White House claims they are holding themselves accountable for Libya attacks, continue to deflect questions about their failures

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“After we found out that the e-mails were pouring in and the terror attack in Benghazi during the attack, and we had drones and surveillance available, and it was happening in realtime in the situation room, and at 5:00 in the afternoon Leon Panetta was at the White House meeting with the President. While there were drones over the sky in Benghazi, and people were watching them. We don’t know if the President saw that. We don’t know if the Secretary of Defense. I will tell you with drones in the sky and others watching why there would be an attack in the embassy in the United States and our Secretary of Defense, and our President wouldn’t be watching it is incredible,” Glenn said.

“White House spokesperson Jay Carney said from the Air Force One yesterday ‘We had a variety of information coming in. ‘Okay. Well I’m sure that is. Maybe Sasha and Malia had information coming into the White House from Disney Channel,” Glenn said. “Maybe the Food Network was with Michelle. Maybe she was checking the food police there. I don’t know.”

“But the specific information the e-mails and dozens of intelligence reports along with the realtime video live from the event that should have meant something other than a protest due to a video. This administration insults the American intelligence, and spits in our faces every single day just as Hillary Clinton did yesterday.”

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton said: “Now, finally, on Benghazi — Look, I’ve said it and I’ll say it one more time. No one wants to find out what happened more than I do. We are holding ourselves accountable to the American people, because not only they but our great diplomats and development experts serving in dangerous places around the world deserve no less. The Independent Accountability Review Board is already hard at work looking at everything — not cherry picking, you know, one story here one document there, but looking at everything, which I highly recommend — as the appropriate approach to something as complex as, ah, as an attack like this.”

Glenn then went through all the actions the Pentagon took, much of which never resulted in troops being deployed. Fox News reported that the Pentagon did relocate the following assets, but did not do more because they did not have a clear idea of what the situation was on the ground:

  • Eight from Special Operations were sent from Tripoli.
  •  A “FAST team” (Fleet Anti-terrorism Security team) of Marines from Rota, Spain, were sent to guard the Embassy in Tripoli.
  • A Special Operations force was moved from central Europe to Sigonella Air Base in southern Italy, just 480 miles from Benghazi.
  • F-16s and Apache helicopters remained parked and unused at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy.
  • Two Navy destroyers already in the Mediterranean Sea were moved off the coast of Libya on the day of the attack but were never used.

Glenn wondered if more was not done because the administration was trying to figure out if the attacks were caused by a YouTube video. According to the research performed by Glenn’s team there has been no mention of the YouTube video.

He said Clinton cannot claim that the administration and the State Department are holding themselves accountable when their primary response was to blame a YouTube video when no evidence supported that theory,

Furthermore, TheBlaze has reported that Thomas Pickering, the man appointed to investigate the attacks in Libya, is an  apologist for radical Islamists. TheBlaze reports:

Is the man the Obama administration appointed on October 4 as key investigator for the terror attacks in Benghazi an Islamist-sympathizer? According to recently published reports, the new chairman of a State Department’s “Accountability Review Board,” which is heading the federal investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has been accused of being an “apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran.”

What’s more, the man in question — former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering — has documented ties with the controversial group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, is a documented Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial — the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history.

To make matters worse, Pickering is also co-chairman of the board of George Soros’ International Crisis Group who has ties to other Islamic organizations as well, including the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which has been described as pro-Iran “front group.”

“This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Glenn said.

 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama is NOT holding himself to acount in Benghazi-gate. He is a liar and a fabricator; he has brought dishonor onto the country.

    Obama and his entire cabinet needs to resign effective immediately; and be jailed to face the charges of treason and all others from their time in office. His deeds in Libya may even reach the level of international war crimes.

    Of course if the Hague demands Obama be sent to them for justice to be done, they have to be told flatly – they can have him once he is done serving his time for betraying US!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama does not know what accoutability means, nor can he accept it at all. He is mad to the core of his being, and needs to leave office immediately.

  • Anonymous

    What a pithie   women Hillary has become..,, Was she always like  this?

  • Anonymous

     It seems the most difficult thing to do, be it for the individual, or even for an administration, is to admit ones faults. Saying they must be held accountable is a first step, holding them accountable is a different story.

  • Anonymous

    Of course the US had ready military capabilities in the area. They had requests for more security, but didn’t get it as the president knew that the Benghazi compound was in imminent danger and the attack had to take its course. The whole idea was to conseal the arms exchange to the alqaeda rebels, both in Syria and Lybia. Now, with the help from the main media, Obama will do ANYTHING to hide the truth.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Bull crap. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350004148 Micah J Berman

    uhm…. duh.

