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Obama Monitoring Events From Situation Room

Updated 11:12 am ET

From the White House:

Shortly after 9:45AM, the President, joined by Vice President Biden, convened a briefing in the White House Situation Room with his national security team on developments in the investigation as well as the events in Boston and Watertown, MA.

Participating in the briefing are Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy National Security Advisor For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, Deputy Counsel to the President Avril Haines and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jake Sullivan. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State John Kerry, and CIA Director John Brennan joined by video conference.

The briefing is currently underway. This morning’s briefing is a follow-up to the regular briefings that the President received through the night as he was routinely updated on the investigation.

No word yet on whether Obama will speak today.

UPDATE: This briefing ended at 10:45 am.

67 Responses to Obama Monitoring Events From Situation Room

  1. What? No photo of Obama monitoring the situation from the Situation Room hanging out with “The Situation”?

    Someone will be fired for that.

    • Americans? these terrorists were supposed to be angry, White, right-wing extremist, conservative tea party members making a statement on “Patriot’s Day”.

      • “…Moo swatted him away with her tail.” – RickW

        Lovin’ that imagery, but it’s kinda unlikely. If The Bulbus FLOTUS whanged a guy with her tail and had the full force of that supersize derriere behind it, there’d be a man-shaped hole in the White House wall that even the Obamamedia might find a little hard to explain…

  2. These two may not come under the umbrella of Al Qaeda or a larger terrorist organization, but they should give pause to Obama in the future when he takes sides with rebels, insurgents, and ‘freedom fighters’.

  3. What a gathering. . .all the “king’s” men who singularly or together would relish the further demise of the United States of America!

    They are all worthless and yet they are all so evil and dangerous!

  4. Allen West’s Facebook posting from this AM:

    Allen West
    Let me be very clear, the terrorist attack in Boston and evolving events indicate we have a domestic radical Islamic terror problem in America. We must no longer allow the disciples of political correctness and the acolytes of the Muslim Brotherhood (CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, MAS) to preach to us some misconceived definition of tolerance and subservience. When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. Carlos Bledsoe in Little Rock, MAJ Hasan in Ft Hood, the Ft Dix Six, Faisal Shahazad in NYC Times Square — these are just the examples I can type now. When Rep Peter King attempted to have hearings on domestic terrorism he was attacked for being racist. No more excuses. No more apologies. We are in a war of ideological wills, and we shall prevail. Congratulations to all the law enforcement agencies.

    • Thanks, and I echo your congratulations to the people on the ground. If Obama does make a statement, I wouldn’t doubt that it would include a plea for tolerance.

          • Oh yes, this was “tried” many places…Did these murderous idiots even have jobs–pay taxes? Not that I have heard. But of course the tax day thing is to throw it on separatists or survivalists. Sorry–not this time.

    • Monday evening, after the Boston bombing, I was listening to Mark Levin on WABC. At the top of the hour news, Ann Compton remarked that Boston was the first terrorist attack during Obama’s presidency. Of course those of us who keep up with the events of the day know that was a lie, but that doesn’t stop his acolytes in the media from pushing these falsehoods.

      Why does every attack on US have to be about how it might affect Obama and his legacy, and not about how the terror and carnage these Islamic jihadists are leaving in their wake is destroying the fabric of our culture?

    • No , he is probably in either his golf attire or dressed for a game of hoops, and is probably pissed that he has to be in the situation room “monitoring” the situation rather than on the links or on the BB court.

  5. The call came in at 3 AM but President Obama couldn’t lever his lazy ass out of bed until 9:45 AM? A President Palin would have been awake and aware immediately. Then again, President Palin and the First Dude would have rushed to Boston to participate in the manhunt, either with their personal AR-15s or may be .338 Magnum or 7mm Magnums. President Palin would be kicking ass and taking names while looking hotter than heck.

  6. Somewhere………George W. Bush should be smiling, or at least smirking. But he isn’t. He is too concerned over the people killed and injured during this ongoing crisis.

  7. Have you all heard about this? Thoughts???

    “Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Conviction”

    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction and the other was granted American citizenship on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who never the less could have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev but evidently didn’t feel he represented a big enough threat.

    Adding insult to injury, the other bomber, little brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was rewarded with American Citizenship on September 11, 2012 in Boston, according to JW’s source. The 19-year-old, who is still on the run, was granted asylum in Arlington Virginia on September 27, 2002, JW’s source reveals. . .

    • Rewarded for what–he didn’t have a conviction, did he? He apparently filed for citizenship and qualified. But then, now, we wonder why he wanted to be a citizen–as cover or because he admired this country. Maybe not the latter.

  8. If we are not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a small minority I have a simple question. There are approx. 1.6billion Muslims worldwide. If ONLY .1% are radicalized, that amounts to 1,600,000 radical Islamist. So, where is the outrage from the remaining 1.598billion Muslims over what their co-religionists are doing?

    If you ain’t a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem!

    • The Chechen people’s issue with Russia is understandable and maybe even righteous, but what these two young men have against the US, or it’s people is a mystery.

      • The enemy of my enemy is not always my friend. Terrorism is never righteous. The Chechen people have a just cause, but the Chechen terrorists wage on innocent people. They too have killed children. They don’t target the leaders in Russia.

      • Nothing personal, SrDem, but I was just thinking about the constantly used phrase “young men.” Yes, they were youngish, but they weren’t children and that makes them sound more unformed, more sympathetic. To me, anyhow.

    • Sorry, didn’t read all the way down. I just posted it, at the top of this thread. I was wondering about FLOTUS Nightingale as well. No mention of her bedside charm with American victims?

  9. “…regular briefings that the President received through the night…”
    Really hard to believe, isn’t it (especially given Benghazi). Did Obummer learn something, or was he more interested, for some reason?

  10. Yeah right, Dictator Obama is in the Situation Room getting briefed just like that night in Benghazi when he let 4 Americans get murdered with plenty of American assets within an hour.

    Probably didn’t wake up until 10:00 am with a skull thumping hangover and accidentally wandered into the Situation Room in his speedo shorts trying to remember where he left his smokes the night before.

    Yessiree, Dictator Obama is right on top of this crises. I feel so safe.

    By the way Boston and Massachusetts, how’s that hopey, changey thing working out for you? Do any of you realize that voting for democrat communists has consequences?

  11. The citizens of Massachusetts are, for all intents and purposes, disarmed, so all they can do is cower in their houses and pray that these Muslim terrorists don’t show up at their doors. The Second Ammendment was written for a reason which will continue to elude the idiotic left.

  12. For the first time in the White House there is a sense of panic, what is the lessor of the two options; only nine holes of golf tomorrow, or a quick shoot around with the Love man? It’s a tough call but with no end in sight to this Boston story the pollsters are feeling out the OFA crowd because after all BO needs his relaxation time!

  13. This is bizarre. He’s hiding in a boat, surrounded by cops and their bomb-bot, and now about 10 explosions have been heard in that yard.

  14. The west wing breathes a sigh of relief, it looks like this event is just about over, the order has gone out, clean the clubs and get several sleeves of balls, (the ones Tiger Woods uses) ready BO hits the links tomorrow afternoon!

    • The owner of the house spotted blood on the boat cover and called the police….they had to be extremely careful because they didn’t know what type of explosives he might have on him.