Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane: For Obama to Do Nothing During Benghazi Attack is “Dereliction of Duty” (Video)

The men on the ground called for help – Obama did nothing.
It Was Dereliction of Duty


Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane told FOX News today:

“You don’t just passively allow Americans to remain under attack for eight hours at a time when you have forces within range and do nothing. The Secretary of Defense was in the White House at five o’clock within an hour of when the attacks started. He could have told him, “Yes. We have special operations peope and F18 aircraft that could be deployed right away. To have known what he had available, to have known that Americans were under fire, and to have done nothing, is dereliction of duty that I have never seen in a Commander in Chief from a president of any party. Outrageous.”

More… This comes from reader Tom.

Yesterday, a California radio show called The Dark Secret Place, hosted by Bryan Suits–a combat veteran of Desert Storm, Kosovo, and Iraq–interviewed a former member of the Combatant Commanders In-Extremis Force (CIF), which was in Italy. These are the “firefighters” of the U.S. military, who are always on call. Their gear and weaponry are always packed, and they’re used for precisely what happened in Benghazi. They could’ve been in Benghazi very quickly.

This veteran says Panetta is lying about deciding that it was too risky to send in troops because they didn’t have enough information. The CIF is always sent in, regardless of the risk. He also said that the information Panetta had–real-time video from overhead, exact locations, exact identities of the Americans involved–would’ve been the most the CIF would ever have had before a mission. They’ve gone in before using only hand-drawn maps.

Finally, this veteran said that no general would’ve advised Panetta against using the CIF, because this is the unit’s job. They’re more heavily armed and trained than the Delta Force.

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  • RealMc

    It Was Dereliction of Duty


  • And if this was bush or any repub pres…impeachment proceedings would have begun or he would be stepping down. What’s worse..obama allowing this or the mediacovering it up

  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    It might be a dereliction of duty if Zero’s actions or inactions were due to ineptitude. Just as possible, and more likely in my view, is that Zero had some treasonous reasons to let the attack proceed. That’s why his outward response to has been one lie after another. It’s enough to make me hope there really is a Hell. Being struck dead by lightning would be too little punishment for him.

  • Sasja

    Barry is one diabolical being for sure.

  • Indiana

    Our little-boy-king has flirted with treason his entire Presidency. He finally got caught! Benghazi-gate will go down in history as Watergate on Steroids, providing we don’t let it be written off the books by our new progressive story tellers.

  • Oliver

    what is going to take to:
    a) get the media to cover this story?
    b) have this scumbag president arrested? (TODAY, preferably)

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  • Liz

    Americans don’t need an “authorized official” to tell us what we already know. At BEST this was criminal negligence. Obama didn’t care, or wanted, these men dead. These are not recognizable American values.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Sacrificed at the altar of a failed Commander in Chief.

  • Buffalobob

    obama lied, Americans died. The MSM only josb is to cover for their ineptitude in not vetting this affirmative action community organizer 8 year ago.

  • Lars

    Original WH plan was to kidnap the ambassador and trade for the blind “sheik”prisoner in NY, thus setting up more surprise attacks. Stupid appeasers always lose big time.

  • Commander-in-Deceit

    “Crackers deserved it” says bwack panther in chief.

  • Michael

    Let’s face it. Obama was trying to avoid an Operation Eagle Claw or Blackhawk Down moment. They were not sure what the situation on the ground was so they were not going to send in support. It was politically better to lose handful of people then potentionally lose addition personnel and assets in a failed rescue.

  • Commander-in-Deceit

    Which color would you like your prison apron to be?

  • Indiana

    Since there isn’t a chance that Obama will resign…..our only option is to vote him out next week. Otherwise….this scandal will haunt his presidency for four more years…..dragging America into a third world status….kicking and screaming. I for one dread that scenario, it makes me sick thinking about it.

  • Muslim Apologist

    This was an outgrowth of our perpetual outrage. Sorry.

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  • nadadhimmi

    I think all this Benghazi stuff was just made up out of thin air. NOTHING happened in Benghazi, especially no Americans were killed and most assuredly, an American Ambassador couldn’t possibly have been murdered. That would have been historic news, BIG news and the Washington Post and New York Times would put it on their front pages and demand answers as to what happened and when. What POTUS knew and when he knew it and what he did to remedy the situation. So NOTHING happened in Benghazi. Nuthin’ at all.. Nope, not a thing. Or we would have read about it in the “paper of record”, the illustrious New York Times.

  • gsrider

    America should be very afraid what this lying traitor will do before Mitt Romney is sworn in.
    I believe this POS is capable of things that most Americans could ever imagine.

  • Lars

    We are ready for most anything.

  • Ace

    The corrupt media have gone from “biased” to “co-conspirators”.

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  • US Navy Corpseman

    Lame Stream Media is also guilty of ‘Dereliction of Duty’ in this coverup. They are delighted to cover a tropical storm and avoid covering their complicity in this sordid affair in Benghazi.

