Carney Blamed Benghazi on Video hours before ‘Smoking Gun’ Email

By Ben Barrack

Hours before the alleged ‘smoking gun’ email from a White House Deputy that directed officials to blame the Benghazi attack on a video, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney – who was one of the recipients of that email – blamed the Benghazi attack on a video. Today, he said the email wasn’t even about Benghazi.

One day after the ‘smoking gun’ Benghazi email was released to the public, ABC’s Jonathan Karl pressed Carney. What would Carney do with the revelation that White House Deputy Ben Rhodes sent out an email (Carney was a recipient) three days after the Benghazi attacks that explained Susan Rice would be directed to blame a video for the attacks? As we’ve come to learn, when it comes to Carney, mea culpas are nowhere to be found and lies are in abundance; he did not disappoint today.

Rhodes email: Rice would be directed to blame the video.

Rhodes email: Rice would be directed to blame the video.

First, the video of the exchange between Karl and Carney that focused on the second bullet point in the email above (h/t Hot Air) and then some analysis:

While that’s still fresh in your memory, check out this exchange between Carney and Jake Tapper just hours before Rhodes’ email above. Here, Carney does what Rice would do two days later; he blames the Benghazi attack on a video:

In Carney’s exchange with Karl today, he insisted that the second bullet point in Rhodes’ email was not about Benghazi. Rather, it was intended to convey talking points about what caused the protests outside other embassies in the Middle East (Khartoum, Tunis, and Cairo). It is both interesting and telling that Carney would concede that the protests outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo were the result of the video. One thing that Carney will not and has not conceded is that CNN’s Nic Robertson was outside the Cairo embassy on the morning of the attack as protests were taking place. Those protests – which had been going on for several weeks – were about demanding the release of the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing – Omar Abdel Rahman (“the Blind Sheikh”), as we presented in EXHIBIT Z of our “Ironclad” Report:

Essentially, what Carney said today was that both he and Rice took liberties with the talking points. Taking him at his word, Rhodes’ email didn’t blame Benghazi on a video. Instead, the email was meant to encompass the broader issue of protests in the Middle East over the movie. If that’s true, then why did Carney – and then Rice – make the leap to include Benghazi as being about a video?

Is Carney doing so now to help protect the President?

By asserting that Rhodes – a representative of Obama – was not talking about Benghazi in his email, Carney is attempting to distance the White House from the lie. There’s a problem with this, however.

Carney is also a representative of Obama and he blamed Benghazi on the video hours before Rhodes sent the email.

Another aspect to the protests outside U.S. embassies on 9/11/12 has to do with the actors behind those protests. As reported two days after the attacks, the agenda of Muslim Brotherhood apparatchiks at the time was to protest the video in order to pressure non-Muslim governments to enact laws that would criminalize all criticism of Islam.

The fact remains that the Obama administration’s words and actions served to aid and abet that agenda.



  • Multiplicity Hall

    Walid, The persecution has started in Canada where I live and in the major cities we are not allowed to carry our bibles for it happened that there was a complaint made. The police put the Christian in jail and leave the other party to go on as usual. We do not live in the city though I was born and raised in Toronto and feel that the cities will not be safe.
    What is happening all over the world tells me that the end times are here.

    • shoebat

      Its the signs of the times. C.S Lewis once said “If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity”. How true this is. Its tough isn’t it?

      • JCW

        I adore the way Dietrich Bonhoeffer described it:

        Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: “ye were bought at a price,” and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God.

        (His description of “cheap grace” is equally profound)

        God Bless!

        • melfarmer

          Thank you..I love this..have never seen or heard this before..Must use it, if you don’t mind?

          • JCW

            Of course, Mr. Bonhoeffer left that for all of us. You can find this in his book – the cost of discipleship.
            God Bless!

        • Carl Dick

          Very good post!

      • Multiplicity Hall

        I agree and I must say that I do not keep my mouth shut when I see what is happening as sure do get critisized from the left and the others in their parade. I am not looking for comfort just stating what I see and I agree with you. My daughter is now with a militant athiest and will not allow me to talk to our grandson about God or even tell him that God loves him. So my husband and I are busy preparing for a time in the future re: stocking up etc. The Lord tells us to prepare for times of trouble. As for C.S. Lewis, he is one of my favourite authors. By the way so are you Walid. Dave and I have some of your DVD’s and a book and follow you on You Tube. It surprises me how many have the Ostrich complex. Thanks so much for what you do.

  • yahshua love’s you

    Carney is full of crap I mean really he is just like rice and the other dope heads these people are all going to pay one day because at first I thought they where just stupid but they damn well know what they are doing and their all going to pay for it and big time!!!

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