Skip to comments.Report: Petraeus Clashed With Agency Heads in Final Days
Posted on 11/15/2012 11:22:04 AM PST by mojito
....In David Petraeuss final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn.
Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA safe house, seeking to set the record straight and paint the CIAs role in a more favorable light. Mr. Clapper and agencies including the Pentagon objected, but Mr. Petraeus told his aides to proceed, said the senior officials.
By all accounts, the driving force behind Mr. Petraeuss departure last Friday was the revelation about his extramarital affair with his biographer. But new details about Mr. Petraeuss last days at the CIA show the extent to which the Benghazi attacks created a climate of interagency finger-pointing. That undercut the retired four-star generals backing within the Obama administration as he struggled with the decision to resign....
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agreed at least beck used their words and used video’s and then did investigative work to inform us how th eleft is working.
He got the crowds etc in 2010 and that is why the elft hated him.
He was right about this country the parties were working with each other and corrupt
I;m just so pissed off after calling our Gov;s office.
Anyone at Benghazi was likely on covert mission and sworn to secrecy. That’s a problem and would only be divulged in closed hearings. It’s conceivable (BUT HIGHLY UNLIKELY DUE TO HIS BLACK TEFLON COATING) That 0bama could get impeached for reasons we’re not even allowed to know. I suppose it would come out anyway, but a closed hearing could do more damage to him than an open one.
Kelly has neverbeen the same since she got her own hsow but thought I;d start watching her just before election day and she;s having melt downs.
Can;t believe she cut the father off but then again we still have an admin which is so corrupt and lying and an election which was rigged
I still can’r figure out why the “Consulate” was so big and then there was even an “Annex” a mile away with several large buildings. That seems like a lot of real estate for the US to have in Benghazi of all places. I wonder why they needed all that space?
General Petreaus COULDN’T ask for military support because Obama didn’t authorize Cross Border Authority.
BTW, isn’t it neat how in any organization everything is the fault of the guy who left? Had that happen to me a couple times Really, it’s a good thing for morale. Not so good for accountability though.
There is confusion about that. I heard it as: THE CIA, meaning headquarters, did not make any requests for military backup for Benghazi. That stops things at the CIA and covers Obama's a** and the Pentagon's.
There have been many stories that there were requests for backup from personnel in Benghazi, maybe too many to deny.
And then there was this statment from the CIA on October 26:
"No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."
You know what we haven’t heard?
Not one stinkin account of what happened in Benghazi from someone who was actually there
That is where fox is getting their info. They have someone that was on the ground. My guess is the families have talked to people also.
Let us pray that Petraeus tells the TRUTH when he testifies.... open this story up wide. Of course if no one else will back it up, they’ll claim it is just sour grapes over being pressured to resign over the affair (if he even had one).
The CIA talking points reported by CBS as given to the White House do not match Rice’s talking points that she used in the five Sunday interviews. In those interviews she claimed that the best intelligence was that it was a fact that there was no terrorist attack and she omitted all of the caveats and conditional phrasing seen below on that point.
Implication: The White House substituted its own exculpatory talking points for the CIA talking points but claimed that the WH points came from the CIA unchanged.
The CIAs talking points read as follows:
The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US diplomatic post in Benghazi and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.
The investigation is on-going, and the US Government is working with Libyan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of US citizens.
Given that the whole thing was live-streaming on video, audio and radio and cell phone communications the lack of a formal request is no excuse for not sending a rescue mission. The need should have been obvious.
Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.
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.
Last night Greta said that she knew of one of those people still in Bethesda recovering from injuries. A couple of things struck me about that. She said she knew of ONE and she mentioned no name and seemed to have no curiosity about talking to that person or any of the other 37 who were evacuated to Tripoli and then Lunstdahl (sp?) hospital in Germany.
Did you see this. I got it from upthread.
A retired admiral on Lou Dobbs last night was saying this is true:
Thanks for that link. I saw Admiral Lyons on another show a week or so ago. He made many of the same points but that interview was greatly expanded. Admiral Lyons is a real commander. 130 Force Recon Marines is one heck of a force to reckon with. It has also been said that a Delta Force team that specializes in extractions was ready to go at Sigonella. Those Marines could have been their backup to shield the extraction force. 0bama has no excuses.
Impeachment will solve nothing with a rat senate. There must be a permanent solution. Trifling attempts will resolve nothing
0coward’s credibility can be completely destroyed in the public eye. His ability to do anything can be reduced to near Zer0.
Well, If I understand it correctly, the former seals were working for a private security firm, (Blue Mountain). Therefore, their boss would be their superior in the security firm - not the CIA or Pentagon.
Bobo's cadre taking the last Clintonian refuge by doublegoodspeaking 'is' is talk for what constitutes "military backup".
But any military assistance they might have received would not have come from their security firm employer. Any request for assistance would had to have gone to the CIA, or some military command.
The statement concerning what the acting CIA director would testify to was fairly vague: that the CIA did not ask for any military assistance, no specificity as to what CIA location, but some commentators interpreted it to be CIA headquarters.
Maybe it has been made more clear somewhere today.
Giggling like a little girl on her first date. I thought you were talking about Megan Kelly on election nite.