Skip to comments.CNN hits hard on Libya: The only conclusion is that the White House tried to cover something up
Posted on 10/02/2012 5:20:06 AM PDT by chessplayer
You already knew that the White House had reason to believe that Benghazi was a bona fide terror attack within 24 hours of it happening, no matter what Susan Rice said four days later, but I want you to watch this for two reasons. One: After the post on media bias, lets give credit where its due. CNN has followed this story, and on primetime shows like this one and Anderson Coopers too. Two: Per Eli Lakes piece in Newsweek today, someone has started leaking preliminary intel assessments made by the CIA that pointed to a spontaneous attack. (I wrote about that here.) I think youre going to hear more about that from the White House in the next days and weeks, e.g., We were only telling you what the CIA told us. Read Lakes piece to see why that wont wash, then watch this clip as CNNs own foreign affairs correspondent reveals that her intel sources were pointing to a full-fledged attack on the consulate within the first 24 hours. Essentially, to believe that the White House had clean hands in this, you need to believe that the CIA is so inept that the medias contacts in the intelligence community are more astute than the people advising the president. Nothing would surprise me at this point, but given Os strong electoral incentives to downplay what happened, the cover-up theory seems more likely.
Exit question: Who made the decision to cherry-pick the intel in order to push the spontaneous protest theory?
Is CNN no longer Chicken Noodle News?
Rather surprized bump.
Cooper’s been on the story from the start.
Other outlets, like the NY Times, ABC, MSNBC etc. have none whatsoever.
Big deal - CNN reports, a month after the fact, what has become obvious to everyone. They first allowed the meme to be set. This is just an attempt to CYA so they can claim how neutral and unbiased they are.
Obama/Clinton/Holder are personally responsible for dozens of deaths including that of a US Ambassador - and the press is SILENT.
Knowing this administration’s past, we can’t rule out the likelihood that they knew about the planned attack and let it happen in order to blame the film so they could accomplish their goal of curtailing free speech in America. Think Fast and Furious ‘means to an end’. Dead people are just bumps in the road.
Be fair. They used the ambassadors diary weeks ago to point out he was concerned about a resurgent Al Quaida in Libya.
If they’re not going after Obama because he’s black, then that’s pretty insulting and condescending to blacks.
Funny, those of us with working intellects (apparently very rare in the White House) were worried about Al Qaeda in Libya even before Obama started (illegally) bombing Libya - IN SUPPORT OF AL QAEDA!
Arab Spring. The new definition of unintended consequences.
Fed up with having to continually eat crap sandwiches from the regime and yet still lose viewership, it seems as CNN wants to try to “differentiate” itself against its progressive competitors.
Was Ambassador Stevens killed by arms supplied by the Administration to Jihadists?
We did supply Ghaddafi’s opponents, who were known to include Al Qaeda members. Were the same guys and our arms used to kill the Ambassador who arranged the distribution of those same arms that killed him?
“There is more to the story of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula than what we are told by the media. Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem.
To prove my claim, I revealed Eiad Salameh long before this whole fiasco eruptedin 2008 and the first real reportage of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012.
Now do I have your attention?...................”
IF these claims are true, and thus far I have found no reason to NOT believe, why were the Coptic Christians smeared as being the source of making this video? Obama sure knew all about this video as he advertised it day in and day out. The murders in Libya were blamed on this very video and now some in government are going to fix the problem by controlling ‘speech’?
Why I just got a forwarded email that says http://nation.foxnews.com/freedom-speech/2012/09/27/american-muslims-launch-petition-limit-free-speech?cmpid=NL_FiredUpFoxNation
At this point this appears to be orchestrated from the highest levels of governments, maybe CNN can follow the well advertised trails back to the organizers.
She makes the claim the attack was spontaneous because of the video, but implies the attack was planned by someone intent on hurting the Obama administration.
This was set up to make it appear as if Romney and the repubs had collaborated with the terrorist to make Obama look like Peanuts Carter.