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Former Obama Speechwriter Behind Benghazi Cover-Up?
Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 9, 2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 05/09/2013 4:34:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Writing at American Thinker, Ed Lasky points to Obama National Security Team member Ben Rhodes as the man possibly behind the Benghazi cover-up.

Lasky notes that when the Benghazi attacks took place, "CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans." But the theory is that this news was suppressed because it "would cause embarrassment for the Obama team," which had spent years telling us Al Qaeda's best years were behind it and the "'tide of war' was receding."

Lasky asserts that Obama's 2009 Cairo speech began presenting this erroneous view of the world and progress in the War on Terror, but once the Benghazi attacks filled Americans' television screens on September 11, 2012, Rhodes was there to "alter CIA talking points," conforming them to the unrealistic depiction of the world Obama had presented in Cairo.

Rhodes, who authored the 2009 Cairo speech, is accused by Lasky of being the one who turned "attacks" into "demonstrations," and he or "someone [else] at White House level" allegedly injected the idea of a YouTube video "triggering spontaneous protests."(continued)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benrhodes; benrhodesbrother; cairospeech; cbsnews; cbsnewspresident; obama; obamacairospeech
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 4:34:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just don’t think he would do that without full approval from BO himself. BO is behind the cover up and they need to find out what he is covering up.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; penelopesire

This is probably the guy who insisted on the ‘video’ cause, and probably despite 97% of the cover-uppers demanding he didn’t.

That was the tip-off that Asssmear was behind it and not a sudden jihad syndrome thing.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 4:40:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: dandiegirl

Subpoena. And make sure Ben is under oath. I can’t imagine Obama claiming executive privilege with a speech writer. OR would he?


4 posted on 05/09/2013 4:42:02 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is there are too many witnesses for hitlary to ‘Vince Foster”.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 4:44:02 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to put money down on who the fall guy/person will be.

Betting tip : Not The One now the Smartest Woman in the World.

Ante up.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 4:45:22 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: dandiegirl

I don’t buy all this. They will throw someone under the bus to protect Obumer and Hillary. This may be the guy.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ben Rhodes is brother to the head of CBS.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 4:48:46 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sad thing is — Hussein actually believes he is the President.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 4:49:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: True Grit
I don’t buy all this. They will throw someone under the bus to protect Obumer and Hillary. This may be the guy.

Ben Rhodes is the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes.
Surprise, surprise.

10 posted on 05/09/2013 4:53:51 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's pretty obvious Obama had to cover this up for political reasons. One of his big campaign memes was he "had Al Qaeda on the run." Of course, this and the attack on the Cairo embassy put the lie to that. So, we had to blame it on a video no one had seen.

This thing would have been impossible, even laughable, but for the MSM being Obama's wingman. They even had Candy Crowley in place at the debate to shut Romney down and keep the cover up going.

11 posted on 05/09/2013 4:56:19 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: txhurl

Hell..the way things are run at Obama’s WH, he probably gave the stand down orders. Obama was probably coked out and out of it.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 4:57:52 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Former Obama Speechwriter Behind Benghazi Cover-Up?

Another fall guy for Barry, but all roads lead to the kenyan usurper!

13 posted on 05/09/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Benghazi - When you abandon four men to a terrorist mob, it is murder.)
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14 posted on 05/09/2013 5:02:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“0bama speechwriter” only spins how he is told to by the one he writes the speech for. Don’t get distracted.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 5:03:05 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Rhodes is the typist. The policy is Obama pure and simple.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: True Grit

I’m hoping that this time, most know by now that it was Hillary and BO who were supposed to be in charge and they failed massively. I hope they aren’t going to get away with it this time. The Senators will look like fools if the 2 in charge get away without a scratch. Like Gowdy said, he doesn’t care who’s career it ends.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 5:12:57 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Lancey Howard

Read the American Thinker piece too.....Rhodes has no qualifications other than being a fiction writer and an anti Semitic Jew hater.

I just have been shaking my head all day long watching my country be destroyed from within from my little spot on the universe. Very sad.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 5:17:30 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate to say it, but Rhodes may be where this trail ends. If Valerie Jarrett or Obama told him to change the talking points, they almost certainly did it verbally, with no paper or email trail we can pin to them. Rhodes will probably fall on his sword for his “team” and say it was all his idea to make the changes. Even if he doesn’t, if he names names, it’s no good unless you can prove it.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 5:17:56 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah.... I was wondering which low-level schlub they were going to toss under the bus to keep Hillary safe from blame.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 5:38:55 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The leader is responsible for everything that happens, or fails to happen, in his organization.”