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  • obamapacksfudge

    spam alert

  • obamapacksfudge

    sure you did you lying f ag just like your bed buddy obama

  • Anonymous

    I just have a couple of questions…and maybe an answer or two.  Why was NO HELP sent to save our guys?  How would help have reached them?  think….think… By ship?  By ground (no assets “in country”)  No No No  BY AIR!!!! [warmer]… What type of aircraft?  Fast Movers? (jets)  NO No…Helicopters?  Bingo!!  And, what pray tell was Our Guy doing over there?  Trying to neg. a deal to get back what?  think….think….bayonets?  Times up!….How about the  HSSFM’s {heat seeking shoulder fired missles}?  Now that would explain a lot, huh?  Let us pray that swift justice is done

  • VindicatorX

    Finding someone with the will to prosecute in Washington DC has proven to be quite difficult. There is plenty of evidence, and plenty of charges that can be filed against many within this administration. Someone merely has to be brave enough to do what is necessary. 

  • windtalker700

    II would like to take this opportunity to congratulate
    General Colon Powell to the new status he has acquired. For those of us who
    have been paying attention, you sir can now equal yourself to the likes of
    Robert E. Lee. Again, congratulations sir, you are a first class traitor ! I
    know this does not conform to the story at hand but at the same time I do not
    find Powell’s endorsement of Obama a coincidence. May the Lo-d G-d bless this
    great nation and may he always find us his ever and faithful servants. Thank
    you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJTG72YYIYLA5C7MVTJSNETWQI Linda S

    Didn’t Beck say yesterday that our amabassador was a gun runner for the government?  Possibly what he knew got him killed.  I’ve seen nothing more from Beck.  True or not true.

  • Anonymous

    When o when is the MSM going to start reporting the FACTS? Libya is not even mentioned on my local news. It’s time to really vet this man who sitting in the White House. Come on, Media do your job.

  • Anonymous

    ‘..respond in real time’…? How about even securing the scene to keep sensitive or secret papers–like the diary–from collection by the enemy?…why not destroy the drone that landed in pristine condition in Iran?…How about the White House leaks regarding Israel?…How about protecting the doctor who gave us bin Laden (and is now in prison in a supposedly ‘friendly’ country)? How can we trust an investigation into the consulate takeover by the State Dept–after the Sec. of State admitted responsibility for the failure? Whaaaaa? The only player missing from this comedy is Groucho Marx. HAIL FREEDONIA  !!!!

  • Anonymous

    The smell from the failures by our leader is so strong, it should be renamed the “Offal” Office ! 

  • mspatdev

    Yes…………………..she has always been like this.  Ex. Pres. Clinton was helping Obammy with his election now so that Hillary could run in 2016 to be the next Socialist Pres. with George Soros help. Need to get rid of Obammy and Soros and the scars.  Their is a   “Get Obama Impeached” information. 

  • obamapacksfudge

    and it will need plug in air-freshners to get rid of that wookies stench,and fix the wall
    they will have to knock down to get the double wide wookie beast threw,when we
    the people kick there ( . ) to the curb come nov.6th

  • Anonymous

    How exactly are “they holding themselves accountable”? ? ?

    Has anyone resigned? Been fired? Lost their pension?

    What exactly does that mean? ? ?

  • Anonymous

    Wonder why the Seals are not pro Obama?
    Could it be that post Osama (aledged) killing almost the whole unit was murdered.
    How was one of the greatest losses in hisory affected just a short time after the raid on Osama?
    I wonder how Obama could have had such a big mouth,unless he wanted them murdered.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary still thinks all this will win her points…she seems to be talking down to all of us. Notice how slow, and deliberate the words. We understand more than you think Madame.

  • VindicatorX

    So how, Mister President, is an unending stream of lies and denial taking responsibility for anything like this debacle. All of his efforts have been directed at distraction, not at solution, and not at paying the price for failure. 

    Four men paid the price of his failure as a leader and Commander in Chief. The piper is waiting for payment from the man who is responsible. 

    The American public is due some form of retribution, some form of justice, and yet there is no one calling for him to resign or be tried for his criminal acts. Merely defeating him in his bid for reelection isn’t going to cut it. Punishment for what he has done is only going to come after he has been tried in impeachment proceedings. I urge everyone to write their Congressional representatives in both the House and Senate and prod them into bringing formal impeachment charges. NOW.

  • E Lantz

    They always make sure they are in control the conversation.

