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Petraeus Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism - Blackmailed To Lie?
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 17, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:34:03 AM PST by raptor22

Scandal: David Petraeus' admission that he knew almost immediately that Benghazi was a terrorist attack raises anew our question: Was he coerced into telling lawmakers Sept. 14 that it was caused by a video?

The tangled web that is Benghazi-gate got more tangled Friday when, according to Rep. Peter King, David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that "al-Qaida involvement" was suspected — but that the line was taken out in the final version circulated to and by administration officials.

"No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points," King told reporters after the House hearing on Friday. "His testimony today was that from the start, he had told us that this was a terrorist attack," he said.

King, a New York Republican, said he told Petraeus he had a "different recollection," referring to his Sept. 14 briefing to members of Congress that the attack on our Benghazi consulate was a "flash mob" gone wild in response to an Internet video.

"The original talking points were much more specific about al-Qaida involvement. And yet the final ones just said indications of extremists," King said, adding that a CIA analyst specifically told lawmakers that the al-Qaida affiliates line "was taken out." By whom and for what reason remain open questions.

This begs the question, which we raised in an earlier editorial, of whether Petraeus' Sept. 14 briefing was influenced by an administration that had knowledge of his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

If he knew almost immediately it was terrorism, as his CIA station chief reported in the first 24 hours, why did he reportedly parrot the administration's false narrative three days later?

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; davidepetraus; genpetraus; ibd; ibdbenghazi; libya; petraeus; petraeusblackmail; waronterror

1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:34:07 AM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

No doubt that he was coerced.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:41:47 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: raptor22
Was it blackmail?


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:49:22 AM PST by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

4 posted on 11/17/2012 7:08:23 AM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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5 posted on 11/17/2012 7:09:22 AM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

OK America. You have re-elected an Administration and President who consistently LIE to you. How do you feel about that? Happy? What’s next?


6 posted on 11/17/2012 7:10:26 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: jaz.357

LOL! Unfortunately Obama has a long list of people that will take the fall, starting with Panetta.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 7:11:18 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: raptor22
#1 - CIA FBI and other intel agencies don't prepare “talking points.” They provide assessments. Politicians make up “talking points.”

#2 The CIA does not broadcast their assessments. They know exactly who received each copy.

#3 It is the CIA’s business to know who, where and why their assessment was changed and to clearly make it known it ceased to become their assessment at that point.

This was a colossal failure of CIA and State. The cover-up is all about Obama!!!

8 posted on 11/17/2012 7:11:31 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

This was a colossal failure of CIA and State. The cover-up is all about Obama!!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The CIA knows very well who changed the talking points and why. Petraeus may not know, but the CIA very clearly has this infoprmation , and its about time that Congress got it in hand.

fascist propagandizing by Obama and his fascist matricx has to be stopped, or else we as a nation and people will not be able to deal with the real world, which eventually will bite us in the a$$ big time.

Obama needs to be stopped in his lies and propaganda, or removed from office. Lets get on with it.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:18 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jaz.357

Did no one take notes at the September 14 briefing, Rep King? All you have to do is compare the notes from September 14 to what Patreus said Friday. Sheesh!!!


10 posted on 11/17/2012 7:26:20 AM PST by M.T. Helmets (All the news that fits.)
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To: elpadre

We have to remove the conspiracy that gave us multiple muslims in OUR White House, a muslim as CIC, his muslim advisers and our contributions to the muslim brotherhood who are ramping up to wipe out Israel.

He promised us a “revolution” and we are getting it.
America needs to wake up.
The Ghazi in OUR white House and his ilk are busy mining all our institutions.

Whatever happens to Israel happens to modern man.

The muslim world is celebrating, laughing at America for her stupidity. In the meanwhile, the Imams are saying

“Thank you” Barrack Hussein Mohhamet Bin Ghazi Obama.... for kissing America to sleep with entitlements. Now you can do whatever we want.

