OBAMA CONFRONTED ON BENGHAZI – Says He “Gave Order” to Keep Our People Safe – But Dodges Specifics (Video)

WOW! Obama was confronted today by Ed Henry from FOX News if he “made an order” to save the heroes in Benghazi. —
He says he gave the order to “keep our people safe.”

** But he WOULD NOT ANSWER if he gave a direct order to save our men in Benghazi!!

It was the only meaningful question from the whole press conference.
The lapdog media was particularly timid this afternoon.
Here is his response:

Here’s a transcript:

Ed Henry: But I want to stay on Benghazi based on what John asked. You said if they want to come after me, come after me. I want to ask about the families of the four Americans who were killed. Sean Smith’s father Ray said he felt his son basically called 911 for help and he didn’t get it. And I know you said you grieved on these four men and it is being investigated. The families of the four men have waited for two months. So I would like for you to address the families. On 911 did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives.

Barack Obama: Ed, I’ll address the families. Not through the press. The families directly as I already have. And, we will provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day. That’s what the investigation is for. But as I said repeatedly, if people don’t believe we did everything we can to make sure that we save the lives to folks I sent there, and who were carrying out missions on behalf of the United States, then you don’t know how our Defense Department thinks, our State Department thinks or our CIA thinks. Their number one priority is to protect American lives. That’s what our job is. Now, I will put forward every bit of information that we have. I can tell you that, immediately after finding out that our folks are in danger, that my orders to my security team was to do whatever we need to do to keep our people safe. And that would be the same order I would give anytime that I see Americans are in danger.”

According to military and defense experts, if Obama actually gave the order to keep our people safe, there would be a paper trail.
So far nothing has turned up.

UPDATE: Just Now Ed Henry told FOX News Obama WOULD NOT ANSWER if he gave a direct order to save our men in Benghazi.

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  • RWGinger

    That scum lies and thinks people will believe him.
    He says he ordered everything done that could be done
    yet we know there was help an hour away that was never activated.

    Obama is a scummy LIAR

  • ★FALCON★

    Only good thing that came out of this pathetic presser was that Obama said that the CIA, Defense and other agencies do not leave Americans behind.

    That leaves only one person.

    He’s on the record.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    I I huh er huh uhm I left em for dead and went to bed!!!!

  • Rock

    Short version, those in Benghazi called 911, and got a telemarketer for MoveOn.Org.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Obama was confronted today by Ed Henry from FOX News…

    His press pool pass should mysteriously become invalid soon…

  • maggie

    Any one notice how he is modeling his “style” on Bill Clinton? If you close your eyes it is bad deja vu all over again.

  • ★FALCON★


    #4 November 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Rock commented:

    Short version, those in Benghazi called 911, and got a telemarketer for MoveOn.Org.

    Rock – an interesting aspect is that Obama is trying to hang this all on the CIA – yet, the Ambassador’s final cable saying they were under attack – went to the State Department, under Clinton.

  • Jean

    Chronic Liar in Chief

  • Time

    What a bunch of liars.. To now come from the Liar in Chief himself, that Susan Rice is the innocent bystander in this mess of a mess and he, the White a house was the one that sent her out with talking points on five different shows to spew his lies, to cover up all the blood he and Hiilslaugher had on their hands. Remarkable, that we allow this chit to continue to keep rolling uphill and this man is never brought up on charges. When are the impeachment hearings starting, for all the illegal dealings this man has done under the table, behind close doors, and against the laws of this nation ?

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  • donh

    ” his son basically called 911 for help and he didn’t get it ”

    Obama let that stand….While claiming to have given an order to send help, he failed to dismiss the fact men did not get help….attacking the questioner how wrong it is to think his administration would do what it is supposed to do.

    The brave reporter begs for some compassionate words for the families, and the first words out of Obama’s mouth are a cold rebuke of the reporter.

    Welcome to Obama 2.0. He should have worn his Dracula cape…>

    http://youtu.be/qT7R3D-m0T4

  • saveus

    another minute another lie from the “CIC”

    but who cares

    we get free stuff taken from the people dumb enough to pay taxes

    a few people died – so what

  • Look-Out

    I’ll repost here what I posted on the last thread. Started it before he’d finished his answer to Ed Henry…This POtuS makes me ill.