  • E Lantz

    Why would our military help this administration to give arms to terrorists? I understand the administration doing it but has our military become as corrupt as the government? This is illegal. They don’t have to carry out illegal orders! 

  • E Lantz

    What does Obama need to cover up? He has a full media onslaught to cover for him. Could we get rid of the propaganda and go back to having a free press???

  • Matt Driscoll

    I absolutely love debunking everything Snowleopard says. Notice how he never argues with my points anymore. You are all delusional and so desperate to nail President Obama to the wall that you will go to any lengths to do so. This is a cover for a secret trade between Obama and the Taliban??? You have got to be kidding me. At least go back to calling him a commie. Please explain how this can be considered a war crime. Just because Glenn Beck “reports” it, and I use that term very loosely, does not mean it is true. TheBlaze is not even close to being a credible news source yet you all read it and believe it as if it were the word of god. Please read a non-biased news source. Please for the love of god do not use TheBlaze or Glenn Beck as your primary news source. The best way top have an informed opinion is to constantly challenge your opinion by asking yourself “Why do I believe this?” “What is the other side to this story?” Many of you are very reactionary and get all up in arms whenever Glenn has something to “report.” Please look at other news sources. Check out AP or Reuters. Not Fox and not MSNBC. Glenn does a massive disservice to this nation by blinding you all with fear and paranoia. 

  • E Lantz

    We have thousands of Americans dead and maimed because the government of the United States has chosen to nation build instead of getting out of that pig sty of an area. We still have people dying in Afghanistan for a nation Obama has already said we are turning over to the Taliban in 2 years. Is this going on just so we can spend more money on terrorists?

  • Anonymous

    Most of our navy destroyers have a helicopters landing pad for helicopters use for anti-submarine and use as a rescue helicopter also can ferry about 10 marines that assign duty on a destroyer !  Also destroyer may have the have  remote helicopter anti- submarine drones that have zoom and infra camera to increase destroyer scan range ,machine guns and or 20 mm cannons ,hellfire missile to take out enemies patrol boats this drone could be use to make due as a stop gap to use against enemies ground forces attacking Embassy !! Since Benghazi being so close to the coast  give the Embassy more time until predators ,reapers ,helicopters gunships could arrive on the scene ,jet fighters !!  Or use arm drones and destroyers  cannon fire to cover marine detachment beach landing and run interference with drones and with destroyer coordinated laser directed  gun fire from marine detachments to pave the way though possible enemies ambush !!  or drones scout enemies ambush positions and direct navy gun fire etc !

  • Anonymous

    Why send a un arm  for recon ???,why not arm ??? Was the drone arm and the President didn’t want to kill  the radicals Muslims attacking Embassy ,that were attack and killing U.S citizens in U.S territory ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????//// 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I’ll answer you this one time: you are a troll and obvious supporter of Obama.

    It is useless and worthless to argue or debate or deal with a fanatical follower of Obmaa who is a true criminal and insane to the core of his being.
     
    So save us all the treasure, stop your whining, shut up and just leave.

  • Matt Driscoll

    No!! I will never leave. You people need to be educated to the fact that Glenn Beck is doing you a disservice by brainwashing you and presenting you with only his interpertation of the facts. Also a troll seeks to get a reaction. I am simply trying to inform. You obviously agree with everything Beck says. You are his acolyte., his groupie. If you cannot see the hypocracy in your reply then you are truly lost.

  • E Lantz

     Maybe you should look into what is going on in Jordon. Why is our military over there? No one is reporting it but if you take the time to research you will see what is going on. Obama  is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and through out the middle east. They are still sending them billions of dollars despite the fact that they have turned the middle east into a haven for Islamic extremists. You are fed by mainstream media. You don’t look for facts for yourself. You depend on a bias and corrupt media to hand feed you. Your are the result of our corrupted and failing educational system. You are the kind of person that the left needs to support them because you will follow orders and won’t ask questions.

  • http://twitter.com/EARWAX1000 PHILIP SCHNEIDER

     “The best way top have an informed opinion is to constantly challenge
    your opinion by asking yourself “Why do I believe this?” “What is the
    other side to this story?” Many of you are very reactionary and get all
    up in arms whenever Glenn has something to “report.” Please look at
    other news sources. Check out AP or Reuters. Not Fox and not MSNBC.”

