Benghazi: What Obama Said, When He Said It: That “Crude Disgusting Video” 9/25/12 – Problems Began 9/6/12

The timeline of lies begins on September 6, 2012, and moves on to show that a full two weeks after the murders, September 25, 2012, Obama clearly branded the Egyptian Coptic Christian, American-resident filmmaker of a YouTube video, a ‘terrorist.’ Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) interviewed with Tulsa’s KFAQ Pat Campbell on the Benghazi cover-up, which led me to research what Obama, Hillary and others said, and exactly when. Find Senator Inhofe’s remarks, both transcript and video.


Pull-Out Quote, February 2013:

“Secretary Panetta, do you believe that unequivocally at that time we knew that this was a terrorist attack?” asked Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. “There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack,” Panetta replied. Source: Fox News

A reminder of the answer Obama did NOT give O’Reilly in the Sunday February 2, 2014 Super Bowl interview, when O’Reilly asked if Panetta told him Benghazi was a “terrorist attack:”

OBAMA: You know, what he told me was there was an attack on our compound

O’REILLY: He didn’t use the word “terror?”

OBAMA: You know, in the heat of the moment, Bill, what folks are focused on is what’s happening on the ground, do we have eyes on it, how can we make sure our folks are safe [inaudible]

O’REILLY: I just want to get this straight. Did he tell you it was a terrorist attack?

OBAMA: Bill, and what I’m, and I’m answering your question. What he said to me was, we’ve got an attack on our compound…

O’REILLY: No terror attack?

OBAMA: we don’t know yet who’s doing it. Understand by definition, that when somebody is attacking our compound, that’s an act of terror, which is how I characterized it the day after it happened, so, and, so the question ends up being, who in fact, was attacking us… Read the entire Obama/O’Reilly Benghazi exchange here

On September 6, 2012, The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security sent an “Overseas Security Advisory” (OSAC) memo stating this:

OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September 11. However, constituents often have concerns around important dates, holidays, and major events, Often times, these concerns are the result of increased media attention to the issue, rather than credible evidence of a terrorist plot.

On September 11, 2012 our Embassy in Cairo apologized for “hurt[ing] the religious feelings of Muslims.”

On September 11, 2012, Obama announced that the U.S. had killed Abu Yahya al-Libi (Mohammed Hassan Qaed) sometime before 9/11/12 and DNA had confirmed the identity.

On September 12, 2012, the day after the attacks, Obama said this:

“Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe,” he said. “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.”

On September 12, 2012 Obama, with Hillary Clinton standing by his side, said:

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others… [a direct reference to the YouTube video, The Innocence of Muslims. View it here.

Intimation: The YouTube video “denigrated” Islam.

And then Obama jetted off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser and said this on September 12, 2012:

No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world, and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the United States of America.” Source: CNN


Mark Bassely Youssef (Sam Bacile)

Mark Bassely Youssef (Sam Bacile)

The at-first-blush-inconclusive words you read above were saying the terrorist was Egyptian-born, American “resident” filmmaker and Coptic Christian, Mark Basseley Youssef (Sam Bacile), via his little YouTube video titled The Innocence of Islam.

***On September 14, 2012The UK Independent reported that the U.S. State Department “had credible information 48 hours before the Benghazi attack. No warnings were issued to diplomats.

On September 14, 2012, Obama’s White House Press Secretary said:

This is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response to, not to United States policy, not too, obviously the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video, a film, that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting, that in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protests directed at the United States, writ large or at U.S. policies. This is in response to a video that is offensive, and to Muslims…Jake, let’s be clear, these protests in reaction to a video that had spread to the region…we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. The unrest we have seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that many Muslims find offensivewhat I’m telling you is, the unrest in the region has been in response to this video…we do not have, at this moment, information to suggest or to tell you, that would, that any of this unrest was preplanned. ~ Jay Carney View it here.

In the press conference with Jay Carney above, Jake Tapper asks Carney to clarify that the unrest due to the video was true of both Cairo and Benghazi.

