The latest discovery of the Ben Rhodes email structuring the Benghazi Talking Points for U.N Ambassador Susan Rice to use on the post Benghazi attack Sunday Talk Shows confirms even more evidence into the White House cover up.
However, with that ‘Rhodes’ smoking gun email, people are asking who directed Ben Rhodes to deliver the false narrative about the Benghazi Attack and the lies about the U-Tube video.
For over a year-and-a-half we have researched both the attack itself, and the surrounding story coordinated by the various players in and out of the White House.
Within our research we can answer the question:
“Who above Ben Rhodes told him to create the lie”?
If you want to know the answer you must absorb the entire construct, as it developed, because as you are well aware it’s fraught with various degrees of separation and ass covering.
So we’ll walk you through the process to the exact moment when the U-Tube video narrative was first announced, and who announced it. We’ll also prove not only who inside the White House created it, but provide the evidence to rebuke any indication it could have been created outside of the White House.
Back in January 2013 we posted a discussion around a newly released photo from the White House. The picture was taken in the oval office on Sept 11th 2012, the date of the Benghazi attack – but the picture was NOT released until after the election and was dumped in a random White House “year in review” pictorial.
At the time we thought the picture was worth a thousand words. After research, and with the hindsight of the latest revelations, it appears we were correct. Yet again, it provides more sunlight into the events surrounding the Benghazi, Libya events and who made the critical decisions in those moments of crisis. But more importantly for the sake of U-tube lies you can see the origin unfold.
At 5pm-5:30pm, according to the White House and President Obama himself, President Obama was set for a prior scheduled meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey.
It was just prior to this meeting that White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells President Obama of the attack and the fire at the main villa. The meeting with Panetta and Dempsey lasted about an hour.
Following the meeting with Panetta, Dempsey and Donilon, at 6:30pm President Obama and Joe Biden took a previously scheduled phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
(Sept. 11, 2012) – ”Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, left, updates the President and Vice President on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Chief of Staff Jack Lew are at right.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Why is this important?
Because we know the conversation with Obama, Biden and Netanyahu lasted an hour.
Sept 11, 2012 President Obama spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu for an hour tonight as a part of their ongoing consultations. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, and our close cooperation on Iran and other security issues. (link)
So we know the phone call began around 6:30pm and ended just before 7:28pm.
What is equally important is what was taking place in Libya (Benghazi) during the time the Netanyahu phone call took place.
The attack against the CIA/State Dept. Consulate began at 3:40pm D.C. time. So this phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama started three hours after the attack began.
What is also revealing about this photograph is who was where, why, and what decisions were being made.
It might seem odd that both President Obama and Vice-President Biden would simultaneously be tied up, especially given the information about the Benghazi attack which took place just prior to the call itself.
Indeed, in our research, the decision not to postpone the call may be identified as the exact moment when the Benghazi attack, as a ‘Political Bomb’, actually ignited.
Arguably, it is a breach of previously established security protocols for this exact “crisis” and “leadership need” reason.
But, they are used to doing it all the time – and besides, what are the odds of something actually being *THAT* urgent while they are both engaged, and needing one of them immediately.
A massive political reason not to postpone the call is because the political media were beginning to pose the question about Netanyahu and Obama’s relationship.
Indeed the odds are generally slim that one of them would be immediately needed for a crisis decision. Slim, however, in hindsight this was one of those moments when it actually existed; and had massive consequences.
You can see the phone notes in the hands of Joe Biden. If you enhance the picture and zoom in on the notes you can see they are notes, in Biden’s handwriting, of the phone call discussion contents between Netanyahu and Obama.
Whether or not BiBi knew Biden was also on the call is unknown, but he was indeed taking copious notes.
(on the left you see the notes from Biden 9/11/12 – on the right you see notes from Biden taken during the Vice-Presidential debate)
Context of Netanyahu Phone Call: It is important to remember how much flack President/Candidate Obama was getting from the opposition about his previously ignoring Netanyahu around the BiBi United Nations speech.
This call was perceived as important by both the Obama Campaign and White House advisors to a defensive pro-Israel narrative. It could not be skipped by a candidate needing to assure the Jewish electorate of his Israel-Cred. So from 6:30pm to 7:28 pm both Vice-President, Joe Biden, and President Obama, were “indisposed”.
