Somebody in the Obama administration made the decision not to send help to rescue Ambassador Stevens and three others who were targeted in a terrorist attack in Benghazi last month. President Obama, after being pressed by a reporter about who denied requests for help during the attack, said “we’re still finding out exactly what happened.”

A caller to Rush Limbaugh yesterday claimed to be a former special ops planner, and he outlined how this probably would have played out, and how it would have been almost impossible for Obama to not know about the request for help and to not have been the one who made the call to stand down on a rescue attempt. The caller said that something on the magnitude of an ambassador in peril would have made whether or not to proceed with a rescue a presidential decision from the start:

Remember also that the attack wasn’t just a lightning fast three minute assault that was over before anybody in Washington could have ordered a reaction — it went on for several hours. The CIA has said nobody in their organization ordered anybody not to help (Obama goes under the bus). Who was it then? The odds are overwhelming that we won’t find out until after the election.

But at least the Obama administration, for a little while anyway, has a reason to like Condoleezza Rice.

(h/t Hot Air and The Right Scoop)

Comments

32 Responses to “Benghazi: How Did Obama Not Know?”

  1. Granny55 on October 27th, 2012 1:24 pm

    Went to several military blogs and they all back up what this guy told Rush. I suggest we post the video EVERYWHERE we can!!! Someone has to be held accountable for these deaths NOW – not after the election.

    My rep is Mike Rogers (R) and he is on the Military Intel Committee and he is getting a piece of my mind for this cover up.

  2. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2012 2:56 pm

    Lefty news outlets have no time for Libya or any other of this admin`s foibles, Hurricane / Tropical Storm / Hurricane Sandy / Frankenstorm is sucking up all the news oxygen.

  3. Doug on October 27th, 2012 3:52 pm

    One or two lefty news outlets, AFTER the election, will probably jump into this story a little and act like it's breaking news.

  4. archer on October 27th, 2012 3:56 pm

    Rice:
    "You can't keep your diplomats in a bunker, you want them out doing their work…,"

    Is it in their scope of “work” (job description) for an ambassador to confront this sort of mob alone?

    OK, Rice, what exactly would you expect a diplomat to do, that is, given the reasons for the attack, what diplomacy works when hate-filled, pedophiles and misogynistic islamophiles are attacking his home?

    Even step it down a couple of notches. You, being a 1 percenter, what “diplomacy” would you use, before calling the police, on a bunch of drugged up, jealous, selfish hate-filled OWS’rs come to ransack and burn your house, even without the threat of death?

    Get real, Rice!

    You’re moving left. I thought you were stronger. Disappointing for sure. Have you been in academia too long in such a short period of time?

    Or, is it something else?

  5. Doug on October 27th, 2012 3:58 pm

    Hey Granny, how'd you not end up in moderation? Hopefully this thing's starting to work properly again.

    I saw Mike Rogers not long ago — which is to say I was in the same room with him for a while. But the atmosphere wasn't conducive to a discussion. Wanted to ask if he'd ever have time for a five minute interview about this. I'm not a "reporter" but I'd certainly do a better job than a good portion of the MSM.

  6. jeffythequick on October 27th, 2012 3:59 pm

    It's a bastardization of Ben Franklin:
    We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

    Apparently the Secretary of State club prefers to hang together.

    Just ask Colin Powell.

  7. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2012 4:15 pm

    " but I'd certainly do a better job than a good portion of the MSM."

    At this rate, pick the first (20) people out of the Kalamazoo PHONEBOOK and you'd probably fare better!

  8. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2012 4:17 pm

    Granny,

    You mentioned "military blogs" and if you can steer me that direction I'd surely show my appreciation. All I seem to be able to find are "Why the new PT Test S@cks blog" or "Why the new DOD travel expense card bl@ws.com. TIA

  9. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2012 4:25 pm

    archer,

    Sound reasoning. These guys are supposed to reflect the minds BEHIND the might, not 'commandos' themselves. At the VERY least, a bug-out/evac should have been ordered!

    At some juncture in all of this, obviously a tipping point was reached. Not everyone in a combat action can have, tank,air,ground-fire support. Hardened troops KNOW this. If you're not going to throw firepower our way, FINE. If this point or objective isn't command's strategic priority at this particular moment in time, FINE.

    We get it! ( But you have to let us know it's o.k to sound the retreat and retake the ground WHEN it's more expeditious ) They should have been given full permission to destroy what they couldn't carry and flee for their LIVES to a pre-designated drop zone. Fer' chrissakes….

  10. archer on October 27th, 2012 4:45 pm

    Try this, M_W

    http://www.milblogging.com/

    Consider it the airport hub and go wherever you want in the world.

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  12. jeffythequick on October 27th, 2012 6:36 pm

    Bumps in the road, and all that.

    The origins of "you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette" shows the absolute disregard for human life these progressives have.

    I've heard Robespierre, Lenin, and other heroes to that movement have the quote attributed to them.

    Disgusting.

  13. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2012 8:30 pm

    No doubt. A letter to the editor today scolded the paper for no coverage of the Libyan fiasco. He said it was no surprise, the paper being so "left-leaning" !

    I frequently have trouble navigating here, both on FireFox and IE-9. Sometimes it loses you switching from comments to Home. Is there anything you can do ? Thanks in advance !

    I get "FireFox cannot find the server …." or "IE cannot display the page …."