Obama told O’Reilly the attack was NOT “systematic, NOT preplanned, yet the attackers had large quantities of diesel fuel, and used it; knew where the safe room was in compound where Ambassador Stevens was hiding and reports say the attackers were using military hand signals. O’Reilly told the President that heavy weapons were used, and they were. The attacks on the CIA Annex further confirmed experienced fighters were on the attack, not little jihadis hanging out on street corners.

By September 15th, 2012, the State Department (OSAC) memo mentioned above, had been scrubbed from the State Department website.

On September 15, 2012, then-president of Libya’s General National Congress (later became Libya’s President), Mohammed al-Magariaf told CBS the video was not responsible for the attack and that the attack was “pre-planned.”

Hillary Clinton Apologizes to Pakistan

Hillary Clinton Apologizes to Pakistan

Sometime in the week before September 20, 2012, after the September 11, 2012 attacks on Benghazi, U.S. taxpayers paid for Hillary Clinton to apologize to Pakistan (perhaps other countries, as well) for the YouTube video.

Let me state very clearly, and I hope it is obvious, that the United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its content and message. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. ~ Hillary Clinton View it here and more at Breitbart.

Not a single Benghazi survivor mentioned or blamed a “protest or demonstration.” What they survived was a terrorist attack, and the terrorist was not an Egyptian, American “resident.”

On Sept. 25, [2012] 10 days after the Benghazi survivors told the FBI there was no protest linked to an anti-Islam film, President Obama blamed the video in a speech which began as a tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed along with three other Americans. ~ Senator Lindsey Graham Source: Fox News

“The FBI confirmed to me that when they interviewed the survivors on the 15th the 16th and the 17th [of September], not one person ever mentioned anything other than a terrorist attack. No one mentioned a protest outside the consulate,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News. “So, how could the Obama administration come up with a protest story if everybody on the ground during the attack said it was a terrorist attack and there was no protest?”… Source: Senator Lindsey Graham, Fox News

Graham also said he personally interviewed a State Department survivor and was told that a request for additional security was submitted in late August 2012, specifically due to threats from al-Qaeda. That request was denied:

Graham said the survivor also communicated that “it was a coordinated military style attack, heavily armed insurgents coming through the gate carrying a banner that turned out to be the banner of Ansar Al-Sharia. … So how could the Obama administration come up with a protest story if everybody on the ground during the attack said it was a terrorist attack and there was no protest?”

Obama stood before the United Nations on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, a full two weeks after the Benghazi attacks and clearly blamed the video: (note that he included you and me in taking great offense to the video)

That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.

It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well — for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.

I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. And the answer is enshrined in our laws: Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Source: Speech Text New York Times

Most of us knew nothing about the video at the time he blamed it, and most of us within a day, knew the video had nothing to do with Benghazi, including the President of the National General Congress, Mohammed al-Magariaf (more a few paragraphs down).

A forgotten detail: we keep asking why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi the night of the attacks, and on the 11th anniversary of 9/11/01. We’ve never gotten an answer although there is no shortage of speculation, BUT in Obama’s U.N. speech he said this:

And two weeks ago, he [Ambassador Stevens] traveled to Benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural center and modernize a hospital. That’s when America’s compound came under attack.

Remember that Obama said, had his family been in the Benghazi compound that night, he would have done nothing different.

February 2013 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing earlier with Jim Inhofe directly questioning Leon Panetta

“Secretary Panetta, do you believe that unequivocally at that time we knew that this was a terrorist attack?” asked Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. “There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack,” Panetta replied. Source: Fox News

At a Congressional hearing in May 2013, Gregory Hicks, the “highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya” spoke of the unbelievably long time it took for the FBI to get to Benghazi to investigate the scene of the attack. Hicks said Magariaf lost face “in front of not only his own people, but the world, when Susan Rice went on Sunday television blaming the video after he, Magariaf, had stated the video was not to blame.

Intimation: That Magariaf may not have wanted to co-operate with the FBI with Rice blaming an American, after he had blamed Islamist extremists.

