Is Obama really hunting down the terrorists that killed our ambassador?

In the 2nd presidential debate, Obama said that we’re gonna hunt down the terrorists who killed 4 Americans in the 9/11 Benghazi attack:

And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we’re 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.

On the Daily Show last night Obama basically said the same thing:

We weren’t confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened. And I wasn’t confused about the fact that we’re gonna hunt down whoever did it and bring him to justice. Nobody’s more interested in figuring this out than I am.



I’m sure he probably said it in the Rose Garden on the 12th of September, but I’m too lazy to look it up. So let’s move on.

In an article in the New York Times this morning they wrote about Ahmed Abu Khattala, who has been called one of the ring leaders of the Benghazi attacks. The title of their article is “Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S.“:

BENGHAZI, Libya — Witnesses and the authorities have called Ahmed Abu Khattala one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission here. But just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible to justice, Mr. Abu Khattala spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments. …

Mr. Abu Khattala’s defiance — no authority has even questioned him about the attack, he said, and he has no plans to go into hiding — offered insight into the shadowy landscape of the self-formed militias that have come to constitute the only source of social order in Libya since the fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Although Mr. Abu Khattala’s exact role remains unclear, witnesses have said they saw him directing other fighters that night. Libyan officials have singled him out, and officials in Washington say they are examining his role.

But Mr. Abu Khattala insisted that he had not been part of the aggression at the American compound. He said he had arrived just as the gunfire was beginning to crackle and had sought to break up a traffic jam around the demonstration.

So over a month after our ambassador was killed, the New York Times is interviewing the man who led this attack on our consulate in Benghazi. He’s right out in the open, hasn’t been questioned by anyone and isn’t planning on going into hiding. How exactly is Obama bringing him to justice again?

This is just like when the FBI couldn’t get to the consulate grounds in Benghazi because of “security” reasons. Yet CNN manages to get there and gets the ambassador’s journal. The appearance of ineptness is all over this administration.

But is this administration really inept? Or do they really want to catch the people who did this?

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129 thoughts on “Is Obama really hunting down the terrorists that killed our ambassador?

  1. When it comes down to it, 0 will kill them with a drone strike. Romney is going to start his term with an intelligence deficit because of the current regime’s unwillingness to capture and interrogate any of our enemies. If the Islamists are planning an attack now that occurs after 0 goes to his retirement villa in Hawaii, Romney of course will be blamed for it while Saint 0 pontificates on how he should have been reelected.

  2. No. He’s not interested. What he is interested in is that they not be captured and properly interrogated and the truth of this failed fiasco comes to light. No doubt, someone will die, but it won’t be the ones who perpetrated this attack with help and inside information from this administration. They will most likely be the ice cream man surrounded by a bunch of children. Then the pretender can say, “We got’em.” He’s needs another Bin Laden moment. But, it won’t help.

  3. How about this, why did you allow four Americans to be assassinated? There should have been no need to hunt down killers. Four wasted lives because of your policies and your appointments. Inept, incompetent, uncaring, unprofessional, and liars explains the Obama administration.

  4. ..your President is such a JOKE and if you AMERICANS don’t VOTE him out of the Oval Office OBAMA will have the last LAUGH watching the USA go over the financial cliff into the abyss of HELL !”

  5. “Is Obama really hunting down the terrorists that killed our ambassador?”

    No.

    “Is Obama desperately trying to hold on to the Presidency, as he sacrifices American lives?”

    Yes.

  6. b.o. probably has his Libyan “folks” on speed dial that is how they coordinated their “film excuse” and will be able to escape b.o.’s drones.