I say “THANK” you Obama as well... America will win our over your brethren.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 7:26:43 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

The 50.5 percent that voted for Obama don’t care about lies. They care that the gravy train continues for as long as possible. It won’t be much longer. We’re about to enter a full-blown economic depression. I think that we’ve been in one since Obama took over in 2009, but it will be undeniable by the mid-term elections. Even the MSM isn’t going to be able to stick their head in tha sand that long.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 7:27:42 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: raptor22

My question is what didn’t he tell us.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 7:39:42 AM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: elpadre
This was a colossal failure of CIA and State. The cover-up is all about Obama!!!

Logically that does not follow from the first 3 points that you made about CIA -- points that I agree with. The failure was outside CIA. Most probably at the White House. We just don't have the "Who did what & when" yet. We'll get there eventually. Probably will be more firings by the Obama administration before that happens.

The WH is way behind the curve on this one. Susan Rice will most likely be fired at some point, but they are still defending her reputation as a potential replacement for Hillary at State. Obama's OODA-Loop is way too long on this scandal.

14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:41:18 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: raptor22

Of course it’s blackmail. That’s how Obama rolls.

He’s somehow blackmailed the Supremes, Google, Facebook, the Clintons, weeping Boehner, all the Senators who caved on many things like Obamacare, the media, etc., etc. The body-count is growing, (Breitbart, huge group from SEAL team 6) according to several websites.

Blackmail is a given.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 7:55:38 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

World War three coming soon.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 7:59:27 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Candor7

You’re exactly right. Why do we analyze things and talk about them but NOTHING is done? Ask the right questions to the right people!!! And don’t be afraid to start impeachment proceedings against the president if it’s warranted. GROW A PAIR.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 8:12:56 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Of course it’s blackmail. That’s how Obama rolls.

Could Obama be the one who is being blackmailed?


18 posted on 11/17/2012 8:17:26 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: raptor22
"No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points," King told reporters after the House hearing on Friday. "His testimony today was that from the start, he had told us that this was a terrorist attack," he said. King, a New York Republican, said he told Petraeus he had a "different recollection," referring to his Sept. 14 briefing to members of Congress that the attack on our Benghazi consulate was a "flash mob" gone wild in response to an Internet video."

(My bold.)

Peter King has access to the transcipt and written briefing of Sep. 14. Why does King rely on his "recollection", when he can simply refer to the transcript and written briefing, to set the record straight about what Petraeus said on Sep. 14?

19 posted on 11/17/2012 8:21:52 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: sanjuanbob; Fred Nerks

Could Obama be the one who is being blackmailed?>>>>>>>>>>

Obama is highly succeptable to blackmail, he has so many concealed secrets about his past.

However the trason buck stops with Obama. And he needs to be investigated thoroughly.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 8:24:07 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

trason=treason


21 posted on 11/17/2012 8:25:26 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: elpadre
#2 The CIA does not broadcast their assessments. They know exactly who received each copy.

True. But I believe it's the law that the CIA reports only to the DNI. That's Clapper. That's to who the assessment would go.

#3 It is the CIA’s business to know who, where and why their assessment was changed and to clearly make it known it ceased to become their assessment at that point.

Actually, once the CIA gives their assessment to the DNI, it isn't their responsibility to know who, where and why their assessment was changed.

22 posted on 11/17/2012 8:29:43 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: M.T. Helmets
Did no one take notes at the September 14 briefing, Rep King? All you have to do is compare the notes from September 14 to what Patreus said Friday. Sheesh!!!

Bingo! Something smells funny about the guy who protected Bill Clinton back in 1998, Peter King.

23 posted on 11/17/2012 8:32:41 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: fabian

Yep - Middle East looking good!


