Wow. Both Hillary and Obama awol during Benghazi attack

According to Sec. of Defense Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey, they didn’t speak to Hillary the entire time the Benghazi attack was happening:

And apparently after their initial meeting on the attack, Obama was pretty awol too during the rest of the attack, not even asking his own Sec. of Defense how it was going:

(h/t: Weekly Standard)

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  • snowshooze

    A bit late for the election.
    I’m glad you are picking this up. This is just unbelievable.
    I cannot even begin to understand it.

    • aPLWBinAK

      “Unbelievable” was exactly what popped into my mind too, when I heard Panetta and Dempsey’s response.

      • bbitter

        Not unbelievable, this simply makes too much sense, really.
        When you stop to look at Obama’s record, as well as H. Clinton’s, this is totally in character for both of them. Seriously. Whether it is true or not, this is one thing I actually can believe.

        I can see them both, locked in the closet farthest from any briefing room yelling at the top of their lungs:

        “NOT IT!”
        “1… 2… 3… NOT IT!”
        “NOT IT!”

  • Sober_Thinking

    Uh huh. No wonder Obama didn’t want this to get out during the election. He couldn’t be woken up from his beauty sleep long enough to do something for Americans in peril. No wonder Hillary hurt herself to delay things. She was too busy preparing her DNC acceptance speech for 2016.

    So I guess now there will be a full on hearing and investigation into who knew what and what happened when and who said what and…

    Those two along with Panetta ought to be locked up for good. God knows the liberal lapdog media would be screaming for blood if Obama was white or a Republican. So I guess they can release that poor movie producer from jail now…

    • dear leader needed his beauty sleep Sober_Brother… after all, he had a long flight to Vegas to rest up for the next day.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Oh wow… I forgot all about that. You’re right!


    • allimeg

      I doubt he was sleeping. If he’d been sleeping, someone would have been able to reach him. I’m wondering what he was doing…

      • Sober_Thinking


  • A 2 am call. A 4:05 pm e mail. Doesn’t matter what time the call first came, point is, they didn’t care then, because it was all known what was happening and going to happen. They don’t want the truth to come out now because you can’t have treasonous behavior messing with a legacy.
    Dear leader, hitlary and all the others lied and let 4 Americans die alone. I have no words for these evil …….

    • Amy

      I seem to recall an ad back when Hillary was running that said she was better qualified than Obama to answer that 2am phone call. Apparently, she wasn’t. She lied. Big shocker, I know…

      I can’t even imagine what the families of these four must be thinking as they watch these hearings. I’d like to somehow get a message to them that there are still people who care more about our nation than the latest American Idol or sports season. I just hope & pray that they realize that.

      • I hope they realize it too Amy. Some of us still care and are still trying to get the truth known. I pray these families get the truth some day. It’s heart breaking.

      • williamm

        Clinton Goes Nuclear; Obama Camp Fires Back

        By Nitya
        Feb 29, 2008 8:38am

        ABC News’ David Wright, Sunlen Miller, Andy Fies, Eloise Harper, Kate Snow & Nitya Venkataraman Report: Closing in on the March 4 contests, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., debuted a campaign ad on Friday with ominous undertones.

        “It’s 3:00am and your children are asleep,” a voice over says in the ad entitled “Children”. “There’s a phone in the White House, and it’s ringing. Something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call.”

        “Whether someone knows the world’s leaders, knows the military, someone tested and ready to lead. It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?” the ad concludes.

        Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., pushed back hard against the new ad, which ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos described as “the nuclear option” on Friday’s “Good Morning America”.

        Addressing a group of veterans at an American Legion post in Houston, Obama said: “We’ve seen these ads before. They’re the kind that play on peoples’ fears to scare up votes.”

        Hillary Ad

        • Amy

          Thank you! I knew I wasn’t just imagining it. 🙂 Too bad McCain didn’t throw that nuclear option out there and use Carter’s presidency as an example. But, you know, Obama’s a nice enough guy… so why fight accurate or dirty. :-/

      • warpmine

        If their “collective” brains were wired correctly, none of this would have happened in the first place. You don’t throw a rock at a hornets nest and expect peaceful resolution, you just don’t that is unless you’re an ignoramus.


        …it was a 3 am call not 2 am that way they could get an extra hour of sleep.”

        • Mary Sieg

          Campaign ad for the GOP in 2016…..Hillary’s ad about “who will answer the 3 am phone call” followed by her screaming “what difference does it make?”. Neither she nor Barry answered it. We can’t let this be forgotten. I am so glad Graham and McCain are pushing this issue. Of coarse, the people who voted for the Muslim don’t care….long as those checks and food stamps keep coming.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      As I said back then, it was a ‘hit’ just like in the mobster movies. Everyone looks away while the execution is being carried out.
      Stevens knew too much and even may have been trying to back away from the operation. Sean Smith probably did as well, and their security detail died doing their jobs.

      • THat’s part of it for sure.

      • Mary Sieg

        one word for you RighteousCrow…..Bingo. You hit the nail on the head. They deliberately let Stevens and the other 3 people die. It is pretty darn clear by now. And President Arrogant was one week out from the election, too. But he always focuses on the important stuff…..Michelle’s bangs looked great. Yep.

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          A downright disgrace! I can’t believe how low our lovely America has fallen since my youth. While we were living our lives, she was being despoiled and defiled by the ignorant masses.

  • colliemum

    So let me get this straight: the POS and Hillary were AWOL during this attack? They basically just told Panetta and Dempsey ‘thanks for the info, get on with things’?
    That was it?

    So who told Ty Woods and his crew at the annexe to ‘stand down’?

    And another thing: so Dempsey and Panetta did get info (2nd video above) during the night but couldn’t make any decisions – because they had no info? Peculiar, that.

    Finally: I can see the headlines tomorrow: “Cop Killer caught/killed”.
    The POS AWOL during Benghazi? Crickets …

    • warpmine

      Onitwit knew both would be retiring anyway so no loss, no foul.

      After the revolution, I sincerely hope that I get to pull the lever to release the
      trapdoor 🙂

  • sjmom

    I am not surprised at either Clinton or Obama and believe they know a whole lot more than what we’ve been told but how to get to the truth I don’t know if Congress fails to hold their feet to the fire.

  • Sandra123456

    Obama AWOL? Hillary AWOL? Since when? Obama needs to be impeached and quite a few in DC need to fired over Benghazi. Outrageous.

  • Marridge

    I bet Zippy Knew IN ADVANCE what was going to happen. The next morning he hightailed it out of DC to Las Vegas to avoid having to speak to the press (read FOX). This was all planned from start to finish. Why? To help the Muslim Brotherhood establish a caliphate which sooner or later would have to include Syria. i bet Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey knew about itall too. After all, HIS diplomat was meeting with the US ambassador the evening of 9/11.

    There is only ONE reason why Zippy would choose to look incompetent, with the humongous ego andarrogance we all know he possesses. That is to advance an islamic Caliphate.

  • mike3e4r7

    Someone’s actually throwing Obama under the bus? Never thought I’d see the day. Of course, the media, with their silence, will pull him out of the way before any tires roll over him.

    • notsofastthere

      Actually they are protecting Obama. He can’t be responsible for what he didn’t know. They are covering his arss.

  • notsofastthere

    These people are void of a conscience. Their jobs were more important and it takes a congressional hearing to say the WH had no communication on Benghazi developments.
    We are told American’s need to have their guns removed because they can’t be trusted?

  • If anybody needs a refresher course on the events of Benghazi and how it ties up to this moment, watch these videos made by our lovely ABiC:

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  • snowshooze

    Back when Hillary was questioned, I kept waiting for someone to ask where she was, where Obama was.. and what was going on.
    Those questions never even came up, and I was not pleased with the lack of substantive questions as well as the complete absence of any answers.
    I still hope someone can find those Survivors and get some answers about what the operation was.

    • 3seven77

      Yes, that’s the thing that is truly frightening. Where *are* the survivors? Why hasn’t anyone been able to talk to them? Are they being held against their will? People don’t just disappear. Why is NOBODY asking about them?

      • snowshooze

        I’m pretty sure they are in cold storage somewhere.
        And I doubt that they will be able to go walk around for quite some time.

  • anneinarkansas

    Obama has covered up and covered up and gradually the leaks are coming but will we ever know the real truth?
    I want to know where Obama was the entire evening and night of 9-11-12 and with whom.
    The same for Hillary.
    Our country deserves better than what we are getting.
    Frustrating for sure and also very, very frightening!!

  • tshtsh

    Did anyone ask about the target being painted? I thought the target could not be painted if a responder was not available.

    • snowshooze

      You can paint it, but you disclose your location doing it.

  • Conniption Fitz

    According to Benghazi, the Trayvon Martin case, the military casualties and rules of engagement, the Obama administration does not want law-abiding citizens, civilian or military, to be able to defend themselves and does not give a damn (Biblical word) whether we live or die.

    • TexasPGRRider

      The Winds of Truth shall prevail over the smoke & mirrors of Deception & Fraud !!!!

  • notsofastthere

    This polite and respectful questioning by Republican’s is getting me a little sick. We need the urgency of the McCarthy hearings.
    End result of this charade at the most will be….Hillary and Barack were misguided and possibly neglect in their concerns about the Ambassador and his men.
    I really find it hard to have anymore of this crap shoved down my throat.

    • Amjean

      Speaking of the McCarthy hearings, the thought occurs to me that as much
      as he has been maligned over decades for his hearings on the infiltration
      of our government, etc. by communists, he may have been correct. Wouldn’t
      that be something!

  • Immigrant_from_Socialism7

    Until this Benghazi incident,and the utter indifference afterwards,I would never believe that an American President would let another American die..if it could be prevented.
    The indifference and the continued propaganda from. PRAVDA troubles me because THAT is how the Soviet Union treated its people…and this from the party of Kennedy,Truman,and FDR
    Reagan would never have allowed ANY American to beg for help nor would he have allowed the murderer to flaunt the same contempt for America as the current President.
    ALL Americans should be outraged ….and sad

  • David Boyes

    Where were you …. at 3AM

    • notsofastthere

      Hillary was baking cookies with her daughter and Barack was making sure his children were safe from gun owners.

  • sDee
  • Spartan4Palin

    And yet, here we, are with no one in custody, no definable answers as to why it took place, the operational reason and issues conducted there and WHY we would have a compound so far away from any air or land support?

    What’s worse,,,,,,besides four dead, is a president who is unequivocally out of touch with his surroundings. Not because of intelligence failures. But because he couldn’t give a rat’s ass that people were dying. Never in my life have I ever witnessed an administration that regarded ‘any life’ as expendable than this one right now. And I can’t help but think that the words uttered by that incompetent lazy woman in charge of State said during her hearing. ‘I have better things to do on Sunday’s’ Which is pretty much the entire philosophy of this entire dirt bag administration!

    • 4 dead Americans are only bumps in the road. Dear leader knows exactly what was going down. So did clinton.

    • TexasPGRRider

      http:/ Check what ABiC linked me to….

    • aliswell

      Yes! And to think there are so many regressives out there salivating for this woman to run for President in ’16, so many liberal pundits breathlessly claiming she’s a shoe-in! Disgusting that half this country actually wants to REWARD these traitors instead of publicly hanging them for treason.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Someone told the military to stand down. We know that that someone could only be Barack Hussein Obama. He disappeared after 5PM. Apparently he did, but was able to over ride the orders that we think Panetta should have made and that was to get help to these guys. Did Panetta actually order help for them? If he did, that order was stopped by the Preezy. Ask General Hamm. All of a sudden about 10 seconds after he ordered help he was relieved of his command. WTH? Who is lying? All of them? Some of them? One of them? My guess is all of them.

    A week or so, we had the internet radio on to get our lazy selves out of bed. It didn’t work because an hour later I was still there and it’s a good thing I was because I heard the most amazing phone call come into the Quinn and Rose show out of Pittsburgh. A man called in to tell his story. At first he didn’t want to go on because he had to give his name and location. He just wanted to get the info out there. Because it could be construed as a crank call the producers talked him into going on and told him that they would change his name and location if he would tell the story in real time. So he did.

    His son was on a ship in the Mediterranian on 9-11-12. His son was a Marine and his commander received a call from Obama directly that they should stand down. Could this guy be lying? I suppose he could, but his story had the ring of truth to it.

    It seems that everyone in Congress is asking the wrong questions, is being lied to, or is protecting Obama. Basically everyone is lying about everything.

    Rush had a great question about all of this today. His question is why would one of the Seals paint the target of were the terrorists were if he didn’t think there was help right there in the area? All that did was give away his position. He knew that. None of the information our so-called leaders have testified to makes any sense. There is no way to form an opinion or find the truth because all of them are lying. We had better not let any of this stand. None of these pieces fit.

    • We won’t let it die. Those 4 families deserve more.

      • NYGino

        Those families deserve more. Absolutely. Our country deserves more. These people are there to protect us and look out for our national interests, supposedly that is their job and responsibility. They should be replaced. Replaced by any means.

      • TexasPGRRider

        Any new videos to share with us ABiC ???

        • Not yet. I am still trying to update the timeline between December and now. There is SO much info to gather and put in order, and new stuff coming out, other stuff to dig for. Then I need to edit it all down to bare points..
          I’ll let you know when I get the next one. Thanks for asking though Texas. I appreciate it!

          • TexasPGRRider

            I just put a link on Scoop`s Hagel/Hamas post that should help you along the Trail of Truth you are pursuing….

