In a Monday morning interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, President Obama will acknowledge for the first time that there may have been "a big breakdown" in his Administration leading to the murders of the U.S. Ambassador and three other American representatives in Libya. "What my attitude on this is, is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn't do their job, they'll be held accountable. Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible," NerObama will say, according to MSNBC's website.
The "9/11-Two" spotlight is now shining in Obama's face as Lyndon LaRouche said it would back in mid-September when he called for a mobilization to expose Obama's complicity in murder in Benghazi. NerObama is very much on the defensive. It is all the blowback, LaRouche said today, from the decision Obama took during the attack, to defend the myth that he had eliminated al-Qaeda and "solved 9/11," by covering up and lying (through UN Ambassador Susan Rice and others) about 9/11-Two.
Intelligence sources told EIR today that the reason Fox News and other news organizations now have such precise intelligence out on who knew what, when, and how (by what technical means), is that military officers from the AFRICOM command, as well as CIA officers, are leaking it to both journalists and to members of Congress, and telling their retired comrades. These military figures are agitated in the same way as are increasing numbers of their fellow American citizens, making this an election issue — though only LaRouche, and not Romney, will drive it.
In an Internet-TV interview Sunday, Lt. Col. Tony Schafer and Lt. Col. David Hunt said that live video feed from two circling drones watching the events around the Benghazi consulate went to "some 15 different locations in real time, including the White House Situation Room. Many people were fixated on this in real time," and of course communicating it up their chains of command. Schafer added, "Never have communications been better than this." He then added, "I hate to say this, but according to my sources, yes, he [the President] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this. And the question becomes, 'What did the President do or not do in the moments he saw this unveiling?' He — only he — could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something." In back and forth with the interviewer, Schafer reported that this took place around Obama's meeting at 5:00 PM with Leon Panetta and Joe Biden, "at which this had to have been discussed."
Breitbart.com added to this, new leaked reports that a "Specter gunship, probably an AC-130, was in the immediate area, in the air. The security personnel in Benghazi had painted a laser mark on the attackers outside the consulate. This mark would have made possible a response by the drones or the AC-130 routine, had they been allowed to zero in on it. The member of the security team who was on the roof of the consulate, spraying machine gun fire down on the attackers, continually asked for backup from the AC-130. It never came."
Obama admitted in a Denver TV interview Oct. 25 (KUSA-TV) that he learned of the Benghazi attack while it was occurring. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, on "Fox News Sunday" Oct. 28, said, "And now we're hearing that the President of the United States, based on his own words [in that interview], issued a directive immediately after he found out about the firefight, saying he wanted to be sure these people on the ground were safe and to give them assistance. This means, either that the President's order was not followed, ... or, it means the order wasn't, in fact, issued. We need to find out..." Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson asked, "Did Panetta defy him?"
The Democratic Senators on the program, Mark Warner and Mark Udall, refused to comment and had only one response ready: Mitt Romney didn't raise this in the third debate! They were extremely defensive, as is now Obama's White House. State spokesman Victoria Nuland on Oct. 26, for the first time, refused to answer Benghazi questions. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor on Oct. 27 issued a statement: "Neither the President nor anyone else in the White House denied requests for assistance in Benghazi." Asked if only the President could make that decision, Vietor said, "That's wrong"—pointing to someone else? General Petraeus' CIA has already issued the same, blanket denial. The trap is closing.
This comes as Obama slow slide in electoral polls continues. Senator Johnson repeatedly insisted on the Fox program that "this Benghazi issue is bubbling up ... It's becoming the most discussed thing" among Wisconsin voters.
EIR's sources said it appears Obama, at the crucial moment, decided to defend the line that "al-Qaeda is dead, I killed it." That Nero-like decision is proving fatal.