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Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal
Washington Times ^ | 5-12-2013 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 05/12/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 12, 2013

Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal

Joseph Curl

EXCERPT:

Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps. Of course, the public briefing came after a private session with “reporters who matter,” a sure sign the White House is in full hunker-down mode — and, more precisely, terrified.

Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points. Fully. “That is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA,” he said.

For the record, this is what the CIA “generated”:

“Since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants.” That line was stricken: Everything was fine there — fine fine fine.

And: “We do know that Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda participated in the attack.” That line, too, was deleted by … someone. Instead, this was inserted: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”

.........this scandal is just beginning. And the White House has picked a very bad scapegoat: the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA follows RFK’s edict: “Don’t get mad, get even.” And when the CIA gets even, it isn’t pretty.

With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week — nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the former director forced to resign after a sex scandal, is a dangerous man to the Obama administration. Mad and intent on getting even, he’s already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were “useless” and that he preferred not to use them at all. The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; benghazi; flush; navyseals; petraeus; petraeusbenghazi; talkingpoints; threatmatrix; useless; videomyth
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1 posted on 05/12/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

What has Patreaus got to loose at this point?


2 posted on 05/12/2013 7:59:23 PM PDT by berdie
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To: smoothsailing
... The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown...

(Photo from Klamath River...)

3 posted on 05/12/2013 8:01:17 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: smoothsailing

Could Jay sit down after his creampie?

I think not.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 8:02:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: smoothsailing

The General has some serious explaining to do.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 8:04:16 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: berdie

His pension!


6 posted on 05/12/2013 8:04:43 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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7 posted on 05/12/2013 8:05:10 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: smoothsailing

You know what really angers me, smoothsailing-

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/12/18209616-on-benghazi-probe-gops-issa-says-hillary-clintons-not-a-target?lite

According to this article, Issa is saying that Obama and Hillary are not targets, which to me seems preposterous.

I do not want to jump the gun on this and get angry about it too early, but I have really had my fill of wimp republicans.


8 posted on 05/12/2013 8:05:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: smoothsailing

It seemed obvious that Petreaus was being blackmailed to go along with the White House version of the attack. He did what anyone who is being blackmailed should do, if they can, simply announce the dirty laundry and resign.

It’s much better to take the consequences of a personal indiscretion than lie under oath about Benghazi and go down with an impeached president.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: smoothsailing

Curl sees way more in this than I do. I didn’t think Carney seemed ashen, scared, worried or much different at all. Did he seem worried? Did I just miss it?

I doubt Petraeus will offer up anything useful. I don’t have faith in these people any longer.

Full blown by Friday?...I’m doubting it but hope they prove me wrong.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 8:09:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: smoothsailing

Weird. I start calling Paid “Midway Carney” barker by his true idiom, to illustrate the primary motivation behind his cheap suit act and New everyone is following.


11 posted on 05/12/2013 8:09:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing

Happy Benghazi Dam Break...may the shiite hit the fan!


12 posted on 05/12/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: chris37

my perhaps overly optimistic view of what Issa is saying here is that the investigation into Benghazi isn’t a political witch hunt meant to have consequences for political purposes. Instead Issa is saying the investigation is about actually finding out the truth about what happened the night four Americans were killed in Benghazi and why the American people were lied to about its root cause.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 8:10:36 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: chris37

Issa has got to say that now. Ultimately, Obama gave the order to stand down. The responsibility is his. Issa knows that. He is going to inflict the death of a thousand cuts. This is just beginning. Let the chips fall.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 8:10:39 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: smoothsailing
The CIA follows RFK’s edict: “Don’t get mad, get even.”

Think someone at the Agency has Obama's real biographical materials? You know, kept for just such a moment?
15 posted on 05/12/2013 8:15:57 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: onyx

“20 hours or so to get there.” I guess since it was “the middle of the night” the military would have to wait until the next business day to respond. God save us.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 8:16:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: chris37

I understand why Issa would say that. He’s building a case. Why give away the ending?


17 posted on 05/12/2013 8:16:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

He sure does, but I bet he knows a heck of a lot that can make Clinton and Obama squirm!


18 posted on 05/12/2013 8:18:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Damn, I hope you are right.I have no faith in any of the sumbitches in politics.NONE


19 posted on 05/12/2013 8:19:56 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: chris37

You don’t want the press to start calling this a WITCH HUNT. Because the witch has already been found! This is an exploration of what went wrong and why and how to prevent it from happening again. Incompetence exposure. And whatever else may be found under the rubble.


20 posted on 05/12/2013 8:20:05 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Vendome

Joseph Curl must be reading your FR posts! :)


21 posted on 05/12/2013 8:20:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: berdie

BS marriage? hair? honor?


22 posted on 05/12/2013 8:22:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing

Why would ANYONE ever be employed directly or indirectly by this administration? Their very lives in danger and the only thing Obama cares about are faggots and islam.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 8:23:50 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: smoothsailing

He has one chance.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 8:24:57 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: frankenMonkey
Now that would be quite a story!

CIA EXPOSES OBAMA AS FRAUD!


25 posted on 05/12/2013 8:25:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Sounds like crap to me.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 8:25:41 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: onyx

He certainly does, I hope he can make the most of it.


27 posted on 05/12/2013 8:28:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Brad from Tennessee

With it being a 9/11 anniversary and our embassies were being attacked all over the Mideast and Africa, are they serious to say we had no military assets ready to go???