    • TexasPGRRider

      All Special Operations Missions require a CBA (Cross Border Authorization). It is the President and only the President who can authorize or reject a CBA. Rest ASSURED the community is well aware of what transpired 11 September 2012 in Bengazi….

  • NYGino


    • Excellently said myNY. Thank you.

    • TexasPGRRider

      PRECISELY my PC friend !!!!

    • nibblesyble

      loove it NY!

  • bjohnson55

    This should have come out during the election, that is what comes to my mind. If Romney had pushed for more information, if the media actually did their jobs instead of worshipping at the alter of Obama then there may have been a differnt outcome this last election. IF, IF, IF, IF…

  • Pancake3

    What do you bet that Hillary was unavailable because of bourbon and Obama was unavailable because of other recreational substances? What a couple of losers!

    • 3seven77

      Hillary’s “flu” and the fall that led to her “concussion” were a direct result of her relationship with Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and her Old Grandad.

  • Rocco11

    Looks to me like Stevens was set up, maybe he knew too much…

    • allimeg

      Stevens was playing with fire, unfortunately, and he got burned. I do believe the lack of support from our State Dept. is due to the need to hide the information regarding what they were up to over there. What bothers me is what they did to Ambassador Stevens. They had him for hours before he died. What a horrible thing to happen to an American diplomat or to any human being. And, there will be no justice for the loss of their lives because our government is comprised of politicians rather than leaders.

  • jleinf

    What a bunch of COWARDS!

  • I’ve been on the read a lot recently (Mmmm. Waffle House.)

    So, I guess this all came out in the impeachment hearings, right?

  • 57thunderbird

    Imagine my surprise.What a bunch of America hatting trash liberals are.

  • Shocked? You shouldn’t be. Disgusted? Definitely!

  • 57thunderbird

    This entire administration is nothing but a pack of liars!!

  • Batman Robin

    Obama is a full blown muslim, He and his handlers intentionally decieved the American people about his pathetic Christian faith, cause he was never a christian,But he DOES have a Diabolical islamic agenda, and those 4 americans died because of that agenda…and there will be more…..Muslims are exempted from Obamacare ,but he punish the Christians and jews, and that alone is Sharia law… they installed that muslim criminal , knowing that if white america investigates about his background..his handlers from NAACP will use the Black agenda to neutralize any investigation… they are using RACIAL AGITATION,MANIPULATION TO DESTROY AMERICA….

    • Mary Sieg

      I agree with you 100%, Batman. In fact, go to You Tube Obama’s Muslim Faith and you can see a 12 second video of him saying “my muslim faith”, then he corrects himself and says “um my christian faith”. As Walid Shoebat says, “America, you have been infiltrated…your president is a muslim”. He is on the other side! Everything he is doing is intentional…downsizing our military. We might as well have Ahmadininutjob in the white house. Why do so few see this????

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    I suspect Hillary was with Barry giving him a Lewinsky.

    Who’s with me?

  • johnos2112

    And the speaker of the house does nothing. Oh happy days!

  • Not surprising. I guess Romney is now kicking himself that he didn’t make a bigger stink about this during the election, huh? Romney could have skewered Obama over this, yet he decided to focus on the economy. Just shows you that there is more to a campaign than just the economy. Romney never seemed to get that.

  • Yes, it’s 3:00 AM and the White House emergency phone rings… do you know where Obama and Hillary are? Yes. They both were AWOL. Allegedly.

  • Orangeone

    When Kelly Ayotte is questioning (looking at her full video) Panetta is reading off his paper, always looking down. It’s a tell.

    • snowshooze

      You think the questions were submitted in advance?

      • Orangeone

        It wouldn’t surprise me but he didn’t turn any pages. When someone looks away from you they might be fibbing 🙂 His testimony didn’t seem very credible to me, Lindsay Graham twisted him up quite well.

      • tinlizzieowner

        “You think the questions were submitted in advance?”

        Is a frog waterproof? 😉 😉

  • DCGere

    And why I am not surprised. This is disgusting news.

  • Amjean

    So they had two choices:

    1) Admit that they had the CIA running weapons to Syrian rebels, some of whom are arms of Al Qaeda, all done illegally. Admit that in order to cover up this
    illegal activity they did nothing to help, did not in fact order our military
    to come to this so called consulate’s and ambassador’s aid; did nothing to help which resulted in the death of the ambassador, CIA agents, and others.


    2) just say they weren’t there.

    We now (some of us have always known) know who these people are. Did we
    expect a different result? I don’t think so. It is all so predictable. And sad for our country and the people who gave their lives.

