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Media Not Letting Go on Libya

* Bumped Up *

The incompetence and negligence of the Obama Administration, especially Hillary Clinton’s State Department, is coming more into focus with each passing day. I take no delight in having to focus on Hillary’s failure, but there is no other conclusion. She is ultimately the person at State Department responsible for the failure to ensure that Ambassador Stevens had adequate protection. As more information comes to light she may have to resign.

Jake Tapper is out today with another blockbuster highlighting the fact that the Department rejected a specific request from American Embassy Libya to extend the SST (Site Security Team).

Remember, I was one of the first in the blogosphere to tell you that memos like this existed and would come to light.

The leaks are only getting started. Patrick Kennedy and Hillary Clinton will probably have to resign. What remains unclear is whether Barack Obama will pull the plug on them before the election.

But, firing Hillary and Kennedy does not explain why Susan Rice was out on all of the TV shows repeatedly telling a goddamned lie–i.e., that the attack on the consulate was a spontaneous reaction to a stupid videotape. That one is squarely on the White House. Rice does not have the best of relations with Hillary and tends to play up to Donilon and Brennan–Obama’s National Security guys at the White House.

And it gets worse. Both James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, and David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, also deceived and misled Congress in their breifings the week of the attack. This was not an intelligence failure. This was a failure of policymakers to pay attention to intelligence. And that blame lies squarely on Barack Obama, who was too busy playing golf and raising campaign cash to attend his daily Presidential Daily Briefs from the intelligence community.

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  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/09/obama-defiantly-declares-
    al-qaeda-is-on-its-heels-even-after-deadly-terrorist-attacks-on-us-embassies/

    this fool does not know when to shut up

  • HELENK2

    per fox news

    state department,
    on Sept 11 2012 in Benghazi
    8:30pm nobody on streets, no protest

    9:40pm armed men invade consulate

  • HELENK2

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/10/09/us-security-officer-in-libya-state-dept-wanted-to-reduce-the-security-footprint/

    Security officer in Libya : state dept wanted to reduce the security footprint.

    there really is some twisted thinking in that department

  • MJP

    OT – Obama getting big money from China in ’08 and ’12? scandal breaking, Newsweek story.

  • HELENK2
    • HELENK2

      the wrong video shows.

      • HELENK2
        • HoosierinDixie

          Helen this is a very powerful ad. Does anyone know if it is being played on tv in the swing states?

          • HELENK2

            I do not know. I am in backtrack land california

        • HObama HObamanana

          Nice and very effective ad. I kinda liked the Tex Ritter video too but would have preferred John Ritter.

  • KataKimbe

    I love the video and I love that a Reporter is actually reporting… but the script problems when checking these articles are making me go nuts. Please fix or I will have to stop getting my NOQ fix.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Beyond my power to control. Sorry it is creating problems for you. The video works fine in Safari and Firefox. The one above is downloaded from youtube.

  • akaPatience

    ATTENTION NQ ADMINISTRATORS: PLEASE GET RID OF THE ABC VIDEOS. They seem to be the cause of script error messages that are causing [migraine] headaches for visitors to the site when we click on any link. Yesterday, when Matthew Weaver removed the ABC video from his last thread it [temporarily] solved the problem, but now that there’s another ABC video on THIS thread, the script error issue has resumed.

    • Dissentispatriotic

      So THAT’s why I have to shut down my computer repeatedly when I sign onto NQ and try to read the latest stories and comments!!

  • DianaLC

    The thing I like the most about this post is the headline itself: “Media Not Letting Go on Libya.” All I can say is that it’ls about time there is some real investigative journalism going on by some in the MSM. My guess is that these were leaked to the O channels with the express statement that they should run with them or Fox would again be the only one running with them. Wise move if so, since now the odiots will have to face the truth.
    I am, though still very sad that these deaths occurred. I am not quite as sad about Hillary’s possible guilt, as she got down onto the low road when she agreed to work for this president. But I am sad that the media wasn’t already running with the story about all the leaks and the possibility there were coming from the WH. I am sad that they weren’t already investigating whether or not O had to be brought kicking and screaming to the Osama assassination.
    I hope the media is running with this from now until the foreign policy debate and until the elcetion.

  • http://twitter.com/kmbog kmbog

    How much longer can Barack Hussein let this go before he throws Hillary to the curb? Or does Bill have Barack by the short ones and is playing quid pro quo, ‘I campaign for you, you make someone else the scapegoat.’

    • http://MediaBlackoutExposed.blogspot.com/ MediaBlackoutExposedClickHere

      Leaders of the New World Order have been exposed
      Obama Osama
      Biden BI nla DEN
      Americans are waking up to the truth, the cover up, and what the media CANNOT report on leaked at the link in my name

    • http://MediaBlackoutExposed.blogspot.com/ MediaBlackoutExposedClickHere

      Leaders of the New World Order have been exposed
      Obama Osama
      Biden BI nla DEN
      Americans are waking up to the truth, the cover up, and what the media CANNOT report on leaked at the link in my name

  • piattq

    Larry, I don’t get this:
    She is ultimately the person at State Department responsible for the failure to ensure that Ambassador Stevens had adequate protection

    I thought “the buck stops here” always ultimately fell on the president? I do think O has called the major policy shots #1 being to get out of the ME militarily and declare victory over the radical jihadists, no matter what the facts on the ground are.

