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    Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill on Libya attack

    11:55AM EST November 16. 2012 -
    WASHINGTON — The CIA told the White House that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a terror attack by an al-Qaeda linked group, but the assessment was altered by Obama administration officials, Gen. David Petraeus told the House Intelligence Committee.
    Petraeus, who resigned as CIA director a week ago over an extra-marital affair, said he knew that the attack was not sparked by a protest over an anti-Islam video, as White House officials and President Obama had said for days after the Sept. 11 attack, said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
    "The original talking points put out by the CIA were different from what was later put out," King said. "Petraeus says his initial assessment was from the start it was a terrorist attack."
    However, King said Petraeus didn't know why al-Qaeda involvement was taken out of the talking points.
    "It's still not clear how the talking points emerged," King said. "No one knows yet who came up with the final talking points."
    But the CIA eventually approved the modified assessment, King said Petraeus told the committee. Why the CIA approved the talking points, which were made public by US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice and others, and who was involved in making the changes, King did not say.
    King said Petraeus didn't know why al-Qaeda involvement was taken out of the talking points. King said information about the possible impact of the anti-Islam film "was part of the information intelligence analysts were getting at the time."
    The White House assessment was derived through an interagency process that included the State Department, FBI and the National Security Council, King said. It was those talking points that were given to Rice.
    Petraeus' testimony appears to be at odds with what he told the committee Sept. 14, three days after the attack, King said. Petraeus reportedly said then that the video may have sparked a protest outside the consulate that turned violent.
    But there was no protest, the White House admitted more than a week after the attack. A video shown Thursday to lawmakers investigating the attack made it clear that it was always an organized terror attack, said some lawmakers.
    The claim that al-Qaeda was not involved in the attack came days after the Democratic National Convention that nominated Obama for another term and during which Vice President Biden and others gave televised speeches lauding the president for crushing al-Qaeda throughout the world.
    "It was very clear from day one that this was a terrorist attack," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Fox News. "This would be obvious to anyone. That is very clear."
    Five days after the attack, Rice was dispatched by Obama to say it was a spontaneous spate of violence that emerged from a protest outside the consulate, and she said repeatedly it was not a terrorist attack. Rice said protesters were demonstrating against an anti-Islam video produced in the United States, and both Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama echoed that claim.
    The State Department has since said that there was no protest and the White House has admitted the attack was a well-organized assault by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists timed to the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
    Obama said at a news conference this week that Rice was repeating the scenarios provided to her by administration intelligence experts. Chambliss said he was skeptical of that claim and hopes Petraeus can shed light on it.
    "She was saying exactly what the political shop at the White House told her to say," Chambliss said.



    The last sentence says it all.

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    You're kidding. I can't believe that the administration would alter the truth to fit into their talking point! I thought that this was the most transparent administration ever!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    You're kidding. I can't believe that the administration would alter the truth to fit into their talking point! I thought that this was the most transparent administration ever!!
    And what happened to the guy that made the video???????? Saw some guy with his head covered not to show his face being taken away by police, but haven't heared anything in sometime...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruise Brothers Dad View Post
    And what happened to the guy that made the video???????? Saw some guy with his head covered not to show his face being taken away by police, but haven't heared anything in sometime...
    He was sentenced to a year for parole violation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    He was sentenced to a year for parole violation
    Meanwhile, drug dealers and other felons are let loose on the streets. Wonder what's behind that?

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    Hussein sent Hill out to BS the public. Hill had no actual knowledge of what happened. Hussein, Hillary , Panetta and Petraeus all knew what happened. The Liar-in- Chief has American blood on his hands for political reasons.

    How does Hussein justify turning down help to our people whether it was a riot action or a deliberate Al-Quida attack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Shelfo Sr. View Post
    Hussein sent Hill out to BS the public. Hill had no actual knowledge of what happened. Hussein, Hillary , Panetta and Petraeus all knew what happened. The Liar-in- Chief has American blood on his hands for political reasons.

    How does Hussein justify turning down help to our people whether it was a riot action or a deliberate Al-Quida attack?
    My bet was that Rice (being the UN Ambassador) and everyone else within the inner circle knew what was going on. I can see Assholerod not knowing but given talking points. They were all given a scripted message to take to the shows to keep Obama's hands clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    He was sentenced to a year for parole violation
    I heard the same thing. Smells like bullshit to me!

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    Well, the majority of us suspected this, but now the undeniable truth is coming out. Is this a "Smoking Gun" or "Smoking Cannon"?
    Petraeus' original CIA report to the Obama administration regarding the Benghazi attack clearly stated that al-Qaida was involved in the attack....No mention of a riot....and the Obama administration removed any and all references to al-Qaida. Of course, Obama will deny any knowledge....

    President Barack Obama’s deputies modified an intelligence report provided by former CIA Director David Petraeus to obscure the jihadis’ role in the Benghazi consulate attack on Sept. 11, 2012, according to House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Peter King....

    Petraeus’ initial report included a specific mention of an al-Qaida role in the attacks, but that mention was removed when the CIA’s report was edited by officials at the Department of Justice, the Department State, the White House’s National Security Council, and various agency public-affairs offices, King said.
    Petraeus’ initial CIA report “specifically mentioned al-Qieda, and that al-Qaida was involved in the attack,” King told Fox.
    King: WH deputies edited report, hid al-Qaida Benghazi role | The Daily Caller




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    So, given the limited information we have at this point, the depth of this disaster eclipses listening on a tapped phone, breaking into the offices of a political opponent then lying about it. Not a single person was even injured in Watergate yet it ended up costing America a president because the press couldn't let it go.

    I wonder what might happen here where prior requests for assistance was denied, time and again, an American ambassador was tortured and killed and three other Americans lost their lives due to a lack of response which this administration clearly lied about. Kinda like "Fast and Furious" where absolutely nothing is being released due to it's discriminatory evidence against this administration. I don't even think the media knows that American lives were lost in that catastrophe yet. Executive orders had to block the truth there to save @$$es at the very top. Don't expect Benghazi hearings to produce enough truth to bring the perps to justice because the guilty parties are in control and allowed the catastrophe in an effort to further a political campaign.

    With the level of corruption in office these days, expecting true justice is a wasted expectation. We have completely crossed the line into dark territory IMHO.
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    Saxby is another extreme righty with a witch-hunt agenda... Likely to loose his seat in 2014...


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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Meanwhile, drug dealers and other felons are running loose in the white house. Wonder what's behind that?
    I know, bad joke
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    guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free
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    utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or
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