Obama Called No One after Benghazi Was Attacked!
Pure and Simple – It was a Dereliction of Duty!
Four Americans Perished
“President Obama didn’t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday.”
“During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who had held up Mr. Obama’s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released.
Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi might still be alive because he might have been able to push U.S. aid to get to the scene faster.
A copy of the entire letter appears not to have yet been released to the public. Yet doesn’t that say it all, NO calls to his advisers, NO calls to government officials in Benghazi, NO calls to his military or intelligence officers. Instead he probably went to bed, he surely needed his rest for he had a big day ahead of him.
The next day with people having been evacuated from Libya, was he concerned? Was he trying to get all the details about the attack? Hell no, he jetted off to Las Vegas for a campaign fundraiser. Priorities? He had them, but as usual, campaigning was his number one priority. American were killed and 30 unknown people were evacuated, and Obama did the only thing he knows how to do, campaign. His actions are a clear Dereliction of Duty by this alleged Commander-in-Chief, and this should not be ignored by Congress. It is enough to bring him down. Someone should pay for this total fiasco, and the buck stops at the top.
Obama didn’t speak to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chief Martin Dempsey, or the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper according to their testimony before Senate Investigative Committees or the Armed Services Committee. Not one of his top advisers spoke to Obama or received a call from him after their initial meeting in the early afternoon when he was informed of the attack. Not One! Unbelievably or more believably, Obama didn’t lift up a telephone to call them. It’s not like he doesn’t have a direct line to them. Even more surprising is why none of them called him either.
Will those who were keeping Obama appraised of the perilous situation please come forward and explain in detail the conversations and information that was presented to Obama? Will there be more crickets as the cockroaches scurry for cover?
A letter from the White House was sent to Congress, probably under duress and pressure from the Republicans saying they would refuse to confirm Brennan and Hagel if information was not forthcoming from the White House about Obama’s whereabouts on September 11, 2012. Did the White House letter answer any further questions, other than saying Obama made no phone calls? Or has the White House answered all of the questions about Benghazi as Jay Carney informed the White House Press Corps?
As stated in the Senate Hearing with Jack Lew, Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Obama was kept informed by the National Security Staff. Just who those staff members were that were keeping him updated is yet known. Lew was directly asked by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), “Who was briefing the President?” Lew dodged and said he was in the room with the President, but was not the one briefing him. The “WHO” was cleverly evaded, although the question was asked several different ways. Was Tom Donilon, the WH leaker, and National Security Adviser there? It appears Lew paved the way for the letter that was sent to Congress.
Part of the exchange between Senator Burr and Jack Lew was transcribed from a video. (Shown Below)
Senator Burr: Jack, in the Armed Services hearing last week, Secretary Panetta testified that following his and General Dempsey’s 5:00 pm meeting on September 11th after the Benghazi attack, they had no further contact with the White House, and it was their understanding that you, as chief of staff, were the individual briefing the president. Is that inaccurate?
Jack Lew: Well, Senator, I did speak with the president that evening. The National Security Staff was working on the issue on a nonstop basis.
Senator Burr: But WHO was – WHO was actually briefing the president? Were you?
Jack Lew: I was not. I was in the room when the president was briefed, but I was not briefing the president.
Senator Burr: OK, because John Brennan testified yesterday that it wasn’t him. Secretary Panetta said it wasn’t him. In hearings, the ODNI Clapper said it wasn’t him. Acting DCI Mike Morell said it wasn’t him. Ambassador Kennedy said it wasn’t him. And the FBI said it wasn’t them. Now, we’ve eliminated a lot of people who had contacts within the intelligence community that knew firsthand what was going on in Benghazi. Let me ask you again, WHO briefed the president on actually what was happening throughout this seven-hour period?
Jack Lew: Well, in the conversations that I was in, the National
Security Staff was present and some of the people ...
As we suspected last September when the lies about the amateur video were being spouted by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Susan Rice, and Jay Carney, the game of CYA was in full force. A major cover-up about Obama’s involvement or lack thereof was beginning to take shape. It is supposed that he was totally AWOL that night, with his whereabouts unknown except to perhaps Michelle or the Secret Service.
Another theory suggested he was disinterested, not engaged, and essentially voted present when the four Americans were under attack by Islamic terrorists and slain. Why would the White House refuse to release accurate information unless Obama was somehow involved in some sort of deal with the terrorists that went terribly wrong? There is a theory that a covert deal was made and that Ambassador Stevens was to be taken hostage and swapped for the Muslim Blind Sheik who is incarcerated in the U.S.
It is also suspected that the CIA was involved with the Turkish government because there was no reason for the Turkist official to be at the compound that night. He walked away after a meeting with Ambassador Stevens and wasn’t involved in the firefight…or was he? Was the US unlawfully trading or selling arms to terrorists even though those weapons were supposed to be sent to Syrian rebels? Is that why the Turk was at the compound? Was he playing Let’s make a deal?
As John McCain said,
“We still don’t know what the president of the United States was doing the night of the attack and who he was talking to. We know who he wasn’t talking to.”
What we do now know is that Obama made no attempt to call any of his top advisers for information about the attack that lasted throughout the night. Thus far, we can assume he didn’t direct his staff through a verbal or written directive to do everything they could to support Americans in a foreign land. If he did, there should be a paper trail. Yet, we are supposed to think he would do the right thing if our country is attacked. Would he hide in the basement and act as cowardly as he appears to be? That is a scary thought. He wasn’t there for an afternoon call from Americans who were surrounded by Islamic terrorists. Who believes he will be there if our homeland is attacked and that call occurs at 3:00 pm or 3:00 am? Indeed, who will be there?
Do keep up the pressure GOP, there are the families of the slain who need answers and four dead Americans who need justice! Hold them accountable!
White House Chief of Staff, Jack Lew is Unable To Answer Basic Benghazi Questions