  • HObama HObamanana

    Larry, I have a problem with your claim that this was a failure of policymakers to pay attention to intelligence. Perhaps that is you being diplomatic. I think they payed attention to the intelligence but let partisan politics trump or fashion policy.

    • getfitnow

      Geez, I hope you’re wrong. But I do have an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Is there anything, I mean anything at all, in the Obama Administration that is not political first?

  • akaPatience

    Well Larry, you said it yourself – the fox is guarding the henhouse so I guess only time will tell if responsible parties will truly be held accountable. It seems Congressional/Senate Republicans who’ve been looking into the matter and weighing in on TV haven’t been pointing at Kennedy yet. But maybe they’re aiming higher. Anyway, that Youtube trailer excuse was so utterly lame, it’s hard to imagine that any adult would’ve come up with it. And then there was the Hillary/Obama apology commercial to boot…

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    what is with the badgering scripts on this site? They are a pain.

    • akaPatience

      Same thing’s happening to me JTD. ABC videos seem to be the culprits.

    • DianaLC

      I started getting them after the last post by LJ. They are indeed a real pain. Of course, I am getting paranoid and thinking that the O administration is the reason behind them.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    OFA is loathe to have a US military presence anywhere in the Middle East. Fine if you want to take out Gahdaffi so the Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and others can fill the void. An ongoing presence of US uniformed ground personnel was not going to be allowed to stick around for the rebuilding.

    I suppose OFA would have dissapproved of the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after WWII. No need for a military prescense, send them all home and Europe can settle it’s own matters in a cvilized and behaved manner.

    It wasn’t a money decision, it went through Hillary and Kennedy. But it did not originate there. Obama and Valerie Jarret are likely up to their neck in it.

    Unless people want to fall on their spear for O, there will be leaks a plenty. I am betting that Hillary and Kennedy ran this by O who disapproived on Jarretts advice.

    Getting out of Iraq, and Afgahanistan, but getting into Libya because Al Qaeda is not dead? How would that look in an election home stretch? It was all O with his inner circle.

    But Hillary and Kennedy are still neck deep.

    • getfitnow

      As dire as this situation was, once again, if it was a concern of Hillary’s, she had an opportunity to break away from this pack of wolves and stand her ground. She said she wouldn’t serve in a second term. But, once again, IF, and that’s a huge if, Obama over ruled her, from a character and moral stand point, she should have had the courage to call this administration out and/or step down since she no longer could serve at the POTUS’ pleasure. But that may not have been the case. She may simply be going along to get along until her term is over. That is no way to run a department.

  • Theymustbemorons

    Not sure if anyone will take a hit for this but if it comes to that, Kennedy might “retire” after a long career at State. Hillary will not be fired but will resign as she planned all along because she said she’d leave at the end of the first term. And, I think Bill made a deal with Obama back in 2008 that Hillary would never be thrown under a bus. As for our golf pro, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney will permanently retire Obama from elected office. After that, we’ll have a whole new set of replacements who better learn from the stupidity of these people.
    Good people are dead in a horrific event. We have no statesmen. We have political hacks (you, too, Hillary).
    We have no people of principle. They bring shame to this country but they feel no shame. Let’s throw these bums out. Let’s encourage anyone and everyone, from Larry Johnson to Jake Tapper to us, to keep the information out in front and make sure people know what’s going on.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I have to disagree with you on one minor, though very important, point. Mitt will not permanently retire Obama if Barry has any say in the matter. He’s been planning on a long, second, and hopefully promising career in the LPGA.

  • Constance

    Wait a minute. Back up. Remember, September 11, 2001. You know, when all those playboy terrorists expertly flew those airliners into the Twin Towers, Building 7 (oh no, not Building 7…it fell down by itself) and the Pentagon…although somehow they missed Mr Rumsfeld). If the Bush adminstration ignored multiple warnings about an impending “attack”, then I guess Bush or at least Cheney should have resigned. That’s not what happened, we reelected them, and they are now endorsing Mr Romney. But Hillary and Mr Kennedy should now resign because they “bear responsibilty” for the security lapses on September 11, 2012. Lyndon LaRouche is basically reporting the same story as this website except he says Obama should be impeached which is really more consistent with the logic? I am seeing on this website.

    But I am an idiot so I guess I’ll just have to let all the “experts” decide what is real and what is not and who gets sacrificed and who gets the limosine.

    • seattlegonz

      You can bet if the mayor or Gov of NY had made repeated requests to the WH for extra security at airports because they had credible information that there was going to be an attack on the twin towers and the WH did nothing, denied any assistance, and then after 9/11 the WH went out and lied about the fact that those requests had been made and insisted that the attack was just a case of workplace violence…yeah, there would’ve been a need for resignations.

      • KenoshaMarge

        A need for resignations? How about who ever decided that Valerie Jarrett needed protection more than an American Ambassador in Benghazi? That might be a good place to start.

