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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The good news is that the MS Media can't ignore the matter anymore. The BBC and Al-jazerra all picking it up. As well as other new sources. Think all will fall on their sword for Obama now?
    Yes they will. They will defend him with their dying breath. They will do everything possible to bury this story. Deflect, find another "crisis story" to run with...they will do whatever needs to be done to protect "The Chosen One" from any harm.
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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, as reported at The Weekly Standard, President Obama was completely aloof from the events in Libya on September 11. He neither asked nor ordered anything. He did not respond to information sent to the White House. He was not involved at all, during the seven-plus-hour attack that resulted in the deaths of four American government employees, including an ambassador.
    A few months back, when, for the sake of argument, we were all giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on being human, albeit wretchedly so, I felt compelled to qualify a critique of the president's conscienceless handling of Benghazi with this:
    Was the president aware of these events during the first few of those seven long hours? Obviously, he would have been notified of such events immediately, were he available. Equally obviously, the president is always, in theory, available. If he could not be "reached" during those first hours, then the answer to the natural follow-up question -- "Why not?" -- is too twisted to contemplate.
    Under questioning from Senator Kelly Ayotte, Panetta has at last set the record straight. We may all dispense with the niceties and call it as it is: Obama is too twisted to contemplate.
    Repeatedly, in answer to Ayotte's probing about communications between Panetta and the White House, Panetta explains plainly that, apart from a scheduled meeting in the afternoon of September 11, he had no contact with Obama that day. The president was not involved, and did not wish to be involved, in the communications and decision-making processes of that day. An ongoing terrorist attack on his administration's diplomatic mission in a volatile region on the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001 was not considered worthy of his direct involvement.
    Ayotte: Did he ever call you that night to say, "How are things going? What's going on?"
    Panetta: No, but we were aware that as we were getting information on what was taking place there, particularly when we got information that the ambassador -- his life had been lost, we were aware that that information went to the White House.
    Ayotte: Did you communicate with anyone else at the White House that night?
    Panetta: No.
    Ayotte: No one else called you to say, "How are things going?"
    Panetta: No.
    Through it all, Obama's White House simply did not respond or engage. Given the auspiciousness of the date and the seriousness of the attack, we must now ask, with the utmost gravity, "Why not?"
    Remember that we are not talking about the president's weak response after the fact; the issue is what he was (or was not) doing in real time, as the event unfolded. An attack was ongoing. Distress calls were coming in. At that point, presumably, neither Obama nor anyone else in the U.S. government could have known for certain that this attack was an isolated case. It might, after all, have been one stage in a possible series of attacks. And while it was ongoing, there was, presumably, no way of knowing how the situation would develop, how large the attack force was, whether the Libyan government was complicit in the assault, or how many Americans might be in jeopardy.
    And yet in spite of all this uncertainty, mayhem, and danger, Obama remained disengaged, neither responding to nor initiating any communication with his national security apparatus.
    If Panetta is to be believed -- and we can only assume that if he is lying, he is doing so to protect his boss from even worse revelations -- then Obama was either completely unavailable that night (September 11!) or completely unwilling to take steps to help Americans who he knew were in the process of being killed in Benghazi.
    In a semi-rational world, no government could withstand the exposure of such inhumanity, not to mention such a total failure to carry out its primary duty -- namely, to protect its citizens against foreign aggression. In our current, thoroughly irrational world, there remains little doubt that Obama will emerge unscathed from Panetta's testimony, just as Hillary Clinton will remain untarnished after openly declaring, during her own belated testimony, that the clock has run out on any attempt to unravel the administration's web of lies about Benghazi, since "What difference -- at this point -- does it make?" (I explained this here.)
    Heavily armed terrorists carried out a planned attack on a U.S. ambassador. Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed. The attack lasted for more than seven hours. The U.S. government was aware of the attack from a very early stage and was monitoring events with surveillance technology.
    The secretary of defense and his military commanders did nothing. The secretary of state did nothing. The president never called to ask, "How are things going?" His previous evasions of questions about his orders and actions at the time revealed that he took no direct action in response to the attacks. We now learn that he was not even in the communication loop that night.
    Thanks to Panetta's testimony, we have once again been forced to drop the veil of humanity we sometimes hold up before this administration in order to keep our sanity. ("Surely he was aware, surely he didn't simply let people die without a thought.") At last, sadly, we have been reduced by Panetta to having to wonder where Obama was that night, what he was doing, and why he was apparently unavailable to involve himself in the biggest national security emergency of his presidency.
    Finally, Hillary Clinton's grotesque plea seems appropriate: "What difference -- at this point -- does it make?" Do you really want to know? Or isn't this all just too twisted to contemplate?
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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The American people have no one to blame but themselves for this disgrace - you had ample opportunity before the election to demand of the media, the President, and the administration a true accounting of the facts in the situation. You preferred to let the President slide, place silly word games, and be defended in the debates by a media personality who quite frankly didn't know what the hell she was talking about.

