White House Failed To Act In Benghazi
October 26, 2012 7 Comments
The White House sat and watched the Benghazi attack for seven hours and did nothing about it. CIA agents who were at a CIA annex only one mile from the Benghazi consulate was told to “stand down” rather than aid the soon to be killed people at the consulate. We had two drones over head, which could have dropped a bomb or two that would have either ended the siege or allowed the four Americans to escape. Instead the White House did nothing. In fact the White House won’t even release any information about where the President was during the seven hour siege. Was Obama even paying attention?
Leon Panetta claims the administration couldn’t do anything because we didn’t know enough about what was going on. That’s curious considering they could have watched the siege in real time via security cameras at the compound or watched live video from the drones flying over head. They had direct phone and email contact with the people inside and we know they had contact with the CIA annex one mile away. Yet we’re to believe the administration simply couldn’t do anything because they didn’t have enough intelligence. What more information did they need?
The father of Navy Seal Tyrone Woods who died in the siege doesn’t appreciate the cowardice in the Obama administration. While the Obama campaign is busy creating pictures of Mitt Romney in a dunce cap, the Obama administration is spinning stories about what happened in Benghazi. It’s becoming clear that the administration is engaged in some sort of cover up in this matter. It isn’t clear why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi but it is becoming clear that the administration failed to protect him and the three others who died that day when they in fact could have been protected. Telling the CIA agents a mile away to stand down while drones fly over head and do nothing while an ambassador is murdered below is the height of incompetence.
Here’s what probably happened. The administration was afraid of having some sort of blackhawk down incident less than two months before the election. As such, they told the CIA to stand down and refused to allow the military to attack via the two drones flying over head. Perhaps the White House thought the Navy Seals in the Benghazi consulate could hold off the attack. When after seven hours it the terrorists had killed our ambassador and three other Americans while burning down our consulate the administration as stuck coming up with an explanation for the attack. They had all night to come up with it. That’s when the video was declared the excuse.
The Obama administration knew all along this was a terrorist attack, they knew that they were the ones who made up the video story. They counted on radical Muslims in other parts of the middle east piggy backing on the video story, which is why the media initially took the word of the White House. Ambassador Rice went on 5 Sunday talking head shows claiming it was the video, Obama said it as the video numerous times including at his UN Speech and Secretary of State Clinton said it was the video. Now it’s clear it wasn’t a video, it was a terrorist attack.
We know now more of the truth than we have before. We know the administration knew this was a terrorist attack within two hours after it started. We know that people in the White House can and did watch the attack in real time. We know the administration could have ordered the CIA, which was just one mile away, to counter attack. We know Obama could have ordered the military to fire via one of the two over head drones. We know the administration did nothing to protect these four souls during a seven hour siege. We know after their failure to act led to the deaths of four people, the administration made up the video story to cover for themselves. This isn’t Monday morning quarterbacking, four people died and the administration is lying about it to protect Obama’s chances for re-election. Will anyone be held accountable?
UPDATE: CIA director David Patraeus seems to be throwing the President under the bus by denying that anyone at the CIA refused to aid those under attack in Benghazi. So that means that the “stand down” order had to come directly from the White House. This wouldn’t surprise me at all. Patreaus is a long time military man and it’s highly unlikely he would refuse to save these guys if it was possible. This order came from the White House, likely the President.