Jon Stewart And Daily Beast Take On Obama Administration’s Handling Of Benghazi

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Ruh roh. Seems Jon Stewart has put down the Hopium and Kool Aide shooters. In all fairness, Stewart has gotten better about being less partisan in his coverage of All Things Obama, so kudos to him. It is refreshing to see that he has come back from being engulfed in love for The One and is seeing him with clearer eyes. Whew.

To that point, Stewart, like others of us not in a Hopium Daze, is paying attention to the machinations of the Obama Administration to engage in major CYA after the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, and the deaths that resulted from this attack. He highlights the numerous attempts by Obama and those who speak for him to blame this all on the stupid video that NO ONE saw. He addressed the lack of a cohesive message, other than blaming the video, from Obama, Carney, Rice, and Clinton. You can watch the video here. Mediaite has the story:

[...] For a while President Obama‘s response, through his press secretary, declined to call the attack and act of terrorism, emphasizing the ongoing investigation. And also pointing to the anti-Islam video that triggered protests throughout the Middle East.

Stewart then pointed to a host of others who did call it a terrorist attack…including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Nope, they don’t talk to each other.)

Then, later, Obama went on The View, where he said the attack clearly wasn’t just a “mob action.”

[...]

“Well, two things apparently have become clear,” Stewart concluded. “The attack on our embassy was planned and coordinated. The response to it — not so much.”[...] (Click here to read the rest, and another chance to look at the video.)

Now, I know that Stewart is a fake journalist, but it is astonishing how many people DO actually get their news from him. So if HE is following this, and demonstrating what a crappy job Obama did in this situation, maybe, just maybe it will filter through.

And if Stewart can’t get to them, maybe this Daily Beast article can shed some light for the True Believers, “U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Bombed Twice in Run-Up to 9/11 Anniversary” (h/t yttik22). It is precisely this kind of information now seeing the light of day that illustrates the sheer incompetence of Obama and his cabinet. The headline gives you a good idea, and here is more of the story:

In the five months leading up to this year’s 9/11 anniversary, there were two bombings on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and increasing threats to and attacks on the Libyan nationals hired to provide security at the U.S. missions in Tripoli and Benghazi.

Details on these alleged incidents stem in part from the testimony of a handful of whistleblowers who approached the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the days and weeks following the attack on the Benghazi consulate. The incidents are disclosed in a letter to be sent Tuesday to Hillary Clinton from Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the oversight committee’s subcommittee that deals with national security.

The State Department did not offer comment on the record last night.

The new information disclosed in the letter obtained by The Daily Beast strongly suggests the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the late Ambassador Chris Stevens were known by U.S. security personnel to be targets for terrorists. Indeed, the terrorists made their threats openly on Facebook. (Emphasis mine.)

Hold the damn phone – there were threats on FACEBOOK about impending attacks?? You have got to be kidding me with this. But no, this is no joke:

For example, following a May 22 early-morning attack on a facility that housed the International Committee on the Red Cross, a Facebook page claimed responsibility, and said the attack was a warning and a “message for the Americans disturbing the skies over Derna.” That reference was likely to American surveillance drones over a city that provided fighters to al Qaeda in Iraq in the last decade.

In June a Facebook page associated with militants linked to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi posted a threat to Stevens based on the route he took for his morning jog. The Facebook page also posted a picture of Stevens. The letter to Clinton notes that “after stopping these morning runs for about a week, the Ambassador resumed them.”

A senior State Department official contacted for this story said the ambassador was “not reckless” with his own security or that of his staff. But this official also acknowledged that the ambassador was “an old-school diplomat” and strongly desired to have as few barriers between himself and the Libyan people. [...] (Click here to read the rest of this disturbing account.)

Uh huh. That said, it is the job of the State Department to PROTECT its people, especially around the anniversary of the largest terrorist attack on our soil. ESPECIALLY when threats have been posted on FACEBOOK, for heaven’s sake.

There is so much more to the Daily Beast article than I can post here, and I urge you to rad the rest. of it. If you can stomach it, that is.

This is so upsetting. They KNEW, THEY KNEW, that there were major issues there, and they did NOTHING TO PROTECT AMBASSADOR STEVENS. NOTHING!!!!! They share tremendous blame for this man’s death, as well as the two former Seals, and the computer analyst. They failed him, they failed them, they failed US, by not doing more to protect this man. And then they compounded their failure by lying their asses off about it, trying to shift blame to the trailer of a video that some in the media are STILL using as blame.

Sorry – I am just so upset and frustrated by this. I am glad Jon Stewart is addressing it so maybe, just maybe, this starts to be understood by a larger number of people. But one thing is clear – EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, and a desire to protect the National Security of the country are PARAMOUNT for a president.

And along those lines, while this is not about Benghazi, it is a Breaking News story that I cannot leave out. It seems that our Border Patrol agents were under attack today, and one killed, near the station just named for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed by a gun from the “Fast and Furious” operation. My heart goes out to the agent’s family over this tragic loss, and I hope the other agent injured will have a full recovery. This week has brought new information about victims in Mexico gunned down by guns in this operation, thanks to Univision (can’t rely on OUR media for that information).

