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Gen. Petraeus Expressed Frustration At Altered Account of Benghazi attack

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CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version, produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers, was a shadow of the original.

The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including some with ties to al Qaeda. These were strong claims. The CIA usually qualifies its assessments, providing policymakers a sense of whether the conclusions of its analysis are offered with “high confidence,” “moderate confidence,” or “low confidence.” That first draft signaled confidence, even certainty: “We do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al Qaeda participated in the attack.”

There was good reason for this conviction. Within 24 hours of the attack, the U.S. government had intercepted communications between two al Qaeda-linked terrorists discussing the attacks in Benghazi. One of the jihadists, a member of Ansar al Sharia, reported to the other that he had participated in the assault on the U.S. diplomatic post. Solid evidence. And there was more. Later that same day, the CIA station chief in Libya had sent a memo back to Washington, reporting that eyewitnesses to the attack said the participants were known jihadists, with ties to al Qaeda.

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the dam is breaking...

the rats are running for cover.


soon Omaba will be standing alone holding his ball...but he wont get to choose to go home.

I cant wait to see his flippant little temper tantrum when the dam comes crashing down.
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I find that a bit disappointing. I would expect the "greatest military leader of out generation" to do a bit more than express frustration.


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Obligatory


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an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15.


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But this new version, produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers, was a shadow of the original.


and yet he said nothing


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and yet he said nothing



until now...when the whole mess is gonna land in somebody's lap...CYA time folks...around and round we go, who gets left without a chair?


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and yet he said nothing
Given the scacity of media coverage until the past two days, we dodn't know what he did or didn't do and why.

Hopefully the truth will come out.


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when the whole mess is gonna land in somebody's lap

sounds like the admin spin is aiming right at the CIA and the CIA is now pushing back and shitting on the State Department


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and yet he said nothing


In fairness he was really busy trying to hide an affair at the time. It looks like the White House promised to help him out if he kept quiet. Another promise broken it seems.


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CIA is now pushing back and shitting on the State Department



Hillary is the fall guy.

She is no longer in office.


Now will she fire back at Obama...who knows.


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In fairness he was really busy trying to hide an affair at the time. It looks like the White House promised to help him out if he kept quiet. Another promise broken it seems.


Let's see if anything else starts coming out about Petraus. Probably not though, they got him out already.


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Hillary is the fall guy.

She is no longer in office.

neither is Peatreus, who was obviously set up to be the fall guy

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Now will she fire back at Obama...who knows.

i'm waiting. the clinton-obama marriage was always a ticking time bomb. this is very interesting from an observer standpoint

there may be some major deals being struck right now


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The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including some with ties to al Qaeda.

The Weekly Standard, right wing hackish site, lies.

From the CIA's unedited initial assessment:

"spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.. That being said, we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qa’ida participated in the attack.”

In other words, the Weekly Standard lies when it says it was a Al Qaeda terrorist attack and conveniently leaves out the fact that the CIA, even in their final draft, says the attack was spontaenously inspired by the video.


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the CIA is now pushing back and shitting on the State Department

The media will have to make a choice. Side with Hillary 2016 and turn Obama into a lame duck or torpedo the chance of any future Clinton administration (unless Chelsea...) so that they don't make the first black president look like a ineffectual and corrupt Machiavellian prick.


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i'm waiting. the clinton-obama marriage was always a ticking time bomb. this is very interesting from an observer standpoint

there may be some major deals being struck right now




yeah, I'm curious what Billy jeff is doing right now. That man is one smooth operator at that level.


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the Weekly Standard lies when it says it was a Al Qaeda terrorist attack

if AQ went there to attack the embassy, then how it is not an AQ terrorist attack?

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the attack was spontaenously inspired by the video.

the attack or protests?


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The media will have to make a choice. Side with Hillary 2016 and turn Obama into a lame duck or torpedo the chance of any future Clinton administration


they will torpedo Clinton.

the cult of personality around Obama is too strong.


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i mean the clinton's may not be pandering for 2016 anymore and may just be setting up their friends who need to be hooked up, or hillary may be securing obama's support for 2016...or about 100 other things


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i mean the clinton's may not be pandering for 2016 anymore and may just be setting up their friends who need to be hooked up


Probably this.

Hillary is getting old and looks like shite. Who are the Clinton Padiwans?


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i mean the clinton's may not be pandering for 2016

Clinton wins easily in 2016 if she chooses to run. That's what all this fake Benghazi outrage is all about, isn't it?


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