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On Benghazi, Panetta Says Needed 'Advance Notice' of Surprise Attack for Timely Response
Mark Knoller via Twitlonger ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | DoD TV Pool Report

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:43:31 PM PST by kristinn

Here's the TV Pool Report verbatim on Defense Secretary Panetta's comments about Benghazi, spoken today in session with reporters aboard his flight to Perth, Australia:

“One of the things that we are doing right now is we are involved in an assessment btwn DOD and the state department to look at the embassies in that region and what additional steps need to be taken in order to ensure the security of our embassies. So we do need to look at how we can A, improve security and 2, be able to effectively respond if there are any threats.

With regards to Benghazi itself, I think this has been pointed out, we moved very quickly to deploy the forces that we thought were important to deal w/ the threats in the region. We deployed those forces as quickly as we could. But the problem w/ Benghazi itself is the events there were happening on rapid pace, that attack was largely over by the time of response.”

Q – more troops?

“The fact is, we had them deployed to the key areas that we needed to have them move from. And you know, we have so many bases in the area, obviously siganella was one of those bases, but Roda as well as other bases in the region. The fundamental fact is this: in order for us to be able to move quickly –we have to have some advance notice that something is going to happen and in this case we didn’t have that. When we were informed the attack was already happening, and to be able to respond quickly when an attack is already going on, just make it very difficult to be able to move as quickly as we would have wanted to.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; christopherstevens; glendoherty; leonpanetta; seansmith; tryonewoods; tyronewoods
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:43:41 PM PST by kristinn
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To: MestaMachine

Benghazigate Ping.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:48:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kristinn
The fundamental fact is this: in order for us to be able to move quickly –we have to have some advance notice that something is going to happen and in this case we didn’t have that.

So, in order to be able to respond 'quickly' to an enemy attack, they have to holler "ready or not, here we come" first? The incompetence rampant in the Obama administration, from the top down, defies description.

3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:53:26 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: kristinn

Pinhead Penetta. What an idiot.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:54:07 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: kristinn
we have to have some advance notice that something is going to happen and in this case we didn’t have that.

This idiotic statement clearly disqualifies Paneta from having anything to do with the military - especially the position of SecDef. Shameful.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:56:17 PM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: kristinn
The wheels on the bus
6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:58:59 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

What an idiot. Further proof that America is on a downward spiral. Clueless hack.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:05:05 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: kristinn

Sorry to say this but our Government (many branches) have been and are lying to the public about Benghazi! So this is what we have come to...

Probably has happened before but was not so obvious as this and never uncovered. The worst is that most of America is so stupid that they will believe anything coming from our grand “leaders”. Go get’em “Kim-so-Obama”.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:08:32 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: kristinn

So fortunate for Pinhedda that Al Queda always pulls its punches.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:09:20 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: kristinn

Double BUMP!


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:04 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: ogen hal

With the greatest, most highly trained and technologically superior military on the planet all it would have taken early on was a simple “GO” and there would have been AQ shit guts and feathers everywhere.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:49 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: kristinn

Yes, I can CLEARLY see why Colin Powell would endorse this administration.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: Army Air Corps

So, the rebellion in Libya has been going on for almost 2 years and has been a full fledged war zone. What more “advanced notice” do these idiots need? Panetta has confirmed he is as worthless as I always thought he was.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:25:10 PM PST by vet7279
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To: kristinn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLgTX3AsnE0&feature=youtu.be


14 posted on 11/12/2012 7:25:32 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: kristinn

>> On Benghazi, Panetta Says Needed ‘Advance Notice’ of Surprise Attack for Timely Response

12-7-1941, 9-11-2001, 9-11-2012...

BS, Panetta.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:28:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn
advance notice of surprise attack

Arbeit macht frei!

16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:33:41 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: kristinn
Brilliant!!

If only I had advance notice of pending major stock market declines, I could keep from losing lots of money!

Or, if only I had advance notice of a pending fatal accident, I could save myself!

The list is endless when you live in la-la land as libtards do.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 8:05:03 PM PST by MCH
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To: kristinn
SecDef Buddy Hackett, What a maroon
18 posted on 11/12/2012 8:11:11 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: bigheadfred; Ezekiel

That is grotesque and surreal enough to suit this situation.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 9:26:26 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: All
Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.

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Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

21 posted on 11/12/2012 10:24:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: kristinn

What did he think was happening when they blew up one of the walls of the mission in June? Why did the British move out? What constitutes advance notice?

Maybe the president could have authorized some air power.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 10:27:56 PM PST by petitfour
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To: kristinn

assessment = cover up


23 posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:22 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: tennmountainman
Pinhead Penetta. What an idiot.

If Panchetta is one of the "best and brightest" as advertised. This Country is in deep, deep sh*t

This clown would have a tough time pouring pee out of his boot (with directions written on the heel).

24 posted on 11/13/2012 9:38:44 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: kristinn
The Panetta Doctrine:

"The U.S. military doesn't do bold or risky things, not even to rescue Americans under fire. Sorry."


25 posted on 11/15/2012 5:01:13 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

“The fundamental fact is this: in order for us to be able to move quickly – we have to have some advance notice that something is going to happen and in this case we didn’t have that.”

The Condoleezza Rice Defense

... and that of so many failures in charge, throughout history. There has to be some “medal” that is awarded every quarter at each military academy, to the cadet or midshipman who utters in class, “If I’d only known the time and the place.”

That award, should be henceforth called Panetta’s Fig Leaf Cluster.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 10:42:50 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: kristinn

The Panetta Doctrine: Otherwise known as the Stupidest Bull s@#t you ever heard!


27 posted on 11/15/2012 11:02:51 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: kristinn
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A first for FR, LOL. Wondering what the comment would have been?

28 posted on 11/15/2012 11:25:17 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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