Benghazi – Panetta Says “Obama Absent”, He Went To Bed….

Gee, would have been nice to see the truth come out BEFORE the election.   Alas, that wouldn’t suffice the media narrative.

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WASHINGTON DC – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:

Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, “up to us.”

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

The 5 o’clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta’s recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi. [...]

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“While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national security staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.”


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64 Responses to Benghazi – Panetta Says “Obama Absent”, He Went To Bed….

  1. Sharon says:

    He had an early wakeup for Las Vegas the next morning. Evil. Contemptible. Disgusting. Deceptive. Dangerous. Incompetent. Scaredy cat. Not a man. Coward. Duplicitous. Selfish. Evil. :evil:

  2. aliashubbatch says:

    “What difference does it make?!”

    That is all I can hear from any lib who would no doubt defend the boy-king. :evil:

  3. Flaladybug says:

    I know this may be insignificant, but it is DISGRACEFUL to me that Panetta would use the phrase “lost his life” when referring to Ambassador Stevens. He didn’t LOSE ANYTHING…..his life was savagely TAKEN FROM HIM BY EVIL MEN and to phrase this vicious murder as anything less is appalling!!!

    • Coast says:

      He “lost his life” being involved with the Obama administration…maybe that’s what he meant.

      • That’s the same variant of the “passive voice” the MSM worldwide uses every time Holocaust Remembrance Day comes around.

        “…the Holocaust, when X million Jews died in Germany.”

        Like they just UP AND DIED.

        The passive voice is sometimes used without even a named person as a subject, but “lives were lost” in “violence”. “Gun violence has claimed X lives”.

        I want to scream through a 100dB megaphone at these reporters, an inch away from their ears: No, you manipulative P.O.S., “…X million Jews were murdered by citizens of Germany who were following a narcissistic dictator whom they worshiped or feared!!!”

        And: No, you manipulative P.O.S., “…people shot to death X people.”

        They do it on purpose. And only because it works.

        • taqiyyologist says:

          The Holocaust Happened. The Holodomor Took Place. The Great Leap Forward Occurred. The Killing Fields Played Out.

          Lives Were Lost in Gunfire and Violence.

          No people were involved in these happenings, occurrences, and place-takings.

          Orwell should be canonized.

        • Bongo says:

          I was yelling at my tv when I heard Leon Panetta say the attack was brief and there was no prior warning. WTF? The attack lasted NINE HOURS! And, the terrorists had previously blown a hole in their stone fence. Several requests for increased security were ignored and eventually denied.

          I came this close to smashing my tv. I wanted a reporter or anyone to challenge Panetta, but nobody did.

  4. My co-workers and I were watching this on TV in a bar at a big airport waiting for our flight. This was after we ate dinner. The flight departure was about 9pm. I’m thinking the whole time, “WTF is this? Light them up!” Why would POTUS go to bed early?

  5. ctdar says:

    Question of the hour…with Panetta coming “clean” will others follow?
    Presidential Chain of Command as per wikepedia:
    # Office Current officer
    1 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)
    2 Speaker of the House John Boehner (R)
    3 President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy (D)
    4 Secretary of State John Kerry (D)
    — Acting Secretary of Treasury Neal Wolin (D)[3]
    5 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (D)
    6 Attorney General Eric Holder (D)
    7 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (D)
    8 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)
    — Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank (D)[3]
    — Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris (D)[3]
    9 Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (D)
    10 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (D)
    11 Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R)
    12 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (D)
    13 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (D)
    14 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (I)
    15 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (D)

    Who was in charge of the Country that night??

    • canadacan says:

      The kids As Henry Kissinger calls them. The skinny weasel who is now the White House chief of staff. frat boys. as Julius Caesar said in Shakespeare’s play beware of men who have a lean and hungry look.

    • taqiyyologist says:

      I’d like to see the real chain of command laid out like that.

      That’s the legal, constitutional chain of command. We all know that the law and the constitution are null and void to these folks.

      Where are Jarrett and Soros in that list? 0.03 and 0.26? Where is ayers? 0.64?

      Where are Putin and Jintao on this chain of command? Where is Morsi?

      Because they’re all in there.

  6. CWO4(Retired) says:

    I’ve yet to hear/read the “correction” of the killing of the two men who were NOT part of the State Dept “security detail” as stated by the entire Obama Gang ( that couldn’t shot straight?). When will their story be correctly told…..?

  7. Gabby says:

    What I want to know is, what were the responses from the dumbo congressmen listening to Panetta? Huh? They just gonna stay mute? All of them should be run out. Somebody needs to get outraged on Capitol Hill! I knew that is why they held off on the hearings until after election. This is inexcusable – all media should jump on him!

  8. 22tula says:

    “Obama and Hillary Slept While Embassy Burned”
    By Daniel Greenfield – September 15, 2012

    “Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege”
    By Daniel Greenfield – September 23, 2012

    October 16, 2012

    September 12, 2012

  9. Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

    Pannetta said that they now knew it was two separate attacks 6 hours apart. 6 HOURS? They coulda sent in 6 platoons in 6 HOURS! Yet they did nothing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,……..

  10. Coast says:

    Lets face facts….what is just as sad, just as bad as Obama not caring, is the fact that 50% of Americans don’t care either. They really don’t care how, or why, or exactly what happened…it just does not matter. “What difference does it make”, sums up the 50% of our country. Do you think I’m wrong?

