September 20th, 2012
07:22 PM ET

U.S. officials appear less certain of events ahead of Libya attack

By Suzanne Kelly and Pam Benson

U.S. officials appear less certain about what happened in Benghazi, Libya, just before the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans last week.

"We certainly acknowledge contradictory information about whether there was a protest prior to the attack," a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday. "We're continuing to collect information and evaluate exactly what the circumstances were prior to the attack."

U.S. officials have been saying they believe, based on the intelligence, that the attack grew out of a spontaneous protest over a trailer for an anti-Muslim film that was circulating on the Internet, and there is no indication it was a planned attack. It is a contention that critics like Republican Sen. John McCain have said is hard to believe true given the extensive attack and the amount of weaponry involved.


Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered the administration's assessment on a number of Sunday talk shows.

On CBS' "Face the Nation," Rice said, "Soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post- revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent."

But conflicting information about whether there really was a protest ahead of the attack calls into question whether the attack was planned.

National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he believed the attack fit the definition of a terrorist attack. Although he maintained the evidence so far indicated the attack was not planned, he was careful in describing just what officials knew about how it transpired and who was involved.

"The best information we have now, the facts we have now indicate this was an opportunistic attack on our embassy. The attack began and evolved and escalated over several hours," said Olsen. "It appears that individuals who were certainly well armed, seized on the opportunity that was presented as the events unfolded that evening into the morning hours of September 12th."

But both Olsen and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney added a new characterization to their account. Olsen said there was nothing specific indicating "significant advanced planning" and Carney on Thursday said there was no information to suggest "a significantly preplanned attack."

"It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack," Carney added.

A U.S. intelligence official on Thursday also seemed more cautious.

"Simply put, while everything is still under investigation, the available information suggests the protests in Cairo inspired what the attackers decided to do later that night in Benghazi," the official said. "Right now, this points to a plan that was hatched opportunistically that day. Of course, if credible new information suggests otherwise, the investigation will pursue those leads."

The source also told CNN that "the available information suggests a group of people gathered sometime before ten o'clock that night outside of the consulate. The mixture of the people involved, and who took part in the attack, is certainly going to be part of the investigation."

CNN's Arwa Damon, who has been in Benghazi this week, reports that on the night of September 11, a group of armed individuals showed up outside the consulate around 9:30 and a firefight had broken out within 30 minutes.

On Thursday, Libya's Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur told Damon that eight people who are believed to be involved in carrying out the attack are now detained in Libya.

But he also said the evidence so far shows the attack was planned. Approximately 30 to 50 people took part and it was clearly organized, said the prime minister, but he added there was no one specific group behind the attack.

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  1. 1nd3p3nd3nt

    on the plus side, if partisan republicans are this upset over whether there were protesters outside or not at the time of a terrorist attack on our embassy, maybe they'll also show more interest when we attempt to invade a country over wmd's we never find.

    slow, but steady : )

    September 21, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • Vance

      Where do you think Syria got their chemical and biological weapons? They came from Iraq.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        i take it back then.
        we still have a long way to go.

        according to vance, other countries just give their weapons of mass destruction away.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:09 am |
    • deb

      Tell that to the Iraqi people that lived up north that were burned by chemical weapons!! Do you not remember that?

      September 21, 2012 at 6:51 am | Reply
  2. pink10

    i watched CNN to give them the benefit of the doubt and see if they would cover the story...so disappointed, not even a headline story – they are stilling talking about Romney...my last resort was Piers Morgan but, nothing

    September 21, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • Reload

      CNN is Pympn fo da Prez. Don't expect it to change.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
  3. Can't do a cover successfully if the terrorist don't cooperate

    why couldn't the terrorists have cooperated and not release a video...don't those nut cases know that barack HUSSEIN obama is their brotha from another motha...come on...at least they could have digitally edit in some protestors

    September 21, 2012 at 12:34 am | Reply
  4. ronnie

    America needs to defeat these Islamic terrorists already. Screw foreign policy and what the media says. Get some balls and take care of business.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
    • 1nd3p3nd3nt

      i'm feeling the same way emotionally, ronnie. part of me wants to say fine, you want a war, we'll give you a war.
      no more nation building. no more peace keeping.
      just dropping bombs and bodies.

      used to be when a country took over another nation, we got to keep it, not this current 'give it back' to the people we just took it from.

      of course, i try to temper my emotions with logic, but that's getting harder, and harder to do : (

      September 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
      • KristaSeddique

        I have family in North Africa. My advice? Go to bed and rest peacefully and stop worrying. All this hoopla will die down. Al Queda is encouraging it, and it's promoted only from the very most un-educated parts of their societies–who are not the people that run things, I'm afraid. I've lived abroad for 11 years, and Americans now–almost anywhere in the world (and I lived in the EU) are targets for somebody stupid. Look at the American who was sentence for life in prison for killing her roomate in Italty. It took at least years to get her freed up and get some justice. ;-( There's a philosophy, even in England, that we are trigger happy, idiots who go into other countries without principles. If our "best friend" England thinks this, imagine what countries like this think, on the whole. I would, however, caution you, in case you thought killing these people would help. Remember Algeria? The French went after them with a stick and they LOST. You can't just say you are "going into" someone else's country when the people of that country (Libya) largely support us!! You would be silly to do that just because of the fools that rocketed the Embassy. Trust me, they are neither representative of 5 % of their countrymen, nor are they people you can reason with. Better to ignore their protest and build more drones and ask their governments to help us find the people on the cameras that did this.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
      • Frangible

        How is murdering a bunch of innocent Libyans - who actually are friendly to us and risked their lives to protest the death of the ambassador, tried to rescue him, and continue to work with us - going to help anything?

        Chris Stevens himself believed strongly in the cause of a free Libya and friendship between the US and Libya and died trying to achieve that. If we abandon that, then it was all for nothing.

        You have to give the investigation time to work out. Read the book "The Black Banners" by former FBI Agent Ali Soufan, which tells the story of a very similar investigation into the USS Cole in Yemen. Our greatest enemy in the investigation into the Cole proved to be ourselves "getting tough".

        September 21, 2012 at 12:16 am |
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        lol, i appreciate the feedback you guys : )

        again, what i was expressing was merely an emotional feeling, nothing based on sound logic or reason.

        but it is concerning and i felt i should mention something. emotions can override our logic too easily, and if i'm feeling this way, i can only imagine how some other people may be feeling.

        i want us to move forward and reach a peaceful existence with each other, all of us. but i worry that our baser instincts and ignorance may one day make that impossible. how many people can be in a room before you have to shout just to be heard? how many people shouting in a room does it take before none of us can make sense from all the noise?

        keep on keeping on with the good fight, i'm still in for at least a couple more rounds : )

        September 21, 2012 at 12:35 am |
    • KristaSeddique

      You really haven't a clue, do you? You think it's kissing someone's **ss not to bomb them? Where in Libya, friend, would you start? As a Muslim-AMerican and someone with family in N. Africa–let me clue you in. Your President is smarter than you think. He's taken the "Jesus" approach... They slap me on the cheek and I don't react... That's the high road. The people in their societies that are protesting are largely a group of thugs. Really, do we want to bomb Chicago to get rid of the Mafia!! Geez, think about that! What good would that do–except kill a lot of good people who support you! Unfortunately, AMericans always like to comment about things they know nothing of. How many of you on this board that have made a comment have every been to N. Africa? How many have been to a largely Muslim nation? If you've answered no to either, you need to re-think your position if you're not supporting Obama and Hillary. Trust me, I sleep really well at night, knowing that they know what they are doing with these people. Trust me, by not reacting badly, they have put these people down badly and shown them to be the petty idiots and criminals that they really are. Let them stew on that fact!

