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Fox News and those Benghazi detainees
The Washington Post (blogs) ^ | 01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 | Erik Wemple

Posted on 11/18/2012 12:54:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Fox News’s now-famous Oct. 26 story on the tragedy of Benghazi carried this headline: “EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say.” Reaction to the story skewed toward the monster revelations in its first paragraph: namely, that the CIA chain of command had told security officials to “stand down” instead of jumping immediately to the assistance of a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11. The CIA, too, denied requests for military backup, according to the Fox News story.

Far, far less attention attached to a contention deep down in the Fox story:

According to a source on the ground at the time of the attack, the team inside the CIA annex had captured three Libyan attackers and was forced to hand them over to the Libyans. U.S. officials do not know what happened to those three attackers and whether they were released by the Libyan forces.

So the CIA had taken a few detainees. No big deal, right?

Right, until biographer Paula Broadwell came along. As news of her affair with CIA Director David Petraeus emerged, folks started mining the Broadwell public record. As first reported by IsraelNationalNews.com, Broadwell had given some remarks at the University of Denver on Oct. 26, the same day of the Fox News piece that frames this sprawling series of posts. And Broadwell was up on the news; she took a question about Petraeus’s handling of Benghazi and steered her audience to Fox!

So the most recent news that came out was a Fox News report by Jennifer Griffin. I got it on a distribution list I’m on, and it has some pretty insightful stuff in it, if you want to look for it.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghaannex; benghazi

1 posted on 11/18/2012 12:54:12 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m sure that as smart as Eric is, he can explain to everyone why Obama and the Democrats had to overthrow the Libyan government.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 1:03:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good link in the article.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 1:06:33 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
About time this caught some attention! I was waiting for that speech to re surface. Also, I think it's time to remember that the Embassy released a statement that criticized those that would defame islam before the attacks began (the one Romney was chastised for making a Statement against)

And that Panneta said that military intervention didn't happen because "we didn't have solid intel, that we never send our troops into situation when we don't know what's going on"

We need to get back to the beginning statements of all of this.

Remember obama said (bragged) he called this terrorism in the Rose Garden the next morning??

Then went on to say it was a video!

4 posted on 11/18/2012 1:09:15 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Did all of the German people in the 1930s and 1940s hate the Jews? I don’t think so. Then how could the German media and people look away as the Jews were abused and killed? They looked away because the National Socialist Party (Nazis) promised them a golden future. Don’t the Democrats also promise a golden future? The Nazis were stealing people’s property and killing them, but that was OK because in the long run, they were going to give the German people a glorious new nation. The Nazis had “A higher calling” just like the news lady said that Obama has “A higher calling”. Well, media, we have four dead Americans in Benghazi. I’ll accept the number I heard that the thugs lost 80 people. How many Libyans have died because Obama wanted the government of Libya overthrown? And for what? For what? All this sneaking around and all these lies and all this coverup and all of this brainless partisanship by the old media. For what? The brave new government in Libya? Thousands dead and all the media can do is cover for the Democrats? How childish. How very childish.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 1:24:36 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

As to your first sentence: did the Germans hate the Jews? A good man did in fact, although the French hated them more. Anti-semtism in Europe during the period between the wars was epidemic.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 1:36:17 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If there is a national security problem in Libya, then it’s there because of the Obama administration. Gadaffi didn’t declare war on us. I wrote that, “It’s OK to kill enemy Soldiers with Democrat bombs, but not with Republican bombs”.
Now, it’s OK to kill ANYONE with Democrat bombs. My God media, you’re covering for murderers. Have you no shame? Have you no sense of humanity? Stop for just one minute and think....why did Obama make war on Libya? What was the reason? I’m an old Soldier and I understand that people die in war. I have very little sympathy for young men who want to kill Americans. But those Libyan Soldiers we bombed and killed. Were they trying to kill Americans? They were fathers and brothers and sons. We made enemies of their families for as long as they live....and for what? The great freedom we now see in Libya? Our media should go and hang themselves for buying into these Democrat grifter lies.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 1:37:39 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I would take the word of Jennifer Griffin any day, especially that of “stroke-of-the-pen” Panetta.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 2:03:31 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
Correction.... especially over that of “stroke-of-the-pen” Panetta.
9 posted on 11/18/2012 2:05:22 PM PST by yoe
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To: RobbyS