    The POTUS, Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, UN ambassador, Press Secretary — all lied and participated actively in the coverup.

    Quickest solution to this mess?? VOTE them out and continue to ignore NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN–let their ratings plummet through the floor.

  • Conrad Baylor

    When elected, Obama immediately and secretly tried to resume diplomatic relations with the Islamofascist regime in Iran — while that regime was shooting its own citizens protesting in the streets.

    Knowing this, I’m not surprised that he refused to send our troops to rescue American citizens who were under fire by Islamofacists. The man is simply abominable.

  • Sparky

    I wonder who will have the guts to call for Obama’s resignation or launch an impeachment?

  • Daniel

    But our President, in answer to a reporter, said that the moment he was informed about what was happening in Benghazi he ordered that everything possible be done to protect our people. Yet the order from Washington was given to the man in command of the responders, to “stand down”. This order is said to have come from Panetta and Dempsey who stated that they could not send our forces into harms way in the interests of their safety. If this is so, Dempsey should be Court Martialed and Panetta should have been fired immediately.
    Since nothing of the sort has happened, it is definitive that the President was lying.

  • MicahStone

    President Obama v. Sandy
    …OBOZO will be sitting in the Situation Room drinking White House beer while watching live video from satellites and drones of the catastrophe inflicted by Sandy and the resulting destruction of property and loss of American lives, while ignoring all requests for help and telling US forces to “stand down.”

    It will an identical repeat of Benghazi on 11 Sept. 2012.

  • bluemount

    Someone made the decision to refuse extra security by the Ambassador, someone told the Seals to “stand down” and someone made the decision to refuse to send help that was asked for three times. This same person decided to go to Las Vegas the next day to campaign. It’s very telling that BHO was the only Chicago legislator who would not sign a bill to save babies who survive abortion. It all goes to his lack of morals when it comes to sacredness of life in general.

  • creeper

    Michael @ 3:55

    Oh, bullsh*t. They had a drone in the skies sending back video and direct communication with the defenders. Howthehell does that equate to not knowing what the situation was?

    Go away. I’m out of troll food.

  • Sparky

    Seems Obama was on the telephone to Bibi Netanyahu while our Americans were under seige in Bengazhi.

    I guess it was more important to give excuses to Bibi about why he could not meet with Bibi at the UN, than issue an order to save Ambassador Stevens and other Americans in Benghazi.

    Obama was more worried about his political ass than Americans lives.

  • bigkahuna

    Remember the outrage and unbelievable coverage the so called Valerie Plame issue came up? They were after blood and that was a joke and she was never in danger, wasnt covert any longer and is safe in her home.

    WE HAVE 4 DEAD AMERICANS. I sent viscous emails to all the MSM news websites.

    We need to shame them into covering the news or else

  • Stephana

    But if the “word you can’t say” sent them in, his whole campaign premise that he defeated alquada would be shown to be a sham. Change the Dope 2012.

  • Uniblogger

    As an outside observer, I can only try to make sense out of what I am allowed to read or hear and then see what might be logical.

    Shades of parsing of what the meaning of “is” is (a la Clinton). In the few cryptic comments of the President about his role in the attack he said that he (The White House) did NOT issue orders to “stand down”. Probably true.

    This was a carefully crafted phrase to cover the likely fact that NO ORDERS WERE ISSUED AT ALL. This would explain why requests for help were made three different times. Everyone was waiting for orders but the Commander In Chief voted “Present”.

    This might explain the rumors of General Ham being fired for insubordination? But we will never know until after the election.

    It might also explain Panetta’s comments and actions. If the President would not give any orders, there is no way the DOD could do it on their own. So Panetta would have to tell the forces that were ready to go to “stand down”. Then he had to follow up with a cockamamie story about not having enough information to commit forces.

    This story cannot be secret for long in a leaky town like DC, but they can hold out for another week and a half with the Media’s help.

  • Noovuss

    The real tragedy so far is that Repubs do N O T H I N G……
    But I’m sure the some spambot will come along and tell me about God and patience.
    If you do nothing, you are complicit.

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  • Kate

    Lies, lies and more lies from this administration. Yes, it Was Dereliction of Duty and murder in my opinion. There is blood on their hands. The same goes for the journalists who are aiding and abetting Obama, et al. Who could sit and watch this and do nothing? Obama has no soul.


    Attention to Orders: Under the power of the citizens of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama is hereby awarded a Dishonorable Discharge, effective 21 January 2013. Reason: For dereliction of duties and accessory to manslaughter while serving as CINC, September 11, 2012.