      September 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
      • pink10

        You ask the following questions...How many have been to a largely Muslim nation? If you've answered no to either, you need to re-think your position if you're not supporting Obama and Hillary....then you say as a Muslim-American etc...

        then, i would tell you....who are you to say about taking the "Jesus" approach, if you are not Christian – maybe you should rethink your position if your not supporting Romney/Ryan ticket

        September 21, 2012 at 12:34 am |
      • Reload

        I'd start right in the middle of the county with a really, really,really big fusion weapon. Well, you asked.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • BritHawk

        I've been to North Africa. It smells like our taxi's in Chicago. Bomb North Africa and Chicago as well. LMAO.

        September 21, 2012 at 6:04 am |
  5. Janet Sims

    Any chance you guys at CNN might ask President Obama some hard news investigative questions about this AND push him to give answers as to why he did not have our Embassy protected on 9/11/12 when he had been warned of terror activity? Any chance you MIGHT ask him about Fast and Furious Investigation findings and why Eric Holder has not been fired for obstructing justice. ANY CHANCE you might act like journalists who have a professional responsibility to get real answers to real issues?

    September 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply
    • 1nd3p3nd3nt

      that's right janet, it's not the terrorists who are the bad guys, it's our country, right?
      it must be that the administration knew they were going to be attacked and then let it happen, because that helps them so much 40 days before an election, right?

      you partisan hacks make me sick. i

      September 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
      • B Hall

        No they knew it was coming and knew it was too late to stop it because of their own stupid policies.They'd been had by Al-Quieda (you know the terrorist organisation that Obama "defeated" with drones and seal team six and an apology tour) and the only way to save face was to blame the video because Barry's" Obamaness" was exposed as the crock of dung it is exept in the Obama... I mean mainstream media. Oh and I'm sure Biden repeatedly yelling "Osama Bin-Laden is dead and GM is almost bankrupt againafter the tax dollars they took"on national TV helped prevent this and ease overseas tensions as well. You have a lot of nerve calling people names for demanding credible media coverage from the nations top souces.This administration has American blood on their hands. See you in November!

        September 21, 2012 at 12:03 am |
      • B Hall

        By the way it's Obama who is blaming America.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:06 am |
    • B Hall

      No not here or anywhere else in the mainsteram media....truly pathetic.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        because most well-planned terrorist assassination attempts leave the victim to die from smoke inhalation, right?

        oh, it must be the liberal media, not a partisan propaganda attack against the administration during a time most sensible americans show support and solidarity.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:15 am |
    • drrocko

      Duh ! Been to a few protests ! Never saw any RPG's or AK-47's though !

      September 21, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        how many assassination attempts have you seen that rely on smoke inhalation?

        could it possibly the situation is more complex or confused and none of us should be trying to formulate opinions yet, not to mention laying blame?

        September 21, 2012 at 12:37 am |
      • Reload

        Smoke inhalation my butt. Yea, and the two SEALs and the other guy drowned.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:55 am |
    • pink10

      well said

      September 21, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • drrocko

      America has no president right now ! We got a golfer-in-chief !

      September 21, 2012 at 12:36 am | Reply
      • Reload

        That and we have a community organizer-in-chief. Or maybe a Bush-blamer-in-chief. Or maybe a campaigner-in-chief. He is anything but a commander or leader.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:56 am |
  6. 1nd3p3nd3nt

    the story is less about the administration changing any story, and more about americans' lack of reading comprehension.

    of course it was a terrorist attack, ANY attack that uses terror to achieve political or ideological goals is a terrorist attack. to say the terrorists planned the whole thing and the protests, from many countries, is ridiculous. did the terrorists produce the movie? no, they took advantage of an opportunity to strike, like any guerrilla fighter would.

    did the administration misspeak? no. did they jump to conclusions? no. is fox news behind any controversy behind this story? the whole thing.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • John

      Please take off the MSNBC glasses. They are clouding your vision.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Reply
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        i'm not the one with glasses on, taking every word the administration says and trying to spin it into something it's not.
        when someone uses the phrase, 'what we know at the moment,' and somehow attempting to turn that into a gotcha question is ridiculous.

        to say differentiating between a 'spontaneous' attack and one that took five years to plan and train for, is evidently a distinction the partisan republicans can't make.

        the two terms are NOT mutually exclusive, learn reading comprehension.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
    • rachni

      Apparently you haven't been keeping up with the news. This video came out in july, WAY before september. Why didn't the muslim world erupt then? Radical terrorists started making this video go viral all over the middle east a couple days before 911. In Egypt, it wasn't just the video that started the protests, it also had to do with the blind sheikh, and a radical cleric demanded protests to demand his release. The egyptian gov't wants him released, a terrorists involved in the 93 trade center bombing. Yet you don't see that being stated in the state run media do you?

      In addition, the ambassador stevens believed he was a on a terrorist hit list in Lybia, his motorcade was attacked earlier this year, geez, I wonder why he must have thought that. Other terrorist attacks occurred in the Benhazi area, and stevens was quite concerned about the situation in that area, but guess what? The WH didn't deem these security threats enough of a concern to beef up security. There was NO protest outside the safe house before it was attacked, it just happened.Mortar attacks directly hit the roof of the safe house, the lybian gov't finds it preposterous that the WH does't think this attack was planned, you don't have a 2 pronged attack and direct hits by mortars on the roof of the safe house without pre-planning. Keep drinking your koolaid.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        funny, i don't remember the protests, around the world, mentioning much about the blind sheik? did world leaders issues statements mentioning it? no, just the violence and the movie.

        someone who is serving life in prison makes a protest suggestion, and you're giving him that much weight? how does that work, exactly, starting a protest from behind bars?

        what's your point here? that the administration should have known we were going to be attacked there on sept. 11? why not in new york? or iraq? or afghanistan? what did rumsfeld say about our ability to stop every terrorist attack?

        i'm not here to argue with you, just to point out how partisan and blinded your point of view is.

        way to help the terrorists by blaming our government, not them.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
    • Mike

      Wow, if you really and truly believe that in the core that is your person I feel sorry for you. I think you probably fit the 47% category, because nothing...not even the truth could change your mind.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
      • 1nd3p3nd3nt

        the truth should be the only thing that drives our opinions.

        evidently you know more than anyone else on the planet, since you're so firm in your opinion without knowing all the facts.

        a GOOD administration doesn't rush to judgement. an informed populace knows this. only idiots and trolls rush to judgement.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm |
  7. Anna

    Finally CNN chose to run the true story – hours and days late – but run they did :~

    September 20, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Reply
    • B Hall

      Yeah better late and buried under all the rediculous Romney hit pieces than never.... I guess.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:30 am | Reply
  8. 3rd party

    CNN, you could care less about the four Americans killed Libya. All you care about is protecting Obama.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Reply
    • Anna

      Agreed! and Jay Carney is a putz!!!!!

