You Knew! You ordered to STAND DOWN!


Armed Services Chair Demands of Obama: Whom Did You Order to Do What on 9/11/12?

October 29, 2012


mckeonHouse Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.). (AP)

( — In light of President Obama’s statement in an Oct. 26 interview that the “minute” he found out about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 he issued a directive to subordinates “to make sure we are securing our personnel,” House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) has sent a letter to Obama demanding that he reveal exactly whom he ordered to do what on that day.

“Although this response did not specifically answer the reporter’s question, your first directive would appear to involve potential actions by the U.S. military,” McKeon said in a letter sent to Obama on Monday. “Since you personally provided this directive, I have a series of additional questions that I am confident you can answer in advance of the conclusion of any formal investigation.”

On Sept. 11, 2012–the 11th anniversary of 9/11–terrorists launched attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans, including U.S. Amb. Christopher Stevens. During an interview Friday with Denver TV station KUSA, reporter Kyle Clark asked Obama, “Were they denied requests for help during the attack?”

Obama did not answer that question directly but said he instantly issued “directives” when he first learned of the attack.

“Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives,” Obama said.

Obama SuperstormPresident Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again,” he said. “Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the State Department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that [our] people were safe.”

McKeon, whose committee has oversight over the U.S. military, wants to know exactly what the commander in chief did or did not tell the military to do that day.

“There appears to be a discrepancy between your directive and the actions taken by the Department of Defense,” said in his letter to Obama. “As we are painfully aware, despite the fact that the military had resources in the area, the military did not deploy any assets to secure U.S. personnel in Benghazi during the hours the consulate and the annex were under attack. I find it implausible that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of U.S. Africa Command, and the Commander of U.S. European Command would have ignored a direct order from the Commander in Chief.”

McKeon than listed four questions he is demanding that Obama answer:

1) “To whom did you issue this first directive and how was this directive communicated to the military and other agencies–verbally or in writing?“

2) “At any time on September 11, 2012, did you specifically direct the military to move available assets into Libya to ensure the safety of U.S. personnel in Benghazi? If so, which assets did you order to Libya?

3) “At any time on September 11, 2012, other than ISR assets, did you provide the authority for the military to take any and all necessary measures to secure U.S. personnel, including specifically the authority to enter Libyan airspace?

4) “Did you have any communication with the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or any Commanders of regional Combatant Commands regarding military support to U.S. personnel in Benghazi on September 11th? If so could you please describe any recommendations provided to you regarding available military support and any orders you gave them?”

Chairman McKeon told the president that members of the Armed Services Committee are concerned that there might have been a ‘breakdown in communication” between the commander in chief and U.S. military forces while the crisis was unfolding in Libya.

“Members of the Committee on Armed Services are keenly concerned that any breakdown in communication that may have occurred not be repeated,” McKeon wrote the president. “Given your stated interest in transparency and sharing all relevant information with the American people and the families of our fallen, I am hopeful you can promptly address these questions.”

See also: GOP: Benghazi ‘Bubbling Up’ as a Key Election Issue


14 thoughts on “You Knew! You ordered to STAND DOWN!

    1. You need to keep up OR maybe you just heard about this. EVERYTHING has been online… every step of the way.
      Warrioress, have you ever been in a situation where you were frightened and no one came?
      I have had someone break into my home and I was alone. Have you?
      Have you ever been in trouble and you thought you’d have someone come to help if you called them…and they never showed up?

      There were emails; phone calls, evidence they had been screaming for help. NO ONE CAME because they were told to stand down. Obama TOLD THE MILITARY TO STAND DOWN.


      1. When he is tried and punished for it in a public court of law, I’ll believe it, upaces88. Right now? I believe that it’s more nonsense to try to destroy Obama’s chances of reelection. Period.


        1. O’ my Lord, you are so thoughtless. I put it in a way I thought you could understand. How old are you 15 or 16? You are a lost cause when now for 3-4 days there has been article, video(s) even from the liberal media…and you still are this ignorant.

          You haven’t even tried to prove or disprove. You are just “giving an opinion WITH NO FACTS.
          By the way? Where are your facts vs. your liberal opinion?


          1. No, I stand by the American Constitution, and believe in civil rights whereby even a US president is INNOCENT until proven guilty in a court of law. I don’t care for conspiracy theories that are designed to steal this election, and I don’t like nasty, lying rumors that hurt people’s reputations. IT’S NOT CHRISTIAN. Of course, perhaps you don’t claim to be Christian.


            1. IF you believe in the Constitution, so do we. You still haven’t provided FACTS that we are wrong. The Constitution? he has been stomping over it, ignoring it. Please, I can’t go back and give you over 200 articles…please do the research yourself.

              PROVIDE FACTS OR VIDEO(S)…not opinions…WE ALL HAVE THOSE. We base our opinions ON FACTS not wishes. MY WISH would be that he would have been a GREAT President. He has done more damage in our country than a combined history of others before him.

              RESEARCH, PLEASE!


              1. You just don’t get it, do you? You’re just a citizen of this great country. You’re not Obama’s judge and jury. You can babble to your heart’s content and it means nada. There is going to be a hearing about this; he won’t be able to hide anything and if you’re right, he’ll be impeached potentially.

                In the interim, you’ll just have to wait to put the nails in his presidential coffin. You’re just speculating and spreading unfounded, unproven RUMOR.

                I don’t have to prove anything or supply any data to know that you’re just speculating and have no solid proof that stands up in a court of law because this isn’t a court of law; it’s a freaking blog!


  1. Let’s hope that when President Obama provides an answer, the conspiracy theorists and those who want him to lose this election, will finally be satisfied. I know I am sick to death of hearing about this because it’s only being politicized by the right to try and take the president down…not very Christian, in my humble opinion.


    1. He will avoid answering. He has no answers that will explain his passive aggressive behavior that caused the deaths of four people along with the Rape of the Ambassador. What answer could he possibly offer.
      He ignored their screams for help and told the Military to stand down.
      There is NO EXCUSE for this.


    2. It isn’t a “Conspiracy theory” since ALL THE FACTS are there.
      Look at it this way. Let’s say your friend is drowning. She is screaming for help. You have the ability to swim; but you know much faster swimmers. So instead of offering to help in any way you can…YOU IGNORE IT. You could have saved your friend…BUT DIDN’T.
      That is, basically, what happened. They were screaming for help, and they were ignored. The Military was told by the COMMANDER IN CHIEF to STAND DOWN!


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