    • boricuafudd says:

      Coast, this is an important point. There is a segment of the population who maybe does not hate the military, but feels they brought it upon themselves for being stupid enough to sign up. The same feeling extend almost to anyone working for the US abroad, to them they are all spies, (thanks Hollywood), or just meddling in that countries affairs. These people don’t care, as far as they are concerned we deserve what we get.

    • Bongo says:

      When I saw and heard Hillary Clinton animatedly screech that phrase, “What difference does it make…?” and there was no strong challenge from anyone, I knew we were doomed as a nation.

    • canadacan says:

      No you’re not wrong. It’s the low information crowd reading at a seventh grade level. Your average Obama voter And then some

    • nobaddog says:

      Your wrong! 51% and getting bigger. They only care about what the king is going to take from us and give to them. But in the not to distant future the 51% is going to be on the short end of the stick with all of us. They don’t even care that its now legal for the Feds/Obama to kill American citizens if they think were a threat even in the states. The lucky ones will get locked up indefinitely without charges and no counsel. I always said Don’t think it cant happen here. Land of the free!

  11. boricuafudd says:

    I said this when the story broke out, Obama punted the ball to the SecDef and left it up to him to handle it. I lot of people here disagreed with me, saying that is not possible or that it was not the right procedure, things that this Admin. has little care for.
    Apparently, I was right. Now the question is could Panetta done more, or should he have?

  12. ctdar says:

    Repeat of Panetta/Benghazi hearing will be on C-SPAN2 at 8pm tonight.

  13. ctdar says:

    So if Panetta couldn’t reach anyone at WH that above group photo taken at Whitehouse on 9/11 is total fabrication…FRAUD.

  14. ctdar says:

    Who gave the order for AFRICOM to stand down instead of sending aid ? When General Ham refused who instructed him to be relieved of duty at that moment?

    • Auntie Lib says:

      I been wondering that ever since I first heard about Ham being relieved of command.

    • ctdar says:

      Only president & the chain of command can give order for military action no one else.
      Time to put Valerie Jarrett in the hot seat…where was she and what were her actions that night.

  15. drkate says:

    so are you saying that your timeline that you put here, after the phone conversation with Netanyahu that he went to bed? Did Panetta know about the phone conference call? I had heard he went to bed but then became interested in your timeline

    • ctdar says:

      Whether he was asleep or not (wake him up!) it did not matter where Obama was…the commander in chief was MIA at a time when life altering events were occurring & decisions needed to be made as a matter of course in running the Country.
      Absolute dereliction of duty …IMPEACH.

      • drkate says:

        Impeachment is for real presidents. Obama should be arrested NOW.

        But it is critical in the timeline presented here…does Panetta’s testimony refute the timeline? I think it is all contrived, layers on layers of deceit.

        • ctdar says:

          What timeline are you referring to, we don’t even know for sure if Obama took the phone call from Netanyahu. Remember Biden was the one that had the notes in hand in above photo. Regardless, maybe that was Obamas hope of cover, but if your Ambassador to Libya is in a full on terrorist attack you excuse yourself or tell Biden, or Boehner, etc to make a decision.

          • drkate says:

            There is a story here about that picture above, citing Obama on a phone call with Netanyahu during the time the attack was happening. The site mentioned that it was getting spam attacks after posting that photo.

            IMHO, this was a planned kidnap attempt to secure Obama’s re-election. That is why no one was called and if any one was, they were told to stand down. It all went off plan, they killed him instead.

            Of course Obama should have done something but he didn’t. same with Clinton, biden, and all his ‘security advisors’ in the room.

            • Sam says:

              I used to think that it was a wag the dog kidnap operation to help President Zero get re-elected. I now think it was a case of The Man Who Knew Too Much and had to die. Gun running to al Qaeda and the Muslim Bros out of a CIA weapons depot in Benghazi and Zero knew what was going on. He also knew Stevens knew all about it. Dead men tell no tales. Putin knows what happened. Turkey knows what happened. We, the American public, are the ones in the dark unless we piece together various bits of information and then take a guess.

  16. eweturn says:

    Benghazi is right in Israel’s backyard. Bibi knows what happened. When will he tell?

  17. Sam says:

    If I were in the running for a foreign embassy posting, I think I’d develop a sudden medical problem that required I stay in the States.

  18. ctdar says:

    Zing! Still watching repeat of hearing & Sen Graham asked point blank if he was in charge of Benghazi that night…hemmed & hawed, no answer. Graham than asked if Panetta spoke to Clinton that night & he said no. So basically no one knew where the Ambassador was during the attack coz they all went to bed. :evil:

  19. ctdar says:

    Finally, Roy Blunt/Rep/MO asked why hasn’t anyone been able to talk to the survivors?
    Wouldnt they have been able to tell exactly what happened that night? Yada yadah oh the FBI was in charge, Blunt said that makes no sense.

    • ctdar says:

      From the article above:
      Panetta’s testimony directly contradicts President Obama’s own claim to have issued “three direectives” as soon as he learned “what was going on” in Benghazi. As he told a Denver reporter in October: 
      I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.

  20. nobaddog says:

    Its all a bunch of BS. Lies and more lies. Congress has no balls or they don’t have the power to stop this President soon to be King. I guess i have a drone flying over my house if Obama sees me as a threat he will just kill me. “When push comes to shove, I will stand with the Islamist” BO

  21. CrankyinAZ says:

    Where is Anonymous when you need them? I’d like to see them hack into State and dig up some of those documents… you know!!!

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