      September 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  9. dd

    Obama disagrees with all of his appointees. He still thinks it was a spontaneous protest over the film with protesters who happened to have many RPGs and assault weapons on three sides of the embassy. The empty chair says it was a protest. The world says it was a coordinated attack. Who would elect an empty chair?

    September 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  10. JP

    Much has deteriorated in the last three four years; need to explore several sources to get to the reality of information being put out by the administration, be it getting bin laden, Egypt, Libya, the job numbers, domestic gas production, economy, debt, deficit, deportation numbers, fast and furious, classified info leaked to the press, and the list goes on.
    The facts put out and statistics in most cases are skewed, and the media are very much partners in this distortion effort. What has become of virtues like courage of conviction?

    September 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  11. think for

    Wolf is a joke, In the tank for Obama. Sad when the media picks the president.Romney can't fight the media.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      No wonder CNN is swirling around the bowl if the totally miss a story to protect POTUS. It's actually sad they could go the other way, tell the truth and pick up some listeners.

      September 21, 2012 at 5:16 am | Reply
  12. Obama's campaign should be

    Kiss the @$ses of our enemies and kick the @s$es of our allies.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
    • KristaSeddique

      You really haven't a clue, do you? You think it's kissing someone's **ss not to bomb them? Where in Libya, friend, would you start? As a Muslim-AMerican and someone with family in N. Africa–let me clue you in. Your President is smarter than you think. He's taken the "Jesus" approach... They slap me on the cheek and I don't react... That's the high road. The people in their societies that are protesting are largely a group of thugs. Really, do we want to bomb Chicago to get rid of the Mafia!! Geez, think about that! What good would that do–except kill a lot of good people who support you! Unfortunately, AMericans always like to comment about things they know nothing of. How many of you on this board that have made a comment have every been to N. Africa? How many have been to a largely Muslim nation? If you've answered no to either, you need to re-think your position if you're not supporting Obama and Hillary. Trust me, I sleep really well at night, knowing that they know what they are doing with these people. Trust me, by not reacting badly, they have put these people down badly and shown them to be the petty idiots and criminals that they really are. Let them stew on that fact!

      September 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  13. Wes

    Set up a bunch of TV cameras spread around the city, give everyone 10 minutes to evacuate, then drop a 100 Megaton bomb right on Main St in Bengazi......

    September 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  14. John

    I am re-posting this because it was an awesome post from natalie. I read it over and over again and was inspired. If you agree, copy and repost. Maybe someone from CNN will notice.

    natalie

    CNN...you know 100%full well the power you have to impress the masses with anything you desire as you sit in your comfortable swivel chairs in Atlanta playing around with the minds of Americans who depend on you for honesty. You know what you do. CNN.... you have crossed the line....I have no longer respect for your organization. I am a teacher. I study history. I know full well how certain buzz words and angles of stories have motivated people and led them blindly into false revolutions such as Che in Cuba. You understand sociology very well. Your focus is vivid. More and more highly educated and open minded people whom I talk to also share the same concerns over your journalism. They all used to trust you, as I did. Your news station was something we always enjoyed turning to and it really had become part of our daily routine since the 80's. But now, it is very disturbing to see how you all have allowed this type of journalism. You are protecting the president and his party so much. It is so obvious that you have now lost respect of so many. I'm usually an optimistic person and will find good and reflect on areas of improvement in all parts of American life, however, this now scares me. I used to count of you all for the truth..no matter how much I liked it or didn't ..or how the truth would or would not affect my personal agenda.... but I counted on you all for the truth. This has now changed.
    Please get control of your station. I understand that many of your employees may be members of our president's party. I understand that sometimes it is difficult to separate personal preference when reporting...however, that is what makes an awesome journalist...right? It is very difficult to do......but it is necessary....we need it for our country...for all of us...no matter what party we align ourselves with...what happened to you CNN??? I suggest...you all. ..start fresh ...with some amazing journalism center at some university...and have all kinds of seminars ....and promote journalists...that are amazing...bright people....who you could never never tell any sort of slant ...they are pure reporters of fact...you need to rebuild..start from scratch CNN...please...

    September 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
    • Guest

      John – so glad you re-posted this... and Natalie, I could not have articulated it any better. This seems to be such a prevalent opinion about CNN that I can't believe they've yet to even remotely try and improve or provide any simply-factual reporting
      I really hope SOMEone at CNN takes note of it.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply
  15. Askmehow

    According to resent reports Venezuela has been supplying Iran with F-16s in an ominous arms trade that should make the rest of the world very queasy.
    And a federal indictment filed yesterday makes us wonder if any of those F-16 parts came from our back yard.Four South Floridians are charged with illegally exporting a litany of parts for fighter jets and helicopters– particularly F-16s - for sale to the Venezuelan Air Force.
    Where was the conspiracy allegedly based? Out of the Venezuelan Military Acquisitions Office in Doral, Florida. Apparently, allowing a nation run by a hostile dictator to operate a weapons-buying office near Downtown Miami is as bad an idea as it sounds.Venezuelan Air Force officer Alberto Pichardo worked out of the acquisitions office. He conspired with former Venezuelan pilot and Pembroke Pines resident Freddy Arguelles to buy a list of military aircraft and missile detonation parts, according to their indictment filed in Florida Southern District Court.
    Their locally-based alleged co-conspirators included Hialeah Gardens aircraft parts trader Victor Brown and Kirk Drellich, owner of Davie's SkyHigh Accessories. (Its website brags that it is "fully export compliant." We left a message for Drellich with the receptionist at that office.)In covert meetings in Madrid, Spain, and this Fort Lauderdale address that is disturbingly close to a US Army Reserve Center, Pichardo, Arguelles, and an unidentified co-conspirator arranged to purchase from Drellich a shopping list of military aircraft equipment for the Venezuelan Air Force from 2008 through 2010.The parts, according to the indictment, included such items as cartridge assemblies, detonation transfer assemblies, radar antennas, rocket motor canopy jettison, and oxygen masks.
    Two unidentified co-conspirators also engineered the $3.43 million purchase of two T56 jet engines from another company, using shell corporations in Spain and Florida.The equipment was then exported to Venezuela. That was a violation of the Arms Export Control Act, which requires a special license to export any goods on the United States Munition List. If found guilty, the defendants could face up to five to ten years for the violations, along with fines of up to $1,000,000 for each violation.
    The indictment does not specify what became of the parts which reached Venezuela. But Israel's Haaretz has reported that Venezuela has supplied Iran with at least one "F-16 jet "in preparation for a possible Israeli or U.S. strike on its nuclear facilities."

    US COURTS SAY THEY MIGHT GET 5 YEARS !!!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  16. Duke

    Obama the community organizer in chief. What a total Jack A

    September 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply
  17. Debbie Burkhart

    Quit tell them were sorry! We have 4 dead Americans!! 9/11 what is hard to figure out?!?!?! And quit sending my money to these people that hate us!!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
    • ronnie

      Amen!

