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Intel on Benghazi shifted after Obama described attack as 'spontaneous'
CNN ^ | 10/19/12 | CNN

Posted on 10/19/2012 6:11:37 PM PDT by mgist

An Obama administration official whose now controversial comment that the attack on the U.S. mission in Libya was "spontaneous" relied on talking points provided by the CIA based on its assessment that an intelligence official said on Friday was updated days later with new information.

The disclosure to CNN appears to offer some clarity around the Obama administration's early stage explanation of the 9/11 attack by armed militants that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. President Barack Obama faces harsh criticism from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for his administration's handling of security in Benghazi ahead of the attack and its slow-to-evolve explanation of what occurred. Intelligence on Benghazi shifted after Obama administration described attack as 'spontaneous' An Obama administration official whose now controversial comment that the attack on the U.S. mission in Libya was "spontaneous" relied on talking points provided by the CIA based on its assessment that an intelligence official said on Friday was updated days later with new information. The disclosure to CNN appears to offer some clarity around the Obama administration's early stage explanation of the September 11 attack by armed militants that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at security.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi
hahahaha (insert Biden chiclet face here)
1 posted on 10/19/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

CNN can turn purple trying to cover for the Kenyan Klown but the fact remains he and his administration spent two weeks pretending this was all about a stupid video.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

What about the posted info saying they saw it real time


3 posted on 10/19/2012 6:14:59 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: mgist

they can’t spin fast enough


4 posted on 10/19/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mgist

They sent the ambassador into a terrorist hotspot stripped of his security, then blamed a you tube when he got slaughtered.

Kind of hard to talk your way around that. Count on the news monkeys to try and make the case, though.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 6:19:34 PM PDT by marron
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To: mgist
....was updated days later with new information.

..so why did Odungo bring the video story to the UN TWO WEEKS later?

6 posted on 10/19/2012 6:20:25 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mgist

7 posted on 10/19/2012 6:20:36 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: mgist

Iiterally dying to defend him —will there be a CNN in five years...?


8 posted on 10/19/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mgist

hehe

Well then, all the Administration has to do is produce the records of communication!


9 posted on 10/19/2012 6:23:19 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Brandonmark

Now THAT’s funny. You’re truly gifted. It’s getting printed out for the refrigerator door.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 6:24:46 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: uncbob

If past info mattered, the moderator would not have stuck her nose into the last debate.

This new story will be the narrative of the next debate (Monday). Probably one of Obama’s OCTOBER SURPRISES.

When Romney starts talking about Al Qaeda, Obama will say “proceed, Governor”.

Then when it’s Obama’s turn he will tell Romney that he obviously has not kept up with the reports and that Al Qaeda was not involved.

Don’t expect the moderator to question that. That’s only for when a republican talks that the moderator gets involved.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 6:25:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: mgist
Toooo little ‘clarification’ toooo late. IF the State Department was in real time in live contact with the victims of this terrorist attack with live ‘pictures’, (I heard there is video at Issa’s hearing) then there is no need for all these excuses.
12 posted on 10/19/2012 6:26:47 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: skeeter

CNN’s not the only one of the MSM reporting such stories. I think they are all together on this October Surprise for Romney monday night.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 6:27:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: mgist

CNN hahahaha! News my azz.

Candy C. debate...

Holding back news.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M86ndC4V7EQ

Soledad O’Brien...bwahahahaha! hahahahaha!

Oh! And douché sipping Van Jones and never forget the cracker hater D.L. Hughley.

F that piece of trash CNN. They are history.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:01 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mgist

Spin it....keep spinning it...keep it in the news. Good job, LSM!


15 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:05 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Dr Erkel and Mr. Jive...lurking the streets of DC)
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To: mgist
They're pulling out all the stops to try to establish excuses for the RELEASES to the State-Run-Media that it was retaliation for anti-Allah video on YouTube. ROFL

They change the records/documentation after-the-fact regularly, and even attempted to claim "Security Issues" and "Executive Privelege", whenever needed, to cover and hide their incompetence and talking points.

Rope should be in short supply if we EVER get to the stage that we investigate ALL the corruption that's occurred over the past 4 years.....

16 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: gaijin

Until they come clean, the botched October surprise rumors make total sense.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/benghazi-attack-was-botched-kidnapping-to-trade-blind-sheik/?fb_action_ids=4801879925979&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582


17 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

Friday night clean-up courtesy of the President’s CIA ....


19 posted on 10/19/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT by dodger
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To: mgist

Two weeks? All the poor little State Department kids are going to be out trick-or-treating in the middle of November.

Ding-dong

“Trick-or-treat!”

“Kids, Halloween was two weeks ago. What’s the matter with your parents?”

“Mom works for the State Department.”

“Ohhhhhhh.....wait here......I’ll see if I can find a can of soup for you.”


20 posted on 10/19/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: gaijin
will there be a CNN in five years...?

Even "Friends" got cancelled eventually,same with "Seinfeld" and "I Love Lucy" - CNN is just as fictious as any of them.

21 posted on 10/19/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: gaijin
will there be a CNN in five years...

Even "Friends" got cancelled eventually, same with "Seinfeld" and "I Love Lucy" - CNN is just as fictious as any of them.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: mgist

Dear CNN

You and your other media accomplices no longer have the power to control the narrative. Change or die.

Sincerely

tic


23 posted on 10/19/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: tsowellfan
CNN’s not the only one of the MSM reporting such stories. I think they are all together on this October Surprise for Romney monday night.

The MSM tried to push the idiotic lies of the administration - when that didn't work they tried to ignore the story - that's not working so now this... they're going to create out of whole cloth. I wouldn't trust CNN any further than I could throw them.

24 posted on 10/19/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: mgist

What now they are admitting he didn’t say it was a terrorist planned attack


25 posted on 10/19/2012 7:11:20 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Brandonmark
When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 10:00:14 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: tsowellfan
When Romney starts talking about Al Qaeda, Obama will say “proceed, Governor”.

Romney needs to screw with Obambi's mind with a "Proceed Mr. President" early in the debate.

27 posted on 10/19/2012 10:03:50 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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