Skip to comments.Ruh-Roh! CIA Director Patraeus Tosses Prevaricator-in-Chief RIGHT Under the Bus on Benghazi Lies:
Posted on 10/27/2012 6:06:00 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
It would have been a presidential decision.
Typical top brass military politician; he threw his lot in with this contemptible POS POTUS, and now runs for the hills to save his own skin. If he had real brass balls, he should’ve figured out a way to go around that pu$$y and have military intervention take place to save those real Americans in Bengazi, even if it cost him his job. Oh well, too much to lose, I guess, however in the the end hopefully truth wins out.
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Obviously the current occupant of the oval office is the one who made the decision. No one in this administration can do anything on their own. The Anointed One is in charge and gives all the orders.
He has not yet been impeached, which proves that half the American public has its head up its a$$, the mainstream media have deliberately chosen to protect him, and the Republican party is a bunch of wimps.
Uh, I respect Petreaus- Obama coaxed him into the CIA to politically neutralize him, but I for one am happy to see him there, one element of sanity in this foul administration.
As far as Libya goes, looks like Hillary, Petraeus, and others all came out for providing the aid the consulate was asking for... and the guy that stopped them’s about to lose his job over it, among other things
Regrettably sometimes the brass has to wait to show brass. This perhaps was/is one of those times. Am grateful some, with brass, are speaking up. By speaking up, it makes it more difficult for zer0 and his crowd to coverup.
The US Congress should be replaced and indicted
for allowing a coup d'etat by al Qaeda after 9/11.
Follow the graphics to the part about Eisenhower never taking credit for D-Day. The truth of that was that Eisenhower prepared to take responsibility if it had been the disaster it could have been.
Eisenhower prepared a headline to release if the good guys lost on Normandy. It said: Our Forces have been withdrawn from Normandy.
Eisenhower scratched that and replaced it wirh: I have withdrawn our forces from Normandy.
An interesting difference with our Child-in-Chief...Obama doesn't know what it's like to take responsibility when there is need for heavy lifting. He never actually experienced it, responsibility, that is...or heavy lifting.
If Patraeus feels that his CIA is being smeared, then he should resign in protest. That would get everyone's attention. A protest resignation is something that the MSM would have to report.
Anything less will have no impact at all.
Petraeus on Benghazi: It Wasn’t Me
For example, Marines and SEALs practice NEO ops prior to deploying on every float, as a VERY high priority mission. They involve full dress-rehearsals, with civilian role players, helos, landing craft, rounding up stranded stragglers, opfor ambushes, role-playing "angry mobs," fighting your way to LZs or even beaches while protecting a gaggle of civilians down to babies etc. Conducting successful NEO ops is a TOP TOP TOP military and state department mission priority. I cannot emphasize this enough. NEO ops are planned and practiced over and over and over.
When the alarm goes off worldwide that an embassy or consulate is being attacked, the entire U.S. military swings into rescue mode, without waiting for any orders from the White House. The military does all of the operational planning and begins to execute the rescue op.
The one thing they CAN'T do is cross an international border without permission from POTUS. So the US Military will be inbound full-steam-ahead to make the rescue, and all they need from POTUS is a "proceed" order. In this case, they got a "stand down" instead.
This is at the POTUS level, it is not a decision taken at State. State and the military (JCS) should be in the Situation Room with POTUS soon after a critical incident like this begins, so all decisions can be made in real time. (I have heard nowhere that POTUS went into the Situation Room at all. Apparently he went to the Oval Office briefly, but not down to the Situation Room, where the "war planning" screens, full staffs and commo tools are all located for dealing with a major crisis.)
But if POTUS punts after a brief Oval Office meeting with Dempsey and Hillary and goes upstairs to the family quarters....the stranded Americans will die.
Only POTUS can give the order to cross international borders. Only POTUS can allow US warplanes to give air support to Americans battling on the ground in a foreign country. If POTUS makes himself unavailable, the Americans will die.
Even the VEEP or Secretary of State cannot make that call. The VEEP can only do it if the POTUS is determined to be medically unable to perform his functions. If the POTUS goes upstairs and turns off his phone, there is nothing anybody can do about it. Nothing. And the besieged Americans will die.
On Friday an anonymous Pentagon insider ("Doug") called into Rush with a lot of new details about this disgraceful fiasco. But what we really need now is for a high-ranking officer with insider knowledge to go public, risk his pension and career, and tell the truth.
