Skip to comments.Obama aides internally disputed terrorism finding for several days, sources say
Posted on 10/04/2012 7:45:17 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
The day after U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told five Sunday shows that the Benghazi attacks were spontaneous mob actions and not premeditated, Fox News has learned, U.S. intelligence officials contacted independent security contractors to review critical evidence in the case.
Their purpose was to help these officials rebut Ambassador Rices claim in a high-stakes internal dispute that was still taking place at the highest levels of the intelligence community and the Obama administration, sources close to the process tell Fox News.
The disclosure shows that U.S. policymakers and intelligence chieftains were debating how to characterize the Benghazi attacks fully five days after the Obama administration had made a secret finding that the attacks were indeed an act of terrorism.
That determination, or finding arrived at within twenty-four hours of the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans helped the administration move money, men, and material under a post-September 11, 2001 statute, as Fox News and other news organizations have previously reported.
And yet the debate went on a fact that has not been previously disclosed. The internal dispute ended for good when Matthew G. Olsen, chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, testified publicly before the Senate on Wednesday, September 19 that he considered the Benghazi murders acts of terrorism.
The move by high-level intelligence officials to secure assessments from independent security contractors in the Benghazi case helped tip the scales internally, in the forty-eight hours leading up to Olsens appearance before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, sources tell Fox News.
Asked for comment, a spokesman for the National Security Council told Fox News that Ambassador Rices language during her Sunday show appearances had been based on and cleared by the intelligence community. The spokesman did not address Fox News disclosures about...
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Still nothing about what King Barry’s role in the deliberations were. Who was calling the shots as this unfolded?
All this while a serious administration would be planning a series of retailatory moves to be undertaken at every level of the national defense and intelligence structure.
Five days wasted trying to figure out how to spin it to keep little Barry, the first Affirmative Action President, warming the golf courses of America for another four years.
Hillary - but you won’t find her name on any document ....
“Internally disputed” of course is a highly sanitized and content neutral version of deciding exactly what lie, and who to blame was agreed apon.
Playing a PUTOS on TV turns out to be way different from being an actual POTUS for little zero when one of your ambassadors gets murdered by people you expected to be your friends.
Leading from behind only works when you can get by without real leadership.
That’s because those documents have been conveniently shredded to get rid of any involvement or evidence.
what is really stupid, is that we all discussed it here and everyone knew it was a terrorist attack immediately.
does 11/11 give these idiots a clue? you can’t fool all the people all the time.
you need months to figure something out when the truth is tap-dancing across your nose?
how do you spin stupid? that is the rat’s dilemma!
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