    Another treasonous covert operation gone awry just like Fast & Furious where Americans and others are killed, either purposefully or accidentally. What will it take for Congress to commence impeachment proceedings? The media is just as much, if not more, to blame than the bad actors in this (Obama, Hillary, Panetta, Rice, et al.) They are protecting a corrupt, lying president. The media should be strung out to dry because of this. Call them and voice your outrage – boycott their sponsors:

    NBC: 212 664 3720
    ABC: 212 456 7777
    CBS: 212 975 4321

    Don’t let the deaths of the brave men who would not “stand down” to help Ambassador Stevens and Mr. Steven’s death get swept under the rug. This administration has run roughshod over our Constitution and the American majority – DO NOT let them get away with any more. Call your elected officials and DEMAND justice be served. We are sick of hearing about “investigations” that are fixed and corrupt. This is Obama’s and Hillary’s fault. They must pay. They must be held accountable. They are TRAITORS.


    It’s a leadership issue. We, the American people, deserve – no DEMAND – to know – before the election – if this president presents a clear and present danger to our country. Not only the civilians and military members who are serving this country, but all citizens. Is he capable of making the right life and death decisions? What will he do WHEN there is a large scale attack within the United States? There is absolutely no reason to trust Barack Hussein Obama on issues of National Security or Homeland Defense.

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  • Yeosailor

    I agree totally with Kate, and those guys put up a helluva fight, 4 against 100’s for 7 hours… This makes me so angry. God, those men had to know that the USA abandoned them toward the end. This is way the top over FUBAR. You KNOW all the military folks were itching to get the word “GO!” … it’s what they do, it’s just like firefighters here in the US, when there is a fire you go put it out. It’s what WE do when our neighbors are in trouble, you and me and everybody! This is High Treason, and the thing that makes the most “sense” was because Obama & crew wanted an October surprise; to have the Ambassador kidnapped, so Obama could “order” an astonishing rescue, and ride the “wave of adoration” for his “ballsy call,” to an election victory. May I end by saying, F the media!

  • Aussie

    Is there anyone who can see that even as far back as 2008 they did not see this coming? As an outsider, I had always been against Obama because I thought that he was a greenhorn. I knew from the beginning that he was not suited to the role of Commander-in-Chief. His decisions regarding Benghazi have proved my own intuition. The man should never have been elected based upon his previous record.

    Obama needs to be impeached for being a Benedict Arnold.


    Has there been a gag order placed on the other survivors? Who were they? Why haven’t they come forward. Surely some of those people had cell phones and, knowing they were in a life or death situation, were communicating with friends or family. We’re not hearing any reactions from them. Why not? It would seem that they would have some observations that would be useful in getting to the truth.

  • Yeosailor

    Yes, Aussie I did … I identified Obama as a Marxist in June 2008. Too bad the scumbag media here in the US lied about everything. Hope that Australia doesn’t fall down the same rabbit hole!

  • Yeosailor

    I believe they are trying to take over the world.

  • Faye

    #3 Yrrl, my thoughts exactly.
    I was wondering why O “voted present” while all this was going on, however go to post # 41 and Yeosailor explains the WHY very well.

  • Linda

    God has always Blessed this Country with Great Warriors to which we are forever grateful and their Sacrifices are never forgotten.

    These Great Men of Valor went in to help our Americans…fought some 200 terrorists…killed some 60 of them…

    We were very Privileged to have such Great Warriors…but my heartaches that at the same time these Heroes had such generic men…impersonating human beings for so-called leaders!

  • open society

    Under Obama, Iran will get nuclear weapons (and once attained, will likely use them).

    Why? The Panetta Doctrine. Obama outsourced his decision to Panetta, who imposed the following standard on actionable evidence: One or two live drone feeds, former special force-trained intelligence agents on the ground in real-time radio communication painting targets, one or two C-130 gunships that were certainly monitoring enemy communications, cellphone traffic, live fire from RPGs and high rate of fire assault weapons, video on enemy militant movements, vehicles, etc.

    If this is “insufficient evidence,” nothing is. We’ll never meet the standard, which is certainly the point and is why Iran will never be stopped. We could have special forces agents inside the nuclear facilities, painting a target on Iran’s nuclear warheads, and real-time video of the missiles being prepared to launch against Israel, and not act. It’s certain that nobody can mock the Bush administration for acting on poor international intelligence on Iraq’s WMD capabilities. Obama and the left will never act, regardless of how actionable the evidence is.

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  • bg


    OT.. a couple of wee reminders of the big O picture..


    […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…]


    [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.]


  • US Navy Corpseman

    It’s obvious that the LSM and WH are stalling on Benghazi – the truth would be too damaging to Obungle’s miserable campaign. WHAT are they hiding?

    The only explanation that makes sense is the botched kipnapping scenario. Ambassador Stevens was sent into the most dangerous part of Libya to negotiate arms transfer to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. His security had been stripped away and he was a sitting duck.
    His hired Libyan security team ( armed with only radios) then fled as the kidnappers attacked.

    The unforeseen fly in the ointment was those pesky SEALS that intervened on their own initiative. They ignored orders to stand down and went to the scene on their own. Their stiff resistance panicked the attackers who were expecting no fight and ended up killing their hostage. No one to trade for the blind sheik now. No reason for Jugears to negoiate his release and crow about his foreign policy finesse. A miserable botched plan – just like Fast & Furious – that had unintended results.

