Thursday, November 15, 2012

Benghazi Updates


Obama administration's Chicago politics likely forced
Gen. Petraeus' resignation and Clinton is 'too busy'
to appear before Congress

With just days to go until former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus was due to testify on Capitol Hill, we're learning that Obama's Chicago-style politics likely stage-managed Gen. Petraeus' suspect resignation, forcing it through AFTER the election but BEFORE his appearance to testify under oath in front of Congress about the Benghazi massacre!

Right now, some conservatives in Washington are speculating that CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus was BLACKMAILED into resigning as part of a conspiracy by this administration to cover up rank dereliction of duty in the Benghazi debacle. It makes sense that Obama wants to stop Petraeus from testifying on Thursday and telling the whole truth of what he knows about the disgraceful, even criminal, Benghazi events.

Others are alleging that Gen. Petraeus was forced out of his position due to his refusal to become "the fall guy" for MURDER and that the Petraeus sexual affair has proved an exploitable opportunity to manipulate Petraeus' conduct, and an adequate public reason for his resignation to feed to the American people.

The timing is made even more suspicious by new details indicating that the Obama administration AND the FBI AND U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ALL learned of Gen. Petraeus' extra-marital affair over the summer during the course of another investigation. Yet, with serious security breach considerations involved, this information was sat on throughout the administration. Further, the administration FEIGNED SURPRISE when Petraeus handed in his letter of resignation at 5 p.m. the day AFTER Barack Obama clinched a second term!
What a web of deceit, betrayal and subterfuge!

Though it was largely ignored by the mainstream media, undisclosed administration officials publicly floated a rumor last month suggesting that it was Petraeus who gave the order to stand down in Benghazi, stopping help just minutes away from saving the lives of three U.S. officials and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Petraeus responded to these vague accusations with vehement denial –leading many conservatives to believe that Petraeus' career has become that latest victim of an administration determined to protect itself AT ALL COSTS.

There is one thing crystal clear in the murky fog of innuendo and speculation: in the days leading up to his November 7th re-election, Barack Obama kept key facts from the American people – the fact that one of our drones was attacked by Iranian airplanes, the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder has plans swiftly to resign before Fast and Furious can be brought home to his account, and the fact that Gen. Petraeus was compromised and facing resignation or removal. For weeks, Barack Obama LIED to the American people that the Benghazi attacks were no more than "a bump in the road" – the unfortunate consequence of a random protest against a silly anti-Muslim YouTube video.

There is no doubt that the Obama administration not only knew that a terrorist attack was underway at the Benghazi Compound (there IS NO Benghazi Consulate listed among U.S. assets), but they explicitly and repeatedly told security forces at the nearby CIA, and other military support, to 'stand down' when Ambassador Chris Stevens' team begged for help…
Likewise, there is no doubt that Gen. Petraeus, a 37-year veteran of the U.S. Army with a hitherto exemplary record of service and sacrifice for his country, has become the latest victim of Obama's Chicago-style, thuggish politics whether by blackmail or failed decision-making in the Oval Office.

We CANNOT allow this administration to continue its evasion of accountability and justice, not when it comes to determining why four Americans were abandoned and their irreplaceable lives callously handed over to terrorists. Barack Obama and every other person in the Chain of Command MUST be held accountable for their FAILURE to protect American personnel.

aThe Washington Examiner reported on Saturday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton DECLINED to testify on Benghazi due to a scheduling conflict! That's right – 'a scheduling conflict' is preventing the Secretary of State of the United States of America from giving testimony before Congress concerning the abject FAILURE of this administration, including the dereliction of her own duty, to save the lives of those four Americans needlessly sacrificed to Islamist terrorists.

"[Clinton] was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that she'll be on travel next week," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters over the weekend. "She has a commitment with the Secretary of Defense to the AUSMIN Ministerial." Per AFP"AUSMIN is the highest level forum for Australia and US consultation on foreign policy, defense and strategic issues."
The highest levels of the Obama administration are more concerned about an Australian budget meeting than about finding justice for our DEAD Americans!
The LYING, the timeline, everything about Benghazi indicates a cover-up that makes Watergate look like a little white lie.

This administration is hoping to hide behind the FBI and State Department investigations of Benghazi, and we're guessing it's for good reason. The Obama administration, as usual, is far more concerned about protecting itself than seeing justice served.

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said that the House Foreign Affairs Committee may subpoena Gen. Petraeus to appear before the committee regardless of his resignation, and we must hold Congressman King to it! Neither Petraeus OR Clinton will testify before Congress unless we take action right now to make sure of it.

