By Ben Barrack
The explosive contents of a White House email sent on the night of the Benghazi attacks remains classified but what is known about it appears to compound the Obama administration’s problems in attempting to explain away a ‘smoking gun’ email released last month that instructed Susan Rice to blame a video for the attacks. As Shoebat.com reported, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney attempted to spin the email by saying it wasn’t referring to Benghazi but rather the protests taking place in the broader Middle East.
That defense has taken a significant hit – if not exposed as a blatant lie – with a new and shocking revelation that the White House reached out to Google on the night of the Benghazi attacks – more than two hours before the deaths of two Navy SEALs in those attacks – about the video’s role in them.
Here is Carney attempting to spin the ‘smoking gun’ email last month. Clearly, if the description of this newly discovered email is correct, Carney’s explanation then holds even less water now. Note how ABC’s Jonathan Karl points out that former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell testified that blaming the video did not come from the CIA:
The timeline and origin of the narrative that the Benghazi attacks were the result of an anti-Muhammad video is taking clearer shape as a result of the contents of an email sent by the White House at 9:11pm ET on the night of the attacks. In a potentially explosive discovery, it’s been learned that the White House reached out to YouTube at the time of this email to ‘advice ramification of’ the video.
This development provides further evidence that the White House – not the CIA – was behind the crafting of this narrative. To this point, it reveals the earliest indication of just who, where and when such a decision was made that night. It also further calls into question an Associated Press report written by Sarah el Deeb and published at 10:58pm ET that night from Cairo, reported on by Shoebat.com earlier this month.
The timing of the release of a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also been narrowed down. Here is the timeline of what is known:
9:11pm ET – An email is sent why senior White House official with subject line, “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” While the email is still classified, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released a quote from the email, which said, “White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video”.
10:00pm ET (approx) – President Obama calls Secretary Clinton, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
10:08pm ET – Hillary Clinton releases a statement that makes reference to what could be interpreted as the video. Though Clinton states that “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet,” she clearly does not assert that that is the State Department’s position. A little more than one hour later, from Cairo, the AP’s Sarah El Deeb and Maggie Michael did that for her (Esam Mohamed in Tripoli contributed).
10:58pm ET (Time confirmed by the AP) – El Deeb and company did what Hillary did not, in her statement. As Shoebat.com reported, the article said both “witnesses and the State Department” said the Benghazi “consulate” was “burned down” by “Protesters angered over a film”. Note how it is much more specific; the AP never made a correction or issued a retraction. The State Department blamed the video publicly – through El Deeb – after contacting Google nearly two hours earlier.
The obvious inconsistency here is that all along, both the White House and the State Department have been saying that Susan Rice’s talking points came from the Intelligence Community. If the White House was contacting YouTube before the CIA provided any analysis of the events, how could the narrative about the video being responsible have come from the CIA?
The narrative, clearly begun in the White House, was continued a few days later, courtesy of the ‘smoking gun’ email sent by White House deputy Ben Rhodes, which had to do with preparing Rice’s talking points. As Shoebat.com reported, one of the recipients of that email was Mehdi K. Alhassani, an alleged Muslim Brotherhood agent and employee of the White House.
This all points to an agenda inside the White House – that matched a Muslim Brotherhood agenda – to push the video narrative long before the attacks were even over. Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at approximately 11:15pm ET (5:15am Benghazi time), more than two hours after the 9:11pm ET email notifying recipients that the White House was contacting Google about the video.