Confirmed: Obama Made No Calls, Took No Action During Benghazi Attack

Feb 16, 2013 | Posted by: Jim R Pickens | Full story: townhall.com

Last week, Lindsey Graham's unrelenting line of questioning compelled Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to confirm under oath that not a single military asset was deployed to help rescue besieged US personnel in the course of a terrorist raid in Benghazi, Libya.

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<quoted text>And yet you can say with a straight face that no-one in WWII was bothering us?
TRy reading some 5th grade history books. 9 or get someone to read them for you...
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Many different countries and their leaders were involved in World War II. The United States, The United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union worked together and were known as the Allied Powers. Germany, Italy, and Japan were on the other side of the conflict and were known as the Axis Powers. Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt were some of the most famous leaders of World War II.

http://schools.bibb.k12.ga.us/Page/23215

Nothing about other countries bothering the US.

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So in an attack on civilians, 32 escaped. and 4 died.
How is that a problem?
32 getting out against a terrorist driven uprising against our very presence, whitt too little security, with bad intelligence, and no prep for the 9-11 anniversarythat seems like a successful evacuation and great work on Obama's part.
If W would have saved 32 americans in a terrorist attack he would have gave himself a medal, heheh,
!5% casuality rate, of civilians against a co-ordinated terrorist attack. That is pretty good I think.
Obama seemed to have handled that pretty good.
I'm happy with that.
How many people died in 9-11 in the twin towers? ALL OF THEM.
A much less of a civilian survival rate on a terrorist attack right here on or own soil. did W fail to protect those Americans?
So Obama managed to protect 32 Americans against a co-ordinated terrorist attack on foreign soil and he is a bastard, but Everyone attacked here in America dies, and Bush did great?
Stupid GOP douche bags.
If you had prior knowledge of an attack and a request for more security/marines, wouldn't you do something about it? All of them could have been saved. Obama ignored it, failed to act, then mislead and lied about it for weeks, blamed a YouTube Video, there are the problems. Your percentage of dead game is disgusting. The only one bringing up Bush is you. The only one trying to deflect, change the story and debate whether Bush was responsible for Muslim terrorists crashing planes into buildings, is you. This topic is about the fact that Obama was not paying attention, is disinterested in security briefs, ignored calls for help, sent Rice on a distraction lying tour to promote the YouTube video blame and Hillary tried to bite the bullet for Obama. The fact is Americans died and most likely could have been avoided. The fact is that Libya lost some of its best advocates and friends when those people were murdered by Muslim terrorists.

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5th grade
Many different countries and their leaders were involved in World War II. The United States, The United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union worked together and were known as the Allied Powers. Germany, Italy, and Japan were on the other side of the conflict and were known as the Axis Powers. Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt were some of the most famous leaders of World War II.
http://schools.bibb.k12.ga.us/Page/23215
Nothing about other countries bothering the US.
except we didn't enter into the allied forces officially until we were attacked by the axis forces...