Yes. I had an exchange of posts with a fellow about abortion. I am strongly against abortion. The other fellow was for it. A kindly poster joined in the discussion and pointed out that some ancient Jews had killed their own children. Now, the kindly poster was also against abortion. He was, I guess, just joining in the conversation. The fellow I was arguing with then wrote something like, “See! Even these religious Jews kill their own children!” the chance to change his mind had been lost by a kindly poster who just wanted to be part of the discussion. I am trying to make the point that our media in the US is behaving like the media in Germany during the 1930s. I think that is extremely dangerous. What are your thoughts on our media being like the media in Germany during the 1930s and ignoring a serious issue which could have dire consequences to our nation?


10 posted on 11/18/2012 2:07:16 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Whatever happened to the 37 Benghazi EVACUEES?

No one in the press has any curiosity about them? No one wants to hear their version of events?

11 posted on 11/18/2012 2:08:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: yoe

Same here.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 2:10:14 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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13 posted on 11/18/2012 2:23:14 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
obama biteass
14 posted on 11/18/2012 3:13:14 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

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15 posted on 11/18/2012 3:18:54 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Am wondering where those 'Staff' that were rescued went. . .certainly 'they' could answer some questions. They are NEVER mentioned. Have they been gagged? Mugged? WHERE are they? Meantime; while they may have been silenced; our Media, has not. (Oh; that's right; there IS that Obama 'Loyalty Oath' thing.)

(Still; does seem, at the least; those who would otherwise be looking for 'that' interview on Fox News; might have mentioned by now; why no one; thus far; available.)

Meantime; 'normally' this 'group think' MO does not matter per quoting the 'faceless' who shall not be named and hence "the White House" speaks. but Benghazi; far too critical.

Half of the the donkey is missing; MIA that is; and there is no good place to pin it's tail.

In fact; it appears that the tail is missing as well; and it does matter that we have the 'tail' and we pin, right where it belongs.

16 posted on 11/18/2012 3:34:29 PM PST by cricket
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To: TigersEye

I want to hear from them, where are they? Does anyone ask? Where’s the media on this question? All we get is silence.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 3:36:56 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We had to overthrow Qadaffi for this?


18 posted on 11/18/2012 3:55:53 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Here' s the video of a prisoner captured that night and some comments http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2954080/posts?
page=37#37 To: Dave Mellon Thx! Note in the video clip at Post 17 there is a prisoner w/his hands restrained (flex-cuffed?) behind his back (in blue jeans/white T-shirt being forced towards the rear passenger side of the SUV) ...that tracks w/what was reported recently ...prisoner was turned over to Libyan forces when the CIA annex was evacuated according to the aforementioned report. According to that report no one knows his whereabouts now or if he was ever interrogated/identified. 37 posted on Saturday, November 03, 2012 12:36:35 AM by Ozymandias Ghost

This short video clip shows the armored SUV that Americans used to escape the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi Libya.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNKRKHv742Y&feature=plcp

19 posted on 11/18/2012 3:59:02 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2954080/posts?
page=37#37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNKRKHv742Y&feature=plcp


20 posted on 11/18/2012 4:00:18 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Benghazi bump for later.....


21 posted on 11/18/2012 4:43:46 PM PST by indthkr
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Obma's statement; like so many when he on an 'edge' was carefully crafted. 'Act of terror'. . .was Obama's way of having his cake and eating it too.)

Anyone remember; in following days; this statement referenced; and 'White House' (hive voice) insisting that Obama, was in fact; speaking generally. Generally; that is; until debate night; with Candy Crowley 'assist' in making Obama an even better liar.