    All of this could never be allowed to see the light of day – so the spinning and lying commenced. Probably started at that 5pm meeting between Jugears and Panetta as they saw the plan dissolving in real time. Now he has to fire anyone who intervened or had knowledge of the coverup.

    We need to fire him on Nov 6 and let the real investigations begin. This will be bigger than Watergate and put a permanent stain on Barry’s legacy.

  • mg4us

    #11 Lars. . . I saw that too in comment section on ABC news

    Benghazi was a planned Kidnap gone bad with OBAMA written ALL over it
    This is unbelievable but would not be surprised that it is true

    Here is the link and this is one of the comments posted

    POSTED BY: DAVE | OCTOBER 28, 2012, 11:02 AM 11:02 AM

    Obama’s PLAN was to have the ambassador KIDNAPPED. Then he could turn over a captured Muslim Sheik in trade, resulting in Obama’s being a big HERO in the U.S. That’s why HE PERSONALLY ordered these great military LEADERS to “stand down” Instead, the ambassador was RAPED, dragged through the streets, murdered, and raped again. WHAT’S THE CRIME FOR TREASON and MURDER?
    Obama had previously ordered that our TROOPS in Afghanistan TURN IN THEIR GUNS despite being in a COMBAT ZONE. General ALLEN ordered the troops RE-ARMED and Obama fired him too. Obama is an empty-suit LOON, and those still supporting this traitor have lost THEIR minds too.

  • Yeosailor

    correct, bg

    The rate of death in the Obama administration is 6 times the rate of death under Bush, due to the change of the Rules of Engagement.

  • obamas watergate!

    OMG! Where is Congress?? Why isn’t there ONE congress person YELLING step down! Sir, you must resign due to your negligence to LEAD and not defending the Constitution—to defend Americans in harms way! POS. Jarrett, Rice, Clinton, Carney, and Panetta! Sick Sick Sick liars!! We must all stand together against these treasonists NOW! Email all congressemen-talk shows, news papers-everyone anyone-they killed our men, those soldiers are our Americans! Our commrades that were fighting for us! We must fight for them!!!!

    We must all DEMAND that he resigns NOW not after the election but NOW! He is the enemy-step down before he has others hurt or hurts the country! I would call for an emergency meeting to have him resign or step down until they prosecute him and not Holder thats his other shadow like Lisa Jackson. He has awoken the true Americans and we are mad as hell!!!! He is selling us to the UN! Soldiers coming to America to watch our voting? And he’s good for America? Wake up! He is a HOAX!

  • mg4us

    And Obama trying to deflect this

    “The election has nothing to do with the four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” the president said in TV interview with an NBC affiliate in Colorado.

    Read more:


    And if this was part of a kidnap & trade scheme
    then OBAMA and his team need to be tried for MURDER & TREASON!

  • Yeosailor

    sorry, i meant rate of death of US personnel in Afghanistan

  • Redlite

    9 days

    Pres Ben Gazi took an oath to “protect and defend the country from all enemies , both foreign and domestic. He is an utter failure.

    He sided with the terrorist AQ and allowed them to kill Americans while he had the necessary means to attack and defend our people on the ground. On that basis alone the argument could be made for a charge of treason. Our enemies will continue to attack because we have shown that we are week .

    The House and Senate won’t take this up until after the election. So do as I have and e-mail your Senators and Congressmen and demand action.

    9 days


  • Linda

    #50 October 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    bg commented:


    […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…]

    So did the ambushes go up!

    One perfect example of an ambush and of “no air support” while our Troops were pinned down” and were murdered as well!

  • donh


  • Yeosailor

    They talk about riots. Let’s talk about WAR you mf’rs

    When your government has completely let you down, what do you do?

  • Faye

    #60 Yeosailor,
    We go for an amicable divorce. The two coast can become what they have always wanted to become, the USSA- United Socialist States of America. The flyover states can join Texas, the only state that can do so without consequences, in seceding from the USSA and become the United States of Texas.
    We should take the old constitution with us since no one is respecting or using it anymore. I think we should offer anyone who is a taker, moocher and “victim” a one way ticket to the coast of their choice and welcomed anyone from the USSA to join us if they are productive and are problem solvers.
    If this actually happened the UST would in a few years be more stable economically and many other areas than the USSA.
    The big problem is that there is nothing to cause a socialist to take up arms more than being stuck with paying the bill out of their own pocket or losing power…. so there will be no amicable divorce.

  • Patty

    What we have been saying from DAY ONE!

    Now this off topic, if post before sorry!

    At 4:22 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, President Barack Obama stepped into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House and announced some startling news: Two bombs, hidden inside printer cartridges, had been detected the previous day on a cargo plane heading from Dubai to Chicago.

    The detection was obviously good news–but did it really have to be news? That is, wasn’t there much to be gained by staying mum on the news, with an eye to catching the culprits?