        • MG6

          Jarrett made that decision, and all others with the nod of those whom they owe.

          • KenoshaMarge

            I can believe it but how is it possible that she is able to make that kind of decision? Who elected her to be the “decider?”

  • getfitnow

    That One is too busy campaigning and hobnobbing with the Hollywood elite to even care.

  • sowsear1

    Four years ago when we were warning Hill that Obama was toxic, we knew that whatever bad happened in his administration would end up being her fault…So it is.

    • getfitnow

      She is not a victim here.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Four years ago Hillary was warning us that Obama was toxic. She chose to let him have the nomination without a fight and work for him anyway.

    • MJP

      Now Hillary is toxic. She seems to have bought into this administration lock stock and barrel. Her choices at the time were not good. The Chicago thugs bully and control and use her like a puppet.

  • TeakWoodKite

    Larry, Susan Rice got her marching orders directly from Obama.
    Bet on it.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I think it more likely that they came from Jarrett.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Obama via Jarrett then. LOL. :)

        • HObama HObamanana

          You can’t really imagine Obama cracking a whip can you? Stomping his foot? Of course. Threatening to hold his breath until he turns white? No doubt. But do some actual work? Not a chance in hell. He has surrogates for that.

          • TeakWoodKite

            You would have to ask Larry Sinclair about the whip thing, although I have always though that BO was a Sunni not Shia.

  • Popsmoke

    Hate to tell you this bud…. Zero will happen before the election… My bet? If anything? Kennedy will take the hit not Hilary….

    • HoosierinDixie

      I agree Obama will not push Hillary out. He needs Bill to campaign for him.

      • HObama HObamanana

        A very good point.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I’m not a betting woman but I’d bet on Kennedy being the one thrown under the bus.

      Not because Obama cares if Hillary takes the hit, but because at this point in time, humiliating as it is for Obama, he needs Bill Clinton.

      • Madame_deFarge

        He has tossed Carolyn Kennedy under the bus to the point she can’t stand the sound of his voice.

        • KenoshaMarge

          It’s the price you pay when you allow yourself, and your family name, to be used by an oportunistic POS.

          • Madame_deFarge

            Indeed…as if it could be sullied more than it already has been. Caroline strikes me as a rather dim bulb overall.

            • KenoshaMarge

              Not sure I ever thought about her “wattage” but thought her an arrogant elitist who believed she somehow had the “right” to simply walk into the Senate based solely on her family name. Frankly I’m surprised she wasn’t able to do so.

              • KenoshaMarge

                cartoon didn’t work, try, try again

    • Hokma

      Before the election the Obama foreign policy is unraveling faster than they can plug holes and it is the Benghazi incident that has brought it front and center.

      All that needs to happen is happening and it is before the election – hearings and release of memos/emails.

      There is more and more information that this could have been prevented but more importantly that the Obama administration tried to cover up their knowledge that this was a planned terror attack and had nothing to do with that film.

      Blame for the attack is one thing, but the blame for the cover up I believe goes much higher and likely to Valerie Jarrett and Axelrod (I don’t think Obama is smart enough to even have understood what was transpiring).

      But with this coming at the end of her tenure, will have severe damage on Hillary Clinton no matter where the blame ends up.

      • sowsear1

        It is entirely possible that whoever is really in charge of the Obama Administration knows that he will lose, but wants to create as much mayhem as entirely possible…leaving the next administration with widespread riots, unrest, and upheaval..all over the world, as now seems likely

        • goober grape

          This is my suspicion, as well. I think they want a 269-269 tie decided by the Republican House, so they can burn the place down.

    • mgm

      Obama firing Hillary? Not going to happen. The firestorm it would create is something Obama does not need right before the election. And can you imagine Bill Clinton–whom Obama needs desperately–taking his wife’s dismissal quietly? That having been said, I think there is more to this than meets the eye. I simply cannot see Hillary refusing security measures. It sounds more like the handiwork of Jarrett or Rice–both of whom would jump at the opportunity to overrule and humiliate Hillary. Hillary has been “on the road” and out of the country constantly in the past months, so Jarrett could have nixed the security request without Clinton even knowing it was made. We need more information before we blame Hillary and fulfill Jarrett’s fondest wish..

      • HObama HObamanana

        The flaw I see in your logic is that Jarrett and Rice have no real power except what Obama gives them. Jarrett is not within the Constitutional presidential succession whereas Clinton is. Clinton has real power, Jarrett has implied, imagined or given power. Rice is only a spokesperson with absolutely no real power, implied, imagined or otherwise. And she’s a bitch. So if it is coming from anywhere it is from Obama, strictly speaking.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I bet there is a backlash and a call for Clinton’s head. Not literally of course. Only those folks that Obama and Clinton apologize to actually want real heads.

      My reasoning? Clinton gave a “classified” briefing that contained less information than she, or her office under her direction, delivered to the New York Times. Believe it or not (and I find it hard at times to believe myself) there are a few (very few) Democrats that actually (really, I’m not snarking) take their Constitutional responsibilities seriously and were more than a little pissed off at the Clinton “briefing.”

    • goober grape

      Hillary was going to resign in a few months, anyway, wasn’t she?