' demon to make the Libya movie protest story stick.
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday on Fox News that sources told him President Barack Obama was in the White House Situation Room watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya as it unfolded. Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate, recording and transmitting the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said. “According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”
Originally posted by NickDC202
Originally posted by elouina
reply to post by NickDC202
You know I just had a revelation... That Candy Crowley business during the previous debate seems like it was meant to intimidate Romney from bringing up Libya again at the later foreign policy debate. Was she in on the cover-up? All along it almost seemed planned to me. But I kept saying nah.... Now I am not too certain. CNN's lack of coverage is just a bit too much right now. This cover-up may end up being even bigger than we imagined. Is it possible that CNN has turned into Obamas Pravda?
I've followed Candy's reporting closely since 1995 and can say without reservation that she has absolutely no agenda. She is a fine journalist whose biggest flub came at the worst possible time because she was in front of the largest viewing audience in her career. She was admittedly wrong in terms of her statement on Libya and has rightfully so been criticized for this; but by no means is she partisan.
It is “the strongest possible team to exercise our strategies and policies,” said an official who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity, adding: “I stress the word ‘team.’ ”
The changes are scheduled to take place gradually over the summer. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will retire on June 30 and, assuming Senate confirmation, Panetta will take over on July 1, according to the senior administration briefer.
Obama is betting he can — and in fact there may have been no better alternative than a former congressman, budget chief and White House chief of staff wise in the ways of Washington.
Obama: In his latest budget, the president proposed spending roughly $5.8 trillion on the Pentagon's base budget over the next decade. In 2022, that means defense would account for roughly 11% of total federal spending.
"Obama is essentially reducing defense spending a little and then keeping it flat over the next decade," said Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment.
Doing so would still leave the Pentagon with funding levels higher than they were under President Clinton and during the first term of President George W. Bush, noted Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at Brookings' 21st Century Defense Initiative
Barring legislative changes, the Pentagon's base budget is on track to fall to 12% of the federal budget by 2022, according to Congressional Budget Office projections. It would also fall to 2.4% of the size of the overall economy from 3.4% today. The anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and spending restraints set by last year's Budget Control Act, are the main drivers.
John McCain says the Obama Administration has Classified Benghazi Surveillance Tapes Top Secret!
At the townhall in Yuma, Arizona today, Senator John McCain said that the Obama administration has classified the surveillance tapes from the Benghazi scandal as "Top Secret". This makes the tapes unavailable to the public and most legislators. Senator McCain seemed skeptical about the necessity of classifying the tapes.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses.
The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship.
The neighbors all described the militants setting up checkpoints around the compound at about 8 p.m. The State Department's timeline says the attack itself began at around 9:40 p.m.
"I am certain they had planned to do something like this, I don't know if it was hours or days, but it was definitely planned," said al-Haddar. "From the way they set up the checkpoints and gathered people, it was very professional."