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White House Cover Up Benghazi Attack (emails)

October 24th, 2012
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10.24.2012 original publish date
10.28.2012 various updates: Help Requests Denied, Army General Removed, new videos
10.29.2012 expanded article with more details
11.15.2012 minor updates
09.09.2014 Replaced deleted news link with original PDF copy

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blame a video and protests as the cause of 4 American deaths in Libya. We know now there were no protests at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, and the video had nothing to do with 4 American deaths. E-mails now show that the White House and at least 40 others knew of the Benghazi terrorists attacks within 2 hours of the event. U.S. officials also had live video of the attacks from U.S. drone planes over the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

White House Cover Up Benghazi Attack (emails)

original article written by Net Advisor

WASHINGTON DC. U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, White House Press Secretary James Carney, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN – Susan Rice, and many others have apparently been in an active cover-up regarding the 9/11/2012 events in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.

[1] New information shows the White House was advised within TWO hours that the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya was under attack (Source: Reuters). The attack continued for 7 hours (CBS PDF).

Who Knew?
Although the exact people’s names have been blacked out, domain addresses still indicate who got copied to emails regarding the 9/11/2012 Benghazi attack.

U.S. Government emails show 41 top U.S. officials including the FBI (@ic.fbi.gov), the State Department (@State.gov), the Pentagon (@pentagon.mil), U.S. Military (@mail.mil), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (@dni.gov) and the “Executive Office of the President” (@nss.eop.gov) all were copied on the Benghazi, Libya attack on September 11, 2012.

READ the e-mails (Dated: September 11, 2012 4:05PM, 4:54PM and 6:07PM):

the emails: (PDF)

share this link: (link to government emails)

[2] Technology Linking Who Knew?
The domain address EOP.gov is directly associated to all key personal at the White House according to WhiteHouse.gov (Who is EOP.gov PDF). The domain addresses in the above e-mails also show that Office of the Director of National Intelligence was copied under @dni.gov (PDF). A Who is technical search for IP Address and domains all point directly to the U.S. Government – and specifically, The White House (PDF1) (PDF2).

The physical address associated to the e-mail domains are located at: “Executive Office Of The President USA Room NEOB 4208, 725 17th Street NW Washington DC 20503, USA (PDF). This address is a federal building, and is associated to the “Executive Branch” of government. The Executive Branch of government is tied directly to the President (PDF). Who else is located at this address? Note the address on the following PDF documents.

  • Office of the President, OMB Organizational Chart (PDF)

[3] Despite the Facts, the Obama Administration Blames a Video
President Obama announced six times (PDF) before the United Nations that the Benghazi attack was due to a internet-based “video”.

[4] Despite the Facts, Clinton Blamed a “Small Savage group”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the attack was a “small and savage group” [Article, Point #8].

The 9-11-2012 anti-Muslim film “protests” occurred at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and in other areas in the world. However we now know that there were NO PROTESTS of any kind in Benghazi, Libya that came under military style assault for 7 hours. The Obama Administration did nothing to protect Americans under attack (Image Credit: MCT).

[5] Despite the Facts, Susan Rice Blamed a Video, then Blames U.S. Intelligence
Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations first blamed the video for “spontaneous” reaction to protests over an anti-Islam film. Rice later blamed the intelligence community for giving her faulty talking points (Source: Fox News).

Ambassador Rice went on the political talk-show circuit trying to convince the American public about what took place in Libya on 09-11-2012. The only problem is, Ms. Rice (arguably knowing) put out a false story.

No one can correctly blame that an “anti-Muslim video” sparked the attack in Benghazi because as we now know there were NO protests in Benghazi on 9-11-2012 (Source: ABC News Video, under this article, Point #7).

Ms. Rice later changes her story and blames U.S. intelligence gave her wrong information. Rice fails to state who or what agency told her exactly what. The facts are that the CIA requested military help as the attacks began on 9-11-2012 [Point #10 below]. Again, the 9/11/2012 emails show that U.S. intelligence, the State Department, the FBI, the Pentagon, U.S. Military, the Office of the President – 41 key U.S. officials – were all copied on exactly what happened within two hours of the attack. Thus, Ms. Rice’ characterization of the events in Benghazi on 9-11-2012 would be completely false.

The only way Ms. Rice can get herself out of that mess is to say she was not copied on said emails; had no knowledge of them at any time, and she would have to name exactly who told her what to say. The only persons who would have ultimately approved of her talking points on U.S. National Security matters would have been the top people in the White House, including but not limited to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, White House Chief of Staff, and President Obama.

It is evident now that American public has been mislead by the Obama Administration. The President, Madam Secretary Clinton, Ambassador Rice and other collaborators all have provided false information about what exactly happened on 9/11/2012 in Libya.

