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Bam hides terror truth
nypost.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 11/18/2012 10:07:26 AM PST by RoosterRedux

Until Friday, there were two possible explanations for why the White House failed to immediately call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism. One was incompetence, the other was worse.

Now there is only one, and it is the worse one. Based on the persuasive testimony of ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, it is clear the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to mislead Congress and the American people.

The repeated claim that the attack was spontaneous and grew out of a demonstration against an anti-Islam video — a claim made by the president and secretary of State as they stood next to the bodies of four dead Americans — was a monstrous lie. It was vile and done for the basest of reasons.

Because we now know the truth of what happened — CIA reports were edited to remove the names of al Qaeda groups involved in the attack, Petraeus said under oath — we also know the motive. It was political self-preservation, meaning the president and his team put politics first.

The timing helps tell the tale. Just days removed from his Charlotte convention, where he danced on the grave of Osama bin Laden and boasted that al Qaeda was decimated, Obama couldn’t bear to admit that affiliated groups were thriving in North Africa. And he certainly couldn’t admit they had carried out a murderous attack on our consulate on the 11th anniversary of the most awful day in American history.

To do so would be to acknowledge the failure of his decision to ignore hard-line Islamists and that his team had erred egregiously in rejecting pleas for more security from Libya Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; navyseals; threatmatrix

1 posted on 11/18/2012 10:07:28 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

obama is a LIAR????? WHO KNEW????


2 posted on 11/18/2012 10:12:13 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: RoosterRedux
To do so would be to acknowledge the failure of his decision

Some people still aren't getting it. Obama's decisions have not failed. His policies have not been unsuccessful. His goals just aren't the goals that some people assume them to be. He's a different kind of president.

3 posted on 11/18/2012 10:14:22 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bor-ring!! Just send me my free sh!!t, and keep up the good work! (Signed, The 51%)


4 posted on 11/18/2012 10:14:22 AM PST by pingman (Step right up and place yer' bets!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I thinks it’s way more than that...

That annex was hugh ..
what were they doing there?

google was bengazi a torture facility ..
eyeopening


5 posted on 11/18/2012 10:14:38 AM PST by freedommom
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To: RoosterRedux
We know absolutely that Hillary, Rice and Obama lied as part of Obama's election campaign. Petraeus, also at the order of Obama, with a knife at this back, dutifully read his "altered" monologue, and then with a twist of the knife, was presented as the adulterous. I do believe he was set up...and Broadwell is an Obama spy and loyalist.

I wouldn't call her a slut...that's bad...just an ordinary whore spy...old world style.

Bet she did half of West Point....half....because she was selective.

6 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:25 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ClearCase_guy

Exactly!


7 posted on 11/18/2012 10:19:57 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
In my world they call this murder.

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


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 11/18/2012 10:20:56 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

I bet more than once she heard “Wow, that is a broad well”

P.S. Im not given to salacious chatter here, but it was right there.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 10:23:54 AM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: RoosterRedux
0bama views saying 'war on terror', 'terrorist attack' or 'terrorist act' as a violation of his own Muslim belief that "the future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Mohammed".

He WILL say 'act of terror', however. Act of terror can describe any malicious assault, including a man stabbing his wife in the kitchen.

10 posted on 11/18/2012 10:49:26 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama only mislead Obama voters.

Everyone else was smart enough to know he was lying.

The curious thing is if he had told them the truth-—that he sat and watched the whole thing in live action and did nothing, they would still vote for him.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 10:50:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: RoosterRedux

0bama’s lies would not have been effective buit for the complicit media who covered for him. And still does.

All these Benghazi stories now make me sick; it’s too late to change the outcome of the election.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 10:56:19 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Venturer
The curious thing is if he had told them the truth-—that he sat and watched the whole thing in live action and did nothing, they would still vote for him.

Thrice.

13 posted on 11/18/2012 10:56:43 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Broadwell seems to have been more of a self-server than a loyalist of any party. She had looked into running as a candidate - for either party, both of which were interested in her. Also, I suspect she really was smitten by Petraeus, since her book was one long hero-worship (although the brief affair didn’t begin until after he had left the military).

I also think Obama held this over the General’s head, and it was because Petraeus wanted to protect Broadwell that he didn’t just tell Obama to stuff it. Bear in mind that Petraeus was very PC, and also always did the bidding of whoever was in charge, like any good US military man.

