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Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack
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Posted on 11/01/2012 3:36:50 PM PDT by TigerClaws

CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."

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1 posted on 11/01/2012 3:36:52 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.

These must be some of the emails that Gingrich was talking about yesterday. It was thought that one of the MSM holders of the emails was CBS.

It's almost time for the Friday news dump, but I think there might be some in the MSM who actually would like this to get out sooner. If nothing else, they'd like to scoop the other source that supposedly has these emails.

2 posted on 11/01/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: TigerClaws

Four other embassies had been attacked on Sept. 11th before the consulate in Benghazi was. What would it take to cause 0coward and his buttmonkeys to become concerned about our personnel overseas?


3 posted on 11/01/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigerClaws

And CBS, why didst thou not conveneth to cover this story?


4 posted on 11/01/2012 3:49:30 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: TigerClaws

either congress needs to have an immediate cow... or immediately defund the agency

you can’t claim it’s essential and not use them


5 posted on 11/01/2012 3:50:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama vs Intel Community

drip

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More details in the CBS article. It makes it sound like the Keystone cops were running around in Washington. A MUST READ article.

“Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.”

RE: AFICOM: “Forces were positioned after the fact but not much good to those that needed it,” the military source told CBS News.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 3:50:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TigersEye
November 6, 2012

And even then, it will be quite temporary.

7 posted on 11/01/2012 3:56:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: TigerClaws
"They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."

..of course they weren't called upon, it would have meant more people to convince it was about a YT video and because they would have known better, they would have told the truth

8 posted on 11/01/2012 3:56:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TigerClaws

Good find.

Lots of good reporting and truly damning quotes in this story from See B.S.

Drip Drip Drip


9 posted on 11/01/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: TigerClaws

The panel on bret’s show are blowing this all apart. This story is being widely reported and engaged for the first time.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 4:01:14 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: TomGuy

This needs to be breaking and bump bump bumped.

Will the information damn burst before Tuesday. My bet is it will.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 4:02:08 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: TigerClaws

Sounds like this story is coming back into the public eye again.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 4:02:30 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: TigerClaws

We’ll see if they run it as a story on the evening news, as opposed to an internet article.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 4:02:46 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: TigerClaws

Does CBS’s ‘sudden’ finding and story have anything to do with Glenn Beck’s threat from yesterday?


14 posted on 11/01/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: TigerClaws; Travis McGee

Shouldn’t the CSG be activated on Sept 11 just as a precaution?


15 posted on 11/01/2012 4:04:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Doogle

The fact that Romney made a statement first is why they decided to blame the Youtube Video, to turn Mitt’s factual statement into a “gaffe”.

Seriously, I actually believe that.

Then they were stuck with it for 2 weeks. It also covered up their lack of action, which they hoped would clear them until the election.

All my opinion, of course.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

They did today per the Panel Fox news just now


17 posted on 11/01/2012 4:09:05 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: TigerClaws
CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

That's because Barry had already determined that it could not possibly have been terrorism and, so, did not require such a meeting.
18 posted on 11/01/2012 4:09:38 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TigerClaws
....Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds....

This little nugget has me putting on my tinfoil hat and beginning to think that maybe this was a planned kidnapping gone wrong, as others have suggested.

19 posted on 11/01/2012 4:09:49 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barry, Barry quite contrary, how does your government grow?...)
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To: maggief; penelopesire; onyx; Cincinatus' Wife; thouworm; MestaMachine; Nachum; LucyT

Ping

This story broke 1 min. after Beck’s show. Connect the dots


20 posted on 11/01/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: TigerClaws

Well, you would convene this group if you actually wanted to do something. If you’re just sitting there hoping that this will go away so nobody finds out you’ve been starting wars to make a profit off the cleanup then you go to bed.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 4:10:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TigerClaws
the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

Our very own Hugo Mugabe knows best, right?
22 posted on 11/01/2012 4:10:34 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TigerClaws

Bill and Hillary must have given the Clinton Broadcasting System the go-ahead.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 4:10:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kimberly GG

What threat was that?