[6] U.S. Drone Captured Live Video of Attack
Not only did the White House have emails being advised on the attack within two hours, we also had live video. The U.S. just happened to have a Predator drone over the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya sending live video DURING the 9/11/2012 attack, and the Obama Administration did nothing in response (Source: New York Post PDF).

[7] Video: (Courtesy CBS)

[8] Commentary re: CBS Video (above). The President doesn’t need (Libya’s) permission to fly in their country when your own people are being shot at on U.S. sovereign territory – the U.S. Embassy. A leader can request permission as you are about to make entry if they want. A leader can tell the host country that you are sending in temporary forces to defend and rescue personal whom the host country has failed to do. Use whatever semantics you like. The point is, a leader doesn’t sit down and do nothing while innocent Americans are under attack. That is what happened.

I pointed out that the U.S. had the authority to act and what they could have done [Article, Points #5 and 6].

[9] Obama Administration Ignores Security Requests
The U.S. was lacking security at the U.S. Embassy at Benghazi (Sources: CBS PDF and Daily Mail On-line.UK PDF).

During a Congressional hearing, it was found that the Obama Administration declined to increase security at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya (Sources: Fox News PDF and Los Angeles Times PDF).

“(there was) a complete and total absence of planning” to improve security. “When I requested assets, I was criticized…”

— Eric Nordstrom, FMR State Department Regional Security Officer, Libya (Source: Los Angeles Times)

[10] CIA (Allegedly) Requested Help THREE TIMES DURING Live Benghazi Attack
According to a new report, CIA officials were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya and made three requests for U.S. military support, and were ordered to “stand down” meaning do not get involved.

Mr. Obama said (in the following video) “…the American people can take to the bank…my Administration plays this stuff straight. We don’t play politics when it comes to American National Security.”

Video: (Courtesy Fox News)

The CIA stated they helped evacuate who they could at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on 09-11-2012. In fact, former Navy Seals reportedly disobeyed orders to “stand down.” Former Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were working security for Ambassador Stevens. Despite for repeated requests for military backup, help was denied.

Honoring their duty to protect Americans from harm’s way, Doherty and Woods gave up their lives in order to save the lives of an unknown number civilians at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on 09-11-2012 (Source: Los Angeles Times).

“Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The (CIA’s) request (for help) was denied.”

— Source: Fox News, 10-26-2012

General Carter F. Ham (DOD Photo 2011)

[11] U.S. Army General Highly Likely Copied on e-mails of Live Benghazi Attack
General Carter Ham was allegedly copied on the 9/11 Benghazi emails. Since it was General Ham’s job to be the commander in this region, it would be prudent to follow the chain of command and notify the senior officer(s) of the live attack in Benghazi.

[12] U.S. Army General Ordered to “Stand Down” in Libya?
A report suggested that after General Carter Ham learned of the live attacks in Benghazi, he had a “rapid response” team ready. Ham was allegedly ordered to stand down and NOT send an emergency military team into Benghazi, Libya to protect Americans at the Embassy. The General apparently refused to stand down, and planned to send a military team in anyway.

[13] Obama Relieves General of His Command
The White House has apparently relived U.S. (Four Star) General Carter F. Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command (PDF).

One might ask, how do you know that President Obama relived General Carter Ham of his duty? General Ham is the highest-ranking U.S. Army general one can obtain in service (four stars). The only higher rank is a five star general and that is reserved during war-time (Source: Department of Defense).

The Commander of Chief has authority over the military. Yes, so does Congress, but no one member of Congress can act over the authority of the President; and Congress held no vote in attempt to remove this general. Therefore, the only person with the authority who could relieve a four star general of their command, would be the President.

According to the official military publication, Stars and Stripes, President Obama nominated General Ham’s replacement (PDF), General David Rodriguez.

A military officer defying a presidential order will get you ‘fired’ every time. If anyone can come up with a canned response who else had higher authority to relive an active-duty commanding four-star general, please email us or place in comment box below, and we will have it reviewed by a military lawyer for an independent legal opinion.

The only logical conclusion is that the army general defied a direct order to stand down, and got relived of his command. The fact that President Obama since nominated a replacement for the exact same position, suggests a White House admission to support such conclusion.

Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta (DOD Photo 2011)

[14] The ‘We Had No Clue’ Excuse?
According to the Washington Times, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reportedly said,

“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

— Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, (Source: Washington Times, 10-28-2012)

The only problem with Panetta’s quote is that the Administration KNEW exactly what was going on.

As said earlier, 41 (FORTY-ONE) top U.S. officials including the FBI, the military, the Office of the President (Mr. Obama), the State Department (Hillary Clinton) all were copied within 2 hours of the attacks via emails stating how many people where attacking (about 20), where the attacks were talking place (U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya), and even who claimed responsibility (Ansar al-Shari).

