Skip to comments.David Petraeus: Benghazi attack 'was terror strike' [lax security]
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
...Congressional officials familiar with the briefings told the Associated Press that Gen Petraeus testified that security at the consulate was so lax that the attackers walked in and set fire to the facility.
Security at the CIA annex was much better, the AP reported, but the attackers had arms and broke in.
Republicans were also critical of the Obama administration's handling of security situation.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Gen Petraeus testimony showed that "clearly the security measures were inadequate despite an overwhelming and growing amount of information that showed the area in Benghazi was dangerous, particularly on the night of 11 September 11."
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“Walked in and set fire to it”? They were described in the first reports as having bombed it to break down the wall before they could even get in.
His report makes it sound like they were just strolling around with a book of matches and decided to “set fire to it” as a kind of prank.
And Petraeus doesn’t know “which government agency and when” removed any reference to terrorism?
Petraeus is still covering for Obama. Too bad, he could have redeemed himself.
Petraeus: water is wet.
When are people going to reveal the truth about the Benghazi attack. It wasn’t terrorism, it was, “workplace violence.”
Obama went crazy....I called it terrorism....Hey girl....check the transcript...It's right here Mr. President.......you sure did call it a terrorist attack...
There was no surprise about the attack. There was no 'failure of intel.' The attack was predicted in precise detail a month before it occurred. The draw down of security had to be intentional.
The failure to approve a rescue had to be intentional.
Keeping the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) in the dark about the attack had to be intentional.
Tweeting apologies for the 'anti-Muhammed video' beginning early that morning, repeatedly blaming all the violence at all of our embassies on the 'video' and making an apology video to air in Pakistan had to be intentional.
Stevens presence in Benghazi on 9-11 had to be intentional.
Sorry General...we already knew all of that.
A group of people with automatic weapons ATTACKED the consulate and came in through a hole in the wall they had blown in it the month before.
The State Department, yourself, the Pentagon, and the White House knew all about that and denied requests for more security.
So, please...get on with the program.
WHO TOLD RICE TO GO OUT AND LIE?
Since yourself, Clinton and the President all partroted that same lie, it is pretty clear that either the President instructed everyone to get that story straight, or you all agreed to it jointly. Which was it?
WALKING AL QUIDA IN BENGHAZI
Look at the 7 CIA agents that were killed in Afghanistan. Enemies are everywhere.
He was not under oath for a second time. So we got some truth and some bs.
Petraeus and obama are dance partners in this. They are smacking the ball around to keep attention from where it should be.
Did Hillary or Obama send him there???
Dammit!! Who was holding Mitch Rapp back?
I’m interested which path Petraeus is going to take with this. Does he throw obama and his cohorts to the wolves at his own expense? Or does he sell out to obama to get a way out? I guess it depends on which circles he was running in to begin with. Options, always options.
Thomas Standield is spinning his grave.
Seriously, if Vince Flynn wrote a novel with this plot, it would be his last because no one would think this level of incompetence and corruption would be credible.
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I thought the hole was blown in the wall in an earlier attack- June or around then, when they started seriously asking for more security.
I don’t see how people at this point can know excatly what tack Patreaus is taking, since only little bits and pieces are dribbling out, said by others.
Of course many people are much smarter than me, but in my mind, we don’t know exactly what Patreaus said or didn’t say today, at this point. What do you think?
no doubt at this local. Lax Security was preplanned. That is a fact and in the paper trail.
Going to take a lot more digging....with this clown obstructing all the way.
That’s what I do whenever I see a bunch of young men armed with automatic rifles and Rocket Propelled Grenades and fuel cans walking towards my front door.
“Honey! The neighbors are throwing us a weenie roast! You break out the Oscar Meyers and I’ll get the checker board!”