    When you choose to elect a President without scrutiny and based on the fact he has a nice smile and can carry a tune, you deserve the empty-suited leadership you get.
    Obama has never gone through any scrutiny, and I doubt he could survive the scrutiny the Bush went through. The man came to office in 2009 with almost no background at all.
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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

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    Yes they will. They will defend him with their dying breath. They will do everything possible to bury this story. Deflect, find another "crisis story" to run with...they will do whatever needs to be done to protect "The Chosen One" from any harm.
    Well.....we just wont let them do that. We keep bringing it up and sticking it in their Face. The Radio Jocks are going after NEWS Personalities that wont address the issue. These are the facts that are coming out to prove that Obama and Clinton didn't have a clue. That were not only incompetent but inept as well. Obama completely dropped the ball on the Anniversary of 911. Dropping our guard down, lacking on security all because of his Narrative on AQ.

    Obama was off partying out in Vegas while campaigning. While Hillary stated she was in touch with the White House. Problem was Obama was absent the entire time. So for 7hrs they watch a live battle. With 2 of our Guys fighting one of the Best Damned retreats throughout our History, while saving lives. Taking on over 100 militants. Which Team Obama knows.....Right now. That those militants were infact the Local militia that had been providing security for our people in Benghazi.

    Now the truth comes out about the Weapons to Syria. The Turk Ambassador meeting with Stevens and being out on the street an hour before the attack.

    Do you think Team Obama can still hide behind the lies. Even with others now looking to avoid falling on their swords? Just how does this look with Panetta and Dempsey squarely putting the Blame on Hillary and the State Dept? Do you think Hillary can cry some more damn tears to help her out of this jam? Or do you think she sacrificed all her political capital just to get out.

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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    It just keeps getting worse doesn't it.....Obama only talked to Panetta and Dempsey one time during the Entire 7hr Siege. Did not talk to them until after the whole incident was over with. Dempsey hangs Hillary out into the line of fire. Now those words of hers about "What difference does it make" will come back to haunt her in the worse way. Not only did they know of Stevens Requests.....they also ignored the warning signs that had previously taken place with the Consulate and the Attempt on the Brits Ambassador. Lindsey Graham Bring much of this out.

    A virtuosic and tenacious performance from South Carolina's senior Senator, who happens to be a former military prosecutor. Watch below as he holds Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey's feet to the fire on Benghazi, eliciting several eye-opening admissions: (1) The president only discussed the attack once before its conclusion and never asked for a single status update throughout the seven-hour siege. (2) Aside from the small Tripoli support team, no US assets were deployed during the hours-long attack. (3) Gen. Dempsey was "surprised" that Secretary Clinton was unaware of Amb. Stevens' urgent cable warning about the deteriorating security situation in Benghazi and the vulnerability of the consulate.....snip~



    They watched two of our guys fight over a hundred militants while protecting other US personnel for 7hrs. Until they were killed and the others safe inside the CIA safe and storage house of weapons.