This phone call took place between 12:30pm and 1:28am Benghazi time. Again, three hours after the attack began at 9:40pm. By the time the picture was taken at 7:28pm (DC) Ambassador Stevens was widely known to be missing – perhaps killed.
According to numerous reports, in Benghazi, around the same time, CIA operatives and former SEAL’s Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty were returning from the Consulate complex to the CIA annex with the body of State Dept. Aide to Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith. Ambassador Stevens was missing.
In Libya, during this Oval Office Netanyahu call, U.S. Security and contracted CIA security were setting up defensive positions on the roof of the CIA annex building and maintaining a defensive perimeter while calling for more support.
So we know POTUS and VPOTUS were out-of-the-decision-loop. Who was making the decisions on behalf of the Commander In Chief?
Back to the timeline – and remember, this is the TIMED VERSION initially released to the media:
(5 p.m. D.C.): Just ahead of the weekly meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells President Obama of the attack and the fire at the main villa….
(6:07 p.m. D.C): An alert from the State Dept. Operations Center states that the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli reports the Islamic military group “Ansar al-Sharia Claims responsibility for Benghazi Attack”… “on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”
(6:30 p.m. D.C.) : The Pentagon issues an order to a special operations team in Europe to move to Sigonella, Sicily – less than one hour’s flight away from Benghazi…. [Obama and Biden are now on the phone with Netanyahu] Who is in charge?
(7 p.m. D.C.): The first of two unmanned U.S. Predator drones, which already had been flying over eastern Libya, is diverted to Benghazi, as reported by CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson and David Martin on Oct. 15. [Obama and Biden are still on the phone with Netanyahu] Who is in charge?
(7:30 p.m. D.C.): A U.S. security team from Embassy Tripoli lands in Benghazi and learn that the ambassador is missing. They try to arrange for transportation into town, with the goal of locating Stevens. [Phone call over – Obama and Biden are being updated by Denis McDonough as per the picture]
But who was representing the Commander In Chief ? During that critical hour?
This is where you begin to find the origin of the U-Tube Narrative.
(From 2011) With little to no experience guiding them, everything becomes a first-impression type situation to Obama’s inner crew. To the point, Henry Kissinger reportedly, refers to Obama’s group of advisers as, “kids.” […]
One of Obama’s closest advisers is his Deputy National Security Adviser. The person acting the part of Deputy National Security Adviser is one Denis McDonough. While McDonough enjoys the credentials of a well-educated 41-year-old, he has sparse work experience. Working on the hill as a legislative aide before transferring to a liberal think tank before campaigning for Obama before becoming Deputy National Security Adviser, is good for McDonough but embarrassing to the position which he holds. […]
McDonough has a reputation around D.C. – as a rabid mind-fixer in his mission to ‘set the record straight’ with democratic politicians and mainstream media types, who dare veer off the political reservation. It’s rather humorous in a way to see a glorified political functionary like McDonough act the part of a seasoned and experienced political heavyweight. McDonough was promoted out of ideological loyalty over convention. Try telling McDonough that and he’ll likely piss ideological vinegar all over you. But the thing with McDonough’s verbal piss, it doesn’t stain things, it can’t… it’s too inexperienced.
Above said, guess who is guiding Obama on the crisis in Egypt and the pending melt-down in the Middle East? If you guessed the low cal aperitivo named Denis McDonough, you would be correct. The United States’ official response to the crisis in Egypt has so far been one big massive embarrassment. President Obama is getting bad advice; advice that is fueling his ideological ego; advice that is clearly immature in nature and devoid of geopolitical experience. (link)
“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office [Denis McDonough? or Tom Donilon?] telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” [Newt] Gingrich said.” (link)
Newt Gingrich was specifically talking about his knowledge of a communication known by at least one Senator, and given to two media outlets – who did not use it. It makes sense:
Did Denis McDonough and Tom Donilon tell Pentagon people to “stand down or wait” while POTUS and VPOTUS were on the phone with BiBi and unable to be interrupted ?
At 7:28pm (DC) 1:30am (Benghazi) Denis McDonough was bringing POTUS and VPOTUS up to speed. At that exact moment, events in Benghazi had spiraled. What took place next, and why they did nothing is unknown.
Perhaps, as they later espoused ad infinitum, they considered it too late, after all, this 7:28pm update probably revealed the status of Ambassador Stevens as “Missing presumed Dead”.
