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Feinstein: Intelligence Mistake, Inadequate Security To Blame For Libyan Terror Attack
CBS San Francisco ^ | Oct. 17, 2012

Posted on 10/17/2012 8:19:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — The head of the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that it appeared an intelligence mistake along with inadequate security were to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, a Bay Area native, and three others.

“I can tell you this, I think we do know what happened now. There’s no question but that it was a terrorist attack, there is no question but that the security was inadequate and I think that there is no question that we need to work on our intelligence,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) during an exclusive interview with CBS 5.

Feinstein’s comments came one day after a spirited back-and-forth exchange between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney in their second debate over the assault on the consulate. Romney claimed the attack was a symptom of weakness in Obama’s foreign policy.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazicoverup; benghazifeinstein; benghazisecurity; feinstein; shadowwars; threatmatrix

1 posted on 10/17/2012 8:19:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For once, I have to agree. The lady summed it up.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 8:20:49 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The problem is that perfectly good intel turns to crap when it gets to Langley (or wherever else)...


3 posted on 10/17/2012 8:21:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, Diane, you are a good Democrat. Obama is a good Democrat. Hillary is a good Democrat. Everyone involved is a good Democrat. What does that say about you good Democrats????


4 posted on 10/17/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The American People are offended that you would pretend a video is responsible for your foreign policy failures!”

Romney should have said......


5 posted on 10/17/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I heard a story yesterday while in Washington, DC. The the guards hired by the British firm were known Jihadist’s. It true this would be the nail in Obama’s reelection chances. If the story is tru then it makes sense for Romney to wait until Monday’s debate. Allowing obummer to really keep his lies going until the can bring his regime down.

Has anybody else heard this about the guards being Jihadists?


6 posted on 10/17/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The intelligence failure wasn’t in the intelligence community, Ms. Feinstein. That excuse won’t expiate those who declined to protect our people in Benghazi.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 8:30:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

MI Ping


8 posted on 10/17/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, Diane. The TEERRORISTS are to blame. Lack of secrity and vigilence allowed them to succeed.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, Diane. The TEERRORISTS are to blame. Lack of security and vigilence allowed them to succeed.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There was no intelligence mistake. The intel was completely and totally ignored by this administration and the state department. And it was egregious. Makes one think it HAD to be deliberate because it had been coming and warning of trouble for months. The mistake was trusting traitors to protect and defend this country and our people.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 8:33:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: ArmyTeach

Yeah, after several weeks of democrats and liberals all screaming that it was a freaking MOVIE that caused this, and ARRESTING the filmmaker.

Which scandal shall we start with?


12 posted on 10/17/2012 8:35:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Still no one is asking what the hell these people were doing there.

THAT seems to be what is being covered up.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 8:37:08 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: ArmyTeach

She’s no lady..... just another Obama-girl shilling for the regime.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 8:37:55 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When democrats f up royally and a freaking AMBASSADOR is murdered: “We need to work on our intelligence.”

When a few terrorists get water-soaked towels in their faces on an inclined board for 10-20 seconds a crack, Bush and Cheney need to resign, people’s heads need to roll.

See a problem with this?


15 posted on 10/17/2012 8:38:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Instead of encouraging terrorists to become Muslim and identify Islam with terrorism, perhaps we could think of a foreign policy based upon truth and discourage their appeal to Islam and terrorism.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>" intelligence mistake"


17 posted on 10/17/2012 8:41:10 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: MestaMachine
There was no intelligence mistake. The intel was completely and totally ignored by this administration and the state department. And it was egregious.

Exactly.

18 posted on 10/17/2012 8:46:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Five weeks into the story, the media and the Democrats are doing their best to ignore or downplay the story. I didn't watch the debate but have read a lot of the reports on the Libya exchange. I hope this raises the public awareness...not just because of four Americans being killed because of Obama's incompetence (or worse) but because it's too dangerous to have this crew running foreign policy for the next four years. I'm sure I will disagree with some of Romney's foreign policy if he gets in but he is bound to be a lot better than Obama.

The media thought Abu Ghraib, Valerie Plame, and waterboarding were huge stories...none of which resulted in anyone being killed.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 8:46:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bush’s fault.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: ArmyTeach

The lady summed it up.”

Particularly when she said they need to work on their intelligence. We have been saying that about liberals and Democrats for a long time.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 8:57:22 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ASA Vet
No. Intel wasn't the problem, initial and final assessor was.
22 posted on 10/17/2012 8:59:20 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (20 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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23 posted on 10/17/2012 9:05:44 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ArmyTeach

Whoever the intellegence “mistake” was, get rid of the idiot and whoever reports to him/her before he causes an even bigger loss of American life.

