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Benghazi Talking Points: A Lie Hillary Agreed Upon
Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 05/10/2013 5:03:19 PM PDT by raptor22

Libya: At least a dozen rewrites of the Benghazi talking points were made, with all references to al-Qaida and prior attacks removed at the direction of the secretary of state's office.

The astonishing thing about the administration's Benghazi cover-up is that it actually thought it could get away with it. But each lie has been successfully peeled away, from the protest that never happened, to the irrelevant filmmaker who was blamed, to the intelligence community whose talking points were used as a cover for incompetence and malfeasance.

Now White House and State Department emails obtained by ABC News, some first published by the Weekly Standard, show that the intelligence community, led by the CIA, told the truth about terrorist involvement in the Benghazi attacks and prior warnings in its original talking points draft. It was the White House and the State Department that lied and had them altered.

"Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC's best assessments of what they thought had happened," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters last Nov. 28. "The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word 'consulate' to 'diplomatic facility' because 'consulate' was inaccurate."

What the talking points reflected, after a dozen heavy edits dictated by the State Department, was a sanitized version designed to protect President Obama's re-election chances and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's prospective candidacy in 2016. They were deliberately altered to eliminate references to terrorism so the whole thing could be blamed on an inflammatory video and no one in the administration could be held responsible.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillaryclinton; ibd; ibdbenghazi; libya; nenghazigate; talkingpoints; waronterror
Hillary Clinton stood in front of the caskets at Andrews Air Force Base and told the parents of the Benghazi dead a lie about a video.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 5:03:20 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Yep. As did 0, Panetta and Biden. And they;re still looking for the killers, ala OJ.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 5:07:03 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: raptor22
Sorry for repeating this, but it's IMPORTANT.

This needs to be kept front-of-mind when hearing the DemocRat's talking points about anything regarding Benghazi:

Issues:
1) the State Department had the necessary budget
2) wanted Benghazi to become a permanent consulate
3) it was 1 of only 15 sites out of 300 globally to be rated at the 2 highest levels
4) and MOST DAMNING - ignored multiple formal requests to bring it up to legal standards after multiple, serious security incidents

There are only 15 facilities around the world rated "high" or "critical" - out of almost 300. The Benghazi site was rated "critical" (the highest threat) and needed H.R. Clinton's authorization to operate it while at the officially documented, legally deficient state of security, before the attack.

H.R. Clinton told Stevens, presumably ordered by Obama, that this admin's goal was to make Benghazi a permanent consulate. But, career state department employees were threatened, and demoted, for using official channels to make basic requests for security before the mid-term election.

3 posted on 05/10/2013 5:08:57 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: raptor22

Benghazi was pushed off until after the elections. Obama won. Mission accomplished. That’s the difference that it makes.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 5:09:09 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: raptor22

“The astonishing thing about the administration’s Benghazi cover-up is that it actually thought it could get away with it.”


They did get away with it.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: raptor22
She might have to agree to the story since it is quite likely she invented it.

Hillary was the first to use the "Youtube video" excuse.

10:38-39 p.m., 9/11/12. @StateDept tweets: " #SecClinton: I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. http://state.gov #Libya" and "#SecClinton: We have confirmed one @StateDept officer was killed in #Libya. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss." Hillary Clinton issues a statement, saying, "I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack." She adds: "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."

That was when Hillary herself took over the Cairo embassy Twitter account and personally posted. (anyone who thinks she wasn't directing the earlier Tweets is smoking something) That was at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. That would have been 4:38 AM Sept. 13th in Benghazi. About the time Woods and Doherty were making their last stand.

6 posted on 05/10/2013 5:11:02 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: raptor22

Worth a mention they made Petraeus resign right after the election because they knew they had changed his talking points.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 5:11:40 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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IBD EDITORIAL PING


8 posted on 05/10/2013 5:13:12 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: Williams
The Benghazi Scandal Grows

"CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original."

9 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:27 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: raptor22
This is the money quote:

Carney told reporters last Nov. 28. "The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word 'consulate' to 'diplomatic facility' because 'consulate' was inaccurate."