    Even if the bombs had not exploded as the terrorists had planned, there was no need to let them know that the plot had been foiled, as opposed to the bombs having merely malfunctioned. In intelligence circles, this investigative process is called “walking back the cat”–that is, trying to reverse-engineer the process by which the security system was penetrated in the first place. And that reverse-engineering can best be done in secrecy, before the bomb-makers have a chance to scatter.

    But that’s not what happened. Here’s what the President said on that Friday afternoon two years ago:

    The American people should know that the counterterrorism professionals are taking this threat very seriously and are taking all necessary and prudent steps to ensure our security. And the American people should be confident that we will not waver in our resolve to defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates and to root out violent extremism in all its forms.

    Yes, it’s nice to know that a bomb was thwarted, but it would have been even nicer to know that the bomb-makers had been arrested or killed.

    So why didn’t the President wait until he had more good news? What was the hurry on the announcement? We might note that the October 29, 2010, announcement came just four days before the 2010 midterm elections. And the President’s announcement was soon followed by five “readouts” of Obama conversations with the foreign leaders whose countries helped unravel the plot. In other words, the Obama administration worked overtime to push its counter-terrorism news to the forefront, just just before the elections. […………..]

    The October Surprise and the November Election

  • Patty
  • Patty

    Survivors: Top officials weather Obama’s rocky term

    Above are the faces of this administration. And now add Obama.

    “Kicked off the Island”

    Others in the Obama economic team didn’t make it, including Obama’s budget director Peter Orszag, National Economic Council Director Larry Summers and Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Christina Romer, whose widely-known disagreements reportedly contributed to their departures.

    Orszag in July 2010 cited the need for more time in his personal life but reportedly left in part because he couldn’t get Summers and others to focus more on less federal spending and cutting the deficit.

    Romer left two months later to return to University of California, Berkley. And Summers returned to Harvard after the 2010 elections.

    Read more:

    There is at site a paragraph on each but there will be one soon on Obama and he will be leaving with head hung down in shame. He and the other WILL be held accountable for their actions and nothing worse then a President who has been accused of dereliction of Duty.

  • Patty


    This picture is haunting and their deaths will haunt Obama now and until he is gone. I am sure of this.

    President Bush lives every day sadden and with a broken heart over all the Military families whose son or daughter gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who have come back physically and emotionally scared for life.

    But one thing he did that Obama hasn’t was to be in the Oval Office when it was of the utmost importance and to protect every American no matter where they may have been in the World.

    Obama has made the one mistake that presidents have nightmares over and that is NOT PROTECTING AND WHEN THERE ARE CRIES FOR HELP AND HELP HAS BEEN DENIED 3 (THREE) times, THAT PRESIDENT IS FINISHED.

  • Indiana

    Dereliction of Duty from a Derelict……what a surprise. We got what we deserved by electing this POS. What do we do when the King of Derelicts wins again?

  • bg


    October 28, 2012

    Now media giants battle each other on Benghazi

    [A just-released Associated Press account of the Benghazi attack
    contradicts a possibly false or misleading Reuters article claiming
    to quote a protester by his first name who described a supposedly
    popular demonstration against an anti-Muhammad film outside the
    U.S. mission in Benghazi.

    The Reuters article claiming a popular protest against a Muhammad film
    is also contradicted by vivid accounts provided by the State Department
    and intelligence officials describing how no such popular demonstration
    took place
    . Instead, video footage from Benghazi reportedly shows an
    organized group of armed men attacking the compound, the officials said.]

    absolutely nothing new… *sigh*


  • Patty

    Obama Refuses to Answer ‘Repeated Questions on Whether Requests for Help in Benghazi Were Denied

    Update (5:53 PM ET): President Barack Obama reportedly refused to provide a direct answer to repeated questions on whether requests for help in Benghazi were denied as the attack was underway during an interview with 9News in Denver on Friday.

    Kyle Clark, a reporter with 9News, asked the president about the requests for help and whether or not it was fair to make Americans wait for answers on Benghazi until after the election.

    “The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” Obama said. “Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.”

    The president went on to say he wants to “gather all the facts” and find out “exactly what happened” and bring justice to the terrorists who attacked the U.S. mission in Libya.

    “President Obama was directly asked twice whether pleas for help on the ground in Libya were denied during the attack. Both times, he repeated his standard call for a thorough investigation,” 9News reports.

  • Patty

    Obama’s Inaction in Benghazi Cannot Stand – Our Nation Must Come to A Moment of Reckoning

    Americans died in Benghazi and our commander in chief did nothing to stop it.

    Worse yet, senior U.S. officials were reportedly watching a live drone feed of a jihadist swarm pillaging a diplomatic outpost of the United States. Security officers on the ground in Libya at the annex facility were pleading for backup, and it was denied — three separate times.

    We have finally learned the enraging truth of the Benghazi debacle.