sheesh!
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A Defense Department timeline obtained by The Associated Press underscores how far the military response lagged behind the Sept. 11 attack, due largely to the long distances the commando teams had to travel to get to Libya.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser were notified of the attack about 50 minutes after it began and were about to head into a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama. The meeting quickly turned into a discussion of potential responses to the unfolding situation in Benghazi, where militants had surrounded the consulate and set it on fire. The first wave of the attack at the consulate lasted less than two hours.
Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the attack. Intelligence, State Department and military officials have released details on the response in an effort to answer Republican criticism that the administration was holding back what it knew about the assault and when.
Panetta and other defense officials have repeatedly said that they did not have armed aircraft or military teams near Benghazi that could have gotten there quickly.
In a letter to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday, Panetta specifically addressed the claim that the military could have dispatched armed unmanned aerial vehicles, AC-130 gunships or fighter jets to thwart the attack. Such aircraft were not in the region and not an effective option, he said.
Panetta said that based on a continuous evaluation of threats, military forces were spread around Europe and the Middle East to deal with a variety of missions. In the months before the attack, he noted,“several hundred reports were received indicating possible threats to U.S. facilities around the world” and noted that there was no advance notice of imminent threats to U.S. personnel or facilities in Benghazi.
The attack began at about 9:40 p.m. local time in Benghazi. Less than 20 minutes later, the U.S. military began moving an unarmed drone to a position over Benghazi, so it could provide real time intelligence to the CIA team on the ground. The CIA team went to aid the Americans at the consulate. The drone arrived shortly after 11 p.m. By 11:30 p.m., a CIA team was able to get all the Americans out of the compound.
As that was happening, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left the Oval Office and went into a series of meetings in the Pentagon with senior leaders to discuss how to respond to the Benghazi attack and assess the potential for other outbreaks of violence in the region.
Between midnight and 2 a.m., Panetta began to issue verbal orders, telling two Marine anti-terrorism teams based in Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to Libya, and he ordered a special operations force team in Central Europe and a special operations force team in the U.S. to prepare to deploy to a staging base in Europe.
As the military units begin moving, just before dawn, a CIA base less than a mile away came under attack and five mortars were fired at the building. Two missed, but three hit, killing two CIA security officers who were on the roof.
The Americans fired back and soon fled the CIA base for the airport. By 10 a.m., they have flown out, heading to Tripoli. Shortly after 7 p.m., the Americans are flown out of Tripoli on a military aircraft.
Not until just before 8 p.m., however, did the first U.S. military unit arrive in the region, as the special operations team landed at the staging base in Europe. An hour later, the Marine team landed in Tripoli.
“The U.S. Armed Forces did everything they were in position to do to respond to the attack in Benghazi,” Panetta said in the letter, obtained by The Associated Press.“The department’s senior leaders and I spared no effort to save the lives of our American colleagues, as we worked to bolster security in response to a series of other threats in the region occurring at the same time.”

Seems like a logical response.
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see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Can you ever get out of the past? Liberal's are so focused on hate that they would rather their thug n-chief destroy America.
Bengazi is now in the past too.
Get over it and stop spreading your conservative hatrid
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gossamer wrote:
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5th grade
Many different countries and their leaders were involved in World War II. The United States, The United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union worked together and were known as the Allied Powers. Germany, Italy, and Japan were on the other side of the conflict and were known as the Axis Powers. Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt were some of the most famous leaders of World War II.
http://schools.bibb.k12.ga.us/Page/23215
Nothing about other countries bothering the US.
You quoted a 5th grade textbook as the gospel of what happened in WWII? IT was easy to read but did not really cover how the war started, or how the US was involved.
Wasn't the surprize attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japs mostly why we went on the offensive in WWII? Wouldn't that be considered "bothered us"
And if I'm not mistaken, you'll have to excuse me I don't have a 5th grade history book nearby, didn't U-boat attacks on commercial shipping bother us enough to get involved in the European side of the war?
What kind of convoluted point are you trying to make by only considering 1/4 of the actual events?
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WMD have been found all over Iraq during the invasion and afterwards.
But the WMD did not meet the description of huge stockpiles all stacked up.
What kind of WMDs? "Weapons of minor destruction"?
I heard about the Camel Nukes he had. Camels with Old russian warheas strapped to their humps...very threatening.
There was also a bunch of WWII Russian Mortars
There were also a couple of messed up chemical weapons plants, but they hadn't been used since Kuwait.
There was a Fiat full diesel fuel and cow shit, that would have made a mess.
Gooc thing we got those WMDs before Saddam blew up a desert somewhere.
You're right though, only a few thousand Americans died getting those "WMDs" definately their lives were not wasted on the power play of a failded baseball team owner.