This is what Carney slithered around the most today...at least a dozen times I would say.

After listening to him I still don't know what he was trying to say.

It's quite obvious now both State and the WH changed much more than "consulate"....NOT the CIA.

10 posted on 05/10/2013 5:17:05 PM PDT by what's up
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To: raptor22

And the government had the video maker arrested and jailed. He is still in jail today and won’t get out until June. Where are the Reps in demanding that he be released immediately?


11 posted on 05/10/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: raptor22

And...

In blaming it on an inflammatory video the Obama campaign could use the same tact to deflect criticism they might label “inflammatory”. They tried to spin this impossibly to their advantage.

The bold face lie to the families of those dead in Benghazi was just the cost of doing business.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 5:18:41 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: uncommonsense

And by law, the Secretary of State must sign a wavier permitting State personnel to occupy a facility that does not meet security standards set by Congress.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 5:19:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TigersEye
So what was her primary reason for blaming the video so quickly:

1)Fear of being blamed for the lack of security?

2)Excuse for a terrible Libya policy (video could be blamed for demonstrations in several countries, taking the spotlight off Libya)?

3)Obama told her to come up with something other than terrorism?

4) All of the above?

5) Something else?

14 posted on 05/10/2013 5:23:03 PM PDT by what's up
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To: raptor22

Then there was the stomach-churning pantomime of Obama giving her a supportive pat on the back as if they were actually saddened by the deaths.

We’ve moved beyond No Shame into something approaching pure evil.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 5:25:25 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: TigersEye

Obama went to the UN to blame the video and then basically blame it on the fact that he have the First Amendment. He darn near apologized for that. It was a disgusting spectacle.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 5:27:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: raptor22

Hillary Clinton is a liar, just like her husband.
Today, Jay Carney threw her under the bus, claiming all false changes to the talking points were conducted by THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

The House Oversight Committee needs to drag Hilderbeast into a hearing (in a big poacher’s net if necessary), and make her choose. Herself or Barry Soetero.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 5:28:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kabar

Well, the video guy did break the terms of his probation. Thing is, nobody would have noticed if the regime hadn’t blamed his video for Benghazi.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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IBD EDITORIAL PING


19 posted on 05/10/2013 5:31:35 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

For once the crime is worse than the coverup. When Obama got drunk and went to bed , what possible assurance could he have had that many of the other Americans that were there (aren’t there supposed to be 100 or more, some still in the hospital) were not going to be massacred as well?


20 posted on 05/10/2013 5:32:42 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: what's up
6) None of the above

She first tweeted about it early morning Sept. 11th many hours before the attack in Benghazi. That means the "video" was being put forth as cover for something before there was any failure of security to cover for.

21 posted on 05/10/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: colorado tanker
Yes, and he and Hillary spent $79k taxpayer dollars to apologize for the 1st Amendment directly to the Pakistanis.

Pakistanis didn't know about any "video" or any "insults" until 0blablah and Hillbilly broadcast this...

Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV (taxpayer-funded ads) Sept. 20, 2012

Which immediately resulted in this...

Pakistan: 17 killed in anti-Islam film protests Sept. 21, 2012

0bama then went to the UN and re-inflamed the Muslim world once again over the manufactured offense "Innocence of Muslims."

U.S. President Speaks to U.N. About YouTube Video

Those apologies validated their anger.

22 posted on 05/10/2013 5:49:56 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
She first tweeted about it early morning Sept. 11th many hours before the attack in Benghazi.

But wouldn't Tripoli already have been attacked by then?

23 posted on 05/10/2013 5:55:20 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

I don’t think Tripoli was attacked.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 5:56:54 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: raptor22

“Ambassador Christopher Stevens was aware of the threat and had warned Benghazi could not be defended after what security they had was withdrawn.”

If he was aware of the lapse in security, why did he go into Benghazzi anyway? Did they ORDER him to go to Benghazzi after he had warned them it could not be defended?