    President Obama, or one of his most senior and powerful advisors, should have called in the cavalry right away. The opposite calculation was made — “stand down” security officers on the ground were told. We have the most powerful military the world has ever seen, but the White House left it to a handful of brave Americans grossly outnumbered to fight their way out of a massive terrorist ambush.

    This deplorable decision was made at the highest level. All Americans must demand to know why. There must be accountability.

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said today that the Pentagon didn’t have enough real-time information to respond. But communication with officers on the ground at the annex in Benghazi, and the live drone feed of the attack, provide enough insight to see through this “fog of war” falsehood.

    Action was not only possible in Benghazi — it was a steadfast obligation for the commander in chief. Libya is not the interior of Mainland China nor the vast interior of Siberia. It is within striking distance of multiple U.S. air bases. Libya doesn’t have any real air defense and no foreign government needed to be advised of the mission. A rescue party should have been dispatched immediately, with orders to secure all Americans.

  • Patty


    I did not want to believe anyone in the Obama administration watched attacks happen without taking decisive action. I did not want to believe that the political ramifications, and the reflexive belief that we were attacked because of an insult to Islam, could reach the top echelons of the American government.

    Both accusations now ring true. And if during my time in conflict zones abroad, the White House turned its back on me or any of my defense colleagues in our hour of need, I would want every American back home demanding accountability and justice for that abdication of responsibility.

    Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Ambassador Chris Stevens, and Sean Smith died as heroes on a field of battle. We will remember and honor them, and their sacrifice will inspire us and remind all Americans of what is best in our country.

    Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the Obama administration’s leadership. Their inaction should be held in infamy, and holding them to account next month at the ballot box does not even begin to rectify their shocking inability to lead and protect Americans.

  • donh

    #68 Denying to answer a question if he denied sending help…

    Obama is still denying these men their due in death. He will be locked in denial for the rest of his life over this. Take advantage of it…Make Obama deny it over and over and over and over and over til his teleprompter brain crashes…..Denying to answer if he denied help is a double negative that answers the question affirmatively. It telegraphs YES and that is the best we will ever get out of Obama…but don’t let that stop us from asking.

  • Patty


    This time is different. In 2008, the media was able to aid Obama in pulling the wool over America’s eyes. This time, the media will not be able to take Obama out of the equation and make every pensive question about him the fault and flaw of the circumstances and people around him. In other words, the media was able to make 2008 race about electing Obama while at the same time never fully vetting or making known very much about him. The media made Hillary Clinton look whiny and weak when asking about the differences in the debate questions. They viciously attacked Sarah Palin, making the race about cults of personality and Saturday Night Live. They painted the Tea Party as bigoted racists who didn’t approve of a black president.

    But Obama is the president now, not the candidate, and the media will be unable to convince the millions of unemployed looking for work that their circumstances are just a coincidence in light of Obama’s presidency. The media will be unable to mislead the many small business owners who have laid off employees for fear of rising taxes and insurance costs. The media cannot protect Obama against those Americans who have seen firsthand the devastation of Obama’s last four years in office.

    The media has given Obama a false sense of entitlement and has so glorified his very presence that what is being witnessed now is the total lack of humility and the unrefined intellect of a spoiled child. Obama simply has not thought through any of his platforms, because he has never needed to. He has never thought through the depths to which insanely expensive ObamaCare devastates the middle class, because he has not needed to. Obama has no answer for investing $90 billion in losers like Solyndra and green jobs, because Obama has not had to answer to anyone in the last eight years — not as a candidate, and certainly not as president.

    Now the same media who has spent four years coddling Obama is aghast at the dull and dejected child they have created. Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow want to know what happened to Obama. Where was the real Obama?

    But the real Obama did show up. It was Obama in the flesh, without the benefit of media airbrushing and highlights. The true Obama and his A-game were revealed — no teleprompter, and no softball questions pitched exactly to the left of the plate, where Obama likes them. Obama was unguarded and unprotected by the media, leaving him to face his kryptonite: accountability.

    Read more:



    This site too tells us a great deal about the Bias Media. SHEEP FOLLOWED THEIR LEADER AND THIS IS THANKS TO THE MEDIA.

  • John D

    I saw an unsourced report saying that Gen Ham was ready to send help and was told to “stand down.” He refused that order and was then relieved.

    If that is the case then, No, Gen Ham was not “asked” by higher authority.

    I dunno.

    I do know that the Ops Center at AFRICON as well as CIA, the Pentagon and the WH Situation Room would have been able to monitor any contact that the State Dep Ops Center had.

    I also know that a FLASH message from the Benghazi TOC saying that the Ambassador was missing or that the Counsulate was being overrun, would have gone straight to the highest levels. That is baked into the cake. There is no way for it NOT to have happened.

    When it did, it would have been logged. What do the logs say?

  • Patty


  • The first duty of the President is to protect the American people.
    This Obama did not do, and not as the result of simple incompetence, like Jimmy Carter in the desert of Iran, but as the result of his choice to do nothing.
    Obama is channeling America’s sworn enemies, and so deserves impeachment with the curses of the American people ringing in his ears.