24 posted on 11/01/2012 4:11:07 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: TigerClaws
government official told CBS News.

Someone has really PO'd the career civilians in state, intel, and military. They're leaking like the Lusitania at a Titanic party.

And if Hillary has any sense, she will bury this regime before Monday. They will slice & dice her if they get a 2nd term.

25 posted on 11/01/2012 4:13:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: livius
Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.

Did CBS report this? Maybe we should give them some rare props, maybe they'll do it again?

26 posted on 11/01/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerClaws

President Obama says that the Secretary of State was responsible for Ambassadors and Consulates as well as their security and they blew it. He says that also under the bus is the CIA and the Military — they blew it.

He had a fundraiser to rest up for and as far as he knew those others had it handled when he went off to bed after the “movie” they were showing about it.

I can’t understand why some minor figures in the media just don’t refer to his Nobel Prize award and leave these smaller issues for the others truely responsible.

/sarc


27 posted on 11/01/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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Click.

28 posted on 11/01/2012 4:15:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: TigerClaws

bookmark for reading after American Legion meeting!!! Thank you for posting.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: Hammerhead

Glenn Beck CONFIRMS Two Major Media Outlets Withholding 0bama’s ‘Stand Down’ E-Mails {threatens to expose}
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2952939/posts


30 posted on 11/01/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: crosslink

What did Beck say?


31 posted on 11/01/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: TomGuy
Doesn't this confirm Fox's reporting?

"Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds."

That should be the headline:

"Hostage Rescue Team Told to 'Stand Down' during Benghazi Attack"

32 posted on 11/01/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: TigerClaws
cbs did admit to having the stand down emails. So does abc or nbc also have the stand down emails?
33 posted on 11/01/2012 4:18:23 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TigerClaws

Catherine Herridge should win a Pulitzer for Benghazi reporting. Now we need someone to win a Pulitzer for a story on the Benghazi Media coverup.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 4:18:39 PM PDT by Starstruck (I refer to the scum on my lake as Obama)
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To: TigersEye

“Four other embassies had been attacked on Sept. 11th before the consulate in Benghazi was. What would it take to cause 0coward and his buttmonkeys to become concerned about our personnel overseas?”

Great Point. 3am phone call.... phone off the hook!


35 posted on 11/01/2012 4:19:39 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Smogger
True. Much better and truthful headline.
36 posted on 11/01/2012 4:19:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: dfwgator

“Bill and Hillary must have given the Clinton Broadcasting System the go-ahead.”

ROFLMFAO


37 posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: TigerClaws
Its really quite simple. You dont convene and antiterrorism team when you know its not terrorism.

I have a friend who is still quite convinced that the October surprise that never happened was supposed to be the ambassador being kidnapped and Obama riding in to save the day.

Im more of a mind that this event was orchestrated to tie off the loose ends of the missle transfers ("thefts").

Remember, The Muslim-in-Chief doesnt have to rely on our intelligence, he has a direct connection to AQ intelligence, such as it is, through Raila. He has his own connections outside of the system.

Also remember, the Turks were there discussing Russias knowledge of our transfers to Syria.

Isnt it convenient that the Moslem Brotherhood forces in Cairo wacked the AQ commander who lead the attack? I suspect its not coincidental that the MB would be the biggest beneficiary of missles moved to Syria and other places.

Keep digging, treason isnt just a word.

38 posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: TigerClaws

The MSM is being shamed into covering this story. They know their credibility will be completely gone if they cede the news to Fox.

It is possible that crimes have been committed by senior level Obama folks and even if he wins, the legal ramifications are huge. Hillary is toast no matter what happens. Obama probably is too.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: TigerClaws

The MSM is being shamed into covering this story. They know their credibility will be completely gone if they cede the news to Fox.