All of that is to say, Obama’s rhetoric to the contrary, his incompetence is costing lives. From “Fast and Furious” to Benghazi, it is clear that Obama is in WAY over his head. Add in the continuing economic recession, and nothing Obama can say should outweigh the reality in front of people’s faces.

At least that’s what I think. How about you?

23 Responses to “Jon Stewart And Daily Beast Take On Obama Administration’s Handling Of Benghazi”

  1. HELENK Says:

    http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/507b56ee1d6547c0b6bb1368075b0bf4/SC–Voter-Registration/

    doj approves NC online voter regisration

  2. mcnorman Says:

    Perhaps our embassies should be watching FB notices? They sure as heck aren’t be kept up to date by this administration.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good idea there, mcnorman. Seems like the best course of action for them if they want to know what the hell is abt to rain down on them…

      • mcnorman Says:

        I cannot even begin to think of how the families of those killed feel knowing that this administration has betrayed their loved ones. It is mind boggling.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Mcnorman, I know just what you mean. How painful all of this lying and conniving by Obama & Co must be for them. And now that we know how poorly State responded to the requests for security, I imagine they are pretty angry, too…

  3. HELENK Says:

    US Secretary of State Clinton to respond to lawmakers’ letter on US security in Libya, willing to cooperate with Congress – @Reuters

    11 mins ago by editor

  4. Nunly Says:

    Our military are equally unprotected in Afghanistan and were blamed for the so-called “friendly fire” (killing of a number of soldiers lately by our so called – allies- . Now OUR soldiers are being forced to take a course in customs of the Afghan nation and show more respect for them by not putting their feet up on a desk or anything like that. I hate what is happening to our military under Obama, he treats them like crap, and blames them when they have the nerve to get killed by Obama’s friends, the Taliban.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Nunly, I am right there with you. I hate what is happening to our military, too. I saw that they have to take a sensitivity course, or some BS like that, lest they insult them. As IF that matters! Those people are going to kill us REGARDLESS of if our shoes are on the table. They have infiltrated those training programs and no amt of “sensitivity” training will change that…

  5. HELENK Says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/02/Multiple-Requests-for-Increased-Security-in-Benghazi-Were-Denied-by-Washington

    why were the requests for increased security in benghaze denied???

  6. HELENK Says:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-pulls-all-its-official-government-personnel-out-of-benghazi-libya/2012/10/01/86e525d2-0bfc-11e2-a310-2363842b7057_story.html

    all government personnel pulled out of benghazi. The FBI never got to the scene of the crime. whats up with that??

  7. Katherine B. Says:

    I just did a quick survey of some major news outlets on-line, ABC, CBS, CNN, the NY Times and the Washington Post, looking for any coverage of the story that requests for additional security for our diplomats in Libya were denied and not one of them had the story. FOX and Breitbart are the only ones covering it. This is how awful the MSM are. How can any challenger have a hope of defeating the One with this kind of conspiracy of silence.

  8. mcnorman Says:

    Someone needs to nail this turd on his non existent ME policy.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-01/hunt-for-obama-s-middle-east-policy-comes-up-empty.html

  9. HELENK Says:

    new ad in PA

  10. SYD Says:

    Incompetence? Or deliberate sabotage?? That is the question.

  11. HELENK Says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/29/health/delayed-veterans-benefits/index.html

    Why are the people who did their job, not getting the care they earned??

  12. HELENK Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/02/pelosi-suggests-deadly-attack-on-u-s-consulate-in-benghazi-was-result-of-gop-budget-cuts/

    that mix of botox and koolaid is powerful stuff

    princess nancy blames benghazi attack on GOP budget cuts

    • mcnorman Says:

      Perhaps if she had not abused the flying circus during her reigning days, she might have known that she didn’t abuse the system that could have paid for more security?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You have GOT to be kidding me with this! The Dems continue to control TWO houses, and controlled all three just 1 1/2 yrs ago, and she’s blaming the GOP?? There is something seriously wrong with that woman…

  13. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Helen, that is a great question. Apparently the consulate was attacked a number of times, and no add’l security?? And the FBI does not ever investigate the scene? WTH is up with that? It raises a lot more questions, does it not?

    Katherine, thanks for doing a check. Bret Baier said there were more editorials now, so maybe, just maybe, this will be covered more…

  14. HELENK Says:

    daily caller video of backtrack

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/02/obama-speech-jeremiah-wright-new-orleans/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Y’all know how much I DESPISE these fake Southern accents, and Obama is really going overboard in this video. And then there is the RACE BAITING in which he is engaging.

      Meanwhile, I caught on CNN this morning them hammering Romney on the “47%” comment (which is true – 47% do NOT pay Fed. income tax). We’ll see if they cover this (I’m at a hotel – my partner had a business meeting at a town near Charlotte where I’ll be tonight for surgery tomorrow. Anyway, they haev CNN on in the breakfast room.). Oh, wait 0 I already know the answer to that – no. Tucker Carlson said this morning that the CNN News person said they covered this speech when it happened – but they did NOT cover the off-script piece of it, of course. Just more propaganda from Obama’s Media Wing.

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