The CIA made it clear in the original "talking points" that they were dealing with terrorists in Benghazi. Who changed the talking points? It's almost impossible to believe that the situation room at the White House didn't see the original report from the CIA. After all, what comes first, the situation report or the talking points on the situation report? Remember, it was nighttime in Benghazi, but it was before the end of the work day in Washington, D.C. So they had to know exactly what was happening and somebody refused help to our besieged men THREE TIMES.
If the president didn't know what was going on because he was too busy with his campaign to attend the briefings,
he was criminally irresponsible. If he thought his high plate fundraiser in Las Vegas the next day was more important so he let underlings deal with Benghazi, he was criminally irresponsible. It's pretty obvious the White House knew it was a terrorist attack, but their agenda included pretending that terrorism was on the wane because "Obama killed Osama." This was all about damage control for the campaign.
But there's a lot more background story to the Benghazi disaster including increasing evidence that the ambassador was involved in recruiting terrorists to undermine the regime in Syria. According to an article at TheNewAmerican.com:
Investigative reporter/best-selling author/radio talk-show host Aaron Klein began reporting in September that according to his Middle East sources, Ambassador Stevens and other U.S. personnel were involved in the Obama administration’s effort to destabilize and overthrow the government of Syria. Klein, the Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily (WND), wrote in a September 24 WND column:
Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador murdered in Libya, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials speaking to WND.
Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.
This reporter interviewed Aaron Klein in Appleton, Wisconsin, on October 23, where he appeared at a joint speaking engagement with New Zealand author/researcher Trevor Loudon, author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.Klein emphatically took issue with the numerous media reports that referred to the U.S. compound that was attacked on September 11 as a “U.S. consulate,” and explained why that distinction is important.You got it, folks. To fight terrorists, the administration arms terrorists! Sounds like Fast and Furious cubed. These insane policies will see more of our people killed by terrorist operatives, while the American people are lied to and lied to and lied to. Unlike the media during the Watergate cover up which, remember, resulted in NO DEAD AMERICANS, Benghazi is just a preview of more to come from this inept, and possibly criminal, administration.
“It was not a consulate,” Aaron Klein told The New American. “According to Middle East security officials I talked to, this was a major meeting point — I would say the central meeting point — for the American diplomats, including Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador who was killed, to meet with officials of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, about supplying the opposition in Syria and Libya. Well, who is the opposition? In Libya, the opposition openly included jihadists, included al-Qaeda elements. In Syria, right now, the al-Qaeda elements are leading the opposition.... According to the different sources I spoke to, what we have here is a U.S. policy of arming rebels, knowing or not knowing — but I can’t understand how they would not know — that many of these rebels are jihadists.”