      September 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
  18. brett

    MORE LIES perpetrated by Barack Obama the Svengali of LIES and DECEPTION –

    How can AMERICAN citizens tolerate a leader who insult their intelligence by attempting to rewrite the truth in order to hold on to his power at any cost ?

    September 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  19. dane

    Wow, if Obama had been in office instead of Bush on 9/11, the planes would have hit all the targets.

    Thank you George. Too bad we still let Muslims into the country.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
    • jared

      What the hell are you talking about??? only 1 plane missed and the report is that it was over run by passengers. what does this have to do with the president at the time?

      September 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Reply
      • Danny Basden

        My understanding is that the plane that didn't make it was not too far away from being shot down. They didn't really play that up because of the harshness of the reality but the jets that had scrambled had the green light...

        September 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
      • jared

        true it was green lighted to shoot the airliner down and i'm ok with that. The troubling fact however is that the f-16s on the kill mission were over the Atlantic as they were oddly misdirected on 911. Intercepting a passenger plane is child's play for a what mach 3 jet fighter. BUt on this day it took 80 mins for jets to scramble rather than the usual 2 to scramble and less than 10 to intercept. But we don't blame bush for that, or cheiny for running drills on 911 that distracted our air force while we were under attack.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
    • mikes

      Another bigot heard from. I'm guessing your invisible sky ruler is the one who turns people into pillars of salt.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  20. JP

    The liberal media is equally guilty of this cover up. Won't report it.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  21. hoosier1234

    I guess every one of those "peaceful" protesters came to the consulate with RPG's for a reason. The administration tried to deny it, but it was planned terrorism and nothing else.

    The whole mid-east is in an uproar, and I firmly believe that this was planned, too. The protests are nothing less than an attempt to intimidate anyone who is opposed to Islam.

    Grade: Terrorists, A+
    Grade: Obama, F-

    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  22. JP

    The administration distorts facts too much; not sure why Jay Carney and such like folks want to be part of this. I feel sorry for them. Considered to the earlier White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney seemed much more Sincere.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Tom

      I think it was George Burns who said " the key to being a good actor (read, politician) is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy." . . .

      September 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  23. IServetheUSG

    The adminstration vascillated, and then lied in the face of intelligence.
    Jay Carney and Susan Rice have lied to the American people in an election year, to cover the adminstration's ass.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  24. John

    Obama has no business being in the whitehouse. this is the biggest cover-up since watergate, except this time a US official died. shame!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • OffTheWorldPolitics

      "CNN seems less certain about how to hide truth."

      September 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
      • think for

        CNN refuses to cover this story on air. To busy ripping on Romney about telling it like it is.What happened to our country?

        September 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
      • Duke

        They really are pathetic. It's sad to see the State controlled media in the state they are in.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • Rah

      I have to say, I just read through alot of ignorant comments and majority of you dont know what the hell you are talking about. One lady said, "Obama didn't have our embassies properly secured". ?!?!?!?!?!? As if thats his job! The security of embassies is the responsibility of the host country. Also the State Department is involved in that process. Thats why we have different branches of government and each branch has its own directives. The President of any country (maybe except Russia) never has full power of anything. I find majority of peoples comments very taxing; irritating. The one thing I do agree with is the media has outsourced real journalism. Its not just CNN. Its all the major U.S. news services that provide us with "news". You can thank the last Administration for that.

      September 21, 2012 at 6:50 am | Reply
  25. jack sinclair

    White House confirms "Sky may be blue"- developing.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Reply
    • T-Bone-Malone

      On the days without chemtrails.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  26. Rose

    It was obvious it was planned and a terrorist attack, who brings RPGS to a protest? Why weren't the embassies more protected with it being 9/11? It's so sad those people in the embassy were murdered and the terrorists were asked for forgiveness about a film that had nothing to do with the attack. Plus, why was one of our embassies under attack four hours and noone came to help them?

    September 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Reply
    • think for

      Americans unite against Obama and the state controlled media. Throw the bum out. Save your children!

      September 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  27. natalie

    CNN...you know 100%full well the power you have to impress the masses with anything you desire as you sit in your comfortable swivel chairs in Atlanta playing around with the minds of Americans who depend on you for honesty. You know what you do. CNN.... you have crossed the line....I have no longer respect for your organization. I am a teacher. I study history. I know full well how certain buzz words and angles of stories have motivated people and led them blindly into false revolutions such as Che in Cuba. You understand sociology very well. Your focus is vivid. More and more highly educated and open minded people whom I talk to also share the same concerns over your journalism. They all used to trust you, as I did. Your news station was something we always enjoyed turning to and it really had become part of our daily routine since the 80's. But now, it is very disturbing to see how you all have allowed this type of journalism. You are protecting the president and his party so much. It is so obvious that you have now lost respect of so many. I'm usually an optimistic person and will find good and reflect on areas of improvement in all parts of American life, however, this now scares me. I used to count of you all for the truth..no matter how much I liked it or didn't ..or how the truth would or would not affect my personal agenda.... but I counted on you all for the truth. This has now changed.
    Please get control of your station. I understand that many of your employees may be members of our president's party. I understand that sometimes it is difficult to separate personal preference when reporting...however, that is what makes an awesome journalist...right? It is very difficult to do......but it is necessary....we need it for our country...for all of us...no matter what party we align ourselves with...what happened to you CNN??? I suggest...you all. ..start fresh ...with some amazing journalism center at some university...and have all kinds of seminars ....and promote journalists...that are amazing...bright people....who you could never never tell any sort of slant ...they are pure reporters of fact...you need to rebuild..start from scratch CNN...please...

    September 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • John

      I loved, loved, loved that post. You hit the nail so hard on the head that it has a headache. I only hope someone from CNN actually reads this........or, even if they do, would they care?

      September 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • sandie shuck

      thank you- I call them the new Pinocchio press-they keep reporting as Obama's nose grows. Unfortunately , this article got the attention of many Americans and they got caught.
      You would think, when our ambassador was murdered and tortured, Obama would not lie and CNN would be smart enough not to do a cover up.
      I am so sorry for this man and others.
      Torture is a way of radical Middle East.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
      • deb

        Very well stated!!!

        September 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
    • T-Bone-Malone

      Natalie I bet you are a great teacher. I agree with your post.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • Troy

      SCHOOLED!

      September 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
    • Duke

      EXACTLY!

      September 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • John

      I say we copy this post and re-post it over and over again until someone at CNN pays attention. I will. Will you?

      September 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Reply
    • coastalgeorge

      Natalie
      Your comments about CNN "protecting the President" and their journalism reporting over the years is
      one-sided. There are intelligent people who would agree that your words would apply to
      Fox News Channel in reverse. Fox is the most conservative and Republican-backed media outlet , spawning
      many racist views. remember Don Imus ? Rush Limbaugh? Glen Beck? bunch of Fox werido hosts.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
      • John

        Her post wasn't about Fox, it was about CNN. But since you brought up Fox, if they hadn't reported on this story, this article buried on the CNN website would be the only one in existence and it does little to accuse the Obama administration of any wrongdoing. Fox doesn't try to protect Obama like the rest of the mainstream media, and they don't try to hide that fact.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
    • Tom

      Exceptionally well stated. Well done!

