Skip to comments.Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists After Libya Attack (Not satire)
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:12:38 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
WASHINGTON David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups.
Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack including Al Qaedas franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah were removed from the public explanation of the attack immediately after the assault to avoid alerting the militants that American intelligence and law enforcement agencies were tracking them, lawmakers said. . .
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a) gave his wife a $187,000 a year job
b) are holding potential charges over his head
c) are holding potential charges over his mistress’ head
Demonic-rats are circling obama’s wagon, including Feinstein.
His admin disputed the notion that politics or other motives caused the changes in Rice’s script.
As soon as the FBI said Petraeus hadn't broken any laws the CIA announced they were investigating him.
Oh I get it! We’re playing the “we’re stupid card” . Gets them everytime.
Maybe after the original 9/11 we should’ve pretended the towers were brought down by windshear. Better yet, that they’re still standing. If you don’t point to empty space and say, “Gosh, the twins look beautiful today,” the terrorists win.
Right. . .we don’t want to tip off the terrorists in case they may have forgotten they attacked us. ..we don’t want to remind them. . ..this is exactly how Bush should have handled his 911. . .darn!
Notice how the questions asked of Petraeus and other information from the White House, all divert away from Rep. King’s question of who changed the original intelligence information from “Al Qaeda” to “terrorists”.
If it wasn’t the CIA (says Petraeus), was it SecyDefense Panetta; National Intelligence Director (now that’s an oxymoron moron if ever there was one) Clapper (I think he’s a complete fool); the head of the National Security Council whoever that is; Obama’s Intelligence Czar Brennan (I think he’s another loser); Intelligence/Foreign Affairs Advisor Donilon (whoever he is); the VP/President, etc?
US Ambassador to the UN should be fired for being so stupid as to tell the lies she did on television. They “say” she was reading from “unclassified intelligence talking points”.
The only “points” were the ones on her head for believing this bullshit. SHe should be fired for sheer stupidity as well as covering up the Benghazi attack by lying to the American people and the whole world. And she is one of Obama’s “best and brightest”? More like “worst, dimmest and stupidest” if you ask me.
This whole affair has more coverups than a Mafia cemetary.
Lock all these stupid bastards up and bring in some 10 year olds to run the damn country, we would be better off!
It would be funny if we had not lost four Americans and if there weren’t other Americans who were severely wounded. What shrink came up with this notion that terrorists will not strike again if you pretend they do not exist? Have these people ever had children?
Never mind that the Arab world was privy to video of the crazy video protesters scaling the hole in the wall at the consulate/mission and later walking through the gate that was not guarded because the cowardly guards wet themselves and ran when the video protesters showed up with weapons and started torching the place. Uh huh. Real smart to pretend there was no terrorist attack. It looked so much better to spread the story about a video unknown to the entire world.
Gee Wally. Would have been too obvious if they wore Al Qeda emblems on their clothes and claimed responsability right after the attack.
All this to allow AQ time to scatter fhroughout North African canyons and deserts, so they can stealthily sneak up on them like Wile E. Coyote on the Roadrunner. What a diabolically clever plan. That makes sense to the average idiot, sure.
Looks like the real reason Petraeus was fired - I mean resigned was over his unwillingness to go along with all the lies of this government.
Oh please, what idiots will fall for this one...oh wait...never mind.
>> the groups
Petraeus was given a list of how he was to be ousted... when who knows.. but he selected affair... now he is repeating the focus group tested BS he was instructed to say... By saying the name of a terrorist group it would tip them off.....steaming huge piles of BS. Anyone who believes that crap needs to go back in and have their lobotomy “fixed”. So, when a terrorist group admits to committing an act... say it’s a video...Yea... Dats Da ticket!
WHERE are the HEROES to come out and TELL THE TRUTH about what happened that night??
WHY was AMb. Stevens there on 9-11 with NO SECURITY??? WHY did Sean Smith think they would die that night??
Were they running WEAPONS???
Good God, even that bit of flood-the-zone agitprop isn't on script. It was the Rahman Brigades, the Blind Sheik weenies...
"al-Zawahiri wanted revenge for al-Libi -- and remember al-Libi was a terrorist who specialized in attacking embassies! -- and so they get the "Rahman Brigades" to do it as almost a cut-out, instead of AQSL->LIFG, who you would have expected as the first stringers if it had been a Turk-related arms deal gone bad." -- Me
The would-be HEROES have probably been told their families would be taken on helicopter rides down narrow mountain passages in Afghanistan in broad daylight.
Now we can’t say their name... like Voldemort! I mean.. you-know-who
Still waiting for the bombs to fall in Libya in retaliation.. 0bama didn’t have any problem doing that when it came to helping the terrorists who killed us take control.
COWARDS!! They could go to Media person!!
“now he is repeating the focus group tested BS he was instructed to say”
Yes, it’s a huge scandal. They’re so busy trying to cover all the bases it could blow up in their faces. They’re having a hard time holding all the lies together and being called on them.