24 posted on 11/17/2012 8:35:14 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: himno hero

At Benghazi the Arabs threw Obama under the bus. What did he expect? Arabs do not have to keep a bargain with a black man. Arabs buy and sell black men.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 8:38:30 AM PST by abclily
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To: Candor7

In a scandal looking more and more like Fast and Furious, information is coming out revealing what may be the real reason why the Obama administration refused to provide military support to save Americans in Benghazi. Obama was terrified the public would find out that American weapons had been given to Libyan terrorists, who then used them against Americans in the attack.

http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2012/11/17/benghazi_betrayal_may_be_a_coverup_of_american_weapons_in_hands_of_terrorists


26 posted on 11/17/2012 8:40:34 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: abclily

Most blacks are ignorant of that.

Illiteracy, stupidity and subservience runs the day within islam.


27 posted on 11/17/2012 8:42:08 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: FreeReign
Okay, correction to my earlier post. It now appears to me that King is not buying the CIA-did-it story.

Fox New
28 posted on 11/17/2012 8:45:20 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: sanjuanbob

Could Obama be the one who is being blackmailed?

Isn’t that how Valerie controls him?


29 posted on 11/17/2012 8:46:49 AM PST by abclily
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To: raptor22

Probably. That’s exactly how this regime behaves.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 8:57:04 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: raptor22

Whether he knew or not is the smokescreen. The big question in the Bengahzigate cover up is who made the decision, and why it was made, not to send a timely military force to the besieged American embassy. I don’t recall any discussion of that yet. Where are the new Woodward and Bernsteins?


31 posted on 11/17/2012 9:03:12 AM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Yeah Israel will probably have to nuke..


32 posted on 11/17/2012 9:23:46 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: golf lover

Only Obama can answer why help was withheld. Has anyone asked him why help was withheld?


33 posted on 11/17/2012 9:43:10 AM PST by abclily
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And just why does that not... surprise me?

Well, Bendy, here in Spain they say it takes a media whore... to know one--

34 posted on 11/17/2012 9:54:33 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Admin Moderator

Why was this legitimately posted IBD EDITORIAL removed from topic “Editorials”? Where does one report YOUR abuse?


35 posted on 11/17/2012 10:57:49 AM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

What’s next? Could it be boxcars, wooden bars of soap, and showers for all?


36 posted on 11/17/2012 2:54:13 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Bender2

Buy ammo!!


37 posted on 11/17/2012 3:25:08 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Bender2
it means their necks are tired from bobbing for dollars...
38 posted on 11/17/2012 4:38:11 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Thanks for that link.

That article...which is good...got posted:

Benghazi Betrayal May be a Cover-Up of American Weapons in Hands of Terrorists

39 posted on 11/17/2012 9:47:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think Frank Gaffney hits the nail on the head. Basically, Obama is likely guilty of treason by way of giving aid and comfort to the enemy:

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate/


40 posted on 11/17/2012 10:17:08 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45
Thanks,...also posted on FR:

GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate

41 posted on 11/17/2012 10:40:57 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Para-Ord.45

“,,American weapons had been given to Libyan terrorists, who then used them against Americans in the attack.

http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2012/11/17/benghazi_betrayal_may_be_a_coverup_of_american_weapons_in_hands_of_terrorists

Not again. Bad people killing Americans with American weapons.


42 posted on 11/17/2012 11:18:08 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Chode; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
And, Martha, you can tell that Jill Kelley bitch that to look dirty office girl sexy for David, you do not.... need to crook your neck!

Well, Jill... Paula has you there--

Okay, Martha, ask Paula just whose sexy ass... David has his left hand on here?

43 posted on 11/18/2012 5:31:43 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
LOL!!! pretty much...
44 posted on 11/18/2012 6:23:41 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Okay, Martha, ask Paula just whose sexy ass... David has his left hand on here?

Okay, Jill, David has his right hand on a pert, toned, tight sexy ass here... and it is mine, not that big, fat, floppy caboose of yours--

Yes, but who's ear... is David sticking his tongue in here?

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... crap!

45 posted on 11/18/2012 8:44:51 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2


46 posted on 11/18/2012 8:54:07 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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