Skip to comments.Fox News and those Benghazi detainees
Posted on 11/18/2012 12:54:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Fox Newss 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 Petraeuss 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 Im on, and it has some pretty insightful stuff in it, if you want to look for it.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
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.
Good link in the article.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I would take the word of Jennifer Griffin any day, especially that of “stroke-of-the-pen” Panetta.
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?
No one in the press has any curiosity about them? No one wants to hear their version of events?
(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.
I want to hear from them, where are they? Does anyone ask? Where’s the media on this question? All we get is silence.
We had to overthrow Qadaffi for this?
This short video clip shows the armored SUV that Americans used to escape the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi Libya.
Benghazi bump for later.....
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.
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.
It seems that the press can’t even say ‘we tried to interview them but weren’t allowed to.’ Has the press been threatened?
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,
Now you’re going to make me study European History again. That’s OK, I enjoy it. You make some interesting points.
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???
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??
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.
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?
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.