    Weapons Obama denies giving to the Syrian rebels thru the use of the Turks. Despite the Libyan freighter showing up off the Coast of Syria 5 days prior. While Libya had and doesn't have any real ruling Government. Now we know Stevens was on the Street and hour before the attack and with a Turk Envoy.

    It is no wonder why the left is looking to avoid this issue. Obama tried to play it like he was on the ball. Now it has been shown that on the Anniversary of 911 he was not even in contact with his own people as the issue played out.

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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Correct. We have a storm to worry about and an ex cop on the lose killing people, clearly those things are far more important that putting the fire to the feet
    of our failure in chief.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    Yes they will. They will defend him with their dying breath. They will do everything possible to bury this story. Deflect, find another "crisis story" to run with...they will do whatever needs to be done to protect "The Chosen One" from any harm.

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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Correct. We have a storm to worry about and an ex cop on the lose killing people, clearly those things are far more important that putting the fire to the feet
    of our failure in chief.
    Don't worry the Northeast and NY will get some more free money and they will catch the ex cop or kill him. Surely you knew why the hearing would be held for the End of the Week and going into that Weekend. Can't miss having something more pressing to deal with while playing it out for the next 5 days.

    Myself I think the Media was hoping for another Mass Shooting then they can keep that influence going with Obama's gun issue.

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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Panetta, that spineless sack of ****, he ought be thrown in jail for saying that Obama knew nothing, wasn't there. Are we really suppose to believe that? I believe the general when he said they never received a request for military support.
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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well.....we just wont let them do that. We keep bringing it up and sticking it in their Face. The Radio Jocks are going after NEWS Personalities that wont address the issue. These are the facts that are coming out to prove that Obama and Clinton didn't have a clue. That were not only incompetent but inept as well. Obama completely dropped the ball on the Anniversary of 911. Dropping our guard down, lacking on security all because of his Narrative on AQ.

    Obama was off partying out in Vegas while campaigning. While Hillary stated she was in touch with the White House. Problem was Obama was absent the entire time. So for 7hrs they watch a live battle. With 2 of our Guys fighting one of the Best Damned retreats throughout our History, while saving lives. Taking on over 100 militants. Which Team Obama knows.....Right now. That those militants were infact the Local militia that had been providing security for our people in Benghazi.

    Now the truth comes out about the Weapons to Syria. The Turk Ambassador meeting with Stevens and being out on the street an hour before the attack.

    Do you think Team Obama can still hide behind the lies. Even with others now looking to avoid falling on their swords? Just how does this look with Panetta and Dempsey squarely putting the Blame on Hillary and the State Dept? Do you think Hillary can cry some more damn tears to help her out of this jam? Or do you think she sacrificed all her political capital just to get out.
    They will continue to ignore our demands as always and continue to spoon feed us what information furthers their agendas.

    Like I said before, its sad when you have to rely on foreign news agencies to find out whats going on inside your own country.
    Know the truth and the truth will make you mad, because the truth has no agenda.

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    Re: Panetta Testifies Obama Absent Night of Benghazi.....

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Panetta, that spineless sack of ****, he ought be thrown in jail for saying that Obama knew nothing, wasn't there. Are we really suppose to believe that? I believe the general when he said they never received a request for military support.
    Why wouldn't we believe it.....we know Obama was out west Coast Partying(Campaigning). None can say Obama couldn't have hopped Air Force One and been in Immediate Contact with them. Which then there would be actual proof of communications. Obama dropped the ball because Obama thought all was believing his Narrative on AQ. Which we now know is not even close to the truth.

    Yeah and Dempsey is selling Clinton out. Which as should be. I would expect the general to do his duty. Which means if he has to destroy Hillary's Future Ambitions and her Political Career. So be it.....destroy it and leave it laying Right on Obama's Plate so he can see what's coming his way.

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