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Four more dead Americans and their blood is on Obama's Socialist hands.
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Liberls have to get our of the past, because all Amerians know someone who went to Afganistan or Iraq, and many of us know of someone who died there...
But that doesn't matter because it is in the past.
But 4 Americans died in the same war raved region (also in the past) and Obama is horrible because he didn't scramble an aircraft carrier to bomb Bengazi to the ground.
4 Americans died, and Obama didn't Invade Lybia..oh that's right, Republicans didn't want Obama's dirty little Lybian war..no money to be made there. No place for HAliburton to come in and charge US taxpayers billions to clean up the rubble...because we didn't make any.
I see why Conservatives are so pissed at Obama. Obviously he is not following the republican rules for war.
well that makes sense.
I don't give a flying crap about the 4 people who died in Bengazi. I do however care about the thousands of Americans sent off to war to die and get maimed based on lies, profiteering, and misguided revenge.
Fuck W.
He's the murderer weather it happened 10 years ago or 4 months ago. W killed THOUSANDS of Americans and Cheney profited from it.
I didn't realize there was a statute of limitations on treason. Or mourning the lost of American soldiers who used to be our friends and family.
Bengazi is in the past.....YOU get over it.
Learn how to be an American.
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see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Learn how to be an American.
I've never been anything else.

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Four more dead Americans and their blood is on Obama's Socialist hands.
No, they were killed by whackjob religious cult fanatics. like most of the people murdered on this planet have been...

you, on the other hand, are dancing on their graves attempting to get some political gain from it...

hard to say who is more evil, you or they...

i'm going with you.

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<quoted text>No, they were killed by whackjob religious cult fanatics. like most of the people murdered on this planet have been...
you, on the other hand, are dancing on their graves attempting to get some political gain from it...
hard to say who is more evil, you or they...
i'm going with you.
There were two different assets in place with plenty of time to intervene and save our people. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sat on their asses and refused to authorize a rescue. You don't give a damn that they let our people die because you're more interested in getting all the free stuff from the Socialists in power. That makes you about as EVIL as it gets you sick, greedy bastard.

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There were two different assets in place with plenty of time to intervene and save our people. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sat on their asses and refused to authorize a rescue. You don't give a damn that they let our people die because you're more interested in getting all the free stuff from the Socialists in power. That makes you about as EVIL as it gets you sick, greedy bastard.
in fact, they authorized the pentagon to use whatever means they had to rescue those people, which they did within their protocol for such situations. as would be expected of the military.

you are just dancing on those peoples graves. shame on you.
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You quoted a 5th grade textbook as the gospel of what happened in WWII? IT was easy to read but did not really cover how the war started, or how the US was involved.
Wasn't the surprize attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japs mostly why we went on the offensive in WWII? Wouldn't that be considered "bothered us"
And if I'm not mistaken, you'll have to excuse me I don't have a 5th grade history book nearby, didn't U-boat attacks on commercial shipping bother us enough to get involved in the European side of the war?
What kind of convoluted point are you trying to make by only considering 1/4 of the actual events?
Coming in in the middle of something is not good.

Woodtick told me to read a 5the grade history book to understand what happened during WWll.

Thanks for pointing how that it did not go in to detail.

No one was bothing us.

We blocked Japans ships and imposed an oil embargo on them. They took that as an act of war.

It was done on purpose to get us in to the war.

They boombed Pearl Harbor.

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Coming in in the middle of something is not good.
Woodtick told me to read a 5the grade history book to understand what happened during WWll.
Thanks for pointing how that it did not go in to detail.
No one was bothing us.
We blocked Japans ships and imposed an oil embargo on them. They took that as an act of war.
It was done on purpose to get us in to the war.
They boombed Pearl Harbor.
so yes, we were bothered. glad you can admit you were wrong.
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Coming in in the middle of something is not good.
Woodtick told me to read a 5the grade history book to understand what happened during WWll.
Thanks for pointing how that it did not go in to detail.
No one was bothing us.
We blocked Japans ships and imposed an oil embargo on them. They took that as an act of war.
It was done on purpose to get us in to the war.
They boombed Pearl Harbor.
Japan was spreading out over the islands of the Pacific. That is why Hawai'i is a State. They wanted the protection of the USA.
Japan was waging war already and we did try to limit their progress with the embargo and blockades. Japan's advancements in the pacific if what made it possible for them to attack Pearl Harbor
I read a 9th grade history book.
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Japan was spreading out over the islands of the Pacific. That is why Hawai'i is a State. They wanted the protection of the USA.
Japan was waging war already and we did try to limit their progress with the embargo and blockades. Japan's advancements in the pacific if what made it possible for them to attack Pearl Harbor
I read a 9th grade history book.
FDR lied and inched us into the war. No one was bothering us.

