This was discussed around ATS back in October and now we have even more testimony to apply to Obama's complete inaction...
Yesterday was a very telling day in the hearing room. How will Obama back pedal?
Nothing. That is what President Barack Obama did on the night of September 11, 2012, as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and
killed four Americans, among them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama’s inaction was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed
Services Committee on Thursday by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.
Under direct questioning by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Panetta admitted that he had no communication with President Obama after their
“pre-scheduled” meeting at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The attack on the consulate had already been under way for 90 minutes at that time. Neither the
president nor anyone else from the White House called afterwards to check what was happening; the Commander-in-Chief had left it “up to us,” said
Panetta’s testimony directly contradicts President Obama’s own claim to have issued “three direectives” as soon as he learned “what was
going on” in Benghazi. As he told a Denver reporter in October:
I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are
going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to
That same claim was subsequently repeated by other Democrats, including Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who came to the president’s defense. But if
those directives were indeed given--and proof has never been produced--they were given long after the attack, not while the attack was going on,
during which time the president did nothing.
Hillary could not be bothered either... Were they all turning a blind eye to the arms deals that were going on to arm Syrian Rebels... Me no
Panetta and Dempsey also admitted, under questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that they were not in touch with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
during the attacks, and did not receive a request for help from the State Department. Dempsey also testified that he had been “surprised” at
Clinton’s testimony last month that she did not know of an urgent cable from Ambassador Stevens last August about the dire security situation.
To borrow a metaphor from the 2008 Democratic primary campaign: when the 3 a.m. call came (at 5 p.m. in the afternoon), neither Clinton nor Obama were
there to respond.
Panetta was also forced to admit, in the face of vigorous questioning by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), that no military action at all had been taken to
intervene in Benghazi after the attack had begun, promising only that a similar lapse would not happen again.
Well there you have it folks. We know have about 5 different accounts regarding what happened that fateful and sad night....
This was all about protecting the election!!!!! Obama needed to run from this as far as possible. Ever wonder why the Marines sent to help were
ordered to change out of their uniforms before coming to the rescue?
What a mess!! Time for a formal process to sort out all of the BS. In classic Iran contra format for the whole world to see...