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Did CIA official suppress Benghazi narrative? Accounts raise new questions
fox ^ | 2/14/14 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 02/14/2014 4:29:45 PM PST by Nachum

New information about the intelligence available in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack raises questions about whether the former No. 2 at the CIA downplayed or dismissed reporting from his own people in Libya that it was a coordinated attack and not an out-of-control protest over an anti-Islam video.

Then-Deputy Director Mike Morell, whose own agency lost two employees at Benghazi, former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, was heavily involved in editing the administration’s internal narrative on what happened – known as the “talking points” – which served as the basis for then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s controversial claims about a protest on the Sunday talk shows after the attack.

According to the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi, on Sept. 15, four days after the attack and one day before Rice’s appearance, the CIA's most senior operative on the ground in Libya emailed Morell and others at the agency that the attack was "not/not an escalation of protests."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; official; suppress

1 posted on 02/14/2014 4:29:45 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:30:19 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Where was the supposed CIC and what was he doing?


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:37:38 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Nachum

making the glaringly obvious glaringly obvious means nothing to the blind eye


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:38:17 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Nachum

The very notion that people in Benghazi care about a Youtube video is preposterous. The assassins of our Ambassador and Navy Seals probably never surf the Youtube postings.

Clearly the “folks” in DC ordered and orchestrated the massacre and coverup. How could it be otherwise?


5 posted on 02/14/2014 4:38:58 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Nachum
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."

6 posted on 02/14/2014 4:39:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum

NSA is collecting all the traffic, where are the records about obvious terror attack???
They subpoenaed Nixon tapes and fried him, lets get Benghazi tapes and records and see who did what and knew what!!!


7 posted on 02/14/2014 4:40:23 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 4:43:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Catherine Herridge has been doing a great job digging up details about this!


9 posted on 02/14/2014 4:46:20 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Leo Carpathian; no-to-illegals; All

I have heard that Zwahiri encouraged this attack to avenge al Libi. Recently I heard that Al Libi was being held and questioned on a US ship in the Mediterranean, probably around that time. Perhaps the video story was floated to distract from that activity. Apparently a number of our embassies were under attach that day and the video was implicated there. Question: Was this possibly a legitimate coverup to support a worthwhile covert action(s)? Another question: How the heck did the CIA loose the maps to the Tora Bora caves when they could have been used to capture bin Laden? Who was in charge when that happened?


10 posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:58 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Nachum

Another good piece by Herridge.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:34 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Nachum

Is a bear Catholic? Does the pope poop in the woods?


12 posted on 02/14/2014 5:12:07 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Nachum

If you haven’t done so already, read “Benghazi, the Definitive Report”. It makes sense. And I think Fox is going to make it into a movie..(from SoFrep Facebook site)

I also think this may be part of why Petraeus is giving a nod to Hillary...I think she has something big on the CIA and/or him. But Brennan is a real part of the problem...and he managed to slime his way out of his role in all of this...


13 posted on 02/14/2014 5:44:48 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Nachum

Clearly Morell was just being the resident Pimp for Obama, Jarrett, Hildebilge, Biden, Hagel and other members of their Cabal. He was ordered to come up with a BS anti-truth report on CIA stationery and he did it...............pure and simple! Now, he is hiding from Herridge and her cameraman.

Petraeus, not wanting to play along, had his head chopped off because he could not keep his zipper in the North position!

Great job by one of the few “journalists” in this country!


14 posted on 02/14/2014 7:05:19 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Nachum

I forgot - - - - . What is that crude expression about woods and bears?

[ I have to do something about my frequent half-heimers episodes!]


15 posted on 02/14/2014 7:09:05 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum
"Morell immediately passed that to the analysts who produced the original analysis and asked for their reaction,"Harlow explained. "They responded that they had contradictory information and stuck with their judgment. It wasn't until several days later that the CIA was able to get their hands on the CCTV video (Sept. 18) -- when they did, it was clear there were no demonstrations and the analysts changed their reporting."

Hard for me to believe that the CCTV video wasn't reviewed until Sep 18. I would think that a major event like the Benghazi attack would have been followed live in all the situation rooms,(WH, DoD, CIA, StateDept) particularly the CIA.

16 posted on 02/14/2014 8:38:28 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: Nachum


17 posted on 02/14/2014 8:53:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Nachum

“To be GOVERNED is to be kept in sight, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so.

To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.

It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, squeezed, mystified, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, despised, harassed, tracked, abused, clubbed, disarmed, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and, to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, outraged, dishonored.

That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”

P.J. Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, trans. John Beverley Robinson. London: Freedom Press, 1923, p. 294


18 posted on 02/14/2014 9:18:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gleeaikin

Thanks gleeaikin for the ping but I don’t know how to address the questions. I’m clueless.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 8:17:10 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gleeaikin

gleeaikin, am going to try to answer part of your question. Personally (and this is my opinion) I believe bin laden was never in the caves of Tora Bora. I think he was at the compound, where found, all along.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 8:33:22 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gleeaikin

Something else ... am NOT really certain bin laden is dead. My gut tells me the bin laden death, at the hands of zer0 is a ruse. I’ve never typed this because I wanted to believe we did get bin laden but .... am not certain anymore. Can’t elaborate because it is simply a gut thing.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 8:36:28 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gleeaikin
Question: Was this possibly a legitimate coverup to support a worthwhile covert action(s)?

No.

22 posted on 02/15/2014 8:39:09 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: bigheadfred

This stuff will be in a court of law in the future. Blind eyes or not - justice will be done.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 11:10:22 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because of left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfie)
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To: gleeaikin

Bottom line for me, I don’t trust hardly any agency of govt. anymore. FBI, cia, nsa most of the rest. they have proven they are not trustworthy.
I trust what we do here little else.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 4:43:54 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Graewoulf
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25 posted on 02/15/2014 7:56:45 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

26 posted on 02/15/2014 7:58:51 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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