In March of 1941, Roosevelt persuaded Congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act. The act allowed the U.S. to lend the Allies war materials in return for repayment after the war. FDR, understanding Britain's desperation, began Atlantic transshipment of materials days before signing the bill.

Using all of his political ingenuity, Roosevelt struggled against the constraints of neutrality. In April, he gave the Navy permission to attack German submarines west of 25 degrees longitude. That same month, the U.S. and Denmark agreed to place Greenland under American protection. In July, the U.S. occupied Iceland. On August 14th, the Selective Service Act, which allowed a peacetime draft, passed Congress by a single vote.

That same August day, the Atlantic Charter was made public. Signed during a secret five-day conference at sea between Roosevelt and Churchill, the charter called for national self-determination and stated that aggressor nations should be disarmed. If this was not a declaration of war, it was close. Roosevelt hoped it would provoke the Germans to war on America.

On September 4, 1941, the first clash came. The Greer, a U.S. destroyer, spotted a German submarine and called in a British plane to bomb it. The sub and the destroyer exchanged fire, with little result. But Roosevelt used the incident to further his intention to get America into the war. On October 17, German subs attacked the U.S. destroyer Kearney as it escorted a British convoy. Several crewmen were injured. On October 31, Nazi subs sank the U.S. destroyer Reuben James, killing 115 men.

A little over a month later, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would overshadow America's first Atlantic battles. The U.S. would declare war. But in no small way would the Allies' eventual victory in the declared war be attributable to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's prosecution of the unofficial one. With years of public speaking, private maneuvering, political lobbying and presidential action, FDR had helped save Britain and perhaps the world from Nazi domination, all while his country remained at peace.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/fe...

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FDR lied and inched us into the war. No one was bothering us.
In March of 1941, Roosevelt persuaded Congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act. The act allowed the U.S. to lend the Allies war materials in return for repayment after the war. FDR, understanding Britain's desperation, began Atlantic transshipment of materials days before signing the bill.
Using all of his political ingenuity, Roosevelt struggled against the constraints of neutrality. In April, he gave the Navy permission to attack German submarines west of 25 degrees longitude. That same month, the U.S. and Denmark agreed to place Greenland under American protection. In July, the U.S. occupied Iceland. On August 14th, the Selective Service Act, which allowed a peacetime draft, passed Congress by a single vote.
That same August day, the Atlantic Charter was made public. Signed during a secret five-day conference at sea between Roosevelt and Churchill, the charter called for national self-determination and stated that aggressor nations should be disarmed. If this was not a declaration of war, it was close. Roosevelt hoped it would provoke the Germans to war on America.
On September 4, 1941, the first clash came. The Greer, a U.S. destroyer, spotted a German submarine and called in a British plane to bomb it. The sub and the destroyer exchanged fire, with little result. But Roosevelt used the incident to further his intention to get America into the war. On October 17, German subs attacked the U.S. destroyer Kearney as it escorted a British convoy. Several crewmen were injured. On October 31, Nazi subs sank the U.S. destroyer Reuben James, killing 115 men.
A little over a month later, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would overshadow America's first Atlantic battles. The U.S. would declare war. But in no small way would the Allies' eventual victory in the declared war be attributable to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's prosecution of the unofficial one. With years of public speaking, private maneuvering, political lobbying and presidential action, FDR had helped save Britain and perhaps the world from Nazi domination, all while his country remained at peace.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/fe...
yes, we were aiding our allies and we were being attacked for doing so and yet you still seem to think we were not being bothered...

denial is a wonderful thing.

being a real man and admitting when you were wrong is a better thing...
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None of his supporters expected more from him. He inaction was rewarded by re-election in November.

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None of his supporters expected more from him. He inaction was rewarded by re-election in November.
Except for the glaring fact that there was plenty of action....

sad..very sad.

would you care to dance on anyone else's grave, while you're at it?

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