Sunday, November 04, 2012

TWIN TIMELINE: What was happening in Benghazi and Washington

Update: The latest version of the timeline is here.


On October 31st, I heard Newt Gingrich ask for a twin timeline to help illustrate what was happening in Benghazi and in Washington. Newt's wish is my command:


Some interesting observations:

• Hillary Clinton's aspirations for higher office are toast: despite numerous requests for additional security, the State Department adamantly refused each time -- for, what would seem, purely political reasons. Those partisan games cost four Americans their lives.

• The "Internet video" tale was an egregious lie foisted upon the American public by an administration committed to additional spiking of the Bin Laden football -- again, for purely political reasons.

• Methinks any effort to distribute the Bin Laden movie/Obama infomercial before the election will be extremely distasteful for most American.

What are your thoughts?


25 comments:

V. said...

Hilary participated in the lie about the video - she's just as reprehensible as the "Administration". They're all horrible.

Tookland said...

Is there anything tasteful that they have done?

Dinah Lord said...

Excellent breakdown of events. This will prove invaluable in days to come.

I pray that all will be revealed and that there will be justice for the heroes of Benghazi.

Anonymous said...

This is Excellent. 1 comment: change the times to GMT. That way it's easier to determine the delays as information went back/forth.

Anonymous said...

You forgot "Obama went to bed during attack" in your timeline.

Anonymous said...

Given the fact that the American embassy in Egypt was overrun earlier in the day, I wouldn't be surprised that State sent out word to other embassies in the area to not resist anyone.

Where do the drones figure in the timeline?

Daled Amos said...

Didn't Obama refer to it as a "terror attack" in Colorado?

I'm just curious whether he called it a "terror attack" or "terrorist attack" and whether Obama uses the two interchangeabley or if the former has a lesser, different meaning.

The_Bad said...

"Hillary Clinton's aspirations for higher office are toast"

As I noted in an earlier comment thread, this statement would only be true if she were a Republican. As a democrat, and as a Clinton, she is politically untouchable. She could have shot every American at that consulate herself and (a) drones would still swoon over her and (b) the media would never once allow discussion of the subject.

Anonymous said...

The way I read this, Obama was barking out three orders while the consulate was "being" attacked so it should be inserted on 9/11 in your time line:

"So as soon as we found out that the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team, and I gave them three instructions. Number one, beef up our security and — and — and procedures not just in Libya but every embassy and consulate in the region. Number two, investigate exactly what happened, regardless of where the facts lead us, to make sure that folks are held accountable and it doesn’t happen again. And number three, we are going to find out who did this, and we are going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I’ve said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/us/politics/transcript-of-the-second-presidential-debate-in-hempstead-ny.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Of course none of the orders were to save lives.


Anonymous said...

This is good work. It would be improved by having the time for both Washington DC and Benghazi on every line, regardless whether there is an entry for the location--that is, put the time in on DC even if there's no event there, to clock local times for every event wherever it occurred.

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Thank you.

creeper

lberga said...

Was this the plan? Quote:"The attack was planned and our State Department knew it was coming. They set up Ambassador Stevens to be kidnapped. They had Hostage rescue teams standing by in Italy to effect a rescue after the kidnapping. The terrorists (Libyan government operatives) were told there would be minimal resistance.They did not count on two former SEAL team members being present. Our state Department then ordered the former SEAL team members to stand down so that the kidnapping could go off as planned. The two amazingly brave men defied orders. That was the correct thing for them to do. They had no knowledge of the preplanned attack and kidnapping. Unfortunately that enraged the Libyan government operatives so they killed Ambassador Stevens when they found him instead of kidnapping him.When our State Department got the news that the preplanned event was disrupted and did not come off as planned they went into full spin mode. They found a video on the internet or maybe had it all along as a backup and blamed the 'spontaneous uprising' on the video that no one in the Middle East had even seen!This was a preplanned campaign boosting event in my humble opinion that backfired horribly. The old school media is trying very hard to prevent the dots from being connected."

lberga said...

