BOOM! Senator Portman: We Need to Find Out If Obama Ever Issued the Order to Secure Benghazi Consulate …(There was no order)

On Friday Barack Obama told Denver’s 9News that on 9-11 he gave the directives to “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to” to ensure their safety in Benghazi.

Late on Friday
former Assistant Defense Secretary Bing West told FOX News that if the directive was made to secure our personnel there would be a paper trail.

Today Ohio Senator Rob Portman told FOX News Sunday that we need to find out if this order was ever issued.

There was a shocking breakdown operationally not having the security there in the first place. And not to respond to these guys and their pleas for help for seven hours during a firefight. It’s unbelievable. And, now we’re hearing that the President of the United States, based on his own words, issued a directive immediately after he found out about the firefight saying he wanted to be sure the people on the ground were safe and they were getting what they needed. It didn’t happen. This means that either the president’s order was not followed. Which would be a breakdown in terms of the White House procedure or it means the order wasn’t issued. We need to find out about this. It’s not about politics.

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.

UPDATE: I saw this on Free Republic.

It fits.

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  • Not an optimal question, Senator. Zippy no likey difficult questions!

  • myohmy

    If we put this impostor under oath, another clintonesque will emerge.

  • Linda

    This attack lasted a little over 6 hours…

    Obama you say you gave orders to send help…

    Obama when you and everybody else NOTICED NO HELP WAS COMING IN…

    SEVERAL CALLS COULD OF BEEN MADE IN JUST ONE MINUTE…WHY DID YOU STILL DO NOTHING…OBAMA?????

  • We need to offer a big$$ reward to the 1st national LSM journalist who gets Obama to answer this question about the order, as well as “Did you watch the drone feed in realtime?” and, if not, “What were you doing while the attack was going on?”

    Those are basic questions that compromise no secrets. They need to be asked & answered. But we all know the answers already, since Obama hasn’t answered them. If he had done the right thing, or even a defensible thing, he’d have already had a huge press conference about it.

    He’s just stonewalling, it’s blatant.

    Maybe he just decided to deem those guys as very, VERY late term embryos, so letting the jihadis kill them was just a very, VERY late term abortion? Similar logic, after all…

  • lizzy84

    Ann Barnhardt — http://barnhardt.biz/
    Scroll down to “Benghazi” October 26, AD 2012

    BOOM!

  • Nosmo
  • JimK

    Boy, it’s a good thing The Won doesn’t have an R after his name, otherwise we’d have to listen to Benghazi 24/7 on the MSM./

    The real outrage here is the silence from the MSM.

  • nadadhimmi

    The msm long ago degenerated into willful prostitutes for Obama and the Progressives in general. The msm are nothing less than the bleating sheep in “Animal Farm”.

  • Druid

    Related to the Headline where I dropped:

    “Ultimately as commander-in-chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility”

    Wormtongue – it is not “ultimately” your responsibility!

    As POTUS it DIRECTLY your personal responsibility to authorize initiation of military force in foreign countries.

    He never issued such order, and (needless to say) you do not issue orders to NOT invade countries, regardless of how hairy things are getting, “Not invading” is status quo.

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  • Patty

    President of the United States, based on his own words, issued a directive immediately after he found out about the firefight saying he wanted to be sure the people on the ground were safe and they were getting what they needed. It didn’t happen.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Immediately after, when was that?

    And we know there is a video that he had to have seen in real time. Obama doesn’t go to bed at 9:00 pm. or did he so he could fly out to Vegas to Campaign. (sarc).

    OBAMA IS SUPPOSE TO BE COMMANDER IN CHIEF. DOES HE HAVE A TOUGH TIME DOING THAT????????/

  • Goodbye Darth Vader

    Why did Obama replace the general who was going to disobey the stand down order and send help?

  • Patty

    #3 October 28, 2012 at 10:06 am
    Linda commented:

    just a note: we both end our post in all caps.!!

  • Patty

    We are all wanting answers and I cannot imagine what the families of these brave men are feeling. It is unimaginable such dereliction of his duties, Obama that is.

    Think about the decision Woods and others had to make under attack and Obama can’t sit a just GIVE A COMMAND.

  • Jonathan Carter

    How would we be able track ODumbo’s travel log? Supposedly, he went to Vegas the next day. What if he went to Vegas that night and was smoking crack with the two negroes he visited? This would explain much of why he is stonewalling. He left instructions not to be disturbed while he was having gay sex and better living through chemistry. How can you issue orders when you can’t be reached?

  • Patty

    #12 October 28, 2012 at 10:36 am
    Goodbye Darth Vader commented:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/was-africom-general-replaced-for-his-efforts-to-save-benghazi-security-officials/

    This was posted here if it will help answer your question.

  • Linda

    #13 Maybe because we get more upset as we are ending our comments.

  • Linda

    #6 October 28, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Nosmo commented:

    A must Read…
    http://scottoncapecod.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/navy-seals-always/

    ****************************************************************

    Awesome…Thank You!

  • forest

    Right guy for the job.

  • #6 October 28, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Nosmo commented:

    A must Read…
    http://scottoncapecod.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/navy-seals-always/

    … thanks for sharing, now following! … a beautiful blog post in Remembrance of true HEROES, regardless of our cowardly government.

