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  • Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    11/16/2012 7:13:57 AM PST · by The G Man · 219 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Rep. Peter King
    Rep. Peter King appeared on Fox News this morning and stated that David Petraeus testified that the original CIA talking points about Benghazzi indicated it was a terrorist act and cited al Qaeda involvement. Somewhere after leaving CIA, the talking points were changed. He did not know who changed them.
  • Petraeus sex scandalKrauthammer: Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi

    11/09/2012 5:52:17 PM PST · by classified · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:28 PM 11/09/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus was a regrettable situation that might ultimately help shed light on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. “We will unravel all the threads of this in time,” Krauthammer said. “We’re just in the first few hours, but I think it’s worth noting what we do know. This is the end of a career of a truly great American. He did something that hadn’t been done by a general since the Inchon landing in...
  • Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling

    11/03/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/02/12 | Jennifer Rubin
    Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling By Jennifer Rubin The Washington Post Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 Nov 02, 2012 01:30 PM EDT Well, it finally happened. The mainstream media have figured out that Benghazi is a big story and potentially a serious national security scandal. After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped. As he has from the get-go, Eli Lake makes news, writing: “On the night of the 9/11 anniversary assault at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the Americans defending the compound and a nearby CIA annex were severely outmanned. Nonetheless,...
  • Libyan democracy hijacked

    10/29/2012 12:42:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Le Monde Diplomatique ^ | October 2012 | Patrick Haimzadeh
    Nothing is going to plan in Libya. It took the death of the US ambassador in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi on 11 September to turn western media interest to the security situation, even though it has been deteriorating since the fall of Gaddafi’s regime. Back in July, the media did notice when the “liberal” National Forces Alliance led by Mahmoud Jibril beat the Muslim Brotherhood in the general election, winning 39 of the 80 seats reserved for political parties; the Brothers took 17 (1). Many commentators pronounced Jibril the man of the moment. Confident of their skill...
  • Second Drone Came from SIGONELLA, Sicily!

    10/30/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT · by gaijin · 47 replies
    October 30, 2012 | gaijin
    Just heard from Fox news 15 minutes ago that second drone above Bengazi came OUTSIDE Libya --it came from SIGONELLA, Sicily...! It was UNARMED and replaced the first drone that egressed owing to low fuel. For unmanned drone observation of an ongoing battle against an American target is it a requirement that cross-border ingress authorization come from **POTUS**..? Because THIS might have required that. Does anyone know? I'm asking because if that is so, then what is possible is that gayMuzzie permitted drone observation but required that it be UNARMED...! If you have one spun up and fueled then putting...
  • Lingering Questions About Benghazi (Obama's Washington Post firewall breached)

    10/30/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | David Ignatius
    The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has become a political football in the presidential campaign, with all the grandstanding and misinformation that entails. But Fox News has raised some questions about the attack that deserve a clearer answer from the Obama administration. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin reported Friday that CIA officers in Benghazi had been told to “stand down” when they wanted to deploy from their base at the annex to repel the attack on the consulate, about a mile away. Fox also reported that the CIA officers requested military support when the annex came under fire later that...
  • Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH of Benghazi Attack

    10/30/2012 4:08:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 30, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM—just 55 minutes after a State Department email notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack. The meeting between Obama, Panetta and Biden had been scheduled before the attack took place, and the Department Defense is not commenting now on whether the three men were aware when they met that day of the ongoing Benghazi attack or whether Obama used that meeting to discuss with...
  • Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH Benghazi Was Under..

    10/30/2012 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH Benghazi Was Under Attack By Terence P. Jeffrey October 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM—just 55 minutes after a State Department email notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack. The meeting between Obama, Panetta and Biden had been scheduled before the attack took place, and the Department of Defense is not commenting now on...
  • Lack of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response

    10/29/2012 12:50:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 at the besieged consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, it was missing a key unit that the Pentagon gives every regional four-star commander — an emergency strike force. The new command’s lack of such a unit is another piece in the unfolding Benghazi timeline that shows an overriding theme: As radical Islamic extremism swelled in the chaotic coastal city, U.S. security assets in Libya diminished. From the State Department’s denial of diplomats’ requests for more security in Libya to Obama administration officials repeatedly saying the...
  • BOMBSHELL: US Forces Would Not Have Been Painting Targets on Ground Unless Air Support Overhead

    10/28/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT · by Truthhunter1 · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/26/12
    ...Then there’s this bombshell at BlackFive from a former Delta operator: Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me. One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station. Only two places could have called off the attack at that...
  • AC-13OU Gunship Was On-Scene in Benghazi, Ogama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (updated)

    10/27/2012 5:59:20 AM PDT · by Aria · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2012 | Bob Owens
    If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American: The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces...
  • Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack

    10/27/2012 7:18:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 311 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Oct. 27, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.
  • John McCain says the Obama Administration has Classified Benghazi Surveillance Tapes Top Secret!