  7. Yeah, Obama will go after them like OJ went after “Nicole’s killers”.

    He looked on every golf course in south Florida, still came up empty…

  8. Odumbo: “We weren’t confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened.”

    Focus on the last three words of that quote…”after it happened”. Once again, leading from behind! He knew about the threat. His butt wasn’t the one in danger and it wasn’t him that was brutally murdered! The last moments of those four Americans’ lives were sheer he l l and terror and they had begged for help prior to this months ahead of time. The Imposter in Chief has no intention of changing his failing policies and God forbid, if he gets another four years, the monsters that did this will be emboldened to do even more despicable deeds to Americans with his blessing.

      1. I’m not a drone expert, but what could a drone have done? Dropping a bomb would have killed our guys as well. Do you know something I don’t? Lol, don’t take that and run with it because I know you do, lol. I mean, what can a drone do that I’m not familiar with?

        1. Tracking and recording for certain.  The crowd disbursed before Attack #2 and may have left an opening either leaving or upon return.  Our military men on Scoop can offer better insight.

          1. What’s bothering me is that if they could get a drone in there and had hours… Why didn’t they get a couple of helicopters full of Marines in there to do an extraction?

            1. I saw a report yesterday that said we have fighter jets in Italy, just one hour away.  They also said Hitlary asked Libya if we could enter their air space…crickets.  My military Scoop friends, please help me on the ROE. Our embassy was attacked with is the declaration of war on America.  We then need their permission to strike back?  Is this why the UN wants to control air space???

              1. Definite act of war.

                I saw an article that said Hillary requested for increased security, but she was also denied. The blame goes all the way to the top.

  9. I am old enough to remember 1979, when American hostages were being held in Iran, and terrorists around the world were laughing at us. Although I was still in school then, I remember how angry I was that our president was doing nothing to kick tail and bring our people home. Ditto with my friends in school. We were young, but we saw how pitiful our country looked, and it ticked us off. Then, I remember Reagan getting elected, and our hostages being freed, and the world backing off a few steps, because the world knew… don’t screw with that man or that country right now. It was my first life lesson on peace through strength and what that meant.

  10. That statement was only meant for consumption by readers of the nyslimes and viewers of Commie Nazi Narcissist (cnn) network.

  11. What they want is for Benghazi-gate to go AWAY. And, it seems they will do and say anything in order to support that desire.

    1. yep, and unfortunately Ambassador Susan Rice won’t be under oath in front of Congress until after the election. A pity, because I would love to bring the barbecue sauce to that grilling.

    2. Stephanie Cutter, Commander in Chief of the Democrats War on Women, said that this Benghazi business would have faded from the news except for the focus from RomneyRyan. She believes it. All Democrats believe it. There is no vacancy under the bus.

  12. The title of this post gives Obama credit for saying the word “terrorist”. That word never crosses his lips as far as I can remember. Instead he uses phrases such as “the people responsible” or “the person responsible”.

    I would not be surprised if he rules the ambassador’s death an act of “violence in the workplace” just like he did with the Islamic Terrorist attack on Fort Hood.

  13. This could go one of two ways. Either Obama will launch a strike just before the election to show how “tough” he is, or he will do nothing so as not to create a larger war with the militias in Libya. If Obama ever cracked open a history book, he’ll see that we didn’t have such a great time dealing with the hostile militias in Somalia. We were forced to leave Somalia with our tail between our legs, thanks to Bill Clinton, so I doubt Obama wants a repeat performance in Libya, a country he basically helped destroy by getting rid of Gaddafi. Say what you will about Gaddafi, but at least he kept order in that country and he supressed (or killed) the radical Islamists that threatened his regime. By getting rid of Gaddafi, these same radical Islamists are now running part of the country, and we all see how “well” that’s turning out for us. So it depends on how desperate Obama gets. If he thinks he’s going to lose over Libya, he may just attack and bomb something, regardless of what he hits. But the longer he waits, the worse it’s going to look to the American people.

    1. Demorats don’t know how to fight a war. When they don’t get their way with “negotiations” they take their marbles and come home. We need real men who will make real decisions based on real facts. Assess, attack, re-assess, and repeat until the enemy is defeated.