That would be Pee Wee Obama.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: penelopesire

Hell..the way things are run at Obama’s WH, he probably gave the stand down orders. Obama was probably coked out and out of it.

Someone been reading Ulsterman, but yes, he was probably, “indisposed”... at the time

Where was Valerie Jarrett????


22 posted on 05/09/2013 5:51:21 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: JimSEA

“Rhodes is the typist. The policy is Obama pure and simple.”

Precisely why Rhodes is the perfect fall guy. It frustrates the attempts to get at the truth, and gives the dems the chance to say, “See? We said it was all about a fishing expedition, and it was. They got a speechwriter.”

Then, of course, the speechwriter is “fired” and promptly given a job at the Center for American Progress. End of story.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: penelopesire
I just have been shaking my head all day long watching my country be destroyed from within from my little spot on the universe. Very sad.

You'll only get agita fretting about it. I gave up on America about 5 years ago. Hunker down, take care of your family, hide what you have (mainly from government) and try to stay below the radar.

I have recommended to everybody to jump on the SSDI gravy train. It's the hot scam these days. "One in 19 Americans today get SSDI or SSI. That's one in 19 Americans (who) are disabled." (And that was 3 years ago! Can you guess what the ratio must be now?) May as well grab whatever you can from government before the moocher base of the Democrat party gobbles everything up. I hear it takes a couple of tries, but once you start getting the free money, it will all be worth it. Maybe you "twisted your back", or your eyes are going... or maybe you're deprressed, or an alcoholic... whatever.

Look, America is dead. Dead and gone. It seems a long time ago now that I served proudly in the Marines under Commander-in-Chief Ronald Reagan. I was actually proud to be an American back then. But today we have a sodomized, feminized, politically correct military that continues to slide down a slop hole under an America-hating African communist. It makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

The United States of America is now nothing more than a big land mass populated by cretins, ingrates, and parasites who have absolutely no respect for the military and who vote for big government to confiscate money from their neighbors so that it may be “redistributed” to them in exchange for their votes. It is not an America worth defending anymore. That America no longer exists.

The parasites outnumber the hosts now, and there’s no going back. America is dead.
The Democrats have won.

Even the immigrants, legal and illegal, don't come to America anymore because they want to be "Americans" - - they come here to vote Democrat and steal whatever they can by proxy. It's a shame. America had a great run but nothing lasts forever.

In any event, keep your chin up and have some fun! (I'm having a blast these days!) There's no point in wallowing in the past.

FRegards,
LH

24 posted on 05/09/2013 5:58:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GraceG

Hmmm...I don’t read Ultersman but may have to check it out now....lol.

Yes....Valerie Jarrett needs to be called to testify too.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 6:03:54 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I am just a little down today but in no way giving up the fight that easy.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 6:05:06 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

<....”Hunker down, take care of your family, hide what you have (mainly from government) and try to stay below the radar.”.....>

That’s really good advice...reminds me of the scriptures that say when bad men rule people go into hiding.

There comes a time where the handwriting is clearly visible, and the effort to deny it as so can no longer be so.

I’m almost there...as i see the leaders become or are more and more unconcerned for our country, and see it’s sitizens as simply financila cogs that keep them in the game they are playing now on the Global scene, with less and less concern for how this country is affected.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 6:12:15 PM PDT by caww
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To: Lancey Howard
I have recommended to everybody to jump on the SSDI gravy train. It's the hot scam these days... I'm having a blast these days.

Your post reveals you to be both an enabler and an embodiment of the problem yourself.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:51 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: penelopesire
I am just a little down today but in no way giving up the fight that easy.

Oh, I hear you. And I am going to keep fighting as well. No way will I let the scumbags easily enjoy the fruits of their victory without as much discomfort as I can help inflict.

29 posted on 05/09/2013 6:24:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Behind” maybe, in the sense of being behind the keyboard that typed the words, but this came straight from the top (such as it is when the “top” is lower than Bill Clinton’s morals...)


30 posted on 05/09/2013 6:24:54 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Agamemnon

I love people who don’t know it’s over. The naivete is ingratiating. Go get ‘em tiger!


31 posted on 05/09/2013 6:26:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: colorado tanker

The MSM is not even pretending anymore. Obama is their creation and they will defend him unto death.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 6:28:48 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This entire event is the result of a conspiracy between a speechwriter, the dog-walker and the white slave that wipes Michelle’s more than ample butt.

Obama is perfect in every way and he is without sin.... he had nothing to do with any of this mess.