It is possible that crimes have been committed by senior level Obama folks and even if he wins, the legal ramifications are huge. Hillary is toast no matter what happens. Obama probably is too.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:51 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: TigerClaws; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Grampa Dave; NormsRevenge

CBS is voting for the incompetance charge.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 4:20:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Halls

I watched Beck, very short segment, in short he said “I know the memo is in the hands of a network, he then said its only a matter of time before its released. He was very Coy.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: TigerClaws

Beyond incompetent....Sinister... See a trend below?:

1.
Hillary Clinton Speaking at a press conference from the State Department on September 13, 2012
“Let me state very clearly — and I hope it is obvious — that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXYdb57P7T4

2.
Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney — Golden, CO, 9/13/12
“As Secretary Clinton said today, the United States government had nothing to do with this movie.”
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/13/press-gaggle-press-secretary-jay-carney-golden-co-91312

3.
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Ceremony as Bodies of Americans Killed in Libya Arrive in the US September 14, 2012
“We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.”
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/14/transcript-video-hillary-clinton-speaks-at-ceremony-as-bodies-of-americans-killed-in-libya-arrive-in-the-us/

4.
White House spokesman Jay Carney held a press briefing September 14, 2012
“The reason why there’s unrest is because of the film. This is in response to the film… this is not a film that the United States government had anything to do with. We reject its message and its contents we find it both reprehensible.”
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/09/14/carney-anti-islam-video-completely-to-blame-for-unrest/

5.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, goes on morning shows at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN. September 16, 2012
Rice called the attack a “direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501713_162-57541739/timeline-of-comments-on-attack-on-us-consulate/

6.
Sept. 18: Obama was asked about the Benghazi attack on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
“As offensive as this video was and, obviously, we’ve denounced it and the United States government had nothing to do with it.
http://factcheck.org/2012/10/benghazi-timeline/

7.
President Barack Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly — full text September 25, 2012
“That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/president-barack-obamas-speech-to-the-un-general-assembly-full-text/


43 posted on 11/01/2012 4:22:41 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: GeronL

Remember there is at least one more Network with access to these e-mails, so I expect it will be a race to dig up the most dirt.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: TigerClaws

Yes today the WaPo and CBS both decided today was the day to jump on board with the Benghazi story. Isn’t that interesting? are these the two media outlets that Catherine Herridge said had and were anot releasing the smoking gun emails?


45 posted on 11/01/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by uncitizen (Arrest The Traitor Today!)
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To: TigerClaws

MSM have decided they can’t keep this particular story under wraps. A legit source in the intel community is spilling the beans, and CBS, ABC etc can’t be seen as being that far behind Fox or internet sources. The MSM isn’t going to do any digging on Libya, but this is being thrown in their faces and they have to at least mention it.


46 posted on 11/01/2012 4:27:18 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: gnarledmaw
Any speculation on clinton (sod) backing off on support for the group fighting asad in syria? Could it have implications of weapons transfers, which have already been done, and weapons now known to be in the hands of terrorists?

Am leaning there is something about to go wrong and clinton wants an out, after helping to arm terrorists.

47 posted on 11/01/2012 4:28:09 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: livius
Toward the end of the article, we have this:

A White House official says President Obama immediately acknowledged the assault was a terrorist attack. However, there was confusion as White House spokesman Jay Carney said three days later, "We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack."

So instead of outright lying, Carney was merely confused.

48 posted on 11/01/2012 4:30:32 PM PDT by randita
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To: TigerClaws

It is evident that the politicians, not the professionals, called the shots from A to Z.

The most infuriating statement is that “(a response) was there within 24 hours, well within policy “. What quintessential bureaucratic BS. Never mind that our ambassador is dead, that two incredible heros died fighting to the last drop of their blood and never mind that the USA took a huge c*ck punch, we met the bureaucratic timeline.

(Think about that in the context of your health care.)

Under all of this I hear “I know more about policy than my policy advisors. I’m a better speech writer than my speech writer “. Now he’s a better counter terrorism operator than Delta.

God help me but I’d like to be there to see when the lot of them are dragged out of the white hut by their ankles.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 4:32:00 PM PDT by SargeK
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meant (sos) clinton. but then there is panetta (sod), has he also backed away from the people in syria our government in d.c. was backing?


50 posted on 11/01/2012 4:35:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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