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Libya timeline suggests cover-up in attack (Good Synopsis)
Washington Times ^ | 11/14/2012 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 11/15/2012 12:35:54 PM PST by mojito

....On Sept. 12, Director of National IntelligenceJames R. Clapper told the White House that a spontaneous demonstration over the Internet video grew into a violent attack. Two days later, Mr. Petraeus echoed that account in closed-door comments to senators, according to news reports.

At the time, Mr. Petraeus had ended an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who was at the center of an FBI investigation over threatening emails to a women she saw as a romantic rival. Conservatives have asked whether the Petraeus scandal prompted the director to toe the administration line. Mr. Petraeus has since resigned.

Senators are expected to ask Mr. Clapper and Mr. Petraeus, who has agreed to testify at another time and place, how they came to their conclusions in the face of facts that did not fit the White House’s rush to dismiss Islamic terrorists as the attackers.

The CIA’s station chief in Tripoli, Libya, immediately branded the attack as the work of militants.

The Defense Intelligence Agency on Sept. 12 briefed the Pentagon that Ansar al-Shariah, a Libyan group linked to al Qaeda, likely carried out the attack. An email from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli that arrived at the White House about 5 p.m. said Ansar al-Shariah had claimed responsibility.

Over the next two days, Libyan security officials told the Western press that the attack was planned to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

In Washington, Patrick F. Kennedy, the State Department undersecretary in charge of diplomatic security, told congressional staffers on Sept. 12 that the assault bore all the hallmarks of a well-orchestrated terrorist operation.

Despite the mounting evidence, Mr. Clapper and other Obama officials stuck to the video-made-them-do-it pronouncement, although the president made vague references to terrorism on two occasions.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillary; obama; petraues
Good synopsis, that brings almost all of the known facts up-to-date.

One question I've been pondering in the wake of Zero's presser yesterday: Why was Susan Rice the face of the administration following the attacks? Shouldn't that have been Hillary? Did Hillary refuse to peddle the WH line because she knew it was a lie? Was Rice promised the SoS spot in a 2nd term if she showed that the was a "good soldier" for Team Zero?

1 posted on 11/15/2012 12:36:10 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

If one timeline doesn’t match the other(s, someone is lying...............


2 posted on 11/15/2012 12:41:36 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: mojito

Hillary lied also and said it was because of the video. Everyone gives her too much slack, and makes excuses for her.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 12:42:13 PM PST by berkley
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To: MestaMachine

ping


4 posted on 11/15/2012 12:44:15 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: mojito

Hillary lied also and said it was the video. Everyone lets her get by with her lies


5 posted on 11/15/2012 12:44:15 PM PST by berkley
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To: berkley
You're right, she did talk at length about the “disgusting video.” Maybe the WH just gave the nod to Rice as a sort of try-out for the SoS spot.
6 posted on 11/15/2012 12:45:47 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

To put this in terms of the OED word of the year, the Petraeus omnishambles was designed to distract attention from the Benghazi obamashambles.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 12:52:19 PM PST by omega4412
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To: All
Please fill in any details or facts missing from this report.

One major fact not accounted for is Petraeus’ subsequent fact-finding trip to Benghazi after his testimony on the 13th when he supported the idea of the video (which seems odd in itself - wasn't he getting the real time reports?). Both the time of that trip, and what was discovered then have not been fully accounted for.

Unfortunately, the CIA is still “evaluating” the Petraeus report before releasing it to congress.

8 posted on 11/15/2012 12:52:34 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Wheat from the chaff. The heart of the matter.

VERY closely atching events in Israel. Were these rocket attacks on Israel timed to distract from Benghazi?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

9 posted on 11/15/2012 1:20:40 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: MestaMachine

Think you are on to something, Mesta. Makes sense. If that is what is taking place. More in the store and coming for a visit soon? Don’t know here, but think you are on to something. zer0 sure did inherit a mess. Saw W in the clouds on a song video. Praying that wasn’t an omen. Secret Service may want to close ranks. JIC


10 posted on 11/15/2012 1:30:42 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: mojito
The CIA’s station chief in Tripoli, Libya, immediately branded the attack as the work of militants.

Ignore the CIA station chief on he ground in country.

Make up a totally un believable story.

Send out the poor little black girl to lie.

Anyone who does not believes that poor little black girl is a RACIST !


11 posted on 11/15/2012 1:36:39 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: mojito

At 4pm in Washington, D.C., they knew the mission was under attack. At 5pm, Obama had a meeting with Panetta and Biden and probably Dempsey. Where was Valerie Jarrett from 4pm to midnight?


12 posted on 11/15/2012 1:50:02 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Is there a record of Obama talking to Valerie Jarrett anytime from 4pm to midnight?


13 posted on 11/15/2012 1:51:39 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mojito

14 posted on 11/15/2012 1:52:09 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: MestaMachine

Are the rockets falling on Israel today once under Omar Kadafi lockdown before the alleged POTUS set them free?


