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Hillary Strikes Back: Attaches U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to Obama White House Propaganda Messaging…
The Clinton’s are clearly on a divergent path than President Obama. Hillary just Judo’d Obama in this informative article posted in the UK Daily Mail.
In this report Secretary Clinton separates U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice from her State Department, and instead says that Rice was selling the message, and following orders, from the White House, not from the State Department. President Obama made Susan Rice (UN Ambassador) a cabinet level position - not part of State Dept.
Hillary goes on to say that THEY (State Department) NEVER felt it was a video movie that caused the Benghazi attack:
The State Department’s insistence it never bought the story – expressed by the White House and Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations – that a crude anti-Islam film made in California triggered the attack gives ammunition against Obama both to the Romney campaign and congressional Republicans.
State Department sources have said that Clinton has never forgotten that Rice, who served in her husband Bill’s administration, was an early supporter of Obama. Rice has ambitions to take over from Clinton if Obama is re-elected but the Benghazi debacle could scupper her chances.
In a briefing on Tuesday, State Department officials said ‘others’ in the executive branch concluded initially that the attack was part of a protest against the film, which ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad. That was never the State Department’s conclusion, reporters were told. (read more)
What Hillary will have to answer for now is why “she”, as an individual, was repeating the storyline -up to and including Pakistani commercials- about a U-Tube video. Which is an informational error because yes, Hillary denounced the video for it’s disrespect to Islam but NEVER said it was the genesis of a protest or the attack on the consulate in Benghazi or justified the death of four Americans including the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.
The article also lists the blow-by-blow account of what actually took place in Benghazi. It is a must read:
It appears the report of the supportive CIA report is BOGUS, yet it was spread in various news sources as factual support for the White House assertion by Susan Rice. Remember, with Obama he changed the status of UN Ambassador to “Cabinet Level“; Meaning SUSAN RICE Reports TO OBAMA NOT HILLARY.
The White House sent Susan Rice out to sell a story of a video/movie. To support the assertion a bogus AP report was formulated saying that CIA intelligence apparatus had provided the same information. But it doesn’t exist.
To the contrary the entire intelligence apparatus, sans OUR MAN CLAPPER, has said there was no intelligence even alluding to a movie, a protest, or an impetus of a movie spurred protest in either Cairo (at the embassy) or Benghazi (at the consulate).
On Friday September 28th James Clapper provided the White House with cover and plausible deniability when he said:
WASHINGTON DC – Extremists from groups linked to al Qaida struck the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” the top U.S. intelligence agency said Friday, as it took responsibility for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video.
The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and SHIELDING the WHITE HOUSE from a POLITICAL BACKLASH OVER its ORIGINAL ACCOUNTS.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which coordinates and sets policies for the 16 other U.S. intelligence agencies, is led by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in August 2010. (link)
So the WHITE HOUSE trotted out Susan Rice to SELL a FALSE STORY, unbeknownst to Hillary Clinton, who was then told to toe-the-line and WAIT.. To provide elbow room, and cover for the White House, a bogus AP report mentioning the CIA was seeded to, and picked up by, the press thereby providing enough space and time to coordinate with James Clapper, so that he could arrange a bogus intelligence mistake story to back them up.
All of this before the “discovery” of U.S. officials on the ground in Libya asking for more security help. Which, unfortunately for the White House, became a bigger story than the FALSE “movie” explanation.
The failure to provide the requested security creates the White House back in a position of blaming the State Dept. The same State Dept who was providing cover for the false “movie” explanation.
Hence the ping-pong ball back and forth.
While Hillary might have been willing to STAND SILENT for the White House movie story’s “EXPLANATION” by the WH under the guise of faulty intelligence, which she did diligently, she ain’t gonna take being thrown under the bus for the lack of security protection.
Hillary was SMART waiting until the “movie” fiasco would be DEBUNKED. But now that the narrative, and attention, has switched to the PERSONAL SECURITY ISSUE of FOUR AMERICANS, she isn’t about to TAKE the BLAME for something she was NEVER part of to BEGIN with.
So who were these “Senior Administration Officials” who spoke to CNN on 9/13 and placed the blame on the U-tube video ? Find that out, and we will have a better understanding of “why” they felt it necessary to create a false story.
