Barack Obama watched the Benghazi terrorist attack in real time and still didn’t send in reinforcements
Late last week we learned the revolting news that three times people on the ground in Libya during the terrorist attack on the United States embassy–which resulted in the deaths of Chris Stevens and three other Americans–asked for help three times and they were denied help three times by someone within the Obama regime.
In spite of the fact that there was a drone flying overhead and people within the Obama regime were watching the attack in real time Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the outrageous statement that help could not be sent in to Benghazi because there wasn’t enough information available at the time.
There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here,” Panetta said Thursday. “But the basic principle here … is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on.
The obvious problem with that statement is the fact I mentioned above: there was a drone at the scene which was broadcasting the entire event back to Washington so the Obama regime couldn’t have asked for a better source for intelligence. They were watching the whole attack unfold and they knew exactly what was happening from the beginning.
As bad as that is it now appears to be getting worse for Barack Obama because, if this report is true, Barack Obama was actually one of the people who was watching the live feed of the attack provided by the drone in real time.
I hate to say this,” Schafer said, “according to my sources, yes, [the President] was one of those in the White House situation room in real-time watching this.
And with an attack of this magnitude I would be surprised if Barack Obama was not watching the attack unfold so I have believe this revelation is the truth. It requires the willing suspension of disbelief to think that nobody bothered to tell the president this attack was underway or that once he found out about it he didn’t bother to watch the live feed.
So as commander-in-chief what is the president’s job in a situation like this?
the question becomes, ‘What did the President do or not do in the moments he saw this unveiling?’ He — only he — could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something
Leon Panetta couldn’t act until Barack Obama gave him the order and apparently no order ever came so we have to believe as Barack Obama watched this attack that he heard about the requests–which were denied–for support on the scene and he is the one who made the call to let these brave men die rather than risk his political future and I for one cannot think of a more serious dereliction of duty.