28 posted on 05/12/2013 8:29:52 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: chris37

Who decided it was acceptable not to put Hil-lie-ry under oath? The RNC should pull all election funding from that person forever.


29 posted on 05/12/2013 8:32:13 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: petitfour

The question should be “Which Hunt?”

Obamanation has done great harm to America, and the RINOS lack the ‘fire in the belly’ to punish Communist B. Hussein Obama.

With so many evil actions by Obama to prosecute, the question should be “Which evil should we hunt down first?”


30 posted on 05/12/2013 8:32:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Yes. Which hunt!


31 posted on 05/12/2013 8:33:50 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: zerosix

That’s an interesting angle I hadn’t thought of.

But since he has retired..can they touch his government or military pension?


32 posted on 05/12/2013 8:33:58 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Irenic

Carney was flustered. Sometimes hard to tell with that gay ass, crooked mouth that constantly looks as if he is suffering from some painful infarctions ....

Either that or he hasn’t gotten use to chewing Shoal just yet.


33 posted on 05/12/2013 8:34:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: berdie
What has Patreaus got to loose at this point?"

Nothing. He's already got a teaching job at CUNY.

34 posted on 05/12/2013 8:34:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: smoothsailing

Must be. 2nd time this week and I started calling that walking hemorroid “Midway Carney”. Months ago.

Then again, his name invites creative derision when he’s walking around horrid like Baghdad Bob....


35 posted on 05/12/2013 8:37:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: berdie
I'd have to ask so e military expert on that one but one thing I do know is, just like the Clinton's used the some 1,100 FBI files to shut down their critics and enemies, Obama is doing the same, in spades!

I also note that just after Benghazi, Patraeus was forced to step down for his post at CIA and I don't think it was a coincidence!

36 posted on 05/12/2013 8:39:37 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Vendome
I started calling that walking hemorroid “Midway Carney”. Months ago.

It fits! :o)


Midway Carney

37 posted on 05/12/2013 8:44:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Want...

Stealing.....

Too bad...so sad....

Thnx


38 posted on 05/12/2013 8:47:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing
What if CIA produces Obama REAL birth certificate and it shows he was born outside the USA? [CIA can think of lots of creative ways to screw over BHO.]
39 posted on 05/12/2013 8:48:15 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Vendome

LOL, you’re not stealing it, you own it!


40 posted on 05/12/2013 8:48:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: MasterGunner01
We're gonna need more popcorn! photo popcorn_zps041b3264.gif
41 posted on 05/12/2013 8:51:38 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; All

Ah yes, ok, I think with the responses to my post I can understand why this was said.

I really appreciate the responses as well. I think the reason I am edgy on this is having the knowledge that Hillary was allowed to testify without having to take an oath, which just smacks of GOP cowardice to me, so it has left me suspicious.

But I can see why Issa might want to go out of his way to characterize his hearings as something other than what they will be portrayed as.

This whole situation with the death of 4 men, 3 of them being heroes, and then the lying about it really cuts me to the core over just how sorry a state we have allowed our government to enter.

I do not want some underling fall guy to take the rap for those. I want those who have dishonored our country and our dead to be brought to justice.

Again, thank you to all of those who responded to my post.


42 posted on 05/12/2013 8:52:31 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: onyx

“it would take up to 20 hours to get them there”

So????

During the attack no one knew how long it would last. Hours? Days? Weeks?

If I call the cops or the fire department, are they going to say, “Gee, the burglar is already inside the house, or the house is already on fire, so let’s not bother going there because it would take up to 20 minutes to get there.”

What kind of stupid remark is that? How could he possibly know how long the attack would last? How could he possibly think that 20 hours would be too late? And most of all, how could he possibly justify not making an effort?


43 posted on 05/12/2013 8:57:03 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: MasterGunner01
What if CIA produces Obama REAL birth certificate and it shows he was born outside the USA?

So who would be president, McCain, Biden, Pelosi, Romney, Boner?

44 posted on 05/12/2013 8:57:25 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Irenic
Bob Gates has given Obama cover so maybe he will emerge with no damage for his inaction during the attack. The administration is still to blame for the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi, but that may allow the media to resume their accustomed mode of protecting the President.

With luck, the focus will then turn to Hillary's bad decisions...but I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

45 posted on 05/12/2013 8:58:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: generally
Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Albania are all members of NATO.

It wasn't news that that area was volatile or that Sept. 11 was a meaningful anniversary. So why wasn't the administration ready in case action was needed? Was a flight from Aviano (far northeast part of Italy) the only option? We had nothing at any bases closer to Benghazi?

46 posted on 05/12/2013 9:01:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Now, that IS a very interesting question! I don't know, but it would make for one heck of a constitutional crisis. Everything Obongo has signed as POTUS, every appointment, every EO would be null and void.
47 posted on 05/12/2013 9:02:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Verginius Rufus

There is a Judge Janine video from before the election in which Col. Hunt and an ex CIA guy showed there were assets in Sicily which could have transited in just over two hours with all their gear. I’ll see if I can find the link. BBIAM


48 posted on 05/12/2013 9:03:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MasterGunner01
Here's the link. I don't recall the html for embedding a video:

http://www.therightscoop.com/mike-baker-and-col-david-hunt-on-benghazi-who-was-watching-and-what-assets-were-available/

49 posted on 05/12/2013 9:08:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: chris37

I have no question but that they’ve got plenty of stuff on Issa. He always pulls his punches after taking forever to make some noise on an issue.


50 posted on 05/12/2013 9:09:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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