      1. Lyndon Johnson didn’t leave Vietnam; Nixon did. There goes your theory. In the past, it was Dems who started wars and GOP who got us out (re: Truman/Eisenhower and Johnson/Nixon).

        1. Because the democrat didn’t know how to fight the war.  Wars should be swift and effective not decade long disasters.

            1. I’m not going to disagree with you on that one.  But I don’t believe he was provided with the truth or reliable intel.  Frankly, I’ve long held the belief that the CIC should be a military veteran in order to be qualified for office and this is part of the reason why.

              1. Actually, I agree with you on that one. Ron Paul was the only veteran running for POTUS this time and I supported him. I know you most people on this site disliked him immensely, but he served when called. I respect that.

                1. I don’t think Scooper dislike Ron Paul immensely, I think to the contrary actually, other than his foreign policy statements that appear to be off the charts.
                  In fact, if you research my posts and some others, we’ve suggested Rand Paul as VP on an upcoming ballot.
                  What we are trying to communicate is simple.  Ron Paul is not on the ballot. Gary Johnson, whoever this is, is an Independent with no chance of beating Barky Boy.  That has to be our mission, defeat Barky Boy.  My candidate of choice was Herman Cain.  He isn’t on the ballot either and I cannot waste my vote with a write-in because saving this country is much too important.
                  I know people who lived in Germany during the Hitler reign, some are Catholics that hid the Jews, others Jews that survived the camps.  They’ve said to me that they are terrified the US is on the same track.  It started their with a charasmatic dictator who divided the country and had those less off blame the rich.  It is not a pretty sight and millions lost their lives. Germany is afraid they’ve made the same mistake again by not controlling the mooslim immigration numbers.  We are being overrun with 47% on the gov’t dole and the democratic party blaming everything on business owners and the rich.  It has to stop now with Romney/Ryan winning this election and taking office in January 2013 if not sooner.

  14. Isn’t interesting how Obama never seems to get ‘involved’ or take a stand for America when it comes to other countries? The pleas for help from our allies simply fall on deaf ears. He apologizes for America to our enemies and bows to their rulers. His foreign policy appears to be based on appeasement and complacency.

    Yet, here at home, he has no problem inciting wars against our own people. This administration sues states for attempting to uphold laws that the federal government refuses to enforce. He gives speeches that incite race and class warfare, pitting American citizens against each other. And the list goes on and on.

    It’s amazing to me how Obama refuses to fight America’s enemies; rather he would instigate battles amongst ourselves.

    I think it’s all part of his plan for transforming America and it is playing out exactly as he intended from the very beginning. I believe he wants to strip America and render her weak and helpless.

    Together we will fight for this great nation and begin taking America back on November 6!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

    Vote Romney/Ryan!!!!

    1. And taking over our medical decisions with ObamaCare, forcing drugs to be administered to young girls against parents’ concerns, forcing our children to be exposed to gay sex in public schools without the parents’ ability to yank their children out, forcing foods on our children that they don’t want and do not meet the nutritional needs for their day.

  15. There’s no way DuhOne is even going to start looking for this guy. Why? Because if he does he’s going to further annoy the terrorists who are his brethren. He’s looking to be the Caliph and if he doesn’t continue to appease the moozlims and allow them to further destroy America and Americans, he might not get that position. I wouldn’t be surprised to see minarets start appearing on his retirement home in Hawaii.

      1. Yup. There have been several imams who have stated their goal is to see the flag of islam flying over the WH.

  16. I’ll just throw myself this into the fray…

    Terrorists arrogantly think they can do whatever they want right now with impunity and for the most part, they are right. Caesar Obammus isn’t going to further jeopardize his bid for re-election – no matter what. Our lame-arsed pResident has sympathized with Muslims, has encouraged them, bowed to them, and apologized to them, has had radical terrorists in the White House… even supported them with our tax dollars. For crying out loud, he wears a ring with arabic letters on it that may praise their so-called god.

    As long as this pResident is in charge with this inept and corrupt regime, terrorists have nothing really to fear. Are they brought in for questioning? No. At best, some of them are executed via drone for expediency at the loss of actionable intelligence. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for allowing them to die for their cause… but at the cost of gaining vital intelligence? The kind that eventually got Osama Bin Laden – in spite of this pResident? Even OBL was exterminated – not questioned.

    Until we get this lying monster out of office, we are not safe and Islamic radical terrorism spreads like the beubonic plague.

  17. The four Americans killed are Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Chris Stevens. I suggest it would be appropriate to memorialize their service by identifying them by name.

    1. The ambassador’s father, who worships Obama, does not want his son mentioned or recognized so I will not.

      Doherty’s mother, who also worships Obama, doesn’t want her son mentioned and is blaming Romney so I will not.

      Smith’s mother still worships Obama. Funny how his wife is totally silent.

  18. It’s very easy to say/proclaim what people want to hear.

    But when your heart does not reflect your words….your words become nothing but vessel filled with lies.

    What was it he did after the attack. He went to Vegas!!!

    1. There was money to raise and an ego to have stroked. The bumps in the road were mere distractions and #NotOptimal in their timing.

  19. My prediction: He’ll have a drone blow the hell out of some shack in the middle of nowhere, declare it a Al-Qaeda stronghold, declare them all dead, revenge complete and do a victory dance…

    The reality of course will likely be some poor innocent goat herders house will be the target and he will be killed. That would be the fact of it. But we all know facts don’t matter a damn to NObama… Especially when he’s got an re-election to steal!

    1. I’ve been looking at various websites today, and one ‘October surprise’ is potentially a winner for Obama. He is allegedly in secret talks with Iran, so that they’ll sort of stop their nuclear enrichment programme for the time being, and get some sanctions lifted instead. The person who wrote this here http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-cuts-deal-with-iran-over-nukes/?cat_orig=world is usually well-informed.

      I hope the Romney campaign has seen this, because one can imagine him being asked at the Monday debate about what he’d do with Iran, and then Bathhouse Barry pulls this agreement out of his back pocket.
      Huge success for him, Romney made into a war monger …
      You know what the demrats are like.

      1. Oh, that’s a really good catch! it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he pulled a stunt like this. Drone some innocent villagers house, and claim he was the “mastermind” etc… And they pull out his “peace deal” with Iran and then turn to Romney and ask “What, if any plan do you have?” I’m trying to figure out if this would be a master stroke or a huge backfire! Remember Chamberlain and his “peace in our time” piece of paper he brought home from his Berlin meeting with Hitler… Wasn’t worth the paper it was written on and only succeeded in buying Hitler more time to arm and prepare.

        At any rate… I think unless Romney is unmasked as a serial killer at this stage, he WILL win the Presidency. So all this might not matter. Hope Romney goes in for the proverbial kill in the debate though… Last chance to expose the little socialist as the empty headed empty suit un-American POS he truly is.

  20. Obama doesn’t view the killing of our Ambassador as a terrorist act, just a muslim occupy movement that got out of control. Deep down, Obama himself probably views Chris Stevens as a white interloping evil colonialist with no business on Libyan soil who got what was coming to him.

  21. “But is this administration really inept? Or do they really want to catch the people who did this?”

    No. I think what Obama desires is to ‘punish’ Mr Khattala or any other of the terrorists by a spectacular drone attack. He can’t do that when Mr Khattala is hanging out at a luxury hotel: too many bystanders even for Obama’s taste.

    Never forget: it’s all about Obama, it isn’t about actually catching the murderers.

      1. “Barky Boy”? Trying to figure how you came up with that one, but can’t. Is it a version of “Barry Boy” maybe? Whatever it is, it’s good and catchy! Noticed you using it several times before I finally just had to ask. 🙂

        1. I know it’s an insult to dogs but the innocent fuzzy bo keeps flashing in my mind and I pray he hasn’t been served up for a mooslim visitors’ dinner in our WH

          1. Haven’t seen that poor dog in ages! It annoys me to no end either that he got the dog – not because he loves them (why, he thinks they’re delicious!), but because he wanted to portray the “right image.” A pet of convenience, not a new family member. My two dogs are like my sons and God help anyone that would try to hurt them. Tell NObama you liked dogs, and he’s likely to have his cook … I’m stopping now, I’m not going to say something I’d probably regret.

          2. The way to go is to call BHO ‘Bathhouse Barry’ forthwith.
            It’s no longer a well-kept secret, and it will annoy the left.

            See various posts at HillBuzz.com

            1. I like that one! And I coined a new phrase to refer to the ObamaCare loving Amy Klobuchar (MN Senator up for re-election) Ms. Pay-to-Ponzi given The Daily Caller’s release yesterday of her campaign contribution from Tom Petters and a turned eye to his Ponzi scheme.

  22. See what Obama and his campaign are doing here, when he says he ‘wasn’t confused about the fact that four American had been killed killed’: he’s putting up a strawman argument for Monday.
    Nobody has accused him of being confused (although he may well have been, given his choom habit) – what he and his administration are being accused of is lying and covering up real facts, for whatever reason.
    Oh, and being a heartless piece of scum, as the way he spoke at the press conference, and the fast that he flew to Las Vegas immediately afterwards show.
    And let’s not forget that he compared the work his campaign workers do to the sacrifice made by the four Americans murdered in Benghazi.

    1. Romney better not blow it here. This is his to trounce on and not just Libya. He needs to drive home the Ft Hood murders were by a mooslim that had infiltrated our military and he deemed it to be workplace violence instead of what it truly is, a terrorist attack.

      1. And the military intelligence had the goods on Hasan, too, which they chose to ignore. I can’t escape the foreboding that somehow some piece of the Libya puzzle is missing. 0bama has invested a lot of political capital here.

  23. Isn’t this sort-of like O.J. saying he will catch the killer? Tee up!! Next green!! Fore!!

    Is there any reason to believe this guy may be a fraud? People admit to crimes they didn’t commit. My point is, do we have evidence he did it or are we going solely on his bragging?

    If this is the ring leader Obama will wait until the right political moment to do it in order to sway the vote.

          1. Well, NObama is pretty good at stabbing people in the back, so he might be interested… That’s when he’s not throwing people under a bus of course.

  24. Drone strike on or about Nov. 1. We’d get him now, but it’s too early to have the desired political effect. Or maybe I’ve just become cynical over the past four years.

    1. By then I don’t think it will matter because Obama will pretty much be toast and a drone strike won’t change anyone’s mind.

      1. All I know for sure is I won’t breathe easy until the day after Romney is sworn in and the cleansing of the trash in the White House is well underway. moslem brotherhood and all.

        1. With each piece of news it becomes more crucial Romney/Ryan win the election. Keep the faith, trust God and vote.

      1. Whatever it is, it will be inept, stupid, and will further Obama’s demise and ours. He is not believeable in any foreign affairs senario. He has no creds. Nothing. We are seriously in danger.

      2. Gloria Allred cooked something up with Barky Boy last time they met. That explains Mr. Smirky during Debate #1

  25. I just had a person come into my business I havent seen in years . He said he was injured in Libya a while back and 15 were KIA at the same time . He said we been there for a few years ? Boots on the ground in Libya ? He believes as do I Stevens knew too much and was going to blow the whistle on a big operation . Only our opinion of course .

    1. Oh, you are such a tease. That is extremely interesting. Can you give us more specifics? When was he there and in what capacity? Please, if you can give us more info. I don’t recall hearing about 15 KIA, so does that mean in was in the military?

  26. RS: IMO Obama could care less about getting the people who killed the four Americans UNLESS it helps his re election. How could the administration care? They removed the security forces knowing how dangerous it was in Benghazi. I have said these people are evil and they continue to re affirm my opinion.