15 posted on 11/15/2012 1:57:20 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: MestaMachine
Were these rocket attacks on Israel timed to distract from Benghazi?

My guess is that the rocket attacks were waiting for the result of the Presidential elections. They think Obama will not back Israel strongly. So they can attack now.

Benghazi however is related to the strong response from Israel. They have the goods on Obama. They are using McCain and Graham (IE - Lieberman) to increase the heat on Obama over Benghazi. Obama cannot support the Pali's as the Pali's thought he could. Israel has been freed from its American chains and they took out the top Pali commander right at the beginning. No holds barred. Now the Pali's are gonna bring in the Egyptian PM to try to stop the devastating Israeli attacks.

So basically Obama has been horribly compromised on this issue due to his criminal activities. If the Obama drones had the ability for free thought, they would know this. Instead all they can do now is cry for the Pali's. Might I suggest they all get on a boat and act as human shields in Pali land.

16 posted on 11/15/2012 1:58:41 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: TexasCajun

From much of what I am reading and seeing, the answer is yes. Libyan weapons have been flowing into gaza which is what it appears the ex-seals were trying to stop.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 2:09:13 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: mojito; maggief; thouworm

Greg on the FIVE just said Susan Rice had the best In-tail available.....cough cough


18 posted on 11/15/2012 2:23:26 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: MestaMachine
“Were these rocket attacks on Israel timed to distract from Benghazi?”

This could be the opening salvo in the Iran War because Hamas is a proxy army of Iran getting missiles and other arms from them (and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood).

Iran did not want a war with Israel to start before the election, IMO, because that could have resulted in a Romney win if Iran succeeded in inflicting casualties on Israel and the US (which they seem confident that they can do) so the green light wasn’t given by Iran for Hamas to start rocketing Israel until after the election.

Next up, Hezbollah starts rocketing Israel from the North!

Hezbollah and Hamas tag-teamed Israel back in 2006 on Iran’s orders when each of them attempted to kidnap Israeli soldiers in a coordinated attack in the north and south, which only succeeded in capturing Shalit on the Gaza border but did force Israel to fight a two-front war.

19 posted on 11/15/2012 3:13:07 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft in the "Runway Kill Zone" (search term) from mini-drone attacks!)
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To: hoosiermama
Greg on the FIVE just said Susan Rice had the best In-tail available.....cough cough

The psychological visual associated with your post has made me impotent and probably for life, "damn you hoosiermama," you are a cruel woman. :)

20 posted on 11/15/2012 3:54:27 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Seizethecarp; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Past that. Says this was coordinated with the mb through obama. That the weapons that were supposedly going to Syria were actually being diverted to gaza through Turkey to Egypt...and the EX SEALs were in Benghazi to stop it.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111008/libya-missing-weapons-arms-smuggling-gaza-hamas
Libya’s missing weapons being smuggled into Gaza

http://news.yahoo.com/israel-gaza-getting-missiles-libyan-war-160354655.html
..Israel: Gaza getting missiles from Libyan war
Associated Press – Wed, Oct 17, 2012

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/missing-libya-missiles-find-gaza-border/story?id=14729363
Missing Libya Missiles Find Their Way to Gaza Border

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=275753
‘Egypt seizes weapons headed to Gaza from Libya’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10487681
Israel: Gaza getting missiles from Libyan war

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/07/new-route-of-weapons-smuggled-from-libya-to-hamas-in-gaza.html
“New route of weapons smuggled from Libya” to Hamas in Gaza

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/17/world-briefs-libyan-weapons-flooding-gaza-israeli-/
World Briefs: Libyan weapons flooding Gaza, Israeli official says

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8718704/Looted-Libyan-arms-flooding-into-Gaza.html
Looted Libyan arms flooding into Gaza
8:10PM BST 23 Aug 2011

The past months of unrest have already seen a flood of weaponry seized from Col Muammar Gadaffi’s troops and army stores into the increasingly volatile Egyptian Sinai.

Israeli military intelligence reports that much of the smuggled arsenal has been looted by jihadist elements and is making its way into Gaza through the tunnels at Rafah.

A senior Israeli official confirmed on Monday that while the majority of Gaza’s arsenal comes from Iran via Sudan, a rise in arms arriving from Libya is “an additional preoccupation”.

“Some of the weaponry coming from Iran enters Gaza by sea but all of the weapons from Libya are passing into Gaza by land, through the tunnels from Egypt.

Much more. Thank you to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra for the tip.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 4:49:51 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: cpdiii

I’m llaughing out loud....again. Lost it when he said it as did Beckel. Not sure the girls got it.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 5:16:53 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: mojito

Not buying Clapper’s drivel. They were watching while it happened! They knew it was not a casual disturbance. They saw the whole thing! They were communicating to personnel on the grounds. Bunches of experienced people were present..........I bet not one said it was caused by a video.

Keep on with the lies. America will soon believe them.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 5:43:49 PM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: timestax

24 posted on 11/19/2012 4:58:06 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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