      September 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Reply
    • diane

      Natalie, the story they won't cover is that the USD is no more the petrodollar, but has been replaced by the Yuan. The middle eastern leaders know we won't be doing as much business with them and the people feel emboldened to show their rage, real or imagined. Egypt is building the world's biggest refinery, and Saudi Arabia will be supplying China instead of the US. Our dollar is screwed. We are screwed and headed for one-world currency. Soros is in charge here, just like he is at AARP. Don't depend on media anymore. We're out of road.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • indep100

      Stop complaining and send a message that will grab CNN's attention. They only understand money. Cancel your cable tv service and tell them it is because of CNN.

      September 21, 2012 at 8:19 am | Reply
    • choppertrash

      right on, Natalie

      September 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
  28. ton

    CNN sounds very confused in this article. Seems they're just now catching up to what other news has discovered and has been reporting already. And not only that but tries to hide it among the other news. Can't make Obama look bad now can we CNN. The Romney 47% thing was a nice distraction but you can't hide this any longer.

    It is as simple as this. Ambassador Stevens, was tortured and killed by al Qaeda on the anniversary of 9/11 in a planned attack. It's as if CNN is having a hard time getting it's self to say it.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      WHO went after Bush in the days after 9/11?! Even when "bin Ladin determined to attack U.S." surfaced, people had too much decency then. WHAT IS THIS?!

      September 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
      • jared

        i'm guessing non of these paid stooges will respond to your "hardball" type questioning. no one has directly answered me either. lol.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
      • think for

        He didn't try to cover it up for 11 days when the whole word knew the truth.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
      • jared

        he didnt try to cover it up? Bush never EVER went on record with the us congress on the events of 911 and the administration spent only 600,000 investigating it. Ken star and the republicans spend 40 MILLION dollars investigating a Clinton era BJ. And you try to defend bush???? are you crazy?
        At the very lease we should know why a small fire cause building 7 to collapse. the 911 report is oddly silent on that.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
    • OffTheWorldPolitics

      You and I know they will never come clean about the truth before the elections. They are just trying to obfuscate the issue by saying "officials appear less certain". An armed mob of terrorists murdered four US officials in Lybia. A mob of angry Egyptians attacked the U.S. embassy. They climbed over the wall (onto US soil), tore up the flag, and replaced it with a jihad flag. THEN the same mob clashed with Egyptian police because the Egyptian police tried to disperse them. Those extremists are waiting for ANY opportunity to kill Americans. Obama is ready to oblige....

      September 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • sandie shuck

      I guess we will be getting a retraction form the person who filmed Romney's 49%-whoops-he left out 1.5 minutes.
      He works for NBC.
      So we will see it on the 34 page of the New York Times in small print.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  29. Rudy G

    So Romney shot first and got the facts later, huh. Sounds like Obama got the facts first, did nothing to protect an ambassador, and now is in the middle of a full fledged COVER-UP that the liberal media doesn't want to acknowledge.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • FalconFan5

      Fantastic post!!! The media screamed because Bush didn't fly out of the room while a child was reading when he heard the WTC was hit. But this "president" can fly to Vegas to campaign and Romney is crucified for defending our nation and condemning the terrorists. What is happening to this country??

      September 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  30. S. Rice

    Please...we all know the romney campaign is making this stuff up because they are desperate. The terrorist attack was a spontaneous attack, our embassy and ambassador and his staff was just in the path of the protestors and they got upset. /sarcasm

    September 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
    • duane

      watch the hearings today in DC where a top US intel guy says 100% terrorism....he's Obama appointed. Stay up on your current events........the White House has followed suite..

      September 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
      • duane

        they also corrected the fact there was NEVER ANY DEMONSTRATION even going on....this was 100% a pre-planned attack. Why our Prez did not beef up security on the ten year anniversary of 9/11 is beyond me......can you libs explain it?????

        September 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
      • Kat

        Duane, In order for Obama to have known about the threats (other than common sense to seriously beef up security at ALL US government buildings on 9/11) would be if he had attended a security council meeting, which he hasn't because he's been to flippin busy to do anything other than talk to Byonce, J-Z and that talk box Letterman. This administration is PATHETIC!!

        September 21, 2012 at 2:48 am |
    • Tom

      S. Rice – Life must be difficult being so ridiculously ignorant.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  31. Pattianne

    Our brilliant Campaigner n' Chief's White House finally figured out what the whole world figured out as soon as the news was broadcast. Now they are telling us it was a Terrorist Attack. Well, duh ! It is a shame that four American's had to die when with some extra protection they might have been able to survive. This government's spinners were on the TV all weekend talking about a film causing the riots. Sure!! It was only a coincidence that the murders occurred on 9/11 when the film trailers had been on the internet for several months. The world might be closer to a major war in the mideast and our President in talking with his advisor Letterman and partying with Beyonce and Jay Z. His priorities seem to need readjusting.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
  32. skytech

    Cnn don't you know what act of terror is, it's an act of terror. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, after insisting for more than a week that the White House had no evidence to suggest the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was anything but a 'spontaneous' act, concedes that it was an act of terror. cnn would any thing to hide the facts so Obama looks bad. and this just shows how bad Obama is Job.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Reply
    • jared

      A white guy shot another white guy on 36th st in Manhattan causing the cops to shoot 9 people. it took the better part of a day to get out that this was not terrorism and at least a weak for people to stop arguing about how it was a mass shooting and that thing was on video tape. Why do you expect things to move so much faster in a foreign country?

      September 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
      • skytech

        Libya was saying that they thought it was an act of terror, two days after it happen. And the White House was saying it was not and that he died becouse of the protest and not act of terror and now they are calling it act of terror.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
      • jared

        i thought it was unlikely to be random as well, but my reasons reach deeper. i feel this whole thing is a set up to start a war. But i dont feel like being rational investigating like the government is doing is some how proof that it is either incompetent or doing anything other than being prudent. Investigations often have many private layers, that does not mean people are lying, when national security is concerned being the first to talk is not the goal so all of this reasoning here seems at best premature at wost, just plain dumb.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
      • Tom

        You must be watching some funny news programs. It was reported correctly within an hour of the shooting.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
      • liberal disease

        than why blame the film over and over if you dont know.?.oh right election time...people died Obama lied!

        September 21, 2012 at 7:03 am |
    • GlueckAuf

      According to some reports, Ambassador Stevens was sodomized and tortured before the heavily armed "film protesters" murdered him. No mention of this, either, that I've heard of from this deep, deep, DEEP in denial administration. Perhaps these horrible facts run counter to the President's pompous–and apparently unilateral–ban on "torture." (I'd wager Stevens would have preferred a little water in the nose vice what he suffered.) Is BO afraid the fact that the terrorists raped his ambassador to Libya before killing him that criticizing them might embarrass his gay base? Yes, I'm serious. Nothing surprises me any more about Obama's utter incompetence, not to mention the gullibility of his liberal/slacker/moocher flock.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  33. jared

    i'm beginning to think some of these people are being paid by the campaigns... 200,000,000 goes a long way on the internet. There is no actual thought going on here.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      No joke. I'd say from this that approximately 100% of our country are evil, scary, racist, biggots. I know that's not the case. Do you guys really think yall are making me like the neocons more?! Yep, that's the idiocy that's gonna give Obama 4 more years. When it happens yall will be like... We did exactly what Karl Rove told us to... Why didn't it work? I think people started catching on after two of the longest wars in American history and the financial crisis. GO POST ON FOX'S BOARDS WHERE YOU BELONG!!! Idiots.

