Skip to comments.Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists After Libya Attack
Posted on 11/17/2012 10:14:50 PM PST by WilliamIII
WASHINGTON David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups. Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack including Al Qaedas franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah were removed from the public explanation of the attack immediately after the assault to avoiding alerting the militants that American intelligence and law enforcement agencies were tracking them, lawmakers said.
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Bet if Assad is knocked off, we’ll see Egypt and Syria unite again.
And if we wanted them to think we didn't know after that then we must want them to think we're stupid. And if they don't think we're stupid after all this then they're stupid.
Hence why they are called “TERRORISTS”! Still think this group of “TERRORISTS” were contracted MERCS.. by certain Gooberment officials inside the executive branch.. The “TERRORISTS” by design of the contract agreement were not to encounter any resistance..yet they did... otherwise everyone would have perished.
You can get better excuses from any first grader.
If Petraeus said that... he was instructed by the same Admin who set up his exit from government service... more than likely he was given a list of “HOW” he was going to exit... He chose affair! The entire affair grew immediate “legs”...
he followed with the appropriate talking points and actions.. just a guess... since affairs or sexual indiscretions) seem to be a top choice of high ranking military & gub officials these days. He was also “instructed” to attend the hearings & spew certain talking points... or hmm.
He is falling on that sword hard.
Oh puh-leeeeeeze!!! What a load of Bovine Scatology!!! The darn terrorists themselves claimed responsibility for the attacks online. The third email sent out to the WH and other agencies on the evening of Sept. 11th even said so......
“Subject: update 2: Ansar al-Shariah Claims Responsibility for Benghazi ATTACK (SBU)
Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”
And we’re supposed to believe the terrorists were worried about being tracked??!!
I guess the gubmint jerks think everyone is stupid.
And bonama bin cheatin’ is president again...so who is really more stupid?
Don't tip off America OR the Terrorists that we GOT our ASS KICKED and 4 Americans were murdered.
Oh wait, the terrorists KNEW because they carried out the attack
Broadwell must have SUCKED part of the General's brain out of his head, as well as some of his other body parts.
They be a whole lotta stupid goin’ on heah abouts.
In case you missed it Ping.
We should keep in mind that this is the NYTs quoting an anonymous source, allegedly, from a closed hearing.
He’s worse than I thought he was. Probably going to prove much worse as time goes on.
Did you see this thread which is unfortunatly locked? I can’t remember if you were on it or not, lot of fantastic info about the Lebanese Kardashian twins.
I would not doubt it, the only stickler then would be once they got the ambassador, why follow on and attack the safe house for hours? I have no doubt the ambassador was lured to benghazzi that day. By whom and for what reason. All security protocol would have nixed that adventure, esp. on a date such as 9/11. Keep him bunkered down in Tripoli. I have my suspicions, how he was lured there, we know the why.
pinochio is in charge....
You asked the $64K question... Ordered...lured... or trying to finalize arms transfers to mercs in Syria through contacts in the Turkish embassy. Or.. could be he was completing his data collection on O’... possibly getting ready to out his past activities.. Ok, during my travels throughout the ME, as a security escort, all diplomats had their own personal security detail.. fact.. where was his? Oh what, he did not have a personal security detail.. BS. He was a pawn.. maybe he knew he was to be kidnapped... maybe not.. plan fell apart when cia security operatives took action...bet O’ was pissed when could not bargain for Stevens with blind sheik!
I call BS on that one. Sorry Petreaus, lost major respect for you on that choice.
Tip them off that they killed our ambassador?
This is about as believable as a “wardrobe malfunction”.
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