Like Clinton, Gen. Petraeus is a vital part of finding out exactly what happened in Benghazi and who in this administration is accountable for handing over four Americans to the terrorists when help was just minutes away and repeatedly requested. Only Gen. Petraeus can testify concerning whether or not he was pressured to be the administration's fall guy and whether or not he was fired for his refusal to fall on his sword to cover up for Obama.
We want Clinton AND Petraeus – and every other official in the Situation Room who watched Americans die in real time – held accountable and to answer to the American people for handing over our Ambassador and three other Americans to the terrorists when life-saving help was one swift command away!

We want those responsible for NOT sending readily available, life-saving aid to answer to the families of our men! Those who were abandoned by cowards in this administration to die kept faith with us – we MUST KEEP FAITH WITH THEM!

We MUST step up our demands to Congress.

There are credible accounts circulating that a "rogue" general, Africom Commanding Officer U.S. General Carter Ham, was arrested by his second-in-command and relieved of duty for activating special forces teams within minutes of learning the Compound/Consulate was under attack.

The Washington Times reported that on October 26, "Ambassador" posted the following RUMINT on TigerDroppings (h/t Jim Hoft): …

 "(The) basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place," Panetta told Pentagon reporters. "And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. 

General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command."

Had the Obama administration been at all concerned with saving the lives of these four Americans, including our ambassador, they could have stopped the mortar fire that eventually killed them simply by allowing an AC-130U Gunship – a powerful weapon nearby that could have halted the destruction – to fire…

Obama and Sec. of Defense Panetta could have given Gen. Ham the green-light to save those four, including Ambassador Stevens, from being murdered.

But they didn't.

The Obama administration chose instead to tell Americans to stand down and let the terrorists win.

Because it a silly video riot fit their political, election-cycle narrative of "no Al-Qaida" in Libya, while a terrorist attack on 9/11 surely didn't!

"Somebody the other day said to me, 'This is as bad as Watergate.' Well, nobody died in Watergate," said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"This is either a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable … to the American people," said McCain.
Sen. McCain is absolutely right.

The fact that thirty Americans were attacked for seven hours (and four of them DIED) with no help from a well-informed Oval Office is NOT ACCEPTABLE. The failure to take responsibility is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

No one wants to admit to failure and then commit to making sure Washington never again doles out a death sentence with orders for Americans to "stand down" against terrorists!
Washington elites have been condemning us for seeking the truth as guilty of "Monday morning quarterbacking" and clearly wanted to wait until after the Election for a Congressional investigation…

But nothing Obama or his underlings in Washington do will stop us from seeking the truth and justice these four dead Americans deserve.

Never again will the highest levels of our government watch Americans die in real time while concocting a bogus story to hide the truth from the American people.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) has sent a letter to Obama demanding to know exactly whom he ordered to do what on Sept. 11, 2012, when the attack happened after Obama's most recent statement in an Oct. 26 interview that he took action and issued "directives" the "minute" he found out about the attack.
"There appears to be a discrepancy between your directive and the actions taken by the Department of Defense," Rep. McKeon wrote in his letter to Obama. "As we are painfully aware, despite the fact that the military had resources in the area, the military did not deploy any assets to secure U.S. personnel in Benghazi during the hours the Consulate and the annex were under attack. I find it implausible that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of U.S. Africa Command[this would be GENERAL CARTER HAM], and the Commander of U.S. European Command would have ignored a direct order from the Commander in Chief."

McKeon listed four questions that he is demanding Obama answer:
1) "To whom did you issue this first directive and how was this directive communicated to the military and other agencies – verbally or in writing?"
2) "At any time on September 11, 2012, did you specifically direct the military to move available assets into Libya to ensure the safety of U.S. personnel in Benghazi? If so, which assets did you order to Libya?"
3) "At any time on September 11, 2012, other than ISR assets, did you provide the authority for the military to take any and all necessary measures to secure U.S. personnel, including specifically the authority to enter Libyan airspace?"
4) "Did you have any communication with the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or any Commanders of regional Combatant Commands regarding military support to U.S. personnel in Benghazi on September 11th? If so could you please describe any recommendations provided to you regarding available military support and any orders you gave them?"
But McKeon is only going to get the answers from this administration if he has the rest of Congress behind him. He needs our help, just like our men in Benghazi needed Barack Obama's.

Evidence is mounting against this administration but much of the mainstream media is still blindly backing Barack Obama, glomming onto coverage of Hurricane Sandy and hoping the American people forget all about the four Americans this administration knowingly sacrificed to the terrorists abroad.

Barack Obama still thinks he can spin his way out of this. He has no intention of being held accountable, not if he can help it.

We cannot allow Barack Obama and his media minions to distract Americans from seeking the truth that the families of these men – Amb. Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods – deserve.

We must LOUDLY demand that the mainstream media – NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN – continue covering this story and do it without spinning murder into an unavoidable mishap.

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