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Well, just about everyone in the government thinks you're fullofshit.
Now, the party line is, while this 7-hour attack was happening, and Al Qaeda was killing our ambassador while there were unmanned drones watching, the video feed was never called for at the White House.
The Obama administration has declined to respond to media requests for details about who was watching the live video, but a senior defense official told The Washington Times that the surveillance aircraft captured footage of events on the ground and it wasnt available that night at the White House.
The officials said the overhead footage was available at a DOD location, and they declined to comment further.
In other words, either Obama was being his usual useless self and was completely unaware of the event while Al Qaeda is killing our ambassador, just like he didn't have a clue the operation to kill bin Laden was even happening, or this is just one more lie coming from Obama about Benghazi. We've heard so many lies about Benghazi from Obama, one more won't make any difference.
Can you tell us where Obama was during the 7 hour attack?
Can you tell us why the live video feed being watched by DoD wasn't called for at the White House?
Can you tell us why anyone would believe your party line bullshit?
Thanks for playing. Next?
There was never any real-time video of this early portion of the Benghazi hostilities. No one in Washington State Department, White House, whatever was watching live feeds of the gate-crashing.
An administration official explains:The Benghazi compound had a CCTV [closed-circuit television] system. Meaning, a system of cameras on the compound. Those cameras could be monitored from the [Tactical Operations Center, TOC], which is one of the structures on the compound.. .R 01;. Those images could not be seen anywhere outside the TOC, let alone outside Benghazi. The footage from those cameras is recorded and stored for a period. The footage from the attack was not in USG [U.S. government] hands until later in September.
Other officials confirmed this account, and Lambs testimony before Congress indicated that she was getting updates almost in real time. By telephone, not video. According to an administration official, a security agent stationed in the operations center was providing Lamb phone updates on the hostilities.She was on the phone with one of the agents for much of the attack, notes the administration official via e-mail.That agent was literally juggling 3 phones, a radio, and his weapon. So she had an open line to him and could hear what he said.
So: No real-time video was available at the time of the initial attack on the compound. Technical capabilities, however, changed later in the night just after 11:00 p.m. when a Predator drone took position over the area, minutes before U.S. personnel vacated the compound for a CIA annex about a mile away.
That drone had video-sending capacity, though the footage was of limited use to folks back in Washington. It didnt provide resolute clarity on what was happening on the ground no, says a Defense Department official.It later provided us with analysis on the timing of the attacks and the facilities that were impacted, but was not providing real-time information to senior department leaders.