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Fatal Distraction: Focus On Benghazi, Not Broadwell
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 13, 2912

Posted on 11/14/2012 4:15:42 PM PST by raptor22

Petraeus Scandal: Four Americans have been killed under still-unexplained circumstances, yet the obsession is with a general's mistress and not with the truth of why these men were left to die in Libya.

How ironic that the FBI agents who descended on the home of Paula Broadwell to gather information on the mistress of now-former CIA Director David Petraeus probably did a better job than the FBI agents who gave a cursory look at our burned-out consulate in Benghazi, leaving behind classified documents strewn on the floor and even our ambassador's diary to be picked up by CNN.

A press that ignored the administration's incompetence and swallowed its lies whole now salivates over every episode of what some have dubbed "The Real Housewives of West Point." Protect the president, but slime the military as a commune of lechers.

Senate Intelligence Committee head Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is insisting that her committee hear directly from Petraeus about his October trip to Libya to personally inquire about the Sept. 11 terror attack on the Benghazi consulate. The general reportedly will cooperate.

What did the nation's chief spy find out? What's in his report? Did it have anything to do with the curious timing of his "resignation," just after the election and just before he was to testify to Congress? Will it blow the administration's narrative out of the water?

Who gave the order for forces to "stand down" and not go to the rescue of the consulate compound or the safe house? A week before Petraeus' resignation, the CIA issued a flat denial that any order to stand down ever came from anyone in the agency. Why wasn't a rescue attempt mounted when AC-130 gunships and Apache attack helicopters could have arrived in time?

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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; broadwell; cia; davidpetraeus; fbi; genpetraus; ibd; ibdbenghazi; libya; petraeus; waronterror

1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:15:48 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22; MestaMachine

Ping


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:22:23 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: raptor22

Go IBD!

Now there are some questions!

I think I may have to subscribe.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 4:22:33 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: raptor22

Hey why was the Consulate so damn big? wasn’t there a lot of space there?
And even an Annex to it.. WOW. I wonder why the U.S. needed that much space there? Just to assist a few people every now and then? What was in all those buildings? Ambassador was there talking to a Turkish official? about what?
Sounds more like an operational headquarters than a “Consulate”


4 posted on 11/14/2012 4:23:45 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: DOGHEAD
Petreus has been told he will be assassinated if he truths up to the committee.
5 posted on 11/14/2012 4:26:05 PM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: DOGHEAD

Who knows maybe it was a torture facility.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 4:26:45 PM PST by freedommom
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To: DOGHEAD

Who knows maybe it was a torture facility.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 4:26:51 PM PST by freedommom
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To: raptor22

Because the LSM & DemRats would rather focus on a pair of well endowed headlights thananything else.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 4:29:13 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

9 posted on 11/14/2012 4:34:06 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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10 posted on 11/14/2012 4:35:06 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Bttt.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 4:42:18 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Huebolt

No Sir, he might not be intimidated by that. The Chicago thugs will go after his kids!


12 posted on 11/14/2012 4:42:59 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: raptor22

Do you have a one ping only list?

If not, please remove me from all your ping list please!


13 posted on 11/14/2012 4:55:26 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: raptor22

Wag the dog


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:34 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Peace be With You and the Special Forces motto. UNREAL.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:12:38 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: Lumper20

Why do you find that unreal? Explain your perception.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:58:59 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

I heard it once. The man was a helluva recon 10. He was also Jewish. It is very rare to hear.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 7:36:23 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Get ready. It's an after eleven ping...and more to come.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

18 posted on 11/14/2012 8:48:17 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: raptor22

OBAMA WATERBOARDING..???


19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:03:28 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DOGHEAD

I believe you’re right. this was no “consulate”

Benghazi ‘Consulate’ Actually a Recruiting Center for Weapons Shipments, Militia to Syria
http://newsrescue.com/benghazi-consulate-recruiting-center-weapons-shipments-militia-syria/#axzz2CDzrOLIo


20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:12:31 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: raptor22

Bump


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:38 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: raptor22

We want the truth!


22 posted on 11/14/2012 9:31:04 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: raptor22
First question.....WHY was Amb. STevens IN BENGHAZI on 9/11?????? ANd WHY did he meet with a Turkish official??? WHY did Sean SMith think they would be killed that night???? WHY didn;t OUR MILITARY COME TO THEIR RESCUE???

Second question...:)....WHO and WHERE are the 20-30 people that GOT rescued that night by the two SEALS???WHERE ARE THEIR TESTIMONIES????

After these questions are answered, everything else will fall into place.

23 posted on 11/15/2012 4:10:27 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: gaijin
no doubt there is information zer0 knows. Would put zer0 on equal footing as those who have been water-boarded. Will have to do these things delicately, to quote the wicked witch. Those who pursue will be labeled as wicked witches.

This story is being followed world wide, in our allies and enemies camps. Going to be a situation where probably this will be the Constitutional Crisis of a proportion never seen or witnessed. Buckle Up!

24 posted on 11/15/2012 4:59:37 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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