25 posted on 05/10/2013 5:57:46 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: raptor22

The WH is saying the GOP knew about the emails 2 months ago and wasn’t concerned about them and ignored them. Thats why obama wins this and gets away with it.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 6:04:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: what's up

Carney is trying to argue that the CIA “wrote” every draft, therefore the White House and State didn’t change anything.

He was lying through his teeth today, and every reporter knew it.

I thought that press conference might be the undoing of the Obama Administration. They are caught in a lie, and the White House is insistent on blaming the CIA. And the press knows and smells blood.

I think what is not being written about right now, the CIA operatives trying to come forward and blow the whistle, is the big story. NO ONE is discussing in the media what the CIa was doing in Benghazzi. It is the pink elephant in the room, and the media has been studiously ignoring it.

I wonder if the deliberate lies today, and blaming the CIA, will finally make the press ask the questions that should have been asked about the CIa operation in Benghazzi?


27 posted on 05/10/2013 6:05:08 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: what's up

“So what was her primary reason for blaming the video so quickly?”

Deflecting attention AWAY from the CIA Operation.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 6:07:33 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: raptor22

IBD is putting out some good stuff today,


29 posted on 05/10/2013 6:09:42 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: TigersEye

Yes, you are right about that.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Bryan24
Deflecting attention AWAY from the CIA Operation.

Perhaps.

31 posted on 05/10/2013 6:13:36 PM PDT by what's up
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32 posted on 05/10/2013 6:20:06 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: Viennacon

I think they are both culpable....Hilary owned the talking points misdirection, security lapses and Barry owns the stand down orders. Big question is who pushed the video......


33 posted on 05/10/2013 6:20:10 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Bryan24
Someone decided Stevens couldn't be trusted with further US arms transfers to al Qaeda affiliated terrorist organizations working to overthrow Assad and then Move on to Jordan and Saudi Arabia - then Israel.

Stevens' security was withdrawn because this was a hit.

Things may get worse for our wannabe Caliphate Mr. Obama before they get better.

34 posted on 05/10/2013 6:20:23 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: what's up; Bryan24
Deflecting attention AWAY from the CIA Operation.

That is not a bad speculation when you consider that Hillary was trying to stir up a riot in Cairo and other embassies around the world. Several others were attacked that day. Her embassy in Cairo was tweeting apologies for the "video" in the very early morning hours of Sept. 11th. The attack in Benghazi didn't occur until about 9:20 PM Sept. 11th.

Was that all an effort to divert eyes away from Libya, specifically Benghazi?

35 posted on 05/10/2013 6:21:06 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kabar

No version of the talking points ever mentioned a video. Susan Rice, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton all said they relied on information from the intelligence community and all said Benghazi was the result of protests about the video. The CIA never said any such thing.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 6:25:44 PM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: uncommonsense

—— But, career state department employees were threatened, and demoted, for using official channels to make basic requests for security before the mid-term election. ——

Thanks. That clarifies things.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 6:36:23 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: GotMojo

Yes. WHO PUSHED THE DAMN VIDEO?!


38 posted on 05/10/2013 6:39:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Bryan24

I wonder if the deliberate lies today, and blaming the CIA, will finally make the press ask the questions that should have been asked about the CIa operation in Benghazzi?


Not a chance. By tomorrow the media will drop the whole thing.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 6:46:55 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: kabar
... and the SOS must sign off on sharing DOD resources. 2 points of conviction on Benghazi - security downgrade ops and paring down shared DOD resources.
40 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:41 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: TigersEye
"I don’t think Tripoli was attacked."

According to boots on the ground, Hicks/Nordstrom, it was less secure then Benghazi.

41 posted on 05/10/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

OK.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 7:29:49 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
"Those apologies validated their anger" [against liberty and our republic]
43 posted on 05/10/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: raptor22


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44 posted on 05/10/2013 8:26:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: colorado tanker

It was just a pretext to put him in jail. They would have come up with something else if that wasn’t available. He should be released period.


45 posted on 05/10/2013 9:22:15 PM PDT by kabar
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