The blame for this humiliating and shameful national disgrace is pointing directly at the POTUS, and America needs to know why the inbound rescue operation was aborted.
Don’t we have several folks who were there that evacuated?
Can they not be asked about what went down?
What about this 5 pm meeting at the WH. Who was in attendance? what was discussed?
Another question I have:
If the two heroes had not disobeyed orders and gone to the Consulate to help, how many others were there and how many others may have been killed?
There are some serious questions here that need serious answers
On d day, the germans could not launch a counter attack on the allies because hitler decided to sleep, and was not to be disturbed.....
familiar sounding, isn’t it?
Patraeus may or may not resign. I truly do not know. At this time though, there has to be someone who will say what is true, and keep eyes on the zer0 crowd for the good that will come from having done such. The media will do what they always do, unfortunately, and will spout the liberal lies, regrettably, no matter how this plays out. The media thinks they have made a deal with the devil, and when the devil turns on the media only then will the media, supporting zer0 and zer0’s crowd, realize their mistake. God and Generals sometimes take the road not taken by the masses. This may be one of those times. I truly do not know. I do know this. I would always like to have someone on the inside. Especially now. If Mr. Patraeus is the person in this role, along with others, am grateful, for the lies will be more difficult to cover-up.
Those rotate, so here’s the link. You are SO right, he had the blame-taking speech all ready to go in the event it was needed... Thank God it was not
It's my understanding these brave souls evacuated about 30 people, then went back to find the Ambassador and one (or two) other people they were unable to locate before.
I've also read the supposed mastermind to this operation was (conveniently) killed at another location about a week ago.
Like you, I've been very curious to find out about what happened to these 30 witnesses, despite the fact they probably don't have a clue to the military aspect of the operation.
THIRTY people don't just disappear, but I have been unable to find much of anything..... like their names or their purpose for being there.
Admirals and generals have excellent retirements. Any admiral or general could retire and live very comfortably. I think that’s one reason they do have a good retirement. They can retire as a means of protest. How many have? It always comes down to the same argument with them, “Yes, I could resign in protest, but then the Democrats would cut the budget to get revenge.” The Democrats will cut the military budget anyway.
Your conclusion does not necessarily follow. Patraeus is saying that no one at the CIA told people not to give aid. Calls for help could have gone to others than the CIA. The CIA could have said "we need higher authorization" and were denied it from the POTUS". So there are at least these two other possibilities.
Calls for aid would normally be to the U.S. military, not the CIA. See Travis McGee's excellent posts on this subject. Patraeus seems to be pointing a finger upstairs at the POTUS with this declaration.
He parroted Obamas line about the video protests getting out of hand. He ONLY spoke up when the story fell flat and it was revaealed that CIA was told to stand dowm.
He knows the truth, but only gives little hints now. He could tell the whole rotten story, but he still protects Obama. He’s corrupt or a coward.
Our government lies to us as often and enthusiastically as any totalitarian enemy we scream about. Guys like Petraeus are right in the thick of it. And leaving grunts behind a machine gun with no fire support is nothing new to Petraeus, he used the same rules in Afghanistan. Men have died there many times, screaming for arty or air only to have it denied because the enemy was in a building.
This is the most evil thing you can do, is refuse fire support to someone in a firefight.
Where’s that old Norman Rockwell poster. The man manning a machine gun. “Lets give him enough,,,and on time”.
“Regrettably sometimes the brass has to wait to show brass.”
Those men hammering away behing the gun, fighting for their lives didn’t have that luxury. They lost thier very lives, but we cannot expect “brass” to risk their job? Their time to show brass was chosen for them. So was Petraeus’s, and he shrunk away from his duty.
Petraeus is a coward. When he saw those men abandoned to die, he should have immediately told the story, no matter WHAT the consequences to him and his career. Instead, HE also pushed the story that it was a spontaneous riot due to the video. If that story would have flown, he’d still be silent.
This is why our senior officer corps is becoming universally hated. They expect balls out loyalty and effort from the ranks, but they must be allowed to carefully shepherd their precious career.
The more the lies and denials continue, the more I lean in favor of the "conspiracy theory" that BHO setup the ambassador to be taken hostage so BHO could "justify" the release of that terrorist back to Egypt without all the blow-back.