    #26 November 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Look-Out commented:

    Barry, did you just say you did EVERYTHING to save those 4 brave men? Let’s look at that statement in light of your history — Tell me, did you do EVERYTHING to save the lives of those 2 gay TUCC members? Did you do EVERYTHING to save those babies that were born alive despite efforts to abort them?

    I don’t think so, Barry. From all I can tell, life means little to you. You don’t care if people live or die. You’re especially careless about the completely innocent. Why should any American believe you will work to protect them? After all, look how you treat your friends…

    I see you allowed more than one FRIEND of yours to die. Without one moment of anguish, Barry? The Ambassador was a friend of yours. The two gay TUCC members were friends of yours, that seem – as one mother said – to have been BETRAYED by you for your political aspirations. Was it as chilling to you as it was to me to hear ANOTHER mother (one of the Benghazi four) accuse you of murdering her son?

    How can you blame her? YOU seem to offer up the innocent for mutilation and death: from the most innocent and vulnerable among us – babies ALREADY breathing (or about to take) their first breaths of life in this world – to the most seasoned and well-trained heroes who WILLINGLY give THEIR lives to protect OTHERS from certain death and evil.

    You’ve sided with those who choose to perpetrate EVIL in this world. The impeachment process can begin too soon.

  • ★FALCON★


    #9 November 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Time commented:

    What a bunch of liars.. To now come from the Liar in Chief himself, that Susan Rice is the innocent bystander in this mess of a mess and he, the White a house was the one that sent her out with talking points on five different shows to spew his lies, to cover up all the blood he and Hiilslaugher had on their hands.

    Exactly, it was Obama, Soros, Powers, Clinton and Rice that invoked some hocus pocus – “Responsibility to Protect” – to make an end run on Congress and abuse the War Powers Act.

    Imagine if Bush had pulled this crap to invade Iraq. Instead he got Congress and the Senate to agree – yet here there was not even a resolution.

    Obama and his morons bought it and broke it and they own it.

  • ★FALCON★

    @ Look-Out – look at his actions and resonse to DEAD Brain Terry.

  • Rock

    FALCON #7
    With WTF there are but two groups the Kiss his A#$ bunch, or his enemies, if your telling him your under attack by terrorist, and anyone who wants to help you obviously are his enemy, because the chosen one has told us all there are no terrorist. A note here Drudge has a story that the White House ‘Held Affair Over Petraeus’s Head’ For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    (White House ‘Held Affair Over Petraeus’s Head’ For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi
    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/13/krauthammer-white-house-held-affair-over-petraeuss-head-favorable-tes#ixzz2CEFLrwLL)

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  • Ella

    It all depends who “our people” are. “His people” are the jihadis.

  • bg
  • Look-Out

    Absolutely, Falcon #15 —

    Here’s more. Each of us must decide what’s truth. OUr safety and security depend on it:

    This entire Obama situation is a conspiracy, and I say that without the slightest hesitation. Obama is not a citizen of the United States, he is a puppet front for a cabal of Marxist-Leninsts including Soros, Ayers, Dohrn, Strong, Jarrett and many, many others. These people are enemies of the United States. These people are deeply psychologically damaged, and are capable of ordering people murdered in order to protect themselves and increase their own power. The three dead homosexual black men from Trinity United Church of Christ, Young, Bland and Spencer, all of whom were sexually linked to Barack Obama, were probably the first people specifically murdered by the Obama regime. The hundreds of Mexicans and the two American agents Terry and Zapata were murdered by Operation Fast and Furious in order to advance and increase the power of the Obama regime. These SEALS and the others on board that Chinook today were almost certainly betrayed and murdered by the Obama regime.

    Why did the Obama regime immediately reveal the unit identity of the SPECOPS forces involved in the first place, despite the fact that DEVGRU was highly classified? Why was the personnel composition of the Chinook released IMMEDIATELY today after the helo went down – before even family notifications could be made? WHY? Why would you hand your enemy, Al Qaeda and the Taliban, a massive propaganda coup? WHY?

