November 5, 2012

VIEW FROM AWAY: Why is media ignoring Obama's Libyan scandal?

Union-Tribune

What did President Barack Obama know and when did he know it?

Why has the Obama administration kept changing its story about how Ambassador Chris Stevens, security officials Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty of Encinitas, and information officer Sean Smith, died on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya?

Why won't the mainstream media treat the incontrovertible evidence of the White House's dishonesty and incompetence like the ugly scandal it obviously is?

These are all questions that demand to be answered after revelations that demolished the tidy narrative the president has been offering about Benghazi.

Until recently, the White House had taken a moderate hit over the fact that for two weeks after it happened, officials had fostered the impression that the four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a spontaneous protest triggered by a blasphemous anti-Islam video posted on YouTube -- not by a coordinated terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

There was no "fog." There was no spontaneous uprising. Thanks to a drone and other surveillance technology, the White House's national security team knew in real time that the U.S. consulate and a "safe house" a mile away in Benghazi were under coordinated attack by a well-armed group, not from a protest that unexpectedly escalated.

Over a seven-hour span on Sept. 11, the besieged Americans made at least two urgent requests for help; the U.S. military has considerable assets in the area that could have been deployed to Benghazi.

Isn't this a story -- a gigantic story?

-- Union-Tribune, San Diego, Oct. 30

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