While we are at it, find out who is making the “mistake” of putting Taliban jihadists on our bases to murder our soldiers. Also, there’s some treasonous idiots in a military school who have been war gaming against the Tea Party. Get rid of them all before they murder any other Americans, please.

I guess we should cover all the bases and find out who is making the “mistake” in DHS and naming Obama’s political and social enemies and our Vets “domestic terrorists” and who made the mistake of hiring people with criminal backgrounds in TSA and ordering these agents to sexually molest grannies and grandpas, sick people with surgical wounds to uncover, and handicapped children as they pass through our airports. Something tells me DHS might be making a “mistake” in the jihadist department, too.

I could go on with more mistakes that are going to get us killed but that is enough for now. :(


24 posted on 10/17/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think that there is no question that we need to work on OUR INTELLIGENCE,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)""".....

I think we can all agree with you on that statement Ms. Feinstein.

25 posted on 10/17/2012 9:07:45 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya
26 posted on 10/17/2012 9:38:34 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: annieokie

Note today is Oct 17th...... Attack Sept 11th


27 posted on 10/17/2012 9:39:44 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: stocksthatgoup

Hmmmmmmm., yep you got that right, good job.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 10:08:09 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: ASA Vet

Thanks for the ping.

More proof of this administration’s incompetance/treason - whichever it really is.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 10:12:43 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: ncfool

“The founder of Libya’s Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was at the U.S. consulate compound during the deadly attack here, Libyan officials say, but he remains free...”

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/17/reuters-some-libyan-guards-hired-by-benghazi-contractor-were-basically-totally-unprepared/

note the comment about guards hiding on the roof

“ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web of jihad-poison spun by Qatar’s Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Libya’s Ali al-Salabi”

http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2012/10/12/administration_welcomed_wolves_into_the_sheepfold/page/full/


30 posted on 10/17/2012 11:53:04 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: ncfool

“The founder of Libya’s Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was at the U.S. consulate compound during the deadly attack here, Libyan officials say, but he remains free...”

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/17/reuters-some-libyan-guards-hired-by-benghazi-contractor-were-basically-totally-unprepared/

note the comment about guards hiding on the roof

“ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web of jihad-poison spun by Qatar’s Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Libya’s Ali al-Salabi”

http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2012/10/12/administration_welcomed_wolves_into_the_sheepfold/page/full/


31 posted on 10/17/2012 11:54:46 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: ncfool

“The founder of Libya’s Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was at the U.S. consulate compound during the deadly attack here, Libyan officials say, but he remains free...”

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/17/reuters-some-libyan-guards-hired-by-benghazi-contractor-were-basically-totally-unprepared/

note the comment about guards hiding on the roof

“ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web of jihad-poison spun by Qatar’s Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Libya’s Ali al-Salabi”

http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2012/10/12/administration_welcomed_wolves_into_the_sheepfold/page/full/


32 posted on 10/17/2012 11:55:30 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Di-Fi, that shining example of wisdom.
Blame it on Petraeus
Where was Congressional intelligence and oversight on the crumbling situation in the Middle East?

Why do we have troops In Jordan giving aid to the next bunch of jihadists that will take over Syria?

“See No Evil”


33 posted on 10/18/2012 3:52:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Intelligence aside, the ambassador begged for more security because HE knew they were threats. He feared for his life!

Somebody got this ambassador killed because of their stupidity and negligence. I hope they sleep well at night, but that's assuming they have a conscience.

34 posted on 10/18/2012 4:26:27 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The White House received the intelligence warning. I bet they tried to wake the president and he told them to “get out” and let him sleep. Now they are trying to cover up their unresponsiveness by looking for a (not) guilty party to take the blame, and finding no one, they have to say that it wasn’t terrorism at all. So much for another false denial from the amateur pretender president. We cannot be free of him soon enough.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 5:57:21 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Amateur is a term of endearment. Incompetent is more accurate. Bush said "clueless".)
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To: ArmyTeach

She did. And there might be something else to it.

The Voldemort of FR has followed the story of Kuwata, Kamala Harris,Tony West and the missing Feinstein money.

Feinstein announced Bin Laden before Obama did. I think this is a jab at the whole administration -rather than trying to cover for OBama.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 6:44:01 AM PDT by RummyChick
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