    You DO know I must maintain a near-constant IV Drip of TPTB !? ;-)

  14. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2012 8:36 pm

    We learned fairly quickly that we had a drone circling overhead during the 8ish hr long attacks. Today I read somewhere that we also had the Spectre gunship circling at the time ! (was unable to navigate here to mention it and give a link all afternoon)

    It`s looking to me more and more like someone wanted Stevens killed !

  15. archer on October 27th, 2012 9:55 pm

    The mysterious mysteries surrounding H Clinton started decades ago. Research will take you all the way back to Arkansas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAVlNUQEMTs&fe

  16. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2012 10:06 pm

    Add in a few AR. St. Troopers who were on the Givner`s Security Detail. Bill & Hill`s "skeleton closet" is warehouse size !

  17. archer on October 27th, 2012 10:14 pm

    Not familiar with PJ media. Here is a story re gunship in Benghazi.

    Interesting read but read and you decide.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/10/26/ac-130u-guns

  18. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2012 10:56 pm

    Some at MM`s place are commenting on rumors that Gen. Ham of Africa Command disobeyed orders and sent help but was relieved of his command by his second in command and the Admiral of a carrier group was also relieved for the same reasons. It is also mentioned that both Commanders are within their 2 – 2 1/2 yr terms, so it could just be coincidence, but Special Agent Gibbs, NCIS, says, "There are no coincidences !"

    It makes sense to me that a laser designator is turned on to paint a target ONLY when the plane is nearby !

  19. Granny55 on October 27th, 2012 11:25 pm

    I even threw in a few questionable swear words too – they must be shakin in their boots I am able to post again!!! :} :} :}

  20. jeffythequick on October 27th, 2012 11:42 pm

    O/T: Jefferson County, Colorado's Democrat of the Year convicted for stealing from stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman.

    She said at sentencing, "If only I were elected, it'd be legal!"
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/10/26/jeffco-demo

  21. archer on October 28th, 2012 12:39 am

    “The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

    “…the Jefferson County Democratic Party was made aware of the ongoing criminal investigation and honored Carson anyway.”

    Just like the pedophile, misogynistic islamophites, crickets and gators, lions and many other wild things that live by instinct only, liberals will feed on their own if it’s the easiest target.

    And honor themselves for it.

  22. Truesoldier__ on October 28th, 2012 12:59 pm

    As I have posted elsewhere on this call, What he said sounds a whole heckavu lot like the procedures we had in place for embassy security in Iraq in 2004. This was for both static security at the embassy proper, as well as rolling security for the convoy security (which is what my unit handled for bothe Breemer and Negroponte).

  23. Truesoldier__ on October 28th, 2012 1:04 pm

    If you want to see an excellent military blog check out http://www.blackfive.net/

    This is a blog run by a bunch of former Spec Ops guys and is top notch.

    Another excellent blog is from former SF Michael Yon:
    http://www.michaelyon-online.com/

  24. Truesoldier__ on October 28th, 2012 1:18 pm

    Hey Doug, the moderator got hungry and ate my post regarding milblogs sites.

  25. Truesoldier__ on October 28th, 2012 1:19 pm

    Only if Obama loses or they can find some hold over from the Bush admin (like Patreus) to pin it on.

  26. SignPainterGuy on October 28th, 2012 8:24 pm

    We now know that there was "live video" streamed into the WH Sit. Room during the Benghazi attack. Even if Zero was not there personally, someone sent him a brief either face to face or to his CrackBerry. I have no doubt, HE KNEW !

    This article says Oblamer was indeed IN THE SIT. ROOM watching the live feed; http://www.theblaze.com/stories/retired-lt-col-my

    I reiterate; Someone wanted Amb. Stevens killed ! Why ?

  27. Marshall_Will on October 28th, 2012 8:27 pm

    It's getting creepier and creepier. If they wanted him OUT all the had to do was email him a one-way ticket home. How damned difficult is that?

    Again this places Conservatives ( and Obama's ever-expanding list of shocked critics ) in the unenviable position of being accused of subscribing to every tinfoil conspiracy under the sun!

    We were just being 'paranoid' when O'Scare got run up the old national keister w/ a jackhammer. F & F according to our local troll is "the product of Republican 'harrassment' and pyrotechnic implosions like Solyndra are as commonplace as rejections in bars..!

    After all, they've already 'proven' us 0 for 3. Who's Jon Corzine ANYWAY..?

  28. Granny55 on October 28th, 2012 9:10 pm

    Well, all the so called journalasses did not bring it up on the Sunday talk shows – only the guests. So here is my take – Hurricane Sandy – do your job and wipe out all the SOB's in NYC who proclaim to be "seekers of the truth". They deserve all the wrath that storm can bring upon them. Go to hell!!!

  29. SignPainterGuy on October 28th, 2012 9:41 pm

    Yep, my hair is matted under my own sweaty tin-foil hat, but it seems to fit every bit as well as the "conspiracies" we`ve been discussing ! None of the admin`s claims make ANY sense ! My BS Meter is PEGGED ! It looks like the CIA, many others in the Pentagon and in command positions aren`t buying it and are fed up with the admin. trying to sell it !

    It`s amazing how sure lefties are of their knowledge … and how stupid we are. Here`s a fun "switcheroo"; http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-supporters-

    Like other recent vids prove, the left is not quite as well informed as they think !

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