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RUSH: We’re now learning, ladies and gentlemen, that our ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, had no security assigned to him. We are also learning that our ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, thought that he was on a kill list. He did. He thought he was on a hit list. He had no security. None. Even though the State Department had been warned that trouble was brewing. They knew. They knew something was up, and they knew that it had nothing to do with the video.

Obama knew it had nothing to that video when he went on Letterman the other night. Obama knew and everybody in the regime knew it had nothing to do with the video. There was a preplanned, strategic attack in Benghazi timed to coordinate with 9/11. It had nothing to do with some Looney Tune and his movie, or video. In fact, the Navy SEALs who died with Chris Stevens just pitched in on their own. They weren’t assigned. And as you digest that, keep in mind that Valerie Jarrett — a domestic policy adviser for Obama — has a detail of at least five Secret Service agents who give her protection 24/7.

But the ambassador in Libya had none assigned to him.

Yeah, so, that’s what we’re dealing with each and every day.


Let me ask you a quick question. We know the Benghazi attack was not precipitated by the video. We know this now. We know that it was planned in advance, timed to 9/11. We know that a former Gitmo prisoner had a role in it. We know that our ambassador and three others are dead, all right? We know that there’s no leadership in this country that is dealing with this. Let me ask you a question. By feeding the false narrative about this movie, this video that nobody even saw, could it be that the Obama administration is in fact setting off protests across the Middle East? Isn’t it logical to conclude that every time a member of this administration goes on television worldwide and talks about this video… don’t forget how all this started.

Some wizard of smart in our embassy in Cairo sent out an official release from the embassy apologizing for this movie before anything has happened. Remember how incredulous we all were. This apology tore into a nameless American who would do things that would hurt the religious feelings of Muslims. They put this thing out before anything happened. And I’ve heard some charitable people say, “Well, Rush, you have to understand. They were trying to head off an attack by apologizing. They were trying to stop the attack.” Don’t make me laugh. Anybody thinks that’s gonna work with this bunch? Appeasement doesn’t work, it never has.

My point is now they’ve got a built-in excuse. Terrorists all across the world have a built-in excuse, that video. They can engage in any terrorist activity they want, and they know that President Obama is gonna blame the video, not them. They not only have a built-in excuse, they have built-in motivation. First you’ve got Obama running around spiking the football, (imitating Obama) “I killed Osama, I shot him dead. It might as well have been me that pulled the trigger.” Twenty-one times at the Democrat convention, “Osama’s dead, GM’s alive.” They’re mocking these Muslims. Osama may not have been an operational leader, but he’s still their George Washington, for crying out loud, and there’s Obama running around bragging about killing him. We know that bothered ’em because in the Egyptian protests, they’re out there shouting, “We’re all Osamas, Obama.”

So you got Obama spiking the football, bragging about killing bin Laden, and then inciting these people with this video, telling them that there’s this video that some American Looney Tune made. “Yeah, we didn’t have anything to do with it. My administration had nothing to do with it.” It’s like Bart Simpson: “Nobody saw me do it, you can’t prove anything. I didn’t do it.” Now, my question is, could it be feeding this false narrative that Obama is setting off these protests in the Middle East? Had this film lie never been told, had the regime behaved in a more adult and responsible manner, would there be all this chaos around our embassies in the Middle East? Would Pakistan be in turmoil? You know our Pakistan embassy is surrounded now? Yes, ladies and gentlemen. The US embassy in Pakistan is under siege by feeding a false narrative.

Obama has thrown gasoline on a simmering fire. This is the price of a desperate regime trying to hang onto power, and sadly, for the world, the more desperate Obama gets, the more damage he inflicts on the rest of the world. A, he inspires it, and, B, he offers the excuse. By blaming this video, A, that makes ’em mad, the video’s out there, he’s talking about how horrible it is, offensive, and it’s vile, and it’s disgusting. Well, that makes ’em protest. And then when the protests break out he blames the video so the guys doing the protest never again blamed, the guys doing the violence never get blamed, the video always gets blamed, why not raise hell? All authored by “Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!” who is gonna unify and make these people love us once again. I am so ticked off, I can’t begin to describe it.


RUSH: Yesterday, Washington, Capitol Hill during a Senate Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the attacks on the embassies in Libya and Egypt, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen testified, and he and Joe Lieberman had a little back-and-forth.

LIEBERMAN: Let me begin by asking you whether you would say that Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans died as a result of a terrorist attack.

OLSEN: Certainly on that particular question I would say yes. They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.

RUSH: Whoa. Whoa. Intel official under oath, Libyan attack was terrorism, planned terrorism. It wasn’t reaction to a movie. Last night on the CBS Evening News, the anchor Scott Pelley spoke with correspondent Elizabeth Palmer about the attack on the embassy in Libya, and Pelley said, “We were told initially that the four Americans were killed as part of a riot over this anti-Islamic film produced in America that’s caused so much unrest in the Middle East. But what have you been finding out, Elizabeth?”

PALMER: Most people we talked to, including neighbors around the compound, say there was absolutely no demonstration. That, in fact, the attack began when a group of armed men, as many as a hundred, showed up at the same time at both the compounds main gates, and began firing, both with guns and also with heavy weapons, including rocket propelled grenades and also mortars.

RUSH: Why, that doesn’t sound like a protest to a movie to me. That sounds like a pre-apology planned attack. You got a hundred guys, guns, heavy weapons, RPGs, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars. Why, this directly contradicts what our president said. Our president said it was a video, and Hillary Clinton said it was a video, and Susan Rice said it was a video, and then President Obama said again that it was the video. They’ve all been saying it was the video that caused this.

