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HonestChieffan 10-09-2012 06:58 PM

Libya fiasco expands
 
The Romney folks must feel that there really are gifts from above. Libya and the aftermath just gets more weird. Now the Obama folks are saying they didn't blame the "video" for the terrorist attack that wasn't done by terrorists on the Embassy that did ask for rmore protection but maybe didn't...and so on.

Hillary is looking at retirement forever and you can bet before long Obama will submarine her rather than take any blame.

This is an AP story, not Drudge or the Blaze. Just so Direck doesnt go off on sources again.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...10-09-18-50-07


WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about why the Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The revelation came as new documents suggested internal disagreement over appropriate levels of security before the attack, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

Briefing reporters ahead of a hotly anticipated congressional hearing Wednesday, State Department officials provided their most detailed rundown of how a peaceful day in Benghazi devolved into a sustained attack that involved multiple groups of men armed with weapons such as machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars over an expanse of more than a mile.

But asked about the administration’s initial – and since retracted – explanation linking the violence to protests over an anti-Muslim video circulating on the Internet, one official said, “That was not our conclusion.” He called it a question for “others” to answer, without specifying. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, and provided no evidence that might suggest a case of spontaneous violence or angry protests that went too far.

The attack has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, featuring prominently in Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s latest foreign policy address on Monday. He called it an example of President Barack Obama’s weakness in foreign policy matters, noting: “As the administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists.”

qabbaan 10-09-2012 07:01 PM

They told more lies than truth about the whole affair. The things the UN ambassador was saying were simply lies. This should be a real scandal, or would be, if we had a press interested in reporting on it.

stonedstooge 10-09-2012 07:01 PM

Middle East news seems to be irrelevant at the moment

RINGLEADER 10-09-2012 07:06 PM

The Obama admin's reaction is very weird...did they think they were going to run out the clock -- for two months?

mlyonsd 10-09-2012 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RINGLEADER (Post 8996782)
The Obama admin's reaction is very weird...did they think they were going to run out the clock -- for two months?

You have to have a media other than FOX that gives a shit.

Imagine if this were a republican admin that had screwed up this bad.

HonestChieffan 10-09-2012 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stonedstooge (Post 8996770)
Middle East news seems to be irrelevant at the moment

Debate 3 aint gonna go away

qabbaan 10-09-2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RINGLEADER (Post 8996782)
The Obama admin's reaction is very weird...did they think they were going to run out the clock -- for two months?

The state department seems unwilling to cover for them. They threw the WH under the bus today.

Sorter 10-09-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by HonestChieffan (Post 8996761)
“As the administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists.”

This seemed fairly obvious to me.

HonestChieffan 10-09-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sorter (Post 8997197)
This seemed fairly obvious to me.

Racist

cosmo20002 10-09-2012 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlyonsd (Post 8996789)
You have to have a media other than FOX that gives a shit.

Imagine if this were a republican admin that had screwed up this bad.

Lemme see...If I can think of anything...

9/11--3000+ dead--invaded Iraq

LiveSteam 10-09-2012 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8997611)
Lemme see...If I can think of anything...

10/9/2012 promoted to BK fry cook

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stonedstooge 10-10-2012 05:38 AM

Looks like this might get ugly. Lamestream media is even reporting on it

blaise 10-10-2012 05:52 AM

"But, Big Bird, everyone! Big Bird!"

stonedstooge 10-10-2012 08:04 AM

Damn finally got the real answers. The murders in Libya happened because Republicans cut security monies available. Just didn't have the manpower to cover those people. Gosh I'm glad we finally got the truth

HonestChieffan 10-10-2012 09:02 AM

ABC picking up on it. Can you imagine the pressure from the WhiteHouse to focus on Big Bird and put Libya behind us?



ABC News has learned that Eric Nordstrom, the former Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, has told congressional investigators that security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was “inappropriately low” – and believed that State Department officials stood in the way of his attempts to change that.

Nordstrom and the commander of a 16-member Security Support Team, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood, heard that foreign fighters were flowing across the Egyptian border and were making their way across the border to the Libyan city of Derna – which is to the east of Benghazi — and from there were making their way to Benghazi. But State Department officials seemed oblivious to their Benghazi post’s vulnerability.

Nordstrom was worried -he did not know how much the Americans could rely on members of a local Libyan militia in Benghazi that provided security — the “17th of February Martyrs Brigade.” Mostly merchants and shopkeepers before the war, they seemed eager, but they hadn’t much experience and other than a daily $30 stipend for food from the U.S. Embassy, they hadn’t been paid in months.

Nordstrom had “no idea if they would respond to an attack,” he told investigators.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...benghazi-post/


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