Saturday, February 09, 2013

Panetta Throws Obama Under The Bus





URGENT: During Capitol Hill testimony, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta broke the wall of silence that we have been beating our heads against for MONTHS! His jaw-dropping, shameful revelations SHATTERED ALL of Barack Obama's cover that the MURDER OF FOUR AMERICANS was the unfortunate oopsy-daisy of failed logistics, fatal foreign policy errors or an impenetrable web of bureaucratic blunderings…

No, the handing over of FOUR AMERICAN LIVES to Islamist terrorists was done without so much as a backwards glance by the "Commander-in-Chief" of our country who didn't care enough to make it to the situation room… Barack Obama abandoned his oath of office on Sept. 11, 2012 and then he tried to cover it up after Benghazi didn't resolve quietly – he didn't want to rock the re-election boat! For putting politics before the safety of these four men, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA MUST BE IMPEACHED AT ONCE!

The Weekly Standard summarizes:

Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us."

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama did not call or communicate in any way with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

The 5 o'clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta's recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi.

Obama never called to check-in. The next day he flew on his merry way for another fundraising blitz. So what was Obama doing that was so important? According to the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, Obama was making a political phone call to soothe over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was snubbed during a U.N. meeting over previous weeks.  EIGHT HOURS IS ONE LONG PHONE CALL.

On the other hand, we have Lt. Col. Tony Schafer who told Fox News this past fall that, according to his sources, Barack Obama was in the situation room and that "only the president" could have ordered backup for these Americans under attack!

Gen. Dempsey further confirmed that Barack Obama was virtually absent during the entire eight-hour unfolding of the Benghazi massacre.

Sen. John McCain's interrogation of Dempsey revealed that the State Department NEVER REQUESTED "SUPPORT"!

When Sen. John McCain asked why no forces were in place to be ready to respond, Dempsey replied, "Because we never received a request to do so, number one. And number two, we…"

McCain then interrupted, "You never heard of Ambassador Stevens' repeated warnings?"
"I had, through General Ham," responded Dempsey, referring to the commander of AFRICOM. "But we never received a request for support from the State Department, which would have allowed us to put forces [into Benghazi]."

"So it's the State Department's fault?"

"I'm not blaming the State Department," Dempsey responded.

And where was Hillary?


The Weekly Standard reports that Republican Ted Cruz asked both Leon Panetta and Martin Dempsey, "In between 9:42 p.m., Benghazi time, when the first attacks started, and 5:15 am, when Mr. Doherty and Mr. Woods lost their lives, what conversations did either of you have with Secretary Clinton?"

"We did not have any conversations with Secretary Clinton," Panetta responded.

"And General Dempsey, the same is true for you?" Cruz asked. Dempsey confirmed this.

Neither the Secretary of Defense nor the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of State spoke to the Secretary of State – who CONFIRMED that her job is to protect our Americans abroad – during the 8-hour attack!

Could you IMAGINE the outrage if the political parties were reversed?

If something like this had happened on George W. Bush's watch?

IMPEACHMENT charges would have been immediately jammed through Congress!
And that's exactly what we're demanding because this investigation is NOT WORKING!

Remember, this is the President of the United States who made sure glossy photos of the Osama bin Laden situation room happenings were made immediately available but who reportedly couldn't be bothered to so much as call to check in that our men were ok and that help was on the way – that everything was being done that we could possibly do to save our men!

All they got was a 15-minute window of his time. Over the course of the next few days, Obama's fundraisers received HOURS.

Delayed, denied, deceived, stonewalled.
General Carter Ham, as the commander of AFRICOM received the same email requests for support received by the White House as the attacks were taking place. He immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated such to the Pentagon.
He was then told to stand down. Within a minute, his second in command told him that he was relieved of his command. General Rodriguez would replace Gen. Ham as head of Africom in a 'surprising' Oct. 25 statement by Leon Panetta.

Bill Kristol wrote in the month after the attack, "Panetta's position is untenable: The Defense Department doesn't get to unilaterally decide whether it's too risky or not to try to rescue CIA operators, or to violate another country's air space. In any case, it's inconceivable Panetta didn't raise the question of what to do when he met with the national security adviser and the president at 5 p.m. on the evening of September 11 for an hour. And it's beyond inconceivable he didn't then stay in touch with the White House after he returned to the Pentagon."

We now know for a fact that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's media blitz was a crock; Panetta and Dempsey (and Barack Obama by default) KNEW IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK ON SEPT. 11 as it unfolded yet Barry O. kept up the YouTube charade for two weeks. AND Clintons' story just doesn't make sense though whether it's because she really did hit her head too hard and can't keep the cover-up straight or if it's because Washington is such a mess that NOTHING MAKES SENSE anymore!

We do know however that THIS MUST STOP!'

There has been no responsibility taken – our four men lost have been effectively written off by this administration but not by us!

Following the attack, Hillary too blamed the anti-Islam YouTube video, promising the father of slain former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods that the filmmaker would be arrested and prosecuted. This despite our First Amendment protecting free speech in this country and despite it having been PROVEN that the YouTube video had NOTHING to do with the protests in Egypt (actually orchestrated to demand release of the Blind Sheik 1990s World Trade Center bombing co-conspirator currently in our custody) or the allegedly 'spill-over' protests which in fact never happened in Benghazi!

What DID happen in Libya that we know for certain is our men were killed by an organized jihadist militia of between 125 and 150 gunmen, armed with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), hand grenades, AK-47 and FN F2000 NATO assault rifles, diesel canisters, mortars, and heavy machine guns and artillery mounted on gun trucks – various weaponry of which was reportedly provided to local Islamists by the Obama administration and paid for with YOUR taxpayer dollars!

In her Capitol Hill testimony, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the temerity to express outrage at being pressed over the ever-changing Obama admin account of what happened and why, demanding: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

It makes all the difference in the world! While exposure of the truth will not bring these four men back from the dead, it WILL bring some accountability to Washington and from there a measure of JUSTICE CAN BE SERVED! Because right now, EVERYONE in a position of responsibility is still trying to hide behind logistics and bumbling bureaucrats falsely claiming the resources to send immediate help and relief for our guys wasn't there – which is an inarguable LIE!

We had forces all throughout the Mediterranean – a short 1-2 hour plane ride away – yet official 'help' only arrived eight hours AFTER the attack first began! The only REAL help delivered to Amb. Chris Stevens and his assistant arrived in the combat intervention of the two former SEALs – the two other Americans who were killed – who by all accounts DISOBEYED ORDERS AND SACRIFIED THEIR LIVES TO MOUNT RESISTANCE, RESCUE AND EVACUATION OPERATIONS WITH NO BACK-UP FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, former commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and a former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence told that IF IT HAD BEEN ASKED the Defense Department could have sent a plane carrying a rescue team to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.

"There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy," Gen. Boykin stated flatly.

"State should have coordinated with DOD and said: We've got to have an airplane," said Gen. Boykin. "The Department of Defense could have provided an airplane in there. All they had to do was ask."

All they had to do was ask…

And then there are the incongruities among reports, one claiming that the State Department sent a small chartered private aircraft with a small rescue team from Tripoli to Benghazi nearly three hours AFTER Ambassador Chris Stevens himself reported they were under attack. It took another four hours to get that plane landed at the Benghazi airport and deployed; average actual flight time between the two cities is less than an hour. And when the Washington Post's David Ignatius reported this timeline as described to him by a "senior intelligence official" it instead appeared that the CIA chartered the plan – not the State Department!
"1:15 a.m.: CIA reinforcements arrive on a 45-minute flight from Tripoli in a plane they've hastily chartered," reported Ignatius. "The Tripoli team includes four GRS [CIA Global Response Staff] security officers, a CIA case officer and two U.S. military personnel on loan to the agency. They don't leave the Benghazi airport until 4:30 a.m. The delay is caused by negotiations with Libyan authorities over permission to leave the airport; obtaining vehicles; and the need to frame a clear mission plan. The first idea is to go to a Benghazi hospital to recover Stevens, who they rightly suspect is already dead. (Also killed was a State Department communication specialist.) But the hospital is surrounded by the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia militia that mounted the consulate attack."
AGAIN: "There is no question that we [military command] could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy," Gen. Boykin "But just dealing with the aircraft issue, we could have moved a military plane in there, picked those people up, moved them to Benghazi. And, in fact, we could've gotten people moved by helicopter, launched them out of the Sixth Fleet or the naval base in Rota, Spain."

Barack Hussein Obama was without a doubt shamefully, CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT. Relentlessly hammering away, catching him and his underlings in lie after lie after lie… Is there really no other way to get answers out of this Obama administration? And really – how do we know that what we are being told under oath by them is any more truthful than all their lies told before?

Dictators favor subservience above all else, and it's for good reason – but WE WILL NOT SUBMIT TO TYRANNY AND INJUSTICE! "Commander-In-Chief" Obama deserted these Americans and they lost their lives because of his dereliction of duty. BARACK OBAMA LET FOUR MEN DIE ON HIS WATCH AND HE DIDN'T BAT AN EYE… THE NEXT DAY HE FLEW FROM WASHINGTON TO LAS VEGAS TO CAMPAIGN.

Protecting the pre-election momentum of Obama's Big Government juggernaut was clearly deemed more important than protecting Americans and American interests abroad – and our four heroes paid with their lives. The colluding media bread and circus distractions from the truth MUST STOP! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA MUST BE IMPEACHED AT ONCE!
As Breitbart has so succinctly noted – "In sum: President Obama did nothing to save Americans under attack from terrorists. His Secretary of Defense did nothing. His Secretary of State did nothing. The Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did nothing. His Deputy National Security Adviser defended doing "nothing" to help bring the perpetrators to justice. And the entire administration participated in an effort to cover up the truth. Because there was an election to be won."

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

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