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David Petraeus: Benghazi attack 'was terror strike' [lax security]
BBC ^ | November 16, 2012

Posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

...Congressional officials familiar with the briefings told the Associated Press that Gen Petraeus testified that security at the consulate was so lax that the attackers walked in and set fire to the facility.

Security at the CIA annex was much better, the AP reported, but the attackers had arms and broke in.

Republicans were also critical of the Obama administration's handling of security situation.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Gen Petraeus testimony showed that "clearly the security measures were inadequate despite an overwhelming and growing amount of information that showed the area in Benghazi was dangerous, particularly on the night of 11 September 11."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazidebacle; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; election2012

1 posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:46 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Walked in and set fire to it”? They were described in the first reports as having bombed it to break down the wall before they could even get in.

His report makes it sound like they were just strolling around with a book of matches and decided to “set fire to it” as a kind of prank.

And Petraeus doesn’t know “which government agency and when” removed any reference to terrorism?

Petraeus is still covering for Obama. Too bad, he could have redeemed himself.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 2:59:02 PM PST by livius
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Petraeus: water is wet.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 3:00:14 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When are people going to reveal the truth about the Benghazi attack. It wasn’t terrorism, it was, “workplace violence.”


4 posted on 11/16/2012 3:07:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
When Obie and Romney had the debates....

Remember...

Obama went crazy....I called it terrorism....Hey girl....check the transcript...It's right here Mr. President.......you sure did call it a terrorist attack...

5 posted on 11/16/2012 3:13:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Herridge On Cable Month Before Benghazi Attack: "Smoking Gun Warning Here"

There was no surprise about the attack. There was no 'failure of intel.' The attack was predicted in precise detail a month before it occurred. The draw down of security had to be intentional.

CIA Sources: Obama ordered military not to help Ambassador Stevens

The failure to approve a rescue had to be intentional.

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

Keeping the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) in the dark about the attack had to be intentional.

Tweeting apologies for the 'anti-Muhammed video' beginning early that morning, repeatedly blaming all the violence at all of our embassies on the 'video' and making an apology video to air in Pakistan had to be intentional.

Stevens presence in Benghazi on 9-11 had to be intentional.

6 posted on 11/16/2012 3:13:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry General...we already knew all of that.

A group of people with automatic weapons ATTACKED the consulate and came in through a hole in the wall they had blown in it the month before.

The State Department, yourself, the Pentagon, and the White House knew all about that and denied requests for more security.

So, please...get on with the program.

WHO TOLD RICE TO GO OUT AND LIE?

Since yourself, Clinton and the President all partroted that same lie, it is pretty clear that either the President instructed everyone to get that story straight, or you all agreed to it jointly. Which was it?

WALKING AL QUIDA IN BENGHAZI
http://www.jeffhead.com/walkingalquida.htm


7 posted on 11/16/2012 3:14:38 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: livius
I don't think Petreaus is covering for Obama at all. In fact, I'd bet he's testifying against his wishes.

Look at the 7 CIA agents that were killed in Afghanistan. Enemies are everywhere.

8 posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He was not under oath for a second time. So we got some truth and some bs.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 3:26:59 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Petraeus and obama are dance partners in this. They are smacking the ball around to keep attention from where it should be.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 3:38:39 PM PST by gotribe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IS.....why the Hell was Amb. Stevens in an OUTPOST on 9-11 meeting with a Turkish somebody and he had NO SECURITY and Sean Smith even knew they would be KILLED that night~!!!! THAT is the question!

Did Hillary or Obama send him there???

11 posted on 11/16/2012 3:40:29 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dammit!! Who was holding Mitch Rapp back?


12 posted on 11/16/2012 3:42:04 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: livius
I can't recall the posters name...Dave? He posted some videos from Aljazeera. The one that shows the armored SUV, the cuffed guy and everything fairly calm but riiiight at the very end, you can make out guys gathering and some have gas cans.There was something odd going on before the attack...

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13 posted on 11/16/2012 3:43:55 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m interested which path Petraeus is going to take with this. Does he throw obama and his cohorts to the wolves at his own expense? Or does he sell out to obama to get a way out? I guess it depends on which circles he was running in to begin with. Options, always options.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 3:46:48 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Ole Okie

Thomas Standield is spinning his grave.

Seriously, if Vince Flynn wrote a novel with this plot, it would be his last because no one would think this level of incompetence and corruption would be credible.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 3:56:23 PM PST by bigbob
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Fire in the hole!

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


Benghazi Index

16 posted on 11/16/2012 4:00:46 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: livius

I thought the hole was blown in the wall in an earlier attack- June or around then, when they started seriously asking for more security.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 4:08:04 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: MestaMachine

I don’t see how people at this point can know excatly what tack Patreaus is taking, since only little bits and pieces are dribbling out, said by others.

Of course many people are much smarter than me, but in my mind, we don’t know exactly what Patreaus said or didn’t say today, at this point. What do you think?


18 posted on 11/16/2012 5:50:13 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

no doubt at this local. Lax Security was preplanned. That is a fact and in the paper trail.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 6:04:59 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TigersEye

Going to take a lot more digging....with this clown obstructing all the way.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 6:50:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s what I do whenever I see a bunch of young men armed with automatic rifles and Rocket Propelled Grenades and fuel cans walking towards my front door.
“Honey! The neighbors are throwing us a weenie roast! You break out the Oscar Meyers and I’ll get the checker board!”


21 posted on 11/16/2012 7:40:10 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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