In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president’s daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.
Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that “that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region.”
The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris [Stevens] were far more specific, more detailed and more current than the unclassified talking points that UN Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used five days after the attack to suggest to Americans that an unruly mob angry over an anti-Islamic video was to blame, officials said.
Most of the details affirming al-Qaida links were edited or excluded from the unclassified talking points used by Rice in appearances on news programs the weekend after the attack, officials confirmed Friday. Multiple agencies were involved in excising information, doing so because it revealed sources and methods, dealt with classified intercepts or involved information that was not yet fully confirmed, the officials said.
Solomon cautions that there were bits of evidence pointing to a spontaneous attack but, as Eli Lake of the Daily Beast and others have reported, he writes: “Among the early evidence cited in the briefings to the president and other senior officials were intercepts showing some of the participants were known members or supporters of Ansar al-Sharia — the al-Qaida-sympathizing militia in Libya — and the AQIM, which is a direct affiliate of al-Qaida in northern Africa, the officials said.”
How could the president and his senior staff then have allowed (or rather, sent) Rice to go out to tell an entirely different tale to the American people on Sept. 16 on five TV shows?
Not just that, Obama knew it was terrorism earlier than 24 hours. The attack was being seen at The White House in real time via a drone flying over the consulate.
Obama did not order the military to go rescue the Benghazi mission. Instead, they were told to "stand down."
Three days later, Obama and Hillary Rotten Clinton started "The Big Lie" and said the attack was due to a protest over a little known YouTube video mocking the prophet Mohammed. That was 72 hours later.
Susan Rice, the UN Ambassador (as Rubin noted) continued "The Big Lie" on the Sunday shows.
The filmmaker of the YouTube video was taken in for questioning, and later arrested for "parole violation."
Obama continued repeating "The Big Lie" on the David Letterman liberal comedy show, on "The View" and at his September 25th speech to the United Nations, where he referenced the YouTube video not once..but SIX (6) Times, saying "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
David Petraeus, former CIA director, said in closed door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee yesterday he knew the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was terrorism, but that the CIA talking points were changed.
Who asked for the change? Who made the decision to say this wasn't terrorism? Why did the Obama Regime not only lie to the families of the four killed in Benghazi, but lied to the American people.
Even worse, why has most of the American "media" who claim there is no such thing as liberal media bias, decided to aid in the cover-up for Obama, contrary to what the Washington ComPost and other media outlets did almost 40 years ago when another President ordered a crime covered up that was no where near as bad as BenghaziGate.
No one died during Watergate, or Monica-gate for that matter.
Even the Party of Treason, the Democrap Party are marching in goosestep around Obama defending his lies, compared to eight years ago when they accused the Bush Administration about lying to go to war in Iraq, with no evidence to back up their claims.
Four Americans are dead, and the media and Democrap Party doesn't care? SHAME ON THEM! They can all GO TO HELL!
America, and most importantly, the families of the four killed in Benghazi on 9/11/2012 DESERVE THE TRUTH.