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Some Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Video
ABC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 09/27/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT by cdchik123

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By Jake Tapper @jaketapper Find on FacebookFollow on Twitter Sep 27, 2012 6:13pm Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video Email 25 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print

Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists.

Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said.

Panetta today said that the attack that killed four Americans on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists — it was pre-meditated.

“As we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place,” Panetta told reporters, “it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack.”

The White House first suggested the attack was spontaneous — the result of an anti-Muslim video that incited mobs throughout the region.

“Let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on September 14.

When ABC News pressed Carney on whether that included the Benghazi attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American men were killed, Carney said, “we certainly don’t know. We don’t know otherwise. We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120912; 9112012libyaattack; alteredtitle; benghazi; benghazigate; corruption; hillarylies; impeachnow; jaketapper; libmyths; libya; morons; obamalies; shadowwars; susanricelies; threatmatrix; tripoli; video; waronterror

1 posted on 09/27/2012 4:25:52 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

Is Jake Tapper the only real journalist left in the MSM world?


2 posted on 09/27/2012 4:27:45 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: cdchik123

This incident should cause even supporters of the president to begin to question this administration’s essential honesty.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 4:32:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cdchik123

Yes, the Obama Administration lied. They do that a lot.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 4:32:49 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Arthurio

I think he’s the only one left..he’s the only one that works for ABC News that actually has any integrity


5 posted on 09/27/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cdchik123

“some officials”

Sounds like “nuanced” distancing from the SOS and CIC.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau
Sounds like “nuanced” distancing from the SOS and CIC.

...more like Panetta, he was the only one who didn't push the video line. He probably knows a lot more too, since Odungo likes to remain in the dark with security. He can't be bother since in office, only attending 60% of the briefings

7 posted on 09/27/2012 4:52:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cdchik123
Any one smelling something stinky ?

More cBS.

Looks like the white hut is in damage control mode.
8 posted on 09/27/2012 4:54:52 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Doogle
"He can't be bother since in office, only attending 60% of the briefings""

Plausible deniability

9 posted on 09/27/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: cdchik123
Did the victims in the Consulate call for help????

Could this be what the Obama people are trying to hide?

From the accounts (they had time to flee to the safe house), the victims had time to get on a sat-phone and let the State Dept. know they were under attack (especially since the journal of the Ambassador shows they were concerned). If they called, what was the State Dept. response??

Why is no one in the media (even Conservative media) asking:
"President Obama, did the victims or other personnel at the Consulate contact the State Department or other US Government agency after the attack began? And, if so, what was the response?

10 posted on 09/27/2012 5:00:10 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

LZ_Bayonet~ “ ... the victims had time to get on a sat-phone and let the State Dept. know they were under attack (especially since the journal of the Ambassador shows they were concerned)... “

IF (!) there was a sat-phone call to the State Dept. , and Hillary and Company did nothing ... and it came out in public (or written in the journal) , there would be H*LL to PAY !!

The fact that the Zero went nighty-night 90 minutes after knowing about the attack , ... well , you saw what an outrage that started in the media . /s


11 posted on 09/27/2012 5:26:06 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: cdchik123

“Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today....”

TODAY ? 16 days after the fact .. !!

Those of us with internet knew the day after the attack from many sources , and photos the next day .
By the third day we had statements by Libyian security officer, an intercept message that security forces were told to stand down, and a statement by the Libyian President
Obozo commented about Romney that he (Obozo) chooses to AIM , and then SHOOT ~ and not shoot first .
A 16 day delay ( after 10 days of lying to the media and the public ) is so totally unexcuseable !


12 posted on 09/27/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: Arthurio

I’ve been seeing Jake Tapper on Fox lately. Maybe he’s moving?


13 posted on 09/27/2012 5:42:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
IF (!) there was a sat-phone call to the State Dept. , and Hillary and Company did nothing ... and it came out in public (or written in the journal) , there would be H*LL to PAY !!

Who says?

Honestly, the MSM would ignore the story, or - under instructions from within the White House - concoct some story line that blamed the problem on a "prior administration." Where have you been the past three and a half years?

Stop dreaming.

14 posted on 09/27/2012 5:54:40 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Arthurio
the MSM(sic) world?

There is no such thing as a MSM. The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - does not reflect the mainstream so why refer to them as if they do? Don't drink the DLEMM kool aid.

15 posted on 09/27/2012 6:00:34 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: cdchik123

The White House lied to the American public for two weeks about an Al Qaeda terrorist attack on us deliberately conducted on the anniversary of 9/11.

I really hope Romney emphasizes this during the debates...


16 posted on 09/27/2012 6:33:51 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: cdchik123
"Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned..."

Hey Jake, if you knew that then, why didn't you report it? Are you in the tank for Obama, or are you simply incompetent?

17 posted on 09/27/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: cdchik123

And yet, even with the exposure of this egregious LIE, Obama continues to cling to his absurd fallacy.

Lying becomes a pathology when the liar actually BELIEVES his own lies and expects others to, even when proven otherwise.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 6:45:04 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

We knew the day of the attack. It wasn’t hard to figure out given that the place had been targeted not long before.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:03:52 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

This is remindng me more and more of the movie Wag the Dog. They have to keep this investigation under wraps until after the election.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:34 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: cdchik123

Sounds like Obama shot first and aimed later.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: JerseyDvl

Now that this is “officially” a terrorist attack on Americans —

Is this the first “successful” Al Qaeda “terrorist” event since 9/11 that killed US civilians ???????????

Sorta splitting hairs, but....

Hey! Another first for Barry. Way to go, Barry.


22 posted on 09/27/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: cdchik123
it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack

NSS

To think that there would be terrorists who would actually plan an attack on 9/11....

23 posted on 09/27/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cdchik123.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 7:58:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cdchik123

“The White House first suggested the attack was spontaneous”

SO.... the White House spoke ‘stupidly’.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 12:01:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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