Fwd: Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen

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Date: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 4:42 PM
Subject: Fwd: Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen


  • Posted on October 28, 2012
    Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold.
    Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate and recorded the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
    “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”
    Video: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/retired-lt-col-my-sources-say-obama-was-in-the-room-watching-benghazi-attack-happen/
    Shaffer served as a senior operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan in 2003 and wrote a book critical of the policies there. The U.S. government purchased the entire print run for $47,000 in an attempt at censorship just before its 2010 publication, claiming it contained classified material.
    Shaffer said the question now is what precisely Obama did or didn’t do in the moments he saw the attack unfolding. The CIA reportedly made three urgent requests for military backup that were each denied.
    “He, only he, could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something. That’s the only place it could be done,” Shaffer said.
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last week the military did not intervene because they did not have enough information about what was happening on the ground.
    Col. David Hunt, a Fox News military analyst, said the military could have had jets in the air within 20 minutes and forces on the ground within two hours.
    “The issue is always political with the White House, but the secretary of defense gives the order, has to be approved by the White House, they wouldn’t pull the trigger, and it’s disgraceful,” Hunt said. “We’ve got guys dead.”


LiberalGunner said...

The U.S. government purchased the entire print run for $47,000 in an attempt at censorship just before its 2010 publication, claiming it contained classified material.

Really 47K for the entire run? If it contained secrets I'm sure an injunction is what they would do. Not one copy exists now?

Anonymous said...

They need to stop referring to these nutters as "Retired Colonel" and give them the more appropriate title of "Some Guy."

Just because you used to be in the military, that does not give you special insight into any kind of politics.

I used to work the register at McDonalds, but I don't go around calling myself "Retired Customer Service Expert"

Schitzengiggles said...

Man I really believe this guy. He has unnamed and unverified sources. That's the Fox News equivalent of "some people say...". Let's not discount also that every link of validation is from The Blaze...that Glenn Beck pillar of credible journalism.

Mr_Creosote said...

Anon hit it on the head, but other comments good as well.

The right's endemic military worship and adoration of the MIC in general is writ large here. It's also a tacit admission by the same crowd that the trend of demographics is against them and they're desperately clinging to whatever comfort being in an ever shrinking echo chamber brings.

gruaud said...

Agreed. "Sources tell me..." is just baseless innuendo that is never, ever challenged by today's 4th Estate. Sources tell me that Tony Shaffer is a partisan hack who whores himself out to the highest bidder. Prove me wrong.

Very few actual journalists out there these days.

ferschitz said...

Reveal your sources "Colonel" Shaffer or didn't happen.

ferschitz said...

Frankly, there's some "stuff" surrounding Benghazi that probably could be "revealed," but it's not what the propagandists working the wingtards want to talk about.

I've said it before, but Benghazi has long been a place that the USA used to arm & train various of the mercenaries, including so-called "Al Qaeda" - to go do stuff in other countries. In this case, it was arming and training Al Qaeda mercs to go stir the pot in Syria.

I don't know, or frankly really give a sh*t, what came down during that fracas. Stephens was a CIA asset, and as such, he knew he would always be in some line of fire. Goes with the job. Get the frick over it. I don't see Stephens as some great American hero. This whole shameful interlude has been ginned up by the scum-suckers on the right to gull their sucker constituents to be distracted from how their pockets are being picked over & over by the 1%.

Somebody double-crossed Stephens & his crew. They're Spooks. Sh*t happens. Who did it? Does it matter? When you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

As much as I disdain Obama, this kind of crap's been going on since Day 1 in our country. Get over it. Either stand up for your frickin' rights or move along.

All these LOSERS want to do is whine and beef bc a "N" word's in the White House. So easily manipulated and so frickin' bloody useless in terms of doing anything at all approaching a solution.

Waste. Of. Time.

CharlieE said...

Obama wasn't in the room watching the attack happen. He was actually in Benghazi, coordinating the attack in person, with Hillary by his side.

Once that was over, they sat down to plan the Sandy Hook shootings.

You can look it up!

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