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Washington Post Story on Libya Stinks to High Heaven

Posted on 11/03/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT by rkoliver

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/world/cia-tried-to-save-envoys-in-libya-660276/

Please read the entire article and tell me of you can find the rotten fish heads. As a former newspaper editor, it stuck out immediately in the first sentence.


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KEYWORDS: cia; libya; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi; vanity

1 posted on 11/03/2012 7:00:42 AM PDT by rkoliver
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To: rkoliver

Where is the link?


2 posted on 11/03/2012 7:05:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: rkoliver; TigersEye; Nachum; MestaMachine
Link to story.

The CIA story is a head-fake, misdirection to by the White House time to get past the election. Don't go for the sleight of hand.

The issue is the MILITARY QRF waiting for the "launch order" at Sigonella, the same distance from Benghazi as Tripoli.

By the time the pathetic little ad-hoc CIA "rescue team" found its way to the Benghazi annex, they should have been met by 100+ Force Recon Marines, who had already been sent from Sigonella. With USN and USAF jets controlling the sky all the way to space, ready to spit death down at anybody holding a weapon near our property.

Benghazi's Smoking Gun: Only President Can Grant Cross-Border Authority."

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3 posted on 11/03/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Bump


4 posted on 11/03/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT by Sirius Lee
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To: rkoliver

I wish I could say unbelievable, but it’s not. Why is the press so invested in this failure of a President? It boggles my mind. Our slain American heroes deserve better than this. We need someone to step forward and blow this story wide open. To tell the truth. Then again, I wonder if anyone knows what that word means anymore.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one corrupt politician at a time)
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To: Travis McGee; rkoliver; TigersEye; Nachum; MestaMachine

Fabrication is what the post story is. You’re rigt... head fake, watch my other hand etc. The more they release the more they lie and the deeper the hole gets. They really don’t seem to be very good at this.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 7:11:24 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: rkoliver

You are right... the story is pathetic from start to finish. It was known from the beginning that this was a coordinated and organized attack not a mob action. It is also known that CIA leadership told the persons who responded to the consulate to “stand down” at least twice before the men disobeyed orders. This could only have come directly from the Obama administration.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 7:14:29 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Sequoyah101

The byline should read it was drafted by His Excellency’s press corpse!


8 posted on 11/03/2012 7:26:25 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: fireman15

That story is pathetic. It doesnt ask the right questions and apparently they arent calling in any analysts, other than pro democrat ones, to take a look at the information and really process it. They see the CIA responded and think, “Look, SEE, Obama did something case closed!”

The new information from the CIA has alot written between the lines. They are laying out a timeline of events and showing that they were the ONLY ones to respond and that help did not come from outside the country, furthering the idea that CBA was not granted.

BTW, way to go Freepers for following up on this story and staying all over it. Thank you to the veterans for taking the time to educate us because without that we would be in the dark.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 7:27:34 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: rkoliver

I read this article earlier. I was over at the DUmpster earlier to do my daily opposition research an they are fanatical about the fact that this story proves that “Obama knew what he was doing all along”. How in the hell does one arrive at that conclusion based on this story? They easily arrived at the justification of allowing our ambassador to be paraded, dead, through the streets as a trophy by savage islamic extremists. How does the alleged CIA involvement change any of the facts thus far? It doesn’t - period. The CIA (Cheney’s killing machine) were reviled under the past administration, and now they are revered by the libtards today.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Sequoyah101
The real story is CBA, and the fact that Obama wouldn't grant it to the military, who had forces waiting to go.

The pathetic little ad-hoc CIA "rescue team" in the chartered twin engine should have been met by the Marines who had already arrived in Benghazi before them.

Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave ‘Cross-Border Authority’ Orders

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11 posted on 11/03/2012 7:35:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rkoliver

It only took them about 53 days to come up with this narrative.

They’ve been working on and revising the narrative for nearly 2 months now.

This one just ignores the several ‘stand down’ orders to Woods, Doherty and 2 other CIA contractors. It ignores that those four, per earlier reports, disobeyed orders and went to the fighting.

This version ignores the movie that the Obama Administration claimed as the culprit for several weeks.

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If this version IS a true representation of what happened, why did it take 53 days for the Obama Administration to come up with it?


12 posted on 11/03/2012 7:49:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Travis McGee

So much for anyone who entertained the thought for more than a minute that petraeus was anything close to a straight shooter. The operating procedure for Benghazi and everything it entails from this administration is TRUST NO ONE and VERIFY EVERYTHING against the evidence to the bery best of our ability. We WILL get this story right and we WILL continue to search for the truth regardless of what they say or what they do because we NEED to honor our Brothers in Arms and the oath we took to protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.
The barbarians are not at the gates. They sit at the head of this government which is the most corrupt of my lifetime. I thought it couldn’t get worse than clinton. I was wrong. ..although for my money, this is simply the extension of the clinton regime with a black face.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 7:57:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: rkoliver

That is news.

Per previous reports, Doherty was a part of the same group as Woods, and they were in Benghazi investigating some 20,000 missing surface-to-air missiles.

