Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: Source Tells Me Petraeus Never Blamed Benghazi Attack On Video
Posted on 11/13/2012 5:31:46 AM PST by maggief
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped by Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to promote his new book, but was first asked to share his thoughts on the ever-widening scandal surrounding General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
Host Steve Doocy asked Gingrich what he made of the fact that the with mainstream media has followed the White Houses lead on the story, maintaining that the President did not know about Petraeus situation until after the election.
Gingrich said this was the first time hes realized that this has been going on for months, later adding that hed been told by people in the room that Petraeus had in fact been the one guy who said the Benghazi attack was an act of terrorism and not a protest to a video.
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Ummmm. Other people ‘in the room’ said the complete opposite.
That said, it is hilarious that we hear this from Charlie Daniels.
Why beleive "people in the room" when you can watch him in the video of the last Bengazi hearing say that it was because of some video that nobody watched. Newt needs to find another room to hang out in.
Charlie Daniels is a Great American. :)
It never is. Bad script for a bad movie. I think Al Pacino starred in the original.
Do you have the names of the guys that were in charge of ORCA? Do you have the name of the company that wrote the software?
True, That was Clapper, his boss.
I’m still holding out a bit of hope for Petraeus. Somehow I missed this piece of news.
CNN has confirmed that Petraeus recently traveled to Libya to meet the CIA station chief to discuss the attack.
Nothing makes sense. It is very difficult to process ANY of this, beginning on September 11,2012 through the election results to this aftermath with Petraeus, Broadwell and so on- NOTHING makes sense.
It’s tempting to knee-jerk and react to it all with simple explanations. I would be comforted if only I could FIND a simple explanation. So far- all I see is a web of lies that has effectively covered whatever the truth may be.
We seem to be sitting on the edge of something...hovering near it, maybe getting a glimpse of light only to have it obscured by the next lie.
One thing DOES seem clear- we have no cause to trust our government. Any of it- on the right or the left.
Anyone else remember that Spanish election with the Madrid Bombing right before. The Anti-American Socialists won because the sitting Spanish Government pointed fingers in the wrong direction as a politically opportunistic move. Iirc they blamed the Basque Separatists when it was really Al Qaeda. The fact that they got called out for being so brazen cost them the election.
Looks like the same thing here, except 1.) since that was local an this (Libya) is on the other side of the planet there’s an emotional insulation factor here ( most people really don’t care) and 2.) rather than challenging the governments narrative (as happened in Spain with a Socialist media going after a more conservative government), the US MSM went along with the Administrations narrative.
The big lesson here is that in both cases the local news media was completely in bed with one of the political parties ... and were able to successfully drive the overall narrative.
Here is an excerpt of the Broadwell transcript of her speech on 10/26... AFTER her interview with the FBI, which according to the NYT was the week of 10/21. Was she sending a message?
Paula Broadwell University of Denver Remarks on Libya’s Attack [TRANSCRIPT]:
Audience Member: Thanks for taking my question.General Petraeus in his new role has a difficult situation now in the center of the situation in Benghazi. Do you have any comment?
Broadwell: Well just to create some context for those in the room. As you know the Ambassador in Benghazi was killed along with a couple of security agents who happened to be CIA security paramilitary forces, that just came out today in Fox News. But the challenge has been the fog of war. And the greater challenge is that it is political hunting season. So this whole thing has been turning into a very political sort of arena if you will.
But the facts that came out today were that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements. They were requesting the it’s called the C-in-C’s In Extremis Force, a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in the military. They could have come and reinforce the consulate and the CIA annex that were under attack.
Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually, um, had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted. The challenging thing for General Petraeus is that in his new position, he’s not allowed to communicate with the press. So he’s known all of this. Thye had correspondance with the CIA station chief in Libya within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening. But if you remember at the time, the Muslim video, the Mohammad video that came out, the demonstrations that were going on in Cairo, there were demonstrations in 22 other countries around the world, tens of thousands of people and our government was kind of concert that this would become a nightmare for us.
So you can understand if you put yourself on his shoes, or Secretary Clinton’s shoes or the President’s shoes that we thought it was tied somehow to the demonstrations in Cairo. And it’s true that we have similar intelligence that shows the militia members in Libya were watching the demonstrations in Cairo and it did sort of galvanize their effort. So we’ll find out the facts soon enough as a former intel officer is frustrating to me because it reveals our sources and methods. I don’t think the public necessarily needs to know all of that. It is a tragedy that we lost and Ambassador and two other Government officials and something, there was a failure in the system because there was additional security requested. But is frustrating to see the sort of political aspect of what’s going on with this whole investigation.
Same thing when he was in Afghanistan.
Remember, McCrystal (Afghanistan) was taken out of the picture because he said something negative about Obama.
Orca had been conceived by two menRomney’s Director of Voter Contact Dan Centinello and the campaign’s Political Director Rich Beeson.
To build Orca, the Romney campaign turned to Microsoft and an unnamed application consulting firm.
Still do not know the consulting firm.
I think Soetoro wants more military blood to support sequestration.
Who did Petraeus vote for this time around?