Breaking Down Benghazi
FBN’s Lou Dobbs breaks down the timeline surrounding the Benghazi attacks.
- Duration 8:56
- Date Nov 20, 2012
FBN’s Lou Dobbs breaks down the timeline surrounding the Benghazi attacks.
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Then Ghazi a lot of people are forgetting they're pushing it out of their minds are.
Some of the news organizations are paying attention to it and some -- -- gets a little confusing and we're gonna take just a little extra time -- night.
To two world refresh ourselves on the the timeline.
What has been effectively the timeline of a couple.
And it of course began September 11 at least an hour before 9:40.
The blue mountain security manager private security in been Ghazi.
He was in charge of the local force hired to guard have been -- council in big calls on both two way radios and cell phones.
-- colleagues -- been Ghazi to warn.
Them at 9:40 PM the consulate was under attack first calls for assistance came in at precisely that time.
And it all 11 PM.
Un armed and unarmed -- arrived and been Gaza to provide real time intelligence.
-- to Tripoli and of course to Washington.
AM the next day the twelfth of September.
The US embassy in Tripoli was reported bit -- -- Sharia.
Claimed responsibility for the big -- attack.
Think about let's just within hours.
They -- They had real time surveillance they had real time video they had a declaration of responsibility.
-- -- -- -- -- And later that very same day President Obama told the public quote no acts of -- -- ever shake the resolve of this great nation.
Many thought it was just a throwaway line.
As he commemorated September 11.
And various ceremonies during the day also during an interview that CBS by the way help for just about a month.
The president said quote my suspicion is that there are folks involved in this who were looking to target Americans from the start.
And September 13 news reports that answer -- Sharia is the lead suspect in that deadly attack the same day.
Administration talking points were compiled and released the Director of National Intelligence James clapper.
Says he reviewed and Alter them.
On September 13 the next day September 14.
The White House -- -- talking points to the US ambassador the United Nations.
They have assigned her during and very important duty.
Susan writes that the same day was to be prepared.
Sunday talk -- Then CIA director David Petraeus briefed lawmakers behind closed doors and FBI agents learn from consulate -- that there was no demonstration.
Whatsoever now that and think about that we're talking about the fourteen.
At that time the administration -- -- Had no reason not to understand that their entire anti Islam video story had been got -- by the facts.
September 14 the bodies of -- Americans were returned to joint base Andrews.
And during a televised ceremony secretary of state Clinton still publicly was denouncing the YouTube.
Two days later on September 16.
Ambassador rice is ordered on to those Sunday talk shows where she asserts there's no information at all of attacks have been pre plan -- quote.
There was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this -- old video.
-- -- on the eighteenth of September.
FBI teams arrived in Libya there -- point for more than two weeks because they can't find.
Permission to get too -- -- -- upper two rates.
On September 19 director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew -- goes before congress.
And says point blank -- the -- assault was that terrorist attack on our embassy.
September 20 the State Department spent 70000 dollars to buy ad time on Pakistan any television stations.
Clinton and President Obama this -- -- line.
The Internet video and -- cost 70000 dollars to do that.
Which by the way -- already been rendered.
Irrelevant and -- hollow claim.
We earlier September -- first Clinton says.
What happened in been Ghazi was a terrorist attack but says that the same time.
We found the video that's at the core of this series of events a pensive.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence trying to explain conflicting reports releases this statement.
As we learn more about the attack we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating.
But it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.
I would remind you that they knew on September 11.
Watching in real time double what it walk -- And all of the evidence was there.
From within hours of that attack if they doubted their very allies.
October 1 State Department security teams.
Reviewing security camera footage for more than ten security cameras from within the Gaza compound.
They say that was the first time they've taken a look that.
On October 4 the FBI finally arrived at the -- -- been -- they spent under 24 hours there.
And they left papers all over the four classified State Department documents.
On October and -- -- senior State Department officials provided a timeline of events -- -- -- for the press.
On October 10 house oversight committee held a hearing into the attack and they question the link about -- to the anti Muslim video.
On October 16 the second presidential debate President Obama.
-- any suggestion the administration played politics with the attack offensive.
And on October 26 it was a big day.
Fox News reported the rescue team at the CIA -- had been denied now.
On the same day Paul abroad well gave us speech at the University of Denver suggesting the reason for the attack and been policy.
Was that the CIA had taken and number of Libyan militia members prisoner and sell them at the and -- for several days.
And Foreign Policy Magazine reporters again on the -- sixth.
-- at the consulate and they found more sensitive documents that they FBI.
Chose to leave there or missed altogether.
Let me put an act of October.
General Petraeus -- -- brought -- were interviewed by the FBI for a second time both acknowledging their affair.
The week of October 31.
And this is when it gets very interesting to look at the coincidences in the time.
Petraeus also took a classified trip to Libya to conduct his very own personal review.
Of the attack.
On the first of November Petraeus ordered the CIA to release its timeline of events and big -- now remember.
Other time lines have been provided by the administration.
On November 6 Election Day the Justice Department informed the Director of National Intelligence James clapper.
But they were investigating General Petraeus the next day on November 7 the White House is notified about the affair involving Petraeus.
On November -- the next day General Petraeus meets with the president the White House finance we are told to resign.
November night the Pentagon released a timeline of its all.
In response to the September 11 terrorist attack.
On the fifteenth of November classified video of of the Gaza attack -- -- to both the house of the Senate Intelligence Committees.
And that video court shows no sign of any demonstration.
What everyone who had looked at the incoming real time video new on the eleventh.
General Petraeus again giving closed door testimony to congress on the Ghazi no public remarks.
But the chairman of -- house.
-- homeland security committee and also a member of the intelligence committee a congressman Peter King said point blank.
That he had contradicted.
Their version of events put forward by the Obama administration.
An extensive timeline and one that bears considerable I believe at least study by -- -- And a quick note about yesterday's -- talker which I -- median family income.
38000 dollars back in 1955.
Compared to today 62000.
What I should've mentioned that you -- The point blank is that it was 30000 dollars in today's dollars.