Somewhere around 5 P.M. Washington time President Obama was told face to face from Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey that Benghazi was under attack. Obama cannot claim otherwise. This was a full scale attack of nothing being mentioned about a riot and he was advised as such.
After that meeting Obama went to the White House to dine in his quarters.
After dinner Obama had a telephone conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senior Adviser to the President, Valerie Jarrett was present. The telephone call was very extensive, lasting two hours. This call was initiated because of the perception of Obama snubbing Netanyahu in previous formal encounters.
We are finding out now that Valerie Jarrett wears many hats, why she might as well be president. She also holds a title “Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs” she goes to the situation room, where the attack was monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials. Why didn’t Obama go? Was it way above his pay grade? Why did it have to be Jarrett except we are starting to put the pieces together. We have something backwards here. This shows you what kind of weight Jarrett has, just to have clearance to be in the situation room.
So as the events were unfolding in Benghazi, the military wanted to take appropriate action to save American lives; someone had to give the order to stand down. Obama was nowhere to be found and Jarrett was in the situation room. The post from “Conservative Report,” written by Chip Jones mentions that the military-order, not to initiate action, was issued by the Presidents adviser, Valerie Jarrett.
If this is true it makes the Benghazi mess even worst. Where was Obama? Why was he hiding from the situation room and if Jarrett really gave the order to stand down, why top ranked Generals of the United States even listened to her? The President is the only one who can give such an order and if Jarrett, not even an elected official was allowed to give such an order, that would be an even bigger crime than anyone could have envisioned. Yes, this is bad, this investigation must go on to its conclusive end. We definitely have a Constitutional crisis not any one in their wildest imagination could have ever envisioned.