    10/27/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 109 replies
    Vanity | 27 October, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    At the townhall in Yuma, Arizona today, Senator John McCain said that the Obama administration has classified the surveillance tapes from the Benghazi scandal as "Top Secret". This makes the tapes unavailable to the public and most legislators. Senator McCain seemed skeptical about the necessity of classifying the tapes.
  • CIA operatives in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help Amb Chris Stevens and his staff

    10/26/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2012 | James Nye
    # Revelations shed new light on the effectiveness of the CIA at Benghazi and the level of support they were given # When the CIA annex come under attack they were denied a request for military help despite a counter terrorism team being two hours away in Italy # There was full communication between operatives on the ground and headquarters - with the ability to laser guide drones, planes or special forces to enemy targets It has been claimed that CIA operatives on the ground during the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi twice asked for permission to...
  • Connecting the Dots in Libya

    10/21/2012 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 20, 2012 | By MARGARET SULLIVAN, the Public Editor
    WHEN I wrote on my blog recently about The Times’s decision not to give front-page coverage to a Congressional hearing on the consulate attack in Libya, hundreds of e-mails and comments poured in. The amount and vehemence of the reader response struck me as important. I drew a couple of conclusions. First, it is utterly wrong to say that The Times has ignored or buried the Libya story. Second, to be more critical, the Libya coverage has not consistently and effectively helped readers make sense of what is happening. The Times has not effectively connected the dots in a murky,...
  • Obama's handling of deadly Libya attack a 'case study in failure,' says Sen. Graham

    10/21/2012 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 21, 2012
    Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham said on Sunday the Obama administration’s handling of security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed is a “case study in failure” in American foreign policy. “This is Exhibit A of a failing national security policy,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This is failed presidential leadership at its worst.”
  • Officials: CIA memo calling Libya incident 'spontaneous' poor word choice

    10/20/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | October 19, 2012 | by Jessica Yellin
    Several senior administration officials tell CNN UN Ambassador Susan Rice's use of the word "spontaneous" on Sunday talk shows five days after the Libya incident came directly from an assessment provided to the House intelligence community by the CIA, which was not edited by the White House. The officials maintain the criticism is a result of a poor word choice rather than a true difference in representing what was known about the attack at the time. Several officials say instead of calling it "spontaneous" - it might have been better phrased as: the attack had not been long planned; or...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Could U.S. military have helped during Libya attack?

    10/20/2012 4:55:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) The closer we get to the election, the harder Republicans in Congress are pushing for answers to a big question: What really happened in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last month that killed the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans? Some lawmakers are asking why U.S. military help from outside Libya didn't arrive as terrorists battered more than 30 Americans over the course of more than seven hours. The assault was launched by an armed mob of dozens that torched buildings and used rocket propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles. CBS News...
  • Too little too late in Libya

    10/20/2012 5:20:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 20, 2012 | By Max Boot
    Obama repeated Bush's mistake, and the power vacuum has been filled by jihadists. ...There has been a crippling and dangerous lack of security in Libya since Moammar Kadafi was overthrown last year with the help of NATO airstrikes. The Obama administration has waited to get serious about security in Libya. Good idea, but it's too little too late. Why wasn't such an initiative undertaken a year ago when Kadafi was overthrown?
  • No evidence found of Al Qaeda role in Libya attack

    10/19/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2012
    The assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last month appears to have been an opportunistic attack rather than a long-planned operation, and intelligence agencies have found no evidence that it was ordered by Al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials and witnesses interviewed in Libya. The attack was "carried out following a minimum amount of planning," said a U.S. intelligence official, who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter still under investigation. "The attackers exhibited a high degree of disorganization. Some joined the attack in progress, some did not have weapons and others just seemed...