    I’ll tell you why. Because the Obama regime IS THE ENEMY. They are Marxist tyrants who hold the lives of Americans not just cheap, but in scathing contempt. They will say anything, they will do anything, and they will murder ANYONE in order to protect themselves and consolidate and increase their power. Please, I beg you, for the love of God and all that is good in this world, read the history of the Soviet Union. Read about Lenin and Stalin and how they murdered people without any hesitation. Read about how Hitler was constantly ordering the murder of his own officers. Read about Communist China. Read about Mao and the millions upon tens of millions of murders he ordered. Read about the killing fields of the Communist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia led by Pol Pot. PLEASE. Marxists MURDER PEOPLE. That is what they do. The Obama regime is MARXIST to the bone. If the Obama regime is not stopped, the 30 Americans murdered today in Afghanistan will be just the beginning. I promise you that.

    http://talkwisdom.blogspot.com/2011/08/helicoptor-crash-killing-seal-team-6.html

  • Time

    @ Falcon
    Exactly, your right on the money….

    This administration needed a fall guy. They wanted to pin this on the CIA and use Patreas as their fall guy, that the security was under a secret guise with the CIA and not the SOS, Hilslaughter. They thought Patreas would take the fall, play ball knowing they had dirt on him, the affair. When Patreas refused to take the fall, he knew what would come out and stood with his concious, refusing to be blackmailed, and lie to protect Obama, and Hilslaughter. Obama then moved on to Allan making the same deal and he too refused, knowing that what he risked was the ruin of his career or lying and covering up the murders of Americans in Benghazi. They both took the fall of affairs instead of taking the rap and possibly the far bigger crime of leaving these people to die and never sending in help to rescue them, and possible face far worse scrutiny and criminal teason against America. I see where these men were coming from, the right side of humanity.

  • AuntieMadder

    Guess Fox News is now uninvited to the next presser.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    #1 November 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    RWGinger commented: “That scum lies and thinks people will believe him.”

    And he’d be right.

  • Stella Baskomb

    Obama said his orders were “do whatever we need to do to keep our people safe”

    Oh, yeah? Now THERE’S leadership for you. THERE’S incisive analysis and bold direction. THERE’S a decision that your average 4th grader might not think of.

    Obama’s weakling position is essentially this: “Millions for tribute – not one cent for defense!”

    The rest of the world notices–even if 59 million US voters don’t.

    No wonder gun sales have spiked since November 6th.

  • Look-Out

    Christmas is coming, Barry. Will Chairman Mao’s image – as it did on the first – decorate this year’s White House tree?

  • Mcashc

    It was a yes or no question. He said the families will get all the answers once the investigation is complete. What they want to know is did YOU give an order on 9 11 2012 to send them help? Yes or no? And once again he gets away with it. It is amazing how he can make it seem like people are out of line for asking tough questions.

  • Eden12345

    Basically he went all Elmer Fudd on their asses.

  • Look-Out

    This Petraeus/Allen (hit the Generals thing) seems to be a third attack on America:

    1) destroy the economy.

    2) take over private industry.

    3) destroy the military.

  • ★FALCON★


    #19 November 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    bg commented:

    ++

    ‘Do you know the world of hurt that he’s in?’

    ==

    bg – I was listening to Rush when he said it – so much for the most decorated man of “our” generation is that’s true.

  • Time

    @stella

    You mean at no wonder they had to rig 59 million votes to make it appear that the majority of America wanted this fraud again to lead their nation. No way, no how did the majority elect this man, the minority did…

  • ★FALCON★

    Given Obama’s record of lying and deception – I am certain that he personally withheld the air support and CIA ground forces.

    Further, one CIA Operator was painting the target(s) with a laser – this means that a support force of F-18 F/As were either on the way or had been given the initial orders to depart – most likely by General Ham.

    A laser can be used to paint a target for a drone – but this would not be in close range firefight where our guys could be killed by a large bomb.

    Also, with the laser – it’s entirely possible that a Douglas AC-47D Spooky Gunship AKA “Puff the Magic Dragon” – was being deployed and can be used in tight quarters with laser lock.

    Whatever the actual response – Obama killed it.

  • Left Coast Conservative

    Any questions on the Israeli situation?
    There is evil prowling the world, growing stronger and more visible, seeking the ruin of brave men and women – seeking to devour their lives and their souls. Do not despair, do not give up, turn to our creator for strength. This battle is bigger than we can see and will be completed through our commitment to truth and our diligence in both action and prayer.

  • Time

    Why he gave the stand down is the question ? Why did they have hostages is the answer…

    The FBI originator of the email, Jill Kelley, that raised the FBI awareness that she was being harassed by an unknown person and an unknown FBI agent that took on the case is very troubling. This falls on unbelieveable, another coverup. The FBI does not take on cases of harassing emails unless there is a real threat to security. This FBI agent that was later removed should be investigated, you know the shirtless one. Why would he take this case ?

    Also her home run cancer charity is a farce. She spent more on hosting, dining and keeping up with the Jone’s then she did donating any of the charities she took in. The last year, 2011 shows a loss but she took in more then $157,000. Well geez, how do you come up with a loss when your running the foundation from your home ? Someone needs to look into this one. I think she is a shyster, pulling off a fast one on innocent people and taking their money for her own luxury life style…

  • SeniorD

    Hey, Dear Leader don’t need to answer no questions from nobody! After January 1, 2013, this once great country will join other Thrid World satraps and Dear Leader will be annointed President Barry Randall Soetoro, first ruler of the new Socialist People’s Republic of the North American Contintent.

  • bg

    ++

    The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya

    President Obama:

    [“As I said before, she made an appearance at
    the request of the White House in which she
    gave her best understanding of the intelligence
    that had been provided to her,”]

    translation:

    “I, being the King of all I survey, gave My
    subjugate Ms. Rice permission to LIE.. ”

    now I ask you in all honestly, could I have
    been any more open or transparent?? BO

    oh, one more thing.. ask Me no questions
    and I’ll tell you no lies, thankMeverymuch…

    ==

  • Stella Baskomb

    @Time #29 “you mean at no wonder they had to rig 59 million votes”

    No one had to “rig” anything. Simple fact: that many credulous, willingly uninformed, even aggressively uninformed people simply swallowed whole the administration’s narrative.

    They were unable – or unwilling- to see the truth. But that does not change the truth: we are all sitting in the same boat, with one end completely shot out, and water pouring in.

  • Time

    Nope, rigged. When you have county and precincts reporting 108% and 141%, some 175% turn out, voted, this is mathematically impossible. There is no way, no how this happened legitimately. Something was tampered with, the software was altered, over compansated for their win, win at any cost. But, it was too apparent and has raised many eyebrows. There is much less, millions of voters that did not vote for the ONE then they are claiming and millions more that voted for conservatism then they are admitting…

    No way did 59 million vote for him, spin that is all that is…SPIN…

  • bg

    ++

    ★FALCON★ #28 November 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    like i said from the get go, it’s all on him, if he lies, i’ll be
    screaming for the firing squad just as loud as anyone..

    troulbe is, we don’t know the facts of the matter, i mean, what if we’re
    wrong and there was much more to it, that again, we will ever be privy
    to, ergo, they must lie or many others will die, who knows anymore..

    the only positive is Obama must go, or
    we’ll all be buried in his blow.. *sigh*

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    VOTER FRAUD

    re: MN Jim #25 November 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    wee bit sample of much more:

    Without a doubt

    Mitt Romney Getting Shut Out in 59 Philadelphia Precincts

    Here’s how touchscreens killed Romney votes

    ==

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    re: #19 November 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm bg

    [“There is not gonna be one kernel of truth of what happened at Benghazi
    come out of any of this. It ain’t going to happen. I mean within two weeks
    of Obama being re-elected, you think they’re going to open the doors and
    the floodgates for people to go in and get to Obama? It isn’t gonna happen.
    … You have to understand what’s going on here, folks. There is a circle-the
    wagon operation around Barack Obama that nobody’s gonna penetrate. That
    is abundantly clear.”
    ]

    only been saying that since first i ever heard the name Obama..

    prove me wrong Petreaus, only you can..

    i for one will never forget that the attack in which 4 Americans died, came
    first, the orchestrated protests in which some openly wore Soros financed
    and Obama approved OWS Anonymous masks were protesting a film they
    had only heard about in Cairo and elsewhere, later, not to mention the so
    called “filmmaker”..
    😡

    ==

  • grandmaC

    BO – He makes me feel ill when I see his face. I used to be so proud to be an American. Glad I am old.

  • Mcashc

    So according to the actor in chief, when he found out Americans were being attacked he told his security team to do whatever needed to keep our people safe. Yet no help showed up. Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,……….. every Ah he stutters represents a lie. You are president of the USA and love this country and hear Americans are being attacked and that is your order? And no help came? And you are waiting for the investigation? Oh wait, you are president of the USA and hate this country……… now it makes sense. The media is destroying this country. Check that, the communist media has destroyed this country.

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  • CT

    To quote an American patriot, Obama “YOU LIE!”

  • Look-Out

    Let’s NOT FORGET the DEVASTATION that happened on the heels of Benghazi:

    There’s been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously coordinated siege by 15 Taliban infiltrators — dressed in American combat fatigues and armed with assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons — resulted not only in two deaths [Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell], but also in the most devastating loss of U.S. airpower since Vietnam. Six Harrier jets were destroyed; three refueling stations were wiped out; six hangars were damaged.

    The attack came exactly six months after a failed suicide attack targeting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and three days after the deadly attack on our consulate in Benghazi.

    http://michellemalkin.com/

  • “I can tell you that, immediately after finding out that our folks are in danger, that my orders to my security team was to do whatever we need to do to keep our people safe. And that would be the same order I would give anytime that I see Americans are in danger.” So this is the same order he will give anytime he sees Americans in danger? In that case, there will be no help coming. You are on your own. We and our military are in big trouble.

  • Egads! more LIES from Pinnochio!

    These are not “press conferences” they are press enabling sessions..hence President Poseur’s postering when he “goes street” to show a disbelieving public that he’s got ‘cred!

  • whiskeytangofoxtrot

    Perhaps he meant: Our people = Holder, Napalitano, Soto Mayor, Van Jones, Panetta, Carney, Pelosi, Frank, Reid, Wasserman-Schultz, Schummer, Sibelius, Boh, Tingles, and all the rest of the box of left handed wing nuts in government today.

  • Zip

    “The PETRAEUS BETRAYAL”
    http://www.youtube.com/user/designsbydianne

  • lyle

    If he gave an order to ‘keep our people safe’, why was General Ham relieved of his command for attempting to do just that???

  • James

    If obama gave the order to “keep our people safe”, why are they dead.

  • Blain

    “Keep our people safe.”

    What exactly does that mean? Tell them to look both ways when crossing the street?

    The messiah of the dumb continues his reign of incompetence.

  • Mcashc

    Yet he gets away with it. Ok GOD we have seen the devil. have mercy on us. PLEASE.

  • he gave an order. to whom?

  • Patty

    If he ordered anything it was time of when he leaves for Vegas.

    Because he is president, he may an ordered, to whom, when and how. All the questions need answers and Obama needs to testify. Because the order wasn’t followed. Obama is suppose to be above everyone. So, what happen and why.

    And what order was it. AMERICANS IF YOU WANT ANSWERS EMAIL, WRITE, CALL SENATORS IN YOUR STATE. we want answers and SAY WE WANT A SELECT COMMITTEE .

  • carrier pigeon

    You’re all missing the point. The Prez said to “keep our people safe.” He was talking about the Islamic militants… Did a GREAT job with that.

  • Look-Out

    Take away:

    NO AMERICAN IS SAFE. NATIONAL SECURITY WITH THIS CROWD IN POWER IS WORSE THAN A JOKE. IT’S FRIGHTENINGLY BAD.

    Israel has done the right thing and I will be praying for them in the days and months ahead. NEVER did I think a time would come when our country would not stand with them. It’s no surprise now to learn this administration doesn’t protect or defend Americans. Instead, it BETRAYS THEM.

    Lindsay Graham on Hannity said Benghazi is a “monumental breakdown in national security.” Let’s hope more in the House and Senate think so, too.

  • David K

    Did you notice Ed Henry giving Obama a reach around on the election? “Your decisive victory.” Yeah, even Fox is beginning to give the man child cover.

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  • Liberty

    maggie,

    agree with the Bill Clinton comparison. It’s like he’s Bill on steroids. It’s nauseating and it does bring back bad memories, especially with Hillary in the mix. I really hope Benghazi ruins any political chances she once had.

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