Also stated earlier (PDF), U.S. officials had live (real-time) video feed of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi via a military drone plane(s) that just so happened to be circling over the Embassy DURING – when? – DURING – the 9-11-2012 attacks. What does the Secretary of Defense mean; we don’t know what was going on?

[15] Analysis on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s Statement
General Carter Ham was relieved of his duty by order of the President (Obama) because he was ready to send in a special team to support the CIA / Ambassador Security Detail in effort to rescue Americans under attack in Benghazi.

So why then is Defense Secretary Panetta making a statement that “Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

Leon Panetta’s statement seems to contradict what General Carter Ham had in mind – protect Americans under a live attack.

For a Defense Secretary or any Army general to suggest that “we could not put forces at risk in that situation” questions the ability to make military strategy decisions. The military are trained to go into high risk situations. That is why we have Navy Seals, Special Forces, Army Rangers, CIA, etc., to do complex tactics. These people are trained to go into hot, hostile “situations.”

We knew exactly what the situation was. The Obama government had emails and real-time video of what exactly what was going on. The Obama government choose to ignore this problem, and Americans got killed as a result. Then the cover up story came out trying to tell us it was due to a video, protestors, etc., all which have been proven false.

We have troops in Afghanistan among other places. Is that a less risk “situation” for troops? Was Iraq a less risk situation too? Was storming the beaches at Normandy too risky? The U.S. would have lost World War II with this kind of command thinking.

[16] About the Secretary of Defense
Before serving as Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Mr. Panetta’s served 2 years as CIA Director (DCI) under Obama, had only 2 years of military service (ending back in 1966); has been a long-time politician, lawyer, a budget director and was once a California professor (full bio).

One might question, what was the criterion used to say Panetta was qualified to be Defense Secretary, let alone head of the CIA? Perhaps if Panetta was in charge of budgeting, that might be more suited with his experience.

Joint Chiefs Chairman, General Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon (Image Credit : C-SPAN).

[17] Army General Asks Pastor to Keep Quite Over Video
As for General Martin Dempsey’s statement about Libya seems to mirror the Obama Administration’s statements on 9-12-2012 – blaming an anti-Muslim video for inciting violence.

“General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests.

Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause,” Dempsey’s spokesman, Colonel Dave Lapan.”

— Source: Reuters, 09-12-2012

With all due respect to an Army General, please be reminded that we now know that there were NO protests in Benghazi, on 09-11-2012. Please also be reminded that we now know the “anti-Muslim video” had NOTHING to do with the assault on U.S. Embassy in Benghazi either.

We would argue that General Dempsey is out of order asking a civilian to restrict his 1st Amendment right – freedom of speech. When the military asks you not to speak, you have to ask what kind of country am I living in?

[18] A ‘General’ Disagreement?
It seems that we had two Army Generals with different views. General Ham had an immediate plan to send in special team to assist the CIA in saving Americans under attack in Libya. General Ham was ordered to stand down. After Ham ignored the order, General Ham was relieved of his command.

General Dempsey fell in-line with whatever the Obama Administration told him to say and do. General Dempsey still has his job.

Last April 2012, Dempsey’s airplane was on the ground and hit by rocket fire on a visit to Afghanistan. The General was reportedly not near the plane, but the plane was damaged in the attack (Source: Toledo Times via the Associated Press PDF). The Taliban, who the Obama Administration has said ‘are not our enemy per se’ (Report), claimed responsibility for the attack.

[19] Obama: “Trust Me?”
Mr. Obama said after the 3rd presidential debate that this election comes down to “trust” (Source: Reuters). Although presidential contender Mitt Romney has not implemented a single national policy yet, Mr. Obama said it is ‘Romney’ who can’t be trusted.

“Everything he’s doing right now is trying to hide his real positions in order to win this election.”

— Barack Obama said to 11,000 Floridians on 10-23-2012 (Source: Reuters)

This was a stark reminder of various studies I read when doing research reports in behavioral psychology in college. This is called “Projection” (PDF). Projection is a defense mechanism to mask one’s own insecurities and blame their faults or “project” on to others (Source: Projection Study, Kawada, et al NYU 2003). We have seen this during the entire last 4 years in this presidency (outlined here).

It seems that somebody, or really a number of key government officials are hiding or trying to hide the truth about what really happened in Benghazi. The data tells a striking different story of what was fed to the public (report).

The question is. Is there anything this President takes responsibility for? Blaming everyone is not leadership and does not solve any domestic or foreign policy issues. This obvious cover up in Libya begs the question, can we trust our current leadership to be honest with Americans?


Credits: U.S. government emails obtained from CBS.com. First image credit: Evan Vucci/ AP, 09-12-2012. Modified Image: NetAdvisior.org Staff. Additional image credit where noted. Video Credit: Courtesy CBS and Fox News.

Read our 47-page, 5-part report on Libya and other U.S. Embassy attacks HERE

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