Protecting a Traitor: Mainstream Media’s Refusal To Cover Benghazi

by Andrew Amedee on October 29, 2012

With the exception of Jake Tapper at ABC News and Sheryl Atkinson at CBS News, the so called “Big Three” have been near silent on the assassination of a U.S. Ambassador and his intelligence officer. You read that correctly, I said assassination. This was no spontaneous attack. It wasn’t a protest. It most certainly wasn’t about a YouTube video. This was a hit.

I earlier posited the theory that Ambassador Stevens was to be used as a bargaining chip to release the Blind Sheik. He was much more than that. It is now coming to light that Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya was under direction from Barack Obama, arming a sect of Al Qaeda known as Ansar Al-Sharia.

On September 27th of last year, The White House confirmed 20,000 SA-24 Soviet made surface to air missiles went “missing” in Libya. These are equivalent to U.S. made Stinger Missiles and are capable of bringing down an airliner, or a CH-47 Chinook helicopter carrying 22 Navy SeALs in Afghanistan. As of this Saturday’s morning shows, ABC spent 52 seconds on Benghazi, CBS had 25 seconds. NBC failed to mention it at all.

George W. Bush was given a President’s Daily Brief titled “bin Laden determined to strike in the U.S.” on August 6th 2001. No actionable intelligence. No specific targets. All we heard from the press was how Bush was negligent in not stopping the attacks or worse yet, allowed them to occur. After the attacks, Bush was excoriated by the media for not kicking children out of the way to singlehandedly stop the ongoing terrorist act, instead finishing the reading of “My Pet Goat” as to not frighten the kids. He didn’t even go to Vegas afterwards! But I digress.

How often have we heard “The Sixteen Words” in reference to Saddam Hussein trying to acquire uranium from Niger? The press (and Hollywood) was all over this one. Tag line being “Bush lied, people died”.

This was a line from the President’s 2003 State of the Union speech, which was later proven accurate by British intelligence, saying the line “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa” was “well founded”. Yet all we heard was “Bush lied, people died”. Facts be damned.

The press had such a deranged hatred for Bush that, for the most of them, they undermined foreign policy at every turn. Publishing the locations where CIA “black site” detention facilities were located, the way the NSA tracked terrorists’ financial holdings, and countries that were secretly helping America in the War on Terror, the media might as well have been renamed the Rosenberg Network/Times.

As Conservative Report Online’s own Wayne Dupree reported last month, Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said at the Accuracy In Media conference in September,

“I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.”

Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from “organized governmental power,” they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers.

Caddell went on to say

“We’ve had nine days of lies over what happened because they can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this.” “Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers.”

I think Caddell is spot on. Look at the information that is out there a month later. We now know the administration lied about the events surrounding the attack.

Through leaked emails, we know that this was a purposeful, deliberate, and ongoing deception of the American people. We also know from a Jennifer Griffin report on Fox News’ program Special Report with Brett Baier that no less than three calls for aid went unanswered.

In an attack that lasted over seven hours, Special Forces at Sigonella Air Base in Southern Italy, about 480 miles from Benghazi could have been there in less than two. We also know that the SeALs there were lazing the mortar that was being fired at them. These professionals would not be “painting” a target for drones that were supposedly unarmed. To say so is an insult. Leon Panetta calling people that know better “Monday morning quarterbacks” for questioning this stupidity is also an insult.

None of these stories are being reported by the Network media. More importantly, questions surrounding these demonstrably false stories are not even being asked.

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos did however make time for Daily Beast hack Andrew Sullivan to say anyone in the south that votes for Romney wants to reconstitute the Confederacy. “If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it’s the Confederacy. Entirely. You put a map of the Civil War over this electoral map, you’ve got the Civil War.”

So, obviously, the same tired narrative applies. Republicans are racist, there is no media bias, and Obama is the smartest President ever. To borrow a phrase from our esteemed Vice President, “malarkey.”

This is an ongoing distraction to keep us, the ever growing number of informed citizens, from focusing on finding out the truth. That is, Obama is a subversive puppet and is hell bent on destroying this country as founded from within.

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Comment by Robin on November 5, 2012 at 8:52am

As The World Burns: The Ever Changing Narrative on Benghazi!

Follow-up by Andrew Amedee

As The World Burns: The Ever Changing Narrative on Benghazi

by Andrew Amedee on November 3, 2012

On Thursday, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reported that she received a classified cable that shows American officials in Benghazi urgently requesting from the State Department additional security less than a month before the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.

According to the cable, American personnel in Libya convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the Sept. 11 attacks. Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi. On Aug. 16, a senior security officer in the region stated he ‘did not believe the consulate could be defended against an attack.’ The U.S. Diplomatic Mission was also concerned due to the ‘known presence of hostile terrorist forces in the area.’

Here are excerpts of the August 16, Benghazi assessment obtained by Fox’s Herridge:

RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, limited security measures, limited weapons capabilities, limited host nation support, and the overall size of the compound.

This classified memo was addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

The Obama administration was also briefed regarding

“the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’”

The August 16th Official Assessment of Benghazi directly contradicts the White House’s earlier claims—that the deaths of four Americans was result of a random protest, incited by a YouTube video.

Not to allow the truth to out days before the election, we have yet another statement released by this flailing administration.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday

CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help from the consulate, which was less than a mile from a CIA annex.

U.S. officials described the timeline in a clear effort to rebut recent news reports that said the CIA told its personnel to “stand down” rather than go to the consulate to help repel the attackers.

The intelligence officials told reporters Thursday:

the CIA annex received a call about the assault, about a half dozen members of a CIA security team tried to get heavy weapons and assistance from the Libyans. When the Libyans failed to respond, the security team went ahead with the rescue attempt.

The Obama administration emphasized,

“At no point was the team told to wait”.

This of course is starting to become the new narrative. Now the administration is trying to portray themselves as attentive to the situation and proactive. The adoring media is nothing if not compliant.

President Obama has strongly denied that the changing explanations are a result of the administration not wanting to acknowledge a terrorist attack on U.S. personnel so close to the Nov. 6th election. The circumstances of the attack, including the intelligence and security situation there, will be the subject of a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Nov. 15, with additional hearings to follow.

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson has been told that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

And then a high-ranking government official told CBS News:

“The CSG is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies. They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon.”

According to officials, militants fired mortar rounds at the building, killing two of the security officers who were returning fire. The mortar attack lasted just 11 minutes.

And less than an hour later, a heavily armed Libyan military unit arrived and was able to take the U.S. personnel to the airport.

The consulate attack has become a political issue in Washington, with Republicans questioning the security at the consulate, the intelligence on militant groups in North Africa and the Obama administration’s response in the days after the attack. Republicans also have questioned whether enough military and other support was requested and received.

The shame is, the Democrats and the media are saying next to nothing. Is this not your country as well? Were these not your fellow citizens murdered?


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