What they are saying …
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday that lack of intelligence information and logistical challenges made it difficult to respond quickly to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. Panetta said the administration had no warning about the attack, despite requests for more security from U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in the weeks leading up to the violence. “This is not 911. You cannot just simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. It takes time,” Panetta said on CNN's "State of the Union."
“We deployed,” he said. “We knew there were problems there. We moved forces into place where we could deploy them quickly if we had to. They were ready to go.” However, he added, by the time officials got the information about the raids on the U.S. compound - which killed four Americans, including Stevens - the distance “made it very difficult to respond quickly.”
“That's just the nature of dealing with the Middle East,” said Panetta. Others in the intelligence community have frequently made similar arguments, saying they had no way of knowing the attack would happen.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that contrary to many accounts of the violence, the September 11 attack in Benghazi “wasn’t a seven-hour battle” but “two 20-minute battles separated by about six hours.” “The idea that these were - was one continuous event is just incorrect,” he told CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley. Source: Panetta on U.S. response to Benghazi attack: ‘This is not 9-1-1’ – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
What they are not saying …
- Was the attacked facility in Benghazi really a consulate or was it a facility run by the CIA using the State Department as official cover?
- Was the attacked facility trafficking in heavy military weapons which were being given to militant terrorists?
- Was our Ambassador facilitating arms traffic through Turkey, hence the appearance of the Turkish Ambassador at the facility?
- Why was the Obama Administration, including Obama himself, Hillary Clinton and others pursuing an obvious lie about a video protest in the mainstream media and elsewhere?
- Could IRAN have been involved as the arms may have been destined for Syria or Egypt?
- Why has nobody been pursued and why was an eye-witness never interrogated?
- Is a gun-running operation illegal and in violation of the United States laws?
- Do gun-running and a cover-up constitute an impeachable offense as in “high crimes and misdemeanors?”
Bottom line …
This appears to be a covert CIA operation that may have embarrassed the Obama Administration as another example of providing guns to bad guys. Or, it could be a criminal action by the Obama Administration that could result in the impeachment of the President who refused to open his own personal documents to further scrutiny.
Something in our government stinks – and it appears to be the democrats in office and their republican (RINO) counterparts. Either the opposition is complicit in illegal activity or they are being blackmailed. How else can you explain the silence of Congress and their willingness not to hold the Administration accountable for brazenly lying to the American people?
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS