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Panetta Testifies that Obama Was Not Engaged During Benghazi Attack

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PJ Tatler

To date, the Obama White House has released very little information regarding the president’s whereabouts and actions on the night of 9-11-12, when the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was under terrorist assault. Today, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta shed some light on the president’s actions, but his testimony before the Senate raises more questions.

Under questioning from Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Panetta says that President Obama knew “generally” what US military assets were deployed in the region, but did not ask for specifics. He left the strategy, according to Panetta, “up to us,” meaning himself and military leadership. Panetta says that after the initial briefing, which took place at about 5 pm Washington time, he had no further communications at all with President Obama that night. The president never even called to ask how the attack was progressing. No one from the White House ever called later that night, according to Panetta, to inquire about the attack. President Obama went to bed that night not even knowing whether the Americans under assault had survived the attack.

US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the assault, which the Obama administration later blamed on an obscure YouTube movie.

Penatta’s testimony appears to resolve one mystery. After the attack, the White House came under criticism for failing to release any photographs of the president taken during the attack. The White House eventually released a single photo, which it says shows the president receiving his initial briefing on the attack, from Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough. That is probably the briefing that Panetta mentioned as taking place at 5 pm local time. The attack went on for several more hours. Many have questioned why there have been no photos released of Obama monitoring the attack from the White House situation room. The answer appears to be that he never went to the situation room, and was not monitoring the attack.

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» 12 Comments

  1. thirdtwin

    February 8th, 2013

    Skeet-shooting, no doubt.

    Pull!

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  2. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 8th, 2013

    We have finally devolved to the point where our Federal government won’t do one of the few things it is mandated to do by the Constitution.

    It stead, it involves it’s self in almost every aspect of our lives whether we want them to or not.

    Government, Federal, State or Local, seems only to exist now for it’s own aggrandizement.

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  3. sablegsd

    February 8th, 2013

    Where. Are. The. Survivors.

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  4. Claudia

    February 8th, 2013

    My God in heaven, please save us from ourselves.

    We need to pray for our country and pray hard. I don’t see anything that any human can do to fight this highly organized evil.

    There are chinks in their armor for sure, but no one person or organization has been able to make much of an impact on the monster that is gobbling up our nation and world.

    We are NOT united, but they are. We are trying to save our independence and freedom using sanity and logic. They are all bent on destruction and have turned over their independence to the one evil that controls them all.

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  5. reddecaesari

    February 8th, 2013

    thanks leon for setting the record straight AFTER THE ELECTION.

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  7. Sarge

    February 8th, 2013

    “What difference does that make now?” Without the presidential orders to cross borders into Libya no response could be initiated. Apparently no orders were ever given to aid those under attack as Obama had claimed with his three point response given for the past months.

    One, do what’s necessary to aid those under attack. Two, find out what went wrong and correct it. Three, bring to justice those that incited the attacks.

    Now we know not only was Obama was absent so was Hillary. It appears they were as responsible as those Secret Service agent in Columbia.

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  8. theJadedBarrel

    February 8th, 2013

    Trying to cover someOnes butt, Panetta?

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  9. Hedgehog

    February 8th, 2013

    When asked if he spoke with anyone at the White House that night, Panetta said “No”. I take that to mean that he did not make any effort to contact Comrade Obama after they met for the pre-scheduled five o’clock meeting. Why not? Panetta and the rest of those jackels must have known that they did not have the authority to approve a cross border incursion. The only one who could approve such a move is Comrade Obama, and he apparently took a powder and hung out the Do Not Disturb sign after being informed of what was happening.

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  10. theJadedBarrel

    February 8th, 2013

    @ Hedgehog
    “The only one who could approve such a move is Comrade Obama,”

    See, See. Comrade TheOne couldn’t be involved with…(criminal act). Cause Panetta testified TheOne didn’t know!

    Yep, I can visualize the talking heads excuses now.
    Premonition? No, just the same old re-runs.

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 9th, 2013

    Panetta Testifies that Obama Was Not Engaged During Benghazi Attack

    So Barry and Reggie got engaged after the attack?

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