“Petraeus: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need”
Translation, “we were watching and did not see anyone we judged to be in immediate need”.
TREASON - aid, comfort and weapons to enemies and pre-meditated lies in the form of direct attacks on amendment 1.
TREASON like this republic has never seen before.
TREASON...in real time...right now...continuous...ongoing.
“Patraeus seems to be pointing a finger upstairs at the POTUS with this declaration. “
Then why not just say it in plain english? He could tell us PRECISELY who decided what, why, and their exact words. Is there ONE person in our national government, military or intelligence agencies who is not an abject liar?
Why is this level of dishonesty towards the American people tolerated? A half truth is a full lie.
Almost every single word they say to us is rife with lies. Every press conference, every statement, every speech. All of it.
This incidently is the hallmark of a dictatorship, not a constitutional republic.
Does anybody believe that people like Petraeus, Obama, Hillary, Beohner, Mitchell, Justice Roberts simultaneously believe we cannot be told the truth, yet hold the people in reverence politically? NO, they see themselves as our Platonic guardians, and that we do not need information because we do not make decisions.
The only report of Patraeus saying that comes form a Democrat party hack, who says that he said it in a closed House of Representatives briefing. We have Senators saying he never said it in their Senate briefing.
Patraeus cannot defend himself on this because he is not allowed to reveal what was said in the briefing's.
I strongly suspect that the Democrat representative is the one doing the lying to assist in the coverup.
If I am wrong, please correct me, but that is the only way that I have heard this.
The last group Obama needs to take on is the CIA. Whoever might know the reality of his past the CIA is at the top of the list with, probably, Mossad and Putin...maybe the Chinese.
Well, until the inventory of what got taken by these homicidal robbers is released we cannot be sure who had the most to gain/lose by intervening or not.
NO excuses. He knows that the American public is being lied to and is hiding behind the skirts of “classified briefings” to advance the lie.
If he knows the truth, and refuses to let the disinfecting sunshine in, he is as bad as the liar in chief, maybe worse. Those SEALs risked and lost their lives. And this coward won’t risk his career or a criminal charge to expose the treason that killed them? He isn’t fit to even discuss them.
But you did lie congress and tell them it was all about a video that had only 1,000 views at the time of the attack.
If they called their boss, and their boss was a contractor, maybe it was their boss, the contractor, that told them to stand down. A contractor is not in the CIA chain of command.
I have worked with military contractors. They tend to be pretty risk adverse. Maybe that is what happened.
So far the State Department and the CIA have told you exactly who made the decision in the most diplomatic way they can. If this had been Republican administration this would have been blasted from the rooftops of every news organization in a constant stream of condemnation.
It is rather amazing in terms of history what both of these organizations have said. This is no longer Hillary covering her behind and pointing fingers. The CIA statement even gave cover for the DOD....nobody is falling on their sword for this President and they have just told the world.
“Typical top brass military politician”
Thank you for expressing my sentiments exactly. It’s not enough to “not deny them aid”. The right answer is to do the right thing and help them, then after you’ve saved them show up first thing in the morning at the White House with your resignation in hand.
If he was unable to help them, he should still resign because he was forced to uphold and support an abhorrent policy.
It is the duty of any honorable man or soldier in situations like this to do the right thing first, follow orders later. This government, and a large portion of our military command do not seem to be populated by honorable men.
The only two men to ‘do the right thing’ first and follow orders later in this story are the two SEALs that died, if I’m to understand the reports correctly.
How any of these guys can work for and execute the orders of this President that sacrifices Americans in favor of just about anyone else is beyond me.
Profiles of Cowardice.
The reports are the four men from the annex went to help the Ambassador or "mission" or "consulate" or whatever the final designation comes to be. Two were killed. That means that two are still alive.
“That means that two are still alive. “
You’re right, there were 4. The two that lived did the right thing, and should be groomed for command somewhere, but will, no doubt, be ostracized for their implementing the greatest strength of the individual U.S. soldier - initiative.
IMHO...Not the way it works!....(and if you think about it you wouldn't want it to).....He shouldn't be telling “us” anything that may be a security violation........It is, however, the job of congress to put him under oath in a classified setting so that the truth can be told without compromising classified intel/info....Having said that....I'm not sure Id trust congress to do the investigation right!......The CIA statement alone begs for an investigation....I believe that's why Petraeus authorized it
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