Obama Was Told Benghazi Was A Terrorist Attack


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(Fox News) Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation’s top civilian and uniformed defense officials — headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama — were informed that the event was a “terrorist attack,” declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president’s Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward.

I’d recommend reading James Rosen’s long article, which includes the transcripts, and boils down to the fact that all the Defense folks knew this was a terrorist attack just before SecDef Leon Panetta’s regularly scheduled 5pm briefing with Mr. Obama. Panetta himself stated that he told Mr. Obama that the it was a terrorist attack.

Furthermore, the State Department knew it was a terrorist attack. So how, exactly, did Team Obama come up with the ludicrous “spontaneous demonstration over a video no one had ever heard of turned violent” talking point? And continue pushing it for two weeks during campaign season, even pushing it at the United Nations? The only person punished was the film maker (who did violate his parole, let’s be honest), but none of the terrorists, who seem to be able to be found easily by news outlets.

Fortunately, other than Fox News, no one else in the media seems interested. There’s nothing on the front page of the Washington Post, NY Times, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, LA Times, MSNBC, or CNN, among others. However, they all have at least one article on Chris Christine and “lane closures”. Most have at least two or more. There are opinion pieces. All despite there being little public interest in the story, and people’s opinions of Christie having mostly changed not a whit. But the media is going to beat that drum to death, because 1) Christie’s a Republican and 2) he’s the only one beating Hillary Clinton in a head to head presidential matchup at this time. This same media seems to have little interest where the video talking point came from and where Obama was after that meeting with Panetta on 9/11/12. Nor any of the other issues of the story, except in terms of protecting Obama and Hillary.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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