I still have my old Dick Tracy secret decoder ring, so don’t doubt me.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:54 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Agamemnon

Signing on to the devil’s crew. The ends do not justify the means. I look at myself with disgust because I am on social security and, like everyone my age, use Medicare. Self preservation more than hypocrisy. At one point in time I bought the argument that I was contributing to government run insurance to be used in old age. That was before crony capitalism and goverment expansion of welfare on the “premiums” we paid.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 6:54:00 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What scares me the most is they blamed a Coptic Christian for making a video that led to this “protest.” Is this the beginning of blaming Christians for the troubles in the world? Why hasn’t anyone mentioned this angle to this story. Our government is persecuting Christianity to save Islam.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 7:01:39 PM PDT by kagoots (Soon we will envy the dead)
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To: Lancey Howard
I love people who don’t know it’s over. The naivete is ingratiating. Go get ‘em tiger!

As opportunistic a societal leach, that you are, you only continue to make my point.


36 posted on 05/09/2013 7:07:10 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: ScottinVA

Calling Craig Livingstone!


37 posted on 05/09/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kagoots

You’ll never believe it but Bob Beckel on The Five today was ranting about the Coptic Christian fall guy. Absolutely livid at his treatment. Who knew I’d ever cheer for Beckel?

What is this man’s name? He’s been buried alive and no one cares.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 7:16:01 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GraceG

That is my question, I want that bat like freak exposed!


39 posted on 05/09/2013 7:24:23 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: miss marmelstein

His name(s) are here, Miss M. . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakoula_Basseley_Nakoula


40 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:17 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Lancey Howard

A bit harsh Lancey, what’s your plan? Curl up and let live?

I get that the wind is in our faces, I get that the odds look awful, but I also GET that there are millions upon millions who do give a cr** and aren’t ready to succumb.

Let those of use who intend to fight, do so without the crass unnecessary digs.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:54 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
A bit harsh Lancey, what’s your plan? Curl up and let live?

No. As I posted earlier, I will never let the scumbags enjoy the fruits of victory as long as I can help inflict pain in some way. I fully intend to go down swinging.

FRegards,
LH

42 posted on 05/09/2013 7:39:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Ok then, I guess you believe getting on SSDI is fighting, get ‘em tiger!

And telling people ‘it’s over, America is done’, now THAT is a fighting stance if ever there was!

Calling another poster naive to believe in the good fight, yea, guess I missed your ‘fighting spirit’ in all that.


43 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Ok then, I guess you believe getting on SSDI is fighting, get ‘em tiger!

Yes. I do.
But you go ahead and let the moocher base of the Democrat party gobble everything up. That's very kind of you.

44 posted on 05/09/2013 8:15:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

No Lancey, I intend to not fake anything to rob good decent people who still put in a days work. IF I had a disability, that would be a whole different conversation. So tell me, are you disabled or just playing the game to ‘gobble up’ what’s left at the table?


45 posted on 05/09/2013 8:23:37 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: dandiegirl

“Like Gowdy said, he doesn’t care who’s career it ends.”

I really like that guy! I hope he has good security.


46 posted on 05/09/2013 8:27:10 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
No. I don't get a dime from the government. I never said I did. But believe me, I am not averse to anybody who has gotten up and gone to work every day for decades finally deciding to try to recoup at least some of the money they flushed down the government toilet.

I never said to commit fraud. My point was that we normal, taxpaying, traditional Americans should never be bashful about jumping on the SSDI gravy train in the event of any disability at all, and not to be timid about figuring out that there is a disability. The scumbag Democrat moochers certainly know how to game the system. If you want to let them mooch up everything without grabbing what you can, knock yourself out.

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47 posted on 05/09/2013 8:57:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they making him a deal he ca’t refuse? “Fall on your swrod for The Won - or??????


48 posted on 05/09/2013 9:34:12 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44; penelopesire; Lancey Howard
Let those of use who intend to fight, do so without the crass unnecessary digs.

Both my boys are USMC enlisted and serving proudly.

I am certain they wouldn't want Lancey "Coward" sharing the foxhole with them.

Lancey just comes across as one of those kind of guys who probably spent more of his time in the brig for all the "5-finger discounts" he helped himself to at the PX.

"Tokyo Lancey" is just a societal leach: clearly a "Marine" who is cast more in the mold of a John Murtha, than a Chesty Puller.

FReegards!


49 posted on 05/10/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon

“Rah, rah!”

lol


50 posted on 05/10/2013 7:57:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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