…… And someone needs to explain this contradictory excerpt from the Daily Mail story:
[...] A concurrent CIA memo obtained by The Associated Press cited intelligence suggesting the demonstrations in Benghazi ‘were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo’ and ‘evolved into a direct assault’ on the diplomatic posts by ‘extremists’. (link)
Oddly the USA Today picked up the same excerpt:
The AP reports Wednesday that a concurrent CIA memo obtained by the news agency cited intelligence suggesting the demonstrations in Benghazi “were spontaneously
inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo” and “evolved into a direct assault” on the diplomatic posts by “extremists.” (link)
But guess what? No article has an internal link to the AP report, AND when you try to confirm at AP…..
THERE ISN’T ONE !!!!!
(or any version of one with a host of different search engine feeds and keywords)
“How did the jihadists know in advance, long enough to plan for the attack, that Stevens would be in Benghazi that night?”
“Fox News’ Catherine Herridge told Megyn Kelly that the night Ambassador Chris Stevens died, someone heard someone say “we got him,” meaning a successful assassination of Stevens.
One of the American diplomats killed Tuesday in a bloody attack on a Libyan Consulate told pals in an online gaming forum hours earlier that he’d seen suspicious people taking pictures outside his compound and wondered if he and his team might “die tonight.”
But hours before the bloody assault, Smith sent a message to Alex Gianturco, the director of “Goonswarm,” Smith’s online gaming team or “guild.”
“Assuming we don’t die tonight,” the message, which was first reported by Wired, read. “We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.” Source
After Herridge’s report, I see that someone in the administration is already debunking it. Obama has everything to lose over this. He has made a major mistake by immediately blaming Americans FOR offending Muslims. It was known to be a lie early on, but he latched on anyway. US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, beclowns herself (again) read more here.
CHRIS WALLACE: Terrorist cells in Benghazi had carried out 5 attacks since April, including one at this same Consulate in June. Should US Security have been tighter at that Consulate, given the history of terrorist activity in Benghazi? SUSAN RICE: We obviously did have a strong security presence and unfortunately two of the FOUR Americans who died in Benghazi were there to provide security, but it obviously wasn’t sufficient in the circumstances to prevent the overrun of the Consulate. See the video here.
Memo to Ms. Rice: The “circumstances” were the anniversary of 9-11-01 on 9-11-12. It’s reasonable to ask why Sean Smith did not mention people gathering outside the compound jabbering about a movie. Online reports say in the past, while chatting in the online forum, he had typed “incoming” and disappeared for awhile, meaning they were being fired upon. Maybe there was no hint of what was to come. It seems more likely from latest reports that firepower came from two directions, fast and powerful, and we know now, inescapable.
Herridge said the consulate came under fire from two different locations and in two waves, with the attackers using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Source: Fox News Insider
Considering that Smith had indicated the Compound has been fired on in the past, how can we possibly think two Americans serving as security inside the compound could be sufficient, when the outside of the compound was “protected” by Libyans who abandoned the property under heavy fire.
Remember that NBC quoted the Libyan President in their own video, saying the film had nothing to do with the attack. The accompanying article that went along with the video eliminated the quote, and the President actually saying the words was eliminated it in the video, but it was clearly quoted at the very beginning of the video by the narrator. Slick and slimy media using public airways to “fundamentally transform America.”
Obama White House Sharpens Blade Upon The Neck Of Clinton State Department
A highly defensive and finger pointing David Axelrod pushed off claims President Obama knew the real story of the Benghazi Massacre before the president and his administration repeatedly told the American people and members of Congress otherwise. The question now appears to be who within the State Department will be given up as the sacrificial lamb – all in the effort to insulate Barack Obama himself from any and all responsibility for the deaths of four Americans – including the first U.S. ambassador to be killed since the Carter administration.
During on interview with Fox News this morning, Axelrod first further defined what Vice President Joe Biden said earlier this week when remarking “we didn’t know they wanted more security” – a reference to multiple requests by American Benghazi personnel asking for enhanced security measures to be implemented in the months and weeks prior to the Benghazi Massacre on September 11th. Those requests were either refused or ignored by the Obama administration. Regarding that point, David Axelrod made it clear the blame is to be placed upon the State Department and not the Obama White House itself:
“These were judgments that were made by security folks at the State Department.”
I await information from inside sources regarding the current relationship between the Clintons and Team Obama. Surely this relationship is far more divisive and untrusting than just a few weeks ago.