Senator Inhofe interview (partial transcription):

Campbell prefaced the conversation with Bill O’Reilly’s Super Bowl 2014 interview with Obama and O’Reilly’s direct question:

“Did he, the Secretary Panetta, tell you it was a terrorist attack?”

INHOFE: Well, it’s an outrageous lie and its kinda hard to call it

Jim Inhofe

Jim Inhofe

anything else. It’s like ObamaCare and the things he said in the beginning and now is denying. In that case, John Brennan’s the CIA Director , James Clapper’s the Director of Intelligence, Leon Panetta was the Secretary of Defense at that time. All three of them, the day it happened, actually it was the morning of the 12th [9-12-12], said it was an organized terrorist attack and they told the President that, and then he kept saying afterwards, it was due to a video. Now, he knew full-well what it was.

Note in the above that Brennan was actually Obama’s National Security Adviser at the time of the attacks and became CIA Director in March 2013.

INHOFE: I applaud, I didn’t see the segment you are talking about, but I applaud Bill O’Reilly if he tried to press him on that, and there’s nothing else the President could say since the three I just mentioned testified under oath that he knew it the next day, and so he had to come up and say something, and blame somebody else.

He’s gotten by with it, though, his entire life.

Let’s keep in mind, and I will say this to my dying day, this is going to go down in history as the greatest cover-up, and I’m talking about the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate and the rest of them, this was a cover up, in order for the people, right before the election, to think there was no longer a problem with terrorism in the Middle East. He deliberately said that when he had the first-hand knowledge, and that was under oath.

There is more about Inhofe’s Benghazi petition, which you can find here. About Obama’s comments blaming Fox News, Inhofe says Fox is the only media not “virtually owned by him.”

CAMPBELL: Are there any additional calls in the Senate for further investigation concerning Benghazi and finding out what really happened and holding people accountable?

INHOFE: I heard you say one time, this is a long-time ago Pat, probably back in October, shortly after the attack, that you didn’t think it significant on the cover-up as much as how did it happen. I just disagreed with you because I think the cover-up is the big issue here.

Now how it happened, sure, and I know that the Ambassador who was killed, we had a conversation right before he was deployed to Libya and he knew how dangerous it was. I have a list I can read to you as to all the warnings that he had that he gave, saying ‘please send security because they are here.’ It’s going to happen and they ignored it.

Now, the British didn’t ignore it. The French didn’t ignore it. They took precautions, but the President ignored it.

Burn it into your memory, Obama made an American resident, who is a Coptic Christian, the Benghazi terrorist.

Jim Inhofe on Benghazi Cover-Up: Obama an Outrageous Liar (video)

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  • We heard during Pickerings congressional testimony that Egypt may have been involved with Bengazi.
    We have seen the push in Egypt for the Muslim Brotherhood to rule.. from this administration.
    We know Obama’s brothers relationship to the Brotherhood.
    We know Hillary’s relationship to Huma is deeply connected through family to the Brotherhood.
    I can’t wrap my head around what is being hidden. None of this makes sense.

    • Dawn, I do believe that Obama was desperate to keep this out the election discussion, but I also believe there was more to it than that. It’s worth considering that it might have been a kidnapping plot gone bad to exchange the Blind Sheikh. If so, the diesel fuel is a bit much for a kidnapping, but maybe they wanted all evidence burned. The Muslim Brotherhood was pressuring Obama to release him. He is the one iconic MB figure, and Obama has an allegiance to them, so….Then Walid Shoebat says he has video of one of the terrorists looking at a security camera, saying…Dr. Morsi sent us.

      I doesn’t seem plausible that we would so willfully ignore security at that time and in that place unless we needed a vulnerability. But like you, it’s impossible to figure the depths of what we expect could happen with this administration.

      Then there’s the whole gun running thing. Maybe they didn’t want security around to witness it.

      Maybe it was just poor management, but whatever, they needed to keep it out of the elections and they did.

  • They are all flat out liars and criminals. They should be impeached, removed from office if they still hold office, and then indicted for murder and treason.