This the latest on the subject of what happened in Benghazi and the testimony of Petraeus just today.
OBAMA HAS BIG TIME EGG ON HIS FACE—THANK YOU WHO VOTED FOR THIS GUY.
Petraeus Testified That He Knew Libya Was Terrorism From the Start, Rep. Peter King Reveals. Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that he believed all along that terrorists were involved in attacking the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. King said a CIA analyst with Petraeus testified that the agency’s talking points for the White House immediately after the attack were specific about Al-Qaeda terrorist involvement but that the line was apparently removed from the final version of events. “After it went through the process…that was taken out,” King said.
It took the White House about a week to label them terrorism.
BOY IS THERE GOING TO BE SOME DOUBLE TALK THIS WEEK OVER THIS, THE FOLLOWING IS MORE INFORMATION FROM THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
It has been several weeks since the attack and we still are not sure what actually happened and by whom. The lack of security before the attacks the flaccid response during the attacks, and the misleading narrative after the attacks.
Before the attack a wide array of US officials provided stark warnings about inadequate security in Benghazi. There were letters found on the floor by an unknown author the day of the attack, they did not receive the assistance they requested.
August 16 state department cable summarizing an emergency meeting at the US mission in Benghazi was circulated to White House and NSC officials just 3 weeks before the attack. The security officer “expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities.
Several officials with responsibility for security in Benghazi spoke of a normalization directive that included a conscious effort t to reduce the security posture at the consulate.
Then you have to look at Woods who was painting the mortar sites as eyewitnesses claim, presumably at personal risk, why was he doing so? Help coming???
Obama said he gave 3 very clear directives, #1-make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to, #2-we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that is doesn’t happened again, #3-find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.—FORGET HE DIDN’T SEND HELP THEN AND STILL HIDES THAT IT WAS TERRORIST.
The CIA claims that no one in the CIA chain of command denied requests for help—OH REALLY.
Tommy Vietor claims no one at the White House denied requests for assistance. Panetta said that the military did not have real time information to act on—YOU MEAN WHILE WATCHING LIVE ACTION OF THE ATTACK.
Panetta then said “you don’t deploy forces into harms way without knowing what’s going on. Does this statement imply that there were requests for help from the field that senior defense officials judged it imprudent to act on? Doesn’t announcing that the US military needs perfect intel before engaging an enemy encourage similar attacks in the future.
Protestor with mortars and heavy arms is not an unprecedented attack by protestor but terrorist trying to kill Americans.
It has been reported that terrorist form Ansar al Sharia had surrounded the hospital in Benghazi. The next day the FBI was interviewing CIA officials who were on the ground, several of whom described a sophisticated terrorist attack on the compound. Then we have Rice making 5 appearances on TV telling the world it was about a video. The administration have been reluctant to discuss al Qaeda’s very real ties to the assault. We know that Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) a terrorist organization that has sworn loyalty to al-Q senior leadership was involved. CNN reported that members of Al-Q in Iraq another terrorist organization that has sworn loyalty to Ayman al Zawahiri are suspected of taking part in the attack. Another terrorist Mohammed Jamal whose fighters according to multiple reports assaulted the compound. Instead of a spontaneous attack that grew out of a protest, the assault on the US consulate was carried out by a consortium of Al-Q allies. To date the administration has not identified the terrorist responsible for killing four Americans.
Sources—weekly standard, cnn, fox and those listed above