  • Patty

    When this goes as High up the chain of command as 5 star general the next in line is Padetta and the President.

    Obama is going to be held accountable. He is the one who couldn’t decide what to do.

    Padetta says the couldn’t go into Harms Way? THAT IS WHAT AMERICANS DO IN EVERY WAR AND THIS IS THE SEC. OF DEFENSE’S ANSWER!!!!

  • Patty

    Republicans Tee Off on Libya

    On Sunday’s political talk shows, several Republicans criticized the Obama administration’s response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Here’s Senator John McCain of Arizona on CBS’s Face the Nation:

    You know, this administration is very good at touting and giving all the details like when they got Bin Laden. But now, we know that there were tapes, recordings inside the consulate during this fight, and they’ve gotten—they came—the F.B.I. finally got in and took those, and now they’re classified as “top secret.” Why would they be top secret? So the president went on various shows, despite what he said he said in the Rose Garden, about terrorist acts, he went on several programs, including “The View” including “Letterman” including before the U.N., where he continued to refer, days later, many days later, to this as a spontaneous demonstration because of a hateful video. We know that is patently false. What did the president know? When did he know it? And what did he do about it?

    McCain said for “literally days and days” the White House “told the American people something that had no basis in fact whatsoever.”

    Newt Gingrich, on ABC’s This Week:

    But the bigger issue is, whether it’s unemployment or it is what happened in Benghazi, where we’ve had this strange situation over the weekend that the Secretary of Defense apparently refused to obey the President’s order, if the president is telling the truth and he actually instructed his assistants to get aid to Benghazi, we’re now being told that the Secretary of Defense canceled that. And I think these kinds of things all drag down the Obama campaign.

    just REPUBLICANS? ALL AMERICANS NO MATTER THE PARTY. This division in a serious time is utter nonsense.

  • some question for the media since they can’t seem to think of any of their own:

    who decided not to use marines to guard our embassy

    who refused the ambassador’s request for more security

    who made the decision to remove some of the security that they had

    how much security did the actually have on sept.11

    if there were requests for help from the embassy WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO SENT HELP

    who made the decision to tell the people at the annex not help but to stand down(twice)

    who ignored the later request made from the annex for help

    where did the administration get the information that this was a spontaneous demonstartion WHO told them that

    please call the media and you congress people and demand answers. don’t let the media kill this story the people that were murdered deserve that much

    feel free to add your questions

  • hutchrun

    If it was China, Obama would have to stand against the wall
    His wife would have to pay for the bullets.

  • Bettijo

    @#19. This is exactly what I have been most worried about. I think Romney will win, but how much damage can Obama do between November and January? It scares me to death. I have read that the Clintons trashed the WH (have no idea whether this is true or not) but what can we expect from the utterly class-less current residents of OUR house?

    Another thing that has worried me for sometime is that I am afraid of riots when Obama loses. I live in a small town, so am not worried for me. But my daughter and grandchildren live in Chicago and I am very worried about them.

  • bg


    Linda #58 October 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm 🙁

    passed it on, thank you..


  • bg


    great video, please pass it on, thank you..

    Leaks, Lies, Libya…Lack of Leadership



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  • AmericaWILL

    That “You Lie” senator/rep should be given a frickin’ medal for calling it right years ago.

  • Hy Feiber

    Unspeakable Treason. Coming after Fast and Furious no less.

  • Patty

    Bret Baier confirms more Benghazi tips are coming in
    Sunday, October 28, 2012
    Fox News anchor Bret Baier, who has been a leader in coverage of the situation in Benghazi, confirms more tips are being received.

    Yes RT @Driverd57 @BretBaier Are tips still coming in?
    28 Oct 12


    Fox News anchor Bret Baier, who has been a leader in coverage of the situation in Benghazi, confirms more tips are being received.

    Bret Baier

    @BretBaier 28 Oct 12

    Yes RT @Driverd57 @BretBaier Are tips still coming in?

    MrBroes @mrbroes

    @BretBaier Will go down in history as the ONLY one that made damn sure the American people knew the truth. #thankful

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  • Contessa61

    I think they wanted the ambassador dead. That’s why they provided no extra security, why they told the navy seals to stand down, why they didn’t fire from the drones, etc. Trying to hide heavy Libyian arms to Al Qaeda rebels in Syria.

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  • saveus

    Our enemies are well aware that barry will leave our troops exposed and vulnerable without backup as long as he can come up with some B S story to support his failures.

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  • Rose

    Considering all Obama did to first BAIT and ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET, before hand, I don’t call it DERELICTION, I CALL it deliberate, planned Human Sacrifice.

    2 Samuel 11 – Regarding Uriah and his wife Bathsheba.

  • Rose

    Don’t want no IMPEACHMENT!