      September 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
      • jared

        OMG a real thinking person! i thought i was alone! hahaha.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
      • Jason

        GOP-BOTS!!! Everybody run!!!

        September 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
      • Tom

        Ahhh, so you geniuses are confirming what everyone suspected – CNN is for Dems only and Dems are all for freedom of speech as long as what you say agrees with their way of thinking. Great political commentary.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm |
    • GlueckAuf

      Somebody forgot to send me MY check. Oh, well, I'll just do this pro bono, because I love my country and I hate to see it being destroyed by the incompetent ideologue, BHO.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
      • jared

        do what? you didn't actually say anything....

        September 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  34. DB

    I don't care what this administration calls it, they are totally brain dead on foreign relations. If anything Obama should be living up to his promises he made 4 years ago when campaigning for POTUS, getting the H-LL out of the mid east. We are not wanted there, not needed there, and don't belong there. It is costing us an arm and a leg, we are killing our own and putting ourselves deep in debt for people that could not care less for us and in fact want to kill us for any reason what so ever. We should just pull out, leave them alone, and let them kill each other. What is all this getting us anyway besides more hate from them?

    September 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  35. duane

    Obama administration still calls the ft.Hood shootings "work place violence"....they will not acknowledge that we are at war with radicals to the point where they are lying to the public about this attack....it's all about damage control and the election for them....this administration is scary scary inept......

    September 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      and we keep hearing about this small minority

      Hello – small minorities do not WIN ELECTIONS – HELLO !

      HEADLINE – Muslim Brotherhood takes Egypt elections by a landslide – that is news...

      HELLO

      September 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Reply
      • OffTheWorldPolitics

        I pity Israel, this president can hardly protect his own people over there...

        September 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
      • jared

        Seriously? why are you so concerned with Israel and telling us that you are concerned.
        I'm concerned with my mortgage on my house which is now with nothing because BAC screwed me, i'm concerned with student loan debt and national debt mounting personal debt of my fellow citizens etc etc. Protecting Israel is literally the farthest thing from my mind. what gives? why are you so worried?

        September 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Blame it on the

    vi vi vi vi video

    September 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  37. jared

    This is what the BBC is reporting... a single diplomatic security officer may have intentionally denied the diplomat protection... this is what we call signs of conspiracy. I dono why you guys are looking at Obama it seems clear that someone wanted to make this happen bad and probably so you would react exactly like you are.

    "But sources have told the BBC that on the advice of a US diplomatic regional security officer, the mission in Benghazi was not given the full contract despite lobbying by private contractors.
    Instead, the US consulate was guarded externally by a force of local Libyan militia, many of whom reportedly put down their weapons and fled once the mission came under concerted attack. "

    There are even implications there was an informant on the inside of the mission... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19605322

    September 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  38. Marine's Mom

    Next question...what did the administration know and when did they know it? Then, why was a British security firm hired to establish unarmed security personnel at the consulate? Why isn't the MSM asking these questions??

    September 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      not on this channel mom...

      I do think people are starting to wake up though, and that will be good
      Getting pretty clear now ISN"T IT
      The only people who don't see – don't want to (or won't acknowledge the truth)

      September 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  39. Balanced99

    So what was the final point that CNN finally decided to report on this.

    Team Obama has spent four years blaming everyone else, telling us how terrible the Bush Admin was and has gone on to become one of the most disastrous presidency's in US history.

    $3 dollar gas blanketed the news daily during Bush – We're now stuck around $4. The differences – Obama Admin WANTS high gas prices, media doesn't cover it and middle east relations even worse under Obama.

    Anyone with an open mind could easily jot down 20 left wing media/voter hippocracies comparing Bush and Obama. I'm not saying Bush was a good president – I am saying things will get disastrous and possibly beyond repair if Obama gets four more years.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Reply
  40. Sue

    Go to Drudgereport dott com and read all of the articles on there.........You will NOT believe some of them!! Drudgereport had articles posted on their site days ago (the day the embassy attacks happened)--coming from the UK--that said their sources in the Middle East told them that this was a terrorist attack and that Obama was warned days prior (if not longer) and did NOTHING to try to prevent it from happening!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  41. T-Bone-Malone

    1st you can't trust what any media (the talking heads) outlet is telling people. It's all about the oil and the petrodollar and the value of the fiat dollar that is becoming worthless. What happened in Libya is happening all over the world. The world economy is on the verge of collapse what we see happening will be in the USA after the new puppet takes office.

    People in the US start buying guns,gold and food..........when the media tells you the economy is collapsing it will be to late to prepare. The real unemployment in the US is 22%....................here in Chicago we see 10+ killed and 50+ wounded every week sometimes that happens in 1 weekend. We are seeing the start of civil unrest in are big cities in the USA things are bad and next year 2012 will look like the good old days.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  42. b

    the only youtube video I want to see is obozo getting on Marine One for the last time. lies,lies,lies and more lies. guess what prez Apology, karma is a biatch.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  43. MrId

    So dudes in flip-flops took down our embassy? Nice.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      looks like gay dudes in flops...

      September 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  44. jerryc

    Obama tried to cover it up from the start. What a shame people will vote for the biggest liar I have ever seen.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      He doesn't want to loose the local muslim vote
      or any vote – buying votes left and right he is
      tell anybody anything they want to hear to get thier vote
      doesn't work... you can't please EVERYONE

      September 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  45. IServetheUSG

    Susan Rice and the US Government is lying, bold faced, unabatted. gutless, politically correct lying to cover the ass of the adminstration in an election year. "First Hand" information.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  46. Gimmeabreak!

    Duh! Clueless Barry – Duh!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  47. Draxta

    That's the obama administration for ya. Too busy being a star instead of a president. How's that crow tasting now barack??

    September 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  48. CSX

    Wish we had a leader. An American.

    The anger about the video was just a smope screen for the 9/11 coordinated attacks.

    Now we divert attention to the movie? Remember who the bad guys are.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  49. Rudy G

    What will it take for this president to accept responsibility for SOMETHING?!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  50. It's not my fault

    So who shot first and aimed later???yeah the lying administration did

    September 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  51. m123

    Great it only took a week and a half for this incompetent admin to realize what the entire rest of the world knew immediately
    What a bunch of losers

    September 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  52. Rudy G

    They can't even get their lies straight! This president couldn't manage a lemonade stand!!! HE HAS GOT TO GO!!!
    And I voted for the man four years ago. He lies, he's incompetent, he changes his stories, his people (Holder) are never held accountable. If my staff performed like the State Dept people performed I would get axed!! I'm responsible.
    Obama and his crew obviously don't believe in the old Truman (a Democrat) saying "THE BUCK STOPS HERE".
    Even on the Fast & Furious issue HE BLAMED BUSH TODAY!!!! The mismanagement happened under Holder and Obama! WOW! WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR THIS PRESIDENT TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOMETHING?!!!!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
  53. nicky pendleton

    CNN you should be ashamed of your reporting of this story...
    but dont worry you have a lot of company at abc and nbc news...
    since the damage is already done i suggest you should just leave it to foreign news organizations or even FOX NEWS god forbid since they all beat you and the administration on this a week ago...
    i am thinking your time might be better spent digging up another secret Romney tape that you might be able to divert our attention with during the next crisis...