Damage control time….. Here comes the first origin of the talking points everyone is now attaching to Communications Director Ben Rhodes…..
Denis McDonough, “the fixer” provided the cover story.
[Pictured: Ben Rhodes, President Obama, Denis McDonough]
The cover story already existed because earlier in the same day the State Dept was getting questioned about the attack in Cairo, Egypt. Again, at another embassy – and a story had already begun about a U-Tube video.
The al-Qaeda flag was raised over the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during a protest for the release of the Blind Sheik, a terrorist held in Gitmo. The State Dept had been sending tweets apologizing for the U.S. Candidate Mitt Romney blasted the State Dept apologetic response:
I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. – Mitt Romney
In response to Mitt Romney calling them out – the White House condemned the response from the State Dept and disavowed the State Dept. apology:
“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” a senior administration official told POLITICO
Team Hillary was under fire from both sides of the political aisle. From the right for expressing regional weakness as the embassy was compromised, and from the White House for apologizing and seeming inept.
Hillary reacted to the Cairo Crisis -and the attacks from both sides- by trying to deflect the substantive policy failure, ignore the origin of the protest (Blind Sheik), and cast blame for the islamists outrage on a disingenuous U-Tube video they found out about two days prior:
“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
Denis “The Fixer” McDonough just needed to continue, and later emphasize, the same narrative story originally outlined by Hillary Clinton.
Which he did, effectively, the following day: [McDonough on Sept 12th]
“This work takes on added urgency given the truly abhorrent video that has offended so many people–Muslims, and non-Muslims alike—in our country and around the world.” (link)
THIS date and McDonough speech IS CRITICAL to understanding how the State Dept position jumped, and became useful to, the White House:
RIGHT THERE you have Denis McDonough, the very next morning, September 12th, attaching the little known U-Tube video from the Cairo Embassy explanation, directly to the Benghazi, Libya attack.
Why this McDonough speech is so critical is because what the White House was being told at the exact same moment McDonough was talking.
John Brennan the CIA Director, James Clapper the Director of Intelligence, and Leon Panetta who was Secretary of Defense at the time, all three of them the day it happened, actually it was the morning of the 12th, said that it was an organized terrorist attack and they told the President that. […] all three testified under oath about that day (link)
Remember, Brennan, Clapper and Panetta told Obama this BEFORE he walked into the Rose Garden and delivered his now famous, and well debated, line about the attack being an “act of terror” caused by a U-Tube video.
Brennan, Clapper and Panetta told Obama that Ansar al-Sharia (al-Qaeda in Libya) were to blame for a “terrorist attack on our Benghazi compound”. Meanwhile Denis McDonough was saying it was a “protest” as a result of a “U-Tube video“.
We all know which of those narratives President/Candidate Obama chose.
Denis ‘the fixer’ McDonough was specifically blaming the U-Tube video. AND McDonough’s job was/is to protect POTUS.
Mike Morell, acting CIA Director, testified to congress he never told anyone the Benghazi incident was the result of a U-Tube video, and was “surprised” as he watched TV that Susan Rice was attributing the video to the cause of the Benghazi attack. AND Morell’s job was/is to protect HILLARY CLINTON.
The impetus of the instructions to Communications Director, Ben Rhodes, came from the man who is not only close to Obama, but was with him in the Oval Office as the crisis unfolded and who is now his Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough.
Ben Rhodes’s brother, David Rhodes, is the President of CBS News.
The same CBS News that would not allow their own investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson to follow up on the Benghazi story; eventually resulting in Attkisson quitting the network. The same Sharyl Attkisson who had her phones tapped and her computer hacked both at home and at work while she was initially following the Benghazi story.
What followed in the days, weeks, and even months after the September 12th U-Tube talking points, was just a continuance of the same manufactured explanation during the “peak” of the 2012 election cycle.
After all, it was this same 41-year-old “kid”, McDonough, who was the key deflector between POTUS and the crisis that was “Fast and Furious“:
“Investigative journalists have provided details on McDonough’s background and work history in politics, but the information that makes McDonough relevant to the continually breaking news on the Fast and Furious scandal is his role in silencing complaints from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)…” (link)
If the media would set their mind to it they might find this picture is worth “A Thousand Words” indeed: