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BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi
Washington Post ^ | Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 11/16/2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 11/17/2012 11:45:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind

In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president's daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.

Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that "that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region."

He adds:

The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris [Stevens] were far more specific, more detailed and more current than the unclassified talking points that UN Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used five days after the attack to suggest to Americans that an unruly mob angry over an anti-Islamic video was to blame, officials said.
Most of the details affirming al-Qaida links were edited or excluded from the unclassified talking points used by Rice in appearances on news programs the weekend after the attack, officials confirmed Friday. Multiple agencies were involved in excising information, doing so because it revealed sources and methods, dealt with classified intercepts or involved information that was not yet fully confirmed, the officials said.

Solomon cautions that there were bits of evidence pointing to a spontaneous attack but, as Eli Lake of the Daily Beast and others have reported, he writes: “Among the early evidence cited in the briefings to the president and other senior officials were intercepts showing some of the participants were known members or supporters of Ansar al-Sharia — the al-Qaida-sympathizing militia in Libya — and the AQIM, which is a direct affiliate of al-Qaida in northern Africa, the officials said.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 911anniversary; 911attacks; altereddate; arabspring; benghazi; bho44; coverup; cultureofcorruption; dayoldnews; democratscandals; howtostealanelection; impeachment; islamicimperialism; jihadists; liedtovoters; nationalsecurity; notbreakingnews; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaknew; obamalegacy; obamaliedpeopledied; obamalies; obamascandals; obamaswar; proislamist; sexliesandvideotape; terrorism; transparency; waronterror; whywefight
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To: mc5cents
72 hrs!! 72 hrs!!!! Hell, he knew it in real time! Stop this crap.

Even my cat knew it was AQ in real time.

21 posted on 11/17/2012 12:03:56 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: livius
"The irony of this is that Rice may well have been used as a patsy, unaware that she was sent out to spin a misleading tale. "

Then I wounder what ObaMao and Hilderbeast's excuses are...

22 posted on 11/17/2012 12:04:18 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: SeekAndFind
EtTu, Petraeus?


23 posted on 11/17/2012 12:05:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Bravada

RE: Well, the other significant thing here is that this article is produced at The Washington Post.

The author, Jennifer Rubin is one of the more relatively conservative writers of the WaPo. They need to hire someone like that to appear “fair” and “balanced”.

24 posted on 11/17/2012 12:07:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s nice. But so what?

-No politician in DC is going to push articles of impeachment.
-The military isn’t going to say anything.
-No one will be indicted.
- no one will be fired.
-The state run media will bury the story and spin it.
-The majority of the electorate doesn’t care so long as the ebt card works.

Did I miss anything?

25 posted on 11/17/2012 12:09:39 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with the inner rebel)
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To: SeekAndFind

This report is just an effort to minimize:

“Okaaaay, ok, he DID know but it doesn’t matter cuz they were protecting SOURCES AND METHODS...that’s standard intelligence work...”

Ahh...hey this was right before a national ELECTION —how freaking stupid do you think we ARE..?

Imagin that after the original 9-11 that under Bush they had concealed that the culprit was OBL. Imagine they sent out cops in the middle of the night with FILM CREWS to frame up and parade innocent Americans in front of the cameras..!

Anyone care to imagine just how high the $hit would have flown?

26 posted on 11/17/2012 12:10:05 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

We all already knew all this. Just goes to show how an election can be stolen from us. With this administration, the MSM and our poor education system, we hardly stood a chance.

I just hope that somethings will chance during the next 4 years. Would love to see the MSM be broken.

27 posted on 11/17/2012 12:11:02 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Bravada

Yes, interesting that this is in the Washington Post.

HOWEVER - the real story is not Rice. The real story is about Benghazi and why the White House allowed (or maybe wanted) the ambassador to be killed.

28 posted on 11/17/2012 12:11:44 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Could be that Benghazi was an attempted kidnap hoax (to make the Magic Obanana look presidental) gone seriously awry.As was Bin Laden capture (stories abound that he died in 2001 in a hospital from complications from kidney failure- dialysis-if he in fact existed at all)This is political theatre for the unwashed masses. There are stories out there that the Navy Seals were suicide bombed on that Chinook to shut them up. Dead men tell no lies, nor truths. Betcha someone high up played cards with Broadwell, showed her the proof and because they knew she could diddle 4star that she was contracted as honey trap for the good General and could extract details in pillow talk. This is total shuck and jive. What she allowed the FBI to walk out of her house with was a bunch of nothing. Could be whatever information she was given or had is now in hands of someone who may actually do something about it. Amazingly enough right after the Bin Laden stuff Patreaus was kicked upstairs. Now he’s walking a tight rope it seems as he probably knows he may end up cannon fodder too, possibly from that heart attack gun, like Andrew Brietbart. What’s the old saying, better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Wikileaks Julian Assange isn’t being chased around the world for nothing. He has all the good dope the rest of us clearly don’t have a NEED TO KNOW. I doubt Broadwell dropped her license in Chandry Levy Park while she was jogging with David Patreaus.Someone put it there and made damn sure the whores in the media put the story out for her to see. Can you hear Hillary and Panetta holding their collective breath in Australia? Just how much wine is there in Australia? Maybe we should all go since she and Leo aren’t back yet.

29 posted on 11/17/2012 12:14:34 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: SeekAndFind

The president knew within minutes what was happening in Benghazi. The protocol is for him to be personally informed as soon as the message comes into the White House.

30 posted on 11/17/2012 12:15:00 PM PST by Jemian
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To: SeekAndFind

News on Saturday that won’t see the light of day on Sunday talk shows. So sad that this is allowed to happen and nobody REALLY cares. I mean we do as conservatives but in the big picture, Americans are yawning.

31 posted on 11/17/2012 12:16:07 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Bravada
Well, the other significant thing here is that this article is produced at The Washington Post. It looks like they must know it’s all coming down, otherwise they would still be on defense.
The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974, the only resignation of a U.S. President. The scandal also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction and incarceration of 43 people, including dozens of Nixon's top administration officials.
Reporters at The Washington Post would be wise to dig into the attack at Benghazi as deeply as they did the Watergate break-in. I say, go WaPo! Beat Drudge on this one! How are you going to feel watching Jennifer Griffin and Catherine Herridge of that dreadful "Faux" News Channel accept those Edward R. Murrow awards when it's yours for the taking?
32 posted on 11/17/2012 12:16:40 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Did I miss anything?

I used to own a Coup de ville.

33 posted on 11/17/2012 12:16:54 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: Jemian

Obama knew? He was watching it as it happened!
The latest wrinkle may be that they were using weapons that he gave them: US weapons and ammo.
But he didn’t do anything. He just likes to watch.

37 posted on 11/17/2012 12:19:20 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: mc5cents

My precise reaction.

38 posted on 11/17/2012 12:20:34 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SeekAndFind

this is pathetic, not one so called reporter has asked where he was.
Did he watch the attacks in the situation room?
Did he give the stand down order?
If not informed right away or not given that order why has no one been fired?
If he knew then why did he give the stand down order?
Why did he go to vegas the next day?
Why did he not deal with this?
Why is the man who made the video still in jail?
Why did he and Clinton lie to the parents?
Did he go to sleep during these attacks?


For crying out loud I’;d have thought just one, just one reporter could have asked where he was and what did he do during these attacks?

This has to go down as one of the biggest cover ups in the history of America and he gets a free pass off half of this country and a pathetic biased corrupt love fest cult media.

I’,m sick of the media always lying for him instead of them doing their jobs

39 posted on 11/17/2012 12:20:40 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...

This is such CRAP! The obastard knew within MINUTES, or maybe even weeks BEFORE, that this was a terrorist attack and anyone who says differently is dumber than a box of rocks.


40 posted on 11/17/2012 12:22:08 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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