    LOL you make me laugh. If we had believed AP and Reuters as you suggest, the Obama administration and the democrat machine would still be telling us a Youtube video killed the ambassador and Hillary would NOT have had to throw herself under the bus for “the cause”.
    Matt, the fatal flaw in your thought process is asking YOURSELF any questions at all . . . .  . .  REASON???? You are one of THEM.
    It’s time for you to throw off those chains that bind you. OPEN your eyes to the world around you. Stop staring at the world through the alimentary canal of the liberal progressive philosophical lens . . . . it’s full of shit.

  • Anonymous

    I figure the cherry-picking began just prior to hillwilly’s little speech about the “investigation.”  What a better way to have an “investigator” go to your line of baloney than to choose the one who is part of your own team–it just didn’t occur to them to select an independent investigator or let the House select one.  I won’t accept pickeling’s report because it will be so biased it will be rendered meaningless and completely without substance…to say nothing about the waste of money. 

    This administration was well aware of the attack because a month ago, ME officials were warning other countries; the UK, and others with embassies in Libya, were moving their personnel out of the danger zone; they wondered why the US remained.  Additionally, three days prior to the attack, a firm warning to remove our personnel was given by Libyan officials–and this administration ignored the warning. When the Ambassador, himself, AND THE CIA, begged for help–there was silence from the adminstration , DOD, and Sec of State. 

    Now they want us to believe that the Ambassador and his staff died from aphyxiation due to smoke inhalation.  The horrid truth is that Stevens died a brutal death: he was beaten, tortured, sexually assaulted, and dragged through the streets until he died—perhaps the administration wants all of us who saw the initial photos coming out Benghazi that showed what was happening to simply chalk it up to imagination.  Well, it wasn’t imagined.  The last two photos I saw were Stevens being held up by one of the mobsters, appearing very bloody and dazed, and in a sleeveless tee-shirt; the last photo showed him being dragged through the streets, apparently unconscious and bloodier than the other photo.  Really—this administration needs to simply confess the obvious and be held accountable in a court of law for their callousness and failure to uphold the US Constituition as it pertains to protecting our citizens.  If Congress fails to act on this, they truly are cowards.

  • Anonymous

    You need to be educated to understand that pathological LIARS are diagnosed as social predators or are sociopathic by nature..they mean harm to everyone they come into contact with. As criminally inclined as they are, most, when finally apprehended, tried, and convicted for their criminal behavior, usually receive the sentence of llife without parole. These felons need to be residents of a Supermax and not holding public office.  Save your fingers, driscoll, there is nothing you could ever say that would change my mind about this corrrupt, criminal administration.

  • Anonymous

    And he is protecting those that reside in the USA…obammy does not permit any investigation into those mosques and cells here.  I hope a new AG will finally look into these snake pits…especially the mosques where they are training their young for anti-American activities.

  • Anonymous

    Windtalker: Robert E Lee was no traitor–but Benedict Arnold was.  We in the South hold our HEROES dear to our hearts just as you hold your heroes dear to your hearts.  The Civil War was really fought to determine if the US would be an industrial nation or an agrarian nation–industry won, and sometimes you have to question whether it was worth it.  Slavery was an issue in both the North and the South–and don’t think you had no slaves in the Northern States because you certainly did…check your archives, it’s in there. 

    As for the rest of your comment on Colin Powell, he acquired that status of his in 2008, when he endorsed obammy the first time and even alluded to that endorsement as being based on obammy’s Negro heritage–nothing has changed in that respect.

    As for God’s Blessings, I don’t believe He has forsaken us; people haven’t been paying much attention to God, but He has always been present.

  • http://twitter.com/eeyore436 C Nelson

    Just watched Glenn Beck–I hope people will wake up and see that this President is a danger to our Country.  But I’m afraid they will not and will vote Obama back into office.  I’m so afraid, that I don’t want to watch the election.  I don’t know what our Country will do, or what the atmosphere will be, if Romney wins the popular vote, but loses the electoral vote.  I think that maybe it’s time to get rid of the electoral college, and go popular vote.  I’m tired of beholden to one or two states, deciding the whole Country’s future; especially after knowing that Obama had to be the one to give the order to not send aid to our guys in Benghazi.  How could anyone vote for a Commander-in-Chief like that?  I can’t help but wonder—did Obama want the Ambassador gone, because he knew too much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.shambaugh Barry Shambaugh

    Mr.
    President “It is offensive that you would sacrifice the lives of 4
    Americans for political gain.” You are a liar and do not deserve the
    respect of CIC.  Criminal charges should be brought against you and all
    in your Administration who were involved in the stand down order and
    then the attempted coverup of our Brave men who you sacrificed for
    political gain overseas.

    You are morally corrupt and I cannot respect you as our President. We
    have still to hear from you on a message to the American public on this
    terrible act in Benghazi. You are a coward and run to talk shows and
    entertainment outlets, even before the UN, talking about a movie to
    bring it’s director who we used to have Freedom of Speech in America to
    Justice.

     A President would hold a news conference the next day and tell the
    American people the Truth and not peacefully go to sleep then fly to
    Vegas for a fundraiser. You like to keep saying “I’m the President”.
    Well you haven’t acted much like one thruout your presidency with all
    the Executive Orders, jumping to conclusions in Professor Gates and TM
    case, fighting states on immigration, yes apologizing to our enemies and
    other policies that is taking our country on a road to ruin.

    Here was an opportunity to be the President and you Failed. You are
    not a dictator though you seem more at ease with them than your own
    countrymen.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.shambaugh Barry Shambaugh

    And I forgot to mention how you want to spike the ball on OBL. This was the fruition of Bush years of intense interrogation techniques but you failed to lead when the 3AM call came.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.shambaugh Barry Shambaugh

     And I forgot to mention how you want to spike the ball on OBL. This was
    the fruition of Bush years of intense interrogation techniques but you
    failed to lead when the 3AM call came.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.shambaugh Barry Shambaugh

     And I forgot to mention how you want to spike the ball on OBL. This was
    the fruition of Bush years of intense interrogation techniques but you
    failed to lead when the 3AM call came.

  • Anonymous

    Prove it.  Show us all where he is lying or misleading everyone.  I do my own homework on most of what i hear, listen and watch other people and programs, and Glenn is one of the ONLY ones that tells it like it is.  He speaks against democrats AND republicans.  He’s not for any ONE party, is one of the only people out there that has the guts to show the ugly truth, no matter what it may be or who its against.  He’s just trying to show Americans the truth.  Please show proof of your comments.

  • http://twitter.com/TexGazEdu Marie Murray Martin

    To contact your House Reps. and Senators to ask for a special investigation into the events of Sept. 11-12, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. Visit http://www.house.gov and www.senate.gov

  • Anonymous

    you are a complete ass , I dont listen to glen beck but I have been following every thing about obama & his administration along with the UN & agenda 21 , Im neither democrat or republican , I am just an american citizen who is concerned for our country & my childrens future . what I have uncovered is they are all corrupt & leading america down a very sinister highway . research it yourself . check into adgenda 21 then take alook around your own community . then tell us how brainwashed we are. also before you comment on my being on this website i just happened to stumble on it & your comment caught my eye.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

    Obama should be arrested and tried for accessory to Murder one, and then for Treason and actions unbecoming to an american citizen, let alone a President. He would then be fitted with an orange jumpsuit to await his appeals to no avail, and then given a seat on the table with the needle injection like all murderers get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

     I always thought treason had one penalty and it was death.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

     the worst of the bunch is the Huffington Puffington, then News1,2,3your out. and the Groid last but not least,  All those three lie like a sidewalk outright but with voters being dems I have never seen a more stupid bunch walking or breathing air.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

     Well said, did any see the video where the policies of the democratic Obama were replaced with the Republicans viewpoints, and not one single dem knew the difference,  this is just one of three videos showing the stupidity of dem voters. Unbelievable that these people will be getting to vote 2 or even 3 times.They say it openly like a badge of honor, not realizing it comes with a jail term and a tenthousand dollar fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

     Just bloody amazing, Obongo lies on the TV and on the MSM and his supporters still say, show me.  duh, he started lying when he told his classmates he was Indonesian Royalty, and then he was Hawaiian royalty, then he looked like that Hotep guy an egyptian Pharoah, talk about delusions of grandeur, this guy is a confirmed sociopath and narcissistic ego the size of the Washington MOnument. Remember his uncle who rescued the jews at Auscwitz? Now there was a crack up, Turns out the yanks didnt liberate Auschwitz, only the russkies went into the camp, and his uncle in the army turned out to be a distant relation in the navy who never set a foot in Europe. He lies right off the top of his head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

     OK< here is just one lie, He said his uncle liberated Auschwitz, His uncle in the army turned out to be a distant cousin in the navy who never set one foot in Europe and besides all those lies, Not a single american went into Auschwitz , only the russians in the russian zone went into that particular work camp. That is just two of his many, many lies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogue.planetx Rogue Planetx

     Rofl, I love your name, Obama the Fudge packer, or the Hershey Highway bandit, or the Poopshooter, or the BallsBandito.

  • obamapacksfudge

    ty lol :) but it is true ask larry sinclair lmfao!!!