Was this the plan? Quote:"The attack was planned and our State Department knew it was coming. They set up Ambassador Stevens to be kidnapped. They had Hostage rescue teams standing by in Italy to effect a rescue after the kidnapping. The terrorists (Libyan government operatives) were told there would be minimal resistance.They did not count on two former SEAL team members being present. Our state Department then ordered the former SEAL team members to stand down so that the kidnapping could go off as planned. The two amazingly brave men defied orders. That was the correct thing for them to do. They had no knowledge of the preplanned attack and kidnapping. Unfortunately that enraged the Libyan government operatives so they killed Ambassador Stevens when they found him instead of kidnapping him.When our State Department got the news that the preplanned event was disrupted and did not come off as planned they went into full spin mode. They found a video on the internet or maybe had it all along as a backup and blamed the 'spontaneous uprising' on the video that no one in the Middle East had even seen!This was a preplanned campaign boosting event in my humble opinion that backfired horribly. The old school media is trying very hard to prevent the dots from being connected."

ladyliberty1885 said...

On the 13th, Clinton also blamed the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xj_hNRUB9Q&feature=relmfu

Anonymous said...

where's the timeline? not showing in firefox...

Anonymous said...

GEN Ham has NOT been relieved. He is slated to turn over command of USAFRICOM to GEN Rodriguez in 2013. GEN Rodriguez was first announced as the new commander back in July.

What happened in DC on 9/11 and the two weeks after is bad enough without inventing bogus scandals.

sTevo said...

The Commander in Chief is unfit for service and needs to be removed from office. If the election weren't so close, he should be impeached and made to resign or do time.

Anonymous said...

When (at what time) was the drone launched? When did it arrive and depart the area? Who saw the live feed from the drone?

Did anyone who saw the live feed believe they were looking at a spontaneous demonstration over a movie?

What is "the 17th of September Martyrs' Brigade" and why were they inside our compund providing security? What happened on September 17th? Why were we not using our own Marines to provide security? There have been many instances of "green on blue" terrorism in Afghanistan this year. Why did we trust this particular Martyrs' Brigade? How did al-Qaeda find the safe house in Benghazi? Does a map of Benghazi show a location labeled "US Consulate Safe House" with an arrow pointing to the location?

Anonymous said...

This administration sickens me. They are the most corrupt and definitely do not have the health of wealth of the United States in mind. They all need to be kicked out and have to go through trials for their treasonous measures. Obama needs to be impeached.

Anonymous said...

Sometime in the evening of 9/11/12, Obama spent an hour on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu according to press reports. The WH has never said exactly when or what was discussed. No word from Israel either that I know of.

Blake said...

The LA times claims that something else belongs on the timeline. Something that defends the president. Is it accurate? http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-benghazi-attack-20121103,0,1460298.story

fubar said...

The_Bad said...
"Hillary Clinton's aspirations for higher office are toast"

As I noted in an earlier comment thread, this statement would only be true if she were a Republican. As a democrat, and as a Clinton, she is politically untouchable. She could have shot every American at that consulate herself and (a) drones would still swoon over her and (b) the media would never once allow discussion of the subject.

11:30 PM

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how very true. how very sad.

Blake said...

Directorblue, perhaps you'd like to add the Kroft-Obama interview to the list: http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/214118.php

Blake said...

This is relevant:
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/10/pentagon-releases-benghazi-timeline-took-19-hours-to-respond/

Scatamooch said...

On Aug 16th, General Carter Ham, After Reading The Aug. 16th Cable, Offered An Additional Site Security Team (SST) To Ambassador Stevens... Ambassador Stevens Declined The Offer And Told General Ham, They Were Not Needed... Again, During A Meeting At AFRICOM In Germany A Couple Of Weeks Later, General Carter Ham Again Offered The Ambassador An Additional Site Security Team, Via The US Army, And Again Ambassador Stevens Declined The Offer, Stating They Were Not Needed.

You Can Read The SSCI Report Here...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1005719/senate-intelligence-committee-report-on-the.pdf