Skip to comments.Petraeus Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism - Blackmailed To Lie?
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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No doubt that he was coerced.
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?
LOL! Unfortunately Obama has a long list of people that will take the fall, starting with Panetta.
#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!!!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
My question is what didn’t he tell us.
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.
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.
World War three coming soon.
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.
Of course its blackmail. Thats how Obama rolls.
Could Obama be the one who is being blackmailed?
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?
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.
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 CIAs 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.
Bingo! Something smells funny about the guy who protected Bill Clinton back in 1998, Peter King.
Yep - Middle East looking good!
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.
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.
Most blacks are ignorant of that.
Illiteracy, stupidity and subservience runs the day within islam.
Fox News excerpt: Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they went out to multiple departments, including the State Department, National Security Council, Justice Department and White House. "To me the question right now is who changed those talking points and why. ... I'd say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out," King told Fox News. "That, to me, has to be pursued."
Could Obama be the one who is being blackmailed?
Isn’t that how Valerie controls him?
Probably. That’s exactly how this regime behaves.
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?
Yeah Israel will probably have to nuke..
Only Obama can answer why help was withheld. Has anyone asked him why help was withheld?
And just why does that not... surprise me?
Well, Bendy, here in Spain they say it takes a media whore... to know one--
Why was this legitimately posted IBD EDITORIAL removed from topic “Editorials”? Where does one report YOUR abuse?
What’s next? Could it be boxcars, wooden bars of soap, and showers for all?
That article...which is good...got posted:
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.
“,,American weapons had been given to Libyan terrorists, who then used them against Americans in the attack.
Not again. Bad people killing Americans with American weapons.
Well, Jill... Paula has you there--
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?
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