  • Diogenes_wy

    This whole Benghazi thing is beginning to smell powerfully bad.

    DC: A cesspool of ‘crapweasels’. (Thank Michelle for the term)

  • Obama: absentee landlord.

    Clearly, Obama couldn’t have cared less. He was too busy out getting his party on. After the whole thing went down, and people asked if it was appropriate for him to be at parties, they (Obama’s people) had no problem with it.

    Military people died? So what? That’s what they’re for. If more than had the decency to die, we wouldn’t be paying so much for veterans benefits. Barack’s got to get his drink on!

    Remember: Obama and Clinton campaigned against each other, based on the ‘2 o’clock in the morning phone call’. When that phone call finally came, neither of them to be bothered to answer it. Liberals only care about themselves, and what’s in their immediate best interest. If your life doesn’t fall into one of those categories, too bad for you. People need to understand this. Military service becomes truly dangerous, when liberals run the country.


    … oh well nothing here to report just the Commander in Chief of the USA sleeping while a US AMBASSADOR in Libya is violated and murdered because of some dumb video posted on YOUTUBE OH WELL GOODNIGHT EVERYONE , welcome to GERMANY 1935 !”

  • Shery Hancock

    This is incredible! They post supposed pictures of Obama being briefed by someone from the situation room, saying that he was briefed a couple times that night. I remember that picture of Obama and Biden with 3 others. Now they are saying he was not even (possibly) in the WH that night. We were told by a lady in the situation room, who was watching the live stream video of what was happening and you could hear people commenting about what was taking place and then Clinton told us last week that we could not tell what was going down in order to know specifically what to do. We, who were watching FOX news saw those live stream videos, as well. These people think they can get away with ANYTHING! The Clintons did in the 1990s, so any democrat can just say whatever, or say NOTHING at all (Fast & Furious) and they are above the laws of the land! FOLKS, we need to continue to make this an issue, letting our representatives and senators know that we are not buying this stuff. These people are elected officials, accountable to the public. We pay them. And the ones appointed by an elected official to oversee State, and all other departments, are ultimately accountable to US! PERIOD! We must demand accountability. Obama wanted this job. We did not foist it upon him. He needs to answer on every charge. If this was a republican, he’d have been impeached or forced to resign.

  • Pat Caddell: “I am appalled right now. This White House, this President, this Vice President, this Secretary of State, all of them, are willing apparently to dishonor themselves and this country for the cheap prospect of getting reelected…willing to cover up and lie. The worst thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people with the truth – the leading mainstream media…they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American people… these people have no honor… coverup is too nice of a word…”

  • Mary Sieg

    When Hillary gets the democratic nomination in 2016, we need a commercial that shows her 2008 campaign about “who is going to answer the 3 a.m. phone call….followed by her screaming ‘what difference does it make'”! Neither she or President Arrogant answered it. Disgusting and disgraceful. The president is a muslim, we have been infiltrated and our president is on the other side. It is clear to me that weapons were being smuggled from Libya to Turkey and then Syria. He is intentionally destroying our country and so many people are busy watching American Idol and collecting food stamps to care.

  • This story stinks more every day. The lies and excuses are just unbelievable. How could Obama and Hilary not know the entire time? BS! They never got a request for support? BS!!! I cannot believe these scumbags are going to get away with this without firings, loss of pension or even JAIL! The two Generals(Petraeus & ??) could give the real facts, but they are conveniently gone. Just sick!!!

  • tinlizzieowner

    Obama was too busy to get involved in this ‘bump in the road’. He was getting ready for his election stump speech in Vegas.
    It’s beginning to become apparent that the only 3 people on the planet that didn’t know this was a ‘terrorist attack’ from the beginning, were President Obama, Sec. of State Clinton and UN Ambassador Rice.
    If that is the case (which we all know it isn’t), what are we paying these 3 people to do?

  • n.richard greenfield

    Wish this site had transcripts…Mark’s stuff, as evidenced by this (Feb 7th) stuff on Bengahzi, is unique, precise and not to be found elsewhere.
    I know it’s a chore, but many of us still ‘read’ and an astute blog editor could deliver copy that could increase the ditribution of that content significantly.

  • I watched the entire hearing and found out that it was worse than I expected. Obama and Hillary were totally AWOL, and everyone covered it up. Only now is the truth coming out and without these hearings, we still wouldn’t know. It appears that Obama needed his beauty sleep more than he needed to know what was going on in Benghazi. He wanted to make sure he was well rested for his trip to Las Vegas the next day and probably dreamed about all the big bucks he was going to be raking in.