They must be concerned about Bammy getting impeached along with several working for him.
Petraeus cannot be considered a reliable source at this point.
Ah, the wonders of closed hearings. The politicians can question witneses and we still won't know what the real testimony is, because we are notdirectly privy to it, but are subject instead to only hear from politicians of all sides claim they heard this or that. The New York Times really had to twist that that load of bullspit to make it sound like it came directly from Petraeus himself- if you don't read it through you miss the "lawmakers said" part.
It should read : Lawmakers said Mr. Petraeus said the names of groups suspected in the attack including Al Qaedas franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah were removed from the public explanation of the attack immediately after the assault to avoid alerting the militants that American intelligence and law enforcement agencies were tracking them...
It's still idiotic and illogical to claim references to AQIM and Ansar al Sharia were removed to avoid alerting the "militants" [terrorists] that we were on their trail when it took weeks to get investigators to the site and WHEN ANSAR AL SHARIAH TOOK PUBLIC CREDIT FOR THE ATTACK the SAME DAY!
The problem we had in Benghazi is clear enough in this article, where our media and lawmakers seem to have trouble labeling terrorists, "terrorists" and instead try to choose politically correct terms such as the generic "militant" to decribe jihadists.
This government’s unbelievable. There’s more spin going on than we’d see at a playground full of kids hyped up on jolt cola.
I think that key suspect’s now dead.
And to question the administration’s lies would be uncivil, racist, sexist,
islamophobic, and bovinofecalophobic.
MARCH 2008 : (ANALYSIS CORP CEO JOHN BRENNAN, OBAMA’s OWN CAMPAIGN CONSULTANT AND FORMER CIA OFFICIAL IS ACCUSED OF SNOOPING THE PASSPORT FILES OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ... AN EVENT OBAMA USES TO HIS POLITICAL ADVANTAGE) WASHINGTON (CNN) — The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday. John O. Brennan, president and CEO of the Analysis Corp., advises the Illinois Democrat on foreign policy and intelligence issues, the source said. Brennan briefed the media on behalf of the campaign this month. The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January. -———Chief of firm involved in breach is Obama adviser ( Passport Breaches By Obama Advisers Company) http://www.cnn.com ^ | 3-22-08 | Kate Bolduan ; Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:27:36 PM · by NoLibZone : http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/22/passport.files/index.html
This still does not answer WHY there was no help for the doomed four sometime in their last 7 hours. Obfuscation, obfuscation, obfuscation( to paraphrase Fr. Mulcahey).
We had to lie to you, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
The true Teflon President
This was the same way they handled the OBL raid. No operational details were ever released or even hinted at. In fact, for the longest time, it was thought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had conducted the raid by direction of Kookla, Fran and Ollie.
Face it, Petraeus is a completely unprincipled suck up and he’s still sucking up to Obama.
If true, the MSM and the DNC moderator of the “debate”
ARE involved in treason, up close and personal.
This must be the new Obama strategy in handling threats to America. I believe it’s called Operation Head-in-Sand.
Or how about my question: Why didn’t our intelligence see this one coming?
This is a NY Times article that fits the Obumass’s feces.
Those in authority have been using that forever. And, it has nothing to do with our good, it’s all about THEIR good, as in continuing in power.
The irony is that the only government official who WAS telling the truth about Al Queda in Libya was Mohammar Qaddaffi. But then as Hillary puts it, “We came, we saw, he died”. Further irony is in the fact that the murdered ambassador was part and parcel of that sloppy overthrow.
Can’t have the groups claiming responsibility armed with the knowledge that we suspect them of doing it...Brilliant!
Ah, yes, the old Lets make enemy-caused disasters Top Secret - we wouldnt want the enemy to know what they are doing! Same thing FDR did with the facts of the U-boat decimation of our shipping upon our entry into WWII. The number of enemy submarines we sunk during the first nine months after Pearl Harbor was classified. Not that Hitler didnt know the number of his own boats returning to port, of course - it was classified because FDR didnt want to admit that the number was zero!FDR wasnt too keen on publicizing the number of ships Hitler had sunk, either - that was not zero. I read the number, and was fascinated by it, and rechecked it once by getting the book and checking it. But I still cant cite the number with confidence, because it was so high that I found it extremely difficult to believe. I want to say 700 ships. Seven. Hundred. Ships. Were talking more than two and a half per day!
Of course we wouldnt want that to get out! Good thing that Hitler didn't have that information! He might have decorated his submarine commanders or something! </sarcasm>
No, they did not want to tip off the electorate.
“Bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda is on the run.”
“This must be the new strategy for fighting terrorists”
It’s what the MSM does every day, it does not specify race in inter-racial crimes, unless they are “hate crimes” against protected classes.....and we all know how well that has mitigated black on white assaults and murders.
“We had to lie to you, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!”
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