Skip to comments.In Benghazi testimony, Petraeus says al Qaeda role known early
Posted on 11/16/2012 10:28:25 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Former CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress on Friday that he and the spy agency had sought to make clear from the outset that September's deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, involved an al Qaeda affiliate, lawmakers said.
Petraeus told the House of Representatives intelligence committee that "there were extremists in the group" that launched the initial attack on the diplomatic mission, describing them as affiliates of al Qaeda and other extremist groups, said Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the committee's top Democrat. "The fact is that he clarified it."
Some Republicans have suggested that Obama and his aides wanted to downplay the idea they had failed to prevent a terrorist attack, which might have dampened the president's re-election chances on November 6. Obama has denied that implication.
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The attack on the mission looked different than the attack on the Annex? No kidding. That’s because the thug’s objective at the mission was different than their objective at the CIA Annex.
It was. For one thing they had everybody at the annex after forcing a rescue of survivors from the main consulate property. They had temporarily split our forces and ambushed one of the rescue vehicles which barely made it back to the annex. Once they had them all in one spot the concerted attacks began.
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Why didn’t they over run the CIA Annex? If they had 150 troops with RPGs and mortars and heavy machine guns, why didn’t they overrun the Annex? It’s because that wasn’t the objective. So, what was the objective at the Annex?
Well, there you have it. That's good enough for the media, and good enough for all liberals, so that should pretty much wrap things up.
contradicts what Obama said in defending Rice. Those evil CIA talking points.
So Petreaus knew it was a terrorist attack, but he sent Rice talking points so she could lie.?
The other day Obama said to blame him.
I have wondered that too. But I’m not sure it was because it wasn’t their objective. The fight that Woods, Doherty and others brought to them may have been a factor. I heard estimates in past reports (totally unconfirmed or refuted since) that up to 80 jihadis went to their virgins. Not knowing how much more of that they would get if they continued to press an attack might have influenced them. The sun rising being another factor. They had to be thinking (since they couldn’t know what a buttwipe 0bama is) that reinforcements would be coming at some point.
@EliLake: One of my mentors scoops me on Benghazi. Obama’s PDB on 9-14 said it #benghazi was terrorism http://www.washingtonguardian.com/what-obama-knew-benghazi
Don't you mean that Petreaus knew it was terrorists but Obama sent Rice talking points so she could lie?
No I was paraphrasing what the WH said. They were calling Petreaus the bad guy. They were implying that he knew it was a terrorist attack but left it out of the talking points.
I guess we know by now that was another lie to cover up their previous lies.
1. Goes to great lengths to case aspersions on the integrity of great patriots like the General.
2. Provide the benefit of the doubt to our enemies both foreign and domestic.
3. Make life difficult for those American Citizens who want to protect our sovereignty.
4. Assist those who would violate our sovereignty either at the border or in a far away U.S. Consulate.