It’s a horrible video. It’s a despicable video. We rounded up the filmmaker. That’s right, we sent sheriff deputies to his home in Cerritos at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, under cover of darkness. Of course there was enough light for the media cameras to shine on this guy. We rounded him up. We took him in. We held him for questioning. We didn’t charge him with anything because the picture was all we wanted. We turned the guy loose, and he’s such a coward, now he’s afraid to go home ’cause he doesn’t want to be hassled by the media anymore, but he has denied having anything to do with the movie.

Meanwhile, Obama keeps saying it was the movie. Obama keeps inciting violence and keeps excusing violence at the same time. Has anybody thought of this? Every time he blames this movie, he provides inspiration for terrorists to get ticked off and start taking out their frustration, and then after they do, and he blames the movie, the terrorists say, “Hey, we can do this with impunity.” They don’t know the word “impunity.” “We can do this, nobody’s gonna come after us. Why, that stupid American president is blaming that movie for everything we can. We can go out and do all this we want and he’s just gonna continue to blame one of his own citizens.” What a deal. Can you imagine the terrorist community has gotta be throwing a party. What a deal. Everything they do gets blamed on an American filmmaker and a movie that nobody has seen.

You know, if I’m Terry Terrorist and I’m sitting there watching this, I gotta be excited, I’m really excited. The president of the United States is making me mad by talking about this movie and how offensive it is, and then when I go as Terry Terrorist and do some terrorism, then Obama blames the filmmaker and not me. I got a total free ride. And then I can also say, “Yeah, and you killed Obama and you’re bragging about it, I’m really mad,” and then blame that on the filmmaker. Now, the thing, Mr. Pelley, you and Elizabeth Palmer, you got problem now because you know that the president lied to you and the Letterman show is on your network. That would be CBS. You had the president of the United States lying to you. You have the secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton — oh, folks, do you know what’s going on in Pakistan?

Aside from the fact that our embassy is under siege, do you know that there’s an ad running on television in Pakistan featuring pictures of President Obama and Hillary Clinton apologizing for the movie. They’re talking about how horrible this movie is and how they had nothing to do with it. And they’re asking to not be held accountable. Don’t blame us. Pictures of Hillary and Obama on Pakistani TV screens telling these people in Pakistan how horrible this movie is, how ashamed they are of it. I don’t know if they’re apologizing for it or not, but they may as well be. It’s on Pakistan TV even after all of this is known. They are lying everywhere.

Now, CBS knows this, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, they all know it. F. Chuck Todd knows it. What are they going to do? The president of the United States is lying to them, lying to the American people, Hillary ditto, Susan Rice, ditto, what are you gonna do about it? Can you imagine the position they’re in. They’re State-Controlled Media. They’re Democrats with bylines. Somebody at CBS made a mistake and actually found out the truth, and then the mistake was compounded, some idiot editor actually allowed it to be reported on the air, and now what do they do? In the real world they have to go ask the president, “Why are you lying to us? Why did you lie to Letterman?” Well, they’d have to. “Mr. President, do you realize witnesses in your own administration and eyewitnesses on the ground talked about the fact the video doesn’t have anything to do with this attack in Benghazi, the death of the ambassador.” It’s not gonna happen. But we know that it did.

Here, let’s go back. We have a montage of lies. Here’s the regime blaming the video for all this last Thursday, Friday, Monday, and yesterday.

HILLARY: (haltingly) This video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage.

CARNEY: We have no information to suggest that it was pre-planned attack. The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video.

RICE: It was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo. A direct result of a heinous and offensive video.

OBAMA: Y-y-you had a video that was released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character who — who is an extremely offensive video directed at — at Mohammed and Islam …

OBAMA: [E]xtremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies.

RUSH: Now, how are they gonna square this? The voices you heard: First was Hillary talking to the second graders; then Jay Carney saying, “We have no information to suggest it was preplanned.” We just played their own State Department guy, Homeland Security guy, saying it was planned. We have CBS reporter with witnesses saying, “Oh, yeah, it was planned! Mortar fire, RPGs, hundreds of guys. We were working on this for a couple days.” And here’s Susan Rice: “Spontaneous, not premeditated.”

Yes, it was premeditated. It had nothing to do with the video, and last year it was Obama on Letterman. “Aw, we had a video that was released by somebody who lives here, a shadowy character.” They’re lying and they continue to lie. That advertisement in Pakistan, by the way, is being run by the State Department. It features Obama and Clinton. It’s “Marked by the US Embassy seal,” by the way. “[A]dvertisements condemning an anti-Islam video appeared on Pakistani television on Thursday in an apparent attempt to undercut anger against the United States, where the film was produced.”

Are you pulling your hair out? I don’t know how to deal with this. All I can do is tell you that I wouldn’t have the… I donÂ’t know whether it’s guts, courage, or whatever, but I couldn’t do this. It’s not even a matter of conscience. I just… How do you lie so blatantly when the truth is known? Are you relying on the fact the truth isn’t known, or are you relying on people don’t care? Do you think whatever they hear, they won’t believe; they’ll believe what you say?

Is that what Obama and Hillary believe? Must be. Must be. “The advertisements end with the seal of the American Embassy in Islamabad,” and Clinton says in this ad, “We absolutely reject its content and message,” meaning this video. And the words are subtitled. They put closed-captioning in there in Urdu to make sure that everybody gets it. You know, why didn’t we think of running ads in Afghanistan after 9/11?

Well, we coulda said some video brought down the towers, I donÂ’t know. This is beyond credulity. This is just amazing. It’s Clintonesque, except this isn’t about sex. I have to take a break. I’m literally speechless. (chuckles) I don’t know what to do with this, beyond telling you. It is so… I can’t relate to it. It’s not in my makeup, universe, lexicon, behavioral pattern.

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