Then of course; there was 'The View'. . .but; Obama is always safe in his lies; because he knows there are way tooo many. It is way of 'overwhelming the system'; impossible to keep on top of; makes truth of; before next one; hits the fan.

22 posted on 11/18/2012 5:00:42 PM PST by cricket
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To: TigersEye

Have been asking same; still; see no evidence of any curiosity; and that in itself; is more than curious. Where ARE they? And WHY is it; they cannot comment ‘at all’. ..or so; apparently.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 5:08:12 PM PST by cricket
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To: cricket

It seems that the press can’t even say ‘we tried to interview them but weren’t allowed to.’ Has the press been threatened?


24 posted on 11/18/2012 5:47:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: blueunicorn6

I think our media is more like the media in the Third French Republic. Intellectuals like Zola were firmly on one side of the argument between the Republicans and the conservative in society. Hence, they simply screened out evidence that favored the other side. Obama thinks more like a Jacobin than a persons in the Anglo-American poltical tradition. So do many in the academic community. Journalists are half-educated lackeys who come from this same environment. We were better off then reporters were from working class families, like the characters in “Front Page,”


25 posted on 11/18/2012 8:51:48 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

26 posted on 11/18/2012 8:56:07 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: RobbyS

Now you’re going to make me study European History again. That’s OK, I enjoy it. You make some interesting points.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 9:05:26 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Las Vegas Ron
1. WHY was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on 9-11,,,,and WITHOUT SECURITY?? WHO SENT HIM THERE?

2. WHY did Sean Smith think they would die that night???

3. WHO ordered the SEALS to STAND DOWN that night??

4. WHY wasn't help sent to them that night??

5. WHY did ERIC NORDSTROM say "the TALIBAN IS IN THE BUILDING"? What building?? The Pentagon? The STATE DEPT....the WHITE HOUSE???

6. WHY hasnt PAnetta, Mueller, and HILLARY been called to testify???

28 posted on 11/19/2012 2:29:39 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: TigersEye
Bingo!! WHERE are those 20-37 people that were saved in Benghazi?? I heard McCain say they were in GERMANY??? WHY NOT QUESTION THEM???

HELLO REPUBLICANS?? and if there is ONE DECENT DEMOCRAT LEFT, HILLARY, PANETTA, MUELLER and these people need to TESTIFY as to what happened that night!!

Get off the "Who changed the talking points and get to the HEART lof the matter.....HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??

29 posted on 11/19/2012 2:34:45 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Having served in the Air Force in Libya during 1956-58 the news from that country has always caught my interest. Qaddafi was about my age. Libya was a Monarchy then. King Idris was a relatively passive ruler and Americans, British and Italians coexisted peacefully with the Arabs. It was a requirement at the time for all Air Force personnel to study Arabic language and customs. That began a fascination of middle eastern affairs for me. A few short years after departing Wheelus Air Base, outside Tripoli, Qaddafi overthrew King Idris in a bloodless coup. He banned the British, Italians and Americans, and took over Wheelus Air Base. Since that time the middle east has changed very little. It is volatile to say the least. How our government could believe they could get involved in that hornet nest without getting stung is beyond me.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 4:57:10 AM PST by billhilly
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To: billhilly

But, you see, that is the question.....Why were American military personnel and equipment used to overthrow Gaddafi? I have never heard one reason put forth as to why he needed to go. Iraq....Weapons of Mass Destruction with a guy (Hussein) who had shown a willingness to attack his neighbors. Yeah, I guess I can see that. But Libya? Why? What’s the reason? There’s never even been an attempt to explain our overthrowing of that government. How brazen! We have communists in our own back yard in Nicaragua and the Democrats wet their pants screaming about us supplying the opposition. Have you heard even one Democrat complain about the American military intervention in Libya? Why is that?


31 posted on 11/19/2012 8:15:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ann Archy

All good questions, I’m sure we could all put together quite a list of them.

I think there is a whole lot more to this Jill Kelley woman then we know at this point too.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 8:28:12 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: timestax

33 posted on 11/19/2012 4:53:58 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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