    September 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  54. AL

    Mighty nice of them to finally call it what everyone else has been calling it TERRORISM. Eventually they will be up with those that know what things really are.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      they know what they are doing
      They are pro's
      Change the story just a little bit per day – the people is dumb – we is so schmart
      why them dumb ol' voters is just a bunch of illi-ter-ert morons
      what cain't even git threw the day without gover-mint help
      Jist give 'em another box of food stamps, a cold 40, and some of that med-ee-cal maryjuanee
      They do whatever you tell to...

      September 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Reply
  55. GreatHajiRoundup

    Just me, or does that fella holding the AK look gay...

    September 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
    • nicky pendleton

      i think you are right

      September 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  56. JerPell

    Hey Obama....Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla and Bla Bla Bla ...Gosh, does it ever stop!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  57. !

    Few 100% true Reasons why Islam is a terrible and evil religion to stay far away from...

    1. "Prophet" Muhammed was an evil & disgusting pédophile who had several wives like a maniac!
    2. Islam = submission. Allah tell Muslims to submit to his will; otherwise he will torture and torment you in life for eternity. Allah also permits war and violence against non-Muslims!
    3. Islam treats non-adherents worse than animals. If they are people of the books (Christians or Jews), classify them as "dhimmis" and make them pay a special tax (Jizya) to the Islamic government, or they should be enslave, rob, rápe, and lynch them as you please unless they convert to Islam.
    4. Death Penalty for any Muslims leaving Islam, being gay, atheist or insulting Muhammed.
    5. Quran: "Men are better than women", "Men could have many wives", "Men could hit their wives" etc.
    6. Unlike Christians – Muslims pray and serve Allah, rather than praying for themselves or someone else.
    7. Islam is the most violent Religion by far –>> http://www.thereligionofpeace.com <<–
    8. Muslims frequently persecute and kill Christians unless they convert to their cult. Churches have either been converting into Mosque. (Hagia Sophia an example) or being burned down in Islamic countries.
    9. Non-Muslims are forbidden visiting Mecca, and no freedom of/from religion in Saudi Arabia & many other Islamic nations.
    10. Islam is spreading like rats in western countries (Europe & North America), and seek to spread their "Sharia Laws", as well as trying to convert as many people to their "peaceful" religion and ev. taking over the nation.
    They start by opening mosques and marry Christian or Jewish women so they will convert to Islam and raise Muslim kids.
    11. It is the DUTY of every Muslim to expand Islam and strive for world domination.
    12. Quran is nothing but hate and violence. Muslim children are brainwashed and brought up with violence and hatred towards non-Muslims. God forbid you are Christian minority in any Muslim country!
    13. Islam says they believe in Jesus (Isa), yet they deny his words and the Bible.
    14. Muslims in western nations tries to act 'nice and tolerant' to make non-Muslims believe & think their evil religion is peaceful so people fall into their cult and convert! Blacks, prisoners, and poor women are the main targeted!

    May our Lord save us from Islam and its violence & disgusting people!

    Muslims could openly practice their religion freely in western (Christian) nations, but Christians or any Non-Muslims would risk getting their head cut off doing so in any Islamic nation, both secular and extremist !! 🙁

    !!!! The more freedom we give those Muslims by letting them wearing their scary Islamic clothes, opening mosques (paying no tax), shoveling their evil religion in our throats, wanting Sharia Laws, etc. – the more problems will be caused !!!!
    !!!! Most Muslims are extremists, and even "moderate" Muslims still support them, so we should NOT tolerate them and we should BAN Islam unless they allow other religious minority in their countries to live in peace !!!!!
    .

    September 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • CSX

      But the enemy is Satan, the muslims are the fileds of white, ready for harvest.
      Concentrate on truth, not their borrowed distorted doctrines taken from the OT.

      September 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Reply
    • Tracy

      Golly Gee, that's a lot of people to be banning... How do you suggest we do that? "Round 'em up?" Deport? I am assuming that we have to be thorough and get 'em all whether or not they've actually done anything... women too, just in case the breed... and children... if you leave the children they will just grow up angry and crazy an want revenge... so how about gas chambers? that sounds like a good idea... put 'em in camps ...You guys always make me laugh so hard I start crying....

      September 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  58. Sean

    Islam needs to be BANNED from the west..... F Muhammed

    September 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  59. dubrats

    After the White House for the first time Thursday explicitly called the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya an act of terror, President Obama ducked an opportunity to clear up the confusion about the ever-changing narrative - appearing to hold firm to the story that an anti-Islam film was to blame.

    The president spoke Thursday at a town hall hosted by the Spanish-language Univision. He declined to get into specifics, even as lawmakers said after an intelligence briefing that there clearly was "some pre-planning" in last week's deadly attack.

    Instead, Obama launched into an explanation about how the U.S. saw something it's seen before, where "there is an offensive video or cartoon directed at the Prophet Muhammad" and that is used "as an excuse by some to carry out inexcusable violent acts" against the U.S.

    hard to believe this man is our potus.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
    • NOZOZO

      .... anyway... You should believe on the US's Commander-In_thief, right????

      September 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  60. jamesr1976

    They finally figured it out, huh?

    September 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
  61. FedUp2Much

    And the onle people that believed the White House line were the media that are in Obama's pocket. Actually, they didn't believe it either, they just tried to make the American voter believe it!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Reply
    • Sue

      Yep,.........They are just like the pictures of those monkeys-–with their hands over their eyes (so they can't see).......Over their ears (so they can't hear).........And, over their mouths (because they do not want to report the TRUTH)!!

      September 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      it is getting that obvious to everyone – about time !
      The only news media that spewed that crap is the one we are looking at right now
      "Others" had it right... it was obvious, wasn't it

      News isn't news anymore is it – just a giant propaganda machine
      So much for "Journalistic Integrity"

      September 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Reply
      • Sue

        No way, it was not just CNN..........They were all providing spin/cover/lies to shield that incompetent, clueless, liar, fraud and POS that is currently occupying our White House!!!

        September 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
    • jared

      what exactly are you mouth breathers suggesting?
      are you seriously stupid enough to suggest that americans got word that an american was going to be killed unlike all the 10,000 other times there were "warned" and that knowing this was going to happen they literally did nothing? Your basically suggesting murder with out even bothering to do the decent thing that we do when people are innocent until proven which is say "allegedly".

      this is the biggest crock i have ever heard... except for pearl harbor and the Lusitania of course and quite probably the original 911. These kind of things come from a play book different from obama.

      September 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  62. kenih

    Wait a minute. All the major networks said the attacks on 9-11 were NOT terrorism and that it was just some people upset over a You-Tube video. Now your saying that wasn't true? The only people that thought this wasn't a terrorist attack was the main-stream news media and the Obama administration. It was pretty obvious to everyone else that when people start lauching rocket propelled granades at our embassy on 9-11 it's probabaly a terrorist attack. The news media should be appologizing for printing such rediculas statements.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Sue

      The UK papers were reporting the day that the attacks happened..........That their sources said that it was definitely a terrorist attack, and that Obama was warned days ahead (if not longer) and did NOTHING!!