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  • donh

    EXCELLANT….Portman applying pressure is as close to Romney saying something as you can get without Romney actually saying something that would draw machine gun fire from the MSM .

  • sablegsd

    He’s a commie, criminal koranimal. He is behaving normally.

  • don abernathy

    Can’t a guy just eat his waffles….. but really the guy was going to Vegas the next day…. don’t ya realize that if ya wanna get the good strippers, ya gotta reserve them early…. I’m sure Barry had to contact Bubbles and Double Bubbles personally that night… It’s not like the guy is JFK.

    Jeebus

    roflmmfao

  • Patty

    OT

    Romney campaign unleashes the most powerful political ad of our generation

    http://www.humanevents.com/2012/07/19/romney-campaign-unleashes-the-most-powerful-political-ad-of-our-generation/

  • Fionnagh

    #5 That is one brave lady, and if the Feds resorted to such Gestapo tactics, she’s gotta be on the right track in her investigation.

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  • Patty

    We are being looked at by Obama as a second class American. WHAT WAS OBAMA THINKING WHEN THE TRUE HEART OF AMERICA, THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT VALOR to go beyond way beyond the CALL OF DUTY.

    The shameful way Obama runs his jobs, the course he takes to defeat our integrity and their honor. The proud who fight in combat, giving it their all to some day come home and be greeted with the warmest regard.

    I have felt that during Obama presidency we are sad, some are so upset and others are left just shaking their heads. Why? Mr. Obama have you forsaken us. Why would denied help three times to our seal and others. They are our heroes fighting for freedom and they did this with no help from YOU and when told to stand down, THEY STOOD UP UNDER FIRE AND KNOWING THEY WERE LEFT TO DEFEND FOR THEMSELVES.

    These men deserve the highest honor there is and I pray for them. But I pray almost as equally that the disgrace this administration has brought upon the American people will finally come to an end on Nov. 6th. And in some way those who died will not have died IN VAIN.

  • Patty
  • Patty

    Benghazi, Libya—Biopsy From a Malignant, Failed Presidency

    http://cfp.canadafreepress.com/kelly102712.jpg VIEW

    [……………..]

    Here is a brief description of what we know: US Ambassador Christopher Stevens traveled from Tripoli to Benghazi, Libya. Nervous over rising unrest in this Muslim African Mediterranean nation, Stevens asked repeatedly for more security but was refused. On the day of the attack he’d asked again. He was attacked after dark, and seven hours later he was dead, along with three others. And it now appears the US had notice of the event, time to respond, and resources within reach to mount a counter-assault. What is not clear is why the American military was not sent in to save our Ambassador. (The time-line of the attack is well laid out at Powerline. (Benghazigate: The state of the story)
    B. Benghazi Obama Problems

    But let’s recall some of the more unsavory elements of the Benghazi charade. The killing of Stevens occurred on September 11, 2012 after 9 pm. As we now know, the attack was prep-planned terrorism, not the result of any video protest, as the White House (WH) initially claimed. The assault pitted a large group of terrorists against a few Americans and some Libyan security guards, who fled almost immediately. Four Americans were killed.

    so much more on site

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50633

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  • Kate

    I am at a loss for words to truly express my feelings for a president, Commander in Chief, to sit there watching an attack as it unfolds and he sits there and does nothing. Nothing. And then Panetta comes along and says that they were worried about the possibility of Libyian deaths. No concern from this administration for Americans dying in front of their eyes. Impeachment is too good for this president. Just appalling. Beyond appalling.

  • Liberty

    Obama is responsible for Brian Terry and Jamie Zapata’s murders, along with hundreds of Mexican citizens. Now Obama is responsible for the murders of Amb. Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith.

    With obamacare Obama will be responsible for murdering people with disabilities, our seniors and the poor.

    Obama will go down in history alongside Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler.

  • bg

    ++

    wee reminders:

    battlefront

    […What is more striking, though, is more U.S. soldiers have been killed
    and wounded during President Barack Obama’s first term in office than
    former President George W. Bush’s two terms…]

    homefront

    [The largest banks are actually bigger than they were when he took
    office. And earned more in the first two-and-a-half years of his term
    than they did during the entire eight years of the Bush administration.]

    ==

  • spotted reptile

    The rules of engagement for this kind of situation is crucial to understanding what was ordered and what was not.

    As I understand it, if an Ambassador is in deadly peril, it is NOT necessary to request help. Whatever forces are available are used, according to the terms of the ROE for that situation.

    The CIA was empowered to help as were the military assets. Obama didn’t need to authorise requests for help. The requests came because he did issue an order to STAND DOWN. Only the President can order a stand down, or in his absence the theatre commander – AFRICOM.

    The present AFRICOM is planning his vegetable garden now after being relieved of his duties by his deputy. My guess is he tried to deploy the assets, and was told not to. He refused to obey his CinC and was removed from his post.

    Obama had to have issued a stand down. Only he could do it. This is the crux of the matter.

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  • jorgen

    I would rather like to express it as: He sacrificed them for his own political purposes. In other words, he is callous.

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  • Lars

    Original WH plan was to kidnap the ambassador and swap him for the blind sheik. The two SEALS in the area changed everything, possibly the election too. Thanks Marines!

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