The true Obama loyalists were the nutty Lebanese twins, who seem to have compromised half the US Central Command. In what sane world would they have been allowed that level of access?

But that’s because under Obama, the US has become nothing but a giant celebrity culture, where rap divas rule, 4 star generals are panting for a chance to be seen at the parties of self-promoting Kardashian look-alikes (who also got access to the White House), and nobody really cares about anything except powdering their wig, applying that charming little mole, and pulling up their silk stockings so they can turn a comely leg.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 10:57:41 AM PST by livius
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To: RoosterRedux
Article is short but sweet and dead on. I also think 0bama has a personal aversion to 'insulting' his Muslim brothers of any form. 0bama said "come after ME" instead of Susan Rice and that's exactly what Congress should do.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 11:00:09 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Venturer

You’re right, it would have made no difference. Obama voters don’t care about what is theoretically their country or anybody in it. They live in this special place called Obamaland.

This is all going to crash down around us before too long.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 11:03:48 AM PST by livius
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To: RoosterRedux

“al Qaeda groups involved in the attack, Petraeus said under oath “

Patraeus was not under oath


17 posted on 11/18/2012 11:30:00 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I think that because lying to Congress is a felony, all such testimony is tantamount to being under oath. That said, I don’t think anyone has ever been found guilty of lying to Congress.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 12:11:24 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: RoosterRedux
CIA reports were edited to remove the names of al Qaeda groups involved in the attack, Petraeus said under oath

Think I found the guy who edited the CIA talking points. Here is a picture of him in the act of modifying the assessment.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 12:53:03 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: RoosterRedux

WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?

WHEN?

WHY?


20 posted on 11/18/2012 12:54:14 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Constitutional Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Finally, someone raises the impeachment possibility.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 1:29:48 PM PST by gotribe
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To: RoosterRedux
It really doesn't matter... It really is astounding to me, who remembers the "joke" of the media in authoritarian countries, like Cuba, North Korea, China, and even the old Soviet Union, I really never thought I would live to see the day where the so called "media" in the US isn't just completely controlled by the government, but they will actively work to hide any "mistakes" by the Obama regime. Anybody else remember George Stephanopolis correcting Obama when he referred to his "Muslim religion," and George said "don't you mean "Christian religion?"

The transition from "media" to "ministry of propaganda" is complete.

Mark

22 posted on 11/18/2012 2:34:25 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Some people still aren't getting it. Obama's decisions have not failed. His policies have not been unsuccessful. His goals just aren't the goals that some people assume them to be. He's a different kind of president.

That's it in a nutshell. Huge billboards should be made with that statment and put up all over the country.

23 posted on 11/18/2012 4:03:35 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: little jeremiah; ClearCase_guy

The following link is to an old FR thread, about an even older conservative booklet called “The Revolution Was”, written in 1938 about FDR and the New Deal. It is ALL happening again - amazingly, chillingly so. Only worse.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts

An Excerpt:

Worse outwitted were those who kept trying to make sense of the New Deal from the point of view of all that was implicit in the American scheme, charging it therefore with contradiction, fallacy, economic ignorance, and general incompetence to govern.

But it could not be so embarrassed and all that line was wasted, because, in the first place, it never intended to make that kind of sense, and secondly, it took off from nothing that was implicit in the American scheme. It took off from a revolutionary base.

The design was European. Regarded from the point of view of revolutionary technic it made perfect sense. Its meaning was revolutionary and it had no other. For what it meant to do it was from the beginning consistent in principle, resourceful, intelligent, masterly in workmanship, and it made not one mistake......

Having passed this crisis, the New Deal went on from one problem to another, taking them in the proper order, according to revolutionary technic; and if the handling of one was inconsistent with the handling of another, even to the point of nullity, that was blunder in reverse.

The effect was to keep people excited about one thing at a time, and divided, while steadily through all the uproar of outrage and confusion a certain end, held constantly in view, was pursued by main intention.

The end held constantly in view was power.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 4:10:00 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: MarkL
The transition from "media" to "ministry of propaganda" is complete.

Yes indeed. And that is why fewer and fewer people are watching Teev and why venerable big newspapers are laying off, firing, downsizing and the like.

25 posted on 11/18/2012 8:32:33 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: 21twelve

Thanks for the ping and excerpt.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:04 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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