This is the first I have seen that Doherty came with a team from Tripoli.

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Source: israpundit.com


14 posted on 11/03/2012 8:00:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MestaMachine

bery
very
First post out of the box. Phooey.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 8:01:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: TomGuy

“Two CIA contractors, both former Navy SEALs, were killed: Tyrone Woods, a security officer based in Benghazi, and Glen Doherty, who was part of the team rushed by air from Tripoli.”

Straight up BS.
And you don’t hear anything about the two members of the team that DID fly in that were killed trying to just get TO the firefight. They were ambushed on the way. Six Americans died that night. We only hear about four. WHY?


16 posted on 11/03/2012 8:08:31 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Sequoyah101

What a bunch of BULL! Do they really think we are this stupid? The CIA has to wait around for a ride...REALLY?? The CIA trying to get weapons, REALLY??? Big bad guys were around the hospital so they couldn’t go there???? REALLY???? What is this, the Keystone Cops??? Actually this is more like Looney Tunes. I am so furious over this I could spit. How dare them try to convince the American people of this BS! We are talking the CiA!!! The people that TAKE cars and airplanes and even tanks if they need them. The people that leap tall buildings and walk through fire. They are the best in the world right? Or is that REALLY the fairytale? Are we really in this much trouble??? If so, we better all arm up and take turns standing guard. Sorry, I need to go punch a wall. Btw............I am a 66 year old widow. Someone better be glad!


17 posted on 11/03/2012 8:22:18 AM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: rkoliver

We have a lot of Veterans out there, and others familiar with military history. Is there an instance in the past when we have mounted a rescue such as what would have been necessary in Lybia?


18 posted on 11/03/2012 8:25:32 AM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: rkoliver

The main stream media is assisting a coverup of a story they didn’t even cover. If anyone had any doubt that journalism is dead, this is the autopsy.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 8:55:19 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Travis McGee

Outstanding!


20 posted on 11/03/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Travis McGee

Obama’s failure to issue a CBA ORDER FOR Benghazi is due to his having been unable to secure permission from a higher authority.

Impeachment process was begun in March because Leon Panetta and General Dempsey we’re outsourcing authorization to act to Soros and his ICG. “Responsibility To Protect”.

Obama did not convene an American security group to formulate a response. Most likely reason? He was calling Samantha Power and George Soros looking to get consensus and permission.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/obama-impeachment-bill-now-in-congress/

From March, above article contains video of congressional hearings with Panetta being asked questions by Sessions
concerning Obama’s doctrine; Responsibility To Protect; The ICG doctrine promoted by Soros.


http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/obamas-benghazi-investigator-tied-to-libya-bombing/


21 posted on 11/03/2012 10:52:04 AM PDT by widdle_wabbit
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To: MestaMachine
And you don’t hear anything about the two members of the team that DID fly in that were killed trying to just get TO the firefight. They were ambushed on the way. Six Americans died that night. We only hear about four.

Have we heard from next of kin? Link?

22 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:26 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody; Credo

http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFL5E8KCMYB20120912

Libya rescue squad ran into fierce, accurate ambush

BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/two-american-troops-killed-in-ambush-en-route-to-rescue-besieged-diplomats-in-benghazi-1.464667

Two American troops killed in ambush en route to rescue besieged diplomats in Benghazi

Speaking of the rescue mission, he said: “A team of commandos arrived by air and went to a farm which we thought was a secret location. Once they got there, they came under heavy fire from heavy machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles, which resulted in the death of two others.”


23 posted on 11/03/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

WHAT??? (surprised and shocked caps)
Two others died that night? Will you point me to details? Thanks!


24 posted on 11/03/2012 1:15:22 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: MestaMachine

I should have kept reading. :)


25 posted on 11/03/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: MestaMachine
http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFL5E8KCMYB20120912

Thanks for the links.

That account sounds confused. Why would a rescue squad be flying over the desert? Where were they coming from? The path from either Tripoli (405 miles) or Sigonella (467 miles) would be over water.

Additional evidence of the article's confusion is that it seems to support the Susan Rice version of the story, namely, that the attack was a protest that got out of hand. But we knew that to be false from open sources very soon after the attack.

By 14 September, we had, for example, the testimony of Ethan Chorin, who was in Benghazi with Dr. Thomas Burke of Mass General, Boston. They were there to assist Libyan doctors in setting up an Emergency Room operation at the Benghazi Medical Center. They and the Libyan doctors were slated to meet with Ambassador Stevens the morning of the 12th.

On the evening of the 11th, Chorin was on the phone with the Ambassador's security detail arranging the meeting, when the call ended abruptly with a shout of "We've got a problem here". Then Chorin and Burke were left to hole up in their hotel listening to sounds of the distant violence. And the Libyan doctors ended up treating the Ambassador unsucessfully at the BMC for severe asphyxia.

IOW, no demonstration, no build-up. Just a sudden surprise attack by Al Qaeda.

More than likely, the article is double-counting Woods and Doherty, Doherty being the American who had arrived from Tripoli.

26 posted on 11/03/2012 9:35:33 PM PDT by cynwoody
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