      September 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Reply
    • Trueguy4ever

      I look forward to the day that the Main stream media files for chapter 11. Perhaps we should boycott the advertisers to help this along.

      September 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  63. Trueguy4ever

    Right now ole Prez Jimmy Carter must be smiling from ear to ear. He will no longer be considered the worst Prez in the history of the US.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
    • NOZOZO

      Obama appears on TV and he still blame on the video and defending the teorrists whio attack America consulate and embassies. What's wrong with Obama and Cary , WH and this administration??????

      September 20, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Reply
    • Tracy

      I have always been curious how people gauge this "worst president" thing... seems to do with party more than reality...

      I don't know many people over 40 who wouldn't hop a time machine back to 1976 if given the chance... Carter's leadership , being that bad,.. But seems to me that Bush II was a much worse president than Carter was... Using 2 overseas wars to let huge corps like Halliburton take Billions from the US economy then move their Headquarters to Dubai....got the ball rolling for the Patriot act squashing the heck out of civil liberties.... Obama just followed in Bush II footsteps....

      September 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
      • Trueguy4ever

        I guess you were not around then. I was. Take my word for it.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
      • BigWaveAlex

        Carter gave us a militant fundamentalist Islam Iran. Obama will give us a nuclear militant fundamentalist Islam Iran. Yay.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  64. Alfredo

    Terrorism by Muslims on 9/11? What a shocker! Great detective work....

    September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  65. Mark

    After weeks of playing dumb on this murder, the adminstration now confesses that they lied

    September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  66. Sue

    Go to the site Drudgereport dott com........Look in the left hand column for the article about the ads regarding the Muslim Brotherhood that are going to be ran in all of the swing states!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
    • nkrempa

      Ooooh, Drudge Report!! Now that's one totally unbiased source for information! /sarcasm

      September 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Reply
      • 1776

        And what about CNN??

        September 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
  67. ikenelson

    Sounds like the White House shot first and aimed later.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Reply
    • NOZOZO

      OBAMA, CARRY, RICE and Hillary: SHOT FIRST AND AIM LATER...... I love that words....

      GOOD LIES, OBAMA ....

      September 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  68. b

    let the liberal spin begin. obama is an asshat. period.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  69. dubrats

    well thats only because they HAD to admit it...embarressing.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  70. Mike500

    I guess the crowd just 'spontaneously' happened to bring grenade launchers to the protest.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
    • Trueguy4ever

      What?? You do not carry one in your back pocket??

      September 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
    • ronnie

      Pretty sure it was planned but part of me thinks these animals always carry massive weapons just in case they see an American or anyone who may disagree with their madness.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  71. palval

    It is an outrage that this White House lied about the details of the attack. And that the mainstream media allowed the lie to perpetuate. It should be clear that voters think twice before voting for the Dems. They will do anything to win the election. The Bush years have never looked so good.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
    • jared

      sooo, 4 Americans getting killed in a Muslim country for being Americans is worse than almost 3000 being killed on the island of Manhattan where i live, and then starting a war against Iraq for no good reason?? How stupid are you?

      September 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
      • palval

        Not as stupid as you are.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
      • jared

        I suppose i must be some kind of dumb for talking to a troglodyte such as yourself. You are clearly incapable of learning. I hope you don't leave what ever cave you post from.

        September 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
      • BigWaveAlex

        Why bring Bush into it. The fact is that our diplomat and 3 other americans were killed by terrorists under Obama's watch. While it seems he was skipping security meetings in order to campaign and golf. I think it's valid to put it in the minus column.

        September 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  72. randomcnn

    Terrorism could be classified as any time unarmed civilians lives are taken out of their own hands by force.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  73. Sue

    I think that you all should go to Drudgereport and read some of the articles that are posted on there......There is a really interesting article posted in the left hand column, about new ads that are going to be ran in all of the swing states.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  74. BILL CLINTON

    "And in other developments, we also acknowledge that the SUN may have, in fact, probably risen today. All the facts are not quite in yet, and we need to conduct our own investigation into the matter, but it seems that, again only in a preliminary sense, that the sun came up."

    September 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  75. midogs2

    Something covert was going on in Behngazi that evening. Embassy people work for the CIA, and Stevens knew what he was getting himself into. I Spy

    September 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  76. BlackDynamite

    "Anything that will get the next war started works for us......"

    – The Gubmint
    BD

    September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  77. DaveinCincy

    Check on out the guy on the pic. He rolls cuffs in his pants! HAHAHA. Not even a gun can make that tool look cool.
    People who storm embassies=losers

    September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • BILL CLINTON

      I thought it was Ben Aflek for a minute...

      September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  78. DaveinCincy

    Once again, this administration is a day late and a dollar short....or maybe it's a day late and $15trillion short.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  79. jim111506

    Oh, my .... Is George Washington Buckwheat trying to act like a real president now?

    September 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  80. OffTheWorldPolitics

    Isn't it obvious what happened? Obama fell asleep on protecting U.S. personal in the Middle East. Four people protected the ambassador. He did not have ANY armored military support. All these pictures of the area look like he was in a villa, not a fortified building. The ambassador himself said he was targeted for assassination. This is a terrible disaster that could have been avoided with a little common sense. The Middle East is not a country club....

    September 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
    • Tr1Xen

      You hit it on the nose.

      September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • jared

      it seems far more obvious that this was a deliberate attack coordinated intentionally with the shady film makers to make Americans mad and try and draw us into another stupid war so people who make money on wars can make more money now that Iraq and Afghanistan are wrapping up. This is a clear set up like pearl harbor or the Lusitania in world war 1. Americans are often deliberately put in harms way for money or political gain.

      September 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • Repubs are Morons

      Wow. You're blaming this on Obama? Reeks of desperation. You people are literally partially retarded.

      September 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
      • Sue

        Ummmmmm..........Obama was warned about the possibility of the attacks days--if not longer--prior to it happening. Obama did NOTHING to prevent it from happening. Obama did NOT have our embassies secured properly. There was not enough security there. And, the majority of the Marines who were there, were given rubber bullets. Soooooooooooo, who do you suppose that we should blame??

        September 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
      • jim111506

        Democrats are completely retarded.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • b

      obama was too busy collecting money in vegas and doing letterman to worry about some yahoo in libya.

      September 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
      • jared

        Ummm, the US was warned about the Lusitania, in a god damn advertizement taking out by the German government!
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lusitania_warning.jpg
        we were also warned of pearl harbor, and 911.... but this... this even is unspeakable. I'm sure that site got bomb threats weekly. stop being so dense and use just a little more of your brain.

        September 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • Sue

        You forgot the fundraising party that he attended with Jay Z and Beyonce-–the same day that he went on Letterman!!

        September 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
      • jared

        Lol, it is seeming clear that you people are too brain dead and to ignorant to know anything about history and how in this world we play kings chess and pawns get killed. The government you have, and the government will get will suit you perfectly. Worst part about democracy is every idiot gets to vote. lol

        September 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
    • ronnie

      ITA with you. How can it be no one in government has any common sense or conscience? It astounds me.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
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