    Do not pass Go. DO NOT COLLECT $200.

    Go directly to JAIL!

    I want a TRIAL and a Scaffolding! AND ALL GUILTY PARTIES WITH HIM. ALL!

  • Rose

    Some of this is rumor, some is from Catherine Herridge – don’t know who this is, myself, but this RUMOR is the only thing I have heard that makes sense:

  • squeaky

    “He is an ideological radical who is insane, and growing more so with each passing day. He all too easily can have a complete meltdown emotionally/mentally and then truly become capable of anything.” from rose’s linc. and to think of all the secrets he has had access too. you put a fox in charge of a hen house and are surprised when you find only the chickens feet left. the fox has chicken feathers all over himself but has no idea what happened to the peeps.

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  • Roy Baty

    And when Obama is unemployed in Jan 2013, he will go back to being a community organizer stirring up trouble for America once again.

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  • DockyWocky

    The shear narcissistic selfishness Obama exudes is staggering.

    However, if it was his ash being threatened, he’d obviously call in his Praetorian Guards and would be heard encouraging them to “fight them terrorists to the last man.”

    Its a risky world for anyone serving Obama, intentionally, or voluntarily. Just don’t count on him backing anyone up.

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  • rican

    How can Nobama ever look in a mirror or face his family or any AMERICAN without seeing what a gutless and inept person he is. He may have no shame but your children will be scorned and identified as the family of the most inept and devious president who ever disgraced the office of the President of the United States.

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  • Linda

    #93 2 Samuel 11:15 Came to mind yesterday also.

    Deliberate sacrifice!

  • richard40

    The decision to not send help was not because they thought it would not be effective, or would be too risky. It was not even due to incompetance. It was done purposely, because sending lots of help would have raised the profile of the incident, and ruined their “it only a spontaneous riot resulting from the video” coverup. Basically they were sacrificed to protect a lie. Hopefully romney will win next week, and we will not have this faithless liar as our commander in chief beyong next Jan.

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  • LisaG

    Americans have never needed “permission” to know what’s what, or be told what’s what by a government official – and we never will because the one thing that the Barry Soetoro, er, sorry, Barackackack WhoSayin’ Obomination Phenomenon has shown very clearly is that We The People are alive and well, and fighting for the underlying principles and values set out over 200 years ago, and worked hard for and fought for by all of our actual or spiritual forebears. This is greater than whatever BHO and his coven can dish out, we are bigger than what they can dish out. Once we are rid of him we need to continue to emphasize just what America is and stands for – to people of all races, religions, origins, especially those who are too used to prosperity and relativity-in-all-things and think this all falls as manna from heaven, not things hard fought and earned.

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  • Arney

    This was a non-optimal operation by crackers not deservant of additional attention or aid as the current administration is too busy working on re-election issues.

    Question: Acting on this issue would of been a plus showing executive leadership yes??…..dah!!!

  • I am thankfull that PAnneta was not leadiing D-DAY OR MANY OF OUR GROUND , NAVY OR AIR BATTLES.SEMPER FI.


  • bob m

    Take a good look at the face of communism.

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  • AuntieMadder

    FYI: From the Wikipedia page linked (
    “This page was last modified on 4 November 2012 at 07:36.”

    Not knowing what the page read before modification(s) this morning, I can’t be sure if the changes made by the libtards that run and edit Wikipedia pages are significant or relative to this act (or, rather, inaction) of treason on the part of their party and favorite Kenyan. I suspect so because the page linked describes dereliction of duty to be the refusal to follow the order(s) of a superior. Just lettin’ ya’ know…, unfortunately, does not yet have a page on dereliction of duty. Maybe the site could use the help of some smart conservatives with input and editing this and other pages (hint…hint).

  • eliwhit

    May the lord God Jehovah and his son Jesus Christ forgive me for this which I am about to say for it is truely what I feel!
    I hate this low life obama with every fiber within me. I hate what he is ,what he represents and what he is doing to what was our Great Country! I would if I could pump his body and all that is his so full of bullets that his corpse would be unrecognizable! I would if I could through any violent means destroy what he has helped to establish and what he has in the back ground ready to decend on the American people if re-elected! This man is the totality of Satanic minions and his family is inclusive! I would not fear for my own life for it is practically done! If I could only right this before my demise if would gladly pay with my life for the above destruction of my desires! Pastrick Henry said it best in battle ” Give me liberty or give me death!”
    May God forgive me and this Nation for its sins against his almighty soverienty and may we turn our eyes and hearts back to him and regain his Blessing upon all of this land and all of its People! Amen!

  • 220VOLTS

    Old Bud just can’t quit the game. Here’s an ex US Marine officer who continues to subvert the US Constitution. During his attachment to the Reagan administration, had he still been in the military, he would have guilty of dereliction of duty. Additionally, Mr. McFarlane has the gall to slander the present administration over that Red Herring, Benghazi. Bud should be in the brig, not milking the US government for unearned income. Shame on him.

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