    I watched Bret Baier’s report on Fox tonight about Benghazi and it was excellent and made me even more angry than I already have been about the situation.

    Hoping Benghazi is the centerpiece of the debate on Mon though I know there are many other things to discuss as well.

  27. The answer is NO…

    It’s all about the Caliphate…Cause Barry is arming the Islamists in SYRIA via Libya/Turkey.

    Ambassador Stevens met with Turkish ambassador, the guy who’s involved in the gun‑runnings into Syria…40 minutes later Stevens dies…Coincidence?

    Watch this…
    http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/10/19/glenn-was-right-libya-edition-stunning-new-report/?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2012-10-19_171821&utm_content=5192853&utm_term=_171821_171828

    1. Wanted to ask you is this information out anywhere else because the American people need to know? This has gotta be told.

      1. Just on Beck’s websites…Telling even Fox doesn’t cover any of this…I’m sure it has nothing to do with being partly owned by muslims…makes you wonder how much money we have invested in jihad over oil money…

        1. Actually I heard Meghan Kelly saying something about a scandal and Syria but had to leave and when I came back it was over. I printed what you gave me and had my husband read it also. Everything fits like hand to glove.

            1. That’s the problem I couldn’t find anything and so was glad for what you sent me. What Meghan said was there could be a scandal involving Syria even bigger than Benghazi and something about the NY Times. Then she went to break.

                1. I think we might be looking at an international Fast and Furious. Congress knows Obama is involved as per lssa’s letter and they are right. Those kind of decisions would have to come down from the top and it falls right in line with the DOD’s refusal because that came from Panetta. Maybe Obama thinks he’s going to be the head of the calliphate, yeah, right! They would behead him at first opportunity.

                  If this can be proven this scandal will dwarf any other in the nation’s history because the president will have committed high treason. Don’t be surprised if the Obamas move out of the US or at least buy a property overseas. If the coward thinks he might be found out like a rat he will run for shelter. The question is will there be anywhere he can hide. Saddam’s hole? Hitler’s bunker? If I were Barack I’d be praying I lose the election.

  28. Obama is rather busy with the campaign, fundraising and talk shows and all. He promised that after the election he will have more flexibility and I’m sure he will.

    With Romney as president all those expectations of him will disappear.

  29. I don’t remember now where I read, in the few days after the murders, that the militants responsible were aprehended in an airport in Turkey, two of them, connected with al-Quaeda. Did anybody else see that as well?

    1. I remember that as well. Glad you raised the issue. Just like the killing of Border Agent Ivie recently in AZ. The MX government said they caught 2 suspects going back across the border in the early morning. Yet, somehow very quickly DHS dismissed it as friendly fire.

      And also remember on 9/12, (I forget his official title in Libya) said point blank it was a terrorist attack and that there were no protests.

      Jeez….. I’m so sick and tired of being lied to about every important issue.

  30. And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we’re 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.

    comical considering this admin is responsible for F&F. whats going on with the ft hood shooter and the ” workplace violence”. barry the liemeister.

    1. …and we’ll hear it on the regular apologist news networks with in seconds or even hours before it takes place.

  31. He promises if you give him another four he’ll send them some drones. He has drones for us too so no worries then.

  32. So according to this administration, four dead Americans are not “optimal” (best) but the terrorists that attached the Benghazi compound are “folks” (your parents)? How transparent!!

  33. Only if they know something about “him” that he doesn’t want anyone else to know..It’s kind of sad that our security has now become about coverups and “them” instead of U.S. and our safety…Someone told me that the WMD are somewhere between Libya and Syria.Lord knows they gave Iraq enough time to hide everything….Someone else told me it’s about weapons they never secured in Libya..

      1. Corzine is not in jail because he is once again a bundler for Obama’s campaign. And, of course, Holder has blocked any prosecution of Corzine. This kind of sums of Obama’s administration doesn’t it–corruption.

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